1. Cybersonic's Avatar
    I have a good friend who I've pretty much sold on getting a windows phone...... only problem is that he is stuck with Verizion as his family is moving to a family plan at the end of this month and he has to chose his phone by then.

    We do have LTE where we live and in his home town.

    If you had to decide:

    Trophy or not to Trophy?
    01-13-2012 12:07 AM
  2. zhelf's Avatar
    well given the situation and that he has to decide by the end of the month i say Trophy or buy a used trophy and save the upgrade.
    01-13-2012 06:52 AM
  3. jimski's Avatar
    Yep, Trophy is a good, stable phone. But I do expect that Verizon will have other offerings by summer. If your friend can buy a Trophy off contract and then resell it later this year when new devices are available on-contract, that would be a best bet. Maybe a $50-75 loss overall, but you get what you want for the next two years.

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    01-13-2012 07:13 AM
  4. scottcraft's Avatar
    I would buy the trophy off contract. It's a solid phone, but I wouldn't want to commit to it for two years right now.

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    01-13-2012 09:44 AM
  5. CHIP72's Avatar
    I concur with everyone else - the Trophy is a worthy device to get right now (I know I'm happy with it), but it will be outdated for a decent portion of a 2 year contact period if you buy it now (in large part because of the lack of 4G LTE and, I think, no ability to upgrade to Apollo/Windows Phone 8 OS when that time comes). Your friend should try to buy a Trophy off-contract (unless he's willing/able to buy a new WP off-contract later this year when Verizon's WP line-up will likely be stronger/a lot stronger).
    Last edited by CHIP72; 01-13-2012 at 03:26 PM.
    01-13-2012 10:17 AM
  6. willied's Avatar
    I just bought one for $190 on eBay to hold me over until Verizon gets a new WP. So that's the route I'd recommend, like most others said.
    01-15-2012 08:08 PM
  7. Speebs's Avatar
    The Trophy is basically free on contract if you're entitled to an upgrade. If you keep the thing for a year and then decide to upgrade, it's $120 off the $350 ETF, so $230 to keep the phone for a year (less if you end up keeping it longer).

    That said, it's a good, solid phone. The radio can be a little weak at times, and I think 3G speeds are completely fine (I am not a heavy internet user). Battery life is great for a non-Blackberry.
    01-15-2012 09:47 PM
  8. mhans311's Avatar
    Yeah I think the idea of buying it off contract is a good one. I really like the trophy, and I can even live with 3g speeds. I don't know what I would need 4g for. I can stream music and download what I need just fine over 3g.

    If your friend really has to have a 4g phone now he could go for the rezound or galaxy nexus, but if he wants WP, he'll have to wait to get it with LTE. Keep in mind that we have no idea when Verizon will get another WP device.

    That said, the trophy is an awesome device. I am liking it over my droid x right now (and I really do like android and the droid x so that is saying a lot).

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    01-15-2012 10:23 PM