05-19-2014 02:16 PM
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  1. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    I currently have a Nokia Lumia 520(which I love) but I would soon like to upgread. Should I get a Lumia or wait out on the LG Uni8(Which looks SICK) and comes with WP 8.1. If I should get a Lumia, which one? Thanks ALOT in advance and BTW I LOVE the WP Community...
    05-17-2014 03:23 PM
  2. Mmazeo's Avatar
    I've been holding off because I'm not crazy about the Icon, so when I saw the LG I was very excited. But that's been tempered because now they're saying the rumor may not be true.
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    05-17-2014 03:42 PM
  3. Jas00555's Avatar
    I say get the LG. There needs to be as many non-Microsoft made Windows Phones as possible. OEMs need to realize that they're able to compete and they wont think they're able to if everyone is buying Lumias.
    05-17-2014 03:56 PM
  4. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    I've been holding off because I'm not crazy about the Icon, so when I saw the LG I was very excited. But that's been tempered because now they're saying the rumor may not be true.
    Oh come on! Lets hope they go on with it...My sis and mom wanna get one :P
    05-17-2014 03:56 PM
  5. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    I say get the LG. There needs to be as many non-Microsoft made Windows Phones as possible. OEMs need to realize that they're able to compete and they wont think they're able to if everyone is buying Lumias.
    Totally agree...Also a Plus/negative (depends on how you look at it) there wont be any LG Bloatware (It can easly removed unlike Android) but still, less bloatware in my eyes is better...
    05-17-2014 03:58 PM
  6. Jas00555's Avatar
    Totally agree...Also a Plus/negative (depends on how you look at it) there wont be any LG Bloatware (It can easly removed unlike Android) but still, less bloatware in my eyes is better...
    I guess it depends on how you view it. I kept most of Nokia's bloatware, but I found AT&T's bloatware useless. If it helps, if the LG phone ever comes out and I'm near my contract, I'll probably get it too if Microsoft releases the Nokia collection to all phones.

    I care more about supporting the platform than Microsoft's (relatively) small loss on the phones.
    05-17-2014 04:17 PM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I say get the LG. There needs to be as many non-Microsoft made Windows Phones as possible. OEMs need to realize that they're able to compete and they wont think they're able to if everyone is buying Lumias.

    That's some flawed logic.

    I say buy the Lumia. LG abandoned the platform and pretty much sort of dissed it. For that alone cannot see myself owning a LG or recommending it.

    At least with Lumia you know it will be supported since it comes from Microsoft .

    I don't care about other OEMs and if they do anything good
    05-17-2014 10:19 PM
  8. Jas00555's Avatar
    That's some flawed logic.

    I say buy the Lumia. LG abandoned the platform and pretty much sort of dissed it. For that alone cannot see myself owning a LG or recommending it.

    At least with Lumia you know it will be supported since it comes from Microsoft .

    I don't care about other OEMs and if they do anything good
    If people only buy Lumias, then other OEMS won't support it as much as they would. That limits the number of devices and will cripple WP's potential market share.

    You can complain about other OEMs all you want, but its silly to criticize companies for not wanting to lose money (possibly millions) just for the sake of Micah Dawson being able to buy a phone that "supports" WP (which Nokia mainly did because they were paid $1 billion a year).

    Refusing to buy a phone because the company made a logical business decision that you don't agree to is some flawed logic.
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    05-17-2014 10:31 PM
  9. TheMightyCraken's Avatar
    I was thinking over it, and we most likely getting The Uni8 for me and My dad and a Lumia for my Mom (They wanna make the switch also*Cough* I convinced them)
    05-18-2014 03:52 AM
  10. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    LG Uni8 release date?
    05-18-2014 06:07 AM
  11. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I absolutely love how people try to downplay what Nokia has done or if they don't suddenly it is because "They were paid billons"

    I don't care if they were paid to do it or not. They have done MORE for this platform and brought eyes to it than Samsung, HTC, LG and any of the other OEMs.

    It doesn't cripple the market share. The market share has been growing BECAUSE Of lumias alike. I wish people would stop this whole mentality of "We need more OEMs for better market share."

    No....We need to get the APPS that IOS and Android has so the reviewers will stop harping how WP lacks this and lacks that.

    We already have options from Nokia and less but decent(I suppose) options from Samsung & HTC. Fact of the matter is people that have WP now, most of which went Lumia. When you think of WP, you think lumia. Much like unfortunately, Galaxy is signature for Android.

    I refuse to buy a WP from LG simply because LG likely wont support the damn thing. If I am not mistaken, their Windows Phone(s) they did release didn't even get 7.8

    I'd rather Microsoft invest money in our platform and using it to get the developers to come on over vs caving in so we can get more hardware. In most cases, the hardware is never the complaint and why the reason people dislike WP.

    it's the SOFTWARE and the 3rd party apps.

    having more options is fine....and I agree with that, even if Lumia is better tome.

    But saying we need more OEMs just for market share is wholly incorrect. And telling people they should get Non-Lumia/Microsoft phones just so we can appease OEMs is just..laughable.

    Personally I wish Microsoft would grow a pair and let these OEMs do whatever they want to do....this Is for WP and Windows 8.

    These OEMS want to jump in bed with GOOGLE then let them, start releasing Surface lines for all sorts of price points from budget to premium.

    Redefine the Lumia experience post-Nokia deal. Let them make their hand me downs if they want to do but I hope they do not dilute the already established and popular Lumia brand just to appease these OEMs who don't give a damn really.

    It's bad enough our apps are now coming to the other WPs. That is annoying but not much I can do. Hopefully Microsoft will continue bringing EXCLUSIVE features to the lumia line since all long prior, Lumias were synonymous with the extra features and apps. The Nexus of WP in a way while the others were just...basic windows phone.

    I am all for competition, but not at the expense of taking an already established great thing(And the very thing that has made WP what it is now) and destroying it just so we can say we have Samsung, HTC and LG phones.

    The Uni8 looks great but it is LG(though I'd own an LG before I own a Samsung) and they've already proven once they are not reliable as a wp OEM.

    If people only buy Lumias, then other OEMS won't support it as much as they would. That limits the number of devices and will cripple WP's potential market share.

    You can complain about other OEMs all you want, but its silly to criticize companies for not wanting to lose money (possibly millions) just for the sake of Micah Dawson being able to buy a phone that "supports" WP (which Nokia mainly did because they were paid $1 billion a year).

    Refusing to buy a phone because the company made a logical business decision that you don't agree to is some flawed logic.
    05-18-2014 07:45 AM
  12. Mmazeo's Avatar
    Well ok. Relax dude....didn't they say this was most likely a hoax?
    05-18-2014 08:15 PM
  13. Jas00555's Avatar
    Well ok. Relax dude....didn't they say this was most likely a hoax?
    I think the render might be a fake, but its suppose to still come. Maybe when LG announces the G3?
    05-18-2014 09:15 PM
  14. praveen9663's Avatar
    Lumia comes with Exclusive NOKIA apps......
    05-19-2014 04:37 AM
  15. 12Danny123's Avatar
    uys there's no need for bias here. I say get the LG cause the LG will likely add some stuff that Nokia wouldn't do

    E.g
    Microsd card
    Bezeless screen
    On screen buttons

    Apps on a Micro SD is pretty much a bug yes for me personally. Cause your storage will eventually run out so if you get a SD card you could install apps on it and save a lot of storage :)

    But this depends if LG does allow Micro SD cards :/
    05-19-2014 05:06 AM
  16. jpal12's Avatar
    05-19-2014 06:22 AM
  17. wpgeek820's Avatar
    The LG is fake.
    That tweet just says that the render could be fake. But it doesn't mean LG isn't releasing the phone. With MSFT making it more easier for OEM's to jump on to WP, I don't see why LG wouldn't release a phone like the Uni8.
    05-19-2014 07:55 AM
  18. SgtBigRig's Avatar
    That's some flawed logic.

    I say buy the Lumia. LG abandoned the platform and pretty much sort of dissed it. For that alone cannot see myself owning a LG or recommending it.

    At least with Lumia you know it will be supported since it comes from Microsoft .

    I don't care about other OEMs and if they do anything good
    thats just foolish. New OEM= competition. if you want to pay $500 for subpar lumias, go for it. But keep in mind competition is what lowers prices. Lumias are not the end all be all of windows phones, and if they ever do become that. Then that will be the death of windows phone
    05-19-2014 09:31 AM
  19. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Basically, LG = Philips. Now, Philips make serviceable and sometimes rather good hardware, but their software/firmware is often poor and they really don't like to correct problems, preferring the 'sell them the next version' approach to bugs. Certainly this is the case with their TV equipment. I have no reason to think they would have a different, special policy for phones.

    Luckily MS do the OS, but don't expect Philips/LG to update the firmware after release unless it is completely unavoidable due to a very major bug that makes the phone unusable. Anything else you'll have to put up with. If the firmware is good from the off then you're golden. If not, you can give up 'cause no help will be coming. Test one first, hopefully mess with a friends, before paying. Get agreement from the seller that you can return it in the first month if it doesn't suit your needs. If you can't be sure, buy a Lumia instead.
    05-19-2014 09:43 AM
  20. MDK22's Avatar
    As a Nokia fan & loyalist, I'm twisted. I love Nokia's Lumia line (have the Lumia 1520, gave my wife my 920) & all the innovation of Nokia - for lack of a better term their overlays (Lumia Cyan to go w WinPhone 8.1)

    The HTC Uni8 to quote a previous poster is sick. Beautiful phone based on a highly rated device (the HTC One M7 & subsequentally the M8), the only shortfall I foresee is the camera technology. Lumias are known for their cameras - both hardware & software. The response to HTC's ultrapixels was somehat underwhelming & the resulting phone is currently vaporware - hard to determine the execution of the idea.

    If camera & Nokia is important, I really like my Lumia 1520 phablet (but for some, it's a tad too big) or you could get the Lumia Icon (Verizon) / Lumia 930 (unlocked / unbranded Icon). The proposed HTC Uni8 would be between the two referenced Lumias as far as size, but you may sacrifice that camera goodness (if it ever actually comes to market).

    Another major player in the WinPhone market will definitely speed innovation & ultimate parity w Android & iOS (even though WinPhone 8.1 gets a lot closer).
    05-19-2014 09:46 AM
  21. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    thats just foolish. New OEM= competition. if you want to pay $500 for subpar lumias, go for it. But keep in mind competition is what lowers prices. Lumias are not the end all be all of windows phones, and if they ever do become that. Then that will be the death of windows phone
    Subpar lumias? The 1020, 1520, 930 and icon are not sub par.
    HOw can Lumia be the death of windows phone when they are the only thing keeping the os afloat.
    YOu people on wpcentral never fail to make me laugh.
    05-19-2014 09:49 AM
  22. Jas00555's Avatar
    Basically, LG = Philips. Now, Philips make serviceable and sometimes rather good hardware, but their software/firmware is often poor and they really don't like to correct problems, preferring the 'sell them the next version' approach to bugs. Certainly this is the case with their TV equipment. I have no reason to think they would have a different, special policy for phones.

    Luckily MS do the OS, but don't expect Philips/LG to update the firmware after release unless it is completely unavoidable due to a very major bug that makes the phone unusable. Anything else you'll have to put up with. If the firmware is good from the off then you're golden. If not, you can give up 'cause no help will be coming. Test one first, hopefully mess with a friends, before paying. Get agreement from the seller that you can return it in the first month if it doesn't suit your needs. If you can't be sure, buy a Lumia instead.
    That was my concern too. I personally like LG hardware, but its their Android skin that drives me insane. If this phone is basically a G3 or some other type of high-end phone and they release it sometime when my contract ends, I'm definitely buying it.
    05-19-2014 10:08 AM
  23. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Nokia support for me has been Meh...Nothing special, acutally even worse than other phone brands I have needed to use (including HTC).

    Innovative ? Sure, they have some nice phone designs, the 900/920 was a real head turner for it's time. They have some nice styles, no question but, feature set ? Every other Windows Phone will have the same feature set as Nokia offers(Windows Phone standard, NOT Nokia). Maybe besides Nokia's app selection, ok, sure, Nothing most people cant live without. Nokia Drive is on all phones, so no longer a big deal.

    With that being said, Nokia's are nice phones but, with HTC releasing a M8 style WIndows Phone Device and the Rumor of a new LG device you might actually get more features, Like MicroSD support.

    If want a new Nokia, go for it, there is nothing really wrong with them but, if you want to hold tight for the posable new LG or even HTC, nothing we can do to tell you to wait but, in my eyes, if you can live with what you have now, it cant hurt to wait a little longer. I am sure there will be better options after 8.1 is offical. There will be a big push for 8.1 and I am pretty sure your going to see new models hit on release.
    05-19-2014 10:26 AM
  24. RobinPaul's Avatar
    I would say try it out, I myself have a Nokia but it's only trouble having it been repaired 3 times and than at the end they tell me oh yeah my motherboard is defected. Now my front facing camera doesn't work nor my glance. Also when I upgraded to 8.1 my rear camera doesn't work.

    Always had a HTC 8x as a back up phone and now is currently my main phone cause with the HTC 8x I serieusly have 0 problems on 8.1 plus the phone is still a great phone and I'm not really missing any of the Nokia apps that i might use once a month.

    So in other words: other OEM's are just a good as Nokia's if you are looking at the pro's and cons and what you are going to use the device for.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    05-19-2014 10:30 AM
  25. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I personally will continue to go with the Lumia stuff, LG is probably not going to offer anything special with their device (likely just an Android hardware port, basically). Hell, I don't even see a camera button on the thing, let alone the capacitive buttons below the display. The thing might have a decent physical appearance, but it seems to be lacking in features. If I upgrade before the fall (via AT&T Next), I'll go 930 in June, even without the Qi.
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    05-19-2014 01:10 PM
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