1. tajson's Avatar
    Hi!
    I'm going to sell my L820 because I got bored. Of course, I want to buy other Windows Phone, but one of the requirement is Snapchat. As you probably well know - now we don't have any appliacton for snapchat in store! :( I am very sad. Especially, that isn't going to appear any snapchat application. I don't like Android and I'd buy it with great pain. So the choice fell on iOS. My budget allows me only on iPhone 4s. But I have some concerns.... 4s is very old (2011) and the specification isn't amazing nowadays. The only good thing is the OS. And I have question to you... Should I buy 4s? In Poland used 4s costs about 600PLN (it's about 172$). How it will be later with sale? Is the demand on 4s or I will have problems with selling it in future?

    Thanks in advance for answers.
    12-21-2014 01:03 PM
  2. mathsisbest's Avatar
    The iPhone 4s is a downgrade from the Lumia 820. At least get the iPhone 5. If you want an android get the Moto G as it is a great budget phone.
    12-21-2014 01:15 PM
  3. tajson's Avatar
    Hmmm... as we are talking about Android... what phones with green robot are you recommending?

    I don't like Moto G design :(
    12-21-2014 01:21 PM
  4. plot_almighty's Avatar
    I agree with the above comment regarding the 4S. It's no longer able to get updates and some people have had issues regarding iOS 7. I can't remember what issues but at least the iPhone 5/5C will get iOS 9 next year.

    As for reselling the thing, its only going to go down in price as there's not really a demand for it any more. You would lose money on it the longer you wait to resell it.

    Edit- Speaking of the 5C, it at least has the polycarbonate look and feel of the Lumia line, so in that sense it would make for a better replacement transition wise than the glass/metal feel of Apples other phones.
    12-21-2014 01:22 PM
  5. mathsisbest's Avatar
    Since you're on a budget, there are few good androids and several great Lumias. Only good budget android is the Moto G. But your Lumia 820 is better than that.
    12-21-2014 01:25 PM
  6. tajson's Avatar
    Mmmm, I understand. So I have no way... I must buy Android :(((

    I have about 172-190$. All through this snapchat -.- If it is avaliable on WP it would not be problem.
    12-21-2014 01:25 PM
  7. plot_almighty's Avatar
    Mmmm, I understand. So I have no way... I must buy Android :(((

    I have about 172-190$.
    If you feel an iPhone 5/5C is out of your price range, then keep in mind that secondary market Samsung Galaxy phones do make decent replacements. You could possibly get an S3, S4, or Note 2 in that price range. With the added benefit of of using a Windows 8 launcher to replace the TouchWiz interface.
    12-21-2014 01:32 PM
  8. etad putta's Avatar
    12-21-2014 01:37 PM
  9. mathsisbest's Avatar
    Not for a couple of months to a year. It is a very outdated device...
    12-21-2014 01:45 PM
  10. etad putta's Avatar
    Not for a couple of months to a year. It is a very outdated device...
    and you can back this statement up with what evidence?
    12-21-2014 01:51 PM
  11. mathsisbest's Avatar
    and you can back this statement up with what evidence?
    Just look at the specs. They're outdated.
    12-21-2014 01:55 PM
  12. etad putta's Avatar
    Just look at the specs. They're outdated.
    Not when it has the latest software, isn't that the "windows way"? Our phones don't need the best hardware and they still run great is all i ever hear....Read from May 2014..http://www.tuaw.com/2014/05/15/iphon...ne-that-could/
    Last edited by etad putta; 12-21-2014 at 03:52 PM.
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    12-21-2014 03:41 PM
  13. mathsisbest's Avatar
    Not when it has the latest software, isn't that the "windows way"? Our phones don't need the best hardware and they still run great is all i ever hear....
    Not sure, but is iPhone 4s getting iOS9? All Windows phone are getting windows 10 (I think). I think you'll find that the older iPhone models DO lag, even more so with the latest software.
    12-21-2014 03:47 PM
  14. tigrucat's Avatar
    HTC One M8 and LG G3 are widely regarded as the best Android Phones out right now - best to wait until the next versions are announced as you should save some money. Apple and Samsung are the most popular brands and have the biggest marketing budgets but are not the best in terms of the complete package you are getting for your money. Sony are overpriced and models get superseded every 6 months.
    12-21-2014 04:55 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    HTC One M8 and LG G3 are widely regarded as the best Android Phones out right now - best to wait until the next versions are announced as you should save some money. Apple and Samsung are the most popular brands and have the biggest marketing budgets but are not the best in terms of the complete package you are getting for your money. Sony are overpriced and models get superseded every 6 months.
    The OP's budget preclude either of those devices. The G Pro is on KitKat and can be had in his price range.

    What about a BlackBerry Z10? Same screen size and can sideload Android apps. Rumour has it that all BB OS10 devices will be getting version 10.3 in early 2015.
    etad putta likes this.
    12-21-2014 05:55 PM
  16. mathsisbest's Avatar
    The OP's budget preclude either of those devices. The G Pro is on KitKat and can be had in his price range.

    What about a BlackBerry Z10? Same screen size and can sideload Android apps. Rumour has it that all BB OS10 devices will be getting version 10.3 in early 2015.
    The quote says to wait till newer models of the HTC one M8 and LG G3 come out. That will lower prices, but probably not to such a low level. However, that quote was relevant so if OP can wait, then there may be bargains/deals coming soon.

    The BlackBerry z10 is a good addition to the thread as it can be bought cheaply and was a flagship with good specs.
    12-21-2014 06:00 PM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    The quote says to wait till newer models of the HTC one M8 and LG G3 come out. That will lower prices, but probably not to such a low level. However, that quote was relevant so if OP can wait, then there may be bargains/deals coming soon.

    The BlackBerry z10 is a good addition to the thread as it can be bought cheaply and was a flagship with good specs.
    Considering the G2 is still a little over $200, I doubt the G3 will be in his budget range anytime soon. I mentioned the BB as an option because the OP stated a general reluctance toward Android devices yet most of the replies have been advocating for Androids.
    12-21-2014 08:43 PM
  18. tajson's Avatar
    I had Blackberry Bold 9900 (?) and I don't like it, OS is horrible. Design and the brand doesn't appeal to me. I prefer of it all Android. I came to conclusion that 4s isn't good choice. My money allows me to buy Sony Xperia Z and Galaxy S3 yet. What about these? I admit that I'm tempted Xperia Z,

    Sorry if I'm making mistakes in English
    12-22-2014 03:21 AM
  19. mathsisbest's Avatar
    I had Blackberry Bold 9900 (?) and I don't like it, OS is horrible. Design and the brand doesn't appeal to me. I prefer of it all Android. I came to conclusion that 4s isn't good choice. My money allows me to buy Sony Xperia Z and Galaxy S3 yet. What about these? I admit that I'm tempted Xperia Z,

    Sorry if I'm making mistakes in English
    I'd go for the Sony xperia Z
    12-22-2014 03:53 AM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Sorry if I'm making mistakes in English
    You're doing fine, at least you try. The Bold 9900 is nothing like the OS10 devices. Just thought I'd share that with you.
    techiez likes this.
    12-22-2014 07:47 AM
  21. pankaj981's Avatar
    Search for a decent pre owned device on eBay or any similar site. You'd get at least a Moto G for that price, which IMO is not bad
    12-22-2014 07:56 AM
  22. tortex73's Avatar
    I'd go for the Sony xperia Z
    For sure. I've never owned a Sony phone, but the whole Z line is amazing. I would definitely pick the Z1 over the 4s. The 4s is definitely outdated spec wise, and once an iPhone hits 2 years old, further OS updates completely kill performance. Even the 5 is showing its age with iOS 8. I love the iPhone, I've had every one since the 4, but I prefer Android and definitely think the Z1 is the better option.
    prasath1234 likes this.
    01-04-2015 01:37 AM
  23. EBUK's Avatar
    get the Moto G as it is a great budget phone.
    Great if you HATE taking good-looking photos. If you like all those precious, non-repeatable moments to look like utter cr@p then go for any Moto phone - E, G, G 4G, X - all of them have useless cameras.
    01-04-2015 05:29 AM
  24. etad putta's Avatar
    Great if you HATE taking good-looking photos. If you like all those precious, non-repeatable moments to look like utter cr@p then go for any Moto phone - E, G, G 4G, X - all of them have useless cameras.
    Might want to read newer reviews, the new 8 mp camera in the 2014 G is greatly improved...Moto G review (2014): still the best budget smartphone
    01-04-2015 06:48 AM
  25. techiez's Avatar
    I had Blackberry Bold 9900 (?) and I don't like it, OS is horrible. Design and the brand doesn't appeal to me. I prefer of it all Android. I came to conclusion that 4s isn't good choice. My money allows me to buy Sony Xperia Z and Galaxy S3 yet. What about these? I admit that I'm tempted Xperia Z,

    Sorry if I'm making mistakes in English
    Do you get ASUS Zenphone 5 in your country? Moto G2 is your best bet in android but I agree it doesnt look good, Asus zenphone5 looks great and has very good specs for its price point.
    01-04-2015 06:57 AM

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