Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins! (Bought Samsung Galaxy Y)


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My hunt for a new cell phone purchase has begun and with so many gadget freaks out here, I cannot think of a better place to ask this than our forum itself. My budget is strictly limited to Rs.8,000 – Rs.10,000. The requirements includes voice clarity, decent camera and occasional internet surfing. I’m not too familiar with this market and still searching around. Not in a hurry either. Let the suggestions start flowing!

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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

Currently, best is to take some Android phone. I think within 10K, some Samsung phone will come.
 
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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

yes look at Galaxy 3. i think it fits under the budget. Mastersquall has this phone. He can give his views. can you extend the budget a bit more like by a few thousand?
 
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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

Thanks, I'm still contemplating. Keep the views coming.

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  • Mediocre camera performance and features
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  • No 3G support
  • No TV-out functionality
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  • No TV-out port
 

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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

Do you want a touchscreen or a qwerty?

And as for a touchscreen, what is the bare minimum screen size you want?
 
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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

Go for Galaxy3. Its really good for internet usage. The only disadvantage is that the camera doesnt have flash [frustration].
 

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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is worth checking out. It comes with the Android 1.6 but can be upgraded to the 2.1 version.

The Android OS should take care of most of your needs and the camera on the Sony Ericsson phones are pretty decent ones.

Keep us posted [thinking]
 
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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

A bit unfamiliar with, but I recently found out Sony Ericsson Equinox (TM 717) priced at around 2,400/-
Just google it and I hope you'll like it.
 
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Re: Hunt For a New Cell Phone Begins!

I did check Equinox but I'm thinking to avoid flap and touch-screen type phones. Haven't researched much though. How's entry level BlackBerry?

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