- Windows Phone 8
- 4.0" IPS LCD Touch Screen
- 5.0 MP Camera 720p HD Video Capture
- $254.99 254.99
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Great Value 02/14/2014
Very high "bang for the buck" when bought in a Newegg saver bundle. Does almost everything a phone costing 4X as much does, and very well overall. It is very responsive and doesn't feel "laggy". Build quality seems very good for this price point. I dropped it once on a hard floor and it survived without damage. Touchscreen is very good, sensitivity neither too low nor too high (selectable between 2 levels). Immediately accepted, and knew what to do with, an SD card; no problem there. It's VERY nice that you can easily take the back off and remove/replace the battery, SIM card, and SD card.
Really none considering the price.
The only significant feature "missing" is a front camera, so that video chat (Skype) is not much good. But of course I knew that before buying. The rear camera is good/adequate, but not outstanding as on some of the pricier Nokia models.
Basically the phone does everything sort of transparently, user satisfaction will most likely be determined by:
> Windows OS. Some will like it and some (primarily extreme ios or Android freaks) may not. Personally I think it is fine and like some of the unique features such as the active tiles on the home page. If you cannot live without thousands of obscure apps and games, then Windows may not be for you, at least not yet.
> Provider Network. The only communication issue I've had resulted from a quirk in the network service (which their Help center immediately took care of) and had nothing to do with the phone itself.
In summary, the phone just works, and the only things you will get by paying more will be a little more speed, or enhanced bells/whistles such as a front camera or a more capable rear camera.
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