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  1. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    I briefly used a Samsung Galaxy Y Duos- horrible experience. No updates from 2.3, only 160mb internal memory, low ram etc. I have always been a Windows fan, so I wanted to see what Windows phone was like. I first saw the Lumia 520 and 510 at Nokia Priority Store, and was awed at the performance of the 510 over the Samsung, considering the fact that they have the same specs. I saw the Lumia 620 too, which was amazing given the price, and bought it. Never gonna use android again LOL. They are removing things present in 2.3- Apps to SD, WI-FI activity indicators,etc. However,WP 8.1 has raised the bar-now android has to do the catching up.
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    05-07-2014 08:47 PM
  2. rivmage's Avatar
    My story, I have been a android users since the Moto Droid was released. My last Android was a Samsung Galaxy S3, got a firmware update and it broke the dialer, I was unable to use the phone function if I can any call logs. I had to use a third party app to do basic function on my phone, my carrier at the time, Sprint and Samsung were no help. I dumped both of them and am currently with T-Mobile and have a Lumia 925.

    Scott
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    05-09-2014 12:50 PM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    I was in the market for my first smartphone not long after the launch of Windows Phone 7. I walked into the at&t store several times to compare the features of WP vs Android. I had it narrowed down to either the Samsung Focus or an equivalent Samsung Android phone. I rolled the dice and figured I'd try WP. Haven't looked back since, upgraded to the 920 the day that they went on sale at at&t. My parents and wife are all carrying 920s now.
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    05-09-2014 01:56 PM
  4. Anglerdk's Avatar
    Had Symbian and android for some time (paid by my workplace). I work with it support in a small daughter company. All our consultants got the Lumia 820 since only ios and WP was supported by the exchange server... but they needed alot of support , which was really hard since I was used to android. So I changed too

    Sent from my Lumia 925 wp8.1 from Tapatalk
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    05-09-2014 03:40 PM
  5. Oliverspin's Avatar
    I haven't had many phones. I started out with a KIN which is technically a Windows Phone. It failed in a broad sense and in mine. It looked like a tabacco can in my pocket and it was absolutely featureless. I lost that and got a sliding keyboard dumb phone. That one broke and I found the KIN again, so I used that for a while, but it was time for a smartphone. That was when my life changed for the better: I got the Nokia Lumia 928. This phone has come with a slew of problems that I more or less expected, but overall it's been a great experience and I look forward to owning more WPs in the future.
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    05-09-2014 03:51 PM
  6. crav4speed's Avatar
    My phone history is in my signature...

    I haven't used any other smartphone OS since I started using smartphones... I'm what some may call a MS fanboy!
    Guytronic, ajayden and X0LARIUM like this.
    05-09-2014 05:42 PM
  7. princeegli's Avatar
    The great screen and hardware of the nokia 1520 brough me to wp
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    05-09-2014 05:57 PM
  8. gedzum's Avatar
    My phone history is mostly made up of Nokia phones. After having the N900 for a while I felt like I wanted to try something new (and less bulky :P) and that's when the Lumia 800 caught my eye. It seemed to integrate well with Microsoft services so it seemed like a good choice for me. Been with WP ever since and haven't looked back. Currently have a Lumia 920 and loving it.
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    05-10-2014 04:10 AM
  9. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I am from India when I want to buy a phone. I thought wp was one of my Choice in the mid range. I initially thought of buying mid range Android like Samsung galaxy grand, Sony Xperia SP. Then I also searched for used products in olx. One guy offered Samsung galaxy S3 KOREAN model for 17000.i was in 2 minds whether to buy used one or new phone. Then I decided only new phone. Then I Incidentally told him I am going to buy lumia phones. He told me am going to suffer because of buying Windows phone. Then suddenly I thought let me take the risk ND buy Windows phone. I wanted 1 gb ram phone. So first I tried for Nokia lumia 920.the I thought it was too high costing 27000.which I thought is too much, in that price I can get galaxy note 2.my budget was only 22000.Then I decided to buy lumia 820.it was not available in retail stores so I had to buy from Amazon India online. Now I realise I had made a damn mistake by buying lumia 820 because of its battery life. I should have bought galaxy note 2 by stretching 28000.or at least bought a lumia 920 by paying 27000 online. Repenting my mistake. I have to be with this phone for another 2 years. My biggest mistake so guys if you are going to buy a phone ND keep it for 2 years then you should buy a flagship phone by stretching your budget or else you have to suffer like me. Lesson learnt. Buy only high battery capacity Windows phone.

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    I am from India too AND with a 820 as well. Have you tried the 8.1 update. My biggest hitch is the screen size, especially compared to my K900 (Primary device). But there is barely I can do anything about it. I know I am going to use it quietly for 2 years too. THEN, GONNA SELL my K900 and buy a flagship (tired of Android and its buggy..laggy nature)...just like you said.
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    05-12-2014 04:07 AM
  10. prasath1234's Avatar
    I am from India too AND with a 820 as well. Have you tried the 8.1 update. My biggest hitch is the screen size, especially compared to my K900 (Primary device). But there is barely I can do anything about it. I know I am going to use it quietly for 2 years too. THEN, GONNA SELL my K900 and buy a flagship (tired of Android and its buggy..laggy nature)...just like you said.
    Hey mate how is your battery life with wp 8.1 ? The battery can make a day if u turn off location nd also services like blue tooth, wifi etc.nd if u connect to internet either 3 g or wifi this phone will not last a day.i think i will somehow save money nd get iphone 6 i heard from others in gsmarena iPhone has great battery life.if not i will buy the phone which gives me the best battery life atleast 18 hours on heavy usage .according to me smartphone should be used as a smartphone not a dumbphone by turning off location nd other features.

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    05-12-2014 04:23 AM
  11. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Hey mate how is your battery life with wp 8.1 ? The battery can make a day if u turn off location nd also services like blue tooth, wifi etc.nd if u connect to internet either 3 g or wifi this phone will not last a day.i think i will somehow save money nd get iphone 6 i heard from others in gsmarena iPhone has great battery life.if not i will buy the phone which gives me the best battery life atleast 18 hours on heavy usage .according to me smartphone should be used as a smartphone not a dumbphone by turning off location nd other features.

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    I am completely with you on this one bro. But here's what I have learned from countless phones:

    A. NO phone gives you more than a day. None. Take it from me. I have lot of people using iPhone 5S, by far the most expensive iPhone, and they panic for battery life, just like fish without water. Moral of the story? Even money can't buy you a good battery life.

    B. The location is an important feature. Turning it off is NOT going to help.

    C. Battery dies quicker on 3G/Data internet than on Wi-Fi.

    The iPhone 6 is going to be groundbreaking in many ways. But not sure if a long battery life is one of them.

    My wife's 720's battery lasts longer than my 820's. But I get half a day, almost, with moderate to heavy use of camera, news apps, weather apps, 3G. So, say I leave home at 9 in the morning, lasts at least till 8 in the night.

    It is completely your decision to jump ship. But all I can say is, jump wisely. You don't want to go from frying pan to the fire.
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    05-12-2014 05:36 AM
  12. prasath1234's Avatar
    I am completely with you on this one bro. But here's what I have learned from countless phones:

    A. NO phone gives you more than a day. None. Take it from me. I have lot of people using iPhone 5S, by far the most expensive iPhone, and they panic for battery life, just like fish without water. Moral of the story? Even money can't buy you a good battery life.

    B. The location is an important feature. Turning it off is NOT going to help.

    C. Battery dies quicker on 3G/Data internet than on Wi-Fi.

    The iPhone 6 is going to be groundbreaking in many ways. But not sure if a long battery life is one of them.

    My wife's 720's battery lasts longer than my 820's. But I get a day, almost, with moderate to heavy use of camera, news apps, weather apps, 3G. So, say I leave home at 9 in the morning, lasts at least till 8.

    It is completely your decision to jump ship. But all I can say is, jump wisely. You don't want to go from frying pan to the fire.
    Do you keep location on everytime with cortana nd getting the above mentioned battery backup?:(:what:

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    05-12-2014 05:39 AM
  13. Tichshew's Avatar
    Was with T-Mobile, my Samsung Vibrant became bricked after an update. I originally bought a Blackberry Curve for $249 off contract, went back in for a case about a week later to see that the HTC HD7 was on sale for $299. Wanted a big touch screen and wanted to try a new OS so I exchanged it and took a chance. Absolutely loved it, and 4 years later I'm now on AT&T rocking a Lumia 1520.
    05-12-2014 05:41 AM
  14. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Do you keep location on everytime with cortana nd getting the above mentioned battery backup?:(:what:

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    Yes. Absolutely. I NEVER shut location. It's your best weapon against phone theft. ANd yes, Cortana too is always on.

    And like I said, this is if I use a lot of 3G. If I am on Wi-Fi, it goes uptill 10 in the night sometimes.

    There were days when my wifi didnt charge her phone (720) for 2+ DAYS!
    I couldn't believe it either..but I saw it with my own eyes.
    05-12-2014 05:42 AM
  15. prasath1234's Avatar
    Yes. Absolutely. I NEVER shut location. It's your best weapon against phone theft. ANd yes, Cortana too is always on.

    And like I said, this is if I use a lot of 3G. If I am on Wi-Fi, it goes uptill 10 in the night sometimes.
    Oh then its great k your on screen time on the phone?

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    05-12-2014 05:44 AM
  16. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Oh then its great k your on screen time on the phone?

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    You mean how long the screen stays active? It's one minute. Mine is one minute, don't know what wife has set hers to.
    05-12-2014 05:48 AM
  17. prasath1234's Avatar
    Hey are u saying the truth by your battery life i think it has bearable battery life it seems.anyway i get only 4 hours on screen time if i connect to wifi nd turn live tiles on. With location it is only 3 hrs.if u leave whole day without using i get 2 days with minimum usage wity battery saver on.so iam using my droid more.am using my Xperia c more.

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    05-12-2014 05:49 AM
  18. prasath1234's Avatar
    You mean how long the screen stays active? It's one minute. Mine is one minute, don't know what wife has set hers to.
    Onscreen means how long your screen is on like doing browsing or checking tweets,facebook,instagram.actually using the screen active.nd one more question do you use your k 900 along with your lumia 820?

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    05-12-2014 05:51 AM
  19. mpt15's Avatar
    Hey are u saying the truth by your battery life i think it has bearable battery life it seems.anyway i get only 4 hours on screen time if i connect to wifi nd turn live tiles on. With location it is only 3 hrs.if u leave whole day without using i get 2 days with minimum usage wity battery saver on.so iam using my droid more.am using my Xperia c more.

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    "screen on" time is not an accurate indication of battery consumption. Different apps have different battery usage, which can be seen on the battery saver app on WP 8.1

    My dad has a Lumia 820. He has wifi, 3g and location turned on.he takes ut off the charger at 6 am and it lasts till 11 pm
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    05-12-2014 05:54 AM
  20. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Hey are u saying the truth by your battery life i think it has bearable battery life it seems.anyway i get only 4 hours on screen time if i connect to wifi nd turn live tiles on. With location it is only 3 hrs.if u leave whole day without using i get 2 days with minimum usage wity battery saver on.so iam using my droid more.am using my Xperia c more.

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    Dude why will I lie about a battery life on a public forum? OF COURSE IT IS the truth!

    3-4 hours is horrible. Somethiing is killing your battery in the background. You need to check:

    Settings > Background Tasks

    And kill anything that's not worthy of staying alive.

    Next, I would recommend your hard reset your phone (WARNING ALL DATA WILL BE LOST) and see it from scratch. be very careful of what you install.
    Mostly you have some notorious app sucking all your juice.

    My suggestion, hard reset, THEN, install WP 8.1.

    All the best.
    05-12-2014 05:54 AM
  21. mpt15's Avatar
    Hey are u saying the truth by your battery life i think it has bearable battery life it seems.anyway i get only 4 hours on screen time if i connect to wifi nd turn live tiles on. With location it is only 3 hrs.if u leave whole day without using i get 2 days with minimum usage wity battery saver on.so iam using my droid more.am using my Xperia c more.

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    ..... Posted twice due to error on wpcentral app. Post deleted.
    05-12-2014 05:55 AM
  22. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    "screen on" time is not an accurate indication of battery consumption. Different apps have different battery usage, which can be seen on the battery saver app on WP 8.1

    My dad has a Lumia 820. He has wifi, 3g and location turned on.he takes it off the charger at 6 am and it lasts till 11 pm.
    prasath1234 This is what I am talking about.

    P.S: I dont know why is everything in bold and capital.
    05-12-2014 05:58 AM
  23. prasath1234's Avatar
    Dude why will I lie about a battery life on a public forum? OF COURSE IT IS the truth!

    3-4 hours is horrible. Somethiing is killing your battery in the background. You need to check:

    Settings > Background Tasks

    And kill anything that's not worthy of staying alive.

    Next, I would recommend your hard reset your phone (WARNING ALL DATA WILL BE LOST) and see it from scratch. be very careful of what you install.
    Mostly you have some notorious app sucking all your juice.

    My suggestion, hard reset, THEN, install WP 8.1.

    All the best.
    Hey sorry. Thanks for your advice to hard reset.how bout your camera quality in indoors nd low light .do you have greenish or yellowish tint.

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    05-12-2014 05:58 AM
  24. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Onscreen means how long your screen is on like doing browsing or checking tweets,facebook,instagram.actually using the screen active.nd one more question do you use your k 900 along with your lumia 820?

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    No. I use 820 on weekends ONLY. and K900 during the week. My job needs me to use an Android.

    Hey sorry. Thanks for your advice to hard reset.how bout your camera quality in indoors nd low light .do you have greenish or yellowish tint.

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    Nope.
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    05-12-2014 06:00 AM
  25. prasath1234's Avatar
    No. I use 820 on weekends ONLY. and K900 during the week. My job needs me to use an Android.


    Nope.
    How is the camera quality indoor nd low light shots?

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    05-12-2014 06:03 AM
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