Suggestions for a new handset (android)


#1

As the title suggest, I'm looking for a new cell phone. However, I'm not looking for over the top android handset. My requirements are pretty basic. Want a functional handset with multimedia capabilities, decent battery time, memory capacity, and screen size. Budget is around 15k. If no android handset is available in that price range, then recommend me the best normal handset available in this price range.

THanks.


#2

Samsung Galaxy Mini for 17K

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_mini_s5570-3725.php

but if you can afford to, this is worth the extra money:

Samsung Galaxy Ace for 26K

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_ace_s5830-3724.php

Prices in market should be a bit less than above...


#3

Both are out of my range :/


#4

Why not buy a china android set ??

http://www.sciphonereviews.com/star/star-a9000


#5

Why not get the one ufone launched, here is the related thread.

http://wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=16405&p=1

Go for the one with the price 12k. It will be in your range.


#6

Go for this one its around 17 K i think my brother bought it from dubai a month ago for 17 PKR:

http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_x10_mini-3125.php


#7

gor for Droid now In Pakistan out of 3 people who had a smartphones one of them is android. i heard that the firefox 4 is already on android. Cool. I choose android as there are many free apps to play.


#8

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Why not get the one ufone launched, here is the related thread.

http://wiredpakistan.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=16405&p=1

Go for the one with the price 12k. It will be in your range.

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The Ufone one is locked to ufone.


#9

Get IDEOS from Zong or Ufone. That's the only decent Android phone in your budget.

Or you could wait as more Android phones could be launched by Zong soon.

KO & Me have complied a list here:

Smartphones Available in Pakistan

We hope to keep this list updated. It is set to be editable by anyone, so if you guys have knowledge about more sets (or as more sets become available), then please do update this list.


#10

Buy IDEOS. Its the only decent Android handset available in the market and that too at a reasonable price. Wouldn't rate it much in terms of media playback though. It doesn't last much on music and video playback. If you don't want a smartphone and you can stretch your budget a bit then you can get Samsung Wave at a decent price i think. Here's the link:

http://www.whatmobile.com.pk/Samsung_S7230-wave-723

I recommend this one becasuse i have found Samsung devices to have exceptional battery lives as compared to other phones. My Samsung Corby last 1.5 days even after watching a full movie (2 hours) on it.


#11

USELESS...Cheap android phones are tortoises. You get what you pay for, So, wait a bit and get a good phone. you may find samsung galaxy s i9000 used for around 30k in good condition


#12

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USELESS…Cheap android phones are tortoises. You get what you pay for, So, wait a bit and get a good phone. you may find samsung galaxy s i9000 used for around 30k in good condition
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Agreed - But not everyone has 30K to spend on a quality phone…


#13

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USELESS…Cheap android phones are tortoises. You get what you pay for, So, wait a bit and get a good phone. you may find samsung galaxy s i9000 used for around 30k in good condition
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The Samsung Mini for 16k-17k new is pretty good…


#14

I've decided not to buy a cheap android. Will settle for a normal handset for the time being. Will get the "best" android set later when I have enough inshallah.


#15

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USELESS…Cheap android phones are tortoises. You get what you pay for, So, wait a bit and get a good phone. you may find samsung galaxy s i9000 used for around 30k in good condition
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The OP had clearly mentioned his budget (15k), and even said to a 17k mobile that it’s out of his budget. While you are suggesting a 30k mobile. Doesn’t help much.


#16

http://mobile-prices-in-pakistan.com/huawei/huawei-u8510-ideos-x3-price-in-pakistan/

try this phone.. i am sure you can afford it. but i suggest you to not buy Android powered phone coz the battery issues are most common. once i bought HTC Desire HD from UK. but the battery was not good. i use the phone with wifi (1 hour) video playing (30 min) and gaming (1 hour) and voice calls for 30 mins and battery was empty in less than 10 hours. the phone cost me about 48k

http://mobile-prices-in-pakistan.com/htc/htc-desire-hd-price-in-pakistan/


#17

Battery life has nothing to blame on OS. HTC DESIRE HD has 4.3" display. So don't expect big screen smart phones to run for many days without charging. For a phone like HTC Desire HD, 10 hours is ok.


#18

Guys, I've ordered Samsung Galaxy Ace Android. Tell me what are your views about this set. Can it be rooted and what sort of customizations I can do with this set. What are the capabilities and limitations of this set. Much appreciate your neutral opinion about it.

It cost me total 29,000 from home shopping, including shipping.