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  1. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I just came from a iPhone 4S, I tend to go through a lot of phones however this one may stick around for a while I really enjoy it. While I will agree that the camera is not as good as the one I had on the iPhone 4S the rest of the phone functions incredibly well. I really like Windows 7.5 the social integration is fantastic. I have found apps to replace my daily use apps that I used on the iPhone 4S and I think that the call quality is superior. So far I am really enjoying this phone.
    04-19-2012 12:59 PM
  2. Joelist's Avatar
    How many here have discovered (as I did on a Trophy no less) that several places where I needed apps on Android I no longer need apps because the OS baked the stuff in (especially into the hubs)? For example, I downloaded the FB app but wind up not using it at all because the People hub has all needed stuff.
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    04-19-2012 05:17 PM
  3. HillBillJr's Avatar
    Is it just me that the way this question was framed somehow conveys that keeping this phone > 30 days is the wrong thing to do??. The way one frames a question reveals a lot about what answer he/she is looking for ;)

    ..Or you can just ask "Anyone planning to return the phone before 30 days?"
    04-19-2012 08:54 PM
  4. smoledman's Avatar
    Question to owners - what is the warranty? I know AT&T has a 30-day return policy. But let's say the screen goes wonky, you notice dead pixels or I get the TellMe appearing randomly and nothing fixes it. How long is the term that AT&T will replace the device at no charge?
    04-19-2012 09:03 PM
  5. CDG's Avatar
    Question to owners - what is the warranty? I know AT&T has a 30-day return policy. But let's say the screen goes wonky, you notice dead pixels or I get the TellMe appearing randomly and nothing fixes it. How long is the term that AT&T will replace the device at no charge?
    For one year but you will get a refurbished unit after the 30 days.
    04-19-2012 09:47 PM
  6. redbluff's Avatar
    not trying to sound like a jerk but seriously? Did you not know the size and weight of the phone when you bought/ordered it?
    Yea I read the specs just like you did. But until you get it in your hands and carry it around in your pocket for a couple of days you dont really know how it feels. I didnt like it.
    04-20-2012 07:56 AM
  7. zeteo313's Avatar
    Not happy with mine. It goes back tomorrow!
    04-23-2012 12:44 AM
  8. wayneholbrook's Avatar
    Not happy with mine. It goes back tomorrow!
    Why?
    04-23-2012 06:28 AM
  9. jameskk1's Avatar
    I think that I'm going to return mine for the HTC One X when it's available on May 6.... I love the Lumia and WP but the App situation is killing me... I mean, now that Instagram is on Android and damn good by the way... also, I use Nest to control my thermostats and it's been a pain dealing with the lack of that... and the Spotify app on WP sucks big time and the Android version is just swwweeeeet. IDK, maybe I'll be back one day.. I still have my Focus S.
    04-25-2012 12:25 PM
  10. nokia4life's Avatar
    I think that I'm going to return mine for the HTC One X when it's available on May 6.... I love the Lumia and WP but the App situation is killing me... I mean, now that Instagram is on Android and damn good by the way... also, I use Nest to control my thermostats and it's been a pain dealing with the lack of that... and the Spotify app on WP sucks big time and the Android version is just swwweeeeet. IDK, maybe I'll be back one day.. I still have my Focus S.
    So you used lumia 900 for your jollies now you are going to just throw her away for the first specked up wh##e one x that comes along wow. I just kidding enjoy your new HTC phone just remember we will still be here waiting by the way tell your one x that she my get dumped for lumias sister once they release her with that 8. :)



    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-25-2012 01:21 PM
  11. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I'm keeping mine! I just got back from a week long vacation and my DSLR never came out of the bag. I never encountered a picture where I wasn't satisfied with the results that this camera gave. Granted, it was mostly well-lit carribean beaches, but still. It isn't the best camera, but it isn't the worst either. Like RiseAgainst said a few times, the pics are made measurably better with some minor editing. I think Nokia will make a software fix available. As a side note, the FFC is spectacular. My wife has a HTC Vivid and her FFC can't even compare. The only bad thing about my 900 is the vibrate. When it first starts it sounds like something is loose inside, but this is well known so I knew what I was getting into.
    04-25-2012 03:28 PM
  12. cckgz4's Avatar
    So I went through A LOT of hoops today for a Cyan Nokia. I am VERY happy right now
    Last edited by cckgz4; 04-25-2012 at 11:57 PM.
    04-25-2012 11:50 PM
  13. cckgz4's Avatar
    Maybe I shouldn't have taken that with my MyTouch. Forgot how great the camera was
    04-25-2012 11:58 PM
  14. smoledman's Avatar
    So I went through A LOT of hoops today for a Cyan Nokia. I am VERY happy right now
    Please tell.
    04-26-2012 12:00 AM
  15. cckgz4's Avatar
    Please tell.
    I called an AT&T store close to me, just for the **** of it, to see if they had a Cyan model. They had one left. So IMMEDIATELY I went to the store. Store said my name had to be physically shown on the account in their database (not the primary account holder), so I had that fixed. Went back and they needed a RECEIPT showing I bought the phone (which had me scratching my head cause it should be in their system). So I had to go to my mom's house to find her receipt, which she didn't have. Went to the store that I got it from originally and they scratched their heads as well as to why that store couldn't look it up in their system. Got it from there and got back to the store 20 mins before closing. THEN I had a chat with Microsoft online to see if they could remove my old L900 since it was maxing out my number of devices for Zune, which went smoothly. All in all, I guess it was worth it
    04-26-2012 12:11 AM
  16. projekZERO's Avatar
    I took the plunge. I was an iPhone user for 3 years. I picked up the Lumia on April 9th.

    I returned it exactly 2 weeks later.

    The biggest issue and the one I couldn't get over was IE. I really can't stand IE on my PC but I do admit ever since windows 7 and IE9 I have been using IE. IE9 is vastly improved over earlier versions. However the mobile IE on the Nokia Lumia 900 is an absolute joke. No back button (or forward for that matter), you have to use recent or history to return to cached pages. And of course if you hit back one too many times you will go back to the home screen. And why is there no way to switch the default search provider? Bing is the worst search engine imaginable. It might be great at integrating certain features, but for actually providing search result related to anything you are looking for, it's incompetent. I don't want to install and have to use a 3rd party Google search app or go to the Google site every time just to perform a search. In addition, location services were hit or miss. It lacks flash as well but I knew that going in. To top it all off, I wasnt overly impressed with its speed either (I will admit it's not the slowest browser around, but didn't blow me away by any means). IE is the real show stopper on this phone for me, and considering I use the phone mostly for the internet, it just wasnt a good fit for me.

    I did try a few different browsers apps, but they are all skins for the crappy IE and all were too buggy. The best browsers were UCBrowser and BeyondBrowser for those who also do not like the stock IE experience, however be prepared for other issues and they are full of bugs.

    I also don't like having to hit the back button a ton of times to close all open apps. Or having to open an app from the active app screen, then hit the back button to close a particular app I want. I should just be able to swipe away or hit an x from the open app screen or task manager.

    I also didn't like that it takes multiple gestures just to answer a phone call.

    There is a serious lack of apps for this phone. Sure it may have the popular ones, but there are a lot of little apps out there I use to tweak phones to my liking. When you already have a phone that is not nearly as configurable as others (even the iPhone), the lack of apps just compounds the problem. I was never satisfied with the amount of features this phone has

    As far as hardware, the vibrate sounds like the phone is going to rattle apart, the camera took horrible pictures, and the screen is way too sensitive. I swear it seemed like it would open apps if I hovered 1mm above the screen. I thought it was me at first, but I later learned I could open apps resting my finger on the edge of the screen. I have never had this problem before or after so it turned out not to be me after all.

    I traded the Lumia 900 in on Saturday and took home the Galaxy Note. It's my first android experience and I must say. I am in phone heaven. I originally thought the Note was way too big to consider. But after I thought about it, how often do I actually use it as a phone anyway? Easily less than 5% of the time. I was also worried about not being able to use it with one hand, but I watched my habits with the Lumia for a few days and realized I never use one hand anyway. Yes the Android OS is a bit laggy, but the user experience and configurability is by far the best of the 3 platforms. I had to jailbreak by iPhone to get to where the android is stock out of the box. And I'm not even on ice cream sandwich yet. Android can be a bit overwhelming, so I can see how some people might want a simpler phone. But for those who are fairly tech savvy. I think they might enjoy what Android has to offer. I know it's only been a week with the Note, but I think I might just be an Android convert.

    I did try a few different browsers apps, but they are all skins for the crappy IE and all were too buggy. The best browsers were UCBrowser and BeyondBrowser for those who also do not like the stock IE experience, however be prepared for other issues and they are full of bugs.

    I don't like having to hit the back button a ton of times to close all open apps. Or having to open an app from the active app screen, then hit the back button to close a particular app I want. I should just be able to swipe away or hit an x from the open app screen or task manager.

    I also didn't like that it takes multiple gestures just to answer a phone call.

    There is a serious lack of apps for this phone. Sure it may have the popular ones, but there are a lot of little apps out there I use to tweak phones to my liking. When you already have a phone that is not nearly as configurable as others (even the iPhone), the lack of apps just compounds the problem. I was never satisfied with the amount of features this phone has

    As far as hardware, the vibrate sounds like the phone is going to rattle apart, the camera took horrible pictures, and the screen is way too sensitive. I swear it seemed like it would open apps if I hovered 1mm above the screen. I thought it was me at first, but I later learned I could open apps resting my finger on the edge of the screen. I have never had this problem before or after so it turned out not to be me after all.

    I traded the Lumia 900 in on Saturday and took home the Galaxy Note. It's my first android experience and I must say. I am in phone heaven. I originally thought the Note was way too big to consider. But after I thought about it, how often do I actually use it as a phone anyway? Less than 5% of the time easily. I was also worried about not being able to use it with one hand, but I watched my habits with the Lumia for a few days and realized I never use one hand anyway. So the largest screen possible started to seem like the way to go. Yes the Android OS is a bit laggy, but the user experience and configurability is by far the best of the 3 platforms. I had to jailbreak my iPhones to get where the android is stock out of the box. And I'm not even on ice cream sandwich yet. Android can be a bit overwhelming, so I can see how some people might want a simpler phone. But for those who are fairly tech savvy. I think they might enjoy what Android has to offer. I know it's only been a week with the Note, but I think I might just be an Android convert.

    So from my view as of now. I'm sorry to say, but...

    Android > iOS > WP
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    04-27-2012 06:44 PM
  17. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I took the plunge. I was an iPhone user for 3 years. I picked up the Lumia on April 9th.

    I returned it exactly 2 weeks later.

    The biggest issue and the one I couldn't get over was IE. I really can't stand IE on my PC but I do admit ever since windows 7 and IE9 I have been using IE. IE9 is vastly improved over earlier versions. However the mobile IE on the Nokia Lumia 900 is an absolute joke. No back button (or forward for that matter), you have to use recent or history to return to cached pages. And of course if you hit back one too many times you will go back to the home screen. And why is there no way to switch the default search provider? Bing is the worst search engine imaginable. It might be great at integrating certain features, but for actually providing search result related to anything you are looking for, it's incompetent. I don't want to install and have to use a 3rd party Google search app or go to the Google site every time just to perform a search. In addition, location services were hit or miss. It lacks flash as well but I knew that going in. To top it all off, I wasnt overly impressed with its speed either (I will admit it's not the slowest browser around, but didn't blow me away by any means). IE is the real show stopper on this phone for me, and considering I use the phone mostly for the internet, it just wasnt a good fit for me.

    I did try a few different browsers apps, but they are all skins for the crappy IE and all were too buggy. The best browsers were UCBrowser and BeyondBrowser for those who also do not like the stock IE experience, however be prepared for other issues and they are full of bugs.
    Everything you dislike about IE is what I like most about it. Its odd that people have such different perspectives about the same thing. There is no way your Android Browser is faster than the browser in WP. Why do you thing there are like 5 different browsers that are popular in Android. Its because everyone is looking for one that works. In my experience with Android I wound up using several different browsers just to get things done.

    I also don't like having to hit the back button a ton of times to close all open apps. Or having to open an app from the active app screen, then hit the back button to close a particular app I want. I should just be able to swipe away or hit an x from the open app screen or task manager.
    Your using it wrong. There is no need to close apps. If you ever use WP again get out of the habit its just not necessary.

    I also didn't like that it takes multiple gestures just to answer a phone call.
    Again your using it wrong. Slide up tap the answer button. Whats hard about that?

    There is a serious lack of apps for this phone. Sure it may have the popular ones, but there are a lot of little apps out there I use to tweak phones to my liking. When you already have a phone that is not nearly as configurable as others (even the iPhone), the lack of apps just compounds the problem. I was never satisfied with the amount of features this phone has.
    If that is how you feel then you need Android. Good luck tweaking your phone.

    As far as hardware, the vibrate sounds like the phone is going to rattle apart, the camera took horrible pictures, and the screen is way too sensitive. I swear it seemed like it would open apps if I hovered 1mm above the screen. I thought it was me at first, but I later learned I could open apps resting my finger on the edge of the screen. I have never had this problem before or after so it turned out not to be me after all.
    The screen is too sencative?

    I traded the Lumia 900 in on Saturday and took home the Galaxy Note. It's my first android experience and I must say. I am in phone heaven. I originally thought the Note was way too big to consider. But after I thought about it, how often do I actually use it as a phone anyway? Easily less than 5% of the time. I was also worried about not being able to use it with one hand, but I watched my habits with the Lumia for a few days and realized I never use one hand anyway. Yes the Android OS is a bit laggy, but the user experience and configurability is by far the best of the 3 platforms. I had to jailbreak by iPhone to get to where the android is stock out of the box. And I'm not even on ice cream sandwich yet. Android can be a bit overwhelming, so I can see how some people might want a simpler phone. But for those who are fairly tech savvy. I think they might enjoy what Android has to offer. I know it's only been a week with the Note, but I think I might just be an Android convert.
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    Are you trying to sale me an Android or are you trying to convince yourself? I know what comes with Android. Night after night staying up trying to get the thing to run without lagging and in the end you have to give up what you like about the OS just to get it to work.

    So from my view as of now. I'm sorry to say, but...

    Android > iOS > WP
    I am very glad you have found something that works for you. I have to apologies but my pinion is different from yours.
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    04-27-2012 08:02 PM
  18. projekZERO's Avatar
    Everything you dislike about IE is what I like most about it. Its odd that people have such different perspectives about the same thing. There is no way your Android Browser is faster than the browser in WP. Why do you thing there are like 5 different browsers that are popular in Android. Its because everyone is looking for one that works. In my experience with Android I wound up using several different browsers just to get things done.
    No, The Stock Android browser is not faster the IE on the WP. I tried Oprah Mini and it was by far the fastes browser I have ever used ona mobile device. But I decided after trying Dolphin, Firefix, and both versions of Oprah, that I liked the stock browser best. It is by no means an example of speed though.

    Your using it wrong. There is no need to close apps. If you ever use WP again get out of the habit its just not necessary.
    I'm not using it wrong. Never closing an app again is a pipe dream if you ever plan to truly mutlitask with your phone. Some apps will always run in the background, and there will come a time to close apps. (example, need to cut down power usage to extend battery life due to traveling) Even if it's not used often or not needed, why not make it as simple as possible to close apps?

    Again your using it wrong. Slide up tap the answer button. Whats hard about that?
    How am I using it wrong. iOS and Android = one gesture, WP = 2 gestures (swipe up, and tap). I never said it was difficult, but it could be better. This was really a trivial issue anyway. (one gesture)

    If that is how you feel then you need Android. Good luck tweaking your phone.
    Thank you, so far I'm very happy. We'll see as time goes on.


    The screen is too sencative?
    Yes, I found the screen too sensitive.

    Are you trying to sale me an Android or are you trying to convince yourself? I know what comes with Android. Night after night staying up trying to get the thing to run without lagging and in the end you have to give up what you like about the OS just to get it to work.
    I've had an android phone for a week, so I'm no expert. It's is definatly the slowest OS, no questions, and for some that will ruin their experience. For me, having more content and the ability to do vastly more is a better experience. Honestly, the screen on the Note is what sold me on the phone, The Android experience just impressed me after using it for awhile

    I am very glad you have found something that works for you. I have to apologies but my pinion is different from yours.
    Don't apologize. You are right, it's just a preference.
    04-27-2012 08:31 PM
  19. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I'm not using it wrong. Never closing an app again is a pipe dream if you ever plan to truly mutlitask with your phone. Some apps will always run in the background, and there will come a time to close apps. (example, need to cut down power usage to extend battery life due to traveling) Even if it's not used often or not needed, why not make it as simple as possible to close apps?
    Just one this time. Apps don't run in the background on Windows Phone. They are in a static state where they can fast resume. All closing apps does on windows phone is remove the cache from the memory that is always running. You would save more battery by deleting pictures from your picture gallery. Only apps that run in the background are those that use background agents. Even then they are only updating the data in the app so it will be ready when you open the app. This is also where your toast notifications come from. You can turn these off in settings to save battery. Backing out of apps by using the back arrow key save nothing. Windows Phone is a different way of thinking I just want to make sure that others reading this understand the difference.
    04-27-2012 08:49 PM
  20. projekZERO's Avatar
    Just one this time. Apps don't run in the background on Windows Phone. They are in a static state where they can fast resume. All closing apps does on windows phone is remove the cache from the memory that is always running. You would save more battery by deleting pictures from your picture gallery. Only apps that run in the background are those that use background agents. Even then they are only updating the data in the app so it will be ready when you open the app. This is also where your toast notifications come from. You can turn these off in settings to save battery. Backing out of apps by using the back arrow key save nothing. Windows Phone is a different way of thinking I just want to make sure that others reading this understand the difference.
    Dave, you are absolutely right about apps freezing in a static state. For those who want a demonstration of that you can turn the phone to landscape mode and while the screen is still orientating itself, back out of the app. You can then go to the open app screen and see it frozen in its half orientated state. I was not aware that there was a setting to stop apps from updating. I did not think about that as it's different from the norm.

    In the end, all those little issues didn't ruin it for me, I could have lived with them. It was IE I couldn't live with. I understand some people may love it, but if they could have made it more configurable it would have worked for me, and who knows, maybe others as well.

    One other thing I noticed but forgot to mention. Wifi performance on the Lumia seemed to lack. all 3 of my laptops, my iPhone 4, and now the Note consistently get 22-23Mbps down, and the laptops get around 27Mbps up while the iPhone and Note get around 19Mbps up.

    The Lumia always got 12Mbps down and 4Mbps up consistently. I used the same SpeedTest.net app or website for all testing. I thought maybe it was the app, but the Lumia often would get 17-19Mbps with a good LTE connection so I don't think it was the app. Again, not a big deal, but just something I found curious. And yes, IE is still faster with a 12Mbps connection that Androids stock browser with a 22Mbps connection, but not Safari.
    Last edited by projekZERO; 04-27-2012 at 10:51 PM.
    04-27-2012 10:22 PM
  21. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Wow. You had to go through several browsers to settle in one that you like and then you admit it performs slower than IE9 on WP7 anyways? Are you kidding me? You didn't give this platform a serious chance. Other than the myriad of customizable options, which you will never 100% be satisfied as you will keep changing over and over and over again, you really haven't provided how that note is better other than it seems to be what you prefer. Been there way more times than I care to recount. More options does not a preferable platform make.

    You will see. You've had it for a week. When it comes time for upgrades and as you add more apps, it will all become more clear to you in that which we speak of. Guess you just need to experience it for yourself.
    04-27-2012 10:57 PM
  22. cckgz4's Avatar
    Wow did you really try to tell the owner of WPcentral that you weren't using the phone wrong? The guy that studies the OS?
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    04-28-2012 02:23 AM
  23. ggabriele3's Avatar
    The screen is too sencative?
    although i'm not returning my phone, i too am having some trouble adjusting to the sensitivity of the screen. i find that the phone will register a long press on the home button, bringing up the speech dialog, pretty unpredictably. this happens pretty often. i'm still trying to figure out if it's me or the phone.
    04-28-2012 06:09 AM
  24. Verkunder's Avatar
    Yawn. More "I came here to slam this platform, not contribute."
    04-28-2012 07:50 AM
  25. feedmylittletroll's Avatar
    I am returning my device today. I hate returning a white one, but the problems I am having aren't the phones fault. I knew going into buying the phone that ATT's service in my area was horrible. I just can't over look that anymore. I get no reception at school and my coverage at work cuts in and out. I have yet to see data speeds over 1.5 mbps. If I could unlock the phone and get TMO HSPA+, I would keep it but the service I am currently getting isn't worth the money.
    04-28-2012 09:34 AM
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