05-27-2015 02:09 AM
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  1. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    So I broke my 1520 :( And they wanted to send me a M8 windows(which I refused) or an Android(I contemplated it....)

    That being said, I have a question. Would you recommend the 535? I figured i'd get a phone for cheap AND NEW and I would've considered the 635 with att but it lacks a front camera. And the 640 has yet to show up.

    1. Is the 535 a good buy? The selfie cam is a definite plus.

    2. IS the touch issue with the 535 fixed? I've seen videos but they were a few months old.

    3. Which version is the US compatible one?

    I am thinking of green or orange :D
    05-24-2015 12:47 PM
  2. bo_woods's Avatar
    I don't own a 535 so I can't really comment on some of your questions,but

    1.) why not get the m8 or an expensive android and then sell it for another 1520,930, or 830. That way you'll have a new phone and most likely a good sum of money leftover.

    2.) why not get a 925, or 928? They're around the same $100 price mark but have sharper screens, with much more high quality cameras.

    Just my 2 cents
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    05-24-2015 12:50 PM
  3. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I don't own a 535 so I can't really comment on some of your questions,but

    1.) why not get the m8 or an expensive android and then sell it for another 1520,930, or 830. That way you'll have a new phone and most likely a good sum of money leftover.

    2.) why not get a 925, or 928? They're around the same $100 price mark but have sharper screens, with much more high quality cameras.

    Just my 2 cents
    I'd have to also use the M8 for a bit so I can have a phone and after spending a weekend using my friend's android, I cant say I want to do that. Plus there is no guarantee it'll sell and sell right now unless I do ebay or something another. Plus no point in buying ANOTHER 1520. Might as well try something new.

    I loved my 920 but they also were dual core. And I am not sure how WP runs on them nowadays as well.
    05-24-2015 12:54 PM
  4. bo_woods's Avatar
    Get the m8, buy an unlocked 830, and then sell the m8 afterwards, which would definitely if sold for its correct value will cover the cost of that 830 and give you leftover money
    05-24-2015 01:07 PM
  5. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Micah, if you can deal with H+ instead of lte and broken mms...the best WP deal out there now is an Ativ SE on eBay. Manufacturer refurb starting at $159. Had it not been a Verizon exclusive, I'd be typing on one right now.
    05-24-2015 01:09 PM
  6. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Micah, if you can deal with H+ instead of lte and broken mms...the best WP deal out there now is an Ativ SE on eBay. Manufacturer refurb starting at $159. Had it not been a Verizon exclusive, I'd be typing on one right now.
    Ugh Samsung.....i only hate them less than HTC lol. But yeah I just saw that on eBay now. That isn't a bad price at all.

    And oh my, the se forums are dead lol. I'd like to at least have a community haha.
    05-24-2015 01:24 PM
  7. bo_woods's Avatar
    I'd just try and find a 640 online that'll get lte on your network, because the 535 will be very inferior.. Idk if you value camera quality but did you know the 535 can only record in 480p?
    The 640 would be a much better value, and also if your in the u.s unlike the 535, the 640 will be a phone the Microsoft store can replace/service for you unlike the 535, since it is not in the u.s
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    05-24-2015 01:40 PM
  8. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Ugh Samsung.....i only hate them less than HTC lol. But yeah I just saw that on eBay now. That isn't a bad price at all.

    And oh my, the se forums are dead lol. I'd like to at least have a community haha.
    Forgot. My mistake.
    05-24-2015 02:50 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    I have a 535 sitting in a drawer unused.
    Wish I would have never bought it.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 05-26-2015 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Context
    05-24-2015 03:24 PM
  10. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have a 535 sitting a drawer unused.
    Wish I would have never bought it.
    Is it really that bad? You scaring me now haha
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    05-24-2015 06:46 PM
  11. pankaj981's Avatar
    Is it really that bad? You scaring me now haha
    I had one, it's worst than a 520 especially with the screen sensitivity issues. I returned it back within a week. For a slightly higher price the 640 would perform better. Or look for a decent 920 from eBay.
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    05-24-2015 07:00 PM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I had one, it's worst than a 520 especially with the screen sensitivity issues. I returned it back within a week. For a slightly higher price the 640 would perform better. Or look for a decent 920 from eBay.
    I thought Microsoft was meant to fix it
    05-24-2015 07:46 PM
  13. Guytronic's Avatar
    I thought Microsoft was meant to fix it
    Some owners have had luck with repairs others like myself had the same multipoint touch experience with it after returning.
    I'm going to send mine to Microsoft again to see what happens.
    If it comes back fixed to my satisfaction it's for sale Lol...

    You could get one and give it a go, just be prepared to send it back if you aren't one of the lucky users.
    05-24-2015 08:00 PM
  14. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Some owners have had luck with repairs others like myself had the same multipoint touch experience with it after returning.
    I'm going to send mine to Microsoft again to see what happens.
    If it comes back fixed to my satisfaction it's for sale Lol...

    You could get one and give it a go, just be prepared to send it back if you aren't one of the lucky users.
    Okay that isn't worth the trouble lmao. Besides I am ordering from amazon so idk if I can send it off. S
    So I guess that leaves the ativ se or Nokia 640
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    05-24-2015 08:04 PM
  15. msirapian's Avatar
    Hi

    YES, I recommend buying a 535. My touchscreen had the much dread bug, indeed, a HW issue, and I had it replaced by Microsoft. The process was a bit complicated (had to go vocal on the former nokia discussions forum, was asked to give my IMEI by PM, and then had to send my 535 to the Nokia/MS Care).

    Now it's back, and I really love it. My daily driver is a 1020, and to read emails/do "productivity" tasks, the 535 is gorgeous.

    During a week abroad, I've used the 535 for : geocaching, GPS, calls, internet, etc. Brilliant device, really.

    And I'm not a selfie guy, but we had to test that 5MP camera with my wife during our holidays, the 5MP captures really made me change my opinion: now selfie is possible, thanks to the 535, bought at 79€!

    To be comprehensive on the FFC, it is only 480p for video/skyping (not a problem to me).

    After having considered using it as my daily driver, I've changed my mind... because I've installed W10TP on it (the main reason why I bought the 535DS) :D Runs as smooth as a TP can, and looks very promising. But for obvious reasons, I won't use any device sporting a technical preview as my primary device, so that's why I keep my 1020 as the daily driver.

    But again, if you can test the 535 before buying it (to test the screen) or return it for free (Amazon allows that) after having checked the screen after delivery, 535 is the low-end to go. I think it's far superior over 435/532.
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    05-25-2015 02:04 PM
  16. pankaj981's Avatar
    If you're ready to spend ~220-230 on a 640 why not pay slightly more and get either 830 or 640 XL instead? Both are better devices for 30-40 bucks more
    05-25-2015 02:46 PM
  17. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    I have the 535, NO ISSUES with it. Touch is fine, runs great, does all the normal day to day stuff great, gets a bit hot with games and some video but apart from that a brilliant device. I changed from an iPhone 5 and note no issues with this phone.
    05-25-2015 02:52 PM
  18. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    If you're ready to spend ~220-230 on a 640 why not pay slightly more and get either 830 or 640 XL instead? Both are better devices for 30-40 bucks more
    In America it is only $129 and rumored to be $99 on another carrier. So there is at least $150-200 difference for the 830 and the 640 xl isn't officially announced just yet and I'd hate to spend that much money for it only to discover the us version is cheaper.
    05-25-2015 10:21 PM
  19. pankaj981's Avatar
    In America it is only $129 and rumored to be $99 on another carrier. So there is at least $150-200 difference for the 830 and the 640 xl isn't officially announced just yet and I'd hate to spend that much money for it only to discover the us version is cheaper.
    I thought you mentioned the unlocked variant from Amazon? Besides the 129 and 99 are carrier variant prices, plus they can't be used on AT&T unless unlocked
    05-25-2015 10:38 PM
  20. rex.reyesiii's Avatar
    I have a 535 with the latest Win 10 build. touch issues are not much of a problem, only the scaling issues.

    Camera, calls and texting are fine.

    My only complaint though is the low end/res screen. And its much worse on Win 10.

    Buuut I'd recommend it on win 8.1 update 2
    05-26-2015 01:01 AM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    Get a used Lumia 830 - heck there is an awesome deal on the Marketplace right now with a bunch of accessories. Or get a 1520 from Deal Fisher on eBay. Or import a 640 or 640 XL from UK or HK. Heck if you want to just get by for a couple of months a used Lumia 925 isn['t a shabby deal as well. Good luck finding a device that keeps you happy till MSFT releases some nicer phones in a few months from now - availability might be sometime next year*
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    05-26-2015 10:50 AM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I thought you mentioned the unlocked variant from Amazon? Besides the 129 and 99 are carrier variant prices, plus they can't be used on AT&T unless unlocked
    Well the 129 version is with cricket which is att and can be unlocked.

    The $99 one is with tmobile but hasn't been released. I am not too pressed about locked or unlocked phones though. The 535 was appealing only due to the fact it was cheap lol
    05-26-2015 11:28 AM
  23. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Same here, had an L535 - wish I had bought an L6xx series or higher instead. It was just a temporary phone anyway.
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    05-26-2015 12:10 PM
  24. ArrowQueen's Avatar
    Do not buy a Lumia 535. Very laggy, poor screen sensitivity.
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    05-26-2015 12:14 PM
  25. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I have a 535 sitting a drawer unused.
    Wish I would have never bought it.
    Mine is in the same place. :(
    Mine came with the touch screen issue. I got by with that. Then, after a few weeks, the SD card reader went nutso. Can't install apps to the card now. In my situation, it's a nice looking, but useless phone.
    I would recommend not buying it.
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    05-26-2015 12:21 PM
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