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Old 05-30-2012, 07:44 PM
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Question Is there a Phone with all of these long list of features?

Hello,

I'm from India so some cell phones that work in the U.S. or available there might not be available here or work here.

I need some specific features in a mobile which I wish to buy sometime very soon. I'm listing the must have features followed by the features that would be good to have or a plus.

A flip phone is preferred but if not available, a bar or slider phone is fine. Budget is about USD 250.


Must-have features:

1. Loud and good music quality like the Nokia 5800-XpressMusic.
2. Support for 32 GB microSD card.
3. Be able to set multiple alarms (at least 6) even for one day. And the alarms should be able to repeat hourly. Also, should be able to use or select which MP3 file to play for each alarm.
4. The Music UI should not be slow even when using a 32 GB microSD card. The scrolling in the playlist, the gallery (memory card) and in the contacts should be fast.
5. Fast-forwarding and rewinding of audio and video should be fast and not take very long to do.
6. Should have high battery life, and have at least 1320mAH battery.
7. At least 5 hours of music playback using the built-in speakers and at least 10 hours of talk-time.
8. Should have Torch light. Some phones have a camera flash and use it as a Torch light too. That would do fine.
9. Should be able to mark and delete muliple SMS and files. Nokia X2-02 doesn't have this feature.
10. Atleast 2000 contacts and SMS storage, better unlimited.
11. Should have at least BlueTooth 2.0 with A2DP


Good to have features:

1. At least 2 MP camera, 3 MP would be better and flash would be an added advantage but not a must have.
2. FM should work with built-in antenna.
3. Should be able to record FM.
4. Should be able to record calls.
5. Memory card should be hot-swappable and removable from the side and not under the battery.
6. WiFi support would be a plus too, 3G not needed but don't mind it if it comes along with the WiFi.
7. Document viewer and editor would be a plus.


Not very important but these features would be nice too:

1. Photo viewer should have a slideshow feature, and previous and next buttons. Also should be able to view photos in landscape mode.
2. Should be able to view 3GP and Xvid/DivX MP4 videos.
3. Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP would be a plus.
4. Internal phone memory should (user memory) should be at least 50 MB.
5. Easily accessible volume keys and music keys.
6. The music player should remember which song was played last.
7. Should have ToDo list, Notes, Alarms, Reminders, Calendar, Calculator.
8. Should have updates to the firmware available.
9. Custom wallpapers support.
10. Support for adding custom ringtones
11. List contacts by phone or by SIM
12. Support for contact groups.
13. Multiple numbers for each contact.
14. The shortcut keys should be customizable.
15. SMS and Phone number reject list or block lists.


All help appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:45 AM
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I stopped reading about halfway down. Your requirements are so specific that I doubt anyone has ever tried them all. They are also so specific that I doubt you will even find a device that does them all specifically as you have described. Apps would handle several of your requirements so an android or iPhone would be your best bet.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:18 PM
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Yeah that list does not really compute. It's too long, try to get it down to a few hardware requirements. I suspect if you go with either android or iOS you can find software that work in the way you would like them to work. Since iOS is generally expensive that leaves Android.

Maybe something like the Samsung Galaxy xCover GT -S5690... I'll let you figure out if it hits every single one of the points you listed. It does have a flashlight and fits your budget. On that note though most touchscreen phones with a decently bright screen will work just fine as a flashlight when you display a white screen image. Failing that just get a keychain light.

http://www.amazon.com/LRI-PWK-Photon.../dp/B00006I4Y2
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:24 PM
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I'd personally just suggest getting an android phone. It'll cover pretty much anything you'd need hardware wise, and for certain things apps will cover the rest.

Especially considering that your requirements, for the most part, are quite unrealistic.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:19 PM
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Get something with android root it and you if you can't do it on there then you won't be able to do it anywhere.
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1. Good music quality and loud speakers (very hard to find atleast on the Samsung android devices as far as I've seen).
2. At least 16 Gb and if possible, 32 GB SD card support.
3. The multiple alarm feature with custom ring tones for each alarm.

These are the the most important features I'm looking for, so which android phone has a decent quality and loud sounding built-in speaker? Looking for something closer to the Nokia 5800 xpressmusic since it's got a separate music chip.

Other than the above three, the below features would be nice too:
1. Good amount of internal memory and RAM on the phone only because I've read a lot of Nokia phones hanging because of less internal memory.
2. Wifi and able to read documents would be very nice.
3. I'll sometimes need the call record feature.

I can do without the rest of the features if these six are met. If not the six, at least the first three?

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:20 PM
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Hmmm, difficult requirements but much easier to work with.

1)If you mean call quality then that is something they mention in reviews. How good of a boombox a phone makes is not usually a selling point or something they test for though. Actually very few phones are good at that kind of thing. Anything from a reputable company should have good sound quality for calls and when paired with headphones though.
2) The internal storage space is one of the things they usually save on when creating phones to meet lower price points. 16 GB internal storage and more is usually only seen in higher end models. You might need to look at a higher end model from last year to get this requirement.
3) Again, not a very common requirement so it doesn't make it into spec sheets. My android phone can do 6 separate alarms but having them repeat on the hour, every hour, does not work. There are probably apps out there that will allow that though. Different ring tones are possible. Failing that you can also set up notes and reminders using the calender. This requirement should be met on all android phones, and any phone for that matter with an application store.

Call recorder apps are available for free in the google play market. Wifi is available on most phones these days. You can find applications for reading most any kind of document on the google play store. Editing documents on a phone is not efficient.

So actually your requirements are android and 16 GB internal storage with microSD expansion slot. Everything else you can pretty much cover with downloaded application from the application store.

If you can find one of the first generation Samsung Galaxy S phones (or a variation of it, they made 3 or 4 if I remember correct, the model number will be i90xx) discounted that should be close to your price point and give you 16 GB internal + 32 GB expansion. The HTC one V has 4 gb internal + 32 gb expansion. None of the "Sony Ericsson xperia" models have enough internal memory built in. The "Sony xperia" models on the other hand do, Sony dropped the Ericsson name for their latest batch of phones. There is also the LG Optimus L7 P700 with 4GB internal + microSD expansion.

If you want to stay with Nokia the Nokia n8 has 16 gb internal storage + 32 gb expansion. The n9 has 16 gb or 64 gb built in. The Lumias (800 and 900) do not offer microSD expansion. I can't say if they will cover you on the other requirements though. I think the Nokia 500, 603and 700 have 2 GB of internal storage + 32 gb expansion.

High amounts of RAM is outside the 250 dollar budget. 512 mb is about what you can expect.

ZTE does not have good call quality and the internal memory + expansion stuff is not well represented in my experience. They do give nice screens for the price point though.
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My Moto Atrix 4G did all this stuff, but I've never heard an Android phone, or any phone, that was loud enough to use as a boombox.
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Number 3 can be fulfilled with many Android alarm apps such as Alarm Clock Xtreme. The default Android alarm might be able to do those things too.

I doubt you're going to find a phone with boombox loudness or quality because that would eat through battery life so fast. You might look into portable speakers such as the fiio line. My sister has the fiio s3 and it's very load, respectable sound quality and can fit into a pocket despite being bit larger than a smart phone. It's about $25 so not to expensive.
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