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Old 17th September 2012, 16:18   #9196
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Mobile experts and friends out here,
I am in search for a higher end smart phone with a budget extendible up to 30Ks.
Requirements :
- Good processor, upgradable OS & application friendly (Android seems to be the best option), should hold on for next 2 years atleast.
- Good camera, full HD recording with 1080pi as added bonus.
- Good display (AmoLED seems to be standard in this range with pixels number varying with sets)
- User friendly and light weight if possible for daily use.
- Troublefree

Choices are :
- Samsung S2 for 27Ks (the blockbuster of last year)
- New Xperia S for 29Ks(seems to have the best config.)
- HTC One for 28Ks (again very good config.)
- Lumia 800 for 23Ks (Windows ! But lots of features skipped)

Or any other set to consider ? Please help !
Budget shouldn't cross 30Ks.

I will be waiting till diwali.
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Old 17th September 2012, 17:02   #9197
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Mobile experts and friends out here,
I am in search for a higher end smart phone with a budget extendible up to 30Ks.
Requirements :
- Good processor, upgradable OS & application friendly (Android seems to be the best option), should hold on for next 2 years atleast.
- Good camera, full HD recording with 1080pi as added bonus.
- Good display (AmoLED seems to be standard in this range with pixels number varying with sets)
- User friendly and light weight if possible for daily use.
- Troublefree

Choices are :
- Samsung S2 for 27Ks (the blockbuster of last year)
- New Xperia S for 29Ks(seems to have the best config.)
- HTC One for 28Ks (again very good config.)
- Lumia 800 for 23Ks (Windows ! But lots of features skipped)

Or any other set to consider ? Please help !
Budget shouldn't cross 30Ks.

I will be waiting till diwali.

Sorry for one liner answer but increase your budget buy few k's and go for SIII. S2 is now around 24k a little here and there.
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Old 17th September 2012, 18:22   #9198
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Sorry for one liner answer but increase your budget buy few k's and go for SIII. S2 is now around 24k a little here and there.
S3 costs 37.5Ks, and I have already increased my budget by 10Ks. So is my limitation to the models I have considered. Btw 24Ks for S2 ? Are you sure?
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S3 costs 37.5Ks, and I have already increased my budget by 10Ks. So is my limitation to the models I have considered. Btw 24Ks for S2 ? Are you sure?
Samsung has slashed the price of S3 to 34k approx. Search for a deal and you should get it online in the range of 33 -34k.
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Samsung has slashed the price of S3 to 34k approx. Search for a deal and you should get it online in the range of 33 -34k.
Thankyou buddy. I went through the online prices and lowest quoted was 33,990 by adexmart.
For that price I can certainly add few more notes.

Since my experience with online shopping is as good as nil, can you please throw some light on this matter ? Is it safe enough to go for that ?
Any issues with warranty,delivery or quality etc ?
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Thankyou buddy. I went through the online prices and lowest quoted was 33,990 by adexmart.
For that price I can certainly add few more notes.

Since my experience with online shopping is as good as nil, can you please throw some light on this matter ? Is it safe enough to go for that ?
Any issues with warranty,delivery or quality etc ?
Usually it is not an issue with warranty or anything as such, it's just how long they take to deliver the product. Talk to site guys before making the payment or if you have COD option then opt for that.
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Adexmart is a decent website. They sell original products with warranty and vat bill. They are based out of Ritchie Street in Chennai. However you may talk to them before placing your order for that added bit of confidence.
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I am looking for a mobile phone for my mom . Is Nokia Asha 311 a good choice for elderly folks ? She wants a phone that is kind of easy and comfortable with the keyboard.

If there are any other models which i should consider, please suggest.
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I am looking for a mobile phone for my mom . Is Nokia Asha 311 a good choice for elderly folks ? She wants a phone that is kind of easy and comfortable with the keyboard.

If there are any other models which i should consider, please suggest.
Three months ago i got my Mother Samsung Metro duos C3322 although she use only one sim. She is overall very much happy with her new cell. She upgraded from her 5 years old Nokia 3120.

http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-metr...5-b8862ddaaba3
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Finally decided to take the plunge and looking for a reasonably good phone in the 12-15k budget. Should have :
- A good camera.
- Not outdated or about to be.
- Good Performance.
- Decent screen size and resolution.
- Front camera.
- Build quality should be as good as my nearly 5 yr old Nokia 6500 S.

I am not really finicky about the OS. Except no niche OSes like Bada. This will be my first smartphone ever. Any suggestions ?

Had shortlisted the Xperia U (no expandable memory) , Lumia 710 (no front cam but free maps are a big draw) and the HTC One V (no front cam, reliability issues floating around the web) , but unable to decide.

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Thankyou buddy. I went through the online prices and lowest quoted was 33,990 by adexmart.
For that price I can certainly add few more notes.

Since my experience with online shopping is as good as nil, can you please throw some light on this matter ? Is it safe enough to go for that ?
Any issues with warranty,delivery or quality etc ?
29k on HS18 in their deal last week
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Finally decided to take the plunge and looking for a reasonably good phone in the 12-15k budget. Should have :
- A good camera.
- Not outdated or about to be.
- Good Performance.
- Decent screen size and resolution.
- Front camera.
- Build quality should be as good as my nearly 5 yr old Nokia 6500 S.

I am not really finicky about the OS. Except no niche OSes like Bada. This will be my first smartphone ever. Any suggestions ?

Had shortlisted the Xperia U (no expandable memory) , Lumia 710 (no front cam but free maps are a big draw) and the HTC One V (no front cam, reliability issues floating around the web) , but unable to decide.

^^^ look at the Xperia Neo V, Moto Defy + or the Galaxy Ace +. All these phones have the Android OS's. I have got the Xperia for myself and am happy with the overall performance of the Phone.
All these would fit your budget well. Good luck,
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Finally decided to take the plunge and looking for a reasonably good phone in the 12-15k budget. Should have :
- A good camera.
- Not outdated or about to be.
- Good Performance.
- Decent screen size and resolution.
- Front camera.
- Build quality should be as good as my nearly 5 yr old Nokia 6500 S.

I am not really finicky about the OS. Except no niche OSes like Bada. This will be my first smartphone ever. Any suggestions ?

Had shortlisted the Xperia U (no expandable memory) , Lumia 710 (no front cam but free maps are a big draw) and the HTC One V (no front cam, reliability issues floating around the web) , but unable to decide.
I am using One V from a month and I can say that it is one of the best phone available in market.

No issues so far, what it lacks is a front camera.

I will recommend you to go for it, or sola, if you are going to play games and all, and need a powerful processor.

Both of them lacks front cam though.

Cheers,
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Old 27th September 2012, 13:30   #9209
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29k on HS18 in their deal last week
I think that deal was for the CDMA version ?
The US edition with dual core processor.

Correct me if I am wrong
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Thankyou buddy. I went through the online prices and lowest quoted was 33,990 by adexmart.
For that price I can certainly add few more notes.

Since my experience with online shopping is as good as nil, can you please throw some light on this matter ? Is it safe enough to go for that ?
Any issues with warranty,delivery or quality etc ?
Indiatimes it is for 31900/- for S3.

Use coupon: SURPRISE
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