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    Anyone recommend a cheap phone (£100 or less) with GPS, decent camera and mp3 player?

    Looking for decent phone with:

    free GPS
    3.2mp+ camera with auto focus
    mp3 player with 3.5mm headphone jack

    Any ideas?

    32 Comments

    Original Poster

    Was looking at the Nokia 5800 but it's not the newest phone. Is it the best at this price range?

    Plus it has 3G and Wifi!
    Edited by: "burstlikeabubble" 30th Apr 2011

    Someone is bound to mentioned the Orange San Francisco, but I'll be the first to say that it's an awful MP3 player.

    I have one and was going to use it as an MP3 player (as I have with all my phones from the past few years). It was unusable and I had to buy a separate MP3 player. Sound quality was rubbish, song skipped randomly and the sound wasn't loud enough.

    My previous phone was a Nokia 5530 (which is a step down from the 5800) and it was a great phone. Good MP3 player too.

    Android San Francisco?

    snap

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your help.

    Just read a couple of reviews on the Orange San Francisco and it seems the camera isn't much cop, along with the ease of texting.

    So would you say the Nokia 5800 is the way to go.

    oldmanhouse - How was your Nokia 5530 as i know they were one of the first nokia touchscreens? Easy to use, fast?

    Considered an iPod touch?

    I know it's not a phone (unless theres a wifi connection) but it does tick all other boxes.

    I have a Nokia 5800 , ur right its not the newest mob out there but as a general all rounder is a great wee phone . I listen to music every day while biking to work and never had a problem. Its also quite a solid phone to judging by the amount of times I've dropped it.

    x10 mini?

    Symbian is a dying operating system so don't expect many more updates on your 5800.

    I had a 5530 and did like it but upgraded to a SF as i wanted something a bit slicker, took a bit of work to get it to the point I liked though.

    EDIT:
    Bought an x10 mini for my mother and it's not a good phone, same for the X8.
    Edited by: "Ungreat" 30th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    kas1466

    I have a Nokia 5800 , ur right its not the newest mob out there but as a … I have a Nokia 5800 , ur right its not the newest mob out there but as a general all rounder is a great wee phone . I listen to music every day while biking to work and never had a problem. Its also quite a solid phone to judging by the amount of times I've dropped it.



    Still sounds good to me. What is the GPS like is it accurate and is it indeed free to use (I am on PAYG at the moment you see)

    Carley

    Considered an iPod touch?I know it's not a phone (unless theres a wifi … Considered an iPod touch?I know it's not a phone (unless theres a wifi connection) but it does tick all other boxes.



    a phone under £100 you tell him to get an ipod which is about £150 and its not a phone, LOL

    Original Poster

    garbage456

    or … or thishttp://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/SAMSUNG-I5800-GALAXY-APOLLO/PPAY?portal=BUYAT&promo=hotukdeals



    Samsung Galaxy Apollo eh. Looks interesting

    My 5530 was a good phone but not sure if I could go back to it now. It's a basic handset so you can't expect too much, especially performance wise. It's certainly not slow and clunky but its not on par with the San Francisco (once you've tweaked it). I got the SF as an upgrade and it is, in all areas except the MP3 player function.

    5530 is 2G only as well so go for 5800 if you're choosing between the two. GPS on the 5530 (and probably the 5800) is OK. I used it with Google Maps a few times but not for long journeys as a sat nav. Bear in mind you need mobile internet to download the maps from Google as you travel though, and that'll cost a lot on PAYG if you're paying per megabyte.

    SF camera is terrible and it is a pain to text with - I've decided my next phone is going to have a proper QWERTY keyboard rather than using a touchscreen for typing as it gets on my nerves too often! Love the Android OS though, so can highly recommend that. As above, X10 Mini might be worth a look.
    Edited by: "oldmanhouse" 30th Apr 2011

    nokia n95?

    Original Poster

    This Android OS sounds like a good alternative to the Iphone apps and alot cheaper.

    Haven't read great reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Apollo but then they do seem to be comparing it to the Galaxy S so it's hard to tell!

    that samsung Galaxy Apollo has about the sam camera as the SanFransisco but

    The Gps is great to use but I think it uses the net. It also has vocal directions when using Nokia maps . You can get free internet on lot of PAYG tarriffs so suggest you look into as it broadens what type of mob you get. Just tested my Gps and found my location in about 10 seconds .

    Edited by: "kas1466" 30th Apr 2011

    5800 is way too old. Check out the HTC WILDFIRE{Second hand should be around £100}

    Original Poster

    kas1466

    The Gps is great to use but I think it uses the net. It also has vocal … The Gps is great to use but I think it uses the net. It also has vocal directions when using Nokia maps . You can get free internet on lot of PAYG tarriffs so suggest you look into as it broadens what type of mob you get.



    This is what i was thinking actually getting free internet access on my PAYG tariff.

    Original Poster

    stevvie

    that samsung Galaxy Apollo has about the sam camera as the SanFransisco … that samsung Galaxy Apollo has about the sam camera as the SanFransisco but



    Shame.

    Original Poster

    garbage456

    x10 mini?



    I like the small size, 5mp camera and the price but i think the screen might be a bit too small for me to use the GPS and every day use.

    Original Poster

    MarzBarz

    5800 is way too old. Check out the HTC WILDFIRE{Second hand should be … 5800 is way too old. Check out the HTC WILDFIRE{Second hand should be around £100}



    HTC Wildfire looks good but i'd rather buy new and keep it below the £100 price mark to be honest.

    Is the Android OS all about apps and that or are there other advantages over older symbian OS like on the Nokia 5800, etc 'cos i could live without apps i reckon

    burstlikeabubble

    HTC Wildfire looks good but i'd rather buy new and keep it below the £100 … HTC Wildfire looks good but i'd rather buy new and keep it below the £100 price mark to be honest.Is the Android OS all about apps and that or are there other advantages over older symbian OS like on the Nokia 5800, etc 'cos i could live without apps i reckon



    tbh its about support. Symbian OS is way too horrible and outdated. Touch screens are very easy to use once you get a long with them.

    burstlikeabubble

    This is what i was thinking actually getting free internet access on my … This is what i was thinking actually getting free internet access on my PAYG tariff.



    its not the best phone out therr but it serves it purpose and can old its own against the top of the range mobs. Its great on wi fi too.

    burstlikeabubble

    HTC Wildfire looks good but i'd rather buy new and keep it below the £100 … HTC Wildfire looks good but i'd rather buy new and keep it below the £100 price mark to be honest.Is the Android OS all about apps and that or are there other advantages over older symbian OS like on the Nokia 5800, etc 'cos i could live without apps i reckon



    The nokia phones are app based as well it's just that they are not as numerous and the Ovi store is a pain.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for your help and advice everyone. I am now going up the road to pop into the car phone warehouse and have a butchers at the phones recommended here and see if they can give me a demo

    burstlikeabubble

    Thanks for your help and advice everyone. I am now going up the road to … Thanks for your help and advice everyone. I am now going up the road to pop into the car phone warehouse and have a butchers at the phones recommended here and see if they can give me a demo




    go to the o2 shop , because they stock working models.

    MarzBarz

    go to the o2 shop , because they stock working models.



    Yeah but half of the phones are either pin locked or have a puk code on

    One thing i do miss on my nokia was the back and foward step on the keyboard that made editing a spelling mistake a breeze.

    It's a nightmare trying to anything anything like that on my SF as stabbing at it with my thumbs is random at best.

    MarzBarz

    go to the o2 shop , because they stock working models.



    so do vodafone and t mobile, not sure about orange though
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