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 That glorious time when we're out on the market, looking for a flashy, new smartphone to replace our hugely outdated device.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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232. buccob (Posts: 2572; 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...
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 ??
254. buccob (Posts: 2572; 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....
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
256. buccob (Posts: 2572; 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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
130. yowanvista (Posts: 340; 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.
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!
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.
153. saiki4116 (Posts: 388; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)
most of times clearing RAM does bad than good. Lite users need not bother about it actually
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?
128. yowanvista (Posts: 340; 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.
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.
40. lovefist (unregistered)
Some customization would be nice. I don't want just live tiles on my phone. But i do love their keyboard.
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.
117. juandante (Posts: 463; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)
And no background image. It's not absence of customization anymore, it's nonsense.
191. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
If people liked customization THAT much, Symbian would have never fallen out of first place.
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.
20. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Okay, me too. Hope I'm still alive in 2042!!
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 21698; 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.
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!!
96. yeahone (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Lol you are funny. He was not talking to u loser! Good posy xperia. I will change later to wp8! Nokia keep it up
147. darkkjedii (Posts: 21698; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Thanx for clarifying that yeahone. Doyle69 tries his best to get under my skin, by insulting my fiancé. It doesn't work in the least, but its cool to poke and prod him just to see what he comes up with. He fronts like he's a lady, but let the cat out the bag a few days ago on a Nokia article. How many women do you know that frequents tech sites insulting other women? Lol dudes pathetic man. +1 man
122. solomonsteve (Posts: 76; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
he wasnt talking to u Dorothy69...grow up
139. tech2 (Posts: 3462; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
OMG, although I don't support people insulting each other. I've to say that was funny as hell .....XD .......... U r one mean girl ......LOL