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The_Carpet_Frog

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Well after years of not joining in on the mobile revolution I have finally succumbed and am now the owner of a Sony Xperia Z2.
It's a bit daunting, don't have a clue what I'm doing with it.
All I have to do now is get some friends so I have some numbers to put on it :(
 

Plaxinator

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Well done, you're really getting hi-tec lately aren't you what with a Vita as well! Did you ever sort anything out for that? If you can tether on your plan you should be able to use your shiny new mobile as a modem for it.
 

Plaxinator

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Well if you don't drink water you die and I'm pretty sure that there is water in wine. Jesus made wine out of water after all!
 

Acegadgets

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I ditched my Sony Xperia last November when my contract ran out and got a Nokia windows phone. It was my second Xperia and thought it was excellent but I couldn't resist the £7.00 per month deal on the Nokia (inc a shiney new Phone). I must say it was a very impressive phone for the price and was pretty happy with it until last week. I tried to use it and the touch screen just would not respond. Closer inspection showed that the front had a crack running through it. It was barely noticable and didn't think that this would be the problem. However after a bit of googling I found that a small crack is enough to break the sensors on the phone and that if there is any sign of damage, retailers would not repair this under warranty.
I looked at the cost of repair and decided that it would be cheaper to get a new phone.
I decided to back to Android, as there are more apps available on it than on windows. I was thinking about another Xperia, but my son has had a bit of bother with his, pretty much caused by it getting wet, It was supposed to be waterproof, but apparently not. Its been back a few times.
I was looking for a big phone 5" would be good, Android 4.2, 1.3 ghz would do, with a decent camera of 8mp or thereabouts. It looked like I would be paying around £180 for a Sony xperia M2 or HTC desire 610. The better Samsung galaxys, Nexus and Motorollas were well out of my price range, so I looked for a cheaper alternative.
I kept coming up on Amazon with a Chinese make called Cubot. At first I thought, No way do I want a dodgy Chinese thing. However the reviews were excellent and the price of £65 really clinched the deal for me.
It arrived yesterday, and first impressions are extreamly positive.
techy specs:- Cubot P6
  • Android 4.2.2 with 1.3GHz MTK6572W, Cortex A7 Dual-core processor and 512MB RAM + 4GB ROM
  • 5.0 inch large capacitive screen with 960*540 pixels QHD screen resolution
  • Support 2G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz; Support 3G network: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
  • 8.0MP(when the Preview size is Standard(4:3), the pixels is 8.0M; when the Preview size is Full screen, the pixels is 6.0M) High definition back camera with Auto Focus and flashlight Front 5.0MP(when the Preview size is Standard(4:3), the pixels is 5.0M; when the Preview size is Full screen, the pixels is 4.0M) camera
ITS HERE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED
 

Martok

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Good choice of phone, @mick. I'm likely to go for the Xperia Z1 compact next month. I want the compact as I don't want a phone that's too big and it's the Z1 version as they haven't released a Z2 compact yet.
 

The_Carpet_Frog

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I mainly went for the Sony because someone at work has one and I liked the photos it took. Easily pleased me :)
 

Sportsvee

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I like my S3. Looking back at my old phones it is HUGE (thats what she said too) but I use it more than my laptop. Hell, im on it now.

Get what suits you and enjoy. Smartphones = goooooooooood.
 

Plaxinator

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Yeah I have a galaxy S3 as well, it's brilliant so my sister and mum copied me (but my mum got an S3 mini). I don't bother with getting a contract with a phone anymore, I just get a SIM only contract.
 

zoob

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Note 2 here.
My main contact with Internet these days.
Does the job.
 

Slaine

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Its huge for a phone, or phablet as they call it. Best phone I've ever owned
 
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