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golfpunk111

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#63267 23-Jun-2010 18:36
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hi guys

i am currently looking atpurchasing a new mobile due to some low life scum breaking into my house and stealing a lot of my stuff... i have narrowed it down to two options the nokia x6 or the sony xperia x10i and have just seen the htc legend so am a bit confused, well not confused i just don't know which one to get. anyone got any suggestions? would like a phone with a reasonable battery life though!

thanks! 

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  #344634 23-Jun-2010 18:39
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What would you be mainly use your phone for? That question can return many different answers that will confuse you even further.

 
 
 

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  #344635 23-Jun-2010 18:42
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calling, texting, email, wifi and internet, a reasonable camera. not too fussed on media/music

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  #344636 23-Jun-2010 18:42
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I can give you lots of advice, but some more information is needed - namely:

What are the key experiences you want from the phone? Browsing? Lots of available apps? Music player? Camera quality?

What is your budget?

Are you only happy to buy from Vodafone, or are parallel importers on the menu too?

EDIT: Ah, I see you have replied with some of your requirements... When you say internet, do you mean browsing?

Depending on your budget I wouldn't recommend any of those phones for what you need. X6 browser and UI are are poor, X10 battery life is pretty bad (I owned onee), Legend is nice for what you need in most respects however its screen size and resolution make it less suited to browsing. If you set me a budget I can recommend you some alternatives.




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  #344638 23-Jun-2010 18:49
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budget doesn't worry me too much, would prefer to buy from vf as i'd change to a smartplan and get a discount on the phone. but yes browsing and email would be main uses. applications would be nice but not essential. i guess i'd be looking at spending 600 - 800 with or with out the discount from vf

hows the battery life on the legend? 

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  #344672 23-Jun-2010 20:26
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Make sure what ever you get supports U900

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  #344706 23-Jun-2010 23:12
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Big screen = bad battery life; I charge my iPhone once or twice a day...
I recommended a Nokia E63 to a mate (had similar req to you) last Xmas and he loves it, great battery life, great email and great browsing on the opera browser.
Maybe keep similar qwerty phone in mind if battery life is high priority

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  #344710 23-Jun-2010 23:24
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E63 does not support HSDPA if you require HSDPA E71

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  #344715 23-Jun-2010 23:54
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Battery life on the Legend is meant to be decent as Android handsets go, I think largely on the basis of its smaller, lower res, screen. Certainly loads better than the X10. Of the options you've talked about its the best I think.

RE: E63 - even with Opera its browsing experience doesn't come close to the Android handsets.




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  #344853 24-Jun-2010 12:30
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I see Voda is bringing the HTC Desire. Nice phone, good OS. Not sure on abttery life though.

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  #344867 24-Jun-2010 13:22
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Now that Vodafone has the Desire in its lineup I'd absolutely recommend it. Battery will only last a day with moderate to heavy use if sync'ing lots of services are on, but its far better than the X10 with regards to battery life.




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  #344878 24-Jun-2010 13:44
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johnr: Make sure what ever you get supports U900

John


Is that coming soon?




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  #344892 24-Jun-2010 14:05
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richms:
johnr: Make sure what ever you get supports U900

John


Is that coming soon?


Yer about 3 years ago

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  #344915 24-Jun-2010 14:49
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You know what I mean, is it coming to civilization soon, I know the whopwhops have it already but thats no use to me.




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  #344939 24-Jun-2010 16:25
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It depends on price and what you need - keyboard or no keyboard, small or large, iPhone or non iPhone...

Vodafone announced another three Android devices today, adding to the Sony Ericsson X10: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8811





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