The price for a Sony Ericsson K800i is not too bad: http://itd.co.nz/product/Sony-Ericsson-K800i/62/
Also might consider http://itd.co.nz/product/Nokia-N73-Silver-Black/460/ but it doesn't have a xeon flash, so likely to be bad for night shots when out and about. Besides, I feel the price of that one is getting a little pricey. Am already going to have the Okta Touch (once insurance/contract gets sorted out), and that is a $800 phone. So no point having two outrageously expensive phones.... Telecom is my "main phone", vodafone is really just my secondary/backup phone. And is for all those friends who have TXT2000 and prefer txting to a 021 number (which is the plan I have my current vodafone cell on, which is a Sony Ericsson K300i).
If there is any other phone with a really good flash for taking pictures at night that I should consider please let me know.
Oh, and it would be great if I can access my txt messages on the phone to copy across to my computer. That would be a really nifty feature too.
Basically that is my two key desires for the new phone to have: copying txts across & good night photos.
I've linked a couple of times to the itd.co.nz site, because it was the cheapest according to pricespy. But is buying parallel imported a good idea? What kind of trouble am I likely to run in to? And to what degree, is it worth it? I'll add I really don't care about VF Live! as it appears to generally all be "premium content" that I wouldn't want to be wasting money on anyway. Is the potential lack of VF Live! the biggest/only significant drawback from a parallel imported phone? If it is just V-live 'content' not working then I can live with that.
I notice itd.co.nz says they are not parallel imported?!?!
Does this mean their phones would be exactly the same? Is kinda implying that... but pressume not, just simply they are giving you stuff that is in english and will work with our powerpoints.
It is $337 plus $5.95 for shipping, as opposed to $399.95 from Vodafone. http://store.vodafone.co.nz/Mobile_Details_Summary.aspx?ptrecno=1891
Means a saving of $56.
The other alternative is save $40 and buy from either Bond & Bond or Noel Lemming, which are both selling it at roughly $359.
I pressume those retail stores (Bond & Bond and Noel Lemming) sell literally exactly the same phone as vodafone? (just like how they sell Telecom phones as well)
Hmmm..... eeny, meeny, miny, moe....
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Comment by alasta, on 9-Jan-2008 19:47
With regard to which handset to buy, I think you've answered your own question. For low light social snaps a xenon flash is essential and an optical zoom is a waste of time because using the zoom would reduce the aperture and as a result your subject would end up well outside the range of the flash.
The K800 is getting a bit old now but it's still a good handset.
Comment by alasta, on 9-Jan-2008 21:46
Sony Ericsson's web site shows the K800's successor (K850), and the up and coming Nokia N82 apparently also has a xenon flash. Either of those might be worth waiting for if you don't need something straight away.
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