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Old 21st August 2014, 22:40   #10516
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Xolo Q3000 meets all your requirements and exceeds on some (has Full HD screen)!

Have been using it since January this year.
Also, per Xolo, this phone will be getting KITKAT upgrade.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post3363552 (The Mobile Phone Thread - Queries, decisions, discussions all here)
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Xolo Q300 is what I bought, it is decent enough for your requirements.
It does have a 4000 mAh battery.
Thanks a ton guys. The phone looks good. Will do some research before I buy though. Bit wary of these chinese phones
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Old 24th August 2014, 21:03   #10517
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Need info on long term reliability on the Lenovo P780 phone. Anyone faced any issues with same ?
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Old 24th August 2014, 21:48   #10518
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Need info on long term reliability on the Lenovo P780 phone. Anyone faced any issues with same ?
Well, its going strong for last for last 1 year now. No issues seen. Battery is pretty much as it was, except for recent upgrades where I perceive it has come down (still goes 2 days+). Any specific query, shoot.
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Well, its going strong for last for last 1 year now. No issues seen. Battery is pretty much as it was, except for recent upgrades where I perceive it has come down (still goes 2 days+). Any specific query, shoot.
How is the gps ? My basic needs are 5 inch screen , surfing , gps and reliability plus long lasting battery.I am not a apps fan max i use wats app and fuel log so games etc do not matter.

Any network related issues ?
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How is the gps ? My basic needs are 5 inch screen , surfing , gps and reliability plus long lasting battery.I am not a apps fan max i use wats app and fuel log so games etc do not matter.

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If satellite based GPS is your primary requirement, then better explore some other phone. This is poor in locking to satellites. However, with data enabled, it does lock to the location within 30seconds.

I do not face any network issues and I use both sims (bsnl & vodafone here in BLR) and dont really face any major call drops etc. It is sturdy and has survived a few falls and nothing has happened (I have a screen guard & a hard fiber case).

Recent kitkat update messed up the battery performance (in my case). But now it seem to be better after last week's update.

For 12-13k, I think it is a good buy IMO
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Recently purchased HTC desire 816 dual sim.
Excellent phone 5.5 inch true HD, 13MP + 5 MP camera, kitkat 4.4.2, snapdragon processor etc etc. Pretty decent performance.
Feels similar to the more expensive metal body HTC one.

Was using iphone4 from the initial batch and still have it, but the hardware could not handle the apps after I upgraded to ios6 . Eagerly waiting for Iphone6 to be released..
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Hi! Wanted to replace my 18 month old galaxy grand. Was already a mid spec phone from the start, so was facing some challenges with the new apps hardware requirements.

Decided to replace it day before yesterday. Was contemplating buying either the Lumia 1520 or Gionee E7. Had almost bought the Lumia when history repeated itself and I ended up buying HTC ONE E8!!!

In January this year, while looking out for either the Lenovo P780 or Nexus 5, we ended up buying the Xolo Q3000 for my wife. No disappointment yet!

Since the Grand was in a pretty good condition, I was able to get an exchange value of 8300/- for the new HTC.

Having used the E8 for at least 6 hrs in the past 36 hrs, I must add that it's a gem of a phone!! I already have all the apps that I had on the Grand and the difference is so glaringly visible!!

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Recently purchased HTC desire 816 dual sim.
Excellent phone 5.5 inch true HD, 13MP + 5 MP camera, kitkat 4.4.2, snapdragon processor etc etc. Pretty decent performance.
Feels similar to the more expensive metal body HTC one.

Was using iphone4 from the initial batch and still have it, but the hardware could not handle the apps after I upgraded to ios6 . Eagerly waiting for Iphone6 to be released..

How is the battery life?
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How is the battery life?
Battery Life pretty decent at 2600 mAh. My usage is moderate (sometimes heavy) and it last 48+ hrs.

Only grouse is visibility under direct sun light is very poor. Its sometime very difficult to read SMS or contacts under harsh sunlight.

I am used to the SUPER iphone4 and still feel that apple products are the best in terms of quality/display/feel/performance and user friendliness.
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Call me old school but I am looking for a smart phone with a physical qwerty keypad. I couldn't find any options except the BB Q5. I did not quite like the build quality on it. Any one aware of options in this now rare category?

Thanks in advance.
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Battery Life pretty decent at 2600 mAh. My usage is moderate (sometimes heavy) and it last 48+ hrs.

Only grouse is visibility under direct sun light is very poor. Its sometime very difficult to read SMS or contacts under harsh sunlight.

I am used to the SUPER iphone4 and still feel that apple products are the best in terms of quality/display/feel/performance and user friendliness.
I checked 816 at Chroma and its app menu orientation is vertical aligned (scrolling apps vertically instead of conventional horizontal scrolling app menu home) Is it the same with your phone? can't it be changed?
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I checked 816 at Chroma and its app menu orientation is vertical aligned..can't it be changed?
I have an HTC One E8, and it has the same vertical orientation. It can't be changed. Only the grid size can be altered, I.e. 3X4, 5X4, etc
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I checked 816 at Chroma and its app menu orientation is vertical aligned (scrolling apps vertically instead of conventional horizontal scrolling app menu home) Is it the same with your phone? can't it be changed?
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I have an HTC One E8, and it has the same vertical orientation. It can't be changed. Only the grid size can be altered, I.e. 3X4, 5X4, etc
Yes the scroll is vertically aligned and can be changed by installing some launchers. I have installed Nova launcher and it provides the grid and screen horizontal scrolling. Frankly speaking, I have created shortcuts and folders on the main page (viz desktop) and that takes care of all my requirements. All said and done, this is a powerful phone at this price point.
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Call me old school but I am looking for a smart phone with a physical qwerty keypad. I couldn't find any options except the BB Q5. I did not quite like the build quality on it. Any one aware of options in this now rare category?

Thanks in advance.
There are new phones coming out in this month. If you can hold your purchases by 4-6 weeks, then it might be worth the wait.

For example: http://indianexpress.com/article/tec...ack-to-qwerty/
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Call me old school but I am looking for a smart phone with a physical qwerty keypad.
Have a look at Blackberry 9720. Though this runs an ancient version of OS, it is a rock solid device. It covers that basics (Email/Contacts/GPS/FM/Twitter/Facebook/),costs around 11k and battery lasts 2 - 3 days.

http://in.blackberry.com/smartphones.../overview.html
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