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

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: 10457; 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: 256; 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: 1728; 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: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea...MS has a point...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:06 11

2. iushnt (Posts: 1785; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


this was a funny attempt by microsoft..

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 00:15 11

4. Derekjeter (Posts: 974; 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: 1248; 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: 747; 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: 6289; 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 (Posts: 1225; 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: 412; 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: 538; 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: 335; 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

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