03-04-2013, 06:16 PM #1
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I am eagerly awaiting to experience the greatness of WP8. I have an upgrade available but rumors speculate of the 920 variant to arrive soon on Verizon but no official date yet. Now I'm questioning myself if I should buy the 822 off contract / upgrade to satisfy my hunger or continue to hold onto my upgrade until the "Laser" device is officially released.
- 03-04-2013, 07:47 PM #2
If it were me I would wait. Back in November when I got my 822 it was free (at Walmart) with a $100 Walmart gift card, and that put me over the edge. I really like the phone, but I would wait if I was shopping now.
- 03-04-2013, 08:24 PM #3
I'd recommend waiting for the time being. Do not be surprised if something new hits the last week of March, right before Easter weekend. VZW tends to make a big sales pitch around that time.
The 928 is coming. The dates are never firm until they announce - and Verizon is making sure Nokia is providing plenty of stock because once they get this one, they are going to blow the roof off in the marketing department.
The 928 is the "IT" phone for Verizon going into the summer, moreso than the Galaxy S4. They'll carry that, but look for the displays in store and the website to push the 928 even moreso. The 822 will continue to get a strong push as well. Not sure when updated 8xx will hit - and Verizon may be getting the 41MP Pureview first as well.
The tiering may be $0 for the 822, $100 for the 928, and $200 for the Catwalk, all aluminum frame with high MP sensor.
- 03-04-2013, 09:23 PM #6
I ended up getting one off ebay for really cheap (the screen has an edge-to-edge crack right above the capacitive buttons - basically where your fingers never go, and not impacting it's use at all). My upgrade is available 3/26 and I've had my eye set on the red 822. The one I have is now is white, and is a little slicker than I would like, but I haven't dropped it. My Pre 2 was starting to chew through battery power randomly (95% to 14% in 10 minutes on one occasion), so I went ahead and pulled the trigger. I love this phone. With Proshot this camera takes very good pictures (point and shoot worthy). It's smooth, and I have an 8GB microSD card in it for music and pictures.
The phone just feels great in the hand and feels better in my pocket than the Pre 2 did. I will probably wait and see, though, what Verizon has up its sleeve before I get my upgrade phone and sell the white one on ebay. If I were you, unless you could do what I did and find one cheap to hold you over, I would wait just to make sure. I'm not sure if I would go with a 928 or not. I'd have to compare sizes and such, and I love the screen on this phone, even though it wasn't as sharp as the 8X.
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03-05-2013, 07:25 PM #12
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If a high res screen and better camera are something that you would prefer along with paying 99$ to 149$ for the 920 variant, then you should probably wait.
I suspect a April to May availability based on the exclusivity deal ATT has with Nokia for the 920.
Based on my usage patterns and expectations from a device, the 822 was the perfect fit for me. Plus I dint want to pay for a phone either.
Free on contract for a 822 is just a stellar deal in my opinion.
- 03-05-2013, 09:50 PM #14
- 03-05-2013, 11:15 PM #15
I don't see this forum filled with people having problems. It has a rating equal to the Galaxy SIII and a higher rate of recommendation on Verizon's website. I believe that it and the S3 are tied for second place behind the iPhone as the best reviewed phones and the 822 is the second highest when it comes to percentage of people recommending it.
The phone is excellent. No dropped connections or signal problems. If you have a lemon then I see no reason why you don't ask Nokia to replace it. You don't have to go through Verizon giving you replacements. Nokia has been excellent in supporting their products, at least from the reports of those who have had issues.
- 03-07-2013, 06:18 PM #16
I just don't understand how a handful of defective units, which turns into a chorus on a forum, equals a bad phone. I'd like to know one phone that doesn't have forum threads, somewhere on the net, where there aren't a bunch of people complaining about how bad their phone is for some reason or another involving actual functionality.
03-11-2013, 12:58 PM #19
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stephen_az - You've been badmouthing the 822 a lot. I'm sorry you had a bad experience. The overwhelming customer response, me included, is that its an exceptional phone. I had some problems with it at first...lock-ups, re-boots, etc. that happened after I installed a 64 GB Sandisk card. I replaced the card and all my 822 problems went away. I don't want people reading this thread that are thinking about getting an 822 to think its a bad phone. Its not. You had an unusual experience. Just read the reviews on wpcentral, Verizon, and Amazon. The L822 is exceptional. The only thing missing, for some, is the IS camera. I personally have a Nikon D300 with a bunch of high-power lenses for my photography. I don't need an exceptional phone-camera.
- 03-11-2013, 01:21 PM #21
My wife and I just upgraded our phones from Android (Samsung Fascinate) to the 822 last week and we couldn't be happier.The 8X was too tall and seemed too delicate. I've always worn my phone on a belt holster and I want something sturdy but not too large. I've seen the 920, and it's way too big for my taste.
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