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Old 02-08-2013, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright... I need a new phone

Classic question...

Need some ideas for a new smartphone as my last one died a few months ago (massive over abuse living on a bicycle in Australia) and wouldn't work on Canadian networks anyway.

Here's what I'm after:

- Not a Iphone
- Touchscreen
- Under 300 bucks full buyout price or so (I don't go on contracts as I'm usually out of country 3/4 of the year)
- Unlocked, I have 2 phone numbers (Canada/USA)
- Smartphone

My usage on the phone is moderate. Its my primary entertainment at work (mostly reading online newspapers), Skype (cheaper that directly calling overseas), road maps and tethering for data usage for my computer. Borderline just considering just getting a smaller tablet with a 3G slot. Prefer a removal battery....
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get a Nexus 4 for a good price, I think somewhere around $250 and thats brand new. Unlocked and everything.

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Only hard part is getting it while they are in stock.

I have a Galaxy Nexus and love the phone, battery life kinda sucks but you should be able to get them cheap now that they are kinda being replaced by the other newer phones. Its a great phone if you like to tinker with your phone and put new roms and such on them.


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Old 02-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Second vote for Nexus4.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Samsung Galaxy S2X if you can find one in stock. Right around the $300 mark. Unlock codes are around $20. 16GB memory with micro SD expansion. 8MP camera with flash and runs Android 4.0 though I hear the 4.1 update is coming. if you're looking for a 3G tablet take a look at the Galaxy Tab with 3G. it could do everything (ie be a phone and a tablet offers tethering and putting custom roms on is easy as pie) If you look around people are dumping them used but mint shape at around $140
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've become a huge Windows Phone fanboy of late. The new Windows 8 is awful slick.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Third Nexus 4 vote.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Im in need of new phone as well and have been looking at the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro.

It's a toned down version of the Galaxy S3 processor but makes up for it with its durability (water proof, crush proof, shock proof, etc....)

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you are in Alberta or any part of Canada pick up a galaxy s2 x with koodo. They have em in stock and for your price. They were cheaper before the holidays by $100 but you missed the boat.
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If you are in Alberta or any part of Canada pick up a galaxy s2 x with koodo. They have em in stock and for your price. They were cheaper before the holidays by $100 but you missed the boat.
bingo that's the phone I have and I love mine
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