I'm thinking of getting a new phone and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. I want something thats strong enough to play video files smoothly, listen to music and decently browse the Internet and cost under 300$ (CAD). I don't care much about social networking or taking pictures with it, I mainly just want something that can play a movie with out any lag or delay. What do you recommend?
i've heard great things about the s2 but the resolution isnt as great as the nexus. i was thinking about the nexus myself but its a little lackluster considering what it could have been. i'm waiting for the soon-to-be-mentioned new line of android 4.0 phones coming in the next few months.
if you're okay with their shortcomings then yes the s2 or nexus are great choice.
finding a brand new no-contract phone for less than $500? doubtful. the only reason you can get a phone for a decent price is because they factor the phones cost into the plans they offer. perhaps once refurbished models start coming out you might get lucky...or when prices drop in general.