New cell phone needed (not iPhone!)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Pluckie, May 14, 2007.

  1. Pluckie macrumors member

    May 7, 2005
    Hi all,

    I'm looking for recommendations for a new cell phone. Although I love the iPhone, it's well out of my price range. I'm looking for something in the $200-$300 range. What is most important to me is a phone that is good at making calls and has a nice, intuitive interface. I'd rather it be smaller than loaded with gadgets. The slimmer the better. I'd like it to sync with my mac.

    I was thinking about the new SE k550i (I really like the SE interface). I was also thinking about a smart phone (it'd be nice to have a good calendar / smart phone), perhaps the Blackberry Pearl. Problem is that I don't need (or want to pay for) the push email service. Would a pearl be worth it if I'm not using push email?

    I need suggestions for a good phone! Thanks.
  2. kajitox macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2007
    I love my Sony Ericsson W810i. It's small, but very powerful with a 2 megapixel camera with video (that takes really great pictures) and a decent built in Walkman that I can't say i really use all the time, but it's nice for the songs (under 30 sec) that you can move onto your phone from your computer. I never get dropped calls, and I have actually been using other people's phones and had to call them back with mine since it gets such good reception. The fact that its not a flip phone isn't a big deal to me, and I abuse the hell out of this thing but it still looks like it's in great conditions. The only problem that I can think of is that when the light is shining on the screen, it's tough to see...but that's never been a huge issue for me.

    I ended up getting it for 25 bucks with a new plan.

    Also, I have heard other Ericsson models are also very good phones, though I can't say anything since I haven't tried any of them out myself.

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