11-27-2013 09:35 AM
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  1. yaynative's Avatar
    I'm a longtime Windows PC user, currently using 8.1, and have been using a iPhone for 3 years. I have played around with a few windows phones at the store, but would like a real world recommendation if I could get one. I'm on At&t and would like to stay with them. My main concern is battery life and camera quality.

    Thank you in advance.
    doeboi likes this.
    11-23-2013 08:01 AM
  2. pappy53's Avatar
    I'm a longtime Windows PC user, currently using 8.1, and have been using a iPhone for 3 years. I have played around with a few windows phones at the store, but would like a real world recommendation if I could get one. I'm on At&t and would like to stay with them. My main concern is battery life and camera quality.

    Thank you in advance.
    Battery life is probably a wash.
    Camera quality goes to the iPhone 5s.
    11-23-2013 08:27 AM
  3. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 has an amazing camera that will blow away the 5s. The 1020 battery is only 2000 mah but you can get a camera grip that adds another 1000mah along with a better shutter key and a tripod mount.

    I myself got a 1520 and the camera seems on par with the 5s. I still need to test it some more.
    11-23-2013 08:42 AM
  4. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Since you're on Att, you could possibly get the Lumia 9.2.5. Camera is better than other 9 series Lumias due to its 6th lens. Battery life, from these forums, are great. I have an 8x with a smaller battery and I can get over a days use. So the 925 camera should be equal with the 5s and will only get better once Nokia releases its tweaks and upcoming updates.

    Plus its the best looking 9 series.
    11-23-2013 08:51 AM
  5. Rem97's Avatar
    Sounds like the Lumia 925 that recently landed on At&t would be a good fit for you.

    Camera is excellent! (One of the best on a modern day smartphone)

    4.5" AMOLED display. (Beautiful deep blacks which look amazing on the black theme of WP)

    2000mAh battery. (I don't own one but, it should get you through your day with a single charge)

    Build quality is top notch.

    That's just a few of the reasons why I would recommend you to check out the 925.
    11-23-2013 08:55 AM
  6. DBDev's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral! Hope you decide to make the switch
    11-23-2013 10:21 AM
  7. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Welcome to WPC and like some already said the 925 seems like a good fit try it out in a store also take a look at the 1520 which is a beast of a WP device.
    11-23-2013 12:49 PM
  8. khader_moham's Avatar
    I use the Lumia 925 its an amazing device!!
    11-23-2013 01:01 PM
  9. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Welcome aboard :)
    11-23-2013 02:00 PM
  10. g808's Avatar
    Checkout the Lumia 1520 if you are alright with a huge phone. Should satisfy your battery life and camera requirements.

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 1520 using Tapatalk
    11-23-2013 02:25 PM
  11. doeboi's Avatar
    Battery life is probably a wash.
    Camera quality goes to the iPhone 5s.
    this guy is probably high, i don't know how battery life or camera quality goes to the 5s, but i use a 620 with a much smaller battery (1300mah) and it takes me through a whole day (10 hours), i think the lumia 925 wiIl do you a lot of good with its 2000mah battery, and no 8mp camera is as good as that of the 925.
    wapoz likes this.
    11-23-2013 02:29 PM
  12. etad putta's Avatar
    this guy is probably high, i don't know how battery life or camera quality goes to the 5s, but i use a 620 with a much smaller battery (1300mah) and it takes me through a whole day (10 hours), i think the lumia 925 wiIl do you a lot of good with its 2000mah battery, and no 8mp camera is as good as that of the 925.
    Per daniel r's review on this very website....The problem with doing in-depth camera analysis like this is we end up getting hooked on the minutia. To be honest, it wasn’t until we started looking at cropped photos on 27-inch IPS/Anti Glare display at 2560 X 1440 resolution (and Adobe RGB, natch) did we notice that the iPhone 5S’s photos were often (not always) superior to the Lumia 925.
    11-23-2013 03:39 PM
  13. doeboi's Avatar
    Per daniel r's review on this very website....The problem with doing in-depth camera analysis like this is we end up getting hooked on the minutia. To be honest, it wasnt until we started looking at cropped photos on 27-inch IPS/Anti Glare display at 2560 X 1440 resolution (and Adobe RGB, natch) did we notice that the iPhone 5Ss photos were often (not always) superior to the Lumia 925.
    i can't disagree with you, but those r just tests, in real world situations where the ois kicks in pictures usually come out better on my friend's 925, as compared to his dad's 5s, although the iPhone's seemed to be more sharpened in some situations
    wapoz likes this.
    11-23-2013 04:58 PM
  14. pappy53's Avatar
    The Lumia 1020 has an amazing camera that will blow away the 5s. The 1020 battery is only 2000 mah but you can get a camera grip that adds another 1000mah along with a better shutter key and a tripod mount.

    I myself got a 1520 and the camera seems on par with the 5s. I still need to test it some more.
    I can't speak from personal experience, as I have not owned a 1020 or 1520. But I did Google "1020 camera vs. iPhone 5s camera", and the 5 sites that I picked at random all chose the iPhone 5s. I doubt that this was a coincidence. They seem to be saying that if you have time to set up the 1020 before a shot that it will take a great pic, but for "out of the pocket" experience, the 5s takes the honors

    " and no 8mp camera is as good as that of the 925."

    See above^
    11-23-2013 10:14 PM
  15. doeboi's Avatar
    I can't speak from personal experience, as I have not owned a 1020 or 1520. But I did Google "1020 camera vs. iPhone 5s camera", and the 5 sites that I picked at random all chose the iPhone 5s. I doubt that this was a coincidence. They seem to be saying that if you have time to set up the 1020 before a shot that it will take a great pic, but for "out of the pocket" experience, the 5s takes the honors

    " and no 8mp camera is as good as that of the 925."

    See above^
    most of those review sites are biased towards apple, like the verge and cnet(molly wood), in most categories the iphone won on speed hence "out of pocket experience" the 1020 camera takes a 38mp and 5mp image at the same time, if u set the 1020 to take only a 5mp image you are going to get the best in class "out of pocket experience"
    11-24-2013 02:01 AM
  16. pappy53's Avatar
    @doeboi

    "most of those review sites are biased towards apple"
    Oh, okay, that must be what it is. The sites are wrong, unless they lean towards WP8. /s
    11-24-2013 08:33 AM
  17. El-Macho's Avatar
    Since you're on Att, you could possibly get the Lumia 9.2.5. Camera is better than other 9 series Lumias due to its 6th lens. Battery life, from these forums, are great. I have an 8x with a smaller battery and I can get over a days use. So the 925 camera should be equal with the 5s and will only get better once Nokia releases its tweaks and upcoming updates.

    Plus its the best looking 9 series.
    And it really has a premium feel. I know a lot of wp-fans say this. But seriously..I just bought one at an expo where I played with both L925 and HTC One. The L925 was less slippery and seriously provided a premium feel when held. Just voicing my opinion but..to each his own choice..:)
    Microsoftjunkie likes this.
    11-24-2013 09:35 AM
  18. yaynative's Avatar
    Since you're on Att, you could possibly get the Lumia 9.2.5. Camera is better than other 9 series Lumias due to its 6th lens. Battery life, from these forums, are great. I have an 8x with a smaller battery and I can get over a days use. So the 925 camera should be equal with the 5s and will only get better once Nokia releases its tweaks and upcoming updates.

    Plus its the best looking 9 series.
    I looked at this phone yesterday, and I am surprised by how much I liked it. My concern is Nokia being out of the phone business. Where will that leave me with updates etc?
    11-25-2013 09:51 AM
  19. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I looked at this phone yesterday, and I am surprised by how much I liked it. My concern is Nokia being out of the phone business. Where will that leave me with updates etc?
    You will be fine for updates and when Nokia does get taken over by MS they will work together and bring out update faster since they will be under the same house.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-25-2013 09:59 AM
  20. yaynative's Avatar
    You will be fine for updates and when Nokia does get taken over by MS they will work together and bring out update faster since they will be under the same house.
    That puts me at ease, I was an android user before the iPhone, and I never got an update. There was an acknowledged software bug that they never updated even after promising to do so.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    11-25-2013 10:06 AM
  21. Zerveone's Avatar
    I can't speak from personal experience, as I have not owned a 1020 or 1520. But I did Google "1020 camera vs. iPhone 5s camera", and the 5 sites that I picked at random all chose the iPhone 5s. I doubt that this was a coincidence. They seem to be saying that if you have time to set up the 1020 before a shot that it will take a great pic, but for "out of the pocket" experience, the 5s takes the honors

    " and no 8mp camera is as good as that of the 925."

    See above^
    Really?
    Go check 1020 pictures theard. It is true that alot of reviews are biased against Lumia 1020, but You can't deny it has the BEST mobile camera, You just can't. And still You can use it full auto just like Your iPhone 5s. Being picky You can point out camera app delay, but You can solve it by using stock camera app or buying Proshot.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-25-2013 10:15 AM
  22. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    That puts me at ease, I was an android user before the iPhone, and I never got an update. There was an acknowledged software bug that they never updated even after promising to do so.
    Same for me never got an update for my sony ericsson xperia x8 after 2.1 eclair but that why I think it still the best version of android. :P
    11-25-2013 11:57 AM
  23. pappy53's Avatar
    Really?
    Go check 1020 pictures theard. It is true that alot of reviews are biased against Lumia 1020, but You can't deny it has the BEST mobile camera, You just can't. And still You can use it full auto just like Your iPhone 5s. Being picky You can point out camera app delay, but You can solve it by using stock camera app or buying Proshot.
    In just about every review, iPhone 5s pictures are the best in auto mode, which is what most people will use.
    11-25-2013 02:11 PM
  24. Zerveone's Avatar
    In just about every review, iPhone 5s pictures are the best in auto mode, which is what most people will use.
    Please consider showing off some of those reviews You checked.
    11-25-2013 02:22 PM
  25. pappy53's Avatar
    Please consider showing off some of those reviews You checked.
    Google "1020 camera vs iPhone 5s camera". They are there.
    11-26-2013 09:17 AM
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