What model phone do you own? (24)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-26 21:39 ID:jTjwgeKA

Title says it all. Post your phones.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-26 23:10 ID:Vd/8rxOe

Some random Nokia phone. C5? I can barely read the model number it's so small.
It has a touch screen which I hate. I never cared for touch screens. They're a silly gimmick and you can't beat the feeling of real buttons.

3 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-26 23:53 ID:YNbTeddD

Some really old Nokia thing. I don't use it much. It has an LED flashlight on the top, which is useful.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-28 08:18 ID:+CS021FF

I broke my old cellphone so I bought a new (more modern) one, Samsung GT-S3350. It has an AZERTY (french to QWERTY) keyboard, which is perfect for my needs.
I'm supporting our new Korean overlords nida.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-28 19:53 ID:JS5e7nOH

>>2
I agree on the touchscreen thing. It's so much slower. With buttons, muscle memory kicks in and you can operate the device and type on it without even looking. You can't do that with a flat surface.

>>3
I KNOW WHAT PHONE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. THAT THING IS TANK. It was my first phone. Fucking indestructible. When I switched to a new one me and my friends actually worked together to try to render it inoperable. Most of the outer casing had broken off but it still worked. I wish more phones were like that ol' Nokia. All phones today fucking smash if you sneeze near them.

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy, the slider one not the smart phone. This phone is pretty tank too, but not as much as my old Nokia. I don't really like smart phones much. A minor web browser and a camera are the most non-phone things I'd ever want a phone to do.
I'm saving my money to get a Nokia X2.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-30 15:21 ID:Heaven

Ooh hey, can this turn into a circlejerk about who has the oldest phone??

I still use a Motorola v60. It has the following features:

  • (none)

Jerks send me offers to upgrade and I throw them straight away. This phone continues to work and I continue to make calls from deep in the wildest jungles where cellular coverage is but a rumor for users of lesser phones!

I miss my StarTAC... and my pager...

7 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-31 00:42 ID:pS8oW7Zh

you make me feel young >>6-san. I dont even know what a startac is lol.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2011-12-31 19:31 ID:Heaven

>>7
My uncle had the first cell phone that I ever saw. It was a bag phone, basically. You carried it around in its own little purse and it had a separate handset on a cord.

The cell phone I ever used on a regular basis was this monster:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_MicroTAC
My parents had one. It was boss. It weighed like a pound and there was nothing more satisfying than the clunk sound it made when you opened it. Substantial monthly access fee (?$50) plus $1.99/min. We didn't chit-chat. It was for SERIOUS BUSINESS ONLY.

This is the StarTAC, the greatest of all phones:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_StarTAC
We'd all be using these today if Steve Jobs had never been born.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-07 19:44 ID:UzxKPn4/

iPhone 4

10 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-08 02:59 ID:zIzecKCD

>>3
i think we have one of those somewhere hidden in my house.

btw, i'm using an unlocked japan flip-phone. i know touch-phones are today's mainstream, but i want to be unique in some ways. that's why i bought one online.

11 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-08 19:31 ID:6OQPJUkM

Samsung Omnia, inherited from my sister. Since my first cell phone, I have a policy of not buying them, but getting old ones from people around me. Buying phones is almost like buying air, given the surplus and turnover.

12 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-10 02:17 ID:D06G4tmK

A Samsung flip-phone of some sort. I suppose I'd eventually like a smartphone, but it doesn't bother me to stick with this guy.

13 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-10 03:56 ID:VeeJoPAC

>>12
Smart phones are over-rated. I only even have a semi-smart phone and I'm good with that.

14 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-10 10:57 ID:D06G4tmK

>>13
It'd be convenient at times I couldn't be bothered to whip out a netbook, such as when reading e-books, listening to music, playing little games or browsing the web. Better than carrying around five books, a Rubik's cube and that netbook everywhere.

15 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-11 04:55 ID:t95wTrhc

I have a Japanese flip-phone. A Softbank 740SC.

It's truly the bottom of the barrel among Keitais, but one of these days I'll buy some expensive Chinese version of a Sharp phone, because they're all totally unlocked per default.

Probably a SH7218U.

>>10
What model do you have?

16 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-11 06:17 ID:e7za4u2u

>>15
I've been googleing both of those phones and they are both drool worthy. How do you get phones from Asia like that and how you make them work with American plans? Are there are ones that run Linux? Tell me more!

17 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-11 17:07 ID:RFW4rGC9

>>8

>In October 2010, the French firm L√ękki re-introduced the StarTAC as a 'retro' phone. Refurbished second-hand phones using the original specifications (including the small screen and single-band communication) are available in yellow, green, pink, and black.

I have to wonder if there is a sufficiently big market for "retro" mobile phones. Then again, this is France we're talking about.

18 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-11 17:10 ID:RFW4rGC9

Also, I have a Nokia 2310c. I wish there were a way to make it display Japanese characters instead of boxes.

19 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-11 18:49 ID:t95wTrhc

>>16
First things first, Japanese phones are usually locked in all kinds of ways, and they need to be unlocked using intrusive methods if you want to use it on your foreign network.

You can either buy a Software Unlocked phone, or you can buy a Hypersim to unlock them. A Hypersim is like another thin simcard you put over your real simcard, and you can then use your phone on your gaijin network. It works with almost all models, but it's unreliable and breaks down all the time, and annoying tricks are needed to get it to work again. Would not recommend. The other way to use it on foreign networks is to buy a Software Unlocked phone. It's what it sounds like; Someone has edited the firmware to allowed it to be used on non-Japanese networks. This is the best option, as it all works just fine. In the old days only a few phones had this option, and it was expensive, but now the main companies Softbank (I would guess Sharp too) can unlock phones for you in-house, so there are a lot more choices on the market. But it costs extra.

However, note this; Almost all the special features on your new shiny phone WON'T WORK; because most is still locked to Japan despite the hypersim/software unlock. So you won't be able to use Internet, MMS, or other cool features. You will ONLY be able to call or SMS. There are a few exceptions, but assume it will be non-functional. There's a way around this crap. Sharp makes phones for Japan, but also for Taiwan and China. They're almost exactly the same phones, but the Chinese phones are always fully unlocked per default, and with functional internet, TV, etc..

Now, you can take the easy route and buy from Ebay, J-Phone.ru, or Zeroxkeitai.com. That saves you all the hassle of importing. Otherwise, buy from Japanese Yahoo or from Softbank/Sharp themselves, but assume it will cost much more. If you want a Chinese phone, use Ebay or find a reliable Taobao agent, then buy a phone from there (Taobao is Chinese Ebay, more or less). If you know what you're doing you can find a 480x854, 8megapixel flipphone for less than 300 dollars, easy.

As for models, Here are a few good Chinese versions, there are less choices compared to the Nipponese side;
SH7218U, SH0902C, WX-T930

As for Japanese versions, there are a ton of valid choices, but I would only buy the super cheap versions since they're all feature crippled anyway, like the 740sc or 707sc. But I'd like the super cool SH-10C, if I had the money, because despite it's non functional 3G internet it actually has working Wifi. Check ZeroxKeitai's site, he has the cheapest Japanese phones around.

Obviously, buying Keitais requires research and dedication, it's not as simple as checking Ebay for five minutes.

20 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-12 00:37 ID:6OQPJUkM

>>19 now this is some serious phone porn. Best post I read in this site for ages '^_^)b

21 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-12 23:45 ID:/VeAsMww

>>19
Ah thank you.
Well if they are all locked up in any way I won't get it.
So get one of the Chinese SH7218U, SH0902C, WX-T930 ones then?
All I really need is goof interface, photo/video camera, web browser, QR code reader. Not a touch screen. Can one of the Chinese ones you posted do all that?

Nearly all phones are here are the same. Touch screen with Android. Don't want.

22 Name: Anonymous : 2012-01-13 03:02 ID:t95wTrhc

>>21
All of them have that. The SH7218U has both touch and normal keypad like a regular flip-phone. But it has Android and a mediocre quasi-smartphone battery, so if you yearn for a more classic phone the SH0902C is a good choice(Not SH09020C, because 20C doesn't have 3G), but most people use the non-3G version so I don't know if there are any dealbreaker differences between 2C and 20C.

SH7218U runs for ~250 USD on Taobao with shipping and such. 350 on ZeroXKeitai. Many use this one, and I'd buy it despite Android and all.
The SH0902C you can find for 130 or less on Taobao.
The WX-T930 is a super slick, but hard-to-find Taiwanese version, but if you wait you can find one on Taobao for around 150. There are other random sites too which stock it.

They are all cheap as shit for how good and well built they are, and there are many more models, of course, but these are the phones I would consider.

23 Name: Anonymous : 2012-08-31 03:49 ID:6ELisfYt

I know a taobao agent that quite reliable. www.buychina.com
I have several experience with it, and nothing wrong. Here is cellphone page:
http://www.buychina.com/products?keyword=cell+phone&sort=credit_desc

24 Name: 4ct!3lWjo8kf8k : 2012-09-08 22:31 ID:Heaven

She's beautiful and therefore to be wooed;
She is a Ding-a-Ling, therefore to be won.

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