1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    Hi everybody!

    iPhone user here ready to make the move. The thing is that with so many Lumias I got a little lost. I can't afford a 930 so these are the models in my price range: 925, 830 and 730. Which one is the fastest (for mainly internet browsing, multitasking, camera and casual gaming) and of course, which one do you think is the best investment?

    Thanks a lot for your help. Cheers!
    09-25-2014 10:01 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    Hi everybody!

    iPhone user here ready to make the move. The thing is that with so many Lumias I got a little lost. I can't afford a 930 so these are the models in my price range: 925, 830 and 730. Which one is the fastest (for mainly internet browsing, multitasking, camera and casual gaming) and of course, which one do you think is the best investment?

    Thanks a lot for your help. Cheers!
    Can't say which is the fastest since they seem uncomparable or onpar on paper.


    Differences off the top of my head.
    730:
    No glance (don't know what it is, you may not care)
    No camera button
    camera is good for low light, but might be best by the other two.
    Best FFC
    No Qi wireless charging on the 730 (735 has it)
    I dont remember memory

    830:
    Don't know how the 830 will compare camera-wise, but it looks good.
    Qi Wireless charging
    16 GB memory + SD expansion

    925:
    Older, but used to be a flagship.
    Great camera, don't know how the 830 stacks up.
    Qi wireless charging requires an addon shell
    slightly smaller display
    nonreplaceable battery unlike the other two (smaller I believe as well)
    16 GB memory, no SD card

    For me? I'd probably get the 830.
  3. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    theres no fastest as such and theres no "best investment" as such,all 3 are great phones
    frankly the 730 is the most value for money of all three but given a choice with pricing kept aside, in order of preference and value for money- 830,730,925

    ill list the cons of each so you can choose your own preferences
    730-no camera button,no capacitive keys,no glance screen
    925-no sd card slot,limited storage -16gb,camera is often bested by the 6.7MP sensor found on the 720 and 730 especially in challenged lighting condition(low-light etc)
    830-higher pricing

    on the whole the 730 and 830 are very worth considering unless you are getting the 925 at a very low price or something but the 16gb storage and no sd card is a big drawback for many
    the beauty of windows phone is that you dont lose much by making a choice and updates ,speed,apps are a standard and all perform equally for regular stuff
    09-25-2014 10:26 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    Hi everybody!

    iPhone user here ready to make the move. The thing is that with so many Lumias I got a little lost. I can't afford a 930 so these are the models in my price range: 925, 830 and 730. Which one is the fastest (for mainly internet browsing, multitasking, camera and casual gaming) and of course, which one do you think is the best investment?

    Thanks a lot for your help. Cheers!
    Can't say which is the fastest since they seem uncomparable or onpar on paper.


    Differences off the top of my head.
    730:
    No glance (don't know what it is, you may not care)
    No camera button
    camera is good for low light, but might be best by the other two.
    Best FFC
    No Qi wireless charging on the 730 (735 has it)
    I dont remember memory

    830:
    Don't know how the 830 will compare camera-wise, but it looks good.
    Qi Wireless charging
    16 GB memory + SD expansion

    925:
    Older, but used to be a flagship.
    Great camera, don't know how the 830 stacks up.
    Qi wireless charging requires an addon shell
    slightly smaller display
    nonreplaceable battery unlike the other two (smaller I believe as well)
    16 GB memory, no SD card

    For me? I'd probably get the 830.
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    09-26-2014 01:20 AM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    Pretty close with those two. Take the battery time in to consideration also. Don't know about the 830, 925 has 2000mAh.

    The camera on the 830 should be better, more pixels at least?
    09-26-2014 01:25 AM
  6. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Pretty close with those two. Take the battery time in to consideration also. Don't know about the 830, 925 has 2000mAh.

    The camera on the 830 should be better, more pixels at least?
    830 is much better than 925 except for the higher price
    it has a bigger battery,better cpu,sd card slot(925 is 16gb without sd card slot),camera is also better
    09-26-2014 02:16 AM
  7. Loco5150's Avatar
    Only 16gb on 925...? Thats too little, 830 hands down.
    09-26-2014 02:39 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    Only 16gb on 925...? Thats too little, 830 hands down.
    now, a 32 GB 925 exists, but its relatively rare (only Vodafone was it?)
    09-26-2014 07:39 AM
  9. psoham777's Avatar
    If someone is a selfie freak, buy 730, or else 830. 925 is totally out, as its old(but good), processor is dual core, 830 has a better camera with expandable memory, bigger screen, also its thinner
    09-26-2014 07:44 AM
  10. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    The other consideration is who's your carrier. Not every model is available on every carrier. I'm on Verizon and waiting for the 735 to arrive. I'd have gone for the 830 but I doubt Verizon is getting both.
    09-26-2014 07:56 AM
  11. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    ditch carrier devices imho
    you guys never get updates on them and its rather concerning that they stopped updating the lumia 810 altogether
    09-26-2014 08:51 AM
  12. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    ditch carrier devices imho
    you guys never get updates on them and its rather concerning that they stopped updating the lumia 810 altogether
    That's sounds good except that when you're on a share everything/family plan, you just can't switch like that.
    09-26-2014 09:09 AM
  13. xandros9's Avatar
    That's sounds good except that when you're on a share everything/family plan, you just can't switch like that.
    if its a GSM carrier, you could swap it with no problem I imagine.
    I swapped my ATT SIM into a Treo once and I'm on a family share plan thing.
    09-26-2014 09:58 AM

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