04-07-2014 09:13 PM
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  1. mase123987's Avatar
    My brother had an iPhone 3G up until Christmas. I bought him a Lumia 520 to replace that slow machine. So far he seems to be just fine with it.
    02-24-2014 07:34 AM
  2. GizmoEV's Avatar
    If you have a Brother printer, there's an app for that :)
    I know. I need to bug HP to get on the ball and get an app written for WP.
    02-24-2014 07:54 PM
  3. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    If you have a Brother printer, there's an app for that :)
    It would be nice to have it built into the OS, like Windows RT and Windows 8. Sure, you can argue that "Who prints anymore?", but what's wrong with adding a feature?
    GizmoEV likes this.
    02-24-2014 08:23 PM
  4. j rr's Avatar
    Iphone user here, i want to give WP another chance since in september i had the 925 for a week. I decided to keep my iphone 5 too, im just too dependant on imessage and facetime audio. Been waiting for the Icon for a while and done my reseach. If the icon meets my needs i may sell my iphone and wait to see what does the iphone 6 has to offer while using WP in the mean time. I think that is the only way i will give wp a fair chance. I have friends advicing me to go android's way but i think its too similar to ios. So if everything goes as planned i will use the Icon as the primary driver, sell my iphone and get a Ipad Mini for my ios needs.

    My only complain so far would be not being able to get an international version of the icon rightnow, i think verizon went a little bit too far with their branding.
    shaskell724 likes this.
    02-25-2014 03:37 PM
  5. GizmoEV's Avatar
    It definitely is better to not have the iPhone around as a crutch for too long. I carried my iPhone 4 around for just under a week and then left it at home. I haven't used anything on it after about two months. The longer I used WP the more I understood how it was supposed to work and the elegance of the design. I keep finding little things too, which is fun.
    02-25-2014 07:01 PM
  6. DustinRyan's Avatar
    It definitely is better to not have the iPhone around as a crutch for too long. I carried my iPhone 4 around for just under a week and then left it at home. I haven't used anything on it after about two months. The longer I used WP the more I understood how it was supposed to work and the elegance of the design. I keep finding little things too, which is fun.
    Yeah I kept my iPhone around just in case I really needed something on it that I couldn't get on my Lumia Icon. However, after the first day, I haven't turned it on, and needed it a lot less than I thought I would. The transition was so much better than I thought it would be.

    There's a couple of apps I don't have on the Icon that my iPhone had, but honestly, they were apps I just kept around to be safe, not that I actually used. I had apps like American Express and Discover for my credit card bills, but I never actually used them for paying my bills in the first place, just as a backup. So those I can live without for now. But overall the switch has been really smooth for me. I hope others find it to be the same.

    The "lack of apps" argument really is becoming a non-issue. I was able to get all of the apps I need that I use on a daily basis. Some being even better than what I used to have.
    GizmoEV, shaskell724 and Tjarren like this.
    02-25-2014 09:39 PM
  7. shaskell724's Avatar
    So guys, i have another ? I think you will need to get your iPhone out to test this out or go to a store.

    Here goes:

    I went to the Verizon store to look at the Icon the other day. When I went on internet explorer to look at the webpage Yahoo! and WPCentral… I noticed that the pictures were extremely fuzzy and pixilated when you were looking through. I then went on the iPhone 5S next to the ICON and went on the same websites. The pictures were beautiful and clear. I was so surprised how weak the website photos looked. I also did this one other websites and got the same fuzzy pictures. It really bothered me. Can anyone explain this? Why was it like this? Is apple retina quality just better or what? i tried switching the Icon from Mobile to not mobile with no difference. It was honestly the first thing I noticed and was super disappointed that the websites did not look clear at all because of the fuzzy pictures.

    Have you guys noticed this too?
    02-25-2014 10:05 PM
  8. DustinRyan's Avatar
    So guys, i have another ? I think you will need to get your iPhone out to test this out or go to a store.

    Here goes:

    I went to the Verizon store to look at the Icon the other day. When I went on internet explorer to look at the webpage Yahoo! and WPCentral… I noticed that the pictures were extremely fuzzy and pixilated when you were looking through. I then went on the iPhone 5S next to the ICON and went on the same websites. The pictures were beautiful and clear. I was so surprised how weak the website photos looked. I also did this one other websites and got the same fuzzy pictures. It really bothered me. Can anyone explain this? Why was it like this? Is apple retina quality just better or what? i tried switching the Icon from Mobile to not mobile with no difference. It was honestly the first thing I noticed and was super disappointed that the websites did not look clear at all because of the fuzzy pictures.

    Have you guys noticed this too?
    WPCentral looks fine on my Lumia Icon. Yahoo (mobile site) has a fuzzy header, but it looks like because the images are low quality, and on a big display, might show as fuzzy. iPhone does have a much smaller display than most popular phones, not just the Icon. Did you check out any Android phones to compare as well? My guess is the screen size versus devs using high quality images, instead of small images meant for smaller screens. But I have no real evidence to base this on. All I can see is that WPCentral looks fine on my end. Yahoo looks fine, minus the header being fuzzy, which is why I think it's an image size issue. Because WPCentral's mobile site uses the same larger desktop images, just less content, whereas Yahoo uses smaller mobile-specific images, that may be ideal for 4 inch screens or smaller, but not large screens, possibly?
    02-25-2014 10:22 PM
  9. k0de's Avatar
    So guys, i have another ? I think you will need to get your iPhone out to test this out or go to a store.

    Here goes:

    I went to the Verizon store to look at the Icon the other day. When I went on internet explorer to look at the webpage Yahoo! and WPCentral I noticed that the pictures were extremely fuzzy and pixilated when you were looking through. I then went on the iPhone 5S next to the ICON and went on the same websites. The pictures were beautiful and clear. I was so surprised how weak the website photos looked. I also did this one other websites and got the same fuzzy pictures. It really bothered me. Can anyone explain this? Why was it like this? Is apple retina quality just better or what? i tried switching the Icon from Mobile to not mobile with no difference. It was honestly the first thing I noticed and was super disappointed that the websites did not look clear at all because of the fuzzy pictures.

    Have you guys noticed this too?
    I just did the test on a NL 925, Carrier t-mobile, LTE. And on my Company iphone 5s, Verizon Wireless. Colors and content are about the same. I don't know about the Icon or Verizon.

    Are you sold on the Icon? Lets see what some Icon users have to say about the test.

    My findings are the same on both phones.
    02-25-2014 10:33 PM
  10. shaskell724's Avatar
    I just did the test on a NL 925, Carrier t-mobile, LTE. And on my Company iphone 5s, Verizon Wireless. Colors and content are about the same. I don't know about the Icon or Verizon.

    Are you sold on the Icon? Lets see what some Icon users have to say about the test.

    My findings are the same on both phones.
    Thanks for your response. I am not sold on the Icon. I'll be waiting for 8.1 I also kind of want to wait till the newer "1020" and possibly see what the iPhone 6 will bring to the table! Should both be good phones. :)
    02-26-2014 01:34 AM
  11. k0de's Avatar
    Thanks for your response. I am not sold on the Icon. I'll be waiting for 8.1 I also kind of want to wait till the newer "1020" and possibly see what the iPhone 6 will bring to the table! Should both be good phones. :)
    Ur welcome. Mean while check out this site till Update 8.1 arrives. Any thing above NL 920 is consider high end WP. Kind regards on your journey.

    http://www.nokia.com/us-en/phones/all/
    02-26-2014 01:55 AM
  12. shaskell724's Avatar
    WPCentral looks fine on my Lumia Icon. Yahoo (mobile site) has a fuzzy header, but it looks like because the images are low quality, and on a big display, might show as fuzzy. iPhone does have a much smaller display than most popular phones, not just the Icon. Did you check out any Android phones to compare as well? My guess is the screen size versus devs using high quality images, instead of small images meant for smaller screens. But I have no real evidence to base this on. All I can see is that WPCentral looks fine on my end. Yahoo looks fine, minus the header being fuzzy, which is why I think it's an image size issue. Because WPCentral's mobile site uses the same larger desktop images, just less content, whereas Yahoo uses smaller mobile-specific images, that may be ideal for 4 inch screens or smaller, but not large screens, possibly?
    Thanks for your response! Yeah, I'm not sure about the fuzziness…. Maybe someone will have the answer, at some point. haha
    02-26-2014 01:03 PM
  13. Candide yams's Avatar
    I jumped from a 4S to the Icon and haven't been happier. i had been planning a jump to WP for a while and was finding iOS to just be stale. I miss notification center but for the most part the tiles do the work for me. Plus with 8.1 around the corner there will generally be feature parity. There are a few apps I miss (banks, some transit apps and mapmyride) but it's definitely not the end of the world for me. And these will come in time anyway. If only they brought official Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts apps...
    04-01-2014 12:38 PM
  14. california86's Avatar
    Yeah I kept my iPhone around just in case I really needed something on it that I couldn't get on my Lumia Icon.
    The only time I turned on my iPhone after switching was to take pictures of my Icon. Lol
    mpt15 and GizmoEV like this.
    04-01-2014 01:11 PM
  15. GizmoEV's Avatar
    My wife switched to a Lumia 1020 from an iPhone 5 and my daughter to a Lumia 1020 from a 4S and after initial setup and things neither one has turned on their iPhones. They are both largely happy with the switch. The biggest issue for them is just learning where some functions are and that isn't too big of a deal. It is nice having everyone in the family on the same ecosystem.
    Zihad al amin likes this.
    04-01-2014 01:44 PM
  16. LCW's Avatar
    I'm trying out an Icon right now - attempting a change from my iPhone 5. Some things are very cool and refreshing with WP. But it will be hard - not sure I'll be able to switch completely. The iPhone's tight integration and common look/feel between apps is hard to beat. While not as bad as Android, WP still seems like a patchwork in some cases - the fuzziness and cheap look of some apps is off-putting. Seems like the MS App Store is more willing to accept garbage apps due to the overall lack of apps. I'll give it a fair shake though. We'll see if I can make it more than a week ;)
    04-07-2014 09:13 PM
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