1. Bran187's Avatar
    I have been looking for a new phone to replace my current Lumia 521. Its a decent phone (especially when you consider it only cost me 50 bucks off contract) but I am getting to the point where I want something a little nicer.

    I have been looking at a lot of reviews on the Win HD and it looks really nice, especially considering the price, but I can't find any direct comparisons to the Lumia 520/521 or similar devices. Would this be a worthy upgrade from my 521? Have any of you who have the Win HD previously had the 521/520? If so how does it compare?

    Thanks in advance!
    10-31-2014 09:09 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Have you seen this article?

    I do not have this device, nor have I had a 521. Are you looking for a device that support LTE, or is HSPA+ sufficient for you? The BLU Win HD does not support LTE.
    11-01-2014 01:14 AM
  3. Bran187's Avatar
    Yeah I have read pretty much all of the reviews out there as well as watched quite a few. My main concern is performance, as it seems to be a mixed bag from review to review.

    As for LTE support, its not really an issue for me. My 521 doesn't support LTE and I have not noticed a need to increase in speed in that regard. I mainly just use it for things like pandora and checking my email, so speed isn't a huge concern. Plus with my 1gb data cap, i'm on Wifi most of the time anyway.
    Last edited by Bran187; 11-01-2014 at 06:38 AM.
    11-01-2014 04:35 AM
  4. smchambers56's Avatar
    The Win HD is a nice phone. It runs quite well. You will be getting a larger screen that is clear/crisp with really good viewing angles.
    Still looks like you can get it at Staples for 100 bucks.
    11-01-2014 08:45 AM
  5. Bran187's Avatar
    Yeah I'm super tempted to pick it up while its still 100 bucks. I was just about to pull the trigger last night and buy it, but at the last second decided to hold off and shop around a little bit more.
    11-01-2014 09:04 PM
  6. Toonces's Avatar
    I picked one up from the local MS store today and can say it's a pretty decent upgrade for me. I found the Staples $99.99 and just ordered it. I paid $161 w/ student discount at MS store so that one is going back when the one from Staples gets here. For $100 it's great upgrade so I got my wife one too.
    11-03-2014 11:40 PM

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