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Windows 7: New Phone

13 Apr 2015   #1
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 
New Phone

Can't make my mind up

I'm due an upgrade on my mobile. At present I have a Lumia 520, this was the very first entry level Lumia and I've had it nearly 2 years.

Whichever phone I go with will be a bit more expensive than I pay now. Anyway I've picked a couple that I like but don't know which to actually go with, the HTC ONE M8, this is nearly new, or the Nokia Lumia 830.

I really like my Lumia and was thinking of going with another but the 830 is the only one they show that I can upgrade too. My network is Vodafone, I've always gone with Vodafone as they work where I live, I did try Orange at one time but their coverage is not that good here.

Has anyone got any experience of any of these phones good or bad. I did at one time have an HTC Wildfire S but it drove me mad always telling me it had run out of Internal memory even though I didn't have that much on it, hopefully they've overcome that problem with their newer phones.
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14 Apr 2015   #2
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I see no-one is talking to me, 104 have looked at this post but not 1 reply to it.
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14 Apr 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Don't worry I'm have read your post a couple of times.
I just don't know how to help because I have never owned a cell phone.
I wish I could help you Joan.
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14 Apr 2015   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The wildfire S is a cheapo android phone. If you are going to go android, especially prepaid you want to spend more then $100.

Otherwise they are junk. It all depends on what you do with your smartphone.

What do you do on it?
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14 Apr 2015   #5
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Don't worry I'm have read your post a couple of times.
I just don't know how to help because I have never owned a cell phone.
I wish I could help you Joan.
Thanks for the answer, don't worry about it, it was nice to see someone answer me, thought everyone had fallen out with me.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
The wildfire S is a cheapo android phone. If you are going to go android, especially prepaid you want to spend more then $100.

Otherwise they are junk. It all depends on what you do with your smartphone.

What do you do on it?
I know the Wildfire S was a cheap one, it was a nice phone though apart from the internal memory problem. My post did say I'm on contract and due an upgrade so will not be getting a prepaid or buying one.

I always used to have prepaid Android phones but after being offered a free Nokia Lumia 520 on contract at not much more than I'd been paying I went with it. I really like the Windows phone, OK it's not got as many apps as Android but that's alright with me it has what I want.

I mainly use the phone for email, photo's, the Lumia takes great photo's, picture messaging, the occasional visit to Facebook, reading books on the Kindle app.
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14 Apr 2015   #6
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

It's all on your choice. If you want customization and compatibility,go for the HTC. Otherwise,choose the Lumia.

I had an Android phone earlier,now I have an iPhone 4S. I can tell that for photos,Lumia is good. Android is famous and very customizable,because it is open-source. Windows Phone is not used by many people and compatibility with the latest applications is limited. When smartphones were not in stores,I used to have a Nokia cell phone. It was good for its time.

I can't understand the on-contract prices that you have,because here we don't have such prices for the latest phones. For example,when HTC One M8 was released,it cost 700 euros ($700 almost). The telecommunication companies make some offers (they sell the latest phones for $200 less,for instance) sometimes and you must pay more for the 4G network.
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15 Apr 2015   #7
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Can't get 4G where I live. Even 2 and 3G are patchy. I'm on Vodafone and my signal isn't brilliant. Indoors I've usually got maybe 2 bars showing, on the odd occasion I'll get 3 but more often it's between 1 and 2.

Now I can get a full signal if I go 5 miles down the road, but that's no good to me. Vodafone is really the only network I can have here. The coverage of other networks here are either very weak or none existing.
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15 Apr 2015   #8
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

With what your doing, stick with windows phone.
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16 Apr 2015   #9
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
With what your doing, stick with windows phone.
Thanks I probably will as I like them and can keep in sync with my Notebook.

I'll mark this as Solved as nobody has really given me their experience with either model phone and even though there have been lots of views the response has been very poor and that's not going to alter now.
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16 Apr 2015   #10
z3r010

 

I've had a Lumia930 for a few months now, it looks nice but as I'm yet to make or recieve a call on it that's about as much as I can say
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