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  1. Vithichuvan jayakumar's Avatar
    simple give your Windows phone to your friends and ask them to use for some time they them self will know that WP superior
    04-11-2014 02:45 AM
  2. jailman's Avatar
    Wp8 can't... Wp8.1 let's see...
    Narathan likes this.
    04-11-2014 02:51 AM
  3. Narathan's Avatar
    8.1 definitely can. But we also need more OEMS to heed the call. My best friend loves the idea of WP8.1 but he refuses to get near a Nokia device because its so thick and boxy. Same argument goes for some other people I know. And Samsung ain't gonna cut it. I wouldn't mind seeing HTC stepping up in the game again, I really loved my HTC 8X but the battery was just laughable. Maybe I should hold out for Sony, though. I wouldn't mind a water resistant phone at all...

    So yeah, 8.1 and some extra oems will definitely win over some stubborn friends of mine. And if this beauty would be importable, well...
    Metal-clad NEO M1 to come out of China with Windows Phone 8.1?
    04-11-2014 03:04 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    Instantly, when I got my Windows Phone 8, I got negative rep from my friends. One even compared it to a "bag of milk" (I don't get it either) and a useless brick that has lost all hope of becoming a good smart phone. They say it sucks and it lacks the amazing features off the iphone and android. Also, they say it's a total copy and the new 8.1 update is nothing good. How do counter their points? How do I tell them that there is some good in a Windows Phone that is worth trying and loving?
    I would just say unless you tried it for yourself already, why are you judging?let them try it first and if they don't like it then just say it suits you. Btw you have some mean friends.
    mrllano likes this.
    04-11-2014 03:29 AM
  5. bono30's Avatar
    I wouldn't say any OS is superior. They all have their pro's and con's and it just depends on which system best suits the person. I came from Android and I see the benefit from both. People that are not tech savvy I tell them to get Apple due to the ease of use. I would just try to convince them that the WP OS is not as bad as people think and is actually worth while to look at.
    04-11-2014 06:42 AM
  6. anony_mouse's Avatar
    If your friends are so boring that they care about what smart phone you have, try to expand their minds by talking about classic literature or philosophy. And through away your mobile and insist they contact you by post. See how they like that!
    James8561 likes this.
    04-11-2014 07:13 AM
  7. winboy's Avatar
    Since I'm the smartest among my friends I chose the best system so who cares what they think. LOL
    04-11-2014 08:46 AM
  8. freestaterocker's Avatar
    It doesn't lack apps for most of people, but it lacks features for sure, WP8.1 as i said earlier will bring it even
    I don't know about even... We can call it even when WP gains the ability to attach more than just pictures to an email from within the email app, and other similar little features that we are still missing. The feature I mentioned here specifically is a MAJOR oversight considering MS aims to take the business segment off of BlackBerry's hands for them.
    04-11-2014 08:49 AM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    dude, i am so tired of hearing that crap. there are plenty of apps, and windows phone can do so much more than IOS and Android.
    I'm sorry but, I have to reply to this one and Windows Phone still cant win on this.

    It's still an issue with Windows Phone BUT, it is getting a lot better. The Problem is most devs make their apps for iOS and Android before they even think about Windows Phone. Take for example, games, Cut the Rope (yea, we got one or 2 but, not the new ones), Candy Crush, any MANY other big titles that are on iOS/Android. We still dont have Apps from big companies like Dish Network, Directv, a hand full of banks (depending on what banks you use) and the biggest one for people is the local apps. These are from your local TV and radio stations, local but biger busineses and again banks.

    Then you have the quaitly of the applications. A lot of applications in the marketplace were just put there to have a app, never updated. In most cases, the iOS and Android versions are updated faster and with more features before they even look at Windows Phone.

    My wife wanted a new iPhone (going back about 3-4 months ago), I forced her to try a Lumia 928 and told her she HAS to live with this for 10 days (14 day return). She DID find apps for about 60% of the stuff she wanted (she likes the local TV/Radio apps for local news and weather, all were unavalble) the other apps, about 15 of them, she showed me one by one the iPhone version and the Windows Phone version. The Windows Phone versions had less than 1/2 the features and most cases they were done by a 3rd party and 1/2 done. The iPhone version blew them away for features and general usage.

    So, Windows Phone, no quetion is getting there but, When users say there is a problem with apps, No question this issue is NOT resolved yet.

    The biggest problem is that we on the most part, have about 3.5-4% market share (at least in the US), the devs wont come unless we sell the phones and in a lot of cases, they wont buy a phone because of the apps, a catch 22 type thing....

    So, it all depends on the user and what apps they need, If they are a social nut for the most cause, the FB and twitter apps are good but, when you get into other areas, you need to really look over them...

    Sad to say, this is one issue I would like fixed, then I would not have an issue with Windows Phone, as 8.1 seem like it's going to fix all the other issues I have with it...and I love my Windows Phone device, no question...
    Daniel Addo likes this.
    04-11-2014 08:54 AM
  10. anony_mouse's Avatar
    Why would you want to convince people that WP was superior? Isn't that Microsoft's job? If you're going to do it, ask them to pay you.
    Chregu and DavidinCT like this.
    04-11-2014 09:03 AM
  11. Septiformus's Avatar
    The Problem is most devs make their apps for iOS and Android before they even think about Windows Phone. Take for example, games, Cut the Rope (yea, we got one or 2 but, not the new ones), Candy Crush, any MANY other big titles that are on iOS/Android. We still dont have Apps from big companies like Dish Network, Directv, a hand full of banks (depending on what banks you use) and the biggest one for people is the local apps. These are from your local TV and radio stations, local but biger busineses and again banks.
    Not to mention that MS has released Apps for iOS and Android that they don't have on WP.
    One of the biggest reasons I got a WP was thinking that I could natively use RDP.... well I can't, AND Microsoft released the RDP app for Android and iOS, but not for WP
    DavidinCT likes this.
    04-11-2014 09:04 AM
  12. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Yes ms acts really strange sometimes...

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    04-11-2014 09:27 AM
  13. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Not to mention that MS has released Apps for iOS and Android that they don't have on WP.
    One of the biggest reasons I got a WP was thinking that I could natively use RDP.... well I can't, AND Microsoft released the RDP app for Android and iOS, but not for WP
    As I 100% agree with you, I was looking forward to a native RDP app from Micrososft that even came with Windows Mobile (or had to install but, was free). With that being said, for RDP there are some dam good 3d party apps for that. I use it too, I am a systems admin, so I need remote access on the road, doing it on the phone kind of stinks but, for quick changes, it's awesome.
    04-11-2014 09:44 AM
  14. Tansen's Avatar
    Same here, once I actually show them how it differs from android or ios, and show them what the tiles "do", they begin to like it much more.
    04-11-2014 01:34 PM
  15. boovish's Avatar
    Instantly, when I got my Windows Phone 8, I got negative rep from my friends. One even compared it to a "bag of milk" (I don't get it either) and a useless brick that has lost all hope of becoming a good smart phone. They say it sucks and it lacks the amazing features off the iphone and android. Also, they say it's a total copy and the new 8.1 update is nothing good. How do counter their points? How do I tell them that there is some good in a Windows Phone that is worth trying and loving?
    Why should thy ditch their phone and pay full price for a new one. Don't be rude. Wait until they have an upgrade and gently push them towards it.
    04-11-2014 02:26 PM
  16. bsayegh's Avatar
    Every night, go in to the guys room dressed as an iPhone and start beating him with sticks. You may alternate the iPhone costume with a Galaxy costume. Do this for about 4 months. Then dress someone else as a 1520 and have them save the day. Continue until the person is so traumatized by the experience that the site of an iPhone or Android phone makes him crumple to the floor in the fetal position.
    04-11-2014 02:34 PM
  17. 2tomtom's Avatar
    The winner is always the person who chooses the right phone for themselves. End of really.

    If you chose WP and its the right phone and OS for you, then you're a WINNER. So be proud!
    AngrySprintUser likes this.
    04-11-2014 02:56 PM
  18. neil davies1's Avatar
    i agree with you i come from android to window phone i loving it any thing works
    04-11-2014 03:02 PM
  19. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    For anybody who has iPhone I just show them my live tile with local weather radar and ask them how they do that on their iPhone. That shuts them up in a hurry.

    For android guys, I just reply that my phone runs and runs smoothly all of the time. No Android phone can ever make that claim. (Well they can make that claim, but it will be a lie :-D)
    Usman Mubashir likes this.
    04-11-2014 03:08 PM
  20. Bartdog's Avatar
    Give it to them. Let them explore it. Tell them to go into email, exit, open another app, switch apps. It's blazing fast, unlike Android. Show them a few of the gorgeous apps that show off the flagsihp metro interface (Bing News, Bing Sports, Amazing Weather, you name it). Do a voice search and show them how the results are sorted. Race them to get up navigation and have another friend give you guys a spot to find. No way they will beat you to it. You would think that the Androids would be faster -- they aren't. Show them xbox music and tell them you can download any music and fully add it to your collection without buying it. Show them the glance screen.

    I'll be honest, just about every person I've shown the phone to, let them play with, etc, loves it if they're open-minded at all.
    This is pretty much my answer. Just lead by example. I used to be pretty vocal about how awesome my wp was, but people don't want to hear it. So I just shut up and let the phone's capabilities do the talking. After beating them in searches, etc. multiple times, my wife eventually broke down and got a 1020. Let me tell you when I whipped that puppy out among all the other parents at a team meeting it got lots of looks and comments. Many had heard of it and were impressed. But I digress.

    Several times I've "smoked" other phones with searches, posts, etc just because of all the built in capabilities and sheer speed of the OS. Things like that start to sink in. Not everyone will switch, but they stop giving you a hard time.
    04-11-2014 03:11 PM
  21. TheJoester09's Avatar
    This is pretty much my answer. Just lead by example. I used to be pretty vocal about how awesome my wp was, but people don't want to hear it. So I just shut up and let the phone's capabilities do the talking. After beating them in searches, etc. multiple times, my wife eventually broke down and got a 1020. Let me tell you when I whipped that puppy out among all the other parents at a team meeting it got lots of looks and comments. Many had heard of it and were impressed. But I digress.

    Several times I've "smoked" other phones with searches, posts, etc just because of all the built in capabilities and sheer speed of the OS. Things like that start to sink in. Not everyone will switch, but they stop giving you a hard time.
    I have nothing more to add to this conversation, but I just want to say GO NOLES!!! :)
    04-11-2014 03:50 PM
  22. ven07's Avatar
    Instantly, when I got my Windows Phone 8, I got negative rep from my friends. One even compared it to a "bag of milk" (I don't get it either) and a useless brick that has lost all hope of becoming a good smart phone. They say it sucks and it lacks the amazing features off the iphone and android. Also, they say it's a total copy and the new 8.1 update is nothing good. How do counter their points? How do I tell them that there is some good in a Windows Phone that is worth trying and loving?
    The easiest way, in my experience, is just to let them see how you work with it.. What wp does to make your life and work easier.. For some just the build and screen-size is enough to convince them :P
    04-11-2014 04:07 PM
  23. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    That's exactly the same mentality you have. I got WP so it's the best - without regard for the fact that perhaps iPhone or Android users need something different from their phones. My L920 collects dust and will continue to remain unused until it gets a decent SSH app and a better keyboard (specifically one with arrow keys). That's something I need for my job. So I can't use WP even though I like the UI and the hardware.


    So all of you - shut up and stop judging. If people prefer something other than WP, that's their right to do so.
    Lol no. If I see a friend using an iPhone or android I don't say anything like why did you buy that phone. Its their choice and I respect that even if I don't agree with their choice, different people have different needs and that's why we have different OS's and phones in the market. But its annoying when someone looks at a windows phone and writes them off as crappy and useless, its even more annoying that they base their opinion on what they heard from other iphone/android users. My post wasn't directed towards people like you just making it clear
    04-11-2014 04:52 PM
  24. Kage Maru's Avatar
    It's simple: You don't.

    You let them try the phone and if they like it more, they like it more, if not, it's not the end of the world.

    There really is no "superior" platform IMO. It's all about give and take, preferences, etc.
    04-11-2014 04:56 PM
  25. neo158's Avatar
    Instantly, when I got my Windows Phone 8, I got negative rep from my friends. One even compared it to a "bag of milk" (I don't get it either) and a useless brick that has lost all hope of becoming a good smart phone. They say it sucks and it lacks the amazing features off the iphone and android. Also, they say it's a total copy and the new 8.1 update is nothing good. How do counter their points? How do I tell them that there is some good in a Windows Phone that is worth trying and loving?
    Just ask them if they've used a Windows Phone then say obviously not as you can smell the BS from here!!!

    Or

    Just be content knowing that you're using the worlds fastest growing mobile operating system, let them realise they're being shallow idiots when you don't react to anything they say about your phone.
    04-11-2014 04:59 PM
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