- 09-24-2013, 02:51 PM #1
I am looking to get a WP very soon. I have had the Focus Flash in the past and really enjoyed it, but went back to my iPhone. I am with AT&T and ready for an upgrade, but I am also willing to buy a used phone as well. I really like the Lumia 820, but that would have to be bought used since AT&T no longer offers it. I think 4.3 is the biggest I would go for screen size, maybe 4.5.
I need help deciding on a device. I do like the Lumia line as my mine choice. The most important feature I need is a GREAT camera, but think the 1020's hump on the back will bother me. Please odder your experiences and likes/dislikes about the phones you use. Again, I am with AT&T.
- 09-24-2013, 03:16 PM #2
I am also on AT&T. I've had an iPhone 4S, a Lumia 820, a Lumia 920, and an HTC 8X.
The form factor, removable back, swappable battery, and MicroSD slot made the 820 my favorite. The differences in the screen between it and the 920 were barely noticeable to my eyes. I do see, however, HUGE differences in the pictures between the 820 and the 920. If you want a great camera, the 820 will disappoint in comparison (although I did find it superior to the 4Ss camera).
Please note I'm not knocking the 920. That's my "daily driver", and it's a GREAT device. I am constantly amazed by some of the pictures it takes, especially in low-light situations. You absolutely will not go wrong with the 920 if you're looking for a great camera... especially for the price AT&T is offering them on contract now... $50 or so? Daaaaaaaamn.
Like you, I think the 1020's camera "hump" would annoy me. But holy hell does that thing make some great pictures.
Were I you, I'd look at the 925. It's new on AT&T and seems to be everything the 920 is with a slightly better form factor/case. Although it is 16gb as opposed to the 920's 32gb. Which might be your only true deciding factor between the two.
I'd get to your local AT&T store and check out both the 920 and the 925, see which one you like best. :)
- 09-24-2013, 03:34 PM #4
I appreciate detailed response, that is what I was looking for. If the 820 takes better photos than the 4s, I may be sold on it. The 925 does NOT have a MicroSD slot, which disappoints me, but not a deal breaker, but then again, it might be. Is the 920 not the heavy/bulky device I hear about?
I will have to go to the AT&T store, but I know they will try to sell me the 5s, because most of them are trained monkeys (no offense to AT&T retailers).
- 09-24-2013, 03:42 PM #5
Aside of the light leaks, though, it was a good device. It just wasn't a good device for me.
- 09-24-2013, 06:10 PM #7
Guess we all get use to anything at some point. I am not a fan of HTC at all, even their android devices. I read the reviews of The Verge and seems like the 925 is top dog at this point, besides the 1020. I like the housing of the 820 a lot more than any other Lumia devices. I am really in need of a bigger screen than the 4s 3.5.
Decisions, decisions… I will have to visit the store for an in person feel. If the 925 had an expandable slot, I'd be sold.
09-25-2013, 05:34 PM #9
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generally Windows Phone work not the same, but similarly. The more expensive it gets, the nicer things you get, its fairly simple.
its hard to go wrong with the 520 with the quality to price ratio brought, but its obviously not going to be as nice as something higher up. (e.g. screen quality, camera quality, specs)
but still you won't be as far behind compared to a cheapo Android
- 09-26-2013, 08:27 AM #12
I like everything about the 520. Screen size, shell, specs, but the non-existent flash pushes the 520 to the back of the line. I am really starting to like the 925 a lot, but I really would like a plastic shell and 4" screen. I may just buy the 520 to hold me over until the Nokia event in October.
09-30-2013, 07:01 AM #14Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
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09-30-2013, 07:16 AM #15
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Nokia 620 or 720 mid price but still expensive,, for cheapest smartphone best display and camera nokia lumia 520 but no front cam and no flash ,,, when compare to Android in the same price offer only 256 kilobytes colors display compare to 520 16 mb display and has decent camera. best display of the same price.
- 09-30-2013, 07:47 AM #16
I do like the size and of course the price of the 520, but I feel I need a camera flash no matter what. I may buy it just to use until the Nokia event at the end of October and see what they announce. I also like the 820, but I can only get them used and they are between 150 and 200. It would be dumb to buy an 820 at that price considering I am due for an upgrade through AT&T.
I really dont care about weight, only size. I feel the latest iPhone's weight feels extremely fragile to me, so I rather have a bulky/heavy phone. I am between the 920 and 925 at this point. I appreciate all the feedback and user experience.
09-30-2013, 11:06 AM #18Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein
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