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Old 22nd January 2013, 19:47   #13576
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Hi people,

Just an update. Happy using MMX A110 for three weeks now. Wify is happy that I ain't touching iPad often. Got scratch guard and back cover at SP road. Phone looks really cool and premium.

Though I won't complain at this price point, few negative pointers exists, not a deal breaker for me. 512 RAM, no auto brightness, no compass. I couldn't run sygic maps. I really wanted a offline maps.

With the kind of shelf life for these devices I am proud to say jai ho! MMX
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Old 22nd January 2013, 21:45   #13577
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Samsung Galaxy Grand launched in India for Rs 21,500 !

Not a bad price for a 5inch phablet. There is no AMOLED screen though. I wonder where the ageing S2 stands now which is priced slightly higher than this.

http://tech2.in.com/news/smartphones...s-21500/704972

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Old 22nd January 2013, 23:19   #13578
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Best bang for bucks - Micromax A116, Quad Core, HD screen 1280X720, 1 GB ram.
Price - Rs.14000.
Suddenly the Samsung Grand looks too foolish in currenty 2013 era of phones.
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Old 22nd January 2013, 23:57   #13579
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I couldn't run sygic maps. I really wanted a offline maps.
Use the "make available offline" option in Google Maps.
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Old 23rd January 2013, 00:30   #13580
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Hi people,

Just an update. Happy using MMX A110 for three weeks now. Wify is happy that I ain't touching iPad often. Got scratch guard and back cover at SP road. Phone looks really cool and premium.

Though I won't complain at this price point, few negative pointers exists, not a deal breaker for me. 512 RAM, no auto brightness, no compass. I couldn't run sygic maps. I really wanted a offline maps.

With the kind of shelf life for these devices I am proud to say jai ho! MMX
What? No compass in A110? That's unbelievable. For me that's really bad deal breaker.
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Old 23rd January 2013, 00:57   #13581
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Guys, need help quickly.
I am in the US for a week and I am unable to install Google voice on my LG optimus 4X. It says This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
Any quick workarounds without rooting the device?
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Old 23rd January 2013, 01:03   #13582
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Regarding HTC ONE S, one key suggestion would be to stay away from the Indian version. I was certain that I would need to root and install a custom ROM, but 5-6 months down the line, I am loving the Stock Rom's features, performance and stability, and haven't yet tried any Custom ROM's yet.
Thank you roy_libran . I was looking for the 1.5 GHz version on ebay but couldn't find a deal , Will check again .
There are not many mods for Indian version on Snapdragon S3 processor , anyways i am not into flashing ROM's . Somehow i like the stock ROM's specially the sense.

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I'm on Note1 (more than six months now). Pretty much the same performance till date. 'Pretty much' is to mark the reduced battery time. At today's price its offers a great VFM. It is a true blue smart thing till date IMO.
Thank you vigneshnr . I hope i can get a deal at around 25k , heard the Jelly Bean upgrade is near . Is that true ?
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Old 23rd January 2013, 02:08   #13583
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Guys, need help quickly.
I am in the US for a week and I am unable to install Google voice on my LG optimus 4X. It says This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
Any quick workarounds without rooting the device?
Try going to https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...glevoice&hl=en

Install from the web and hopefully it'll show up on your phone as long as its connected to the internet.
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Guys, need help quickly.
I am in the US for a week and I am unable to install Google voice on my LG optimus 4X. It says This item cannot be installed in your device's country.
Any quick workarounds without rooting the device?
http://www.papktop.com/google-voice-0-4-2-72.html

http://www.androiddrawer.com/2312/do.../#.UP75JB04sWU

Download it and install it. Dont know if it ll work though.
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Old 23rd January 2013, 03:58   #13585
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Try going to https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...glevoice&hl=en

Install from the web and hopefully it'll show up on your phone as long as its connected to the internet.
Already tried that doesn't work!

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I could do this, but now it fails to recognize my phone number :(
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Old 23rd January 2013, 05:43   #13586
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Thank you roy_libran

Thank you vigneshnr . I hope i can get a deal at around 25k , heard the Jelly Bean upgrade is near . Is that true ?
JB is in the cards - will be available anytime soon
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Old 23rd January 2013, 06:46   #13587
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Already tried that doesn't work!

I could do this, but now it fails to recognize my phone number :(
To use Google Voice, you need to have a Google Voice number which is tied with your actual phone number. It won't recognize your phone number unless you do this from web - voice.google.com
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I guess MMX and Karbonn phones are NOT assembled in India. They are just marketed and supported (After sales) by these companies. I had read an article on the Chinese gadget industry sometime back. Man you can get 7 inch tablet as cheap as $40. If you place a bulk order, u get it for $30 with your company logos printed. Talk about cheap labor. I just hope they are well built and safe. Of course, everything these days is Chinese make.

MMX is doing well in this budget conscious market. They are actually firing on all guns. The 110 is well received and I am sure the Canvas HD will set another record for 15K with so much of specs.
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These products are not Indian. Only the sales and service are Indian. Even the Indian company logo will be slapped on the phone in China.

So, it all comes to the QC standards demanded by the front company. While Apple demands the highest quality control from their Chinese suppliers, Micromax may not damand the same QC, for it is expensive.
Completely disagree folks.

Please don't portray your current prejudices against these brands.

BHPians have reported multiple times that the funbook is "made in India".

So was the original canvas etc - AFAIK. I had a friend working there at that time. Of course, the components etc mostly come from China - most of which is manufactured outside India.
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Already tried that doesn't work!



I could do this, but now it fails to recognize my phone number :(
You can't do it with an Indian phone number. You need a US phone number to register with google voice and then you can add a US or Canadian cell number as an alternate. The second number can be added on the phone.
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Old 23rd January 2013, 14:13   #13590
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Hi Experts,

The screen of my 1 month old SGS3, keeps on getting activated (within few seconds) automatically, when the phone is in idle mode.

But once restarted, the problem is rectified i.e. the screen gets locked.

Please advise me the root cause as to which process(s) are responsible for this.


cheers!
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