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Good video camera on GSM phone?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Passport, May 18, 2011.

  1. Passport

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    Hello,

    I'm new to Android. I've always heard how customizable it is, but I came across this thread and fell in love. :eek:

    I'm trying to decide which phone to get, but it's pretty confusing. I travel around the world a lot, so I really need something that works with any old sim card without hassle.

    Requirements:

    • Unlocked GSM-- works on US AT&T, and accepts overseas sim cards
    • Good battery life and/or easy replaceable battery
    • Android 2.2
    • Large, nice looking screen
    • Good warranty

    Would really like:

    • Good 720p video camera
    • Around or under $500

    I don't need the latest greatest. The HTC Sensation looks pretty sexy, but I'm fine with getting an older phone that works. I'd like to have a phone that can replace my camera, so if the phone has a nice HD cam, that would be perfect. It's not a deal breaker though.


    Some choices:
    Galaxy S I9000T- seems like a great phone, but the camera has no flash.
    Dell Venue (Android version)- brilliant screen and easily replaceable battery, but the HD camera is a joke.
    G2x- awesome phone, but a lot of people have had problems getting it working outside of Tmobile.


    Thanks in advance for any help.
     

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    What bands, specifically?

    Good and nice are highly subjective words. It will help others if you can provide some objective adjectives. What screens types do you like/dislike? What, specifically, are you looking for in a "good" warranty?
     
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    Thanks for the response. I'll elaborate.

    I'm not sure what bands specifically, but it has to work on AT&T's network in the US and Vodafone overseas to start with.

    I don't have any screen types I like/dislike. I just assumed that some screens look better in the sun, have smoother touchscreen, etc. I didn't realize this was so subjective. If so, I'd just like some recommendations from what you guys like.

    "Good" warranty is at least 1 year hardware, and preferably something I can renew. I don't plan on switching phones every 6 months. With the right phone, Android 2.2 would keep me happy for years.
     

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