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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 That glorious time when we're out on the market, looking for a flashy, new smartphone to replace our hugely outdated device.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, 10:52 8

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

Maybe Ray S. was simply dismayed at finding out that a backdoor trojan "key" exists for Android, and that every device using that crappy OS can now be hacked at random. Also, what you open source fools fail to take into account is that Google is just as likely to be working with government to breach your privacy as is Microsoft. Truth of the matter is that Android is really a malware infested backdoor nightmare that is being portrayed as something more profound than it really is...

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 10:54

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

Funny how I got a warning as the author of this article apparently can't seem to figure out the difference between a troll comment and a reader response. Oh well, fanboy authors, can't complain much about that.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 10:56

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

Android being technical, I hope that it's a joke because that's not what it is, at least not the most recent versions. If old people can use it flawlessly I don't see how the average joe considers it as being too technical, unless of course the user is a total idiot.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:01 6

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

Too bad it was recently discovered that Android has a master key that works as a backdoor trojan capable of compromising any device running the OS...

Why choose WP8? Because I don't want to share my banking data with illegitimate sources, via Android!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 11:59 1

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

Compared to iOS and WP? It's actually, more complicated. Well, not that complicated to get an average user lost like what bb10 does.

ALso, there are things that can't be done or be discovered by an average user without someone explaining it, like clearing the RAM and even switching from one launcher to another.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 12:07

146. MuditSharma (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

i very much agree... had he been unbiased he would've pointed out that aside for the fact camera ... other specs are comparable to Galaxy s3 with a smaller screen... and MS itself is going to support Full HD and quad core CPUs by the end of the year.... so paying premium price of just camera would be as personal a choice as buying Galaxy S4...hence he wanting Nokia should not have compared it to Galaxy s4 in the first place
Which brings to the point he being a reviewer should know what Android stands for..FREEDOM, just for example my setup:- ATOM Launcher, XPERIA Z Live WALLPAPER, exDialler and Contacts, floating Notifications and you dont even need to root.the most awesome looking phone ever
If he wants a fixed experience out of the box why to shift from Iphone from first place...
Why would a reviewer show Android in bad light just because he is wants personalized experience and does not even want to work for it.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 12:48

153. saiki4116 (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

most of times clearing RAM does bad than good. Lite users need not bother about it actually

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 21:42

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

Yeah, BB10 is so hard swipe up, or to the right. How can anyone handle it?

posted on 16 Jul 2013, 11:26 1

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

The problem is that he knew himself to be a light user, and he went straight to the most powerful android in sight...

He should have gone to the Sony Xperia ZL or even a midranger device...

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 03:08 1

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

If the most powerful Android could not perform up to the standards of a "LIGHT USER" what will a midranger device do ??

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 08:14

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

Yes the most powerful Android can perform to the standards... but it requires more time from the user to be customize and get used to all the features...

Instead he should have gone to a Sony Xperia or maybe a LG phone with less features that can sometimes be overwhealming to new users....

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 11:32 1

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

Occasional lagging with Octa-Core, really realistic. Most powerful device has less battery life, most powerful device still stutters occasionally , core functions not fully developed, the OS of most powerful device (Android) houses 92 percent of the total mobile malware in the world.
No wonder he shifted to 720 where at least his security was not compromised and the OS didn't lag with a dual core

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 15:25

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

Alright dude I wasnt trying to be one sided... it is just my opinion...

If the author likes its 720 then great... enjoy it...

For me, I wouldn't trade my full-featured Android device for all the smoothness in the world...

There are people that prefer shinny smooth interfaces with low capabilities... and there are other people (the vast majority it seems) that rather have a powerful OS even inside a midrange device....

I haven't got a single security issue with all of my current and past Android devices... BUT I have always found the app I needed when I look it up in the Play Store... even when it comes to specific random apps I look up just out of curiosity.

And at the end I have the device I want in the hardware I want... A dual core, 4.3" screen, waterproof, with USB OTG and microHDMI port, with microSD slot, and 12MP camera that's actually pretty good... And it is smoother and faster than iPhone 4S in almost every situation.

Make a Nokia with similar or better specs and Android... and I will buy it...

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 05:58

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

Assuming someone still bothers with those "another row of retro icons". Android is just a stolen product. Every user pays license fees for MS

WP community thanks for your money mr. Android fan! ;)

posted on 28 Jul 2013, 06:00

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

Offcourse they are both reviewed by him because he owns them! Most Android trolls likes to troll items they never even saw in real.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:52 12

5. smallworld (Posts: 494; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

Bad decision.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:56 7

6. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

I really hope to use Windows Phone someday, but as of right now, it is missing some glaringly basic features like screen orientation lock, tabs/favourites sync, ability to close apps from multitasking menu without having to go into each app and start backing out, etc.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:29 2

40. lovefist (unregistered)

Some customization would be nice. I don't want just live tiles on my phone. But i do love their keyboard.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:31 11

44. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

In my opinion, this much customization is enough... I don't want another Android.. WP strikes a nice balance with live tiles.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 09:49

117. juandante (Posts: 609; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)

And no background image. It's not absence of customization anymore, it's nonsense.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 20:24

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

If people liked customization THAT much, Symbian would have never fallen out of first place.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 06:59 33

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

There's nothing wrong with Ray choosing Windows Phone / Nokia, it's his decision. We should respect his decision.

I will change to Windows Phone as well, when the WP Store is packed with a bunch of apps and games.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:12 17

20. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Okay, me too. Hope I'm still alive in 2042!!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:17 9

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 23623; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Good post Xperia. It's his choice, hope he enjoys his purchase. My fiancé has the HTC 8X, and its actually very nice and smooth to use. Needs a more mature App Store, but other than that it's really not lacking. It also never lags either.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:23 5

31. yahoo29 (Posts: 71; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)

Yah the only matter that stop me from buying WP8 is because of their immature app store and I think 1 day we can even install our PC apps to our WP8 Phones.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:24 3

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

No one is disrespecting his decision.

But the reasons given by him are absolutely bollocks. Instead of saying I like the phone because of my favouritism or my preference (which by no means is wrong) he cites absolutely incoherent arguments. You don't lie about battery life on a tech site and expect to get away with it (Read my post 24).

BTW, its easier said then done jumping from Android to Windows. Even if Windows would have had apps. Their lack of customization will really hinder if you've grown fond customising your phone. Specially if you aggressively use Google apps. Maps, Docs, even instagram etc.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:31 7

45. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

Did I give you permission to speak? NO, iDiDn't!!
Truth is, pigs will fly before Microsoft catches up with Android or you'll probably have a better chance of losing your water weight and baby fat faster, thereby, having some true lean muscle, Mr FlipFlab. Besides, I already told you, when you address me, remember you are addressing a true lady so please don't confuse me with your life partner/fiancée!!

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 07:48 3

56. tiara6918 (Posts: 2110; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I agree,this is what's holding me down to get a wp. no apps and games in the market,it is also restricted but other than that I would have considered wp as one of the best os out there. I even prefer using my launcher 8 than any other. Simply because wp gives me an experience that is very easy to use and can make the user at comfort when using the phone

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:19 3

75. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

There are many people disrespecting his decision.

The battery life depends on how you use it, and did you know that most Android smartphones drain the battery because there are many widgets, apps running? Unlike Windows Phone, Windows Phone only use live tiles, and since the Windows Phone is lacking a bunch of apps and games, Windows Phone users will only download a few of them, so it won't drain the battery.

And who says that Windows Phone is lacking of customization? Yes, Windows Phone don't have many customizations like Android, but you still can customize it.

posted on 15 Jul 2013, 08:36 2

80. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)

So what you're really saying is that, 'with limited use comes limited drainage'; that's just how I want my $700 smartphone - LiMiTeD??!!

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