11-20-2012, 12:50 PM #77
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My main complaint is that the Aux port (when using my iPhone) doesn't sound as good as it does when I use the USB port. Also, I have two spots I have to control the volume (the radio and the phone), which is annoying. Then add in the ability to charge the phone while the music is playing from the same connection and you simply can't beat it.
I was under the impression that WP7 devices could be seen as a "Disk Drive" via most car stereos, so I was hopeful that WP8 would have the same functionality. :(
11-20-2012, 01:45 PM #79
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I'm also rocking a brand new Note 2 and can vouch for everything he said. This is the best phone I've ever owned out performs my 920, no build defects, no getting your hands burnt and a dissapearing battery, every app I used on iOS can be found on Android. WP8 is way too infant and nokia has lost every ounce of quality control they might've once had.
When my replacement lumia 920 finally gets to me from Rogers, I think I'm sending it back or straight to ebay/craigslist =)
off charger at 8am, by the end of work at 5pm, I am around 75% battery after heavy LTE usage. I never need to charge this thing.
- 11-20-2012, 03:49 PM #82
Here's a thought, let's all go with the device that serves our needs the best.
I don't have any legal mp3's handy that I could use to test out the USB connectivity in my car. I know I tried this with my Lumia 900 but it didn't work. Yes, you can view the contents of the Lumia 920 in Windows Explorer but anything with DRM cannot be accessed from another computer. I crank the Lumia 920 to 30/30 and I only need to put my car's stereo to 9 or 10 (out of 30) and I get decent sound. I would love to use the steering wheel controls to seek tracks though.
11-20-2012, 03:51 PM #83
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I have two 8X... I had a 800 and a 900 and have lost faith in Nokia QQ. If WP 8 fails, I will give a HTC Android a try. But I think that by April HTC will bring out a WP8 with 64GB and a bigger screen and a quad core S4 pro, like they did for the OneX+. By that time either Nokia has failed again or the Lumia 920 QQ will have way improved.
11-20-2012, 04:39 PM #84
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I am a stickler (snob, perhaps?) when it comes to music. I only ever purchase CDs and I rip them myself (as MP3s). That said, when I connected my Lumia to any car stereo last night (I tried it with all of them that had a USB connection) they all said something like "Unrecognized Device", "Not Readable" or something similar.
I have considered Bluetooth streaming, but my experience with Bluetooth in aftermarket car stereos has been pretty bad (staticy, crackly, etc). The streaming through my Blueant Q1 sounds pretty decent, so maybe there is a "Good" one out there.
Anyone have any recommendations on Bluetooth-compatible head units?
11-20-2012, 05:14 PM #87
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How is the Note 2 even comparable... its a much bigger device: Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 vs. Nokia Lumia 920 - GSMArena.com
I guess its nice for home/office use, but I can't imagine myself using it as a daily smartphone...just putting it next to your face to make a phone call looks ridiculous, kind of like taking a photograph with your iPad, that is exactly how you look when you make a phone call with the note.. its just awkward
The HTC Dna or whatever its called is more.. acceptable in terms of size.
Also the note has 1100 mAh more in terms of battery capacity. Yes, it has a bigger screen, but in that is a big plus in terms of stand by time, or any other occasion where the screen is off.. like a phone call for example.
1100 mAh is huge.. that is almost as big as the the whole battery powering my Nokia N8, which is 1200
- 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM #90
A) You are used to seeing LCD colors since the day you were born so it seems natural to you. Old folks used to complain about how LCD didn't look right like CRT Televisions back in the day too but everyone adjusted.
B) Colors appear brighter than they really are when next to a pure black just like colors next to a blinding white appears more washed out than they really are.
If anything, technically OLED is more natural since it uses organic materials to create the color. A flashlight behind a a piece of paper, technically what LED technology is, doesn't sound more natural than organic diodes to me.
- 11-20-2012, 06:04 PM #91
- 11-20-2012, 06:23 PM #92
I have three problems, well a lot more but these three are the ones that bother me, right now that might make me return the 8x and go with a Nexus 4. One, a turning off a walky talky type static noise every time I end a phone call or exit the camera app that I am not sure is normal or not. Two, the volume rocker is loose and rattles. The display model I saw at the pop up store was loose too but I don't think it made a sound when I touched it like mine does. Three, Whatsapp, my most used app, is currently 50 gazillion times better on Android right now and I kind of miss the notifications window.
The reason I don't just exchange it is because I already did once already and do not trust HTC to deliver a third one without yet some other problems that I can live with so my next return is my last, no more exchanges.
I might keep my current one though, we will see.
- 11-20-2012, 07:44 PM #93
I had to do it, I returned my L920 today. My reasoning was simple: the phone began to have "battery issues" and I simply don't want to chance that the next 920 I get won't have the same problems. My 14 day window to return the phone ends on Friday and I don't want to be stuck with a phone that doesn't have the kind of usability I need. Beyond the battery problems I enjoyed the phone a great deal. It was as fast as advertised, the camera was good, and the call quality I experienced was excellent. To anyone on the fence about whether or not to try the phone (especially as it's issues get worked out) do NOT worry about the weight. Reviewers put far too much emphasis on it. I came from an iPhone 4 and the weight of the L920 was a complete non-issue. I'm not at all against WP8 and perhaps I'll give WP another try in the next generation. Good luck to all.
- 11-20-2012, 09:58 PM #95
- 11-20-2012, 10:01 PM #96
Ah well. Hope to see you return in future.
11-20-2012, 10:10 PM #98
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- 11-20-2012, 10:14 PM #99
I do understand the frustration though, and this shouldn't have happened in the first place, but these things do happen with new phones on new OS's. Who knows, if I didn't already love Windows Phone and I was coming from an iPhone and uncertain about my choice, I might just have returned the phone too.
- 11-20-2012, 10:18 PM #100
I'm OK with the LCD and I understand Nokia probably did it so they could allow for the faster refresh rate they wanted, but I still think the inky blackness looks far better, especially on an OS that has so much black in it.
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