The Complete Smartphone Buyer's Guide

eduku

Amateur techno enthusiast
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

Another question about the p700i is that is it now available everywhere in India, as initially lenovo had decided to sell only in South India??
 
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coderunknown

coderunknown

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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

Another question about the p700i is that is it now available everywhere in India, as initially lenovo had decided to sell only in South India??

should be as online stores have started selling those.
 

eduku

Amateur techno enthusiast
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

Pardon the silly question but what is "custom ROM at XDA Forum"?

And another silly question what exactly is a "launcher" and I hope Play store is now what used to be called Android market?
About the p700i can I just erase the custom Lenovo UI and use the stock ICS UI?? Will that void warranty?

And any other suggestions (no Indian manufacturers please) other than the U at around 12-13K?
One concern that i have is that all the phones that I have seen in this price group all seems to have just 512 MB of RAM? Won't that be a problem??
 
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coderunknown

coderunknown

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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

Pardon the silly question but what is "custom ROM at XDA Forum"?

custom build of Android OS. XDA Developer's site is mostly about Android coding and they create updated Android build and share it with the community.

And another silly question what exactly is a "launcher" and I hope Play store is now what used to be called Android market?

homepage (no of homepage, how you want icons to be arranged and multiple settings associated with it) + the application menu (where the preloaded apps + downloaded apps are available). You can google about Nova, GO, Touchwiz launcher to get an idea.
yup. Android Market = Play Store.

About the p700i can I just erase the custom Lenovo UI and use the stock ICS UI?? Will that void warranty?

you can't simply erase it. But install a second launcher (i.e. Android UI) and make it default. So you have Lenovo's UI but hidden with the new UI (or launcher, whatever you wish to call it) being default.

And any other suggestions (no Indian manufacturers please) other than the U at around 12-13K?

Another is Huawei G330 at 11k but not worth it. Internals are low than Lenovo as well as Xperia U. So decide between U & P700i

One concern that i have is that all the phones that I have seen in this price group all seems to have just 512 MB of RAM? Won't that be a problem??

512MB is just sufficient. 768MB would have been better but not possible in this budget.
 

eduku

Amateur techno enthusiast
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

I have learned that the p700i is a tri-band phone. Will the fact that its not quad-band phone cause any problems to its use in India??
 
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coderunknown

coderunknown

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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

P700i lacks the 750Mhz band. but here we only have 900 & 1800 both of which are supported by Lenovo. So it will work just fine.
 

eduku

Amateur techno enthusiast
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

Thanks for the info guys!! :)
@ Sam : I think you mean 850 MHz... :smile:
@ thetechfreak : You mean to say that if I install any other "launcher" and use it as the default UI other than the default one provided by the company, it will void warranty?
 

thetechfreak

Legend Never Ends
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

no. It will not void. Anything that involves rooting will void though(ignore the sentence if you dont know what is rooting)
 
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coderunknown

coderunknown

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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

@ Sam : I think you mean 850 MHz... :smile:

yes 850Mhz

You mean to say that if I install any other "launcher" and use it as the default UI other than the default one provided by the company, it will void warranty?

it is just an application. if you don't like it, uninstall it and the stock launcher will become default again. in short, no application from Play Store can void your warranty.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

Hey guys all those Cheap 1GHz Single/Dual Core phones from Karbonn/i-ball/Micormax are any good..coz I can't see them telling the chipset used etc?
 

pratyush997

Inactive
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

@Sam My Friend is Planning to get an Droid Mobile phone under 5k !
Is Karbonn A5+ Any good?
Any Known Issues?
 
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coderunknown

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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

@Sam My Friend is Planning to get an Droid Mobile phone under 5k !
Is Karbonn A5+ Any good?
Any Known Issues?

A5+ is still coming soon on flipkart but from the spec sheet it is the best of the bunch. but better to spend 900 bucks more and get Karbonn A15 from Saholic.
 

RiGOD

SoLa BeLLaToR...
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

I'm looking for a BlackBerry below 10k and my eyes are on the Curve 9300 3G (the white one looks damn good). Yeah I'm fully aware of the limited application support and the availability of stunning android phones (G300, G330 etc) at the same price range. But I'd like to go with the BB and stay outta the crowd if it serves the communication purposes well.

But the thing that's holding me back is that I heard internet is available in BB's only if the user subscribes to BIS and no generic 2G/3G plans will work for the same. So I need a final clarification on this matter and if it's true I'll go with some Android phone. Kindly help me out.

BUMP!!!
 

bhushan2k

Genius in making mistakes
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

@Sam..was just watching Micromax A90S iGyaan Review..found screen resolution under quadrant benchmark 480x728 n not 480x800 as mentioned in mobile buying guide..guess it's worth to check..i think the bottom space is used by onscreen buttons..but still..u can't use full screen resolution..
 
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coderunknown

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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: December 2012

@Sam..was just watching Micromax A90S iGyaan Review..found screen resolution under quadrant benchmark 480x728 n not 480x800 as mentioned in mobile buying guide..guess it's worth to check..i think the bottom space is used by onscreen buttons..but still..u can't use full screen resolution..

Nenamark is showing 737x480. you are right, the direction keys are taking up ~60-70 pixel size. will correct it. thanks for the info :)
 

Anil.2705

Broken In
Re: Mobile Buying Guide: January 2013

i've bought a micromax a25
but the interface is different from the one shown on the box
in my phone i've got 4 short-cuts at the bottom whereas in videos and pictures there are 5
the menu button is at the right end and in the videos etc its at the centre
can anyone help me to get it at the centre?
 
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Re: Mobile Buying Guide: January 2013

i've bought a micromax a25
but the interface is different from the one shown on the box
in my phone i've got 4 short-cuts at the bottom whereas in videos and pictures there are 5
the menu button is at the right end and in the videos etc its at the centre
can anyone help me to get it at the centre?

install Go launcher from Play Store.
 
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