10-21-2013 03:50 PM
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  1. haree's Avatar
    hi
    having been a long time android use i could say this about the Win phone
    1. the battery is great far better than the canvas HD i still do have
    2.Phone is very snappy and good browsing exp was also far better even with the 512ram on my 625
    3.what suks for me on WM is dont have too many apps id have to say very very few free usefull apps and games idont play games on my phone so its ok here
    4.development in terms of custom roms and all seem to be nill believe me its fun flashing custom roms and trying out a whole lot of features u did not get with ur phone
    so what i feel is if u want a good phone with all the features not realy all that interested in a lot of free games free apps and development then the 625 i have is a great phone to have
    as i have had enough with all the fun i had with the Android phone im happy with the performance of my phone its meeting my needs
    10-07-2013 08:46 PM
  2. Christian Kallevig's Avatar
    Yeah, custom ROMs are never going to happen on Windows Phone. This is not exactly the Wild West of OSs. It is tightly controlled and designed to be consistent across all devices.
    10-07-2013 09:05 PM
  3. etchh's Avatar
    I myself am admittedly a Windows fanboy and had a WP for almost 3 years. When it comes to cell phones though, as much as I want to stay true to WP, I finally jumped ship and went to Android. Until WP gets up to date with the games and other important apps, I will be sticking with an Android from a cell phone standpoint. As is the many reasons people haven't, or won't switch over. If MS gets their act together in the marketplace, they will without a doubt draw a lot more people

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    lukeap69 likes this.
    10-07-2013 09:25 PM
  4. hs k's Avatar
    I really don't think billboards are that great for advertisement of smartphones. People would notice TV commercials more, since those show what a device is able to do.

    Nuh, you both are right, we need them both on the interwebz as well as Bill boards. Atleast in the 3rd world countries.
    10-11-2013 10:26 AM
  5. montsa007's Avatar
    hi
    having been a long time android use i could say this about the Win phone
    1. the battery is great far better than the canvas HD i still do have
    2.Phone is very snappy and good browsing exp was also far better even with the 512ram on my 625
    3.what suks for me on WM is dont have too many apps id have to say very very few free usefull apps and games idont play games on my phone so its ok here
    4.development in terms of custom roms and all seem to be nill believe me its fun flashing custom roms and trying out a whole lot of features u did not get with ur phone
    so what i feel is if u want a good phone with all the features not realy all that interested in a lot of free games free apps and development then the 625 i have is a great phone to have
    as i have had enough with all the fun i had with the Android phone im happy with the performance of my phone its meeting my needs
    I hate when people compare phones like Micromax, Intex, Max and Karbon to Nokia. Those aren't really some legit companies, all they ever did was buy some cheap stuff slap it all together and voila there you have, a phone that will not receive any future updates, will not receive any kind of support. Have heard 'horror' stories for after sales support these guys offer ;), but then we are talking about the OS here not the phone.
    10-11-2013 10:31 AM
  6. thzman's Avatar
    I was a Android user for about 5 years before I found the guts to try WP. I must admit that it was a little scary at first since everything about the OS is so different from android and ios. And I had also heard about the lack of apps and was not really sure what I was getting into, but at the time I was quite fed up with android. I made the switch in April this year and I can honestly say that I don't miss a thing from the android side. I love my Lumia 920, sure it had its issues but things has really improved with the updates so I looking forward to GDR3 ( and also hope that we get WP 8.1) to make things even better. I don't think that the " lack of apps" in the store is a valid argument anymore. Sure we don't have 50 fart apps by who needs them anyway.:) What I need I've got and I will for sure stay with WP for the foreseeable future. I think that MS is on the right track.
    etad putta likes this.
    10-11-2013 10:51 AM
  7. dkediger's Avatar
    How quickly Android users forget that the 'Droid FaceBook app was pretty crappy until about 6-9 months ago. Crashes, missed notifications....

    I was one of them....
    montsa007, anon5997296 and cckgz4 like this.
    10-11-2013 11:17 AM
  8. cckgz4's Avatar
    Windows 8 phone operating system maybe can compete to ios with cheap windows smartphones but can't compete to Android..many cheapest Android phones already flooded. Android cheapest phone 3 times less expensive compare to nokia 520. I choose Those local Android phone brand offers complete features with flash,dual cam,dual sim with Android 4.0, 3 times that can less price compare to cheapest Samsung Android phones low memory bad display no dual cam no flash,Android 2.3 version only...bad connection over 3G can't even load..
    Ideas
    (True story)
    Name one brand new Android phone, off contract, that costs $100.

    You can't
    10-14-2013 01:03 AM
  9. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    Name one brand new Android phone, off contract, that costs $100.

    You can't
    There's a big world outside the United States, check out a globe. Nokia has ZERO traction in the United States so it doesn't really matter if they give it for $100 or free. Here in Asia the Lumia 520 is for around $180. There are a **** load of Android phones selling for less. Heck there are Samsung Galaxy phones such as Galaxy Y or Galaxy Ace which sell for less.
    10-14-2013 03:25 AM
  10. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    How quickly Android users forget that the 'Droid FaceBook app was pretty crappy until about 6-9 months ago. Crashes, missed notifications....

    I was one of them....
    And despite all that it was still much, much better than the Windows Phone app.
    10-14-2013 03:26 AM
  11. ohgood's Avatar
    Name one brand new Android phone, off contract, that costs $100.

    You can't
    Last year's model
    10-14-2013 03:52 AM
  12. ohgood's Avatar
    Name one brand new Android phone, off contract, that costs $100.

    You can't
    Is there an iPhone or ms phone that's 99$ ?
    10-14-2013 03:54 AM
  13. taymur khemesh's Avatar
    Lol, I wanted to say that, but I passed, really glad that you did, hahaha.
    10-14-2013 04:03 AM
  14. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Is there an iPhone or ms phone that's 99$ ?
    Lumia 510,4200₹, India.....roughly <70$
    10-14-2013 04:13 AM
  15. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    There's a big world outside the United States, check out a globe. Nokia has ZERO traction in the United States so it doesn't really matter if they give it for $100 or free. Here in Asia the Lumia 520 is for around $180. There are a **** load of Android phones selling for less. Heck there are Samsung Galaxy phones such as Galaxy Y or Galaxy Ace which sell for less.
    Lumia 520 is around 6800₹, i.e <115$......at least check before commenting...
    10-14-2013 04:18 AM
  16. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    There's a big world outside the United States, check out a globe. Nokia has ZERO traction in the United States so it doesn't really matter if they give it for $100 or free. Here in Asia the Lumia 520 is for around $180. There are a **** load of Android phones selling for less. Heck there are Samsung Galaxy phones such as Galaxy Y or Galaxy Ace which sell for less.
    also Galaxy Y and Ace are 2 year old models....released in 2011.....i personally owned a Galaxy Y Duos....then m.r.p was 10,000.....Lumia 520 was released just a few months ago :P
    10-14-2013 04:23 AM
  17. Aniruddh Sharma's Avatar
    The basic features I think WP lacks are -
    1. Smart Dialling
    2. Custom tones for msgs, emails etc. Coming in GDR 3
    3. Separate Vol control.
    4. Ability to switch off dial pad tone without diabling keypad tone. Love the keypad tone by the dialer tone is very irritating.
    5. Inability to search in msg hub. If I have to find a very old message or from an unsaved number, I have to scroll randomly and check.
    6. Text reject incoming calls for all numbers
    7. Inability to save audio/video files from whatsapp and use the audio files as ringtones. Infact one has to save any audio file in the ringtone folder before it can be made a ringtone which to me is a pretty long and irritating process.
    8. Instead of the X, apps should have been closed by swiping down.
    9. Orientation Lock - Coming in GDR 3
    10. Notification Centre and Quick Settings.
    10-14-2013 04:48 AM
  18. ammarmalik2011's Avatar
    Lumia 520 is around 6800₹, i.e <115$......at least check before commenting...
    I don't know what the hell currency is '₹' but I can assure you prices vary from country to country. And it doesn't matter how old Galaxy Y or Ace are, you asked for an Android phone cheaper than L520, and you got it.
    10-14-2013 07:18 AM
  19. cckgz4's Avatar
    There's a big world outside the United States, check out a globe. Nokia has ZERO traction in the United States so it doesn't really matter if they give it for $100 or free. Here in Asia the Lumia 520 is for around $180. There are a **** load of Android phones selling for less. Heck there are Samsung Galaxy phones such as Galaxy Y or Galaxy Ace which sell for less.
    The internet is your friend. You can easily find that device through different retailers, off contract, for $100. And I HIGHLY doubt there are a**loads of android phones, selling for less BRAND NEW and OFF CONTRACT

    And for whoever mentioned the new iPhone 5C, log off. Now.
    10-20-2013 03:27 AM
  20. cckgz4's Avatar
    Last year's model
    Last year's..............what?

    Oh ok
    10-20-2013 03:30 AM
  21. lukeap69's Avatar
    I have lumia 925, LG G2, and few more. 😄

    I like facebook more on WP. It is simple and smooth compared to Android version.

    File management on WP is almost non-existent for me. Excel cannot do copy and paste (teach me if you know how to) and the Android equivalent apps have more functions.

    For those who transfer files from one android device to another, install Superbeam. This something I can only dream of when using my lumia.

    Sent from my LG-D802 using Tapatalk
    10-20-2013 04:33 AM
  22. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    10-20-2013 05:20 AM
  23. zicoz's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that the masses of people don't go into a store to buy an Android phone, they go in to buy a phone, and then the seller points them to the Android phones because the IPhone is above their budget.
    10-21-2013 11:22 AM
  24. Mio_WP's Avatar
    Conspiracy thought.

    Carriers do extensive market research and find that WP users less likely want to upgrade their phone after 6-8 months and push the other stuff to get early upgrade fees :-o

    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Tapatalk
    10-21-2013 11:45 AM
  25. tgp's Avatar
    Conspiracy thought.

    Carriers do extensive market research and find that WP users less likely want to upgrade their phone after 6-8 months and push the other stuff to get early upgrade fees :-o
    Here's another conspiracy thought that we don't like:

    Statistics show that the rate of WP users returning them is higher, whether because of dissatisfaction or for warranty.
    10-21-2013 11:48 AM
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