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  1. nokia6300's Avatar
    Hi everyone, new guy here and i need some help.
    Currently using an iphone 4 but i want to switch to either a Lumia 720 or Lumia 925 still can't decide.
    Ok so my questions

    1. Will wp8.1 work on devices with 512mb?
    2. Some reviewers, including wpcentral video, say the L620 display is better than the L720. Is this true? L720 has IPS LCD vs TFT LCD for the L620. I thought IPS was superior to TFT?
    3. How does the display on the L720 compared to the iphone4? Will i be dissappointed with the 720's display? I have seen the 620's display. Is the 620 display similar to 720's? I don't play games i mostly browse on the internet, emails and maybe some youtube videos.
    4. Which screen is better in the sunlight, L720 or L925? Btw i compared my iphone4 and the L620 in direct sunlight and the L620 just blew away the iphone4!
    5. How much better is the 925's display vs the 720's? Is it worth the extra $$ for the 925?
    Thanks!
    12-28-2013 01:35 PM
  2. SIMONator24's Avatar
    It's definitely worth the extra $$ for the L925, it's better than the L720 in all the points.
    12-28-2013 01:41 PM
  3. nokia6300's Avatar
    It's definitely worth the extra $$ for the L925, it's better than the L720 in all the points.
    i've heard the 720 has a long battery life. have you had any issues with battery life or wifi signal strength being weak?
    12-28-2013 01:58 PM
  4. SIMONator24's Avatar
    I haven't got any Lumia phone ( I have Samsung Ativ S ) but if you are planning for the future and want a better phone, choose L925. The battery life depends on your usage of the phone. And wifi signal strength being weak? I can't answer that because I don't have Lumia, but I think there will not be problems with that. All WP8 phone will get 8.1 , but I think how better the specs how better it works. I hope this is usefull for your choice. Btw sorry for my english, I'm from the Netherlands (14 years old).

    Welcome to the WP family already :)
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    12-28-2013 05:45 PM
  5. Darth litku's Avatar
    i've heard the 720 has a long battery life. have you had any issues with battery life or wifi signal strength being weak?
    Im using a 720, battery life is great... There are times that it last for almost three days...
    12-28-2013 05:48 PM
  6. SIMONator24's Avatar
    Hi everyone, new guy here and i need some help.
    Currently using an iphone 4 but i want to switch to either a Lumia 720 or Lumia 925 still can't decide.
    Ok so my questions

    1. Will wp8.1 work on devices with 512mb?
    2. Some reviewers, including wpcentral video, say the L620 display is better than the L720. Is this true? L720 has IPS LCD vs TFT LCD for the L620. I thought IPS was superior to TFT?
    3. How does the display on the L720 compared to the iphone4? Will i be dissappointed with the 720's display? I have seen the 620's display. Is the 620 display similar to 720's? I don't play games i mostly browse on the internet, emails and maybe some youtube videos.
    4. Which screen is better in the sunlight, L720 or L925? Btw i compared my iphone4 and the L620 in direct sunlight and the L620 just blew away the iphone4!
    5. How much better is the 925's display vs the 720's? Is it worth the extra $$ for the 925?
    Thanks!
    One thing, the best youtube apps (there's no official YT app) are MetroTube, MyTube and Youtube HD
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    12-28-2013 05:51 PM
  7. nokia6300's Avatar
    Thank you simon and darth!
    Darth, how do you like the 720's display? How does it compare with other lumias? I'm in canada and we don't have either the 720 or 925 for sale here so there's no way for me to know how the display is.
    12-28-2013 06:12 PM
  8. Darth litku's Avatar
    I haven't seen a 925 so I can't say wich one is better... For me 720's display is ok. Im not a gamer so the 512 mem of the 720 is fine with me. I always use my 720 for watching videos, browsing the web and social media. Before i buy my 720 i watched a lot of comparison videos in youtube maybe you can try to watch some of it....
    12-28-2013 06:22 PM
  9. Sebastianx's Avatar
    Thank you simon and darth!
    Darth, how do you like the 720's display? How does it compare with other lumias? I'm in canada and we don't have either the 720 or 925 for sale here so there's no way for me to know how the display is.

    925 has an AMOLED display while 720 has an IPS display. So technically there are difference. If you're aiming for great colors and true blacks display then AMOLED would be a great choice while IPS produces true colors and consume a bit power because of the backlight of lcd displays.
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    12-28-2013 06:32 PM
  10. nokia6300's Avatar
    I haven't seen a 925 so I can't say wich one is better... For me 720's display is ok. Im not a gamer so the 512 mem of the 720 is fine with me. I always use my 720 for watching videos, browsing the web and social media. Before i buy my 720 i watched a lot of comparison videos in youtube maybe you can try to watch some of it....
    Yes i have watched lots of youtube reviews of both phones :)
    12-28-2013 06:35 PM
  11. SIMONator24's Avatar
    I have an ATIV S and I have the AMOLED HD display, my friend has an L625 and IPS display. All I can say is that AMOLED is colorfull and nice while IPS is true colors like Darth mentioned. In my opinion AMOLED is much better.
    12-28-2013 06:39 PM
  12. nokia6300's Avatar
    925 has an AMOLED display while 720 has an IPS display. So technically there are difference. If you're aiming for great colors and true blacks display then AMOLED would be a great choice while IPS produces true colors and consume a bit power because of the backlight of lcd displays.
    So IPS uses less power than amoled? I prefer black text on white background. With amoled black text on white background consumes more power, correct?
    12-28-2013 06:40 PM
  13. SIMONator24's Avatar
    So IPS uses less power than amoled? I prefer black text on white background. With amoled black text on white background consumes more power, correct?
    Correct, the white of AMOLED is more bright while IPS looks more dark.
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    12-28-2013 06:44 PM
  14. SIMONator24's Avatar
    So IPS uses less power than amoled? I prefer black text on white background. With amoled black text on white background consumes more power, correct?
    That's why the 720 has better battery life.
    12-28-2013 06:46 PM
  15. jomarr's Avatar
    1. Will wp8.1 work on devices with 512mb?
    - Probably. No word from Microsoft yet, I guess

    2. Some reviewers, including wpcentral video, say the L620 display is better than the L720. Is this true? L720 has IPS LCD vs TFT LCD for the L620. I thought IPS was superior to TFT?
    - I actually don't know but they're probably almost identical.

    3. How does the display on the L720 compared to the iphone4? Will i be dissappointed with the 720's display? I have seen the 620's display. Is the 620 display similar to 720's? I don't play games i mostly browse on the internet, emails and maybe some youtube videos.
    - This is where the 720 gets bumped. The screen of the iPhone 4 is better. (217 ppi (720), 326 ppi (iPhone 4). The iPhone 4 is the first iPhone with the Retina Display but I think the flat interface of Windows Phone works really well with the 720. It looks REALLY nice in person.

    4. Which screen is better in the sunlight, L720 or L925? Btw i compared my iphone4 and the L620 in direct sunlight and the L620 just blew away the iphone4!
    - Both are the same. Both phones have the 'sunlight readability' feature

    5. How much better is the 925's display vs the 720's? Is it worth the extra $$ for the 925?

    - Much better. 925's is AMOLED which I prefer and has an HD Display.


    I'd get the 920 if I were you though, Same features as the 925 only thicker and heavier + 32 gigs of internal storage! and price is cheaper than the 925.
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    12-28-2013 10:13 PM
  16. nokia6300's Avatar
    thanks jomarr! the 920 is a heavy beast i like my phones light and slim
    12-28-2013 11:40 PM
  17. Abhishek Belkar's Avatar
    1. Will wp8.1 work on devices with 512mb?
    - Probably. No word from Microsoft yet, I guess

    2. Some reviewers, including wpcentral video, say the L620 display is better than the L720. Is this true? L720 has IPS LCD vs TFT LCD for the L620. I thought IPS was superior to TFT?
    - I actually don't know but they're probably almost identical.

    3. How does the display on the L720 compared to the iphone4? Will i be dissappointed with the 720's display? I have seen the 620's display. Is the 620 display similar to 720's? I don't play games i mostly browse on the internet, emails and maybe some youtube videos.
    - This is where the 720 gets bumped. The screen of the iPhone 4 is better. (217 ppi (720), 326 ppi (iPhone 4). The iPhone 4 is the first iPhone with the Retina Display but I think the flat interface of Windows Phone works really well with the 720. It looks REALLY nice in person.

    4. Which screen is better in the sunlight, L720 or L925? Btw i compared my iphone4 and the L620 in direct sunlight and the L620 just blew away the iphone4!
    - Both are the same. Both phones have the 'sunlight readability' feature

    5. How much better is the 925's display vs the 720's? Is it worth the extra $$ for the 925?

    - Much better. 925's is AMOLED which I prefer and has an HD Display.


    I'd get the 920 if I were you though, Same features as the 925 only thicker and heavier + 32 gigs of internal storage! and price is cheaper than the 925.
    but 925 is updated phone to 920.. I will prefer 925 because 925 is latest phone from 92x series.. Nokia developers prefer new series (x25) for development. I heard some screen flickring issue , heating issues on 920 on flipkart.com. But after all choice is yours...
    12-29-2013 12:40 AM
  18. Gaurav Paul's Avatar
    Hi everyone, new guy here and i need some help.
    Currently using an iphone 4 but i want to switch to either a Lumia 720 or Lumia 925 still can't decide.
    Ok so my questions

    1. Will wp8.1 work on devices with 512mb?
    Yes. All WP8 phones will be upgrade-able to WP 8.1. Microsoft had announced it earlier.

    2. Some reviewers, including wpcentral video, say the L620 display is better than the L720. Is this true? L720 has IPS LCD vs TFT LCD for the L620. I thought IPS was superior to TFT?
    Lumia 620 and Lumia 720 sport the same screen resolution. However, the 720 having a larger means that its pixel density is lower.

    3. How does the display on the L720 compared to the iphone4? Will i be dissappointed with the 720's display? I have seen the 620's display. Is the 620 display similar to 720's? I don't play games i mostly browse on the internet, emails and maybe some youtube videos.
    No you won't be. The Lumia 720 is a charm to hold and is a good phone to watch YouTube videos. However, you will need to do with third-party apps as the official YouTube app is no good.

    4. Which screen is better in the sunlight, L720 or L925? Btw i compared my iphone4 and the L620 in direct sunlight and the L620 just blew away the iphone4!
    Both Lumia 720 and 925 fare well in direct sunlight. Screen are easily readable.

    5. How much better is the 925's display vs the 720's? Is it worth the extra $$ for the 925?
    Lumia 720 has an IPS LCD screen whereas the Lumia 925 has an AMOLED screen. The 925's screen is better because it uses less power. So when using features like Glance, the 925 fares well. However, the difference in battery drain isn't much.
    Final Verdict: The only complain I have against the 720 is the scanty RAM. I play a lot of games and hence lose out on quite a few number of games. If you can make do with that, you can pick the Lumia 720 without a second thought. I've seen it being sold ~14k in some places. However, the Lumia 925 is currently the best Lumia available out there(In terms of perfomance/value). You'll definitely benefit from the extra RAM, better camera and higher resolution screen. As for me, I'll wait for the successor of the Lumia 720.
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    12-29-2013 01:34 AM
  19. jomarr's Avatar
    thanks jomarr! the 920 is a heavy beast i like my phones light and slim
    Then 925 it is! :)
    12-29-2013 02:08 AM
  20. Manjur Elahi1's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 720 and I think L-720 is better than L-925.
    The reasons are : 1. Slim design
    2. Fantastic battery life
    3. Good camera(enough for me when I use mobile to capture photos )
    4. Good price

    The 925 is only good for its camera but this phone has not so beautiful design.
    12-29-2013 08:08 AM
  21. Sport Driver's Avatar
    If only people could understand that beauty varies from person to person ;). I find Lumia 925 nicer than Lumia 720 because of ALU frame.
    To the author I would recomend Lumia 925 becuse of:
    1. 1GB RAM, it will made differences about apps It is more future prof
    2. HD AMOLED display, better resolution and more lively colors

    I would`t worry about battery because i have Lumia 820 with 1650mAh battery and i get one day out of it, unless i play lot of games, than it must be charged also in afternoon . If money is`t very big problem i would go for 925.
    12-29-2013 09:49 AM
  22. farhanmariz's Avatar
    I have a 720 right now I'm gonna get a 925 to replace it soon. Here are my reasons why:
    1. Better specs with Dual Core 1.5GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM - Make everything loads faster (lesser of "Resuming..." and "Loading..." screen time, my main gripe with the 720) and better compatibility with newer apps.
    2. HD AMOLED display - After using AMOLED displays with the N8 and N9, I find myself missing AMOLED so much. Not saying that the 720's IPS is bad, it's really good but yeah I just love deep blacks and vibrant colours. Oh and of course, the HD display. Plus, I can turn on Glance screen and double tap without wasting the battery much.
    3. Better camera - This goes without saying. Plus, OIS is awesome.

    One thing I think I'll miss is the battery life of the 720. It's nothing short of amazing. But that's the only cons I can think of besides having an expandable storage, which I'm not gonna use.
    12-29-2013 10:46 AM
  23. sleeve22's Avatar
    In all honesty I would wait for the next generation Lumias. I have had a couple of 925s with questionable build/audio quality, and the IPS on the 720 has much to be desired.
    12-29-2013 11:08 AM
  24. docsp2's Avatar
    I would go for an Amoled Display - but the L620 is also a very comfortable Phone to use and you can remove the battery there!
    12-29-2013 11:27 AM
  25. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I have a L720, which has proved to be an excellent runner. Not being a gamer means I don't have an issue with the 512 megs of RAM. Camera is excellent - for very amateur purposes and battery life is very good too. However, I am looking forward to moving to another device - preferably a Nokia or whatever it is going to be called when MS gets their act together. Why? Because I want 4G capability. My most recent renewal of my SIM only contract gives me unlimited data (which includes tethering!) and a free 4G connection when it becomes available in where I live, which should happen in the next 6 months or so. Otherwise I would probably stay with the L720 at least sometime.
    12-29-2013 04:32 PM
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