Trade from Lumia 920 to Galaxy S3...should I do it?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by 007bond, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    I love my Lumia 920, but the app selection is terrible. Plus, I really miss the Gmail app. I know the app selection will probably get better on Windows Phone, and I've only had the Lumia for under a month. I just want to be sure I'm making the right decision.

    Also, I was wondering if it would be a fair trade to go to a GS3? I know the GS3 is older, but value-wise, they are about the same on eBay. Any thoughts?
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    The GS3 is one of the best phones I've ever owned. I actually sold mine a couple days ago to get the HTC 8X but not due to any flaw in the GS3. I just had a Nexus 4 and GS3 and felt like 2 Android phones was pointless and the Nexus 4 is newer and will stay newer longer.

    Is it a fair trade? I would say yes in terms of how awesome the phone is but I don't really know how much either phone sells for online.

    I should add that my GS3 was rooted and running a custom ROM which I think had an effect on how well it performed. In my experience most of the custom ROMs I used ran a lot smoother that stock (they definitely had flaws though). This is based on international GS3's I've used
     
  3. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    OP,
    What color is your 920? Depending if its one of the harder to get color, I would suggest selling the Lumia and buying an SGS3. If this question is not monetarily motivated, then I would say it is completely a personal preference thing. I would personally go for a Nexus 4, but that is just my opinion.
     
  4. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Cyan Lumia. Will I get a bit more for it?

    I don't want a Nexus 4 because of the lack of LTE. It really is a deal-breaker for me.
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Going from my Nexus 4 to the GS3 I feel it's a lot thinner and more comfortable to hold. You're gonna notice it even more since the 920 is a lot heavier and thicker than both. I don't know if you like that or if you're someone who likes a bit of "heft" in their phones.
     
  6. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    That's a little bit of a downgrade so be sure you'll be gaining something valuable. Going from a 920 screen to a GS3 will not be pleasant.
     
  7. Akash.B macrumors regular

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    I went from a GS3 to the Lumia and love it that way. No other phone compares in the texting or camera department. And the screen is oh so lovely!
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    The cyan will go for a bit more. I just sold mine for $520 locally.
     
  9. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    With that I could even pick up an iPhone 5. Hmmm....I'll go ahead and post it for $500 and see what offers I get.

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    I don't mind it either way, but the heft of the Lumia 920 is a bit too much.

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    I don't mind the GS3's screen. My dad has one, and I personally love the larger size. But the Lumia is definitely superior in that department.
     
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Shoot, if you are seeing iPhone 5's locally for $520, then the Lumia is probably going for less too. I sold mine in the Boston Metro area, but iPhone 5 is also going for $600-625 (16GB) right now. Big city with a three story Apple store. Go figure. :p
     

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