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  1. 325i

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    Not sure if this is the right section to post in as I have a slightly off topic question.

    I'm looking to replace my desire as I have had it for nearly 2 years. The natural phone to get would be a sensation or galaxy s2. But these phones are too big, I don't need a 4.3" screen.

    So I'm after a phone that is similar size to the desire but with a higher spec such as dual core and 1gb RAM.

    So far, I found a Motorola atrix which meets my requirements, are there any others?

    Thanks
     

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  2. SUroot

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    The Atrix is pretty old now. If there isnt a new phone yet, perhaps hold off for a bit.

    I didnt need anything above 3.7" screen, but just recently with the ability to run Ubuntu from my SD card, I have decided I DO want a bigger screen!

    Looking forward to getting a monster!
     
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    True, it is a bit old but the spec is still really good.
     
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    Yeah its pretty good. Guy at work has one.
     
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    The other option is a LG optimus 2x. Hmmm
     
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    you're leaving us?

    say it 'aint so!!!!!!
     
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    I dont even get an upgrade until May and then I will have to consider alternative providers as O2 will cap my downloads.
     
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    if you can, buy a phone outright and get giffgaff. all providers have hidden caps now on mainstream contracts. they have to due to rinsing the 3g networks dry
     
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    I had a look at the sensation XE the other day, it is not actually much bigger than the desire, i was quite surprised at how similar they were. Was a expecting a monster!
     
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    I can't
     
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    me neither :(
     
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    Same here, :-( another contract, unless there is nothing I like, then possibly giffgaff.
     
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    Do giffgaff have no caps then? I'm currently on T-Mobile with 3gb cap. On a heavy month I can do abou thalf that. And that must have happened at least twice.. So I don't envisage it happening too often.

    I have briefly looked into giffgaff and I always assumed "unlimited" had some fair usage policy as per-usual.
     
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    Oops - Double post. Request for deletion?
     
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    Theres always fair usage. O2 until the iPhone 4 was released was 20GB, which is what I have. When I upgrade, I'll lose that. My missus went simplicity and will keep this forever and I wish I did the same but money was the issue..

    Would love to giff gaff but it would mean staying with the desire for considerable time
     
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    So your missus got the rolling Simplicity deal? So moods of the 20gb allowance until the next upgrade? Nice. I think I'm lucky for having the 3gb T-Mobile offer compared to dome of the other poor offers. 500mb? It's a slow month for me at best!
    When I come to upgrade, data allowance is definitely playing a major role. Oh well. Another 8 months yet!
     
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    Yeah the missus is on a 12 month which has expired so rolls monthly. Any change to her tariff will cause her to get 500MB data which would probably be enough for her.

    I use between 1 to 1.5GB per month usually. I haven't been doing streaming much recently though...
     
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    Going to get a new phone soon too... I always buy a contract free phone so need to do a few weeks of saving up ^_^

    Was thinking about the Atrix 4G... but like posted above it's pretty old...

    Anyone have any recommendations? Screen size doesn't matter too much to me, 3.7 or more and I'm happy...

    Need Dual core + plenty of memory... :p anything new coming out?
     
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    There's whispers about the new razr 2 and S3 whirling around the interwebs.
     
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    The Samsung Galaxy S3 should be out around march, and if the actual specs are even close to the rumoured ones, it's going to be a beast of a device.

    defiantly going to be my next phone.

    Andy
     
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    Hope it looks better than the s2
     
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    From what I remember, it sounds nice.
    Really considering.
     
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    Sounding nice and looking nice, 2 different things ;)
     
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    Yeah exactly, obviously ima have to see what it looks like.
    I liked the sound of the Razr, but then saw it.
    Too big for me.
     
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    I'd be surprised if I went away from HTC. If I was to, I'd prob go with another biggie like Samsung. But then again, as long as it has the hardware which makes me dribble, and Android, what do I care? :D
    And a healthy dev community I think. Not sure I will gauge that though.
     
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