11-05-2014 05:23 PM
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  1. hagjohn's Avatar
    I still love my 1020. I do not think it's old at all. Maybe you need a refresh or something. If I were you, I would at least wait till after threshold and then reevaluate if WP is still for you.
    aldofarias82 likes this.
    10-28-2014 05:56 AM
  2. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    I think now would be a bad time to leave...last night I saw an advert in British tv advertising Cortana with the 730... I was truly amazed by it. And the new surface pro 3 advert now shows you what it can do rather then a guy talking about it. Microsoft has finally (after many failed attempts) got the advertising spot on..... Since the Cortana advert I believe this will push people to open the option of getting a windows phone as Siri has some serious competition
    TechAbstract and aldofarias82 like this.
    10-28-2014 07:19 AM
  3. LTTG's Avatar
    I'd either go for a Nexus or an iPhone 6.
    Last edited by LTTG; 10-28-2014 at 03:13 PM.
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    10-28-2014 07:37 AM
  4. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    You have to ask yourself, "Would iOS or Android give me a better overall experience?" If the answer is yes, then don't short change yourself on the premise of loyalty.

    Until iOS or Android offer an overall better experience than WP, I will stay. At the moment, WP is the best for me. Yes, their ecosystem lags behind the others, but it has every app I need. The UI is never boring because I can change it and have come to rely on live tiles. MS products and services are great and tie into my work email flawlessly. Nokia's camera quality is unparalleled. I like being unique. Secure. Fast and butter smooth. Inexpensive compared to flagship models from Apple and Android. Privacy is better (than Android anyway). Etc....
    aldofarias82 likes this.
    10-28-2014 10:28 AM
  5. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    I to got bored with my Windows phone ( L920 ) so I bought a used HTC one M8, I really love that phone, I used it for a few weeks then went back to my 920 for a while then back to the HTC, back and forth for about 3 months, There is a lot of things I really like about Android and it has a lot of advantages when it comes to local Apps. But somethings just Bugged me in the back of my mind every time I used it, I cant even really put my finger on it and it has felt that way even before I started using a Windows phone . I guess the best way to put it is, It is like driving your car down the road and it starts to run out of Gas and it jerks then smooths out and then Jerks and coughs and then smooths out. So you restart your phone and it works great for awhile then it starts lagging after a while and app's start slow. Any way I sold the HTC I never have any of these issues with my Windows phone, there are just some things worth putting up with a little inconvenience for. But you can bet your Bippy I will have a HTC one M8 Windows phone when it comes to AT&T.
    10-28-2014 10:42 AM
  6. EC Translating Services's Avatar
    Are you in the position to:
    A) Wait till Win 10 for phone comes out or
    B) Use both platforms for a while and wait?

    That's what i am doing. However i am also getting a Note 4 as soon as i can because my Nokia is honestly becoming a pain in the neck and it lacks too much stuff.
    10-28-2014 11:07 AM
  7. jordanzhninja's Avatar
    Thinking of leaving Windows Phone for good, any thoughts?
    Go ahead! All 3 mobile platforms are great and I'm sure you will be happy with an Android or iOS device
    aldofarias82 and FinancialP like this.
    10-28-2014 11:45 AM
  8. Rostyslav Gryvnak1's Avatar
    Moto X looks very promising
    10-28-2014 11:48 AM
  9. BobLobIaw's Avatar
    Personally, I don't see any reason to leave Windows Phone if you are an existing user who is uncertain about WP's future because the future is uncertain in all aspects of life. However, everyone has to make his or her own decision in that regard and I don't think you will be persuaded to do otherwise by anyone here.
    10-28-2014 12:45 PM
  10. cbreze's Avatar
    Switch and enjoy. All the eco systems are constantly evolving. Nothing wrong with switching and if you know what apple's all about already then the learning curve is small, just a readjustment. I see WP getting better and better as the time passes. Taking a break for a period of time and consider coming back later when it's even better than ever is not a bad idea, thought of doing it also. Good Luck!
    gapost likes this.
    10-28-2014 12:47 PM
  11. mmcpher's Avatar
    There's no accounting for taste! I really have grown to love the customizable live tiles on my Windows 1520, which feels high-end and fresh enough that I really don't want to be tempted by a new high-end Windows Phone right now. I am looking forward to upgrades to the OS which have refreshed the phone repeatedly since I've had it.

    Iphones, even the big one, bores the whole of me. I don't see where the great leap forward is there. I am currently test-driving a Blackberry Passport, which is a different and interesting device. But the home screen just sits there. I am already running Windows 10 on a Surface and a Desktop, and I can't wait to see what it might bring on the Phone side. So I'm sticking with Windows Phone.
    10-28-2014 02:02 PM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    If you want to switch, nobody can stop you.
    However, I will stay. I feel like something really great is going to happen with the release of Windows 10. The Universal apps are going to move forward and as long as Windows 10 is a success on desktop (which it looks like it will be), I have belief that it'll encourage developers to create Universal apps that will work on phone also. Hopefully, Windows on phone will gain traction.
    I would believe this if more top tier apps on iOS and Android existed on Windows 8.1 (PC, not mobile). Even with the decent traction W8.1 has gained developers are still showing lack of confidence. When Windows 10 releases and we see the app development increase i'll believe it, but before then im being skeptical.

    As for the topic, i recently left WP (planning to return when WP10 comes out) for Android and cannot say i regret the choice at all. Honestly like most have said is make the choice thats right for you, weigh the differences between iOS and WP to see which will cater to your needs better. I can guarantee you iOS is the same snore-fest it was many moons ago. My first smartphone was a iPhone 3G, returned to a 5S and got bored of iOS7 within 5 months (came back to WP L1020 and after 6 months i was done with WP8/8.1)...BUT (big BUT) its the most solid mobile OS, seriously the only downside is its lack of customization.

    I have HOPES W10 will deliver but I am NOT going to put my money on it. I have put too much $$$ into Microsoft products where I feel i deserved 'more' or i kinda got 'burned' (example being Surface Pro 2, i really felt the device was going to broaden the Music capabilities but right after launch it was dead in the water, another example is MS changing the charging/accessory port from Pro 2 to Pro 3, essentially making my Pro 2 not available anymore).
    Silence#WP likes this.
    10-28-2014 02:05 PM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    I think that is a better move than going with android. Should I make the move, and its still a consideration of mine, I'll be heading to imore. But the lack of phones isn't why I would leave, its the lack of a coherent ecosystem. Coherent doesn't mean perfect because I know that nothing is but that is sorely missing. I still love my L920 with all its battery woes and it is still smooth as butter. But I'm a team kind of guy. I don't see that changing here anytime soon.
    10-28-2014 02:22 PM
  14. fdalbor's Avatar
    Could not agree more. I use a 820 as my main phone and a Moto G lte as my backup and also to keep up with Android. I don't plan on leaving WP as I like it better than Android. I enjoy using both but have no desire to use Apple as I think they are way to expensive for the same thing you can get on WP and Android for a lot less money.
    10-28-2014 02:44 PM
  15. Desynthesis's Avatar
    I may be switching in the future, not for reasons of apps--I'm probably in the minority when I say my app needs are very, very basic (browsing, searching, personal assistant, emails, media and maybe a few games). I may be compelled to switch due to the very unfortunate bugs that came with the 8.1 update on my otherwise excellent 8.0 Lumia 925--particularly the audio cracking bug for all songs played off the phone, and internet sharing being broken. Both functioned fine in 8.0.

    I'm not happy about it--I used a Dell Venue Pro for 4 years, well after WP8 was released, and it left me confident enough to buy my Lumia 925--but I don't really have a choice. Replacing my Lumia 925 with an 830, for example, just to correct two bugs that came from WP's own updates is a very bitter (and expensive) pill to swallow, but without any solution on the horizon, that seems like the only way I could stay with this ecosystem.

    Of course, I'm in a very unique situation: my phone needs to be my primary MP3 player (more and more, all three ecosystems are moving towards streaming music from cloud servers instead of storing), and internet sharing is important (not what to say about that...it's just a bug, plain and simple). My admiration for the Lumia-style handsets won't be enough, and I don't think Microsoft's any more likely to replace a phone bugged by their updates as they are to fix those particular bugs.

    Since iTunes on Windows is still...pretty bad to mediocre, even compared to old WMP, that means I'm stuck with Android. I've never needed that diverse an app ecosystem (in the end of the day, my phone is not an app system, it's a phone/media player), but I guess that's a side benefit? First world problems, to be sure.
    10-28-2014 03:11 PM
  16. theefman's Avatar
    I honestly feel that WP the OS is unparalleled but the problem is Microsoft. They have mismanaged the platform by not giving it the required attention for years and now its so far behind in perception, marketshare, apps and features they themselves have given up and turned to the competition so they can be relevant in the mobile world. Sure they talk it up here and there but its obvious their focus now is on other platforms where they are constantly updating their apps and services while WP languishes.

    WP is now starting its 5th year and is still unfinished and yet again another 'savior" is on the horizon in Windows 10, which like WP 8 and 8.1 will probably fail to have any significant impact. So while I enjoy using WP I can certainly understand when people feel frustrated with how the platform currently stands and why other platforms seem more attractive. There's certainly no harm in trying them out so definitely try something else and see if it works for you, one thing you certainly wont miss is Microsoft services on either ios or android.
    Silence#WP likes this.
    10-28-2014 03:12 PM
  17. dameon_03's Avatar
    I have to be honest, I'm thinking the same. I want to see how W10 does and then will make a decision.

    thats when i decided i am going to make my decision as well. i dont want to hastily use my upgrade when it comes in nov just yet.
    10-28-2014 04:24 PM
  18. Mike Campbell5's Avatar
    I am starting to get impatient as well. I have loved WP and have convinced 10 or so of my friends, family, and co-workers to buy windows phones. When I like a product I become a salesman for the product.

    My wife and I have had 920's for two years, we preordered them and have loved them. We are both very hard on our phones but they have held up well for these two years even though mine has taken a trip or two down concrete stairs and my wife's has been dropped in the toilet.

    I don't have a huge problem with the app selection. Sure, there are several apps that I would have if I were on a different platform but they aren't deal breakers. Really, I have two problems- The first is the whole ISIS situation. I was told when I bought the phone that we'd have mobile payment capabilities in six months... that was almost two years ago and there is still no release date. That might be a silly reason but I think that it reflects the way Microsoft has mishandled several problems. ISIS was supposed to be multi-platform but what did Android do when it was taking too long? They did their own thing. I think Microsoft tends to overlook and ignore problems instead of solving them.

    Honestly, I can overlook the ISIS thing but I don't know if I can wait hoping that Windows 10 will solve everything. Isn't W10 rumored to be coming out in spring/summer of 2015? I'm not sure if I can coax 6 months or more out of these 920's. I would absolutely hate getting a 1520 or a 930 now and then seeing an updated windows phone with a faster processor and 4k display. Having a few different phones at the same time isn't really a practical option for me.

    I hate everything Apple and how they market themselves so they aren't an option for me. I'll probably lean towards the Moto-X or Nexus 6 if we don't get some Lumia clarification soon. I was banking on being able to get whatever flagship came out this fall but due to the lack of rumors around a fall release I think I'll have to wait a WHILE or pull the trigger on something else.
    10-28-2014 04:25 PM
  19. STXVI's Avatar
    I understand your frustration. My experience right now is that the mobile phone have reached its pinnacle for ways of usage. So now it is a case of what OS works for me. I used to have the i5s, I still have the GS4, but am about to sell it, but I plan to keep my L920 because it's easier to navigate in real time and the WP OS is easier on the eyes. What I would like to have is a 5" L1520 then I would probably be done with phones for a while. But for me it is the beauty of the OS that does it for me. You have to find what works for you. But I do understand your frustration with MS now being in charge of manufacturing instead of just the software. What is needed is a manufacturer who is willing to push MS.
    10-28-2014 04:38 PM
  20. gapost's Avatar
    Well, probably not for good, but I stuck my Icon sim card in a Droid Maxx. I love WP, but a little tired of wi-fi problems on 8.1DP and poor battery life. So far, I can say I like email on WP better, especially because you can pin a folder and it's just cleaner/neater. OneDrive and Xbox Music seems equivalent, maybe a little better on Android. I really like the form factor of the Maxx and it really feels good in the hand with the Kevlar and curves. It's fast but not as smooth for scrolling. Battery is just awesome. Even though it's new, it's a phone from 2013 and I'm fairly impressed. I would still like to see MS get their act together and do some great things with the OS, but we'll see. Oh, and it didn't even know the Maxx had wireless charging. That's just awesome as that is one of the things I would miss.
    10-28-2014 09:05 PM
  21. mbck's Avatar
    Came from a long list of android phones (HTC, samsung, but never sony...). Just recently joined hte lumia 1520 bandwagon. I got bored of android and thought i'd try something new. TBH windows phone is really good. I'm not missing anything much except the multitask feature from my note 2; and some other minute details (starring improtant emails, opening new tabs in the BACKGROUND in IE and a few others).

    the biggest draw for me is i use PC...and if everything is linked, that's just awesome. Whereas android, i'd have to get a chromebook, which i'm not a fan (over here in aust ~500, which is meh)

    But if you're into apps, then wp is definitely the wrong place for you. I feel like i should've waited till windows 10 arrive...that's when the game gets more interesting!
    TechAbstract likes this.
    10-28-2014 09:32 PM
  22. Stefan Holder's Avatar
    Good luck with iOS. We all gotta de whats we feel is best for our investments, that's all..Feel free to still join in on the forums etc. I'm all WP2DaWorl. lol.
    10-28-2014 10:17 PM
  23. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Why oh WHHHYYY do people post nonsense like this?! STOP. If you need reassurance in a phone choice, I feel.sorry for you. There are a LOT more important things in life than this. Respect yourself enough to make up.your own mind. If you liked the "boring"(which it is) IOS, then go for it. You aren't a deserter, stop being dramatic. I choose windows phone due to hating the forced equipment upgrades from apple. And android is a joke, imo. So I'm here, and staying. And no one should care that I'm here either. The fact you took the effort to do this post, like pulling flower petals to see if WP loves you, speaks volumes that you need to choose another phone. If you feel like Rhiana and MS is Chris Brown, don't go back.
    10-28-2014 11:25 PM
  24. aldofarias82's Avatar
    Wow, you made my day dude.
    Talking about drama.
    Maybe i over explained but for the only reason of making a topic some people identified with, its not just about a phone but the stuff around it (i dont think that is too hard to understand)
    Long story short:
    I respect myself quite good and being unsure about a ******* phone wont change that.
    I like hearing opinions of fellow WP users (you included)
    My choice will be between my wallet, my mood at the moment and I.
    I know no one gives a **** about what i do and that is cool.
    This is just an effortless post

    Of course i know its just a phone, and my life doesn't depend on it in any level. Its just that since this forum is about phones i felt like, you know, talking about them in this particular topic, easy right?
    About what you say, i currently own 2 WP, one Xbox, a PC and a Laptop with 8.1 and i must say i don't see any strong bond between them or real advantages for that matter.
    Its all about personal use and preferences and i will continue using Windows regardless of my phone choice.
    For me, it is all about the apps sometimes, sometimes i am cool with it. for now i think i will wait for W10 and then make my mind.

    It is just a phone. You are using it for voice calls, texting, browsing, taking pictures, etc... I don't get this with investing time. It's just a device! On the other side, there is the eco system. And I'm not talking about apps here. I'm talking about the combination of the desktop, tablet, phone and game console. Having all those in one eco system pays off. If you don't have it, switching the handset is a matter of your mood when you wake up in the morning. :) I've got the entire eco system and I'm happy with it. The only think that excites me even more is the win 10. I want to see it on a phone.
    Again, do what makes you happy. I don't know happened with the world. We are talking about phones and tablets like owning/using them is the purpose of our life. But it's not! :)
    Of course i know its just a phone, and my life doesn't depend on it in any level. Its just that since this forum is about phones i felt like, you know, talking about them in this particular topic, easy right?
    About what you say, i currently own 2 WP, one Xbox, a PC and a Laptop with 8.1 and i must say i don't see any strong bond between them or real advantages for that matter.
    Its all about personal use and preferences and i will continue using Windows regardless of my phone choice.
    For me, it is all about the apps sometimes, sometimes i am cool with it. for now i think i will wait for W10 and then make my mind.

    Are you in the position to:
    A) Wait till Win 10 for phone comes out or
    B) Use both platforms for a while and wait?

    That's what i am doing. However i am also getting a Note 4 as soon as i can because my Nokia is honestly becoming a pain in the neck and it lacks too much stuff.
    Yes, i think i will wait for now. The recent "critical update" made my 1020 feel smoother, when will WP10 come out? it would be awesome to have it as "a developer"
    Last edited by Guytronic; 10-29-2014 at 12:07 PM.
    10-29-2014 04:09 AM
  25. batboris's Avatar
    Of course i know its just a phone, and my life doesn't depend on it in any level. Its just that since this forum is about phones i felt like, you know, talking about them in this particular topic, easy right?
    About what you say, i currently own 2 WP, one Xbox, a PC and a Laptop with 8.1 and i must say i don't see any strong bond between them or real advantages for that matter.
    Its all about personal use and preferences and i will continue using Windows regardless of my phone choice.
    For me, it is all about the apps sometimes, sometimes i am cool with it. for now i think i will wait for W10 and then make my mind.


    I didn't question why you ask such questions here :)

    The eco system I'm talking about is not just the devices. For example: I use IE, Outlook, Office 365, OneDrive... You got the picture :)



    Yes, it is not as perfect as i want it to be, but is good enough. Passwords/browsing history/wi-fi settings sync on all devices. Hey, even VPN settings did :)



    I'm starting to sound like a fanboy ...
    10-29-2014 05:14 AM
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