1. Nikito27's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    I've started using WP when the lumia 920 first came out, then i switched to Android for a wile, went back to WP with the 1520, back to Android once again and finally got the 930 that i'm using now.
    I'v changed OS quite a few times and mainly because WP has some issues that just stop it from being a number 1 OS.
    First of all the quality of the HW and the lack of many options: I know it's hard for most of you to admit it, but Nokias quality is just really bad nowdays.
    All of the lumias i owned had some kind of problem, ALL OF THEM. My 920 kept switching off and overheating( so did his replacement 920), my 1520 speakers kept popping (and so do my 930 speakers some time) and finally my 930 has a purple tint, a flickering screen wile on EDGE and a bottom part that lifts.
    Problem is that this isn't just bad luck! I had 4 replacement 930s and all of them had the same identical issues (my brother has a 930 and the same issues to).
    All of my Android phones on the other hand have never had HW problems (a vivo xplay, a z1 compact and a z1).
    And this is problem number 1, bad quality and lack of other choices apart from Nokia.
    Problem number 2: Not enough 3rd party interest. Still missing apps and still not many gadgets as on other phones!
    These in my opinion are the two main reasons why WP is not thriving, maybe the m8 can solve n1, but n2 is just an almost unsurmauntable mountain.
    09-05-2014 11:01 AM
  2. s2mikey's Avatar
    That sucks that you've had problems but the Nokia phones actually seem pretty decent to me. Esepcially what we pay for them without any ball & chain contract to deal with.
    09-05-2014 11:14 AM
  3. jmshub's Avatar
    While it sounds like you have had many problems, it is still anecdotal. I have had a 920 that has absolutely no hardware issues that weren't self inflicted. It has been bulletproof for two years. Either way, it does speak to a possible issue with Microsoft that they need some decent phones that aren't built by Nokia, and it looks like the HTC M8 is a first example of how Microsoft dropping license fees and relaxing their hardware requirements is getting Android handset manufacturers to consider building WP phones.

    Your second issue is a matter of opinion. I don't feel like there is an app-gap in Windows Phone, but many people are missing apps that they used in Android or ios. The problem is kind of a catch-22, devs don't write as much for WP because there isn't the market share, which isn't as high because lack of apps? I don't know if that's the exact cause, but again, I think Microsoft is working to address this problem, by making it easier than ever to write apps once to work with Windows and Windows Phone.
    09-05-2014 11:49 AM

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