Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - @HELPGG -

Q I want to buy a smart­phone un­der R 14,000. Please tell me which is the best op­tion. Ankit Oberoi, on email

GG You can con­sider Mi­cro­max Can­vas HD as this is one of the best smart­phones at this price point. Other op­tions can be Intex Aqua, Mi­cro­max Can­vas 2 or Sony Xpe­ria U.

Q Thanks a lot for your help in de­cid­ing which LED TV to buy. I am now look­ing to buy a lap­top for a bud­get of un­der ` 27,000. I will be us­ing the lap­top for watch­ing movies, lis­ten­ing to mu­sic, surf­ing the In­ter­net, MS of­fice and play­ing games like FIFA13 and NFS. I need 3-4 hours bat­tery life, 15-inch screen size, DVD writer, 4 GB DDR, Card Reader, USB 2.0 & 3.0 ports, 500 GB Hard Disk, Good Sound out­put qual­ity (SRS, Dolby or JBL), 3rd Gen In­tel Core i3 or i5 and it should be Win­dows 8 ready. Nolan D'souza, on email

GG The specs you have asked for are al­most im­pos­si­ble to find in that bud­get. Dell In­sp­iron 15 seems the best buy in your range. Acer As­pire V note­books are also avail­able, but with Pen­tium Dual Core. Fu­jitsu Lifebook AH532, Asus X54C-SX454D are other models you can look at. Look at the new Acer As­pire V5 or Dell In­sp­iron 14 R if you can push bud­get to R 35,000, which would be the best thing to do given your re­quire­ments. For op­tions within your present bud­get read this old G&G story be­low.

Read ear­lier G&G story on af­ford­able lap­tops: http://goo.gl/R0qyJ

Q I want to buy a new Win­dows Phone 8 de­vice. Can you tell which phone is bet­ter, Nokia Lu­mia 520, 620 or 720. I am us­ing Win­dows 8 on my lap­top and I like the ex­pe­ri­ence very much. So is it bet­ter to have Win­dows Phone 8 in­stead of An­droid? I have a bud­get of up to R 20,000.

Ar­pit Mit­tal, on email

GG If you have Win­dows 8 on your lap­top, go ahead and buy a Win­dows Phone 8 de­vice. We loved the first looks of the Nokia Lu­mia 720, but it is still not avail­able in In­dia. It is al­ways bet­ter to use de­vices in tan­dem in­stead of us­ing mul­ti­ple plat­forms.

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