06-08-2013 10:00 PM
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  1. OccupyTheJake22's Avatar
    Im currently with att and have a note 2.

    Im tossing around the idea of switching to wp8 and getting a lumia 920.


    any advice?


    Thanks
    06-05-2013 11:40 PM
  2. Graven Pshya's Avatar
    920 is a good choice! There are some new Windows Phones coming out soon, so if you don't mind the wait; you could do some research into those.
    06-05-2013 11:53 PM
  3. Flavio76's Avatar
    First watch some videos online for the Lumia, there are dozens, then go to a store and play with one.

    Its a total different software and phone, I was with a gs3 and I don't regret 😉
    06-06-2013 03:06 AM
  4. Ian Too's Avatar
    My experience with the 920 has been near faultless, certainly better than the teething troubles colleagues of mine are having after swapping their iPhones for the GS4s.

    Nokia provide a lot of help with getting your data onto your new device and the integration between Windows Phone and Microsoft cloud services is a delight.

    You may miss certain features you're used to or find you can't use the Lumia in the way you're used to, but this is culture shock. Be open to a different way of doing things and you will find Windows Phone to have answers more elegant and efficient than clumsy old Android and you will find that you guess at the right answer when doing something new.

    Windows Phone is a 'happy' operating system that responds very well. I'll never forget the first time I switched to landscape from portrait in the camera and the little icons at the bottom of the screen rotated in response; it still makes me smile. There are a hundred little things like that that show Windows Phone is well thought out.

    As for the 920 itself, its a big phone but easy to handle because it's uncluttered. Get a belt pouch and it won't intrude.
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    06-06-2013 04:10 AM
  5. multo's Avatar
    Android user here who recently went back to windows phone. There are apps which I need on android so I kept it but my main phone now is my Lumia 920. Not at all regretting it when I got it. It's a very good and sturdy phone.
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    Last edited by multo; 06-07-2013 at 08:45 AM.
    06-06-2013 04:14 AM
  6. nessinhaw's Avatar
    well, if you're open minded to different OS, then i guess you gonna like WP!

    i'm also a former Android user and it impressed me how much i didn't miss it lol

    since i don't care about Instagram i was able to find apps for all my needs! even a nice 3rd party Pinterest client - yay!

    ofc you might have different needs, but still give it a shot! search the Store and see if you can find all the apps you need, if not the official, we have some good 3rd party alternatives!

    and if you care about Instagram, there's Instance :D

    just make sure you researched a lot about the OS before and that it has the most basic stuff and apps you need! remember, it's all about choosing what suits you best, but i think WP won't let you down :)
    06-06-2013 04:29 AM
  7. crash1989's Avatar
    Make sure you research everything before switching :)
    06-06-2013 04:51 AM
  8. chezm's Avatar
    i guess a good question to answer is "why are you wanting to switch?"

    This will help people assist in answering more specifically to the general question
    06-06-2013 10:11 AM
  9. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Formerly a die hard Android user until April of last year. I've also used the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Switched for the Lumia 900. At first, I missed some apps, but I've found others that do the same if not better. It's smooth and is a perfect combination of the reliability of iOS without the boring interface, and with more customizations. Plus, it's more reliable than Android and I don't have to pop out my battery or run into force closes like I did on my Android phones (and I only had high end Android devices).

    To me, this phone is the cat's meow. I just hope others use try it out and see why they should switch. I think more iPhone people would switch, but when your main driver is the amount of apps, well, that just shows that you need an app to do everything and you have to open an app to see information vs. viewing it on a live tile. That alone would have been reason enough for me to switch.
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    06-06-2013 11:32 AM
  10. OccupyTheJake22's Avatar
    i ended up switching and getting a 920. loving it so far!
    06-06-2013 11:41 PM
  11. zipro's Avatar
    Formerly a die hard Android user until April of last year. I've also used the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. Switched for the Lumia 900. At first, I missed some apps, but I've found others that do the same if not better. It's smooth and is a perfect combination of the reliability of iOS without the boring interface, and with more customizations. Plus, it's more reliable than Android and I don't have to pop out my battery or run into force closes like I did on my Android phones (and I only had high end Android devices).

    To me, this phone is the cat's meow. I just hope others use try it out and see why they should switch. I think more iPhone people would switch, but when your main driver is the amount of apps, well, that just shows that you need an app to do everything and you have to open an app to see information vs. viewing it on a live tile. That alone would have been reason enough for me to switch.
    It's smooth and is a perfect combination of the reliability of iOS without the boring interface, and with more customizations.
    Nothing against WP8 in general (I use a Lumia 920 myself and like it) - BUT:

    - Reliability? Have you read the forum posts here? I've never had an OS that was that unreliable before (with the exception of BB10, perhaps). I can't even use my Lumia as an alarm clock because one out of four times it'll crash in the middle of the night. It crashes after / during using Bluetooth in my car, it reboots after phone calls (perhaps 2-3 times per week). Apart from the stability issues, it also doesn't have very good battery life. It's ok if I do a reboot after every re-charge and it'll mostly last a day - but both the iPhone 5 and the HTC One do much better in this respect.

    - And as for the interface: yes, iOS is very boring. But the customization capabilities of WP8 are very limited as well. You can change a couple of tiles, that's it.
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    06-07-2013 01:15 AM
  12. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Nothing against WP8 in general (I use a Lumia 920 myself and like it) - BUT:

    - Reliability? Have you read the forum posts here? I've never had an OS that was that unreliable before (with the exception of BB10, perhaps). I can't even use my Lumia as an alarm clock because one out of four times it'll crash in the middle of the night. It crashes after / during using Bluetooth in my car, it reboots after phone calls (perhaps 2-3 times per week). Apart from the stability issues, it also doesn't have very good battery life. It's ok if I do a reboot after every re-charge and it'll mostly last a day - but both the iPhone 5 and the HTC One do much better in this respect.

    - And as for the interface: yes, iOS is very boring. But the customization capabilities of WP8 are very limited as well. You can change a couple of tiles, that's it.
    You really should cash in on a warranty because your device is faulty.
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    06-07-2013 01:25 AM
  13. _Emi_'s Avatar
    Nothing against WP8 in general (I use a Lumia 920 myself and like it) - BUT:

    - Reliability? Have you read the forum posts here? I've never had an OS that was that unreliable before (with the exception of BB10, perhaps). I can't even use my Lumia as an alarm clock because one out of four times it'll crash in the middle of the night. It crashes after / during using Bluetooth in my car, it reboots after phone calls (perhaps 2-3 times per week). Apart from the stability issues, it also doesn't have very good battery life. It's ok if I do a reboot after every re-charge and it'll mostly last a day - but both the iPhone 5 and the HTC One do much better in this respect.

    - And as for the interface: yes, iOS is very boring. But the customization capabilities of WP8 are very limited as well. You can change a couple of tiles, that's it.

    only because you are having a bad experience it doesn't mean other people experience the same... I mean, try to use the warranty... because if the phone crashed so much as you say, im sure NONE would say anything good about it or people specially in WPCentral would be complaining in every thread about how it crashes, I have read abotu some people having trouble but its technology I hear the same from iphone users and android ones... so its not like its unique to Nokia phones, because technology fails a lot.
    but yeah its a faulty phone the one you got, not the OS, and then you can blame Nokia for your bad experience. WP OS works fine, not like its the most perfect OS, but it works fine on my side! and you should next time realize its not normal for it to reboot so much so you should get your phone changed.
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    06-07-2013 01:49 AM
  14. Ian Too's Avatar
    Nothing against WP8 in general (I use a Lumia 920 myself and like it) - BUT:

    - Reliability? Have you read the forum posts here? I've never had an OS that was that unreliable before (with the exception of BB10, perhaps). I can't even use my Lumia as an alarm clock because one out of four times it'll crash in the middle of the night. It crashes after / during using Bluetooth in my car, it reboots after phone calls (perhaps 2-3 times per week). Apart from the stability issues, it also doesn't have very good battery life. It's ok if I do a reboot after every re-charge and it'll mostly last a day - but both the iPhone 5 and the HTC One do much better in this respect.

    - And as for the interface: yes, iOS is very boring. But the customization capabilities of WP8 are very limited as well. You can change a couple of tiles, that's it.
    Your post is ridiculous.

    If your device is this unreliable, you should have exchanged it under warranty as it's clearly faulty.

    The customisation of the start screen is extensive as every tile can be resized or unpinned completely, allowing the user to have only what they want on the screen and arrange it exactly as they wish. Whatsmore many apps, such as weather or podcasting apps allow you to pin individual locations or podcasts directly to the start screen.

    Don't waste people's time.
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    06-07-2013 04:26 AM
  15. Pelle Lbergh's Avatar
    Unreliable? My 920 hasn't crashed once. My 820 has crashed once or twice tho.
    06-07-2013 04:31 AM
  16. mpt15's Avatar
    Hardly unreliable..... The lumia 820 and 620 my parents use are working without trouble from day 1. Not a single crash, hang, or spontaneous restart etc.
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    06-07-2013 05:12 AM
  17. zipro's Avatar
    Your post is ridiculous.

    If your device is this unreliable, you should have exchanged it under warranty as it's clearly faulty.

    The customisation of the start screen is extensive as every tile can be resized or unpinned completely, allowing the user to have only what they want on the screen and arrange it exactly as they wish. Whatsmore many apps, such as weather or podcasting apps allow you to pin individual locations or podcasts directly to the start screen.

    Don't waste people's time.
    I'm on my fourth 920 - all of them were equally unreliable. My wife's does the same. The entire forum here is littered with reports of reboots, crashes and battery issues - please don't be ridiculous.

    Moving around tiles isn't what I call customizability, sorry. Have you ever used an Android device?

    Again, I like my Lumia to the point that I've stuck with Nokia for over 6 months now despite the issues. Let's not slip into fanboi-lingo here.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    06-07-2013 07:40 AM
  18. zipro's Avatar
    Hardly unreliable..... The lumia 820 and 620 my parents use are working without trouble from day 1. Not a single crash, hang, or spontaneous restart etc.
    You're in the wrong thread. This one here is about the Lumia 920
    06-07-2013 07:41 AM
  19. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Im currently with att and have a note 2.

    Im tossing around the idea of switching to wp8 and getting a lumia 920.


    any advice?


    Thanks
    Hard call and I'm actually hoping by the Fall that Nokia comes out with a Windows Phone Phablet similar to the Note. That would be the best of both worlds. I've been tossing around the idea of getting a Note but every time I really think about it, I have no desire to go back to Android. It gives you a lot but I just don't like constantly fighting with it. There is simply no way to insure that everything runs perfectly on every single Android device out there. This is why iOS and Windows will have a leg up in that regard. Certainly there are features and apps I'd like to see with this phone but at least I can say that it always works smoothly and quickly. With Android you are constantly fighting the battle of apps run amuk which is the nature of an open architecture I think. So, while you may not get "everything" you're used to with Android, you will get a phone that runs really well and which offers the clean, fresh and innovative style of Live Tiles.

    Oh, and for the record. I have had NO problems with my 920. It works flawlessly. See for yourself. If you have issues, you still have the buyers remorse period to return it. I don't know what that other person was saying because I see very few posts referring to the reliability of the phone. Any negative comments usually concerns features not being there or apps not being available - hardly an unreliable phone.
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    06-07-2013 08:54 AM
  20. chezm's Avatar
    I'm on my fourth 920 - all of them were equally unreliable. My wife's does the same. The entire forum here is littered with reports of reboots, crashes and battery issues - please don't be ridiculous.

    Moving around tiles isn't what I call customizability, sorry. Have you ever used an Android device?

    Again, I like my Lumia to the point that I've stuck with Nokia for over 6 months now despite the issues. Let's not slip into fanboi-lingo here.
    You'r the only one to mention 'crashing, reboot' issues...i have no clue what you're referring to with "littered with reports". Sure I've got an inconsistent battery, im not gonna deny it...i wish the battery was more similar from day to day. However, im extremely picky and expect my battery to last 2 days on a single charge...im getting a full days use (which is actually considered normal). I wonder whos the being the "Ridiculous" one here.

    How you modify your tiles and the start screen is considered customizable. Its not like there's a widget for EVERY SINGLE application on Android, so although theres a level of customization i wish we had on WP8 (such as mgmt tools for battery/profile ringtones/etc) i am very happy to be without having to run a "task Killer" and anti-virus on my PHONE. I dealt with this on my GS3 and it was HORRIBLE...i want a phone, get my information i want, interact and go on about my day...not deal with constant freezes, battery pulling, lag from keyboard typing. Android and Windows are completely different, and theres a reason for it...they are made for different crowds of people. I've got a Nexus 7, its a cool device to play games and surf the web...but for a phone no thanks, i cant see myself going back to android for a LONG WHILE.


    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    Nuff said.
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    06-07-2013 09:16 AM
  21. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    I'm on my fourth 920 - all of them were equally unreliable. My wife's does the same. The entire forum here is littered with reports of reboots, crashes and battery issues - please don't be ridiculous.

    Moving around tiles isn't what I call customizability, sorry. Have you ever used an Android device?

    Again, I like my Lumia to the point that I've stuck with Nokia for over 6 months now despite the issues. Let's not slip into fanboi-lingo here.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    I am truly sorry you have a defective device, but don't place the blame on the OS as in your first post. You get bad cars, tvs, game systems, etc., etc., etc. You really can't blame a whole OS or device because of your faulty equipment.

    As to customization, I did say more than iOS. Yes, there is way more on Android, but it just gets messy and I ended up changing stuff not because I wanted to, but because I could. I could spec out my car to my wits end, but I don't because I settled on something I like. I can move my tiles around, AND resize them and on some, change the colors and information being displayed. You don't get that on iOS or even close. Android customization is tops, that's for certain, but come on, not everyone needs that much in their lives. I grew bored.

    Replace your device while you still have a warranty. That's all we're saying here. No need to knock those of us with working devices and no issues.
    06-07-2013 09:53 AM
  22. mpt15's Avatar
    Nothing against WP8 in general (I use a Lumia 920 myself and like it) - BUT:

    - And as for the interface: yes, iOS is very boring. But the customization capabilities of WP8 are very limited as well. You can change a couple of tiles, that's it.
    Here's what people have done with their start screens:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sho...d.php?t=201935

    Start screens can be very different, and their are many apps like skinery, wiztiles, header tiles, group tiles, WPtiles, which you can use to create heads etc.
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    06-07-2013 01:02 PM
  23. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Here's what people have done with their start screens:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/sho...d.php?t=201935

    Start screens can be very different, and their are many apps like skinery, wiztiles, header tiles, group tiles, WPtiles, which you can use to create heads etc.
    Absolutely correct. While it doesn't have nearly the options of Android, it is head and shoulders above iPhone and THAT is what I wanted. I'm a techie type and I like lots of options but yikes, the Galaxy S3 had an incredible amount of them and like one poster said, it got where I was changing them just because I could. STOP THE MADNESS! I liked the fresh clean look of the Windows Live tiles and it gives me just enough options to change the look around a fair amount without being overwhelming. You might be surprised how many different way you can make your screen look. The only thing I do wish they would expand on is the customization of notifications but I suspect that will be something we'll see downt he road. This is a pretty young OS and it is certainly going thru its growing pains but I absolutely love it. At any given time, just glancing at my screen will show me flipping tiles and pictures along with news and weather. Perhaps I'm wrong here and if so, I'll apologize now but when I read of someone who has had to replace their phone 3 or 4 times, I think either they are the unluckiest person on the planet or they are simply so OCD that they return their phone for any minor little thing (the dreaded spec of dust and creak of the control!). In all the MANY phones I've had in my lifetime, I don't think I've ever had to replace a phone more than the one initial time if it was defective.
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    06-07-2013 01:30 PM
  24. adesonic's Avatar
    Just a quick note on reliability, I have been through htc hd7, htc titan, htc 8x and now Lumia 920, every single one has been rock solid, in my experience, windows phone is a very reliable os
    06-07-2013 03:04 PM
  25. sonic1519's Avatar
    imo do your homework pick what is best for you. i had iphone 3,3g, 4 and 5. and i'm no fanboy.
    the 920 is a solid phone easy to setup and the OS so far has been great. what i like best about it
    is if you have a windows 8 pc a outlook.com account, use outlook 2013 and use skydrive plus
    a few other programs. to steal a line from ios it just works................... plus the goods news is
    it's only going to get better
    06-08-2013 09:04 PM
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