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  1. eortizr's Avatar
    Don't do it just yet, you will regret it. I just bought a Lumia 1520 yesterday night, at the time of this post I'm already considering returning it and getting any other 'non-windows' phone. Apps is the mayor issue, there are so many missing apps and the ones WP8 has have not been updated for a long time and lack lots of features when compared to iOS or Android. The camera performance on the 1520 is a big disappointment, even the 1 year old lumia 920 takes better pictures and video. Youtube experience is non existance, the current best homemade app has not been updated for months, the facebook app is been supported and was created by Microsoft and it SUCKS big time. There are no google apps whatsoever, your only have a choice as a browser and that's IE.
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    02-05-2014 06:16 PM
  2. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Don't do it just yet, you will regret it. I just bought a Lumia 1520 yesterday night, at the time of this post I'm already considering returning it and getting any other 'non-windows' phone. Apps is the mayor issue, there are so many missing apps and the ones WP8 has have not been updated for a long time and lack lots of features when compared to iOS or Android. The camera performance on the 1520 is a big disappointment, even the 1 year old lumia 920 takes better pictures and video. Youtube experience is non existance, the current best homemade app has not been updated for months, the facebook app is been supported and was created by Microsoft and it SUCKS big time. There are no google apps whatsoever, your only have a choice as a browser and that's IE.
    The point of Windows Phone is social-centric, not app-centric.
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    02-05-2014 06:30 PM
  3. oditius's Avatar
    Hmmm I had the 920 when I came to AT&T back in 2012. Used that phone for about 6 months, and decided even though I loved windows, there was the problem with apps. I have accumulated literately thousands of apps. So I went back to android. Well, after about 8 months of the Note 2 and then the HTC One X and then the HTC One, I decided that android OS can go to blazes. There was several things I missed in WP, like the ease of mingling my office with my toy. And the only Android app I would miss would be the clearcheckbook app. Well, they wrote one for WP... So my 32GB Nokia 1520 comes tomorrow. With androids the things I did on the WP in one step, took several. WP is still a baby next to iOS or Android, but it will grow. Will it ever pass the top 2? Maybe? Maybe not. Only time will tell, but for me, I am glad I am returning to Window Phone...
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    02-05-2014 06:38 PM
  4. iyae's Avatar
    Apps is the mayor issue, there are so many missing apps
    This is true; but seriously come on. You cant go without flappy bird? I've done absolutely fine on Windows Phone with the lower app count (which is actually getting better by the day). I understand that people "want it all. want it all now", but with a 3rd place OS we arent going to GET it all without a user base and support. You cant eat your cake and have it to (Thats the correct ordering of the phrase btw :P).

    the ones WP8 has have not been updated for a long time and lack lots of features when compared to iOS or Android.
    Name these apps; because the most used ones usually have 3rd party offerings that match the features you say are missing

    Youtube experience is non existance, the current best homemade app has not been updated for months,
    Youtube experience is not non existant!

    myTube | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Australia)

    Who cares if hasnt been updated since December? What is actually missing from that app that makes you think it NEEDS updating? When an app was last updated has nothing to do with the quality of it. No point updating if it isnt required! That was a silly statement.

    the facebook app is been supported and was created by Microsoft and it SUCKS big time.
    are you kidding? The facebook app is actually really really good!

    There are no google apps whatsoever
    Not everyone uses google services (i dont).

    your only have a choice as a browser and that's IE.
    Not true. What about UC browser? If you are saying this because its essentially a frame for IE (a very good one!) then the same can be said for iphone on which i believe all browsers use Safari's rendering engine. (correct me if I'm wrong) So again the point is moot.

    I just think your post was a little alarmist; provide the guy some solid information yes, but dont get all melodramatic on us, please!
    02-05-2014 07:15 PM
  5. ChimeraX73's Avatar
    I won't go into the technicalities of your questions, as they have been answered quite well, however I will add that I owned the iPhone 3GS, 4, and 4S but grew very bored with the total lack of innovation on the software from those early days. While the hardware changed, and a new feature was added each year, it started to feel quite stale after 3 years. I gave Android a try afterwards, but made the mistake of buying a Samsung Note 2. The OS is OK, however I found that there were so many design inconsistencies with the apps that it brought so many irritations to my whole experience, I decided that it was quite immature compared to iOS. The Samsung hardware was very poorly manufactured too, and I had to get it repaired 3 times within 9 months.

    Prior to the iPhones, I was a Windows Mobile user, and had owned many (many) devices, mainly HTC, and I really liked what Microsoft had done up until that point, but Windows Phone 7 was just too immature to consider back then, but by now WP8 was looking interesting, and I really liked the live tile interface as seen on Windows 8. I decided to give the Lumia 925 a try, and instantly loved it.

    While WP doesn't get some of the big name apps straight away, more developers are at least porting apps, and there are equivalent apps for most things, so I haven't felt like I've been left out in the cold.

    The camera on the 925 is very impressive compared to most phones, although obviously not as good as the 1020. But I was attracted to the slimness of this phone more than the additional camera capabilities of it's bigger brothers.

    It's worth switching just for the experience of a really different device and all of the fun that comes from a new toy that feels truly unique compared to the rest of the icons on pages which slide left and right. I know several people who have given it a try, and they all loved it.
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    02-05-2014 07:17 PM
  6. dlalonde's Avatar
    If you're on Windows, one positive thing about the move from iPhone to Windows Phone is getting rid of iTunes. I despise iTunes on Windows and being forced to use it. On Windows Phone you just drag and drop files on the phone. But you can also use the Windows Phone application if you still prefer synching.

    To buy music, the XBox Music Store is very well. I don't really have mainstream tastes and yet I always found what I wanted on it (and they come in MP3 format directly).

    The possibility of using an SD card on some Lumia models is also a plus. Arguably, it's also a downside considering the space isn't used for apps like on iPhones.

    But the most important thing is the overall experience. I've used iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8 and WP8 is the best I've used: Live Tiles, general design, social integration, more and more apps, more and more webapps (like wpcentral.com is compatible with mobiles phones so you can use apps like Webapps that allows you to have live tiles coming from websites).

    There are more positives and negatives IMO.
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    02-05-2014 07:24 PM
  7. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I am not sure about the security point. I'd like to see a direct comparison to support the assumption that iOS is more secure. The last iOS update had a huge security hiccup (Lockscreen hole) and anybody was able to get to somebody's info with a few taps. Sure they fixed it soon, but it shows that every OS is prone to security holes.
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    02-05-2014 07:28 PM
  8. Ed Boland's Avatar

    Youtube experience is not non existant!

    myTube | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (Australia)

    Who cares if hasnt been updated since December? What is actually missing from that app that makes you think it NEEDS updating? When an app was last updated has nothing to do with the quality of it. No point updating if it isnt required! That was a silly statement.
    Exactly! myTube and MetroTube are very very good Youtube apps. That and the mobile and/or desktop versions of the site works just fine.
    are you kidding? The facebook app is actually really really good!
    Agreed! And the way Facebook is built into the People Hub works flawlessly, once you understand how it works...

    Not everyone uses google services (i dont).
    The only Google service I use is Youtube, I have a bunch of videos on my channel.



    I just think your post was a little alarmist; provide the guy some solid information yes, but dont get all melodramatic on us, please!
    Agreed. I came from 4 generations of iPhones myself. Switched to Windows Phone 8 when the Nokia Lumia 920 came out, and have since upgraded to the 1020. I honestly haven't missed my iPhone one bit. If you're a photographer, the Lumia 1020 is for you! Take a look at the "pics/videos taken with your 1020" thread and see for yourself. The 1020 is THE most amazing camera you've ever used on a smartphone. No, it wont replace your DSLR in some situations, but it WILL in most! It really is that good...
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    02-05-2014 07:45 PM
  9. Ed Boland's Avatar
    Oh and Words with Friends is absolutely available for WP8! I don't know who said it wasn't...

    And chances are, if there's an app you're used to having on the iPhone and can't find it for WP8, there's more than likely a 3rd party app that works just as good if not better! Just look at Instagram... 6Tag is SO much better!
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    02-05-2014 07:49 PM
  10. eric12341's Avatar
    Security- WP is just as secure if not more secure than iOS, there are ways to developer and interop unlock a WP but its much harder to do and doesn't compromise security to the extent of jail breaking an iPhone would,

    Apps- the app gap is narrowing more and more as the days go by. I can imagine it being almost non existent once WP8.1 comes out in the spring. All apps on WP also go through a rigorous certification process before they're placed on the store.

    Camera- the camera in my 8X absolutely trounces the camera in my friends iPhone 5. The pictures I take are always brighter and richer in color in comparison to hers. They also tend to be in the wide aspect ratio compared to the fixed standard aspect ratio on the iPhone.

    OS stability- there are no problems with stability on WP when compared to an Android device. However, lag does begin to occur once the other/temporary files folder grows too large. In update 3 which is rolling out now there is an option to clear out those temporary files, after that the phone is smooth and stable again.

    All in all I think you will be pretty satisfied with WP especially if you go with the 1520.
    02-05-2014 08:03 PM
  11. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    The point of Windows Phone is social-centric, not app-centric.
    Exactly.

    Hello W8 Phone users!
    ...Believe it or not, this is one of the main concerns I have with switching platforms.

    1 - If (God forbid) I lose my iPhone with all those full resolution, non-watermarked photos, I'm not overly concerned with someone retrieving them. Not saying it's impossible but the majority of people that find the phone would probably not be able to retrieve any files from it. As compared with an Android or Windows phone with a MicroSD card in it. Pretty much anyone that finds one of those phones can pull the MicroSD card and retrieve any files from it. (Somewhat related, I see posts about the 16gb vs the 32gb 1520..... what's the difference if you're just going to cram a 64gb MicroSD in it anyways?)...
    Data on the SD Card can be accessed via an sd card reader, so if you're worried about security, leave the pictures on your phone, and get a lumia with larger memory. 32gb at least. And note that not all lumias have SD support.. also, btw, the formats for SD are Fat32 and exFat. It may also accept NTFS, but idk.

    2 Security. Obviously concern 1 is security related, but overall security is a big deal to me. In the world of personal and business computers, Apple has always been (or at least perceived to be) the more secure OS. Less vulnerabilities and attacks than a Windows platform. Is the same true in the smartphone world?...
    Windows Phone, at the moment, is roughly the same as iOS in security. And to put it this way, I've heard of more attacks and malware for iOS than i have Windows Phone.

    3 Apps. As I mentioned, I love my games. I have a friend that made the switch from iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (at the time it was the flagship of any Android). After a week he went back to iPhone. He claimed that in many cases they had the same app but it was usually an older version than what he had on his iPhone. And that's in an Android market which has significantly more apps than W8 does. Are we seeing true development in apps in general in W8?...
    Yes! We are getting official apps very rapidly. Furthermore, The Windows Phone platform thrives off third-party apps. Even when an official app is unavailable, there are often third party solutions (6tag, 6nap, 6sec, MyTube, etc...)! Just search the Windows Store online (Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)) for apps and ask around here about alternatives.

    4 Picture quality. One thing I noticed with the 8mp camera on my iPhone (which does take fantastic photos for a camera phone in my opinion) is that no matter what settings I use, the end result is still just a 72dpi photo. I'm just not sure what good it is having a 41mp or 20mp camera on a smartphone if at the end of the day I'm getting a low resolution 72dpi photo. Are any of you noticing this when transferring to a PC? I called Nokia support to pick their brain but they had me on hold for over 30 minutes and then said they'd get back to me although I'm not hopeful they will (which would make them on par with Apple and the horrible support they have)...
    The Nokia Camera application saves images in both a scaled down version for sharing and a high res version. It also supports RAW imaging. I havent personally used a 1020, so i cant tell you the DPI of the high res file, but this is what Nokia's site says:

    Depending on the selected aspect ratio, full-resolution photos are either 34MP or 38MP. The camera has a high-resolution 41MP sensor, where the active area is 7712 x 5360 pixels. Depending on the aspect ratio you choose, your camera uses 7712 x 4352 pixels for 16:9 photos and videos, or 7136 x 5360 pixels for 4:3 photos and videos. In order to see the full-resolution photo, you need to view the photo in the Nokia Pro Camera. To open the photo in Nokia Pro Camera full-resolution view, tap the captured by Nokia Pro Cam link below the photo in the Photos hub.
    5 Continued support. Since MS has purchased the Nokia phone division, is there a future in owning a Lumia right now? Obviously in two years or so I'll probably end up with something else but I'd at least like to know that for the next two years I'm not on an abandoned platform...
    Of course! Thats part of why MS bought Nokia, even. Them being the same entity means Microsoft can ramp up development and integrate features more rapidly without secrecy between the two and requiring delegation between two separate entities. In fact, the new CEO of Microsoft has already stated a big emphasis on mobile and cloud, so the chances of abandonment are slim to none

    In all, Windows Phone is a refreshing platform, and can be considered a middle ground between Android and iOS, having more features than the later but more secure than the former. It's got unique apps and is very social-centric. It's [lumia] handsets are stylish, and come with ground breaking hardware and features.

    The choice is up to you, of course. But i'd highly recommend getting a Lumia.
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    02-05-2014 08:14 PM
  12. steve aras's Avatar
    Ok so lets do the whole honesty gig. I typing this on my Lumia 920. I've owned since launch. My reply will be things to think about...not necessarily what your specifically looking for. So...I've bought 3 Windows Phones. A Samsung Focus(my son still uses it). NOKIA 900, 920 and my wife has a 1020. When I first got my 920, I almost brought it back because it thought it was to heavy and the gloss finish made it slippery. I did drop it once while walking. I mean right in the middle of a step. The it went, face down on pavement. And I even stepped right on it and slid a little way. It does have a few.scratches but overtime they're hardly noticeable. I don't think you can break my phone. Overtime I've.come to love this phone. I love its size and heft. I really love its curved back and balance. I can take it out of my pocket, and if I'm holding it upside down, I can spin it on my open palm and catch it in the correct orientation. My phone takes a nice photo, but my wife's 1020 takes a photo is nearly unbelievable. The cool thing about the 40meg is like this. Think of taking a photo from 6 ft away of several people. You could later, zoom and crop each person, like you were doing a 2 ft close up....and that zoomed in crop is still bigger than 8meg.

    I'm not a huge gamer, but the ones I have are visually striking for a freakin...phone.

    I live a die using twitter...which is indicative of apps in WP. Often its the 3d party apps that are the best.

    My favorite features on this phone...Are the Nokia Here+ apps, the on screen keyboard is the best of any phone I've ever tried, WiFi is solid and NFC has Star Trek like capabilities.

    I can't argue against any phone...but I can say...without hesitation...I love my phone. It is a technological marvel, with gorgeous curves.
    02-05-2014 08:27 PM
  13. sinic999's Avatar
    If apps are a huge factor in your decision, I strongly suggest you not to consider a Lumia now though. However if you could, maybe you could try purchasing one of the low end Lumia phones and see if it suits your preference. That's what I did when transitioning from an Iphone 4 to Lumia Windows phone. I bought a Lumia 900 2 years ago to test it out. Ultimately, it is up to you. Never try, never know.
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    02-05-2014 08:27 PM
  14. ThinkFast81's Avatar
    If you are really looking for the best cameras in smart phones , you should take Lumia phones with no doubt. My reasons to put Lumia WP mobiles over ios iPhone are many but I will give you some may you interested in:
    1- the hardware built quality with gorilla glass and no need to buy a protection cover like the iPhone.

    2- the size of the screen is bigger which means more space for you to watch and enjoy the colorful pictures, videos and games as well.
    3- the battery life comparing Lumia 1520 to any iPhone , there is a big gap between them, if you are heavy user and needs your phone all the time just go with Lumia 1520.

    Last but not least , you should try Lumia phones by yourself and judge, they are stylish and eye catching smartphones, however the iPhone has the same boring design with some different features. Anyway , my advice to you is to give Windows phone a try especially Lumia 1520 or 1020 , and good luck :)
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    02-05-2014 08:32 PM
  15. atherosxd's Avatar
    I just took a look at one of the high res pics off my Lumia 1020, and it's 72 dpi with a res of 7712x4352.

    It does have RAW support though you could likely make your own jpg at whatever dpi you want in photoshop.
    the DNG file has 200 dpi.
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    02-05-2014 08:38 PM
  16. ChrisLynch's Avatar
    It doesn't seem that anyone has replied to this. No, the MicroSD card is encrypted. Once it's put into the phone, it's locked to that device. There are low level tools to unlock SD cards, but that also wipes the disk. The two letters SD mean Secure Digital. It's just that almost any device manufacturer that supports SD cards does not in fact turn on encryption.

    [EDIT]

    Actually, let me correct myself. I was speaking of Windows Phone 7. Apparently this changed in WP8. If the device is managed from say Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Intune then BitLocker can be enabled. There is currently no method to enable BitLocker locally, although it should TBH.
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    02-05-2014 08:43 PM
  17. GizmoEV's Avatar
    • The Nokia Camera application saves images in both a scaled down version for sharing and a high res version. It also supports RAW imaging. I havent personally used a 1020, so i cant tell you the DPI of the high res file, but this is what Nokia's site says:
    Depending on the selected aspect ratio, full-resolution photos are either 34MP or 38MP. The camera has a high-resolution 41MP sensor, where the active area is 7712 x 5360 pixels. Depending on the aspect ratio you choose, your camera uses 7712 x 4352 pixels for 16:9 photos and videos, or 7136 x 5360 pixels for 4:3 photos and videos. In order to see the full-resolution photo, you need to view the photo in the Nokia Pro Camera. To open the photo in Nokia Pro Camera full-resolution view, tap the captured by Nokia Pro Cam link below the photo in the Photos hub.
    A note about DPI (dots per inch): Notice that the quote above from Nokia doesn't even mention DPI? That is because it DOES NOT MATTER what the extended attribute in a photo says about DPI. It is only the recommended scale factor to tell applications how to treat the file the application automatically scales the photo. Typical computer monitors of the CRT era were all around 72dpi. Interesting huh? Displays like the one on this Lumina 2520 tablet that I'm using is around 192dpi, the Surface 2 slightly less because it has the same number of pixels but slightly larger display.

    Don't worry about the DPI that the pictures come out at. It is a changeable parameter. For example, take the 7712 x 4352 pixel picture mentioned in the quote above. At 72dpi that picture would be 107.1 inches by 60.4 inches. For standard photographic printing 300dpi is common which would put that same picture at 25.7 inches by 14.5 inches.

    I switched from an iPhone 4 to a Lumina 920. One reason I was willing to try it was that the iPhone 4 and 920 both take the same SIM. I knew that my iPhone 4 would still last a couple more years if I ended up not liking my 920 and I wanted to switch back. I could do so at any time and not involve my carrier. It turns out that I have only tested that the SIM card from my 920 would work in the iPhone 4. I have never switched back to an iOS device. If you are unsure, pick a device like the 1020 which uses the same microSIM that your iPhone does.

    As for showing your pictures to clients, consider getting something like the Lumina 2520 or Surface 2. The 2520 will give your pictures a truer color balance than the Surface 2 but both will do an incredible job of displaying your work. You can even transfer with NFC between a 1020 and a 2520. Furthermore, if you want your pictures on an SD card in the tablet you can format it with NTFS on a desktop computer then turn on BitLocker on the SD card and install it in the tablet. I don't know if the phone can use NTFS and/or BitLocker, however.
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    02-05-2014 08:52 PM
  18. StefEBear's Avatar
    I've been using Windows phones now for over 3 years and I very much like the way the Operating System works and has some good integrations.
    Security on the Windows Phones is very good. the internal storage is fully encrypted (the SD cards aren't I don't think, I can't tell as I have a 920 without expansion) The phone can of course be remotely locked, called, wiped (Windows phone had this inbuilt before iOS and Android even). Windows phone's have not yet been jailbroken and as everything is sandboxed there is no chance of Virus attacks. Like iOS, Windows phone apps are vetted (unlike Android) for malware code.
    Apps and Games are getting better all the time, some of the good ones are on, or getting ported to the Lumia devices. The App/Game market is less than the others but seems to be growing quite well. There are quite a few alternatives available as well.
    Skydrive Backup is a GREAT feature as well. you can set your phone to automaticallly upload a reduced quality picture over Mobile data, or set it to upload full images over WiFi. so even if lost, you'll have a copy of them at least.
    As for support Microsoft as you know has bought "Lumia" from Nokia and the development team to go along with it. They all come with 2 year warranties (not like iPhone's 1 year in US) Updates do come to the systems but just not quite as fast as iOS.
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    02-05-2014 08:53 PM
  19. Nabkawe5's Avatar
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    This is my argument for the Lumia 1520 :D
    02-05-2014 09:05 PM
  20. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    If you're on Windows, one positive thing about the move from iPhone to Windows Phone is getting rid of iTunes. I despise iTunes on Windows and being forced to use it. On Windows Phone you just drag and drop files on the phone. But you can also use the Windows Phone application if you still prefer synching.

    To buy music, the XBox Music Store is very well. I don't really have mainstream tastes and yet I always found what I wanted on it (and they come in MP3 format directly).

    The possibility of using an SD card on some Lumia models is also a plus. Arguably, it's also a downside considering the space isn't used for apps like on iPhones.

    But the most important thing is the overall experience. I've used iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8 and WP8 is the best I've used: Live Tiles, general design, social integration, more and more apps, more and more webapps (like wpcentral.com is compatible with mobiles phones so you can use apps like Webapps that allows you to have live tiles coming from websites).

    There are more positives and negatives IMO.
    Can I just point out I use drag and drop on iTunes all the time. Actually, its the only method I've ever used using iTunes and Apple products.

    To the OP regarding the app situation, everyone's pretty much laid it out for you. One thing to keep in mind is that many WP apps (official ones mostly) tend to lack features their iOS and Android counterparts have. If you don't use these features, then its not a big deal. On the flip side of this, there are many 3rd party alternatives that may have these features (as someone pointed out with the Instagram/6tag example). The fear with 3rd party apps is that you never know when the rug will be pulled and these companies will request they be removed or access to API's cutoff
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    02-05-2014 09:18 PM
  21. indieimprint's Avatar
    interesting video that compares the browsing experience on iphone 5s to lumia 1520:



    I have both 1020 and 1520. I use the 1520 most of the time due to awesome battery life, screen size. Both have great cameras, but I find the 1020 far better
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    02-05-2014 09:19 PM
  22. Notorious MIKE's Avatar
    The biggest question you need to ask is what apps do you 'need'? You need to think of the ones you couldn't do without or those that you use everyday.

    Being a WP used you have to get used to the fact that new apps and games may not arrive for a while after they do on iOS and Android.

    Gaming wise, are you an Xbox user? WP Central has covered the lack of games recently a few times. It can be annoying. In my eyes Xbox Live is one of both the best and worst things about WP. Its great that it exists, getting achievements on your phone is great. But there's a sense great frustration too. It could be so much more than it is. MS could do a lot more to improve gaming on WP.
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    02-05-2014 09:22 PM
  23. GPendolino's Avatar
    Well if nothing else I have to at least say the W8 community is the most generous and helpful when it comes to sharing information and encouraging people to become a part of it.

    I've gotten some incredibly valuable feedback and will be making a decision soon.

    Still unclear on what format the MicroSD card is as that's where all my non-watermarked high-rez (300dpi) photos will be stored. (The ones I take with my Nikon D800 and workup and transfer to he phone).

    No getting around the apps issue but hey, I can't even enjoy Dead Trigger 2 as is because I crash frequently. I'm not going to give Apple $400 and get into another two year contract for a 64gb iPhone 5S with essentially a guarantee that Apple's own updates will render it useless in another 18-24 months.

    I highly appreciate all the feedback so far and will be checking tomorrow to see if there's any more info shared.

    Thanks again!
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    02-05-2014 09:24 PM
  24. Jordan Laureano1's Avatar
    Gpendolino. I'm Jordan from the Philippines. Go for the switch. Windows photo editing apps are more modern like picsart, phototastic, photografitti, momento, mylife, weatherpro, so much colorful and more pleasingly attractive than ios apps... Especially when capturing pictures and sharing them to our social networks .its damn to fast .its fully integrated. Easily share them to fb, twitter in three touches . Sent instantly. In gaming, words with friends and other word gaming are very much available. FPS lots of them. For security, ios fingerprint scanning is easily hacked by a simple glue and gummy bear in second an average Joe can open ios secured system easily... And jail breaking any ios in less than 20minutes can be done easily by an average technician just pay them 10dollars... Picture quality is at its best comparing my Lumia to my friend 5s...they are grainy and somewhat blurry when zooming pictures taken from iPhones 5s... Lumia phones are at it's best in imaging technology . Speed a Lumia 1520 is 2.2ghz quad core snapdragon 800. That's several steps or way way ahead when comparing to iphone 4s 1ghz dual core.
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    02-05-2014 09:35 PM
  25. azcruz's Avatar
    @GPendolino, you didn't mention this, but is LTE important to you? How about 3.5G?

    Here's why I brought it up, my iPhone 5S seems to have ****ty network data sensitivity indoors. Side by side with my Xperia V, and in varying locations, the 5S will get EDGE (que horror) or GPRS at best 3G when the Xperia can get LTE. My non-LTE Windows Phone can get H+ and the iPhone 5S again varying from EDGE, GPRS or 3G. It makes it somewhate inutile in many cases. I have worked with my network operator about the issue, and have tried an iPhone 5 but with the same ****ty results.

    Outdoors it works sometimes as good as my Xperia phone.

    I have owned other Lumia phones, but not the high end ones, so I can't compare Lumia's LTE performance.

    I'm a Nikon shooter too, so what Nikon model do you use?
    Last edited by azcruz; 02-05-2014 at 10:29 PM.
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    02-05-2014 09:46 PM
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