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    Android Phone for around £250

    Hey guys, im looking for an android phone around the price of £250. Something quite good with a decent screen size and a good resolution.
    Basically, what i want, is the HTC wildfire but with a screen resolution of 480x320. I dont mind the make but preferably a HTC.
    I also dont mind if its refurbished
    I am willing to wait a few months, so if you know of a phone that fits my needs then please let me know. Cheers Lads!

    P.S if you find a phone slightly over the budget then thats fine, i am willing to pay that bit extra.
    Last edited by sanjm; 07-08-2010 at 08:36 PM.

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    HTC Hero
    Motorola CLIQ
    Acer Liquid

    The Acer has the best specification by a mile, (480x800 screen, high end CPU)

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    yep Acer has the best specs and there appears to be a fairly good dev community for it so a few roms are available. Personally I used to love the Hero but spec wise against the Acer Liquid it can't compete.

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    HTC Desire!!!!!

    £285 brand new if you are on O2 (or know someone on O2)

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    I got an X10 mini pro, only QVGA screen but it's fine for most websites and plenty usable with a hardware keyboard.

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    I've had a cliq, which I'm glad I got rid of! Now have a hero running froyo, which I'm Very happy with

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    i'd also check out the unlocked / branded HTC Desire from O2 for £285, that's what I got and I am extremely happy with it + Android 2.2 is out in the next couple of weeks for O2 handsets. I think the UI is better on the Desire and it generally feels a nicer phone.
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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunjiweb View Post
    i'd also check out the unlocked / branded HTC Desire from O2 for £285, that's what I got and I am extremely happy with it + Android 2.2 is out in the next couple of weeks for O2 handsets. I think the UI is better on the Desire and it generally feels a nicer phone.
    Hey could you send a link for this deal please? Cheers!
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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    Quote Originally Posted by sanjm View Post
    Hey could you send a link for this deal please? Cheers!
    There is no link. You have to call O2 upgrades/retentions but don't ask for an upgrade, just say you want to buy the phone.

    If you really want a link, read this: http://forums.hexus.net/mobile-phone...ml#post1928469

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    There is no link. You have to call O2 upgrades/retentions but don't ask for an upgrade, just say you want to buy the phone.

    If you really want a link, read this: http://forums.hexus.net/mobile-phone...ml#post1928469
    Yup that's what I did, rang of my gf's phone which is on o2 and asked to buy the handset outright for £285. They didn't really question me and too my card details and that was it.
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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    Quote Originally Posted by Bunjiweb View Post
    Yup that's what I did, rang of my gf's phone which is on o2 and asked to buy the handset outright for £285. They didn't really question me and too my card details and that was it.
    Does your GF have a contract/simplicity??? I have a PAYG and desire the Desire

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    She has a contract, It's worth a ring if you are on PAYG, but otherwise find a friend with an O2 Contract.

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    ok im considering the Desire, i am on O2 (PAYG), if I could have step to step instructions by someone who has actually done this, it would be great. Also has anyone tried it recently just to confirm that you can still get it. Thanks for all your help guys!

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    Quote Originally Posted by sanjm View Post
    ok im considering the Desire, i am on O2 (PAYG), if I could have step to step instructions by someone who has actually done this, it would be great. Also has anyone tried it recently just to confirm that you can still get it. Thanks for all your help guys!
    I am on the same boat, have been told to ring O2 upgrades and try. Therefore not sure whether this is achievable. I would take a simplicity SIM, therefore generating more revenue to O2. Makes sense for me to be offered the phone @ £285; but they might think I would get the phone and sign up to another network. Also interested in finding out whether somebody successfully gets the handset.

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    I literally rang up 150 and said I am looking to upgrade my phone, was put through to the upgrades department. I then was asked a few security questions and then asked if I could buy the HTC Desire sim-free and was told it would be £285. The chap on the end said that wasn't a problem and confirmed the shipping address and asked whether I wanted to pay buy card or add it onto the bill, I opted for card and that was that.

    Very easy, although this was a couple of months ago, I am unsure if they are still offering it at this price, but there is a recent thread on the O2 forums regarding it and many more mentions on the forum if you search older posts.

    http://forum.o2.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=49915

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    Re: Android Phone for around £250

    I agreee.. go desire... don't get the hero, it's outdated.... if you like the hero design get the lengend its pretty nice too. Desire has the fastest processor (snapdragon) = 1ghz processor.
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