cheap smartphone, android vs win 8.1

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by grandM, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. grandM macrumors 6502a

    grandM

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    so I had a water accident with my smartphone
    As I am a bit clumsy I am looking for a cheap smartphone. I am in doubt between an android or a windows phone. Windows phones seem to be cheaper having 8 GB place but no front camera. Android at that price seems to have only 4 GB. Then again my phone carrier has an app on android allowing me to call cheaper and not on windows phone. But the app needs a good wifi and wifi sucked on my android and not on my windows phone. So I am in doubt between nokia lumina 630 [119 euro] and arches 50b oxygen [149 euro]. Both have 8GB btw but perhaps other cheap androids are better.

    your insights please
     
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    The Lumia 630 is a superb device for the price point it offers and to get WP 8.1 on it.
     
  4. grandM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes but it is 199 euro
    For the processor I do not know but the archos seems to have similar specs

    archos

    Scherm Scherm 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixels, IPS capacitief touchscreen Processor Processor Mediatek MT6582 / Quad-Core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 Geheugen 8 Gb, Micro SD SD-kaart SD-kaart Ja, micro SD Besturingssysteem Besturingssysteem Android 4.2 Fototoestel Fototoestel 8 megapixel, Flash, Autofocus 2de camera (videocall) 2de camera (videocall) Batterij Batterij Lithium-ion Capaciteit batterij Capaciteit batterij 2000 mAh Mobiel internet Mobiel internet 3G (UMTS) Connectiviteit Connectiviteit Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, gps, DLNA Dual Sim Dual Sim Type SIM-kaart Type SIM-kaart SIM Video opname Video opname Ja, Full HD Applicatiewinkel Play Store (Android Market) Netwerk Netwerk Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Hotspotfunctie Hotspotfunctie USB aansluiting USB aansluiting Categorie en SAT-waarde Categorie en SAT-waarde Categorie A, 0.29 W/kg Mobile Pack Mobile Pack Geleverde toebehoren Batterij en lader Bijzonderheden - Afmetingen toestel (hxbxd) 14.5 x 7.3 x 0.86 Gewicht 160 g Vanden Borre-code8733929

    motorola g

    Scherm Scherm 5 inch, 720 x 1280 pixels, TFT capacitief touchscreen Processor Processor Quad-Core MSM8X26 Geheugen 8 Gb, Micro SD SD-kaart SD-kaart Ja, micro SD Besturingssysteem Besturingssysteem Android 4.4.4 Fototoestel Fototoestel 8 megapixel 2de camera (videocall) 2de camera (videocall) Batterij Batterij Lithium-ion Capaciteit batterij Capaciteit batterij 2070 mAh Mobiel internet Mobiel internet 3G (UMTS) Connectiviteit Connectiviteit Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, gps Dual Sim Dual Sim Type SIM-kaart Type SIM-kaart Micro SIM Video opname Video opname Applicatiewinkel Play Store (Android Market) Netwerk Netwerk Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) Hotspotfunctie Hotspotfunctie USB aansluiting USB aansluiting Categorie en SAT-waarde Categorie en SAT-waarde Categorie B, 0.79 W/kg Mobile Pack Mobile Pack Geleverde toebehoren Batterij + USB-lader Bijzonderheden - Afmetingen toestel (hxbxd) 14.1 x 7.1 x 1.1 Gewicht 140 g Vanden Borre-code8747768

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    I did like my huawei ascend w2
    stable wifi
    Shame my phone carrier does not provide the app on wp
     
  5. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    The Moto G actually has the better CPU I believe. Most of the other specs are comparable but I think you will have a much better experience and support from the Moto G.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    cheap smartphone, android vs win 8.1

    The Moto G is infinitely more preferable to the Archos

    Amazon had the Moto G 8gb for £139 which is €175

    For that you are getting the best mid level performing but budget priced android handset, and one that is already receiving Android lollipop.

    8gb may not seem a lot but with microsd card slot and lollipop restoring full functionality to it you can easily get away with the 8gb model.

    Performance on the G is surprisingly robust too.

    Archos support for its devices sucks both software and hardware wise.
     
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    I just bought a Lumia 530 for £30 (about $50USD) and it's great. Doesn't do EVERYthing my iPhone does (missing a few apps, iTunes match and a flash for the camera) but I'm very impressed with the OS. The more I use it the more I like it.
     
  8. grandM thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well the store was crowded with people so I grabbed a lumia 630 for 119 euro
    There were so many android devices I could not choose
    The motorola G was not available

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    Well the store was crowded with people so I grabbed a lumia 630 for 119 euro
    There were so many android devices I could not choose
    The motorola G was not available
     

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