1. doom_occulta's Avatar
    First of all, sorry if I've created a new thread for asking it again.

    I've been an Android user since 2012, when I got a Samsung Galaxy S II. A really nice device, but in less than a year I had a few issues, mainly with the battery life.

    In 2013, I've upgraded it to a LG Nexus 4. For a long time, it went like butter, no stuttering or random reboots like I had with the Samsung one. Unfortunately, with 1 year and half, the device started to show the first signs of aging, mostly in the screen transitions, and sometimes when loading an app. Besides that, sometimes the device turns off suddenly.

    Now it's almost 2 years with this LG one, and I was thinking if it was worth to insist on Android devices or if I should try the WP experience.

    A friend of mine had the Samsung Omnia W, and he never whined about battery life, which today is my main focus.

    The point is... I'd like to have some kind of advice in this way. I saw the L930 and this is a really nice device. Screen size isn't that kind of important to me, but the OS running stable and the battery lasting for at least 1 day I think it could be enough.

    In the Android corner, I must confess that I was flirting with Sony Xperia Z3, but in the other hand, for WP I was looking for Lumia 930 or any other device with similar specs.

    By the way, L730 is worth nowadays? I mean, for a dual sim device, or its specs are too outdated?
    03-03-2015 11:43 AM
  2. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    If you are concerned about stability, I can +1 the 929 as I own one (never had a app freeze or forceclose or the OS freeze).... The 930 is supposed to be the international version of the 929 so I will assume you would have the same experience as the 929..... I'm not a Techy just hands on use.
    03-03-2015 11:54 AM
  3. shishu1's Avatar
    Whether the specs are outdated or not is completely upto you. I'm sporting a dual core 1 GHz processor and I don't care .
    Other than that before switching, make sure all the apps you need are available on this platform. I for one am completely satisfied with the apps. Some are not. Other than that I really don't think there's any issue- the OS is neat, fluidic and simple. Battery life is great.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-03-2015 11:59 AM
  4. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    If you want to try WP I recommend you buy a mid/low range phone before you fully commit. I'm sure you're aware that there's gonna be an app gap, so think about that. I've been using WP for three years and I find it incredibly stable with really good battery life.
    03-03-2015 12:02 PM
  5. upsidedown's Avatar
    Well, as a current WP users (came over from Web OS), I would say to wait. The app gap is getting to be more concerning and until it is resolved I would hold off. While there are alternatives for many apps, there are also plenty of gapps. Caveat Emptor and due your research.
    03-03-2015 12:03 PM
  6. shishu1's Avatar
    The app gap is real but I sincerely hope you're not one of those you absolutely and only want official apps as many on WP are better as third party apps. But some like snapchat simply don't exist. Just do your homework before you make the jump. ( I did and im loving it)
    03-03-2015 12:10 PM
  7. latunza's Avatar
    I am going to be as honest as possible. I came from a Samsung GSII. 2 years with that device from Froyo to Jellybean and the battery was pretty awful, the phone would lag and apps would crash. I picked up a L1020 in October of 2013 and boy was it awesome. Til this date the battery is still good. Get a day with heavy usage and almost 2 days with light usage and this is the phone with the worst battery of the Lumia series. The Phone OS is really smooth. Microsoft connectivity is great.

    The downsides. My wife bought a 1st Gen. Moto X at the same time i bought the L1020 and while the battery and OS smoothness are superior, the apps on my phone take so much longer to open then her Kit Kat Moto X or my brothers iPhone 5. The app situation in Windows phone is noticeable and doesn't bother me, but developers have given up on updates, or are really slow to update. Example of this issue is Instagram has been in beta for 2 years now with no video. Even Microsoft themselves don't update their own phone apps like they do iOs and Androids.

    Aside from that, I use my wife's Moto X from time to time and within minutes i remember what I hated about Android and why I left. There is just something unique about Windows Phone that I truly enjoy. 2 years with the Galaxy S2 and I hated the phone and system within 6 months. Almost 2 years with my Lumia 1020 and I still love my phone like when I first picked it up. Hope this helps.
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    03-03-2015 12:26 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    For me, I haven't found Android compelling enough to really switch back to it after temporary stints with it.

    I've found Windows Phone to be the most stable, responsive OS in general use I've tried, at least for me. App selection for me at least is "meh" and its something I can live with. But if you ask someone else, it could be a dealbreaker, or a nonissue, so check out the store for yourself online.

    The 930 is a fine device, but if you can handle the 1520 and don't mind its size, I'd recommend that as the battery life in that model is even better.

    The 930 (Icon, as its known in the US, exclusive to Verizon) and the 1520 are almost identical under the hood, with the major difference being design and size. (5" vs. 6")
    There are minor things, being glance and microSD, but I don't think you'll care.

    The 930's battery life ought to last you a day, I highly recommend checking out GSMArena's detailed battery tests.

    Windows Phone doesn't guarantee great battery life, mind you. My Lumia 920 never had terrific battery life, but its not abnormally bad at least - but it is more efficient than Android in general, (looking at the HTC One M8 for Windows vs. the Android model) but don't think of it as that, look at individual phones, my 920's raw battery is easily outclassed by my peer's Android smartphones, but performance varies.

    The 730 is a fine device. It's not outdated per se and time passes by more slowly here in WP land. Although I might want to check out the newly announced 640 which supersedes it in some regards. Those might be better than the 930 in terms of life, considering the less powerful silicon within.
    03-03-2015 11:09 PM
  9. euichii's Avatar
    If battery is so much important for you please check out the 1520. It has a monster of a battery and an awesome screen, camera and SD card slot. Regarding apps out depends on personal preference if it is a deal breaker or not (for me it's not). The OS is smooth as butter (I tried Android when I send my phone for check and I almost throw it in confusion of being slow even while texting)
    03-03-2015 11:27 PM
  10. Erwin0723's Avatar
    I am going to be as honest as possible. I came from a Samsung GSII. 2 years with that device from Froyo to Jellybean and the battery was pretty awful, the phone would lag and apps would crash. I picked up a L1020 in October of 2013 and boy was it awesome. Til this date the battery is still good. Get a day with heavy usage and almost 2 days with light usage and this is the phone with the worst battery of the Lumia series. The Phone OS is really smooth. Microsoft connectivity is great.

    The downsides. My wife bought a 1st Gen. Moto X at the same time i bought the L1020 and while the battery and OS smoothness are superior, the apps on my phone take so much longer to open then her Kit Kat Moto X or my brothers iPhone 5. The app situation in Windows phone is noticeable and doesn't bother me, but developers have given up on updates, or are really slow to update. Example of this issue is Instagram has been in beta for 2 years now with no video. Even Microsoft themselves don't update their own phone apps like they do iOs and Androids.

    Aside from that, I use my wife's Moto X from time to time and within minutes i remember what I hated about Android and why I left. There is just something unique about Windows Phone that I truly enjoy. 2 years with the Galaxy S2 and I hated the phone and system within 6 months. Almost 2 years with my Lumia 1020 and I still love my phone like when I first picked it up. Hope this helps.
    do you've tried all lumia devices bro????? if no, don't give a wrong information to the new people who want get lumia!!!!! I'm lumia 1520 user,and the most powerfull battery power for all lumia device is lumia 1520 with 3900 mah, 1020 only have 2000 mah,pleasee..do a research before you give info!!
    ( fyi, as my experiences,my battery power can survive for 100 hour if im not online with any internet connection, 48 hour if im online and 24 hour if im playing a heavy game )
    03-04-2015 12:10 AM
  11. Ian Too's Avatar
    From what you've said and from the fact that you hanker after a Lumia 930, I'd say jump.

    As you can see below, my current device is a 930 - called Amalthea by the way - and apart from missing the glance feature, I doubt I could be happier. She is a bit of a lump, but I like a bit of heft and don't like to have to curate my devices. Nokia/Microsoft do not make brittle phones.

    In use I rarely get to the end of the day with less than 60% of battery; listening to podcasts, music and keeping up to date with news and interests throughout the day using LTE.

    Another thing the 930 has which I think you're going to love, is wireless charging. The 930 comes with a charging pad, so you can try it out for free, though I find it's too small. If you find you like wireless charging, an accessory charging pad like the DT-900 is recommended. You won't worry about batteries ever again.

    Microsoft's cloud services are excellent with an ever widening amount of your data available through your PC or tablet through outlook.com and plenty of storage available. Also, the 930 will get Windows 10 and so is future proofed.
    03-04-2015 02:34 AM
  12. doom_occulta's Avatar
    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone that gave a bit of attention to this thread.

    If you want to try WP I recommend you buy a mid/low range phone before you fully commit. I'm sure you're aware that there's gonna be an app gap, so think about that. I've been using WP for three years and I find it incredibly stable with really good battery life.
    You're not the first one to tell me that. Having a bit of knowledge of WP, the OS in fact doesn't demand too much from the hardware, like Android in some aspects. The most basic ones I can found for US$ 200, so I can save a bit.

    I will look out a bit more, and then I'll return with great news
    03-04-2015 08:27 AM
  13. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    I've had a good experience with the 520 and the Icon most anyone who has played with my Icon, Iphone or android owners alike, has liked it...
    03-04-2015 08:56 AM
  14. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    First of all, I'd like to thank everyone that gave a bit of attention to this thread.



    You're not the first one to tell me that. Having a bit of knowledge of WP, the OS in fact doesn't demand too much from the hardware, like Android in some aspects. The most basic ones I can found for US$ 200, so I can save a bit.

    I will look out a bit more, and then I'll return with great news
    My first WP device was an 822. Last November I went up to the 830. After cracking the screen (Everything still works btw) I bought me a 635 as a backup so I can bring it to work with me. Boy! For $49 is that a nice little, capable phone! So if you're on AT&T think about it.
    Last edited by Blkacesvf41; 03-04-2015 at 12:01 PM.
    03-04-2015 11:33 AM

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