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MrCartas

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so only because you let it drop and cant be careful about a device like this... you say it would be a waste of money? lol please...
do you know how many iphones have broke from a drop or even the 920? its not like its only about 820... its about being careful, if you arent you pay for that. it can break, it can scratch, and it can be safe from either... but its not like you let it drop and you expect it to be safe all the time.

and you dont even know Zois, he can be careful with the phone and never drop it. that means he would be it wouldnt be a waste of money on it. you know, not everyone let their device drop..... just saying.

Hello Emi,

As I stated on my post that you yourself quoted: "realistically you will be using this device day in and day out while you multitask so the occasional drop is inevitable. And I agree that all electronics need to be handle with care, but I also believe that the phone should be able to handle more than one drop."

As to how many iPhones or 920 have broke, I truly don't care. I will never have an iPhone and since I didn't like the Nokia quality I will never own a 920 either! But, if I compare my current phone to the Nokia 820, the 820 has a flaw, and I'm not the only one complaining about the digitizer issue (unless you want to blind yourself you would see that) being so fragile. My current phone has suffered the occasional drop and it still working just fine. It's definitely not as fragile as the Nokia 820.

You say: " but its not like you let it drop and you expect it to be safe all the time." That is a fair statement. I agree with the words "ALL THE TIME", but if the device breaks on the FIRST time you drop it and it was not even a tragic episode, what I mean it's not like it was thrown across the room or anything, just a simple fall to the ground.

You say: " you dont even know Zois, he can be careful with the phone and never drop it". That is why I stated in my comment: " if you are not the type that handles your phone with gloves, the Nokia 820 may not be for you."

As as you can also read I stated: "Anyway it's your money, you can waste it as you please, but after owning a Lumia 820 I would think twice before making that mistake again." In other words he has to make up his own mind and make a desision on what he is going to do, but an informed desition is the best way to go. I will not lie to the kid and tell him that it's all fun and dandy and he will love this sturdy great phone!. I will not. I liked Windows Phone 8 and the Nokia 820 was fine when it worked, but it didn't last long enough to even get attached to it.

You can give your opinion on the experience you have had with a device and agree to disagree, but you can't just blindly lie to someone because you like something.

BTW nice to meet you too!
 

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WP8 is awesome but as i can see from here and from reviews,nokia and htc windows phones are still on "beta" level so i should be away from this os,It's cheap,it have nice features but maybe for a teen like me that loves games and doesn't carry the mobile in his pocket carefully,i should move on another os :/
 

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Well i cant be careful with mobiles,i dropped my Sumbian nokia like 10 times,its full of scratches and dents,so i cant be careful,and i read some reviews,main problem of this mobile is the low battery life...WP8 is awesome os and cheap too,but in the other hand i want something tough,maybe i should carry on my fave os,android.

well the battery life depends on what you do, some people say they do alot of things and last all day with no charge... other say it consumes alot of battery.
sometimes it just depends on the App you use, sometimes I use this wp7 that its not a good phone, but it works. but its not my phone so when the person opens Whatsapp, that app has a "trick" that will use the audio api, to keep wireless alive even if you turn your screen off. so you will get messages and such even if its "turned off"
do you know how much battery that thing consumes? a lot! like it drains really fast the phone! so how can you blame the OS when the app is horrible coded and have to use silly tricks affecting users? yeah its nice to get sometimes messages on the background sometimes when screen is turned off, but you have no control. even if you close the app, the audio thing keeps running, and the wifi stays alive until you or restart your phone or just play a random song. if you don't notice you had that audio trick on, you will get a really bad battery life.

talking about other OSs, my sisters have a galaxy S something phone. and I see my sister charging her phone everyday. she doesn't use it much because she cant use it at her work. but when she is free she uses facebook and whatsapp and other silly apps like that and all that stuff and it seems it consumes a lot of battery as well.
so like I said, it depends what you do in the end. to me WP has good battery life, even when I waste my time with videogames, I still get decent battery life. sometimes I would take couple seconds to turn wifi off if I know I wont use it. its not like my fingers will break for tapping 3 things anyway. but I get better battery life with that.
 

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@montsa007 What do you mean with that? that i will be blind because its too bright?
@WanteringTraveler I don't rly care about battery life,if the battery die i dont mind replacing it...

I don't know what to do, laugh or cry.

I will put it this way, you buy a fast car but it has a small petrol tank, so if you were to leave for office in that car you could end up with no petrol midway.

Meaning, 820 has the power, but its battery is not that powerful to keep the hardware going for all day.

You can buy the device but you may have to make some compromises.

Really your comment made my day I mean I'm like visited 9gag over here ;)
 

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i mostly refer to drop when u accidently drop it from your pocket or from the sofa or table.So the conclusion is, the only main cons of this mobile is the bad battery?
 

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i mostly refer to drop when u accidently drop it from your pocket or from the sofa or table.So the conclusion is, the only main cons of this mobile is the bad battery?

Why would you drop it :/, I mean?

Have seen smashed screens tho, no matter what Lumia you buy a smashed screen will sting you.
 

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I own both an 820 and a 920, I have had them both since december, been through 3 updates on each phone, a couple of resets, ive dropped them several times, they still work perfectly not a scratch on them. I use a standard silicone case anyway and a screen protector to be sure, but I am very clumsy and tend to drop them almost everyday, but I have found them to be very sturdy...

I take the phones with me everywhere, out on my bike, on the track, in the gym, the battery life isnt the best, I get an average of a day, however considering the size of the phone that seems about right to me anyway, since gdr2 update I now get a bit more out of the battery (however it seems to vary between other models and other peoples phones so I cant validate that one unfortunately, but even with heavy use I get through the entire day anyway...)

The Lumia 920 is too large, but has the best of everything (the camera has improved a long way and can do really nice low light pictures that other phones cant do), but its a pain to carry, so thats why I have the 820, as its the perfect size, takes almost identical pictures, but weighs a hell of a lot less, but uses almost the same hardware as the 920. The camera quality is almost as good, I havent had any issues with the phones as yet... The screens on both are really nice and bright and you can tailor them fairly well to your own taste, you can even design your own tiles if you want. (i should add, that since then we have newer models now..so it "had" the best of everything lol)

I am not a big games fan, but I have found plenty of games in the market, tons of apps, and emulators too, so I am not really seeing anything missing at all that I didnt have on android... In addition you get office, one note, a decent size screen to type on as well. I love being able to type on my 920, the screen is really large and I can even write out emails on the go.

I use them for games, skyping, facebook, music, internet, emails, banking, I also use them for translation, unit conversion, stopwatch for my gym and track runs, amazon, ebay etc...

I had android prior, but jumped ship simply because I like the metro style experience that you can customise (its getting better there too...)

Its an interesting experience and worth buying either phone... Its upto you but I havent found a reason yet to put them down...

I will say one thing, if you can avoid it, dont buy the cheaper models, you may as well get a decent one, many games need 1gb of ram and the likes of the 520 etc wont support certain games with not enough ram, so they wont be available in the store to you and the screens are poor quality compared to the end of the line models, light leakage on the cheaper models and slower screen refresh rates show visibly and I am really picky about things like that...

Additionally, they both run as fast as I can remember, since amber, they seem to start a little quicker as well, camera responds better too...

I have a black and red phones, im not really worried about the color as you can get a snap on color case anyway, so you can tailor it to your own taste...

One thing I do love, is the ability to backup your txt and pics and docs from your phone, its standard now on other phones (android as well), but if something does go wrong, you can simply run the backup (its stored on the skydrive private area, you cant access it), and restore it all back to your phone, (it does not store your games and apps, but it will point you to them, and you have to redownload them, it just queues them for you).

I see batman in the games store, the sims, call of duty clones, assasins creed, mass effect infilitrator, rpgs, singstar, halo, xbox games are often rotated out as free if your patient, but they can be quite large downloads, so use your wifi..I hope thats enough to start with..lol
 
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Best review i read about the 820 those days in this topic,this totally made me buy this phone,and if there is psx and GBA emulator then it already promises that this mobile is fun!
 

Telu Darkwaver

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Best review i read about the 820 those days in this topic,this totally made me buy this phone,and if there is psx and GBA emulator then it already promises that this mobile is fun!

There is a gba emulator in the store, it appears to be free, I dont know what a psx is? Playstation emulator? i couldnt find one, but there are other emulators...(they are adding more all the time...)
 

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PSX is PS1.
Ok dude,GBA is already enough for me,i can play pokemon and GTA:Advance and other cool games :)
And reading your reviews it makes me think:"Lumia should keep the toughness tradition from their great-grandfather 3310"
 

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Glad to see you made your decision and I feel you will be happy with it. You are always going to have pros and cons people, but you look like you read them all and weighed the two and came out with a decision. Everyone has a right to what they think, as long as they don't try to FORCE their opinion on someone else thats fine. Good luck and have a good time with your 820, I'll be enjoying mind with you. fdalbor
 

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BTW people who complained about digitizer issue,did it happen because u dropped it or suddently?...Because my brother had a nokia 5800 (touchscreen nokia with symbian OS) and he changed the digitizer many times,but i dont remember why...
 

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