1. GreenAce92_2's Avatar
    Well, I have bought my first Windows phone.
    I must say it is quite different, but my GOD! Do I love this phone.

    Some things I am missing from the android platform:
    *file manager* - method to view files
    *video playing software* - recognizes multiple formats like .MTS

    Those are the two big ones at the moment.


    I'd appreciate any help and other suggestions.
    Devamps likes this.
    03-30-2013 02:54 AM
  2. TechAbstract's Avatar
    There is no file manager on WP. I use Skydrive app to manage my files. VLC is working on media player app for WP8. Tversity program on PC can stream videos to "Streaming Media" app on WP8.
    03-30-2013 03:22 AM
  3. acl14's Avatar
    Welcome !
    03-30-2013 03:28 AM
  4. Erickson187's Avatar
    Welcome glad that you like the WP. I switched from android when Verizon came out with the WP first for Xbox achievements and have loved the OS much smoother and better looking.

    Hope more people give it a try so we can get all the big name apps also since that's what the masses care about so we can grow our base.
    Devamps likes this.
    03-30-2013 05:04 AM
  5. markfive's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral
    03-30-2013 04:16 PM
  6. GreenAce92_2's Avatar
    Thank you very much for the welcome guys!

    Sorry for the late response, I have not configured my micrsoft email yet on the 920.
    So I came here with another query:

    Is the bing search browser a single tab only? As in, when I accidentally hit the magnifying glass on the bottom right hand side of my phone, which then opens a pretty new bing page, does that mean I just lost whatever was on my last bing search session? I really hope the answer is no. That in fact I have thirty bing tabs open somewhere and it is hardly noticeable because of the dual core 1.5GHz processor. Am I that lucky?

    Also, thanks for the tip on the Skydrive file managing and vlc soon to be app
    At first I was worried about the tile layout, no cool personal background, but I think the OS developers hit it spot on with the lock screen image.

    Again thanks for the welcome guys.
    I just love this phone! Ah! The aesthetics...the resolution of the screen, speed...ah!
    03-30-2013 04:31 PM
  7. Erickson187's Avatar
    It might be another tab that opens up. You can always open up new tabs anyway if you want to.
    03-31-2013 09:56 AM
  8. francisco velasquez's Avatar
    03-31-2013 10:07 AM
  9. GreenAce92_2's Avatar
    I just wanted to update some of my findings as I use this phone more

    It should be noted to potential windows customers that these phones rely heavily on past windows user experience

    let me re-phrase that, this phone goes well if you are a heavy microsoft guy as in you have an xbox live account, use a hotmail email etc...

    It seems that the device is optimized to use device drivers like that of the Zune in order to transfer files like music and videos... unlike android which can be simply dragged into like a flash drive, so that's kind of a negative thing for me as I have rarely ever used microsoft aside from the operating system itself (Windows XP)

    I can't drag videos into the phone without converting them or using a windows to windows medium/transition base

    Also, I can't even respond to anything on this forum using my Nokia Lumia 920, as soon as I click on the reply box, the keyboard briefly pops up then quickly disappears...

    The camera is a also iffy, mostly in that the blurr effect is evident in a lot of photos, also the preview does not look like the actual photo taken and what I mean by that is, when you look at the camera (live image about to be taken) it may look well as the camera's software adapts to the conditions but when you take the picture, the picture looks like crap

    So... I think it may have been another label endorsing a mediocre product
    04-14-2013 02:25 AM
  10. GreenAce92_2's Avatar
    Really what's positive is the speed of the LTE network on AT&T here and the phone is pretty sweet looking

    It is also a negative thing that once you buy the phone in a certain color, you are locked with that color even if an insurance protection plan gets you a new phone / refurbished

    So if you are impatient like me, don't buy the color that you don't want.

    I'm looking to see if I can either buy a broken Nokia Lumia 920 off someone in the color I want or buy the cover itself in the color I wanted (yellow). Otherwise...I'm stuck with lame old black
    04-14-2013 02:27 AM
  11. clbarker10's Avatar
    It is also a negative thing that once you buy the phone in a certain color, you are locked with that color even if an insurance protection plan gets you a new phone / refurbished

    So if you are impatient like me, don't buy the color that you don't want.

    I'm looking to see if I can either buy a broken Nokia Lumia 920 off someone in the color I want or buy the cover itself in the color I wanted (yellow). Otherwise...I'm stuck with lame old black
    Sorry to hear that. Have you thought about a skin that offers a layer of protection and has a unique look? There are some well made ones out there...I personally am thinking about getting both the white and black carbon fiber skins after I buy my second back cover (1 white,1 black). I can swap my covers on my 820 and I know you cant but like I said, many skins look really good.
    04-19-2013 07:51 PM

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