i cant buy a phone, and it sucks.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mord, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    ok, i'd like a V3i, but without the 100 song limit and with a decent OS my absolute minimum requirements are:

    mac compatibility (obviously, so preferably an isync compatible phone, but thats not 100% required, i just need to use it as a modem if need be).

    bluetooth

    memory card slot and a decent amount built in, also needs to be able to use the slot memory for everything.

    1 megapixel camera

    flip phones only

    no bigger than a v3x

    not butt ugly.

    suggestions?

    some panasonic phones looked nice but they are hella hard to get ahold of apart from the x800 which has a crappy camera and is finiky about any media application other than real.
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    i love my new sony ericsson w600i
    it's in the middle of the range of their walkman phones and meets all the req's except flip phone (it twists open but you can use it closed) and memory card slot (it has 256mb built-in but no slot)
    it's got a great ui, decent camera, plays back mp3's, aac's, and a few video formats, etc.
    i think the high end walkman phone has a ms duo slot but i'm not sure.
    oh, and it's a bit bigger than a v3 :eek:
     
  3. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    the handle at the top bugs me, also the size of the thing, edit: i'm a bluetard
    i'm really a design perfectionist, i'm inches away from just buying a v3i, just the OS and restrictive features bug me.
     
  4. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    it actually does play aac's (no drm), but i can definitely understand the size issue :rolleyes:
     
  5. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    i dont use the ITMS, so thats not an issue

    size is a big issue, because it's useless to me unless i can be bothered to have it in my pocket at all times, and if it's too large i cant be ****ed with haveing it in their, also design, it has to not look like ass, and to my mind 99% of phones do, and those that dont have crippled features.
     
  6. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    oh and by the way, dont be offended when i criticize why your phone is not suitable for me, it's because i'm a freakishly weird perfectionist.
     
  7. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    That's not gonna happen. Most phones only support one kind, if any at all.
     
  8. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    If you find one that fits your needs, I will buy it if you change your avatar. :D I go cross eyed looking at it...
     
  9. airkarol macrumors 6502

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    I think he meant that he needed the memory to be used for everything on the phone.
     
  10. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    oh, of course not. why should i be offended lol. its not like i designed it :p
     
  11. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    I actually wont buy one but since you mentioned V3i, I can suggest you take a look as LG P7200. A lil bit fatter than V3i and may not look as good at first but I`d certainly prefer it over V3i any time. Here`s a review from Cnet.com.

    sc001.jpg

    The whole screen rotates and it can be used as a camera.
    p7200_camera_mode.jpg

    As far as AAC and Mac compatibility is concerned I dont really have an idea bout this phone. Google it if you find it interesting.
    I also remember that there are some new samsung models (both filp and slide types) which are heavily inspired from razr. I dont remember the link. But in any case, those phones aren`t out yet. Also I m not sure if you`ll find LG P7200 in US of A.
     
  12. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    i'm in the uk, that lg looks promising but lack oof mac compatibility is a big minus, and it's a tad expencive.
     
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  14. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    no memory card.

    oh and i just realized that the V3i in the uk does not do itunes, yay, this no song limit. the OS still bugs me but unless anyone can show a phone that equals it in features and has a non restrictive OS as is a similar form factor i'll be happy.
     
  15. adam-uk macrumors member

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    V3i-m, itunes, 512mb card and 10mb phone memory, Same size as V3i. 750 mins, 150 texts, £35
     
  16. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    definitely dont want a contract.


    the panasonic x800 looks promiseing, it's perfect in every way, but only if it had a 1MP camera.
     
  17. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure about that? You can buy a RAZR here or here effectively for free, via cashback and redemptions. It might be worth a shot.
    I can't recommend another phone but at least it might save you a few quid.
     
  18. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    i dont really want a regular v3, 5.5MB, hmm :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    and such deals usually have a catch, like the way they dont tell you at all what the cashback deal entails...
     
  19. Kaliemon macrumors member

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    What about the Sharp 903?

    Do you have any carrier requirements? (T-Mobile, Verizon, etc.)
     
  20. adam-uk macrumors member

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    Why no contract? You topping up £20 or more, it WILL work out more beneficial to go on a contract if you do. Plus u get a V3i-m free, or any other phone like a W810i like mine. 512 card free, i can sync it to isync now.

    I hope your on O2 ;)
     
  21. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    my sister uses her phone about the same as i expect i will and she tops up about 10 pounds every 1.5 months, a contract is not good for me

    and to the other poster, i live in the uk thus i'll ebay me a handset and get a pay as you go virgin sim card.
     
  22. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Why are you talking about cell phones on MACRUMORS?:confused: I know it started of with a phone with iTunes, but it got a little um, deviated?

    Only post questions about phones when Apple releases their iPhone!:D
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    That's not the way it works around here... why is a newbie telling others the rules? :confused:
     
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  25. Mord thread starter macrumors G4

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    tad expencive and thick, about a cm thicker than the x800 just for the camera but with the x800 i get symbian os....
     

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