04-13-2014 07:34 PM
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  1. JHBThree's Avatar
    Switched to Verizon from T-Mobile. Picked up the new HTC one, but I was also eyeing the Icon. I like the one, and am used to android, but the stellar camera of the Icon is a draw for me. (As is 8.1 fixing a lot of my niggles with WP) Both have great build quality, design, and specs, so I can't decide if I want to exchange. Any thoughts?
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    04-05-2014 01:13 PM
  2. ak_r7's Avatar
    Go for icon :)

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    pmhgeneral likes this.
    04-05-2014 01:54 PM
  3. pmhgeneral's Avatar
    Go to the icon, 8.1 is going to be awesome!
    04-05-2014 02:03 PM
  4. Tepid's Avatar
    You won't be disappointed in the Icon.
    04-05-2014 02:25 PM
  5. mtalinm's Avatar
    20 years from now you'll be happy you had better photos, but you won't remember that you couldn't get that sixteenth social media app
    04-05-2014 02:51 PM
  6. JHBThree's Avatar
    I guess I'm just apprehensive. I'm fairly invested in googles ecosystem so disentangling myself from it seems a little daunting. Plus, I've read the thread on here from android users that switched, and that gives me a little anxiety. (Some said it was fine, others said it wasn't) Any other android switchers have opinions?

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    04-05-2014 05:13 PM
  7. JHBThree's Avatar
    Decided to just say screw it and do it tomorrow. I don't hold onto my phone's for long anyways, but I've got some things coming up that I want a phone with a good camera for. (First niece will be here in June, and I don't want to have to carry my NEX with me when I'm around her all the time)

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    04-06-2014 12:31 AM
  8. AR2186's Avatar
    It also isn't the worst thing in the world to get off Google's services, or at least try Microsoft's. I finally forced myself over, and am very happy. Nice thing about Microsoft is it doesn't matter if I am using my Icon, HTC One, iPhone, iPad, Surface, Windows desktop or Mac laptop, I have everything everywhere
    04-06-2014 12:03 PM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Decided to just say screw it and do it tomorrow. I don't hold onto my phone's for long anyways, but I've got some things coming up that I want a phone with a good camera for. (First niece will be here in June, and I don't want to have to carry my NEX with me when I'm around her all the time)

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    Glad to see you're going to give the Icon a shot. I love the Icon and I love WP8. It just works. And it's a joy to use. You will need to maybe do some work if you want to stick with the google ecosystem. Google does their best to make it so WP8 and Google services don't play nice. It may be advantageous to switch over to some Microsoft services to make up for it.

    Congratulations on the upcoming niece! My third niece was born two weeks ago! :)
    04-06-2014 04:07 PM
  10. gernerttl's Avatar
    Get the Icon and come to the Darkside... It is...your destiny...
    04-06-2014 05:38 PM
  11. JHBThree's Avatar
    Well I got it. Feels comfortable. Will take some getting used to, but I'll like it. Only thing that has me apprehensive now is that one of my coworkers saw I got it, and said 'you know we get a 20% monthly discount from att right?'. Turns out I could get the same plan from att for around $25 a month less. Would have to get the 1520 though, which may be too big.
    04-07-2014 01:01 AM
  12. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Well I got it. Feels comfortable. Will take some getting used to, but I'll like it. Only thing that has me apprehensive now is that one of my coworkers saw I got it, and said 'you know we get a 20% monthly discount from att right?'. Turns out I could get the same plan from att for around $25 a month less. Would have to get the 1520 though, which may be too big.
    They have the L1020 with THE best camera there is on a phone, and going to be getting the L930 (ICON "clone") and the Samsung ATIV S NEO (a step down from the One, but)...
    04-07-2014 01:26 AM
  13. bayanii's Avatar
    Well, if you need the money, switch. Check out the 1520 forums and see if people like it. It seems like alot of people do. Its pretty much the same spec besides the screen size.

    I have the icon. I like it. Great size. I'll let you mess with it before saying anymore.
    04-07-2014 01:29 AM
  14. JHBThree's Avatar
    They have the L1020 with THE best camera there is on a phone, and going to be getting the L930 (ICON "clone") and the Samsung ATIV S NEO (a step down from the One, but)...
    Ehh. The 1020 would be too big of a step down for me. It'll also be a while before they get the 930, if they even do.
    04-07-2014 01:34 AM
  15. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Ehh. The 1020 would be too big of a step down for me. It'll also be a while before they get the 930, if they even do.
    So stay on VZW with your ICON or throw your T-Mo phone on a monthly plan with MetroPCS while you wait it out. Since all this stuff with Build, and all the new OEMs, I have a feeling there will be a flood of new WP8.1 devices launching in the next 2 months or so... Just my 2..
    04-07-2014 01:49 AM
  16. JHBThree's Avatar
    So stay on VZW with your ICON or throw your T-Mo phone on a monthly plan with MetroPCS while you wait it out. Since all this stuff with Build, and all the new OEMs, I have a feeling there will be a flood of new WP8.1 devices launching in the next 2 months or so... Just my 2..
    Based on what Nokia said, the 930 won't be in the us for quite some time.

    I'd be fine with the 1520, but it's so damn big!
    04-07-2014 01:53 AM
  17. juanitoriv's Avatar
    I saw June.. About the time I think we'll see an influx on WP8.1 devices..
    04-07-2014 03:24 AM
  18. JHBThree's Avatar
    June for the 930 in general. The US isnt one of the markets getting it.

    Regardless, I'm going to go play with the 1520 again today to see if I can deal with the size.



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    04-07-2014 08:21 AM
  19. gernerttl's Avatar
    June for the 930 in general. The US isnt one of the markets getting it.

    Regardless, I'm going to go play with the 1520 again today to see if I can deal with the size.



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    In either case you're getting a good phone.
    04-07-2014 01:37 PM
  20. MobileVortex's Avatar
    i like the idea of the 1520, but damn that thing is huge. If it wont fit in my pocket, i wont get it.
    04-07-2014 02:15 PM
  21. juanitoriv's Avatar
    i like the idea of the 1520, but damn that thing is huge. If it wont fit in my pocket, i wont get it.
    So, like JThreezy, go play with it for a bit first..
    04-07-2014 03:02 PM
  22. MobileVortex's Avatar
    i have, and thats why i said its damn huge.
    04-07-2014 03:34 PM
  23. juanitoriv's Avatar
    i have, and thats why i said its damn huge.
    Yeah, I had to tell her that. ;)
    04-07-2014 03:41 PM
  24. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    I heared the camera is very slow between taking pictures? Like 8 seconds. Can you confirm?

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    04-07-2014 04:18 PM
  25. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I heared the camera is very slow between taking pictures? Like 8 seconds. Can you confirm?

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    Definitely not 8 seconds... It's a high quality camera, yes it's not as fast as an iPhone. But you get what you're shooting for.
    04-07-2014 04:40 PM
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