Budget 10-15K Want to buy a smartphone during christmas sale.


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Dec 2, 2019
1. Budget?
A: INR 12K

2. Preferred display size, type and resolution?
A: 5.0"-5.5", IPS LCD/AMOLED, FHD and above

3. Preferred operating system? (Android (with version), iOS, Windows Phone etc).
A: Android 10 and above

4. Preferred connectivity options? (4G, 3G, 2G etc).

5. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
A:Would like something other than xiaomi[don't really like miui], samsung would be good.

6. What is your intended use for this phone (internet, camera, multimedia, mails etc.)?
A: Heavy video usage, calling, browsing, etc

7. Single SIM/ Dual SIM?
A: Dual sim is a necessity, dual sim+ a dedicated expandable memory slot would be ideal.

8. New or Used? Online or Offline?
A: New. Don’t mind buying online

9. Any other requirements?
A: battery backup is very important[should at least last for a full day after a day's heavy usage], microSD card slot if internal storage < 32GB, screen should be FHD and at least 1920*1080, good speakers, etc

10. If you have already considered a phone, then please mention the model
A: Samsung Galaxy M30[ https://www.amazon.in/Samsung-Galaxy-M30-Gradation-Blue/dp/B07HGJJ58K ] , Samsung galaxy m30s [ https://www.amazon.in/Test-Exclusive-628/dp/B07HGMQX6N ], Xiaomi MIA3 [ https://www.amazon.in/Test-Exclusive-675/dp/B07HGMR1X1/ ] .
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Offending Sensibilities
Sep 2, 2005
I was looking for a phone for office use and found the Lenovo K10 Note to be great bang for the buck. It was only SD710 phone I could find for under 10k.

It doesn't have Android 10 yet, nor does it have a dedicated SD slot, but the battery life is good, and the display is excellent. Camera is a surprise revelation in optimal lighting conditions.

Best part is No Ads, like Xiaomi and a 3.5mm jack!

4GB, 64GB is what I got for 9k.

As always, I use a degoogled phone. Thanks to ADB, so battery life is further improved.