Microsoft Lumia 435 Grade A Refurb £24.99 @ O2
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Microsoft Lumia 435 Grade A Refurb £24.99 @ O2

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Found 5th Jun 2016
It has been coming in and out from O2. I always missed it until this time grabbed one for myself finally. The Lumia 435 could be upgraded to Windows Phone 10. At £24.99 I think it is a pretty good value second phone. Only black is available.

Also the 550 Grade A Refurb is in stock at £39.99:
o2.co.uk/sho…rb/

With a cheap second phone in mind, I went for the £24.99 Lumia 435.

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Price is ok...but I think the phone is horrendous. I used to have one of these for work (now have the 535 which is slightly better, but still would not recommend).

All depends on what you want from a phone really...

Price is ok...but I think the phone is horrendous. I used to have one of … Price is ok...but I think the phone is horrendous. I used to have one of these for work (now have the 535 which is slightly better, but still would not recommend).All depends on what you want from a phone really...



Was £5 after cashback from CPW a while back. Good GPS phone

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rev6

Was £5 after cashback from CPW a while back. Good GPS phone



What was the deal?

Get one while you can: Microsoft aren't making any more Lumia phones and the next phones running Windows probably won't be in the UK for about a year - if at all.

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Get one while you can: Microsoft aren't making any more Lumia phones and … Get one while you can: Microsoft aren't making any more Lumia phones and the next phones running Windows probably won't be in the UK for about a year - if at all.



​But that's more of a reason not to buy, no?

Are these unlocked? And do I have to buy their sim?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/microsoft-lumia-435-payg-upgrade-carphone-warehouse-9-99-2188559


I paid a tenner about a year ago - probably this deal from cpw. Phone was excellent value, especially for games, music etc.
Mine was brand new, not refurbished.
Edited by: "kamenitzabrit" 6th Jun 2016

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kamenitzabrit

I paid a tenner about a year ago - probably this deal from cpw. Phone was … I paid a tenner about a year ago - probably this deal from cpw. Phone was excellent value, especially for games, music etc.Mine was brand new, not refurbished.



£10 for this is absolutely great value!

Can anyone confirm if these phones are sim free or locked?

£25 for this new is way too much imo considering the other deals run. The 550 was £20 for ages in Carphone Warehouse.

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£25 for this new is way too much imo considering the other deals run. The … £25 for this new is way too much imo considering the other deals run. The 550 was £20 for ages in Carphone Warehouse.


Yes I know but it is now £39.99 with Vodafone upgrade and £44.99 with O2 upgrade. I am not qualified for any of the upgrade so could not take the offer anyway.

worth bearing in mind:

360.here.com/201…ne/

Although the essence of the HERE apps lives on in the Windows Maps app, … Although the essence of the HERE apps lives on in the Windows Maps app, we are removing the HERE branded apps from the Windows 10 store on March 29, 2016 and will limit the development of the apps for Windows Phone 8 to critical bug fixes. This means the HERE apps will no longer work on devices running Windows 10 mobile after June 30, 2016. To prepare for this change, we have also decided to remove the HERE apps from the Windows 10 store on March 29, 2016.For maps, routes and navigation, we recommend using the preinstalled Windows Maps application. The Windows Maps app contains many HERE elements since Microsoft has developed it using the HERE Platform and with assets they received from HERE in 2014. Based on your comments on HERE 360 and elsewhere, we know many of you are already having a good experience using Windows Maps.

I bought the 635 for £25 and I'm VERY impressed.I use it as temporary/backup phone and was expecting a poor experience however I'm really pleased.I'd say I much prefer it to any cheap or budget android phone.definitely.nothing wrong with windows phone and the quality of the phone and screen for price is excellent.

I got this phone new on a deal last year for £14.99, not bad phone, the OS is slick. Microsoft has effectively ditched their phone division though, so it spells the end for Windows Phone.

theverge.com/201…ead

Would I pay £24.99 for a refurb of this phone? Nope.

out of stock for home delivery goose chase in o2 shops

Like Blackberry afore who were too late to the market with a brilliant OS, in a years time prepare to see Windows Phones being the next Blackberry Playbook.

My wife has switched back to android from WP, and I am looking forward to abandoning ship myself.

Cold, Windows Phone is dead as a dodo.

Much like betamax, win phone is a fantastic OS, just too little too late. If it had launched with android emulation it might have stood a chance.

I got this phone new on a deal last year for £14.99, not bad phone, the … I got this phone new on a deal last year for £14.99, not bad phone, the OS is slick. Microsoft has effectively ditched their phone division though, so it spells the end for Windows Phone. http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/28/10864034/windows-phone-is-dead


It sounds more like Microsoft will rebrand its phones as "Surface" to piggy back on the growing success of their tablets and premium laptops. I don' t think that Windows Phones is dead just yet. Certainly for as long as your phone is likely to last you can be sure that the OS will continue to work. If ultimately we have to move back to the rather sorry bodge of compromises that is Android so be it, it will be a shame, it remains by a long way technically superior to Android and the increasingly dated Apple OS.

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worth bearing in … worth bearing in mind:http://360.here.com/2016/03/15/important-information-about-here-apps-on-windows-phone/


Oh, that is new to me... Seems Windows Phone is losing one of its major advantages...

Price is ok...but I think the phone is horrendous. I used to have one of … Price is ok...but I think the phone is horrendous. I used to have one of these for work (now have the 535 which is slightly better, but still would not recommend).All depends on what you want from a phone really...


Price??? apologies I got completely the wrong idea; I thought MS were paying each person £25 to use the phone... my mistake.

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I can't agree more. TBH my main phone is iPhone but I prefer Windows rather than Android as my backup phone simply because it just runs so much smoother, especially after, say, 1 year's time.

It sounds more like Microsoft will rebrand its phones as "Surface" to … It sounds more like Microsoft will rebrand its phones as "Surface" to piggy back on the growing success of their tablets and premium laptops. I don' t think that Windows Phones is dead just yet. Certainly for as long as your phone is likely to last you can be sure that the OS will continue to work. If ultimately we have to move back to the rather sorry bodge of compromises that is Android so be it, it will be a shame, it remains by a long way technically superior to Android and the increasingly dated Apple OS.


Banned

Cold, Windows Phone is dead as a dodo.


Always have and always will be! Yup...

I can't agree more. TBH my main phone is iPhone but I prefer Windows … I can't agree more. TBH my main phone is iPhone but I prefer Windows rather than Android as my backup phone simply because it just runs so much smoother, especially after, say, 1 year's time.



Silly question, but for those of you using a 'backup phone' actively, what exactly do you use it for? I have a bunch of old phones that I kept 'just in case' but have never ever had to use any of them...

hecatae

worth bearing in … worth bearing in mind:http://360.here.com/2016/03/15/important-information-about-here-apps-on-windows-phone/



The "Here" apps won't work, but mapping (using Here info which is still fine) works perfectly well using Microsoft Maps app instead. In fact, in some respects I prefer it over the Here apps.

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Muir

Silly question, but for those of you using a 'backup phone' actively, … Silly question, but for those of you using a 'backup phone' actively, what exactly do you use it for? I have a bunch of old phones that I kept 'just in case' but have never ever had to use any of them...



Where in my case I split the apps and storage among the main and secondary phones. For example, I put satnav apps which require a lot or storage space, as well as a lot of battery when running on the secondary phone. So I only spend a fraction of the extra money that I would have spent for a bigger storage iPhone to have a secondary phone. Also when I go out the main phone's battery is saved for other use.

I've got one of these. It's pretty modest but I like it. Windows phone is sooo much smoother and slicker than Android but the apps thing kills it and it's not getting any better.

The camera on this is utterly dismal, something like 2 mp and fixed focus so shop elsewhere if you like taking pics.

Strangely, I mainly use my phone for phone calls. Windows is the best OS for phones, and I use all three OS, but it is just so much smoother. Apple no longer worth the premium and Android annoys me with its lack of consistent UI across apps.

Right. The phone is locked unless you top up on their sim card to get an unlock code from them. Grr.

Unless anyone knows a way round it?

25?!? You got to be joking. Ive bought 4 of these 1 on virgin for a fiver which was unbelieveable 1 on tmobile for,a tenner which is good. Although the apps arnt upto the game i found these superior to say huawei 534 which i found screen worse and about as good as an alcatel. Ive fed my 2 nieces 2 of these and im feeding them 2 more this august as replacements. This is ideal as a kiddie phone it can skype. The obly thing stopping me using it is its lack of push sip call recieving otherwise id use it. This is cold by price and timing.

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lushlady

Right. The phone is locked unless you top up on their sim card to get an … Right. The phone is locked unless you top up on their sim card to get an unlock code from them. Grr.Unless anyone knows a way round it?



Ask someone who has O2 contract to unlock it free, there is a form online from O2 to do that.
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