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Buying a new mobile for myself

anarchy0x

In the zone
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[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]I'm using Xiaomi Redmi Note now & the reason I'm getting a new one is mostly coz this one doesn't have dual sim, & there're some features of the phone I really like which I'd also like to have in the new phone:[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]1) Should have this facility which Redmi has, that is even if ear phones are connected to the mobile & if I get a call, I can still hear the call without the earphones, as if it were a regular call. This useful for me coz I want to use handsfree but don't want to have the ear phones always plugged in.[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]2) Dual SIM, or if possible Triple SIM. I've seen some Triple SIM mobiles but none of them have 4G[/FONT]
4) Should have a great Battery life, again like Xiaomi or better

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]5) Should support reading pdfs, epubs, kindles & mobi format etc[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]6) Internal memory 16GB preferably [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]3) Specs- Redmi was my second android phone after Karbon, so I'm a bit used to it's speed. I open 100 tabs at Chrome sometimes & still there's so lag :p My new mobile should be preferably better. I'll post the configuartion of Redmi Note here[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]
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Processor1.7GHz octa-core
Processor makeMediaTek MT6592
RAM2GB

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1. Budget? About 15-20K
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]2. Display type and size? Should be a bit greater than that of Xiaomi [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif]Dimensions (mm) 154.00 x 78.70 x 9.50, but not so big so that it's hard to hold[/FONT]
3. Dual sim? Yes.
4. Preferred choice of brand? None
5. What camera option you want (flash, front facing camera)? flash & front facing would be good, but not mandatory
6. Preferred operating system? (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, etc). None, but a lot of people here are saying Windows phones are better so I'm open to them as well.
7. Preferred connectivity options (3G, 4G ready). 4G ready..(when will 4G come??)
8. Primary use of handset (multimedia, camera, internet, gaming etc)? Internet, Whatsapp, reading Pdfs & sometimes youtube ..maybe multimedia & gaming as well
9. Any specific mobile phones in consideration?
10. Any other info that you want to share- See above




 
Moto X Play is a good choice (I can't confirm if it will meet your first requirement)

Other option is ASUS Zenfone 2/Laser/Selfie

If you are fine with 5" device, Mi4i 32GB is good
 
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anarchy0x

anarchy0x

In the zone
WIth 2GB RAM and an Internal memory of 32 GBMoto X play doesn't seem bad but it has a dispaly of 5.5 inches. I'd prefer a bit more, maybe 6 or 6.5 inches as I read books (pdfs, epubs, mobi) on my mobile. I'd rather buy a better mobile then spending 8K something for kindles etc.
Also, I'm open to windows phones as people here told me they are good as well.

 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
Check out Lumia 640XL , has 5.7inch "only" though and is an excellent buy
I myself may buy one soon to replace my extremely stable but small 2.5year old Lumia 720(I want something with a large screen too now)
Also if you want larger screen phones,might as well look at a good Windows Tab such as HP Stream 8 or something (14k and well made)

Windows has come a long way from the WP7 days and I have used all 4 major platforms side by side for work purposes, runs deadly smooth and stable even the hardware has lasted me 2.5 years on my 720 and 820, the only reason I want to upgrade to the 640XL is the display size

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640XL will match all your requirements especially battery life, handset , 4G ready(they are releasing a 4G variant especially for India's 4G bands this month itself)
only thing is browsing tabs,I dont think any phones will be able to handle so many tabs easily
mobile browsing is always gonna remain a pain imho until Microsoft releases their "surface phone"(rumoured next month)
 
Check out Lumia 640XL

I dont think any phones will be able to handle so many tabs easily
mobile browsing is always gonna remain a pain imho until Microsoft releases their "surface phone"(rumoured next month)

I too agree that 100 tabs is too much, but a friend of mine has HTC One E8 & he uses Chrome with 20+ tabs (ofcourse only 5-6 tabs remain active at any moment, unused tabs become inactive to save RAM.... So 100 tabs is possible)

Is there Chrome for WP ??
 

kkn13

Cyber Genius FTW
I too agree that 100 tabs is too much, but a friend of mine has HTC One E8 & he uses Chrome with 20+ tabs (ofcourse only 5-6 tabs remain active at any moment, unused tabs become inactive to save RAM.... So 100 tabs is possible)

Is there Chrome for WP ??

No but it has Opera Mini which can also handle 4-5 active tabs and suspend other unused tabs
works pretty well
100 active tabs may be impossible though
 

$hadow

Geek in making
Looking to hear the cry for help from your phone? Coz a normal phone won't be able to help you with that at all.
 
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anarchy0x

anarchy0x

In the zone
Looking to hear the cry for help from your phone? Coz a normal phone won't be able to help you with that at all.

Like I said, I can already do it in my Xiaomi Redmi Note but as anupam said "ofcourse only 5-6 tabs remain active at any moment, unused tabs become inactive to save RAM.... So 100 tabs is possible"
 
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