07-27-2015 01:58 AM
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  1. Yazen's Avatar
    If you were looking for a premium device your options are the 920, 925, 928.
    920:
    • Best build quality
    • Best loudspeaker
    • 32GB Storage
    • Less post processing sharpening, photos look more natural.
    • LCD

    925:
    • Thinnest
    • Industrial design (Universally sexy)
    • Lacks wireless charging
    • Less storage
    • Yellowish photos
    • AMOLED

    928:
    • Xenon flash!!
    • Inferior quality earpiece (tinny sound)
    • Has connectivity issues on USA GSM carriers, see SMS/MMS on 3G complaints.
    • AMOLED



    Or you can opt for the 640, or possibly even the 830.
    Only real pros to choosing either device is that they have SensorCore, Miracast, and possibly extended support.

    I think you would enjoy the Lumia 920/925 the most. I am really surprised to see people who prefer the 640 over these phones :?
    07-15-2015 02:20 AM
  2. Yazen's Avatar
    Is an 830 for 175 still a good deal over the 640?
    At $175 you might as well all in: Lumia 1520 for ~$194 XD
    Nokia Lumia 1520 16GB No-Contract Smartphone for AT&T - BLINQ
    Discount Code = SUMMERSAVE10ps
    07-15-2015 02:24 AM
  3. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    920 vs 830? I can a 920 for under 100 our an 830 for 150-175
    07-15-2015 10:12 AM
  4. Dave47's Avatar
    Dunno which is "best" but I do know the 640 is a Sensor Core device which is a (very) nice feature for those in interested in counting steps for health tracking. I don't know if the other devices mentioned here have Sensor Core but it's easy enough to check and verify.
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    07-15-2015 10:28 AM
  5. realwarder's Avatar

    Or you can opt for the 640, or possibly even the 830.
    Only real pros to choosing either device is that they have SensorCore, Miracast, and possibly extended support.

    I think you would enjoy the Lumia 920/925 the most. I am really surprised to see people who prefer the 640 over these phones :?
    I had a 920. Now have an 830. 920 was a better camera so will be better than 640. But... And to me its a big but. Battery life was bad on my 920. The SD400 based devices run longer. And provides things like Miracast and sensor core. And better wireless tech. And SD card.

    So overall the 640 wins on a lot except perhaps style and camera.
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    07-15-2015 10:29 AM
  6. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Is the LG Lancet an option? It's $120 new.
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    07-15-2015 10:34 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    920 vs 830? I can a 920 for under 100 our an 830 for 150-175
    If it were me I'd go 830. (and I'm trying to but its in MS's hands again for the time being)

    Why?

    Removable battery.
    Battery life is a whole lot better. (I know my 920's battery is wearing out, being nearly two years old and all, but in the beginning it was nothing to write home about.)
    SD card slot (less of a headache to move media to and from)
    Camera still has OIS.
    Its only a bit taller size-wise.

    I haven't noticed a big difference in screen quality.
    SensorCore
    Did I mention battery life? That's reason #1 practically.

    Although:
    Glance and double-tap-to-wake seems a bit more finicky
    Might not like the metal over plastic.

    However the used 830 I got was a bit twitchy to begin with and is in the shop for repairs.
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    07-15-2015 10:41 AM
  8. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    Ok, I'm thinking I'll go with the 830, but my question now is should I go straight to AT&T and give them $120 down and pay $10/ month plus my bill for the 830+Fitbit Flex or should I just buy the 830 by itself online for the $175?
    07-15-2015 11:06 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Would you use the fitbit flex for it to be a deal for you? I think that really makes the difference there.
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    07-15-2015 11:29 AM
  10. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    I suppose I would use it if it came with it. I'm an incoming college freshman so I may want it to not gain that Freshman 15 (or 20.) I've never had an activity tracker before, maybe it would help me be more mindful of how much exercise im getting, or not getting.
    07-15-2015 11:34 AM
  11. worldspy99's Avatar
    Is an 830 for 175 still a good deal over the 640?
    Be patient. Let me see if I can help you find something that fits your budget.
    07-15-2015 11:38 AM
  12. worldspy99's Avatar
    Ok, I'm thinking I'll go with the 830, but my question now is should I go straight to AT&T and give them $120 down and pay $10/ month plus my bill for the 830+Fitbit Flex or should I just buy the 830 by itself online for the $175?
    Avoid a monthly fee if you can.
    07-15-2015 11:39 AM
  13. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    Be patient. Let me see if I can help you find something that fits your budget.
    Thank you! The listing that I'm looking at is at the very most by budget can allow, $175 (and I dont want to go that high) If you can find something within the day and 13 hrs it closes that would be awesome! I'll wait for your answer yea or nay
    And I also really don't want an added payment to my plan, Im just considering options. I prefer to be no contract and fully paid device if possible because if I see a better deal somewhere for my plan I can go wherever, whenever I please.
    07-15-2015 11:44 AM
  14. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Deal Fisher is the scum of eBay
    Sorry you had a bad experience there... I'm super happy with the 830 I got through them at a deep discount. It looks and acts BNIB. 99.4% rating with over 77,000 reviews would not, IMHO, make them the "scum of eBay."
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    07-15-2015 11:49 AM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    Thank you! The listing that I'm looking at is at the very most by budget can allow, $175 (and I dont want to go that high) If you can find something within the day and 13 hrs it closes that would be awesome! I'll wait for your answer yea or nay
    And I also really don't want an added payment to my plan, Im just considering options. I prefer to be no contract and fully paid device if possible because if I see a better deal somewhere for my plan I can go wherever, whenever I please.
    Sent you a PM with 4 links all below $175. I have bought stuff from two of the 4 sellers in the links I sent you. So I think you should be fine. The best case for this phone is a clear Fosmon case which you can buy on eBay for $4. Screen protectors are cheap from Xtremeguard, search Retailmenot.com for a coupon code and you can buy a screen protector for as low as $1 or even less if you buy 2 or 3. Good luck with your search.
    07-15-2015 11:56 AM
  16. xandros9's Avatar
    I suppose I would use it if it came with it. I'm an incoming college freshman so I may want it to not gain that Freshman 15 (or 20.) I've never had an activity tracker before, maybe it would help me be more mindful of how much exercise im getting, or not getting.
    Well, the 830 has a pedometer function built in already so there's that. No sleep tracking or fancy stuff though. (fellow incoming freshman!)

    Sent you a PM with 4 links all below $175. I have bought stuff from two of the 4 sellers in the links I sent you. So I think you should be fine. The best case for this phone is a clear Fosmon case which you can buy on eBay for $4. Screen protectors are cheap from Xtremeguard, search Retailmenot.com for a coupon code and you can buy a screen protector for as low as $1 or even less if you buy 2 or 3. Good luck with your search.
    worldspy to the rescue!
    07-15-2015 12:05 PM
  17. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    @worldspy99 You're awesome!
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    07-15-2015 12:32 PM
  18. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    I also want to say that I love this community! I love that I get replies and opinions and can interact with real people who care about helping me, super happy with this forum!
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    07-15-2015 12:35 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    Can you let us know what you end up getting and also how you like it?
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    07-15-2015 12:35 PM
  20. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    A Lumia 640 LTE for $99.97 at WalMart. Bought 4 of them.
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    07-15-2015 12:43 PM
  21. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    Can you let us know what you end up getting and also how you like it?
    Of course I can! I plan on using it on AT&T gophone and my impression will be interesting because I live in Mississippi, I've never seen someone review how service is on different providers in Mississippi, but I can tell you that here T-Mo although they have the lowest prices, their service goes out everytime 2 trees stand next to each other (and that happens quite frequently here 😁
    ) I don't know about Verizon, but I've had straight talk att SIM here and it was fine, I also had the tmobile SIM with straight talk and that was horrible. I had virgin mobile, but that kept dropping calls and barely had a signal in my house.
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    07-15-2015 01:38 PM
  22. Witness's Avatar
    The 830 tears the 640 apart, and lucky for you I have found an 830 refurbished on eBay ;)

    Was gonna keep this ABSOLUTE STEAL to myself, but I'm not really interested, so why not share it with WinCentral

    Nokia Lumia 830 Green Windows 8 1 Phone 10MP Camera 16GB Unlocked | eBay
    Unit is Seller Refurbished. BUYER BEWARE. Heard many horror stories about some guy on eBay refurbishing phones themselves. I prefer Manufacturer Refurbished.
    lilnickiwonder likes this.
    07-15-2015 01:53 PM
  23. xandros9's Avatar
    Unit is Seller Refurbished. BUYER BEWARE. Heard many horror stories about some guy on eBay refurbishing phones themselves. I prefer Manufacturer Refurbished.
    Eh, while manufacturer refurb is preferable, I hold seller refurbished and used on about equal levels. Ultimately, make sure the dude isn't "wanna buy a watch?" sketchy.
    07-15-2015 02:01 PM
  24. James8561's Avatar
    Lumia 640.
    07-15-2015 02:01 PM
  25. lilnickiwonder's Avatar
    If I bought the t mo 640 from WalMart would they unlock it for me so I could use on ATT? Will it even work on ATT? Just exploring options, I'm thinking 830 over 640 because its not such a big price difference where I'm looking.
    07-15-2015 02:07 PM
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