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Alternative to G300

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Hello,

I've had my G300 for many months however it seems that I've finally managed to crack the screen by dropping it. I'm deciding whether I should get the same model or chose a different phone. Does anyone know of any newer phones of a similar price point and value as the G300? Unfortunately I'm a student so all of this is being paid with an overdraft so I can't go too expensive.

Thanks,
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Maybe the new addition to the family?

[url="http://www.trustedreviews.com/huawei-ascend-g330_Mobile-Phone_review"]http://www.trustedre...le-Phone_review[/url]



PS send me the phone in the post if your throwing it away! Edited by ptoner
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Unfortunately I can only seem to find one place that sells it in the UK and the price seems slightly steep in comparison to the G300. I was thinking of upgrading to a Galaxy S III mini, since I do need a new phone fairly fast.
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Acer S500 seems a very good alternative : [url="http://www.gsmarena.com/acer_cloudmobile_s500-4542.php"]http://www.gsmarena.com/acer_cloudmobile_s500-4542.php[/url]
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[quote name='ionutz1122' timestamp='1361916415' post='2095431']
Acer S500 seems a very good alternative : [url="http://www.gsmarena.com/acer_cloudmobile_s500-4542.php"]http://www.gsmarena....e_s500-4542.php[/url]
[/quote]

I wish you posted this a few hours earlier as I would have considered it unforunately I depend on my phone on a daily basis and pretty much had to order that night. In the end I chose the Samsung Galaxy S III mini, which I now slightly regret. The only upside is that it seems the mod community is more active.

Now that it's not my main phone I might attempt to repair the LCD although I saw little point in spending £30 to repair a £100 phone, but if it's successful I could always use it as a dedicated media player. Although to be honest, it has probably been my favourite phone to date and I seriously regret dropping it.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions Edited by Plxply
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If you do attempt to repair the screen then this thread (and links) might be of interest to you:

[url="http://www.modaco.com/topic/354853-cracked-screen/"]http://www.modaco.co...cracked-screen/[/url] Edited by dalyer
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[font="Verdana, Tahoma, Arial,"][color="#4e565e"][size=3]Replaced the LCD Screen [/size][size=3]myself[/size][size=3] for about £25 including delivery.[/size][/color][/font]

[color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]Bought from the only supplier that I could find [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/"]on eBay[/url][color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]. Took a chance and it paid off. Very quick and professional.[/size][/font][/color]
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Huawei-LCD-repair-Huawei-Ascend-G300-U8815-U8818-U8825D-T8830-G330D-/281040872089?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D5525059692306292880%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D281040872089%26"]http://www.ebay.co.u...d=281040872089[/url]

[color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]Also used this Spanish video. Thought it was Romanian or something. Remember to turn off the crap music. Watch it, take your time, do a few steps then pause. Catch up and play again for 10 secs or so.... this is what I did all along and went back and watched again if I was unsure. You may be a heat gun for taking off the actual screen from its metal casing and for the square glued down piece in the middle of the board. Deadly to remove. I used a [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.johnlewis.com/Electricals/Health+and+Personal+Care/Health+and+Personal+Care/Hair+Dryers/688/ProductCategory.aspx"]hair dryer[/url][color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3] as I had no heat gun. Needs must![/size][/font][/color]
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I have bought an Orange San Diego, yes I know all the pitfalls with the locked bootloader, but with the help of the Modaco forum, I pretty much have a Vanilla Android ICS on it, and it really flys, my G300 was getting Antutu scores of around 4000, the OSD gets nearly 12000.

I am fairly loyal to Orange as I have a fantastic deal off them, and I can get Signal Boost on this phone, what a god send it is, finally a phone that works anywhere in the house, it is just so god dam fast at everything, my Lumia 710 has gone, I will now use the G300 just with a 6 month web booster from T Mobile works out at £40 a year for unlimited internet on a mobile, and the OSD for everything else.

The price? £79.99 for a real flying machine direct from Orange

Andrew
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[quote name='Andymac1969' timestamp='1361967203' post='2095629']
I have bought an Orange San Diego, yes I know all the pitfalls with the locked bootloader, but with the help of the Modaco forum, I pretty much have a Vanilla Android ICS on it, and it really flys, my G300 was getting Antutu scores of around 4000, the OSD gets nearly 12000.

I am fairly loyal to Orange as I have a fantastic deal off them, and I can get Signal Boost on this phone, what a god send it is, finally a phone that works anywhere in the house, it is just so god dam fast at everything, my Lumia 710 has gone, I will now use the G300 just with a 6 month web booster from T Mobile works out at £40 a year for unlimited internet on a mobile, and the OSD for everything else.

The price? £79.99 for a real flying machine direct from Orange

Andrew
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It scores 12000? Wow :P
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Ooooo lol :P
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[quote name='ptoner' timestamp='1361965270' post='2095619']
[color=#4e565e][size=3]Replaced the LCD Screen [/size][size=3]myself[/size][size=3] for about £25 including delivery.[/size][/color]

[color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]Bought from the only supplier that I could find [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/"]on eBay[/url][color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]. Took a chance and it paid off. Very quick and professional.[/size][/font][/color]
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Huawei-LCD-repair-Huawei-Ascend-G300-U8815-U8818-U8825D-T8830-G330D-/281040872089?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D5525059692306292880%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D281040872089%26"]http://www.ebay.co.u...d=281040872089[/url]

[color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3]Also used this Spanish video. Thought it was Romanian or something. Remember to turn off the crap music. Watch it, take your time, do a few steps then pause. Catch up and play again for 10 secs or so.... this is what I did all along and went back and watched again if I was unsure. You may be a heat gun for taking off the actual screen from its metal casing and for the square glued down piece in the middle of the board. Deadly to remove. I used a [/size][/font][/color][url="http://www.johnlewis.com/Electricals/Health+and+Personal+Care/Health+and+Personal+Care/Hair+Dryers/688/ProductCategory.aspx"]hair dryer[/url][color=#4E565E][font=Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif, Georgia, Courier, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=3] as I had no heat gun. Needs must![/size][/font][/color]
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Hi ptoner.....

Do you have a linky for that Spanish video.....YouTube??

TIA
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[quote name='ionutz1122' timestamp='1361916415' post='2095431']Acer S500 seems a very good alternative : [url="http://www.gsmarena.com/acer_cloudmobile_s500-4542.php"]http://www.gsmarena.com/acer_cloudmobile_s500-4542.php[/url][/quote]I can't find any recent price drop for this??
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[quote name='Andymac1969' timestamp='1361997009' post='2095873']Ooooo lol :P[/quote]

Haha, its just I've seen it score only 5000, so 12000 is a bit unbelievable, especially with a single core 1.6GHz processor.
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Huawei Ascend W1, Nokia Lumia 620?
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[quote name='kyan31' timestamp='1362125737' post='2096398']
Haha, its just I've seen it score only 5000, so 12000 is a bit unbelievable, especially with a single core 1.6GHz processor.
[/quote]

Only the FACTS young man only the facts!!
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my SGS 3 Verzion gives 9500 on antutu....your 12000 is amazing if true....lol
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[quote name='Andymac1969' timestamp='1362134303' post='2096424']
Only the FACTS young man only the facts!!
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whats the battery life like? and if the battery dies do you have to replace the phone? Edited by yaqh
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[quote name='yaqh' timestamp='1362566510' post='2098670']

whats the battery life like? and if the battery dies do you have to replace the phone?[/quote]

Will upload some screenshots when i get home of battery stats and also do a fresh Antutu benchmark but photograph the phone as doubt is being cast on the figures :unsure:

Battery is miles better than the G300 will easily last a couple of days

Andrew
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[quote name='Andymac1969' timestamp='1362571979' post='2098697']
Will upload some screenshots when i get home of battery stats and also do a fresh Antutu benchmark but photograph the phone as doubt is being cast on the figures :unsure:

Battery is miles better than the G300 will easily last a couple of days

Andrew
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the only downside is no expandable memory (sd card) and battery built in.
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[quote name='Andymac1969' timestamp='1362134303' post='2096424']
Only the FACTS young man only the facts!!
[/quote]

interesting scores, it seems to think your device is dual core as it has (x2) next to the clock speed, i'm sure the san diego is single core?

last i seen in pauls review it was getting around 5700
[url="http://www.modaco.com/page/news/_/android/android-reviews/orange-san-diego-review-r599"]http://www.modaco.co...ego-review-r599[/url]


but this is not surprising as antutu benchmark is totally inaccurate and they keep changing the scoring points as far as i can see...
last month my nexus 4 clocked at 1.5ghz was getting close to 20000...

now i'm getting this... and that's clocked at 1.8ghz (antutu is a waste of time)

[attachment=86499:Screenshot_2013-03-06-12-07-23.png]
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[quote name='yaqh' timestamp='1362566510' post='2098670']
whats the battery life like? and if the battery dies do you have to replace the phone?
[/quote]
Any use

http://www.modaco.com/topic/360018-what-happens-if-the-battery-dies-after-a-year/
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Also something to consider. !

The San Diego is a very capable phone. However it is let down by having no recovery so not many rom's ,Xolo and stock only and will probably stay that way as well , it can be rooted.
Some high end / EA games and apps are incompatible with the Intel chip , which is a shame as this phone would run them well with the power it has.
Also to get it unlocked from the orange network you have to have a active orange sim card for 6 months and even then I have read its still a pain to get unlocked and costs £20.
The battery is also a possible concern.
Still for £100 its a nice phone.


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[quote name='tillaz' timestamp='1362573978' post='2098710']
interesting scores, it seems to think your device is dual core as it has (x2) next to the clock speed, i'm sure the san diego is single core?

last i seen in pauls review it was getting around 5700
[url="http://www.modaco.com/page/news/_/android/android-reviews/orange-san-diego-review-r599"]http://www.modaco.co...ego-review-r599[/url]


but this is not surprising as antutu benchmark is totally inaccurate and they keep changing the scoring points as far as i can see...
last month my nexus 4 clocked at 1.5ghz was getting close to 20000...

now i'm getting this... and that's clocked at 1.8ghz (antutu is a waste of time)

[attachment=86499:Screenshot_2013-03-06-12-07-23.png]
[/quote]

I am not technical, but is that not the hyper-threading at work making it work as two?

Andrew
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The OSD has Multithreading, so its pretty much a dual core device.
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As promised photo and screenshots, this is not a sales pitch for the OSD just a reason why I bought one as an alternative to my G300, the G300 is a fantastic phone supported by a fabulous community and is the phone that I have had and kept for the longest out of any phone.

The only reason I got the OSD was it was the most bang for the buck, I was torn between that and the Nexus 4, but I could not justify the extra £200 for the Nexus 4 (I paid £79 for the OSD in there 20% off sale)

Yes the OSD is limited by its locked bootloader, but boy is it fast and it does everything I could want it to do, nothing is to much for it, and there is ZERO lag.

I have never been able to get TV catchup to work on the G300, it works on the OSD, Signal Boost works on the OSD, and living in a rural area on Orange it is a godsend, the battery life is amazing, 2 days without any trouble whatsoever, I got a day out of the G300.

I am at that age where a bit of sense has entered my brain, and I would love a S3, S4 or the new HTC One, but can I really justify the money, and the sad truth is that in today's world I can't. The HTC One, nice to have nice to own, but can I justify that extra near £500?? Will it really do even more than I can't do now? maybe but for now it's the OSD

Andrew
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