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  1. yanzfoot's Avatar
    Very nice review. Well I did the opposite move, and I have no bias for no MS, Apple or Google, because all 3 bigs, do the same thing: earn money.

    I have been a consistent Windows Phone user since november 2010 until May of this year (nearly 4 years!): I had an HTC Trophy > HTC Titan > and HTC 8X with developer preview (WP 8.1), through this time I've used sometimes an Android phone as a secondary device, and I never trusted it, although it was fun to play with them. Then in May, the HTC 8X after nearly two years broke, and my carrier did not have any top notch Windows Phone, so here home there was a iPhone 5S that my mom (I'm 21, and she 39 ) didn't use in the box. I said to myself in may: "that if in july, the carrier didn't have the Lumia 930, I would resign my 2 year agreement with an HTC One M8 with Android" (I have always been a HTC user), and indeed, after two months with the iPhone 5S (pretty cool experience iOS, but not for my daily use), that happened: after 4 years with WP, I had a Android device as a dailydriver.

    I have always been a WP fan (not fanboy; and not many people can say, they've have used it since it had only 3000 apps and no copy-paste in 2010). But boy, let me tell you if this HTC One M8 with Android flies, I can't imagine it with Windows Phone. Although I sincerely would not switch my One M8 with Android for a WP version, because I don't like Android as a dailydriver on any device, but the One M8 with Android is just a phenomal device: battery life, stability, apps, design, Support (3 updates in 3 months) and fluidity it's all on the pack (nearly 3 months with it, and I haven't seen a "This App has closed unexpectedly) , and as all reviewers say, it's the iPhone of Android.

    But hey, at the end of the day I've been a WP user for nearly 4 years, I have a W8.1 laptop and Tablet, and I would just love to see this hardware boot WP, without have to change it for a specific WP version, because sometimes I miss WP. I would love to choose the OS by the ROM. So I could show people more about WP, and how good it is. But I would also love to see true WP fans like me, who doesn't like Android, try the M8 with Android, because it's also pretty damn good.

    PD: Sorry for my bad english
    RJMullins likes this.
    09-14-2014 05:12 PM
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    09-15-2014 03:06 PM
  3. rdubmu's Avatar
    I have a question:

    When I use the HTC Camera app on the display units at the MS store, I noticed that the photos have a blue hue to them through the whole photo.

    If I use the Windows Phone 8 camera app, it doesn't have the blue hue, does anyone else notice this, I assume it can be adjusted with a setting.

    This was one reason why I am not planning to get this phone, if it is fixable than it might be a front runner.

    Sent from my Surface Pro 3 using Tapatalk
    09-15-2014 04:41 PM
  4. cbreze's Avatar
    I have a question:

    When I use the HTC Camera app on the display units at the MS store, I noticed that the photos have a blue hue to them through the whole photo.

    If I use the Windows Phone 8 camera app, it doesn't have the blue hue, does anyone else notice this, I assume it can be adjusted with a setting.

    This was one reason why I am not planning to get this phone, if it is fixable than it might be a front runner.

    Sent from my Surface Pro 3 using Tapatalk
    Proshot from the store is great. Never see any hue issues with it.
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    09-15-2014 05:03 PM
  5. microhaxo#WP's Avatar
    Proshot from the store is great. Never see any hue issues with it.
    See my post here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/htc...ty-photos.html

    Make sure to let HTC know about the issues with their HTC Camera app for Windows M8.
    09-16-2014 10:23 AM
  6. jleebiker's Avatar
    Current Nokia 928 owner here. To the OP:

    Nokia has a bunch of VERY USEFUL apps that are Nokia specific. Have you ever tried those? I actually use them quite a bit since they're free and top notch. I'm wondering if there are good replacements for the Nokia specific apps, Panorama, Drive, Beamer, Video Trimmer,

    Also, the 928 has wireless charging. Seems not alot of devices support that. I will miss that. Anyway to add that internal?
    09-16-2014 10:48 AM
  7. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    Wonderful review. I am overall pleased to hear about the battery life. That seems to be my next biggest focus when I get my next device. I'm looking at the Lumia 735, this phone, Note 4, or LG G3. I'm leaning towards the first three more than anything, more so than anything the note 4. But what I don't feel like doing is moving to another platform and having to restructure everything with contacts and messages and what not. That draw seems to be pulling me back to the 735 or this phone. I've always liked the design of the 720 and the 730 looks just as great with better specs. But an IR blaster sounds great right about now lol

    Curious to know why you would stack the 735 ain't the top of the line G3 and note 4. I feel the icon/1520 would be better match?
    09-17-2014 10:22 PM
  8. cckgz4's Avatar
    Curious to know why you would stack the 735 ain't the top of the line G3 and note 4. I feel the icon/1520 would be better match?

    Icon doesn't have expandable storage and 1520 is too big
    09-18-2014 10:25 AM
  9. Dizzymash's Avatar
    This is a reply to cckgz4 .

    Try using a prepaid WP phone before jumping into a contract. This gives you the chance to make sure the apps you want/need are on the platform and a chance to play with the UI. The only app that I would like to see on WP is matching with friends. I've found 3rd party apps to fill my needs/wants if an official one is not in the store. My son has gotten a good bit of use out of the office apps on the phone for school.

    I went from iPhone to the L920 and now the M8 Windows phone. I jumped to the M8 to support a different manufacture and it met all my needs/wants.
    09-20-2014 09:49 AM
  10. cckgz4's Avatar
    This is a reply to cckgz4 .

    Try using a prepaid WP phone before jumping into a contract. This gives you the chance to make sure the apps you want/need are on the platform and a chance to play with the UI. The only app that I would like to see on WP is matching with friends. I've found 3rd party apps to fill my needs/wants if an official one is not in the store. My son has gotten a good bit of use out of the office apps on the phone for school.

    I went from iPhone to the L920 and now the M8 Windows phone. I jumped to the M8 to support a different manufacture and it met all my needs/wants.
    Thank you for that, but I do own a 1020. I just need something with better specs (Battery size, and at least quad core). I'm about 85% happy with Windows ecosystem, but I need the hardware to match.
    09-21-2014 02:55 PM
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