08-20-2014 03:55 PM
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  1. Devmer11's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 820 and I'm thinking of upgrading is it worth to upgrade right now with all the new devices or should I spring on a 145$ older flagship?
    07-31-2014 01:06 PM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    920 is definitely a good upgrade especially with WP8.1 and Lumia Cyan.
    You might want to try out some other devices depending on your budget.
    07-31-2014 01:31 PM
  3. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    It is a good upgrade if you are on a budget. I came from a Lumia 810, which is T-Mobile's version of the 820. Better front and rear camera and the 32GB of onboard storage plus Wireless charging.
    08-01-2014 12:57 AM
  4. Tim Weatherby's Avatar
    If your sticking with WP and want to upgrade for nothing then 920 is great. I have one and screen is HD, great camera, and just an overall good phone. Should be able to get that free on upgrade with any carrier.

    Posted via Windows Phone Central App
    08-01-2014 12:47 PM
  5. Devmer11's Avatar
    I appreciate all the responses :) thanks guys but I can't seem to part with my 820 :) in fact I finally found a cyan wireless charging shell brand new on eBay :) I love my cyan and hope the 820's successor has cyan
    08-09-2014 04:14 PM
  6. garry bryant's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 820 and I'm thinking of upgrading is it worth to upgrade right now with all the new devices or should I spring on a 145$ older flagship?
    I have an 820 also, was thinking about upgrading to the 930, but since the update which you can now download apps straight to sd card and not use up the phone memory any more, is now making me think twice, as it wouldn't take long to fill up a phone memory with no sd card.
    08-09-2014 04:28 PM
  7. Devmer11's Avatar
    I have an 820 also, was thinking about upgrading to the 930, but since the update which you can now download apps straight to sd card and not use up the phone memory any more, is now making me think twice, as it wouldn't take long to fill up a phone memory with no sd card.
    That's also one of the reasons I have the exact same SOC as the 920 and the fact that I can throw a 64GB card and change my color and battery is making me stay granted I'd love down of the features of a higher tier but I think I'm pretty happy with my little 820
    08-09-2014 04:32 PM
  8. garry bryant's Avatar
    It seems like the 820 is the forgotten gem of windows phone, so many features on the plus side not many negative ones at all.
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    08-09-2014 05:17 PM
  9. Dazzi's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 820 and I'm thinking of upgrading is it worth to upgrade right now with all the new devices or should I spring on a 145$ older flagship?
    Personally, I think you should keep your L820 mate -- this is coming from a L920 owner. My Mrs has a L820 and I think it takes better pictures than my L920 -- pics look more real if you get my meaning. However, I must admit my L920 take better videos and the front camera is better too.

    Furthermore, like you and others have said, you can change the back cover with any colour you want -- unlike the L920. Plus expand your memory larger than the L920. Therefore, do the right thing and keep your ๐Ÿ’ฐ in the bank, until other models become cheaper -- it's not worth wasting ๐Ÿ’ต for such a little upgrade, unless you like taking videos or Skype. It's your choice mate. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    08-09-2014 05:59 PM
  10. fdokos's Avatar
    I had a 820, and "upgraded" (more like switched to) to a 920...only difference for me is the screen quality. The 820 has an amoled screen and the colors are brighter, more vivid, than the 920's lcd...other than that, I miss the fact that I didn't have to use a case on my 820, only change the back and the phone looked brand new, and maybe the sd card option, that I had to copy everything on the 920, instead of just using the sd card I had on my 820 and just be done!

    So for me as well, stay with your 820 for now and enjoy it! Same ram, same power, just a bit smaller screen size, not a deal braker though...
    Sent from my Lumia 920
    08-11-2014 03:36 AM
  11. garry bryant's Avatar
    Have just been reading about the lumia 830, sounds like a great upgrade from the 820, so may hold out for that now
    08-17-2014 01:50 PM
  12. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Yes and No, depending on your needs:

    Pros:
    a)amazing camera
    b)wireless charging in one package so no need to buy an extra shell
    c)clear black display
    d)sunlight read ability
    e) plus a host of many other features

    Cons:
    a) You will the lose mSD card slot
    b) Non-removable battery so you would not be able to use an extended battery or switch out (unless you remove the housing and separate the screen + digitiser etc) if the battery starts misbehaving
    c) will lose the ability to switch out the back with ease (you can change the housing on the 920 but it is not for the faint hearted)
    d) Some say it is a heavy device, personally I have no issue with the weight - light as a feather imo.
    08-17-2014 03:05 PM
  13. Visa Declined's Avatar
    If the 920 you'll be getting is brand new, then I say go for it. If it's used then no, because you'll be getting a device with a battery that's worn out.
    08-17-2014 03:21 PM
  14. salmanahmad's Avatar
    No. I would definitely recommend against it.

    The Lumia 820 is still a very good device.

    Given the fact that the 820 sports a lower resolution screen but the same Snapdragon S4 processor you'll always see performance is better on the 820.

    Other than that there are small improvements in the 920.

    I would recommend waiting for a Lumia 830 or maybe saving up for a 930.

    But until then the 820 should suffice, it's still a decent piece of hardware.
    08-17-2014 03:44 PM
  15. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Love my 920. Its durable as hell, runs great, and i love having qi wireless charging integrated. When i bought it I thought qi was neat but didn't think much of it. After using it I don't want a phone without it again.
    08-17-2014 04:09 PM
  16. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Love my 920. Its durable as hell, runs great, and i love having qi wireless charging integrated. When i bought it I thought qi was neat but didn't think much of it. After using it I don't want a phone without it again.
    Hey, I was just wondering something.

    My phone also supports Wireless charging but people say it is much slower than simply plugging your phone into a wall charger, is this true?

    Personally I've never tried wireless charging and don't think I will, plus wireless chargers a bit too expensive here.
    08-17-2014 04:23 PM
  17. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Hey, I was just wondering something.

    My phone also supports Wireless charging but people say it is much slower than simply plugging your phone into a wall charger, is this true?

    Personally I've never tried wireless charging and don't think I will, plus wireless chargers a bit too expensive here.
    That is because wireless charging is inefficient compared to charging via the micro usb.
    08-17-2014 04:31 PM
  18. salmanahmad's Avatar
    That is because wireless charging is inefficient compared to charging via the micro usb.
    I already know that, I just wanted to know how much of a difference it made.

    Is it unbearably slow or maybe 10 - 15% slow? Sorry for not being clear in the first post.
    08-17-2014 04:37 PM
  19. TechFreak1's Avatar
    I already know that, I just wanted to know how much of a difference it made.

    Is it unbearably slow or maybe 10 - 15% slow? Sorry for not being clear in the first post.
    No problem, it is fairly slow Qi 1.2 is will be much faster for instance it takes upto 2 hours or more to charge my 920 via usb from say 10% to 100%.. it would take substantially longer with the current version of Qi. However if you need a top up, here and there it is quite handy plus it has the benefit of making others green with envy
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    08-17-2014 04:43 PM
  20. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Hey, I was just wondering something.

    My phone also supports Wireless charging but people say it is much slower than simply plugging your phone into a wall charger, is this true?

    Personally I've never tried wireless charging and don't think I will, plus wireless chargers a bit too expensive here.
    It actually charges faster as it puts out more power than the micro USB can.
    08-17-2014 05:29 PM
  21. JamesPTao's Avatar
    That is because wireless charging is inefficient compared to charging via the micro usb.
    It is inefficient in that power is lost through the process. But it also puts out more power than micro usb does.
    08-17-2014 05:30 PM
  22. JamesPTao's Avatar
    I like I because i keep my phones a while and micro USB ports are only rated for 300-500 uses so by using qi I do t have to worry about it going bad. I also love tht I don't have to fumble for cables at night when going to bed I just set it down on the pad.
    08-17-2014 05:32 PM
  23. salmanahmad's Avatar
    I like I because i keep my phones a while and micro USB ports are only rated for 300-500 uses so by using qi I do t have to worry about it going bad. I also love tht I don't have to fumble for cables at night when going to bed I just set it down on the pad.
    Don't put it on charging all night, bad idea.
    Visa Declined likes this.
    08-17-2014 07:10 PM
  24. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Don't put it on charging all night, bad idea.
    You know I have the 822 and put my phone on charging pad all night from day one it was released, and I'm still using it today and have no issues with the battery lasting all day.
    08-17-2014 07:16 PM
  25. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Don't put it on charging all night, bad idea.
    No ita not. The qi wireless charging system communicates with the phone to regulate how fast it charges and when the phone is fully charged it turns off no trickle charge like you get with direct charging.
    08-17-2014 07:38 PM
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