1. aaronmoe's Avatar
    Been looking at lower end Windows devices and trying to figure out which one to buy. Over at expansys I saw the 520 for $149.99, the ATIV S for $234.99, and the HTC 8X for $219.99. Any suggestions/opinions?

    Search Results for: "lumia" - Expansys USA 520
    Samsung ATIV S Windows 8 Smartphone 16GB (Unlocked) #SGH-i8750 - Expansys USA
    HTC Windows Phone 8X Smartphone Black (Unlocked) #8X-BLACK - Expansys USA
    HTC Windows Phone 8X Smartphone Yellow (Unlocked) #8X - Expansys USA
    01-22-2014 10:06 AM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Suggest going to GSM arena and clicking on the "compare" tab. You can see the specs of each side by side. I am biased since I own one, but I think the ativ s gives the most "bang for the buck".
    01-22-2014 10:14 AM
  3. mary beth hale's Avatar
    BTW...the HTC 8x and Samsung ativ are really at a different level than the Lumia 520. If you can afford the HTC or Samsung you get a higher end phone.
    01-22-2014 10:23 AM
  4. Jaskys's Avatar
    Ativ S
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    01-22-2014 10:26 AM
  5. Loco5150's Avatar
    Ativ S is not lower end device. I went from Lumia 920 to the Ativ S because I got approx 30% more battery life with the Ativ. Ativ is a great device and specially now that we have interop unlock for it. If that intrests you, you get cool functions like extra column of tiles and any accent color you want, just to name few. Normally I go for the greatest device, but atm Im still very happy with Ativ.
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    01-22-2014 10:29 AM
  6. John20212's Avatar
    Personally if I had to choose just out of the options you mentioned I would go with the yellow HTC 8X just like the design and look the best.

    But in reality I would go for the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone Black (Unlocked) #LUMIA920 - Expansys USA its only $305 so not a far stretch from the Ativ S at $235 and you get a great phone.
    01-22-2014 04:52 PM
  7. fdalbor's Avatar
    The price of 149.99 for the 520 is way HIGH, Amazon has it listed for 59.99$ and that is correct. I bought two of them
    01-22-2014 08:09 PM
  8. John20212's Avatar
    The price of 149.99 for the 520 is way HIGH, Amazon has it listed for 59.99$ and that is correct. I bought two of them
    The $60 is for a locked ATT version; $150 is the normal price of the unlocked carrier free version.
    01-22-2014 08:24 PM
  9. lance5087's Avatar
    I paid $66 for my 520 so you really can't compare the prices. The Ativ and 8x are a lot nicer phones but they cost a lot more. I thought you could just call at&t and get it unlocked. I could be wrong though.
    01-23-2014 12:58 AM

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