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Old 13th December 2016, 17:45   #25036
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Will these Redmi phones get an OS upgrade? What about monthly security updates?
I have a RN3 and still on 5.1.1.
I am NOT sure whether we shall ever get to 6.X also.

In the 9K - 12K segment, AFAIK there are no phones on Android 7.X.
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Old 13th December 2016, 17:50   #25037
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In the 9K - 12K segment, AFAIK there are no phones on Android 7.X.
I think the Motorola twins have started getting the software update.

http://www.gsmarena.com/nougat_updat...news-22137.php
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Old 13th December 2016, 18:22   #25038
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I think the Motorola twins have started getting the software update.

http://www.gsmarena.com/nougat_updat...news-22137.php
I read this news in the afternoon and tried, but still update is not available for G4 Plus.

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My dad wants to buy a basic smartphone for his daily usage. The requirements are:
1. Good battery life.
2. Screen size of 5 inch would be great. Bigger screens are a pain to carry all the time.
3. 4G enabled.
4. Internal memory of 32GB.

Budget is as low as reasonably achievable and will be preferred if it is below 10k.
Think Lenovo K6 Power fits the bill perfectly with 4000 mah battery with a price of 10k on FK.

http://m.gsmarena.com/lenovo_k6_power-8317.php

If you are ok with 16 GB internal memory then you can check out Moto E3 Power.

KK

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Old 13th December 2016, 18:54   #25039
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My dad wants to buy a basic smartphone for his daily usage. The requirements are:
1. Good battery life.
2. Screen size of 5 inch would be great. Bigger screens are a pain to carry all the time.
3. 4G enabled.
4. Internal memory of 32GB.

Budget is as low as reasonably achievable and will be preferred if it is below 10k.
Check if you can get the Redmi 3S Prime. I got one for my mom .
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Old 13th December 2016, 19:30   #25040
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Think Lenovo K6 Power fits the bill perfectly with 4000 mah battery with a price of 10k on FK.
But it is NOT available off the shelf. The dark grey model is available only from Dec 18.
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Old 13th December 2016, 21:34   #25041
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Pixel received an update over the weekend to 7.1.1
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Wasn't it available only for Prime members yesterday? The general launch is tomorrow right? I still wish they had a mem card option in the 64gb version! Paying 5k just for an additional 64gigs is killing me
I am a Prime Member, did register for this. Initially even I thought of buying the 128 Gig version, but now realize its too much of an overkill.

I use the OPX now which is 16 + 16 (Mem Card) and do fine with monthly camera backups. The biggest culprit in my case are Podcasts and Music which are mostly always there on my phone, typically 1 to 2 Gigs of each.

Any chance of getting any decent offers in the new year? Would like a cash back
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Old 13th December 2016, 23:36   #25043
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Redmi 3s is the best option in that price. The zenfone max is about 9k with a little larger battery, but I still prefer the Redmi performance

If you want it to be even more smooth, then look at Redmi note 3 at 10k. The faster processor ensures even less hang
Thanks for the advice but Redmi 3S 16GB version is out of stock for quite some time and is priced at 7k. Is there any other model in this price range with a battery of 4000 mAh?
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Old 14th December 2016, 07:38   #25044
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Question Re: Front firing stereo speakers

Are there any front firing stereo speakers for around 10 - 12K?

Rest of the specifications to be around as under

- Snapdragon Chipset
- 3GB RAM
- 1080P Screen
- Good Call Quality
- Low SAR values
- Fingerprint Scanner
- At the least on Marshmallow

Please advise.
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Old 14th December 2016, 14:31   #25045
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Anybody using moto g4 play? A small review would be helpful. I'm looking to choose between redmi note 3 and moto g4 play. Any issues with g4 that I need to be aware of.
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My dad wants to buy a basic smartphone for his daily usage. The requirements are:
1. Good battery life.
2. Screen size of 5 inch would be great. Bigger screens are a pain to carry all the time.
3. 4G enabled.
4. Internal memory of 32GB.

Budget is as low as reasonably achievable and will be preferred if it is below 10k.
Hi,
I think Moto E3 power would suit your requirements. Being a Moto E3 Power user myself, I would like to say that it is an excellent VFM.Heres why:

1.It's 3500mAH battery lasts for an entire day.The battery gets charged fully within an hour thanks to the Turbo Charger.The battery is also removable.
2.It runs on stock Android Marshmallow 6.0 which provides a silky smooth lag-free experience. Simple to use.
3. The 5 inch display is excellent. The letters are crisp and the photos look nice and clear.
4. The back cover is curved and has a nice textured surface which makes it feel very comfortable to hold.
5. It has front firing speakers.
6. Yes. It is 4G enabled.
7. It's internal memory is 16gb but can be increased using the Flexi-Storage option available in Android Marshmallow.
8.It also has a dedicated SD card slot unlike some phones which come with hybrid slots where either a second sim or SD card can be inserted.

So, I think MOTO E3 power will be the best phone for your dad.

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Need a quick recommendation on a replacement Android phone for my mom. in the 15-25k range. It would have been a relaxed purchase but she managed to drop the phone from the window today so I need to order a replacement by tomorrow latest.
I was considering the newly launched moto M but the 64GB/4 GB version is sold out and Im a bit on the fence going for the 3GB variant. Phone should last for 2 years or so.
While she considers herself a power user and wanted the Oneplus 3T, I know its a total waste for her. I had earlier recommended the Z2 Plus but user reviews are looking a bit dicey at the moment.
Please help
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In Samsung A5 [2016], it mentions that it has Corning Gorilla Glass 4, then how come scratches appear on screen?
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Need a quick recommendation on a replacement Android phone for my mom. in the 15-25k range. It would have been a relaxed purchase but she managed to drop the phone from the window today so I need to order a replacement by tomorrow latest.
I was considering the newly launched moto M but the 64GB/4 GB version is sold out and Im a bit on the fence going for the 3GB variant. Phone should last for 2 years or so.
While she considers herself a power user and wanted the Oneplus 3T, I know its a total waste for her. I had earlier recommended the Z2 Plus but user reviews are looking a bit dicey at the moment.
Please help
I just booked Moto M 64 GB from flipcart today itself to my wify,as per their add today's price is introductory and may increase tomorrow .Phone specifications are good and withing budget,i was about to book Samsung on 8,finally changed and booked this one.
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While she considers herself a power user and wanted the Oneplus 3T, I know its a total waste for her. I had earlier recommended the Z2 Plus but user reviews are looking a bit dicey at the moment.
Please help
Mortis, the phone is for your MOTHER! Have you ever thought how happy it would make her if you got her the phone SHE WANTS rather than the phone you think she should have.

Buy her the One Plus 3T, her smile and happiness will more than make up for the money which you plan to save by buying her a cheaper phone.

Keep your parents happy and smiling while you can brother.

Cheers

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