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 That glorious time when we're out on the market, looking for a flashy, new smartphone to replace our hugely outdated device.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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230. godsdragon (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)
Thanks for the review... After getting scared away from the iPhone lines, this is one of the phones I am considering this coming October...
233. scottae316 (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
This whole flame war is actually funny. One person said they were surprised at the Android fanboys, well considering most of these comments seem like they are from "younger" individuals it should be no surprise. I don't read this site often, but this article was refreshing. I have used BBOS, BB10, Android 2.x, iOS, WP7.5, and even WebOS. They all (yes even Android) have weaknesses and strengths. It is what works best for you and your personal tastes and interests. Ray S. went from iOS to Android, didn't like Android and tried WP8 and liked it. I am glad he found something that works for him. He has had a change of opinion it seems, adults grow and change.
234. slyhounddog (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)
This article alone convinced me to buy a lumia 928. Saying goodbye to my galaxy note 2 a little reluctantly...
236. mousesports (Posts: 268; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Nice story Ray ... The Best way to explain them what wp can offer .
240. timepilot84 (Posts: 106; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)
I tried Windows Phone 8, twice. I bought a Nokia Lumia 928 the first day they were available at the Verizon store and was amazed at how few apps were available. I liked the phone and the OS, but I couldn't get over how little I could do with it without apps. The killer was that it was getting lousy reception at my apartment. That was the dealbreaker. It went back to the store.
Flash forward to last week. I saw someone selling a 928 on Craig's List for $300. I'd been noticing that my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 wasn't getting great reception at my apartment recently, too, so I thought maybe I was a bit too harsh on the 928. I bought this one off of CL, connected my account and brought it home. Where I was getting lousy reception on my Note 2, I was getting NO reception on the 928. Put the SIM back in the Note 2, switch it over on the web site, reception on the Note 2. Fortunately I was able to sell this one tout de suite on CL again and get my money back.
I really liked the 928's camera, but I think I'm going to wait on purchasing another Nokia phone. Give me more apps (Instagram!), a bigger screen (it was hard going from the luxurious Note 2 down to the dinky 4.5" 928), and decent cell reception and I'll be back.
243. ThePython (Posts: 485; Member since: 08 May 2013)
God people... The article was amazing and the guy really proved his point. Stop the immaturity and, pardon the language, grow the f*** up. No one is forcing you to be here. Is Samsung paying you for starting fights over the internet? Google? Apple? Nokia? No? That's what I thought.
244. adit38 (Posts: 25; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)
Lumia 720 is great phone for its price.....
247. iWinDroid (Posts: 28; Member since: 17 Jul 2013)
calm down,stop being so immature, its his opinion why he switched to WP, nobody asked y'all to go for WP too.. lmfao reading your rants! grow up kids..ahhahah!
248. breaky9973 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)
I do agree with the writer in some ways. My current android phone, LG 4X HD, feels slower in daily use than my other phone, an Nokia 700, with good old symbian.
Fluid experience of the UI is very important for a smartphone. When I want to do simple things like open contacts, dial a number, check calendar and calculate with calculator it still can be lagging with android. I thought it was only my phone, but the Samsung Note II and Sony Experia Z have similar issues when working with them, although less. I had to install different launcher, to make the system run smoother.
Battery life is another issue. Moderate usage can make your android phone run out of juice before the day is over.
The Nokia 700 offers a fluid experience + good battery life out of the box and that's how it should be. To bad Symbian is as good as dead. :(
249. only1penny (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jul 2013)
I feel the exact same way as the author. I have been an android guy for numerous phones now and I love the customization of it (sense/touchwiz only lasts a couple days before I flash something Google), but I don't do a ton of stuff on my phone. I do a few things all the time. I also don't need the ultimate specs anymore. I have a one s running 4.2.2 and a custom kernel. My wife has an 820 & I love that thing. It does everything well. Everything is so much sexier on a windows phone. An example would be the face book app. There is so much more "wow" than on the iPhone or android. Everyone should try it for 2 weeks before they talk smack about it. Its not about the boxes. Its what's beyond the boxes. The thing that I will struggle with giving up is Google now & swype. If windows has a good answer to those things I'm there for my next purchase.
257. ajiboola (Posts: 5; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)
Your article is very bias and 1 way advertisements!
268. Sondae (Posts: 205; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
This is odd that Ray S switch in windows phone.
269. GBanker (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)
WP has a great potential but MS shows no passion in competing in mobile market. WP still don't have some basic features of smartphone for about 3 years. MS should stop making something fancy. MS should make something the market really needed.
273. CSJr- (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2013)
Welcome to the Dark Side, Ray. Those of us who are misunderstood and hated by others. However it seems you took the apprentice device, it seems you don't really know the power of the dark side. Muhahaha. But in a few months, with training, you can hold power of the Sith Lord. Lumia Phablet!
274. Jehovah (Posts: 69; Member since: 25 Jun 2013)
Yes! There is an appeal on joining the bad guys...