1. RayaanP's Avatar
    I need a decent midrange windows phone while waiting for the Surface Phone to come out in 2017 and may be wait for its second iteration looking at history of Surface & Lumias 9xx.

    Dont want to burn a hole in the pocket at the same time as this will be just a stop gap device.

    My Requirements:
    No Wifi disruptions
    No Call drops
    5.5' screen -- Beautiful screen important
    high resolution camera not too important
    zippy processor
    Memory 64GB+ (externa expansion doesnt matter, good to have)
    Good battery Life

    All suggestions are highly appreciated.

    Thanks
    04-06-2016 11:06 AM
  2. RayaanP's Avatar
    Any Takes please
    04-06-2016 10:13 PM
  3. unmorphed's Avatar
    Originally posted by RayaanP
    Any Takes please
    Vaio Phone Biz - it lets your criteria, although it may be hard to acquire outside of Japan and it's somewhat pricey. For the quoted price of $424, you could get a lot more phone for just $70 more with the Lumia 950.

    Lumia 650 - This phone will be considerably cheaper, but it's only 5".
    04-06-2016 11:42 PM
  4. LUGJUG's Avatar
    Lumina 640xl
    04-07-2016 12:26 AM
  5. LUGJUG's Avatar
    lumia 640xl very nice phone phone for the money
    04-07-2016 12:27 AM
  6. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    640XL is best budget phone. Good specs for a less price.
    04-07-2016 12:30 AM
  7. broar94's Avatar
    950
    04-07-2016 12:56 AM
  8. RumoredNow's Avatar
    My Requirements:
    No Wifi disruptions
    No Call drops
    There is no way to guarantee this for anyone on any handset.


    5.5' screen -- Beautiful screen important
    high resolution camera not too important
    zippy processor
    Memory 64GB+ (externa expansion doesnt matter, good to have)
    Good battery Life

    Dont want to burn a hole in the pocket at the same time as this will be just a stop gap device.
    Sorry, you have to spend money for a new flagship to get everything you are asking for on that list.

    Try GSMArena phone finder, input criteria... If the "Show" button is greyed out, you have no match.

    Windows Phone
    5.2 - 5.5"
    FHD or higher
    Quad Core 1.2GHZ and up
    64GB internal
    Under €400/$554

    No results.


    You probably want to go fiddle with the Phone Finder to see what compromise will fit your budget. Phone Finder - search for a phone by feature - GSMArena.com
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    04-07-2016 02:37 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here's what I did. It's a stop gap, like you said so why go crazy in every category?

    Year 2013 or newer
    no price to accomodate gently used and leftover stock for a value purchase
    Windows Phone
    1.2GHz, quad core and up
    1 GB RAM or more
    16 GB internal and higher
    SD slot
    5" - 6"
    HD (720p) or higher
    280ppi and up


    I got 12 results: Phone Finder results - GSMArena.com

    Throw out the new flags and emerging devices and we have:
    Lumia 650
    Lumia 1520
    Lumia 830
    HTC One (M8) Windows
    Samsung Ativ SE
    04-07-2016 02:50 PM
  10. RayaanP's Avatar
    Agreed. I am intrested in 1520 and/or M8.

    Not sure if there is clarity on M8 getting Win10.

    I'm fine grabbing on used our refurbished stock of these two. Let me know what things should i look for before committing on a lemon.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    04-07-2016 07:00 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Get a Lumia 1520. It's a no brainer if you're okay with the size. It's really zippy with WM10 and the AT&T unlocked ones are selling for more or less the same price as new 640XLs.
    04-07-2016 07:05 PM
  12. RayaanP's Avatar
    But does it support external storage greater than 64gb??

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    04-07-2016 08:23 PM
  13. pankaj981's Avatar
    But does it support external storage greater than 64gb??
    It supports SD cards up to 200GB
    04-07-2016 09:51 PM
  14. Jas Holden's Avatar
    I love my Lumia 1520. Good used ones are about $200 on Ebay.

    640 and 640XL are good phones, however, I can see pixels on them when the phone is 4-5 inches from my eyes. The 1520 is perfectly clear.

    I wear bifocal glasses but have perfect vision for up close.
    04-08-2016 07:52 AM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    If you want to future proof it for a while, get the 950XL or any phone including continuum. MS's focus is on continuum since this is the end vision for their new category they want to create. So at least it will give you more time.

    The acer liquid jade primo is considered the best phone for 4k video. It beats iphone and all the android phones.

    Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Windows Prime - GSMArena.com

    Not sure if it has been sold yet, but there's a used 950xl with wireless charger selling for $390 here.

    https://swappa.com/listing/UIT945/vi...pUvbUpU3457077
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    04-08-2016 08:50 AM
  16. pankaj981's Avatar
    I need a decent midrange windows phone...
    Is this thread still needed? Or do you still need recommendations?
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    04-12-2016 11:43 PM
  17. RayaanP's Avatar
    Is this thread still needed? Or do you still need recommendations?
    Can Close the thread. XL coming Soon :D
    RumoredNow and pankaj981 like this.
    04-27-2016 10:03 PM
  18. pankaj981's Avatar
    Thread closed as per OP.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    04-27-2016 10:55 PM

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