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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby VishalJ » 10 Aug 2017 21:49

To be honest, if you're in the market for a good entry-level or mid-range phone with a competitive/economical price, there's almost no choice other than one made in china or made elsewhere/MII by a chinese co.

For the life of me I cannot understand why the Indian smartphone makers can't make a 5" & a 5.5" slim bezel, stock Android phone.

None, NONE of them make one. Instead they cram their phone with ridiculous amounts of bloatware and custom UI - two thing which majority of smartphone users don't like.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m ... by_country

CREO
Celkon
iball
Intex Technologies
Karbonn Mobiles
Lava International
LYF
Micromax Informatics
Onida Electronics
Ringing Bells
Spice Digital
Videocon
Xolo (subsidiary of Lava International)
YU Televentures (subsidiary of Micromax)

I highly doubt anyone would pick any of the above against a Motorola, OnePlus - Oppo - Vivo, Huawei or a Xiaomi for that matter.

Unless we make the right product, we're not going to have a winner.

The closest anyone comes is Yu with their near (but not quite complete) stock Android UI.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby Sicanta » 10 Aug 2017 21:57

You can always go for Samsung which has plenty of decent options in this range since a year or 2 now.

As for indian options, mostly these are just chinese models bought in 'Thok ke daam'. LYF entire stock is chinese made to the last part.
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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby VishalJ » 10 Aug 2017 22:00

Sicanta wrote:You can always go for Samsung which has plenty of decent options in this range since a year or 2 now.


1. The navigation buttons are all ulta
2. No stock Android, I dislike TouchWiz UI
3. They make the most boring/mundane looking phones except maybe their flagships

I love HTC's design philosophy but again, point #2

I have never seen a friend or relative in India with an LG phone so don't know its UI, I know it isn't stock Android either so have never bothered + their (all the SoKo mfg) phones are always pricier for the given hardware & specs vs almost everything else.

That's where the rest are taking the market away, despite the SoKo guys have economies of scale they keep their prices high & the void is filled by the Chinese who make what people want at a lesser price.

Imagine an LG/HTC/Samsung making a Moto G5 Plus today (& at that price) - everyone will buy it but, they don't :x

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby Marten » 10 Aug 2017 23:00

LG launched the Q6 today.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby Karthik S » 11 Aug 2017 10:48



Nicely put on if, why and what to boycott.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby UlanBatori » 11 Aug 2017 19:18

"Be Indian Buy Indian" is now way ahead of the discussion on the Chinese threats, showing that Indians are getting tired of the Chinese.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby vivek_v » 12 Aug 2017 09:41

Marten wrote:LG launched the Q6 today.


Needed to replace my current phone. Ideally, would have gone to for Xiaomi phone (Redmi note or something like that) but bought the LG Q6. It's not much but it's a start.

Q6 looks pretty nice and Amazon gives an additional 3000 rupees over and above the exchange price. Will post impressions when I get the phone.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby ritesh » 12 Aug 2017 10:08

vivek_v wrote:
Marten wrote:LG launched the Q6 today.


Needed to replace my current phone. Ideally, would have gone to for Xiaomi phone (Redmi note or something like that) but bought the LG Q6. It's not much but it's a start.

Q6 looks pretty nice and Amazon gives an additional 3000 rupees over and above the exchange price. Will post impressions when I get the phone.

Me too. Its made in India product and i got 6k as exchange bonus for my used note3 neo :D . Its looks are wow and its lenght 5.5 inch has been accomodated into 5 inch body size chinipanda stuff, gr8!

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby Marten » 12 Aug 2017 11:45

Will buy both of you a beer if you swing by Bangalore! :)
I have the G4 and will likely buy the Q6 instead of G6.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby Philip » 12 Aug 2017 13:47

Guys,media today reported that strenuous efforts are being made by a so-called scientific entity recommending total usage of GM crops in India! This will destroy Indian agriculture as we know it.The RSS is totally against such introduction of GM crops but the western vested interests and their p*mps over here are hell-bent in sabotaging India's agri heritage.A campaign to prevent GM crops is alreayd onb.it needs more people behind it t stop GM crops at any cost.

For the desi buy campaign,we need a national organisation with local outfits in Tier1/2/3 cities at least.Rural masses to be edcuated by TV/radio ads,
Stickers ,posters,lobbying supermarket chains,etc. need to be done in a mass campaign.I wish that the Maratha mass rally a few days ago could've also taken up the issue of boycotting Chinese goods. Opportunity missed.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby ashbhee » 14 Aug 2017 07:00

I hope Anna Hazare Ji will start a movement to ban Chinese goods and we can all rally behind him.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby UlanBatori » 14 Aug 2017 07:36

%$#&*(^ lizards must be hacking my Lenovo phone (bought in desh in Aug. 2016, thinking that Lenovo was a nice Made in India IBM product :(( ). Nav system totally misbehaving on road trip. Keeps telling me to take a detour via Siberia and Beijing in getting from east Ulan Bator to West Ulan Bator.

Samsung just moved up the purchase competition ladder.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby ramana » 14 Jul 2018 03:58

Up!

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby kvraghav » 15 Jul 2018 07:02

I buy YU phones and they are the best of regular feature phones. If I need a high end feature rich phone, Samsung or apple should do it.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby souravB » 15 Jul 2018 18:20

The problem is none of the OEMs produce the phones in their country. even most of the components are not produced there. In short whichever OEM you buy a phone from will lead to adding money to Cheen economy. Now there are some companies that assemble phones in India like Xiaomi(which is a Chinese company btw), also Foxconn assembly line produces some phones. So it is not worthwhile to choose depending upon which phone is made in India because frankly none truly are and that is the bane of globalization.

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby kvraghav » 15 Jul 2018 23:36

Why not just choose to keep profits in India?

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Re: Be Indian Buy Indian

Postby arshyam » 16 Jul 2018 18:49

The new Nokia android phones are marked Made in India. They are assembled here for sure with imported components, but still better than fully imported and/or chinese brands. Posting for anyone who is looking to buy...


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