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    Right now I have a Z10 and I have wanted to try WP for a while now. I do have an upgrade and I noticed that the 928 is now free on contract. It certainly does look like a great phone but I don't know if it will be worth using my upgrade for it. Would it be a smarter choice to wait it out for high end Windows Phone models to come? I am on Verizon so I obviously don't have the option of trying the 1020.
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    It's plenty good enough. Just get a case and a screen protector. Amber update is going live OTA as we speak so you might want to wait a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jleebiker View Post
    It's plenty good enough. Just get a case and a screen protector. Amber update is going live OTA as we speak so you might want to wait a little.
    I usually end up getting full body protectors for all of my devices. It seems that there aren't a lot of accessory choices or the 928 but that really wouldn't affect me.
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    I just bought one and am very happy with it. I can tell it is a very good phone. But is it good enough for you? It depends on what you expect from it.
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    I like it a lot and feel it is worth it. If Verizon does get a 1020 variant it may not be for a while.
    I use my 928 more than my Z10, but I use my Q10 more than either. Without the Q10 I would probably use them more evenly.

    Unless there is a phone coming out soon you'd rather have, I would say go for the Lumia.

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    Thanks guys. One thing though: battery life. That is my main concern. With my Z10, it is awful. How good is it on the 928? Hopefully I can get 12+ hours because I am lucky to get about 6 with my Z10. Never had battery life this bad. If the 928's isn't very good, tell me. Don't sugar coat it :)
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    Mine can last longer than a day, but I guess you use your phones more often than me. Perhaps you need to try it yourself. Please note that you might need to use and charge it a few times before battery life becomes stable.
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    The 928 is a high end Windows phone. Battery life is worse than my iP5, but I can easily go from 5:30-2 on a charge, listening to music much of the time. However days im on a train and away from the office worry me. I'm not 100% confident in its battery yet.
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    My battery life has been great on the Lumia. It is better than my Z10, but I usually get at least 12 hours out of my Z10 on a typical day so you obviously use your phone more than I do.

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    Coming from a Rezound, I say this battery kicks ***! I can get a full day out of it, although I wouldn't consider myself a power user. There's things you can do to save on battery life, but I wouldn't let it stop me from getting this great phone!
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    Better camera, high resolution, solid screen, cool appearance......
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    Thanks for the battery life testimonials so far. I am a heavy user, but I'm always a bit nervous to switch phones due to battery life. The best battery life I've got was on my Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 and that could be about 15 hours. My Tour 9630 also got great battery life. I was reading reviews on Verizon's site and the battery life seems to be a bit higher for the Lumia 928 than the Z10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    Would it be a smarter choice to wait it out for high end Windows Phone models to come? I am on Verizon so I obviously don't have the option of trying the 1020.
    You can't use this logic with cellphones or else you will always be waiting, because there is always the rumor of the next big phone. The 928 IS the high end phone, right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    I usually end up getting full body protectors for all of my devices. It seems that there aren't a lot of accessory choices or the 928 but that really wouldn't affect me.
    Yes, this is a downside to the phone. Acc. manuf. seem to not to want to support this phone. I've been tweeting Otterbox requesting their support.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    Thanks guys. One thing though: battery life. That is my main concern. With my Z10, it is awful. How good is it on the 928? Hopefully I can get 12+ hours because I am lucky to get about 6 with my Z10. Never had battery life this bad. If the 928's isn't very good, tell me. Don't sugar coat it :)
    This will really depend on YOUR usage. My usage varies from day to day, depending on if I'm at work or home. At work, I can make it about 3/4 of the way through the shift, depending on how much I'm on it. At home, I can make to bed time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooklah View Post
    My battery life has been great on the Lumia. It is better than my Z10, but I usually get at least 12 hours out of my Z10 on a typical day so you obviously use your phone more than I do.

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    Glad to hear from someone who owns both. Pros and cons? Anything I would need to know if I do make the switch...if you're up to the task ;) lol
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    It is a good phone, but not great. You could find some info here Nokia Lumia 928 Bugs and Defects
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    Quote Originally Posted by pechio View Post
    It is a good phone, but not great. You could find some info here Nokia Lumia 928 Bugs and Defects
    Oh, you're interested in buying this? Here, let me point you to this thread that discusses the problems that a small minority of people are having due to defects that are pretty typical across the board in the modern industry. This should be really helpful for you!
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    Trident makes a case for the 928 called the Aegis. I haven't used it but it seems to be sturdy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rohanj View Post
    Oh, you're interested in buying this? Here, let me point you to this thread that discusses the problems that a small minority of people are having due to defects that are pretty typical across the board in the modern industry. This should be really helpful for you!
    There are some useful tips that could help newcomers, but maybe you're right WPC should remove the thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pechio View Post
    There are some useful tips that could help newcomers, but maybe you're right WPC should remove the thread.
    We're not going to remove the thread, since it also lists fixes for some of the reported bugs.

    Just keep in mind that it is the minority of people, not the majority, that have bugs. That's true of anything: smartphones, cars, TVs, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pechio View Post
    There are some useful tips that could help newcomers, but maybe you're right WPC should remove the thread.
    No, they shouldn't remove the thread. It's for bugs and defects. Not for reviews on the device itself. Bugs and defects are discovered by the manufacturer, often with help from online threads like the one in question, and then corrected. It's a minority of devices that are effected, and is not a review of the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Knotek View Post
    We're not going to remove the thread, since it also lists fixes for some of the reported bugs.

    Just keep in mind that it is the minority of people, not the majority, that have bugs. That's true of anything: smartphones, cars, TVs, etc.
    Right. Minor bugs obviously haven't halted my interest in the 928.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    Glad to hear from someone who owns both. Pros and cons? Anything I would need to know if I do make the switch...if you're up to the task ;) lol
    I can try! I really do like both phones but if I could choose only one to keep it would probably be the Z10. Maybe. It wouldn't be an easy choice. -=)

    Things that I prefer on the 928 are the camera (obviously!), battery life, wireless charging, the home screen with live tiles and customization, and app support.

    Although both platforms have the apps I use on a daily basis. You can't deny that WP8 has more of the popular apps (not including side loading and debug token tricks on BB10).

    Things I like more on the Z10 are the keyboard (especially on the recent 10.2 leak), text selection, multi-tasking, notifications, the hub, and micro sd card support.
    The basics, I suppose. Both phones do them, I just like the way BlackBerry does them more.

    That is of course just the things I can think of off the top of my head.

    In the end they can pretty much get the same things done, just in slightly different ways. It comes down to personal preference like most things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ooklah View Post
    I can try! I really do like both phones but if I could choose only one to keep it would probably be the Z10. Maybe. It wouldn't be an easy choice. -=)

    Things that I prefer on the 928 are the camera (obviously!), battery life, wireless charging, the home screen with live tiles and customization, and app support.

    Although both platforms have the apps I use on a daily basis. You can't deny that WP8 has more of the popular apps (not including side loading and debug token tricks on BB10).

    Things I like more on the Z10 are the keyboard (especially on the recent 10.2 leak), text selection, multi-tasking, notifications, the hub, and micro sd card support.
    The basics, I suppose. Both phones do them, I just like the way BlackBerry does them more.

    That is of course just the things I can think of off the top of my head.

    In the end they can pretty much get the same things done, just in slightly different ways. It comes down to personal preference like most things.
    Thanks! It does seem that the Windows Store beats BlackBerry World and it seems that Microsoft is actually trying to get developers on board unlike BlackBerry. I think Microsoft has done a very good job with that. Sideloading in my opinion is just an excuse for the poor selection in BlackBerry World. There are a good number of apps that I need to sideload on my Z10 which is a pain. And even so, they don't all run very smoothly.

    I love being on the 10.2 leak myself and I think it brought a lot of great changes. I have one question though about the Lumia 928: when multitasking, are the apps all running or all paused? It would be a huge plus if it is like BB10 (if they're open, they're running).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajst222 View Post
    Thanks! It does seem that the Windows Store beats BlackBerry World and it seems that Microsoft is actually trying to get developers on board unlike BlackBerry. I think Microsoft has done a very good job with that. Sideloading in my opinion is just an excuse for the poor selection in BlackBerry World. There are a good number of apps that I need to sideload on my Z10 which is a pain. And even so, they don't all run very smoothly.

    I love being on the 10.2 leak myself and I think it brought a lot of great changes. I have one question though about the Lumia 928: when multitasking, are the apps all running or all paused? It would be a huge plus if it is like BB10 (if they're open, they're running).



    The apps are frozen in the background. Music will play, but I think developers have to take advantage of specific APIs to be able to multi task properly.
    For example, I locked my phone in the middle of replying to this post and when I unlocked my phone to continue, everything I typed was gone. Not cool!
    Now this may be the developers fault, but I don't see why a user should have to worry about whether or not the apps they use are following proper pausing procedure.

    So, multi tasking goes to BB10.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ooklah View Post
    The apps are frozen in the background. Music will play, but I think developers have to take advantage of specific APIs to be able to multi task properly.
    For example, I locked my phone in the middle of replying to this post and when I unlocked my phone to continue, everything I typed was gone. Not cool!
    Now this may be the developers fault, but I don't see why a user should have to worry about whether or not the apps they use are following proper pausing procedure.

    So, multi tasking goes to BB10.



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    Oh man! That's a real shame. Even on BBOS devices apps in the background were actually running. Ah well. Hopefully that can change. Still not a true deal breaker.
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