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Old 30th June 2013, 23:11   #15631
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Do we have options to buy an additional battery (branded/non-branded)? Looking at 2000 MAH batteries; would love to hear suggestions from people on this aspect.
http://www.nokia.com/in-en/accessories/accessory/dc-16/

You have an option of carrying this 2200mAh portable charger which is available @ around Rs.1300/-.

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http://www.nokia.com/in-en/accessories/accessory/dc-16/

You have an option of carrying this 2200mAh portable charger which is available @ around Rs.1300/-.

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Nopes. My query was on availability of (only) batteries in the market. I remember seeing (& buying) original/fake batteries for the older generation of Nokia phones in the past. Wondering if there is an available market for the smartphone batteries.
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Thanks.

Just got it today. Will update you on the battery life. Call quality so far seems good. Will be able to tell you the real review after a couple of working days
Antutu Score - Xperia ZR

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It was a Sunday, so the phone was minimally used ( 1.5 hrs screen on + 40 mins Call + 2g Data ON all day, 2 Gmails Accounts Sync ON, Whatsapp)

Battery after about 23 hrs is 45%. Dont know if its good or bad, will be able to update by next week.

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Thank you all for valuable suggestions. I was indeed thinking of getting 'some kind' of phones on rediff or flipkart. But after your responses I guess I can get a good phone. Yes I can increase my budget as well.

BTW, I came across an ad of a 3 month used Samsung Galaxy S Duos for 8k and a 6 month used Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos for 12.5k with bill, box and all that. Are the prices fair enough guys? Anybody already using these phones could share comments on these?
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Antutu Score - Xperia ZR


It was a Sunday, so the phone was minimally used ( 1.5 hrs screen on + 40 mins Call + 2g Data ON all day, 2 Gmails Accounts Sync ON, Whatsapp)

Battery after about 23 hrs is 45%. Dont know if its good or bad, will be able to update by next week.
The battery life will improve after the first few days. Read about it on xda.
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Hey guys,

Friend wants to sell a Galaxy s2 which is in perfect working condition. Bought in Nov 2011. Any idea what kind of a price he can get?
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I got an Xperia Z and its awesome.
There isn't too much of a heating issue. My SGS2 would get hotter.
Contrary to popular belief, the screen is awesome.
The phone is quick and they're releasing stock android for it in some time.

And the battery Is really good.
Thanks Sprucegoose. I would be getting my Xperia Z by Thursday. This would be my first Android phone (currently using Samsung Omnia Pro that runs on Windows 6.1) thus desperately looking forward for upcoming Thursday..
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I've been waiting for the X Phone actually, but all news points to a mid range handset. I really hope Google retails Motorola phones in India. With Google setting up android nation stores they could retail them there.
More details emerge on X-Phone

http://www.tapscape.com/motorola-x-p...print-testing/

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Battery after about 23 hrs is 45%. Dont know if its good or bad, will be able to update by next week.
What would the same situation be with 3G on all the time? That would be interesting to know. If that can hold for 20+ hours then great. Then add periodic toggling of data it can be pushed beyond 30 hours easily.

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Thanks Sprucegoose. I would be getting my Xperia Z by Thursday. This would be my first Android phone (currently using Samsung Omnia Pro that runs on Windows 6.1) thus desperately looking forward for upcoming Thursday..
You could consider the ZR also.
Its cheaper and has a lower res screen, so effectively it will have a slightly better battery life and less strain on the soc.
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Hey guys,

Friend wants to sell a Galaxy s2 which is in perfect working condition. Bought in Nov 2011. Any idea what kind of a price he can get?
look @12k if having heavy usage marks. or else around 13k would be fine.
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Anybody using the HTC Sensation XE? Any thoughts?
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What would the same situation be with 3G on all the time? That would be interesting to know. If that can hold for 20+ hours then great. Then add periodic toggling of data it can be pushed beyond 30 hours easily.
Periodic manual toggling is not required.

Sony has added this stamina mode feature. Whenever your phone is in standby mode (screen off), data access for apps stops.

You can obviously add exceptions like I did for whatsapp and gmail.
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Sony has added this stamina mode feature. Whenever your phone is in standby mode (screen off), data access for apps stops.

You can obviously add exceptions like I did for whatsapp and gmail.
Good to know this! Recently I started using tasker and now I use it inside out for all such things! Very satisfied. But surely ZR is on my radar as the next change!
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Thank you all for valuable suggestions. I was indeed thinking of getting 'some kind' of phones on rediff or flipkart. But after your responses I guess I can get a good phone. Yes I can increase my budget as well.

BTW, I came across an ad of a 3 month used Samsung Galaxy S Duos for 8k and a 6 month used Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos for 12.5k with bill, box and all that. Are the prices fair enough guys? Anybody already using these phones could share comments on these?
Neither is worth the price. The S Duos most definitely not. You can buy a new one for less than that! I still would not recommend it. Its a mediocre choice, even at the current price.
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Neither is worth the price. The S Duos most definitely not. You can buy a new one for less than that! I still would not recommend it. Its a mediocre choice, even at the current price.
Thank you Raccoon. May of my colleages shared the same opinion. I politely refused to buy the device.
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