I’m looking for a new mobile phone.
I thought about a Lumia in the 200€ region.
Can anyone recommend or disadvise a specific type?
I’m using if mainly for phone phone calls, SMS and a little bit of eMail and Internet.
It’s not really used for taking pictures, playing fancy 3D games or social media.
But an average Camera would be good anyway.
So far I had the Samsung W7 with WinPhone 7.8.
The same size (or may be a little bit more would be fine.
Samsung W7 has a 92mm display and is about 115x60mm in total size.
I’d say max 5" display is good. not more.
Any phone at that price will do what you want. However, have in mind, that once you move from dumbphone to smartphone, you’ll probably quickly realize that you want [em]a lot more[/em], than calling, texting and browsing
I’m still using (and loving) my Lumia 920. If you want to save some money, they can be found super cheap on eBay. However, if you want something newer then I agree with the 925. Although, I personally plan to move up to the 1520 line when I upgrade next for this one simple reason…
If you (or anyone else on this thread) do decide to get a 1520, take my advice and ALWAYS use a heavy-duty case on it.
I mostly love my 1520, but the screen is currently covered in clear packing tape while I try to figure out what to do about the SECOND screen I’ve smashed. The first time was just stupidity on my part, a 4-5 foot drop from my shirt pocket when I went for a jump shot outside with my son. Very few phones (even my old 920) would likely survive that.
But the screen cracked again with a very short drop (less than 2 feet) onto the bleachers at my son’s basketball game, and completely shattered less than a day later, presumably from flexing.
IMO, the 1520 does not have a stiff enough frame for the size of its screen, so absent a really good case, there’s a strong likelihood of screen breakage. A real bummer, since it’s a gorgeous phone (I have yellow), and a powerhouse.
I’m probably going to save my pennies and get something in the 5" range. 6" screen is great for aging eyes, but I still have to use my reading glasses with it for the most part, so the tradeoffs aren’t as worthwhile as I’d expected.
I have a Lumia 925 and I don’t want to go back to the iPhone 4S I had before. A nice navigation system is included and I have the Office implementations with Word and Excel. And very important for future projects: I can build my own Apps in C# and it supports communication with Bluetooth 2.x. and BLE.
930 is a great phone, and probably ideal from a size perspective, and has the 20MP camera. BUT…as far as I’m aware, since it’s not made for US networks, you may not be able to get LTE speeds with it in the US.
Which carrier are you on as the Lumia Icon is pretty much exactly a 930 (different OS version being the biggest difference, but with updates that difference goes away) and the Icon is an exclusive to Verizon.
If I was to get a new phone now I’d be looking at the 1520 as it still fits in the shirt pocket, but is easier on the old eyes. Friend of mine here in Calgary loves his.
Wow looking at the prices of the 930 ( OmegaCell.com is for sale | HugeDomains ), I hope the wife doesn’t see those or I’ll be off buying her a 930 as I got her a Lumia 635 a couple of months ago and now she is a hard core Windows Phone convert. Fortunately they are Nokias and so even after she sent her’s for a little swim, its still working like a champ, you just can’t kill a Nokia phone.
[quote]Wow looking at the prices of the 930 ( OmegaCell.com is for sale | HugeDomains ), I hope the wife doesn’t see those or I’ll be off buying her a 930 as I got her a Lumia 635 a couple of months ago and now she is a hard core Windows Phone convert. Fortunately they are Nokias and so even after she sent her’s for a little swim, its still working like a champ, you just can’t kill a Nokia phone.
I bought my wife a 920 at the same time I bought mine and she loves hers too with one really BIG exception. No one has made their credit card readers (i.e. Square, PayPal, etc.) compatible yet. Well, except for one company that wanted outrageous monthly fees… Since she is a independent Scentsy consultant, this is a big problem. So, I ended up having to buy her an Android tablet just for this purpose.