What is the best smartphone for me?
by arddi2007 - 2/27/12 2:23 PM
I am a huge fan of smartphones and so far I've been using Nokia E71, which is not that satisfying for me.
What I am looking for is a touch screen phone that meets the following or approximate specifications:
A screen of at least 3.5 inches, preferably more.
Runs Android (2.3 and up) but open to other OSes as well.
Has at least a 1 Ghz processor. (or less if it performs well)
Is unlocked and works with any international GSM (may even be a rooted phone and not factory unlocked, it's fine with me)
Has at least a 5 MP camera.
Has a good looking interface.
Costs about, preferably less than $300.
I know, $300 is too little for those specifications but I've done way too much resource these days and so far I've narrowed down my choice to Samsung Galaxy S Captivate i897. It's almost perfect for me, I was about to purchase it but its not-that-fabulous interface kept me from doing so.
I hope that I am not asking for much, I am willing to buy a new, never used phone on eBay, as long as it's from a trusted seller (because I have a US shipping address).
The reason why I don't want to spend more than $300 is because, as protective as I am for my possessions, it may sometimes be hard to take care of not scratching the phone and so, therefore technologies such as Gorilla Glass are a big plus for me.
I am not looking to buy a phone for my business (I am a student in high school) but as long as it has plenty of great apps, I'm fine with it.
Is there anything you can recommend to me? Thank you very much for your time!