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What camera mobile phone should I get?

(22 Posts)
galaxy Wed 19-Jan-05 21:32:06

I need to move into this century as my Nokia is a very basic hand me down from dh. I'd like a camera phone that has easy texting (similar to Nokia) but decent quality camera.

Willing to pay up to £150.00 but it'll have to be pay as you go (on Virgin)

Any recommendations?

lou33 Wed 19-Jan-05 21:36:58

i have a nokia 6230 which is good, has video recording too and an mp3 player, but the back is a pita to get off.

galaxy Wed 19-Jan-05 21:37:58

Is that the one you threatened to take a pic of me with lou?

JanH Wed 19-Jan-05 21:43:20

Have you looked at Virgin's website yet, galaxy? I can recommend their "reconditioned" phones, they are brand-new but returned, DS2 got his SamsungA800 (not a camera phone) half price that way.

This Samsung one looks good (not recon), he's had his nearly a year and had no probs with it so on the strength of that they seem reliable!

galaxy Wed 19-Jan-05 21:50:06

Hi Jan. Yes I've had a look but I did buy a reconditioned Samsung from Phones 4 U and it went bang after 6 months so am a bit reluctant. dh says I'm being a tart wanting a camera phone but I just think it's handy for taking snaps of the kids when they're being cute.

lou33 Wed 19-Jan-05 21:53:17

no its a new one

i could still take one though if you want

hoxtonchick Wed 19-Jan-05 21:55:48

i've got a nokia 7250i (i think...) on orange. have to say that it takes really poor quality pictures, & i'm not going to get another camera phone again. spend your money on a decent digital camera instead!

lou33 Wed 19-Jan-05 21:58:05

the one i had was the nokia 7250i , which might be cheaper now.

lou33 Wed 19-Jan-05 22:00:21

the 6230 does better pics than the 7250i, agreed

sparklymieow Wed 19-Jan-05 22:00:50

I have a samsung myV-55 and the camera is great, very clear, i will post a link of a pic taken with it, in a min. you can buy them in tesco for £60

sparklymieow Wed 19-Jan-05 22:03:27

here you go

galaxy Thu 20-Jan-05 11:20:44

Thanks sm! We do actually have a digital camera but I always forget to take it out - I never forget my mobile though so it seems a safe option.

sparklymieow Thu 20-Jan-05 11:33:22

been lots of help to you today haven't I???

galaxy Thu 20-Jan-05 11:36:51

yes mate!!!

sparklymieow Thu 20-Jan-05 11:39:04

sorry forgot that it a Vodafone phone but you could try and get it unlock, markets do it for about a tenner

galaxy Thu 20-Jan-05 11:43:12

My ex dh runs a market stall selling phones but think he's on Salisbury market which would cost me more to get there.

Think there's one at the scabby Aldershot market that I can go to to get it done. Will go and have a look in Carphone Warehouse at lunchtime today too.

The phone I really want is this one but it's a bit expensive.

sparklymieow Thu 20-Jan-05 11:44:10

ooooooo thats nice!!

sparklymieow Thu 20-Jan-05 11:45:59

this is my phone

galaxy Thu 20-Jan-05 12:02:59

Your link doesn't work - just takes you to the GUS home page. Is it a Sagem as opposed to a Samsung Found it on another website and it looks good.

Titania Thu 20-Jan-05 12:15:34

Don't know if you are interested but I have got a samsung e700 on pay as you go for sale. Its brand new really. Its on orange but I have just rung a phone shop and they can unlock it to be compatible with any network for £25.

Its this one here

galaxy Thu 20-Jan-05 12:30:14

Hi Titania - I did see your thread but Virgin are doing that phone for £150 as an upgrade - not overly keen on Samsungs to be honest- at that price I'd probably go for the Motorola V620 but thanks anyway [amile]

Titania Thu 20-Jan-05 12:40:48

okie dokie. just thought i would ask. hope you find one you like. x

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