07-21-2015 05:36 AM
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  1. SeeVuPlay's Avatar
    I'm returning the 640 and going back to my 925. It's just better all around. 640 isnt bad, it's just I love the 925 much more.
    06-24-2015 08:28 AM
  2. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I'm returning the 640 and going back to my 925. It's just better all around. 640 isnt bad, it's just I love the 925 much more.
    Don't return it to the store. They will send it to be refurbished/re-certified and end up on the used market sometime down the line. Since they are sold out nationwide (due to people like me who bought four as gifts?), sell it yourself and get more than the store will refund you.
    SeeVuPlay, Guytronic and ven07 like this.
    06-24-2015 08:35 AM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm keeping my 925 since it's such a great device. So glad I had the presence of mind to get a brand new one before they disappeared.
    The 640 is fun for now...

    Posted from the ZenFone2 via the WC app for Android
    06-24-2015 10:01 AM
  4. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I'm keeping my 925 since it's such a great device. So glad I had the presence of mind to get a brand new one before they disappeared.
    The 640 is fun for now...
    The 925 is a classic. When I got my 1520.3 my wife took my 925. Glad she switched to the 640 now because every time I saw her 925, I would think: "Why does my 1520 look so blah in comparison?". I couldn't keep from picking her 925 up and looking at it like some work of art.

    We'll be keeping it even when the 640 gets retired someday.
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    06-24-2015 10:48 AM
  5. bo_woods's Avatar
    New Nokia Lumia 925
    Nokia Lumia 925 GSM Unlocked 4G LTE 16GB Windows Smartphone | eBay

    Lumia 640 from t-Mobile
    Microsoft Lumia 640 Windows Phone | Lumia 640 | T-Mobile

    They're about the same price

    Essentially just like 830vs640xl

    This is a battle of quality vs quantity

    The 925 doesn't have as many abilities as the 640, but the abilities it does have are simply perfected and astounding in quality (ex:no micro sd, but amazing camera & screen)

    The 640 has more abilities, but a lot of its abilities are poorer. ( ex: micro sd slot &more screen inches, but every inch is less crisp )
    Last edited by Guytronic; 06-30-2015 at 02:02 AM.
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    06-24-2015 04:28 PM
  6. Blackadder_100's Avatar
    Just ordered a 925 to (hopefully) replace my trusty 720, having previously tried an 830 and been disappointed with Glance and navigation button performance. Looking forward to checking it out 😊

    *Update* Received the phone and finished setting it up. Wow, very impressed so far...it's a beautiful device!
    Last edited by Blackadder_100; 06-28-2015 at 05:09 PM.
    06-24-2015 04:53 PM
  7. jaceot's Avatar
    Just got my 640 and I love it. It plays games from sd really smoothly. Still setting things up but it feels like an upgrade. Plus, finally one phone for my music and basic needs. I will come back and report how it handles my commuting routine.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-30-2015 01:13 AM
  8. Sagar Joshi1's Avatar
    640 is a descent pgone, 920 seems better
    07-03-2015 02:40 PM
  9. kostadinpetrov's Avatar
    I just got my 640 after 925,and only thing i really miss is the much better camera.Other things looks the same for at least.
    07-13-2015 03:00 PM
  10. Shad0wguy's Avatar
    I just got my 640 after 925,and only thing i really miss is the much better camera.Other things looks the same for at least.
    Same here. Camera is terrible compared to 925, but battery life is stellar and performance is great.
    07-14-2015 09:39 AM
  11. peestandingup's Avatar
    Same here. Camera is terrible compared to 925, but battery life is stellar and performance is great.
    Hm, that's unfortunate. I'm not a huge camera snob, but anything lower quality than my 925 & I'll prob have to pass. Remembering that the 920/925 are pretty old phones at this point, I'd at least expect mid tier phones of today to match their cameras. Guess not.

    I'm still running the 10 Preview on my 925 & am pretty happy with it. They update it regularly & it's now what I'd call a daily driver. Some bugs & crashing of apps, but it's worth it IMO with the speed gains (esp in browsing).
    07-15-2015 08:20 PM
  12. Blacklac's Avatar
    Do not install W10 on a 9XX hoping Edge is faster than IE! Lol. No way.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-15-2015 09:31 PM
  13. peestandingup's Avatar
    Do not install W10 on a 9XX hoping Edge is faster than IE! Lol. No way.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Uuhh, well. I disagree. Edge is faster than IE in every way, renders pages better, etc. I'm not the only one who says this & its pretty much fact at this point. But that's just my experience, everyone is welcome to try or don't.

    On a related note, Windows 10 Mobile on my 925 also plays nice with my DD-WRT router now with injected network-wide ad blocking. Meaning I get no ads on my Windows Phone now with 10 while at home. With 8.1 it wouldn't work, whereas every other device on my network did (PCs, iOS, etc). This also loads pages way faster.
    07-16-2015 12:16 AM
  14. Blacklac's Avatar
    Uuhh, well. I disagree. Edge is faster than IE in every way, renders pages better, etc. I'm not the only one who says this & its pretty much fact at this point. But that's just my experience, everyone is welcome to try or don't..
    It's not a fact. Many people have noted Edge is slower. I've used both... I wasn't guessing, I gave my experience, and if it differs from yours, its not really a fact is it?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-16-2015 02:32 AM
  15. agaskew's Avatar
    Do not install W10 on a 9XX hoping Edge is faster than IE! Lol. No way.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Edge is way faster for me than IE on my 640 - its worth running the W10 preview for this alone. Haven't tried Windows 10 on the 925, its a bit too slow.
    07-16-2015 04:12 AM
  16. Sedp23's Avatar
    Edge is way better and faster than ie on the 635 and 640. I own both phones
    07-16-2015 07:19 AM
  17. Skaughtto's Avatar
    640(Pros)
    • Speed
    • SD Card
    • Screen Size
    • Battery Life



    925(Pros)
    • Feel/Build Quality
    • Physical Camera Button
    • Wireless Charging Case (Optional)



    I was very happy with my 925, but after using the 640 for a few days, it is a better smartphone. If I hadn't been looking for a dual SIM phone I would have waited longer to replace my 925.
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    07-16-2015 10:47 AM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    Must be the difference between the newer SoC's and the older S4. That said, Edge must have drastically improved, because I loaded one of the first (either first or second build with it) builds with Edge on my 1520 and I wasn't impressed with speed, either.

    I have the latest build on my 1020 right now and its no faster than IE was. It does load quickly once it starts to render, but its noticeably slower to actually start rendering than IE. On 3 devices I've used it on (520,1020,1520), all clean installs.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-16-2015 10:48 AM
  19. peestandingup's Avatar
    It's not a fact. Many people have noted Edge is slower. I've used both... I wasn't guessing, I gave my experience, and if it differs from yours, its not really a fact is it?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    I'm not calling you a liar, but your experience with Edge isn't a common one. Something is either wrong with your install or your network, esp if you're running the latest build. Comb the forums & you'll see almost everyone says Edge is way faster at everything.

    Other than that, not sure what else to tell you. But I wouldn't go around warning people not to install 10 just because you had a bad experience. Like I said, it's not the norm with the latest builds. Again, people can install it & see for themselves instead of taking my or your word for it. Can always revert back. I'm not telling anyone to do anything.
    07-16-2015 02:37 PM
  20. Blacklac's Avatar
    Nah. There's not really a point continuing it, but like I said. 3 phones, all clean installs. Various networks. I've read a handful of people say the same as me, so. :shrug: (granted, I never used a newer build on my 1520, but my 1020 is up to date, clean install)

    I've never really had an issue with IE's speed, though. I tend to hard reset/wipe my devices every now and then, anyways. Now IE rerendering pages after the initial render, that annoys the heck out of me. Or scrolling and having it randomly jump somewhere else.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-16-2015 03:34 PM
  21. Shad0wguy's Avatar
    Hm, that's unfortunate. I'm not a huge camera snob, but anything lower quality than my 925 & I'll prob have to pass. Remembering that the 920/925 are pretty old phones at this point, I'd at least expect mid tier phones of today to match their cameras. Guess not.
    Keep in mind that the 640 doesn't have a Pureview camera. The XL however has Zeiss optics so that would be the better option if you want a good camera.
    07-20-2015 09:50 AM
  22. pflores3's Avatar
    I picked up a 640 to replace my 925 after I cracked its screen. It was still very usable but dirty screens are a pet peeve of mine much less a pretty good cracked screen.

    After a few days of using the 640 there are definitely some things I miss about my 925. I really miss how great the glance screen on the 925 is. It's brightness and visibility at any viewing angle is great especially as I like to keep my calendar displayed through glance. The 640 is severely lacking in this capacity as it only shows the time and has very poor viewing angles as well as being nowhere near as bright.

    The 925 is obviously superior in build quality but unlike many here I don't think the 640 feels cheap. In fact it feels similar to an S4 in build quality which I know is a couple years old but was still a flagship at the time. For $100 I think the build quality is pretty good.

    I'm no camera buff so I won't go into to much detail but the 925 dual flash is nice as well as the designated photo button and camera focus. However, the updated Lumia camera on the 640 is not bad and takes pictures much faster which is pretty nice. In good lighting you'll still get pretty good pictures.

    The 640 in my opinion runs smoother and a little snappier than my 925 was running. Also my battery life was lacking only 925 and the battery on the 640 is amazing for my use (medium to heavy use but only about four apps allowed to run in background). Expandable storage is nice as well as the larger screen.

    While the screen is larger you will instantly notice that the blacks aren't as black and the colors are not as bright or sharp. The 925 display is great and you will notice the difference.

    In closing I had looked at the 640 many times as a replacement for my 925 but was not going to make the change. With a cracked screen on the 925 I went ahead and tried the 640. All in all its very good. You trade some great things on the 925 for great things on the 640. I was initially disappointed with glance on the 640 but I'm getting over it. The overall performance of my new 640 is winning me over. It really is just each person's preferences.
    07-21-2015 05:36 AM
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