What features are important to you in a phone? (i.e. camera, gps, FM radio, Stereo Bluetooth)
A good quality camera is essential. I'd like it to have minimum 5 MP. If it has a greater pixel spec, even better.
GPS might be nice but is by no means essential.
As for games, internet, e-mail and radio I have no use for them whatsoever.
Form factor - i.e. touchscreen, slider, flip phone, etc.
Not important. I quite like my old keys for texting but I could cope with touchscreen.
Internet - is 3G/mobile internet important, or WiFi/EDGE
I've never used the internet on a mobile phone yet. So it's not important.
Operator - have you an operator preference
I've come to the end of my Vodafone contract. Don't mind staying with them.
Pre-pay/Bill-pay/SIM-Free - have you a preference for either
Bill pay. I spend around 35 a month. I'm currently eligible for an upgrade.
Below 100 ideally. Could go a little bit over at a push.
I went to the Carphone Warehouse and the salesman was pushing the Galaxy S2 on the basis of my camera requirement. I came home and watched a 12 minute youtube clip on it and while it looks great, I just don't have the time to play games, listen to music and all the other bits and pieces that go with it. So really, I'm not convinced I need a Smartphone.
I have 3 very small kids so that's why having a good camera is important to me. I want to be able to capture moments without having to search for my Canon camera. Other than that, I'm one of the odd folk who only wants a phone to ring and text people.