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What phone should I get for Under 200$?


Date: 15 Feb 2016    Group: Computers & Smart Devices    Category: Smartphones   

Hey guys at Techulator, new here btw.
I am wondering what phone to get under 200$. Currently I use a Moto G 1st gen(2013) and so I'm okay with HSPA+ speeds if it so happens you look at a foreign brand. I have been very interested in the great spec MX4 Pro from Meizu and the flyme os seems intuitive and fresh. But I am also very interested in the Galaxy S6 if the price goes down to 200 when the S7 is released. My only concern about the samsung line is the complaints about TouchWiz and how the galaxy phones break down after a year or so. I am not a super power user as I am limited by the hardware and size of my current device, but I greatly welcome a powerful and affordable device that I can use for the next 3-4 years.

TL:DR= Phone with
Preferences-
Screen size: 5+ in
Performance: As high as 200$ can get.
Fingerprint Sensor: For easy unlocking and why the heck not :D
Smooth UI
Camera: Something that works well but aside from the occasional Snapchat, I don't use the cameras much
Audio/Media quality: I use my phone as a media player a lot, so hence my interest in the MX4 Pro from MP3 maker Meizu.
Budget: >200 (Still need $$ for case and screen protectors.)

I am open for discussion. Thank you all for your time in reading this! Have a great day!


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Author: Amit    16 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

I've been looking to buy a new phone for myself for the past few days and have been researching on the ones that fit the bill. My budget and requirements are pretty much the same as yours. After having to look into the positives and negatives of a lot of new/old devices, I've finally shortlisted the following two devices:

1. Lenovo K4 Note
2. LeEco 1S.

They both are under the $200 limit, fit your requirements too and come with excellent features. I'm more inclined towards the Lenovo K4 Note as it takes better photographs in low light conditions when compared with the 1S. Moreover, I've also heard cases of sync issues on WiFi and heating troubles for the LeEco 1S. I think I'll give them a few months to rectify these issues with software updates before plunging into using them.


Author: [Anonymous]    17 Feb 2016      Member Level: Bronze     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

OP here, The Lenovo phones look very good with their specs, however it so happens that it does not support the HSPA/LTE bands in USA for T-mobile( which i link here http://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-4986). Currently the MX4 Pro seems to be the best option as it supports 1900Mhz, which T-Mobile is focusing on, and it has very good specs.

Author: [Anonymous]    17 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

I would suggest you to buy Smartphone under 200$ are as follows;

Coolpad Note 3
Honor 5X Smartphone
Xiaomi Mi5 (latest one and 26MP camera)
Obi SF1
Lenovo P70

That's it.


Author: Mahesh    17 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

Based on your requirement here are some of the phones that I can recommend -

1. Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime - The reason i selected this because of the screen size and looks. So on these both counts the phone fits your requirement.

2. Lenovo Vibe K4 Note - This model has 5.5'' screen and latest android version. Other features include 13MP camera. So this definitely something worth taking a look at.

3. Honor Holly2 Plus - Holly has 5 inch screen, latest android version and 4G support. The camera is 13MP rear end side. So pretty much a good spec at price within your budget.

All of the above models are priced under 200$ if you shop on Amazon India. You may see slightly higher price on snapdeal and flipkart.


Author: [Anonymous]    28 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

These are the smartphones which will satisfy your requirements. These are available at the price below your requested one and has some good reviews.

1. Acer Liquid Z630s

With specifications of Dual Sim, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi and with Octa Core, 1.3 GHz Processor powered by 3 GB RAM and with internal memory of 32 GB this is a powerhouse and with a monstrous battery of 4000 mAH and a wide screen of 5.5 inches with a 720 x 1280 px display and 8 MP Camera with flash and has Memory Card Supported, up to 64 GB which will run with Android, v5.1 ( Lollipop). This is truly a beast and you can go with it and the price is Rs 9,999, which is available in Flipkart.

2. Lava Pixel V1 (Android One 2.0)

With specifications of Dual Sim, 3G, Wi-Fi with a Quad Core, 1.3 GHz Processor powered by a 2 GB RAM, 32 GB inbuilt memory accompanied with a 2650 mAH Battery with a 5.5 inches screen, 720 x 1280 px display. With 13, MP Camera with flash and has Memory Card Supported, up to 32 GB which will come with an Android, v5.1.1. This is available in Flipkart for Rs 8,499 and in amazon and paytm for Rs 8,999.

3. XOLO Black 1X

With specifications of Dual Sim, 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi powered by Octa Core, 1.3 GHz Processor with a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB inbuilt memory accompanied by a 2400 mAH Battery. With a 5 inches, 1080 x 1920 px display and with 13 MP Camera with flash and also has Memory Card Supported, up to 128 GB which runs with Android, v5.1. This Smartphone is available in Flip kart for Rs 9,499 and in amazon for Rs 9,750 and in Snap deal for Rs 8,999.





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