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05-03-2014 05:06 AM
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  1. calfee20's Avatar
    I've heard one other person complain about this with Icon. I haven't experienced this with mine, though I use earphones most of time for calls. I do think the rear speaker could be better on Icon.

    I'm surprised she went with S5 in this case. Would have thought those big, front facing speakers on HTC M8 would have won her over.
    I do appreciate your comment.
    05-01-2014 10:32 AM
  2. MA83's Avatar
    Even Daniel mentioned that the speaker quality was just ok on the Icon especially when compared to the 1520. I think what she'll find is that she won't if ever really use the external speakers and that the Android operating system bogs down and is a clumsy OS. Eventually she'll probably come around. As someone that started Android, used iOS for a while, and finally switched to WP, I have no plans of going back.
    05-01-2014 10:34 AM
  3. berty6294's Avatar
    With the Icon it kinda depends on how you sit the phone the type of sound you'll get. If you just hold it in the air, it will be very soft, cup your hand around the back it will be muffled, and sit it on the table for a sharper sound. Now not one of these positions is great, but the table position is least bad.

    I wish they had stuck with the speaker on the 928, that speaker is LOUD!
    05-01-2014 10:37 AM
  4. machzk's Avatar
    Not surprised kids are into Android. Apple is your parents phone and WP hasn't gained traction to be cool.
    I dont know where you are, but kids are not into Android where I am. They are still stuck on iPhones. Android is popular among those who dont want or cant spend on an iPhone. Or people who need a big screen for work related matters. Kids if they have a choice want the iPhone.
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    05-01-2014 11:12 AM
  5. kylezangel's Avatar
    Where I'm from, the trend culture is to have one of those old crapberry phones. It's like the one thing you need to get into a group. Standard for me is being different, that's why I have a Lumia :P
    05-01-2014 11:24 AM
  6. Elephant2000's Avatar
    Some flip phone.
    Hey! I had my LG 8300 for five years, and it is still going. I gave it to my father. I understand why she held onto it.
    05-01-2014 12:13 PM
  7. borasar's Avatar
    My daughter was getting her first smart phone and I had her really considering a Win phone. She has outlook with lots of contacts and a calendar that she needed to play nice with a new smart phone. WinP8 should be best at this. She got a good sales rep that didn't try to steer her one way or another but when she tried the Icon she didn't like the sound quality. She said it was muffled and she even tried a second unit with the same results.

    She now has a Galaxy S5.............Oh Well
    You have failed us! Please leave this forum at once ;P
    05-01-2014 12:19 PM
  8. EwingMCSE's Avatar
    The external speaker on the Icon is quite good. It's something with the app/firmware that makes it seem weak. Fire up Nokia Mix Radio and be amazed by how loud it is. If I drop mine in the car-stand I got for it (which I use on my PC desk so it stands like a tiny 2nd screen) I find myself turning the volume DOWN to 14 or 15 because it's loud all the way to the kitchen.

    As a former long-time android user I will say this about the OS. With WP8 it the OS was close enough that I was quite happy to switch to a 920. I eventually sold that and got a 1020 and liked that even more (amazing pictures, awkward camera hump). With WP8.1 I feel Windows has completely caught up to the other 2 vendors and it is now more a matter of preference.

    I have zero intention of going back to tiny-phones-only/no-customization-allowed iPhones or buggy, laggy Android. I tried a friends Galaxy S5 and it's a nice phone, but I'd never give up my Lumia Icon for it. I miss the 41MP camera on the 1020, but otherwise the Icon is a fantastic phone.

    My wife was even more dramatically impacted. She's not technical or wanting to spend a huge time figuring out how to make things work on her phone. She LOVES WP8 and is also enjoying the Lumia Icon.

    As far as the original post goes - I think your daughter just flat out didn't want an Icon and was letting you down easy. Both of our phones are fine on the ear or speaker phone. It's a little muted which is easily countered by turning the volume up. Again, I think this is a firmware issue as the Nokia Mix Radio is VERY loud.
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    05-01-2014 01:46 PM
  9. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    You have failed us! Please leave this forum at once ;P
    If failing to get someone to go for WP is terms for leaving the forum, we'd have all left years ago. It's too bad you didn't introduce your daughter to the Samsung Ativ-SE. It's like an Icon, but with a removable battery. I want to say the batteries are interchangeable with one of the Galaxies.
    05-01-2014 02:13 PM
  10. metalchick719's Avatar
    Not surprised kids are into Android. Apple is your parents phone and WP hasn't gained traction to be cool.
    Really? A couple of my young cousins have an iPhone and iPod touch respectively. I usually see teens toting iPhones, actually. My mother, who's 64, has a Nokia Lumia 620. So your generalization doesn't quite work.
    05-01-2014 02:22 PM
  11. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    Really? A couple of my young cousins have an iPhone and iPod touch respectively. I usually see teens toting iPhones, actually. My mother, who's 64, has a Nokia Lumia 620. So your generalization doesn't quite work.
    Neither does yours. Your grandma and cousins?
    05-01-2014 02:30 PM
  12. borasar's Avatar
    If failing to get someone to go for WP is terms for leaving the forum, we'd have all left years ago. It's too bad you didn't introduce your daughter to the Samsung Ativ-SE. It's like an Icon, but with a removable battery. I want to say the batteries are interchangeable with one of the Galaxies.
    you must be fun at parties
    Last edited by borasar; 05-01-2014 at 07:39 PM.
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    05-01-2014 02:49 PM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Neither does yours. Your grandma and cousins?
    MY MOTHER, not grandmother. Read a little more closely. Also, I am not the only one who replied to you stating that younger folks around me tend to flock to iPhones.
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    05-01-2014 03:11 PM
  14. EwingMCSE's Avatar
    WP8 phones are getting some "attempts" at being cool. I've seen them used extensively on the TV show Arrow on CW and on Mindy. It can be a touch annoying when they go to in-show-phone-feature-demo, but it's definitely good press for Windows Phone.
    05-01-2014 04:11 PM
  15. Tansen's Avatar
    Same here, was iOS for a while, then android, now WP and quite happy (then again it wasn't until 8.1 that I was truly completely satisfied).
    05-01-2014 04:23 PM
  16. worldspy99's Avatar
    My daughter HAD to have the iPhone 5 when it first came out. She was the FIRST one of her friends to have one. Then she HAD to have the latest Droid. Got her that as well. What does she use it for? Instagram, Vine, texting. /SMH...
    My friend's 19 year old cycled through iPhone 5 and then got Droix Maxx and now after 6 months wants the S5! Agreed he only uses it for social stuff and nothing else.....
    05-01-2014 05:19 PM
  17. Mmazeo's Avatar
    This is why Windows phone needs more model selection. She was going to get top of some line and there was only one windows but several androids to chose from. BTW the removable battery in the S5 was also a big deal for her. If she doesn't break it she will keep it for a long time.
    What about the Samsung WP?
    05-01-2014 06:33 PM
  18. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    MY MOTHER, not grandmother. Read a little more closely. Also, I am not the only one who replied to you stating that younger folks around me tend to flock to iPhones.
    Regardless.
    05-01-2014 06:56 PM
  19. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Translation:I don't want to hurt your feelings dad, but all of my friends gave galaxies and I want one too!
    Or she genuinely doesn't like the sound quality...
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    05-01-2014 07:08 PM
  20. calfee20's Avatar
    What about the Samsung WP?
    Her sales person didn't feel it was top of the line so didn't show it. I guess she asked for the best phone and he showed her the Icon and S5.
    05-01-2014 08:11 PM
  21. TechAbstract's Avatar
    You can hear the speakers of both Lumia Icon and Galaxy S5 here (Go to 6:50 minute mark). Not so sure about this.
    05-01-2014 08:40 PM
  22. sagara0510's Avatar
    bad luck

    sometimes... kids just have to learn from their own mistakes ;)
    05-01-2014 10:11 PM
  23. Reebs Reebs's Avatar
    you must be fun at parties
    Funny
    borasar likes this.
    05-02-2014 12:57 AM
  24. bijak_riyandi's Avatar
    My daughter HAD to have the iPhone 5 when it first came out. She was the FIRST one of her friends to have one. Then she HAD to have the latest Droid. Got her that as well. What does she use it for? Instagram, Vine, texting. /SMH...
    are you THAT powerless to your daughter?
    05-02-2014 02:08 AM
  25. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    I've heard one other person complain about this with Icon. I haven't experienced this with mine, though I use earphones most of time for calls. I do think the rear speaker could be better on Icon.

    I'm surprised she went with S5 in this case. Would have thought those big, front facing speakers on HTC M8 would have won her over.
    The Icon's speaker is not very loud, compared to my old 928 especially. It's one of the things I don't like about the phone. On my 928 I had it set to 14, the icon is set to 20 to get the same loudness.
    05-02-2014 02:10 AM
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