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.

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Lumia 635
  • Display 4.5" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1830 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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63 Comments

1. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

so true...

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Up to an extent :)

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Specs don't matter that much really.

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, but iPhones are still overpriced.

63. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 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.

65. Z3R091 unregistered

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

17. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 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.

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

24. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

61. srgonu

Posts: 548; Member since: Feb 13, 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"

42. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

18. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Funny how it seems..

66. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Yea...MS has a point...

2. iushnt

Posts: 3103; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

this was a funny attempt by microsoft..

4. Derekjeter

Posts: 1488; Member since: Oct 27, 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.

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I think the HTC M8 for Windows would come close

14. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 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.

54. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

64. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 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.

41. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

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

43. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

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

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

32. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

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

40. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

45. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

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

7. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

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

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 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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