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    Ordered these:

    https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B01...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Didn't reach 600 (prime expired last year), so ordered a small HP mouse (not a fan of using mouse), for free delivery.

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    Help needed in buying a new Cellphone

    Use - 2GB data that Jio doles out everyday. I use mobile for making calls, whatsapp very infrequent, one classic rock app from Netherlands, Amazon app. That's it. Mostly it's data that I use on my laptop.

    Need - 3 GB RAM (could be 2 GB also), a good processor to compliment the RAM (possibly snapdragon - I like the name), touchscreen, Volte(4G), lightweight (not flyweight :D), screen should be good. Should not heat up quickly. Battery performance should be good too. Will do without any camera. :D That's about it.

    Expected price - Somewhere around USD 200. Oh, and reviews should be good too.

    I am good with specs for Laptops, but have nearly no idea when it comes to mobiles. So, please help me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Use - 2GB data that Jio doles out everyday. I use mobile for making calls, whatsapp very infrequent, one classic rock app from Netherlands, Amazon app. That's it. Mostly it's data that I use on my laptop.

    Need - 3 GB RAM (could be 2 GB also), a good processor to compliment the RAM (possibly snapdragon - I like the name), touchscreen, Volte(4G), lightweight (not flyweight :D), screen should be good. Should not heat up quickly. Battery performance should be good too. Will do without any camera. :D That's about it.

    Expected price - Somewhere around USD 200. Oh, and reviews should be good too.

    I am good with specs for Laptops, but have nearly no idea when it comes to mobiles. So, please help me out.
    What phone do you currently use ? to get an idea

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    Had an MI, that I was using for close to 5 years. It stopped working a couple of months back, since then I'm using Dad's Oppo F3 (4GB RAM).

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    How about this --> https://www.amazon.in/Mi-Redmi-5-Gol...n%3A1485077031

    And this --> https://www.amazon.in/Samsung-Galaxy...n%3A1485077031

    And what does a hybrid sim slot mean?
    Last edited by Oracle; 30 May 18, at 02:51.

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    Since you're into xiaomi, how about the Mi A1. Sd 625. It comes with the android one program so updates should be more frequent than other phones in this price range. Red one

    https://buy.mi.com/in/buy/product/mi-a1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABUI7LekwkA


    snapdragon 625 is good with battery, what's better is to have a still bigger battery like the redmi Note 5 with 4000mah. Battery wise this will be better. Blue one

    https://buy.mi.com/in/buy/product/redmi-note5

    https://youtu.be/tTXXsjXNhP0


    Whats better ? 625 with yet more battery. Lenovo P2. Still available on flipkart to my surprise. 5000mah battery. THE best you will ever get for battery. Older OS with M or android 6. Updates unlikely

    https://www.flipkart.com/lenovo-p2-g...meq5ygvgq9vyfn

    https://youtu.be/vKgArIEC8ME


    Comparison of the 3
    https://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php...&idPhone3=8319



    Another alternative is the honor 7x in black though. No android one phone here though. Will have the least battery. Not snapdragon. Best camera

    https://www.amazon.in/dp/B077PTJT5Z?th=1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeGGSk-KhYw

    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    And what does a hybrid sim slot mean?
    two sims or one sim + micro sd
    Last edited by Double Edge; 30 May 18, at 04:20.

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    Redmi note 5 @ 11,999 is still not available.

    I am not brand conscious, give me some more options. I looked into Samsung too. Can't decide. I checked customer feedback in amazon, none of the mobiles have a 100% good rating. In a production line, there are bound to be quality issues.

    What do you mean by upgrades? OS or app upgrades? It's good to have both (e.g., in the Macbook, I can upgrade to newer OS version for 4 years). Also Volte and personal hotspot is the reason I want to buy a cellphone.

    Some tech specs say that there are 2 nano slots. Both for 4G sim. Now if I use one slot for 4G data, the other sim in the second slot automatically will be used for 2G voice. What does it mean? I will take a Jio sim, so I can't have both data and voice with 1 sim?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    Redmi note 5 @ 11,999 is still not available.
    Black & gold are

    I am not brand conscious, give me some more options. I looked into Samsung too. Can't decide. I checked customer feedback in amazon, none of the mobiles have a 100% good rating.
    What are you looking for ? from what i can tell battery is your primary criteria

    Samsung hasn't been good at this price point for a while. Have not seen many reviews from reviewers i follow for samsung at the budget end in many years now

    Had you asked three years ago the Moto G would be the top pick. Since then Chinese brands have eroded Moto's hold in the Indian market. So moto now uses Brazil as their capital. Not many Chinese phones available in Brazil as yet

    Xiaomi has an advantage since i think as part of foxconn they make in India these days like One plus or the Koreans for that matter.

    I don't usually shop at this price point because three months later something better comes out.

    If a product doesn't have a 100% good rating that means some of the reviews are honest or frivolous. I'd be wary of 100% ratings because it generally means those reviews were paid for either via discounts or some other incentive in exchange for a 5 star review. Not as big a problem in India yet but rampant in the west

    In a production line, there are bound to be quality issues.
    Applicable within the first three months of launch usually. Any kinks get worked out afterwards. So a phone with a manufacture date three months later than launch date is generally fine unless you're really unlucky

    What do you mean by upgrades? OS or app upgrades? It's good to have both (e.g., in the Macbook, I can upgrade to newer OS version for 4 years). Also Volte and personal hotspot is the reason I want to buy a cellphone.
    OS upgrades and security patches. Apps will be fine.

    I figured you want hotspot. This takes a toll on battery. As you are full time on data which depending on signal strength and network congestion hammers battery and on top there is a need to retransmit. Both cell and wifi radios are working full time here

    For reference how many hours does the Oppo F3 last in this configuration from 100% ? is it long enough if not how much longer would you like it to be

    Some tech specs say that there are 2 nano slots. Both for 4G sim. Now if I use one slot for 4G data, the other sim in the second slot automatically will be used for 2G voice. What does it mean? I will take a Jio sim, so I can't have both data and voice with 1 sim?
    Given that Jio is a 4G only network you can have voice and data on one sim. See, every other cell network in India isn't 4G only. They use some thing called fallback. If no 4G then 3G and finally 2G

    With Jio if there is no 4G you have nothing.

    So the point with 2G is if you want to use airtel say or another operator along with Jio then you will be limited to 2G only with that operator. So your Jio will be on 4G and any other operator will be 2G. You can receive calls on either number but i think data will be only on the designated data sim, Jio in this case, should you use two sims

    When both sims are 4G then you can choose which operator will be 4G. Not applicable in your case since Jio is 4G only. But say you were not using Jio and instead on Voda and airtel. Well, which do you want 4G on, select one. The advantage with both sims 4G here is you don't have to have your 4G sim in the first slot. It can be in either. Earlier the designated 4G sim had to be in the first slot. So now you've decided which is 4G the other becomes 2G
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    Interesting insights. Oppo F3 runs like 8 hours with hotspot turned on. Then I need to charge it.

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    Is that long enough ?

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    Sitting on a stretch, 2 hours should be enough. I don't play games or watch videos.

    How is this --> https://www.amazon.in/Mi-Redmi-5-Bla...keywords=redmi

    Dude, Redmi Note 5 is still not available at my pincode.

    Decided to go for Samsung --> https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07...V3F4B24B&psc=1
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    Mi Max 2 is another one with a huge battery, more upto date than the P2

    https://buy.mi.com/in/buy/product/max2

    Pretty big

    http://www.mi.com/in/max2/

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    Max 2 looks solid, specs are good too. I have already ordered the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime.

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    so what was the problem ? mi cannot deliver anything to your postcode

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    Yeah. So opted for Samsung.

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