02-13-2015 08:32 AM
417 1234 ...
  1. cckgz4's Avatar
    I loved the design, love Nokia, and loved the "limited" functionality. I hate how the other platforms bombard you with notifications, and I love how with group tiles, I can look at the updates for who I want to see

    Sent from my all seeing 1020
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-05-2014 04:30 PM
  2. Irrationalad's Avatar
    I chose my Windows Phone because it was "High-end", beautiful, and unique. Since then, about 7 people in my school have purchased Windows Phones. (1 1020, 3 520s, 2 HTC 8x, and 1 925)

    So far I love it, except it overheats alot, and it deleted my contacts one night (From both my Phone and Outlook).
    04-05-2014 04:47 PM
  3. Hasan Moursi's Avatar
    just beacuse of nokia . i had 7610 ..n70 ,,n95 ..nokia 700 ..and finally lumia 920 which isnot the same quality nokia had offered in their symbian era ..im honest windowsphones are not good like other androids and ios espicially at playing games it drains battery like majic but i dont care i love it because of nokia nothing more
    04-05-2014 05:01 PM
  4. birgs's Avatar
    At first because of nokia now i like windows phone
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-05-2014 05:40 PM
  5. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I was tired of;

    process com.google.process.gapps has stopped
    the application launcher ( process com.android.launcher ) has stopped unexpectedly
    Unfortunately, Google Search has stopped

    and the
    Freezes and reboots
    Bad batterylife
    And the lack of updates from manufacturers.
    Google Droid has sometimes great updates, but its always a surprise if you get it for your phone ( mostly not ).

    And because of my curiousity.

    Before i jumped, i read a lot about WP, and then the L520 came out.............
    So it was a nice tryout.

    I have found all the applications i need, some are better some are not
    I even let a developer rebuild a private app.
    So no reasons to bail out again.

    But it gets worse, after the 520 i have bought a 1320.
    And after watching the build 2014 i'm completely beyond help.
    Now a friend of mine and his better half are starting on there first steps on WP
    04-05-2014 07:06 PM
  6. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I had never used one. Decided to see how it was, that and I want a phone of each mobile OS. Just need BB10 and the niche OS's now.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-05-2014 07:11 PM
  7. Oliverspin's Avatar
    Smooth functioning, great camera, bigger screen than iphone, different than the usual. (928)
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-05-2014 07:35 PM
  8. ipratikmistry's Avatar
    Nokia brand i trust, also camera quality is awesome, wanted to buy L520 since its launch...
    04-05-2014 07:50 PM
  9. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    I was keeping abreast of the latest phones. When I was considering a new phone at the end of 2012, I was waiting to see what was coming out. The Lumia 920 got some good press and it intrigued me. Around that time, the Nexus 4, LG Optimus G, and Galaxy Note 2 were my considerations. I ultimately went with an S3 because it was in my budget. Android is my preferred OS. Then, I had hardware issues with the S3, and the 520 came out on AT&T. I decided to sell the S3 and go with a 520 as it was inexpensive and had good reviews. The 521 had come out a couple months before, and it had positive reviews. The 520 was my primary phone until I got a Nexus 5. Then, after enjoying the 520 as a media player, I decided to upgrade to an 820.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-05-2014 07:52 PM
  10. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    I had moved back into town and needed a phone. What I had was OK for making calls but nothing else. It was an old "Clam Phone", with a screen no larger than my thumb. It's pretty bad when your mom picks up your phone and tries to tap the screen but to tell her, "Umm, it's not a touch screen". I finally got frustrated with that phone, so I went to Best Buy to get something that was a lot smarter. At the time I didn't even know Microsoft made a Windows Phone, so when I got there and found out the one phone that was on sale (they were trying to get rid of the phone) was a Windows Phone 8, I jumped on it so fast. The sales rep was surprised that I picked that phone over the others on the shelf. It was the 521, which was only $100. I used the 521 for about a year and a half and loved it. I got so used to the WP8 setup that I had to go further. I picked up the Nokia Lumia Icon a month ago and just haven't looked back since.

    I love to be different, so I kept going with the Windows Phone and probably will continue to do so. To put it another way, when my friends all jumped to get the Xbox or the Xbox 360, I grabbed the Wii.
    The 521 has only been out since 5/2013.
    04-05-2014 07:56 PM
  11. dhyandhyan's Avatar
    First it all started with the windows phone 7 video...when Microsoft showed the tile interface, i just got blown away by it.....took L710 for experiencing it. At that time windows phone was really behind and nokia didn't have cameras as good as now. As there were not many things to do with it i switched to android. The other phones had good amoled screen, lots of apps. This was the reason that made me switch. After windows phone 8 launch i knew that this will develope further and reach on par with ios and android. The main reason that made me switch back to windows was the camera features that nokia introduced. The only thing that i feared was about the updates. I wondered it the new updates will be limited to new phones only. But its not like that. Microsoft is also giving updates with some partiality by leaving windows phone 7 users without anything. I couldn't resist the Lumia 925, its awesome camera, body design..etc The Lumias now are much better than ios. Ios people are not willing to change as most of them are people who take it because of its brand value. People who does not want much functionality. I feel that they are brainless as many of them cant even understand how to use a windows phone even after telling them a 100 times. Wp is so personal and its so different from ios and android. The only thing i hate is exclusivity. If wp was only available for android only they could have sold more. But now wp is given to some cheap phone makers also. That's where apple stands out. Its exclusive. Other than that reason i just love windows phone and i hope that ios and android can never beat wp. I love WP.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-05-2014 08:33 PM
  12. LumiaWorld's Avatar
    I bought a Windows Phone because...

    - Nokia fan
    - Bright colors
    - Unique, smooth interface

    So far, i'm not regretting my decision in buying a WP device :)
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-05-2014 08:38 PM
  13. Tien Nguyen4's Avatar
    i like stable for window phone...
    snowmutt and Jose_Rey like this.
    04-05-2014 09:41 PM
  14. migueli2's Avatar
    Ecosystem integration
    Love tiles system
    I like MS privacy rules
    Good quality phones on Nokia
    And so on...
    04-05-2014 09:59 PM
  15. psychotron's Avatar
    Back when it first came out I decided to buy a Samsung Focus when I switched carriers because I liked the concept behind it, the whole unified system thing between Windows/Phone/Xbox. I could see where it was going and wanted to try something different. I stuck with it for a couple of years and then got a little frustrated with what it was continually lacking as well as the pace of development, so I decided to go with something else for that upgrade cycle and revisit the platform when it had matured a little more. Fast forward two years and about a month prior to upgrade time I started looking more seriously at it again (I had always kept a casual eye on it during those two years). Went out shopping for the new handset, took a look at what was new in WP8 as well as app availability and liked what I saw, so I picked up a Lumia 1020.
    ven07 and snowmutt like this.
    04-05-2014 10:20 PM
  16. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    The first WP that caught by attention was the Lumia 800. Nokia marketed the hell out of that thing in my country, and i really love the way it looks both hardware and software. Just so happen I saw an ad selling a used Black Lumia 800, so i went for it. :)
    ven07 and snowmutt like this.
    04-05-2014 11:44 PM
  17. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    The reason I got a Windows phones is that I wanted to try something different. I was going to purchase a used Samsung Focus off of CL, but after research I decided not to since WP7 is almost dead. Last August I went to the MS Store in Century City and picked up a Lumia 520. For starters it's a 4" screen compared to my old iPhone 4 at 3.5. The fact that a phone back then at $99 had a dual core CPU was a huge plus. Sure it sucked not to have a front camera but I managed. I had no issues with it and in October bought a used Lumia 810 for my switch to T-Mobile. That was a huge upgrade from a 4" to a 4.3 with front camera, 1.5GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. I had no issues with that phone either until I found a Lumia 920 on CL unlocked. Another upgrade to a 4.5" HD display, 32GB of onboard storage, Wireless charging which was HUGE plus and NFC, which I have still to use. So far so good. I don't see myself grabbing an iPhone again anytime soon. I am just waiting for 2 things to come to WP8... More app support and MirrorLink support. *fingers crossed*
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-06-2014 12:08 AM
  18. Aredubu's Avatar
    I had been a loyal Android fan until recently. I had to learn to root my devices to do things that Android had done as a matter of routine in the past, such as read from my sd card or even write to my sd cards, using my Amazon Prime membership to watch videos on my mobile devices. This infuriated me. I have never been an Apple fan. I saw a woman with a Windows phone and it looked cool. Then I started noticing them more and more. I have always liked the live tiles on my 8.1 laptop. I tried a Nokia Lumia 2520 first and really liked it, so I bought one last month. 3 days ago I bought a Surface 2 64gb and like it even more. Yesterday I bought an Icon. I think I hesitated for so long on Windows was because of the app availability. To be honest, there is litte "real" difference and now with the unified platform coming, it's all good. I am getting ready to sell my 2 android tablets and my LG
    G2 phone because of how much I like Windows better.
    S Vaibhav, snowmutt and diego9016 like this.
    04-06-2014 12:18 AM
  19. Liam Perry's Avatar
    To this day I will always pick windows phone, because spec wise, android hardware is always more expensive for the same experience.
    • Samsung Galaxy S3 - $500+
    • Samsung ATIV S - $200

    One is faster than the other and has better battery life and performance. I think I'll pick the Windows Phone.

    (PS. on a side note I dont know why people always compare the Lumia 520 to the Moto G. the 520 only costs $149 off contract, and the Moto G costs $269. The price difference is huge.)
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-06-2014 12:30 AM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    To be honest I didn't really know what phone to get. I always wanted a Sony so I was thinking the Z series, but the reviews were mixed. The only reason I had for Sony was music and camera... But then I looked at android as a whole and started seeing the flaws in their system... After reading all the bad reviews I just couldn't bring myself to buy an android phone. I did however flirt with he idea of getting a s4, but just looking at it and the weight... Just didn't feel right.. Finally I remembered a friend of mine had bought the 1020, but he sold it after a few months for the s4.. I still decided to check out WP and voila I fell in love! It had never occurred to me that I should by a phone that had the same devs as the software running on my laptop and desktop, but the more I learned about WP the more I fell in love with the concept and after weeks of scouring the internet I got me a 925 😄 Best day of my life! I honestly can not see myself leaving this platform anytime soon! I do dislike the fact that some of the phones aren't available for the entire world or so it is said anyways.. In the end I love WP 😄 (note: while looking for a phone I never even considered an iPhone) lol
    diego9016 likes this.
    04-06-2014 12:31 AM
  21. buxz777's Avatar
    What made you decide to buy a windows phone?
    to be honest convergence device says it all ..... I want my devices to be a jack of all trades and a master of most , I hate carrying multiple gadgets with me so I want my phone to be my camera/mp3 player/gps device/web browser/on the go media hub/social networking device/etc etc now back in the day only Symbian could manage this and we got some pretty good cameras as well like the n82 , n8 , 808 eventually android and ios caught up in all areas but one ..... the camera

    ios and android phones can do pretty much all I require they have come on leaps and bounds from say when I was using my nokia n8 but what they have never mastered is the camera not just the hardware but the jpeg processing , I mean when you look at the z1 compact hardware apart from xenon flash missing it should be a great camera phone , but when you compare it to the nokia phones it isn't that great the jpeg processing is poor , very poor. Then take away xenon and the camera is now limited and cant freeze moments in time in slight darkness leading to many blurry photos of friends on nights out when you forget to take a proper camera with xenon flash

    after loving the 808 but hating things like the web browser , online banking , selling things on ebay , trying to book hotel rooms while travelling which made the 808 annoying to use at times and I couldn't wait for the windows version of it with much better apps and web browser and being able to do things on it that my 808 just couldn't cope with or if it could it would be so tedious to me the end user id give up and use a pc

    id tried the 920 and liked windows o/s and the camera was good but still missing xenon flash and over sampling from the 808 so when I heard of the 1020 I was pretty excited , when I heard it only had 32gb on board memory I was gutted ..... all them high res pics , my music , hd movies , games , map data blah blah blah was never going to fit on 32gb ....... then I heard about the 64gb version and went out of my way to get that as I can live with 64gb and some skydrive as back up but 32gb is just to limiting in this world of high definition we live in today

    so yeah convergence leads me to windows phone coupled with the great camera of the 1020 :-) I like the 1520 , the 930 is nice but they also miss out on xenon flash and the 930 only comes in 32gb variation ..... for me no xenon flash limits a big part of the phone the camera and no xenon flash makes it a mobile camera not a proper camera as you cant use it in all situations like you can with a xenon flash

    I hope nokia carry on making phones with large sensors , great optics , xenon flash , oversampling and ois as a complete camera package :-) I also hope they start using micro sd support more then we are seeing at the minute 32gb really doesn't cut it these days we need 32gb and micro sd slots so if we want we can put a nice 128gb card in it :-)
    ven07 likes this.
    04-06-2014 12:49 AM
  22. anon(8150199)'s Avatar
    The Nexus 5 almost pulled me away from WP, but I stuck to it due to: stutter-free, no-nonsense, doesn't crash, the dynamic nature of the tiles, and most of all, it's pretty!
    ven07 and snowmutt like this.
    04-06-2014 04:22 AM
  23. Nitesh Tilwani's Avatar
    Was an Android user previously and an Adroid Developer. Now am developing for both Android and WP. Had a Galaxy Ace before buying Lumia 625. Wanted a good phone for ₹15k. Saw many android devices, but dint like any. All android devices of this price range come with 1GB RAM, which is not sufficient for a smooth and lag free experience on JELLY BEAN. KitKat works good but these devices seemd stuck at JELLY BEAN with no promise from OEM for an update... Then a friend bought Lumia 520 and I was shocked to see such fluid and smooth sailing OS on a small 512mb RAM. Plus then I read that WP 8.1 will be available for all. What more I can ask for. SUPER SMOOTH OS, guaranteed support of software. Presence of all basic and popular apps... BANG for the Buck...

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 625 using Tapatalk
    04-06-2014 07:39 AM
  24. Julek's Avatar
    My friend had a Lumia 710 and really liked the design and the software. At that time I had an iPhone 4, but the two main buttons stopped working and I had no insterest in repairing them (of course for a lot of money). Due to these conditions I decided to think more seriously about getting a windows phone, though I had not made any research about the platform before. Initially, I wanted to grab a Lumia 620, but I found a new Lumia 820 at the same price range as 620 back then and I had no hesitation in buying it. Since then I have never had any problems with my L820. The experience is great, everything is smooth and apps have never been a bigger issue. Now, with the WP 8.1 coming soon I surely can say that jumping ships was one of the best decisions I could make :)
    04-06-2014 07:53 AM
  25. paulsalter's Avatar
    Main reasons for me are

    I moved back to Windows last year (a rarity but I did this because I liked the look of Windows 8)
    Already had an xbox so tried out xbox music/movies and loved how everything synced between these devices

    As this worked well I moved over stuff over to MS eco system (calendar, contacts, docs on skydrive as was)

    The next logical step for me was a windows phone which would then be like a mini version of my desktop

    Fully now with the MS eco system, and so far everything is working very well together
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-06-2014 07:58 AM
417 1234 ...

Similar Threads

  1. Windows Phone best puzzle games!
    By RainingBlobs in forum Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 12:12 PM
  2. Let's talk about Windows Phone 8.5
    By abel920 in forum Windows Phone 8.1
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 10:58 AM
  3. Universal phone search
    By chenhogi in forum Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 10:22 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 09:32 AM
  5. Suggestions Windows 8
    By hkonomi in forum Windows 8
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-05-2014, 06:17 AM