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  # 447602 11-Mar-2011 16:00
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kiwijunglist: Motorolla Atrix
Samsung Galaxy S2
Huawei X5
Huawei X6
Sony Xperia Arc (If camera is important to you)

^ I would choose from the above, the Xperia Arc is there because it has a great camera.


Of those I would guess only the X5 is going to be within budget (and maybe X6 if/when it becomes available).




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  # 447607 11-Mar-2011 16:16
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If you can spend a little bit more, then Nexus S would be a good option.
It does come in two versions, one that supports telecom XT as well.

http://www.mobicity.com.au/samsung-google-nexus-s-nextg.html

 
 
 
 


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  # 447608 11-Mar-2011 16:16
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oh i didn't notice the $700 limit,

Huawei X5 / X6
or Galaxy S i9000 (if price drops with new Galaxy S2) / 2nd hand one from someone upgrading
or Galaxy SL i9003 (depending on price, this is Galaxy S without Amyloid)




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  # 447611 11-Mar-2011 16:23
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The i9000 can be had for ~$700 on Pricespy




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  # 448519 15-Mar-2011 12:30
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The Google Nexus S has just been released here in Oz, thinkng of picking one up when contract expires next month... vodafone (Oz) are also offering 12 month contracts which is a little refreshing: http://shop.vodafone.com.au/mobile-details/Nexus-S?pid=v:hme:and:nexus-s:lnk:nexus-s-buy-now




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  # 448530 15-Mar-2011 13:06
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HTC wildfire is a good choice if you only want to spend about 450, but the I9000 Is to laggy




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  # 448532 15-Mar-2011 13:08
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You'd be bonkers to buy a Wildfire now the X5 is sub $500

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  # 448537 15-Mar-2011 13:22
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Hahahaha depends what brand you like better I guess :)




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  # 448549 15-Mar-2011 13:50
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No it doesn't, the wildfire is a low end QVGA phone, the Huawei X5 is midrange-high end with WVGA screen, it's far superior there is no competition.




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  # 448563 15-Mar-2011 14:13
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I would choose huawei ideos u8150 for $160 via trademe over wild fire




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  # 448564 15-Mar-2011 14:14
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And x5 is way better than wild fire




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  # 448975 16-Mar-2011 17:41
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The problem with the X5 for me is that it is just too big to be easily pocketable, which is a problem with most android phones - they are becoming mini-tablets! I wish, in addition to going 'big', hardware makers would also focus fitting the smallest possible body onto a 4" screen - edge to edge glass and a thin profile. There are a lot of people, like me, that want the functionality, but in a easily pocketable form.

I currently have a LG P500 and I wouldn't want to go with a physically bigger phone, which the X5 is. The best upgrade I can see at the moment in the upcoming HTC desire S which packs a bigger screen into the same body size as the LG P500. I am only hoping there are more similar options over the next few months?

On a totally different note, is there any easy way to link directly to the last post for GZ forum discussions? The only option I have found so far is to link to the last page and scroll down?

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  # 448987 16-Mar-2011 18:04
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have a look at ZTE blade (orange san fransicso). it's a way best phone around for 99 GBP :) look for reviews on youtube and check out handtech.co.uk as they the onle one who sell international directly.




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  # 448995 16-Mar-2011 18:27
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Dont buy anything with a resolution less than HVGA!!!!!

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