- 01-19-2013, 05:23 PM #26
I ma a little disappointed after two months of using this amazing phone , the problem for me is software issue ..!
I was really stunned by the smoothness and lag free of the devise but now I really feel it is starting to lose that , now I am having force close and restating and black screen !!!
why ?!! And I am not that kind of people who does install tens of apps !! and try whatever cross their minds ...
- 01-19-2013, 06:09 PM #27
People having freezing or unstable issues on WP8 might have to do with hardware than software. I couldn't find an app or anything that could freeze the Lumia 920. My iPhone is very stable too, only frozen one time. Android is the worst when it comes to stability. I had at least 5 Android, none of them are as stable as iOS, WP7, and WP8.
- 01-19-2013, 06:56 PM #28
But I was bored with it so instead of the iPhone 5 I purchased a Nokia 920. After 2 weeks I loved it but was unable to sync my music, pictures and videos from Mac to Nokia and so I decided to exchange it for the iPhone 5.
It felt cramped. I actually missed the Live Tiles and Nokia Drive is far better for driving than Maps. So today I exchanged it again for another Nokia 920 and couldn't be happier.
I still feel that the iPhone is a polished, high quality phone and you can't go wrong with it, no doubt. I also see some weak spots in WP and as a new less mature OS that is too be expected. But I really like the Nokia and wanted over the iPhone.
Of course, YMMV and as a tool you have to buy what works for you. Good luck.
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- 01-19-2013, 07:57 PM #29
Yes Apple provides quality products. In iPhone you will come across less bugs, the OS platform is stable and matured and the hardware devices are of quality the material used is of premiumed quality. Android is buggy. But I iPhone bit boring it is too much simple and I don't find too many exciting things.
I always run battery saver and disable background tasks do everything to conserve the battery. I installed battery meter which displays status on live tiles looks bit misleading.
- 01-20-2013, 12:29 AM #30
however, I can understand if you require apps or something that is not available on WP8...personally there is nothing missing for me on the app side at all but for sure there are niche apps that are missing and some major ones and if that is what makes your phone experience what it needs to be, by all means...
Enjoy your iphone but be aware product problems happen with all manufacturers...
- 01-20-2013, 04:41 AM #31
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01-20-2013, 08:15 AM #32
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Consider I know perfectly the version on Symbian Belle phones, it has all the features you could possibly imagine and stable. Also worth mentioning Nokia Drive Beta on the 920 never crashed. Nokia and Windows Phone will eventually improve it as this is only a Beta version,meaning you are testing it and the app is not complete. My suprise was to find less features compared to the Symbian version, surprise because I didn't research, that's all. It still serves me well.. and it is free! I can't imagine buying world detailed navigation maps with Navigon or Tomtom anymore. They would cost me a fortune as I',m from time to time between several continents.
I don't have any battery issues. Only the first couple of days as the software wasn't completely updated. Now my battery lasts much longer without charge and with intensive use. batteries are batteries..
I also had to notice, I compare my Lumia 920 to a computer, not to other phones anymore. If I do I'm a bit disappointed but I have to remember this is a smartphone, not a computer. Leaving everything: wi-fi, bluetooth, nfc, live tiles, etc, etc.. I mean, not even my Nokia N8 would last that long and Android and iPhone don't do any better while delivering the same computer processing. So I had to reconsider, what I do with the battery and how long it lasts. Sometimes change settings depending on how I plan to use the phone over the day. There is a way to include live tiles to directly click and change the settings rather than having to go through the different levels of the settings menu.
Conclusions? This phone does more with the same power than any other phones I've ever tested or owned.
And when it is the case, I advise anyone to get a battery charger for the office or home and a car charger cable. Wireless charging brings the phone battery use to a different level!
- 01-20-2013, 08:42 AM #34
I traveled to San Antonio, TX, US last week used Nokia Drive and Navigon daily I didn't have any issues getting around. IFY IMHO San Antonio has some of the worst most confusing streets in the world.
- 01-20-2013, 11:05 AM #35
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01-20-2013, 10:09 PM #36
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Are you using the Nokia Drive in offline mode (by downloading the local map to your phone)? Otherwise, by the time your phone manages to download the map via cellular network, it may be time to refresh it by downloading another chunk and so on. It gets worse if you drive at high speed while being zoomed in, it never manages to properly display a map.
01-20-2013, 10:21 PM #38
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- 01-20-2013, 10:21 PM #39
I think I missed out something. The maps are already there, but your current location in the map isn't updated most of the time. With Nokia Drive in my previous Lumia 900 it was ultra fast, every seconds it happened to update your current location in the maps. Another thing is Nokia Drive + also heats up your device
- 01-20-2013, 11:34 PM #40
In my experience, the OS still has lots of bugs. Random battery drains, inconsistencies with hardware due to the OS (capacitive lights don't turn on, screen brightness bug), and problems with music metadata to list a few. But, it's still a newly released OS so I suspect that MS still has a lot of issues to fix in the coming months. I'd say it's pretty comparable to iOS and even Android on Jellybean. Playing with my friend's Nexus 4, I found Android to be quite the smooth experience, contrary to what many folks here say.
- 01-21-2013, 12:32 AM #43
- 01-21-2013, 12:45 AM #44
OK good deal. However hardware issues have come up, most notably the camera dust issue. I believe the heat issue has nothing to do with the battery BTW, it's the processors heating up not the battery, as the battery is located in the mid to lower section of the phone body, the processors are located at the top of the phone.
- 01-21-2013, 12:53 AM #45
- 01-21-2013, 01:34 AM #48
Lumia 920 great phone. I was having problems at first. It doesn't randomly reboot anymore since Portico. Only thing I notice which doesn't bother me, phone gets really hot using wireless charger on the back. Cook an egg on the back.
- 01-21-2013, 03:48 AM #49
01-21-2013, 09:04 AM #50
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I've never had a single one of the issues you describe. I ride a Harley and use Nokia Drive while playing music (local music on phone and also Pandora using wpRadioNet) and linked to my SENA SHMH10 intercom paired with my girlfriend. I'd say that's testing it out pretty well. No problems whatsoever.
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