- 11-26-2012, 05:46 PM #1
Had the phone for a week and a half now, just wanted to give it some props now that I have had some time to really sit down with it. Really only had one major issue with it and it's losing data connection when it says I have full LTE. A restart ususally fixes it and it happens about once a week so not too bad.
Just loving the phone, the apps I have, how easy email is, the browser, data sense... you know. I actually considered trading the phone in for the 8X because of the data issue but I just love the 822 too much. Is it weird to "love" a phone? Seriously though, it's fantastic!
Lets hear it for the 822!!!
What all do you people like about it?
- 11-26-2012, 06:23 PM #2
I've also had mine for a week now, and still love everything about it. My 822 is encased in the Otterbox which really makes it large, but I also wear a rather large G-Shock watch because I play hard, so the 822 in it's Otterbox looks awesome. The Otterbox also prevents accidental pressing of the buttons, particularly the camera button.
I've rearranged the tiles about a half dozen times so far, and toyed with several different themes, but the cobalt blue looks the best.
Battery life is about the same as my Trophy was, so nothing spectacular there.....it's down to about 70% of moderate use after about 10 hours. I just give it a quick charge and it's good for the rest of the day.
Sound quality on calls and for music really is fantastic.
My wife and daughter are now seriously considering a change from their iPhones when their contracts are up.
- 11-26-2012, 07:38 PM #4
Came from the Trophy and the 822 is a significant step up. Super fast. The programs that were slow on my Trophy, like Sky Wallet, are so fast now. Screen is beautiful and I like that it dims down a lot lower than the Trophy. Battery life is much better than my Trophy, which means a whole day without charging. Feels good and yes, I think I'm in love.
- 11-27-2012, 10:23 AM #5
ive had some issues here and there but most are minor software issues, mostly wish some of the developers werent so lazy, for example the "new for windows phone 8" kindle reader app is missing 3/4ths of the ios and android app features, the slacker app, is missing most of the features of the android & ios app, basicly only playing the preset channels, not make your own channels or playlists and its unstable. plus id like it if they sped up the camera from the button push, it feels like i have to hold it forever compared to my other smartphones... but i will say it does take a better picture than any of my previous phones! i love the tile system and nokia's map & drive, its no navigon but again i aint paying for it!
- 11-27-2012, 11:19 AM #6
OK, before my new 822 get activated, I have some questions...
I've noticed everyone using a Nokia phones is commenting on some music app, like XBox Music or Slacker etc., not working or not being available... is anyone using Nokia Music? If not, why not? I thought it'd be great to have free music, especially since Zune is no more on WP8. What's up with that?
If any of you came from WP7 (I'm sure most of you did), how'd the transfer of your data (contacts, mail, and all that) work for you? Any suggestions on the best way to get that done, or is it so simple it's not a concern?
11-27-2012, 12:17 PM #12
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- 11-27-2012, 12:22 PM #13
Contacts, email, etc will need to be set up. If you are using Google or Outlook.com or Hotmail, etc, you will just sign in to your account and you will have your contacts/mail.
- 11-27-2012, 03:01 PM #15
im currently using nukia music, and certain channels are fine, but some are not populated well, for example my wifes 90's country station is great but my 80's hair metal station spends more than half the time playing obscure 60's hippy rock. but my 90's metal station does just fine and so does the grunge station. but the arena rock (70's hard rock) consistantly plays the beetles, cream,elvis) instead of yes,toto,rush,deep purple,reo speedwagon. as for stability i find it is smoother and loads faster than the xboxlive music on my 822, and since ive had 4 crashes with it ive not had much chance to test the stations. my wife and i love slacker on our adnroid and ios devices and have a premium account. but the windows phone 8 version of slacker is locked into free mode and is missing all the premium features and some of the free features from the other Operating systems. and ive had it crash twice in 4 days. and i have 984 songs atm on itunes from over the year's and after installing the windows phone app on my pc and plugged my phone it i was able to easily sync all my music and playlists onto the 32gig micro sd card i put in my phone easy. i use the nokia music app to play my itunes library as well since for me its the most stable of the music apps at the moment.
as for transfering my contacts? they moved over smoothly all i did was link my gmail and my hotmail accounts and used the build in contract transfer tool and it automaticly set mine. but i dont have tons so it wasnt too hard.
- 11-27-2012, 04:17 PM #16
Mine is active, and it's cooooool! Contacts came over with the Microsoft ID, so that was as many of you said, not a worry at all. And thanks for the info on the music, too. I also think I'm in love with this phone! It's smooth inside and out, can't wait to show it to the wife! Going to give the Trophy to my son, and see what that 7.8 looks like, if it works on the Trophy. And all those Nokia apps! Wow! I'm very impressed!
- 11-27-2012, 09:04 PM #17
- 11-28-2012, 11:47 AM #19
More love for the 822! The screen is so sensitive set at max! Everything just flows! I thought I'd try reducing it, but that wasn't good enough, so it's back to max. Coming from a Trophy, which I had no trouble with, this is definitely a step or two up! I have no trouble with the screen res, the colors are great, the text is fine ( without my glasses, I'm practically blind to any text more than an arms length away! ). The phone size is just right, not to big, not too small. No regrets about this, I was leaning hard on getting the 8X. The Nokia apps are awesome, too!
11-28-2012, 10:30 PM #20
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I'm actually wondering how they do this for free, it must be costing them something, but screw it, it's free to me :)
- 11-29-2012, 03:28 PM #22
Been playing with Nokia music. I LOVE IT! Yeah it sucks you only have a certain number of song skips per hour but no ads is great! I found a work around for the song skip thing too... Just go back, switch stations, then switch the station back and you will get a new song :)
- 12-02-2012, 07:05 PM #25
Had mine for one day and can't put it down. Got it for free with the $100 gift card. Great deal. Phone gas operated without a hitch. BTW the screen resolution gripes? ABSOLUTELY BOGUS. The screen pops. Colors are rich and vibrant and so much better than the 'washed out' looks of much higher resolution screens. The text is plenty crisp & video looks good. Throw in a replaceable battery & expandable memory AND a solid camera & the phone is a WINNER
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