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I REALLY would not bother with the phones listed as options, wait a bit, like 4 weeks or so.

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.

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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


that link changes all the time.. at one point it said £239.99 if you click on it it shows £0.00

most places on the net are also saying the zte era is expected in July, only a week or so away?
http://pdadb.net/ind...c=zte_grand_era

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The era does look good, but who knows when it will really be available...same with the mimosa too. Even if they are announced as shipping from the supplier it'll take a while to filter through, and these things were announced months ago!

At the moment I'm leaning towards the razr, quite like the look of ICS on it, barely messed with, no Motoblur and a quick camera to boot.

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The era does look good, but who knows when it will really be available...same with the mimosa too. Even if they are announced as shipping from the supplier it'll take a while to filter through, and these things were announced months ago!

At the moment I'm leaning towards the razr, quite like the look of ICS on it, barely messed with, no Motoblur and a quick camera to boot.


i would get the droid razr maxx if its near the same price, its battery is huge (3300mAh) and looks a little better

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Another great option I discovered recently :

Zopo Zp300 : 1gb of RAM ! LG IPS HD screen (1280 x 720), ICS... for 163 pounds (255 dollar)

or even better :

keep in mind this model:

TCL-S900

http://www.yoybuy.co...ow/15039558469/

204 pounds (319 $) !!! Same specs as P1, freakin' dual core !! even better screen resolution (1280 x 720) than P1

Edited by weckl, 24 June 2012 - 02:10 PM.

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Another great option I discovered recently :

Zopo Zp300 : 1gb of RAM ! LG IPS HD screen (1280 x 720), ICS... for 163 pounds (255 dollar)

or even better :

keep in mind this model:

TCL-S900

http://www.yoybuy.co...ow/15039558469/

204 pounds (319 $) !!! Same specs as P1, freakin' dual core !! even better screen resolution (1280 x 720) than P1


i like the look of the oppo finder, 6.5mm thin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iswEWpKNIXo&feature=player_detailpage

specs http://thegadgetsgee...hone-at-6-65mm/


£250 http://activity.oppo...ale/orderlt.htm

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The maxx is around £200 more than the standard raze, so no go there.

Not sure how comfortable I'd be buying a "no name" Chinese handset...

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The maxx is around £200 more than the standard raze, so no go there.

Not sure how comfortable I'd be buying a "no name" Chinese handset...


yeah, im the same, will only buy from the uk (to much hassle to return if faulty)

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yeah, im the same, will only buy from the uk (to much hassle to return if faulty)


i would probably go for a nvida tegra 2 device my self...

i mean my lg optimus 2x scores higher benchmarks than all three of those phones in that video

clocked @ 1.2ghz and it only has 512mb RAM lol

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I agree with you Tillaz if you plan to play games but if not I think TCL S900 is a deal extreme in every sense. The specs are simply absurd for the price. Have the same performance of the P1, even with better screen resolution. Is not as thick as the P1 but if you don't mind about that is a serious deal extreme. The only issue as you say is too much hassle if comes faulty...but hey life is risk ;-)

Edited by weckl, 24 June 2012 - 06:23 PM.

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And the Oppo x907 is a real beauty but is quite expensive than the TCL S900. But a real beauty.

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i would probably go for a nvida tegra 2 device my self...

i mean my lg optimus 2x scores higher benchmarks than all three of those phones in that video

clocked @ 1.2ghz and it only has 512mb RAM lol

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Wow that's so high! I would wait and see if you can get a cheap tegra 2 phone...

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ZTE era is showing up at £279 with shipping if you google it.

The era is "interesting" in both senses of the word. I would wait for some real world experience before spending big bucks on it.

The one phone that is a lot better than the G300 the Galaxy Nexus (and maybe the Note). The screen is just gorgeous, and being from Google it will (presumably) get access to the latest software.

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 data:image/png;base64,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

149? I am expecting it to cost more like 179 or 199 - still a bargain compared to the competition, especially it is actually well done.

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149? I am expecting it to cost more like 179 or 199 - still a bargain compared to the competition, especially it is actually well done.


aah yes, forgot about VAT. You could be closer although who knows...? Don't have to make a profit to make cash, look at top social media websites :)
Some nice phones out in the next month though.

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Wow that's so high! I would wait and see if you can get a cheap tegra 2 phone...


What ROM / Kernel / RIL / BB is tillaz running on his 2X.

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What ROM / Kernel / RIL / BB is tillaz running on his 2X.


my custom rom ... (AdrenalinForce Kernel just for overclocking)

http://android.modac...2x-2xmodacocom/

tegra is the best chip set to have, gaming or not...

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wow.. nokia 808 pureview has a 41 MP camera
http://www.gsmarena....review-4577.php

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wow.. nokia 808 pureview has a 41 MP camera
http://www.gsmarena....review-4577.php


Lol 41 megapixel is just silly! Don't need it that big. Lens will be rubbish anyway!

All these phones coming out with massive resolution cameras to try impress people, but if the lens doesn't focus well enough its pointless. More mp doesn't at all mean better photos haha

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yeah, that's usually the case. (or at least it was, with cameras a few years ago) But, I think there's more to the big mp count on this Nokia. I think one use for the extra mp's is to create a better res digital zoom. So basically, a cropped image that can be enlarged with detail cause of all the mega pixels used in the image. Check it out, in some of the news releases about the Pureview. I think I'm right, anyway, if it does indeed works that way, it makes sense for a phone cause you would never be able to fit a decent mechanical zoom in to one (especially with the industry trying to make them thin as possible)

Also, usually Nokia uses a Carl Zeiss lens, they are some of the best quality around for phones, anyway.

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41mp would run out of storage real quick :lol:

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