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Posted 05 May 2014 - 15:00
Posted 05 May 2014 - 16:59
Bear in mind GPS will be useless without internet connectivity, as will the translation features.
You'd be better off arranging a rental phone before you arrive.
Yes, that's what I'm thinking, just the what/where is unclear to me. Btw guys I wouldn't need it for photos, I'll carry a "real" camera around. I just need to photograph text for translation.
Posted 05 May 2014 - 23:22
It is an overkill if he needs it for location and translation services. 520 would do just fine.
I suggested it for the camera too
Posted 05 May 2014 - 23:50
No Here Maps, just checked and they don't have support for offline maps for Japan. Bing don't either, to my knowledge, so either Google or something else. Thus I'm not sure if a Lumia would fit your purposes (if it was another country then 520 would have fitted perfectly with offline translations for a dozen languages and offline maps for close to a hundred countries).
Posted 06 May 2014 - 02:02
Seeing as everyone is recommending nokias, I'll vote for Sony Z1 Compact
Posted 06 May 2014 - 20:52
TBH, as long as it works on the frequency bands Japan uses, any smartphone will do the job.