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What's a good cheap Android back-up?

I've got an iPhone 4 but want to use an Android phone as a back-up. Will pay up to £100.

Most Useful Answer shuwaz  Aug. 22, 2011 at 13:57

Samsung Galaxy i5700/Spica.

Its probably the most underated, understated Android phone on the market (_;) (did you get the pun by the way: not the Android market, the phone market!).

Anyway, I had the SG i5700 and it was so much better than the OSF. Better quality phone overall (e.g. screen, build, feel, design, reliability, robustness) and so much more hackable than the OSF (check xda-dev on just how much you can do with it, especially compared to the OSF).

The amount of times I bricked that phone and then brought it back to life was unreal! I remember installing Gingerbread on it (via custom ROM of course)... it was pretty cool.

You can pick them up from ebay for around £50 or £60+ unlocked.

I would definately consider getting another one (to experiment with) but these days dual-core power is required to have real fun with testing a phone to its limits. Besides, I have too many phones in my house as it is!

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 18, 2011 at 14:23

Orange San Francisco, without a doubt, the best sub £100 Android phone.

Read this:
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/orange-san-francisco-901915/review

shuwaz  Aug. 22, 2011 at 13:57

Samsung Galaxy i5700/Spica.

Its probably the most underated, understated Android phone on the market (_;) (did you get the pun by the way: not the Android market, the phone market!).

Anyway, I had the SG i5700 and it was so much better than the OSF. Better quality phone overall (e.g. screen, build, feel, design, reliability, robustness) and so much more hackable than the OSF (check xda-dev on just how much you can do with it, especially compared to the OSF).

The amount of times I bricked that phone and then brought it back to life was unreal! I remember installing Gingerbread on it (via custom ROM of course)... it was pretty cool.

You can pick them up from ebay for around £50 or £60+ unlocked.

I would definately consider getting another one (to experiment with) but these days dual-core power is required to have real fun with testing a phone to its limits. Besides, I have too many phones in my house as it is!

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