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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 That glorious time when we're out on the market, looking for a flashy, new smartphone to replace our hugely outdated device.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, 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 15 Jul 2013, 18:15 5

181. papss (unregistered)


Why should he keep his opinion to himself when almost all other bloggers on this site jab at WP when they get the chance? Oh right, it's okay the other way around

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, 19:54

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


I was about to give you a thumbs up, then you finished your comment with a ludicrous statement. The modus operandi of a blogger is to share their opinions with the internet.

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 15 Jul 2013, 21:25 1

200. aldridhl (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


nice analogy

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 21:32 1

202. scottae316 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I am sure that you never had to adapt to your Android UI? Please...

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 00:18 2

214. rd_nest (Posts: 1654; 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, 00:49 5

216. Mittal (Posts: 494; 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, 00:57 5

217. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


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

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 01:15

219. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


u sound right in correcting him. But yur strong opposite sentiment that the society is master and that we must adhere to it is also lame. There could be some evil/unjust practices in the society that will need to be changed.
That is what most revolutions have targetted in the past

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, 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 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 16 Jul 2013, 11:18 1

231. buccob (Posts: 2634; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


It is called Stockholm syndrome...

After you are private from your freedom... you become attached to the kidnappers or OS prison...

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 15:58

238. Dastrix (unregistered)


I was referring to society in general. Sorry for the lack of precision. It can actually swing both ways. They're generally for the best intentions, although some revolutions were intended for the sole interest of particular societal groups, but I do understand your point.

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 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 18 Jul 2013, 10:30 1

246. csbunlimited (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


why?windows phones are the best

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 03:06 1

251. Sonjoy (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


rd_nest , who said 'huge' battery life is non-existent in Wp. JUst tell me have you ever used a WP*, if you have used it you would know that the WP Runs really like a well oiled machine, and has a huge battery life. If you have never used a Wp phone dont spread rumours like you did in your above comment.
In case you havent noticed, 90% of basic apps are there on WP, WP only needs a dual core to run its OS smoothly, not like GS4, where even with Octa-Core processor there is "OCCASIONAL STUTTERING". Whats the point of such a phone....
Many are having this idea that the WP OS is very light , that is why it only needs dual core. Let me Inform you that WP OS covers 2 GB of phone's memory.

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 05:54

264. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


It is something people like you will never understand. Luckily there are people who doesn't have pipevision or brainwashed mind.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:50 34

3. yowanvista (Posts: 341; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Was this somewhat sponsored by MSFT? You're doing it wrong if you encountered technical issues with Android.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:15 44

24. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


OMG what a load of crap this article is ?!?

1. 'but I rarely play games, watch full-length movies, or use other heavy-duty apps on them' - If those are your requirements then why aim for flagship phone such as S4. You would've saved few pounds if you'd gone with a midrange or even a Nexus.

2. 'Battery life is also spectacularly short, despite my relatively modest needs' - GSM arena's battery test results: Overall, Lumia 720 got 60 hrs and GS4 got 69 hrs. Considering you use your phone for calls as you are not much interested in gaming the call battery life results are 15.17 hrs Lumia and 18.03 hrs for GS4.

3. 'Encased within a few thin pieces of plastic' - Didn't you know that before buying GS4 ?

4. 'this is a smartphone that is a jack of all trades, but master of none' - Could there be such a thing as Master in particular area with regards to smartphone world these days? Still, GS4 is arguably the best in day light photography (except the almight 808 ofcourse). Smallest chassis for a 5 inch display. Removable & support for Micro SD. blah blah blah....the list goes on......The phase I believe you were looking for is 'everything but kitchen sink' ! BTW, in what department Lumia 720 masters in ?

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:32 18

46. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 169; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


He does admit that he shouldn't have gone straight to Android without really knowing his needs.

His main point is not that the GS4 is a bad phone, but that complicated, super-specced droids aren't for light users like him. Android may offer plenty of choices, but choices aren't for everyone and can lead to confusion and discomfort to non-hardcore tech geeks.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:37 14

81. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


'You're doing it wrong if you encountered technical issues with Android'

First of all, this type of excuse is for iOS, remember? Never ever use it for android.

Secondly, android, of all mobile OSes, is one of the most complicated OS. You need time to learn and the few basic tasks. Heck, most of my friends that came from older OSes didnt even know that there's multitask and can easily kill running apps in thr background.

Third, I think this article is not paid or sponsored. Doesnt mean that if you support something, you're being paid to support it.

Im an android user. Currently using my note 2 here. I think WP is a great OS. Just let the marketplace mature and it will completely battle other OSes.

STop all the hate.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:57 3

92. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


honestly i too cant use moblie for gaming for watching movies although i am a hardcore gamer and i watch lot of movies but moblies simply not good enough if i have 19"+ LCD and a gaming system why should i comprimoze my entertainment of 5" screen and games that are comparable to 2005 of PC or consoles. Moblie for these stuff only good when i am treveling which is not much.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:11 2

99. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I totally agree with this guy, I will never recommend to switch from iOS direct to a SGS4, an HTC One or the Nexus 4 would have been a better choice.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:13 2

100. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


There are devices for every needs in the Android ecosystem, like a Nexus 4 or an Xperia T if you want an high end but not big device.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:23 6

109. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


How on earth he can't know what he is getting into ? He is a reviewer for God sake. How can a reviewer not know what device he has bought ?

P.S. BOTH GS4 & LUMIA 720 ARE REVIEWED BY HIM ON PHONEARENA !

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