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I chose Windows Phone

0. phoneArena 15 Jul 2013, 06:46 posted on

We've all been there. That glorious time when we're out on the market, looking for a flashy, new smartphone to replace our hugely outdated device. It's a time of joy, excitement and discovery! But even in a saturated and booming market, such as the smartphone one, it's quite surprising how finding what's best for you may prove to be so difficult. My personal experience from a few weeks ago was particularly challenging...

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posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:48 86

1. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


what the hell is this garbage

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:49 38

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2075; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Fanwars will start in 3,2,1...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:30 13

42. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


@tiara
Or, you can view this article in a different way.
"I want fanboy wars to start so that the website traffic comes in."

:D

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:35 20

113. htc_evo_3d (Posts: 84; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


i see this PA becoming as an advertiser for WP phones recently.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 18:30 9

184. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I somewhat agree. One of his reason to not liking S4 is its being "the jack of all trades, but master to none," but Lumia 720?!? WTF? It's like replacing a 700 horsepower well-balanced supercar with a 90 horsepower well-balanced mini cooper. I mean, I would totally agree with him switching to Nokia if he would choose Lumia 1020, but Lumia 720 over Galaxy S4?! GTFOH Ray.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 19:50 16

187. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What's the point of owning a "supercar" if you never use its capabilities? It's solely bragging rights at that point, and severely wasteful. A Mini works better in the city than a supercar, just as a truck works better on a farm than a supercar. A supercar only really "works" well on an expansive, sparse highway or racetrack, thus, not for everyone, just as a truck or being on a farm, or a Mini or being in a crowded major city is not for everyone.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 20:05 6

190. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Well it's not like the S4's capabilities are unuseful like supercars on farm or city. My point is, why buy a supercar in the first place when you gonna settle into something so inferior when you get tired of it? If he enjoys WP that much, why not try the 920 or the 1020 as an alternative instead?

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 00:49 5

216. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


probably coz he doesnt want all that bulk of a camera and is getting a fluid enough interface at 40% of the cost

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 06:36 4

223. DKJnr (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


I think you are missing the point. He seems to say that lower spec'd WP phone (Lumia in this case) works just as fluidly as a flagship Android and in his opinion better. My only hold back with article is for SGS4 he discredits it for stuttering especially on heavy games yet for Lumia 720 praises it for meeting his basic needs: email, calendar etc. I think that's unfair - he should compare both hadsets at same level even if he qualifies that as (i'm paraphrasin) doing the basics right & "fluidly" at a much lower price point.

posted on 17 Jul 2013, 19:51 2

245. emljmnz (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)


I don't think he said that the SGS4 stutters when he on heavy games (he says he rarely does); I think he said occassional stuttering. And his complaint is that the core functions of a smartphone were forgotten by SGS4, or should I say not well executed by SGS4.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 21:25 1

200. aldridhl (Posts: 73; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


nice analogy

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 04:46 1

221. descabar (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


Says the guy with username "htc_evo_3d" and a picture of the phone.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 17:36 1

242. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


He made a choice, may his reasons be biased or not, neither of you fanboys are PA's Staff. If you don't like it, just don't read articles on PA anymore.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 10:41 18

126. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Every Android lovin' dog is in howling mode now ;o)

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:39 3

143. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


bloodline@duplicate accounts

40+ thumbs up for posting that dumb one liner? I seriously doubt it...

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 07:42 1

224. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


what you chatting about. The article was garabage and many agree. This is just my opinion and yet PA still send me a warning about trolling.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:36 7

176. shy2papa (Posts: 313; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)


Garbage indeed Breaking News MS now owns PA

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 18:11 4

179. papss (unregistered)


Right after one bloggers opinion that must be true.. Go back to whatever dream world you live in

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:05 48

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It simply shows you dont respect other people's decisions.
Some of my friends and me too switched to Windows Phone. If things dont work out the way you expected, ADAPT and change, unless there is something crucial to you missing.

The same thing applied when i transitioned from windows 7 to windows 8 for computers and laptops. No start button? Stop using it then. Within a week i dont even miss that button anymore because i changed my methods of navigating and opening programs in a computer.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:30 19

43. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Why should you adapt to a device? You pay and then you adapt to a device? The device should adapt to you. You are not slave of the machine. The machine is your slave.

I guess that's why WP is unpopular. You have to 'learn' and 'adapt' to the system. Nobody has that time and patience. Actually nobody should ever do that.

Notification center, many basic apps, 'huge' battery life is non-existent in WP. These are kind of fundamental issues till this point.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:40 33

50. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


"Nobody has that time and patience"

That is a poor excuse. Even animals can learn to adapt to a different environment, you as a human are telling me you cant adapt to something new, then i really have no comments. Life is about learning something new regularly regardless of age.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 15:10 4

175. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Excuse? What excuse? It's the excuses from WP/Nokia trolls that we see here. I don't have to invent excuse for lacklustre performance of WP7/8. If I don't like WP, that means WP doesn't appeal to me. It's MS/Nokia's mistake that they can't make the package good enough for my use. If I don't like something, why should I waste time and effort on that? It's not as if my life is going to end if I don't use WP. I feel WP is not good for me, I simply don't use it. It's not my mistake that I find it lacking in apps and features. it's mistake of Nokia/MS that they don't have a value proposition which is good enough for my use. Can I find an app like Tasker in WP? Does it provide me the freedom to modify themes or every possible setting of the system? If this is not something WP can do, what's the point of using it? Do you deliberately want me to change to much inferior product?

Here's a realty check for you guys - it has been around 3 years since WP7 was launched. Yet, it failed to gain much market share.

Maybe, MS is doing something wrong. Else, why WP is failing so bad? You need to invent a lot of excuses for that. I don't need to invent many excuses to use a N4.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 18:13 6

180. papss (unregistered)


No the reality is that you care enough about WP that you wrote this ridiculous rant about why YOU think it's failing.. My opinion is that it's not failing but that its not as large as your my space OS

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 00:18 2

214. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Reality is that you are making excuses.

WP is a fail - it's not my opinion. It's a proven FACT.

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 00:57 5

217. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


lol @ u
WP might not be the greatest
but is certainly not failing

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:41 24

51. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


So you buy any phone, except WP, and it adapts to you instantly??

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:48 14

55. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


When you use something new, you need to learn first, regardless of what OS it is. The first time you touched a computer as a kid, the first time you owned an iPhone or an android phone, you have to go through a process called learning and adapting to it. What rd_nest said are simply poor excuses.

And the problem with most adults nowadays (compared to kids, teens, and young adults), they are lazy to learn using "no time" and "work" as an excuse. You are already convincing yourself you dont have time, then how to do you some free time for yourself?

If you dont like it because it is lacking the features you want, that is fine. But if you dislike it because it is different from others and a "pain in the arse" to learn, then you are just making excuses.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:57 1

63. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


My comment was for rd_nest actually, lol!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:59 3

65. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Im well aware of that, im also replying to him.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:43 11

53. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


What an old fashion way of thinking. You really have to step out from ur room men. Humans need to adapt to the changes in the surrounding in order to be innovative. Without adapting to Change why not u just stick to ur old phone. U don't have to get a phone with those special features.

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