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Topic # 78214 1-Mar-2011 10:18 Send private message

Previously used an iphone 3G and recently sold it so I'm waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S II to be released in NZ but unsure of the prices. Hence now I'm in need of a temporary 2nd hand phone. I've been doing some research and broke down the prices for the following phones:

$500-$550 = iphone 3gs
$550-$600 = Samsung galaxy S or HTC desire HD
$800 = iphone 4, Kinda hard to find one for $800 but there are a few selling at that price

What do you guys recommend? Don't really mind Android or iOS but iOS seems dull to be honest..

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  Reply # 444361 1-Mar-2011 10:31 Send private message

Add the IDEOS X5, from 2degrees on that list in the midrange... Very good handset for their price.




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  Reply # 444367 1-Mar-2011 10:49 Send private message

Yeah, new 2degrees phone: Ideos X5 at $549 looks pretty sweet for the price.



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  Reply # 444377 1-Mar-2011 11:00 Send private message

Yeah not to sound like a brand basher but not too keen on Huawei / Ideos coz i never heard of them before..

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  Reply # 444381 1-Mar-2011 11:07 Send private message

Huawei are the second-largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world (after Ericsson). They have been around for a long time, they may be new to handsets in NZ and the US for that matter but they have been making them for quite some time.. I personally plan on getting an Ideos X5 in the comming weeks.

Find out more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huawei

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  Reply # 444384 1-Mar-2011 11:16 Send private message

Have you looked at Windows Phone 7 ... with Xbox Live, Zune Music, Live Tiles, People hub with Facebook integration, HD Video, etc? Full RRP for HTC Trophy is $899 but a few on Trademe and various other options such as Samsung Focus and HTC HD7 available online.

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  Reply # 444385 1-Mar-2011 11:17 Send private message

I have the Vodafone 845 - now commandeered by my wife who was before that a technophobe - and the X5. They are both superb from a manufacturing point of view. The X5 is a great deal.

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