1. jleebiker's Avatar
    Long time WP user and evangelist here. I recently swapped to Droid. I didn't do it for the OS. I needed a handset that more fit my lifestyle. I also hate cases.
    So I switched to the Kyocera Brigadier and for the most part, I do enjoy it. The apps are just more mature than the same apps on WP. I'm not talking about the # of apps, I'm talking about functionality. The Droid apps like FB, Fitbit, Viber just have more features than the WP versions.

    The downside is prob more manuf related. The Kyocera only has BASIC BT functionality. I LOVE how my WP would break in on whatever I was listening to and read me my text messages. Then it would let me voice a reply back. All without taking my hands off the wheel or eyes off the road. The Kyocera lacks this ability and it is the ONE thing that drives me crazy.

    I am pleased in all other respects though. I do miss WP and am waiting for the day it will catch up, but I just couldn't wait any more.

    Just wanted to share my experience for those thinking about changing.
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    09-11-2015 11:54 AM
  2. jleebiker's Avatar
    Oh and I'm sorry to report that they do NOT have cookies on this side. :-(
    09-11-2015 11:54 AM
  3. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I am thinking about doing the same as well. I go back and forth on what to buy all the time. On one hand, I love windows phone, the interface, etc. But there is the asus phone, and everything I need app/work wise on the android side of life. I can have square so I can take credit card payments, fire up Sirius xm app, use my beloved Montreal Canadian 1909 app, plus every other thing I want to do on the phone. The downsides are the lag associated with android, a very subpar camera, I am not sure about the Bluetooth connectivity on that phone. I can get the 4gb ram, 32gb storage with the 1920x1080 resolution screen for 409 plus 10 bucks for the square attachement.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-14-2015 05:10 AM
  4. heickelrrx's Avatar
    I am thinking about doing the same as well. I go back and forth on what to buy all the time. On one hand, I love windows phone, the interface, etc. But there is the asus phone, and everything I need app/work wise on the android side of life. I can have square so I can take credit card payments, fire up Sirius xm app, use my beloved Montreal Canadian 1909 app, plus every other thing I want to do on the phone. The downsides are the lag associated with android, a very subpar camera, I am not sure about the Bluetooth connectivity on that phone. I can get the 4gb ram, 32gb storage with the 1920x1080 resolution screen for 409 plus 10 bucks for the square attachement.
    Watch out Asus phone really damn hot.

    If you have money better get iPhone 5S or so
    09-14-2015 05:15 AM
  5. morozshawn's Avatar
    Same thing here. I switched from Android to Windows Phone since I needed a handset that fits my lifestyle.
    09-14-2015 06:45 AM
  6. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Watch out Asus phone really damn hot.

    If you have money better get iPhone 5S or so
    No thanks....no crapple for me!

    I am also looking at the acer liquid jade z. Looks like a nice handset as well.
    09-18-2015 04:39 PM
  7. jojoe42's Avatar
    No thanks....no crapple for me!

    I am also looking at the acer liquid jade z. Looks like a nice handset as well.
    What about the OnePlus Two? Only thing holding me back is the possible arrival of the new Nexus phones :S
    09-18-2015 04:59 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    What about the OnePlus Two? Only thing holding me back is the possible arrival of the new Nexus phones :S
    The lack of NFC on the OnePlus Two is a deal breaker for me.
    09-19-2015 01:05 AM
  9. Steve Adams's Avatar
    The fact that you need a note from god to buy a one plus from them, and the fact that acer has never let me down is the reason I am looking at the acer.

    And if you are looking at nexus to be premium hardware, think again, they are now being made by heuwei (spelling). Not that they are not bad, but far from "premium".
    09-19-2015 03:37 PM
  10. Rose640's Avatar
    The fact that you need a note from god to buy a one plus from them, and the fact that acer has never let me down is the reason I am looking at the acer.

    And if you are looking at nexus to be premium hardware, think again, they are now being made by heuwei (spelling). Not that they are not bad, but far from "premium".
    And the LG one. I don't like Android, it's just the way i feel, but i've always considered Huawei's devices very nice, as a matter fact, if would ever want to buy an Android phone it would be either Huawei or LG. And they do look premium, Huawei with those very thin phones, and LG with it's Flex line, or is it just me.
    09-19-2015 03:53 PM
  11. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    The lack of NFC on the OnePlus Two is a deal breaker for me.
    True hell the Lumia 640 has NFC being a budget phone.
    09-19-2015 04:08 PM
  12. jojoe42's Avatar
    And the LG one. I don't like Android, it's just the way i feel, but i've always considered Huawei's devices very nice, as a matter fact, if would ever want to buy an Android phone it would be either Huawei or LG. And they do look premium, Huawei with those very thin phones, and LG with it's Flex line, or is it just me.
    I agree - I always thought of Huawei phones as cheap and plasticky until I held the Mate 7. It felt just like the Nexus 6 (which is super-premium feeling already) except at half the price and with a fingerprint sensor.
    09-19-2015 05:51 PM
  13. jojoe42's Avatar
    The lack of NFC on the OnePlus Two is a deal breaker for me.
    That is true. Also adding to the list of complaints: no wireless charging, fast charging or microSD slot.
    09-19-2015 05:52 PM
  14. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I think the main thing that one plus has going for it is its already rooted running cyanogen.
    09-20-2015 04:51 PM
  15. jojoe42's Avatar
    I think the main thing that one plus has going for it is its already rooted running cyanogen.
    Not the OP2. That's running OxygenOS, Cyanogen and OP went a bit pear-shaped, which is a shame
    09-21-2015 03:01 PM
  16. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Ahhhh. right on. Still missing a lot of features that should be on their phone however.
    09-21-2015 04:44 PM
  17. Blacklac's Avatar
    The fact that you need a note from god to buy a one plus from them, and the fact that acer has never let me down is the reason I am looking at the acer.

    And if you are looking at nexus to be premium hardware, think again, they are now being made by heuwei (spelling). Not that they are not bad, but far from "premium".
    I havent held one, but their high end phones look pretty darn good. That Mate S is sexy. Reviews say its solid.

    Although, their leaked Nexus photos look ugly, IMO.

    Posted via the Note 4/Nexus 7 (2013)/Lumia 1020/Lumia 2520
    09-21-2015 06:12 PM
  18. Steve Adams's Avatar
    After reading about the awesome Huawei phones, I went and looked at their site. and yes, the Mate S looks like a solid phone. None of those around these parts. Only the cheap ones. And I agree, the nexus is horrid.
    09-22-2015 05:20 AM

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