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ssb1551

Technomancer
@ maddy - Dude whats your OS preference??Are you one of those looking to get Android or any other OS will do??
If :
Android - Moto DEFY
Non-Android - Nokia C6-01
 

Soumik

Padawan
Android - Defy. Single answer.
Non-Android - C7. Much Better camera. Similar music performance. Pathetic Symbian 3 OS.

Oh.. forgot to mention. If you're too much into apps,
Bada platform's Wave II. Good Camera, Very good multimedia, Good UI but probably buggiest among the mentioned OSs.
 

ujjwal321

Journeyman
If you can extend your budget a little.. then for a good camera and music... I don't think there is any phone in this world that comes close to nokia n8... the sound quality rivals that of iphone 4 and the camera is in the different league of its own..
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
saw the reviews of defy....seems to be a pretty decent phone.

do check these:

1. Nokia C7 (superb display and very good music quality, getting anna update soon, much battery than competition)
2. iPhone 3GS for 19.9k (if you can extend just a bit)

If you are not so keen on using the phone for social networking apps etc, why not get iPod Touch 4G and a decent phone like 5233 or Samsung Galaxy Pro.
 

dharmil007

Journeyman
Defy is not a very good choice 'coz MOTO is very late in giving updates {2.1 out of box & upgrade to 2.2 .... no signs of 2.3} ..... moreover MOTOBLUR UI is in no comparision wid TouchWiz Or SENSE UI

These phones are also pretty good

Samsung Galaxy ACE {14k} is also a good Choice {expect for mediocre video Recording & its getting an GingerBread update soon }

Samsung WAVE II {15k} {SuperB in every aspect except OS ........ no Android so less Apps}

C7 {16k} also pretty good {except for OS which is wayBack interms of usability & features as compared to iOS & Android & fixed focus Camera}
 

Soumik

Padawan
^^ Huh? suggesting Ace for 14K over Moto Defy??? ROFL :D
I am a Defy owner coming from Samsung's Touchwiz, and i can say that Touchwiz is not better than Defy's UI.. which btw.. is not Motoblur... Indian Defy is non-Blur.
It is now 2.2 out of the box, and Gingerbread update coming sometime this year bringing 720p video recording to select models.
Its got a far superior screen, much better proc, GPU, camera and battery backup over Ace. And lets not talk abt build quality where Defy easily pawns Ace's plastic body and normal LCD screen.
Forget Ace!!!

Ya, if the features and functionality of Android is not something ur looking for, Wave II and C7 are very good options, or simply u can get a 32GB iPod touch for 13K and get a cheap phone for the rest of the money. You would miss camera though.
Well, saholic was selling HTC mozart for 15 K. Its a very good option i must say. You can check it out.
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
Defy is not a very good choice 'coz MOTO is very late in giving updates {2.1 out of box & upgrade to 2.2 .... no signs of 2.3} ..... moreover MOTOBLUR UI is in no comparision wid TouchWiz Or SENSE UI

These phones are also pretty good

Samsung Galaxy ACE {14k} is also a good Choice {expect for mediocre video Recording & its getting an GingerBread update soon }

Samsung WAVE II {15k} {SuperB in every aspect except OS ........ no Android so less Apps}

C7 {16k} also pretty good {except for OS which is wayBack interms of usability & features as compared to iOS & Android & fixed focus Camera}

oh great. now another one :grin:

buddy you better stick to the Symbian era. where the mobile remains same regardless of generation. no customization. no modding.

modding is what makes Android better than all the other OS. & even without modding, Defy is way way better than that plastic toy known as Ace.
 

dharmil007

Journeyman
^^ Huh? suggesting Ace for 14K over Moto Defy??? ROFL :D
I am a Defy owner coming from Samsung's Touchwiz, and i can say that Touchwiz is not better than Defy's UI.. which btw.. is not Motoblur... Indian Defy is non-Blur.
It is now 2.2 out of the box, and Gingerbread update coming sometime this year bringing 720p video recording to select models.
Its got a far superior screen, much better proc, GPU, camera and battery backup over Ace. And lets not talk abt build quality where Defy easily pawns Ace's plastic body and normal LCD screen.
Forget Ace!!!

That post on Defy was my Personal Opinion ...... based on the reviews & the spec-sheet compared wid other phones {ACE & galaxy SL}.

iF there is any User who is using that fone & telling its the best for android then thats GREAT.

But i was also unSure about the quality & service of Motorola ??? :?: :?: :confused: :confused: :confused:

oh great. now another one :grin:

buddy you better stick to the Symbian era. where the mobile remains same regardless of generation. no customization. no modding.

modding is what makes Android better than all the other OS. & even without modding, Defy is way way better than that plastic toy known as Ace.

i Know modding is greate ... but it can also be done on ACE & other fones ..... its just not like it can be done on DEFY ??
 

coderunknown

Retired Forum Mod
but considering Ace hardware, 14k is too much. it should be more like 11-12k considering Optimus One as well as Galaxy Fit got almost the same H/W except for the screen size, resolution or camera.
 

guru_urug

iGoogle
That post on Defy was my Personal Opinion ...... based on the reviews & the spec-sheet compared wid other phones {ACE & galaxy SL}.

iF there is any User who is using that fone & telling its the best for android then thats GREAT.

But i was also unSure about the quality & service of Motorola ??? :?: :?: :confused: :confused: :confused:



i Know modding is greate ... but it can also be done on ACE & other fones ..... its just not like it can be done on DEFY ??

Well u yourself admit that modding can be done on all android phones then why how can u say that defy doesnt have android 2.3?
Considering that the OS part has been taken care of and the phone has dev support(BTW DEFY has huge dev support, much much more than ace)....any buyer should consider the hardware of the phone.
In that dept, Defy trumps Ace by a huge margin.

Defy marks the beginning of the higher mid range. Most low-mid range phones use low-cost chipsets which are similar like the msm7227. optimus one,ace,wildfire S all use the same. But defy has better gpu and processor, also build quality is argubly the best for a android phone. Its a step up on the h/w level and that puts it in a different class of android phones between the lower-mid phones(optimus 1,wildfire s,ace) and the higher end snapdrgon,hummingbird 1Ghz monsters(nexus S,lg black,galaxy sl)

My list of Ace vs Defy
1.My first priority HARDWARE (Defy wins hands down)
2.Defy has official support of MIUI ROM and CM7. MIUI is considered the fastest, efficient ROM for android. Dev support(modding) is huge for defy unlike ace(so whats use of official GB??). Who needs touchwiz/blur?
3.Screen is better, not pixelated like ace. Higher res,more space,better colors
4.Better build quality, gorilla glass, scratch proof,dust proof, water-proof and wat not :grin:
5. ACE is an overclocked msm7227 which means its more-or-less at its max freq potential. Defy goes to 1.2Ghz stable
6.Camera of defy is better,video recording 720p is possible. Ace is bad at recording
7. Battery life of ace sucks. My friend has ace and he has de-activated gprs on his phone coz it wud drain the battery so fast.
8. Defy runs HD games with ease, due to its resolution and superior GPU
9.VFM: ace @13-14k is overpriced. For 11k its good. @ 14.5k u get defy
10.Flash support in Defy
11.....maybe more Im sleepy ;)
 
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ssb1551

Technomancer
I'm still surprised after all these many threads where people have repeatedly mentioned the advantages of DEFY over Ace , we still get these shocking statements : "Ace better than DEFY." Are they frigging drunk, high or do they not understand simple English??Gosh!!!:banghead:
 

vgowtham97

Journeyman
Suggest a good mobile

I am looking for a good android mobile around Rs 16000.I will do a lot of gaming and will use a lot of applications from the android market.Will not use camera regularly.And sometimes use it for videos and music.I need a bigger screen which i think is good for gaming.I have planned to use this mobile for at least 2years.Lot of my friends suggested Motorola Defy,But i saw that SE Xperia mini pro and xperia mini will be released within a month.What i have to do?Buy a Defy or wait for the SE phones to arrive.
 

guru_urug

iGoogle
Re: Suggest a good mobile

U contradicting ur own requirements by considering xperia mini/mini pro as an option. U want a big screen for gaming, but both those phones have a 3" display. And knowing Sony the phones will be overpriced(atleast at launch).

My suggestions are:
*Nexus S(18-19k)- If u can stretch ur budget a little. Its a google phone so it will get latest and regular android updates.
*HTC Desire (16k)- Older phone, but still packs a punch. Also awesome dev support. Only -ve is that its battery sucks
*Defy(14.5k)- Well within your budget. Handles gaming well too, but got weaker processor compared to above 2 phones.
 
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