- 01-26-2013, 12:12 AM #26
I had the exact same question directed at me not too long ago. I just said I didn't want the iSuck 5 because everyone and their grandmother has one and it is a boring piece of technology that is meant to sell. If I'm spending $700 on something, it better excite me. It's the same logic people use when buying cars "Oh why didn't you get the Honda Civic" as if the Civic is the standard by which everything else should be measured. People like telling others what to do, I just consider it human nature but here's a good one to deal with a 14 year old (motivated by South Park):
Q: Why didn't you get the iPhone?
A: You are breaking my balls man.
They usually don't reply because they don't know what to say. Works like a charm.
01-26-2013, 12:27 AM #29
- 102 Posts
Go into a store and they will try to push you away from Windows Phone, my g/f went into a At&t store with her dad and he asked about the 920 and the salesman immediately said it was crap and to get an iPhone, my g/f who likes my phone said to the salesman that her boyfriend has a 920 and loves it. The sales.an shut up and walked away.
Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920
01-26-2013, 12:45 AM #30
- 221 Posts
Here's how I would answer...
If you want to be popular like everyone else, get an iPhone or android. ****!!! Even the toilet-cleaning aunties/uncles are owning one of them.
But if you want to be cool & different like Steve Jobs, get a windows phone ;) :) :D
- 01-26-2013, 03:22 AM #31
I know exactly where you coming from, 8th graders and college kids apparently have a lot in common.
I got to UCF (University of Central Florida) and ALL my friends have Iphones/Macs/Ipads (and they say they're broke college kids lol), they thought I was going to get one when my mytouch died on me and were sooo excited...*rolls eyes*
When I came back with my windows phone half of them didnt even know a windows phone existed! And instantly didnt like it or cared to even see it... I remember showing it to one of my friends and her looking at it and being like "Wow this is so complicated!" ...had to hold my tongue
01-26-2013, 04:20 AM #32
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I can see the kids will be kids arguement as being one that can't be won. Follow the herd and be another cow or get ousted, oh I miss the culture of high school. I never danced the Apple dance from the days of the IBM 8088 as I didn't like Apples, Macs were too expensive. The iods came on the scene and here we had clever marketing as my irock mp3 player was actually better than the iPod at the time, didn't see the reason to get something inferior and pay more for it at that. The real irony is that I never went iPhone because they lacked copy and paste (I was on WinMo 6.X at the time I believe) and have always used my phone as a PDA first. When WP7 was released I was very shocked to see them follow the same path at release. Going from WM to WP...I hoped over the iPhone, I guess between the past impressions and the iTunes DRM backdrop I just didn't want any added hoops to jump through. I am happy with the WP decision, to each their own. Funny though I know tow couples and the iPhone using spouses always play with their mate's WP devices. I see two new Lumia owners in the making...
01-26-2013, 05:52 AM #34
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The iPhone is just flat out a better phone. Its amazing how WP8 users bury their heads in the sand and act as though apps mean nothing. Apps are designed to make life easier, and there are some terrific apps available for every aspect of like, unfortunately no one is making them for WP8.
Great Media integration
Decent battery life
Great form factor
Outstanding Marketing Strategy
- 01-26-2013, 06:06 AM #35
Kids love to play the latest games like Temple Run 2 etc etc. I think it was a bad decision for you to get your sister a Windows Phone, something she will regret later when her friends are playing the latest games or some cool new hip app.
- 01-26-2013, 06:08 AM #36
Windows8, whole different ball of wax.
Why I didn't buy an iphone: just too closed
Why I didn't buy a wp7: didn't think it would last or improve
Why I didn't buy a wp8: ditto
Why I didn't buy a dumbphone: maps
Why I did buy a scratched, dented, 1 1/2 year old android: working gps/maps, dual cores, dual cameras, 1080p recording, updates nightly, apps for everything, and no contract needed.
Oh, if/when I destroy the phone with a drop, or water, or whatever, I'll put its sdcard in new phone and never miss a beat.
Last edited by ohgood; 01-26-2013 at 06:25 AM.
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- 01-26-2013, 09:40 AM #41
Go away iSheep.
01-26-2013, 11:09 AM #44
- 557 Posts
Google maps isnt a plus as i have nokia maps.
How is the media integration better? Does it play codecs the WP doesnt?
Battery life is great on my phone, so thats not a plus either.
How is the ecosystem better? My phone interacts with all my devices at home, all social sites, all cloudstorage services i use...?
i dislike the form factor, and i dislike the design, so thats a no in my book.
I can always make a list of things my phone does that the iPhone does NO, alternatively does better:
Drag/drop movies/etc from Explorer to my phone
Better integration of social sites and media
Higher PPI iirc
Better visibility in direct sunlight
USB charging, standard charger
Doesnt prove much, these lists.
- 01-26-2013, 06:24 PM #47
[LOGIC] And we are expecting 8th graders to actually know something about technology and not just want what is popular because???[LOGIC]
When I got my 900, I had had an iPhone for I got on craigslist for about 4 months. I actually liked it. It had two fatal flaws that moved me back to Windows Phone (I've had WP for 3 years other than that 4 month stint). They were the small 3.5" screen and the lack of LTE. Now that both of those have been remedied, I am seriously considering going to iOS for my next phone.
- 01-26-2013, 06:33 PM #48
- 01-26-2013, 07:52 PM #50
Google Maps - Subjective. I had to use Nokia Maps to get home tonight. It fared better than in my friend's eyes my friend's friend using his iPhone's Google Maps (that friend of mine has a Galaxy S2 for the record).
Great Media Ecosystem - Depends on the user. I use Xbox Music Pass, can I make use of that on iPhone? I don't think I can (and no, I don't want Spotify, I want Xbox Music). Nokia Music is also great for my music discovery.
Decent battery life - Can't really comment on this as I have an iPod. Battery life on that has been a par with my Lumia 920 though.
Great Ecosystem - Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Xbox 360, Xbox Music Pass, SkyDrive, Office. That's a bloody great ecosystem too (for the record, I'm posting this off a MacBook Pro).
Great Form Factor - Subjective. I actually find the Lumia's form factor better. I had to use a lass's iPhone 4 to give her my number. It didn't feel right to me. My Lumia feels nicer in my hand.
Outstanding Marketing Strategy - Can definitely give you that one too. If there's one thing Apple nailed, it's marketing. You could ask them to market a turd from the toilet for $5'000'000'000 and people would buy it in the millions.