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the unforgiven
23-08-2006, 16:15
Hi, I'm Anaïs, 20 years old and dumb ... oooh no it's not the good thread

I'm starting a new thread cuz' I need advices
I wanna buy a new cell phone but I don't know if my little selection is good
does anybody can tell me if this phone is better than this one and stuff ...:p

so here's the winners :

1/ Samsung S401i
# VGA camera.
# Record and playback video clips.
# Bluetooth®.
# 65k colour screen.
http://mobile.softpedia.com/phones/Samsung/Samsung-S401i.shtml

2/ Samsung S400i
# Small sleek slider phone.
# Integrated camera with flash.
# Video recording and playback.
# Bluetooth®
# Tri-band works in the USA and Canada.
# 25MB internal memory


3/ Samsung D500
http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/mobilephones/mobilephones/sgh_d500bkaxeu.asp

4/ Nokia 6131
http://europe.nokia.com/6131

I'm waiting for your suggestions if you think that there's another cell which will be better :gigi:
btw, I'm student and my telecom don't have to many phones ( all the cells (http://www.laboutique.bouyguestelecom.fr/nos-telephones.html) )
Plus, I'm not rich ^^

edit : I have sale prices on the cells I "introduced" you :p

sakuya
23-08-2006, 16:39
Hey, phones are my hobby, I'll try t help you ;)
First - what you want from your phones? Combined mp3/video etc player? Or maybe just a phone to talk? ;)
Nokia 6131 is not bad, but it doesnt have main screen protection... displey is without protecting glass
D500 doesn't have an memory card reader, so you can't you it as an mp3 player
I think these phones are the best choice.
Youcan try Nokia 6233 (2mpix camera, QVGA screen) or SE k750 (RDS FM radio, 2mpix autofocus camera)...
P.S i like Benq-siemens EF51.. Such a beuty.. Looks like a Creative ZEN micro :heart:

Rachel
23-08-2006, 16:46
Don't go for Samsung, they are evil :yes:

Anouk
23-08-2006, 21:35
^ I agree.. Samsung is the worst ever..


Get SonyEricsson, they rock.. I have the w800i - the orange one w/ 2.0 megapixel camera, mp3 player/walkman, 512mb memorystick (should be included, and is upgradable to 1 or 2gb), etc etc. - i love it, although I can't wait to get a new phone, but that's just because I want more options and stuff on my phone :p The new cybershot phone is awesome too :D

the unforgiven
25-08-2006, 00:07
Don't go for Samsung, they are evil
why did you say that?
they're the "only" phones with I can have sale prices *cries*
it's a question of "lifetime"? it's not "robust"?

freddie
25-08-2006, 05:16
I still have the good-old Nokia 3330 from 2001. I am now officially the only person in Slovenia left with a monochromatic green display. And I love it! There's nothing more robust than old Nokias. It's been thrown from ridiculous heights and from ridiculous distances (not purpusefully of course) and getting away with nothing but a few scratches. It's only downside for me was it's weight, but that got solved with buying a li-poli battery (the original lasted for 4 years). My service provider sent me dosens of offers for free new ones, but I rejected all of them. Who knows though... one of these days I might venture into the world of fancy colour screens that drain batteries like a bastard and semi-useful onboard digicams. But I have a feeling that'll happen only when I a)immigrate, b)GSM technology gets cancelled for something new. Whichever comes first. :p

Kyro
25-08-2006, 12:16
I still have the good-old Nokia 3330 from 2001.

I had one of them and I loved it! :D It survived absolutely everything until I decided to go swimming with it in my pocket last year :rolleyes:

Don't go for Samsung, they are evil

I have one of them, as do my mum and sister, and they don't seem too bad, but then I don't know much about phones.

Sabeena
25-08-2006, 12:19
Don't go for Samsung, they are evil
how come? my phones a samsung, (one of those flip ones) and it seems great!

Anouk
25-08-2006, 13:58
Seems right maybe, until they try and strangle you while you're trying to get some sleep at night :dead:











Ok.. So maybe not.. I just think Samsung sucks, just like Motorola.. I would say I love Nokia, but I don't like their newer models :rolleyes: Can't wait to get a PDA when my plan ends next year.. Don't know which one yet, but I'm sure there will be a bunch of new ones around this time next year :cool:

the unforgiven
25-08-2006, 14:07
Seems right maybe, until they try and strangle you while you're trying to get some sleep at night
LOOOOL

so, if I understand I'm better not to buy a Samsung because of the style?
hehe
I love the Samsung style :p

anybody knows something about technical details?
I'm trying to find a forum about cells and stuff but nobody makes "bad" critics about the cells I listed

btw, thx everybody for your opinion ;)

Anouk
25-08-2006, 14:10
Style? I gues there are some nice designs out there, like that new super-slim one.. I don't like the software in the phone..


And I hate flip-phones :p

sakuya
25-08-2006, 14:27
LOOOOL

so, if I understand I'm better not to buy a Samsung because of the style?
hehe
I love the Samsung style :p

anybody knows something about technical details?
I'm trying to find a forum about cells and stuff but nobody makes "bad" critics about the cells I listed

btw, thx everybody for your opinion ;)
Try this one. It is one of the biggest cellphones review site.
http://www.gsmarena.com
or
http://www.mobile-review.com/index-en.shtml

the unforgiven
25-08-2006, 14:54
And I hate flip-phones
mine is a flip one lol :D

Sakuya thx a lot for the links

Anouk
25-08-2006, 15:23
Flip-phones break easily if you use it often.. My mom had a flip-phone and she uses it a lot and after a while the the screen didn't light up anymore.. I guess the wires break or get jammed up, whatever.. Anyway, when looking for a new phone, I don't even bother looking at the flip-phones..

Rachel
25-08-2006, 16:50
Flip phones are ooooooooooooogly!

I have a Sony Ericsson K700i, easy on the eye :)

QueenBee
25-08-2006, 16:52
Pfft, flip phones are awesome :gigi:

Khartoun2004
25-08-2006, 16:54
Don't go for Samsung, they are evil :yes:

that's soooo true. Unfortunately I have a Samsung and I hate it with a passion. I never have reception unless I'm in the middle of major city. Motorola is way better.

Rachel
25-08-2006, 17:01
Motorola look good but half of them break. My friend works in Phones4U and she says that SOOOO many of the Motorolas are returned due to them breaking. She has two Nokias :)

sakuya
25-08-2006, 17:06
In my habit opinion BenQ-Siemens are the best :gigi:

Anouk
25-08-2006, 17:11
I have a Sony Ericsson K700i, easy on the eye :)

My w800i owns your k700i :bebebe: :p

Winkie
25-08-2006, 17:11
I have one nokia, one samsung, and one sonyerricson.. But I gave my nokia to my brother, and my samsung broke, because I dropped it in the toilet (hint: don't do that!) I can get it repaired for E35,- but well, maybe I'll do that one day.. So basically I use my sonyerricson, and I like it, but I prefered my Samsung (Samsung e810 (http://z.about.com/d/cellphones/1/0/b/a/samsung-e810.jpg), I really loved it)

Rachel
25-08-2006, 17:13
My w800i owns your k700i :bebebe: :pI'd never spent more than £100 on a phone and I'm not gonna go on contract as I know if I did that I'd spend *sooo* much money :none: Better for me to stay on pay as you go and pay for my phones :laugh:

the unforgiven
25-08-2006, 17:34
Pfft, flip phones are awesome
I second that hehehe
mine is 3 years old and I never have any problems with it since now lol but it's not due to the screen
I have to stick the battery with scotch loool :gigi:

Motorola look good but half of them break. My friend works in Phones4U and she says that SOOOO many of the Motorolas are returned due to them breaking. She has two Nokias
Rachel did you know if it's the same with Samsung?
I figure out that Nokias are good :p

coolasfcuk
25-08-2006, 17:50
Qtek :D

:lol: who wants a fucking walkman as a phone .. Apple makes way better looking and performing devices for that

Anouk
25-08-2006, 18:29
After Apple stole the software from Creative..

Rachel
25-08-2006, 18:44
Apple = over priced players for posers :p

Anouk
25-08-2006, 18:48
Exactly.. Besides, iPods are sooo passé :laugh:

coolasfcuk
25-08-2006, 19:03
Apple = over priced players for posers :p
lol

:lol:

i am not even going to beging this conversation, it will be pointless.... stick to your 'fashionable' orange walkmans ..

Rachel
25-08-2006, 19:05
stick to your 'fashionable' orange walkmans ..I don't have one :p

I just don't like ipods :no:

coolasfcuk
25-08-2006, 19:10
I just don't like ipods
good enough, but i didnt get the posers part... first, in USA majority of certain age people (i am talking well up in their 40) have some sort of iPod. they are ideal for a lot of lifestyles ... for me - when i work on a model away from my comp i have it on... i store data on it... when you travel often it is great, not only can you listen to music like crazy, but you can also watch movies, shows, etc on your 10 hour flight to europe - all that for 300 bucks... wow, sorry but how much is that walkman?

Rachel
25-08-2006, 19:16
coolasfcuk, I got a 20GB mp3 player 18 months ago for £89.99 (about $170). :p

Ipods = over-priced crap in my opinion! 18 months ago you'd only get something like a 512Mb ipod shuffle for that price here!

Anouk
25-08-2006, 19:41
I recieved an iPod mini as a gift a year or 2 ago.. It's a piece of crap, within 6 months the lifespan of the battery was less than an hour :o

the unforgiven
25-08-2006, 19:46
omg !! I suck I've got an Ipod mini lol
anyway, it was a present but I had it about 2 years ago and the battery is still ok :gigi:

today, my telecom said that I can buy this Samsung S401i for 29euros !! I think it's very interesting (I love sale price lol)
what should I do?
buy it or not?
I'm craving for your opinion :p

Rachel
25-08-2006, 19:49
Avoid it! Get a Nokia or Sony!!!! :bum:

Khartoun2004
25-08-2006, 19:50
I recieved an iPod mini as a gift a year or 2 ago.. It's a piece of crap, within 6 months the lifespan of the battery was less than an hour :o

did you abuse the battery or something? My brother's ipod has worked perfectly for the last 3 years and his is one of the older models. Besides, I do believe that Apple created the ipod Nano because the Minis had other major mechanical problems.

Anouk
25-08-2006, 19:55
No I didn't "abuse" it.. I didn't even use it all of the time like a crazy maniac..

coolasfcuk
25-08-2006, 21:06
No I didn't "abuse" it.. I didn't even use it all of the time like a crazy maniac..
well, iPods are smarter than you think.,... if you dont value it and think bad of it - it KNOWS it, so it abuses you :lol:

Rach, please, iPods do NOt have alternatives yet ..

style... it all i have to say - there are people with taste and people without - i wonder why most graphic and design people prefer Apple.. hmmm

also, if you are so much about cheap prices why the hell are you telling the unforgiven not to go for the deal?

I am thinking of switching my phone provider as well, the unforgiven and i am most definitely going to get a phone with a deal - aka - will NOT pay full price for it ... at the same time of course, it will be something i like - might not be the ideal phone or the ohone of my dreams, but something that would enjoy ... the sacrifices i gotta do being a student :none:

the unforgiven
25-08-2006, 21:11
I am thinking of switching my phone provider as well, the unforgiven and i am most definitely going to get a phone with a deal - aka - will NOT pay full price for it ... at the same time of course, it will be something i like - might not be the ideal phone or the ohone of my dreams, but something that would enjoy ... the sacrifices i gotta do being a student
yeah, being a student with low income sucks!!
so I'm really interested in this lil' deal I made with my telecom, I wanna save money

btw, I forgot to tell you that I'm looking for a phone, I don't care about camera, mp3 player and stuff that some cells can have

tomorrow, I'll phone my telecom again to know more things about nokia :p

coolasfcuk
25-08-2006, 21:31
yeah, being a student with low income sucks!!
so I'm really interested in this lil' deal I made with my telecom, I wanna save money
yeah, there are so many diff. things to consider when shopping for something - sometimes that's being able to get the lowest price for something reasonable, without it being the greatest thing

btw, I forgot to tell you that I'm looking for a phone, I don't care about camera, mp3 player and stuff that some cells can have
:D i know what you mean - when i got my last phone i got it without camera - after previouslyt having a phone that had camera and this and that, which i used ONCE!

i enjoy the mp3 ring tones, but that isnt enough to make me buy a phone ... i see how qtek could be useful - but i dont want to spent the $ right now ...

so go for the deal if you think the phone would be of use for you... i am going to look it up right...ok, i saw it - so go for it - i have a flip samsung right now and it works just fine, not to mention it is durable as hell... ive dropped it 100 times and fron 2 leves on concrete and it's only mildly scratched and dingged :D i know gazillions of people with flip phones and they'd never have problems - that family must be cursed when it comes to tech equipment .. or dont know how to operate it i? :dknow:

teeny
26-08-2006, 09:31
SE k750i :yes:

madeldoe
31-08-2006, 00:03
ppc phones (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/articles/ppc6700.mspx) are the phones of the future. nuff said :)

the unforgiven
16-09-2006, 18:53
the end of the story lol : so today my telecom said to me that they'll sell me the samsung s401i for 19 euros !!
so it's ok for me, I save enough money and I have all my life to buy a super cell phone :D

I'm happy hehehe
Plus, I have free text messages from 20.00 to midnight and my european calls won't be over taxed yaaay

Winkie
24-11-2006, 18:57
I'll get the LG K800 (aka Chocolate Phone) on Monday.. Anyone else who has that phone and can tell me a lil' bit about it?