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  1. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    How useful is that camera strap thing they throw in? Is it large enough to be comfortable, yet small enough to not slip off?

    Would you recommend using the strap even when not using the camera (I.E: So it doesn't accidentally slip out of your hand and fall)?

    How good is the speaker quality? Does it have clear, loud output?

    And these are just more generalized questions, but:

    Any suggestions on a quality case for this thing (Don't want to be breaking a $700 phone now).

    And finally, I'll be moving to this device from a Lumia 900. This will be my first Windows Phone 8 device, so any suggestions on transferring from 7.8 to 8? How can I preserve my settings and data? Will I have to lose all gaming progress?

    Thanks so much for doing this, it's much appreciated!
    • Strap is very useful, not a gimmick
    • If you're prone to dropping, sure, it's a cool thing to have, I really like it
    • Speaker and audio quality is better, imo, than the 920, especially for phone calls and speaker phone
    • Re: case, will have to wait until we get some to review
    • No advice, you'll lose everything except contacts and photos (if saved to SkyDrive)
    07-24-2013 04:56 PM
  2. SwimSwim's Avatar
    Thanks Daniel, shame Windows Phone is tainted by lackluster backup and restoration options.
    07-24-2013 05:08 PM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Thanks Daniel, shame Windows Phone is tainted by lackluster backup and restoration options.
    Dont forget you can use transfer my data to get your texts as well.
    Last edited by theefman; 07-24-2013 at 08:34 PM.
    07-24-2013 05:20 PM
  4. lerimer's Avatar
    Daniel, How good are the apps that were introduced with the device? Apps such as flipboard... can we get a video of how it looks on a windows phone?
    07-24-2013 05:50 PM
  5. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Thanks Daniel, shame Windows Phone is tainted by lackluster backup and restoration options.
    It's better once you're on WP8. You can backup sms messages and apps (thought not specific date, yet).
    07-24-2013 06:00 PM
  6. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Daniel, How good are the apps that were introduced with the device? Apps such as flipboard... can we get a video of how it looks on a windows phone?
    Not here yet, though one of the big apps will launch with it Friday.
    07-24-2013 06:01 PM
  7. driver_king's Avatar
    Probably? Hard to say, I'm not you, lol
    In reply to the OP here, don't forget that you can also get the optional camera grip which will extend the phone's usable battery life quite a bit. So five hours should not be a problem.
    07-24-2013 08:09 PM
  8. a5cent's Avatar
    Hey Dan

    Can you open more apps on the L1020 than you can on a L920, before WP is forced to unload the first one from RAM (tombstoned)?

    That is the only potential benefit that extra GB of RAM might have on a WP8 device. If not, then WP's memory manager is still only seeing one GB, meaning that extra GB is reserved exclusively for use by the L1020's imaging stack.
    07-24-2013 08:35 PM
  9. TMaestro's Avatar
    Hi Dan,
    My nave question is that do we need to hold the phone steady during the processing time (5s), or do we only need to do so for about, e.g. one second, and then we can put move the phone while the captured image is processing?
    07-24-2013 09:11 PM
  10. coteganut's Avatar
    Is yours fully paid off, if so, can you please call att and see if they will give you the unlock code. I called them muliple times and they all say they can unlock it right away just need the phone's imei number; but I dont have the phone yet.
    07-24-2013 09:29 PM
  11. montsa007's Avatar
    Million Dollar Question - Is the 'Other' still a problem?
    Not so important question - Whats the price, sim free?
    07-25-2013 12:29 AM
  12. d.scythe's Avatar
    Million Dollar Question - Is the 'Other' still a problem?
    Not so important question - Whats the price, sim free?
    what "other" you mean??
    seriously, cause i don't have a WP devices yet, but thinking of switching into one cause this 1020 thing...
    but i still a little worried to leave the IOS ecos...

    for mr daniel, i have this 2 questions...
    what do you think mr daniel, can you give me reasons to jump over WP8 from IOS?

    and other than that, i would like to know if there's any issues you would run out of memory, cause 32GB will not be enough for the 41MP pictures plus apps n games (i love apps n games a lot, FYI i use iphone 4s with 32GB storage and it never enough with the apps n games)...
    07-25-2013 12:53 AM
  13. LMZR's Avatar
    what "other" you mean??
    seriously, cause i don't have a WP devices yet, but thinking of switching into one cause this 1020 thing...
    but i still a little worried to leave the IOS ecos...

    for mr daniel, i have this 2 questions...
    what do you think mr daniel, can you give me reasons to jump over WP8 from IOS?

    and other than that, i would like to know if there's any issues you would run out of memory, cause 32GB will not be enough for the 41MP pictures plus apps n games (i love apps n games a lot, FYI i use iphone 4s with 32GB storage and it never enough with the apps n games)...
    Other is a storage related issue, There is a temp fix for it in the form of apps, but results are varied.
    07-25-2013 01:07 AM
  14. d.scythe's Avatar
    Other is a storage related issue, There is a temp fix for it in the form of apps, but results are varied.
    maybe i should just wait for umm, lumia 1025 maybe?
    so it could have a memory card slot, and HD display plus WP 8.1?
    07-25-2013 01:58 AM
  15. ALpHa.Q.RoUgH's Avatar
    maybe i should just wait for umm, lumia 1025 maybe?
    so it could have a memory card slot, and HD display plus WP 8.1?
    Yes, you could do that in April 2014 or wait until November 2014 for the Lumia 1080 that has a 5.5 inch screen, AMOLED & 64 GB of storage.
    or
    you could wait until April 2015 for the Lumia 1120 that has.......... (a slot to print photos on 2x2 cards!)
    Nogitsune Micah likes this.
    07-25-2013 02:47 AM
  16. flair77's Avatar
    Does it have a FM Transmitter? To play music wirelessly in your car?
    07-25-2013 03:22 AM
  17. fancy0479's Avatar
    Interesting question. Here's how it works:

    When you slide your finger up (digital zoom) on a live image and snap the photo, it saves it like that. BUT it really took the full photo and saved that as the HQ image, meaning you can literally go back and re-frame the image again and un-zoom it. Kind of neat really.

    So basically you can re-frame during the shot or after, your choice.
    Do you only get the last saved photo or each time you save a reframed photo you get an individual one?
    07-25-2013 04:47 AM
  18. fancy0479's Avatar
    One thing not clear, if you use the stock WP camera app, will you get an over-sampled 5MP photo?
    07-25-2013 04:59 AM
  19. aaa6112's Avatar
    Do you only get the last saved photo or each time you save a reframed photo you get an individual one?
    each time you save a reframed photo, you get a new one (I tried that at my local MSFT store).
    fancy0479 likes this.
    07-25-2013 05:15 AM
  20. Jaybotics's Avatar
    Hi.

    So I am a little confused about the saved images. When you take a photo with the Pro camera app, it saves both the high res and the oversampled 5mp image? Is their a way to save just the oversampled 5mp image for storage purposes?
    07-25-2013 11:48 AM
  21. Stil_1's Avatar
    Hi.

    So I am a little confused about the saved images. When you take a photo with the Pro camera app, it saves both the high res and the oversampled 5mp image? Is their a way to save just the oversampled 5mp image for storage purposes?
    Yes, there is an option to save only the 5MP image, or both large and 5mp image in the camera settings.
    07-25-2013 12:29 PM
  22. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Are there sharpness settings in the camera app? The images look too soft for me.
    No, no sharpness settings.

    Images do not look soft at all. No complaints there.
    07-25-2013 02:39 PM
  23. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hey Dan

    Can you open more apps on the L1020 than you can on a L920, before WP is forced to unload the first one from RAM (tombstoned)?

    That is the only potential benefit that extra GB of RAM might have on a WP8 device. If not, then WP's memory manager is still only seeing one GB, meaning that extra GB is reserved exclusively for use by the L1020's imaging stack.
    Looks to be just 8 apps.
    07-25-2013 02:40 PM
  24. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hi Dan,
    My nave question is that do we need to hold the phone steady during the processing time (5s), or do we only need to do so for about, e.g. one second, and then we can put move the phone while the captured image is processing?
    the 5 seconds is just for launch and shooting, the time it takes to go from cold to able to shoot. Once taken, the 2 second delay for processing you can do whatever you want.
    07-25-2013 02:41 PM
  25. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hi.

    So I am a little confused about the saved images. When you take a photo with the Pro camera app, it saves both the high res and the oversampled 5mp image? Is their a way to save just the oversampled 5mp image for storage purposes?
    Yes.
    07-25-2013 02:41 PM
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