1. jms_209's Avatar
    So I have a lumia 521 and since the new 8.1 update I gave issues. Apps force close,random lag spikes, and other minor problems.

    So is the 810 a worthy upgrade?
    It has 1gb of ram,so that should help with lag. Also a faster CPU.

    Not sure if the htc 8x would survive a drop like my 521 lol
    Which is better Lumia 810 or HTC 8x.

    Also can I wireless charge with the 810? How much is it?

    Hope you guys can help.
    05-11-2014 03:35 AM
  2. oditius's Avatar
    Lumia 810 specifications

    Does not show wireless charging, so I guess not.

    And surviving s fall depends on a lot of different factors, besides durability. Landing at a bad angle can cause even the most indestructible phone to break.
    snowmutt likes this.
    05-11-2014 06:06 AM
  3. AUCLABruin's Avatar
    I think that if you add a back cover with charging capabilities the 810 can have wireless charging. It's still a great phone. Many people here have upgraded the 810 on 8.1 without problems, and it's built pretty strongly in case of any accidents.
    05-11-2014 11:11 AM
  4. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    810 has wireless charging with this shell Nokia Lumia 810 CC-3063
    And this is the best case for protection, I dropped mine several times on the pavement and 0 damage, even the case shows no damage.

    05-12-2014 02:02 AM
  5. Dhileepudu Jambula's Avatar
    I have a HTC 8x, have updated to 8.1 and I am loving it, no lagging :)
    05-12-2014 02:21 AM
  6. worldspy99's Avatar
    So I have a lumia 521 and since the new 8.1 update I gave issues. Apps force close,random lag spikes, and other minor problems.

    So is the 810 a worthy upgrade?
    It has 1gb of ram,so that should help with lag. Also a faster CPU.

    Not sure if the htc 8x would survive a drop like my 521 lol
    Which is better Lumia 810 or HTC 8x.

    Also can I wireless charge with the 810? How much is it?

    Hope you guys can help.
    It is absolutely a worthy upgrade. I did just that for about 6 months and am now thinking of going to the 925.
    No lag and the CPU is quite good.

    You can find wireless charging shells for it. But with the shell the cases do not fit. Good phones are about $90 and the shell is about $20-25.

    PM me, I might be able to help.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-12-2014 07:00 PM
  7. worldspy99's Avatar
    Good cases are plenty, BodyGlove and Tech 21.
    05-12-2014 07:01 PM
  8. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    810 is great with WP8.1. SD card is the ticket. This phone will be useable for at least another year or even two. Does everything I need.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-12-2014 10:22 PM
  9. isi mcf's Avatar
    my only complaints right now are no LTE and no Text Tones.
    05-14-2014 11:11 PM
  10. metalchick719's Avatar
    So I have a lumia 521 and since the new 8.1 update I gave issues. Apps force close,random lag spikes, and other minor problems.

    So is the 810 a worthy upgrade?
    It has 1gb of ram,so that should help with lag. Also a faster CPU.

    Not sure if the htc 8x would survive a drop like my 521 lol
    Which is better Lumia 810 or HTC 8x.

    Also can I wireless charge with the 810? How much is it?

    Hope you guys can help.
    The 810 is still a great phone. I have one and it was my first Windows Phone. Out of the three WPs I have, my 810 is the only one I updated to 8.1 via the developer preview. I'm using it right now, been swapping my SIM out regularly between it and my 925. It's like a whole new phone when you install 8.1. I love that you can store apps on the SIM. The 810 also has better RAM as you said, a better screen than the 521 and a better camera (though the camera is definitely nowhere near the quality of the 920 or 925). Also, there IS wireless charging for the 810 as long as you get a wireless charging cover. T-Mobile used to sell it in color choices of cyan or black. I'm positive you can still find them on eBay and such. I can't say how much the covers cost these days; a friend from this forum got mine at a slight discount and I paid him via PayPal for it. It was around $32 back then, but this was back in late 2012 or early 2013. They might be rare right now and pricier.

    But in the long run, if you're interested in the 810, even though it's long since EOL'd, I'd go for it. It's a great phone.
    05-15-2014 09:22 AM
  11. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    I don't think it's worth it. Don't get me wrong, it's a great phone, but the fact that it has been EOL'd and the fact it's some of the older WP hardware out right now doesn't do it any favors. Go for the 925 if the RAM is such a huge issue.
    05-15-2014 01:06 PM
  12. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Honestly, because of the EOL that T-Mobile pulled, I'd agree with Angry_Mushroom, go for the 925. Here's a deal from Dell for $170.

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...=baynoteSearch
    05-15-2014 01:29 PM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Honestly, because of the EOL that T-Mobile pulled, I'd agree with Angry_Mushroom, go for the 925. Here's a deal from Dell for $170.

    Nokia Lumia 925 Silver T-Mobile w/New 2yr Contract : Unified Communications, Phones & Accessories | Dell
    Dell will still lock you into a contract even though TMO does not, there is a thread out there that talks about this. Better off getting one on HSN, Newegg or CL/eBay...
    05-15-2014 03:37 PM
  14. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    I think the 810 is worth it. You can get them off ebay around $80 - $100 in great condition, and all EOL means is there's no guarantee of future firmware updates, which for older hardware really bring only minor improvements and occasional features. You can still update the OS using Preview for Developers. All you do is sign up for App Studio or Unlock the device using the Developer Tools (no developer account required), then install and run Preview for Developers.

    In all it comes down to ones needs. If you want one with low light photography, higher res screen, and dont mind limited storage memory, get the 925. But, if you need expandable memory, or don't mind Mid-Range and want to save some money, get an 810.
    metalchick719 likes this.
    05-15-2014 08:23 PM
  15. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    With WP8.1 for sure.
    Despite being EOL'ed the 810 still provides really good performance and if the eBay pricing of $80-$100 is true then why not.
    It's better than the low end 52x, has a really good camera, shoots full HD video, 1Gb RAM instead of 512Mb, SD slot for up to 64Gb means massive space for apps.
    Works really great as a GPS with the Nokia Here suit.
    The screen is 'only' 480 x 800 but the AMOLED screen is so good it doesn't make much of a difference. The extra row of tiles in WP8.1 is still useable.

    And..... it even works as a phone!!!

    To each his own but for $100 it's still a good option.
    05-15-2014 09:31 PM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    I think the 810 is worth every penny and more. I still haven't made the jump to the 925 and I have a mint one in a box sitting in front of me. Both have identical accessories - wireless charging shells and nice cases but I cannot seem to give up on the 810....
    05-16-2014 12:08 PM
  17. bsipe9's Avatar
    I recently bought 4 wireless shells on Amazon for $20 each (through seller TheBestInClass). Two black, two cyan. They're listed as like new, but aside from not coming in the original packaging, they seemed pristine.
    Cyan
    http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Wireless...pUvbUpU2543408
    Black
    Amazon.com: Nokia Wireless Charging Shell CC-3063 for Lumia 810 (BLACK): Cell Phones & Accessories

    In case the Seller gets bumped down, you can select it in the More Buying Choices. I'm in no way affiliated, just want to share that particular seller because his products came quickly and in good shape. It's nice that they are a fullfilled by amazon so they qualify for Amazon's free shipping.

    I had been searching for these for so long I was thrilled to find them. And now that I selfishly got the ones I needed for my family, I wanted to share with you all...
    05-16-2014 09:47 PM
  18. adg5's Avatar
    I just picked up a 925 for my wife yesterday. The camera isn't that much of an improvement over the 810. The loud speaker on the 810 sounds way better, especially for music playback. And I like being able to swap out the battery and add more memory. I have been using my 810 for a year and a half and after playing around with the 925, I still prefer my 810.
    05-19-2014 02:37 AM
  19. Guzzler3's Avatar
    Well, it looks like the 925 will be joining us 810 owners for no more support from T-mo.

    "T-Mobile rep here. This is true. We had to send back all 925 accessories and were told we would not be receiving new inventory on the device. I hope this is to clear stock to make room foe the 930, however I fear the 925 is being replaced by the 635. We still carry the 521, and seemingly will for a while longer. So it seems like tmobile will carry the 521 and 635. Both low end devices. This makes me sad. I hope I'm wrong."
    http://forums.windowscentral.com/car...ml#post2534271

    adg5 - You might want to think about returning the 925, if you can.
    05-19-2014 09:27 AM
  20. metalchick719's Avatar
    I just picked up a 925 for my wife yesterday. The camera isn't that much of an improvement over the 810. The loud speaker on the 810 sounds way better, especially for music playback. And I like being able to swap out the battery and add more memory. I have been using my 810 for a year and a half and after playing around with the 925, I still prefer my 810.
    Are you kidding me?? You must be doing something wrong when snapping photos if you believe that. I have the 810, the 920 and the 925 and have snapped lots of photos with all three phones (especially the 920). The cameras of the 920 and 925 are FAR superior to that of the 810. I've been swapping my SIM between my 925 and 810 (since updating the latter to 8.1 in April) and it is extremely obvious how much better the 925's camera is as I've been taking lots of pictures lately with spring being in full bloom and all. At the moment, that's probably the only thing stopping me from using the 810 as my main phone.
    05-19-2014 09:48 AM
  21. adg5's Avatar
    If you were to say that the camera on the 1020 was far superior I would completely agree with you but for the 925 to be far superior is a bit of an overstatement. It is better but not enough for me to want to sacrifice a micro SD slot and removable battery as well as a better loudspeaker. I have taken tons of photos and videos with my 810 and I have very few complaints. The longer we have the 925 the more I may change my opinion on the camera but for now I am happy with my 810. It has been very reliable for a year and a half.
    05-19-2014 02:31 PM
  22. metalchick719's Avatar
    If you were to say that the camera on the 1020 was far superior I would completely agree with you but for the 925 to be far superior is a bit of an overstatement. It is better but not enough for me to want to sacrifice a micro SD slot and removable battery as well as a better loudspeaker. I have taken tons of photos and videos with my 810 and I have very few complaints. The longer we have the 925 the more I may change my opinion on the camera but for now I am happy with my 810. It has been very reliable for a year and a half.
    It might be that you get too much of a green tint on your photos with the 925 (??). That tends to happen with the Flash running, but I definitely find the camera sky miles better than that of the 810. The 810 is a very capable phone, as I've said in this thread before, especially running 8.1 and with SD card support. I do think the camera on the 920 is a little better than that of the 925 only because of the green tint issue, but I've personally learned how to work around that.
    05-20-2014 10:53 AM

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