Advise HELP: Need an El' Cheappo Phone for Poor Bekaar Aadmi ASAP :(

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  1. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Hey guys.. guess who's back from a 'short' hiatus :)
    Sorry about that.. was in Goa.. and my phone conked the moment I got back (The salty air.. maybe?)

    Anyways.. desperately need a new phone..
    So help a 'Poor Bekaar Aadmi' find a poor man's phone.
    ( mavihs : That means NO iPHONE 5s ! )
    Seriously tho.. no iPhones.. that's kinda the only criteria here.

    Prefer Windows Phones.. been too long on the droids.. time to check out the Win Phones.
    Sadly.. 2 of my 3 primary choice phones are not yet available on the market.. and I need this ASAP.. as in before JD666 kills me. (Altho I kinda get this sinking feeling that it might already be too late for that :( )

    So here's the short list of phones I could come up with.. Please feel free to suggest another:

    SECONDARY CHOICE PHONES: (Mainly cuz they are Android)

    2. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
    1. Samsung Galaxy S3
    (Note 2 loses to S3 here only cuz my previous phone was already too big to carry)


    PRIMARY CHOICE PHONES:
    (Looked at but discarded HTC 8X and HTC 8S )

    3. Nokia Lumia 620 -- Cheap Windows 8 phone, but Not available yet :

    Nokia Lumia 620.jpg


    2. Samsung Ativ S : Nicey Windows 8 phone, kinda a Win8 clone of the S3 (same 4.8' AMOLED of the S3), but Not available yet :

    Samsung Ativ S.jpg


    1. Nokia Lumia 920 : Current reigning king of Windows phone. Super camera, optional wireless charging dock, best in class GPS, IPS screen and super application suite. :

    Nokia Lumia 920.jpg


    The Lumia 920 wins by a mile among these 3, but is almost 10K more than the Samsung and tack on another 4-6 K for the wireless charging dock. (Unlike what their Ads seem to suggest the dock DOES NOT come standard with the phone)

    Any other phone suggestions are quite welcome as are wisecracks from harryneopotter :)

    HELP: I need this fast.. never thought I'd miss having a phone sooo much. :(
     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    You got that right! You are dead!

    Get a Note 2, wins hands down if you can afford it. Lol, yes you can, just gotta go check it out.

    The 920 would make a lot of sense, but too expensive at this point.

    Avoid S3 with a tentative July launch for the next iteration.

    And call me asap, I have left several messages on your number!!!
     
  3. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    No to Note 2.
    S4 will be launched on 15th April (Tentatively)

    For WP8 - Lumia 920
    For Android - HTC Butterfly or Xperia Z
     
  4. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    JD666 : First call I make with the new phone will be to you.. I promise. :)

    Note 2 is even bigger than my former brick :)

    Lumia 920 is pricey.. but at least I get to try out the Win devices.. (actually phones.. have a Win8 AIO HP puter here.. but that's on Win8 Pro)
    Also should last me a Little longer before I start feeling outdated :) (phone was Just released on the 10th of This month in India, so no chance of any major discounts, and I can't wait)

    Was all set to get the 920 today.. till I found out that the docking wireless charger is Extra. (Thought it came with it.)

    Charger is 4K for plate..
    [​IMG]

    5.5K for the charging stand:
    [​IMG]

    6K for the Fatboy pillow:
    [​IMG]


    all the way to 20K for the JBL docking Charger :
    [​IMG]
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Wow.. a LOT has changed in the time I was gone...
    Most of all.. Not a single wisecrack from harryneopotter :(
    Oh.. where did I go wrong? :cry:
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    u broke the code ... !
     
  8. Luciffer

    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    harryneopotter : Good part of the android devices is that I could control my new TV with the phone..
    A feature I never got to try out for a single min, since my phone died before I could.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    MOZ: I talked to IndiaPlaza today: They won't ship for 8-10 days.
    Same story almost everywhere if you want color choices.
    Each store seems to have different colors...
    And at these prices (MSRP of 43K for phone and dock) I want color choices, damnit.

    I HATE paying close to MSRP for Anything.. but this time, I have no choice.

    Only phone my guys can get me at a good discount is HTC 8X (maybe also 8S)
    Otherwise the idiots at Gaffar want 34K for Grey Market, no warantee 920!!!
    Am talking about Win8 phones only, of course.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    What color do you want?
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Black Phone, Red Dock (Guess why.. LOL)
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    As expected. So doesn't anyone have black color?
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Black was available in several places.
    But no red dock :(
    Noone had both (and I was trying to buy both together and put on EMIs )
    Gave up the EMI idea.. so will look for them separately tomorrow.

    Will look at local places tomorrow.. since Most stores online didn't have ready stock (the ones that did.. also had the highest prices)
    Local stores are higher priced ofcourse.. but atleast I get it immediately :)
     
  14. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Just get a phone! Else Ill get you my NOkia 8310 that I just got on ebay. ( google it )
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    LOL.. that Nokia 8310 sounds great ATM LOL

    Did you seriously JUST buy this phone on eBay?
    Or you bought it on eBay last century.. and it's lying around somewhere?

    I have half a mind of going to Gaffar and picking up a Chinese Replica Note 2
    Saw one.. for 6K (their costliest one.. starts at 2.5K) .. looked almost 90% original .. even turned on the same way.. similar icons even
    Till you tried to run any programs.. and realized that none of the icons actually worked.. and there was no android OS..

    Example.. it had icons for GPS.. that didn't do a thing ofcourse.. since there is no GPS in there. LOL
    And they'll tell you that it's BETTER than Note2.. since Both made in China.. but their's had Dual SIM !!! LOL

    Ever noticed how guys in Rs100 shoes are carrying around the Note2s these days?
     
  16. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    you notice Ppl's shoes ?
    ahem ahem !
     
  17. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    Our talented friend @BkrevWlevqe's comment on this thread :

    "douse Lucy in kerosene and maa kali ko bali chadha do uska ! "
     
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    BkrevWlevqe RAIDer

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    ''And who are you, the proud lord said, that I must bow so low?''

    *grins grimly and shoots arrow in the abdomen*
    "LEWL b33ch It's tyw1n the pWnz3r here, get ready for some Castamere whuppin!"
     
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    Luciffer Satan Spawn Staff Member

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    Hey.. this time it was HE who was responsible for my tiny delay in showing up here !
    It was Not the fault of my "Dragonborn" this time!
    It was HIS ezio auditore da firenze that was distracting me.. (along with Connor Davenport)
     
  20. harryneopotter

    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    ^^ Lies, lies ... and more lies !
     

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