1. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    I I have had the Nokia Lumia 900 for around 1 1/2 years or so. I have been quite happy with it but without the update I am now struggling. I usually text, email, facebook (web not the windows version), Google, take a few pictures of the kids, make calls, bluetooth, skype. I don't do anything . fancy. I would really like a larger screen than the lumia 900 but I would like to still be able to put it in my pocket. I really like the 930 but it's a bit out of my price range. What have people progressed from after the 900? Thanks!
    11-29-2014 08:48 PM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    I I have had the Nokia Lumia 900 for around 1 1/2 years or so. I have been quite happy with it but without the update I am now struggling. I usually text, email, facebook (web not the windows version), Google, take a few pictures of the kids, make calls, bluetooth, skype. I don't do anything . fancy. I would really like a larger screen than the lumia 900 but I would like to still be able to put it in my pocket. I really like the 930 but it's a bit out of my price range. What have people progressed from after the 900? Thanks!
    Have you considered the Lumia 830? It's a lot of bang for your buck in my country :P
  3. jojoe42's Avatar
    I I have had the Nokia Lumia 900 for around 1 1/2 years or so. I have been quite happy with it but without the update I am now struggling. I usually text, email, facebook (web not the windows version), Google, take a few pictures of the kids, make calls, bluetooth, skype. I don't do anything . fancy. I would really like a larger screen than the lumia 900 but I would like to still be able to put it in my pocket. I really like the 930 but it's a bit out of my price range. What have people progressed from after the 900? Thanks!
    Have you considered the Lumia 830? It's a lot of bang for your buck in my country :P
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-30-2014 12:37 AM
  4. zocster's Avatar
    I spent so little time on my 930 today and I am quite blown away. Tomorrow will be the real test. The 925 maybe?

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-30-2014 12:54 AM
  5. mathsisbest's Avatar
    If on a low budget get the Nokia Lumia 735. Its got 1gb ram and a good processor, so is fast. It's not too big, smaller than the 930. It has a great 5mp front facing camera for those selfies and skype calls. Has a good 6.7mp main camera. It also has a very similar build/design to the 900 - very thin and light.
    11-30-2014 01:08 AM
  6. wp_user2's Avatar
    Go BIG buy the lumia 1320 or if you can afford it 1520 more is less......
    11-30-2014 01:08 AM
  7. mathsisbest's Avatar
    Get the 735. Got great ffc for Skype. Low budget. Fast. Good rear camera for pics
    11-30-2014 01:13 AM
  8. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    What would be the main 3 or so that I could choose from? The 925 is a good price here but will it do what I want? Will I be left behind in 12 months time?
    11-30-2014 07:49 PM
  9. xandros9's Avatar
    What would be the main 3 or so that I could choose from? The 925 is a good price here but will it do what I want? Will I be left behind in 12 months time?
    nah, at the least you'll be left behind in 2016, but we don't know, support could continue past that. I wouldn't worry about support, I'd worry about more immediate things like battery life and the camera.
    All the Lumia's do basic functions, the question is more "how well?"

    I would say:
    Lumia 830 (my personal recommendation)
    Lumia 735 (another fine option, one I wouldn't have problems using)

    Lumia 92x (The 920 and 925 are still very capable - I have a 920, they aren't overly different on the inside)

    Notable:
    Lumia 1020 (basically a 920 with that insane camera you've probably heard about - the 920/5's snapper is still not one to sneeze at)
    11-30-2014 08:07 PM
  10. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    Why is choosing a mobile phone so difficult!! I first had to decide windows or Android, now I need to pick a phone! So in laymans terms what are main differences between the 920's, the 830 and the 930? I need it to bluetooth, use it as a wifi hot spot (I only use my phone for internet) and the normal pictures etc....
    11-30-2014 08:32 PM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    Why is choosing a mobile phone so difficult!! I first had to decide windows or Android, now I need to pick a phone! So in laymans terms what are main differences between the 920's, the 830 and the 930? I need it to bluetooth, use it as a wifi hot spot (I only use my phone for internet) and the normal pictures etc....
    All do those functions.

    The 920 was the top-of-the-line phone of 2012, even now its not bad at all.
    Battery life is probably not as great as the other two. (battery is non-replaceable unlike the other two)
    Camera is excellent, although I don't know for sure if its worse than the 830 (likely)
    32 GB of storage in the 920, typically 16 in the 925 - no microSD in either

    The 830 is a very recent addition to the Lumia lineup. Compared to the 920, its not a drastic upgrade on paper, but its a small step up generally. (16 GB storage + microSD)
    Performance is comparable.
    5" display compared to the 920's 4.5". (same pixel count i believe as well)

    the 735 is a runner up.
    has a 4.7" display (no Glance, although you won't miss it, since the 900 didn't have it), no camera button unlike the other two, and the main camera isn't as great as either.
    The FFC however is better.
    it has virtual buttons like many Android phones.
    battery life is better I hear, but I don't know by how much.
    Performance should be the same as the 830.
    8 GB + microSD

    all three are different in terms of design and feel, but that's easier to look up.
    I know I missed spots, but I'm pressed for time.
    RumoredNow, jojoe42 and a5cent like this.
    11-30-2014 08:50 PM
  12. xfiarc's Avatar
    go for 830 if the price is right otherwise 735 will be sufficient since you are a casual user either option will be OK i guess :)
    11-30-2014 08:58 PM
  13. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    Not too much of a price difference between the 830 and 930 from what I can see!! Thanks all for your help! I'll see what ebay can offer on the 830.
    jojoe42 likes this.
    11-30-2014 10:47 PM
  14. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    Do you still have to hit the back button several, or many, times to close out of something with the new models?
    12-03-2014 01:54 AM
  15. raycpl's Avatar
    Do you still have to hit the back button several, or many, times to close out of something with the new models?
    Nah... Not since 8.0 was bumped to 8.1. We have a "X" for that now.!!

    Dont think you can go wrong with 730/735 or 830... and you're well on the road to the future of WP !!!
    12-03-2014 02:26 AM
  16. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    Is the 730 not too inferior?? Compared to an 830?
    12-03-2014 03:30 AM
  17. xandros9's Avatar
    Is the 730 not too inferior?? Compared to an 830?
    No.
    Downsides are, besides some subjective things, are the lack of Glance (you won't care), inferior rear camera, half the internal memory.
    If you care about the extra small things that add up, the 830 is fine, but the 735 is not bad. Depends on price.
    12-03-2014 12:21 PM
  18. alacrityvirtue's Avatar
    A place called android enjoyed has an 830 for $363.89
    How can I tell if a company is legit? This seems too cheap and the spec's say the screen in 4.5" but the 830 has a 5" screen...
    12-06-2014 05:03 AM

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