06-19-2015 05:15 AM
38 12
tools
  1. ricardocr's Avatar
    The screen of my 1020 just shattered and I will prefer to get a new one instead of fixing this, since the cost of the repair is high for a 2 year old phone
    I am browsing at the different options and it seems that there isn't a clear way to know what is the best current windows phone, I will appreciate any inputs
    thanks
    ajj3085 likes this.
    06-04-2015 09:50 AM
  2. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    The screen of my 1020 just shattered and I will prefer to get a new one instead of fixing this, since the cost of the repair is high for a 2 year old phone
    I am browsing at the different options and it seems that there isn't a clear way to know what is the best current windows phone, I will appreciate any inputs
    thanks
    Low budget,mid range or high end?
    06-04-2015 10:22 AM
  3. hiya15's Avatar
    I'd say, go for low-end as of now and wait for new high end phones to come. Having said that, 640XL is worth checking out.
    06-04-2015 10:30 AM
  4. ricardocr's Avatar
    high end
    06-04-2015 10:30 AM
  5. ricardocr's Avatar
    I'd say, go for low-end as of now and wait for new high end phones to come. Having said that, 640XL is worth checking out.
    I had the idea that the 640xl wasn't available yet
    06-04-2015 10:31 AM
  6. jeffchapik's Avatar
    If I had to buy one today, I'd a 1520 to replace my 920. However, I don't really want a 6" screen, so I'm waiting to see what comes out later this year.
    Tom Snyder and ajj3085 like this.
    06-04-2015 10:35 AM
  7. Paul1266's Avatar
    The 735 is pretty good (lovely screen) if you want something that will plug the gap to the next high end. I would recommend the 930 but the battery life is not up to current standards really although it would do just fine I you are a light to medium user. My two cents...
    06-04-2015 10:43 AM
  8. jantveg85's Avatar
    I had the idea that the 640xl wasn't available yet
    It's not. In the US at least. But you can order an unlocked one from a different country at expansys-usa.com. My 640XL is from China but you can change everything to US or whatever country you're from and it works perfectly fine!
    06-04-2015 11:00 AM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    The screen of my 1020 just shattered and I will prefer to get a new one instead of fixing this, since the cost of the repair is high for a 2 year old phone
    I am browsing at the different options and it seems that there isn't a clear way to know what is the best current windows phone, I will appreciate any inputs
    thanks
    The yellow 1520 I'm selling right now in the Marketplace. :)
    Likwidz and aximtreo like this.
    06-04-2015 11:02 AM
  10. ricardocr's Avatar
    It's not. In the US at least. But you can order an unlocked one from a different country at expansys-usa.com. My 640XL is from China but you can change everything to US or whatever country you're from and it works perfectly fine!
    Sounds good, but I use my phone for work purposes as well, and I just can't wait for a shippment from China, thanks for the advice, I am considering the 830
    06-04-2015 11:03 AM
  11. bo_woods's Avatar
    I'd say the 830... Has every single Lumia feature, with great build quality...

    Lower specs, no 4k recording, and "hey Cortana" are simply the only things leaving the 830 beat by the 1520 & 930

    Also the 640xl may be a great option if your into phablets
    06-04-2015 11:16 AM
  12. bo_woods's Avatar
    But then again a good condition used 1520 sells for around the exact same price as a brand new 830 or even 640xl these days
    aximtreo likes this.
    06-04-2015 11:17 AM
  13. ricardocr's Avatar
    I'd say the 830... Has every single Lumia feature, with great build quality...

    Lower specs, no 4k recording, and "hey Cortana" are simply the only things leaving the 830 beat by the 1520 & 930

    Also the 640xl may be a great option if your into phablets
    Thanks I am actually considering the 830, I will just miss the 1020 great camera, and its xenon flash,
    what was that about the "hey cortana"?
    06-04-2015 11:28 AM
  14. bo_woods's Avatar
    "hey Cortana" is a Lumia feature, where Cortana can be activated hands free by simply saying the words "hey Cortana", instead of tapping the search button, but it is exclusive to devices with at least an snapdragon 800 processor leaving the 830 out... Also the 830 may have less megapixels, but alot of people say the 830 produces the same results as the 1520,930, or even 1020 just with less sharpness, due to less megapixels..

    A lot of people will agree the 830,930 & 1520 cameras overall out due the 1020 camera, since its only edge is a massive amount of pixels creating a larger image, great for cropping.

    The three I mentioned are in general the top Lumia Devices (1520,930,830) right now and apparently have improved camera tech over the 1020. I myself haven't owned a 1020, but I've played around with it in store before, and all my sayings are simply conclusions drawn from various reviews and camera comparisons around the web... So what I'm saying to you is pretty much just a gather of info, more than experience 😊
    ricardocr likes this.
    06-04-2015 12:41 PM
  15. jantveg85's Avatar
    Sounds good, but I use my phone for work purposes as well, and I just can't wait for a shippment from China, thanks for the advice, I am considering the 830
    It's not a shipment from China. My order with Expansys USA came from Illinois. I paid for 1 day shipping and I got it the very next day.

    But yeah, the 830 is a great phone as well. One of my all time favorite WP.
    06-04-2015 12:56 PM
  16. ricardocr's Avatar
    and I am now the happy owner of a brand new lumia 830, thanks to all
    YanivC, jantveg85, hiya15 and 2 others like this.
    06-04-2015 02:04 PM
  17. YanivC's Avatar
    ricardo I guess it all depends on what you want out of the phone and how quickly you think you may upgrade.
    Since you had the 1020, I will assume pictures are important to you. SO then replace it with something that caters to picture quality. I personally had the 1520 which is a beast but way to big and now have the 830 and think it is the perfect mix of portability and power plus a great camera.
    ricardocr likes this.
    06-04-2015 02:17 PM
  18. jantveg85's Avatar
    and I am now the happy owner of a brand new lumia 830, thanks to all
    AWESOME! Enjoy!
    06-04-2015 02:44 PM
  19. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    high end
    Buy a cheap phone now and then buy a high end wp later when it is out..
    06-04-2015 07:24 PM
  20. jonahtrav's Avatar
    I would just buy a used 920 off of ebay or swappa and wait for the fall when the new phones come out .
    06-05-2015 04:05 AM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    The screen of my 1020 just shattered and I will prefer to get a new one instead of fixing this, since the cost of the repair is high for a 2 year old phone
    I am browsing at the different options and it seems that there isn't a clear way to know what is the best current windows phone, I will appreciate any inputs
    thanks
    1. Lumia 1520 is fairly cheap on ebay. Seen them as low as $200

    2. Lumia 640 XL

    3. Lumia 640

    4. Lumia 830

    5. Lumia 735

    I personally wouldn't buy a Lumia 920 because you're literally buying the dame exact phone you already had minus the 1020 camera and extra gig of ram but still otherwise same performance for the most part. I had both the 920 and 1020.
    06-05-2015 04:44 AM
  22. ttsoldier's Avatar
    I would have just waited till the next flagship is released.

    My 1020 shattered and I bought a BLU Win HD for 150 bucks which will last me until the new flagship comes out.
    06-05-2015 05:39 AM
  23. paulxxwall's Avatar
    Sucks we have to wait almost 6 months till maybe flagships?.....maybe this year?
    06-05-2015 08:02 AM
  24. rory753's Avatar
    ... I just can't wait for a shippment from China, thanks for the advice, I am considering the 830
    the 830 is nice, but with regards to shipping, last saturday i bought a 640 xl on ebay from a Singapore shipper, and had it in seattle by tuesday. I'd say that was pretty quick...
    06-05-2015 04:01 PM
  25. Sunstorming's Avatar
    Lumia 1520 > *
    06-05-2015 04:39 PM
38 12

Similar Threads

  1. GoPro Windows Phone app updated with support for new Hero+ LCD camera
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 09:50 AM
  2. Why doesn't my phone accept 3G?
    By Tapankumar Handique in forum General Desktop, Laptop & Tablet Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 09:42 AM
  3. How can I print from my Nokia lumia 630?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Nokia Lumia 630
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 09:36 AM
  4. Carphone Warehouse launches official iD Mobile Windows Phone app
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 09:00 AM
  5. Microsoft is selling a customized Real Madrid Windows 8.1 tablet in Spain
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 08:30 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD