Buying a Lumia 820 now?

wpguy007

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Proud owner of Lumia 820 for 1.5 years. I have dropped it multiple times and changed the motherboard twice.

I use it for business purposes i.e. Outlook, Office etc. To me, it accomplishes what Android and iPhone can't do.

The only issue I have with it is the weight. For a phone of its size, its quite heavy but manageable. I can achieve battery life slightly over a day as I turn on my data only occasionally, maybe around 2 hour intervals during working hours.

The recent OS upgrades have meant better and more stable features added which makes the phone more value-added despite its age e.g. Cortana in Windows Phone.

Lately, the 820 has been showing some signs of trouble i.e. app crashing & phone freezing. Not sure if it's hardware or software related. So, I am looking forward to upgrading my 820 to 830 in the near future.
 

psoham777

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Thank you all for the input! :grin:

I know we're heading towards bigger phones, and that sooner or later I have to come to terms with that. Maybe I'm just not ready yet, though...

SO. From my point of view, the 820 looks like a HUGE improvement (and I found it for as little as ?167) as it at least supports WP 8.1 and doesn't look like it'll loose basic support right now. Plus it has a better processor and more storage.
Additionally, Cortana hasn't even arrived in Germany yet, and, anyway, I like my phone silent and don't expect to talk to it much. I don't use my phone to take great pictures, either...

720/820 are definitely good phones, but compared to 730, they are thicker. 730 might be large for you but its thinner. So I'll suggest you to go for 730, as it won't feel like a brick in your pocket. Even 925 is a good choice, but its still a bit costlier.
 

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If you want a Lumia 810 (similar to the 820) for less than $100 PM me:) This is my daily phone and I love it but I want my 925 back:)

It is unlocked so it will work fine in Germany, I have used it in Ireland, UK, UAE, India.
 

prasath1234

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Thank you all for the input! :grin:

I know we're heading towards bigger phones, and that sooner or later I have to come to terms with that. Maybe I'm just not ready yet, though...

In general, just see where I'm coming from: my first smartphone was/is the HTC 8S. It was nice for a few months, until I started to run into storage issues almost daily (e.g. when I checked my RSS feeds). Then I installed the dev. preview of WP 8.1, moved many apps to my SD card and was perfectly happy for a few weeks; until my phone stopped working completely. Tech support put me back to WP 8 - welcome back storage issues! I returned to the dev. preview despite knowing better... And it worked really well for quite some time.
Guess what the problem is now? The native email app won't open any more! I get notifications, but I cannot see the emails most of the time. Plus, if I do manage to get there, downloading pictures or opening external links brings everything down to crash.

SO. From my point of view, the 820 looks like a HUGE improvement (and I found it for as little as ?167) as it at least supports WP 8.1 and doesn't look like it'll loose basic support right now. Plus it has a better processor and more storage.
Additionally, Cortana hasn't even arrived in Germany yet, and, anyway, I like my phone silent and don't expect to talk to it much. I don't use my phone to take great pictures, either...


Then get a Lumia 720 great phone with amazing battery life and camera.definitely better than Lumia 820 except for ram.
 

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Um, hard to say what should you do. It's ok phone just a bit old but if you really don't want bigger phone I think this is your only option.

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Well, I would like to add one more thing - this phone is really durable. I have dropped my white beauty several times ( some of those drops were really extreme) and it bears almost no signs. The screen durability is another advantage. Though there is no gorilla glass, the Nokia glass is more than adequate and you should enjoy a scratch-free display for a long time. If you have no other candidate for the next device, go with L820.
 

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As per your usage I really recommend Lumia 820 if you can find new stock. I am a 1.5 year 820 user. After changing to 930 recently I really missed how easy the 820 slips into my jeans pocket and it's build quality.
 

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I am pretty sure I am going to wait and see the price difference between the 735 and the 830. Not in any hurry; but if the price on the 735 is pretty low I may get one to hang on to until they come out with something like the 830; but with a 800 series quad core. I am going to keep my Moto G just to keep up with Android and as a backup. But I am almost positive my main phone will always be a Windows phone; unless Microsoft really messes things up. A lot of things up in the air right now. Apple is fading into the sunset so there is a door open for Microsoft (especially at the low, middle). Android is OK; but I like WP better.
 

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