ZTE era is showing up at £279 with shipping if you google it. So unless Orange comes through again with £199 or less I would stick with the G300 and stick on the Atomic ROM and wait for something really improved.
But if you must, the ZTE era of Ascend Quad depending on price.
I've got a ZTE Skate, LG 2X and G300. They all have their plusses (2x has twistable maps) and a nice camera/video mod but it has a plastic lens cover and often forgets it has an sdcard. The G300 remarkable battery life, works well and is smooth no complaints, The Skate with ICS is also super smooth and big screen, but a little slow on web pages.
Friends phones and from playing in shops, SGS2, SGS3, HTC X - NONE seem a huge leap forward, especially considering their inflated prices.
I think I'm going to see how an ICS G300 is, save some cash and wait for a nice Sony HDR sensor to appear on a phone. So about another year wait.
You could always flog the G300 and get a dual core ZTE Mimosa X or something which on Orange will probably be Skate money £120-130? Interesting modem included.
Also, Google will shortly release a tablet at I/O for £149, so the phone suddenly needs to do much less than before - ie web surfing and you suddenly need 149 quid in your pocket
Edited by dbbloke, 24 June 2012 - 01:51 AM.