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Help choosing a budget android phone.

V.VAIDYA

Broken In
Help choosing a phone upto 7,000.

1. Budget?
Strictly less than 7,000(Can't extend but can wait for price drops upto vacation end)
2. Display type and size?
More than 3.2 inch ( previous phone was my brother's 5233 )
3. Form Factor? bar, slider, flip?
Bar
4. Preferred choice of brand?
Brand that would provide good service
5. Preferred input method (QWERTY, touchscreen, numpad, touch-n-type).
Touchscreen
6. What camera option you want? Please specify need for flash, autofocus, front facing camera.
Basic,As I already have a digital camera.
7. Preferred operating system? (Android, Symbian, iOS, Windows Phone etc).
Android only(2.2 froyo or avobe)
8. Preferred connectivity options (3G, Wifi etc)Please specify clearly.
No good 3g here but should be present,Will be using edge/gprs.
9. Preferred applications (Flash, Swype, GPS, etc)?
Well this is my first android so it should support as many as possible
10. Primary use of handset (multimedia, camera, mails, internet, gaming etc)?
Browsing , Movies,Pdf reading (gaming if possible)
11. Any specific mobile phones in consideration?
Spent last 5 days researching about idea zte blade
12. Any other info that you want to share
For a budget of 7,000 there aren't many options but the idea blade satisfies all requirements , before buying i need to clear my doubts-
1.Where can i get this serviced , in my town only nokia service center is present , hence buying other brands i will have to go Bhubaneswar.
So any one living in BBSR please tell the service cente address.
2.Wont be installing custom rom ,:p I would get kicked if it got bricked !:p
and will be using it for about 2 years.
3.In 2 years if i will buy Galaxy Y it will go outdated (According to display i will get a downgrade from Nokia 5233),but if i go for the blade it is be still useful for browsing , document editing after 2 years,but main problem is service and spare parts.
4.Got the deal from Ebay india ZTE BLADE Android 2.2 OS/Pocket Router Smartphone Mobile Phone, Rs.4200 Benefit | eBay , Any other reliable stores/deals.
5.Any other suggestions with comparable specs and good value for money like this Saholic mi-310 Spice Mi-310 Price in India | Specifications, Features and Reviews please suggest.
6.What are the cheapest WVGA androids.
:-?Sorry for writing too much but please help me decide.:-?
 
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aroraanant

Explorer
HTC Explorer is available for 8k, try to find out some good coupon, whenever you find one(in a week or two) grab it for around 7.5k, thats the best you can get under 10k
 
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V.VAIDYA

V.VAIDYA

Broken In
HTC Explorer is available for 8k, try to find out some good coupon, whenever you find one(in a week or two) grab it for around 7.5k, thats the best you can get under 10k

Thanks for reply,
when will be Galaxy mini 2 launched in india , and what is the expected price if about 8k then can wait.considering this due to large inernal memory and the speed bump.If not i have to go for idea blade.
 
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