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In need of a reliable new cellphone

by JustHuman1980 / June 18, 2013 3:23 AM PDT

Like the post sais I'm currently looking for a new phone. I'm pretty much clueless about this stuff I'm desperately in need of some advice.The things I'm after:

- Able to surf at a good speed
- Camera doesn't have to be top notch
- Be able to play games
- Easy to use
- GPS is an option if the price allows it

Budget:

100-200 Euros

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I like the Nexus models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 4:30 AM PDT

But all these appear to be 2 year devices. Does that fail your reliability criteria?
Bob

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That's a generalization
by Pepe7 / June 18, 2013 5:25 AM PDT

Plenty of people have handsets that are 2+ yrs old. Not worth entering into the OP's equation since I'm certain they weren't born yesterday.

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To some that's how they measure reliable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 6:51 AM PDT

I think the 2 year average looks reliable.
Bob

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Just when I thought you were making progress....
by Pepe7 / June 18, 2013 10:11 AM PDT

...you start posting to folks in riddles again Wink

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Just when I thought you were too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 18, 2013 10:29 AM PDT

I thought we could banter all day. Let's hear what the OP thinks about reliable.

-> Another comment today around town was a complaint about dead spots in town. I.E. Unreliable service.

I wonder if some think the phone determines that?
Bob

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How about an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3?
by Pepe7 / June 18, 2013 5:28 AM PDT

That is selling for about 200 Euro right now since the S4 just came out. Decent rig.

Keep in mind 'able to surf at a good speed' has to do with the speed of the cellular data network you are on more than it does with the handset. In this regard I suggest you find out which carrier you would like to use.

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