- 10-01-2012, 05:57 PM #1
Here's my problem...
I'm due for a hardware upgrade, but the more time that has passed since the handsets were introduced, the less excited I'm getting to upgrade.
I might just grab the 7.8 update and hold out for 2nd gen devices. We all saw what happened with the Mango handsets (Titan/Titan II).
It feels more and more to me like HTC hasn't shown their high end phone yet and there is a rumor out there that Microsoft will be releasing their own 'Surface Phone' in early 2013.
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For those two reasons alone, I'm more inclined to wait it out a bit.
Anyone else feeling the same way, or is it just me???
10-01-2012, 06:10 PM #5
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WP8 devices are a big step up from WP7.8 only devices so I will be upgrading immediately. I have been very pleased with my Samsung Focus for almost 2 years, and anticipate being please with my Lumia 920 for the next 2 years. I agree that some changes seem incremental and unnecessary, but that's not the case with these first gen WP8 phones.
- 10-01-2012, 06:18 PM #6
OP, I know exactly how you feel. When HTC and Nokia announced their new devices, I was sure that I would use my upgrade (which is available now) on a WP8 device. As time goes by, I get less excited and interested in them though. I'd also like to wait a bit to see how WP8 plays out before committing to the platform. I may use my upgrade on the next Android Nexus device and just buy a second-gen WP8 device off contract when they're released. I do have high hopes for the platform and look forward to jumping in someday in the near-ish future. :)
- 10-01-2012, 06:48 PM #7
Waiting and glad. My upgrade is really about a year from now. None of the 1st gen devices are that wonderful to me. Favorite is probably the Ativ. Not the greatest features but love the screen size and dimensions. Would get the 920 with its awesome camera, but its too thick and heavy. Dont care what the apologists think about weight being trivial and thickness not being a big deal. 808 is only 1.2mm thicker. 920 is 3mm thicker than the iphone5. That is ridiculous, sorry.
- 10-01-2012, 06:56 PM #8
I'm lucky in the sense that I can go 920 at launch and get whatever Gen-2 option comes out in the spring/summer too. As an IT guy, I have the luxury of being able to get the latest-greatest if I want it bad enough.
- 10-01-2012, 06:59 PM #10
Will make my decision after seeing and trying out the ATIV and the 920. I love that I do not have to make a decision because I still enjoy my Focus S and the 7.8 upgrade will at least make it feel fresh if I am not enthralled by my top two choices. I am actually truly excited for the 920. I love my "S" enough to keep the ATIV in the conversation (plus I love the classy look in pictures, at least).
But a physical keyboard option and the idea of a stronger device in the summer really appeals to me. Honestly, I am interested in seeing the BB10 devices in Jan/Feb as well, mostly out of morbid curiosity. The previews are interesting. I do not think it will sway me from WP8, but I might just give it the extra three months or so to be sure.
I have no problem waiting. We will see. It is a fun decision to make!!Thesaurus: (noun)- An ancient reptile with an excellent vocabulary.
- 10-01-2012, 07:31 PM #11
Depends, my upgrade isn't until March.. If something way better is announced, say at CES, I might wait for 2nd Gen. Just depends on what's available and how far out stuff is.
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10-01-2012, 08:17 PM #13
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My upgrade isn't until Nov. 2013. Unless WP8 comes out with some unannounced must have feature that I can't live without I'm definitely waiting for the second wave. I'm hoping for an 808+920 ultimate camera phone in wave 2. Anyway, with the 7.8 upgrade I still feel like my Lumia 900 will be great. I can live without all the features they've announced for WP8 that is not in the W7.8 update.
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10-01-2012, 08:21 PM #15
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It makes financial sense to upgrade if you're with a major US carrier.
The phone subsidy is built into the monthly rates. But even if you don't subsidize a phone, you still pay the subsidized rates.
So when you don't upgrade, you're just basically paying extra money without receiving any benefit.
10-01-2012, 08:29 PM #17
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No matter when you buy your phone, there will be something cooler out in 6-12 months. No way around that. So I'm upgrading as soon as I'm due for an upgrade (March 2013).Loyal first and foremost to a carrier (US Cellular). Open to either a Lumia 820, or an HTC 8X, or an Ativ S.
- 10-01-2012, 08:39 PM #18
10-01-2012, 08:48 PM #20
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Switching from iPhone so I'll take what's available now. Leaning 920, but no decision until I see all up close.
IF MSFT comes out with their own handset, no guarantees they learned all they needed to from last time around- I'd be interested in their hardware maybe next time around once I'm sure they did it right this time....
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10-01-2012, 09:19 PM #21
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I'm sticking with my L710 at least until next spring, maybe even the fall. My carrier (Mobilicity in Canada) doesn't give subsidies in order to keep the monthly fees dirt cheap, so I have to buy my phones outright. I'm looking for mid-range phone at a good price so I don't feel bad about buying a new phone more frequently and I don't feel bad when I drop it accidently and the edges get a little scratched. Plus I prefer a "small" phone with a screen of 3.7-4 inches.
Yes, the new WP8 phones will look great, and the L820 and WP 8S will hopefully be priced aggressively. But nothing about them hardware-wise is compelling enough for me to replace my L710, and there are no WP8-only apps out yet. I love the L920's camera, but the unsubsidized price will probably be $500+ and they probably won't make a version that is compatible with Mobilicity (which uses the same 3G bands as T-Mobile).
So I'll sit back, wait for the WP8 ecosystem to grow, and wait for the L920's Pureview camera to trickle down to the next gen mid-range devices (Lumia 830?).
- 10-01-2012, 10:07 PM #22
If you aren't excited about any of the features shipping with the OS, then you really don't need to rush. Until apps come out that make use of the better WP8 hardware you won't be missing anything. Check up on WP8 apps every one or two months and make your decisions based on what you see and like in the marketplace.
The rumor that Microsoft will be releasing their own Surface Phone is BS. Waiting for this is a waste of time. What we can expect in early 2013 is the Surface Pro, but that isn't related to WP8.
HTC hasn't released their flagship device yet, and Nokia is still working on their mid-range devices. Both are due in early 2013, but don't expect any major changes in core hardware... different screen sizes, flash card support, different battery sizes... that sort of thing.
I got a Lumia 920 now, as I'm excited about the software and the OS, but waiting certainly isn't wrong either.
- 10-01-2012, 10:31 PM #23