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Topic # 83201 12-May-2011 12:44
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I'm an iPhone user so not too clued up on the ever changing vast android market.  My wife's HTC Magic is showing it's age.. very slow and the touchscreen has always been less sensitive than current tech.  I would like to upgrade her to another android phone, something similar in size to the iPhone.  I tend to get my phones unlocked from USA ebay sellers and she runs pre-pay sim.  My main wish list is a display similar size to iphone and as sensitive, the android OS should be upgradeable without the need to hack it, and very speedy/responsive.  The $250 US price range would be ideal.  Thanks for any advice!

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  Reply # 468285 12-May-2011 13:57
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You're not going to find a phone with the same size/sensitivity as the iphone for that price range, no will be fast!

(About the only phone in your price range would be the Ideos U8150)

How upgradable android phones are all depends on the phone maker, usually. (Without hacking it)

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  Reply # 468289 12-May-2011 14:00
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Have a look at the wildfire maybe... not that much better but a little..




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  Reply # 468292 12-May-2011 14:03
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get motorola DEFY





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  Reply # 468618 13-May-2011 09:35
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Check out clove.uk for HTC new HTC phones.

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  Reply # 468622 13-May-2011 09:44
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Adappted: I'm an iPhone user so not too clued up on the ever changing vast android market.  My wife's HTC Magic is showing it's age.. very slow and the touchscreen has always been less sensitive than current tech.  I would like to upgrade her to another android phone, something similar in size to the iPhone.  I tend to get my phones unlocked from USA ebay sellers and she runs pre-pay sim.  My main wish list is a display similar size to iphone and as sensitive, the android OS should be upgradeable without the need to hack it, and very speedy/responsive.  The $250 US price range would be ideal.  Thanks for any advice!


What you describe is the Google Nexus S. Big screen. OTA updates. Latest versions of Android always. Front and back cameras.  

But what you're willing to pay for is about half that. Others have suggested Motorola Defy. It has a 3.7" screen. Comes with Android v2.1, supposedly upgradeable to v2.2. Don't know how they do that as I haven't owned a Motorola Android phone. Telecom XT sell the Defy locally. 




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