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  1. HNNNNNGHHH's Avatar
    I'll refuse to try to persuade you to stay with Windows Phone and instead ask you to think twice before switching phones and platforms. Do you really hate the experience with your Lumia 920 to a major degree?

    Not trying to influence your decision like some of these obsessed fanboys. Just curious, is all.
    02-28-2013 08:03 PM
  2. dalydose's Avatar
    It's going to a long time before every app that gives you iEnvy is on WP. Remember that it took InstaGrime a LONG time to even get to Android. I personally see no need for that app, but if you do, you gotta do what you gotta do.

    If I were to bail it would be because MICROSOFT can't get its OWN friggin apps on the platform. Pssst...I'm talking to you, Photosynth and Skype. Meanwhile they keep updating the competition versions of those apps. Ugh. It's sad that if you want the best from Microsoft that you need to leave Microsoft.
    02-28-2013 08:05 PM
  3. Jealy666's Avatar
    obsessed fanboys
    despertador, WinFan1 and cckgz4 like this.
    02-28-2013 08:06 PM
  4. VoodooKing#WP's Avatar
    Not sure why people have the need to post for changing phones. I think I should start posting when I change my underwear brands too.
    02-28-2013 08:09 PM
  5. Nimdock's Avatar
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    02-28-2013 08:29 PM
  6. ftap's Avatar
    Can't blame the OP. If you are an app person, Windows Phone 8 isn't for you yet. Missing some pretty major apps. I am not an app person myself so the lack of some essential apps is not that important to me. I use all types of phones from the original Android HTC G1 to the lastest Nexus 4. Also all iPhones and many blackberries along with the Lumia 900 and now the Lumia 920.

    Unfortunately both Nokia and Microsoft (along with ATT) have backed themselves into the corner by selling the Lumia 900/920 at $450 MSRP and $99 on contract (it can be much cheaper on contract at various third party resellers). In addition to giving away a $50 wireless charger, it seems an act of desperation.

    The Lumia 920 hardware wise in on par with all the "premium phones". In my opinion the 4.5 inch IPS LCD is the best for text reading (even better than the iPhone 5). The speakers are great. We all know Nokia makes great antennas along with a very good GPS software. And the camera is excellent. We all know it's the best shooter for low light conditions.

    But Windows 8 is still "not there yet". And to add the numberous problems with the Lumia 920 (on the software side). I personally experienced a bricked Lumia 920 from the infamous reset. Yeah, I know there is a work around. But It's been 3 plus months. Nokia and or Microsoft have to acknowledged this known bug. I just can't believe they haven't officially come out and say don't reset your phone until we figure some things out. And just this morning. Lumia was supposely dead after a night on the wireless charger. I had to do a soft reset to get it up and running.

    Battery life is so so. It's got to be some type of software bug. I don't run many apps. And I disable all the apps that run in the background. I'll tough it out with the Lumia for another few weeks. It's not my main phone anyways. I have the iPhone 5 still. The Nexus 4 had it's fair share of issues as well. So I wanted to mention other phones have their issues as well.
    02-28-2013 08:44 PM
  7. Brandon Edwards's Avatar
    One problem with the major apps is that they are stuck in Apple land. Most of these developers use APL devices for their daily drivers, they have a distain for anything not APL(Android, WP), and they do want to see any other platform succeed at the expense of their base. I understand that.If you are in this Dev thing to make money, then you need to do all you can across all platforms. So its not just that MS hasn't done enough to get the "Majors" on the platform, they do not want to be on the platform. I think everyone understands that if, a big if, WP7/8 had the "major" up to date games and apps (Instagram, Pintrest ...) Android and iOS would have a stronger competitor. The hardware and OS are better than APL and Android. Alas, we are here now pushing to get more majors and high quality applications. This is why the "best" is not always number one. If it was number one, I probably would like it. A strong second is good enough.
    02-28-2013 08:46 PM
  8. nube_android's Avatar
    One problem with the major apps is that they are stuck in Apple land. Most of these developers use APL devices for their daily drivers, they have a distain for anything not APL(Android, WP), and they do want to see any other platform succeed at the expense of their base. I understand that.If you are in this Dev thing to make money, then you need to do all you can across all platforms. So its not just that MS hasn't done enough to get the "Majors" on the platform, they do not want to be on the platform. I think everyone understands that if, a big if, WP7/8 had the "major" up to date games and apps (Instagram, Pintrest ...) Android and iOS would have a stronger competitor. The hardware and OS are better than APL and Android. Alas, we are here now pushing to get more majors and high quality applications. This is why the "best" is not always number one. If it was number one, I probably would like it. A strong second is good enough.
    You know, for about a half a year now I have thought about getting a WP8 device. But I am going with the OP in getting An HTC ONE or An LG Optimus G. Why? Because no one seems to care about WP8. Even sony is going for Firefox OS, but not WP8? It's just getting ridiculous. I thought about maybe WP apps will get better, but then I realized, if ANY OS will get better for apps,(First) it will be Android, not WP8. I feel like after years of looking at WP it just hasn't progressed fast enough. It feels stagnant. And it's not Nokia's fault. The real issue is Microsoft. Mobile is the future of computing, yet MS seems to be more concerned with office 365, and Windows 8 for touch screen PCs. For a HUGE corporation that once owned the computing world, Microsoft needs to step it up. Granted I think the UI is nice, but it ends there.
    02-28-2013 09:01 PM
  9. simpkijd's Avatar
    I'm with the original poster.... Just ordered my Nexus 4 today.... My 920 and Surface RT will be on eBay this weekend....
    02-28-2013 09:04 PM
  10. Midnight City's Avatar
    I'm with the original poster.... Just ordered my Nexus 4 today.... My 920 and Surface RT will be on eBay this weekend....
    Ok....
    02-28-2013 09:11 PM
  11. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    If you're going Android, either get the S4 or go Nexus. Better yet, wait for the Motorola X phone. That'll blow all other Android phones away. It'll have the best hardware out there as well as Nexus-like rapid updates. If you get an S4 or the one, you'll have to rely on ROMs and unlocked bootloaders in order to update your OS.
    I have to say, I'm anti-Nexus. First off, I don't like the removal of the buttons at the bottom--putting them on the screen is a detriment, in my opinion. The low level of storage and lack of SD and LTE support is also really sad, particularly the LTE matter. I mean, many (myself included) ragged on the lack of LTE in the iPhone 4S, yet people are all over the Nexus 4, which is missing that feature a year later. It's just not an impressive piece of hardware.

    As for Motorola, I'll again disagree. The internals will likely mimic those of those other high-end phones at the time of release, meaning the same CPU and GPU, most likely (it might be that the next Samsung devices go Exynos 5, while the non-Samsungs go Snapdragon 800, we'll see). The display will likely be in the same range of size as the competition, probably in the 4.5"-4.8" ballpark. The resolution is almost certainly going to be 1080p, though it might settle with the Lumia 920's 1280x768. The RAM will probably be 2 GB, and the storage will almost certainly be 16 GB with microSD support. Smartphones REALLY don't experience variety when it comes to hardware. They mostly use the same sets of parts, with the display and body being the only areas of variation.
    02-28-2013 09:21 PM
  12. spaulagain's Avatar
    Yada yada yada, goodbye!! Have fun with Android EEEEEEK!

    Seriously getting tired of these posts. They're pointless. Everyone has their personal flavor, but you don't need to make a tweet or post about it every time you make a decision.
    hipporama and cckgz4 like this.
    02-28-2013 09:22 PM
  13. Maserati Storm's Avatar
    I'm Also jumping ship with OP when one launches, I wanted to Give WP8 a try after watching the release keynote ms did. WP8 only has a new ui and fluidness nothing really else attractive. Im not really an big time app user but MS is doing terrible with ads,awareness. its just a travesty how such a big company do nothing. WP7 was a disaster, even though mango somehow kept it alive, its been almost 3 years!!!!, you would think they would wakeup. To be honest if nokia didnt put all its eggs with one basket there probably would not be a wp8.
    02-28-2013 09:24 PM
  14. spaulagain's Avatar
    I'm with the original poster.... Just ordered my Nexus 4 today.... My 920 and Surface RT will be on eBay this weekend....
    Cool story bro...
    02-28-2013 09:26 PM
  15. CSJr1's Avatar
    Does anyone else find it completely strange that when a black hole devours a large star it spews particles and radiation at a violent rate? Almost like a jet stream.
    I was really perplexed about this for a while because I figured nothing escapes a black hole.

    There is a tie in here to this thread.. Hold on.

    You see the Lumia line of phones is like a black hole. It just sucks everything in within its reach and does so violently. The violence comes from the rapid technological advances and software support from the manufacturer. It is so violent in fact that some matter just can't handle the gravity of the sheer innovation force and they are spewed out of its grasps after it has latched on. But here is why those particles are lost.. They are spewed right before the event horizon, the point of no return. Its too late for me, I have passed the event horizon.

    But I see where you are coming from.
    akar33, WinFan1 and 920Walker like this.
    02-28-2013 09:43 PM
  16. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Not going to argue with you but you are plain wrong...WP7 is still being updated (update coming out next month I have heard)...they changed their root kernal completely...however, all during the time every phone received updates, even today...My old focus which is over 2 years old just got 7.8

    Compared to Android where most devices are 2-3 revisions behind and on top of that you have HTC putting their crap make-up on top of android...bleh
    Here's where you're missing the idea of "fragmentation." It does not mean that they are not getting updates, it means that those who are on different hardware but the same essential platform are not getting equal software treatment. Yeah, my Droid Incredible was 2 or 3 major releases behind by the end of my contract, but I never had issues getting apps because of the device that I had.

    On the flip side, there are likely hundreds (if not thousands) of apps that the entire initial run of Windows Phones cannot get, and 4 OEMs (HTC, Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE) are missing out on a bunch of Nokia-exclusive games and apps that make a BIG difference when you're talking about platform experience.

    I love that Windows Phone gets updates 2+ years later, but that does not mean there is not fragmentation.
    02-28-2013 11:18 PM
  17. omniusovermind's Avatar
    If you're going Android, either get the S4 or go Nexus. Better yet, wait for the Motorola X phone. That'll blow all other Android phones away. It'll have the best hardware out there as well as Nexus-like rapid updates. If you get an S4 or the one, you'll have to rely on ROMs and unlocked bootloaders in order to update your OS.
    Dear mistaken fellow:

    Nothing official has been revealed about the X, so don't tell him he's going to get Nexus like updates on it. Nobody knows whether it will have anything much better than this year's lineup at all. And if it does? Then Android typically has a '3 months and you're outdated' cycle. For all we know the X could end up being a flop. We don't know anything about it. There's not even any good rumors. You better chew on this a while:

    Despite rampant rumors of a game-changing Motorola X Phone designed by Google, it now sounds like were nowhere close to a revolutionary product hitting the market.

    At a recent technology conference, Google Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Patrick Pichette had this to say about upcoming mobile phones from Motorola:

    The case with Motorola is that weve inherited a pipeline. Motorola has a great set of products, but theyre not really like wow by Google standards. Dennis Woodside and his team have inherited 18 months of pipeline that we have to drain right now.
    do you know where most of the rumour hype for the X phone originated? SmartHouse who are reporting based on unnamed Telstra sources. So basically "My friend's cousin's mom said..."
    03-01-2013 12:02 AM
  18. omniusovermind's Avatar
    Yada yada yada, goodbye!! Have fun with Android EEEEEEK!

    Seriously getting tired of these posts. They're pointless. Everyone has their personal flavor, but you don't need to make a tweet or post about it every time you make a decision.
    I agree, however it is getting past the point of obsessive how much time you spend chasing practically ALL of these posts around shaking your fist in the air...
    FinancialP likes this.
    03-01-2013 12:07 AM
  19. omniusovermind's Avatar
    I have to say, I'm anti-Nexus. First off, I don't like the removal of the buttons at the bottom--putting them on the screen is a detriment, in my opinion. The low level of storage and lack of SD and LTE support is also really sad, particularly the LTE matter. I mean, many (myself included) ragged on the lack of LTE in the iPhone 4S, yet people are all over the Nexus 4, which is missing that feature a year later. It's just not an impressive piece of hardware.
    It's not, but as you've probably noticed by now, most people are mindless fodder for marketing and hype machines. It's a good Android phone, but it's not the best one. Even the much-hyped SG3 isn't a clear winner over similar phones by other OEM's out around the same time. Samsung wins because they invest heavily into advertising, and their built up fanclub of propeller-heads who do the zombie-walk while repeating "itz got to have teh SD card and remuvible battery errrrg"

    Nexus is a no deal for me anyway. Carriers in my country do not give you any discount off of your monthly bill if you buy off-contract. So I may as well make the robbers pay for my phone, and spend that money on a newer tablet ;)
    03-01-2013 12:13 AM
  20. omniusovermind's Avatar
    ROFL!!! so owned lol.
    03-01-2013 12:15 AM
  21. spaulagain's Avatar
    I agree, however it is getting past the point of obsessive how much time you spend chasing practically ALL of these posts around shaking your fist in the air...
    I'm pretty sure this is only the second thread I've posted in such manner. But yes, it is a waste of time, as is this entire thread.
    03-01-2013 12:20 AM
  22. despertador's Avatar
    I don't know how these kinds of threads are always ending up in the "Trending" section because really, these threads are pointless. All of your complaints are already spammed over the forums, no need to perform another Ctrl + V...
    03-01-2013 12:46 AM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    There already is a thread for folks who are switching devices here.
    Jaripi, bawboh86 and WPmaster like this.
    03-01-2013 12:58 AM
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