Buying my first smartphone, need help deciding which phone to buy

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#1 Posted by EatShanna (875 posts) -

I'm not a much of a cellphone user so I've been using the same phone for the past five years. Recently I've decided to purchase a new music player, but a friend suggested  I buy a smartphone instead. 

Makes sense, a smartphone has several uses and I'll have to upgrade mine eventually so why not do it now. 

I've looked at the following phones:

Motorola Defy+

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Black GT-S7562

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray 

I don't have very high demands, a phone with a good camera(good enough to post on Facebook and such), good audio quality, radio, reliable and not too delicate and a memory slot(I have a lot of songs to transfer). 

Thanks. 

#2 Posted by mystic_knight (13801 posts) -

I'm not a much of a cellphone user so I've been using the same phone for the past five years. Recently I've decided to purchase a new music player, but a friend suggested  I buy a smartphone instead. 

Makes sense, a smartphone has several uses and I'll have to upgrade mine eventually so why not do it now. 

I've looked at the following phones:

Motorola Defy+

Samsung Galaxy S Duos Black GT-S7562

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray 

I don't have very high demands, a phone with a good camera(good enough to post on Facebook and such), good audio quality, radio, reliable and not too delicate and a memory slot(I have a lot of songs to transfer). 

Thanks. 

EatShanna

Ive got the defy + and it only became good after i rooted it and put jelly bean on.

#3 Posted by kraken2109 (13007 posts) -

Galaxy S2?

Still a good phone but should be a reasonable price now.

#4 Posted by gamevet77 (173 posts) -
I got to agree. Since your not a power user then go with an older smartphone. Galaxy s 1 or 2 or even the google nexus. Just find one where price meets need.
#5 Posted by gmaster456 (7561 posts) -

I wouldn't go with anything lower than a Galaxy S2 Plus. You can also get an Unlocked Galaxy S3 for cheap

http://negrielectronics.com/samsung-t999-galaxy-s-iii-16gb-t-mobile-unlocked-marble-white-open-box.html

#6 Posted by Davidwilliam06 (98 posts) -

I know you already have a list of phones that you have checked already, but I would personally advise you to go for a Galaxy S4.:cool: The sleekest you can find on the market and I have literally stopped using my laptop since I got it.:shock: I have nothing else in mind to recommend apart for the Galaxy S4, its tried and tested! I would suggest you read reviews and blogs to find out more about the device you will be getting. ;)

#7 Posted by ueaw (6 posts) -

I completely agree that S2 maybe isn't the newest, but for sure it's still quite good phone ;) 8 Mpx camera, dual-core processor Samsung Exynos 4210 and other tech specs, which you can check on comperio.co, don't look bad