Jump to content


Photo

What's the new favourite budget phone?

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
38 replies to this topic

#1
sej7278

sej7278

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,647 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade
My sister's thinking of replacing her Blade (I know, traitor!) for Xmas as she's fed up of crap 3G battery life and was wondering what's the new < £200 favourite Android?

The Skate, Crescent, Moto Defy+ and Huawei G300 that I could think of look a bit old now.

She'd want ARMv7 and stock ICS (JellyBean via CM10 is fine). More than 512mb RAM would be nice too as she's always running out of space even with move-to-SD.

Are the cheaper Moto Droid, LG Optimus, Sony Xperia or Samsung Galaxy models worth looking at?

Not interested in 2nd hand or on contract.

Has to be SIM/bootloader unlockable and rootable.

Probably completely the wrong place to put this, but its the place i hangout and respect the opinions of you lot

Edited by sej7278, 30 October 2012 - 12:54 PM.

  • 0

#2
Sulthekk

Sulthekk

    Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 619 posts
  • Devices:ZTE Blade
What about Nexus 4? It's basically an Optimus G, but with pure Google support (Which means lots of updates) ...
I'm not sure about the british price, but I read something like 299$, which I think is under 200£.

  • 1

#3
..Abel..

..Abel..

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 250 posts
  • Devices:Zte Blade / Dell XCD 35
  • Twitter:@Ace_Able
nexus 4 is the best option!!!! Phone that can beat even the s3

  • 0

Posted Image
JELLY BEAN :)


#4
sej7278

sej7278

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,647 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade

What about Nexus 4? It's basically an Optimus G, but with pure Google support (Which means lots of updates) ...
I'm not sure about the british price, but I read something like 299$, which I think is under 200£.


as usual us brits are getting screwed over, £239=$384 for the 8gb model or £279=$448 for 16gb.......

  • 0

#5
t181

t181

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 122 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade
Maybe ZTE Grand X ?

  • 0

#6
sej7278

sej7278

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,647 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade

Maybe ZTE Grand X ?


at £200 its a bit pricey for the spec - 512mb, tegra2, horrible responsiveness.....

  • 0

#7
Sulthekk

Sulthekk

    Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 619 posts
  • Devices:ZTE Blade

at £200 its a bit pricey for the spec - 512mb, tegra2, horrible responsiveness.....

Grand X IN (the Intel Atom version)?

  • 0

#8
xondrax

xondrax

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 112 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:Huawei G510 4.1.1 Stock
what about ZTE U950? new phone from today...http://www.engadget....-tegra-3-phone/

Edited by xondrax, 30 October 2012 - 06:31 PM.

  • 0

#9
lineone

lineone

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 58 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:london
  • Devices:OSF - KonstaT 2.3.5
maybe this thread might interest you :)
http://www.modaco.co...ect-from-china/

  • 0

#10
b4da55

b4da55

    Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 919 posts
Dont think the zte is available in uk yet.may be wrong. You say the g300 a bit old but 6 mths after release there's no phone for the price that can beat it that i know off. It also has the specs you require. Like ^ though china is doing amazing things at the moment. Damn parentage :D

  • 0

#11
sej7278

sej7278

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,647 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade
don't fancy an atom cpu, the ones i have in my netbook and netop's are crap and the number of arm apps must really outweigh the x86 ones.

zte u950 looks ok, no idea why vendors are still selling ics phones though, we're already on the 3rd version of jellybean ffs. huawei honour 2 looks better but twice the price. not sure if either will come to the uk though.

gotta say the nexus4 is a lot of bang for the buck - you'd have to be insane to pay twice the price for an s3 or iphone5. full aosp support is nice too (albeit boring for tinkerers).

  • 0

#12
-ION-

-ION-

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade, YIAYU G3
My next one will be the JiaYu G3

  • 0

#13
hajj_3

hajj_3

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 228 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:Huawei Ascend Y550
The Huewei G330 is coming out soon, that has dual core 1ghz cortex a5 and Adreno 203 graphics, 512mb ram and 4gb rom. That looks to be around £150-160 ish. The tegra 3 zte u950 is decent too and zte and lenovo are bringing out a phone with a MediaTek MT6589. This supports LTE i think and is 28nm so good battery life, quad core cortex a7 1.2ghz: http://www.gizmochin...mt6589-chipset/

So i'd hold off buying at the moment seeing as all these nice new phones are coming out soon.

All of these lower end companies thinking of charging £250 for these mid-range phones are going to have to lower their prices now that the nexus 4 is under £250 delivered.

Edited by hajj_3, 31 October 2012 - 12:41 AM.

  • 0

#14
iShubham

iShubham

    Regular

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 133 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:India
  • Devices:ZTE Blade (Chinese)
  • Twitter:@iShubhamRaj

What about Nexus 4? It's basically an Optimus G, but with pure Google support (Which means lots of updates) ...
I'm not sure about the british price, but I read something like 299$, which I think is under 200£.

I strong agree this! I myself will go for nexus 4 when it comes out! :)
specs are worth more than what cost it is..

  • 0
Please visit my sites :
www.iToole.com - mostly iPhone related + Technology news
www.TasteOfAndroid.com - All Android related stuff

#15
hajj_3

hajj_3

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 228 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:Huawei Ascend Y550
New ZTE Nubia Z5 quadcore phone announced: http://translate.goo...ne-brand-nubia/

There are very little specs available unfortunately. It is out in China in december.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Edited by hajj_3, 31 October 2012 - 12:15 PM.

  • 0

#16
Shahmatt

Shahmatt

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 170 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Singapore
  • Devices:Jiayu G2 (6577), OSF, E51
I've ordered a Jiayu G2. The dual core 1GHz version with 1GB RAM, 2000mAh battery and dual sim.

It's slightly more than a 100 pounds and can be rooted easily.

I haven't got it yet. Will post a short review when I try it out.

  • 0

#17
hajj_3

hajj_3

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 228 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:Huawei Ascend Y550
huewei ascend d2 announced too: http://www.dialaphon...tphone-hybrids/

  • 0

#18
sej7278

sej7278

    Hardcore

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,647 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Devices:ZTE Blade
lol 5" screen is crazy for a phone, no wonder it comes with a 3000mah battery! any ideas what the ascend d2 will cost?

1gb/quadcore phones are definitely coming down in price! i guess phone manufacturers have to aim well under £250 or their potential customers will just go for a nexus4.

  • 0

#19
ufizo

ufizo

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 222 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Roorkee, India
  • Devices:DELL XCD35
  • Twitter:@ufiz0
sony TIPO?

  • 0

#20
Santiago97

Santiago97

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Devices:OSD, ZTE Blade
The San Diego... its a great phone... no custom ROMs at the moment, but it'll get there as well...

  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users