Budget 25-30k Phone for Day to Day use

sonu2007

Recruit
1. Budget?
A: INR 20k-30k

2. Preferred display size, type and resolution?
A: No specific preference. Would like good screen resolution as per current trend.

3. Preferred operating system? (Android (with version), iOS, etc).
A: Android, 12 or +

4. Preferred connectivity options? (4G, 3G, 2G etc).
A: 4G essential, 5G will be plus

5. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
A: Any durable brand will work but without bloatware.

6. What is your intended use for this phone (internet, camera, multimedia, mails etc.)?
A: Live chat app (i provide live support for website visitors), Remote connections app (ssh - putty, RDP - Remote Desktop), several 2FA token apps, banking apps, Calls, Whatsapp, , GPS, Minimum camera use.

7. Single SIM/ Dual SIM?
A: dual SIM

8. New or Used? Online or Offline?
A: New. Online

9. Any other requirements?
A: Need good battery backup, led notification (My job is to respond email as soon as possible. Most of time i keep phone on silent mode. so led notification will help to identity), decent processor.
Currently use Lenovo P2 from last 4 years, it have great battery life but started lagging and due to old Android most apps not supporting.

10. If you have already considered a phone, then please mention the model
A: na
 

Ssreek

Adept
Samsung S20FE ? I heard a lot of good things about it in this forum.
Also, S21FE had great discounts during Diwali sale, but that is Exynos processor, which isn't as best as the one in S20FE in terms of battery life.

5. Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
A: Any durable brand will work but without bloatware.

In that case, ignore Mi/Redmi/Poco.
 

6pack

ex-Mod
3k instant discount for Black Friday on the 8gb,128gb s20 FE making it 29.9k. Has AOD so you can see and not miss notifications. 2 year old flagship phone though. It will get Android 13 max i think.

Edit: pixel 6a is at 30k on Amazon.
 
Last edited:

sonu2007

Recruit
3k instant discount for Black Friday on the 8gb,128gb s20 FE making it 29.9k. Has AOD so you can see and not miss notifications. 2 year old flagship phone though. It will get Android 13 max i think.
Its worth to invest in 2 year old model specially when it's limited OS update? What about battery backup, i heard it have lower uptime

Get any Samsung in that price range; the one recommended above is a solid option. They've significantly improved their OneUI, plus no annoying announcements when recording your calls.
Any specific mode do recommend? with good battery backup and led notification (if possible)

Realme is same as Mi? Ads n all?
 

6pack

ex-Mod
Its worth to invest in 2 year old model specially when it's limited OS update? What about battery backup, i heard it have lower uptime
Are you looking for long term use or day to day use? If you are looking at long term use then better wait for new phones to release in January-March 2023.
Flagship phone will always have lower battery life since their chipset are high end performance chips. So to answer your question, it's not worth to invest in a two year old phone if you want a long os update time.
 

sonu2007

Recruit
Are you looking for long term use or day to day use? If you are looking at long term use then better wait for new phones to release in January-March 2023.
Flagship phone will always have lower battery life since their chipset are high end performance chips. So to answer your question, it's not worth to invest in a two year old phone if you want a long os update time.
I am using Lenovo P2 from last 4 years and i am planning same with new phone

Moto G82 for 20k should suffice IMO
Last month i bought G72 for my mother so not planning to add another moto device at this moment. Let see how durable moto are
 
Top