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    I have to admit, I got that "what did I just do" feeling at first wondering how I would get by without an iPhone (I'm a pretty hardcore Apple person), but after half a day with the Lumia 920 in San Diego, I'm confident I made the right choice. I'm sure I'll be posting a lot in these forums now!
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    Did the same and no regrets :-).
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    Same here
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    The only thing is I totally forgot about the charging plate until after I left the Microsoft Store. I'm not going to lie, I think some of the WP apps are horrible, but I believe the hardware is superior. Transit directions, offline Nokia Drive in Mexico, the camera, the build quality, the screen, are all making up for the missing/substandard apps. It just feels more like an international phone which is cool.
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    Got rid of the iphone5 lifestyle last week and have found it is a bit of a workaround for the many apps that are missing but I think I will grow with the windows platform in much the same way I did with iOS.
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    I too switched from an iPhone 5 to 920. I have the same feelings as all of you. I love the concept of this platform and I hope this is the right time to dive in with both feet and support Microsoft so that it does take off.
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    Iphone5 was a huge letdown for everyone, so the switch is totally understandable.

    How are you guys feeling about the switch, indepth? More than "its great" :P ?
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    I'll be honest.. My first day I got a headache because it's so different than iOS. I made the switch for a few reasons though. I wanted something fresh. Windows phone feels very fresh and modern (no pun intended). I also love bleeding edge tech and the Lumia 920 fit the bill perfectly with OIS and the pure motion tech. I also upgraded to Windows 8 recently and I wanted something consistent between desktop and mobile. I hope MS can tighten this up so that one day my desktop, mobile, and maybe tablet purchase will one day be in perfect harmony through the cloud and share the same apps across all 3 platforms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruceabbott2 View Post
    I'll be honest.. My first day I got a headache because it's so different than iOS. I made the switch for a few reasons though. I wanted something fresh. Windows phone feels very fresh and modern (no pun intended). I also love bleeding edge tech and the Lumia 920 fit the bill perfectly with OIS and the pure motion tech. I also upgraded to Windows 8 recently and I wanted something consistent between desktop and mobile. I hope MS can tighten this up so that one day my desktop, mobile, and maybe tablet purchase will one day be in perfect harmony through the cloud and share the same apps across all 3 platforms.
    I"m still pretty much an Apple person (iPad mini, MacBook Pro, Apple TV), but I felt a bit let down with the iPhone 5, and there was no way I was going Android. The Lumia did feel like brick after using the iPhone 5 at first, but that is gone now and it feels fine. Haven't even used the Lumia 24 hours yet so I"m still forming an opinion.
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    I went from iPhone 4 to 920 and when i first got it i thought it was a rookie move. I thought there would be no apps and the tiles were impossible.

    I have had it just for a day now and i love it so much. Best move i ever made. Nokia/Microsoft did an awesome job.

    Only Cons for me is having to drag down to see what connection i am on 3G/4G and no battery percentage (have an app) other then that its great. I am surprised by how many apps there are to be honest
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    Congrats and welcome to WP Central. I hope Windows Phone will streamline appreciable parts of your mobile experience compared with your time on iOS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Letthiswork1 View Post
    Only Cons for me is having to drag down to see what connection i am on 3G/4G and no battery percentage (have an app) other then that its great. I am surprised by how many apps there are to be honest
    An idea of a data connection check should be supported more in apps similar to how IE notifies you when you bring up the settings options for sure, but in general the original idea was to minimize chrome. As far as battery is concerned MS didn't want you to worry about constantly checking battery percentages with the battery saver kicking in once it reached 20%
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    I'll be following this thread as I'm curious about your experience with the 920. I got rid of my iPhone 3GS and got it, but that was an old phone (new when I got it). I love the 920 and I'm curious as to your perceptions. Thanks for posting!
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    Yeah, I have actually been pleasantly surprised with some of the apps I did find (Rdio, Chase bank, Fandango, an official google search app). Its nowhere near as bad as it could be with a Blackberry. So far, my favorite thing about this phone is the build quality and appearance. I get a big screen phone that still looks sleek and minimalist like an iPhone, without looking dorky (Android). The only issue I'm having is 3.5 hours battery life on a complete charge this morning, and all I really did was play locally stored music. Also, the phone doesn't charge when hooked up to my laptop!
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    My family has broken in 3 Lumia 920s and the first couple days battery life sucked on all 3...but after that the battery life has really been great...no complaints....the phone does a lot when u first get it to sync all your accounts and contacts etc, and it seems to in my opinion drain much more battery early on than any of my androids, but once you settle in the battery life for me has been great....and I push it pretty hard...

    I am an android convert that is very happy...along with my surface...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banner18 View Post
    My family has broken in 3 Lumia 920s and the first couple days battery life sucked on all 3...but after that the battery life has really been great...no complaints....the phone does a lot when u first get it to sync all your accounts and contacts etc, and it seems to in my opinion drain much more battery early on than any of my androids, but once you settle in the battery life for me has been great....and I push it pretty hard...

    I am an android convert that is very happy...along with my surface...
    Thats good to hear. I have a Telcel Lumia 610 to use in Mexico, and I'm about to install W8 on my MacBook Pro through BootCamp...I think that's about as far into the Microsoft world as I'll go:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by blehblehbleh View Post

    An idea of a data connection check should be supported more in apps similar to how IE notifies you when you bring up the settings options for sure, but in general the original idea was to minimize chrome. As far as battery is concerned MS didn't want you to worry about constantly checking battery percentages with the battery saver kicking in once it reached 20%

    Yes i agree, i find it frustrating where i live i am in and out of 4G so its nice to know... With such a big screen seems alittle trivial to not show this.
    Also for some reason my exchange contacts wont fully import which is driving me nuts.

    Apart from that.. best phone ever by far <3
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    Visited a verizon store today and played with the 8x and the lumia. I seemed to like the feel of the 8x over lumia, but need to research the details a little better.

    What I'm hearing here...on WPcentral, is that the phone doesn't charge when plugged into USB and that there isn't a way to connect to a network storage device wirelessly to transfer files, also, a file explorer app, such as Astro in Android. Kinda disappointing. I still am very interested in hopes I'm just not knowledgeable of the method.

    My contract is up in March, so I'm looking hard at these, love the concept of home PC and mobile working together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Whitaker View Post
    What I'm hearing here...on WPcentral, is that the phone doesn't charge when plugged into USB
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    My 920 charges on USB its just a lot slower then wall socket...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clay Whitaker View Post
    and that there isn't a way to connect to a network storage device wirelessly to transfer files, also, a file explorer app, such as Astro in Android. Kinda disappointing. I still am very interested in hopes I'm just not knowledgeable of the method.
    I havent tried wireless data transferral apart from skydrive.. but thats more cloud hosting.. I know you can plug via USB and use it as a USB. add new folders, any file type (even .exe). I love features like that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesTBurns View Post
    I have to admit, I got that "what did I just do" feeling at first wondering how I would get by without an iPhone (I'm a pretty hardcore Apple person), but after half a day with the Lumia 920 in San Diego, I'm confident I made the right choice. I'm sure I'll be posting a lot in these forums now!
    I'm a hardcore Apple person too. My first was an Apple II+ when I was 7 years old and I've always had an Apple of one kind or another ever since then, right up to today.

    I thought everything Microsoft did sucked until I saw Windows Phone and Windows 7. I still use a Mac, but I use Win 7 also now and I love my Windows Phone. As much as I am an Apple fan, iOS just doesn't do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by socialcarpet View Post
    I'm a hardcore Apple person too. My first was an Apple II+ when I was 7 years old and I've always had an Apple of one kind or another ever since then, right up to today.

    I thought everything Microsoft did sucked until I saw Windows Phone and Windows 7. I still use a Mac, but I use Win 7 also now and I love my Windows Phone. As much as I am an Apple fan, iOS just doesn't do it for me.
    Yeah, iOS seems like the one area where they just stopped innovating. A question I'm pondering now is whether the live tiles and "toast" notifications will be as good as iOS/Android pull down notifications. Android came up with that, but iOS made it even better.
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    Knowing Apple, they'll take from the Live Tiles idea and then patent it. I realize there are a lot of Apple/iPhone fans out there but as good as it might be, I'd be getting VERY tired of the "look" of the OS. Same thing year after year. That's what's so refreshing about WP8. They've done something totally different and it's just simple and sleek. LOVE the live tiles.
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    What a smart guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie Litrenta View Post
    Knowing Apple, they'll take from the Live Tiles idea and then patent it. I realize there are a lot of Apple/iPhone fans out there but as good as it might be, I'd be getting VERY tired of the "look" of the OS. Same thing year after year. That's what's so refreshing about WP8. They've done something totally different and it's just simple and sleek. LOVE the live tiles.

    I like the live tiles too, but I"m still not convinced that they are as useful as a standard notification center. If an app doesn't have a live tile, there is no notification.
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    Thought I would chime in concerning my 920/iPhone 5 experience thus far.

    I have always been kinda anti-Apple. Just couldn't see myself as one of the countless iSheep out there and have always favored the dark horse if you will. My company pays for my phone, however the company only allows (and pays) for my phone if I use an iPhone. So instead of saving the money every month and just getting rid of my personal line, I kept my personal line, bought a 920, and now have a separate work line which is an iPhone 5. Every single one of my friends carry iPhones, they are the epitome of iSheep. They were very impressed with me not succumbing the power of Apple but also called me an ***** for paying for my personal line still when I could have just consolidated to one phone. However, to me carrying the 920 and sticking with the Windows OS is well worth the monthly access fee.

    I will try to be as non-bias as possible here but some things have become blatantly clear in the first week or so. The first thing I noticed is the weight/form difference. The 920 feels incredible and I find myself just holding it and sliding it around in my hand even if I am not using it. I personally like the weight of it. I know a lot of people were crying because it was too heavy. but honestly it feels like a well built phone and for those of you it's too heavy for, well I suggest you hit the gym a few days a week. Sure the iPhone 5 is the lightest phone on the market but it's so light it just feels a bit on the cheap side. I often find myself just checking to see if I have it on me because it's just too light. As far as the actual form factor goes, it's a no brainer. The iPhone 5 just looks ridiculous. By just stretching the screen vertically it looks like my universal remote control. My friends (and others) defend that design decision saying that people want to be able to access the entire screen with just one hand. My rebuttal to that is first of all I can cover the whole screen with one hand on my 920 and my hands are probably on the small side. Second, I rarely use just one hand to manipulate my phone unless I am driving in which I really shouldn't be doing in the first place.

    When it comes to the operating system, I get it., Apple's OS works and I understand that they want to stick with something that works.but it's just boring! They really haven't done anything too terribly different in six years now. I realize Windows has a long way to catch up to make everyone happy (we all know what a train wreck the Xbox Music syncing has been) yet we all know how refreshing the Windows 8 OS is overall as a whole. As far as the dreaded "app gap" goes, I can't honestly say there has been an app that my iPhone 5 has that my 920 doesn't have or something very similar. I will admit I am not a heavy app user so maybe this effects others more than it does me.

    Before I start to ramble here, I will end it with this: When I have the phones sitting side by side at work or in public, not a single person has asked my about my iPhone 5. They instead ask me about my phone with the "huge and bright screen"

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