Yesterday (12/10/2019), I participated in flash sale in flipkart to order a mobile phone – Redmi 8.
I am using Micromax Canvas Selfie lens Q345 for the last four years. The battery started to drain faster nowadays. I bought it for around 8000 rupees in 2015. This is my second smart phone. My first smart phone was Zen ultrafine 701 HD, which served me for one and half years. After one and half years of usage, its battery got bulged and drained faster. I bought this phone for around 8000 rupees.
Sub-consciously my budget for smart phone is fixed around 8000 rupees. For 8000 rupees what are the maximum features, I can get, I will purchase that mobile phone.
This time, I am looking for 4GB ram, 64GB rom, 5000 MAH battery. Last month I saw Infinix HOT 8 phone, which meet my expectation and its price is 7000 rupees. I did not buy this phone due to two reasons. It’s flash sale is held on Thursday 12PM which I find it difficult to participate, because I need to go to office. Second, Infinix is showing Ads in the phone, which I do not like it.
For nearly one month, I was looking into other phones. Nothing suits my budget in the expected configuration.
Suddenly, I saw Flipkart advertisement for Redmi 8. It has 4GB ram, 64GB rom, 5000 MAH battery. There are other features. Two things lacking, one Full HD, and powerful processor. Processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 439.
We cannot play graphic intensive games like Pubg without lag.
I do not play games in smart phone. I do phone calls, browsing, whatsapp, youtube in smart phone. For the last six years, my usage revolves around this activity. So I am okay with SD439 processor.
I did run Apache web server, PHP application from my phone. I did this in Zen ultrafone, which was 512 MB ram, and I do not know what the processor was, might be mediatek. I hope Redmi 8 with 4 GB ram, and snapdragon 439 processor, can run Apache server and PHP application, if I experiment anything. My six years old smart phone can run Apache, PHP, hope this latest phone can run too.
12th October 2019 12PM, flash sale began for Redmi 8. It happened to be Saturday, my holiday/weekend leave. So at 11.50AM,I opened flipkart site and waiting for Buy Now button to place the order. At 12PM, buy now Button appeared. I clicked it immediately. Don’t want to waste time by using credit card, waiting for OTP and extra process. So, I choose Cash on Delivery and completed placing the order. Few minutes after placing the order, I saw the Ad for Motorala One Macro which priced for 10000 rupees. It has a better processor where we can play games like pubg. I oscillated for few minutes whether to cancel Redmi 8 order. Then I am satisfied with Redmi 8 purchase, because I am not a gamer and motorala one macro has 4000 MAH battery, which is lessor than Redmi 8, and motorala price is above my budget.