Budget 5-10K A good reliable phone under 9k (10k max)


hgps

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Posting this on behalf of a friend

1. Budget?

A: 9k, can increase to 10k only if there isn't anything worth considering under 9k
2. Preferred Form Factor(flip, bar, slider)?
A: bar
3. Preferred display type?
A: size: 4" or more. WVGA or more
4. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
A: BIG NO to chinese rebranded phones and other phones with non existant A.S.S. (xiaomi, huawei etc)
5. Preferred input method (Touchscreen, QWERTY, etc.)?
A: Touchscreen
6. Camera required or not? If required, please specify type like front camera/flash/etc.
A: Good quality 5mp or more camera, front cam isn't required
7. Preferred operating system? (Android, Symbian, iOS, Windows Phone etc).
A: android ONLY
8. Preferred connectivity options? (3G, Wifi, Edge etc).
A: 3G, wifi
9. What is your intended use for this phone(internet, camera, multimedia, mails, etc)?
A: Whatsapp, casual gaming (point and click, NFS MW etc.), casual photography (indoors and outdoors)
10. Any other requirements?
A: Reliability is primary requirement, he will use this phone for atleast 3 years. He's fed up with his hytech/intex (can't recall) phone, a new issue pops up every now and then in his phone.
microSD slot
good camera
Good A.S.S. (no chinese phones)
Good RAM and internal memory (his current phone keeps crashing apps due to 256MB RAM and runs out of space even after uninstalling most of the apps)
11. If you have already considered a phone then please mention the model.
A: LG L70, Moto E

Please suggest
 

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Vanilla Android-Moto E,Moto G
VFM-Asus Zenphone 5
Moto g 1st gen is no longer available. Moto e lacks auto focus but still considering it.
What about long term reliability of asus? And after sales service?


Ps: i have zero knowledge about current gen smartphones
 

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Moto g 1st gen is no longer available. Moto e lacks auto focus but still considering it.
What about long term reliability of asus? And after sales service?


Ps: i have zero knowledge about current gen smartphones
As us has very good ASS.

You go in any ASUS service center(laptops) and you can avail it's service.
 
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As us has very good ASS.

You go in any ASUS service center(laptops) and you can avail it's service.
Asus ASS is hit n miss affair.
In my city (Kolkata), ASS is not that good. A friend had bought the Nexus 7(2012) and had to go to service centre as his set had a problem. He had to visit there 2 times. The 2nd time around, he created a scene and only then they took his set.

Tagging @raksrules here. He had to go to Asus service centre recently to get his Nexus 7 checked.
 
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Asus zenfone 5 seems to be good, but has poor battery life. Not sure what it is like when upgraded to kitkat.
 

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Asus has confirmed Lollipop by April 2015 for the ZenPhone series.
 
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Better spend 1k extra and get the extra RAM, only prob is the relatively poor battery life...
 

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Sorry for late reply. But I never went to ASUS service center as the problem with my Nexus 7 got fixed by itself. So did not bother anymore.
 
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