1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I'm looking to buy a Pay2Go phone for my son. Should I buy a Lumia 822 or a Lumia 640? He'd be using it on Tmobile bands. He doesn't need LTE or a great camera. Its going to be a utility device.
    Comparing on gsmarena gsmarena -> compare.php3?idPhone1=7055&idPhone2=5090 I see that they are mostly similar devices. I'm more keen on a Lumia 822 because I assume that being the next after Flagship, the build quality would be much better. Is my assumption correct, or is it that now Lumia 640 would have the same build quality? I am happy enough with Gorilla Glass 2, heck even Gorilla Glass 1 was unbreakable for me. Lumia 822 is $80, and Lumia 640 is $90.

    No offense, but please answer only if you really understand what I'm talking about, not just because OMGZ quad corezz, or OMGZ 1.4Ghz vs 1.2Ghz.
    07-11-2015 04:37 AM
  2. aximtreo's Avatar
    Irrespective whether he uses 4g LTE or not, the 640 is the way to go. The 822 is over 2 years old and is optimized for CDMA (Verizon) and the use of it on GSM carriers will be limited. The 640 is a new phone, still under warranty and has better specs than the 822.

    Sorry, it's 6 AM as I type this so it's a bit fragmented. Simply put, go with the 640.
    07-11-2015 08:07 AM
  3. Roland Schlangen's Avatar
    Indeed, go for the 640. It runs very smooth and is the first lumia made by Microsodt (not Nokia) and will run windows 10 mobile perfectly.
    07-12-2015 02:43 AM

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