- 05-13-2013, 02:01 PM #1
Can anyone recommend which budget WP8 to switch to next as I am now ready to upgrade. WP7.8 has done me well but its slowly being left behind...So need to upgrade now :) I dont do contracts so pay as you go is my choice of purchase 520, 620 or 720? Which would be value for money help a WP fan out :)
- 05-13-2013, 02:02 PM #2
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- 05-13-2013, 02:27 PM #5
I just wish the 620 was a little bigger lol. So the 520,620 is just a watered down 720 I don't think its worth the extra money as your getting something a lot similar in the other two lumias has a better camera that's about it? The 521 is just an American variant right?
05-13-2013, 04:58 PM #9
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I suggest you not to buy 520. Because 520 lacks ClearBlack, while 620 and 720 have it. and you know, most parts of Windows Phone is black, so 620 and 720 would be better choices.
Also 520 lacks NFC, Front Facing Camera and Compass. On the other hand, 620 lacks Super Sensitive Touch.
And, both 520 and 620 lack gyroscope. I'm not sure if 720 have that sensor or not.
(I currently have 620, and I like it :) )
05-13-2013, 05:45 PM #14
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- 05-13-2013, 06:09 PM #15
i think 620 is the most balanced choice! it has CBD, front-facing camera, LED Flash, NFC, HAAC while 520 doesen't! Honestly, the lack of CBD is the main deal-breaker for me >.<
720 indeed has a beautiful design but it's just a 620 with better camera, battery and screen so i think it's a bit overpriced for what it offers lol
i'm a 620 owner and i'm really happy with my choice :D
the camera rly impressed me, it's so much better than i expected for the price range!
3.8" is perfect for me (i have small hands) and am i the only who finds this phone design adorable? lol and it has those lovely colorful shells, can't wait until i have yellow and magenta <3
- 05-13-2013, 06:21 PM #16
I bought both a 620 and a 720. Both are great budget phones. After using both for a while I've settled on the 720 and passed the 620 on to my daughter. Main reason was the screen - I prefer the larger size -and the battery life.
- 05-13-2013, 07:32 PM #17
Thanks guys a lot of great info on these 3 phones all great in their own right, just wish Nokia when releasing phones put some of the specs in the cheaper phones into the mid range phones instead of jumbling the specs around the 3 phones lol 620 sounds tempting 720 a possibility and 520 seems a bargain phone lumia for the win :)
- 05-13-2013, 09:14 PM #19
620 is hard to beat. 520 is just way too budget range IMO lacking some features that should be standard in 2013 like LED flash and front camera.--------------
Lumia 1520, 1020, 920, 830, 820, 810, 735, 625, 620, and 520
iPhone 5s, 4s, Galaxy S3
Surface Pro 2 and 3
- 05-13-2013, 10:17 PM #20
-The size, i like my phone to fit in my hand an i can use with one hand so the 620 is great in hand and feels great. It is a little thicker than the 920, but its fine. Very light.
-microsd card, a lot of room with microsd
-for the most part, the phone runs very smooth, small hickups here and there, but overall is smooth and works well. It isn't as fast and clear as 920 of course, but good for its price
-Here drive + - very valuable when traveling and also offline use. This was a big factor when choosing this and a 720 for me. Perhaps 720 gets it later, but if it doens't have it out the box, im not waiting
-The Battery, the battery life was pretty poor when i first got it. I had to recharge probably around 6 or 7 pm after taking it off charger at 730am everyday. I have the same setup an dusage as my 920 and at the same time i have to recharge my 620, i would have probably 50%left with my 920. Not really comparable since 920 is high end, but i expect my phone to last all day
-update on the battery, after a couple weeks, the battery improved and now i am probably at 30-40% around the same time at 6 or 7 pm, so battery life did improve
-some issues when unlocking, sometimes if i try to unlock my phone and enter a pin, the phone lags and i can't do anything unless i put back to sleep and wake up. Just annoying
-Phone already crashed on my, straight black screen and couldn't do anything until a battery pull. Never had this issue with any windows phone, so i am hoping this is a rare occurance
-The touch isn't as responsiive sometimes, takes me a few touches for it to register.
-im on ATT and can't get internet sharing to work nor can ATT in the u.s
-Visual voicemal doesnt work either, it just syncs. So i had to factory reset my phone. ATT couldn't fix
Overall, decent phone. Good phone for its price and dont expect great features and great camera. It does the basics and does it well.
I didn't consider the 520 because no flash and no FFC.
It was basically 620 vs 720 for me, but i went with here drive + and also the smaller screen.
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