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Old 5th October 2012, 23:38   #11746
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Sachin, why not the Galaxy Nexus? $350+taxes, shipping from Play store.
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Old 6th October 2012, 00:28   #11747
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Which phone for a budget of $420-450? A known person is carrying it back to India.

I was considering-

Samsung Galaxy S2 skyrocket

Sony Xperia S or SL if it really is worth (please clarify)

Any other phones I should consider?

Also, is amazon much safer to place an order online compared to ebay?

Thanks in advance.
Got my nexus from amazon. Paid total 414 dollars as i asked for next day delivery to my cousin. Without the urgent delivery it will come to 400 dollars. Google says 350 dollars but that's without the extra taxes and stuff.
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Old 6th October 2012, 00:35   #11748
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Which phone for a budget of $420-450? A known person is carrying it back to India.

I was considering-

Samsung Galaxy S2 skyrocket

Sony Xperia S or SL if it really is worth (please clarify)

Any other phones I should consider?

Also, is amazon much safer to place an order online compared to ebay?

Thanks in advance.
Ask your friend to order Galaxy Nexus from Google Play Store. Comes to around $388 including taxes and 2-day shipping.
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Old 6th October 2012, 00:49   #11749
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Which phone for a budget of $420-450? A known person is carrying it back to India.

I was considering-

Samsung Galaxy S2 skyrocket

Sony Xperia S or SL if it really is worth (please clarify)

Any other phones I should consider?

Also, is amazon much safer to place an order online compared to ebay?

Thanks in advance.
You can find HTC One X in that range on both eBay and Amazon. Smashing phone for the price.
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You can find HTC One X in that range on both eBay and Amazon. Smashing phone for the price.
but no SD card and you get the dual core LTE phone if you are buying it in the US.
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I am back in the US semi permanently now. Picked up the Galaxy S3 on Verizon and wow what a beauty it is . Its the dual core, LTE version here. LTE is blazing fast (i get something like almost 30 mbps download) and i am falling in love with Android all over again . There is a 2 GB download limit on Verizon so i tend to stick to WiFi as im home most of the time
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Got my nexus from amazon. Paid total 414 dollars as i asked for next day delivery to my cousin. Without the urgent delivery it will come to 400 dollars. Google says 350 dollars but that's without the extra taxes and stuff.
Does Amazon ship to Mexico City/Mexico?. Any idea of customs and time to recieve?
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Old 6th October 2012, 10:20   #11753
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but no SD card and you get the dual core LTE phone if you are buying it in the US.
The Dual core Krait is better than Quad Core Tegra see get here in India in terms of performance as well as battery life. Plus it anyway supports 3G frequencies so it will work fully in India. Even Nexus doesn't have SD card support.
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Got it for 29999 2 weeks ago on homeshop18 super deals. Bargain or bargain? What say!
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Talking of homeshop18 deals, S3 and S2 coming up next.

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http://superdeals.homeshop18.com/dea...amp-superdeal/
Any reviews on the shipping/service quality of this website?

The S3 is for 29.9K after using the discount coupon thing!
The price difference seems to be huge w.r.t market prices!
And they dont have cash on delivery?

What say?

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Guys a quick question ...slightly urgent...have just a few hours to decide


Which is a better phone.... the S3 or the Note1

Please ignore the shape size and looks aspect.

From what i understand the S3 is better than the Note1 on the hardware front except battery life.

But the question is - do other hardware parameters really matter? Or are they just battery sucking parasites? - need your advise here.

And on the practical battery parameter the Note1 wins without doubt.
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^^: I would go for the note if compared to the S3.
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Guys a quick question ...slightly urgent...have just a few hours to decide

Which is a better phone.... the S3 or the Note1

Please ignore the shape size and looks aspect.

From what i understand the S3 is better than the Note1 on the hardware front except battery life.

But the question is - do other hardware parameters really matter? Or are they just battery sucking parasites? - need your advise here.

And on the practical battery parameter the Note1 wins without doubt.
Go for s3 it has a quad core processor and it will soon get jelly bean update.
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Guys a quick question ...slightly urgent...have just a few hours to decide

Which is a better phone.... the S3 or the Note1

Please ignore the shape size and looks aspect.

From what i understand the S3 is better than the Note1 on the hardware front except battery life.

But the question is - do other hardware parameters really matter? Or are they just battery sucking parasites? - need your advise here.

And on the practical battery parameter the Note1 wins without doubt.
S3 kicks Note butt in everything apart from Screen size. It's based on the next gen proc than Note, is getting Jelly bean and has many more Custom Mods. Unless you want the extra screen estate, go for S3 blindly.
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Any reviews on the shipping/service quality of this website?

The S3 is for 29.9K after using the discount coupon thing!
The price difference seems to be huge w.r.t market prices!
And they dont have cash on delivery?

What say?

GT
Service seems to be good. A friend got a Dell Vostro from their deals a couple of days back. No issues with shipping, packaging or the product.

How did you manage to check the price? I tried after a few minutes after the deal went live and it was already showing 'Out of stock' for the S3.
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How did you manage to check the price? I tried after a few minutes after the deal went live and it was already showing 'Out of stock' for the S3.
Check again. It's available right now.
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