Should I buy Note 8 now with exchange offer

Should I buy Note 8 now with exchange offer

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I’ve a onelus 3 mobile 2.5 yrs old and looking for Samsung note 8 which is costing me around 34k with card and exchange offer.

Should I go for it? Please suggest, really confused ..

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Ok, any suggestion around 30K with good camera? Except oneplus 6.

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somu7668 wrote:

Ok, any suggestion around 30K with good camera? Except oneplus 6.

zenfone 5Z

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somu7668 wrote:

Ok, any suggestion around 30K with good camera? Except oneplus 6.

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mrKool_JJ wrote:

zenfone 5Z

Zenfone 5z looks good but software update and camera are two major issues. Also there are lots app bugs in the software like app closing, heavy zenui etc. Note 8 looking better than this.

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somu7668 wrote:

Zenfone 5z looks good but software update and camera are two major issues. Also there are lots app bugs in the software like app closing, heavy zenui etc. Note 8 looking better than this.

The problem with asus is that they have good specs and their software optimisation is bad..
look at zenfone max pro m1’s cam then and what it is now..
This still has sony sensor so i will do wonders plus it has sd 845 which is blazing fast…

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If you want a good camera go for the smaller Pixel 2 WTF!

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How much ever people hate Samsung, the build quality coupled with design and camera experience is still one of the best. Considering you are getting a Note 8 for 34k it’s a great deal, just go for it.

PS: you have to either put up with the terrible touchwiz experience or load a better rom.

Pixel is a great camera phone too but sadly the hardware build doesn’t live up to it’s name and the phone has a terrible resale value.

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raghupro wrote:

How much ever people hate Samsung, the build quality coupled with design and camera experience is still one of the best. Considering you are getting a Note 8 for 34k it’s a great deal, just go for it.

PS: you have to either put up with the terrible touchwiz experience or load a better rom.

Pixel is a great camera phone too but sadly the hardware build doesn’t live up to it’s name and the phone has a terrible resale value.

Not worth..unless he is going to use it for 2-3 year…Samsung has no resale now…now note is costing 55 k after 5-6 month it ll drop to 30..so at what rate he ll is going to sale this device imagine…

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Simbha3 wrote:

Not worth..unless he is going to use it for 2-3 year…Samsung has no resale now…now note is costing 55 k after 5-6 month it ll drop to 30..so at what rate he ll is going to sale this device imagine…

He is getting it for 34k so considering he can still fetch 30k after 6 months it’s still a good buy.

Imagine getting a pixel which is selling at 40% less than launch price already. In fact, I got a Pixel 2 XL in Jan for 52.5k and it went to 45k in offers later. See what kind of resale I can fetch for my phone a few months down the line.

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raghupro wrote:

He is getting it for 34k so considering he can still fetch 30k after 6 months it’s still a good buy.

Imagine getting a pixel which is selling at 40% less than launch price already. In fact, I got a Pixel 2 XL in Jan for 52.5k and it went to 45k in offers later. See what kind of resale I can fetch for my phone a few months down the line.

34k + exchange value of the phone…unless you can afford the loss while reselling buyer should stick with one plus or honor like phones..

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Simbha3 wrote:

34k + exchange value of the phone…unless you can afford the loss while reselling buyer should stick with one plus or honor like phones..

And one more thing is the phone hangs a lot after 7-8 month of usage .Am not sure if this problem was specific to my phone.atlast sold [email protected] ..

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Samsung’s infinity displays are still best looking imo. Far better user experience than with ugly notches and cropped out content.
Content blends and looks more immersive on infinity displays.
I would also suggest you go with note 8 or s9 xl if you can bear Samsung UI.

Or else wait for the next pixel, OnePlus 6T etc.

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raghupro wrote:

How much ever people hate Samsung, the build quality coupled with design and camera experience is still one of the best. Considering you are getting a Note 8 for 34k it’s a great deal, just go for it.

PS: you have to either put up with the terrible touchwiz experience or load a better rom.

Pixel is a great camera phone too but sadly the hardware build doesn’t live up to it’s name and the phone has a terrible resale value.

Build quality? What the heck!

All recent Samsung phones are glass-built. Glass is the most stupid article to use on a mobile phone. Like cardboard made cars.

ONLY reasons people should be buying Samsung are their resale value, like you said, it’s still the best in terms of resale value for Android phones (I don’t consider OnePlus, Ximi etc. as anything), and their displays, it’s top notch. But I gave up on display quality for a 5-inch screen stuffs anyway, it’s impractical. Also Samsung has good after sales support.

That skin of theirs, Samsung Experience or whatever they call it now, is cancer. Camera is beaten since Pixels released. Android should be used as Android, at least I strongly believe that. If you don’t need a great camera, great display, premium brand name and such stuffs, buy a damn Moto G6 or something and thank me after six months.

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Now I’m really confused, I’m planning to use the nite 8 2-3 yrs at least and choosing note 8 because of camera, build quality, fancy s-pen, display, dual SIM, no notch, beautiful glass back – though battery still an issue but I can live with it.

Not choosing pixel beacse ugly looking and single sim.
Discarded OnePlus and Asus 5Z because if notch (just hate it). Using OnePlus 3 now ,so not looking another OnePlus mobile for simple stock Android. Asus Zenfone 5z looks fine on paper but software is a big concern for me.

Now not sure note 8 will Android P update it not but the mobile looks [email protected] . Ok if I’m to sell it @ 15-20k after 3 years.

What should I do now? Today is the last day of the sale ….

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somu7668 wrote:

Ok, any suggestion around 30K with good camera? Except oneplus 6.

Personal preference apart, OP6 is a very good phone plus it has the best resale

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consider following option also

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Dual (Deep Sea Black)@44k

This one you can use 2-3 years without much hassle

https://www.amazon.in/Sony-Xperia-XZ-Premium-Du...

HTC U11 (Solar Red, 128 GB) (6 GB RAM)@35k

Very close to your budget

https://www.flipkart.com/htc-u11-solar-red-128-...

LG V30+ H930DS (Raspberry Rose)@34k

If I were in position would have bought this

https://www.amazon.in/LG-V30-H930DS-Raspberry-R...

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goss8877 wrote:

@somu7668

consider following option also

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Dual (Deep Sea Black)@44k

This one you can use 2-3 years without much hassle

https://www.amazon.in/Sony-Xperia-XZ-Premium-Du...

HTC U11 (Solar Red, 128 GB) (6 GB RAM)@35k

Very close to your budget

https://www.flipkart.com/htc-u11-solar-red-128-...

LG V30+ H930DS (Raspberry Rose)@34k

If I were in position would have bought this

https://www.amazon.in/LG-V30-H930DS-Raspberry-R...

Sony Xperia: Such a ugly looking device – look at the top and bottom bazel. Looks highly overpriced and poor exchange value for my Oneplus 3.

HTC: Personally I’ll avoid HTC at any cost.

LG V30+: This looks good and considered this but very poor software upgrade. Still stuck with android 7 and very poor front camera too.

Anyway, thanks for the advice.

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goldigger wrote:

Personal preference apart, OP6 is a very good phone plus it has the best resale

Bro, Oneplus 6 is very good device (just hate that notch) but already used oneplus 3 so looking for another OEM.

If I have go with notch, then OnePlus 6 or Asus Zenfone 5Z? which is best value for money considering zenfone is almost 5-6K cheaper than oneplus.

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Build quality? What the heck!

All recent Samsung phones are glass-built. Glass is the most stupid article to use on a mobile phone. Like cardboard made cars.

ONLY reasons people should be buying Samsung are their resale value, like you said, it’s still the best in terms of resale value for Android phones (I don’t consider OnePlus, Ximi etc. as anything), and their displays, it’s top notch. But I gave up on display quality for a 5-inch screen stuffs anyway, it’s impractical. Also Samsung has good after sales support.

That skin of theirs, Samsung Experience or whatever they call it now, is cancer. Camera is beaten since Pixels released. Android should be used as Android, at least I strongly believe that. If you don’t need a great camera, great display, premium brand name and such stuffs, buy a damn Moto G6 or something and thank me after six months.

moto G series camera is always good and even comparable to high end mobiles, also its a budget friendly mobile, try in mobile shop about its camera and you will love it.

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spending 50k+ in mobile is not a great idea today as everyday new mobiles launched here so depreciation rate is higher these days.

if you really need camera means, buy one or 2 generation down iphone, none of the mobiles beat iphone camera, also affordable too due to generation + apple symbol in back is worth more than samsung

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desibuddy wrote:

moto G series camera is always good and even comparable to high end mobiles, also its a budget friendly mobile, try in mobile shop about its camera and you will love it.

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spending 50k+ in mobile is not a great idea today as everyday new mobiles launched here so depreciation rate is higher these days.

if you really need camera means, buy one or 2 generation down iphone, none of the mobiles beat iphone camera, also affordable too due to generation + apple symbol in back is worth more than samsung

We can still get good deals in US for flagship phones and most times end up with no loss selling it few months later.

I got my iPhone X 256gb for 61k from US, sold it a month later as I didn’t like it and still made almost 30k profit. Yes, one will obviously loose quite a lot if the same purchases are made in India though.

So just a bit of patience and deal hunting can get a good deal for flagship phones without much loss incurred for resale.

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raghupro wrote:

We can still get good deals in US for flagship phones and most times end up with no loss selling it few months later.

I got my iPhone X 256gb for 61k from US, sold it a month later as I didn’t like it and still made almost 30k profit. Yes, one will obviously loose quite a lot if the same purchases are made in India though.

So just a bit of patience and deal hunting can get a good deal for flagship phones without much loss incurred for resale.

Do mention from where you got a deal like that for the X LoL. Would be interested to grab one Pixel 3 or something like that in that case.

Also iPhone is not the best cameras, I mean it’s far from being that best anyway, a Pixel wipes the floor with an iPhone camera, then again iPhone cameras never were the best anyway. Samsung has that trophy of the best cameras, then it was LG, since Pixels came, all these companies are taking a leave of silence.

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ithehappy wrote:

Do mention from where you got a deal like that for the X LoL. Would be interested to grab one Pixel 3 or something like that in that case.

Also iPhone is not the best cameras, I mean it’s far from being that best anyway, a Pixel wipes the floor with an iPhone camera, then again iPhone cameras never were the best anyway. Samsung has that trophy of the best cameras, then it was LG, since Pixels came, all these companies are taking a leave of silence.

5 states in the US have no sales tax so first step is to find someone in these states. I have my close friend in Portland, Oregon, so whenever I have to purchase something expensive I get it through him or his friends coming to India.

Next is the Apple’s employee purchase program that gives 15% off in iPhones. Effectively got the phone for 61k this way. Employees get one unit at 25% off too but I could never get someone to help me with that as they generally use it for themselves or family.

Never a fan of the oversaturated pics captured on Samsung phones, for me iPhones were always way better than Samsung phones when it comes to camera but Pixels do beat iPhones when it comes to camera experience.

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Till the time I decide, note 8 black goes out of stock. So finally decided to save some money andnplanning to go for Asus Zenfone 5z. Thanks a lot for your suggestions friends .

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somu7668 wrote:

Till the time I decide, note 8 black goes out of stock. So finally decided to save some money andnplanning to go for Asus Zenfone 5z. Thanks a lot for your suggestions friends .

Can you tell me your experience with this phone?
Only reason i want to go for this over oneplus is the sound output over headphones.

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