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Microsoft suggests the Lumia 635 may be a better deal than a new iPhone

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Microsoft suggests the Lumia 635 may be a better deal than a new iPhone
Far from being a high-end offering, the Nokia Lumia 635 is one of the cheapest 4.5-inch smartphones that you can currently buy in the US. This, however, doesn’t stop Microsoft from pitting it against Apple’s iPhone, suggesting that the Lumia 635 represents a better deal.

Nokia USA’ Twitter account (which is now managed by Microsoft, and should be rebranded soon) recently posted an image showing the Lumia 635 next to a “competitor mobile phone” that costs $700 - it’s easy to guess (by looking at it) that this is an iPhone. Besides the Lumia 635 itself, which can be bought for as low as $100, Microsoft says you can also get various accessories - like a Nokia Lumia Tag, a Nokia Portable Wireless Speaker, a portable US charger, and more - and you still pay way less than for an iPhone. Plus, you’re getting freebies like Xbox games and Microsoft Office Mobile.

The image (seen below) was posted alongside the question “Can you tell us which is the better deal? ;)” - notice the suggestive wink at the end. Of course, for customers who simply can’t afford to pay too much for a smartphone, the Lumia 625 is a terrific deal. However, the handset just can’t be compared to a new iPhone specs-wise (and neither to any Android flagship, for that matter), so it's hard to imagine that users who usually spend a lot of money on handsets would consider getting a Lumia 635 as their main phone.

Microsoft suggests the Lumia 635 may be a better deal than a new iPhone


source: Nokia USA (Twitter)

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posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:05 14

1. Jinto (Posts: 436; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


so true...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:11 4

3. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


Up to an extent :)

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:24 10

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


ture... any phone is a better deal than overly priced, lowly specd rotton fruit

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:38 11

16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Specs don't matter that much really.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:45 14

20. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yeah, but iPhones are still overpriced.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 14:42

63. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)


I'm not an Apple fanboy, but how are they overpriced?

iPhones have excellent camera optics, an incredibly fast CPU, the screen is great and the Apple ecosystem better then every other competitor on the market.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 02:31

65. Z3R091 (Posts: 87; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)


The only thing matters to me if Windows Store have COC in it.
Maybe I should consider M8 for Windows.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:39 2

17. irbaaz (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


But the attention you get because of an iPhone deserves that price...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:52 5

23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's just dumb. If those people really want attention, why not just wear a cheetah underwear without shirt and pants and do the harlem shake in the middle of the city? That attention you get is more than showing off an iPhone.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:09 8

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


.....

Anyways, iPhone excels at almost everything the 635 does. The higher price tag is definitely justified, considering you get a hell better camera, scorching fast CPU and GPU, higher resolution screen, more/better optimized apps, and the cherry on top - accessories. iPhone 6 is just leaps and miles over the 635.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:04 5

24. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Yes people can't believe it in a wink "Oh Lord bless you with some (alot) more CS"

PS. CS = Common Sense.

Well any phone is better than iPhone. Atleast they allow you to transfer data from one device to another. So MS is true.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 12:23 1

61. srgonu (Posts: 251; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


The only thing I think when I see an iPhone user is that "this a** is illiterate don't know the value of money"

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 05:28 1

42. UglyFrank (Posts: 1655; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Anyone who says the iPhone is low specced is an idiot, it has the most powerful processor out of all phones.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:41

18. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Funny how it seems..

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:16

66. jroc74 (Posts: 6005; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea...MS has a point...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:06 11

2. iushnt (Posts: 1708; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


this was a funny attempt by microsoft..

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:15 11

4. Derekjeter (Posts: 897; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


All MS phones put together couldn't get the value of the iPhone 5s let alone the 6. Lol....Any attention is good attention for Apple.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:34 3

13. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1107; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


I think the HTC M8 for Windows would come close

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:36 1

14. orphant (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


How do you figure? Are you talking about what features you get with the phone and your personal opinion of Apple? I'm sure the BOM is about the same for these phones, Apple doesn't really use top-of-the-line hardware by any means.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 09:38

54. nodes (Posts: 730; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Apple doesnt use top-of-the-line hardware?
Haha, funny.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 19:45

64. orphant (Posts: 34; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


They don't really. I'm not sure what you consider top-of-the-line but when a company is still fitting their flagships with 1GB RAM, sub 2GHz processor, and a 1800mAh battery (I've seen other OEMs fit more into the same physical space, and their battery technology in general is pretty far behind), I certainly wouldn't say they're putting equivocally upgraded hardware in their devices. Not that Apple needs to by any means, they're clearly selling just fine as it is, but it's certainly not reasonable to put them on the same scale as others that actually use hardware that's current gen.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:58 1

41. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Like any attention is good attention for you. Hence you come up with such BS.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:11 3

43. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Go to YouTube and watch videos of Iphone 5/6 vs any high-end Windows Phone and you'd realize Iphone is just a brand name overpriced product.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:16 2

5. AlikMalix (Posts: 5887; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Hmm, a company saying that their product is better than competition... very unexpected.../s

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:16 1

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (limited) (Posts: 1133; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


I managed to sold some lumia 1020 but 630 is quite hard to sell

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 02:53

32. blazee (Posts: 407; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


That's bc 630 is not competing against iphones but flip phones lol

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:58

40. hemedans (Posts: 511; Member since: 01 Jun 2013)


new aduplex data shows lumia 630 is at 6-7% so it sell well. about 3 million have been sold

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:13 3

45. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


You never had a 1020 or 630 to begin with dont troll.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:17

7. jojon (Posts: 332; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


simply planting a seed in peoples mind, $270 V $700... if you just want a good honest sub 5" smartphone, why not

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:26

9. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


but the true value of that overly priced phone is also $200. they are charging huge profit bcoz people are ignorant and willing to pay

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:26 2

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Moto G is much better option tbh. Lumia 630/5 is not that great phone.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:41 2

30. SeanContra (Posts: 82; Member since: 24 Mar 2014)


Hey, Moto G is cheatcode phone.
Moto G wins every argument, man. So not fair. LOL!

Let's focus on the lesser, mortal phones.
(because G stands for GOD!!! :D )

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:30 4

11. kotan24 (Posts: 99; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Oh my God microsoft I laughed so hard at your insolence! Lol

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:10

26. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


And I shrugged my shoulders ever so softly at your complete lack of arguments...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:32 1

12. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 155; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


deaf.. deaf uh.uhuh.uhhhhh.deafintely... sorry this cough is killin me...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:37 3

15. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Typical Microsoft, always brag about their own apps to compare with someone lol.

Microsoft: Want a better deal? Get a Lumia, with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft blah blah blah...

But funny attempt there, Microsoft.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:45 3

19. cnour (Posts: 758; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Hahaha, every company compares his new phone to iPhone, why?

Oups, the iPhone in the pic is an iPhone 4, so the new Microsoft phone is better than iPhone 4!!!!!!!

Even with an iPhone 4, I don't think it is better.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:50

21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Microsoft... so pathetic. Can't even make a phone that is better than a 2010 iPhone.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:15

46. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yet somehow Apple and Android dropped Skeuomorphism and instead followed Microsoft's path with Flat UI. Seems you are full of crap regular WP troll. People follow trendsetters.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:56 1

51. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Maybe if you look beyond your own needs, you will see how the 635 actually does offer more value than a 2010 iPhone for the money for people who are open minded.

The user experiences that the 635 offer, from the built in pedometer, Nokia Rich Recording video/audio capture, Gorilla Glass 3 screen with Nokia Clear Black technology, free offline navigation, free offline music, Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows app and account sync across Desktop, laptop, tablets, phones and other devices, removable battery, expandable storage, built in Microsoft apps, Lumia software customizations, Lumia Camera, information always available without opening an app via Live Tiles and Live Folders and much more.

The only thing on that list that an iPhone offers is a pedometer, depending on the iPhone that you but and it will be expensive without a contract compared to the 635.

For some people, a phone purchase is not about popularity but about what the phone can do for you, what user experiences it can provide and the 635 factually offers some things that no iPhone provides at a substantially lower cost.

Problem is that most people are too caught up in themselves to stop and take an unbiased look at what each device has to offer.

Microsoft is trying to show that the 635 offers and amazing value for the money. Its funny how people choose when specs matter to them and when they don't matter to suit their vision of superiority to validate their purchase decision.

The fact of the matter is this, even without those accessories, the Lumia 635 does offer a great value for the money for consumers as the devices does way more than specs on paper and more than the price would suggest.

Alternatively, users can just continue to be biased and think of themselves and be closed minded as they have been.

My disclaimer: I own iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian Belle and 5th, a BlackBerry of old and a few feature phones. Tablets of each OS and the last iPhone I bought was a 64GB Gold iPhone 5S without a contract that cost me over $950 of my own money.

People love to bash and trash things from the comfort of their limited access and experience with the subject matter and most couldn't overcome their own bias even if they were given the 635 for free.

http://geekongadgets.com/2014/09/02/nokia-lumia-635-value-money/

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=lWxSf_Nn1uA

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 11:53

56. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Great post! Definitely worth the read! Everyone should read this and take the message to heart...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:14 1

27. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


I get the point with all the accessories, but if they really wanted to make a point, they'd compare it to the 830, which is a better phone in it's own right, and still half the price of a new iPhone.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 01:33 1

28. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Its a good thing you followed "However, the handset just can’t be compared to a new iPhone specs-wise (and neither to any Android flagship, for that matter)" with what you did... Fact is, you CAN compare them. It may not fare favorably DEPENDING on the specific USER... Or it may be alright.

If one looks at a utilitarian aspect... And a consumers needs and demand are met by the features and capabilities of the Lumia 635, then perhaps it IS favorable to the almighty hyped iPhone and Androids.

The media assumes all people who need use of a smartphone are people like the readers here, that's not the reality.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 02:34 3

31. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


I dont like apple .. But definitly i will take i6 over any microsoft phone.. , except lumia 930

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:52

48. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Out of curiosity; why would you take an iPhone over, say, the 1520? Or the 830?

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 02:55

33. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Point is, does it sell? Judging my the poles m.s is way down.
I would give 1 apple to m.s to try this hard. XD

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 11:54

57. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


No, that's not the point. The point is that people seem blind to what the devices are offering in relation to the price they pay.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 03:03 1

34. Chuck007 (Posts: 1111; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


Yes, Lumia 635 is a good upgrade to the iPhone 4.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 03:16

35. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


C'mon ms if only the 635 had a decent camera with a lash faster chipset and better screen maybe your argument could make sense otherwise it's BS and I'm a nokia/ms fan.believe me the iPhone is a great device.So up your game and keep it real.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 03:18

36. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


An upgraded version of the obsolete 1020 would be a better competitor provided it would be cheap

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 03:18

37. pureviewuser (Posts: 501; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


Oh and with a fast shot to shot ratio

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:02

38. dovlab92 (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


OMG like WTF like how come they are allowed to put the HOLLY iPhone next to that so called phone??? I mean WOW like WOW like NO WAY. Who do they think they are?! I'm like they should be punished somehow like you know like burning their factories like you know or you know we need to do something people! I mean Apple is so great and so cool and all people like it and this Miscrostuff is like I don't know, this is not normal...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:32

49. Deaconclgi (Posts: 405; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I'd take a Lumia 635 over any iPhone if I could only have one phone.

http://geekongadgets.com/2014/09/02/nokia-lumia-635-value-money/

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 04:29 1

39. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Microsoft made themselves look like fools, they could've atleast used the lumia 730 (the only impressive lumia this year).
Anyway Plain and immature comparison, comparing the A8 chipset to snapdragon 400, lmao. And iOS is still a superior platform to WP.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 06:50

47. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


No...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 07:40

50. tkk76 (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


The two phones are not comparable, but their is a marketplace for buyers considering downgrading from a top tier device in order to save money. The Moto G is likely the best value option, but the 630/635 are also viable options, albeit with greater compromises.

Just like many chose to cut cable for savings, going with a lower end phone on a cheaper monthly service is a compromise many are willing to make. I recently downgraded from 2 top tier phones on Verizon to 2 free 630's on Cricket and will save $3500 over 2 years, and I don't mind the loss of features yet, because I saw how crippled a top tier android device can get as it ages. For Cricket, two Moto V's would have cost $300, but on other networks like TMobile or other smaller MVNO's the 630/5 is not free, so the Moto G is the clear value winner on those networks.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 08:08

52. aba71983 (Posts: 805; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Never interested into Windows phone. Never........

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 11:56

58. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Irrelevant post if ever there was one...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 08:15

53. Ziggy (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


Not only WP repels me like hell but the app market alone makes the iphone a better deal.

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 11:58

59. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


That WP disagrees with you is fair enough, although I wonder why...? But the app market (I take it you mean the app gap?) means zilch to most users.

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