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08-21-2015 11:11 AM
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  1. Pacus1x's Avatar
    850 will too have on screen keys.. MS is just screwing phones..
    Testing a Xperia Z2 and i don't see the lack of on screen keys as a problem.
    08-01-2015 03:46 PM
  2. Darius_520's Avatar
    How does he know that it will have on-screen buttons
    08-02-2015 08:00 AM
  3. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    Well you know, on-screen keys are very common across all price points in Android. The LG G3 is quite the phone to be reckoned with yet has on-screen keys. Nexus 5? Yup. Moto X? Where's the buttons?
    But why drop the touch capacitive buttons.. On screens are not that good compared to touch capacitve.. If Lg has it, moto has it why should MS follow the same path..
    08-04-2015 03:09 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    But why drop the touch capacitive buttons.. On screens are not that good compared to touch capacitve.. If Lg has it, moto has it why should MS follow the same path..
    Because MS does it the best. Unlike other platforms, you can hide these at your will by swiping up from the bottom (with the newer windows phones. Lumia 630 and 530 have it there permanently because of their resolution.)
    Last edited by colinkiama; 08-05-2015 at 08:43 AM.
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    08-04-2015 03:15 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    But why drop the touch capacitive buttons.. On screens are not that good compared to touch capacitve.. If Lg has it, moto has it why should MS follow the same path..
    Well, I don't think they're inherently bad, just different. Presents a cleaner device face, won't blind me at night, some people say they're harder to accidentally press...
    colinkiama likes this.
    08-04-2015 09:36 AM
  6. trivishal's Avatar
    What about the processor in Lumia 840, the real powerhouse of Smartphones ???
    Sure, Snapdragon 4** processors shouldn't be used in High mid range device( Lumia 840), Snapdragon 610 hasn't been used in any device till now so I think Microsoft won't use it in Lumia 840, Snapdragon 615 is sluggish Cortex A53 Octa core processor that heats too much and is not battery efficient for a mid range device, it would be nice to see Lumia 840 with powerful octa core Snapdragon 620 (Quad Cortex A72+ Quad Cortex A53) processor which is on par for performance with Snapdragon 800 series old processors. There are also rumours on the internet that LG Nexus 5 would come with Snapdragon 620 processor in late 2015.
    What do you other Lumia users think about this?
    08-04-2015 10:45 PM
  7. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    What about the processor in Lumia 840, the real powerhouse of Smartphones ???
    Sure, Snapdragon 4** processors shouldn't be used in High mid range device( Lumia 840), Snapdragon 610 hasn't been used in any device till now so I think Microsoft won't use it in Lumia 840, Snapdragon 615 is sluggish Cortex A53 Octa core processor that heats too much and is not battery efficient for a mid range device, it would be nice to see Lumia 840 with powerful octa core Snapdragon 620 (Quad Cortex A72+ Quad Cortex A53) processor which is on par for performance with Snapdragon 800 series old processors. There are also rumours on the internet that LG Nexus 5 would come with Snapdragon 620 processor in late 2015.
    What do you other Lumia users think about this?
    There was a device which was in the news earlier and was in india for testing.. That device had 610 or 6**.. I hope its true..
    08-06-2015 04:17 AM
  8. Darius_520's Avatar
    There was a device which was in the news earlier and was in india for testing.. That device had 610 or 6**.. I hope its true..
    Which article?
    08-06-2015 04:26 AM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    I think it's fairly safe to assume that the 640/640XL are the low tier for this current range of handsets. We have the mid range announced later in the year and high tier appearing early next year.
    08-06-2015 04:31 AM
  10. Darius_520's Avatar
    I think it's fairly safe to assume that the 640/640XL are the low tier for this current range of handsets. We have the mid range announced later in the year and high tier appearing early next year.
    Isn't that opposite way around? +intel phone next year
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    08-06-2015 11:17 AM
  11. Goran Maniquant's Avatar
    But will Microsoft end up eventually whether if it's in 2015 or 2016 a mid ranged, $250 Windows phone?
    08-10-2015 11:47 AM
  12. Darius_520's Avatar
    But will Microsoft end up eventually whether if it's in 2015 or 2016 a mid ranged, $250 Windows phone?
    Myself, I would like something priced similarly as 830.
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    08-11-2015 03:35 AM
  13. trivishal's Avatar
    Myself, I would like something priced similarly as 830.
    But, for sure Lumia 830 will be priced about 350$ or even more for sure as it would be a high mid range windows device, but I would only wish the device to have upcoming mid range Snapdragon 620 SOC if it is going to be released in November/December 2015 when according to rumours LG is also launching New Nexus 5 2015 with Snapdragon 620 SOC.
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    08-11-2015 09:21 PM
  14. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    MS really needs a competitor to phones like the Moto G, Alcatel One Touch, etc. Cheap, about $250 with a 1080p screen and good specs. Hopefully the 850 can be it.
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    08-12-2015 10:27 PM
  15. trivishal's Avatar
    But will Microsoft end up eventually whether if it's in 2015 or 2016 a mid ranged, $250 Windows phone?
    I suppose that would be albeit Lumia 7** series Lumia mobile, if Microsoft would manufacture it?
    08-13-2015 05:03 AM
  16. Xavier2508's Avatar
    MS really needs a competitor to phones like the Moto G, Alcatel One Touch, etc. Cheap, about $250 with a 1080p screen and good specs. Hopefully the 850 can be it.
    A competitor for the Moto G would be 720p for 179, in other words, the Lumia 640 and the 650 whenever it comes. For the 850 to make sense, it needs 1080p, 5-5,2", 2gb RAM and sd6xx for a price between 299-399. The 830's downfall was that after a few months the 640 offered 100% of the performance for half the price at launch, design, qi and pureview weren't worth the difference to most people. The 850 needs to avoid this scenario or it will tank the second the 650 comes out with the same screen and cpu.
    08-14-2015 01:06 PM
  17. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    A competitor for the Moto G would be 720p for 179, in other words, the Lumia 640 and the 650 whenever it comes. For the 850 to make sense, it needs 1080p, 5-5,2", 2gb RAM and sd6xx for a price between 299-399. The 830's downfall was that after a few months the 640 offered 100% of the performance for half the price at launch, design, qi and pureview weren't worth the difference to most people. The 850 needs to avoid this scenario or it will tank the second the 650 comes out with the same screen and cpu.
    640 is $80-120 in the US, the Moto G is around $250, with much better specs and features, and severely outclasses the 640. I don't think they are in the same range.

    I would have liked to see a 750 to compete with the Moto G, but that's cancelled. The 850 should at least compete with the OnePlus One\Zenphone 2 and not be drastically overpriced like the 830.
    08-17-2015 10:12 AM
  18. Xavier2508's Avatar
    640 is $80-120 in the US, the Moto G is around $250, with much better specs and features, and severely outclasses the 640. I don't think they are in the same range.

    I would have liked to see a 750 to compete with the Moto G, but that's cancelled. The 850 should at least compete with the OnePlus One\Zenphone 2 and not be drastically overpriced like the 830.
    US prices for the 5xx and 6xx Lumias are always ridiculous when compared to the higher end Lumias if you compare with European prices, so they are almost certainly subsidised. Here, the 640 is 179, just like last years Moto G, the new one is 199 (the 1/8gb one). And from what I can see, it only has soc and camera over the 640, they are clearly direct competitors when comparing the same generation: Same screen size and resolution, same soc, same ram, same memory, same price range (except US where Lumia is much cheaper!) The 650 could easily catch up with the new soc, the 640xl's main and the 730's front camera. What other major hardware features am I missing?
    08-17-2015 07:01 PM
  19. Marquis de Faux's Avatar
    US prices for the 5xx and 6xx Lumias are always ridiculous when compared to the higher end Lumias if you compare with European prices, so they are almost certainly subsidised. Here, the 640 is 179, just like last years Moto G, the new one is 199 (the 1/8gb one). And from what I can see, it only has soc and camera over the 640, they are clearly direct competitors when comparing the same generation: Same screen size and resolution, same soc, same ram, same memory, same price range (except US where Lumia is much cheaper!) The 650 could easily catch up with the new soc, the 640xl's main and the 730's front camera. What other major hardware features am I missing?
    I thought the Moto G had a 1080p screen. Must have heard incorrectly.
    I'm hoping 850 will go well against the OnePlus phones then.
    08-17-2015 09:18 PM
  20. Xavier2508's Avatar
    I thought the Moto G had a 1080p screen. Must have heard incorrectly.
    I'm hoping 850 will go well against the OnePlus phones then.
    With the right processor, it could. Let's hope MS realises this and gives the 850 similar specs to the Moto X Play.
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    08-18-2015 03:16 AM
  21. trivishal's Avatar
    With the right processor, it could. Let's hope MS realises this and gives the 850 similar specs to the Moto X Play.
    I am sure that Lumia 840 coming in the end of this year would use Snapdragon 615 processor, 1080p display and Gorilla Glass 4.
    08-21-2015 09:11 AM
  22. Darius_520's Avatar
    I am sure that Lumia 840 coming in the end of this year would use Snapdragon 615 processor, 1080p display and Gorilla Glass 4.
    Somehow there's no rumors about it coming this year, unless ms will surprise us. But early next year is possible.
    08-21-2015 11:11 AM
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