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  1. antiochian2010's Avatar
    No one OS is good for everyone, but I really love the Windows Phone OS - Using since the version 7 that was just before Mango. Had been on Android (Galaxy Vibrant) and just didn't like the UI - the only one I liked was a theme someone invented simulating WP7 and ended up leaving it on for 2-3 months - and that was just mimicry - no real live tiles. When I finally saw WP in person it was love at first sight! Started with the HTC HD7 which was ok for a start. Went to Lumia 800 (hated the camera liked everything else), then Lumia 900 which was a very good step ahead. WP for me has enough apps and it not missing anything critical. All of the upgrades have made the experience better as time passes. I did have a 6 month interruption - I sold the Lumia 900 in favor of the 808 PureView so had my taste of Symbian Belle. I liked it better as a machine OS - and tolerated the UI. For that time, the camera made the other shortcomings worthwhile. However, next to mobile photography, I rely heavily on email and internet browsing - and elements of Symbian Belle were becoming unusable - what with Nokia pulling all development. When it got to the point of being very annoying and realizing I had a great weekend phone with kickass camera that I didn't really enjoy the rest of the working week, I picked up the Lumia 521 and carried the 808 for important trips. Going to WP8 with the 521 was really a breath of fresh air. I loved it. Now the Lumia 1020 has finally given me the best of all worlds - to the point where I have sold the 808 and am keeping the 521 as a backup/emergency phone.
    09-15-2013 10:18 PM
  2. texantony's Avatar
    Well, last night I sold my Lumia 1020... I've never thought twice about leaving a phone but this one was tough. The camera is amazing and I am going to miss it. At least my wife has a 920 so I wont feel completely out. Actually, the first thing I ended up missing was the WPCentral app, but one app and a camera wasn't enough. As much as I'm paying for data, I feel a smartphone is suppose to make things a little easier.

    I ended up buying the recently released LG G2. Not a bad transition...so far I've noticed that both have the tap twice to wake screen and the "kid's corner" .

    Apps are the main reason for my switch. Now I have my starbucks app, my capital one app, Flixter (yes, wp8 has the app but lacked the most important part, access to watch my digital copies of movies I've bought on bluray), staples app (business account) has all the features that lack on the WP app. Anyway, that's the thing that bugs me more about the apps... when WP does get apps, they are limited.

    Anyway, I am going to miss my photo hub in wp8. Love how I can access all my photos from camera and social networks, like facebook. Glad I have my Surface Pro for that.

    I'm hoping to come back one day. The first thing I did was install all my Windows Phone apps on the G2, lol... Skydrive, Skype, Outlook.com, Lync 2013.

    I hope Microsoft speeds up updates now that they own Nokia. I guess on the bright side I went Android instead of iPhone... that screen... jeez.. I don't see how people can see stuff with such a tiny screen.
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    09-15-2013 10:48 PM
  3. GReeN SCoRPioN 8K's Avatar
    So as my 64 GB Yellow Nokia Lumia 1020 arrived last Friday i am about to get it Ready Step by Step and the Switch Completly from my Lumia 920 to the 1020.

    Reasons are Easy:

    - I Personally Prefer Amoled > IPS Panels
    - 64 GB (!!!)
    - The Unbelievable 41 MPixel PureView Cam

    920 will stay as a Device for Festivals and Concerts cause it can still Perform as Good (Or Better!) than some New Released other Smartphones.
    09-16-2013 08:36 AM
  4. jiayit's Avatar
    Lumia 800 > 820 > HTC 8X > iPhone 4S > Lumia 920
    Bought the 800 when WP8 was announced (yeah kinda dumb I know! -_-), bought the 820 on launch day, 8X looks attractive (still my favorite phone design so far), got bored of WP for a bit, then Amber with Pro Cam came, got the 920 ;)

    Btw if you're wondering, it's illegal to sell locked phones here in my country, that's why I'm free to change whenever and whatever I want :)
    09-16-2013 08:59 AM
  5. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    6 warranty repairs later... and I've changed my phone. I'm now getting a HTC One. Guess it's time to toddle on over to the AndroidCentral forums, or sell the One and get a 1020...
    09-17-2013 01:11 PM
  6. godlyatheist's Avatar
    Samsung Focus -> Nokia Lumia 920 -> Google Nexus 4

    I'm a light user that is not app crazy and does very little social media. Used the Focus for about a year and then switched to the 920. The 920 had consistent ear speaker problem where the sound coming out of it was blown and distorted. Nokia "fixed" it three times by giving me a new screen, new case and it still doesn't work. I can't reliably hear the person on the other end of the call regardless of how good my signal is. So I jumped to Android after this disaster since I started using an app that's only supported on iOS and Android.

    Now, the hardware isn't the main reason since it just speaks to Nokia's poor service and quality control. They gave free UPS air shipping for all the repairs and must have spent quite a bit of money on the shipping fee yet their technicians don't have the competence to fix a simple problem. The ear speaker is simply defective since the rear speaker and bluetooth both give clear sound but somehow they refused to change it out.

    All this time spent with WP7 and WP8 just made me feel that Microsoft either doesn't care or won't put any effort into the OS. I like the simplicity of WP and I felt there are a lot of basic features they should have added give this much time has passed. The OS just feels very incomplete with all the potential it started with. WP8 was a pretty big let down in terms of upgrade. Sure they moved it to a modern kernel and added some fast hardware, but the lack of usability in certain areas was not improved at all. Email support with Exchange server that require authentication is still not fixed after all this time. Still no separate volume controls (I HATE having to constantly change the volume because MS decided to cheap out on this, this is not a helpful feature and a lot of people have complained about it). IE10, although fast, lacks too much feature other modern browsers have. These are just 3 things that really bothered me aside from the overall lack of effort from MS. I'm not mad because WP doesn't have all the cool apps, not mad because I can't tweak the OS like a nerd.

    I just got my Nexus 4 today. Out of the box, I can say it is faster than the Lumia 920. One really noticeable area is switching apps, no delay from resume like in the Lumia 920. There are almost too much settings to mess around with between every app and the OS itself. It's a good thing I can figure out what most of them do and I do appreciate some of the customizable control. Overall though, definitely too much settings to tinker with. The same app on Android are definitely more robust and polished than WP, a plus but that's expected given the time. Not everything is great with the Nexus 4 though. I ordered a case to cover the back because I don't want it to break whereas I used the 920 without any protection. The volume of the Nexus 4 isn't as loud as the 920, making it hard to hear the GPS navigation at times. Speaking of which, there is no offline map for gmap navigation!!!! This is a major letdown. Without the integrated hub of WP, there are more switching around and apps needed. Thankfully it's easy to do. Even though both the 920 and Nexus 4 have a 2000mAh battery, the Nexus 4 burns through that battery a lot faster than the 920. Both have a 720p IPS screen but the N4 is just sucking the battery dry, especially the GPS. The 920 doesn't have that great of a battery life to start with and now new phone is making me constantly worry about recharging.

    I do hope WP get better, I liked it enough to use it when I got my first smartphone. It's Microsoft's turn to prove they can grow WP into something more powerful. For now, I'll be happy with Android, maybe I'll exchange for one with more battery life.
    09-21-2013 02:04 AM
  7. Skiffle's Avatar
    As the title suggests I am sad to say goodbye to wpcentral, I have been on WP for a year and a half now and a member of these forums for a long time (under a different user name due to George Ponder being a knob) but I sadly will bid my farewells to you all and am going back to android.. You guys have been great unfortunately WP has been not. It feels like being the fat kid at the party using this platform. You lot have been awesome and very helpful with my many, many, many wonderful problems with WP but its time to go back. My S4 just arrived and it kicks some serious arse! I may come back to WP when its able to compete without a huge camera as a selling point. I will miss my live tiles though. Take care and see ya in a few years :)
    ojo otter and broar94 like this.
    09-23-2013 02:57 PM
  8. Troyseph's Avatar
    Going to be switching back to Apple. I've been with windows phone since the HTC Radar and am presently using a beautiful Lumia 925. I am just so invested in the apple eco system, with my air, apple tv, and MacBook pro that it only seems logical to go back. I miss certain apps that are only on android and IOS, and am happy that IOS 7 took some design cues from windows phone 8 & even WebOS.
    09-27-2013 01:14 PM
  9. RN50's Avatar
    Im sticking with WP8 for now and will wait for the blue update due early next year. If that's tripe i too will be leaving WP. The OS is good but it need polishing and even though im not an app person the apps are horrid compared to apple or android. If it wasn't for the wpcentral app keeping me upto date with the latest i would have left along time ago.
    09-27-2013 01:39 PM
  10. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    I have been using GS4 for a month now.

    Three huge differences for me :
    -Notifications
    -Battery
    -Media

    -I never miss a notification using Android and Notification Center works so well.
    On WP , I always had problems with notifications and missed them. Whatsapp was a huge nightmare on that thing.
    I also had buggy facebook updates/chat etc.

    -I am getting Solid 1 day battery life on this device (with live wallpaper and decent 4-6 hours on-screen time) and by the end of day , I have 10-15% and sometimes even 1%.
    On 820 , battery hardly lasted till evening and I had to charge the damn thing to 50% or else it dies at midnight (which would make me miss my alarm/notifications/updates etc.)

    -Media is awesome.That 1080p screen + deepest blacks = pretty nice during night time.
    Unlike WP , GS4 doesn't glare those capacitive key lights.They get turned off immediately and no distractions.

    I am able to play any format of videos with subtitles and multiple audio streams etc. and I am able to play my music easy anytime I want , with help of widget which resumes exactly where I left off (no need to leave homescreen at all) and Music player can display lyrics (which I manually attached to the file using PC)
    I can also set music timer and go to sleep (music turns off automatically after certain period of time)

    I can schedule an SMS and send it automatically that desired time (great for birthday greetings , where I set an SMS at evening and set the sending time around midnight/early morning)
    Shortcut toggles are very handy.

    LED helps me to know there are notifications.

    Lot More of Apps I can choose (Youtube can do Pop-up Play , Hangouts , GMail , G+ , LoboWiki , Flow etc.) , WP had no big problems when coming to apps but it had problem only in case of games (Chat apps are pretty pathetic on WP though)
    I can now play all those games I wanted to play (Ski Safari , Subway Surfers , Temple Run Oz , Cut Rope Time Travel etc.)

    Google Now recognizes my accent pretty well and its working great.

    I can set any browser as default browser and reset it If I want.

    I think I have no plans to come back to WP or get iPhone.I am done with both MS and Apple (for phones).

    As far as tablets are concerned , I may give Windows 8 tablet a shot either next year or 2015.
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    09-28-2013 01:29 PM
  11. winphoneaddict's Avatar
    Well....after a lot of agonizing, and having more than a few rservations, i have decided to go back to Android for awhile. Windows Phone 8 holds a very spcial place in m'y heart, and I have no doubt I Will be back when the Platform matures a bit more. It's Just That right now, Android fulfills my requirements for a phone OS and Platform better than anything out There right now. Yes.. It requires powerful hardware to get dcent performance, but I have That. Not my intention to Start a "flame" war, Just needing to let everyone what Is going on. I Will ne checking in from time to time. Good Luck to everyone, and WP8.
    10-04-2013 07:34 AM
  12. crash1989's Avatar
    cool .. bbye and change your username while you are at it :D All the best with Android :)
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    10-04-2013 07:39 AM
  13. Chregu's Avatar
    Good luck to you too, regardless of whatever phone you might use (as this really doesn't matter in the great scheme of things)!
    10-04-2013 07:43 AM
  14. nocial's Avatar
    Hope to see you back soon.


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    10-04-2013 08:04 AM
  15. gab1972's Avatar
    I'll admit that I've flirted with the edge of the ship at jumping back into the iPhone waters. Alas, I've decided to ride this out and see where Microsoft goes with it. Besides, it's not like I could get a whole lot for my L928...especially since they just announced the L929 is coming out. And really, it's doing everything I wanted a phone to do...and more. I guess I have a little bit of app envy and I do miss my notification screen. But everything else is pretty much spot on. And really, who can beat these cameras?
    10-04-2013 08:23 AM
  16. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Hah. So dramatic... It's a phone. It's not like owning an Android means you are forbidden from being on wpcentral.

    And your name is silly. Not only are you not an "addict", you're no longer even a user.
    10-04-2013 08:30 AM
  17. winphoneaddict's Avatar
    LoL@Rohanj. I have told people myself to not Be so dramatic. Good point. And the "addict" "user" rfrences are good ones. Ha ha.
    10-04-2013 08:45 AM
  18. Ultimateone's Avatar
    Thanks for letting us all know





    j/k
    10-04-2013 08:55 AM
  19. Blacklac's Avatar
    Just needing to let everyone what Is going on.
    Thank you. I can sleep now. ;)
    10-04-2013 09:24 AM
  20. dkediger's Avatar
    It'll be alright. I actually went the other way. Got tired of chasing specs and managing all the processes running within Android.

    It takes all types of us....
    10-04-2013 09:26 AM
  21. winphoneaddict's Avatar
    I couldn't do it, when "push came to shove" like the saying Goes. I feel like an "*****" starting This thread in the first . Sorry everyone. #royally embaressed.
    10-04-2013 04:34 PM
  22. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I couldn't do it, when "push came to shove" like the saying Goes. I feel like an "*****" starting This thread in the first . Sorry everyone. #royally embaressed.
    Let this be a lesson to anyone else who feels like telling everyone they're switching platforms. By the way, there's a thread for doing that in a less dramatic way.
    separry51 likes this.
    10-04-2013 04:37 PM
  23. etphoto's Avatar
    As if people would have noticed you weren't here anymore. Lol
    10-04-2013 04:40 PM
  24. jenni122701's Avatar
    No need to be rude or make fun, the OP just wanted to make a goodbye for now post. no biggie.
    OP, enjoy your Android and look forward to you coming back to WP! Feel free to keep poking around these forums though! ;-)
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    10-04-2013 06:12 PM
  25. tgp's Avatar
    No need to be rude or make fun, the OP just wanted to make a goodbye for now post. no biggie.
    I agree. He announced it in the nicest way possible. He expressed how much he still likes WP. It just doesn't meet his requirements. No need to jump all over him.

    OP, I'm in a somewhat similar situation. But because I carry 2 phones I still get to use WP!
    dgr_874 and FinancialP like this.
    10-04-2013 06:42 PM
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