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  1. shaskell724's Avatar
    I'm still debating on trying the Icon OR a future 8.1 WP as my first windows phone. Ive been researching apps and seeing what's compatible and which ones are not.
    I and perhaps many others are thinking of switching to WP from the iPhone (iPhone 4S to iPhone 5S.) -- I got this idea from someone who posted this but talked about Android. @cbreze

    What do you think about the quality of multi-tasking? Also, what is it like to have no notification center (right now, I know there will be one in the update)? Anyways, I would just like to know how the switch is going for all of you.
    02-22-2014 11:23 AM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    The multitasking is something I believe to be in a similar vein of iOS, although potentially less functional although I'm not entirely sure. But it works well enough for me, and I'm from webOS, which I still consider the de facto standard for multitasking and workflow.

    Having no notification center can be a minor annoyance, but the functionality of live tiles has diminished the urgency of such a feature. My only gripe is that we won't always know if there is a notification from an app which is not pinned on the start screen.
    02-22-2014 11:30 AM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I ditched my old trusty iphone 4 way back when lumia 920 was released. I missed some games but luckily now they are avaliable on windows phone 8. Here are the list of application I used on my iphone 4, whatsapp,skype,safari,mail,temple run 1&2,subway surfers , Rayman jungle , onenote,picsart,minion rush ,quizup ,drawsomething , beach buggy blitz , riptide gp 2 , asphalt 7 , real racing 2.
    At the time when I purchased lumia 920 , 80% of the applications I used were avaliable , some games were left but now 99.9% of my fav applications are avaliable , some official and some 3rd party apps which are far more better than official applications on ios.
    If you are trying to made a switch just go to windowsphone.com amd serach for your apps , trust me you won't regret or going to booring icons , ios 7 killed my iphone 4 , I gifted that to my nephew who is just 6 and he listens to his rhymes , paint.
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    02-22-2014 11:34 AM
  4. cdd543's Avatar
    I'm still debating on trying the Icon OR a future 8.1 WP as my first windows phone. Ive been researching apps and seeing what's compatible and which ones are not.
    I and perhaps many others are thinking of switching to WP from the iPhone (iPhone 4S to iPhone 5S.) -- I got this idea from someone who posted this but talked about Android. @cbreze

    What do you think about the quality of multi-tasking? Also, what is it like to have no notification center (right now, I know there will be one in the update)? Anyways, I would just like to know how the switch is going for all of you.
    The multi tasking looks similar, but is less functional. There is a limit of 5 or 6 cards and several can be of the same app running--very odd implementation. I have the 5S and the icon.
    02-22-2014 03:17 PM
  5. mozman68's Avatar
    I switched from the iPhone 5 to the 1520 a caouple of months ago. Outside of getting used to the physical difference from an iPhone which literally hadn't changed very much since the first one, I've adjusted fairly well. As mentioned above, live tiles and Glance on the 1520 are used WAY more by me than I ever used notification center on the iPhone...and it's coming with 8.1 anyway. While I had a TON of apps, I realized after switching to WP that I hardly used any of them and the ones that I do use daily (Waze, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN, etc.) are all on WP.

    Can't wait for 8.1 to see how much better it gets!
    02-22-2014 04:02 PM
  6. w4rmk's Avatar
    I am an iPhone 5S user on Verizon and tried the 1520 the week it was released. I loved the hardware and O/S was kind of cool. But for me AT&T service was a deal-breaker. Their coverage at my house is terrible. So I returned the 1520 for a refund knowing from the leaks that the 929/Icon was coming for Verizon. When it was released this week I got it around lunch time on release day and popped in my Verizon SIM from my iPhone 5S. So far I am enjoying the Icon. Yes some things in WP8 suck but some things are great (mail folders, friend groups, email interface, screen size). So I'll probably sell the iPhone 5S and use the Icon until the iPhone 6 comes out later this year. I don't usually stay with any phone longer than 6 months. For now the Icon and WP8 are a refreshing change from the boring static home screen on iOS.
    02-22-2014 05:39 PM
  7. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I am an iPhone 5S user on Verizon and tried the 1520 the week it was released. I loved the hardware and O/S was kind of cool. But for me AT&T service was a deal-breaker. Their coverage at my house is terrible. So I returned the 1520 for a refund knowing from the leaks that the 929/Icon was coming for Verizon. When it was released this week I got it around lunch time on release day and popped in my Verizon SIM from my iPhone 5S. So far I am enjoying the Icon. Yes some things in WP8 suck but some things are great (mail folders, friend groups, email interface, screen size). So I'll probably sell the iPhone 5S and use the Icon until the iPhone 6 comes out later this year. I don't usually stay with any phone longer than 6 months. For now the Icon and WP8 are a refreshing change from the boring static home screen on iOS.
    I'm sure you'll love the Icon even more after 8.1!
    02-22-2014 05:43 PM
  8. videoouija's Avatar
    I'm a die hard iPhone user but have also kept a second (and third) windows phone line since Nokia started releasing. I think if I were looking to do a cutover I would wait until 8.1 is officially announced and we know exactly what will be in it. Don't get me wrong there is a lot windows phone does right but Microsoft has been slow to update and add features the way I was hoping they would. That said, if I didn't live on my iPhone, I would (and do) go windows phone. Android just isn't for me
    02-22-2014 07:13 PM
  9. w4rmk's Avatar
    WP8.1 cannot come fast enough, who the heck wants to worry about remembering every night to turn down the volume of their cell phone? I am a registered Windows developer so hopefully they will release the developer preview next month.
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    02-22-2014 07:29 PM
  10. mozman68's Avatar
    WP8.1 cannot come fast enough, who the heck wants to worry about remembering every night to turn down the volume of their cell phone? I am a registered Windows developer so hopefully they will release the developer preview next month.
    Or you could just get the Quiet Hours app....
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    02-22-2014 07:47 PM
  11. w4rmk's Avatar
    Or you could just get the Quiet Hours app....
    Thanks I didn't know this app existed!!! Awesome.
    02-22-2014 08:41 PM
  12. shaskell724's Avatar
    thanks everyone! What do you/or anyone else think of the apps? Do the ones you use crash a lot or are they pretty stable? I feel like when I look at the store not to many apps have high ratings except for Rudys apps. Also.. what are some things that WP does that is better than what the iPhone does? Besides photos... also... (sorry haha) does the photo lag bother you? I like taking a lot of photos, quickly, and I'm not sure if the lag would bother me on a WP.
    02-23-2014 05:55 PM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    thanks everyone! What do you/or anyone else think of the apps? Do the ones you use crash a lot or are they pretty stable? I feel like when I look at the store not to many apps have high ratings except for Rudys apps. Also.. what are some things that WP does that is better than what the iPhone does? Besides photos... also... (sorry haha) does the photo lag bother you? I like taking a lot of photos, quickly, and I'm not sure if the lag would bother me on a WP.
    if you want quick photos, use the default app.
    02-23-2014 05:58 PM
  14. shaskell724's Avatar
    if you want quick photos, use the default app.
    Is the "default" app still a good camera? What does the default camera not have or does have that the Nokia Camera does not?
    02-23-2014 06:00 PM
  15. kahligula's Avatar
    Manual adjustments and some bells and whistles, but the photo quality is the same regardless of whether you use Nokia camera app or not
    02-23-2014 06:09 PM
  16. kahligula's Avatar
    Sorry, thought I was replying to the prior post
    02-23-2014 06:11 PM
  17. jomarr's Avatar
    Multitasking is almost identical to iOS.

    Apps are probably not a problem anymore.

    I am enjoying my 920 than my iPhone 5 but both phones are really good. Try the WP out it's really a solid phone
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    02-23-2014 06:20 PM
  18. k0de's Avatar
    This is my 4th month on WP. And I love my NL925. As long that the improvements continue as they are at WP I'll never go back to the iPhone. As for the apps it all depends what you need. Most of my favorite apps are already here.
    I am just waiting for a couple more apps to appear. Notifications will come on the next update. Will see but I really don't miss notification. I never really used it with the iPhone.
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    02-23-2014 06:37 PM
  19. trandz's Avatar
    Yep had the 5s switched to a g2 and now a 1020. Absolutely love the os. The apps are so much cleaner and nicer looking then anything on android. Oh and the phone runs without a hitch ala iPhone. Nothing to not like. Plus the camera runs miles around anything out by a mile and a half
    02-23-2014 06:56 PM
  20. joe_easton's Avatar
    I am a long time WP user, we have come a long way and major updates are coming about once per year. Which I think most are happy with. 8.1 is going to bring most features that people want. Regarding multitasking, iOS is nice because there seems to be no limit (or a very high) number of apps that remain open in the background. WP is much more limited with this.

    The one feature I still want is wireless printing options.

    Other than that, MS has to continue to get apps to the platform. They've done a good job but there are a lot of apps that we need. (banking, shopping, etc)
    02-23-2014 06:59 PM
  21. Starrbuck's Avatar
    I just switched and am not missing my iPhone 5 at all. I don't miss the smaller screen and the slower processor. Loving the Icon so far!
    02-23-2014 09:24 PM
  22. DustinRyan's Avatar
    I just switched from my iPhone 4S to the Lumia Icon and I am very happy. Although, my parents have Windows Phones, so I knew what I was getting into and am not disappointed in any way. There were no surprises. I knew some apps would be less feature-rich, and others would be missing altogether, but I've found alternatives, and many apps that are even better on Windows Phone than iOS and Android.

    Without Notification Center, I actually just got acustom to looking at my live tiles and seeing if any had a number next to them, showing I had a notification for that app. It only takes a second, and it's easy. I also make this process quicker if I have one of the apps assigned to the lock screen and it shows me which apps have notifications. But I know a true notification center is coming in 8.1, so I'm totally satisfied and will be even more satisfied when 8.1 comes out.

    Multitasking is fine for me. It's very similar to iOS so that should not be a problem.

    The only problem I have with Windows Phone is that all my friends who used to use iMessage with me and not use up any text messages, now use up all of my texts really fast. I don't have unlimited texting, so conserving texts is important to me. But I've gotten a couple friends who text me the most to communicate with me via WhatsApp. And that's a lot to ask from people who only use iMessage normally. So it's a bit of an inconvenience in America, because most people don't use apps that save you texts like WhatsApp or GroupMe. They use iMessage and say screw all other phones. That's my only issue. Everything else is great. The app selection is great. It's got what I need. And I need a lot. I used iOS apps for years. And I love my Lumia Icon now. I got the important apps, and a couple really cool ones I didn't have on iOS.

    It also feels amazing to break free of Apple's "we know best for you" mantra and get to do what I like, the way I want. Windows Phone is such a refreshing platform as well. iOS was getting stale for me, and iOS7 (from a design standpoint) is super inefficient and awkward and the icons are ugly. As someone who works in design, it just irks me too much. I needed to get away from that OS.

    Everything other than a few minor differences have been really easy to adjust to. If you think Windows Phone is a fun and cool platform for you, and you know how it works, the transition will be super smooth. And Windows Phone 8.1 looks like a massive overhaul that I'm really excited for. The future looks good. I think Windows Phone is a safer bet now, more than ever. It's not such a uncertain platform, anymore. It's starting to feel very confident in itself and how useful it is.
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    02-23-2014 09:24 PM
  23. GizmoEV's Avatar
    I switched a little over a year ago from an iPhone 4 to the Lumina 920. The only thing I periodically miss is the ease of printing directly from the phone and PocketInformant on the iPhone. The default Windows Phone calendar app has several limitations so I had to find a third party calendar app. There are several available. I do miss the notification center since there is a little more info on iOS than just a number on a live tile.

    The integration with my other MS devices is awesome. After using WP for a while you will start to see the elegance in the design. Be sure you use it long enough to get to understand it. Only then can you truly make a judgment on what you like best.

    Before you turn in your iPhone be sure to go in and turn off iMessage. If you don't, there is a chance that some of your contacts who use iMessage might have their phones attempt to iMessage you and you will never get the text. I had to power up my iPhone and turn off the feature since I missed some texts. Also, Nokia has an app called "Transfer my Data" which you can use to transfer via Bluetooth all of your iPhone contacts. Once you do this, and have your WP backup the contacts, all your contacts will be available online and will synchronize between all your Win8 devices.
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    02-23-2014 11:07 PM
  24. realwarder's Avatar
    Moved from iPhone 4 to Lumia 920. Miss notification center too, but that should arrive at some point. Find email better. Web similar. Apps acceptable (and better by the day). Love Nokia's camera capability and features. Navigation (Drive) is way better. I enjoyed something refreshingly different. iOS was very stale at that point, although 7 brought a slightly new flavor, ironically more towards WP.

    No regrets. Enjoy not having the same phone as everyone else.
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    02-23-2014 11:24 PM
  25. Editguy1900's Avatar

    The one feature I still want is wireless printing options.
    If you have a Brother printer, there's an app for that :)
    02-23-2014 11:38 PM
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