1. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    I'm looking for people who have owned the 635 from the beginning and want to know of the power and volume keys stand the test of time.

    Any other info on reliability would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    12-16-2014 04:34 AM
  2. tanya shah1's Avatar
    I'm looking for people who have owned the 635 from the beginning and want to know of the power and volume keys stand the test of time.

    Any other info on reliability would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    I dont own a 635 but i do own a 720 and 820 and i will say this-Lumias are one of the sturdiest and best made handsets in the market today and even 2 years after release my Lumias have outlived my brothers iphones whose power and home buttons have broken 5-6 times ,sometimes even within a week
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    12-16-2014 04:58 AM
  3. boltman2013's Avatar
    Survived 20 seconds underwater..probably due to outstanding build quality and tight tolerances on shell and body..was bone dry inside
    12-16-2014 08:05 AM
  4. k72's Avatar
    I'm looking for people who have owned the 635 from the beginning and want to know of the power and volume keys stand the test of time.

    Any other info on reliability would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    I've had mine since the second day T-Mobile sold them. I use a case and I've never dropped it, but everything has held up great. I've had no issues at all with the physical phone. It also still runs great with no issues.
    12-16-2014 08:52 AM
  5. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    Thanks for your input I feel fantastic about buying myself and my wife this phone !
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    12-16-2014 08:54 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    Do know that there are defective phones are present in any phone model, so it is POSSIBLE, thought NOT LIKELY that you receive a defective model.

    With that in mind, enjoy!
    tanya shah1 likes this.
    12-16-2014 09:59 AM
  7. anon8433722's Avatar
    The only thing I don't like about my 635 is the screen feels really cheap. It's like there was no coating on it at all and the AT&T "it can wait" sticker sucked it all up. I got a tempered glass protector and it fixed it, but still. I hosed the install (let a speck of dirt in) and eventually removed it. I'll probably drop another $60 to replace it with a fresh one. Can't say that about any other smartphone.
    12-17-2014 02:12 PM
  8. benoitgphoto's Avatar
    635 has a very solid build. Dropped mine a few times and it has no scratch at all. Biggest downside IMO is the shell is sliding easily out of the hands since it is a bit shiny maybe.
    Alfa Kapa likes this.
    12-17-2014 02:14 PM
  9. etad putta's Avatar
    The only thing I don't like about my 635 is the screen feels really cheap. It's like there was no coating on it at all and the AT&T "it can wait" sticker sucked it all up. I got a tempered glass protector and it fixed it, but still. I hosed the install (let a speck of dirt in) and eventually removed it. I'll probably drop another $60 to replace it with a fresh one. Can't say that about any other smartphone.
    Uh, the screen is Gorilla glass 3. It feels as good as any other phone with GG3 to me. I've managed to drop mine a couple of times and have been lucky, no damage. Great phone.
    Dave47 likes this.
    12-17-2014 02:32 PM
  10. benoitgphoto's Avatar
    Wamsille us right. There is no coating on the 635 even though it has GG3. I have the 635 and the 830, both has the GG3 but the 830 has a very efficient oleophobic coating. The 635 becomes dirty really easily when the 830 stays clean. Also, both screen don't have the same feeling to the touch.
    estabien, k72 and xandros9 like this.
    12-17-2014 04:11 PM
  11. etad putta's Avatar
    Wamsille us right. There is no coating on the 635 even though it has GG3. I have the 635 and the 830, both has the GG3 but the 830 has a very efficient oleophobic coating. The 635 becomes dirty really easily when the 830 stays clean. Also, both screen don't have the same feeling to the touch.
    Lets see, Lumia 830=$449.99 Lumia 635=$39.99. I'm ok not having a "very efficient oleophobic coating" If the screen gets a little dirty, i wipe it off. I might even spit on it and wipe it with my sleeve. I have working man hands and fingers so you ladies will have to comment on whether the screen has a nice feel or not. Staying on topic I'm not sure feel affects reliability.
    12-18-2014 12:54 AM
  12. trekgraham's Avatar
    I've had a Lumia 635 for a couple days, love it. Bought a nice case which helps keep the grip better too. Came from a Lumia 521
    etad putta likes this.
    12-18-2014 01:33 AM
  13. anon(9057135)'s Avatar
    Turn on time: 10-15 seconds

    Turn Off: 20-30

    Volume keys are instant, typing is instant.
    k72 likes this.
    12-18-2014 03:32 PM
  14. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    Very solid phone.
    Mine has faceplanted 2 times, each time I had that feeling that the phone was totaled,
    but after picking it up I was surprised that it didn't even have a scratch on it.
    And a couple of times the cover has fly of the phone from side drops.
    Still not even a single scratch on it.
    The buttons after 5 months feel very good and sturdy.

    But it is really slippery when you hold it at an angle for example at the bed and I think it is not because of the slippery back cover but because of the angled sides of the phone. Also the screen is fingerprint-oil magnet and if you clean it the finger slides on the screen with difficulty.
    benoitgphoto likes this.
    12-18-2014 03:51 PM
  15. sarathizen's Avatar
    I'm using my mine for 4 Months though as secondary phone but heavily. I even dropped several times .Build quality is great.
    tpbklake and etad putta like this.
    12-21-2014 03:02 AM
  16. ajb1965's Avatar
    I have had no major issues with mine. Dropped it once or twice and the back cover flies off, but put it back together and it works like a champ. I don't use a case either. While it is a low cost device, I have never felt any 'get what you pay for' type of pains. Solid phone, good value. End of sentence.
    benoitgphoto likes this.
    12-21-2014 01:33 PM
  17. tigrucat's Avatar
    I thought about getting this as I wanted a cheap 4G phone as an alternative to getting phone insurance for high risk situations (phone insurance in the UK is a con) but my main concern was the 512MB ram and this phone becoming obsolete very quickly so I got the Moto G 4G instead.

    Is anyone else who has thought about buying this phone worried about it becoming obsolete very quickly?
    12-21-2014 02:32 PM
  18. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    I thought about getting this as I wanted a cheap 4G phone as an alternative to getting phone insurance for high risk situations (phone insurance in the UK is a con) but my main concern was the 512MB ram and this phone becoming obsolete very quickly so I got the Moto G 4G instead.

    Is anyone else who has thought about buying this phone worried about it becoming obsolete very quickly?

    This is a non issue. Windows phone is becoming more and more ram efficient and were getting windows phone 10 as well
    12-21-2014 02:37 PM
  19. etad putta's Avatar
    I thought about getting this as I wanted a cheap 4G phone as an alternative to getting phone insurance for high risk situations (phone insurance in the UK is a con) but my main concern was the 512MB ram and this phone becoming obsolete very quickly so I got the Moto G 4G instead.

    Is anyone else who has thought about buying this phone worried about it becoming obsolete very quickly?
    I worry more about Windows mobile itself becoming obsolete before the phone. It's a great inexpensive device. If AT&T gets off their backsides and brings my version the next group of updates in a rapid fashion, it will be that much better. I can't say how long i will keep it as my main phone as the windows line tends to come up with some great deals, but i won't get rid of it.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-22-2014 05:51 AM
  20. scanf's Avatar
    This is a non issue. Windows phone is becoming more and more ram efficient and were getting windows phone 10 as well
    It most assuredly is an issue! If you want to play most games in the store the lack of a full GB if RAM will impact you negatively.

    And merely stating Win 10 will fix everything simply underscores how obsolete the 635 will be as Win 10 is at least 10 mos away!

    I've owned the 635 from release and the build materials are cheap (crappy screen, plasticky back) but the build quality is high. This phone can survive a drop or two most definitely.

    Unlike the 830s there are no touch issues. All the buttons are responsive as well as the screen.

    It's the crappy and incomplete OS that is the problem.

    Just as the Denim update brings features only to the newer phones you can expect the 635 to receive squat from Win 10.
    12-27-2014 11:51 AM
  21. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    It most assuredly is an issue! If you want to play most games in the store the lack of a full GB if RAM will impact you negatively.



    And merely stating Win 10 will fix everything simply underscores how obsolete the 635 will be as Win 10 is at least 10 mos away!



    I've owned the 635 from release and the build materials are cheap (crappy screen, plasticky back) but the build quality is high. This phone can survive a drop or two most definitely.



    Unlike the 830s there are no touch issues. All the buttons are responsive as well as the screen.



    It's the crappy and incomplete OS that is the problem.



    Just as the Denim update brings features only to the newer phones you can expect the 635 to receive squat from Win 10.

    Further reading this post I come to the conclusion that who cares if this phone becomes outdated did you spend 600 bucks on it ? I know I paid 125 for mine and by the time windows 10 phone releases there will likely be the 640/645 to drop another 124-150 on. By then all the issues with the 535 will be ironed out and you could probably grab it for around 75 bucks.

    And yes as we start to see more windows phone 8.1 apps we will see a large improvement in ram management because there is no longer alocated ram on a per app basis.

    So if windows 10 sees even further improved ram management on the back end we most definitely see it even on the lowly 520
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    12-27-2014 03:33 PM
  22. tigrucat's Avatar
    EE are currently offering this phone for 49.99 + 20 pay as you go credit (must use every 180 days), so I thought I would try it. Unfortunately my phone has the previously reported dodgy headphone socket meaning audio often only comes out of one headphone - I tried a brand new set of headphones and still had problems so will have to get it exchanged next week. At least knowing I wasn't going to keep it I could play around with the phone freely and not worry about it at all.

    For 50 I think it is the best phone you'll ever get (with future inflation). However I would say performance is only half as good as the Moto G LTE which I also have. Screen isn't as good, nor audio output (even when I can get stereo) and it is noticably slower in everything it does except the initial start-up.

    I would say the phone isn't worth spending 100 or more on unless like me you want one of the last ever Nokia's. Get the Moto G LTE if you are going to spend that kind of money.

    The phone's strengths are it is smaller and lighter and much easier to hold than the Moto G, Windows Phone 8.1 is easier and simpler to use than stock Android (though IMO HTC Sense 6.0 is currently the easiest to use operating system), the 5MP camera is better than that on the Moto G 8MP even in low light (which is the main reason why I got it - for taking quick snaps mainly of the cat or taking snaps wherever a phone is more likely to get nicked - i.e. down the river on a weekday lunchtime). The free sat nav also appears excellent, so the phone should still be useable as a basic phone, sat nav and a camera for years to come. It's also well built. Spotify BBC iPlayer and Youtube also work on it which are must haves for me, not sure whether they will for long though given that this is one the last 512MB RAM phones. I use my Moto G though for the apps, but prefer Windows Phone to Android as a personal organiser etc.

    My opinion though is unless you can get it at a knock down price and you should be able to in the next few months, wait and get the successor, the phone is not worth 100 or more due to outdated specs, but for 50 you are unlikely to ever get a better LTE phone.

    I have the black version which is boring but looks a lot better than the luminous green or orange colours.
    01-01-2015 12:23 PM
  23. Barracuda7772's Avatar
    I love my 635 the only thing is my power button is feeling a little soft and not very clicky anymore.also the headphone jack thing isn't really an issue just pull the headphone jack out a millimeter or so
    01-01-2015 12:27 PM

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