My recommendation remains at Moto G54 for everyone. If it is for someone like your parents who have a brand preference, get them a Samsung M34.I too want to buy a phone at the same price with OP's requirements. Sorry for hijacking!
Was strongly considering the Realme Narzo 60 5G.
Can anyone tell me if it would be a good choice? I've heard most ads can be disabled and I like the specs.
In display FP is overrated. I won't mind a side mounted one as that is actually a better position.
I won't say it is a no-brainer because of weak SoC but otherwise a great package indeed. Dimensity 6020/S695 would have made it no-brainer indeed.
For me, the only Samsung phone beyond M34 that I recommend is S23. Others have some major issues, usually the SoC. A34 is decent but overpriced, should have been under 22-23k even considering Samsung tax.I think spec wise for me the realme gt2 pro is ahead of everything else but the 128 GB at 21k is out of stock, I can't find stable custom roms for it and I'm not sure it's ok to use Chinese android, plus the os would likely suck. Not sure if there's something else like that rn or coming soon (2k screen, good camera, and good chipset)
I think I'll just go with the m34 since I just do basic stuff (some chat apps, YT, reading, flashcards and such)
Spending 10k for dex and stable 4k video seems a bit too much so I think I'll pass on the s21fe too.