1. eruptflail's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    I couldn't find a good place to post this, but I figured this would be a good place.

    I'm moving to Japan and, while there have been a few announcements of Windows Phones in Japan, I can't bring myself to getting a mid-ranged or low-end phone. I use my phone too much and my 925 is a bit too slow for what I want.

    So, I have to move.

    I was wondering what you guys thought would be the best OS to move to, as WP people like me.

    Here is what I posted as requirements at Android Central/iMore:

    Here are the OS related things I use all the time:

    Outlook email
    Music app
    Navigation apps (Here maps on WP)
    Swipe-esque keyboard
    Cortana-esque services for time and location based reminders and voice recognition for messaging.
    Office apps

    Hardware I'm used to:
    Glance screen (I don't know if android has an equivalent)
    Double tap to wake (or a fingerprint reader, which I think iphone 5 or higher have)
    Physical camera button (preferred not required)
    Capacitive or hardware buttons
    Good camera hardware
    4.5 inch screen (negotiable, but I don't want a phablet)
    06-23-2015 04:00 PM
  2. Addison's Avatar
    why not just grab an unlocked 930 or 1520?
    06-23-2015 04:05 PM
  3. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You might want to check out my thread here on AndroidCentral.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    Guytronic and eruptflail like this.
    06-23-2015 04:07 PM
  4. eruptflail's Avatar
    I would do that if I were going to almost any other country, but unlocked phones have problems in Japan from what I've heard. I'm not in the mood to troubleshoot a cellphone while I'm trying to figure out how to throw away my garbage correctly.

    ​Thanks, though.
    06-23-2015 04:13 PM
  5. eruptflail's Avatar
    Thanks, Laura, that was really helpful. I was going to ask about the bing rewards app, but I remembered it doesn't work outside the US anyway, haha.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-23-2015 04:18 PM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    For the keyboard I use SwiftKey. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...htype.swiftkey

    It works as well as WordFlow on Windows Phone 8.1.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-23-2015 04:29 PM
  7. HXD's Avatar
    IDK why the 925 is "too slow"
    My 920 is still alive and kicking! :) Aside, of course, from the Overheating...
    07-05-2015 12:28 AM

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