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The Shitty British Mobile Phone thread. Whats actually good?

Lave IILave II Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
I hate mobile phones.

Hate them.

My current one is a Samsung tiny clamshell thing. But it's giving up the ghost after 18 months or so. As such I need another shitty phone. I'm 100% sticking with O2 and a pay and go sim, because it means I spend <£10 a month. But would unlock a phone if need be.

So can anyone recommend good mobile phones? I'm looking to spend only £60 (maybe £80 if it gives blowjobs), and would like it to be small and sturdy. Clamshells or sliding ones are nice. Also O2 gives me £20 off a phone so I've more breathing space on their P&G handsets.

I've almost no understanding of phones whatsoever, having spent years with a Nokia 3210. So who make good phones? I hear Sony's thumb pads break, and Nokia aren't that reliable anymore.

Also I will not be wanting to play games on it (I carry a gba micro for that), and I don't need to be able to sit on the back of a bus using it a tiny shitty boombox as though the 90's never happened either (I have an MP3 player). A camera would be nice though.

Also the moon on a stick, please.

tl;dr - mobile phones hay?

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    RAZRs are decently durable, and also cheap

    Ignore the popularity of it, for what you need, it is a decent phone.

    just get the simplest model that you can

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I tried a friends RAZR and maybe it was old, but it seemed like there was a good second between buttons being pressed and anything happening on screen. That and it had an old fart of a battery. Absolutely beautiful to look at though.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    My search for a mobile phone which suits my needs seems to be getting more and more futile. By that, I mean that I'm trying to find ridiculously small flip or slide phones, and they all seem to be getting bigger :(

    Companies seem to have this obsession with making things thinner without making them small in dimension (Probably because of the screen size they're trying to get in there, but JEEZ, not all of us need 48" fucking widescreens on our phones).

    Lave: Anything by Samsung is decent, generally. They make nice phones.

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Everyone I know who has a RAZR absolutely hates the fucking thing. I recommend the Sony Ericsson line of phones. From the high to low end, they're equally well-built, reliable, and easy to use. The form-factors are pretty as well. Look there at any price point you'd like and you should be satisfied.

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    MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    How important are looks? I, too, despise mobile phones, hv shnd txt msgin, and only carry one when I'm walking the mean streets of Durham on my lonesome, on the offchance that should I get raped, stabbed or thrown off a bridge, it's by one of the nice, polite thugs who wouldn't stoop so low as to mug me while they're defiling my broken body. For my needs, the Nokia 3310 is the greatest thing in the history of ever. It's an old phone, yes, but I looked past the monochrome display and saw its true beauty. It is small, it is light, it charges from dead to full in less than an hour and can stay powered on for up to a fortnight on a single charge, 24/7. It makes phone calls with clarity that matches any newer model (in my experience, the 3310 is often better than most) and, should I catch the dumb, it sends text messages. I was given mine for free over five years ago, and it still works just as good as the day I got it. I imagine you could probably get one for nothing yourself if you asked around family and friends (very popular model, way back when), or if that's not possible you could probably get one unlocked and refurbished for between £10-20 off eBay.

    Slap a "pay as you go" SIM card in there and you're set for many years to come.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Sony Erricson Z520i, or something in that range.

    asically, but whatever SE your budget will stretch to, and as long as it isn't a W series you can't go wrong (the W series is their WalkMan phione,a nd I'm guessign you already have an mp3 player).

    Also, take your old phone into an actual O2 shop and you can get like 15quid off a new phone if it's with O2.


    Avoid Motorola like the fucking plague. Shitty interfaces, combined with awful dated design. Anyone that says otherwise is talking shite.


    Edit: The 3310 is really heavy compared to any phone in the last three years and is huge too. Why saddle yourself with something so dated?

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I emphatically share your veiwpoint on phones. And I echo Evander's suggestion of a V3, my last phone was a V3, and it was great.

    I generally go into a phone shop, say what my price range is, and ask for the prettiest one in that range. I know that all phones are full of convergence shite that I do not want.

    "No, I do not care that it has support for 'dynamic Surround 3D itunes audio', or if it comes with 'Fifty Cent tonez' or if I can play 'Sims - mobile edition' on it. Just give me a nice phone that works well as a phone dammit"

    V3 pretty much suits my needs, it uses miniUSB to charge to, which is a simple but significant useful feature.

    I'll have a look about for some phone only deals if you like?


    Edit: V3 on 02, £69.99 with £10 airtime

    or L6, £49.99 with £10 credit

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The thing is I almost entirely use the phone for texting (in full english of course), as I only use the mobile to arrange real life meetings - so conversations like:

    "See you at 9pm? The Local?"

    "OK"

    Are great for me.

    But the 3310 is just too large for me. I carry around a wallet, phone, keys and with space a gba micro and/or ipod nano. So smalller the better.

    A samsung sounds good - and I like the idea of a phone that can take a 1024*768 decent photo say - which can be bluetoothed to my iBook. For those random things you come across when you don't have your actual camera.

    Oh and a ring tone - thats actually the sound of a fucking phone ringing!

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    japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I got a Motorola C139 when I replaced my old Siemens (I think it was a C45). It seems to be pretty much indestructible, and I only paid about £20 for it brand new from Tesco. I use Virgin pay-as-you-go, and it is a Virgin branded phone, which generally weren't operator locked in the past, but this one seems to be. It only cost about a fiver to get it unlocked, though.

    My only quibble with it is that the interface is freaking horrible in usability terms, but I only need it to make phone calls and text.

    I get about two weeks of battery life from a one-hour charge, it's light, and it's small (and by small I don't mean thin. I mean it fits in a pocket easily and isn't unconmfortable. I don't get this trend for making freakishly large phones that are very thin (like the RAZR). Whee, nested parentheses). Plus I've dropped it down flights of concrete stairs on more than one occasion, and the battery cover didn't even budge.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    This is the one you want:

    https://shop.o2.co.uk/phone/Sony_Ericsson/Z310i

    Edit: My texts are generally "2100@WFront? Bx" or "steam now"

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Thanks for all the advice guys. God phones are painful. Considering they are aimed at the mast market you think there would be some ubiquitous phone site like metacritic which compared the shit heaps. It's just a market based around confusing you into purchasing.

    Also I would make it law that products can only be numbered in order. So that the:
    ben0207 wrote: »

    Was actually called the Sony Ericsson 9. Being their 9th phone released and so on.
    That phones damn ugly - but looks like it does all I need.

    I've just spent a few minutes googling for Samsung D** or E** phones and now I want to put a bullet in my head. The websites look like fucking myspace pages.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited May 2007
    what provider are you on? o2, orange, tmobile?

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    ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lave II wrote: »
    Thanks for all the advice guys. God phones are painful. Considering they are aimed at the mast market you think there would be some ubiquitous phone site like metacritic which compared the shit heaps. It's just a market based around confusing you into purchasing.

    Also I would make it law that products can only be numbered in order. So that the:
    ben0207 wrote: »

    Was actually called the Sony Ericsson 9. Being their 9th phone released and so on.
    That phones damn ugly - but looks like it does all I need.

    This phone gets my stamp of approval.

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    carbon13carbon13 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Got me a S-E k750i. Not a bad phone, nice interface and pretty sturdy. Decent camera on it also.

    However I'm a bit pissed off with being on Virgin pay as you go. It's not bad, my girlfriend and another friend are on virgin, so cheap text messages, but I get raped in the ass for everything else. Anyone know of a good service that I wont get humped with call prices? I'd also love not to bother with bundles, don't want the hassle.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Actually Sony's naming sytem is almost logical - Z is the "design" line of phones, the 3 digit number is an identifier* and the i indicates it has connectivity options beyond just the regular network.

    The prettiest phone on the market is the SE z520i, but it's a bit old now and only has a 1.3mp camera. This Z310i is the model below it but more recent.




    *Off the top of my head the first digit is essentially how good it is - higher is better, but I could be wrong.

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm glad to see that there are others that share my dislike of mobile phones but mine comes more from just not trusting the things. I have a budget Nokia phone, I can't remember what the model number is but it's a bit like a 3210 but a bit smaller. I keep thinking I should get another phone but I barely use the thing. And by barely I really mean it, I think I've only ever topped up a phone twice in my life.

    Sorry I don't have anything worthwhile to say, the thread just caught my interest.

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    Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Despite some interface quirks (which have caused me to swear loudly and violently on numerous occasions) I have been very happy with the Siemens C72 which I think you can get for £20 from Tescos or Sainsburies. Nice key pad, durable, makes phone calls, very decent battery life.

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    The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Lehi, UTRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Personally I hate anything made by Motorola. Every phone I've had, or my wife has had, has broke in one way or another. Screens dying, mic's/speakers fizzing out, battery not charging/holding a charge. Also, if a feather happens to fall on one, they break in half.

    I've had great luck with LG's, dunno what your options there are over in England. Samsungs are alright, reliable, but they seem to always be one step behind on tech, for their price.

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    Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    MikeRyu wrote: »
    I'm glad to see that there are others that share my dislike of mobile phones but mine comes more from just not trusting the things. I have a budget Nokia phone, I can't remember what the model number is but it's a bit like a 3210 but a bit smaller. I keep thinking I should get another phone but I barely use the thing. And by barely I really mean it, I think I've only ever topped up a phone twice in my life.

    Sorry I don't have anything worthwhile to say, the thread just caught my interest.

    In my mind the 3210 is the only phone that most people need. It's minimal and simply the best all round call making/text message receiving device ever made.

    I had the most bizarre experiance when me and my girlfriend went into a phone shop last year (Phones4U I think) and started talking about getting a new phone (our old phones were physically breaking down at this point). The conversation went like this:

    Salesman: What phone do you currently have?
    Girlfriend: Oh, an old Nokia 3210.
    Salesman: A what?
    Girlfriend: *puzzled* A 3210
    Salesman: Never heard of it.
    Girlfriend: What?
    Me: What?
    Girlfriend: The 3210, you know the phone absolutely everyone had *pulls phone out*
    Salesman: Never seen it before
    Girlfriend: Are you taking the piss?

    It was a slightly surreal experiance, how the fuck can you work in a phone shop and not have heard of the single most popular mobile phone ever? "What console do you currently have?", "A playstation", "Never heard of it!"

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I remember back at school, all those many years ago, everyone had either a 5110 or a 3210 and that was it. That was when the initial pay as you go boom happend and everyone got a phone, and the 5110 was the first non-crappy pay as you go, then the 3210 was its follow up. Back then Nokia had the market well and truely by the wrinklies.

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    3310 was probably the best phone that Nokia did. It was cheap and just did what you wanted easily. Ever since then I've stuck with Nokia.
    I got my Dad a 6070 for Christmas and he seemed to get to grips with it pretty damn quick. Easy on the pockets as well.
    £59.99 on Argos.

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    DarkHawkeDarkHawke Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Since you mentioned iBook, it might be worth perusing this list: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    There are iSync plugins online for just about every BlueTooth phone anyway, but having native use is nice (Apple only added k800i support a few months ago :/ )

    I don't understand how people are suggesting the 3310. Have I gone back in time 5 years?

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    ben0207 wrote: »
    There are iSync plugins online for just about every BlueTooth phone anyway, but having native use is nice (Apple only added k800i support a few months ago :/ )

    I don't understand how people are suggesting the 3310. Have I gone back in time 5 years?

    It's because some people on here, despite this being a technology forum as well as a games forum, have some kind of prejudice against these "techno jiggawotsits" that we're all using nowadays, and prefer something that a granddad can use.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    It's just that the 3310 has been outclassed in literally every single way by more modern phones. Every. Single. Way.

    Interface, battery, design, stability, features, price*, quality, style, weight, size, compatibility. There is no legitmate reason to be using this phone unless you live on an island without a phone mast and need a sturdy pocketwatch.



    *For the cost of buying a second-hand one on eBay including postage yoiu could get a crap PAYG from any shop in England.

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    EvanderEvander Disappointed Father Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    I emphatically share your veiwpoint on phones. And I echo Evander's suggestion of a V3, my last phone was a V3, and it was great.

    I generally go into a phone shop, say what my price range is, and ask for the prettiest one in that range. I know that all phones are full of convergence shite that I do not want.

    "No, I do not care that it has support for 'dynamic Surround 3D itunes audio', or if it comes with 'Fifty Cent tonez' or if I can play 'Sims - mobile edition' on it. Just give me a nice phone that works well as a phone dammit"

    V3 pretty much suits my needs, it uses miniUSB to charge to, which is a simple but significant useful feature.

    I'll have a look about for some phone only deals if you like?


    Edit: V3 on 02, £69.99 with £10 airtime

    or L6, £49.99 with £10 credit

    What I look for in a phone, honestly, is openness. I want to be able to do what I want with my phone, without being blocked. The original series of V3 was great for that. I used to simply use the motorolla software to make my own mp3s and backgrounds, so that they were unique and meaningful, rather than having to pay for whatever cingular wanted to sell me.

    I briefly had a V3m, when I first switched to Sprint, and I HATED it, because fetures were locked down, and you had to do things through sprint's store, etc.

    I have a Treo700wx now, and I love it, because the PPC OS is open enough for my tastes. I do what I want with my phone, and that's good enough for me.

    Edit: and for the record, I've had a LOT of phones. I tend to upgrade every year or so, simply because there is always a new feature that I want (color screens, polyphonic/real music ringtones, qwerty keyboards, and clamshell design have all been reasons I upgraded, in no particular order)

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    Bob The MonkeyBob The Monkey Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    ben0207 wrote: »
    It's just that the 3310 has been outclassed in literally every single way by more modern phones. Every. Single. Way.

    Interface, battery, design, stability, features, price*, quality, style, weight, size, compatibility. There is no legitmate reason to be using this phone unless you live on an island without a phone mast and need a sturdy pocketwatch.



    *For the cost of buying a second-hand one on eBay including postage yoiu could get a crap PAYG from any shop in England.

    Actually, I bought a crap PAYG from Orange recently and it's far, far worse a phone than a 3310. Holds a grand total of 20 texts. I'd exchange it for the good ol' brick any day.

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    CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    It turns out there are a lot of nifty looking Chinese phones floating around that I'd really like to sink my teeth into. These Chinese companies are the sort of people to make ridiculously small phones that I can like. The problem is, the only avenue I've so far discovered for getting hold of these phones is eBay, and there's not a huge market there, for Chinese phones, so I know I'm not getting the full range of products that I could be.

    If only there were some website which sold imported phones from China. Or a Chinese website which sold phones internationally.

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    MumblyfishMumblyfish Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    ben0207 wrote: »
    It's just that the 3310 has been outclassed in literally every single way by more modern phones. Every. Single. Way.
    I suggested the 3310 because I skimmed Lave's post and didn't notice his need for a camera. That said, I think that for a basic handset the 3310 is hard to top. The price is unbeatable, for one. If you know anyone who had a mobile phone five years ago, the 3310 is free. Just asking my roommate if she had a 3310 hanging about got me three of them which had been rotting in a cupboard for years, albeit one in shoddy condition and the other two with Winnie the Pooh fascias. The interface, which I very rarely use to browse the stored numbers, is the same as most phones I've used, just on a monochrome display. I have nothing but anecdotal evidence to back me up on your claim of the battery power being inferior, but mine stays alive for up to two weeks without a charge, twenty-four hours a day (it will, admittedly, only see a few phone calls in these two weeks, draining less battery power). It's built like a tank, and has lived through some horrible scrapes, crushing and serious water damage. Features don't matter; it makes calls, it recieves calls. No need for anything beyond that; my life revolves around my home computer and my unsociable sleeping habits, not my mobile phone. It is heavy, and perhaps too large to stuff in your rear pocket and access every few minutes for the latest photo of some greasy cunt hugging his astoundingly ugly girlfriend. But that matters not, because it's always in a satchel, backpack, or other form of mobile storage.

    Giving more consideration to price and resilience in the face of approaching gravel than to looking pretty or being easy on dainty fingers, I can't think of anything wrong with the 3310 (and models of its age or likeness) for casual use (£10-£15p/a on a Pay As You Go tariff).

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    GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I myself have a Sony Ericsson K750i, it does the job. I can have mp3 files for ringtones etc. (Speedball 2 intro music...)

    You can also totally customise the user interface if you use theme creator I created my own, well.. I tweaked one of the current ones to my own personal preferences and got rid of all the branding crap that companies like Orange put on your phone.

    EDIT: Here's a pic of what it looks like for the main bit. (the theme in question is my current one I setup, the background photo is of Sydney bridge on New Years eve 2004.. I took it when I was on holiday in Australia... off again for a third time next year.. woot!)

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I guess maybe I use my phone more than other people (about 20 quid a week, maybe less some weeks, and yes I'm getting a contract as soon as there's a phone I can actually upgrade to), so my view of what a phone needs is biased (couldn't live without Bluetooth iSync back ups or a 3.2m camera, whereas most people seem to think all you need a phone for is calls and texting).

    It's just the price difference between a reasonable PAYG and an old brick is negligible when you consider that this is a device you carry 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and one that can and may save your life on occasion. I spend more time picking a new phone than I would an organ donor.

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Thanks for all the hints guys. I totally forgot about iSync.

    Based on what the O2 shop on my way to work is selling I've narrowed it down to the following.

    1) Samsung X820 £60
    + 2MP camera
    + Thin
    - Big
    EDIT: No iSync. Doh.


    2) Samsung E250 £50

    + takes micro sd cards (and I have a gig one unused)
    + slidey
    - vga camera (640*480)

    3) Sony(lol) Ericson K750i £60
    + iSync
    + 2MP camera
    - Thumb stick will proabably break

    Anyone got experience with any of these? Grim, hows the Thumb stick lasted?

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    GrimReaperGrimReaper Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lave II wrote: »
    3) Sony(lol) Ericson K750i £60
    + iSync
    + 2MP camera
    - Thumb stick will proabably break

    Anyone got experience with any of these? Grim, hows the Thumb stick lasted?

    No complaints so far, I have heard of issues where some gunk or something will get into the thumbstick.
    I've had mine for roughly a year so far and not had any of those issues, i'm not a heavy mobile user so I guess that might be a cause.

    BTW, the theme creator software is for LOADS of Sony Ericsson phones, not just the K750i.

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    Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    ben0207 wrote: »
    It's just that the 3310 has been outclassed in literally every single way by more modern phones. Every. Single. Way.

    Interface, battery, design, stability, features, price*, quality, style, weight, size, compatibility. There is no legitmate reason to be using this phone unless you live on an island without a phone mast and need a sturdy pocketwatch.

    I have not seen a phone with an interface as straightforwardly usable as the Nokia 3210 an 5110 series phones. Modern phones have even the most basic of options buried under a dozen sub menus with a half dozen different buttons to press at any time, where one false step takes you back to the root menu. And Always bloody, useless icons. Give me text, tell me what the option actually is, I don't want to fucking guess what a pair of running cartoon legs means.

    And why do these modern mobiles always have a non-fucking-remappable incredibly sensitive Internet button? You're struggling through the menus as it is and bam! you're connecting to the Internet because you looked at the button the wrong way.

    The new Nokia 1100 and 1110 are the clear spiritual succesors of the 3210, it's just a shame I find the keypads totally hideous otherwise I'd have got one.

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    RobloRoblo Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I was about to suggest the Nokia 1100 (or 1101). I had one until recently, and i thought it was fantastic. the battery lasted for ages. absolutly ages. and it does just what it says on the tin, is a phone. No camera (or even a colour screen) but if you just want a phone, its perfect.

    What did you find wrong with th keypad? i really liked it, easy to use. and believe it or not, the torch actually came in handy a hell of a lot.

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    lazyboilazyboi Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Do NOT get anything in the Samsung Ultra series. I wanted a nice thin phone, and that's great - but the interface and lack of choice in customizing anything is pretty poor.

    Kinda regretting it now :(

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    Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Roblo wrote: »
    I was about to suggest the Nokia 1100 (or 1101). I had one until recently, and i thought it was fantastic. the battery lasted for ages. absolutly ages. and it does just what it says on the tin, is a phone. No camera (or even a colour screen) but if you just want a phone, its perfect.

    What did you find wrong with th keypad? i really liked it, easy to use. and believe it or not, the torch actually came in handy a hell of a lot.

    The Nokia 1100 is the one with the membrane key pad isn't it? I, fairly irrationally I know, found it `unpleasant' to the touch although I know peolpe who, like you, think the keypad is great. It was hate at first touch for me and I haven't got over that first contact.

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    Lave IILave II Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    lazyboi wrote: »
    Do NOT get anything in the Samsung Ultra series. I wanted a nice thin phone, and that's great - but the interface and lack of choice in customizing anything is pretty poor.

    Kinda regretting it now :(


    Does that include the X ones? 'cos thats a shame.

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    lazyboilazyboi Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Lave II wrote: »
    lazyboi wrote: »
    Do NOT get anything in the Samsung Ultra series. I wanted a nice thin phone, and that's great - but the interface and lack of choice in customizing anything is pretty poor.

    Kinda regretting it now :(


    Does that include the X ones? 'cos thats a shame.

    Well, I'm talking specifically about the clamshells in the D series. But maybe I'm just crap at getting them to do stuff! Still, even typing in numbers is a bit of a chore.

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    krlkrl Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    The K750i is awesome. I found myself using the flashlight (open lens, hold *) incredibly often. After 2 years of heavy use the thumbstick started breaking though.

    I have the K800i now, and while it's a better phone overall, I'm kind of pissed about the lack of a flashlight (it does have a real flash for taking photos).

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