1. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Can anyone recommend which budget WP8 to switch to next as I am now ready to upgrade. WP7.8 has done me well but its slowly being left behind...So need to upgrade now :) I dont do contracts so pay as you go is my choice of purchase 520, 620 or 720? Which would be value for money help a WP fan out :)
    05-13-2013 03:01 PM
  2. Kevin N Smith's Avatar
    520 is cheap, and the best option unless you play high-graphics games or use a front facing camera.
    05-13-2013 03:02 PM
  3. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    620 is balanced.
    Mahdi Ghiasi likes this.
    05-13-2013 03:20 PM
  4. jgbstetson's Avatar
    If pictures are important to you, get the 720. My wife has the 8x and is jealous of my 720 camera. 720 is also quite thin and the battery life is excellent.
    Mahdi Ghiasi likes this.
    05-13-2013 03:24 PM
  5. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    I just wish the 620 was a little bigger lol. So the 520,620 is just a watered down 720 I don't think its worth the extra money as your getting something a lot similar in the other two lumias has a better camera that's about it? The 521 is just an American variant right?
    05-13-2013 03:27 PM
  6. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    I also seen Rubino rock the 720 he loves it and is using it has his run around phone but I've been hearing not so good reviews as the 520,620 are more value for money.
    05-13-2013 03:31 PM
  7. crash1989's Avatar
    720 for its better screen, battery life, camera and design (ohh .. the gorgeous design )
    05-13-2013 03:34 PM
  8. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Damn this is hard lol, the 720 is one pretty phone! Anyone using any of the phones I've mentioned?
    05-13-2013 03:42 PM
  9. Mahdi Ghiasi's Avatar
    I suggest you not to buy 520. Because 520 lacks ClearBlack, while 620 and 720 have it. and you know, most parts of Windows Phone is black, so 620 and 720 would be better choices.

    Also 520 lacks NFC, Front Facing Camera and Compass. On the other hand, 620 lacks Super Sensitive Touch.

    And, both 520 and 620 lack gyroscope. I'm not sure if 720 have that sensor or not.

    (I currently have 620, and I like it :) )
    05-13-2013 05:58 PM
  10. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Thanks Mahdi, the 520 does lack some much needed specs but could probably be bearable at the price, but the 620 seems like a nice choice has some nice features. I'll price check both think i might go for the 620.
    05-13-2013 06:13 PM
  11. dkp23's Avatar
    i got the 620 because it gets here drive + where i can use the gps anywhere anytime basically. Travel for work. .

    520-720 has here drive so you are stuck with what your sim location is.
    05-13-2013 06:17 PM
  12. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Do you like the 620 dkp23? Is it a nice device to use?
    05-13-2013 06:29 PM
  13. aka P's Avatar
    i got the 620 because it gets here drive + where i can use the gps anywhere anytime basically. Travel for work. .

    520-720 has here drive so you are stuck with what your sim location is.
    720 is getting the 'Here Drive +' Love soon
    05-13-2013 06:31 PM
  14. svenhassel's Avatar
    i got the 620 because it gets here drive + where i can use the gps anywhere anytime basically. Travel for work. .

    520-720 has here drive so you are stuck with what your sim location is.
    Same here. Also, there is a significant jump in price between the 620 and 720.

    620 is excellent for the price, but the things that it lacks are:
    - slimmer profile
    - ability to use with non-special gloves (but you can buy a pair that works with the phone)
    05-13-2013 06:45 PM
  15. nessinhaw's Avatar
    i think 620 is the most balanced choice! it has CBD, front-facing camera, LED Flash, NFC, HAAC while 520 doesen't! Honestly, the lack of CBD is the main deal-breaker for me >.<

    720 indeed has a beautiful design but it's just a 620 with better camera, battery and screen so i think it's a bit overpriced for what it offers lol

    i'm a 620 owner and i'm really happy with my choice :D
    the camera rly impressed me, it's so much better than i expected for the price range!
    3.8" is perfect for me (i have small hands) and am i the only who finds this phone design adorable? lol and it has those lovely colorful shells, can't wait until i have yellow and magenta <3
    05-13-2013 07:09 PM
  16. OzRob's Avatar
    I bought both a 620 and a 720. Both are great budget phones. After using both for a while I've settled on the 720 and passed the 620 on to my daughter. Main reason was the screen - I prefer the larger size -and the battery life.
    05-13-2013 07:21 PM
  17. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Thanks guys a lot of great info on these 3 phones all great in their own right, just wish Nokia when releasing phones put some of the specs in the cheaper phones into the mid range phones instead of jumbling the specs around the 3 phones lol 620 sounds tempting 720 a possibility and 520 seems a bargain phone lumia for the win :)
    05-13-2013 08:32 PM
  18. metalchick719's Avatar
    You really can't go wrong with the 620. I got that phone for my mother for Mother's Day and it was very nicely priced. Great little phone.
    05-13-2013 09:34 PM
  19. AccentAE86's Avatar
    620 is hard to beat. 520 is just way too budget range IMO lacking some features that should be standard in 2013 like LED flash and front camera.
    05-13-2013 10:14 PM
  20. dkp23's Avatar
    Do you like the 620 dkp23? Is it a nice device to use?
    I am using in the U.S with ATT, i had a 920 before but it thought it was too big. So decided ot get a 620


    -The size, i like my phone to fit in my hand an i can use with one hand so the 620 is great in hand and feels great. It is a little thicker than the 920, but its fine. Very light.
    -microsd card, a lot of room with microsd
    -for the most part, the phone runs very smooth, small hickups here and there, but overall is smooth and works well. It isn't as fast and clear as 920 of course, but good for its price
    -Here drive + - very valuable when traveling and also offline use. This was a big factor when choosing this and a 720 for me. Perhaps 720 gets it later, but if it doens't have it out the box, im not waiting

    Dont likes:

    -The Battery, the battery life was pretty poor when i first got it. I had to recharge probably around 6 or 7 pm after taking it off charger at 730am everyday. I have the same setup an dusage as my 920 and at the same time i have to recharge my 620, i would have probably 50%left with my 920. Not really comparable since 920 is high end, but i expect my phone to last all day
    -update on the battery, after a couple weeks, the battery improved and now i am probably at 30-40% around the same time at 6 or 7 pm, so battery life did improve
    -some issues when unlocking, sometimes if i try to unlock my phone and enter a pin, the phone lags and i can't do anything unless i put back to sleep and wake up. Just annoying
    -Phone already crashed on my, straight black screen and couldn't do anything until a battery pull. Never had this issue with any windows phone, so i am hoping this is a rare occurance
    -The touch isn't as responsiive sometimes, takes me a few touches for it to register.
    -im on ATT and can't get internet sharing to work nor can ATT in the u.s
    -Visual voicemal doesnt work either, it just syncs. So i had to factory reset my phone. ATT couldn't fix

    Overall, decent phone. Good phone for its price and dont expect great features and great camera. It does the basics and does it well.

    I didn't consider the 520 because no flash and no FFC.

    It was basically 620 vs 720 for me, but i went with here drive + and also the smaller screen.
    Marty Larsson likes this.
    05-13-2013 11:17 PM
  21. Marty Larsson's Avatar
    Thanks dkp23 I think you've swayed me towards the 620 lol the 520 is a nice screen size but it's just lacking a few features I'd rather pay I little more for in the 620. Cheers ;)
    05-14-2013 11:22 AM

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