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Topic # 99724 26-Mar-2012 11:49 Send private message

LG OPtimus One P500 is currently on sale for $159.  For that price (or within say $20) are there any better options for a cheap smartphone?

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  Reply # 600158 26-Mar-2012 12:08 Send private message

I have this phone.
I like it, it's not super fast but it's not super slow.
3.2" is the minimum you really want to go for.

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  Reply # 600160 26-Mar-2012 12:12 Send private message

I'm not sure how cheaply you can get the X5 for these days, but if the price is sharp I'd highly recommend it. Got one for my daughter for her birthday, and I'm very impressed with it. The only gripe I have with it is that the camera suffers from significant shutter lag.



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  Reply # 600164 26-Mar-2012 12:16 Send private message

@Jaxson - thanks, yeah, I picked one up for the Mrs and shes enjoying it. Was thinking maybe I should grab myself one at that price to replace the beatup old RAZR I'm still using :)



@dclegg - I've also heard very good things about the X5, but looks like they're around $300 at the moment. Bit more than I'm willing to spend.

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  Reply # 600166 26-Mar-2012 12:18 Send private message

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@dclegg - I've also heard very good things about the X5, but looks like they're around $300 at the moment. Bit more than I'm willing to spend.


Fair enough. We got the phone in the Boxing Day sales for $250. At that price its a steal, I reckon. 

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  Reply # 600962 27-Mar-2012 20:28 Send private message

Hi, I'm also looking for a cheap phone. I have a $30 one atm and I'm looking for a entry level smartphone.

Just read the warehouse catalog:

Saw $200 for HTC wildfire S - seems like a good deal?

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  Reply # 601035 27-Mar-2012 22:27 Send private message

HTC Wildfire S

At $200 it's the cheapest that it's been on sale in NZ by about $29.

The Warehouse mailer advertised the phone for Telecom network.

GSMArena lists the phone with the following capabilities:
2G Network: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900;
3G Network: HSPDA 900 / 2100; and HSPDA 850 / 1900 or HSPDA 2100 (Australia

Does this mean that this phone can be used on the Vodafone network as well when not in urban areas?

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  Reply # 601050 27-Mar-2012 22:59 Send private message

pgs2050: HTC Wildfire S

At $200 it's the cheapest that it's been on sale in NZ by about $29.

The Warehouse mailer advertised the phone for Telecom network.

GSMArena lists the phone with the following capabilities:
2G Network: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900;
3G Network: HSPDA 900 / 2100; and HSPDA 850 / 1900 or HSPDA 2100 (Australia

Does this mean that this phone can be used on the Vodafone network as well when not in urban areas?


If the Telecom version is 3G 850/1900 then you will only get 2G coverage on Vodafone.

Vodafone runs 2G 900/1800
3G 900/2100

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