Budget 20-25K Sturdy phone under 25K?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phone Buying Advice' started by parag1985, May 27, 2018.

  1. parag1985

    parag1985 Well-Known Member
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    Hi friends,

    I am looking for a phone under 25k for my elder brother. I have gone through several phones and at last I finalized on nokia 7 plus for him. Just want a last minute advice so please suggest if my choice is right and VFM or not.

    Regards
    Parag
     
  2. vyral_143

    vyral_143 Jarvis
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    Requirements ?
     
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  3. OP
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    parag1985

    parag1985 Well-Known Member
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    He mainly uses phone for binge watching or games that could run on his Moto g3. I want to gift him some good phone under 25k as this would be his first premium phone. I want a sturdy phone as his usage is a little rough and tough. Nokia 7 plus is all metallic body and looks good also so though of gifting him this. Any other option that you could suggest.
     
  4. vyral_143

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  5. fullysharpened

    fullysharpened New Member
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    Honestly, the Redmi Note 5 Pro looks solid here. Save the remaining money, there's no real reason to get anything fancier. The only other phone I would look at that is more expensive would be the OP6, which is out of your budget.
     
  6. vivek.krishnan

    vivek.krishnan If you cant see the green dot, I'm offline :P
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    If he does binge watching, then having a phone with more internal memory and bigger screen would be a big bonus. I would first recommend the Realme 1, the 128GB version. However, vis a vis the RN5P, the GPU is said to be weaker on the R1.

    However, if you have a budget of 25K, then wait for the Mi Max 3.
     
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  7. sbhas2k

    sbhas2k Well-Known Member
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    If the OP is fine with pre-owned, then OnePlus 5T is a good option. Selling around 23 to 26k in Olx with warranty
     
  8. OP
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    parag1985

    parag1985 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks guys for the help, I went with the Nokia 7 plus as I wanted to buy it urgently. Got it for 20.3,saving money of gst by taking the bill on my firms name.
     
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  9. paarkhi

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    +1, I myself am an user of Mi Max 128gb/4gb ram from 2016 (1st gen, skipped the 2nd gen) and waiting for Mi Max 3, Once you get used to bigger battery and bigger screen then can't go back, so +1 to MI Max 3
     
  10. blr_p

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  11. ankushv

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    I'm using the mi max 2 (4/64) version . Although a great phone and awesome battery life a tad heavy to carry when using public transport (trains and buses) as it does not easily fit in one's pocket .
    Also if used for extended amount of times the hand starts to pain . All my personal experience .
     
  12. blr_p

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    It's heavy for sure at 211gm

    Suggested this t someone who lived in Assam, they couldn't deliver to his postcode. He ended up with a samsung on7 instead
     
  13. greenhorn

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    If the keyword is study, who not moto x4? It's the only IP68 certified phone in that bracket.
     
  14. Black_Hawk

    Black_Hawk Well-Known Member
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    Your tagging people who don't post much in this site any longer sadly.
     
  15. ALPHA17

    ALPHA17 Cooler "Master"
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    NOKIA 7 Plus is your best bet OP. Impressive build, good silicon, stock droid and speedy updates.
     
  16. blr_p

    blr_p Well-Known Member
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    Abroad maybe but price is quite high for what you get. Xiaomi has outcompeted Moto in the indian market
     
  17. ALPHA17

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    Do not confuse sturdy with IP68 certification. That is just an ingress protection rating.

    The device itself is made of glass, glass which will shatter in case of impacts.
     
  18. CapriAnupam

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    parag, you went for a good phone. I am personally using Nokia 7 Plus, and its build quality is excellent.. in reviews it has been told as built like a tank. Plus, you get great specifications, like great battery, pure Android with regular updates. Your brother will surely enjoy the phone.
     
  19. nRiTeCh

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  20. CapriAnupam

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    Wow, that's quite a list! Didn't knew about these phones. Great find @nRiTeCh. I think Nokia will be once again popular in India.
     

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