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  1. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Went into CEX, to exchange my Android phone for a shiny A condition Nokia 920 and he said I should wait for the new quad core windows phones, which I thought was strange.
    What would it matter to him, he said the Nokia 920 wont run 8.1 properly and its best to wait, but if I wanted to trade in then just to keep that in mind.

    I've come away with nothing, so confused now...
    hope4wp likes this.
    04-28-2014 07:03 AM
  2. hope4wp's Avatar
    I have a 920 and dp 8.1 :/ it works like a charm....you should just ask the CEX guy to duct tape his mouth -_-
    04-28-2014 07:06 AM
  3. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Lumia 920 with the 8.1 preview, working absolutely fine. To put it bluntly, that guy was talking s****!
    snowmutt, a5cent and N_LaRUE like this.
    04-28-2014 08:29 AM
  4. phing77's Avatar
    My 920 is still kicking fine. but i do however notice drops in performance in 8.1. Lumia 920 is a few years old already my friend i would suggest the newer Lumia.
    rdubmu, anon(8657436) and xandros9 like this.
    04-28-2014 08:37 AM
  5. yaro da yaar's Avatar
    It will work absolutely fine but he rightly said not a future proof phone as of now. Heavy, only 1 GB ram, dual core, there are many better options now. I can say 1520, 1020, 930 are future proof for next 2 years.
    04-28-2014 08:45 AM
  6. T Moore's Avatar
    Change the user name to captainhappy and things will be better.
    When shopping for gadgets you have to expect BS. It fills the knowledge void.
    anon(8657436) likes this.
    04-28-2014 08:56 AM
  7. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    (S)he must be a naysayer. WP 8.1 rocks on my L920. I never believes any sales guys/girls because they talk BS all the time.
    snowmutt and wphashan like this.
    04-28-2014 07:24 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    its obviously not futureproof, but i think it has aged gracefully
    its not high end anymore but if the price is right, i'd pull the trigger.
    04-28-2014 09:19 PM
  9. ohgood's Avatar
    Went into CEX, to exchange my Android phone for a shiny A condition Nokia 920 and he said I should wait for the new quad core windows phones, which I thought was strange.
    What would it matter to him, he said the Nokia 920 wont run 8.1 properly and its best to wait, but if I wanted to trade in then just to keep that in mind.

    I've come away with nothing, so confused now...
    Nothing man made is future proof. Buy what you like and use it until it's worn out
    ortizang and N_LaRUE like this.
    04-28-2014 10:03 PM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    The 920 is still a great buy for the right price but the person is right not future proof but not for the reasons stated, better phones are coming out! :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-28-2014 10:08 PM
  11. peepsite's Avatar
    Lots of salespeople work on commission. $600 > $200 sale. Expensive contract>prepay service.

    Something to keep firmly in mind at the phone store.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-28-2014 10:31 PM
  12. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Well he's not entirely wrong, it is a pretty old device. Nokia Care and retailers in India are already saying they can't get spare parts for my L920.
    04-28-2014 10:43 PM
  13. hope4wp's Avatar
    I'd recommend newer devices though with bigger battery ๐Ÿ”‹ life!
    04-29-2014 12:00 AM
  14. prasath1234's Avatar
    I'd recommend newer devices though with bigger battery ๐Ÿ”‹ life!
    Exactly if u want to lock yourself for 2 years or so get high battery capacity like lumia 1520.

    Sent from my C2305 using WPCentral Forums mobile app
    04-29-2014 12:34 AM
  15. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    Depends how far into the future you're talking. When I got my 920 I expected it to last me around 2-3 years and then I'd move on to something newer.
    The new quad-core WP devices will eventually be replaced so where do you draw the line on waiting?
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-29-2014 05:26 AM
  16. snowmutt's Avatar
    My son just got a L920 this past December, and I had no problem buying it for him. What do you use a smartphone for? If you are into heavy gaming and are all about streaming video, the 920 isn't future proof at all. There are better options now (L1520, Icon), and at least one more in the wings (L930). By the end of the year there will be a dozen better.

    But... if you are like my boy and all you do is light gaming, internet browsing, and maybe run some tool-type apps like bill minders and such, the L920 will be fine for a couple years yet. When the official WP8.1 rolls out, the L920 will run it fine. The posters I trust with the preview on their phones say so. I believe the official version will be more polished.

    If you want it, grab it. No worries.
    Jazmac and anon(8657436) like this.
    04-29-2014 05:53 AM
  17. shmsnh's Avatar
    If you're worried about it running WP 8.1 smoothly, you shouldn't be. I use a Lumia 520, and the OS runs smoothly on it (except for a few lags here are there which should be remedied with the firmware).

    Like some people have said, the definition of 'future-proof' largely depends on how you'll be using the phone and how far into the future you're looking at.
    04-29-2014 06:27 AM
  18. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    i run 8.1 on my 920 with no problems... i just keep loving that beast. go for it with no problems. most of the time those people who sells phones don't know what they are saying.
    04-29-2014 06:46 AM
  19. tapehead's Avatar
    Went into CEX, to exchange my Android phone for a shiny A condition Nokia 920 and he said I should wait for the new quad core windows phones, which I thought was strange.
    What would it matter to him, he said the Nokia 920 wont run 8.1 properly and its best to wait, but if I wanted to trade in then just to keep that in mind.

    I've come away with nothing, so confused now...
    CEX is a pawn shop that doesn't actually have a business phone. Consider the source.
    bijak_riyandi and Ian Too like this.
    04-29-2014 08:23 AM
  20. Jazmac's Avatar
    CEX is a pawn shop that doesn't actually have a business phone. Consider the source.
    Nuff said.
    anon(8150199) likes this.
    04-29-2014 08:45 AM
  21. vaultsurvivor's Avatar
    Yeah, i used to work for one of cex's electronic competitors and the staff they hire really aren't the best to be honest. I don't know what your store is like but i wouldn't believe anything they told me in my local one lol. They aren't really specialists, theyre just resellers, and as prone to bias and bad opinion as any other retail staff.
    04-29-2014 08:57 AM
  22. Bartdog's Avatar
    I don't think my daughter's 520 is future proof either, but it's the only phone I'm going to buy for her. She's on her third...
    04-29-2014 09:07 AM
  23. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    you can't compare a dual-core 1 gig Windows Phone with a dual-core 1 gig Android...
    the latter is counting down to it's end of support at this moment
    anon(8150199) likes this.
    04-29-2014 09:13 AM
  24. tapehead's Avatar
    I still think the WP7 line is still pretty capable this long after it's discontinuation. It just lacks some high profile apps.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-29-2014 09:19 AM
  25. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    You guys keep acting like the guy was trying to do something nefarious. I'm pretty sure this is just the typical problem we have, that employees are stupid when it comes to Windows Phone. The guy probably THOUGHT that 8.1 wouldn't go to the 920, mostly because that's how Android usually operates (devices don't get support for long with that OS).
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-29-2014 09:58 AM
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