Need inputs for a new smart phone

Need inputs for a new smart phone

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Thinking from long time to create a thread, but reading other suggestion threads so far. But the time has come now!

I’m a long time user of MIUI. Been using mi4 since 4 years. I’m thinking of moving to Realme XT.

Any one who has moved from miui to color OS, please comment here on what you liked/disliked in both.

In miui, Ads are not at all a big concern to me, because I rarely use native mi apps.
To be frank, my phone usage is limited to Calls, SMS, Whatsapp, Camera, Chrome and other banking/recharge apps.

Strictly against Pop Up Camera.

Budget: 20k

Please suggest if there any other options.

Thanks in advance

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Realme XT recently got an LOS build. Its still in beta. I haven’t used ColorOS but its considered even more obnoxious than MIUI. At least with Xiaomi devices there’s no dearth of custom ROMs. But since Realme X was seeded by the company to a bunch of devs, it along with XT should have some development going forward.
P.S. Block ads system-wide using Blockada. Open source and free. Doesn’t need root.

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andromeda wrote:

@waterloo @LIMBO
Looks like I better stay away from color OS?

Forgot to mention that in order to flash custom ROMs on Realme devices you have to unlock the bootloader which voids your warranty unlike Xiaomi.

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@LIMBO Those days are gone. I’m no more into custom ROMs or any. Just the device and my app requirements. So I should be happy with native OS. In such cases, real me is not an option I guess

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Note 8 pro under some bank discount will be good…

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

Note 8 pro under some bank discount will be good…

MediaTek drives me mad. Redmi has to go for extra heatsink and bigger battery to take care of Helio G90T. Note 8 should be ok I guess.

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andromeda wrote:

MediaTek drives me mad. Redmi has to go for extra heatsink and bigger battery to take care of Helio G90T. Note 8 should be ok I guess.

Yes Note 8 at 10k is good.

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andromeda wrote:

MediaTek drives me mad. Redmi has to go for extra heatsink and bigger battery to take care of Helio G90T. Note 8 should be ok I guess.

Agree but i won’t think this SoC will be an issue…

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andromeda wrote:

@LIMBO Those days are gone. I’m no more into custom ROMs or any. Just the device and my app requirements. So I should be happy with native OS. In such cases, real me is not an option I guess

Speculation is that “Realme is due to get it’s own realme OS based on oxygen.”

Off late I use Samsung ONEUIREALME AND OPPO COLOR OS AND REDMI MIUI"

I HAVE USED MOTO , LG, SONY UI but I don’t love any OS or hate any. Because I have a very specific set of requirements very similar to yours.

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andromeda wrote:

MediaTek drives me mad. Redmi has to go for extra heatsink and bigger battery to take care of Helio G90T. Note 8 should be ok I guess.

(Hindi) wink

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AnnamalaiNryaa wrote:

Speculation is that “Realme is due to get it’s own realme OS based on oxygen.”

Off late I use Samsung ONEUIREALME AND OPPO COLOR OS AND REDMI MIUI"

I HAVE USED MOTO , LG, SONY UI but I don’t love any OS or hate any. Because I have a very specific set of requirements very similar to yours.

I love MIUI for that matter, for some reason, ads are not that intrusive or buggy in my case, I mean I did not face huge number of ads.

I believe MIUI ads are limited to their native apps, which most of time I stay away from. So I’m not that offended with their ads.

MIUI includes a few tools (call recorder, notes etc) which are very handy for me, which are generally missing by default in pure android. One has to go for separate app in case of a pure android.

If Realme comes up with oxygen based OS, it will be good, but then I doubt if they can come up a stable version in coming 3-4 months

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waterloo wrote:

(Hindi) wink

I’m fine with Hindi. Thank you
Both the videos provide some assurance. I will have to research again on meditek

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