10-12-2010 7:39 AM
I am looking to buy either an AT&T 8525 or 8925 phone. I was curious to get some input as to any big differences between the two phones for one thing. I know the 8925 is newest for example. Sometimes that makes a difference other times not. Does one of them receive/send calls any better than the other? We have average to slightly weak signal where I will primarily be using whichever phone I buy.
Is there any difference in Windows OS or apps between the models?
I see that HTC still supports the 8925 but not the 8525. Is that a big deal?
I've found several of each on Ebay many at similar prices so wanted to see if I could get any feedback here in this forum.
10-12-2010 9:40 AM - edited 10-12-2010 9:41 AM
The 8925 is 3 years old, and the 8525 is 4 years. Would you really want to spend money on technology that old? These phones often just stop working after a few years anyway. If you buy one of those, it might stop working very soon. My 8925 is still running like a champ (just as a backup phone). But its a gamble, at best.
10-14-2010 9:33 AM
Agreed. Although you could get lucky and get a perfectly working phone, you're really taking a chance on how it's been treated thus far if you're buying it second hand.
I still have my 8125, Tilt and Fuze in a drawer that I bought new and kept replacing them with the newer phones with my upgrades. They still work well and I use them basically for backups or "loaners" for friends to get them through waiting for a replacement phone or waiting for an upgrade.
10-14-2010 11:31 AM
Grab whichever phone is FREE. Use it until you can buy a WP7.
Both phones are excellent and very OLD phones as far a phones go. You will enjoy both especially if you get into their ROM's and push them a bit.
XDA is your friend.
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