12-30-2014 08:24 AM
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  1. GroundSpartan's Avatar
    Hello Windows Central community! I am trying to upgrade from my Nokia 520, which is a perfect phone for a low budget phone, but I am tired of waiting 4-8 seconds for its responsiveness in terms of opening applications, and I would also like a phone that has a great display and feels less cheap. Phone Size would not matter to me

    I am trying to search for a windows phone with these specifics:

    • WP 8.1 of course
    • good display
    • 1gb ram
    • completely unlocked full price Between $200-$280
    • Has the least of hardware/software issues
    • Performs fast in terms of app opening and great multitasking
    • Has a descent battery life
    • Good rear and front facing camera


    Any suggestions would be great!
    Thanks!
    Last edited by GroundSpartan; 12-28-2014 at 09:04 AM. Reason: Fixed* for more accurate price range >U<
    lbeezy2188 likes this.
    12-25-2014 07:09 PM
  2. Quhi's Avatar
    730 or 735 should be ideal
    12-25-2014 07:24 PM
  3. NafcMontana's Avatar
    Like Quhi said, the 735. It has the same specs as the 830, exept for the camera, Glance and 8GB less. The 735 has 1GB RAM, 8GB intern, quad core 1,2 GHz Cortex A-7, 6.7 MP rear camera (which is actually better then you think) and a 5 MP front camera. The 830 also has 1GB RAM, 16GB intern, quad core 1.2 GHz Cortex A-7, 10 MP rear camera and a poor 0.9 MP front camera. Something that I don't like about the 735 is that the buttons are on the screen but if I were you, I should buy the 735 (or 730 if you need Dual SIM) :)
    12-25-2014 07:53 PM
  4. GroundSpartan's Avatar
    Hey NafcMontana and Quhi, thanks for these responses, The 735/730 seems like the best investment :)! But is dual Sim the only difference between the 735/ 730? And where do you think I can get the best deal for the 735/730 in terms of fully unlocked one time payment price :)
    12-25-2014 08:12 PM
  5. Quhi's Avatar
    735 has 4g/lte internet speed, can't say anything about prices though.
    12-26-2014 05:53 AM
  6. heickelrrx's Avatar
    Hey NafcMontana and Quhi, thanks for these responses, The 735/730 seems like the best investment :)! But is dual Sim the only difference between the 735/ 730? And where do you think I can get the best deal for the 735/730 in terms of fully unlocked one time payment price :)
    Where are you?

    Well just 1 tip for 730/735. Get black one. Do not get Orange/white/green they made from cheaper plastic than black one.
    12-26-2014 05:59 AM
  7. GroundSpartan's Avatar
    I am in the united states, I see on amazon for 300+ but i am looking for a good price around maybe 250-300 hopefully. The black color? gotcha I think that is the same with my 520, i have a blue and black back cover, and the black on feels more premium
    12-26-2014 06:09 AM
  8. Harrie-S's Avatar
    730 simcard is micro, 735 simcard nano.
    And 735 is a 0.2 mm thicker and 3.6 gram heavier.
    And 735 can be charged with Qi (if you buy the cover) and the 730 can not.
    Last edited by Harrie-S; 12-26-2014 at 06:24 AM.
    12-26-2014 06:11 AM
  9. rhapdog's Avatar
    735 can handle 4G LTE, 730 is 3G/3.5G only, no 4G or LTE, according to Microsoft specs.
    Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM Specifications - Nokia
    Nokia Lumia 735 Specifications - Nokia
    12-26-2014 09:26 AM
  10. Rajat Malhotra's Avatar
    I got a 730 recently here in India, I read above that 730 does not come with wireless charging but I do see two pins (for wireless charging I guess) when I remove the back case. So I think it does support wireless charging if you buy the appropriate case.
    And also 730 (not sure about 735) has some "hissing" sound from the speaker at low volumes (particularly noticeable when typing). This is a problem reported by many 730 users all around. Though not a big issue it certainly is annoying. Other than that 730 is a perfect device for the price. The display specially is a gem.
    TheMightyCraken likes this.
    12-26-2014 09:38 AM
  11. infiniti_12's Avatar
    I'm gonna upgrade too from Lumia 520! But still not sure what phone though. :/
    bradleymcc6 likes this.
    12-26-2014 09:39 AM
  12. Rajat Malhotra's Avatar
    I'm gonna upgrade too from Lumia 520! But still not sure what phone though. :/
    730 is the perfect upgrade to a 520
    12-26-2014 10:07 AM
  13. NafcMontana's Avatar
    Now I have the Lumia 625, first I was thinking about buying the 830 but after my friend bought one and I was playing around with it, we noticed that my 625 was opening apps faster than his 830... I don't know if it is only his 830, it probably is but now I'm gonna buy the 735 :)
    12-26-2014 10:07 AM
  14. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    Now I have the Lumia 625, first I was thinking about buying the 830 but after my friend bought one and I was playing around with it, we noticed that my 625 was opening apps faster than his 830... I don't know if it is only his 830, it probably is but now I'm gonna buy the 735 :)
    735 has the same processor as the 830, speeds should be similar.
    12-26-2014 10:14 AM
  15. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Are the games installed on a SD or internal memory. And if on SD which class. This can have influence on loading time.
    12-26-2014 10:44 AM
  16. NafcMontana's Avatar
    735 has the same processor as the 830, speeds should be similar.
    My 625 has 512MB RAM and dual core 1.2GHz Krait so I guess it's not really normal that a 830 with 1GB RAM and a quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 runs slower
    12-26-2014 11:01 AM
  17. NafcMontana's Avatar
    Are the games installed on a SD or internal memory. And if on SD which class. This can have influence on loading time.
    Most of my apps are on a 32GB Class 10 Micro SD, he hasn't got a Micro SD so all his apps are on his phone but the apps that still are on my phone like Skype, Instagram, Facebook, Messenger,... are still opening faster
    12-26-2014 11:03 AM
  18. Harrie-S's Avatar
    Can you move a app to your internal memory and than check if it launches faster or slower compared with launching it from the SD.
    12-26-2014 11:22 AM
  19. NafcMontana's Avatar
    Asphalt 8 is on my device because I'm out of memory on my SD and it opens faster and runs smoother, you can hear the lag in the music if he is playing and you can see it lags, not much but you can see it... I think there's just something with his 830. He's hard resetting now and I'll say how it runs afterwards
    12-26-2014 11:41 AM
  20. GroundSpartan's Avatar
    Interesting Info around here :), Thank to all of you I am really considering the Lumia 735, but im seeing that the BLU win HD is direct competitor and a significantly cheaper than the 735. Any news on the Blu win HD's reliability? It seems like another good deal because the Blu win HD has a bigger screen IPS display, pixel density is almost the same, 1GB ram (same as 735) ,and a similar processor at 1.2ghz
    12-26-2014 03:39 PM
  21. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    12-26-2014 09:14 PM
  22. GroundSpartan's Avatar
    Thanks for the info TheMightyCraken, but I already saw that video countless amounts of times, im trying to figure out whats better in terms of performance and multi-tasking, Ive searched the forums seeing that people had some lagg issues. So right now im thinking which one is the better of the two. The 735 or the Blu Win HD, and im also trying to figure out why the 735 is considerably more expensive then the BLU WIN HD
    12-26-2014 09:29 PM
  23. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    Interesting Info around here :), Thank to all of you I am really considering the Lumia 735, but im seeing that the BLU win HD is direct competitor and a significantly cheaper than the 735. Any news on the Blu win HD's reliability? It seems like another good deal because the Blu win HD has a bigger screen IPS display, pixel density is almost the same, 1GB ram (same as 735) ,and a similar processor at 1.2ghz

    The blu win HD has the same snapsragon 200 processor of the 530/535 so no HD playback in 1080p
    Marquis de Faux likes this.
    12-27-2014 08:39 AM
  24. Athull's Avatar
    My 625 has 512MB RAM and dual core 1.2GHz Krait so I guess it's not really normal that a 830 with 1GB RAM and a quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 runs slower
    Actually it does kinda make sense. While opening apps I wld believe its the single core performance that matters. Considering 625 and 830 have the same clock speed of 1.2ghz and that 625 is based on cortex a9 which is 2x faster than a cortex a7 core at similar clock it might explain why apps open faster.
    lbeezy2188 and NafcMontana like this.
    12-27-2014 08:51 AM
  25. usman567's Avatar
    I recommend, you should go for Nokia Lumia 735 !
    12-27-2014 09:15 AM
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