- 11-19-2012, 07:57 PM #1
I love Windows Phone! The problem is that I have never used ios or android. My wife needs a new phone and it will be her first smartphone. She is not a fan of technology and likes things that just work. To me WP seems intuitive and simple but I love gadgets. Is WP the best option for someone just coming to smartphones? If so, what makes WP better? I am tempted to recommend WP but if she can't figure it out she will kill me! Thanks.
- 11-19-2012, 08:05 PM #2
I think windows phone is a fantastic option for a "just works" smart phone--especially for someone without any preconceived ideas of interacting with a smart phone.
My one caveat would be if she's got a big iTunes library she'd want to sync. WP8 experience really falls apart in that regard.
It's not for everyone but WP is what I'd recommend to my mom.
- 11-19-2012, 08:06 PM #3
To me if she has no baggage then I'd go with Windows Phone. It is a very simple OS and you can't beat the people hub.
IOS is more solid, but at this point I feel Apple is going to have to make some interface changes are face losing market share. The OS is just boring, lots of apps, but boring.
Android sucks...and I can say that I was there when they put out the first Android phone on Tmobile up until I got the Lumia 900.
11-19-2012, 08:07 PM #4
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I'm a WP fan all the way but when it came to my wife I immediately got her an iPhone and she loved it. Like yours, my wife needed something easy to transition herself into the world of smartphones. After I got my cyan 920, she gave me crap for getting her such a drab, plain old black phone. I couldn't help but laugh so I promised her I would get her a Lumia 820 with interchangeable red or white back covers. :)Microsoft - Band
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- 11-19-2012, 08:10 PM #5
My wife got her first smartphone last year and got a lumia 710. She is always needing tech help with other things around the house (ie: entertainment system remotes, etc), but I have rarely had to help her with her windows phone because it just works. She mainly surfs the web, texts, uses a few apps that I've installed for her and is happy with it.
- 11-19-2012, 08:19 PM #8
I doubt that she will use it for music and no iTunes. She will use the camera though so that will have to be at least decent.
- 11-19-2012, 09:08 PM #12
I'd suggest letting your wife play with your phone to see how she likes it. You did not mention which Windows Phone you have in your profile; however, it sounds like you have one, since you said that you love it.
The camera on any smartphone should be better than a feature phone camera, so your wife should not have any problems getting decent pictures.
- 11-23-2012, 04:20 PM #13
I lost the battle and she got an iPhone. A very buggy draw something app and my iPhone wielding sister in law were the deciding factors. It took me a lot longer to set up the iPhone than my WP. So far I am also not a fan of the keyboard. My WP just seemed to do things easily and intuitively from the first boot up. I will definitely be sticking with WP for my next upgrade.
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