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  1. i want to buy a new smartphone under 30k budget and i am in a hurry.
    my requirments are-
    1) good camera
    2) large battery
    3) good screen with good ppi
    4) minimum of 16 gb rom {better if avaliable with expandable with micro sd}
    5) good speaker
    6) latest os

    plz i am in a hurry, help me guys.

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Wow, if I am reading this correctly, 30,000 rupees is ~$500 USD. I would think for that amount you could get a Nexus 4 or SGS III, both of which would meet most of your requirements.

    If I am wrong on you base currency or my conversion, post back and let me know or join up using the link in my signature.:)

    Good luck getting a new phone
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  3. ruler501

    ruler501 Active Member Contributor

    If you want the absolute latest OS you would probably want a Nexus 4 while if you want expandable storage more you can get an S3. You can update to the latest OS using roms though as you can see in the various forums here on the website.
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  4. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    what about htc one x+
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  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Thanks for signing up Raghavak22.:)

    I don't know to much about the One X+ so I can't offer much information. I have a friend that I think owns one, so I'll ask him to take a look.

    Were my numbers close to accurate? That should allow you to purchase almost all but the top of the line devices, so you should have a good selection.
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  6. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    yes ur guess is near .
    the thing is i am going for a little trip with my family members tomerrow, so i want it so urgent . and i also herd that nexus 4's camera is not soo good. plz help me,
  7. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    plz help me quickly.
  8. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    I asked some others to have a look. I don't know if it is the camera on the N4 or the poor stock android camera software. I know one of the HTC's has a really nice camera, but I can't for the life of me remember which one.:eek:

    The only HTC I ever used was my wifes recently retired Rhyme, and I never really got along with it.:p
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  9. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    soo what is ur prefered phone then?
  10. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Of all the phones I currently own for myself and my family, probably my son't Note II but I think that is possibly a little large for my taste. I just picked up the Samsung Galaxy S3 for my wife used for ~$300 (a little less) or roughly 18k. If I had to choose between the two, I would take the S3. My GNex is pretty much EOL and I would go for something more modern. Mind you, I only got the Note II and S3 this week, so I have little experience with them.
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  11. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    thank you..
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    The Nexus 4 camera isn't horrible, but it certainly isn't the best. You'll be happy with most pictures it takes, but anything really zoomed will leave much to be desired.
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  13. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    Where is your trip going to be? Do you know what network technology they use? LTE?
    The nexus 4 is a great phone, as jhawkk says though the camera isn't as bad as claimed but low light shots are, however it has plenty of available hspa bands for most carriers, and of course its unlocked from the start. Though sadly no official LTE and absolutely none internationally.
    The S3 is also a great phone, I had the att version, now have a cdma version for metropcs. Both are good, the camera is great pics come out way nicer then the nexus 4. The htc one x is a decent phone, on par with the S3 I am unfamiliar with the international versions of any of these phones though.

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  14. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    Will nexus 4 will get android key lime pie update?
  15. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Nexus devices will be the first to get updates as they come straight through google. Once a new version is release, Nexii are automatically updated within a few days.
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  16. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    I concur on the N4 camera, whilst it's not rubbish, it's not amazing either.

    I did have the One X (the One X+'s baby sister) and the camera and software on that knock spots off the N4 camera. It's quick, performs better in low light situations and the burst shot is excellent for taking photo's of moving objects.

    If you want to have a look at how the compare quality wise, GSM arena has a pretty good comparison tool here: GSMArena feature labs: The tests - GSMArena.com

    Hope that helps. :)
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  17. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    I am in india
    and there is no such connections exist as in usa.
    I just want the best phone with above quality i mention on 1 st post .
  18. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    I think the one x+ may be your best combination of all.
    2100 battery 1.7 quadcore cpu 4.7 screen 8+mp backlit camera 1.6mp front cam

    and should easily be able to get for under that amount.
    oh and no removable storage, it looks like, but at 64gbs onboard not a problem. Non-removable battery as well though.
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  19. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member Contributor

    The one X is good (I have one), so the X+ should be a little bit better.
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  20. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

    Raghavak22,
    Let us know what you decide to buy and I'll get you a link to your device forum. Other owners in there will be able to help with any device specific quirks or questions. If we don't here from you, have a great time on your vacation.:)
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  21. Raghavak22

    Raghavak22 Member

    Ya send to me.
  22. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven What does this button do? Moderator

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