Microsoft suggests the Lumia 635 may be a better deal than a new iPhone
posted by Florin T. / Oct 30, 2014, 12:02 AM
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.
source: Nokia USA (Twitter)
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posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:05 AM 14
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ture... any phone is a better deal than overly priced, lowly specd rotton fruit
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:24 AM 10
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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 Oct 30, 2014, 2:42 PM 0
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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 Oct 30, 2014, 12:52 AM 5
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..... 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 Oct 30, 2014, 1:09 AM 8
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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 Oct 30, 2014, 1:04 AM 5
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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 Oct 30, 2014, 12:15 AM 11
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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 Oct 30, 2014, 12:36 AM 1
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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 Oct 30, 2014, 7:45 PM 0
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I managed to sold some lumia 1020 but 630 is quite hard to sell
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:16 AM 1
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simply planting a seed in peoples mind, $270 V $700... if you just want a good honest sub 5" smartphone, why not
posted on Oct 30, 2014, 12:17 AM 0
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