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Old 25th May 2017, 15:21   #25741
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One of my favorite 'full coverage' cases with reasonable cushion/protection is the spigen rugged armor.
I saw two Spigen cases on Amazon. I am also inclined towards one of them. Also, your idea about holding back on memory is very much appreciated. Only memory is so cheap.
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Old 25th May 2017, 15:29   #25742
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I saw two Spigen cases on Amazon. I am also inclined towards one of them. Also, your idea about holding back on memory is very much appreciated. Only memory is so cheap.

Memory is cheap, but can never be as fast as the NAND flash storage on the phone.
It is a myth that adding external memory will slow down the phone, but it definitely affects files sitting on the external memory.
In case you do feel you might run out, keep a micro sd handy, but pop it in only once you run out of 80% space.

This is honestly how i would do it, since im very short tempered and don't care for even a tiny slow down.
I'd rather just keep less junk on the device
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Old 25th May 2017, 17:43   #25743
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Memory is cheap, but can never be as fast as the NAND flash storage on the phone. ... ... ...
Indeed. I began life with my X-play thinking everything should be on the SD card, then I realised this is simply wrong. I had lots of nice internal memory doing nothing. I noticed the difference when I put the camera-saving setting back to internal. Much quicker. And quicker to transfer to PC, too.

Use the SD card for carrying around vast amounts of music, movies, etc, if you need to do that
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Moto G5 plus meets most of your requirements
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I have been using G4+ (32GB) since last October
Guys, what's your take on Zuk Z2? Comes with SD 820, 2.15 Ghz & 3500 mAh & a decent 13 MP rear & 8 MP front camera. Looks like best VFM now isn't it?

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What about the Lenovo power K6. 5inch. 3Gb Ram. 1080p screen. 4100 mAh battery. and starts at 11k?
Shortlisted K6 power, but have to rule out now due to SD 430; I'm thinking of getting a phone with a bare minimum SD 625.
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Guys, what's your take on Zuk Z2? Comes with SD 820, 2.15 Ghz & 3500 mAh & a decent 13 MP rear & 8 MP front camera. Looks like best VFM now isn't it?


Shortlisted K6 power, but have to rule out now due to SD 430; I'm thinking of getting a phone with a bare minimum SD 625.
you know what, just couple of weeks back, i brought z2 plus (aka zuk 2) for my wife. i got it during amazon sale for 9350 (32gb version). again, at this price point this is really good mobile, especially considering you get very few mobiles in 5"screen size. so, i have both g4+ and z2+. from my own experince, both are really good. one suggestion in case you want to go for z2+, buy 64gb version because this mobile does not have external sd card option. and finally, you get 7.0 update also for this z2+.
let me know in case you need any more information on these two mobiles.
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let me know in case you need any more information on these two mobiles.
Just one question, were you able to observe if Z2+ being faster over G4+?
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Just one question, were you able to observe if Z2+ being faster over G4+?
may be it is too early to give judgement on z2+, because what i have seen, these mobiles tends to get slow (on performance or touch responses) over the period of time. but, coming back to g4+, it is still flawless even after 7+ months of usage.
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2 for your crisp & neat reply

I was recommended Moto G4+ because of the price 13K. What's your take on SD 617? I love 5.2 over 5.5, but for the additional 3K. If it were for fuel, detailing products or vehicle spares, I don't mind, but for mobile phone...
SD625 is faster and more efficient than 617.I'd say the difference of 3k is worth it as G5 plus is faster, has metallic body, better camera and importantly, turbocharging which is a boon in our lifestyle.
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@kkkkkaran; Just ordered the Spigen liquid case and a Sandisk 32GB card on Amazon. My phone has already been shipped. Now I hope to meet the phone and the card when I reach Gurugram, or at most by Monday.
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SD625 is faster and more efficient than 617.I'd say the difference of 3k is worth it as G5 plus is faster, has metallic body, better camera and importantly, turbocharging which is a boon in our lifestyle.
I agree with your points on 'metallic body' and 'better camera', but turbo charging is available in G4+ also.
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I agree with your points on 'metallic body' and 'better camera', but turbo charging is available in G4+ also.
You are correct, I confused that with g4(non plus), for which you dont get bundled turbocharger.
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I received by Samsung Galaxy S8 yesterday. My son moved all software but had to use the USB cable to do so. They had exactly the same issue with the Pixel earlier. The only software which did not port the data was the Memo Pad from xtakagi. So I manually rekeyed the data. Today I found a new utility for porting data this too through the SD card but that is too late.

The Nougat and Samsung interface is taking some getting used to. One thing I found in the box was a small card carrier which can take the uSD card on one side and the nano-SIM on the other. What is this for? The phone is black but this is more like golden.
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You are correct, I confused that with g4(non plus), for which you dont get bundled turbocharger.
I use a Moto G4 ( non-plus ) and it comes with bundled turbo charger.

Since the time, I got away from Samsung Galaxy Note 1, I have been using Motorola and Nexus for years until last month when I was kind of forced to choose a samsung.

I was given an option to choose between Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s and I was forced to choose best of the worst just for the sake of Android.

Here are my initial impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S7.
  • Network Coverage - Bad ( I get more missed call alerts than calls these days at my home. Even when I have decent range, the call quality is never comparable to a Motorola. Motorolas rock in this regard. They don't make a computer which is also a phone. They make a proper phone which also has the functionalities of a modern operating system )
  • Ergonomics - Pathetic ( Whichever angle, I try and hold the phone, it just tend to slip. And if I use my little finger as an additional grip at the bottom, it blocks the mic. And if you hold the phone for touch operations and your fingers are soft, there is a very high chance for it to cause accidental touches from the sides, thanks to the screen reaching almost the edge. Typical style over substance design )
  • Camera - Great. One of the best cameras on a phone, that I've ever used.
  • UI - Bad. ( I quickly replaced touchwiz with Google Now launcher. But, the buggy, non-intuitive dialer and phone screen still remains. And I don't want to root my work phone as well )
  • Speed - Fast ( I'm not sure whether it's because I'm using Google Now as the default launcher or the hardware specs or a combination of both. But, the phone does feel fast for a change. )

Overall rating - Samsung Galaxy S7 is a great camera which looks great and also provides some average communication experience.

If I had a choice, I would have chosen the Pixel, Nexus or Motorola. But, unfortunately, we are still stuck with Samsung as the android phone of choice in the corporate world.

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One thing I found in the box was a small card carrier which can take the uSD card on one side and the nano-SIM on the other. What is this for? The phone is black but this is more like golden.
Found this one out. It was the SIM/uSD card carrier from my Motorola. So sorry folks, for losing my way.

Now I have an issue - I have installed the data backup and restore for the SD card on both phones. I do not have a uSD card in my Motorola. Any options of taking a backup & then moving it cross.

and thanks, the Spigen case is execllent.

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Got my hands on Redmi 4- Black -2G/16B version. Upgrading solely because my Nexus 4 screen broke after I dropped it. Replacement of screen is costlier than Redmi 4 .

I was using Nexus 4 since 5 years and it was as good as new since it was still on Kitkat. Wanted to buy VFM phone with screen size <= 5 inches

Initial impressions on Redmi 4
- Good Form factor. Easy to operate since I come from nexus 4
- Fingerprint sensor is slick and accurate
- Camera is way better than N4
- Speaker at the bottom (a la Redmi Note 4) is a good idea
- Switching across apps seems smooth

Dislikes
- Only 10.64GB available out of 16 GB. Reminds me of Super Built Up area v/s Carpet Area in Apartments
- Curved Glass means Tempered glass doesnt stick to edges. Maybe I have to order Curved Tempered Glass
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