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  1. nitikosovo's Avatar
    Hello I am looking to buy a phone but the iPhones and others are so expensive
    So i wanted to buy a chinese made android phone the prices for them are 50$+ with 0.5 GB- 1 GB ram ;while i was searching for smartphones i saw a Lumia 521 that price is 24$ total

    What do you think which phone should i get , maybe the ram is bigger in android but the system eats a lot of ram

    Only cons for Lumia is that is Network Locked to T-Mobile but i don't care much for using with a Sim Card i pretty much got a number just so the post mail can call me when a package arrives
    10-07-2016 03:29 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy one for $24, I'd look at the Blu R1 on Amazon or a more recent Lumia for maybe $50 like the 640.
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'd buy one for 24 dollars.

    If I understand you correctly you don't want a SIM, yet have a number?
    You could use the phone for e-mail on Wi-Fi, but you'll need a T-Mo SIM for texts and of course calls.
    libra89 likes this.
    10-07-2016 03:35 PM
  4. nitikosovo's Avatar
    I'd buy one for 24 dollars.

    If I understand you correctly you don't want a SIM, yet have a number?
    You could use the phone for e-mail on Wi-Fi, but you'll need a T-Mo SIM for texts and of course calls.

    I have a sim and a number but it is not T-mobile
    Another question if i don't use a sim card will i still get software updates ,
    and if i factory reset or update my phone will it ask me to insert a sim to continue setup
    10-07-2016 03:55 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Another question if i don't use a sim card will i still get software updates ,
    If an update ever comes you'll get it without a SIM as long as you're connected via Wi-Fi.

    and if i factory reset or update my phone will it ask me to insert a sim to continue setup
    No you won't need a SIM inserted to reset.
    10-07-2016 04:49 PM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy one for $24, I'd look at the Blu R1 on Amazon or a more recent Lumia for maybe $50 like the 640.
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    10-07-2016 04:52 PM
  7. LyricalNonsense's Avatar
    Sounds like a really good deal

    - M
    10-07-2016 08:41 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy one for $24, I'd look at the Blu R1 on Amazon or a more recent Lumia for maybe $50 like the 640.
    This!

    The 521 cannot get Windows 10 mobile though, unless you plan to stick with 8.1.
    Guytronic and xandros9 like this.
    10-07-2016 09:56 PM
  9. nitikosovo's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy one for $24, I'd look at the Blu R1 on Amazon or a more recent Lumia for maybe $50 like the 640.
    shipping & handling in amazon
    in amazon for Kosovo is so expensive
    and i buy with paypal
    10-08-2016 07:45 AM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    shipping & handling in amazon
    in amazon for Kosovo is so expensive
    and i buy with paypal
    Thing is, I literally sold a 521 for $24 sometime around several months ago and it's value as well as utility has only gone down.

    EDIT: I take that back, it was $20.

    At least look for something like a Lumia 435/532, 535, 640 if you can. (At least here in the US, the 435 is a better buy while being around the same price as the much older 521.)

    Cheap Android phones are often hit and miss, as well as a bit out of my knowledge zone. Used may be a good way to go.
    Last edited by xandros9; 10-08-2016 at 10:33 PM.
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    10-08-2016 12:59 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    The 550 isn't bad either but since it is newer, I don't know much that would be over there.
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    10-08-2016 01:12 PM

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