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I'll have to settle for the 735 as my carrier is Verizon :/

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If anybody is buying the Vivo X5 Max, try and get your hands on the Platinum Edition. It's a bit thicker but has a much higher capacity battery and more memory. The audio components are the same as the regular X5 Max. More information here:

http://www.gsmarena.com/vivo_x5max_platinum_edition-7277.php
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Originally Posted by malifact View Post

If anybody is buying the Vivo X5 Max, try and get your hands on the Platinum Edition. It's a bit thicker but has a much higher capacity battery and more memory. The audio components are the same as the regular X5 Max. More information here:

http://www.gsmarena.com/vivo_x5max_platinum_edition-7277.php

Does the phone work with US LTE bands? Same question goes for the Meizu MX4 Pro. Both are supposedly good audio phones but with little to no support for North America.
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Originally Posted by HonestAbe View Post
 

Looking for a new phone that has as much storage capability as possible, decent sounding, and on the cheaper side. Any suggestions? Currently thinking about getting the Nokia Lumia 735 after reading this review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/775074/nokia-microsoft-lumia-735-review-by-mark2410

I've had the 'Microsoft' Lumia 735 for a couple weeks now and IMO if you don't want to use it for anything else besides maybe texting, phone calls, and music (I know, I know that is what phones are supposed to be used for) then I think you will be a fairly happy camper. If you really want to do much of anything else with it then I don't know. The phone itself is a decent phone, but the Windows software is horrible (again IMO), the apps are really lacking. If you have an upgrade and you can swing it I would buy the phone outright, on Verizon it's less than $200, and I would use my upgrade on something else. If you're needing a cheaper phone because you aren't eligible for upgrade yet it will suffice, but you will probably be disappointed no matter what OS you are coming from. Just my .02 

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but the Windows software is horrible

I like Windows Phone OS a lot! So clean and simple and very fluid, with very little to no lag.

That said, I am not a power user. I tried many apps, just for the fun but find myself not using them, not because the apps suck, but because I just don't find a need for them. In fact I only use my phone for ocassional web browsing, telephoning, messages, camera and mostly music. And with this the phone is rock solid and the OS looks gorgeous in its black theme.

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Originally Posted by Mink View Post
 

I like Windows Phone OS a lot! So clean and simple and very fluid, with very little to no lag.

That said, I am not a power user. I tried many apps, just for the fun but find myself not using them, not because the apps suck, but because I just don't find a need for them. In fact I only use my phone for ocassional web browsing, telephoning, messages, camera and mostly music. And with this the phone is rock solid and the OS looks gorgeous in its black theme.

HonestAbe, if this describes you then I think the 735 would be an absolutely great phone! I suppose I should have been more clear when I said I thought the OS was horrible. There is very little outside support for the Windows Phone which is why for me I don't like it. I should have prefaced my comment by saying I was coming from a Note 4. I don't consider myself a power user, but the least amount of time I have to take my laptop out to do something the better. 

 

The phone is solid and if you can get past its limitations Windows OS can be a very good OS, I personally just need a bit more from my phone. Cortana is awesome though...

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Does the phone work with US LTE bands? Same question goes for the Meizu MX4 Pro. Both are supposedly good audio phones but with little to no support for North America.

As far as I know, neither of them will work with US LTE bands. The specs pages on GSM Arena might be able to tell you for sure.
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