ghatch

Would I be dissapointed moving from an iPhone to a Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray?

I am keen to reduce my outgoings and I've seen on tesco phone shop they are selling the Ray on a reasonable tariff (T-Mobile £20.42 pm 300 mins 300 texts and internet booster) with 12500 clubcard points (£125 to spend in store or £500 in deals). However I still have 4 months left on my £25.00 iPhone contract which I could pay off and have money left over if I sold it to one of the recycling sites.

I am just worried about the transition!

Most Useful Answer m.ad  Dec. 29, 2011 at 13:48

I recently went from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S2. The S2 is great but I admit I do miss the simplicity of my old iPhone compared to the Android OS. What I did was order the phone on a Dial-a-Phone deal on O2 for about £22 p/m, cancelled the internet bolt-on bringing the O2 cost down to £16 p/m, then taking out a giffgaff £10 p/m SIM so I am now effectively paying £26 p/m for 250min, unlimited text and unlimited internet.

In summary I would wait for your contract to run its course. In four months phones like the Galaxy S3 should be announced and you will be in the best position to look at the range of new summer phones, should you need to change handset. Or just get a GiffGaff account with your old iPhone - as long as it still does what you need it to do, you should be fine :)

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CTPAHHIK  Dec. 28, 2011 at 11:13

You forgetting to mention which iPhone you have.

ghatch  Dec. 28, 2011 at 11:14

sorry it is a 4

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:22

You definitely will be disappointed. iPhone 4 is much better than anything Sony has to offer at the moment.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:39

Unlock your iPhone 4 and switch to GiffGaff once your contract is out. There is no contract there and it works nicely.

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:47

Or if you want to move to a different phone, you can get a motorola razr or samsung galaxy s2, at tesco on a 20.42 a month tarriff (as above) with no upfront fee..

http://phone-shop.tesco.com/mobile-phones-and-sim-cards/pay-monthly-phones/group/Samsung_and_Motorola?bnr=hpsamsungsiirazr_wk40

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:56

You'll feel disappointed with the Ray, it's an ok phone but nothing compared to an iPhone 4 (or 4S obviously). Treab and CTPAHHIK both have fair points, Treab why don't you link our friend to the Refurbished Sensation deal :)? That's a great bargain.

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:59

cause i want to keep hold of that one ;) plus technically it is the same deal as above just if you get the cashback you can get it down to 12.32 ;)

blizzard7  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:09

I would actually say keeping the iPhone and going SIM free might not be a bad idea, then jumping ship to Android in the autumn, when all the new Androids have had their moment in the sun then plummet in price as they usually do around October, November in time for Christmas.

ghatch  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:23

Thankyou all for your advice. Think I better have a butchers at this deal and the "sensation" deal!

Treab  Dec. 28, 2011 at 18:48

e2save mate.

its a refurb at 20.42 a month but by redemption it goes down to 12.32 a month for 300 mins 300 texts and unlimited browsing... (500mb download) total of 295. quidco offers 30 cashback.

m.ad  Dec. 29, 2011 at 13:48

I recently went from an iPhone 4 to a Samsung Galaxy S2. The S2 is great but I admit I do miss the simplicity of my old iPhone compared to the Android OS. What I did was order the phone on a Dial-a-Phone deal on O2 for about £22 p/m, cancelled the internet bolt-on bringing the O2 cost down to £16 p/m, then taking out a giffgaff £10 p/m SIM so I am now effectively paying £26 p/m for 250min, unlimited text and unlimited internet.

In summary I would wait for your contract to run its course. In four months phones like the Galaxy S3 should be announced and you will be in the best position to look at the range of new summer phones, should you need to change handset. Or just get a GiffGaff account with your old iPhone - as long as it still does what you need it to do, you should be fine :)

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