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Old 2nd July 2015, 08:32   #10861
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If you can live with a not so great camera, this is a good model.
As I told, camera is not that great to talk about.
That's a surprise. They talk so much about their camera and pixel technology. Maybe it's all marketing then. Some people in their reviews say a little adjustment in settings is needed to get the best out of its camera and compare it with HTC One's camera. Do dig deeper and let us know the final analysis if possible.
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Old 2nd July 2015, 09:22   #10862
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That's a surprise. They talk so much about their camera and pixel technology. Maybe it's all marketing then. Some people in their reviews say a little adjustment in settings is needed to get the best out of its camera and compare it with HTC One's camera. Do dig deeper and let us know the final analysis if possible.
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Download full resolution images clicked from Asus zenphone or any other camera you are interested in, confirm the authenticity of the image by seeing the EXIF details then asses the images yourself and see if its producing the picture quality you are looking for.
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Are you a actual user or are you going by whats written on Flipkart reviews? Because online comments are quite contradictory.

My job was to warn you, regarding potential risks, since this is what the forum is all about. I do not have anything against ASUS as a brand, nor do i own the phone. My comments are based on my own research on the phone - which included looking for authentic reviews on the net, tech review websites and colleagues/friends, since i was myself planning to buy this phone but backed out.


Rest is upto you.

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I think I will wait for One Plus Two which is launching this month before taking a final decision.
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Finally ordered the HTC one M8 Eye.
waiting for delivery... what swayed me this way is the fantastic metallic build of the phone with the curvature on the back.Gives you a very premium feel.
Also, I wanted to experience HTC sense UI which I have heard a lot of good things about.

Hopefully works out well for me.
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Old 10th July 2015, 00:03   #10866
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Any users of Zenfone 2 here? The specs look too good on paper for the price. They start at 13k but the 15k and 20k model with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 64GB ROM, 2.3GHz Atom Processor, 5.5" IPS 1080p display!! have range topping features - https://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ZenFone_2_ZE551ML/
I've been using the 2gb ZE550ML for a month and it performs pretty well. No overheating or call dropping.

It comes will some bloatware but it can be disabled/uninstalled.

The ZenUI is pretty light and easy on the eyes.
I'd say go for it.

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Is there someone with personal experience using Nokia Lumia 730 or 735?

I am considering this for my mother who has taken a fascination of using Skype.

She is not comfortable with touch screens, but wants Skype - which means good front facing camera as well.

I heard that 730 has a screen flickering issue, so I am a bit hesitant to order it online.
Price is between 11 and 12000 depending on the colour.
Have used the 730 for a few days. Main camera was really remarkable, esp. In low light. Better than much more expensive phones I've checked out. Can't really recall front camera performance. The phone didn't have any flicker issues. Overall a pretty good phone, near zero lag, with much above average cam. But build felt average, bit plasticky. If the limitations of the windows system is ok, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.

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The craze for Chines phones has died down the same way the hype around them was built up. The innumerable brands with almost similar looks and buggy SW have made the users wary of these phones. After the bitter experience with Mi4 I will never buy a Chinese phone again. I am just waiting for Nexus 5 2015 to exchange this piece of junk.
If you don't mind elaborating, what was so wrong with your Mi4?

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Received my HTC one M8 eye in copper gold color.
What a beauty! It oozes class and premium feeling from every corner.
The curved metal unibody is gorgeous and fantastic to hold.

Those who think that Android phone can't match the premium feel and build of the Iphone please have a look at the HTC one M8 series.

I will not comment much on performance as it is just a day old. It came with Lollipop 5.0.2. This is my first experience with HTC Sense UI. But, so far, whatever I have seen looks and feels good - it's not overdone but at the same time it has given lot of additional functionalities and usability improvement over vanilla Android with cluttering the interface or too much bloatware. I need to explore more.

The camera is also very good - I compared with Moto X 1st gen and 2nd gen and the HTC has much better exposure and white balance and less noise as well. Overall, a very good camera which might be a touch below the Samsung flagships (haven't compated but going by the reviews)
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I think I will wait for One Plus Two which is launching this month before taking a final decision.
Check its camera first. My wife loves her OPO but when it comes to parties / marriages its the iPhone 6 which is taken out and used. OPO just takes too bloody long to focus in evenings and is frankly worse than my S3.

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Is there someone with personal experience using Nokia Lumia 730 or 735?

I am considering this for my mother who has taken a fascination of using Skype.

She is not comfortable with touch screens, but wants Skype - which means good front facing camera as well.

I heard that 730 has a screen flickering issue, so I am a bit hesitant to order it online.
Price is between 11 and 12000 depending on the colour.
PM deepakchan who used it (he gave it up because of the sparse WP ecosystem for his preferred apps). He had no such issues.
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Have used the 730 for a few days. Main camera was really remarkable, esp. In low light. Better than much mo....But build felt average, bit plasticky. If the limitations of the windows system is ok, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone.
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PM deepakchan who used it (he gave it up because of the sparse WP ecosystem for his preferred apps). He had no such issues.
Thanks guys.
The phone would be for my mother (who is not very comfortable using touch screen to begin with). She wants something which can run Skype and maybe WhatsApp (I am suspecting some more apps will follow this list in distant future).
Most of the common apps are available on Windows platform (maybe Hangouts is not.)
So, I don't see much of an issue with the apps.
The advantage of the Windows phone to me is the simplicity (compared to Android). So, chances of things getting messed up seem a lot lesser.
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^For your mom it'll do very well, perhaps. But I found windows ecosystem & maybe even the OS pretty undesirable as a main phone. As a secondary phone, I'd love to have one. Issue with apps is that feature wise they usually lag behind android as they aren't updated so often by devs. Hope that changes with time as the user base grows.
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That's a surprise. They talk so much about their camera and pixel technology. Maybe it's all marketing then. Some people in their reviews say a little adjustment in settings is needed to get the best out of its camera and compare it with HTC One's camera. Do dig deeper and let us know the final analysis if possible.
pm roy_libran who had a Zenfone 6 and was very happy with the photos, esp indoors without flash, when the 13 MP camera was used at 8 MP.

I have seen his photos and they were quite good. I believe Zenfone 2 camera unit is only an upgrade to that one.
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Hi,

Looking for buy a new phone in the 15k budget bracket. Has anyone tried Microsoft Lumia 640XL? Is it a good buy?

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Hi,

Looking for buy a new phone in the 15k budget bracket. Has anyone tried Microsoft Lumia 640XL? Is it a good buy?

MaSh
It is an excellent phone. The camera is outstanding (far better than the 1+ or the HTC 13 mp 816/820 series) and the phone is quite responsive.

The only challenge which prevented me from buying it was the size. If you're okay with it, go ahead - its a lovely device actually.
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My friend has a Lumia phone. He is not able to download "Uber "app in it. Please check that too.
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