Buying a Smartphone


#1

Hello.

I wanna buy a new smartphone - it could be Android or anything, that's a secondary consideration.

Now I don't wanna buy an iPhone 4 because it's to typical and as far as I know, it's functions are limited compared to the new HTC, SonyEricsson and Samsung smartphones. It also costs a lot more than what it's worth.

But which one should I go for? I want one that looks nice but also has a good set of chips inside.

I live in Karachi, by the way.

Any input would be highly appreciated.


#2

Sir,

Kindly state your budget first...

Thanks


#3

Budget?

Preferred Features?

Previous Phones used?


#4

[quote=“deffury, post:3, topic:14657”]

Budget?

Preferred Features?

Previous Phones used?

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Budget: Ideally between 50,000 and 60,000. But I can spend even 70-75k if I think the phone is really worth it. The budget isn’t really an issue, it just depends on whether or not I can justify spending that much money…

Preferred features: A fast, reactive screen and a fast, performance phone (RAM or processor or whatever), looks, a good camera and plenty of customization options such as apps and what not.

Previous phones used: I’ve been using the original iPhone for more than 3 years now… Before that, I’ve used plenty of Nokias.


#5

Samsung Galaxy S II, if budget is no problem for you.


#6

[quote=", post:5, topic:14657"]

Samsung Galaxy S II, if budget is no problem for you.

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I second that one…

Galaxy S II all the way…


#7

Android:

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/Samsung_Galaxy-SL-I9003 (BEST and Recommended)

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/SonyEricsson_Xperia-X10

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/HTC_Desire-HD

Nokia Anna (AKA Symbian 3):

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/Nokia_N8

Windows Portable 7:

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/HTC_HD7

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/HTC_7-Mozart

iOS:

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/Apple_iphone-4-16GB-SU

BadaOS:

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/Samsung_S8530-Wave-II


#8

I'm not sure if you can get your hands on a HTC Sensation in Pakistan anytime soon, but the design and specs are incredible. Otherwise Samsung Galaxy S2 is the best you can get.


#9

Thanks for all the input guys.. B)

The problem with the Galaxy S2 right now is that it's being sold at the 'niche market' price. I have a feeling the price will fall dramatically after a month. Because for 89,000, you can get yourself a very high-end gaming machine so, in that sense, spending that sort of cash on a cellphone would be a little excessive, IMO..

@deffury, thanks for the suggestions!


#10

No Prob bro..

Do tell us which one you will eventually buy


#11

In a country like Pakistan, I would raher buy a high end tablet than a Smartphone. At the end of the day its too risky to take your smartphone out with you[unless you are damn rich moving around with private guards, and you shop at Dubai e.t.c], and there is also no 3G offered in our state.


#12

[quote=“deffury, post:7, topic:14657”]

Windows Portable 7:

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/HTC_HD7

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/HTC_7-Mozart

[/quote]

Good list. Small correction, its Windows Phone 7, not Windows Portable.

I agree with Zazzyo here. If more than 80% of the time you are going to use the phone at your home on your WiFi network then you are better off buying a proper tablet. Mostly after buying smartphones, people only do three things on them (when they are out of home):

- Calls

- SMS

- Some photos

- Maybe some music

Thats it! No one in Pakistan uses them for navigating around places, watching YouTube on the go, reading news articles on the go (there’s no subway :D), etc etc. Couple that with the fact that there is no 3G in Pakistan, you cant really do much on a Edge connection on the go.

Edited: To correct spelling errors.


#13

Well me n my bro use GPS on a regular basis, since we travel alot..

also, I use FB, RSS and youtube at office since the wifi aint blocked via proxy


#14

^ Dont you have PCs in your office? o.O


#15

^um..did you read the second part of the sentence ;)


#16

Never think about HTC (desire HD) or even any type of Android based phone. the main issue is the Battery problem, then repair. i tried Desire HD and i9000 and left them due to short battery time. not more than 8 hours with wifi, games, video and 30min of outgoing calls. if you like battery timing, then go for Symbian OS, or Blackberry. other wise , HTC is the best.

http://mobile-prices-in-pakistan.com/samsung/samsung-i9003-galaxy-sl-price-in-pakistan/

or wait for..

http://mobile-prices-in-pakistan.com/htc/htc-evo-3d-price-in-pakistan/


#17

bro no offence but if you call,play,game,wifi,watch vids for 8 hours then any handset would seem to have issues with battery

FYI, Blackberry aint for entertainment purposes and Symbian lacks apps as compared to aforementioned sets


#18

[quote=“deffury, post:17, topic:14657”]

bro no offence but if you call,play,game,wifi,watch vids for 8 hours then any handset would seem to have issues with battery

FYI, Blackberry aint for entertainment purposes and Symbian lacks apps as compared to aforementioned sets

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x2

A wrestler needs more food than a kid.


#19

[quote=“aftab1003, post:16, topic:14657”]

Never think about HTC (desire HD) or even any type of Android based phone. the main issue is the Battery problem

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I can’t say a word on it :blink:

@deffury is right about the battery issue and the consumption you had with it.

BTW SGS2 pre-orders has been started on Rs.57,000/- you need to hurry up. LIMITED STOCK

http://www.facebook.com/SamsungPakistan?sk=app_213600618660147


#20

[quote=", post:19, topic:14657"]

I can’t say a word on it :blink:

@deffury is right about the battery issue and the consumption you had with it.

BTW SGS2 pre-orders has been started on Rs.57,000/- you need to hurry up. LIMITED STOCK

http://www.facebook.com/SamsungPakistan?sk=app_213600618660147

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lol then just hit the negative sign… =P

i hav already booked my order for GSII