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Broke my phone on friday and now need advice on its replacement

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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
I have had my current phone for the last 4 years on pay as you go. Last week I finally did something constructive and sorted myself out a decent sim only deal.
The only problem is that when I opened up my phone to change the sim I broke it!

So now I need a new phone. I don't have a clue what to get.

I'd like a nice looking phone (especially since I keep my phones for a long time, I have only had 3 phones over the last 11 years)
It will need to have a good battery life as I mostly chat rather than text.
I'd like it to have a good camera, music player etc.

Any suggestions please?
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1 Like #1
samsung c3050
#2
ratbag2810
samsung c3050


do you have this? I'll google it now :thumbsup:
#3
Had a look but think I'm aftyer something a little better. Rep added though, thanks for your help :)
#4
What phones did you have before? That might help :)
Is there anything you don't want, dislike?
I mean, touch screens, prefer Nokias, dislike anything
#5
What's your budget?
#6
boydent999
What phones did you have before? That might help :)
Is there anything you don't want, dislike?
I mean, touch screens, prefer Nokias, dislike anything


I had a Motorola Rokr, which 4 years ago was quite a funky phone.

I'd like a good battery life, for the phone to look nice (I am a girl lol) I'd like a music player, good camera, any extras are a bonus.

No dislikes really, not really had much experience having only had 3 phones. I do want it to be fairly robust though, I only carry it round in my bag but I don't want a flimsy phone.

My husband has a Nokia n95 so would rather not have the same as him.
#7
The2020
What's your budget?


I don't really have a budget, rather not spend more than £180 ish though
#8
I may be wrong, and I;m sure someone will correct me if I am but I think you might be best having a look at a pay as you go phone with the server you're with and just ditching the PAYG sim when you get it. Might be cheaper than looking for a sim free phone.
1 Like #9
Lg Kc550 - Bargin If You Can Get It For £69 I Got One For My Bf And Got It Unlocked, He Loves It And My Dad Has One As Well 5mp Camera Music Player

Nokia 6300 Small Compact Phone My Mum Has One Good For Her Needs

Sony Ericsson K800i - Robust Reasonable Camera Music Player

Samsung Sgh E900 - Basica Phone Camera Mp3 Player Ect

What Network Is Your Phone On

What Is Your Budget
Prefernce New Or Second Hand
Min Spec For Camera
Do You Need Anythign Else Like Blluetooth/memory Card Slot
#10
The2020
I may be wrong, and I;m sure someone will correct me if I am but I think you might be best having a look at a pay as you go phone with the server you're with and just ditching the PAYG sim when you get it. Might be cheaper than looking for a sim free phone.


The sim I have is a vodafone one so as long as I can put that in the phone I'll go with whatever works out cheapest
#11
jazferbetay
Lg Kc550 - Bargin If You Can Get It For £69 I Got One For My Bf And Got It Unlocked, He Loves It And My Dad Has One As Well 5mp Camera Music Player

Nokia 6300 Small Compact Phone My Mum Has One Good For Her Needs

Sony Ericsson K800i - Robust Reasonable Camera Music Player

Samsung Sgh E900 - Basica Phone Camera Mp3 Player Ect

What Network Is Your Phone On

What Is Your Budget
Prefernce New Or Second Hand
Min Spec For Camera
Do You Need Anythign Else Like Blluetooth/memory Card Slot




I shall go and google those, thanks for that will rep you now:)

Budget is up to about £180 ish

Definitely want new and not 2nd hand

Min 3 mp for camera
1 Like #12
The c905 has a good camera, good music player and looks quite nice.

or if you like touch screens the LG Renoir is a nice phone, got a decent camera too.
1 Like #13
LG viewty i got one a couple weeks back and i love it, 5mp camera is amazing for a phone camera music player is good, easy to use (headphones it comes with are crap but an adapter is only 5 quid in CPW)
#14
Since you're locked to Voda, why not go into the Voda shop, see what they have?
Ask can you see some of them in action.
Thing is, we can advise all day long lol it's a very personal choice :)
#15
if ur on voda and want to stay the viewty is a great choice as you will get it for sub 100 on voda, then just pop ur sime in and ur away, i got mine in p4u n got them to not charge me for the 10 pound top up :thumbsup:
#16
PSHerri
The c905 has a good camera, good music player and looks quite nice.

or if you like touch screens the LG Renoir is a nice phone, got a decent camera too.


Thanks, rep left for you :)
#17
micoo
LG viewty i got one a couple weeks back and i love it, 5mp camera is amazing for a phone camera music player is good, easy to use (headphones it comes with are crap but an adapter is only 5 quid in CPW)


I quite like the look of the viewty :)

Which viewty do you have? Ive just been looking at them and there are different models. Also some of the reviews say that the battery life is rubbish and that the slider feels flimsy - have you found this with yours?

Ive already left you some rep, thanks for your help :)
1 Like #18
Check out the new nokia 6700, its the upgraded version of the nokia 6300. This has a 5mp camera etc

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/NOKIA-6700/PPAY#dealListTabs

If that a little pricey ill still recommend the nokia 6300, its a solid phone and the call time is fairly decent. The best part its only under £80 new. Has a 2mp camera,bluetooth,music,radio etc.
#19
caz1cool
I quite like the look of the viewty :)

Which viewty do you have? Ive just been looking at them and there are different models. Also some of the reviews say that the battery life is rubbish and that the slider feels flimsy - have you found this with yours?

Ive already left you some rep, thanks for your help :)


ive got the KU990i which is the light version, its pretty much all yu can get now, it doesnt have the awsome lens tht the origional had but the camera is good, the 990i should come with nothing but mine came with the pc Cable and headphones, dont know why lol

the battery life is OK its not the best ive had and its not the worst, but its not a problem for me as i just plug it into the charger thing when im not using it

Slider??? viewty is 100% touchscreen :thumbsup: unless im completely missing something on my phone :p
1 Like #20
had the original viewty, and it could be a little unresponsive at times but so can a lot of touch screens.
I have a 6300 and is a cracking little phone, with very good battery life. Camera might lack, has no flash.
#21
micoo
ive got the KU990i which is the light version, its pretty much all yu can get now, it doesnt have the awsome lens tht the origional had but the camera is good, the 990i should come with nothing but mine came with the pc Cable and headphones, dont know why lol

the battery life is OK its not the best ive had and its not the worst, but its not a problem for me as i just plug it into the charger thing when im not using it

Slider??? viewty is 100% touchscreen :thumbsup: unless im completely missing something on my phone :p


I meant the handset not the slider lol :oops:

thanks for that :thumbsup:
#22
caz1cool
I meant the handset not the slider lol :oops:

thanks for that :thumbsup:


lol, i dont think it feels flimsy but it is lighter than i expected, the only wee problem with it that i have is the button to unclip the back panel is on the top of the phone and is exremely easy to accidently press lol
#23
micoo
lol, i dont think it feels flimsy but it is lighter than i expected, the only wee problem with it that i have is the button to unclip the back panel is on the top of the phone and is exremely easy to accidently press lol


have you found that the touch screen can sometimes be unresponsive? as some others have
#24
caz1cool
have you found that the touch screen can sometimes be unresponsive? as some others have


it does happen on the odd occasion but on the whole i think its a good screen, not as good as the iphones but i thought is was better than the 5800 or the tocco's :thumbsup:
#25
micoo
it does happen on the odd occasion but on the whole i think its a good screen, not as good as the iphones but i thought is was better than the 5800 or the tocco's :thumbsup:


Ok, cool. Thank you so much for all your help.
I was completely lost this morning, and now I think I'm part way there to making a decision.
#26
MarzBarz
Check out the new nokia 6700, its the upgraded version of the nokia 6300. This has a 5mp camera etc

http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/NOKIA-6700/PPAY#dealListTabs

If that a little pricey ill still recommend the nokia 6300, its a solid phone and the call time is fairly decent. The best part its only under £80 new. Has a 2mp camera,bluetooth,music,radio etc.


Will take a look. Have repd you :thumbsup:
#27
boydent999
had the original viewty, and it could be a little unresponsive at times but so can a lot of touch screens.
I have a 6300 and is a cracking little phone, with very good battery life. Camera might lack, has no flash.


Thanks for that :thumbsup:
rep left for you
#28
I have a 5800 and have found it more responsive than the (original) viewty but still has it's moments but that's touchscreens, iphone aside, never had the experience.
Sounds like you wanna touchscreen so that has narrowed it down lol
#29
boydent999
I have a 5800 and have found it more responsive than the (original) viewty but still has it's moments but that's touchscreens, iphone aside, never had the experience.
Sounds like you wanna touchscreen so that has narrowed it down lol


lol, yes I do seem to be going that way.
Purely for looks though, I'm such a girl!

I do like the look of the 5800 but its a lot more than the lg
#30
best thing you can do is narrow down the list based on recomendations/ reviews etc then go to a shop in try them out for yourself :thumbsup:
#31
caz1cool;5675453
lol, yes I do seem to be going that way.
Purely for looks though, I'm such a girl!

I do like the look of the 5800 but its a lot more than the lg

Well, play.com will do the 5800 locked to Voda for £160 which is within your budget, granted more than the Viewty mind :)
Sure you'd be able to find it cheaper......
Think as i said before and Micoo has said, get yourself to the shops, and have a play :)
#32
I think I'll try andget to a shop as you both suggest.
Just been looking at 5800 at play, must admit I think I'm swaying more towards that one now.
Think its pretty much between the viewty lite and the 5800
#33
Thing with 5800 it's Symbian based, so you can download applications, games and themes, make it more personal
I know you don't want an N95 but do you like how it works, not necessarily how it physically looks and feels more how it operates?
#34
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