Techgo Gadget Gal , 29 Oct 2016I appreciate your comment and it is true about someone is always finding fault and not fairly ... moreAnd yes, I am not a great fan of custom ROM.
It's like inviting a new spirit in an old body. You never know how will it react /act.
Any device after 2 or 3 years is a dead horse. Technology changes quickly. Hence , refresh device every 2/3 years.
Techgo Gadget Gal , 29 Oct 2016I appreciate your comment and it is true about someone is always finding fault and not fairly ... morePART-02
To sum up, I will recommend Moto Z play first, next will be Mi5s and last One+3.
There are other capable devices from past generation like Nexus siblings,Moto X pure,One+X,LG G4.But now they are a year old and will get only a year more of updates support.
I have totally eliminated following capable devices:
Apple iPhone ( too pricey), Blackberry ( nearly dead ) Lumia premium range ( Microsoft pulling the plug for surface generation), SONY Xperia (too pricey), Pixels( too pricey),HTC10 ( Too pricey)
I consider photography and multimedia usage as secondary functions on a phone. I would prefer a professional camera,ipods and gaming consoles for the premium experience of them.
A phone's primary function is calls,messages,emails,conferences,web browsing, being connected and productive while on move ( or away from your work desk), without any delay.
I tried best to my understanding to help you choose your device. Hopefully it works for you.
Let me know if anything else I can help you with.
Techgo Gadget Gal , 29 Oct 2016I appreciate your comment and it is true about someone is always finding fault and not fairly ... more
Thank you for your appreciation.
I am no expert, but let me try to help you out,if possible,with tag of $400. I will recommend phones from current generation,so that you are assured of at least 2 more years of software support.
I prefer Motorola first in Android realm.they have near stock Android and well managed RAM.always quick on updates.
Z play is a premium offer and G4+ is mid range offer. Z play uses AMOLED screen and better processor.its well suited for those who are above average users and want good looks. If looks are not a priority and if you know how to use mid range phone to fulfill your productivity, Moto G4+ is for you. But it lacks compass feature,if it is important to you.
One+3 is a good offer with SD 820 and 6gb ram.offers AMOLED screen.all those for an affordable price tag.but somehow ,I am never pleased by their software experience, specially after CM fiasco and not so good battery life. Other thing is their hidden policy of deliberate stock shortage and not so good ram management.currently they are in process of refresh stage of One+3.But overall it's better than Samsung.
Xiaomi has always been one of my preferred Chinese brand. they never create hype and yet deliver great performer.MIUI is modified android,but is light and devices have good ram management.Battery life is always decent.They take time to deliver updates,but I personally never felt urgency or need of frequent updates.Mi5,Mi5s siblings,note 3 are some of recommended devices.But I would pick Mi5s.
To be honest I have never had hands on experience with any ZTE device.So I will not be able to guide you on their devices.
aatif khan, 25 Oct 2016Friend, Go to any phone opinions section, there is no end to people who have tons of complain... moreI appreciate your comment and it is true about someone is always finding fault and not fairly rating items. I am trying to purchase a reasonably priced phone around $400 using prepaid so not to get locked in contracts. I like the One Plus3 Never Settle, and the Moto G 4th Generation Plus and Sony Xperia XA (and Ultra). This Xiamoi looks great and so does the ZTE Axon 7. Tired of Samsung bloatware, but do like the S7, just too pricey. Any suggestions? Looking for good screen resolution, higher processor and camera not a big factor. Something like Samsung's bright clear screens but want different brand. Thank you.
Would you recommend the Mi5s over the Op3?
My main concern is about the camera, and the screen itself, as per battery (having Quick charge), performance (considering the Mi4gbRAM) and so on, i think they are quite similar.
itsnavneet, 27 Oct 2016is it even going to launch in india??? how long do i need to wait ??Just order from ebay, there are plenty of adds.
Is it better then lg g5?
planned to buy the g5..but now in a confusion.... anyone can help me :/
Always is a ppt smart phone. You only can check it online but cant ever try it at any retail store.... LOL
is it even going to launch in india???
how long do i need to wait ??
nonyhaha, 26 Oct 2016You do know there is a different cpu under the hood, right? different hardware -> different... moreAs I said Mi 5 users are also experiencing a battery drain after MIUI 8 update. This is probably the main reason. Snapdragon 821 is supposed to have better power efficiency over 820.
promaty, 25 Oct 2016MIUI 8 is probably the reason why Mi 5s got a worse endurance rating than Mi 5, even though it... moreYou do know there is a different cpu under the hood, right? different hardware -> different power consumption.
PETHUN, 17 Oct 2016Is it free from customs only if I order it with dhl shipping?Yes, you need to choose the DHL shipping method.
mister x, 25 Oct 2016Have it infrared port?Dear mister X,
a detailed review of this handset is available on GSMA.
Will you please do us a favour by reading it before we answer your question?
promaty, 25 Oct 2016MIUI 8 is probably the reason why Mi 5s got a worse endurance rating than Mi 5, even though it... moreYes that is defenetly one of the reasons. Going from MIUI 7 to MIUI 8 have about 30% less battery endurance!
GZgidnick, 25 Oct 2016Boys,
I trully dont understand the negative comments here.
I just upgraded from mi5 to mi5... moreFriend,
Go to any phone opinions section, there is no end to people who have tons of complaints.
That's the way they live- finding faults rather than enjoying the positive available.and they take great pride in claiming that they are successful in finding faults.
Hence , please enjoy the devices you own and ignore the negative comments from those who have nothing good to do.
MIUI 8 is probably the reason why Mi 5s got a worse endurance rating than Mi 5, even though it has +200mAh larger battery. A lot of users are reporting battery issues on their Mi 5 after an upgrade: http://www.gsmarena.com/newscomm-20107.php
Should be fixed in future updates.