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    Hi all

    I am just wondering if anyone out their in this day and age of where what you have and how you look is so important, not bothered at all about having an expensive mobile phone in their pocket??
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    Mobile phones are primarily expensive due to, usually, a better processor/camera/connections/battery life and other innovative ideas like the S3 offers with Smart Stay etc.

    Design, and looks, is usually a bonus. Most people don't buy an expensive phone because it looks good - although I think a lot of Apple buyers simply do it because they want to look cool because they have the latest technology, even when spec wise it's not the best out in the market.

    And anyway, if prices are high peoples views immediately jump to the fact that it's a better phone. So, cheap phones = people think it's not as good or well designed
    Expensive phones = inflates peoples views on the phone

    Plus you can always taken out insurance etc. on the phone.
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    I don't consider my iPhone to be a fancy mobile phone.... just a normal one.
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    I'd rather one fancy phone then carry a **** phone, an mp3 player, a digital camera, a map book, a radio, a mobile WiFi hotspit, a tablet, a compass, a GPS unit and a hand held console.
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    I have no need for a smartphone hence I don't have one.
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    I'd rather one fancy phone then carry a **** phone, an mp3 player, a digital camera, a map book, a radio, a mobile WiFi hotspit, a tablet, a compass, a GPS unit and a hand held console.
    either take tablet out of there, or shorten the list to, crap phone, and a tablet.
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    (Original post by beaver_tron)
    either take tablet out of there, or shorten the list to, crap phone, and a tablet.
    No. My reason being I wouldnt use a tablet for much aside from web browsing. Certainly not as a camera (unwieldy), mp3 player / radio (wont fit in a pocket), maps or GPS (look like a right knob). Perhaps I'd go for a 3g tab instead of a WiFi hotspot. Gaming on tabs...hmmmm... I only really play puzzle or word games on a phone... Touch screens are **** controllers so I'd still want a handheld for that.
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    I don't bother with fancy mobiles anymore. I remember a few years back when the D500 was the must-have phone. Nowadays, though they're much powerful, all phones look practically the same - don't really get that buzz off anything
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    I'm 28 years old and i belive that a phone is for ringing on nothing else. I dont dislike blackberrys etc i think there really cool but i dont have a real need for one and i dont see the point in owning one unless its for work . I love my £10 phone and will not upgrade unless its absolutley nessecary .
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    i dont need a fancy mobile... infact my spare is an old nokia that i love dearly and is about 4 or 5 years old maybe. infact i orriginally got that because i wanted a simple phone that had buttons, no flip screen or push up or touch or anything, so i couldnt break it...

    but i got my new phone because i was going on contract, it was cheap and i quite liked it, but i still often go back to basics with my old phone...
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    I have some crappy, average samsung touch-screen that I got for "free" when I bought a PS3 years ago.

    That being said though I'm actually deciding whether to get a Blackberry or iPhone. I do a bunch of crap online and keep in touch with a ton of people, and my phone isn't capable of going online or using messengers and stuff like that.
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    I like using my iphone only because of internet so that I don't use my laptop so often for studies


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
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    I'd happily use a 50 quid Nokia instead of my Galaxy S 1 if it meant paying 15 quid a month instead of the ridiculous 35 or whatever I'm paying at the moment. At the end of the day it's mainly used for calls and texts, and you can get social networking functions and reasonable cameras on cheaper phones now.
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    (Original post by Frazeled)
    I'm 28 years old and i belive that a phone is for ringing on nothing else.
    Agreed, phones should be used only for calling, period.

    However, I've been trying these new handheld computers for a while. As it turns out, not only do they support browsers and media players, but they can also call and sms people! How cool is that?!
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    (Original post by beaver_tron)
    either take tablet out of there, or shorten the list to, crap phone, and a tablet.
    I cannot fit a tablet in my jeans pocket.
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    Don't care if its fancy it depends on how much its taking from my account each month when I'm on contract.


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    My phone cast £10 and it's great! It is much more reliable than any of my friends expensive phones and the battery lasts at least a month when continuously used and switched on!

    Hand on heart, I wouldn't swap it for a slave made iPhone.
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    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
    Hand on heart, I wouldn't swap it for a slave made iPhone.
    You do realise that your phone was probably made in exactly the same kind of conditions?
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    (Original post by WelshBluebird)
    You do realise that your phone was probably made in exactly the same kind of conditions?
    It was made by South Koreans and they don't have slaves.

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