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#143593 20-Apr-2014 14:11
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Currently looking at getting the Lumia 520. Can anyone recommend anything else better than this? Just after a decent camera.

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  #1028155 20-Apr-2014 14:19
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I think that is a good choice for price, price comparison




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  #1028156 20-Apr-2014 14:30
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If you're just after a decent camera, why are you buying a phone ? :-)

 
 
 
 


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  #1028165 20-Apr-2014 15:17
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"The Lumia 520 looks good, it's got a decent screen, it rarely stutters or slows down, it's great for calls and messaging and might it just be the best entry level Windows Phone handset you can buy." - TechRadar

 





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  #1028242 20-Apr-2014 16:57
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I picked up a 520 for my daughter yesterday, for the price i doubt you will find better, the camera is fairly average but still at the top end of what you can get on a $150~200 phone. Keep in mind the 520 does not have a flash nor front facing camera

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  #1028245 20-Apr-2014 17:09
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Nokia Lumia 520. They are on special at Noel Leeming for $160.




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  #1028746 21-Apr-2014 21:33
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if you're quick, you could pick up an HTC 8S or 8X for under $200 brand new via http://www.graysonline.co.nz/sale.asp?SALE_ID=490494  the 8X has an 8MP camera

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  #1028902 22-Apr-2014 08:09
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I recently purchased a 520, love it - camera is great for what it is, except no flash. 
On the OS/app side of things, apps are a little lacking compared to iOS/Android, but most of the mainstream things are there. Windows Phone 8.1 is due out soon which adds a few more functions and needed changes :)

For the price, I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5.





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  #1028974 22-Apr-2014 09:21
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xpd: I recently purchased a 520, love it - camera is great for what it is, except no flash. 
On the OS/app side of things, apps are a little lacking compared to iOS/Android, but most of the mainstream things are there. Windows Phone 8.1 is due out soon which adds a few more functions and needed changes :)

For the price, I'd give it a 4.5 out of 5.



If you could stretch your budget $39.20 you could get the 625 http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/communications/smartphones/nokia-lumia-625-lumia-625-smartphone/prod124987.html 4g at that price is unbelievable

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  #1033451 29-Apr-2014 20:55
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so I grabbed an 8X and an 8S from grays, and another grabbed an 8S for $100.  They seems to have a few to sell and keep relisting new batches. Current batch here: http://www.graysonline.co.nz/sale.asp?SALE_ID=490497 - keep your eye on them for new auctions :)

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  #1060133 5-Jun-2014 22:27
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My wife has a 520 and is liking it.  She doesn't like the camera much though, complains that the colours are dull and washed out in anything but bright light.

Example photos here:  http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Nokia-Lumia-520-vs-Nokia-Lumia-620_id3349/page/3


For under $200 I would look at maybe a phone direct from China. For example, the 'iNew V3' is about same performance as a Galaxy S3, allegedly with a decently good camera.   Note that this particular phone is on 850/2100 MHz frequencies, so only for Telecom and Skinny networks.
http://www.gizchina.com/2014/02/03/complete-inew-v3-review/

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  #1060136 5-Jun-2014 22:35
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If you want Android, the Moto G and Moto E are always a good option from Amazon

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