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    I'm looking at buying a Nokia 822 off contract for full price somewhere around $440. What do you all think? Is the phone worth it? How does it compare to the 8x? How is the picture quality of the camera?
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    I got mine from ebay, I've gotten a couple phones that route.
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    Unless you aren't in for a upgrade it doesn't seem worth it since you would be paying same monthly price... now prepaid would be a different story
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    The 822 from Verizon and the 920 from AT&T are priced the same off contract. To me, the 822 is not near the phone as the 920. I know, I bought one off contract from Verizon and took it back and bought the 920. I did not buy from AT&T but found one on eBay for about 60 less than the AT&T price. It was new and came with the free charge plate.

    So to answer your question, I would not buy at 449. In the Phoenix are, you can get the 822 off contract through Craig's List for about 325 - 350; much better deal.
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    Personally, I never purchase a phone outright. I find it hard to justify several hundred dollars for a cell phone. Guess I'm just a tight-wad in that sense. But, you may be in a different financial situation than me. I've only taken one photo with my 822 so far and I've never compared the 8X to the 822. I think it boils down to whether or not you like the 822 or 8X. Also think about it this way. You're comparing cell phone cameras. I can't get too excited about the quality of my camera. I would rather it perform flawlessly as a phone, texting, info resource, etc. before I worry about the camera. If it takes good pics along the way, I think of that as a perk. If I need something to take great photos, I'm looking for my camera.
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    Well I'm stuck with Verizon for two more years so I can't go prepaid. I'm trying to sell my older android phone to help cut an off contract price in half. I just don't wanna pay that kinda price for a middle of the road phone that's gonna be left behind in 6 months. I'd love to find an 822 that I could just trade my android phone for and give a little cash too.
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    I don't see the 822 being left behind. Nokia/Verizon only have the 2 WP8 models, right now. Even if/even when they bring another handset to the carrier, I feel Nokia is going to continue to support the 822. One thing MS was good at with Zune, was ensuring all devices get an update. I don't see it being any different with the WP8 devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mach1man View Post
    Well I'm stuck with Verizon for two more years so I can't go prepaid. I'm trying to sell my older android phone to help cut an off contract price in half. I just don't wanna pay that kinda price for a middle of the road phone that's gonna be left behind in 6 months. I'd love to find an 822 that I could just trade my android phone for and give a little cash too.
    Did you just renew your contract? I bought a 920 from eBay as well and signed up with Straight Talk.
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    Yea I just renewed my contract not to long ago plus I like Verizon
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    If I was going to pay full price, I'd want the Lumia 810. It's by far the most attractive 8x0 variant IMHO and I think it's the only one that has Gorilla Glass.
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    So a lot of you are saying no to the 822. I'm still undecided I played with one at Verizon and it wasn't to bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socialcarpet View Post
    If I was going to pay full price, I'd want the Lumia 810. It's by far the most attractive 8x0 variant IMHO and I think it's the only one that has Gorilla Glass.
    The 822 has Gorilla Glass. Although the 810 is better looking I have found that the 822 feels better in the hand.
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    If you do the math, most of the time it's cheaper to do the off contract full price of the phone.

    First, figure out which plan works the best for you (especially if you really don't need the unlimited "everything" plan). Then multiply that by 24 (two years worth), then add the price of the phone.

    Now compare two years worth of the plan that includes the free phone.

    Whichever is cheaper, that's what you should do.

    One thing you can do to help figure out which plan would be better for you is to look at your past history of your phone usage.

    I have sat down with friends and family, and done this exercise and have saved everyone, but one, some money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mach1man View Post
    So a lot of you are saying no to the 822. I'm still undecided I played with one at Verizon and it wasn't to bad.
    I hope I wasn't confusing. I really like my 822. It has been the best phone I've had. Now, I'm not one of the types of people that has had every phone model under the sun. I pick out a phone and go with it, for the most part. I've never had an Android or iPhone. My experience has been Palm Treo, Blackberry, webOS and WP7/8. I picked this phone over the 8X simply based on the physical design. I just liked it better than the 8X. It works. It makes call, texts, takes photos, gets email, gets on the internet and plays games; everything I need it to. It is a WP, just like all the other phones. Now you have to decide, is it pleasing to your eye? Does it feel good in your hand? To me, it was.
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    i would/will pay full price but check on ebay as well sometimes u can get it 100-150 bucks cheaper than verizon for brand new or slightly used
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadwrong03 View Post
    i would/will pay full price but check on ebay as well sometimes u can get it 100-150 bucks cheaper than verizon for brand new or slightly used
    Im checking ebay constantly but just haven't seen the right one. I did miss one bc I wanted to check it out in the store. Then there is one on there but it only has a generic pic, plus I want a white one lol
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    Look for a good price on ebay, don't be in a rush - wait for the right price, with the right seller, and get a good deal. Now that they're free on contract with the sale going on, you may find better deals, but who knows (I've never shopped for a phone on ebay). But if I had to pay full price and could afford to, yes, I would pay full price for this phone.

    Also, FYI, I know you said you recently renewed, so this won't affect you, but I think it was MacPhisto said on the upcoming forum that Verizon was looking at the UK model, and looking at taking a payment plan on phones, and no contracts, coming up. This should be interesting.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by odin09 View Post
    The 822 has Gorilla Glass. Although the 810 is better looking I have found that the 822 feels better in the hand.


    the 810 actually has gorilla glass 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus82 View Post
    the 810 actually has gorilla glass 2
    I have Verizon so that doesn't work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus82 View Post
    the 810 actually has gorilla glass 2
    Yes, 822 is Gorilla Glass 2 also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mach1man View Post
    I have Verizon so that doesn't work
    why you no like paperweight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus82 View Post
    why you no like paperweight?
    What? I'm confused
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    What? I'm confused
    Stop being confused and answer the man's question!
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    Seriously though, the SD card has big appeal to me. I have only had Windows based smart phones with my favorite being the SCH-i760. I currently have a Trophy and the 822 appeals to me though I haven't seen it in person. The white one doesn't look hideous to me at all (like most are saying about all 810 variations.) Paying full price? I'm generally patient but I don't think I can wait nearly two years to have 50 gigs of music at all times. Temptation is far too great and I will find myself at a Verizon store by March (if I know myself.)
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    The 822 is entirely mediocre. I wouldn't pay more than $300 for it (and I'm sure you can pick up a lightly-used example on the forums here, or on e-Bay, for around that or less).
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