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Date: 04 Dec 2015    Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Smartphones   

I need your expert views to help me in buying a new Smartphone:
1. Having high end camera sensors with slow motion rec., excellent low light performance, giving good result even with shaky hand, (e.g. Sony Exmor RS sensor)
2. Good battery life,
3. High processor, android lollipop,
4. Indian 4G support,
5. No heating issue or less heating issue
6. Above all a budget phone(15000-25000).

I am quite hopeful that I will get positive responses here. Thanks in advance.


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Author: Joy Joon    05 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

If you want to get all those quality in a single smartphone then I would suggest you to go for OnePlus 2. As per OnePlus it is said to be Flagship killer of 2016. You can get OnePlus 2 at Rs. 25,000. For detailed specification about OnePlus click here.

Author: Timmappa Kamat    05 Dec 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 15  (Rs 15)    Voting Score: 0

Well, given the current scenario, where there are practically no flagships at all - because all smartphones coming up have one or more features better than the other - it might be a little difficult to give a precise response to your query. However, the following list may be helpful enough -

1. OnePlus 2
Powered by Octacore Snapdragon 810 processor, it has a massive 4GB RAM. The internal storage is quite good at 64 GB, but you won't be able to expand the memory any further. It has a 5.5 inch full HD display that provides vibrant colors. Running on Android Lollipop, it is upgrade-able to Android 6.0. The phone has a 13 MP rear camera while the front snapper reads 5 MP. The massive 3300 mAh battery makes it a powerhouse. Moreover, OnePlus Two will now be available on open sale instead of the infamous invite system.

2. Honor 7
Coming from a sub brand of Huawei, Honor 7 is one of the good devices to consider. It comes with a full HD screen at 5.5 inches. It is powered by Kirin octacore processor. The 3 GB on board RAM makes it a good in handling multitasking. The phone has a 16 GB internal memory that can be expanded further using microSD card. It runs on Android Lollipop. The Honor 7 sports a 20 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front snapper. The device has a good battery backup with a 3100 mAh capacity.

3. Google Nexus 5X
One of the first smartphones to be shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the phone recently got a price cut and the 16 GB version is now available at Rs. 25000. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore processor. The 2 GB on board RAM could be a concern for some as the newer apps and games being launched are quite resource hungry and need more RAM. However, the improved RAM management in Android 6.0 may ease the problem. The Nexus 5X sports a 12.3 MP rear camera. The camera is best by a Nexus standard. There is no optical image stabilisation though. You have a 5 MP front camera on board. It is a aisle in two memory variants of 16 and 32 GB, while the 32 GB version could be slightly over your budget. The phone is powered by a 2700 mAh battery. The Doze feature on Android Marshmallow should give you a better battery backup.

This is a representative list of possible choices. Since you seem to have a good budgetary provision of around Rs. 25000, you should easily get access to some of the better smartphones. Just check out our Product reviews section for more information.


Author: pranay anumula    07 Dec 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 12  (Rs 12)    Voting Score: 0

Well, at the present these are the mobiles which I consider apt for your requirements.

Google Nexus 6

What I personally like is its large 6-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 px display, Quad Core, 2.7 GHz Processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt with a Battery of 3220 mAH Battery and with 13 MP Camera with flash and a 2 MP front camera. The Pixel density of 490 PPI is by far the best. If you are a Gaming freak, don't miss this as it is ideal for gaming with two speakers on either side of the screen which will make your experience a lot more lively. Available at Rs 24999 in Flipkart.

Negative's of this mobile are Lack of memory expansion slot and the
The battery is not user-replaceable and the back cover of the blue version is a bit problem.


One Plus 2


This is a Beast in every bit with Octacore Snapdragon 810 processor( which is Beast literally ) and with 4GB RAM. It has a 5.5-inch display with 1080P resolution on Android Lollipop.It comprises of a 13 MP rear camera and front camera of 5 MP. Battery of 3300 mAh is too good Available at Rs 24999 in Amazon.

Negatives of this mobile are Uninspiring design and the cover feels rough and a bit cheap for the price and the much-talked laser autofocus is somewhat disappointing while shooting video


Google Nexus 5X

With 5.2 inches of 1080 x 1920 px display comprising of Hexa Core, 1.8 GHz Processor with a 2 GB RAM and the 16 GB internal memory and 2700 mAH Battery with the latest version of Android, v6.0.With a 12 MP Rear Camera and 5 MP front camera which are quite a heavy improvement because of Nexus devices which are known for some poor Quality camera.

Negatives of this mobile are Dull-looking design are the underpowered internal speaker and Subpar call quality. But these problems are not persistent they are reported only on certain devices.



Author: Mahesh    08 Dec 2015      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 12  (Rs 12)    Voting Score: 0

Here are some of the good phones that you can checkout.

1. Gionee Marathon M5 : The device is available with memory of 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM. Display size is 5.5'' and comes with Dual SIM. On camera side, it has 13 MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. The price is around 18K and can be reduced depending on coupon code or offer if exists.

2. Nexus 6 : This device has some of the impressive specs. 5.94 inch Touchscreen, 2.7 GHz Processor, 32GB ROM and 3 GB RAM. As for camera it is 13 MP Primary side. Overall for the price of 24,000Rs it is a good deal.

3. One Plus 2 : If you are going to spend serious money on any phone then this is the model worth spending over. It has impressive specs ( 4GB RAM, 5.5'' display, 13MP Camera). It also has no heating issue found by anyone so far. For price of 24,999 it is a good deal.

These are some of the models worth taking a look at. If you are tight on budget then Mi 4i from xiaomi is another good model to check out before buying anything expensive.


Author: Charanjeet Singh Sra    12 Dec 2015      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

I am really appreciate all experts giving their potentially high pitch response to my concerns about buying a new smartphone. thanks again. Last but not the least, could you please let me know how about Motorola Moto X play 16Gb? I am again hoping a very kind and positive response from your end soon.

Author: Timmappa Kamat    12 Dec 2015      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 14  (Rs 14)    Voting Score: 0

Here is what you can get with Motorola Moto X Play -

Design
With physical dimensions of 148x75x10mm, you get a best build quality. Thinner bezels make it comfortable for use. It features Water repellent coating .

Display
Moto X Play sports a 5.5 inch full HD display at 1080x1920 resolution. The screen has good viewing angles and outdoor legibility. The images and text appear crisp and clear. You get an impressive 400 ppi pixel density. The screen has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Hardware
The device is powered by Snapdragon 615 octacore processor at 1.7 GHz. It has 2 GB on board RAM. Graphics are handled by Adreno 405 GPU. The device comes in two memory variants of 16 and 32 GB. The memory expansion option is available for adding up to 128 GB. Performance is up to the mark. Resource hungry apps and games perform quite efficiently. There are some heat issues reported with the Snapdragon processors though it is not observed on Moto X Play.

Camera
Moto X Play sports an impressive 21 MP rear camera. It features Color Correlated Temperature flash. It offers good performance, though there are issues of over exposure. The focus is a bad performer. There Is a 5 MP front snapper for selfies.

Software
Moto X Play runs on Android Lollipop. It provides you a stock Android experience. There are not many bloat ware installed. It also has a virtual assistant named Motorola Assist.

Battery
It comes with a massive 3630 mAh battery. You get around 12 hours of backup. There is a support for quick charging. It also has USB OTG support along with 4G connectivity.

Price
The 16 GB version is priced at Rs. 18499 and the 32 GB one costs Rs. 19999. I would advice you to opt for 32 GB version because of little price difference. The devices are available exclusively on Flipkart.





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