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  1. thepolicecall911fordetails'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?
    nadoj, psgenious, sd173 and 5 others like this.
    04-10-2014 04:30 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    Care not what these naysayers spew forth!

    I would just worry about me knowing I was the Maverick who made the choice that works for me.
    This very subject has been hashed out on one or two other threads.

    Be the mature one and enjoy the Windows Phone for it's merits without calling anyone different out as subhuman as your "friends" have done to you.
    04-10-2014 04:31 PM
  3. Bruce Beard's Avatar
    Find new friends? Actually, I really don't care who else likes my phone. They will figure it out for themselves (or not) at their own pace. I felt the same way about all Windows products for some years. Finally Windows 7 began restoring my faith and then I replaced a boot camped MacBook Pro and iPad with a Surface Pro 2. To my surprise I actually liked the thing! Now I am using Windows 8.1 on my desktop at home and I decided to add a Windows phone to the mix. If you had asked me a year ago if I might be all MS today I would have laughed at you.
    Give them time....
    Guytronic, neo158, Jupast and 10 others like this.
    04-10-2014 04:41 PM
  4. Ali Assaedi's Avatar
    i dont think u can much...

    for me im here because of Nokia, hardware wise, but mainly the Camera(1020), u cant beat that in iphone/andriod, can u? also Nokia brilliant suite of apps(offline navigation helped me tons, another plus for wp :) ).
    the second reason is , speed and stability(was getting tired of symbian hanging on me.. and andriod was very simliar to symbian in that regard). iphone is speedy and stable , but its limited, and over priced :S.

    WP8 lacks lots of specific apps, that i wanted to use, such as a
    -Steam app(there is a good one in beta now),
    -bbm, i hate it , but i actually needed it
    -tango/hangout, u can argue that skype is there, but skype is banned where my parents live

    hmm i was expecting to list alot of apps :D , but man, things have changed in the past 8 months :P... there are ofc few more apps that i forgot about, but u get the idea.. thats the problem that WP is facing, lack of specific small apps.. and the quality of published apps(and their update cycle)
    even skype is ALOT better in iphone/andriod.. still terrible, but alot better than what we have. that should give u an idea.

    but , what i like most about my yellow 1020? altho i HATE showing off, but the phone just turns head.. its pretty unique within an ocean of andriods and iphones :). forget about convincing them to switch, just remember that you are different :), and hopefully in a good way : D
    04-10-2014 04:43 PM
  5. TheJoester09'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?
    Every OS has its flaws and its merits. If your friends insist on being jerks like this, ask them what AMAZING features their phones have that make them so great. People love to say "Windows Phones can't do anything" or "Windows Phone have no apps," when they really don't know what they're talking about.

    If all else fails, wait for 8.1 to be released, and then have Cortana call them assholes. lmao
    04-10-2014 04:45 PM
  6. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    The only thing I have ever said about my use of Windows Phone is "It works".

    It used to be because I had access to office on my phone but now MS is doing all phones.

    I have found one thing that just kills chat is pop out my Xbox Game Avatar. In most cases it shuts them up.

    Last edited by Greywolf1967; 04-10-2014 at 04:57 PM.
    04-10-2014 04:47 PM
  7. k0de's Avatar
    Let your phone speak for itself. Say nothing to them. But make sure you are sporting a windows phone flag ship at least a NL 925.

    Every so often show them what Windows phone can do. I get ask daily about my NL 925 just because of things that am doing on my phone is interesting to others. For example opening hundreds of files on Adobe Reader from one drive, and creating notes on OneNote just to mention a couple of things unique on WP,
    04-10-2014 04:54 PM
  8. Wilguens Joachin's Avatar
    Every OS has its flaws and its merits. If your friends insist on being jerks like this, ask them what AMAZING features their phones have that make them so great. People love to say "Windows Phones can't do anything" or "Windows Phone have no apps," when they really don't know what they're talking about.

    If all else fails, wait for 8.1 to be released, and then have Cortana call them assholes. lmao
    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.
    cckgz4, Paul May and James8561 like this.
    04-10-2014 04:57 PM
  9. bilzkh's Avatar
    I'd tell people why I love Windows Phone, i.e. why it appeals to me, why it works for me and why I prefer it to the other platforms. An honest and reflective review of the platform is the strongest argument you could give.

    For example, I explain to people that the WP UI alone always looks nice and fresh, and can be changed to match my environment (grey for work, red for parties, cyan for a night out, etc). All it takes is a couple of seconds, not a complete re-working of my home screen(s). I enjoy taking my phone out *because* it's a Windows Phone, not because it's just a generic looking thing I need in order to open Instagram.

    That's just my PoV regarding tile colours!
    Coolaaron88 and James8561 like this.
    04-10-2014 04:58 PM
  10. AndersonSilvaR's Avatar
    Simples, it's not. It's equal. You just have to say things that YOU like about the device that is not available on other platforms, if they continue trolling, stop the conversation.
    Can we all just stop this fanboy battle?
    Agent-P and James8561 like this.
    04-10-2014 05:01 PM
  11. thepolicecall911fordetails's Avatar
    The only thing I have ever said about my use of Windows Phone is "It works".

    It used to be because I had access to office on my phone but now MS is doing all phones.

    I have found one thing that just kills chat is pop out my Xbox Game Avatar. In most cases it shuts them up.

    Perfect idea if I had an xbox...I have a ps3.
    Greywolf1967 likes this.
    04-10-2014 05:14 PM
  12. Kellzea's Avatar
    One note, one drive, cortana, is actually nice to use.
    04-10-2014 05:18 PM
  13. Septiformus'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 have WP (Primary), Android (Work), and iOS (G/F's Tablet)
    So far I haven't seen anything that WP can do that Android cannot.
    What irritates me more is that I have the official MS RDP app on my Android, but it isn't on my WP.

    Looking at the features coming to 8.1 it looks like it might catch up to where Android was 7 years ago.
    prasath1234 and doublebullout like this.
    04-10-2014 06:01 PM
  14. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    Who cares. It can do what I want. Don't need mcdonalds app and stupid games. Plus its fun watching a system growing. Not boring :P good night

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    04-10-2014 06:28 PM
  15. Jas00555's Avatar
    I generally talk to my friends with low end Android phones and show them how awesome the 520 is. Higher end is harder since those tend to actually be pretty good.
    04-10-2014 06:44 PM
  16. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    Why do you need to convince others that your phone it's OS are the best? If you like it, that is all that matters.
    04-10-2014 07:04 PM
  17. theefman's Avatar
    Get new friends.
    neo158, James8561, oditius and 4 others like this.
    04-10-2014 07:05 PM
  18. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Perfect idea if I had an xbox...I have a ps3.
    I don't have an xbox either...however it is built into Windows Phone, Surface, and Windows 8.

    You can dress and tweek out your avatar on your phone.

    Plus any xbox games you play that are xbox on phone or pc can give you added tweeks. I got my Batman outfit from racing.
    04-10-2014 07:12 PM
  19. falconrap's Avatar
    Just ask if your Windows Phone scares them, or ask them to stop with the jealousy. When you get 8.1 on there, open Cortana and ask her to remind you to let your friends know what suckers they are and watch their response when she responds and asks you if the reminder is what you want. It's even more impressive if they are in your contacts and you use a nickname for them in real life and in your contact, you can then ask her to tell "nickname" something and when she responds with the contacts full name, you can tell them to pick their jaw up and stop drooling all over the floor.

    But, in all seriousness, never allow others to dictate how you feel about your choice, and don't seek the opinion of others to validate you. Be good, do right, and enjoy the life you are given. After all opinions are like sphincters...everyone has one.
    04-10-2014 07:24 PM
  20. bayanii's Avatar
    You tell them that once you get a windows phone, your metacloreon count increases. Nah nah.

    You don't. The best way is to tell them how it fits you well. People don't like others telling them what to do. Especially when they are comfortable. Just give them the truth about your experiences with the phone. Do it without breaking out the Windows 🐔. Yah dig?
    freestaterocker likes this.
    04-10-2014 07:30 PM
  21. clechner77'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.
    Bartdog and tropolite like this.
    04-10-2014 07:44 PM
  22. shamrock1988's Avatar
    WP copied ios? Lol only after Johnny Ive completely ripped off windows phone simplistic look.

    Anyway. Forget them. Most of us on this forum are in the same boat. I'm the only one in my group of friends with a windows phone.

    These people are just scared to be different and break away from the heard of iPhone sheep.

    Windows Phone has a gorgeous unique UI, great back up features. Great office / OneNote / one drive intergration. Kids corner,
    04-10-2014 07:44 PM
  23. Highdefjunkie's Avatar
    Who gives a crap! Let people use what they want and you use what you like. It's that simple. If we all wanted to be "Cool" and in the "mainstream" we wouldn't be using WP. We use it because we love it. PERIOD!
    04-10-2014 07:53 PM
  24. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Let them play with your phone a few times. I converted a friend of mine (long time android user) he got a 1520 today, my girlfriend is getting the icon tomorrow, she was a icrap user from day one.
    tropolite likes this.
    04-10-2014 08:05 PM
  25. mikebenigni's Avatar
    I like being part of something that is different. I like that WP8 is not ubiquitous. It's not boring and tired. It stands out in the crowd. Sparks conversations. I find that this carries over into other decisions I make. The car I drive, the bike I ride and the phone I use are all not number one selling products. I like that it's niche but I do wish that some companies would pay more attention to WP8 like HBO, Xfinity, Square to name a few. We shall see. It continues to grow. Thanks to WPCentral and the great WP community.
    Victoroos likes this.
    04-10-2014 08:15 PM
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