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  1. markyjns's Avatar
    I just wanted to chime in regarding the teenage cool factor, my 14 yr old Nephew is having a HTC 8S or X for his birthday late in June.

    His mum has an iPhone and when she asked him why the WP8 was his phone of choice, all his school friends think its more advanced, cooler and just much better looking and the iPhone outdated. So a view that's about cool rather than 'spec'
    Deutscher2 likes this.
    05-31-2013 06:11 AM
  2. Vb2012's Avatar
    Lool its very quieto
    06-20-2013 08:40 AM
  3. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    I just wanted to chime in regarding the teenage cool factor, my 14 yr old Nephew is having a HTC 8S or X for his birthday late in June.

    His mum has an iPhone and when she asked him why the WP8 was his phone of choice, all his school friends think its more advanced, cooler and just much better looking and the iPhone outdated. So a view that's about cool rather than 'spec'
    My wife and I got our Lumia 920's about a month ago. My 16 year old daughter, who has an iPhone now, started messing with our phones and is now ready to get her own. So another example of the 'cool factor'
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    06-20-2013 11:13 AM
  4. lce123's Avatar
    Allow me to start....

    1. Zune/Xbox Music integration (hey, if you got an Xbox Music Pass, it'll work here!)
    2. MS Office integration
    3. People Hub drawing up contacts from all the social networks, sometimes automatically linking contacts together (although this has been wrong on me in the past, but hey, at least it tried!)
    4. Xbox LIVE integration. Play games on your phone, earn Xbox LIVE Gamerscore. Score!
    5. All your social feeds, all in one place (minus Instagram)
    6. SkyDrive Integration - which comes with a whooping 7GB free space!
    Is just so true, Microsoft have their hands in everything, just the intergration alone makes it a better OS that iOS and android is a pile of *Forum*!
    06-26-2013 10:07 AM
  5. Andre Esteves's Avatar
    I think the performance on low end devices is a plus because Android low end devices tend to be less responsive with higher versions (4.0+).
    07-02-2013 03:39 PM
  6. baroiic's Avatar
    Even High end Android devices are far behind in fluidness. I have both WP and android(oppo find 5), and i never use my find 5. I just can't stand The hickups on that Android Device.

    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    WP8fan likes this.
    07-02-2013 04:02 PM
  7. Moin Syed's Avatar
    Lumia 520 is my first WP8 device

    I like the OS but the choice of apps is terrible for an OS which has been for close to 2 years.

    The response is fast and smooth compared to Android and even iOS but even the basic apps like music, whatsapp need long time to on par with expectations. I dont even want to start with non basic apps. Nokia was the reason I bought a WP8 phone, 520 bcos its the cheapest and didnt want to take chance with a new OS.

    I think if the basic apps get better, I think WP8 should succeed reasonably.

    But practically speaking it has a long way to go to match iOS or Android
    WP8fan likes this.
    07-04-2013 12:35 AM
  8. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I think the performance on low end devices is a plus because Android low end devices tend to be less responsive with higher versions (4.0+).
    Absolutely. And not to forget, Android will be celebrating its 5th birthday along with a lot of beefy hardware, whereas WP is just out with its second iteration, with absolutely no hardware to brag about, but is more stable than before. And it only gets better. :)
    07-04-2013 05:29 AM
  9. anon6011652's Avatar
    Obviously WP will must success for many reasons.. Like everybody mentioned in earlier posts..

    iOS & Android OS both are same.. Duplicate copy to each other.. Though Android is popular nowadays, But it seems to be almost all companies (Like-Samsung, Htc, SonyEricsson, Motorola, LG .etc) are using same OS..
    It's the most boring thing for me..
    Whereas few years ago, every single company was running their own OS.. It was better than todays...



    Thanks to Nokia, because of totally avoiding Android os..

    Few things I wanna mention about WP os.

    No chance to piracy.. 100% protected.. App developers will satisfy to work with WP platform..

    Just with a single Microsoft account, Users can Backup all things in online.. So there is no way to lost anything.. ( Specially I loved the Restore process, because after Hard reset, it's automatically restore to my previous settings and download previous chosen app automatically)...

    Social networking is now very close to our hands.. Superbly integrated in People, Message, Pictures.etc Hubs... I don't need to use any third party apps for social networking..

    Tiles system, Hub system, Applications interface.etc totally different from any other os..

    About customization.. Actually I wanna give thanks to Microsoft, to get rid us from theme making; or any other customization..


    Only I Can Say, Windows Phone is very "UNIQUE"...
    07-04-2013 06:39 AM
  10. cw1988's Avatar
    I love wp8 and throughout my life inc career its always been based solely around windows products.

    It is super exciting to be involved with such a fast growing and evolving environment with wp8 and w8.

    Even more so with the management adjustments at microsoft, things can only go up.

    I always try and keep an open mind when it comes to windows products, look at everything subjectively instead of letting my inner software developer fanboy cone out and i haven't been disappointed yet.

    :)
    07-11-2013 03:28 PM
  11. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    Well, my daughter, 17, just ditched her iPhone for a brand new shiny red Lumia 920. First thing she said was that she can't believe how much faster it is. And is very impressed with the camera.

    I have been seeing more and more kids switching to WP. Hopefully that trend continues.
    LeLee092 and Levin Braganza like this.
    07-12-2013 08:41 PM
  12. awkm's Avatar
    Even High end Android devices are far behind in fluidness. I have both WP and android(oppo find 5), and i never use my find 5. I just can't stand The hickups on that Android Device.

    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    My wife has a Nexus 4 (Jelly Bean) and it runs very smoothly for Android. I had an HTC Raider (probably called Holiday elsewhere) and it wasn't exactly under-specced but it was a lot more sluggish using Ice Cream Sandwich as HTC helpfully discontinued it like a few months after release and ditched updates.

    Just bought an Ascend W1 today and while it's certainly on the "cheaper end" of WP8 devices it is flying. First evening playing with it so no real review yet but the initial impressions are that WP8 is very well optimized. I'm interested to see how the battery performs as it's a pretty beefy 1950mAh unit. Will report back in a few days.
    07-12-2013 10:53 PM
  13. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    The piracy issue, or the lack thereof. Unless piraters will bother to register a dev account to upload apps via the beta program (which I doubt), there is no way to pirate.

    Secure Boot trumps all!
    07-12-2013 11:30 PM
  14. Juzz Tianz's Avatar
    People said to me, "You are a foolish one to choose a Dual Core phone there are a lot of Quad Core phones in the markets",
    but hey, this is Windows Phone, I dont need to use that Quad Core or big RAM. I am using Lumia 620 (well this is my first WP and it's truly AWESOME), and I have made more than 7 of my friends to use Lumia. They love it!

    What I love:
    - People Hub.
    - Linked Inbox, dont know why but I love the way WP mixed all my emails.
    - Music and Videos (there is no XBOX Music in Indonesia), all of my friends fall in love to WP when they see how WP play music. With beautiful artwork, and integration to the lockscreen, everyone loves it!
    - Camera lens. I don't have to edit photos anymore, just uses the lens app!
    - Skydrive, definitely!!! This is the first reason why I buy WP! I am using Microsoft's products everyday, from Windows, Hotmail, to Office, and all of them connects to my WP and Skydrive with no problem at all.
    - Smooth and fluid, although it doesn't run on a powerhouse. My sister is the one who really surprised how smooth a WP can run on a mid range to low end specs (compared to Sams*ng and Androids phone). No lags, no restarts like blackberries, and of course again, the fluid.
    - Live Tiles, the feature which makes WP really amazing than any other OS.
    - Bing Translator
    - Facebook, Twitter, and lots of social media integration into the OS. I can upload photos (yeps, not only one, but many together) to FB, tag people, write captions, without opening any FB apps!! Same thing happened to Twitter and instant messaging like Whatsapp and LINE.

    My next future phone will be Windows Phone again, definitely.
    cw1988 likes this.
    07-18-2013 12:08 PM
  15. cw1988's Avatar
    We don't need quad core because we aren't running a bloated inefficient os.... :D
    Usman Mubashir likes this.
    07-18-2013 04:46 PM
  16. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Rock solid.
    Fast.
    Beautiful graphics......and I'm not easily swayed by eye candy over function.
    So fast to find contacts and apps.
    Not iPhone.
    Not Android. I've only owned one. But it's obvious that so many Androids are fraught with huge problems. Spontaneous rebooting as one example. Too many cooks in the soup. The curse of open source.
    Not Symbian....oh, wait, those were pretty good, but RIP.
    07-25-2013 06:01 PM
  17. myfirst_wp's Avatar
    Becouse some Germans like it too....yes we do! ;)
    Deutscher2 likes this.
    07-28-2013 02:02 PM
  18. B1zzle's Avatar
    I have been using my first WP since last week, leaving android behind.

    So far I am very happy i did.

    WHY:

    As many have said, THE LIVE TILES.
    Actually, the whole start page
    it just makes sense.
    Instead of a 1999 desktop folder type deal, folders and apps and some widgets
    this layout is superb
    one long continuous ribbon of everything you love
    no switching between 6-8 different tiles left and right
    just up and down, one big happy swipe of joy

    the interface is so original, like i said, it's not just a jumble of folders and apps
    it is actually a GUI that makes sense and is original!

    I love how on the email tiles or text message tiles it tells you how many new messages since you last checked
    this is excellent.

    the address bar for the web browser being at the bottom, DUH! finally
    (and it seems they try to make most things closer to your thumbs, instead of near the top where on big phones many people have problems reaching)

    Office integration, yes and yes

    simplicity
    originality
    efficiency
    WP8fan likes this.
    07-30-2013 06:54 PM
  19. Adi2's Avatar
    After reading almost all the posts on this topic,I begin to understand why google won't make apps for wp8.It's not about the "critical number of users"as that p***k from google said it is about fear of competition,sooner or later wp will take a big bite of android users
    WP8fan likes this.
    07-31-2013 01:46 PM
  20. bryantest's Avatar
    Because MS will keep throwing money at the wall until WP succeeds!
    07-31-2013 11:07 PM
  21. gelohmark's Avatar
    I can only think of one reason why windows phone will succeed...

    because of NOKIA... ;)
    WP8fan likes this.
    07-31-2013 11:44 PM
  22. dosto's Avatar
    I think it's all about ecosystem and MS has that with XBOX and Office365. The dual play with consumer and enterprise is huge.
    WP8fan likes this.
    08-01-2013 08:47 PM
  23. haganistic's Avatar
    I this sounds kinda stupid to say, but I saw a really hot girl last night using a nokia 1020 - I was stunned first because she was stunning and secondly because she had a nokia 1020 and loved it and all her friends liked it too. There's hope.
    08-04-2013 11:05 AM
  24. drtek's Avatar
    I like the speed and the layout.
    08-05-2013 02:08 AM
  25. eltawil's Avatar
    In my opinion, Windows Phones feel more personal than other platforms, especially when compared to iOS. And on top of that, they are a lot more intuitive and responsive, especially when compared to Android.
    azcruz likes this.
    08-06-2013 02:13 AM
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