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Old 21st January 2013, 10:30   #9511
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My Samsung Wave got dropped yesterday and the screen has broken. I am planning to get an Android. Budget cannot exceed 15k. Preferred brands are Samsung, HTC, and Sony. Would like to use some ebook reader app so larger the screen better.
Any suggestions would be helpful?
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My Samsung Wave got dropped yesterday and the screen has broken. I am planning to get an Android.
Can the screen not be replaced?
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Old 21st January 2013, 13:12   #9513
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Can the screen not be replaced?
My phone is some 2+ years old. Wave has Bada OS with which I am not that happy. In fact i was waiting for an opportunity to move to Android.
And the screen is Super Amoled. Haven't checked personally but had heard the cost of replacement is high.
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The Micromax A116 Canvas 3 soon to be launched looks exciting with Quad core processor,1 GB RAM etc. with the price less than 15K

http://igyaan.in/2013/01/35923/exclu...116-canvas-hd/
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Hi folks!

For the last 6 years, I have been using only BBs for both personal and corporate use. I now want to try an android based phone for personal use and continue to use one BB for corporate usage. Am a complete noob to all this new technology, app world and all the magic stuff on the touch screen phones. My primary requirement is for calls, texts and may be some surfing. Not much interested in music as such since I use iPod for that. Yes, surfing should be smooth and hassle free.

Budget right now is up to 15K. Am actually flexible with this, say up to 30K if the phone is really good but don't want to pay upwards of 40K. Am a real long term user, so I need the phone to last for at least 3 years.

Thanks in advance!
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Budget right now is up to 15K. Am actually flexible with this, say up to 30K if the phone is really good but don't want to pay upwards of 40K. Am a real long term user, so I need the phone to last for at least 3 years.

Thanks in advance!
With that budget, you can get one of the best Android phones (Galaxy S3):

http://www.flipkart.com/samsung-gala...mdbwuthfdz85cc

Cost of this phone is 32k on this site and 30k in local stores.
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app world and all the magic stuff on the touch screen phones. My primary requirement is for calls, texts and may be some surfing. Not much interested in music as such since I use iPod for that. Yes, surfing should be smooth and hassle free.
If you are not that keen on the apps and all, you can think about windows phones. Nokia 620 will be cheapest good choice in the lot. In the Android world, check the HTC website, One from the new ranges of desire series can impress you which have decent build quality, decent configuration, sleek design and good interface.

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Budget right now is up to 15K. Am actually flexible with this, say up to 30K if the phone is really good but don't want to pay upwards of 40K.
If you are ready to spend that much, think about Sony Xperia Z HD Android phone. Nokia 820 is VFM choice in Win8 platform

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Am a real long term user, so I need the phone to last for at least 3 years.
For the build quality and long term survival, you can think for Nokia 920 windows 8 phone.

Unfortunately Motorola has stopped its sales operation in India otherwise their RAZR series would have been best bet in terms of build quality and battery backup. If you are not skeptical about A.S.S than you can try to find a good online deal for any of Moto RAZR.

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Thanks netfreak and tbppjpr.

So if I don't want the apps, then I'm better off android? And Windows 8 will serve me better for just surfing and the basic functions?

I have noted down the models mentioned here. A quick call to a few friends gives me an indication that Samsung S3 is the phone right now. Let me check all of them in person and report back. And if there are any others worth looking for apart from those mentioned here, please post.
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So if I don't want the apps, then I'm better off android? And Windows 8 will serve me better for just surfing and the basic functions?
It depends on your priorities, its exactly like how we choose the cars, one person may give preference to good FE whether another person may prefer a powerful car and doesn't mind the FE.

If apps are not your priorities, than it doesn't mean that you get nothing compared to Android while choosing Windows, rather Windows has it's own strong points like a fresh user interface, you look different in a Android crowded world, or if you choose the windows phone from Nokia than you get one of the best offline navigation app etc.

I am an Android user and have no complains with Android, rather I can't think about any other OS right now since Android suites best to my usage pattern. But your priorities are different so make a wise choice.
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I have a CDMA smartphone with me and wanted to inquire before I gave up GSM altogether. How good are the data speeds on CDMA networks ? I know that the coverage is good and the data plans cost the same as 3g do.

Thank you in advance.
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Finally I have bought the Xolo A700 on last Wednesday 23th of Jan. The phone is excellent performer in everything and extremely well built. Looks like a premium phone with above 20k range.
The only problem is battery charging as it is having Li-polymer 1700mAh, takes hours to charge fully.
I highly recommend this phone to everyone who is looking for the mobile in the limit of 10k.
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galaxy s3 is the best bet for now with the specs,you also have a 32gb option available at 35000.there are alot of brands & variants in that range but my suggestion is opt for samsung as the after sales service is very strong,unlike htc & sony
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Thanks netfreak and tbppjpr.

So if I don't want the apps, then I'm better off android? And Windows 8 will serve me better for just surfing and the basic functions?

I have noted down the models mentioned here. A quick call to a few friends gives me an indication that Samsung S3 is the phone right now. Let me check all of them in person and report back. And if there are any others worth looking for apart from those mentioned here, please post.

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Came across a very good article pertaining to Mobile display parameters

http://tech2.in.com/features/smartph...plified/715782
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Any news on SONY XPERIA Z? The release date and price at availability. Man i cant wait for this one. At last an android phone that feels premium!
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Windows Phone. Easiest to use smartphone
How about in comparison to iPhone? Are there options for custom ROMs on windows phone?

I am looking for a easy-to-use smartphone for my sister. The most needed features would be like good call quality, low SAR values, good display(4"+), decent camera(5Mpx+) and music capabilities. Budget around 15K.

Pl. advise!

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