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Old 20th June 2016, 13:09   #11161
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Why not to give a try to the great iconic Moto RAZR V3i?

http://www.ebay.in/sch/i.html?redire...orola+razr+v3i
Moto Razr had a pathetic battery backup even then. An absolutely hopeless phone.
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Moto Razr had a pathetic battery backup even then. An absolutely hopeless phone.
Not sure whats the definition of pathetic or good battery life for you. I had V3i (not V3 or any other RAZR series model) for around 2 years after which I lost it. It used to give me 2-3 days battery backup easily and sometime even more which I used to consider very good for this slim and stylish phone becasue I had used some Nokia models also before and after the RAZR and they also used to give me similar 2-3 days battery backup for my usage. I never had any complain. I loved everything about this lovely and innovative phone, even accessories came in the box were top notch.
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I've been with the galaxy series before. They don't confirm to the following 3 points-
  • Operable by one hand
  • Does not slow down over time
  • Does not need updates

It's been just a couple of weeks for you. 6 months and when the new galaxy will be announced, this one will suspiciously start getting slower. I've observed this over the years using Samsung, Sony and apple phones. And due to this speed issue I have changed a lot of phones.
Actually, before that iphone I have used galaxy s4, note 3 and note 4. Have also seen my dad use the Note 5. Contrary to the previous generations, note 5 and s7 are really perfect software wise. Have never seen the Note 5 hang or reboot in past 1 year.
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That is actually now the plan to get a simple feature phone as the primary use phone.

Any suggestions as to which ones support contact transfer via USB?
Nav, see if you can find yourself a BlackBeryy Bold 2 / 3. In their time, both phones had superb battery backup, can't go wrong with either of the two for a robust voice call phone that will last you through the day.
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A lot of phones are available as of today but there is no "one" perfect phone.

I'd like to see the following features:
  • Long battery Life : Should last 2-3 days atleast
  • Water, shock, dust proof.
  • Operable by one hand.( Can even be a physical key phone)
  • Does not slow down over time.
  • Decent to look at. It shouldn't pull all the eye balls at any official meeting etc. (All black would be even better)
  • Shouldn't need updates etc.
  • Should be able to transfer contacts from Iphone/Android using a PC perhaps.
  • Don't care if it doesn't have email, or data or whatsapp. Need a phone to SMS and talk.
Basically a rugged second phone to keep me connected vocally for day to day business. It gets harrowing when I need to talk regarding work in the evening and the 5S shuts off!


Anything out there like this or anyone using their phone for a similar usage?
Samsung Rugby2, available unlocked on US Amazon. Only thing is contacts transfer is not seamless. MicroUSb charging so mostly find a charger too at most places. Have one for my dad since 2011, still going strong.
Planning to get another one maybe one more rugby 3 when someone is coming down
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Having been gifted a Nokia Lumia 820 in Feb 2013, I have been happy for the last 40 months with it and not bothered to change / upgrade at all. The mobile is still fast and never hangs up. But off-late the battery has started showing its age, and the replacement battery I got from Flipkart is a 2014 manufactured one with even worse back-up than the one I originally have! So finally getting the itch to try out Android, so please suggest a phone within 10k for me... Key requirements are -

- Less than 5 inch screen - as bigger screens are tough to handle / use with a single hand.
- Good Battery back-up for about 2 days with 2G usage - is it too much to ask?
- No laggy interface.
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A lot of phones are available as of today but there is no "one" perfect phone.

I'd like to see the following features:
  • Long battery Life : Should last 2-3 days atleast
  • Water, shock, dust proof.
  • Operable by one hand.( Can even be a physical key phone)
  • Does not slow down over time.
  • Decent to look at. It shouldn't pull all the eye balls at any official meeting etc. (All black would be even better)
  • Shouldn't need updates etc.
  • Should be able to transfer contacts from Iphone/Android using a PC perhaps.
  • Don't care if it doesn't have email, or data or whatsapp. Need a phone to SMS and talk.
Basically a rugged second phone to keep me connected vocally for day to day business. It gets harrowing when I need to talk regarding work in the evening and the 5S shuts off!


Anything out there like this or anyone using their phone for a similar usage?
S7 active. It's got a beastly battery and it's mil certified. Or you can be like me and get the regular s7 along with the lifeproof fre case. While clunky, the phone fell out of my pocket while cycling and no damage whatsoever
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Having been gifted a Nokia Lumia 820 in Feb 2013, I have been happy for the last 40 months with it and not bothered to change / upgrade at all. The mobile is still fast and never hangs up. But off-late the battery has started showing its age, and the replacement battery I got from Flipkart is a 2014 manufactured one with even worse back-up than the one I originally have! So finally getting the itch to try out Android, so please suggest a phone within 10k for me... Key requirements are -

- Less than 5 inch screen - as bigger screens are tough to handle / use with a single hand.
- Good Battery back-up for about 2 days with 2G usage - is it too much to ask?
- No laggy interface.
Please check on the android thread. OnePlus X is the first name that comes to my mind. They recently discussed a couple with the same specs but a ~13k price range AFAIK.
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Is anyone using the ASUS Zenfone 2 ( 4GB RAM, 16GB storage) ?
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Is anyone using the ASUS Zenfone 2 ( 4GB RAM, 16GB storage) ?
Have the 64 gb version. What's your query
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Have the 64 gb version. What's your query
Default question - how is it ?
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Default question - how is it ?
Hello,

that's a pretty generic query.

it depends on your usage and your expectations.
The below is based on comparision to Redmi Note 3

1) Battery - Redmi Note 3 is much better. The ZF2 may just last you a day with judicious use. RN3 will go on for 1.5 days easily
2) Form Factor - ZF2 seems heavy compared to RN3, RN3 is sleeker looking (after all a copy of iPhone) ZF2 is plastic, RN3 metal
3) Display - both are the same, I couldn't tell a difference. Both good
4) dual sim - Advantage ZF2 - It has dual active i think (notification of call when on another call on the other number) but only 4g on one sim slot. RN3 has dual standby only but 4g on both sims
5) ZF2 has a dedicated slot for sd card while the RN3 has a hybrid version
6) both run on lollipop and both are expecting MM soon...
7) ZF2 is more lag free and smoother experience. Graphics heavy games are smooth - Asphalt, MC4 etc.
8) Price - Rs. 15K vs. Rs.12K
9) Charging - ZF2 miles better as it has 2nd gen. quick charge
10) ZF2 has NFC

Overall you can't go wrong with the ZF2. The only reason I changed was that my company did not support intel chip for BYOD.
If you are happy with the battery life of under a work day then it's fine.
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Thanks, Sun;J

The specs are available on the web. The question was generic, but more about any problems/ issues faced.
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Thanks, Sun;J

The specs are available on the web. The question was generic, but more about any problems/ issues faced.
I am using ZF2, 4GB, 32 GB version since Nov 15.
Phone is pretty stable, battery life is at least 1 day (depending on usage), charging is fast, Asus's customization of Android is non-intrusive and rarely had any hanging/restarting type issues.

Earlier niggles were all addressed through various upgrades received.

Only grouse is it is still on 5.0

If you are looking for any particular aspect, please ask.

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Hi,

Just now received MOTO G4 16GB version.

Wanted your guidance how to identify if it is a used phone or returned phone.

Is there any way we can track the number of hours used on the phone ? Or any other method if the phone is used or fresh piece.

IMEI number matches though.

Waiting for your inputs
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