Buying Advice Worth buying an iPhone 4S in 2014?

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    For a family member.

    Requirements are mainly calling, messaging, WhatsApp, alarm, photography (some not heavy, you know capture the moment type).

    A decent amount of image and brand value.

    Reason for consideration, mainly due to price, Around 17.5 k INR here.

    Other possible options, Motorola Moto X at 24 k, a tad expensive or Nokia Lumia 720-820.

    Not looking at Samsung. Might consider Sony Xperia ( not sure which in the range)

    Not a heavy app user, mainly WhatsApp, Viber maybe Facebook.

    Current phone, MicroMax Canvas, requiring a much needed replacement. If not the 4S , can stretch a bit to consider the 5 or 5C.

    Don't bash the phone, looking for sincere advise. Thanks in advance!
     
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    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    If they want something is a no bullshit-justkindaworks- type of device, then for sure the iPhone.
    The camera on the MotoX isn't as good. (from personal experience)

    Sony Xperia's are a good choice, but they UI might bog things down (for certain models).

    The stretch to the 5 or the 5C will definitely be worth it IMO.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    Yup, MotoX is 2 couple of generations ahead of the 4S for the same price.

    or consider the Moto G in India itself, which has slashed 2k off its price.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The Moto G does make a good case, especially at the price point, it's definitely better than the Canvas HD. But I'm looking at a 15-20k budget range.
     
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    ViKiD RAID Rookie

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    The best parts about the MOTO X i felt were - Amazing ergonomics, the great display and the voice control. Dont know how well voice control will work in India though.
    Was definitely disappointed by the camera, its takes hardcore casual pictures. 4S's camera on the other hand is way better. Same goes for the 5 and 5C.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Thanks guys. Got the Samsung S3 Neo (dual sim) for 13.4k INR. Not a bad deal considering that it's still around 19k
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Get HTC U WOT M8!
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Read first post again. Not for me, for a family member and there were budgetary restrictions.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    reading original post and giving advice, that sounds like not such a good thing to do. I have no idea to be frank. I just wanted to participate, so that I don't feel left out alone while cool people talk about cool stuff.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Thanks Sunit, had to buy it here in the UAE.
     

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