06-13-2014 09:01 AM
81 1234
tools
  1. cuwe's Avatar
    I'm only fond of iPhone & Lumia . I really want an iPhone but damn it's too overpriced .
    05-31-2014 05:54 AM
  2. DavidinCT's Avatar
    There is something annoying that a manufacturer of Windows Phones will now have to license Beats Audio from Apple. At least that is my understanding.
    They licensed Beats audio for a time frame (1-3 years depending on vendor) or for a set amount of devices. With the sale, Apple will have to honor current contracts. If HTC, for example, wanted to renew after the current contract is up, then of course they would have to do it through Apple (they are still different companies right now, just because Apple owns them, this type of stuff should not change till contracts are up)

    Unless Apple decides to make it exclusive to Apple devices moving forward, then you will only get Beats on a Apple device. Not sure on their reasoning's for buying Beats but, doing the exclusive thing might be something they are planning, unless Apple is going for their Music service, all will be seen in a few months after Apple announces it.

    I had a 8X for a while and have used Beats headphones, I was never impressed with them. I would rather get a midline good brand headphones over beats any day...

    It just shows the path where Apple is going now, innovation is dead, just buy or copy....that must be their motto now, I have said it before and will say it again, Apple died with Steve Jobs...it's just a matter of time...
    Beijendorf and Paul May like this.
    05-31-2014 10:22 AM
  3. AngrySprintUser's Avatar
    Guess.......
    05-31-2014 10:24 AM
  4. metalchick719's Avatar
    I, for one, would always go with a Nokia because that's what I've always had and I trust the brand. My first cell phone was a Nokia To date, I have had 10 phones, and only two of them are not Nokia (iPhone 4 and HTC One M7). When it comes to Windows Phone, though, it's Nokia all the way for me because of what I said above, plus it has incredible build quality. I've dropped my 925 twice since I got it three months ago and it doesn't have a scratch on it. I also love the cameras on these things. Even the lower end Lumias take good pictures.
    Beijendorf and Karthik Naik like this.
    05-31-2014 11:21 AM
  5. Blacklac's Avatar
    I've only had 2 Nokia's, the 1020 and 1520. As long as I can get Nokia WP's, I will. The build quality is excellent, the added software, the CAMERA, etc...
    05-31-2014 11:29 AM
  6. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    I would get the LG Uni8 if it came out because it looks sick, otherwise I'm stayin Nokia
    05-31-2014 11:47 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Well, I only a 925 and a 8X.

    Here's why I'd buy a non Nokia WP model: better audio for music playback. This is a failing from the whole WP platform. At least MSFT made the exception with the 8X/8S and allowed Beats Audio. While Beats Audio can be polarizing, they did allow a built in amp which is more important from a hardware perspective.

    Point is not everyone wants a Lumia. I'm curious to see what HTC puts out for WP because if they port over that audio playback tech into their newer models, some people will buy (assuming the Music app becomes good again in 8.1). Camera tech is cool but with the push to big screens, audio playback is getting important.
    05-31-2014 12:24 PM
  8. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    beats audio?? guys lumias come with dolby, much better imho
    beats has too much bass,too little treble
    05-31-2014 02:55 PM
  9. JamesPTao's Avatar
    Well, I only a 925 and a 8X.

    Here's why I'd buy a non Nokia WP model: better audio for music playback. This is a failing from the whole WP platform. At least MSFT made the exception with the 8X/8S and allowed Beats Audio. While Beats Audio can be polarizing, they did allow a built in amp which is more important from a hardware perspective.

    Point is not everyone wants a Lumia. I'm curious to see what HTC puts out for WP because if they port over that audio playback tech into their newer models, some people will buy (assuming the Music app becomes good again in 8.1). Camera tech is cool but with the push to big screens, audio playback is getting important.
    Sorry Nokia typically uses better headphone preamps then apple. Now if you're wanting to boost the hell out of the bass to make the $5 ear buds that come with it pound, well....have fun.
    05-31-2014 03:04 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Sorry Nokia typically uses better headphone preamps then apple. Now if you're wanting to boost the hell out of the bass to make the $5 ear buds that come with it pound, well....have fun.
    beats audio?? guys lumias come with dolby, much better imho
    beats has too much bass,too little treble
    Not sure Apple got into this discussion but hey, someone always finds a way to do the Fruit Co some kind of shout out.

    For the record, the Dolby in the HTC WP7 models sounds way better than in the Nokia WP8 models. As weaker as the output is in those WP7 models, the sound is crisper, cleaner with better overall balance.

    Also for the record, the 8X with Beats Audio toggled off still smokes any Lumia with Dolby toggled on or off. The phone itself has a built in amp - a good one too. It isn't about the bass - WP8 stock music player has no EQ in it and sounds flat as hell via Bluetooth.

    Lumias have flaws too.
    05-31-2014 03:36 PM
  11. xoxoGeorges's Avatar
    The only way I will switch from Nokia smartphones, if Sony make a killer Windows Phone that include all high end capabilities including integration of IR. Sony can do a twin of the Xperia Z2 but with WP 8.1 and guarantee that will be my future upgrade.
    Same here.

    Considering Nokia is no more, my next phone will be the next Xperia WP.
    05-31-2014 03:54 PM
  12. Jordano's Avatar
    Well, I really appreciate Nokia's work, both in software and hardware. It's obviously the best pack in terms of software in any mobile platform.

    However, when I switched to WP a month ago, I decided to go with Samsung (Ativ S), for a few reasons:

    Screen size. I had a Nexus 4, so I thought that slightly smaller devices would be a downgrade. Apart the 930, the Lumias are between 4 and 4.5 inches (the 1320 and the 1520 are too big for me).
    Technical assistance. Nokia, in Brazil, is very limited, since it only counts with two places in my state. Bad things happen, so better be safe than sorry, and I heard not so good things about these assistances.
    Removable battery and SD support. Some Lumias have, others don't; add this to the screen factor and that's a deal breaker for me.

    The 930 would be my choice after all, even violating some of my requisites. But, hey, in Brazil it will cost my kidneys and my lungs, considering I don't have the money to pay for one. And I'm very satisfied with my Ativ, both in HW and SW, since my biggest interest is Windows Phone itself.
    05-31-2014 04:10 PM
  13. Sir William Wiener's Avatar
    As great as Nokia has been with WP the upcoming HTC W8 & LG Uni8 are no slouches spec wise. Plus I anticipate the upcoming Sony WP will be impressive as well. MS/Nokia can't be the only WP OEM if WP is to survive the long haul in the smartphone OS business.
    05-31-2014 04:11 PM
  14. onysi's Avatar
    H
    LOL I have a 520 and did not realize it had a removable battery!
    Wtf?! how the hell did u not know that? U put the sim card in there.
    05-31-2014 04:26 PM
  15. Chregu's Avatar
    Having started my Windows Phone journey with an HTC 8X, I have also picked up Lumia 520s and a 925. When I got the first Lumia, I was stunned to see all the add-ons Nokia provides for (most of) their products (Glance, Music, other apps, etc).

    I have really enjoyed my HTC 8X, but as I get ready to buy a Lumia Icon, I find myself wondering what would be the advantages to buying anything other than a Nokia/MS device now? Is there something obvious I am missing?
    The 1520 is very big and therefore a niche product, the 930 is a re-release of the Icon which wasn't too exciting when it was first released a few months back. Both have certainly good enough hardware, but are already a generation behind the Android competition while being almost as expensive. Those would already be good enough reasons for me to look at other manufacturers.

    The real problem is, that the competition looks even worse, as there is practically none. Samsung only released one Windows Phone recently and this very locally distributed, and where the 930 is not very exciting, the ATIV SE is just blunt. There's nothing new from HTC or any other company.
    05-31-2014 04:45 PM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    I know that 520,620 and 820 has removable battery.
    You are correct but not one of those is a high end device. Samsung is the only one that produce high end WP devices that have a removable battery and an SD Card slot, that's the main reason why I got the ATIV S.
    05-31-2014 04:50 PM
  17. JamesPTao's Avatar
    The 1520 is very big and therefore a niche product, the 930 is a re-release of the Icon which wasn't too exciting when it was first released a few months back. Both have certainly good enough hardware, but are already a generation behind the Android competition. Those would already be good enough reasons for me to look at other manufacturers while being almost as expensive.

    The real problem is, that the competition looks even worse, as there is practically none. Samsung only released one phone recently and this very locally, and where the 930 is not very exciting, the ATIV SE is just blunt. There's nothing new from HTC or any other company.
    Generation behind is that refering to os or hardware? If hardware, Nokia doesn't need to be bleeding new edge as, unlike bloatware.. I mean android, it doesn't require the fastest processor existing to run the latest version adequately. If its in reference to the os then the point is mute since we are talking WP os here.
    05-31-2014 04:50 PM
  18. Blacklac's Avatar
    You're calling the Snapdragon 801 a generation above the 800? If we were on to the 805, I'd agree but... Well, I guess we don't have 5XXppi displays. ;)

    If WP does get more OEM putting a real effort into WP, we might see some bleeding edge technology. Until then, Android will always have it. I think WP licensing is now free? We may see some OEM competition soon...
    05-31-2014 04:56 PM
  19. Chregu's Avatar
    Generation behind is that refering to os or hardware? If hardware, Nokia doesn't need to be bleeding new edge as, unlike bloatware.. I mean android, it doesn't require the fastest processor existing to run the latest version adequately. If its in reference to the os then the point is mute since we are talking WP os here.
    You're calling the Snapdragon 801 a generation above the 800? If we were on to the 805, I'd agree but... Well, I guess we don't have 5XXppi displays. ;)
    As I said, I know it's certainly good enough hardware. That is not the point, the point is that the Lumias are not that much cheaper for what they offer, and that they are still behind. The Lumia 930 was just announced, it could have had the Snapdragon 801. But it's still just the Icon that's sold internationally now or soon.

    If we talk about what hardware is needed to run Windows Phone nicely, I'm very happy with my 8X, Windows Phone runs like a charm. But with this argumentation the Lumia 1520 and 930 would just be an enormous waste of money.

    Also, it's not very good to get people not using Windows Phone on board, when they can get bigger numbers for the same price with what they've used before.
    05-31-2014 05:01 PM
  20. crystal_planet's Avatar
    I've had an 800, Ativ S, 800 again, 520 and finally my 1020. I liked all of my phones. Samsung gets the nod for expansion and battery removal, but I always thought it looked like dog ****. Give me the sharp lines of a Nokia any day.

    But I would go with a different OEM if I liked the device they made. I'm tied to the o/s - not the hardware manufacturer.
    05-31-2014 05:18 PM
  21. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    Having started my Windows Phone journey with an HTC 8X, I have also picked up Lumia 520s and a 925. When I got the first Lumia, I was stunned to see all the add-ons Nokia provides for (most of) their products (Glance, Music, other apps, etc).

    I have really enjoyed my HTC 8X, but as I get ready to buy a Lumia Icon, I find myself wondering what would be the advantages to buying anything other than a Nokia/MS device now? Is there something obvious I am missing?
    You are stunned by Ad-ons provided by Nokia ? Then you will be fainted when you see how much stuff Samsung adds to Android.....
    MSFTisMIA likes this.
    05-31-2014 08:00 PM
  22. tgp's Avatar
    But I would go with a different OEM if I liked the device they made. I'm tied to the o/s - not the hardware manufacturer.
    I'm more the other way; I love the Lumia hardware, but I'm not quite so cracked about WP. I'd love to have something like the Icon or the 1520 running Android.
    05-31-2014 08:01 PM
  23. z33dev33l's Avatar
    You are stunned by Ad-ons provided by Nokia ? Then you will be fainted when you see how much stuff Samsung adds to Android.....
    The difference is that Nokia adds things that improve the experience.
    Aremosiur likes this.
    05-31-2014 08:01 PM
  24. Tony_Offends_U's Avatar
    I bought an ATIV S because all the Lumias I've owned (620, 810, 900, 920) had some kind of hardware issue. Samsungs I've owned worked flawlessly and continue to. I wanna go back to Lumia but if I see one I like I'll wait a year and creep the forums and see what people report.
    05-31-2014 09:24 PM
  25. Aremosiur's Avatar
    Yes sir i'm also waiting for ANY Sony Xperia WP8/8.1 (IP 57/58 certified) as a daily companion for my Lumia 720,oh man with that pair in my pocket i'm ready for any shootout
    05-31-2014 09:58 PM
81 1234

Similar Threads

  1. What clash of clans don't. Support. Windows Phone
    By helios prince in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-18-2014, 05:57 AM
  2. WP needs more phones with a white front panel
    By Donz a in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-01-2014, 06:29 AM
  3. Unashamed plug: Lines! Now out on Windows Phone 8 :)
    By WonderfulLemon in forum General Phone Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-30-2014, 08:02 AM
  4. Top Travel Planning Apps for our Windows Phones
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-30-2014, 07:42 AM
  5. Nokia Lumia 630 now available at O2 Ireland
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-30-2014, 07:11 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD