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24th August 2012, 03:12 PM |#21  
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Sorry for the late response. Had an absolute hell-ish day yesterday.
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I will buy a tablet but I am not sure which. Note 10.1 or Nexus 7? I think nexus 7 is too small as a 4.7 inch phone user but not sure about it. But I want to have pure google experience. Is nexus 7 really that small or not? I'm stuck

There is a noticeable difference from a 4.7 to a 7 inch screen, but if you're worried it'll be too small then the Note 10.1 would be a good choice. The upside is that both are great devices, so the only real difference between the 2 is the screen size.
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I thought about bying the Xiaomi M2 or the Galaxy nexus and i cant pick it since the M2 has better hardware and it is smaller but only MIUI can be installed on him unlike the galaxy nexus which has a huge variety of roms.

Which is more important to you for your choice? Is it the screen size or the customization of it?
If you don't want to be running MIUI, then choose the Nexus because of the huge variety of roms, like you said.
That might be the better option for you though cause the Xiaomi M2 isn't much smaller than the Nexus but the Nexus can have a lot more done with it. Plus it's always on top with the updates.
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One of my friends asked me for suggestion...
His budget isn't all that big, with a max cap of 15000 inr (~275 usd, though the indian customs are notorious for high taxes; the s3 costs around 38000 inr = 690 usd; so hope you get the picture)
Mainly looking for a low budget android, maybe even a mid end device...

All he needs is "the latest android" on which he can play games...but I know about the quirks that come with a low end phone: inadequate internal mem, low cpu & gpu, lack of official upgrade support...the list kinda goes on...

I have zeroed on sony's live with walkman, mainly for the fact that it gives the most value for money...
The more the money saved + better features; the more likely choice it would be...
If anybody has better suggestions, please share them...

Brands present in india: Samsung, Htc, Sony, Micromax and smaller presence of Motorola and Huawei...
There is no contract system available here, neither are "subsidies" or such...

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The first thing that came to my head was the SE Xperia X8. Even though it's quite an old device now, it's running on ICS and is a really stable and powerful phone for what it looks like.

HTC Rezound is always another choice aswell. It's got the ICS update and there's still quite a lot of dev support for the phone. It's got a dual core 1.5Ghz processor which means games like GTA 3 and Nova will rub perfectly well on the phone. Definitely a strong choice.

As far as Samsung go, the Samsung Nexus S fits the criteria you've asked for. It's just on the higher end of the budget, but considering your friend wants the latest on it, the Nexus S is ideal because it's running on JB and is a cracking little phone.

Out of those, I would suggest the Resound for all over performance and usage though.
Hope this helps

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24th August 2012, 07:44 PM |#22  
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Hi all
I want to buy a bigscreen
And i am confused,what to buy tablet or ipad???
And if tablet then which one??
Tablet that i can carry easily and which have good specifications,hardware,and good dev support..
Pls guide me!
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Hi all
I want to buy a bigscreen
And i am confused,what to buy tablet or ipad???
And if tablet then which one??
Tablet that i can carry easily and which have good specifications,hardware,and good dev support..
Pls guide me!

Even though the iPad is a powerful device, considering it's Apple, its price and fact that it can't be customized like Android can, knock it down in my opinion. But if you've had apple devices before, then iPad could be a good choice for you.

As far as android tablets go, if you're looking for a smaller tablet then the Nexus 7 is definitely worth looking at. It's brilliant what it can do for the price of it, and devs will be able to push it further anyway.
If you'd like a bigger screen, then there's the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and Galaxy Note 10.1. They're the 2 bigger tabs I'd recommend because they've both had great reviews from friends of mine who have got them and they wouldn't look back at all.

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24th August 2012, 10:07 PM |#24  
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And what about 7 inches!!
Which wil be the best???
Tab 7.7 or 7+ or tab 2??
24th August 2012, 10:26 PM |#25  
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And what about 7 inches!!
Which wil be the best???
Tab 7.7 or 7+ or tab 2??

The Tab 2 wins IMO. It doesn't look as slick as the other 2, but it can out-perform them.
The real powerhouse of 7 inch tabs is the Nexus 7 as mentioned in my last post though.

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24th August 2012, 10:45 PM |#26  
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The Tab 2 wins IMO. It doesn't look as slick as the other 2, but it can out-perform them.
The real powerhouse of 7 inch tabs is the Nexus 7 as mentioned in my last post though.

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1.But nexus 7 is not having expandable memory.
2.u mentioned that tab 2 will be good than others but dont u think that the other too mainly 7.7 has greater power in hardware..
3.every one say android is more customizable than idevices but how can it be..i mean that idevices are to jailbroken and similarly android has to be rooted..can u pls explain that too..so
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1.But nexus 7 is not having expandable memory.
2.u mentioned that tab 2 will be good than others but dont u think that the other too mainly 7.7 has greater power in hardware..
3.every one say android is more customizable than idevices but how can it be..i mean that idevices are to jailbroken and similarly android has to be rooted..can u pls explain that too..so

Fair enough the Nexus doesn't have expandable memory, but in terms of power and future updates, it's quite far ahead.

The Tab 2 might not have the best hardware, but from my experience, it out-does them. Maybe because I didn't really push it to the limits.

Myself, and others say that iOS is not as custom as Android because it's true. To so anything extra on an idevice you have to be jailbroken. Whereas with Android, you can customize it big time without needing root, but then once rooted there's a ton more that can be done aswell. You can do more with android straight out the box.

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24th August 2012, 11:06 PM |#28  
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Thanks for your replies
Ok..
1..i have heard that ics is having wifi issues,is it true???they say sgs2,sgs3,sgnote,tab 7.7 etc
2.and revently samsung has provided with so called"brick bug""is this also true??
Thanks for your replies
24th August 2012, 11:14 PM |#29  
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Galaxy Note
Has anyone had a chance to preview a Galaxy Note? (Like at a trade show, developer conference, etc...)

I am thinking of the Note for my next device, particularly because of the stylus. I used to have an Acer tablet and LOVED being able to take handwritten notes on PDF's, documents, etc.... I have had one other tablet since (an HP) but it was pretty horrible trying to write on because it would frequently pick up your palm hitting the screen as a multitouch gesture and skip the writing around. I like being able to write naturally without having to hold the pen and not letting my hand touch the screen.

Will this be a problem with the Note? Most of the commercials and such I have seen, it looks to me like the people are purposely not writing naturally. I am hopeful this won't be a problem because I read Wacom made the Stylus and they are experts on the art / handwriting applications.
25th August 2012, 09:04 AM |#30  
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Agree.
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My next phone is going to be the S3!! I wish Samsung would stop making the phone bigger though...when I first got the S2 I got made fun of because how big it is although it's very thin...I don't see what's the point of going bigger...

I somewhat agree with you. But some people like/love big phones and may even need them, otherwise they wouldn't sell. I have the S3, and to me, 4.8 is the "sweet spot". I came from a Motorola Defy, and it felt pretty small (I have big hands). Plus my dad was always complaining about it. My parents sometimes use my phone (mom's hands are small, dad's a little bigger than mine), so I needed a big phone that everyone can easily use & agree on. Now they love it.
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25th August 2012, 02:55 PM |#31  
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Note 10.1
I was considering to get the Note 10.1 until I read this : http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/08...nt-money-grab/
Not too convincing...
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