Panny's budget RAZR alternative

Meet the girly budget alternative to the Moto RAZR. Panasonic's VS2 doesn't quite boast the Kate Moss-worthy skinniness of Motorola's phone - it's 18

Meet the girly budget alternative to the Moto RAZR.

Panasonic's VS2 doesn't quite boast the Kate Moss-worthy skinniness of Motorola's phone - it's 18.2mm thick - but you can pick one up on PAYG for a Scrooge-tastic £100.

Dimensions and price aside, the phone has a killer screen that should put most UK mobiles in the shade. It packs in 16 million colours - nearly sixty times as many as most phones we've seen so far.

The rest of the phone looks promising. The motorised flip opens at the touch of a button - always a good party trick - and there's a regular 1.3MP camera and stereo MP3 playback. Panny's inclusion of Sonic the Hedgehog is also preloaded to tempt those of you longing for those halycon Mega Drive days.

The VS2's on sale now for £100 (PAYG) from Tesco and Comet.

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