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Topic # 150351 19-Jul-2014 19:44
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I'm thinking this might be a decent deal as an interim phone for the Mrs. Anybody know of any better deals for low cost windows phone or have any thoughts on the 625?   She currently has a 720 and really likes it, but the camera has stopped working. I know the 625 doesn't quite have the screen or camera of the 720, but I'm hoping a 920 or something similar might come up second hand in the next couple of months, and if it did I'd sell this one.

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  Reply # 1092136 19-Jul-2014 19:46
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For the price a bloody good phone, 

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  Reply # 1092148 19-Jul-2014 20:16
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Are they locked to the Voda network?

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  Reply # 1092161 19-Jul-2014 20:39
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Nokia Lumia 635 is on special for $240 for Vodafone/2Degrees version.

For $60 extra you get Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box (Lumia 625 will receive it for free in the next month), Quad core CPU instead of Dual core, Miracast, better 5MP camera than the one in Lumia 625, lighter, 4.5" instead of 4.7", Gorilla glass 3 instead of 2, removable battery instead of non removable, built in sensor core for tracking walking and running workout in different apps.

You miss out on front facing camera, LED flash for back camera with Lumia 635 over Lumia 625. Lumia 635 comes with 2 year warranty. Not sure whether Lumia 625 does as well.;pgid=Dn5SyYhw6qpSR0dEgEt4Vpsk0000zFRn7MOi;sid=WNOsd5lD6Y6td8qKwDSzfYnvfmd4gVBX7gc=?SKU=1888614

Do whatever you want to do man.


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  Reply # 1092171 19-Jul-2014 21:04
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Some games wont work on either with 512MB.

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  Reply # 1092207 19-Jul-2014 22:52
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The screen resolution doesn't look good.

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  Reply # 1092474 20-Jul-2014 13:55
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It is a great mid-level phone. Bought one for wife two weeks ago, from a Vodafone store, at $299. Shame didn't have this cheaper option then :(

Don't be fooled by screen resolution. She's very impressed with the phone (after using a HTC Trophy (which I broke), Lumia 1020 (which she broke), HTC One M7 (which she hated because Android), the Lumia 625 is a winner.

Also when you buy the 625 you get $40 of credit into your Microsoft Account to buy any app you want...

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  Reply # 1092971 21-Jul-2014 13:03
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Thanks for the input folks, ended up ordering the 625.  The 635 was very tempting, though I wasn't sure the extras were worth $60 (especially given it's going to be an interim phone) but the lack of a flash was a bit of a deal breaker. 

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  Reply # 1093030 21-Jul-2014 14:14
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loceff13: Are they locked to the Voda network?

Nope. :)

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  Reply # 1094834 24-Jul-2014 11:48
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I bought one of these for my wife and am really please with the quality. There is nothing wrong with the screen res and being my first experience with windows phone it is a pretty nice OS. I think it beats android in quite a few areas in terms of ease of use etc. Pity about the selection of apps though. However, for $180 I would be very surprised if there is better value for money out there at this point in time.

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  Reply # 1095097 24-Jul-2014 17:43
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I had one of these when they first came out, cost back then was $399 or $499 even at that price it was a good deal.

If at any stage I want a cheap phone that does 95% of what i need it to do then I would be looking at windows phone OS, for a couple of hundred you can get a phone that runs well, unlike the cheaper android devices that freeze up and already out of date when you open the box.  One of the reason why we picked the lumia 520 at work, cheap, everything is already on the device (word/excel/email etc) and if a staff member breaks/drops it then its only $200 device and not $500+

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