Budget 0-5K Good Looking Feature Phone

Discussion in 'Mobile Phone Buying Advice' started by AMG, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. AMG

    AMG <abandoned account>
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    Looking for a good looking feature phone.
    Tired of touch-screens and useless time wasting apps.

    Ideally, I'd like something like the (now discontinued) Nokia E71. (Thats was one gorgeous phone). I know I know that the E71 was never 5K, but then, in today's world it should be.

    Priorities
    1: Looks
    2: Non-touchscreen


    Side querry: Are those refurbished phones on aliexpress worth buying?
     
  2. indy1811

    indy1811 Well-Known Member
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    So, no apps like Uber, maps etc?

    Most feature phones don't support 4g etc. but that shouldn't be a concern if you don't plan on using apps.

    https://www.amazon.in/Nokia-E5-00-E...=UTF8&qid=1533715227&sr=8-1&keywords=nokia+e5

    https://www.amazon.in/Nokia-8110-4G...&ie=UTF8&qid=1533715134&sr=1-4&keywords=nokia

    https://www.amazon.in/Nokia-MT00073...ie=UTF8&qid=1533715134&sr=1-16&keywords=nokia
     
  3. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    No

    Wait for Nokia Event, we might see 8110 4G released.
     
  4. smAsh

    smAsh Well-Known Member
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  5. OP
    OP
    AMG

    AMG <abandoned account>
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    Looks are the #1 priority.
    That looks like trash.

    Can live without them.

    8110 might be an option. Dont really dig the unconventional slider mechanism.

    None of them is Amazon Prime.
    And the E71 is refurbished.

    If I'm gonna get a refurb phone, I'd get it from AliExpress rather than ebay.
     
  6. nRiTeCh

    nRiTeCh ╙TÉçhkⁿºwªy±iVé»╖
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    Then get ready to face customs and cry after their mercy.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    AMG

    AMG <abandoned account>
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    Ordered approximately 2K $ worth of things from AliExpress, and faced customs a grand total of ZERO times.
     
  8. indy1811

    indy1811 Well-Known Member
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    Go ahead. Try doing that with a phone and let us know how it goes.

    P.S. It won't end well. Also, import of second hand phones is banned. If the box is opened or the phone is used the customs have every right to seize the phone.
     
  9. manju_rn

    manju_rn Active Member
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    AMG, so your requirement is querty physical keyboard? As i assume it will be some learning curve and undoublty frustrating to use the feature phone keys for typing anything more than a sentence. Your best best is BB passport / classic and will be about 15k. Not sure why you hate so much of touch screen.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    AMG

    AMG <abandoned account>
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    My requirement is a tech detox, TBH. And maybe a hint of Nostalgia.

    I'm 27 years old. So I'm definitely not one of the new kids whose first phone was a Smartphone.

    I come from the times when Nokia 6600 was the thing, and 128 MB memory cards were considered huge.



    I mean I'm not importing a $ 1000 iPhoneX.
    Its a 30$ gamble, I'd rather take it.
     
  11. indy1811

    indy1811 Well-Known Member
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    Problem is the customs guy won't see it as that. He can put any amount he wants as customs. Ya, but if you are willing to take that 30$ hit go ahead. Not much to lose i guess.
     
  12. nRiTeCh

    nRiTeCh ╙TÉçhkⁿºwªy±iVé»╖
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    I'm talking about a phone. If it was like other items then everyone here would had bought phones from Ae.
    Good luck with your import though.
     
  13. manju_rn

    manju_rn Active Member
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    Okay good luck. Do let us know which phone you chose and and experience after a week or two of usage.
     
  14. blr_p

    blr_p Well-Known Member
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    Damn it this thread is only two days old

    Could be a while before we hear the punch line :D
     
  15. OP
    OP
    AMG

    AMG <abandoned account>
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    Which one?

    ------------------------------------

    Anyways, found an old Alcatel OT606 in my trash collection. Currently using that.

    Also foundmy mom's Pink nokia 7230, but dont really have the femininity necessary to rock that.
     
  16. manju_rn

    manju_rn Active Member
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    So you are cutting off from internet on phones. Lets us know your life without whatsapp, email, etc!
     
  17. blr_p

    blr_p Well-Known Member
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    Never used whatsapp. I decided i had enough of instant messaging back in 2008
     
  18. manju_rn

    manju_rn Active Member
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    ^well, whatsapp saves lot of phone bills with ease of group chats and calls.
     
  19. blr_p

    blr_p Well-Known Member
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    Depedning on the group chat your number is available for all to see. Privacy ?
     

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