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+1 to the Samsung galaxy sII or if you dont mind a 5.x" screen, the galaxy note.. smile.gif
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Thank for help everyone smile.gif
For the monthly allowance I'm looking for something like at least 200 minutes, 300 would be better, and at least 300 texts. Also I don't really need any data transfer allowance as I do not usaully use internet on my phone.

Currently I'm looking at buying one of these phones
  1. Sony Xperia Arc
  2. Sony Xperia S
  3. Samsung galaxy S2
HTC One S also seems like a decent option.
Any other phones I should have a look at?
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Thank for help everyone smile.gif
For the monthly allowance I'm looking for something like at least 200 minutes, 300 would be better, and at least 300 texts. Also I don't really need any data transfer allowance as I do not usaully use internet on my phone.

Currently I'm looking at buying one of these phones
  1. Sony Xperia Arc
  2. Sony Xperia S
  3. Samsung galaxy S2
HTC One S also seems like a decent option.
Any other phones I should have a look at?
Consider the HTC Sensation too. It will be previous generation soon, but it still packs a punch with a 1.2GHz dual core processor and Ice Cream Sandwich. thumb.gif

I don't know much about the Xperia Arc, but for the other phones you're considering:

Xperia S - great screen and camera, good sound quality, not so good build quality, not updated to ICS yet
Galaxy S II - good screen, but a fairly low resolution by today's standards (same size as the Xperia S, 480x800 versus 720x1280), good camera
Xperia Arc - it's fairly behind compared to the other phones. Same screen size and resolution as the SII, but not an AMOLED so the colours and contrast won't be anything special. Basically the screen hasn't really advanced from my 2 1/2 year old HD2... Also, you're looking at a single core processor and 512MB of RAM - again, nothing my HD2 doesn't have. That's not to say that this won't be a good phone, I'd like to think you'd save money by going with it (if not, it's probably a rip-off lachen.gif) and an Android 4.0 update is in the works
One S - newer than the other phones, faster too. Good camera, but probably not as great as HTC make out judging by the reviews. The screen has a decent resolution (not HD though) however it uses PenTile technology - look at reviews and at the screen yourself to understand what this means, basically it is definitely worse than a regular RGB screen but you might not notice it in your actual use. Obviously going to be a lot more than £200 up front, should be able to find it on a £25/month contract even if it means waiting a bit and shopping around.

Honestly, would you buy a high end smart phone and not use the internet on it? Seems a bit odd to me, but I guess they do a whole lot else that's smart and not online.
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I've narrowed it down to the Sony Xperia S and Htc One S, but I'm leaning more towards the xperia S as I can get for £24 a month with a decent allowance.
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I've narrowed it down to the Sony Xperia S and Htc One S, but I'm leaning more towards the xperia S as I can get for £24 a month with a decent allowance.
Well, out of the two, the Xperia S has the better screen and camera, but the One S is faster and runs Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Of course, the Xperia S will get an update to ICS later on so at the end of the day you're sacrificing build quality and a bit of speed for a cheaper handset with a nicer screen and camera, and probably better audio quality too.
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The Xperia S gets my vote. Not denying the HTC One S is a great phone, I have major hate towards Sense and I believe if you are not planning on modifying your phone (flashing cutom ROMs etc. etc.), you'll find a much nicer experience with Sony's UI. I recommend you YouTube some videos showing off both UIs. Might help your decision further.
    
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Well I've bought the Sony Experia S about a week ago. So far I really like it. The screen is amazing, as well as the camera. Another good thing is the Ui, it's so easy to use and everything is where it should be.

Thanks everyone for the advice.
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