2011-06-21 10:38 - edited 2012-07-31 9:07
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There are many users here who permanently ask for help in choosing the 'best' phone for their needs. Please, this is a peer-to-peer troubleshooting forum where Nokia users from all over the world come in order to find answers to their queries or solve any issues they face with their Nokia devices.
First of all, you have to know that choosing a mobile phone to pick up is clearly a personal decision. Listening to others' opinion is helpful but not everyone looks at a topic from the same angle.
So, for a start, you have to decide which Nokia phone-series is the best for you:
And within each range, the initial number reflects the price range into which the device sits, ranging from 1 at the low-end (eg/ C1-00) to 9 at the top (eg/ N9).
Keep in mind that it is impossible for a phone to feature everything. This means that a superb camera-phone cannot be a superb music-phone at the same time. Each device is aimed at a different field. Expanding on this: If you want to get one of the best camera-phones, you will go for an N8 whereas if you are a music fan, you will go for an X7 (X7 is also a great gaming phone).
However, if you cannot make up your mind and decide whether, for instance, an N-series or a C-series would be better for you, then you can follow an other method - write down on a piece of paper the specs you wish your future device to feature.
After that, decide whether you want to search the internet or to have a go at some of your local shops. Personally, i prefer using the Net.
If you decide to search the internet, you will have the chance to read lots of reviews (http://www.gsmarena.com/, http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/, http://dailymobile.se/, http://mynokiablog.com/ etc) and users' opinions. Also, you can compare any models you are interested in much easier. But bear in mind that asking for users' opinion in an official site is not a very good idea. You had better try any unofficial website and ask whatever you wish to learn about.
In addition to that, it is a great idea to watch some hands-on videos from youtube for they can give you a more detailed image about the device(s) you are interested in.
However, if you want to talk face-to-face with an expert, then you had better visit your local mobile shops. But make sure you don't spend all your day seeking for the 'best' phone as it is a waste of time! ...
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