06-25-2014 01:54 PM
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  1. Shiroi's Avatar
    The delay in L930 is making me consider buying L920 while waiting for the next flagship (L1030, I guess). The price is almost half of its original price already. Will it perform like a mid-range phone or the new Lx30 series, e.g. L630, be a better buy?
    06-16-2014 06:00 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I would personally get the L930 over the L920 and if you feel like waiting, something to get used to on WP, then you can wait until around November for the next run of phones.

    The L920 will get WP8.1 but personally you have the possibility of getting a poor quality phone with the L920. Well, that's possible with any phone but I find there appears to be more issues with L920s and L720s than any other phones.

    The L930 appears to be coming soon so it's up to you. I personally wouldn't touch the L630 myself as the 512MB was a huge mistake in my eyes.
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    06-16-2014 06:11 AM
  3. Shiroi's Avatar
    I see. Seems like the L920's processor is still better than L630's. (And I really love the look of L920.)

    I'm having 2nd thoughts about 930 actually. I would've wanted a flagship phone of that size with an IPS LCD and microSD slot.
    06-16-2014 06:54 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I see. Seems like the L920's processor is still better than L630's. (And I really love the look of L920.)

    I'm having 2nd thoughts about 930 actually. I would've wanted a flagship phone of that size with an IPS LCD and microSD slot.
    As an owner of a L920 I haven't been overly impressed but I may just be the exception but there are many threads of people returning 2-6 phones before getting one that 'just worked'. Mine still suffers with overheating and a crappy battery. I still like the camera but I have to admit the weight of the thing still gets to me sometimes.

    I'm personally not interested in the L930 myself. There are no WP currently I would buy. I'm not even sure I'm sticking to WP at this time but everyone has to make those decisions on their own and get what works for them.
    06-16-2014 07:00 AM
  5. missionsparta's Avatar
    Phone as a whole has been great, but the battery a disaster. If you can get a 1080, I'd head in that direction. The battery was never good and now is ****. AT&T will swap out the batteries on an iPhone while you wait, but they want me to ship out my 920 and pay $125. No thanks. Was just going to buy a 1520, but figured it's been out for a while and they still want premium price for a phone that's been around for a while. Decided I'd for its successor. I was disappointed when they announced the next wave of a Nokia/Microsoft phones and there was no mention of a 6" phone.
    06-16-2014 07:06 AM
  6. Helder Costa1's Avatar
    i've had a 920 and never had a issue with it. except for the battery wich wasn't very good, but like i'm not a heavy user was allright for me. was charging it every two days so not that bad.but if you're a heavy user maybe it's not for you. love the feel and build, it's like a tank. and the camera is great my friends were all crazy about that photos and videos... if you get a good price and not a heavy user go for it. it's a great phone.
    06-16-2014 07:16 AM
  7. Shiroi's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback!
    06-16-2014 09:44 AM
  8. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Aside from terrible battery, 920 is still a good buy as long as there is a good deal available.
    06-16-2014 10:23 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    The 920 is timeless. Even though it was released 1.5+ years ago it still performs well. There are better WPs available now, but in my opinion the 920 is still right up there in value. And if you're willing to go used you should be able to grab a like new 920 for $100 - $150.
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    06-16-2014 10:42 AM
  10. darkbaby1991's Avatar
    L920 is quite good and nice. Simple yet powerful. It could deliver what you need. Camera? done. LTE? done. I prefer to connect to the Internet via WiFi because battery drains very fast on cellular itself.
    06-16-2014 11:37 AM
  11. xandros9's Avatar
    It's one that has, as I've said many times before, aged gracefully.

    Its still a quality device, the specs are getting old, but still are better than today's low end. The next gen of mid-range phones (730, 830) haven't been announced yet, but I imagine they'll be on-par or a sidegrade to the 920 when they do appear.

    It's a solid midrange phone. I have one and it floats my boat, but we're pretty close to the 930 rolling out.
    Battery doesn't seem to be consistent across units, but I don't know, mine is meh. Not as great as some, but not as bad as it once was early in the 8.1 preview.
    06-16-2014 12:04 PM
  12. jomarr's Avatar
    Now? Don't know it depends on your needs but if you have the money for the 930, just wait for it. I love my 920 but the lack of a microSD slot is a bummer.

    ​Just wait for th 930 imo. It's much better than the 920! :) It's the perfect phone only if it had an SD slot.
    06-16-2014 08:32 PM
  13. shykhan16's Avatar
    The delay in L930 is making me consider buying L920 while waiting for the next flagship (L1030, I guess). The price is almost half of its original price already. Will it perform like a mid-range phone or the new Lx30 series, e.g. L630, be a better buy?
    If you could find a L920 for a really low price like $100-$150 than get it. I have a 925 and they seem identical except for mine being thinner and aluminum. Its fast and the next batch of WP phones are coming in the next few months. But its really totally up to you
    06-16-2014 08:36 PM
  14. Shiroi's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm really looking forward to getting a high-end phone. But I think the aesthetics and absent features (like microSD slot and Glance) of the L930 are not my cup of tea. So might as well get a previous flagship that's way cheaper while waiting for the next one which may be announced later this year.
    06-17-2014 03:59 AM
  15. gedzum's Avatar
    Thanks. I'm really looking forward to getting a high-end phone. But I think the aesthetics and absent features (like microSD slot and Glance) of the L930 are not my cup of tea. So might as well get a previous flagship that's way cheaper while waiting for the next one which may be announced later this year.
    Yeah I think a previous flagship will suit you just fine if you are not looking for the cutting edge. Certianly if you can get it at a good price too. The Lumia 920 can have issues such as inconsistent battery for example. If this concerns you, I'd recommend looking at a store that has good support/returns policy. For example in my experience, I had a creaking noise at the back of the phone. I told amazon support about it, they shipped a replacement to me at no additional cost before I had to send my one back so I wasn't without a phone. Just something to bear in mind I guess if you purchase online.

    I still like my 920 a lot and also don't see myself switching device any time soon. Hopefully you get a good device and you enjoy it.
    06-17-2014 05:40 AM
  16. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Why not the 925? It looks and is better than the 920.
    06-17-2014 01:09 PM
  17. Brandon McLean's Avatar
    I had the L920 since launch and replaced it with an Icon just last week. I'm really pleased with my Icon. The 1080p OLED screen is ABSOLUTELY amazing, the battery is much better, the camera is awesome...it actually surpassed my expectations. My 920 was giving me issues with wifi/data and the battery was no good on both of the 920s I owned. I wasn't sure if I liked the look of the Icon but when I got it in my hands it's actually a very sleek and sturdy design in my opinion. I got used to having no glance screen and either way you're not getting any SD support. The 920 is nice, responsive and pretty inexpensive, but the Icon is even more responsive and loads apps more quickly, in addition to the other improvements I mentioned. I'd recommend getting an Icon or wait for a 930. There's no guarantee the next flagship will have SD support or an LCD display either. They want us to use OneDrive, not memory cards ;)
    06-17-2014 01:40 PM
  18. DJCBS's Avatar
    Definitely. Even though the 930 has better specs, it's also bigger and has the exact same limitations the 920 plus it doesn't have Glance (something a lot of people complain about even though, to me, it's completely irrelevant).

    If you can get it for 300€, do it. It's a fantastic phone and still runs flawlessly.
    06-17-2014 02:32 PM
  19. Geddeeee's Avatar
    For me, the 920 is still the best WP phone available. Never had a problem with it. It works, and even with heavy use easily more than a day on battery.
    Battery drain problems are down to bad apps... Simple as that. Nothing to do with the OS, as a lot of people keep saying.
    I've upgraded to a 1520, and frankly, I am not impressed. Great specs and that screen is gorgeous, but it is still too buggy. Battery is fantastic also. Close to 2 days....
    I may get rid of the 1520, if the Cyan update doesn't iron out the glitches. Still got the 920, which I may return to. Rock solid!!!!!!
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    06-17-2014 03:09 PM
  20. Loco5150's Avatar
    Oh man, the Samsung Ativ S..... If you are able to go by with an "OK" camera, then buy that. The battery time is great, micro sd slot and they are dirt cheap now!

    I have had my Ativ now for over a year and I tell you that this is the first time in ages that Im not looking at the newest flagship by now.
    06-17-2014 03:26 PM
  21. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Why not the 925? It looks and is better than the 920.
    Half the memory, no qi, no thanks
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    06-17-2014 03:29 PM
  22. JamesPTao's Avatar
    The delay in L930 is making me consider buying L920 while waiting for the next flagship (L1030, I guess). The price is almost half of its original price already. Will it perform like a mid-range phone or the new Lx30 series, e.g. L630, be a better buy?
    The 930 is the natural successor for the 920. With that being said my 920 runs wp8.1 flawlessly. There is no lag or signs of its age. It is very durable, great phone, and I love the qi. Well worth the money. If I were you I would buy one so you don't feel pressured to jump the second the 930 becomes available in your area. Buying the 920 would allow you to wait and see what other phones such as maclaren are like. And will give you the buffer to wait a couple months for the 930 to drop In price once its mainstream. Just my opinion. Couldn't be happier with my 920. Plus once the maclaren/goldfinger comes out I guarantee you will see a big price drop in the cost of the 930.
    06-17-2014 03:33 PM
  23. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    It's running on early-2012 hardware (same stuff as the Galaxy S III). I'd have to say that for me to recommend it, you'd have to be in the $200 price range. Any more, and it's starting to lose value quickly, because it's going to get smoked by the newer stuff that comes out. When talking about a long-term device like that, I wouldn't want to risk dissatisfaction with it, because smartphones are basically a permanent extension of us nowadays. Taking the thing out and going "should have waited for the new one" for a year or two would be bothersome to me.
    06-17-2014 04:09 PM
  24. cndspec's Avatar
    For what it's worth, we have had 2 920's in our house since they first came out. Haven't ever had any problem with them that wasn't solved by simply turning them off and then back on again. They have survived several drops on to tile floors and ground and still look like new. Unlike some people I don't have a problem with the weight - I personally think it makes it feel like a premium device rather than a cheap piece of plastic. We have always consistently gotten 1 - 1 1/2 days of usage out of them. If usage is light have even gotten 2 days. As indicated previously 8.1 runs beautifully on them. With the prices being what they are these days I don't think you could go wrong getting one and waiting until something newer comes out that really floats your boat.
    JamesPTao and tgp like this.
    06-17-2014 04:14 PM
  25. jonahtrav's Avatar
    I have a 920 and the only real bummer is the battery life as many have said... if you just want some thing to use while you wait for the next top end windows phone why don't you get a used one on swappa or ebay for like $150.
    06-18-2014 03:31 AM
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