What mobile phone?
About 3 months ago I upgraded my Vodafone contract and went for a Sony Ericsson W715 – a very good phone but not ideal but the best from the bunch I could upgrade to.
I’ve decided now I really do need a zoom and flash on the camera so I’m thinking of selling it and buying a more suitable phone.
I’ve no real idea what is out there (or any idea how much I could get for the W715 – after from daily use it is immaculate (as it is used daily it isn’t as-new condition as it does get used)) – so I’m looking for advice please?
What I’m after –
No slider existing and previous phone are sliders and I really don’t like them – ideally a candy bar but might consider touchscreen if it works.
Can withstand a few knocks – doesn’t need to withstand a nuclear war but it lives in my pockets and can be thrown around (i.e. if I fall off my bike!)
5Mp camera – with zoom and a flash
Bluetooth (SE seem to have the best implementation of Bluetooth as it works seamlessly with my car kit – Nokia and Samsung have been hit and miss)
NOT an Iphone
Ability to play media files (music and video)
Good battery life – the W715 gets used a lot daily and the battery last 3 days between charges – I want that, not charging it daily
The Form factor shouldn’t be any bigger than a first gen Nokia N95
Also, ideally I’m hoping to punt the W715 and put very little towards the new phone.
Any suggestions please?
Thanks.Posted 8 years ago
Had a C902 and it failed on pretty much everything – I’m sure it was a faulty phone but put me right off…also has a slider of sorts so I’m not convinced.
I’m against Iphones – primarily as they are Apple and primarily sold because it looks good and then because it does everything – I’m the complete opposite and loathe things to look good over function, from the mates who have them, they seem to have to charge them everyday – some use them all the time others use them for calls (and the image), but they all say it needs charged everyday – not what I’m after.
I was getting a bit worried as this had no replies last night – I figured with everyone going on the Iphone Bash/praise onslaught that people would have an idea of something that could satisfy my requirements…but the silence was a touch worrying…so far, Iphone is out – it won’t work with Vodafone anyway and the C902 is a potential contender…
Anything else? Thanks for the suggestions so far.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve got the first gen Nokia N95 and I’m not looking for another – the slider goes both ways in a pocket (which is why I’m not wanting a slider as a replacement).
I’m not looking for a phone just for my biking, ideally a phone to do it all (from my original list), so the toughness is a requirement but so is everything else.
Cheers.Posted 8 years agostuartie_cMember
Nokia 5800 meets most of your requirements, DB. Battery life is ok provided you don’t use if for lots of media/WiFi/GPS stuff.
£24 p/m on Vodafone with unlimited text and internet, 600 talk minutes (not sure I’ve spoken on a phone for 600 minutes cumulatively) and no roaming charges in Europe this summer.Posted 8 years ago
Aye has everything but the camera – which is probably going to be liveable with (as I’m fairly certain I’m never going to get the phone I’m ideally after) – I now need to locate a cheap source for one as I can’t get it from Vodafone (without paying big bucks)…cheers.Posted 8 years agodave_aberMember
Have a look at the e71.
The camera is pretty shite, and the flash is overpowering within 3-5 feet (i.e. useless!)
Apart from that, it’s a damn fine phone. The standard wee leather holster it comes with makes it pretty robust too, and is pocket friendly. Battery life is reasonable for a standard phone, excellent for a smartphone. I get about 3-4 days between charges in normal use. Wee bit of GPS, some WiFi, plenty texts, 20 odd calls per day, bit of web browsing / snaptu use. And BBC iPlayer works on it!
This is the firt e-series Nokia I have had. It’s a bit of a revelation. I have previously suffered the nokia beta-testing programme that is the N-series (N80, N95 mk1) – both truly shocking phones. The e-series phones are so much better, but with the bells & whistles turned down a tad (like a crap camera)Posted 8 years ago
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