| | 11-12-2012, 08:15 AM #1
Hello all current 920 owners. I have a few questions in my mind before I purchase my next phone. Just a quick background for you. My first smartphone was a iPhone 3GS, then moved to an iPhone 4, Samsung Captivate (Android), Nokia Lumia 900, then finally an HTC One X. I'm familiar with all of the OS's except Windows Phone 8, which should be not much different from WP7. So here's my dilemma.
I've come down to 2 choices for my next phone. Lumia 920, or iPhone 5. I know the specs on each, and I've read the reviews, but my hesitation with the Lumia 920 is the fact that more than a handful of people are already showing signs of problems. Horrible battery life, heat problems, vibrate rattle (I found this awful on my 900), rebooting on it's own, etc. It doesn't seem to happen with all of them, I understand that. Of course the iPhone also had it's issues out of the gate.
So here's my questions for you 920 owners:
1. Vibrate rattle - Is it all that horrible like the 900 was? I can't really test this on a display unit in the store.
2. The display units are on all day long. When I tested them yesterday, I didn't feel any extra heat on the back of the phone. Has there been any indication so far that you've seen as to what is causing this?
3. Random reboots seem to be a thing with Android when you run custom roms. Of course, with Windows Phone 8, there would be none of that for me. I'd rather not have to deal with this at all. I can't remember if there's a diagnostic app (logcat) for Windows Phone. Could this just be something with a few of the units produced, or do you think it's software?
My worry is that I had to have my 900 swapped out 4 times for speakerphone issues (sounded like someone having their mouth right against a microphone), the option of having the phone listen to a voice command would just invoke on it's own without me touching the capacitive buttons at all, phone didn't turn on at all...etc. I don't want to have this same situation if I choose the 920. It seems like the iPhone 5 is more stable in these aspects. Believe me, I'm no Apple, Android, or WP fanboy in any way. I am really looking for reliability rather than features. Thanks for any input you guys can provide.