03-26-2015 04:27 PM
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  1. Guytronic's Avatar
    Hey there everyone!
    I've been wondering as of late if there is a Windows phone that actually beats the Lumia 925 all round.
    I realize the internal memory is low as a standard and the processor is dated.

    The 925 I have is performing in the upper reaches of flawless lately.
    I have another smartphone on a different OS with a 20 mp camera with gobs of ram and a processor that doesn't seem to serve as well as the 925.

    I know we all want or need top of the heap.
    A second look at my 925 is leaving me wondering why we have to have more?
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    01-28-2015 12:59 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The only Windows Phones with newer processors are the Lumia 1520 and the HTC One M8. However, the 1520 is huge. The HTC One M8 might be a disappointment due to the camera; it also lacks call/SMS blocking, since that is a Lumia-only feature.

    I'm in the same boat with the 920. I'm waiting for the flagship coming later this year, since there is nothing new available now that meets my needs better than my 920.
    01-28-2015 01:04 AM
  3. Paul1266's Avatar
    Umm...the L930? I could be wrong but doesn't that have the same chipset as the 1520 without being huge. Awesome handset in my experience and I also own a 925 (which I still love but is not as good in any department).
    01-28-2015 01:08 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Umm...the L930? I could be wrong but doesn't that have the same chipset as the 1520 without being huge. Awesome handset in my experience and I also own a 925 (which I still love but is not as good in any department).
    The problem is that the 930 will not get LTE on US carriers. It also lacks Glance.
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    01-28-2015 01:19 AM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    This thread was kind of born from a compliment received from someone while out to dinner this evening.
    An attractive lady seated next to us asked what phone I was using to shoot photos for the "post your eats" thread.

    I've seldom had anyone ever care about what phone I had.
    It was the wife who actually went on about the Windows phone tonight.

    The gal asking was extremely impressed with the Lumia camera compared to her Galaxy.
    She used my phone to shoot a few pics for grins.

    I found all this interesting because "joe phone user" seems to care less in general.
    01-28-2015 01:26 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    This thread was kind of born from a compliment received from someone while out to dinner this evening.
    An attractive lady seated next to us asked what phone I was using to shoot photos for the "post your eats" thread.

    I've seldom had anyone ever care about what phone I had.
    It was the wife who actually went on about the Windows phone tonight.

    The gal asking was extremely impressed with the Lumia camera compared to her Galaxy.
    She used my phone to shoot a few pics for grins.

    I found all this interesting because "joe phone user" seems to care less in general.
    My avatar picture (which is cropped to fit the dimensions for this site) was taken by a friend of mine with my 920. She has a Samsung Galaxy S5, but the pictures she took with her device didn't turn out as well as those taken with my device.
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    01-28-2015 01:32 AM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    My avatar picture (which is cropped to fit the dimensions for this site) was taken by a friend of mine with my 920. She has a Samsung Galaxy S5, but the pictures she took with her device didn't turn out as well as those taken with my device.
    :)
    Still an excellent avatar image however!
    01-28-2015 01:35 AM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    :)
    Still an excellent avatar image however!
    My friend knows photography, so she knows how to get decent portraits. Her device's camera was lacking, though.

    She had no issues using the camera on my 920, even though she never touched a Windows Phone previously.
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    01-28-2015 01:38 AM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    The Z1s I have seems very difficult for me to use as far as the camera.
    Been fiddling with it for days and I have trouble getting the same results I do with Lumia Pureview shooter.

    I have to lean toward the Lumia for photography.
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    01-28-2015 01:46 AM
  10. heickelrrx's Avatar
    830 maybe?

    it's available on US carrier get SD card slot and snapdragon 400 isn't too bulky
    glance is there 10 MP Camera with Denim Firmware Later make a good deal.

    oh yeah it has SD card slot too. and the physical form close enough with 930
    01-28-2015 02:50 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    830 maybe?

    it's available on US carrier get SD card slot and snapdragon 400 isn't too bulky
    glance is there 10 MP Camera with Denim Firmware Later make a good deal.

    oh yeah it has SD card slot too. and the physical form close enough with 930
    I don't think the 830 is worth the money at this time, due to the processor and camera.
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    01-28-2015 02:56 AM
  12. Guytronic's Avatar
    This may seem weird.
    I feel the old 2 core 925 can't be topped by other phones for daily use.
    I'm not dismissing the features of the 1020, 1520, 930 or the latest 4 core phones.

    I'm just rejustifying the 925's place as a success for users who are currently satisfied.
    Of course the need for hardware upgrades is part of this game.

    What would be the need for an upgrade when an older phone runs so well?
    01-28-2015 03:08 AM
  13. SamJHannan's Avatar
    This may seem weird.
    I feel the old 2 core 925 can't be topped by other phones for daily use.
    I'm not dismissing the features of the 1020, 1520, 930 or the latest 4 core phones.

    I'm just rejustifying the 925's place as a success for users who are currently satisfied.
    Of course the need for hardware upgrades is part of this game.

    What would be the need for an upgrade when an older phone runs so well?
    I feel exactly the same - part of me yearns for a 1520 to upgrade from my 920, but I know if I did I would just be disappointed and end up regretting not waiting for a new flagship. I was chatting with a long time android user several days ago and he asked my opinion on getting a windows phone - I told him that the 920 was the way to go. Seeing as the price is the same as the 535 its a no brainer. I got my 920 for 3.50 x 24months last year (Tesco upgrade plan) which is 80 odd. 535 is selling for 79.99. I would argue it's one of the best phones ever made and it will be a sad day when I do upgrade it, I can't envisage myself selling it.
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    01-28-2015 03:38 AM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    Thought briefly about selling my 925.

    I just can't do it...when I look at the phones profile out of the feather case it's the most elegant phone device I've ever seen.

    My brother-in-law asked me how I liked my Samsung after seeing it at dinner a while back.
    I was a bit taken aback and didn't know how to respond.

    He was surprised to learn that it was an ancient Microsoft offering being an iDevice user.
    01-28-2015 04:06 AM
  15. mark233's Avatar
    In my opinion nothing really compares to it. Don't sell it! I miss my 925 :)
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    01-28-2015 04:49 AM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    In my opinion nothing really compares to it. Don't sell it! I miss my 925 :)

    I'll hang on till the sun dips well below the horizon Mark!
    mark233 likes this.
    01-28-2015 04:59 AM
  17. Harrie-S's Avatar
    In my opinion nothing really compares to it. Don't sell it! I miss my 925 :)
    I don't want to spoil it but I have the 925 and 930 and if I had to let one go it would be the 925.
    The main reason is the screen size.
    I use the 925 with a qi shell which increases the thickness and "covers" the nice design so the outer dimensions are about the same but i get a bigger screen.
    01-28-2015 05:13 AM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    I was thinking the 830 as well because of its nice build, great screen and microSD support.

    Someone asked me about my 925 the previous Tuesday. I was subbing for a friend's bowling team and one of the women on his team asked me, "What phone is that?" She had some small Android and seemed a bit impressed.
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    01-28-2015 08:09 AM
  19. qwertyaa's Avatar
    I have L1020, but it's to huge for me. L925 has identical size, but I hate the big camera hump. Also it's to heavy for me. 158 grams. I want to know if L925 can shoot as good as L1020 camera's images? Or I will be disappointed? For me it doesn't matter the number of pixels. I care about color representation and low light images. Also the shoot time between images is also important for me.
    Posted by Lumia 1020
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    01-28-2015 08:50 AM
  20. All5horizons's Avatar
    I've been thinking the same thing & couldn't agree more. I picked up a 925 off of Ebay a few weeks ago to tide me over until there's a 'normal' flagship on ATT. I can't believe how much of an upgrade it seems to be in comparison to my 920. The industrial design has more than held up over the past two years. The weight & thinness are in line with current WPs & competitors. The screen size at 4.5 is smaller than most current flagships, but I still think its in the cellphone sweet spot for most people. The non-expandable 16g memory is not issue for me now the way it was when the phone first came out. My coverage is good, data costs have decreased and I've bought into the MS cloud services so 16gs is functional for me. The processor is dated but still does very well with the Dev Preview. Of the first year WP 8 devices, I think the 925 has aged the best.

    *A few disclosures. First, the 925 I bought is in excellent condition. The is very little cosmetic wear & tear so it is like a new phone. Second, I put a wireless charge coil into phone itself so I don't need to use the stock charge cover for wireless charging.
    01-28-2015 09:52 AM
  21. wpfanboy17's Avatar
    925 is certainly a flawless WP and would have been a major hit only if it had come with expandable memory :(

    520 - major seller on lower-end
    925 - major seller on high-end (would have) :(
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    01-28-2015 10:13 AM
  22. sp8y's Avatar
    I dropped my gloss white 920 & broke the proximity sensor a few months ago & replaced it with the special edition Vodafone UK 32gb 925. Similar specs to the 920 but I find it easier to hold as it's slightly smaller but have learnt my lesson & now have it in a silicon cover just in case I get clumsy again.

    As for a replacement for the 925 there's nothing I fancy at the moment as most of the top end range are too big for my liking.
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    01-28-2015 11:21 AM
  23. P1ng0fDeath's Avatar
    i really wish MS would release a 935: slimmer, with SD card slot and Glance screen would be perfect for me.
    01-28-2015 11:44 AM
  24. Nigel Cooper's Avatar
    I've currently got an 820 and just toying with upgrading to a 925, now they are cheaper and available 2nd hand. But I have noticed the 830 as a possible, although not as light and wondering if 5" is too big!

    I've been very pleased with the 820's camera, so not sure if I need the 10mp's on the 830.

    Watching Videos on the train would be the main attraction.
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    01-28-2015 12:21 PM
  25. Jorge Holguin's Avatar
    Hey there everyone!
    I've been wondering as of late if there is a Windows phone that actually beats the Lumia 925 all round.
    I realize the internal memory is low as a standard and the processor is dated.

    The 925 I have is performing in the upper reaches of flawless lately.
    I have another smartphone on a different OS with a 20 mp camera with gobs of ram and a processor that doesn't seem to serve as well as the 925.

    I know we all want or need top of the heap.
    A second look at my 925 is leaving me wondering why we have to have more?
    If you like me have big hands and don't mind big phones. The one you are looking for is the 1520 if not stick with your 925.
    Guytronic likes this.
    01-29-2015 01:02 PM
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