Mobile Hunt and Meet with DI
Meet with DI:
First things First. Me and DI have met in Anna nagar(Chennai) the Sunday evening which followed Diwali. With no hiccups like last time 😀 😀 :D, I have reached the place by time and DI came a little late due to his unexpected meeting with his friends. We, then went to the Anna nagar Tower and started to talk about range of things from our current jobs to bloggers to journalism and obviously blogging and side by side having sundal.
Then we went to a AAVIN shop to have some milkshake and after that we departed(DI paid for that 😀 😀 ). Only for a short time we met, but it was really nice. I enjoyed it 🙂
When I have written the post on the mobiles ‘Then a fan and now‘, I didn’t even thought that I will be checking out for mobiles soon. With me almost lost my craziness on the mobiles by now, found it really really difficult to choose one. I would have spent more than 20 hours in net searching for new one. So here is short story on my long hunt.
First thing that triggered this happening was, the loss of mobile Sony ericsson W810i exactly one month before 😦 It’s such a nice mobile and I felt bad for losing it. For the next one week I didn’t thought about buying one. Anyways I have to buy one to keep myself alive in this world. What a 21st century world without mobile???? This time I thought about buying another Sony ericsson Model because I always like to hear a good music and I don’t like carrying another device for the same. But all the walkman series models(W595, W910, W705) are above 11K which made me to think a lot. They are stylish but they had the same features as my previous mobile with slight upgradation in camera(3.2MP from 2MP) but still 2MP is the best one and I have bought my previous one for 9.6K only. So I have decided to wait and search for some more time.
I have asked my friends and one of my friend suggested Samsung Star which is a touch screen one. And that is the primary reason for me to reject it. I am skeptical about the touch screens, sliders and flips. It can be said as I like only bar phones. For touch screen the exception is Apple iPhone which I have to buy someday. Samsung offered some great features at a stunning price but I couldn’t go for that.
Then my attention turned towards Nokia, quite unusual of me. For some reason, I didn’t touched Nokia. But with my loyal brand Sony Ericsson disappointing me with high price and same features, I have to turn up to its enemy. But I have decided not to touch the Xpress music ones. Because walkman ones are too good any day compared to them. So I have decided to look out for something different. And there I have found out E55 and E52. Both are business mobile and they got all the wonderful words in the world. They are processing-wise fast, looks-wise stunning and performance-wise kings. Have a look at them.
So I have zeroed in on them and started to search for their price(approx. price quoted for them is 17K for E55 and 15K for E52). It was way above my budget of 11K but still worth having, I thought. But sadly they didn’t launched in India then and now. I have decided to get it from US. But US mobile market is different from India that mobiles are provided to network operators and very few available in retail shops. And after days I have seen in Univercell site that its going to get released and the price quoted is 18K approx. I fainted. Because if they say 18K they will easily pull it to 20K.
Again started to search and I have found their ancestor E51 and it was also good. It has also got some great reviews and also said that its the best buy for that price, which is 11K. It had 3G, Wi-Fi and everything. ‘Ah!!! you got one which is worth your money’, my mind said. Have a look at it.
And I eagerly turned to stores by Diwali to buy it but I have got the reply, “Sir, this is outdated and no stock available”. And I was blank then. What to search now. I have searched every possible brand and every possible model. I couldn’t think about it for 2 days.
Now my budget was decided as 11K and I thought, “Why not go for the trusted alley?” And there I have decided to buy Sony ericsson W595 which is 11.6K and had good looks. It had 3G but didn’t had Wi-Fi. But that is not my priority. It must be within budget. Have a look at that mobile. Its stylish and has got nice slider.
So me and my friends went to a shop where my friend’s friend brother working by evening 5 on the Monday which fell after Diwali. When we asked for this one, but he didn’t have stock. So he went somewhere to get one but we are running late for the movie we booked for that evening. So without buying a mobile we went for movie.
As I went office by next day, the mobile plans are postponed to this week. In between, I have again started to search and I have read about the only left out G series mobiles of Sony Ericsson. First one, I have seen was G700 priced at 9.5K, which had normal keypad and also touchscreen. But reviews stated that they are not that responsive. So dropped it. Other G series mobiles(900 and 705) are 14K and 15K, so I have just read about and didn’t thought about buying them. And there I have seen G502 which is the lower end mobile in that series priced at 7K. And the reviews for it was really good. It had good music, no nonsense camera and is fast with large memory. So now the dilemma has started in me, on which one to buy?? At last G502 won over W595 on both price and performance terms. Have a look at my mobile which I have bought this Sunday.
Look wise, its not impressive but still I believe it will long last. It is almost similar to my previous one, W810i and most importantly bar type. Of all the reviews the one which helped immensely is one of the user review given here. And also gsmarena websites reviews too helped me immensely.
So when you are going to buy a mobile, the sites to check out are:
And also check as my user comments as possible. Because at last we have to know what the people say who uses those mobile for some time. Because reviews are written at the heat of the moment and they may use it for atmost 10 days. Wavetel mobile shop site have a user comments section. Its good.
PS 1: I have also thought about Balckberry and HTC but my friend advised against HTC that its not that easy to operate for us. And blackberry is rejected due to QWERTY keyboard. Already it gives me a torrid time with PC. In mobile too… NOOOOOOOOOOO….
PS 2: I have to remind my PM that my mobile have 3G. So that he will consider me for onsite because with 3G net will be faster which means I can support the application efficiently 😆