02-12-2015 02:12 PM
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  1. GadgetTron's Avatar
    I know this will open a can of worms on "Windows Central", but I need some advice. Do I upgrade my Lumia 928 (which has been a mediocre model at best, LOTS of bugs and manufacturing defects) to a "retired" ICON? Or jump to an iPhone 6 and give that a shot for a while? To be clear, I've been a WP supporter since the beginning, but I'm honestly a little tired of the lack of support from both Microsoft and app developers.
    ICON pros: I have EVERYTHING in the Windows Eco System
    iPhone pros: Better apps and consistent update support.

    So given the two options, which would you choose and why?
    01-31-2015 03:32 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd wait for now and decide on an upgrade after trying Windows 10 on the 928.
    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
    01-31-2015 03:38 PM
  3. Alfa Kapa's Avatar
    Based on what you said, go for the IPhone.
    And in the meanwhile you can see what MS brings up with Windows 10 for phones (and the new devices that will be released) ,
    so in the future you could sell the IPhone for a new W10 device (if you like what you see) ,because the value of IPhone won't drop as much as this of the ICON in the next months ;)
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    01-31-2015 03:45 PM
  4. Harrie-S's Avatar
    I agree with Alfa Kapa.
    And the grass on the other side always looks greener and maybe it is go for the iPhone and find out.
    01-31-2015 03:52 PM
  5. gapost's Avatar
    If that's your only two option, get the iPhone. The future of the Icon and WP on Verizon are unpredictable. I would say though, that there are some very nice Android phones on Verizon. If you decide you want to come back to the Icon, you will always be able to sell the iPhone, make a profit, and get a used Icon.
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    01-31-2015 05:15 PM
  6. GoJays's Avatar
    I have an Icon. My wife has an iPhone 6. Get an iPhone 6 or wait until Denim is released. Also, understand that Denim will be the only firmware update you'll ever get.

    EDIT: If you decide on an Icon, do not sign up for a two year contract. You can find one on Ebay much cheaper now.
    01-31-2015 05:18 PM
  7. bozza72's Avatar
    Buy a 930 from eBay then you'll get denim and w20
    01-31-2015 05:24 PM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    Buy a 930 from eBay then you'll get denim and w20
    That would mean he would have to switch carriers. If you read the original post, he has a 928 which is a Verizon exclusive, so a 930 is out of the picture.


    I know this will open a can of worms on "Windows Central", but I need some advice. Do I upgrade my Lumia 928 (which has been a mediocre model at best, LOTS of bugs and manufacturing defects) to a "retired" ICON? Or jump to an iPhone 6 and give that a shot for a while? To be clear, I've been a WP supporter since the beginning, but I'm honestly a little tired of the lack of support from both Microsoft and app developers.
    ICON pros: I have EVERYTHING in the Windows Eco System
    iPhone pros: Better apps and consistent update support.

    So given the two options, which would you choose and why?
    I'm not an Apple fan, so I would say hold off for now if it's that big of a deal. Especially since you are already in the WP ecosystem. The Icon is a great phone though and even without Denim it still kicks **** with WP8.1 DP.
    01-31-2015 05:32 PM
  9. Steve Adams's Avatar
    ICON all the way. The grass is greenest over here. trust me. I have used all platforms and MS is by far the best, most stable system of all.
    01-31-2015 05:52 PM
  10. BenJAMIN_2009's Avatar
    ICON all the way. The grass is greenest over here. trust me. I have used all platforms and MS is by far the best, most stable system of all.
    Apple is pretty stable as well. I do prefer windows and anything ms related but apples stability is almost if not on par with our own on windows phone. The advantage of windows phone is it works on all kinds of phones from the 520 to the icon
    01-31-2015 06:02 PM
  11. BenJAMIN_2009's Avatar
    I'd wait for windows 10 or check out the one m8 with windows pretty solid device the icon is dead unfortunately
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    01-31-2015 06:03 PM
  12. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    IPhone...ICON and VZN very bad combination. No brainer
    01-31-2015 06:05 PM
  13. Camden Krupala's Avatar
    I would wait. MWC and Windows 10 are coming up pretty soon. Should be some exciting new hardware.
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    01-31-2015 06:12 PM
  14. aximtreo's Avatar
    If you go with the iPhone, keep your 928 to see what W 10 is all about. If you go with the ICON; keeping the 9928 is a moot point.
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    01-31-2015 06:15 PM
  15. mtalinm's Avatar
    if you have to ask, you probably shouldn't be on winphone
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    01-31-2015 07:24 PM
  16. GadgetTron's Avatar
    Thanks guys! Actually kind of surprised by some of the responses! Question: Will the ICON be getting Windows 10? Perhaps some the delay of Denim has to do with the XLTE bands in the OS not playing well with Verizon's network?

    I really do love WP and am torn in this decision. The ICON is the only option in my opinion on VZW worth spending a couple of years with. Not a fan of HTC.
    02-01-2015 02:34 PM
  17. CodeGunnerDevelopment's Avatar
    While I have spent some time on iphone(3G 4 and 5) and did enjoy my time with it compared to all of the crapdroid phones I've had. nothing compares to WP and the ICON for me.
    02-01-2015 02:54 PM
  18. gordonfink's Avatar
    I believe it has been said here that all WP's will get 10. Also, the Icon is one of the few that will get 4k video with the Denim update.

    So, if you're locked to Verizon, I think an Icon is the way to go.

    I have one for sale. PM me for details if you're interested.
    02-01-2015 02:56 PM
  19. 07outback's Avatar
    I have an Icon. My wife has an iPhone 6. Get an iPhone 6 or wait until Denim is released. Also, understand that Denim will be the only firmware update you'll ever get.

    EDIT: If you decide on an Icon, do not sign up for a two year contract. You can find one on Ebay much cheaper now.
    I upgraded from a 928 to an Icon 2 months ago. I bought my Icon in eBay for $197.00 shipped in excellent condition. I certain have no regrets as I prefer the WP ecosystem over IOS; which both my wife and son prefer.
    02-01-2015 03:14 PM
  20. Mandymoo11's Avatar
    I upgraded from an 822 to the Icon a few weeks ago. Got it free from the Microsoft store on their Christmas promotion. I am very happy with the phone and will stick with WP for at least the next two years (yes, I am on contract with Verizon for another two years). After that, we should have a better picture of what the WP ecosystem has become and if it will continue to be supported by both Microsoft and the carriers. Until then, I will look forward to Denim and WP10 and whatever else is slated for the WP family in future technology.
    02-01-2015 04:03 PM
  21. grafixguy#AC's Avatar
    I believe it has been said here that all WP's will get 10. Also, the Icon is one of the few that will get 4k video with the Denim update.

    So, if you're locked to Verizon, I think an Icon is the way to go.

    I have one for sale. PM me for details if you're interested.
    I'm not convinced this phone will ever see Denim. We've been fed a whole of promises and have received nothing but more promises.

    If the OP must choose now, go with the iPhone, but if waiting is an option, that's what I'd do.
    02-01-2015 04:04 PM
  22. horseybob's Avatar
    I also have a 928. Played with an HTC One M8 with Windows 8.1; it was very snappy and seems to have a very nice build quality. This being said, I'm waiting for MWC to see when the M9 will be coming as well as the fabled high end Lumia from Microsoft. In the meantime, I'll be merrily testing Win10 on my trusty 928
    02-01-2015 04:16 PM
  23. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    Buy the iphone 6 now, then get the 530 in the summer time.
    02-02-2015 05:58 AM
  24. tk-093's Avatar
    I use all three. I support our enterprise email on our devices which are mostly iOS and Android. I am a MS Fanboy, and think Windows 10 on phones is going to be the best thing ever, but I force myself to use the others because that is what my users use.

    I had been using the iPhone 6 for the last few months and actually just switched back to my Moto X 2014 last Friday. I've grown to hate iOS and it's limitations. It's #1 in apps, that's for sure. But that's kinda it. TouchID is amazing... amazing... but even that wasn't enough to keep me. I switched back to a Android phone with a crappy battery and crappy camera because iOS annoyed me that much. Don't get me wrong though, the Moto X 2014 is still pretty awesome.

    So, I know you are talking between the ICON and the iPhone but if it were me.. I'd be picking between Windows Phone and Android. I would actually suggest the Galaxy S5 once Lollipop drops for it. I also have that device and once Lollipop drops I will be switching between that and my 929 with W10. :)
    02-02-2015 09:06 AM
  25. Jazmac's Avatar
    In the words of J.D. Wentworth, "its your money, spend it on whatever the heck you want."
    02-02-2015 10:59 AM
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