Buying a Smartphone

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.

Sir,

Kindly state your budget first...

Thanks

Budget?

Preferred Features?

Previous Phones used?

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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.

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

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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…

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

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.

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!

No Prob bro..

Do tell us which one you will eventually buy

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.

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Windows Portable 7:

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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/

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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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.

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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

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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

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lol then just hit the negative sign… =P

i hav already booked my order for GSII