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My neighbour uncle asked to help identify and buy smartphone in 20k budget. He is daily office goer, so need good battery (but not heavy), good display, sometimes whatsapp video calls and occassionally youtube……overall he looking for simple and easy to carry smooth phone. He is not likely to change phone for next 3-4 yrs 😀 so I was thinking to consider 5G also. I am sure there would be many many phones in his budget, some I listed below….

MI 10i 5g: 20k (22-2 card discount)
RN10 Pro 8/128:19k
RN10 Pro Max 6/128: 20k
Samsung M51 6/128: 21k (23-2)
Samsung A51 6/128: 21k
Samsung F62 6/128: 19.5k
Oppo F19 6/128: 19k
Poco X3 Pro 6/128: 19k

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Samsung F62 6/128, Super AMOLED + Display, Bigger battery, Brand Value, Hardware based KNOX Security, 3 years update.

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Easy to carry with all above features (except 5g.)
Realme 7 pro 18k
65 watt charger
Compact
Amoled display
Stereo speakers

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itonline wrote:

Easy to carry with all above features (except 5g.)
Realme 7 pro 18k
65 watt charger
Compact
Amoled display
Stereo speakers

or the newly launched realme 8 pro ..

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itonline wrote:

Easy to carry with all above features (except 5g.)
Realme 7 pro 18k
65 watt charger
Compact
Amoled display
Stereo speakers

or the newly launched realme 8 pro ..

And if there is brand preferred like Samsung ..
Than go for Samsung m51 ..
With snapdragon processor..

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I would go with Mi 10i/Redmi Note 10 pro/ pro max.
10i(if 5g is necessary)
10 pro max ( without 5g, but good cameras)
10 Pro ( no 5g, but best value for money)

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ManyFaceGod wrote:

I would go with Mi 10i/Redmi Note 10 pro/ pro max.
10i(if 5g is necessary)
10 pro max ( without 5g, but good cameras)
10 Pro ( no 5g, but best value for money)

Why not POCO X3 Pro?

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RunZone wrote:

Why not POCO X3 Pro?

unless ur a gamer, that phone isnt that good.
Its a mediocre phone with good processor.
As he is a office goer and gaming isn’t one of his requisites, that phone isn’t for him.

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ManyFaceGod wrote:

unless ur a gamer, that phone isnt that good.
Its a mediocre phone with good processor.
As he is a office goer and gaming isn’t one of his requisites, that phone isn’t for him.

I agree plus1💯

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Sacrifice 5G and suggest realme 8 pro, might not be a popular opinion but just the fact that MIUI is too heavy with its skin kills all Xiaomi phones for me.

I have used mi devices for several years and got to MIUI but now that I have been using realme x7 for past 1.5 months I know what I have been missing. The OS on realme devices is so clutter free.

8 pro has amoled, light in weight and super fast charging. Very ideal for many. It might not have the bells and whistles that redmi 10 pro has but still is a good option.

Might not be a priority but a few words on the camera present on realme 8 pro
https://www.theverge.com/22372644/realme-8-pro-...

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If he is intending to use the same phone for next 3-4 years.. then consider the option w/ a fastest processor
Over the time.. the device will become slow (Android OS + App Updates)

Galaxy F62 has got the same processor as Note 10+ (Exynos 9825).. its 2x/3x faster than the Exynos 9611 on A51 // Exynos 9825 ~ Snapdragon 855 //
+ It is a newer launch… so will be supported for a longer period

If not Samsung/Exynos, then Note 10/Pro (If Amoled panel is a priority over faster CPU)
Mi10i 5G/X3 pro (If he is fine with IPS – X3 pro is faster minus 5G)

Most of these phones come with a min 5K mAh battery.. so the chances of charging it again (same day*) will be very less (minus excessive usage).. 25w/33w charging from 0 to 100% in about 3hours should be fine (For Faster charging .. consider Realme phones w/ 65w VOOC)

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raghupro wrote:

Sacrifice 5G and suggest realme 8 pro, might not be a popular opinion but just the fact that MIUI is too heavy with its skin kills all Xiaomi phones for me.

I have used mi devices for several years and got to MIUI but now that I have been using realme x7 for past 1.5 months I know what I have been missing. The OS on realme devices is so clutter free.

8 pro has amoled, light in weight and super fast charging. Very ideal for many. It might not have the bells and whistles that redmi 10 pro has but still is a good option.

Might not be a priority but a few words on the camera present on realme 8 pro
https://www.theverge.com/22372644/realme-8-pro-...

I bought rm8 pro for the same reasons .
Had lost my phone in mar..
Decided to buy a temp phone unless 5g rolls out in 1 or 2 yrs….
I don’t do gaming , i just bought rm8pro considering amoled screen plus 50w fast charging..

As per day to day ops 720g is fine for me.

And not to mention i hate miui . Overloaded ui

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getready wrote:

If he is intending to use the same phone for next 3-4 years.. then consider the option w/ a fastest processor
Over the time.. the device will become slow (Android OS + App Updates)

Galaxy F62 has got the same processor as Note 10+ (Exynos 9825).. its 2x/3x faster than the Exynos 9611 on A51 // Exynos 9825 ~ Snapdragon 855 //
+ It is a newer launch… so will be supported for a longer period

If not Samsung/Exynos, then Note 10/Pro (If Amoled panel is a priority over faster CPU)
Mi10i 5G/X3 pro (If he is fine with IPS – X3 pro is faster minus 5G)

Most of these phones come with a min 5K mAh battery.. so the chances of charging it again (same day*) will be very less (minus excessive usage).. 25w/33w charging from 0 to 100% in about 3hours should be fine (For Faster charging .. consider Realme phones w/ 65w VOOC)

I had suggested the m31 for my sis considering the bigger battery life for office n all .but it really feels like .
Samsung i don’t know but they don’t provide vfm in under 20/15k

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MIUI updates after about a year of device launch tend to be buggy most irksome being battery drain,particularly for Redmi devices which are only guaranteed one Android OS update, if that. In any case MIUI is sub-par with garbage memory management, infested with ads and massively deviates from standards mandated by Google.
The only saving grace is custom ROM development.

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dark.demon wrote:

I had suggested the m31 for my sis considering the bigger battery life for office n all .but it really feels like .
Samsung i don’t know but they don’t provide vfm in under 20/15k

Could this due to the Exynos chip in M31?
M51 (Snapdragon 732G) has the same 7K mAh battery as F62 and according to GSMArena.. the endurance rating is 156h (Top #3)
Strangely.. Realme 6i w/ Mediatek G90T & 5000mAh battery is #2 (Edit: It has HD+ screen .. so)
https://www.gsmarena.com/battery-tes...p3

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itonline wrote:

Easy to carry with all above features (except 5g.)
Realme 7 pro 18k
65 watt charger
Compact
Amoled display
Stereo speakers

Consider it realme 8 pro ..

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Galaxy f62…and handy for uncle for 3-4yrs

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Thanks all expert dimers. I have shared your recommandation with uncle ji, he will also self explore bit, then i will order. One thing he stressed of good battery in longer run as sometimes he travel for office, 5000mah should good in longer run

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raghupro wrote:

Sacrifice 5G and suggest realme 8 pro, might not be a popular opinion but just the fact that MIUI is too heavy with its skin kills all Xiaomi phones for me.

I have used mi devices for several years and got to MIUI but now that I have been using realme x7 for past 1.5 months I know what I have been missing. The OS on realme devices is so clutter free.

8 pro has amoled, light in weight and super fast charging. Very ideal for many. It might not have the bells and whistles that redmi 10 pro has but still is a good option.

Might not be a priority but a few words on the camera present on realme 8 pro
https://www.theverge.com/22372644/realme-8-pro-...

Do you see any advts on realme like on mi phones?

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raghupro wrote:

None so far

Good to hear. There are some quite old(may be an 1.5year old) discussions that realme started advts like mi.

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