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    My 16 year old son wants a new mobile phone for Christmas. His main criteria being that it can play MP3 files, so really it would need to have a memory card slot and ideally take normal headphones. Is there a particular barnd that is better than the others. Not too fussed about a fancy camera or anything, just the MP3 function. He has said that he'd also like to be able to get some of those little portable speakers to go with it. I have seen some phones that come with them, but they tend to be above the £50 budget.

    Oh yes, T-mobile or unlocked for preference.

    Thanks in advance, Mike73

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    Original Poster

    How about ]this one at Argos? Any thoughts...

    A Sony Ericsson W range would do the job better my missus had the E900 not a great mp3 player and the earphones are naff

    The W810i would be ideal comes with decent earphones good mp3 player + you can you normal 3.5mm headphones with it your gonna be pushed to get one though + memory for £50

    I am having a look around 4 ya

    Original Poster

    Cheers Dr_Frankenstein!

    I Just Got A Sony W710i From Play.com £49.99.
    Mp3, Camera , Radio.
    Also A £5 Off Voucher If You Spend £50.

    The Phone Was On Vodaphone, But I Put In A Tesco Simm Card And It Worked. So May Be Unlocked.

    Original Poster

    Would I be correct in assuming that Sony Ericsson is the brand to go for? Are they much better than the Samsung mentioned, or than other brands.

    Yeh Ill say the Sony Ericsson will be better for Mp3 and what your son needs than a Samsung. I bought the W710i from Play.com:
    play.com/Mob…nre
    The headset is a bit on the down side, so I bought these headphones:
    play.com/Mob…2SE

    The phone is unlocked.

    I agree, SE - probably the best in the market for having very good MP3 capabilities on their phone. A close second in Nokia. Samsung, too be honest are not that good.

    Original Poster

    BadBoyTC

    Yeh Ill say the Sony Ericsson will be better for Mp3 and what your son … Yeh Ill say the Sony Ericsson will be better for Mp3 and what your son needs than a Samsung. I bought the W710i from Play.com:http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/-/529/686/-/3472009/Sony-Ericsson-W710i-Vodafone-Pre-Pay-Mobile/Product.html?searchtype=genreThe headset is a bit on the down side, so I bought these headphones:http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/-/531/688/-/3320503/Sony-Ericsson-HPM-82-Stereo-Headset-With-Remote/Product.html?searchtype=genre&P36=6FL2SEThe phone is unlocked.



    Thanks for that BadBoyTC, looks like a really good buy, I've decided to go for this, with the headphones as suggested, the inline remote should be very handy, also the fact that it comes with a 512MB card should get him started.

    On top of this, the £5 off voucher and 4% Quidco brings it all in at just under £55. Rep left, cheers.

    Edit: Forgot to say thanks to Shug119 aswell, also got Rep.
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