08-09-2014 11:48 PM
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  1. Brent Church's Avatar
    I have the 520 (two actually since I dropped one and was not sure I could fix the other) and found this deal on Slickdeals on a factory referb 920, unlocked, 32gb, and red or yellow. Is this a decent upgrade to consider? I'm really thinking of the camera and that looks much better, but have heard concerns of battery life and dust in the front facing camera.

    Thoughts on the upgrade, eBay factory referbs, or other concerns?

    Thanks,

    Brent
    07-23-2014 01:56 PM
  2. decaf19's Avatar
    I bought my 920 on eBay used for $90 it was a steal because of the condition...coming from a HTC 8x I can say this feels like the hardware plays nicer with dp 8.1 and the screen is larger which I like camera I haven't had any issues front or rear I use an otter box commuter with a screen protector...im on dp 8.1 and battery I get about a day with light use 12-14 hours if I use it nonstop like not shutting the screen of I get about 5-6


    Edit: You may have to cycle charge ir at first I only got about 4 hours light use I let it drain completely then let it charge overnight and then drain it down to 5% or so then full charge over night again
    07-23-2014 01:58 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    Absolutely.
    Considering my sister got her 521 at $130-40, this is a steal.
    That is, if you don't mind the slight risk and not-new-ness.

    I'd spring for it.
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    07-23-2014 03:45 PM
  4. onysi's Avatar
    bought one as soon as it got down to 150. best purchase ever. my 920 gets more look, and for some reason people think im using a shiny case. nope.
    07-23-2014 03:57 PM
  5. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Go for it! I went 520 to a referred 920 and have no regrets.
    07-23-2014 04:38 PM
  6. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Absolutely a great deal.
    07-23-2014 04:40 PM
  7. Jazmac's Avatar
    Absolutely. Just make sure the seller has a money back guarantee.
    07-23-2014 04:50 PM
  8. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    was recommending that same deal to somebody in a different thread just yesterday. For refurbished at $140 it's a great deal. There was a deal for new ones at $200 not long ago, but that went up to $215.

    cheers
    07-23-2014 10:09 PM
  9. Brent Church's Avatar
    I went ahead and did it and will give my 520 to my daughter as a music player sans the sim card. I opted for the red one and will reply here when I get it. Thanks all who replied.
    07-24-2014 06:17 AM
  10. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Get a qi charger, well worth it. Enjoy your 920. I've had mine two years and works like the day I got it. Also recomend the slim case for it by Nokia. I'll have to post the model# later. Fits like a glove but can barely tell there's a case on it.
    James8561 likes this.
    07-24-2014 06:25 AM
  11. BilalSoomro17's Avatar
    L920 is awesome even after 2 years. It feels like new. Smooth and great only battery doesn't last much
    07-24-2014 06:32 AM
  12. cj-m's Avatar
    I got my 920 off ebay as well, no problems or issues with it. It is still serving me well.
    07-24-2014 05:20 PM
  13. bassoprofundo's Avatar
    I was about to bite on this, and then I saw that Tigerdirect actually had new ones for $150. I snagged a red one for my daughter and just got it today. I finally moved on to a 1020 (work) and 1520 (home) combo now, but I absolutely loved my 920. Now my two oldest are both using a 920 over the 520s I'd gotten them before, and they both love them. Absolutely a steal at this price...
    07-24-2014 09:36 PM
  14. sherwin892's Avatar
    Depending on your location and patience you can snag fairly good deals on WP as I have. I could no longer bear 512mb of ram on my 520 so i found a brand new HTC 8x a few months ago for $70. Recently sold for $130 and bought a used 1020 for $200 in excellent condition. No regrets the best windows phone yet for me. Had the 1520 for a whole but found it too big. Either way its still a great price amd you'll great enjoy and benefot fron the upgrade it has to offer. Craigslist is awesome
    07-24-2014 09:50 PM
  15. Xabier Granja's Avatar
    I can assure you you'll be happy with it. I upgraded from a 620 to the 920 and I'm delighted half a year later still. I have no desire to upgrade to a 8.1 device, I expect to use this 920 for 1-2 years or until it dies!
    07-25-2014 06:34 PM
  16. Brent Church's Avatar
    Good to hear. I like the WP 8.1 UI and all, just wish the app store situation was better. Discerning quality when you search for something is difficult.

    I can assure you you'll be happy with it. I upgraded from a 620 to the 920 and I'm delighted half a year later still. I have no desire to upgrade to a 8.1 device, I expect to use this 920 for 1-2 years or until it dies!
    07-25-2014 11:57 PM
  17. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Good to hear. I like the WP 8.1 UI and all, just wish the app store situation was better. Discerning quality when you search for something is difficult.
    Its a learning process. I have a couple windows news feeds in my news reader which constantly highlight good apps. Many times I will download an app pin it or group similar in a folder and toy with them until o decide which I like best and uninstall the rest.
    07-26-2014 03:21 AM
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    07-26-2014 05:07 AM
  19. Brent Church's Avatar
    I did do it just before they ran out. Should be here tomorrow. No case, but I'll get it along with capacitors to fix a LCD monitor. Need to be able to get thm switched though.
    07-27-2014 10:23 PM
  20. rcloke91's Avatar
    I'm also going to be testing the WP waters. I recently switched to Cricket and bought the Lumia 520 since it would be free after rebate. Not bad for 'free,' but I wanted something nicer so I picked up one of the glossy red 920s that remained via that seller on eBay. The HTC One will still be my full time device, but the 920 will be nice as a backup. I'm currently using the Moto G as I have a replacement One arriving tomorrow,but so too should the 920!

    (so yes, I have the One M7, Moto G, 520, and 920. Only money, right?)

    For we n00bs, any suggestions in regard to apps or settings enhancements? I don't use many apps really. I know the 920 is getting up there, but I want to test its camera as best I can.
    07-27-2014 10:44 PM
  21. rcloke91's Avatar
    Updating the 920 that just came in the mail that I bought off the eBay listing on here. Haven't even popped my sim in yet.

    Wow, this thing is heavy. Solid, certainly, but will take some getting used to.

    The best thing? I don't think this device has ever been used. I think it's brand new and was sold as refurbed. I checked the lifetime counter (##634#) and the total was a bunch of zeros.

    That's pretty sweet.
    07-28-2014 03:30 PM
  22. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Go for it!
    Sent from my RM-914_im_mea3_380 using Tapatalk
    07-28-2014 03:32 PM
  23. Brent Church's Avatar
    I just got mine as well and it does not appear used either. I think the battery accounts for the weight. Need a case surely for grip alone. Updating to 8.1 preview now. Even in 8.0 all actions seemed noticeably faster than my 520.

    Updating the 920 that just came in the mail that I bought off the eBay listing on here. Haven't even popped my sim in yet.

    Wow, this thing is heavy. Solid, certainly, but will take some getting used to.

    The best thing? I don't think this device has ever been used. I think it's brand new and was sold as refurbed. I checked the lifetime counter (##634#) and the total was a bunch of zeros.

    That's pretty sweet.
    Last edited by Brent Church; 07-28-2014 at 04:44 PM. Reason: Said "9.1" Whoops
    07-28-2014 04:43 PM
  24. ben55124's Avatar
    I bought 2 through this deal - like others moving up from L520s. The 520s were hitting their limits with 8.1. Nice to have a premium WP8 option with no contract friendly pricing. The 920s show no physical signs of past use - just an open box likely from the refurbers unlocking the phone. They must have also upgraded to WP8 GDR 3. Hope the likely 2yo battery is still ok.

    I would upgrade to Developer Preview 8.1, but with the L1520 drama, I think I'll wait for the official 920 8.1/cyan update. Going back to 8.0, I remember how easy it was to post a picture on Facebook.
    07-28-2014 08:00 PM
  25. rcloke91's Avatar
    I bought 2 through this deal - like others moving up from L520s. The 520s were hitting their limits with 8.1. Nice to have a premium WP8 option with no contract friendly pricing. The 920s show no physical signs of past use - just an open box likely from the refurbers unlocking the phone. They must have also upgraded to WP8 GDR 3. Hope the likely 2yo battery is still ok.

    I would upgrade to Developer Preview 8.1, but with the L1520 drama, I think I'll wait for the official 920 8.1/cyan update. Going back to 8.0, I remember how easy it was to post a picture on Facebook.
    Dial ##634# .If you get a lifetime counter of a bunch of zeroes (like I did), then this phone is probably brand new or a real factory refurb (with new battery as as most manufactuers replace them during refurbishment).

    I really think we lucked out on this deal. I upgraded to 8.1 and it's solid. It's not my daily driver (my HTC One replacement finally came in the mail today--I'm still primarily an android guy), but it's a very, very solid device. The heft is incredible.

    What color did you get?
    07-28-2014 08:09 PM
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