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Old 11th March 2012, 11:23   #8701
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Hey guys,

Planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy S2. I do not want the G version that is sold in India. So looking at Singapore and Europe to source them. Can anyone confirm if its the original i9100 or i9100G that is sold in Singapore and Europe.

If it happens to be the G version in both these countries, then will settle for a i9070 S Advance.
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Hey guys,

Planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy S2. I do not want the G version that is sold in India. So looking at Singapore and Europe to source them. Can anyone confirm if its the original i9100 or i9100G that is sold in Singapore and Europe.

If it happens to be the G version in both these countries, then will settle for a i9070 S Advance.
Wait for samsung galaxy S3 to be launched. You can go for that or go for the then cheaper SGS2. I think I have seen I9100 in SG. Europe errol definitely have them.
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Old 11th March 2012, 12:15   #8703
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Unlike in the crowds in Singapore, where almost every hand of tiny fingers is jabbing at, or swiping away on iPhones, iPads and other iBaubles. ...
Inappropriate comparison, one must say. We tend to take a different view of affordability and tolerance of cost than Singaporeans. A common man in India will aspire at most for a Bata shoe, a Singaporean of the same affordability will buy a Gucci if he thinks it is necessary for his appearance.

Top performing smartphone at <5000? Noble expectation, sir, just like the Govt. chasing wild geese in trying to get affordable computing to the masses. Whether Simputer or the 2.5K tablet, so far there have been devices that are either promises or are practically dysfunctional. I am sure some Chinese company will ultimately do it, and consumers in India will say 'Tchah, Made in China'!!!
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We tend to take a different view of affordability and tolerance of cost than Singaporeans.
...will buy a Gucci if he thinks it is necessary for his appearance.
Yes Singaporeans do tolerate high prices when it comes to clothes and gadgets and BMWs. But they're a glutton for cheap prices too. You should see how their kiasu makes them pile up at the cheapest shop at every hawker center and tolerate poor quality food just because it's cheapest in that hawker center.

{ Kiasu 驚輸 [Hokkien for: fear of losing -- the best deal, the cheapest price, whatever...]
e.g:
  1. Hoarding food on one's plate during a buffet lunch in case the catering runs out of food later.
  2. Joining a queue many days in advance just to successfully corner a limited free ticket.
  3. parents imposing heavy study labor on their kids driven by a desire to make them better the neighbours' kids.
Now the Singapore govt is trying to temper Kiasu-ism with public "Politeness Campaigns".}



That said, there are many more gentry in urban India than in all of Singapore who can afford a Rs. 40,000 iPhone, and won't.

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Top performing smartphone at <5000? Noble expectation, sir, just like the Govt. chasing wild geese ...
Not top performing Aniruddha. I mean: performing at least as reliably, glitch-free as the Symbian S40 devices ! If it doesn't perform, they shouldn't try to market it.

Just my humble opinion.
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... there are many more gentry in urban India than in all of Singapore who can afford a Rs. 40,000 iPhone, and won't. ...
So you agree with what I said, right?

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... If it doesn't perform, they shouldn't try to market it. ...
Err... capitalism, sir. Their money, their loss, who are we to say anything other than not choose them.

You should try out the ubiquitous 'China' phones - most sell because they have a loud loudspeaker-like sound, and no one bothers about device or battery life, after-sales service, buggy features and slow response.
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Unlike in the crowds in Singapore, where almost every hand of tiny fingers is jabbing at, or swiping away on iPhones, iPads and other iBaubles. Not so embarrassingly niche in that insignificantly sized market !
I was of a similar mental makeup till I laid hands on the iPhone 4 and started using it. Now regret the decision for buying the Galaxy tab instead of the iPad 2. Once you use it you'll also get hooked. Basically, it has caught the imagination of the younger generation. At 52, I'm definitely not young but want to enjoy and be a part of 'gadget mania' which our generation missed out on in our youth. Making up for lost time, if you can call it that.

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Hey guys,

Planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy S2. I do not want the G version that is sold in India. So looking at Singapore and Europe to source them. Can anyone confirm if its the original i9100 or i9100G that is sold in Singapore and Europe.

If it happens to be the G version in both these countries, then will settle for a i9070 S Advance.
you can check the version on the box before opening.

GT-I9100 - GTI9100LKAINU
GT-I9100G - GTI9100GLKAINU
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How advisable is it to buy a mobile phone which supports microSIM ?

What is the trend expected in the future ? Will all phone manufacturers provide micro SIM support in the future ?

The most frustrating part is that there is no adaptor which can be used to connect micro SIM in a phone which supports normal SIM. Why didn't the designers think about backward compatibility ?

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How advisable is it to buy a mobile phone which supports microSIM ?

What is the trend expected in the future ? Will all phone manufacturers provide micro SIM support in the future ?

The most frustrating part is that there is no adaptor which can be used to connect micro SIM in a phone which supports normal SIM. Why didn't the designers think about backward compatibility ?

Rohan

Hi Rohan,

I cannot recollect any well know phone using a microsim apart from Iphone. Probably this was a tactic for holding customers or being different. Microsim adapters are available, but are they available in your location is difficult to say. Try goggling and checking. Check the below link.

Buy Micro Sim To Sim Adapter Converter Card Ipad | Lowest prices on Electronics at Rediff Shopping.
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Rohan,

A new SIM costs half an hour of your time (at max, unless you're on Vodafone). Why worry so much?
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Hi Rohan,

I cannot recollect any well know phone using a microsim apart from Iphone. Probably this was a tactic for holding customers or being different. Microsim adapters are available, but are they available in your location is difficult to say. Try goggling and checking. Check the below link.

Buy Micro Sim To Sim Adapter Converter Card Ipad | Lowest prices on Electronics at Rediff Shopping.
Nokia is using micro SIM in their newer models, especially Lumia series.

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Rohan,

A new SIM costs half an hour of your time (at max, unless you're on Vodafone). Why worry so much?
I would loose the flexibility of putting my SIM in another handset or another SIM in my handset.

Rohan
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I would loose the flexibility of putting my SIM in another handset or another SIM in my handset.
You need a SIM adapter. It would cost just 100 Rs or so in nearby cell repair shop.
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You need a SIM adapter. It would cost just 100 Rs or so in nearby cell repair shop.
Though if one has a sim cutter they can just use the cut out body.
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Hi All,

The news is that Samsung has started rolling out ICS updates for Samsung mobiles. It has started initially for Europe and Korea and for rest it will be sent soon.

Android 4.0 ICS update is now seeding for Samsung Galaxy S II - GSMArena.com news
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Have been reading about extending battery life by using slow chargers, but never got a chance to experiment until recently.

My Nokia E63 came with 5v, 890mA charger and goes from zero to full in about 90 mins.

Wife's Nokia 3500c and recently acquired 101 Dual sim came with 5V, 450 mA charger and both take about 90 mins to full charge.

Mom's ancient Nokia came with a 5V, 350mA charger and I used that to charge my E63. It takes about 3hrs to fully charge, but the standby time has improved by 20% easily. Earlier, I used to get about 4.5 days of standby. After slowcharge, I got 6.5 days and still the last bar is on. No Low battery warning.

Heat dissipation is also better on slow charge with no noticeable warmth. Using the normal charger, the battery feels warm after an hour.
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