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Topic # 104006 12-Jun-2012 19:29
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I had an xperia mini, but it broke recently and I'm looking to replace it. Due to my penchant for breaking and loosing phones I don't want to go for anything too expensive, but I'm a big fan of threaded messaging and qwerty keyboards. My mini lagged a lot and was constantly on the charger, so I'm looking for something reasonably responsive with a decent battery life. Can I get this for under $500? Or should I go back to the classic mobile phone design?

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  Reply # 639881 12-Jun-2012 20:06
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Galaxy S comes in under $500 now i believe. Depends what you're after though.. I had a Mini Pro too but Sony's OS on top of the Android was just pure lag city so gave that to my 5 year old niece as a toy phone. Hopeless.

Touchscreen with qwerty? ala Galaxy S .. Does everything you need. Threaded messaging definitely also.




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  Reply # 639914 12-Jun-2012 21:14
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For the past 3 month I have been using my new HTC Radar (Windows Phone). This phone rocks! It's very fast and responsive. Has a front facing Camera so I can skype with video (Unlike the more expensive Nokia). You can thread email, txt's . And it cost less than $500.

My previous phone was a qwerty and at first I missed that feature. However now it no longer bothers me.







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  Reply # 639916 12-Jun-2012 21:18
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i have an android phone i bought for $75NZD has a 5mp camera too battery can last upto 30hrs and it get great reception too as everybody who uses phones at my house get very very bad reception but this phone has great reception

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  Reply # 639940 12-Jun-2012 21:51
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There's no "fast" (dual core/etc) qwerty phones.. The newest qwerty phone is probably the xperia pro..
You should be able to get one for $350-450 new and it's a pretty decent phone that's getting ICS, even tho it's 1GHz single core, etc. It's newer/faster than my old HTC Desire Z :|

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