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Old 28-08-2011, 8:26 PM
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Default Best SmartPhone under 200?

Looking to buy a smart phone as I have been using a really rubbish 20 phone for about 18 months now, previous to that I had a HTC Legend and before that an iPhone 3G both of which I got along well with but fancy something different & have no idea what is about at the moment and what is good!

Don't want to spend more than 200. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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Old 28-08-2011, 8:30 PM
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what you idea of good ie camera operating system etc . I have a 70 android crap camera but to me its not important.
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Old 28-08-2011, 8:34 PM
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I've been looking around the internet at mobile phones for the last day or two and you can get a new HTC Wildfire S on Amazon and Play for under 200. Not the current flagship model but they still look like they'll do the job pretty well.

The Orange San Francisco is a cheap phone that I've heard is extremely good for the money.
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Old 28-08-2011, 8:34 PM
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I bought the HTC cha cha in carphone warehouse for 200 plus top up .
It is now 149 sim free - great little phone .
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My mum has a HTC cha cha (forever embarassing she has a better phone than me) and I found it quite bizarre the keyboard/touchscreen thing personally, I think i'd prefer one or the other. Not keen on blackberries. Great camera isn't an issue because I have a decent little camera already Apart from that open to anything!
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Old 28-08-2011, 9:58 PM
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Samsung Galaxy Ace 160ish
SE Xperia Mini 160ish (not old X10)
Acer Liquid Mini 155ish
Orange Monte Carlo 160ish
Motorola Milestone 180ish

All PAYG or sim-free.
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Old 29-08-2011, 9:34 PM
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Where can you get a Samsung Galaxy Ace for 160ish?
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Old 29-08-2011, 9:40 PM
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http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_...5E1%2504%25CFq

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Old 29-08-2011, 9:47 PM
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Cheers, hadn't noticved that.

Slightly off topic, but what would you say is the best cameraphone for under 200. And.... the best non-smartphone for under 200 (if such phones still exist)?
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Old 30-08-2011, 10:50 AM
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My Orange San Francisco power button has broken so its time for an upgrade. The motorola milestone appeals as it has a proper keyboard but I cant find it under 260, any idea where I can get it for under 200?
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Old 30-08-2011, 11:10 AM
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http://www.gummobile.com/phones/Moto..._Sim_Free.aspx

What's "a proper keyboard"?
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Old 30-08-2011, 11:31 AM
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By 'proper keyboard' I meant hardware QWERTY keyboard like this:
http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_milestone-3001.php
But it appears the one you linked to doesnt have the hardware keyboard....
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:43 PM
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I have Samsung Galaxy Apollo, Carphone Warehouse a couple of months ago only 90 as I am already on O2. Good camera, Android, WiFi HSDPA bit of a PAYGO bargain!
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I have Samsung Galaxy Apollo, Carphone Warehouse a couple of months ago only 90 as I am already on O2. Good camera, Android, WiFi HSDPA bit of a PAYGO bargain!
Is this only available on Orange still? Could it be onlocked to go on other networks?

T-mobile had a stonking offer on a (pink) smart phone a few months back. The price was really low!
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Old 01-09-2011, 3:04 PM
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I got it on O2 and I think it is now unlocked for all at Carphone Warehouse. It is a great alternative to the 300+ smartphones on PAYGO obviously not quite as good but still excellent.
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