Hey guys a 17-year old guy here, about to start for college and VERY confused about choice of phones. My budget is 13 to 17k. I would be buying my new cellphone form ebay.in as phones go really low in prices there.
I have 3 really good phones in mind-
xperia neo (with the 8-mp snapper)
htc primo one v
My foremost priority is the camera, its interface, shot capture quality and image aspect ratio. My second most pressing concern is about the music player. Both the xperias have great sound playback quality but the htc has beats audio enhancement, which for me, is better. I listen to loads of music across almost all genres and i want crystal clear playback. My third priority is the android interface- i dont know which phone's ICS upgrade would be better. I want smooth and virtually no lag while multi-tasking. I think i deserve it, after suffering from my present LG cookie's interface for more than 2 years.
And each phone has one unique feature- the neo has hdmi output, the xperia u has that cool transparent strip at the bottom, and the one v has beats audio. Please rate these features according to their actual usefulness and practicality (btw i have no hdmi supporting tv). My friend has a nokia N8, and i want my phone to one-up his phone.
I want to be able to video chat using skype or google talk. I dislike the neo's limited internal storage, xperia u's brick-like body design, and the one v's 'curved chin' design and absence of a secondary camera. My brand preference is sony, as the have got great range of accessories for the phones, like the NFC tags, the docking station and the smart watch. Viewing at-least 720 p videos smoothly is a priority, as i've got dozens of such music videos.
I hope that the above information helps and you will suggest the best phone among the three for me. I would be taking your suggestions very seriously.
P.S. Should i wait for the xperia P? its an ideal phone for me, and maybe within 15 days of its launch (on may 25th) it'll feature on ebay with discounts.