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Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, What phone do I get? in Technical; Originally Posted by localzuk The answer to that is simple - stop installing so many apps and updates... The OS ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    The answer to that is simple - stop installing so many apps and updates... The OS timeframe for Android phones is a lot shorter than, say, Windows on a PC. So a similar comparison would be installing Windows 8 on a 5 year old PC with 1GB RAM etc...
    Lol some people like running the latest apps and OS. Don't tell me you use a Atom as your main machine because it runs XP and everything another faster computer would just slower.

    It's horses for courses. Depends if you want a low end slower phone, or mid range faster phone I'm sure Witch will decide for herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrowlands View Post
    Lol some people like running the latest apps and OS. Don't tell me you use a Atom as your main machine because it runs XP and everything another faster computer would just slower.

    It's horses for courses. Depends if you want a low end slower phone, or mid range faster phone I'm sure Witch will decide for herself.
    Read the OP's post... @witch specifically states that she doesn't want anything fancy... You're being off topic really.

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    Exactly. Im on an original galaxy Ace, and even as a power user it's more than adequate for my needs. I've even got jelly bean on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Read the OP's post... @witch specifically states that she doesn't want anything fancy... You're being off topic really.
    Don't see how just stating for around the 19 mark you could get a faster phone than the Sony J which over 24 months in my opinion makes a big difference. What I was trying to say is that there will always be cheaper slower phones available but that comes down to personal preference. I think @synaesthesia deal on the Ace 2 sounds good if that's the kind of phone you are after.

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    I think something that may help us, is finding out what phone you're replacing @witch. The Ace is not bad, but its going to be 2 years old in a few months...

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    Samsung Galaxy S3 @ 16.00 --- after cash back----

    100minutes -500 MB data-- 3GB BT open zone.

    Check out here

    http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/shopping-basket

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    I was on about the ace 2 which is only a few months old. New one is due soon too.
    Says how much you pay for tarrifs when, as above you pay 16 quid after cashback and only get 100 minutes etc.

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    I have an HTC desire at the moment. The issue is that I do like a reasonable looking phone but I dont do a lot with it and I dont want to spend a lot of money. I have tried bargaining with 3 but I havent got anywhere at all - they won't ever move for me - which is a pain because it would be a whole lot easier if I could stay with them.
    Some good ideas there though - I will look into them
    Looking at my last few bills, it looks like I use about 200 minutes of calls max and 300 texts as well as a maximum of 500mb data. (never got up to that )
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisrowlands View Post
    Or another cracking phone Samsung S3 for 20 a month, 300 mins, 5000 texts, unlimited data on three. Samsung Galaxy S3 - Compare Samsung Galaxy S3 Contract Deals
    Can't find this deal on the actual 3 site - only via uswitch or mobileshop, oddly.
    I'm torn between this because it is a nice phone and something more basic. Things being as they are I may go for an Ace

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    200 min
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    How much do you want to spend max? Which will determine the phone for you.

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    20 max but would like to pay less if poss. I think I would need a slightly higher level of either calls or texts or both because events in my life will mean more calls in the future

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    Looks good but a bit low on the data?

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    Scroll next and you will get unlimited data for 19.50

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    Have you thought about getting a really good SIM only deal and just buying a phone SIM free? For a one of cost the Nexus 4 at 280 is a steal. Say you keep it for 24months, phone = 11.66 per month. 3 are normally pretty good at giving great SIM only deals out to existing customers, just keep at them ;-)

    If not, then the Sony phones do seem to be ok, but I've heard quite a few folk having to send them away for repair quite a bit. So long as its at least dual core and 1GB of ram you will be fine I reckon.

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