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Cell phones

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by K, May 11, 2006.

  1. K

    K i bite

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    Mine just broke.
    I know what im looking for though.
    I have cingular right now and all of their new phones have realy chity chargers. They are just cheap peices of 5hite. So i'm thinkin of switching to another carrier who has better phones.
    I'm not going with sprint so don't mention them.;)
    Anyone heard anything yay or nay about Tmobile?

    I am mostly concerned with reception!
    But the features i'm looking for are:
    Full duplex speakerphone
    Camera phone "Megapixel +1 or greater"
    usb port for conecting to computer and uploading mp3s
    Mp3 player

    I was thinking about this phone:
    Motorola v360
    It has most of what i am looking for, yet the camera is only VGA (640 x 480)
    My last phone had same , and took realy crappy pictures. The +1 megapixel cameras produce alot nicer pics.
    This phone also has expandable memory slot for a gig card!
    I'm realy leaning twards it now since i found out i dont have a deposit.

    Anyone got input on the camera or the tmobile reception?
    Yays or Nays.
    Thnx
     
  2. [UMC]Boron

    [UMC]Boron UMC's Official Drunkard

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    I have a RAZR. 1.3megapixel, 1280x1024 resolution, USB charger (and if you have the software, the spot to upload stuff). It doesnt have an mp3 player though.

    I still maintain though that phones are phones and just that. if you want to take half way acceptable pictures, just get a cheap, slim, digital camera.

    *edit* I dont know about Tmobile, I am with Verizon and have really good service everywhere I go (the midwest).

    *edit2* It also has a pretty good speaker phone, nice and loud. Good quality.
     
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  3. Daedalus

    Daedalus I don't even...

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    I envy my friend who has one of the Samsung a900 Blade phones. That thing is way sweeter than the razer and just as thin.
     
  4. FaT CaM

    FaT CaM Not much...

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    ive still got my nokia 3310, screen is cracked, covers randomly come apart, some numbers are very hard to press but it still does all the things a phone should have to do.
     
  5. sid

    sid I posted in the RO-me thread
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    All your services are CDMA?
     
  6. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    Here are the current TOP30 (February 2006) tested by CHIP (a well recognized magazine in Germany/Austria):

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    	Model			Price (Euro)	Points	Score		Phone	Multimedia	Data/Messaging	Usage
    1	Sony Ericsson W900i	599		98	very good	98	100		100		97
    2	Nokia N90		719		96	very good	96	98		94		95
    3	Samsung SGH-Z500	529		94	very good	96	83		95		98
    4	Nokia N70		529		94	very good	92	95		97		94
    5	Siemens SXG75		479		94	very good	95	90		100		93
    6	Sony Ericsson W810i	449		94	very good	94	96		88		95
    7	Sony Ericsson K750i	379		93	very good	90	93		88		97
    8	Sony Ericsson K600i	419		93	very good	97	87		99		91
    9	Sony Ericsson W800i	419		93	very good	87	96		88		96
    10	Nokia 6630		319		92	very good	100	89		95		89
    11	Nokia 6230i		369		92	very good	88	88		86		98
    12	T-Mobile MDA Pro	899		91	very good	84	97		97		91
    13	Samsung SGH-i300	679		91	very good	83	94		84		97
    14	Nokia 6680		619		91	very good	97	90		95		86
    15	Sharp 903		800		91	very good	91	89		93		90
    16	Siemens S65		279		90	very good	93	74		87		97
    17	Nokia 3250		389		90	very good	85	95		89		91
    18	Nokia 6230		349		89	good		87	79		90		95
    19	Nokia 6270		359		89	good		87	97		85		89
    20	Sharp V902		1000		89	good		91	85		90		89
    21	Sony Ericsson S700i	599		89	good		82	91		82		94
    22	Siemens S75		339		89	good		89	83		86		92
    23	Sony Ericsson W550i	319		89	good		92	94		88		85
    24	Motorola SLVR L7	279		88	good		84	75		79		100
    25	Samsung SGH-D600	499		88	good		88	87		78		93
    26	Nokia Communicator 9500	829		88	good		88	89		81		91
    27	Motorola E1000		799		88	good		91	86		88		88
    28	Siemens M75		339		88	good		90	75		85		94
    29	Motorola Razr V3	449		88	good		91	77		72		97
    30	Samsung SGH-Z110v	n/a		88	good		88	88		90		87
    
    
    Hope this helps ;)

    I currently use a Sony Ericsson K750i and a W800i

    They cover your requirements:
    Both come with Full Duplex speakers, a 2 megapixel cam, usb connection cable for PC and MP3 player.
    The W800i comes with a special Walkman-Software and 516 MB memory-card (at least with my provider, I think that can vary from provider to provider; there are greater memory cards available, AFAIK up to 2GB) and I`m very pleased with them at the moment

    I had Nokia Handies for years but I just got tired of the fact they all had problems after some time (software,keys,standby time)
    Nokia has the better PC Suite, but most of my backuped software (java-games :D) also works on my Sony Ericssons

    MP3-Ringtones without payment 4tw \o/

    When I have time I`ll also make a nice UT-Theme for them, I really liked the 4 I did for my Nokia Series60 Handies

    EDIT:
    Here`s a pic taken with the Sony Ericsson K750i:
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. K

    K i bite

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    OMFG, I was looking at that one on line and am in love with that phone. But they dont sell it in the US. However. . .
    How would i go about finding out what carriers support that phone here?
    That phone is bad ass!
     
  8. _Zd_Phoenix_

    _Zd_Phoenix_ Queen of BuFdom

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    My best friend has that sony phone and I dont like it...far too fiddley. But then I do love my Samsung E300 a hell of alot. But no bluetooth...GRRRR :mad:
     
  9. K

    K i bite

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    fiddley? what's fiddley?
     
  10. _Zd_Phoenix_

    _Zd_Phoenix_ Queen of BuFdom

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    it's annoying to operate. the central stick thing is...tricky, tricky to use. It functions well enough, but it pisses me off when I have to use it.
     
  11. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    *bummer* :hmm:

    but you can get almost everything in the internet :p

    EDIT:
    I don`t have any problems with it, it really suprised me due I was a fan of Nokia before
    Bluetooth is a musthave, sending pics or silly messages to other ppl letting their handies receive everything is so much fun *hrhr*
     
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  12. The_Head

    The_Head JB Mapper

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    I have a W800i, great little phone.

    At first I was weary about the joystick control, but now I prefer it over any other method of control.
    Next thing I want to see is a trackball ;)
    It makes navigation very quick as you don't have to move your fingers around the keypad as much as other phones (although its still small distances on other phones)

    Works great as a walkman too ;)
     
  13. sid

    sid I posted in the RO-me thread
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    That wouldnt be very wise in the case of mobile phones because there is a big possibility of experiencing compatibility issues and ofcourse many other services might be curtailed.
     
  14. hyrulian

    hyrulian Rainbow Brite

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    In the US, the major providers are:
    • Cingular/AT&T: GSM (AT&T may still have leftover TDMA)
    • T-Mobile: GSM
    • Sprint PCS/Nextel: CDMA (don't know what Nextel used before the merge, so I don't know if this is what Sprint/Nextel still uses)
    • Verizon: CDMA
     
  15. MrSmiles

    MrSmiles selimsrm

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    i have verison and my phone is a motorolla v60s
    very plain phone, black and greenish screen, no games, but it gets good reception, and a decent battery life
     
  16. Kaligraphic

    Kaligraphic Charles leChaud is my hero

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    Nextel used iDen, a TDMA protocol. I believe that all new Sprint/Nextel customers are going on CDMA, though.

    The Boost phones might be using the iDen network for PTT, though.
     
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  17. SugarBear

    SugarBear Sadly Un-Surreal

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    samsung a900 from sprint, great coverage, fantastic service, best phone of its type on the market.

    Tmobile sucks, I had them for three years before switching to sprint, good prices, horrible phones that practically never get updated, HORRIBLE reception, horrible customer service, my service was shut off 7 times because of late bills. One month late, and totaling .36 cents that was racked up because their stupid online paying service is garbage.

    If you've ruled out Sprint (stupid thing to do though) then look at Cingular, that's who I was going to switch to originally (I get sprint for free though) good phones, good prices and good service.
     
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  18. purice

    purice coon dog

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    i have a samsung a920 and the carrier-who-shall-not-be-named. maybe another carrier uses the phone.

    it has a nice media player that plays files including mp3, 3gpp, 3gpp2 and some others. i recently converted an xvid file (Lost episode 18) to 3gpp2 (file size 48MB from ~350MB xvid) and it plays very well, especially with headphones. the transflash slot is very useful not only for storage, but also for file transfers. the 1.3Mp camera is ok and the camcorder is a lot of fun.

    oh, and it uses evdo
     
  19. SugarBear

    SugarBear Sadly Un-Surreal

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    I have the A920 also, I love that phone, sometimes I prefer it over the A900, but I find the center button to be a little too tight to use, I prefer the round one on my 900.

    but I love the expandable memory, and the ability to play music with the lid shut.

    Also, I dig that it has two different fittings for chargers, so you can use the flat square kind, or the little round plug....sweet.
     
  20. Maxx

    Maxx Bite Me

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    Of course the phone should be unlocked. But it`s really no problem unlocking most of the Nokias, I`ve unlocked all Nokias of my friends :lol: (except my old 6630 and 6680; and the N70, which use a new keygen routine)

    If there is a certain software branding on it, there are some special shops which can give you the "normal" non-providerspec-firmware
     
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