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  1. PK070's Avatar
    Hi my name is Peter i am new here and currently interested in getting a windows mobile phone
    12-24-2014 01:32 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Hi Peter and welcome to WindowsCentral. What Windows Phone are you interested in?
    12-24-2014 02:08 AM
  3. EBUK's Avatar
    Welcome. I'm new to Windows Phone, and WC has been a great source of information for me as I made the transition from Android. I'm sure you will, too.
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    12-24-2014 02:34 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    Hey Peter, great to see you here! What phone are you interested in?
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    12-24-2014 02:40 AM
  5. PK070's Avatar
    Hi Peter and welcome to WindowsCentral. What Windows Phone are you interested in?
    Well currently i would say the Lumia 930... Or if in the meantime comes a successor for the 1520 i will go for that. It's not the only phone that i will buy as i go first for the iPhone 6 Plus and than the Lumia. The Lumia is actually to try Windows Phone but i don't mind to spend between €400 and €600 as the camera is great :) I know that there are not as much apps but aslong i can use Facebook, Twitter and some local news apps i am fine as i am not really a gamer on mobile phones.

    i hope there is good software for the Mac for things such as file transfers of photos and videos.
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    12-24-2014 02:46 AM
  6. ven07's Avatar
    Hello Peter and welcome :) btw if you are considering the 6+ then buying the 1520 should not be a problem, because they're both big phones, phablets. The 1520 is slightly cheaper now, so before jumping back to IOS, I would say give the 1520 a shot. And with the denim update the camera will only get better :D
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    12-24-2014 08:02 AM
  7. PK070's Avatar
    Hello Peter and welcome :) btw if you are considering the 6+ then buying the 1520 should not be a problem, because they're both big phones, phablets. The 1520 is slightly cheaper now, so before jumping back to IOS, I would say give the 1520 a shot. And with the denim update the camera will only get better :D
    I heard that the screen of the 1520 is not that great as the screen from the 930 but it's an option :) Altho i like the design of the 930 a but more. But how are the windows phones when it comes to an outdated model as i know Android models follow each other up very quick like Samsung have 2 flagships the Galaxy S & Note series.
    12-24-2014 09:25 AM
  8. SamJHannan's Avatar
    I heard that the screen of the 1520 is not that great as the screen from the 930 but it's an option :) Altho i like the design of the 930 a but more. But how are the windows phones when it comes to an outdated model as i know Android models follow each other up very quick like Samsung have 2 flagships the Galaxy S & Note series.
    You should experience quite the opposite in terms of flagships on wp for a while (to many user's frustrations!). Device support in terms of older devices getting updates is excellent though, much better than I experienced on ios or android.
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    12-24-2014 09:32 AM
  9. PK070's Avatar
    Well i hope that Microsoft keep continuing making good devices like Nokia did.
    Cause for now the iPhone has a bit more priority sorry guys :)
    12-24-2014 09:56 AM
  10. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you just want to get your hand in... 830 isn't bad, or go back a generation to 925. These are good all-around type phones that can give you a true feel for the OS and then when the next big flagship comes through, you can jump in with both feet.

    Oh, LOLz, Welcome to the board. There was so much discussion I almost forgot I was in the Introductions forum.
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    12-24-2014 10:31 AM
  11. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Hi Peter & Welcome Aboard ⚓ To Windows Central forums, It's great that you joined with us here and especially the Windows OS . Being a new member I would encourage you to look around and join in and post in the many forums we have and your going to meet and make many new friends that can help and answer most questions you may have.
    Good Luck.
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    12-24-2014 10:48 AM
  12. PK070's Avatar
    If you just want to get your hand in... 830 isn't bad, or go back a generation to 925. These are good all-around type phones that can give you a true feel for the OS and then when the next big flagship comes through, you can jump in with both feet.

    Oh, LOLz, Welcome to the board. There was so much discussion I almost forgot I was in the Introductions forum.
    Well i feel confident to get a flagship model as i also buy an iPhone 6 Plus as i have a macbook pro.
    I might talk often about Apple but i am not meaning to offend anyone as both systems are great on their own way
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    12-24-2014 11:45 AM
  13. PK070's Avatar
    Can i actually login on the forum app as i used my twitter for this account? or how can i change it to a regular account?

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    Fixed it :)
    12-24-2014 11:48 AM
  14. shaikhmuaaz_2010's Avatar
    Hi my name is Peter i am new here and currently interested in getting a windows mobile phone

    Welcome
    12-25-2014 01:03 AM
  15. PK070's Avatar
    Welcome
    Thank you
    12-25-2014 01:32 AM
  16. techiez's Avatar
    I heard that the screen of the 1520 is not that great as the screen from the 930 but it's an option :) Altho i like the design of the 930 a but more. But how are the windows phones when it comes to an outdated model as i know Android models follow each other up very quick like Samsung have 2 flagships the Galaxy S & Note series.
    Welcome !!! I would suggest to go for a phone with glance, since 930 doesn't have glance I would say go for 830.

    you might even want to go for Lumia1020 as you would be using WP as secondary device.
    12-25-2014 06:45 AM
  17. PK070's Avatar
    What's so special about glance? It's just to display various items such as amount new unread emails or missed phone calls etc?
    12-25-2014 11:13 AM
  18. Jaypee Pagaduan's Avatar
    What's so special about glance? It's just to display various items such as amount new unread emails or missed phone calls etc?
    Hello there! Yup glance means what it says literally. You can see details and notifications by just "glancing" on the screen and not needing to unlock the phone

    Possible details are:
    - Date
    - Time
    - New Messages
    - Missed Calls
    - App Notifications
    - Weather details
    - And any other notifs you put on the lockscreen :)
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    12-25-2014 11:28 AM
  19. PK070's Avatar
    But does it not consumes extra battery power?
    12-25-2014 12:16 PM
  20. JamesPTao's Avatar
    But does it not consumes extra battery power?
    Yes, but not much and its worth it. Double tap uses more.
    12-25-2014 12:45 PM
  21. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central Peter! Glad you found us! We're here to help you with any questions or concerns with your interest and trial of Windows Phone.

    I heard that the screen of the 1520 is not that great as the screen from the 930 but it's an option :) Altho i like the design of the 930 a but more. But how are the windows phones when it comes to an outdated model as i know Android models follow each other up very quick like Samsung have 2 flagships the Galaxy S & Note series.
    I don't know where you heard the 1520's screen is not that great. The 6" IPS LCD 1080p screen on the 1520 is one of the most amazing and beautiful displays available on the market...

    Well i feel confident to get a flagship model as i also buy an iPhone 6 Plus as i have a macbook pro.
    I might talk often about Apple but i am not meaning to offend anyone as both systems are great on their own way
    No offence will ever be taken here! You'll find that many of us here at WC are big fans of multiple platforms. (I just got a brand new iPad Air 2 for Christmas!) I myself came from 4 generations of iPhones before switching my main daily driver to Windows Phone. I still appreciate the iPhone and Apple's ecosystem, and have even been considering an iPhone 6 Plus as well as a secondary phone, but since I started using WP, I've fallen in love with the OS. Windows Phone is so fluid and beautiful.. and there's nothing like a customizable Start screen with it's Live Tiles. Once you start using it, you'll see. I think the main reason the Windows Phone platform hasn't risen in market share, is that people are afraid of change and are afraid to try new things. They keep the mindset that Microsoft is this old man company full of viruses, crashes, and BSODs (Blue Screens of Death). Well times have changed, and I promise anyone, just give WP a chance and try it... you'll fall in love with it just as I have!

    What's so special about glance? It's just to display various items such as amount new unread emails or missed phone calls etc?
    The amazing thing about Glance is it operates with the proximity sensor, where you can just pull your phone out of your pocket (or just wave your hand over it if it's lying on a table etc) and see all of your notifications at a "Glance"... without ever even having to touch or push any buttons on your phone. It's especially useful if you're at work, cooking, or working on a car, etc. where your hands might be dirty and you don't want to touch your nice phone.

    But does it not consumes extra battery power?
    Very, very little...
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    12-25-2014 10:26 PM
  22. PK070's Avatar
    Welcome to Windows Central Peter! Glad you found us! We're here to help you with any questions or concerns with your interest and trial of Windows Phone.
    Thanks

    I don't know where you heard the 1520's screen is not that great. The 6" IPS LCD 1080p screen on the 1520 is one of the most amazing and beautiful displays available on the market...
    Saw that on some video reviews but i know that IPS LCD is good cause much better screen view from various angles. But maybe that particular person liked over saturated colors.

    No offence will ever be taken here! You'll find that many of us here at WC are big fans of multiple platforms. (I just got a brand new iPad Air 2 for Christmas!) I myself came from 4 generations of iPhones before switching my main daily driver to Windows Phone. I still appreciate the iPhone and Apple's ecosystem, and have even been considering an iPhone 6 Plus as well as a secondary phone, but since I started using WP, I've fallen in love with the OS. Windows Phone is so fluid and beautiful.. and there's nothing like a customizable Start screen with it's Live Tiles. Once you start using it, you'll see. I think the main reason the Windows Phone platform hasn't risen in market share, is that people are afraid of change and are afraid to try new things. They keep the mindset that Microsoft is this old man company full of viruses, crashes, and BSODs (Blue Screens of Death). Well times have changed, and I promise anyone, just give WP a chance and try it... you'll fall in love with it just as I have!
    I am not afraid of any virus as i won't do anything that will make me afraid of getting them as i won't install apps from outside the windows store or flash different kind of roms. And the only reason why it won't be my daily driver is just cause i use a macbook pro and due i have just 4gb ram i don't have windows 8.1 installed as previous test was not working well with parallels.

    The amazing thing about Glance is it operates with the proximity sensor, where you can just pull your phone out of your pocket (or just wave your hand over it if it's lying on a table etc) and see all of your notifications at a "Glance"... without ever even having to touch or push any buttons on your phone. It's especially useful if you're at work, cooking, or working on a car, etc. where your hands might be dirty and you don't want to touch your nice phone.
    If it's that great then why it's not on all models like the 930? I mean every useful feature is welcome, altho too many like samsung does just sucks. I really hate Samsung and i know many people swear to Samsung but man many features i don't even use such as smart pause/view etc.
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    12-26-2014 06:39 AM
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    I am not afraid of any virus as i won't do anything that will make me afraid of getting them as i won't install apps from outside the windows store or flash different kind of roms.
    There aren't any on Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft has gone with the same type of "walled garden" approach that Apple has been using for years. You can ONLY install apps from the store. The OS is locked down pretty tight... and I don't believe there are an custom roms at all. That's what I'm trying to say.. This isn't your father's Windows lol, it's quite secure!

    If it's that great then why it's not on all models like the 930?
    That's a good question, and one many of us here asked when the 930/Icon came out. Microsoft sometimes leaves us with a head scratcher.. Like the 1020; the most amazing camera on a smartphone ever.. but failed to include an SD card slot with it! This is why, in my opinion, the 1520 is the best choice flagship Windows Phone; it has the best of everything.
    12-26-2014 08:54 AM
  24. PK070's Avatar
    There aren't any on Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft has gone with the same type of "walled garden" approach that Apple has been using for years. You can ONLY install apps from the store. The OS is locked down pretty tight... and I don't believe there are an custom roms at all. That's what I'm trying to say.. This isn't your father's Windows lol, it's quite secure!


    That's a good question, and one many of us here asked when the 930/Icon came out. Microsoft sometimes leaves us with a head scratcher.. Like the 1020; the most amazing camera on a smartphone ever.. but failed to include an SD card slot with it! This is why, in my opinion, the 1520 is the best choice flagship Windows Phone; it has the best of everything.
    So i know before it was always some flaming how closed OS X is and iOS but now Microsoft decided the same for at least their Mobile os. As i remember "back in the day" when i had the Samsung Omnia i had it changed quite soon with various roms.

    Cause i can imagine Windows Mobile 8.1 had more possibilities to customize it i mean it's kind of sad that you where able to use a wallpaper since 8.1?

    But on the other hand i see with at least the Lumia series that hardware and os works perfect no matter what hardware the phone got, Games are a different story as of course not all models can play very well for example Asphalt 8.

    And about the 1520 i heard some stories like that shops from a Dutch provider did send their stock back so people only where able to choose the 930 if they wanted a flagship model.
    12-26-2014 10:42 AM
  25. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Re: Glance.

    Some screens can't have Glance due to a physical limitation with the hardware. While the 930 has a killer display in terms of pixel density, it lacks "screen memory" which is needed for Glance. That's my rudimentary understanding at any rate.

    I love, love, love Glance. I just find it so useful to not have to wake the phone up to tell clearly what so many statuses and notifications are doing. I keep mine set to always on, but the proximity sensor limits that. If the phone is in my pocket, or face down on a table, the screen stays unlit. But the moment I look at the screen there all the info is. Then if I pocket the phone again or lay it back down, the screen goes out. I think it saves me battery in the long run as I don't have to wake the phone every time I want to see a simple status... And I get a pretty wide choice of what info displays there.

    Re: IPS vs AMOLED

    I really prefer IPS, some love AMOLED. I can see positives to each, some are entrenched in their camp. Anyone who gives the 1520 screen a poor review is in the latter part of both those two preceding statements. I favor IPS mainly for the warmer, more realistic colors and the readability in full sunlight.

    IMHO, the 367 pixel per inch density on the 1520 is right about at the sweet spot. Sure plenty of phones have a higher ppi (iPhone 6+, 930, Galaxy S5, etc.), but it is mostly wasted tech. How close to the device are you going to place your eye? At a normal viewing distance the 367 ppi holds up fantastically. I never see any pixelation.
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    12-28-2014 12:40 PM
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