07-12-2014 02:21 AM
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  1. anon(7812135)'s Avatar
    Hello Everyone,

    I love Nokia's Lumia line up, and of course the Windows Phone OS. I currently have an iPhone 4S, and I'm thinking about buying a new Windows Phone device in a month or so. Now, I would love to buy something like the 1020 or 1520, but they are way too expensive, and don't fit into my budget.

    I want to buy a Lumia 920. The reason, it's now available at a great price. I was initially thinking about the 925, but there are quite a few things that tipped my decision in favor of 920. Firstly, I like my phones to be sturdy and feel solid in the hand, and the extra heft of 920 is something I love (I've handled the device, and have had absolutely no problems). Then there's the 32GB on-board storage, which is double than that of 925. Finally, as much as I would love having the 41 MP behemoth 1020, I think that the 8.7 MP pureview snapper is just perfect for me.

    This brings me to my question. I have decided on buying the Lumia 920, but it's now about 2 years old. I don't care about its age, and I know it'll obviously be getting 8.1 once it's released to consumer devices, I just want to be sure that it gets all the updates, at least all the 8.X ones.

    Considering this, I want opinions from WPCentral members. Is buying a 2 year old 920 a good decision?

    Regards,

    Rajat S.
    04-23-2014 11:58 PM
  2. godsend85's Avatar
    I'm on the same boat as you. I just bought 920 a month back.

    At the core, it's same as 925/928 (with wireless charging, extra storage and little more weight). Since, both of those are newer models and are expected to get support for all 8.x updates, 920 should definitely get the same support.

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    04-24-2014 12:01 AM
  3. L Beezy's Avatar
    I'm still using my L920 and couldn't be happier with it. I believe it's on par specification wise with the other newer Lumia devices. Not to mention, as godsend85 said, it'll get the support to all 8.x updates as well. I believe it's still a good purchase.

    I'm personally not a fan of phablets, so the 1520 and 930/Icon (when it comes out) is too big for my liking--even though the display on the 1520 is AMAZING!
    04-24-2014 12:45 AM
  4. ezraofcebu's Avatar
    Im on Lumia 920 right now and as soon as this gets the official 8.1, the more reason you should buy one.

    Sent from my RM-821_im_mea3_306 using Tapatalk
    04-24-2014 01:01 AM
  5. rdubmu's Avatar
    It is still a great device! Honestly it raised the bar for all windows phone. I hope they make a successor for it.

    Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk
    04-24-2014 01:02 AM
  6. Titaniumgiant's Avatar
    920 still rocks. It is an amazing device
    04-24-2014 01:03 AM
  7. darkbaby1991's Avatar
    Been using this phone for almost 3 months now. Updated to black recently,all I could say this phone is a beast indeed. Moved from android to WP was a good choice. The smoothness of the OS is really cool,it's not hardware demanding though. The only drawback is,this phone gets hot easily.
    04-24-2014 02:42 AM
  8. Ian Too's Avatar
    Definitely go for it. I've been using my 920 now for well over a year and it has been flawless.

    On the upgrade front I'd be a little careful and get a country variant device rather than one that was tied to a particular carrier, even if its been unlocked. This sidesteps the possibility that the carrier won't support the update. I have a Lumia 620 which hasn't received GDR 3/Lumia Black yet and is ensuring that I won't be with Virgin Mobile much longer.
    04-24-2014 03:02 AM
  9. anon(7812135)'s Avatar
    Thanks for the replies anyone. I'll be getting the 920 for sure :)
    @Ian Too .. That's quite a point you mentioned. Thankfully, every device sold in the country I reside in is an unlocked International version.

    Thanks for the responses again, guys :)
    04-24-2014 11:04 PM
  10. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 is no longer in production and doesn't have hardware support any more (based on a conversation with Flipkart and then with Nokia Care about my 920, they were unable to replace the USB connector board). You may wish to think about a newer device, or wait till the next wave of Lumias launch. At that time, prices of the 925 should drop. I don't think an L920 is a good idea at this time.
    04-24-2014 11:16 PM
  11. rdubmu's Avatar
    I disagree with Markham, If u can get it for $300 or less than it is a steal

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    04-25-2014 12:02 AM
  12. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    I think it's still a great phone. I have had mine since launch date and still like it a lot. My only reason for considering a new phone is that I think I would prefer a larger screen than 4.5 inches. Good luck with your decision!
    04-25-2014 12:15 AM
  13. anon(7812135)'s Avatar
    @Markham Ranja: Well that sucks! I was actually planning on buying it from Flipkart, since it popped up back in their stock. I guess I'll have to wait for something else then.

    @rdubmu: Well not $300, it's available at around $425
    04-25-2014 12:38 AM
  14. groovecain's Avatar
    i thinking of getting a 2nd hand 920 for around 189 usd , after desperated looking another lumia series in my town , yeah there's no one sell wp devices here ,
    04-26-2014 10:46 AM
  15. sequoia464's Avatar
    I'm still using my L920 and couldn't be happier with it. I believe it's on par specification wise with the other newer Lumia devices. Not to mention, as godsend85 said, it'll get the support to all 8.x updates as well. I believe it's still a good purchase.

    I'm personally not a fan of phablets, so the 1520 and 930/Icon (when it comes out) is too big for my liking--even though the display on the 1520 is AMAZING!
    I had a 1520 - reluctantly sent it back because of the size, I agree the display is great.

    My wife however has an Icon, the dimensions are only marginally larger than my 920 - really a nice phone.
    04-26-2014 05:39 PM
  16. pankaj981's Avatar
    @Markham Ranja: Well that sucks! I was actually planning on buying it from Flipkart, since it popped up back in their stock. I guess I'll have to wait for something else then.

    @rdubmu: Well not $300, it's available at around $425
    Last year flipkart had it listed for about 20k INR for about a month, you should really keep an eye on offers
    04-26-2014 07:59 PM
  17. nikhilr51's Avatar
    @Markham Ranja: Well that sucks! I was actually planning on buying it from Flipkart, since it popped up back in their stock. I guess I'll have to wait for something else then.

    @rdubmu: Well not $300, it's available at around $425
    $425 is a bit steep (unless of course thats cheap for india), but maybe look at used devices? You can get a few month old 920 for $180 here.
    04-26-2014 08:48 PM
  18. FBirraque's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies anyone. I'll be getting the 920 for sure :)
    @Ian Too .. That's quite a point you mentioned. Thankfully, every device sold in the country I reside in is an unlocked International version.

    Thanks for the responses again, guys :)
    I already own a 920 and 1020... Definitely I still preferring to use 920 as my primary phone.
    05-03-2014 01:17 AM
  19. Madeye234's Avatar
    I love the L920 - It does everything i need it to do then and need it to do now. Mine is 18 months old and still going strong, esp with the new WP 8.1 upgrade coming soon The only upgrade choice for me is the 930 or whatever AT&T variant will come out later this year. I can't really justify going to 1520 because of its size factor. I only wish it had a microsd slot, but that's my only gripe. Maybe look into buying outright instead of a two year commitment, that way you arent locked in when the next generation 4.5-5.0 inch screen Lumias come out.
    05-03-2014 10:56 AM
  20. cheyne young's Avatar
    The 920 still competes well with what's out there. It is still relevant. All specs aside the phone operates as smooth as they come. Everything works great and if it continues to get updates I don't see this phone lagging behind. That's the bottom line.
    05-03-2014 12:10 PM
  21. Rising Mos's Avatar
    Running 8.1 here on my 920. No problems and loving it 😊
    05-03-2014 12:19 PM
  22. crazycanucks1977's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 is no longer in production and doesn't have hardware support any more (based on a conversation with Flipkart and then with Nokia Care about my 920, they were unable to replace the USB connector board). You may wish to think about a newer device, or wait till the next wave of Lumias launch. At that time, prices of the 925 should drop. I don't think an L920 is a good idea at this time.
    That is a $10 dollar part. Buy it from eBay or amazon and open up the phone and replace!!
    05-03-2014 12:35 PM
  23. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    I have lumia 620 and now i am purchasing a used 920 which has still 5 months of warranty left for 16300. I even have an offer if i give my l620 I'll have to pay 9000 rupees more. I'll get all accessories, box, bill, 3 different color bumper cases which are unused and a wireless charger.

    Sent from my Lumia 620 wp8.1 RM-846_im_india_233 using Tapatalk
    05-04-2014 03:54 AM
  24. tomcox76's Avatar
    I have had my 920 since Nov 2012. I have to say it still runs extremely well with the 8.1 update. Also because of its weight its a tank. I've dropped my phone several times barely a scratch.


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    05-05-2014 12:22 AM
  25. scgf's Avatar
    Well, I bought a 920 in Dec 2012. Loved it, but decided a year later to sell it and upgrade to a 1020. Never loved the 1020, the photos seemed no better than the 920 to be honest. Sold it and bought a Nexus 5. I needed to see what Android was all about. Nice phone, lovely screen, but felt quite cold about it. I heard about the Lumia 930 and made a decision to listen to my heart and return to the Windows Phone fold. I bought a 920 on eBay for 145 and replaced the black housing with a red one I already had. The screen was immaculate so I ended up with what looks like a brand new phone.

    It doesn't feel like an old model, I put 8.1 on it and it flies. When got it, I flashed it with the generic GB firmware, opted not to restore a backup, and installed the dev preview. I have had only one problem (which I was expecting) - I can't access my work network which uses a proxy. I get no lag, get WhatsApp notifications and have experienced none of the 8.1 issues posted in this forum.

    I'm now happy with my phone. The 920 is a gorgeous device, I even love the heft, lol.
    diego866 likes this.
    05-06-2014 01:26 PM
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