1. misterpunn's Avatar
    I am very close to running out of space on my original 30GB Zune Player( which I LOVE,) and I have been going back-and-forth on whether I should get a Lumia 520 and Micro SD it to 64GB or if I should buy an old Zune player. I am not interested in Zune HD due to price and touch screen.

    I will really only use this as a media player in my car and perhaps at home. Storage is not really an issue. Nor is price, as they'll both hover around the $120-$150 range. I have listed my perceived pros and cons for each device (with some reasoning) below.

    Lumia 520:
    + Interface: I love the animations and presentation behind how the music works on WP8...the ability to jump directly to a letter to select song/artist is also nice vs. Zune
    + Ability to pin favorite artists to screen: visually will be very nice on the start screen and could be helpful to just jump to an artist
    + Nice backup phone: This is really intended solely as a music player, though...my 920 can handle all of my other needs and I like a separate device for music
    + Current technology and support for the foreseeable future
    + It will be a brand new device that is all mine
    - Touch screen: as I said, I will mainly use this while driving, so having a touch screen is a detractor if I want to quickly change the song or pause the music
    I think double tap to wake or choosing that the screen is always on could be helpful. I also know that the swipe music app is available, so that may help, as well.
    - Xbox/Windows Phone Music Software
    - No equalizer: Not that big of a deal, but I like to have the option, as I do tweak the settings sometimes

    Zune:
    + Real Buttons!: This is really helpful to quickly change or pause a song while driving or working out
    + Zune Software
    + Equalizer+ More storage: 64GB will be more than enough, but 80GB or 120GB will pretty much ensure I won't need a new player for a long, long time (32GB lasted me 6 years.)
    - Used device: I'll have to buy this off eBay, so misrepresented damage is possible
    - Unsupported platform: If I have technical problems, I may be out of luck and my device might be useless
    - Potential hardware failure due to the age of the device

    My main debate is keeping what I know and love (but dated) vs. a seemingly very good new option with unknown usability issues. What do you think?
    09-16-2013 12:56 PM
  2. berty6294's Avatar
    Well if you go 520 you won't have to worry about hdd failure.. That's how my 80 died.
    misterpunn likes this.
    09-16-2013 01:12 PM

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