Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon leaks out in more pictures, aluminum global version tipped
0. phoneArena 29 Oct 2013, 03:21 posted on
Verizon's upcoming Lumia 929 will sport a special aura around it, as it will be the first fairly compact 1080p Windows Phone. If you have been green with envy that Verizon will get exclusive on the 5" puppy with Full HD screen, Snapdragon 800 and 20 MP PureView camera, color your face something else...
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1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
No amount of specs can make a phone great if it doesn't have a decent OS. Microsoft really needs to stop sitting on its bum and start bringing more features to the WP8 table. They only entered the mobile OS market a year later than Android, and look where they are now...
14. noler (Posts: 184; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
WP8 OS is much better than Android!!!!
P.S. I put 4 exclamation marks so what I said is more true than what you said.LOL
20. lalalaman (Posts: 373; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
It came 1.5 yrs after tht....the only reason android got fame is because of making best hardware ahead of everyone.remember s2 hype? Also cheap devices like htc explorer and galaxy young.
Nokia and apple never did tht for normal consumers
I gotta admit about being customizable os....the reason it attracted devs
2. mousesports (Posts: 258; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Trolls comment . Evert day all of you write about OS .. We are not kids to ask for games like you are . So... We like the way is going and the best deal is Nokia hardware.Stfu all trolls
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Yeah, the hardware's indisputably great, but the OS is severely lacking to (what I would hope are) power users on this website. I don't enjoy the lack of a notification centre, nor the inability to change wallpapers.
5. alterecho (Posts: 1090; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Lack of seperate volume profiles (for both type of audio output and type of audio),
inability to set custom tones other than ringtones,
inability to create custom playlists,
no forward button in browser,
inability to scroll through pop up list of suggesteions and history in browser,
inability to use SD card to store PDF files,
lack of notification center,
that absolutely absurd 'other memory storage' problem,
slightly lengthy process to create contacts,
8. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
no forward button in browser, -> not used often
inability to scroll through pop up list of suggesteions and history in browser, -> true, needs that.
inability to use SD card to store PDF files, -> what's the point when you can't move certain apps on android to SD card? Maybe you should worry more about Android than WP.
The rest all will be coming with the next update. Hope you'll find some more reasons to hate WP by then. So that each time you open your mouth WP will come and shut your mouth.
12. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1633; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
lol keep dreaming dude! All these WP fans say "oh don't worry it will be added in the next update"
18. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
keep dreaming about what?
Android camp until Oct: "WP's hardware is from 2010. We've quad core and octa core.!"
Android camp now: "-__-"
"All these WP fans say "oh don't worry it will be added in the next update"" -- Yes they say that cos that's the truth. Every OS gets some new features and bug fixes with new updates.
And lemme guess...you aren't excited about KitKat..because android already has everything and has nothing to look forward to..
you're such a hypocrite...just like most of the android fans here..closed minded zombies who ironically love android cos its open..!
And the best feature of an Android phone as per its fans here on Phonearena... "We can change our phone's wallpaper..!!!" LMFAO..
21. alterecho (Posts: 1090; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
"So that each time you open your mouth WP will come and shut your mouth."
First of all, i didn't open my mouth to state those facts. Its your eyes, through which you read my comment. You could have looked away easily, unlike sound.
Second, i don't need to worry about Android since i don't use one.
Third, i use a WP8 device.
Stop trying to defend MS. They can only improve (since MS has common sense lacking) if users point out their dumb mistakes.
28. elitewolverine (Posts: 1920; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
Never used multiple volume profiles, even on my s3/s4. The person in our office that does have it, is always adjusting the sound anyways. Its a 'fun' idea but seems like just that...imo that is.
custom tones? again, not something I go to the store and ask the associate if the phone supports...call me old school
Custom playlists? of what? Music? If music, have you not played with xbox music?
Forward button? while nice again, with recent I can go back and forth. Nice but it is not like I cannot go back and forth here. I could go for swiping left-right to go back and forth.
Pop up list? why? it is in the recent section...why would I want a pop ups?
SD card would be nice, but at the same time, skydrive/local. I probably would carry more on my phone if I had a SD card, but what would it be full of? music? pics? Sure I can go for this, thankfully the 1520 has it. Then again I don't remember being without internet on my device, xbox music currently lets my phone have 4500 songs that are my pc synced to the cloud (no the pc does not have to be on to use this). Plus that same list, of old cd's from 1990's are now available on any computer that can access the web.
Notification center? ummmmm......your entire screen is a notification center. Every live tile is a notification center. If anything live tiles and its updates kill the crap out of notification center. My first 3 months I missed it, then realized...holy crap I have tiles that update stuff.
Other memory problem? Is far nicer than cache clearing, and memory dumping and forcing app closure. Can it suck resources? Sure no more than any other android, but without the constant memory issues. I hate teching droids cause of this.
Create contacts lengthy?
People--new--(info)--save 4 steps really?
22. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Really_ Notification Center. What drug are you on. Icons, audio & visual notifications.
lacking OS please elaborate where android has the upper hand on this. MS Office (Student) out of the box on a smart phone.
The app store really lets be realistic for all the apps that Android & IOS have compared to MS. I'd like to see a poll as to which ones are really be downloaded. I would bet that those apps being downloaded are in line with the MS apps now. So realistically we aren't that far behind as far as quality & current apps.
Bottom line Android is like MS 6.9xxx & IOS well nuff said.
They are all good platforms as of now
My opnion is that WP is the smoothest & in my fam of 4 I have em all to compare.
So if your trollin keep movin & keep what cha got & stop wining
25. alterecho (Posts: 1090; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Hmmm... Opinion translates to whining to some.
Maybe if people like you recognize faults with WP8 instead of supporting it blindly, MS might wake up and start adding features and make it to be ACTUALLY as good as you dream of it to be.
29. elitewolverine (Posts: 1920; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
People do recognize its faults, hence win8.1 for the phone.
Did android come out of the box with 4.3 day one?
How about android devices still sold where you cannot delete your email you actually have to master reset the phone. No joke. You can't even change the password! Thank god for droid 4.0 right?
No OS is perfect. Right now droid has the potential to become the next windows pc. People will soon hate it for virus, malware, ads, popups, different ui's, bloatware...the list goes on.
Yes while I own a 925 I also own a note 3.
4. lubba (Posts: 1311; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Notification center is coming. Can change wallpaper on lock screen. Same complaints over and over but never even used a WP. The advertisement and negative campaign is getting old!
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8805; Member since: 14 May 2012)
What's not important to you is important to others. It's 2013 almost 2014 and you still can't change the wallpaper... That's sad.
10. bon24x7 (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
You could change wallpapers on Symbian long before Android was even born and what happened to Symbian..? Android had a 2 yr lead on WP, so stop comparing. If you want to compare then compare iOS with Android.
Its like telling a small kid that he only has 28 teeth whereas you have 32..jeez give it some time, he'll grow the extra two pairs...
16. mousesports (Posts: 258; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)
Maybe is time to spend some money to find a way to cure CANCER , AIDS AND OTHER BIG PROBLEMS LIKE THAT .
26. MojoDojo (Posts: 83; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Are you serious? Where do you want to put the wallpaper? Behind the live tiles? What's sad is that I never read a decent comment from you...
30. elitewolverine (Posts: 1920; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
I love phones with wallpapers, covered by icons. Does a wallpaper good...
Plus my photo app is a constant streaming photo displayer.
The only time im looking at the wallpaper is in lockscreen....oh hey mine does that.
7. bananana (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)
any guesses what will happen if this guy vs z1f/z1s?
9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2777; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Nice..This 5" is perfect with 20 MP...
13. timezone (Posts: 83; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
The phone is great and the OS is great. Notification is arriving but the tiles still notify so it is not as if one is flying blind. I agree, the people complaining are just spewing talking points. If they actually owned a windows phone they would realize how it in many ways heads and shoulders better than the iPhone and the malware riddled and fractured Android.
15. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
I challenge any fanboy hater troll to use wp8 for a month and come back here and tell me how inferior it is. That is all. Its a great stable is that works awesome. Wall papers? Who gives a crap, I saw gdr3 on the 1520 yesterday when my Nokia rep came in. Text ringtones for contacts are there too. So stop hating, its not like you own google. Plus not everything should be for everyone.
17. LumiaLover (Posts: 160; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)
Nokia is going out with a bang! I love my 925, but a 5 incher with the 1520 specs would go down very nicely indeed thank you very much! Had Android for years...bored of that! Too much choice, too much fragmentation. Forever having to factory reset my phone, regardless of make, model or specs! Been on WP for a while now. Yes it lacks a few things but some of these are coming. Agree that MS should pull their finger out and get these much called for features launched asap. The future of WP will depend on how quickly they develop the platform. Nokia are coming up with the goods in the hardware department, it's time for MS to step up and match that effort.
Fandroids will always be Fandroids I'm afraid. MS / Nokia could launch a beautiful device with the best specs ever and everything you could ever want from an OS, and Fandroids will still find something to slag off. I'm just glad that I saw the light and tried WP8 for myself. I even considered trying iOS at one point as I love some of the aspects of iOS7, but Nokia have turned my head once again. Thanks Nokia!
23. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Your talking IOS 7_ I find myself laughing at every comment on IOS 7. Where is IOS 6. Furthermore when is IOS 7 coming out?????
19. timezone (Posts: 83; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Funny how Android users love to gloat about the features on their phone. When quad core first came out the Android apps couldn't even use it. It was just a status symbol that drained the battery. Of course it does need all the power it can get because the OS is a drain.
24. remtothemax (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 May 2012)
so does verizon specifically ask nokia to make their phones as bland and boring as possible for verizon?
27. Shenoy (Posts: 22; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Nokia LUMIA Aluminium phablet with 5 Inch 1080p display and 20MP cam.....Its gonna be a beast!!!!!