Help Me Decide Need to purchase a new phone. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Compare Hardware' started by Purshu_Pro, Aug 20, 2017.

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What phone would you buy with a $300 budget?

Poll closed Sep 19, 2017.
  1. Samsung J7 Pro

    17.1%
  2. Nokia 6

    28.6%
  3. Nokia 5

    2.9%
  4. Moto G5 Plus

    2.9%
  5. Moto G5S Plus

    22.9%
  6. Other (Specify in thread)

    25.7%
  1. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Hi everyone. Its been very long since I had switched my phone. And now the time has come for me to buy a new phone finally.
    My searches are for
    • Budget in $300 (20000 INR).
    • Android Phone preferred
    • Non Chinese brands.
    So I am looking forward for a phone that would serve me well based according my needs. For this purpose I have created this thread where I could find some suggestions and choices.
    Along with that I have the following smartphones in my mind but I'm confused of choosing the right one.
    1. Samsung J7 Pro
    2. Nokia 6
    3. Nokia 5
    4. Moto G5 Plus
    5. Moto G5S Plus
    So friends which would be the right choice for me? Let me know ur suggestions too.
    Thankyou:)
     
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  2. ispx

    ispx Level 13

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    similar specifications but when it comes build quality the nokia 6 can beat the crap out of uncle sammy & aunt moto :D

    might help you decide :
     
  3. SHvFl

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    Get the one which has the latest OS and best battery in gsm arena testing.
     
  4. ispx

    ispx Level 13

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    that would be the nokia 6, nougat 7.1.1 :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. crezz

    crezz Level 3

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    An iPhone SE would fit within that budget.

    Its small but high quality. The general consensus is that Apple phones are far more secure than an android phones.
     
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  6. Rengar

    Rengar Level 15

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    All the phones are manufactured in china bro.
     
  7. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thankyou for your suggestion. I am ok with the Brand, Build and OS, but as I have seen in most of the reviews, reviewers say for this price bla..bla..bla.. This changes my mind to other brands.
    Thankyou for your suggestion. I had iPhone SE in my mind months back. But now I'm bored about the old design and also people hardly recognize it as SE. So I would rather go for 6s, but i'm short on budget for this. So as of now I will stick for an Android phone. And I have to say that this is my first Android phone that I am about to buy.
    I dont want China OEM's . Hope you understood.
     
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  8. LahiruTarz

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    Lenovo ZUK Edge
     
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  9. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thank you for ur suggestion. This phone is unavailable in India. And I have read reviews that Lenovo is not good in providing updates and devices have poor thermal dissipating technology.
    So I would never consider this brand. Sorry to disappoint you.
     
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  10. askalan

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    I would pick Nokia 5. Nokia 5 and 6 provide almost the same features. Why spend more money then?
     
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  11. Rengar

    Rengar Level 15

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    trash phone imo.
     
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  12. askalan

    askalan Level 9
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    You're right. Phones from Asus, Lenovo, Acer etc. come with bloat. We speak about a lot BLOAT.
     
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  13. Rengar

    Rengar Level 15

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    I would pick the samsung. Its value for money.
     
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  14. Rengar

    Rengar Level 15

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    I have got Lenovo k6 power for a month now and i like it(Lenovo K6 Power - Full phone specifications). This is value for money between.
    And its pretty good so far. But for this thread i would pick samsumg ofc. For what is gives and the price is awesome.
     
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  15. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

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    iPhone 6 or 7 plus is a good choice.
    I have an iPhone 6 plus, and have never had such a good phone.:)
     
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  16. Vasudev

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    @Purshu_Pro: You just purchased a new phone, right?
    My vote: Nokia 6.
     
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  17. NikolayfromRussia

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    #17 NikolayfromRussia, Aug 21, 2017
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    Don't buy it at all :) It will spy on you. I remember the time when there were no cellphones at all. It was quiet time. Now every minute the contacts from my telephone contact list call me. No silence at all.
     
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  18. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
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    Actually...

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    You may actually consider a Windows Phone.. They're far more stable and secure than Android and you won't really feel so much the lack of apps if you're not a phone gamer. Out of what you mentioned, Nokia 6 and Moto G5 sound good enough.
     
  19. Evjl's Rain

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    #19 Evjl's Rain, Aug 21, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2017
    according to my previous painful experience with smartphones, now, I only buy phones from Samsung and Apple. You will not regret. Why? because the chance of getting a defective device is much lower than other brands and the support, warranty are much better than the others

    I bought Sony, LG, HTC in the past and I wanted to kill myself due to the poor after-sale software update and defects
    Most noticeably sony and LG
    the latest sony phones are still reported to have nonreponsive touchscreen after a few months. embarrassing

    Buy the way, you can buy an like-new galaxy S7 (US cellular) if it's available in your country
    I bought my Galaxy s7 (snapdragon 820, G930u) for ~$272 (converted from VND)
    no scratch, it's worth every penny
     
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  20. NikolayfromRussia

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    It was an experimental Soviet mobile :) Red button to reject calls, green one to accept. A disk (sorry I don't know how it is called in English) with numbers for making calls

    196070_original.jpg
     
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