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    At the moment I use my Nokia X2 (not a smartphone in any sense) for texts/calls and occasionally taking photos, my 3rd-gen iPod Touch for music/apps/internet and my camera for taking most of my photos.

    Unfortunately my X2 is starting to crap out on me and my camera broke I plan to save up for a smartphone over summer which can replace them, and my iPod too.

    At the moment I'm tempted to get an iPhone 5 - mostly because I'm familiar with and like iOS - but is there a better option?

    I don't need the most technologically advanced phone on the market or anything with massive processing power. The fact that I'm currently satisfied with an X2 and a 3rd-gen Touch says it all.

    Also, although the phone is replacing an actual camera I'd be satisfied with the camera on the iPhone 5 and don't particularly need anything better than that. A good web browser is crucial. And I don't want to be on contract; I need a phone I can put any existing sim in (I know it might be necessary to swap for a nano sim).

    I'd appreciate reasoning for your recommendations beyond 'iPhones are **** and overrated', and thanks in advance.
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    Wait and get the upcoming Samsung galaxy S4. The camera is better at 13mp and it has a load of amazing features.I'd expect to be within the same price range as the iphone so you might as well and honestly look at the specs, it beats the iphone in every area. Unless you're into smaller phones. In that case get the Iphone.
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    If you aren't buying until the summer, don't make a choice until the summer- the smartphone industry moves ridiculously quickly these days, great options now are likely to be usurped by then, or at very least have viable alternatives.
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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    At the moment I use my Nokia X2 (not a smartphone in any sense) for texts/calls and occasionally taking photos, my 3rd-gen iPod Touch for music/apps/internet and my camera for taking most of my photos.

    Unfortunately my X2 is starting to crap out on me and my camera broke I plan to save up for a smartphone over summer which can replace them, and my iPod too.

    At the moment I'm tempted to get an iPhone 5 - mostly because I'm familiar with and like iOS - but is there a better option?

    I don't need the most technologically advanced phone on the market or anything with massive processing power. The fact that I'm currently satisfied with an X2 and a 3rd-gen Touch says it all.

    Also, although the phone is replacing an actual camera I'd be satisfied with the camera on the iPhone 5 and don't particularly need anything better than that. A good web browser is crucial. And I don't want to be on contract; I need a phone I can put any existing sim in (I know it might be necessary to swap for a nano sim).

    I'd appreciate reasoning for your recommendations beyond 'iPhones are **** and overrated', and thanks in advance.
    You're best to wait for summer to make a decision. But in the mean time if you save up enough money for the iPhone 5 you'll likely be able to afford any of the top end smart phones when you do come to make your decision.


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    iphone 5 is a good choice!
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    Good advice, thanks guys.
 
 
 
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