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Suggest me a Smartphone
« on: December 30, 2016, 11:23:21 am »
Hey guys, so I'm in need of a smartphone.
My knowledge about smartphones is very poor, so please help me out.  :)

My budget is around 30-35k. But it's better if it's around 25-30 cause I don't see much of a point in spending more than that.

I've been using a samsung champ up until now ;D and it has served me well for my needs and still working well but I guess it's time to move on to something which suits my needs.

Here are the stuff that I want to prioritize.

1. responsiveness - to live apps and websites (So I guess the performance of the phone and the speed of the internet-4g & etc..)

2. audio quality - not music exactly. The ability to clearly listen to language files is my priority. If I should invest in a pair of earphones also let me know.

3. ability to use translator apps without much of a fuss (Don't know if this depends on the phone or the app though)

4. screen size - to read pdf files (don't need anything too big though. A standard screen size (5.5" display?) will suffice I guess)

5. Build quality, durability & battery Life


Not interested in having a good camera or dual sim or not.
From what I've seen in the previous threads, many have recommended the one plus phones (1 or 2?) but they seem to be way out of my budget.. (And asus zenfone?)
Likewise if I should spend a bit more and go for something like that, please tell me why..
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 02:06:50 pm »
Can't say if it's the best or not. But I'm using the Huawei P9 lite at the moment. I bought it from abroad but it's about 32k here.

I've been using it for a few months and it's still snappy. Fingerprint reader and everything. Works pretty well and at the time I bought it it was the best phone in this price range from my research :)

Do wait and get more opinions and compare and get the best option though!

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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 03:00:22 pm »
J7 Prime or the HTC one ME?
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 09:49:22 pm »
Can't say if it's the best or not. But I'm using the Huawei P9 lite at the moment. I bought it from abroad but it's about 32k here.

J7 Prime or the HTC one ME?

Thanks guys.. Will add them to the shortlist
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 10:45:53 pm »
here using htc 626Q around damn fast but btry life s not the best
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 09:27:35 am »
here using htc 626Q around damn fast but btry life s not the best

Thanks bruh.. will check it out
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 11:22:15 am »
It's really worth of try Huawei P9 Lite and GR5. They are really good phones for the price. My friends have them and I can recommend them. I'm not sure about the Samsung, at the price point you mentioned have some good pones...
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 12:43:26 pm »
You can find a used OnePlus 2 for about 30k
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 02:21:50 pm »
It's really worth of try Huawei P9 Lite and GR5. They are really good phones for the price. My friends have them and I can recommend them. I'm not sure about the Samsung, at the price point you mentioned have some good pones...

p9 lite is on my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

You can find a used OnePlus 2 for about 30k
Highly recommend oneplus devices!

Unfortunately, don't think I'll be going for a used phone. How much does a brand new one cost these days? What about the oneplus one?
And while I'm hearing so many good things about the phone but there seems to be an issue with the fingerprint reader and the home button..

Thanks for the comments. +1

And how about the HTC m8 & the Asus zenfone?







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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 02:35:59 pm »
One plus one is a solid buy if you can find one. After one plus X came they dont make it anymore. Dont buy the one plus X it is crap. Try LG G3 as well. I saw it going for the price you seek. Very good camera and 2K display. This is a good buy if you dont plan to game a lot.
Also try and see if note 3 or 4 is available. Both are excellent phones.
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Re: Suggest me a Smartphone
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2016, 04:10:00 pm »
Before going to apple and now an S7 I used the M8

Trust me that's by the far one of the best phones I've used!

Camera - Is GREAT, really really good.

O/S - Really stable that even Snapchat on Andriod ran smoothly, and didn't seem to get stuck with a ton of background apps

Audio is great due to its dual boomsound speaker system in the front

1080p display was good, not great. Due to sunlight even when cranked to full brightness it would struggle.

Honestly didn't have a problem with the phone, get the job done!  (Y)
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2016, 09:54:22 pm »
i bought a p9 light abt 3 months ago. and still happy abt the choice. good battery life. nice UI. check some reviews and u will find out.

cons : no gyro sensor on the phone

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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2016, 11:41:01 pm »
There is a oneplus 2 for sale. PM me interested... 25K.
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2017, 11:24:43 am »
One plus one is a solid buy if you can find one. After one plus X came they dont make it anymore. Dont buy the one plus X it is crap. Try LG G3 as well. I saw it going for the price you seek. Very good camera and 2K display. This is a good buy if you dont plan to game a lot.
Also try and see if note 3 or 4 is available. Both are excellent phones.

Thanks for the info mate
From what I read I found out that the G3 doesn't have good battery life. It'll be a bit troublesome for me. I do not actually care about the camera. +1 for the recommendations.

Before going to apple and now an S7 I used the M8

Trust me that's by the far one of the best phones I've used!

Camera - Is GREAT, really really good.

O/S - Really stable that even Snapchat on Andriod ran smoothly, and didn't seem to get stuck with a ton of background apps

Audio is great due to its dual boomsound speaker system in the front

1080p display was good, not great. Due to sunlight even when cranked to full brightness it would struggle.

Honestly didn't have a problem with the phone, get the job done!  (Y)

m8 is on my list but I'm holding back of it because it has only 2GB of RAM.

i bought a p9 light abt 3 months ago. and still happy abt the choice. good battery life. nice UI. check some reviews and u will find out.

cons : no gyro sensor on the phone

another recommendation for the p9 lite. Thanks for the info bro  :) +1

There is a oneplus 2 for sale. PM me interested... 25K.

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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2017, 12:40:28 pm »
I don't think ASUS ZENFONE is a good choice though. They are looks cheap and not performing well as they advertised. I had experiences and they have better options with your budget range than ASUS.
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