Buying a new mobile phone

I?m looking to get a new mobile phone but I really don?t know which one is best and so I?m asking for your reviews and recommendations. I?m on pay-as-you-go, a decision I made here, and it has saved me quite a bit of money over the last 20 months by basically halving my monthly bills, which will work out at around 350/400 saved over that period. The only downside is that I don?t get ?free? upgrades and so the phone I switched over with then is still the phone I?ve got now (Nokia 6230), and even then it was second-hand so I thought it was about time I splashed out on a new phone.

I use my mobile for making calls and sending text messages, which is all I?ve really needed from a phone, but there is one thing extra that I want on my phone.. .a decent camera. The camera on the phone at the moment is rubbish and really low-res so it?s not even worth trying, and so on my new phone I?d like a good camera with at least 2 megapixels and a flash.

I want to be able to take photos wherever I am without the foresight of having to bring my main camera out, and having it on my phone would be ideal. I only really want to spend 100 maximum on the phone, but I don?t mind it being second-hand or refurbished, so get suggesting.

Obviously it would be nice if you could personally suggest a phone you currently use, but word-of-mouth suggestions are good too. Cheers.

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6 Responses to Buying a new mobile phone

  1. Adem says:

    there?s quite a few cheapish reconditioned phones here.

  2. Adem says:

    The Nokia N73 has a 3.5 megapixel camera and is £80 : ?The N73 sports a 3.2 megapixel camera using the same Carl Zeiss optics and CMOS sensor that made the N70 a powerful imaging device. The camera has a built-in flash, 20x digital zoom, macro mode, plenty of optional settings and a photo editor.?

  3. tony flaig says:

    For a straight forward phone I think the nokia N73 is not bad, I see that you have a picture of the N95 since I?ve had both the increased mega pixel size does not make for a better picture as the lens I think is shared by both phones.

    Video is better on the N95 but the N73 is a more solid phone.

    The N95 gives you sat nav but apart from that I regret upgrading.

  4. Matt B says:

    If you are keen on good photography and cheapness I would suggest separate units. However one never things ?I must take my camera with me? as you check for not-very-holy trinity of keys, wallet and phone.

  5. Adem says:

    Tony F ? I like the look of the N73 and it seems pretty cheap for what it does. Nice to hear a good personal recommendation for it.

    Matt B ? I?ve got my main camera and use that a lot, but sometimes I?m in situations without when I?d really like to take a photo. If the camera was in the phone then I?d be sorted.

  6. Adem says:

    I?ve had a few good comments about the Sony Ericsson K550i



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