12-16-2013 09:33 PM
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  1. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Wait until April, many new devices coming up for all budgets. Getting a Windows Phone now would be a bad idea.
    Unless you want a Phablet.
    12-15-2013 05:22 AM
  2. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    If I were you, I would buy the Lumia 525 or 520 now. Then save up for the WP8.1 phone of your choice.
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    12-15-2013 05:42 AM
  3. Promethius99's Avatar
    Hi, I would definitely go for the lumia 925, i love mine,great phone,but the battery life could be better,but otherwise awesome phone.
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    12-15-2013 06:00 AM
  4. Pieter Wolff's Avatar
    Hi am Joe. Am from India. I have been using an Android phone until my friend introduced me to a Lumia 520. I loved the interface and found this site and got really interested into this.
    Now i have saved enough money to get myself a Lumia 820. But since am new to this i have a few questions.
    1. Should i even consider an 820 since its been released around 2012.
    2. People say 820 has a weak battery
    3. Or should i wait for 825 / 820's succesor?
    The problem is always compromising. I got myself a 720 because I wanted a big battery and Gorilla glass2. I don't play games so the 512 Mb doesn't bother me. I love the wireless charging ( got the charging plate and shell free here in South Africa ). I also like the design as it reminded me most of my wonderful N9.
    Whatever you choose: enjoy it!
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    12-15-2013 06:01 AM
  5. SIMONator24's Avatar
    Get an Samsung Ativ S, believe me its an awesome phone and really big for the price, here in the netherlands you can get one for 200 euro ( dont know how many dollar, i think 240/250 )
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    12-15-2013 06:10 AM
  6. KrisJoeEll's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Its means a lot.
    12-15-2013 07:28 AM
  7. Speedygi's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Its means a lot.
    No problem, always glad to help.

    Sent from my Z10 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
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    12-15-2013 08:00 AM
  8. hudsonvalley's Avatar
    Buy used unlocked in a good condition L1020 off Ebay.
    12-15-2013 10:55 AM
  9. snowmutt's Avatar
    If you can get the L920 for the same price, and those 32GB of memory can work for you, then take it. I am still considering the L920 today because of the price. MS/Nokia will support their flagships, and the L920 was the device that kicked things off.

    But, if expandable memory is a deal killer for you, I say the L820 is a good device and will serve you fine. I know a few people are saying wait to April. I find that sound advice if you are fine with what you have for another 5 months and if we knew for a fact brand spanking new devices were confirmed then. Problem is, we do not. Also, while that gives more time to save, the prices on what you want may be a lot higher then expected.

    I say roll the dice. Shop around and buy the best device you can in your price range. Head over to the L820 forums.

    Welcome, and hope you let us know what you choose!!
    12-15-2013 01:15 PM
  10. surfer1412's Avatar
    I was in your shoes a week ago. I was trying to decide between various models and kept comparing the specifications of each model.

    520: Cheap but 512MB RAM and no 4G

    625: 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM

    720: 512 RAM, built in battery and no 4G

    820: 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 4G but lousy FFC

    920: 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 4G but heavy (due to wireless charging built in), built in battery

    I ended up with the 820. Got it because battery can be switched and I can change the back cover. It really depends on what are your criteria for a phone. For me, it was processor, RAM and 4G being the most important.
    12-15-2013 07:00 PM
  11. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. Its means a lot.
    920 all the way!!!!!! Qi charging, nice camera , nice display
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    12-15-2013 07:13 PM
  12. jhelms29's Avatar
    If you have the patience to wait, I'd wait. You'll just regret it if you buy your phone now and it's obsolete in three months. Then again, I myself can never wait. :)
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    12-15-2013 07:30 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Hey if you want a budget 822 with 16GB memory expandable with an SD card let me know. I have 3 available, I can have the phone shipped or hand carried to India.
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    12-15-2013 08:19 PM
  14. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    hand carried to India.
    What?
    12-15-2013 08:23 PM
  15. anon5997296's Avatar
    I'd say get 920 if you can. It was a flagship phone and Nokia poured all of them in this phone. The camera is awesome, the display is awesome, so crisp. I think 32GB is enough of memory but if the expandable memory is a deal breaker only choice is 820. But 920 is better in every aspect than 820.
    I bought mine one and half month ago. I was in dilemma whether get HTC 8X or 820. But the helpful guys here helped me a lot deciding and I rejected both, spent some more cash and got myself a 920.. Sexy red.. :D And know what?? The extra money was worth the experience. Even if you wait for newer devices for 4-5 months, for this price you're gonna get a mid range device which may lack some features. Say Lumia 1320, priced same as 920 but 920 has better Adreno 225 while 1320 has Adreno 305 (920's GPU is better) again, OIS 920 has it but 1320 doesn't have. 1320 has bigger display but the same resolution. So I think even though 1320 is newer device, and at the same price last year's 920 is still better. And about 920's weight, it's personal preference. I don't find it that much heavy or thick. In fact, I feel more comfortable using my 920 in one hand as opposed to my friend's Galaxy S3 which is thinner and lighter too. Plus if you have good 3G reception then battery would last a day for you. For me I can get 6 hours of screen on time when I switch data off and on Wi-Fi only (this time I'm using Interner Explorer a lot, somewhat gaming and Facebook). So battery backup is awesome unless you play games. But 820 will be worse in battery than 920 any day. But you can pop in another battery in 820 as it has removable back cover. So in the end it's up to you. Expandable storage and removable battery vs OIS camera, HD display and a flagship phone.. Hope I helped and didn't add to confusion. :)
    12-16-2013 12:40 AM
  16. ktl88's Avatar
    Don't get an 820. It has been discontinued, that's why no major online retailer is currently selling it.
    Get the 920. I have a 920 and its awesome. Amazing screen and amazing camera. A great battery life too. I easily pull off a day's work. Couple of calls, some snaps, whatsapping, messaging and a little gaming.
    Go for the 920.

    But as Nokia is launching 1520 and 1320 today in India, the other high-end phone prices will definitely come down sometime soon (in a couple of weeks).
    I would wait for these couple of weeks and wait for the prices to drop and get one of the high end phones.
    KrisJoeEll likes this.
    12-16-2013 02:24 AM
  17. shaurya negi's Avatar
    Trust me. L920 is just awesome. Apart from the weight(which i prefer) there is nothing to hate about it. I just got it like 2 months ago and don't worry if its a old phone. Even L920 is,they will receive all the MS updates (WP 8.1). 820 has a removable battery,changeable back covers and sd slot. Its all your choice. Get it and love the WP experience. :)
    KrisJoeEll likes this.
    12-16-2013 09:33 PM
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