[Q] Best smartphone under Rs. 15,000?

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My friend wants to gift her brother a smartphone with the budget being Rs. 15,000. Can you guys please suggest some good models?
 

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If he's ok with Android, I guess he should extend his budget a bit and check out for Motorola Defy Plus (around 16.5k, saw on ebay) or Samsung Galaxy S (around 18k, not sure). Don't settle with any Android phone having less than 1Ghz processor for a better Android experience.
 

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18K is too much of her. She may extend the budget till 16.5K, but I doubt. What's the best deal for Defy and can you suggest some other models of Rs. 15,000 or below?
 


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galaxy ace (800mhz) @ 14k. w8 for a few weeks coz the ace plus with 1ghz will be released at approx 15k
 

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Well, if she has a very strict budget, she can check out Samsung Galaxy Ace (around 13.5k) Or HTC Wildfire S (around 13k).Regarding Defy+ (an upgraded version of Defy), it's priced at Rs.17400 on Flipkart. Saw 16.5k on a deal in ebay.EDIT: Forgot to mention that Samsung Galaxy Ace has an outdated processor (ARMv6), and many applications (e.g. Firefox for Android, etc) require atleast ARMv7. ARMv6 doesn't fully support FLASH too. I would suggest to stay away from Galaxy Ace.
 

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galaxy ace (800mhz) @ 14k. w8 for a few weeks coz the ace plus with 1ghz will be released at approx 15k
Her brother is gonna shift out of town soon, so I guess she won't wait for long.

@androidfreak: Oh, so which other model do you suggest if not Ace? I had suggested her Ace as soon as she asked me but now I guess it won't be the smartest option.
 


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Her brother is gonna shift out of town soon, so I guess she won't wait for long.

@androidfreak: Oh, so which other model do you suggest if not Ace? I had suggested her Ace as soon as she asked me but now I guess it won't be the smartest option.

Defy+ is a much better option and worth for the price. If she cannot go beyond 15k, HTC Wildfire S would be a better option.
 

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro.Has a 3" screen but has a full qwerty keypad. also the GPU is better than Motorola Defy(+).
 

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro.

Has a 3" screen but has a full qwerty keypad. also the GPU is better than Motorola Defy(+).

I agree the GPU is better, but the screen size is a lowdown here.
 

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most of the ppl online say ace is better. coz htc's sense eats up most fo the available ram. plus bigger screen on the ace. fwiw i have a galaxy ace. never xperienced any lag whatsoever. the cpu & gpu both r quite capable of handling everything.
galaxy ace or wildfire s - Android Forums
plus ace has a huge community support(most samsung device do) and easier to root as well.