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. brod56

    brod56 Level 11

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    Moto G5 is the most pleasant experience of those. Software is 5 stars. But the device is not that great.
    Nokia 5/6 have very nice build quality but battery/performance is kinda bad for now.
    Samsung J line has very poor update support.
    All this being said, I would go for the Motorola.
     
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  2. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thankyou for your suggestion. I would see Samsung cutting off basic features and basic Sensors in their mobiles. While the same specifications are available in competitive brands. I am planning to ignore Samsung now. I would prefer Apple over Samsung. But since its out of my budget, I will be considering competitive alternative.
    iPhone 6 is same as 5S except for the new design, I wouldn't fall for it. If had more money I would have bought 6S, unfortunately that is not the case.
    Yes @Vasudev . I had to return the phone since it was heating a lot and the battery performance was not that good with even 3000 mah. I am planning for Nokia 6 too.

    @Evjl's Rain . Thankyou for ur suggestion. I would prefer Apple over Samsung if I had only a few more money to spend.
     
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  3. jazzmaster

    jazzmaster Level 1

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    I vote Moto G5s Plus. :)
    but if you look for build quality it goes to samsung J7 Pro (minus there are no notif LED). battery life is good enough.
    If you want try to consider Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (snapdragon 625 varian) and you can try to mod it with AOSP ROM, etc.

    CMIIW
     
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  4. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thankyou for your suggestion.
    I am ignoring Samsung J7 Pro for its price tag and old hardware. There is not even Gorilla Glass protection in it. So I will not fall for just build quality.
    No, I am not thinking of Xiaomi phones.

    Alright friends I have decided to go with Nokia 6.:)
     
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  5. Siavash

    Siavash Level 3

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    Go for Nokia 6 and Enjoy quality & android Updates.
    "Nokia is here to stay" ;)
     
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  6. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thank you:). My new phone..and it will be Nokia again!;)
     
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  7. ispx

    ispx Level 13

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    oh yeah o_O may be this will ring a bell :

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    whew finally :p i would have got a bride in the amount of time you finalized a phone :D congratulations for your new toy in advance :)
     
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  8. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 28
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    at least they supported all the users and stopped manufacturing it
    while with LG G4 and V10, they still sold them, promised the issue would not happen anymore but the issue still persisted. I went to sony warranty center, I saw they refused to fix many phones which still had warranty. They refused mine, too. They said I let water get into my phone but in fact I never did
    I have been a long term user of samsung. My galaxy s3 is still working perfectly. My current s7 still has no problem

    samsung still keep their reputation due to the way they dealt with the note 7 situation
    ask any g4,v10 who had defected devices, will they buy another LG phones?
     
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  9. ispx

    ispx Level 13

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    am not interested in debating since you have already started bifurcating from what you wrote earlier so you can skip the defense thingy.

    this is what you wrote :

    & i have already slammed the point you made above. now you are getting in to after sales & warranty which is not what i referred to.

    op has decided to buy the nokia 6. case closed.
     
  10. JHomes

    JHomes Level 6

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    Simple, go for the one that has a trade in deal.

    Every time I trade in my Apple phone for a Samsung phone, Samsung for Apple, etc.

    Most times these companies want you to switch over, but you can do it all the time, sucks if you buy apps but most times now Apps are free and can transfer over.
     
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  11. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Trading is not good always. You may end up for a defective product which u would know only after a certain days of usage post trade. So Its real risk to trade for the phones. Thats the reason many exchange or sell it for cash.

    Btw I have decided to go with Nokia phone. Today I couldnt get the flas sale deal, so I have to wait until next week Wednesday to try again.
     
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  12. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Friends is iPhone 6 worth to invest on? The 32 GB variant is selling rapid in India recently.
     
  13. RobinW

    RobinW New Member

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    No phone is going to be an investment, they only depreciate
     
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  14. Siavash

    Siavash Level 3

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    No, for number of reasons but I'm too tired now :)
     
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  15. Trooper

    Trooper Level 6

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    Pixel or Pixel XL is my choice.
     
  16. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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  17. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    No phone with 1 GB Ram is worth it in 2017 imo.
     
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  18. Xsjx

    Xsjx Level 13

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    Is willeyfox avaible in your country? If yes its nice :)

    Iself have a s8+ but i think in the 300 range the swift2x will be good :)

    Another good one is lenovo p2
     
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  19. Siavash

    Siavash Level 3

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    first of all I'm prefer iOS to android anytime anywhere :)
    but about iPhone 6:
    -low battery life
    -fairly old hardware 2014 ( old for tech world :D )
    -32 GB memory is pretty low ( also iPhone never support external memory as u know )
    -infame iphone 6 Bending

    I think you better go for nokia 6 or make some cash for upcoming iPhone :p
     
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  20. Purshu_Pro

    Purshu_Pro Level 29
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    Thankyou for the suggestion, but I have mentioned the budget already.
    No we have Xaiomi Redmi Smartphones in India which are equivalent specs to Samsung or its competitors flagship phones. Since its Chinese I am ignoring them.
     
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