1. Ntei's Avatar
    Hello, I was wandering what should I watch out for if I buy a used 925 for example I've heard something about problematic power button. Also is there a way to check the quality of the battery while I test my possible purchase. Last but not least is 80 a good price?
    11-20-2016 01:35 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Considering the age of the 925 it will have to be buyer beware.

    Mine is still going strong after 3 and a half years.
    Then again I'm not very hard on phones.

    Who were you looking to buy from?
    Laura Knotek, ven07 and libra89 like this.
    11-20-2016 01:48 PM
  3. Ntei's Avatar
    I do not no have someone in mind its just that I see this phone be sold often and I'd like to know what to check if I decide to go for it.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-22-2016 08:57 AM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    Few things to keep in mind:

    1. age
    2. you'll have to upgrade it to w10m via the insider route, but you'll be stuck with TH1 update
    3. you're buying used so lifetime could be seriously reduced
    4. apps, but if you already own a windows phone, this isn't news

    Moving the phone unto the latest w10m builds (TH2) is possible but it will require some work and technical knowledge from your end. Also patience... lots of it.....

    Another aspect to keep in mind is the hit or miss nature of w10. Some report stellar performance and others not so much, so the mileage varies by a somewhat large margin.
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    11-22-2016 09:11 PM
  5. Ntei's Avatar
    I was actually planning to keep it on 8.1. Thanks for the advise.
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    11-24-2016 09:54 AM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    I was actually planning to keep it on 8.1. Thanks for the advise.
    That would work too. I have a friend that still has 8.1 on her device and is happy, but she uses the phone for texting/calling and music so not very demanding
    Guytronic likes this.
    11-25-2016 07:16 AM
  7. kdk24z's Avatar
    My 925 just did not do well with 10. I rolled back to 8.1 and was still happy with it. After about three years of mild use it was starting to act a bit tired, so I purchased a 1520 from the WinCentral Marketplace and retired my tired 925.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-30-2016 11:30 PM
  8. johnskrilla01's Avatar
    Mines died after two years. It won't turn on. I do not recommend it if u are a heavy user. Battery is also bad.
    01-19-2017 02:17 AM
  9. thunderHC's Avatar
    Bought almost a year ago used 925 as a replacement phone. Had problems with power button. Battery life on that one is really good. I dont know if it is normal or whatever with that phone, camera quality on mine is really blurry even if you cleaned that glass covering lens. Front one is good
    01-19-2017 03:24 AM
  10. johnskrilla01's Avatar
    I suggest you don't get it. Ad a former owner the 925 has too many hardware issues where the cons outweigh the pros.
    02-19-2017 09:18 PM
  11. Cryio's Avatar
    You can relatively easy hack W10M RS2 onto L925. My L820 is running it like a champ
    02-19-2017 09:30 PM
  12. kasfig's Avatar
    I enjoy my 925.4 which I got second hand just recently, and even more so now the virtual memory was increased to 1gb making it run fast.
    fin11 likes this.
    09-18-2018 05:33 AM
  13. Old_Mil's Avatar
    I am using my 925 as a daily driver. I like the OLED screen, but the battery life has to be carefully managed,

    I have put W10M on it and it runs well.

    But I think 80 is probably high at this stage of the game. 50 is probably a more accurate price for a phone like this which cannot support an SD card.
    09-19-2018 02:47 PM

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