- 05-10-2013, 08:46 AM #1
I need to retire my Samsung Focus, but I don't have a lot of money to spend. The HTC 8X (8 gb, new) is $.99 right now from AT&T, and the Nokia Lumia 920 (refurbished) is $.01. I would much rather get something newer since I have to use it for two years, but money is an issue so these are my best options right now.
I'm curious what you guys and gals would pick, and also at this stage of Windows Phone as an OS, and these devices having been out for some time now, do you think they will still be a good phone (updates, power, etc.) for the next two years? Also, how are Nokia's refurbs?
- 05-10-2013, 08:54 AM #2
definitely, the 920, just because of the 32GB of storage. Of course you should go in a store to check if you like the size and weight (I don't think there's a problem with it, but some people seem to dislike it). But 8GB are nothing, and afaik you can't even extend it. just so you know, my 820 internal storage:
7.4GB usable space
I store maps, photos and music on an SD card, and without that I'd be lost. you can count with nothing more than maybe 4GB usable space, the rest is used by the sytem/other. Then, add a few pictures, songs and it'll be gone..
- 05-10-2013, 08:59 AM #4
Opinions will vary on this. In fact it will be an outright fight, but I would recommend the 920. Its a great device in every aspect. As for the refurb, I wouldn't worry about that. If you have an issue just return it for another.
- 05-10-2013, 09:01 AM #5
Do you have to renew your contract right now/is your Focus inoperable? If yes to either, if storage space and device support is important, then the Nokia Lumia 920 would be the route to go (but I personally would not purchase a refurb - I'd wait until I could fork over the price of a new device). If not, then the 8x should suffice.
- 05-10-2013, 09:04 AM #6
- 05-10-2013, 10:29 AM #10
i think it comes down to the size, physical and storage.
I had a Focus in the past, its a more narrow phone than the Lumia 920, i would say the 8X is more along the lines of a similar body design to the Focus.
The storage is also a big deal, 32GB vs 8GB is a big difference (if it were 16GB i wouldnt put such a big emphasis on it).
suggestion is to try both out at the store before making a decision.
- 05-10-2013, 11:22 AM #11
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- 05-10-2013, 11:52 AM #16
- much smaller and lighter
- better sound
- better camera
- super sensitive touch screen
- larger internal storage
- wireless charging built in (assuming your 8x is att and doesn't have it)
- better support (exclusive apps and Nokia customer service)
- Screens are about same in quality. Minor differences in ratio and tech but can't go wrong either way
- processors and ram are same
these are just some major things to look at. Depends on what is more important to you. Definitely pick them up and hold each of them before you choose.
- 05-10-2013, 11:54 AM #19
Unless you pick up the 920 and feel it is just too heavy for you for whatever reason, I can't otherwise not recommend the 920, it is a great device and other than the solid build of it that some may feel is just too much for them (Not sure why exactly, but to each his own). It matches or beats the 8X is virtually every other category.
- 05-10-2013, 12:00 PM #20
- 05-10-2013, 12:39 PM #22
I would go for the Lumia 920 personally, do to most of the reasons already stated in this thread. The one worry I have however, is that you're going to buy it refurbished. AT&T's refurbs only come with a 90 day warranty, so I'd make sure you have insurance just in case something goes wrong as you'll be locked in for 2 years.
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