Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other phone

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  1. mehulved

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    Hi friends my sister wants to buy a new cell phone.
    It should be within 12K range. 12.5K is the maximum. I am not sure if I can go above that.
    Phone that we've short listed are
    • Sony Ericsson W300i
    • Moto RAZR V3i Pink
    • Sony Ericsson W700i, to the subject of dad's approval :D

    The features that she's looking out for are
    • Preferably Flap Phone
    • Good Battery Life
    • Best Sound Quality possible. It should have stereo speakers.
    • Expanable Memory or atleast 256MB
    • Bluetooth cos it's more preferable in linux over USB based data cable
    • Camera quality need not be great.
    • Ringtones should be MP3 and AAC, preferably also it should play videos. I guess it should be available in all phones in this range.
    • GRPS/EDGE/3G don't matter much cos she won't be using them.
    • Symbain/Non-Symbian both will be equally good as she doesn't need to install softwares on it.
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    SE w300i is the phone u are looking for.. even i'm thinking of buying one
     
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    Among the phones that you've shortlisted, W300i is what I would recommend for a girl. It has superb looks, is a clamshell, offers excellent audio quality and supports external memory. However, the screen is very small with a really low resolution and it does not feature stereo speakers.
    I would strongly recommend Sony Ericsson W550i WALKMAN PHONE. It does not have support for external memory but has 256 MB of onboard memory, is the loudest mobile in the market, offers top notch audio quality, has dual stereo speakers and looks very cool.
    For a comparison of the two handsets, visit this link:
    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone2=1245&idPhone1=1486

    W700i is a value for money product that excels in every field. It has a brilliant camera and superb audio quality. However, it isn't as flashy as W300i or unique as W550i. It is a plain candybar model. If you are looking for maximum bang for the buck, however, this is a strong contender.
    Hope that helped! :)
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    dont go for moto razer....though its slim & sexy ...when u open it its like a crap..
    go for sony erricsson..!!!
     
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    my k750i rules
     
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    SE w550i
    SE w700i

    hey but i would prefer nokia 6630... as its 3G + symbian os8.1
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    i heard , there r problems in k750i or something like that..! howz ure cell phone, how long have u been using.?? any prob?
     
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    The phone is indeed plagued with joystick problems. There have been numerous complaints that the joystick malfunctions after being used over an extended period - say, about a year. Apart from that, it is not riddled with any problem at all.
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    Yes It has a problem. A quite severe one.
    You get addicted to it.Apart from it no prob.I never heard or faced Joystick prob.Maybe some set have it, I am not denying it.
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    oh k..thanks for the info..!

    same way nokia 3230..also has softy problems..i heard so..!

    somebody said..they gonna stop k750i as they did for k700i...hmm..who knows..

    k bye
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    U must be joking , i dont have any pro yet , and my friends too

    But K750i is not for girls

    W550i or W700i better for her
     
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    OK got a SE W700i after spending 3 hrs pondering over 3 phones - SE w700i, SE w500i and Moto Razr V3i.
    Well here's the -ve's and positives of the phones as per my sister. You'll are free to comment on it so it can help others in the future. But, if there is flaming/fighting I will lock the thread

    Moto Razr V3i

    +ve's
    • Good looks
    • Light in weight
    • Decent sound quality. stereo speakers
    • Camera is better than my current nokia 3230
    • Expandable memory

    -ve's
    • Too delicate
    • Flap phones are a bit of question mark as to how lonw will they last
    • Music quality not upto the mark
    • Shots in night mode didn't look good
    • No FM
    • Bundled Headphones not in the same quality as SE

    SE W300i

    +ve's
    • Looks good
    • Flap phone
    • Good battery life
    • Expandable Memory
    • Small and light
    • It has FM

    -ve's
    • Mono Speakers so sound quality didn't match up with other walkman phones
    • Again doubts over longetivity of flap phones
    • Screen is very bad
    • Camera only VGA so not upto the mark

    SE W550i

    +ve's

    • Good looking
    • Nice features overall
    • Good sound quality
    • 256MB internal memory
    • FM present
    • Stereo speakers

    -ve's
    • Worst thing about the phone IMO, is no expandable memory
    • Camera is bad
    • Phone has become too common

    SE W700i

    +ve's
    • Expandable memory with bundled 256MB card and 32 MB internal memory
    • FM radio
    • Stereo speakers
    • Good quality cam, best of all the four we were looking at.
    • good feature set
    • Very good headphones

    -ve's
    • Costliest of all (well has to be cos of it's features)
    • Doesn't look as good as Moto Razr or SE W500i.
    • Candy bar shaped. this was the shape my sister actually wanted to avoid.

    Note:- none of phone on the list is a symbian phone. That can be considered as a -ve cos of less apps available for them
     
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    good choice mate....w700i rocks..
     
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    I must say that u should go for RAZR V3i

    It has all the features u want:
    Flap Phone
    Good Battery Life
    Good Sound Quality possible. It has stereo speakers.
    Expanable Memory upto 1 gb
    Bluetooth
    Camera quality need not be great.
    Ringtones MP3,AAC,Ogg , It has I-tunes man.
    Tri band

    Moreover its the slimest flip phone available on earth
     
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    Re: Looking for a cell phone withing Rs. 12K. SE w300i, Moto RAZR V3i or any other ph

    Its a mini Solar Space Craft wing ...when its been opened...!!

    other than that gud ph..it is..! for this price range....!!!!

    Sony erricsson..also gud 2 try..!!
     
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    w700.... good for girls... right choice!
     
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