05-03-2014 05:06 AM
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  1. calfee20'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
    Guytronic likes this.
    05-01-2014 07:55 AM
  2. afgzee's Avatar
    maybe it was the headphones that were muffed? or are you talking about the loudspeaker?
    05-01-2014 07:57 AM
  3. calfee20's Avatar
    Not headphones. Just the plain phone ear speaker.
    05-01-2014 08:08 AM
  4. Matt Fara's Avatar
    Translation:I don't want to hurt your feelings dad, but all of my friends gave galaxies and I want one too!
    05-01-2014 08:12 AM
  5. DBZo07's Avatar
    Give her galaxy, no matter how best is icon your daughter won't like it. Kids are into bandwagon effect.

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    05-01-2014 08:19 AM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yeah and on top there are certain games that she definitely should have on her first smartphone (candy crush for example), hope this app scenario improves on wp
    05-01-2014 08:21 AM
  7. Zvjer's Avatar
    Candy crush?? Why would you need candy if you have Bejeweled Live from EA? Can she play HALO spartan assault on S5? ๐Ÿ˜ I think you should have bought her Lumia 1020 and teach her that NOT ONE of her friends can take so good photos as she can now. Specially with xenon on those dark atmosphere birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ parties ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    TLRtheory and nakialj like this.
    05-01-2014 08:34 AM
  8. K Raghu's Avatar
    same thing here convinced my wife to use 920 but peer pressure she wants Sammy or Appy. its following the crowd .

    if people don't use not sure how Lumia or WP is going to gain market share. even with 8.1 I ask sometime if I was new to market what would make me buy a WP device (Lumia, 8.1) just the camera ?

    Camera in Lumia is way better than S5 or IOS but is Nokia or MS marketing it enough, how much can individual like us market it...

    or at least get Nokia X in North America to kill competition from Adroid and then promote WP ,,, or something around that line..


    got 2 920's , 1020, 1520, 521...
    05-01-2014 08:39 AM
  9. Highdefjunkie'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
    Not surprised kids are into Android. Apple is your parents phone and WP hasn't gained traction to be cool.
    05-01-2014 08:45 AM
  10. radmanvr's Avatar
    Yeah. Only hipsters have windows phone.
    05-01-2014 08:50 AM
  11. jleebiker'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...
    05-01-2014 08:58 AM
  12. Coreldan's Avatar
    Yeah. Only hipsters have windows phone.
    No, the hipsters still have iPhones :P
    05-01-2014 08:58 AM
  13. Highdefjunkie'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...
    What do you think she'll use it for? She's a kid.
    05-01-2014 08:59 AM
  14. pankaj981's Avatar
    Candy crush?? Why would you need candy if you have Bejeweled Live from EA? Can she play HALO spartan assault on S5? ๐Ÿ˜ I think you should have bought her Lumia 1020 and teach her that NOT ONE of her friends can take so good photos as she can now. Specially with xenon on those dark atmosphere birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ parties ๐Ÿ˜ˆ
    Well it's about preferences and the social interaction involved with candy crush (exchanging power ups with friends on Facebook) and there is nothing wrong with playing bejeweled, it's just that when she is in a group she shouldn't be the one being left out of the gaming conversation or some apps missing, just saying...
    05-01-2014 09:10 AM
  15. ricbon's Avatar
    Please lets not turn this into a Crackberry post let your daughter pick what ever she want and enjoy it.
    05-01-2014 09:20 AM
  16. Mike Gibson's Avatar
    It's interesting to watch the buying habits of my daughter's friends and classmates (8th grade). The majority have iPhones ... with broken screens. My daughter had an iPhone 4 (without the broken screen) but when she did great in school last year I got her a Galaxy Note 2. She loves the damn thing ... and can't stand the "tiny" iPhones her friends have. AAPL's no dummy so they're going to release larger models soon ... cha-ching!
    05-01-2014 09:22 AM
  17. knuckles245'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 daughter was the same, had to have an iPhone. I got her a Lumia 521 instead and as I suspected, she drops it alot and the phone is still working without a crack or screen scratch. She using the phone for exactly what other kids use it for in her circle, kik & instagram... Just less expensive. Lol.
    jleebiker, MA83, Curtieson and 1 others like this.
    05-01-2014 09:35 AM
  18. calfee20's Avatar
    WOW I don't believe the direction this post has gone. I did a search for call quality before I made the post as this was what this post is about. My daughter is not some giddy teen. She is in her mid thirties and is a Dentist that owns her own practice. She recently bought outlook for around a hundred bucks and worked hours getting all of her contacts off of her failing yahoo account. What should have been easy wasn't because yahoo is so screwed up lately. She has been using my 925 and likes how easy it is to use the OS.

    A windows phone would have worked better for her but for the sound quality issue which is the reason I made the post. She had a flip phone for years while everyone else had smartphones and you clowns think peer pressure influenced her decision......"insert rude noise here"
    05-01-2014 09:51 AM
  19. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    She's in her 30's and it's her first smart phone? Wow! What did she use before?
    05-01-2014 09:56 AM
  20. MazoMark'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
    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.
    05-01-2014 10:00 AM
  21. Weavers's Avatar
    People who try to force their preferred smartphone platforms onto others are the worst.
    05-01-2014 10:05 AM
  22. Mike Gibson's Avatar
    She had a flip phone for years while everyone else had smartphones and you clowns think peer pressure influenced her decision......"insert rude noise here"
    Your OP sounded exactly like you were referring to getting a teenager her first phone (there have been many threads on the same topic). People take the time to reply to your comment and then you get upset? That's rich.
    05-01-2014 10:07 AM
  23. calfee20's Avatar
    She's in her 30's and it's her first smart phone? Wow! What did she use before?
    Some flip phone.
    05-01-2014 10:09 AM
  24. jleebiker's Avatar
    WOW I don't believe the direction this post has gone. I did a search for call quality before I made the post as this was what this post is about. My daughter is not some giddy teen. She is in her mid thirties and is a Dentist that owns her own practice. She recently bought outlook for around a hundred bucks and worked hours getting all of her contacts off of her failing yahoo account. What should have been easy wasn't because yahoo is so screwed up lately. She has been using my 925 and likes how easy it is to use the OS.

    A windows phone would have worked better for her but for the sound quality issue which is the reason I made the post. She had a flip phone for years while everyone else had smartphones and you clowns think peer pressure influenced her decision......"insert rude noise here"
    Well SOORRRYYY!!!! Your last line said:
    "She now has a Galaxy S5.............Oh Well"
    I thought you were lamenting the fact that she went Droid. I was trying to sympathize with you. Guess some of us mistook the point of your post and tried to be sympathetic. Guess we'll just be moving on then...
    *No rude noise, just moving on.
    Last edited by jleebiker; 05-01-2014 at 11:24 AM.
    05-01-2014 10:16 AM
  25. calfee20's Avatar
    People who try to force their preferred smartphone platforms onto others are the worst.
    I didn't force anything. We had discussions about the three formats and I pointed out strengths and weaknesses about them. I pointed out that if she needed special apps for banking or flying Win phone was not the way to go. I also pointed out how I am always beating a dead horse. My VCR of choice was a Betamax and my last PC had an Asus P4 T-533 motherboard with rambus memory that soon went out of fashion and left me with an inadequate 1 gig of memory that I couldn't upgrade and about that Sigma SLR with the Foveon sensor..................Oh Well

    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.
    05-01-2014 10:29 AM
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