Time to Upgrade, Need Advice...

TechAficionado

New member
Jun 8, 2013
6
0
0
Visit site
Hey 928 Forum!

I am in need of advice. I currently have an iPhone 4S and on Monday I can upgrade. I am really interested in the Lumina 928 (actually I'm drooling over the 1020, but I really don't want to leave Big Red). Talk to me. What are my benefits in switch to WP8 over iOS or Android. I could really use your advice my friends! Thanks!
 

montsa007

Ambassador
Apr 10, 2013
3,036
0
0
Visit site
-No lags
-Absolutely secure Environment
-A bluetooth that does what its supposed to do
-Amazing camera
-Amazing navigation

and things like that
 

AR2186

New member
Dec 18, 2012
754
0
0
Visit site
Hey 928 Forum!

I am in need of advice. I currently have an iPhone 4S and on Monday I can upgrade. I am really interested in the Lumina 928 (actually I'm drooling over the 1020, but I really don't want to leave Big Red). Talk to me. What are my benefits in switch to WP8 over iOS or Android. I could really use your advice my friends! Thanks!

There are a ton of positives / benefits, but it really depends on what other technology you are using. If you are really reliant on Google, I would be more hesitant to move over, but if you are in the Microsoft / Windows / Xbox / Bing / SkyDrive camp, I would definitely recommend it.

I had an iPhone since the beginning, and had been primarily using Apple software / hardware primarily ~2005 (but with a strong Windows background beforehand). I kind of got sick of the Apple UI a few years back and hadn't booted to OS-X on my MB Pro in years in favor of W7, so decided to jump ship and try something new. I'm not a huge app person, and while the app store was pretty slim back at WP8 launch, it has gotten steadily better since. Now I'm enjoying the integrated experience of my W8 laptop, Desktop, Surface, Xbox and Phone, and not looking back.

Up until last week, I had a GSIII and iPhone 4s to compliment my L928, but since they were collecting dust I decided to sell them. I also got my hands on a Q10 flashed with 10.2, and while I love the hardware, the OS is significantly lacking and it would be much better suited running WP8.

The major benefit to WP8 is that it is exceedingly simple, fast and secure. I love to tinker with all my tech, but I've found I love not worrying about my smartphone. The app situation could be better, but it's not that bad right now
 

StevePT

New member
Jul 19, 2012
57
0
0
Visit site
The 1020 is amazing, but with the 928 going for free right now and Verizon's better coverage/reliable network, I think you're wise to stay on Big Red. It's also wise to stick with a Nokia phone because they truly have awesome exclusive apps that you won't be able to get on an HTC or Samsung Windows Phone. Nokia is all in with Windows Phone, so if the platform fails, then so will Nokia, so you can see they are really pouring everything into the platform to make it the best it can be.

Another cool feature of the 928 not mentioned is built in wireless charging (need a charging plate which are 50% right now through AT&T).

A recent update (Amber) was launched for the 928 which brings the "Nokia Pro Cam" to the 928 which gives you precise control of the camera. If you've watched videos of the 1020 in action you've probably seen the "Pro Cam" being used and now the 928 can use it as well.

I think you'll be impressed with how Windows Phone just works and is intuitively easy to use. It's really the only platform out there that you can tell the designers of the OS asked "Okay, what do people most use their phone for and how can we integrate that into the OS so that it makes sense and is easy to use." The other platforms are just screens of icons for the apps you've downloaded and then it's up to the app to provide its own experience in using it.
 

AR2186

New member
Dec 18, 2012
754
0
0
Visit site
The 1020 is amazing, but with the 928 going for free right now and Verizon's better coverage/reliable network, I think you're wise to stay on Big Red. It's also wise to stick with a Nokia phone because they truly have awesome exclusive apps that you won't be able to get on an HTC or Samsung Windows Phone. Nokia is all in with Windows Phone, so if the platform fails, then so will Nokia, so you can see they are really pouring everything into the platform to make it the best it can be.

Another cool feature of the 928 not mentioned is built in wireless charging (need a charging plate which are 50% right now through AT&T).

A recent update (Amber) was launched for the 928 which brings the "Nokia Pro Cam" to the 928 which gives you precise control of the camera. If you've watched videos of the 1020 in action you've probably seen the "Pro Cam" being used and now the 928 can use it as well.

I think you'll be impressed with how Windows Phone just works and is intuitively easy to use. It's really the only platform out there that you can tell the designers of the OS asked "Okay, what do people most use their phone for and how can we integrate that into the OS so that it makes sense and is easy to use." The other platforms are just screens of icons for the apps you've downloaded and then it's up to the app to provide its own experience in using it.


If I had the option, I'd get the 1020 in a heartbeat. I love my 928, but the 1020 is so much further ahead on imaging. If you can afford it, go with the 1020 or wait it out until something like the 1020 comes to Verizon
 

TechAficionado

New member
Jun 8, 2013
6
0
0
Visit site
I would like to thank you all for your advice. I "pulled the trigger" and got the 928. AND I LOVE IT! I miss some of my apps that I have on the iPhone, especially my Starbuck's card, but you can't blame Microsoft or Nokia for that. (Note to Starbuck's: You are based in Seattle. There is another company based in the Seattle area, Micro-something. I'm sure that a lot of the thousand of employees of that corporation frequent your stores. A card app for WP8 would be beneficial for you and us!) Thanks again everyone!
 

scottcraft

Active member
Aug 1, 2011
2,401
0
36
Visit site
I would like to thank you all for your advice. I "pulled the trigger" and got the 928. AND I LOVE IT! I miss some of my apps that I have on the iPhone, especially my Starbuck's card, but you can't blame Microsoft or Nokia for that. (Note to Starbuck's: You are based in Seattle. There is another company based in the Seattle area, Micro-something. I'm sure that a lot of the thousand of employees of that corporation frequent your stores. A card app for WP8 would be beneficial for you and us!) Thanks again everyone!

There's an app called Starbux that does most of what the Starbucks app on Android and iOS does, check it out and see if you like it.
 

TechAficionado

New member
Jun 8, 2013
6
0
0
Visit site
2 days up, am sure you are in love with the new device, arent you?

Oh yes.... :amaze: The camera is great, the interface is outstanding. I am just sick and tired of the bias of this OS by the tech media and by app companies. The only thing that will make me really mad is if Verizon ends up offering the 1020.:smile:
 

hopmedic

Active member
Apr 27, 2011
5,231
0
36
Visit site
Verizon offering a 1020 will excite me... :wink: I've got the 928, and LOVE it - takes great pics. But being a hobby photog, I want the 1020 (or 1025/1028/102x) when it hits VZW. Since there are three phones on my family plan (one is even a dumb phone), I've been able to get the 822 when it came out, and when the 928 came out my wife got the 822 so I could get the 928, and when the 102x comes she'll get the 928 and I'll get the 102x. Then I'll be out of upgrades for a while... :wink:
 

sph0308

New member
Mar 11, 2013
243
0
0
Visit site
You won't have BT 4.0 yet with the 928. It's coming but currently don't have it.

Sent from my RM-860_nam_usa_100 using Tapatalk
 

montsa007

Ambassador
Apr 10, 2013
3,036
0
0
Visit site
Oh yes.... :amaze: The camera is great, the interface is outstanding. I am just sick and tired of the bias of this OS by the tech media and by app companies. The only thing that will make me really mad is if Verizon ends up offering the 1020.:smile:

Heavily doubt that as 1020 is a GSM device, its upto Nokia to launch a 1028 or 1023 for CDMA carriers.
 

TechAficionado

New member
Jun 8, 2013
6
0
0
Visit site
Verizon offering a 1020 will excite me... :wink: I've got the 928, and LOVE it - takes great pics. But being a hobby photog, I want the 1020 (or 1025/1028/102x) when it hits VZW. Since there are three phones on my family plan (one is even a dumb phone), I've been able to get the 822 when it came out, and when the 928 came out my wife got the 822 so I could get the 928, and when the 102x comes she'll get the 928 and I'll get the 102x. Then I'll be out of upgrades for a while... :wink:

That's what I'm hoping for... When the 1020 Verizon variant comes, I will be more than happy to give the 928 to my wife and get the "102x!"
 

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
323,804
Messages
2,244,423
Members
428,133
Latest member
BettyeWaret