02-13-2014 02:45 PM
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  1. Duvi's Avatar
    What keeps you from going to another OS (Android, iOS, BlackBerry, other)?

    I stay because of the camera, mostly. I love taking pictures in the dark and hearing everyone say "whoa... my phone doesn't take good pictures in the dark or low light".

    I stay because of the fluidity of the OS. It's fast and smooth.

    I stay because of the tight integration with the built-in apps to 3rd party apps. Taking a photo and switching the "lens" for Blink and other great camera apps.

    I stay because of the Metro UI. I enjoy it on the phone. Looks good. Live Tiles, Groups / Rooms (although I don't use this) are awesome!
    09-02-2013 02:38 PM
  2. BobR1908's Avatar
    There are things I love about Windows Phone and some things I really dislike at the same time.

    What I love:
    1. Camera
    2. Fast and fluent (no lag)
    3. Live tiles

    What I dislike
    1. Ongoing struggle with apps. I know there are tons in the market space but 95 out of every 100 lack quality and are of no interest.
    2. Notification system isn't anywhere close to Android or iOS. Hoping the next big update addresses this.
    Jonathan Piferrer likes this.
    09-02-2013 02:47 PM
  3. 89caps's Avatar
    It's fluid. I can quickly access what I want and get out without too many actions.
    1. People Hub integrations
    2. Live Tiles
    3. Clean look, fast, well designed
    4. Keyboard - I find it is better than iOS. Have not owned an Android phone
    5. Nokia's hardware and support
    6. Rooting for the underdog. Excited to see what is around the corner unlike with new Apple and Samsung releases these days.
    09-02-2013 03:00 PM
  4. gedzum's Avatar
    The smooth user experience, the quality camera, beautiful interface, been a happy Nokia customer for a while, integrates well with the services I use. Overall it meets my needs.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-02-2013 03:16 PM
  5. Beast of Haeven's Avatar
    worry free OS (for the most part wp7.5 was more stable)
    Unique os and hardware
    Integration with Microsoft offerings
    Live tiles work well as a notification center for me.
    Bjfcm likes this.
    09-02-2013 03:21 PM
  6. vinscg's Avatar
    i just tried to back to android, but i cant..what a mess the UI is!
    i like much of the WP OS except for the keyboard it misses arrows to navigate in text area when you want to edit your typos ,its not easy! or a magnifier like in android( maybe there is one and i dont know ? )
    09-02-2013 03:36 PM
  7. troylytle's Avatar
    i just tried to back to android, but i cant..what a mess the UI is!
    i like much of the WP OS except for the keyboard it misses arrows to navigate in text area when you want to edit your typos ,its not easy! or a magnifier like in android( maybe there is one and i dont know ? )
    if you hold in a text area you can move the cursor where you want. Magnifier is in ease of access.
    Laura Knotek and bayotte like this.
    09-02-2013 03:43 PM
  8. PicodeGalla's Avatar
    The first time I picked up a windows phone, I could easily navigate, transfer files to my computer, email large files with any extra stuff. My wife and dad are constantly asking me how to do stuff on there iphone/ipods, all I tell them is that is why I stay away from it.
    09-02-2013 04:02 PM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    My Android phone is what keeps me with WP. Seriously! I carry 2 phones, and since I love WP, I can use that as my 2nd phone. I couldn't have a WP if I carried 1 phone. Too many things I use daily are missing.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
    09-02-2013 04:12 PM
  10. Lenin17301's Avatar
    Gonna copy some of the reasons other people have posted :).

    I stay because of the camera.

    I stay because of the fluidity of the OS.

    I stay because of the big-screen phones, not available on iOS, and I don't like Android.

    I stay because of the Keyboard.
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-02-2013 04:14 PM
  11. marcomura's Avatar
    Mostly because I hate google (and java) and I hate apple (although I own an iPod).
    But I don't like this OS at all... I hate every restriction that prevents me to do what I want to do (e.g., exporting my sms in a xml file). Windows mobile 6.x was perfect to me, and probably I'd fit better with android... but again, I hate google.
    JonnieLasVegas and lippidp like this.
    09-02-2013 04:25 PM
  12. bayotte's Avatar
    I am with WP8 for its simple, fluid and attractive METRO UI/OS. The wording "staying with" makes it sound like a punishment. I am with them by choice. I recognize that the others (IOS & Android) have a deeper app selection, but I can appreciate knowing that I am part of something in which has plenty of room to grow. I am also a huge fan of Nokia's organic designs and their relentless quest in wanting to push the envelop with their industry leading camera technology. We can't forget Microsoft and the massive potential it has with the Windows8+WP8+Xbox One ecosystem.

    After experiencing every single OS available, I made the #switch and never looked back.
    Laura Knotek, jmshub and snowmutt like this.
    09-02-2013 05:19 PM
  13. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    I like it, I like it alot
    snowmutt likes this.
    09-02-2013 05:21 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I like Windows Phone since it best meets my needs.

    I couldn't use Android, since I don't want to use a Google account (got rid of my Google account due to privacy concerns).

    I don't like iPhone, due to the form factor of the hardware. It's just too narrow for someone who likes to type in portrait mode, not landscape mode.

    I don't like BlackBerry, due to the lack of certain apps that I use frequently such as Netflix.
    jmshub and snowmutt like this.
    09-02-2013 05:30 PM
  15. scottcraft's Avatar
    The things that I really like that I miss when I use an android phone are keyboard, skydrive integration/backup, camera button and the feeling of being in on the start of something. I don't know if these are going to be enough to keep me on wp, but it makes switching very difficult.
    09-02-2013 06:22 PM
  16. metalchick719's Avatar
    Great user interface, love the keyboard, live tiles, social networking integration and of course, the camera! I also love that WP is different than any other OS out there.
    09-02-2013 06:42 PM
  17. JonnieLasVegas's Avatar
    My contract and low on money. That's about it, really.
    09-02-2013 06:52 PM
  18. rdubmu's Avatar
    With the facebook app now up to par, I dont even use the people hub to check statuses anymore.

    Top Items
    1. Camera
    2. Ease an flow of the operating system
    3. Microsoft ecosystem (outlook.com - email - calendar - contacts) Skydrive, Office.

    Worst Items:
    1. Even if Live titles actually worked like they are suppose to, not having a notification system makes it pretty bad.
    2. I wish there was a favorites part of the phone app (like on iOS)
    3. Apps, Apps, Apps, it really sucks not having 1st party apps, tags do not work with Windows Phone on 3rd Party instagram apps, there are others too, Skype still isn't up to par, and there are many other issues or apps not available.

    What makes me stay the most is that I want to stay within the Microsoft Ecosystem, I like what they have done with Office 365, Office 2013, Windows 8 and I think Windows Phone 8 is a big step in the right direction.

    If my phone crapped out on me today, I might have a tough choice between Windows Phone and iPhone. The biggest reason is that the iPhone actually gets the updates unlike Windows Phone.

    My last two windows phones have not been given the latest upgrade (Amber on Nokia Lumia 920) and on my Titan 2 (7.8)
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    09-02-2013 07:01 PM
  19. Smyrna5's Avatar
    The camera, better hardware than I could get with a cheap Droid, and T-Mo's cheap rates. Also my T-Mo contract doesn't expire until Mar 2014. It may end up costing me money though, since I was perfectly happy with WinXP and Office 2003 until I got my Nokia 521. Now, I am considering upgrading my desktop OS and Office. Having come from an old Blackberry OS, I have never used a Droid or iOs, so I can't say how I would like them. All my friends and relatives have Droids, and won't even try my phone. I should add that I like the Win8 OS a lot.
    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-02-2013 at 09:15 PM.
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-02-2013 07:01 PM
  20. freestaterocker's Avatar
    I love everything about the OS vs the competition. I love the focus on people, and functional customization. Also out the box functionality and integration. (choosing your live tiles, etc vs changing fonts *whoo*) None of the advantages Android, IOS or BB10 have over WP are enough to draw me away. I just think it's a superior philosophy and execution, at least for MY smartphone needs. There are features I would love to see implemented that the others have, but WP is my home.
    bayotte likes this.
    09-02-2013 07:04 PM
  21. rdubmu's Avatar
    As mentioned above, the Windows Phone Keyboard is the best soft keyboard in my opinion out of the Windows Phone, Android (many different options) and iOS.
    cckgz4 likes this.
    09-02-2013 07:05 PM
  22. MDak280's Avatar
    Nokia's amazing cameras are the biggest reason I'm staying. I also love the way the OS is designed and looks! And how fluid and fast it is.

    To make me really happy and not even think about switching, notifications really need to be fixed. There are very few apps that deliver notifications on time for me (my biggest problem is Facebook). A few more official apps like Instagram and Snapchat would also make me happy :)

    Edit: How could I forget? Nokia's phone designs and build quality are another reason keeping me with them!
    09-02-2013 08:05 PM
  23. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    What's keeping me is that WP8 is the best fit for my needs at the moment.
    09-02-2013 08:37 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    Thanks for the responses... keep them coming.

    I'm sure we can all name negatives... but let's not get sidetracked, please!

    "What keeps you with WP". The cons/negatives aren't what keep you.

    The main reason I started the thread was to find new ways to use my WP and hopefully does the same for others.
    bayotte, Laura Knotek and snowmutt like this.
    09-02-2013 08:39 PM
  25. Ahmed Hassan7's Avatar
    Basically the awesome metro style the brilliant UI & live tiles also it rarely lags not like android which lags every 2 seconds

    Sent from my Lumia 520 using Tapatalk
    09-02-2013 08:47 PM
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