1. Thalador Dufosnee's Avatar
    Hey folks. I have been reading up a storm about Windows phone 8.1 over the last few days. I am considering changing since I am going to dump T-Mobile and go back to Verizon soon. Some background on me

    I have been an IT guy for 25 years so love the techie stuff
    Been using Android since the first Droid phone came out
    Hate Apple :)

    I have been looking at alot of threads, probably too many, and am looking for feedback on what I should be looking at and why it is good or not good. Things that are important to me

    1. A good camera. My first grandson is 10 months old and I take tons of pics and videos that are auto-uploaded to dropbox.

    2. Good performance. I am not a power app user, use things like facebook, yelp, web browsing, gmail and texting.

    3. Quality phone. Have had the cheap plastic phones that feel like it and don't want that.

    With this being said, Verizon has discontinued the Icon (just saw that thread earlier) so my choices are

    Samsung ATIV SE (have done the least research on this)

    Nokia Lumia 928

    HTC One M8

    HTC Windows Phone 8x (havent read anything about this)

    Any help is appreciated and I will give additional info if needed.
    10-10-2014 02:38 PM
  2. SammyD97's Avatar
    The HTC M8 seems to tick boxes two and three. However the camera doesn't seem all that bad.
    10-10-2014 02:43 PM
  3. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    Also, pics and videos for windows are auto-uploaded to One Drive, you get 20 GB free for your camera roll. I've been in IT for almost 15 years, I have the Lumia 928. I've loved it. Take lots of pictures of the kids. I'm not a big app guy either, and the core apps have been pretty good. A few nit picks with the Calendar and Email, but 8.1 DP have solved most of those for me.
    10-10-2014 04:13 PM
  4. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    The best phone out of the bunch is still the Icon. Verizon may have retired it, but they will still support it, obviously. You may never get WP8.1/Cyan on it and that completely sucks. But you want good WP on Verizon with a good camera? The Icon is your only choice. I had the 928 and currently own the Icon. The Icon is better by a mile compared to the 928, in every aspect. If the Icon is out of the question, the HTC M8 is the choice, hands down. The 928 is two years old now.

    With all that said, were I you I would also see what AT&T has to offer. Verizon's apathy toward WP is something to note.

    *edit* The HTC M8 doesn't have a bad camera, but after you get spoiled with a pureview lens (Icon/1020/1520/930) everything else is inferior.
    10-10-2014 04:25 PM
  5. thalador's Avatar
    Thanks, I appreciate the comments. I am going to go into a Verizon store later and take a look at what they have. I haven't really considered AT&T but maybe I will check them out. I have a Galaxy S4 now, so I am looking for at least a comparable camera, if not better.
    10-11-2014 10:39 AM

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