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Old 4th December 2011, 18:07   #6826
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hello people!

I'm looking for an Android smart phone within 14K INR. This will be my first advanced phone(I own a Nokia 1100). I have shortlisted Motorola Defy, samsung Galaxy ace but I'm open to suggestions. What features to look for in these phones? My main usage will be limited to surfing and listening to music.

Plz help me!
Only benefits of ace are the (purportedly) better camera and the brand. Rest everything - moddability, ROMs, sturdiness, overclocking ability, screen, loudspeaker are all better on defy. of course, you get free glances from well wishers "Does motorola still sell phones?"

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I wish he goes the SGS2 route.

My review of Note - If you want a phone and you will majorly use that device only for calling or messaging it has to be the SGS2.

If you use it extensively for office work as well like me, Note makes a great sense.

Used it yesterday and i can say i will get one in the next month or so
Like I said - power to you. Its a lovely device to consume data and has the most awesome screen in that size & the battery.

But if its a primary phone and one is going to use it on the move and type *a bit* then the form factor of all phones (like S2) trumps it anyday.

If I'd ever get it - i'd prolly buy a qwerty blackberry as the primary phone as well
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Old 4th December 2011, 18:59   #6827
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Guys,

I have some questions.

I dont have the data connection active as i am on roaming. i am trying to download some apps for my phone. Everytime i do so from my pc i get a message saying no android device registered. is there a way i can by pass this a download the apps for my phone on my PC and then transfer it?


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Old 4th December 2011, 19:26   #6828
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folks,
with the price of Galaxy R I9103 now being 22,900, how do you feel? is it a worthy buy? responses would be helpful.
Also is it gonna get ICS?

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Old 4th December 2011, 20:05   #6829
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Yebhi.com? ever bought anything from there? and how long will it take a week? i am saying i bought a white one for 28k off the shelf. And yes there will be a margin which every shop guy will charge and that margin is not applicable when bought off the internet. so how is my information wrong? before making such remarks atleast do your homework. I bought this from Delhi even if i live in kerala. I saw all the internet sites and nothing was cheaper than 27k and for 27k you will get a black one not a white one, white one is 28k with bill and 27k grey.

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yaar,

brevity was an issue last time but the tongue in cheek point i was making is that today ecommerce items can be bought at unbelievable deals esp with one-off coupons. so there may always be data points one may not know of, therefore "best deal in the entire city" often isnt the case.

Regarding my homework - you want the email of the gent in question who bought it?

letsbuy had no rep six months back and a sad rep shortly afterwards (10 days for shipping SGSL!)

and it took about 10 days incl dussehra holidays.

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folks,
with the price of Galaxy R I9103 now being 22,900, how do you feel? is it a worthy buy? responses would be helpful.
Also is it gonna get ICS?

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oh.my.god.

That is truly a lovely buy in that case unless you want the sAMOLED screen! LB has a 5% off coupon btw.

ICS - u'll need to check samsung site.
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A quick update.
Reinstalled the Wajkiui ROM, set the CPU to 1GHZ/58Vsel. The battery temperature was constant 38C minimum. (During day, out in the sun, it will cross 40-41C)

Also there seems to be some issue with graphics as I was trying Quadrant benchmark, the 3D test was showing all white objects.
BTW, the score was 2368

SO I changed my ROM to CM7.1 Update 11.11.11.
Seems faster than Wajikiui, also I did not face any graphic related issues till now. Quadrant score is 2015.
Been hardly 20 Mins using it.

Currently searching for a method to update the Indian Baseband into Cm7's existing list.
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[Tool] basebandswitcher V4 multilanguage V0.7 (22.07.2011) - xda-developers - download and flash it via recovery, then run it.

Good to see now you're setting voltages just fine as well
Thanks. I installed the new apk extracted from Wajkiui thread & its good now.

Update on CM 7.1 usage:
Been using it since 1Dec. Battery life is good. Lasts for 2-3Days.
The Browser takes lots of CPU & Battery time. Also my phone temp raised to 47C . Thats like frying chips.
So now, I have set below CPU Clocks: 300/30-600/40-900/54 which seems stable by far.

Still I did not like below things of CM7.1:
The contacts list is not good, cant make groups.
The messaging application is very basic, the FROYO one is much better.
Music player is downgraded

BTW, Is there any was to install MIUI versions of Contacts, Music Player, Camera & Messaging apps?
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Thanks Bluenegle180 for your suggestion on the phone.

Guys, after reading a lot of reviews and going through the video reviews, I went ahead and bought Dell XCD35. You may wonder why did I make this move. My primary requirement was:

1. Good development support - I intend to do coding on Android apps.
2. Good Wifi connectivity and browsing experience
3. GPS navigation and offline maps (Gmaps 5.8)
4. Good phone call reception for 2G

I was least bothered about camera so it was not in my *should have good camera* list.

The best thing about XCD35 is its screen. It has 3.5 inch capacitive screen with a resolution of 480 * 800. The best in this range of phones. People have praised its browsing experience. It has got a 600 low end processor but then I hardly play games so it was ok with me.

I got it for 8599/- on flipkart.com and should take around 4 days to reach me. For this money, I think this was a sensible choice, once I am well versed with Android, I will upgrade to expensive and powerful phone. I also looked at LG Optimus Net, Samsung Pop and Fit. I will put a small review once I use the phone for some time.
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Thanks Bluenegle180 for your suggestion on the phone.

Guys, after reading a lot of reviews and going through the video reviews, I went ahead and bought Dell XCD35. You may wonder why did I make this move. My primary requirement was:

1. Good development support - I intend to do coding on Android apps.
2. Good Wifi connectivity and browsing experience
3. GPS navigation and offline maps (Gmaps 5.8)
4. Good phone call reception for 2G

I was least bothered about camera so it was not in my *should have good camera* list.

The best thing about XCD35 is its screen. It has 3.5 inch capacitive screen with a resolution of 480 * 800. The best in this range of phones. People have praised its browsing experience. It has got a 600 low end processor but then I hardly play games so it was ok with me.

I got it for 8599/- on flipkart.com and should take around 4 days to reach me. For this money, I think this was a sensible choice, once I am well versed with Android, I will upgrade to expensive and powerful phone. I also looked at LG Optimus Net, Samsung Pop and Fit. I will put a small review once I use the phone for some time.

Congratulations on your purchase.the phone might ship with 2.1,if that is the case get it upgraded to 2.2 from the service center for free.

And if you are comfortable with going the custom OS route. snap on an Cynogenmod + launcher pro combo and you'll be running at twice the speed of the official 2.2 (cynogenmod is 2.3)

I would strongly recommend getting a silicon case.which is impossible to find in local markets.PM for any queries regarding accessories/software/hardware

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Old 5th December 2011, 12:38   #6833
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Congratulations on your purchase.the phone might ship with 2.1,if that is the case get it upgraded to 2.2 from the service center for free.
Latest XCD35 units are coming preloaded with Froyo. RAM is 512mb (constrast to 256 documented everywhere).

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Guys, after reading a lot of reviews and going through the video reviews, I went ahead and bought Dell XCD35.
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3. GPS navigation and offline maps (Gmaps 5.8)
Congrats for the purchase. I too bought this mobile for my bro a month back. I ordered it for 7.8k from letsbuy with a coupon. Its the best VFM phone sans camera.

Which offline maps are you talking about here? Are you referring to Google Maps?
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Latest XCD35 units are coming preloaded with Froyo. RAM is 512mb (constrast to 256 documented everywhere).



Congrats for the purchase. I too bought this mobile for my bro a month back. I ordered it for 7.8k from letsbuy with a coupon. Its the best VFM phone sans camera.

Which offline maps are you talking about here? Are you referring to Google Maps?
The handset comes with 512 MB RAM and 2.2 Android as per people who bought it from Flipkart.

I am talking about the Google maps which as a new feature wherein you can download maps in the radius of 10 miles from your selected place on the map.
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Old 5th December 2011, 14:59   #6835
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Guys,

I have some questions.

I dont have the data connection active as i am on roaming. i am trying to download some apps for my phone. Everytime i do so from my pc i get a message saying no android device registered. is there a way i can by pass this a download the apps for my phone on my PC and then transfer it?


Pramod

Common guys a little help here, nobody knows what to do?


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Common guys a little help here, nobody knows what to do?


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assuming your laptops on a wired network, why not get some freeware hotspot s/w for your laptop, and connect your phone to it?

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else youll have to look for apks in some obscure bay.

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Old 5th December 2011, 15:18   #6837
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That is some interesting feedback.
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Thanks. I installed the new apk extracted from Wajkiui thread & its good now.

Update on CM 7.1 usage:
Been using it since 1Dec. Battery life is good. Lasts for 2-3Days.
The Browser takes lots of CPU & Battery time. Also my phone temp raised to 47C .
weird. i use miren browser. NEVER so hot.
Thats like frying chips.
So now, I have set below CPU Clocks: 300/30-600/40-900/54 which seems stable by far.

Still I did not like below things of CM7.1:
The contacts list is not good, cant make groups.
The messaging application is very basic, the FROYO one is much better.
Music player is downgraded
LOL. the market and WajkiUI is your friend.

BTW, Is there any was to install MIUI versions of Contacts, Music Player, Camera & Messaging apps?
Very tough. wajkiUI is the answer.
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My Defy battery life sucks! Even with CM7, It hardly lasts 12 hours average with very moderate calls and minimal internet usage. . and the data connectivity gets lost often too. Will try base band switcher suggested by @phamilyman. Hope it solves these problems.

PS: I usually kill the processes/applications that I do not use.

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^@whitesquall: You can give it a try.
But, I don't think the basebandswitcher will do anything for you. I remember now that I had downloaded that file (and mentioned about it a few pages back). But I never really installed it. I am using the "Central Europe, Germany...." values (I am on Android 2.3.7 (CM 7.1.0.11) and I have no issues with data/ calls or even battery. My battery charging is every 3rd day with moderate phone usage.

One thing I noticed is that the battery usage shows Sygic using a significant amount of battery, though I have not launched the application for more than a week.
At the moment Sygic has apparently used 30% battery (I had charged last evening - 1 day 10 minutes ago). Even before that charging, Sygic was using around 25-30% battery.
I thought the usage stats is reset after each charge cycle. Isn't it so?
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Common guys a little help here, nobody knows what to do?


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Why don't you share your PC internet with your phone using USB tethering or make your laptop a wifi hotspot.
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