01-27-2013, 10:51 AM #76
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The answer is simple...its boring and stagnant
1. OS is really out of date...icons suck...live tiles are better
2. Small screen...Lumia 920's is not only larger but more clearer...more PPI
3. I don't have apple ecosystem...have always been a Windows user
4. Lumia 920 has better hardware and killer looks...so what if iPhone is few grams lighter...Lumia 920 gives that solid feel in your hand and colors to choose from
5. Lumia 920 camera is better...low light especially
6. Nokia maps and drive....Apple goofed up on this
7. Proprietary charging cable
8. Any tom, **** and harry would have an iPhone...herd mentality
The only reason against Lumia 920 is apps...need more apps
01-27-2013, 11:06 AM #77
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I was asked the question "Why didn't you just get an iPhone" only once - not even by an iPhone user. My answer was: Because when I thoroughly evaluated, The Lumia 800 came out on top, followed by the iPhone. "Everybody has an iPhone", she then told me. "Why should I care?", I then said.
She knew no answer to that.
The third friend on that evening - an iPhone user - could explain perfectly well what she likes about it. I am perfectly fine with that as I respect that different people = different needs.
As long as such a person doesn't suddenly think that her opinion must be the rest of the worlds opinion and therefore, that person must be right, therefore, all persons with different opinions must be stupid people burying their heads in the sand. Yes, that's for that person who thinks that if he/she sais the iPhone is best, it MUST be an universal truth. Ugh. How arrogant, and how utterly unrealistic at the same time. Ever thought that a certain app that is a live or death issue for you is completely unimportant for others? Ever thought that there are *gasp* people in the world who do their choices unaffected of what everybody else thinks and has?
BTW, in my professional circles, an iPhone is often frowned upon - the IT guys in my company seem to prefer Android by a large margin (not true for the rest of my country, though, we're quite enAppled - except for Laptops and Desktops, where the Majority has MS devices). My new, bright yellow Lumia made them curious, though, I heard things like: "Does it have Word? Is it usable? Can I try? Looks cool".
01-27-2013, 01:06 PM #81
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haha i'm 14 and i got the lumia 920 and you have no idea how many people have told me "O is that the new windows phone 8 phone? its really cool" or "thats a really pretty phone" or "DANG THAT CAMERA IS GOOD!" and if someone tells me something about an app that i don't have all i say is "well can your phone be used as a hammer?" ;)
01-27-2013, 01:19 PM #82
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- 01-27-2013, 01:20 PM #83
My brother who is 11 wanted an iPhone really badly. Somehow i couldn't warrant spending so much on an iPhone. Having to pay for the phone, spending more per month and getting less minutes, texts and data for the price. So i got him a HTC 8S. After him showing it to his friends at school, he's now even more excited at the fact i actually got him this phone as he's told me his friends now think his phone is a lot better.
I got him the 8S because he's 11 doesn't need a majorly expensive phone and since i have an L820 i knew he'd be just fine with it.
- 01-27-2013, 06:40 PM #87
Last edited by Alex Kj; 01-27-2013 at 06:53 PM.
- 01-27-2013, 08:57 PM #89
And let's be more objective - if you want more "pretty" playback experience on iPhone you can just switch to a different view which do show the cover art in various ways:
And the lockscreen view:
Same exact "prettiness" which I see on my Lumia 920 when playing same exact album ;-)
Last edited by Alex Kj; 01-28-2013 at 02:52 AM.
- 01-27-2013, 10:35 PM #92
Q. Why didn't you get an iPhone?
A. Because the damned thing can't even "see" my iPad via bluetooth! 'Cause the damned thing is so locked down it makes Fort Knox look like Grand Central!
As most of us are aware, there are times when we need to send a file of some sort from one device to another and the quickest way is bt. Imagine my surprise when I found out that the two devices cannot discover each other even though they share the same profiles and are made by the same company. God, I miss my Pre3 & TouchPad with touch-to-share! At least the OPP profile has been re-introduced to WP8 devices.
- 01-28-2013, 02:18 AM #93
- 01-28-2013, 08:30 PM #94
Says the guy who just cited "Outstanding Marketing Strategy" as a reason to get a phone. You mean if Apple introduced a new iBrick tomorrow, you'd buy it just because they know how to market it?
I never got the apps argument. There are times where I have really felt the need for an app or two on my phone but it hasn't really prevented me from getting anything done. Sure, I don't have the latest new game from Disney or the ability to apply the vomit filter on my photos but I don't really care for it either...what I'm trying to tell you is that after a certain point, apps don't matter. I've used the iPhone until the 3GS and played with most apps out there (heck, I spent hours looking up cool apps to put on my phone and then jailbreak it and do all sorts of stuff with it [being a teenager can be weird at times]) and most of them are just there. The point is, as long as you have a phone that acts the way you want it to, apps don't really do anything.
That said, WP ships out with more quality apps and native features than iOS so I've never really felt the need for vomit filtering my photos anyway. Also, Google Maps - uh, really? Why? Didn't you guys JUST get it? After being saddled with Apple's native "map app"? And isn't that REALLY a GOOGLE product? Yeah...buy Apple so you can use stuff from Google. Just like how Apple tells me to buy a Mac so I can run Windows on it. Not to mention, Nokia does more than a great job at providing mapping services to the platform so no, thank you.
As for media integration/better ecosystem - that depends on what you use. If your daddy bought you an iPad to complement your MacBook then yes, the iPhone does serve you better but for me, no, keep it and the nightmare that is iTunes away from me.
And "great form factor/decent battery life" make you look like the one buried with his/her head in the sand.
Not bashing Apple or the iPhone. It is a beautiful product by an incredible company but to treat it like it is the pinnacle of achievement for mobile devices is really taking it too far. If it works for you then more power to you but don't tell me that I have my head buried in the sand when I choose something that works better for me.
- 01-28-2013, 09:32 PM #95
Um, I'll be honest here.. I have T-Mobile, so I can't get an iPhone yet. Although, I have a Zune Pass now on WP7.5. And I love listening to all the damn music I want. I upload all my mixtapes to SkyDrive, stream them to my phone. And Office on my phone has saved my school life more times than I can count. I can study for my finals almost-fantastically. When I had an ipod touch, I never managed to find a good solution to 30 pages of notes.
They are putting Xbox Music on iOS, one day. And I'm happy for them. I like Zune Pass very much so, and I want everybody to share that feeling with me.
Anyway, I absolutely plan on getting a WP8.5 this year. I'm hoping Sony gets their act together on WP8.5 this year. Lenovo, ASUS, and LG are jumping on the bandwagon. I think I would love a Microsoft Surface phone.
Oh, and I can pin Yelawolf to my start screen. I love that. ~ But we'll see! WP8.5 and XBOX Infinity 2013!!
- 01-28-2013, 09:52 PM #96
- 01-28-2013, 10:19 PM #97
for me, i want to be different. i find iOS boring and hard-to-use and just plain too stupid (like it's ttly locked in you can't change anything)
also, i have a distaste for popular things as I find them boring. I want to be different. hence windows phone.
only know 2 kids in my circles with WP7. i'm the only one with WP8 in my school as far as I know
- 01-28-2013, 10:21 PM #98
- 01-28-2013, 10:39 PM #100