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  1. jomarr's Avatar
    Well it's not supposed to be.
    04-29-2014 10:07 AM
  2. metalchick719's Avatar
    Not sure what CEX is, but the guy who said that is full of bull, for lack of a better term. The 920 will definitely get 8.1 and is one of the oldest WP8 devices, so he's wrong. I bet he thinks ancient Android phones are future proof in comparison. Probably nothing but a WP hater.
    04-29-2014 10:52 AM
  3. tapehead's Avatar
    You guys keep acting like the guy was trying to do something nefarious. I'm pretty sure this is just the typical problem we have, that employees are stupid when it comes to Windows Phone. The guy probably THOUGHT that 8.1 wouldn't go to the 920, mostly because that's how Android usually operates (devices don't get support for long with that OS).
    lol Android. You want an update? Sure! All you have to do is root your device and install a custom ROM. :P Or you could try an OTA that will very likely crash mid-install and brick your phone. Fun tiiiimmeees.
    Bartdog and xandros9 like this.
    04-29-2014 11:02 AM
  4. MazoMark's Avatar
    Went into CEX, to exchange my Android phone for a shiny A condition Nokia 920 and he said I should wait for the new quad core windows phones, which I thought was strange.
    What would it matter to him, he said the Nokia 920 wont run 8.1 properly and its best to wait, but if I wanted to trade in then just to keep that in mind.

    I've come away with nothing, so confused now...
    As fast as mobile tech industry moves, 920 is past due for upgrade. The sad part about this is 930 doesn't appear to be coming to US unless you are on Verizon (Icon). I sure hope Microsoft has something planned shortly for rest of US carriers for WP customers who don't want to commit to size of a 1520.
    04-29-2014 11:39 AM
  5. worldspy99's Avatar
    Well he's not entirely wrong, it is a pretty old device. Nokia Care and retailers in India are already saying they can't get spare parts for my L920.
    And that is why there is eBay and other suppliers:-)
    04-29-2014 12:18 PM
  6. worldspy99's Avatar
    My 810 runs just fine on WP8.1, so I am sure the 920 will do just fine as well:-) Future proof my ***, there I bleeped it out myself:-)
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    04-29-2014 12:19 PM
  7. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Like many have said the Lumia 920 runs 8.1 dp fine. Hardware wise to be honest if you aren't after the latest and greatest, the 920 is a great buy at the right price. Heck I have had this since launch and not once have a regretted buying it at full launch price.

    Don't be put off by people tell you its heavy - it isn't they just need to lift more or stop trying to imitate those anorexic models on those glam mags lol. I have nephews and nieces who go mental over my 920 - they love it and even the youngest at 2 has no problems holding it albeit with both hands.
    04-29-2014 12:30 PM
  8. Mellifluous's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 shares the same specs as a few Windows Phones released after it such as the 925 and I believe 928. It may be an older phone but it's more future proof than my 520 and I have 8.1 installed on that and am going to be using it for a while.

    Only things you have to worry about are warranty and trade back price. Nokia will probably cover it til around December 2014 and CEX should cover it until May 2015. In terms of trading back in, the 920 will probably lose a lot of value once you've bought it so I'd only get it if you're pretty determined to get it.

    If you want a Windows Phone, I'd go for it, but maybe not install 8.1 until the Nokia Cyan firmware update which will prep it better in terms of longer battery life, as it can be a bit hit or miss.
    04-29-2014 12:40 PM
  9. ratsttam's Avatar
    If it's a pawn shop type setup, I'm wondering if he talked you out of getting it, so that he can get it for himself after a certain period of time (if they're even barred from purchasing inventory). As a phone they work great. With Nokia Music and Here Drive, it makes a very capable media player and gps unit, even in the absence of any carrier plan, with no additional software costs involved.
    04-29-2014 12:42 PM
  10. Sport Driver's Avatar
    Ok, one thing for all, WP 8.1 isn't future is the present so future is next big update. To be fair we can't be sure if this phone is future proof or not but it still feels like a good phone. Fact is it is certanly more future proof than Galaxy S3 or HTC ONE X.
    04-29-2014 12:50 PM
  11. Ian Too's Avatar
    In my local CEX I've seen N9s listed as Lumia 800 or 900s and an 820 listed as a 920, so I wouldn't give their staff's opinions much weight. If they can't even identify and label a device, how can they reasonably assess the life of one?

    My 920 is another running 8.1 with perhaps a little cost in battery life and some reluctance to wake when double tapped. Other than that the experience has been flawless. I reckon I'll easily get the two years I wanted and might well get a third before I feel the need upgrade.

    Assuming you're not a really heavy user, I would think the 920 will serve you well.

    I'm also confident that Windows Phones will prove much less prone to obsolescence that any comparable Android device.
    04-29-2014 02:01 PM
  12. bcartwright86's Avatar
    It will work absolutely fine but he rightly said not a future proof phone as of now. Heavy, only 1 GB ram, dual core, there are many better options now. I can say 1520, 1020, 930 are future proof for next 2 years.
    the 1020? it has the same specs as the 920 apart from 2GB of ram and obv the camera
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    04-29-2014 02:13 PM
  13. DalekSnare's Avatar
    920 runs 8.1 fine although the new start tile animations visibly stutter on occasion when you load the start menu (it still feels super smooth when scrolling and stuff), so it depends on how much you care about games and battery life (get a newer phone in that case). As someone with a 920, I don't feel like I need to upgrade for anything other than wanting the better cameras on the 930 and 1520.
    04-29-2014 02:30 PM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    The guy probably THOUGHT that 8.1 wouldn't go to the 920
    The factory unlocked 920s will probably get the official 8.1 update, but I wouldn't be surprised if AT&Ts never do. By the time AT&T starts pushing the update to existing devices, the 920 will be pushing 2 years old. The first contract customers will be upgrading.
    04-29-2014 02:55 PM
  15. j o e l's Avatar
    Considering that the latest phones from Nokia have 512MB memory and weaker camera, you can be sure 8.1 will run fine on the 920.
    04-29-2014 03:13 PM
  16. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 shares the same specs as a few Windows Phones released after it such as the 925 and I believe 928. It may be an older phone but it's more future proof than my 520 and I have 8.1 installed on that and am going to be using it for a while.
    All this statement does is point out how bad Microsoft/Nokia was at getting new hardware into new devices. Yeah, the 925 and 928 are newer devices running the 920 hardware, but that's not a statement to defend the 920 with. Instead, it's a statement of condemnation of the SoC selection for the 925 and 928, given that they launched probably a year or so after their SoC did--it came in the Galaxy S III. Those devices were basically put out so there coudl be SOMETHING in the 92x line on Verizon and T-Mobile, and they were underpowered when compared against the competition the moment they released.
    04-29-2014 03:36 PM
  17. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    CEX don't know jack about anything they sell. NEVER SELL OR BUY ANYTHING TO/FROM CEX OR YOU WILL GET MUGGED OFF.
    04-29-2014 03:58 PM
  18. thejaredhuang's Avatar
    Why are people so naive on this forum?
    04-29-2014 04:17 PM
  19. anony_mouse's Avatar
    you should just ask the CEX guy to duct tape his mouth
    Have you ever seen a psychologist?

    Also, I expect there will be future versions of WP beyond 8.1. Unless you know differently, of course.
    azcruz likes this.
    04-29-2014 04:18 PM
  20. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    I'm running 8.1 on my 920 and it works great. Tell this guy to fall on his sword.
    04-29-2014 04:19 PM
  21. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Tell this guy to fall on his sword.
    Please read this again. You guys (and I'm guessing you are guys) really need to think before you post.
    azcruz and xandros9 like this.
    04-29-2014 04:24 PM
  22. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    Please read this again. You guys (and I'm guessing you are guys) really need to think before you post.
    "920 is not future proof according to my local CEX store" That's what the title of the thread states. And from my personal experience from using wp8.1 on a Nokia Lumia 920, that is false.
    04-29-2014 04:40 PM
  23. anony_mouse's Avatar
    "920 is not future proof according to my local CEX store" That's what the title of the thread states. And from my personal experience from using wp8.1 on a Nokia Lumia 920, that is false.
    I wasn't referring to that part of your post. I was concerned about the part where you appeared to want him to "fall on his sword" (to quote from your post number 45). Please think about that.
    04-29-2014 04:47 PM
  24. anon(5445874)'s Avatar
    I wasn't referring to that part of your post. I was concerned about the part where you appeared to want him to "fall on his sword" (to quote from your post number 45). Please think about that.
    No thanks
    04-29-2014 04:54 PM
  25. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    'Future-proof' is extremely subjective a saying, especially in the mobile market where people jump at the slightest opportunity to say a device is useless because of marginal specification differences.

    That said, that CEX guy is laughably misinformed if he thinks that you need a quad-core processor to run Windows Phone 8.1. =P
    04-29-2014 05:06 PM
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