- 03-28-2013, 10:04 PM #1
Hey this is sort of almost obvious question. But, should I get the newer Windows Phone this year?, or wait til next year? Really, this is kinda about the tick-tock schedule. If last year was the tick, then this year would be the tock, right?
I'm on T-Mobile, and generally my contract ends in like December. But, I stop paying for my phone in like August. So, i can upgrade whenever i want really. And I'm really liking this new pricing they have. ~ But, should I jump on the tock-schedule this year, or wait til next for the new tick, next year?
I have a HTC Radar on 7.5. Its never-ever gonna get 7.8. But I use Zune subscription; I have a buncha mixtapes, and documents on Skydrive, and have unlimited data on T-Mobile
I'd rather a Microsoft Surface Phone, but it really seems more and more that this isn't the year for that.
- 03-28-2013, 10:39 PM #4
- 03-28-2013, 10:46 PM #5
If you aren't upgrading until August then just wait and see what drops in the fall (Sept.-Nov.) for the next version of WP (Blue/9?) and then you can decide what device fits your needs best. WP8 devices will 99.9% get WP9 or whatever it's called since the switch of the Kernel is what orphaned 7.x and won't happen again for a long time.
- 03-29-2013, 07:51 AM #6
- 03-29-2013, 01:07 PM #7
Blu3V3nom07, I'm in the same boat as you. My contract is up on my Evo 3D on Sprint at the same time as the Ativ S(?) is being released here in the US. I'm wondering if I jump on the Ativ S, if I will regret it by the holiday season when other devices are released and the outcome of the Blue rollout. I was disappointed about the fate of the Surface phone too. Hopefully I can also pickup a Surface Pro with a Sprint LTE card inside by the holidays to go with my new windows phone. My backup plan is to grab the S4 and wait it out, but I really want a windows phone. BTW...I'm not leaving Sprint so my choices are limited.
- 03-29-2013, 03:29 PM #8
- 03-29-2013, 05:35 PM #10
I doubt Sprint will launch anything new WP8 wise if new hardware comes out this fall...so OP, do your research first before you decide.
03-29-2013, 06:11 PM #12
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- 03-29-2013, 06:51 PM #15
OP, I went to WP8 because of a hardware and philosophical reason. I liked the hardware...the S4, Adreno 225 (probably Adreno 320 in WP8 Gen 2 devices) is proven. And i liked the idea that the hardware I buy will get updates for the next 18 months guaranteed, and possibly longer once upgraded to WP9.
So, if you're thing is hardware, I'd wait until the fall to see what else T-Mobile will get. But if it's a T-Mobile device right now...the 8X has better design, screen, slightly better audio and more versatile camera...the 810 has wireless charging (change the plate), more storage overall (microSD slot), better exclusive app support and is cheaper.
- 03-29-2013, 08:19 PM #17
- 03-30-2013, 12:49 PM #19
03-30-2013, 01:16 PM #20
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I am on T-Mobile as well, but on the monthly 4G program. I currently have the HTC HD7 updated to 7.8 via sinlessearth's instructions here on this site. I am very happy with my phone, but am jealously eyeing the Lumina 810. With the new no contract program on T-Mobile, the monthly price is decent and they are actually selling the 810 about $100 dollars less than before, or through Microsoft.
Given what is hear is that WP 8 devices will be able to be updated to whatever is coming next, there is not much of a decision for me. In the short time I am not aware of new technology that will be a "game changer" so I expect new phones to be an incremental change or an aesthetic change. Given that, one can either always wait for something new to pique their interest, or simply go with what is available at the time. I am tending to think I will in fact go with the Lumina 810 within the next couple of months.
- 03-30-2013, 01:43 PM #21
- 03-31-2013, 04:02 AM #22
Alright, I'm liking alot of the responses here. And it looks like I will upgrade later this year, to like 8.5, or whatever.
But, philosophically, I'm still very interested in this tick-tock question I have. If you had the choice about when you could upgrade: Would you rather be on the Tick or the Tock? (The Revolutionary part of a sequence, or the revisionist?)
Or does WP not really function like that, and it simply gets incrementally better every year? ~ SkyDrive and Outlook seem to improve every couple of months. But Internet Explorer gets engineered for a full year for some significant progress. ~ :)
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- 03-31-2013, 05:22 PM #23
It is a matter of preference...some like to jump in at the beginning, others wait until the platform matures a bit more...
- 03-31-2013, 07:43 PM #24
- 03-31-2013, 07:47 PM #25
It depends if you are buying the phone for your self or to show off. Buy Wp8 if you want a new experience that is improving rapidly , wait for wp9 if ur not financially secured enough to update your phone every year.
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