Originally Posted by Vid6639
Theres a reason why the huawei honor 5x is 13k which is more than the rest.
Huawei might look to be a Chinese brand but they are as established as lenovo and xiaomi.
There's also a reason why Google went with huawei for making their flagship Nexus 6P phone.
Don't think they are unknown. They are rated higher than lenovo and xiaomi.
It's only the people who are not aware think it is an unknown Chinese brand.
I agree with you regarding Huawei being a big name in the electronics market.
However, they haven't really clicked with consumers in India. A part of it surely has to do with lack of awareness (advertisements and flash sales).
I remember in 2013, looking at a Huawei handset of a relative of mine. I thought the build quality & pricing were very competitive then.
I'm sure they have maintained that to date; but I haven't really seen anyone else I know having a Huawei handset since then.
Originally Posted by lordvader
I second this. Redmi not 3, even with 2GB, is a pretty good proposition at the given price. I don't think an additional GB will make too much of a difference in the overall experience unless you intend to play heavy games on it. Otherwise, it looks and feels like an expensive phone. Almost everyone who saw the phone though it to be in the 24-25k price range.
The Redmi Note 3 is a VFM (Value For Money) handset. Although I haven't seen it in the flesh as yet, I have heard good things from people who have seen it.
Only complain people seem to have is that it heats up on continuous use & when using graphic intensive applications.
Since it has been impossible for me (& my friends helping me) to get hold of the 32GB variant of the Redmi Note 3 during last 2 sales, I am now considering the Lenovo Vibe S1.
The only shortcoming in this phone is 2500mAh battery versus the mammoth 4000mAh of the Redmi Note 3.
Fingerprint scanner is not really a requirement, and its absence on the Vibe S1 won't be a point to worry about for me.
Originally Posted by Soumyajit9
I provided the link to both the phoes to compare the specs of both the phones provided at the end of the Amazon page.
Too lazy to build a spreadsheet comparision
The Vibe S1 at 15k is another Note 4 minus the Fingerprint scanner, bigger screen, better processor that the Note 4 offers at 3k less.
The deal breaker for Note 4 is the 16GB ROM. But then it has a regular Micro SD slot (unlike Hybrid slot of Redmi) capable of handling upto 128GB
Okay, I was wondering if you posted the link to the Vibe S1 thinking it is the 32GB K4 Note.
Since the planned purchase is for the wife, she would be happier with a 5" phone, than a 5.5" which at times may be a liability to carry around.
Quite often, the phone will land up in my pocket when the Missus and I will be out together. So a lighter & smaller S1 sounds better than a heavier & bigger Note 3.
The S1 has a smaller screen than the Note 3, but higher pixel density (at 441ppi vs. 403ppi). That should qualify for a better display experience.
A single SIM is all that will be required for regular use; hence a hybrid or dedicated slot won't really matter. Moreover, considering that I'm looking for a 32GB ROM phone, the need for chossing between SIM2 & micro-SD will also be almost avoided.
I'm not too conversant with the processors, and as long as the phone is decently fast, it won't really matter. She won't be using graphic intensive stuff like games.