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Suggest Smartphone under 20K

Discussion in 'Buying Advice' started by bad_till_bones, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. bad_till_bones

    bad_till_bones Ðèåd Måñ Wå£KîÑG

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    Hi,

    1. Budget? - 20k
    2. Display type and size? - Does not matter
    3. Dual sim? - Yes
    4. Preferred choice of brand? - NA
    5. What camera option you want (flash, front facing camera)? - Photography is priority.
    6. Preferred operating system? (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, etc). - Android
    7. Preferred connectivity options (3G, 4G ready). - 4g
    8. Primary use of handset (multimedia, camera, internet, gaming etc)? - Camera, Multimedia and Internet
    9. Any specific mobile phones in consideration? - NA
    10. Any other info that you want to share - Does ot need to be near 20K. Priority - Camera, then Battery, then Multimedia.
     
  2. anupam_pb

    anupam_pb Gear up ...

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    Poco F1 has the best camera at that price point.

    Get it, flash a stock based custom ROM & install GCam. You will get close to Pixel experience. I'm sure you can install GCam without rooting & all. Heard MIUI 10 broke GCam, not sure, check xda.
     
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    Thanks Anupam.

    Other suggestions are welcome as well.
     
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    nokia 7.1
     
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    Not a Nokia fan.

    Please suggest some more options.
     
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    Waiting for more suggestions.

    Or any news about any upcoming phone that is worth waiting ?
     
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    anupam_pb Gear up ...

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    I don't think so. Nokia 8.1 is already out & I would have preferred it if it was at 25k.

    Asus 5Z goes for 25k during sales, might go lower.
     
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    So finally, which one you recommend around that 20k range.
     
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    Gcam can be installed in non rooted Poco's.

    Poco or Asus 5Z whichever is priced low.
     
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    Any other option other than Redmi Note 6 Pro, if I go within 15k?
     
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    Go with Poco F1 by using its updated Pie version
    OR
    Root the phone and install Pixel Experience ROM from xda as this has Pie version along with all Gapps, Gcam with night sight, Stock Android ROM, regular updates...
     
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    Poco f1 no brainer! It is a one plus killer just went a bit wrong in India because now people are fixated on OnePlus.
     
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    Zenphone Max Pro M2
     
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    Guys LG V30+ is available for 23k refurb. It's camera is far inferior to current flagships according to dxomark but its still a flagship camera with OIS. you can probably consider that too
     
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    I won't suggest spending 23k on a "refurb" phone,at least not in India.
     
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    Don't check DXOMark. Its kind of useless IMO. Better check camera comparisons in youtube.

    Pixel 3/XL has better primary cam than P20/Mate 20 Pro but those 2 have higher score due to more cameras.

    My S8 has a better camera than OP6, still, Note 8 has a lower score than OP6.
     
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    It might be worth waiting for RN7 or RN7 Pro both contain a 48MP sensor (GM1 samsung in Note 7 and Some sony Sensor in N7Pro).
    It wont be with OIS sadly but still better than most 12-13k phones.
     
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    You can go with Poco f1,Asus max m2 pro,realme 2 pro.But Poco F1 is flagship phone under 20k
     

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