Best Phone to buy from US

Discussion in 'Mobile Phone Buying Advice' started by laugh, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. laugh

    laugh Active Member

    A friend is coming from US and going to ask him to buy a phone. It looks like iphone4s is available for $270. Is it a good buy at that price? Most phones don't have much pricing difference when compared to India but some phone have huge difference. I would like to go with a VFM phone with significant price difference to make the buying from US worth it. Open to buying Nexus4 too.

    1. Q: Budget?
    A: 15-20kk

    2. Q: Preferred Form Factor(flip, bar, slider)?
    A: Bar

    3. Q: Preferred display type?
    A: No preference

    4. Q: Do you have any brand preference or dislike? Please name them.
    A: None.

    5. Q: Preferred input method (Touchscreen, QWERTY, etc.)?
    A: Touchscreen

    6. Q: Camera required or not? If required, please specify type like front camera/flash/etc.
    A: Primary and secondary camera required

    7. Q: Preferred operating system? (Android, Symbian, iOS, Windows Phone etc).
    A: Open to anything

    8. Q: Preferred connectivity options? (3G, Wifi, Edge etc).
    A: 3G and 4g (Reliance may launch with cheap plans and I would like the phone to be future proof)

    9. Q: What is your intended use for this phone(internet, camera, multimedia, mails, etc)?
    A: Spreadsheets, mails and internet.

    10. Q: Any other requirements?
    A: Dual sim preferred, great build quality would be cool.

    11. Q: If you have already considered a phone then please mention the model.
    A: None
  2. 2kool2btrue

    2kool2btrue Active Member

    where exactly are you getting an iPhone 4S for $270!? o_O Buy it!
    As for other phones, you can get an Atrix HD, Pantech Discover, RAZR HD, mint Galaxy S3 and a lot of BAD ESN phones on ebay(which you can flash on reliance cdma :p)
  3. Sanav3

    Sanav3 Well-Known Member

    iPhone 4S CDMA from Verizon and sprint is available for lower cost than AT&T iPhone 4S
  4. OP

    laugh Active Member

    I will ask my friend where and let you know. Is it that good a deal?

    How easy is it to flash?

    Any disadvantages with Verizon 4S?

    is it possible to use GSM sim in Verizon 4s by unlocking/other processes!
  5. Sanav3

    Sanav3 Well-Known Member

    The unlocking for iPhone 4s Verizon and Sprint via ebay will cost you ~ 100$ from reputed sellers.
    The unlocking for AT&T iPhone 4s is 2-3 $.
  6. OP

    laugh Active Member

    Once unlocked is it possible to use GSM sim or is it restricted to CDMA sim?
  7. Sanav3

    Sanav3 Well-Known Member

    The sprint verizon iphone 4s can be used on gsm sim after unlock , not sure how the CDMA thing works

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