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  1. Yatin Pancha1's Avatar
    I have nexus 5 and not even single crap app installed without my permission. if you don't know how to use smart phone then windows phone os is for you because it is not smart phone.
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    07-06-2015 03:27 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So, my colleague bought an android ... and is perplexed why apps get installed on his phone without him knowing... The usual casinos, games icon/apps crap started populating his start screen... That's Android in a nutshell...
    No idea what apps he's installing but never had this issue. There were some apps when I got my phone (country specific) that I simply uninstalled and that was it.

    Never had any issue with any app so far doing anything like this. Then again, I stick to proprietary apps most of the time.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2015 03:33 AM
  3. Paolo Ferrazza's Avatar
    versus iPhone:
    -open environment
    -great hardware at the right price (e.g. my Lumia930 screen looks much better than iphone's, same can be said for the photos etcetc)

    versus android:
    -more secure
    -great hardware at the right price
    -2x battery duration

    In other words every friend of mine (android or iOS user) is always amazed by my lumia930 because of its screen, camera, OS look and feel, the only problem is the app gap. When they need to take a photo at a party they always look for me, and it is a wow-effect everytime they see the picture :)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2015 03:35 AM
  4. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I have nexus 5 and not even single crap app installed without my permission. if you don't know how to use smart phone then windows phone os is for you because it is not smart phone.
    That's a rather bogus statement. There are lots of questionable apps on Android and everyone knows it. Just like there are on every OS.

    As for WP being a smartphone, it seems to do that just fine. Not sure what your definition is but I'm pretty sure WP fits that description.

    You appear to have hate. Hate isn't a good thing. If you don't like WP, don't use it. Not sure why you're hanging out here if you hate it so much.
    07-06-2015 03:36 AM
  5. mgidado's Avatar
    As of the recent build i.e. 10162 windows 10 mobile seams stable and even better than Andriod.
    07-06-2015 03:40 AM
  6. johnson_patrickw's Avatar
    I would advise anyone to leave Android for WP if this were 2013. But in 2015 there are no compelling software reasons to leave whichever mobile OS you're on unless you can get all of your apps and have virtually zero monetary investment in that OS. Family members of mine just got the GS6 and G4 and both came from a Lumia 920, both love their new devices leaps and bounds beyond WP8. The Windows 10 devices likely won't be groundbreaking, so if you don't mind waiting another 4-5 months for what are right now 6 month old Android devices thats what will be available. Currently Windows Phone hardware resides in some post-apocalyptic wasteland. If you are looking for bleeding edge hardware run for the hills now, because here its more like a butter knife. The only saving grace will be some kind of deep integration with Windows 10 and other Microsoft services that go beyond what other devices will offer. But there's no reason to invest now because there is no benefit to being early to this party. I'm waiting for W10 to see if I'll be staying with WP and I'd suggest the same to those looking to migrate to it.

    While I wouldn't use Android because I find its UI/UX horrid, there is no reason I could suggest to the average person that they would be better with Windows Phone.
    sweatshopking and 4fool like this.
    07-06-2015 03:45 AM
  7. johnson_patrickw's Avatar
    Videos play fine on the baked in player. I play MP4 and MKV all the time...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2015 03:46 AM
  8. shirag's Avatar
    Good luck Microsoft selling phones that have yester -year's processor.... Even the upcoming so-called flagships are going to have the Snapdragon 808 and 810, which are not only having issues, but also be deprecated by the time the phones come out. Android phones have already started jumping to the snapdragon 820 by september.
    sweatshopking and mikepalma like this.
    07-06-2015 03:54 AM
  9. mikepalma's Avatar
    Windows current state is simple:
    8.1 (software) is awesome. Apps are limited. Hardware is crap. Perhaps W10 hardware and universal apps will change that, but that's where we currently are
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2015 05:17 AM
  10. captaincalamity's Avatar
    Had a Nokia 930 - loved it on WP8.1, the live tiles are something completely unique and exceptionally useful and make the UI more personalised than any other smartphone, think of the homescreen as a page full of your own post it notes, simply brilliant, the people hub area is also a nice simply easy way to pull all your facebook, twitter etc...updates together, but not unique as Blinkfeed on the HTC devices does this equally as well.

    Apps....now the apps although most of the general ones are there, I would say apart from a couple that are as good if not better, most of the quality is far behind that of the iOS and Android versions of the same thing, if you like social gaming forget it, zynga have only a few poorly produced games, yes Asphalt 8 is great, but still only runs a medium graphics detail on the flagship L930.

    My advice to Microsoft = Stop faffing about and get your app store sorted, WP8.1 is spot on as a UI, but is let down by its app support and this is the reason I have returned to Android.

    EDIT: But why do I constantly miss my Nokia 930 ? if WP could directly install .apk apps from Android now that would be the perfect smartphone and i would never look back, please tell me this maybe possible one day
    07-06-2015 05:23 AM
  11. seed dede's Avatar
    There is no reason to switch windows phone.
    I also buy lumia 640 xl few days ago and now I felt that it was my wrong decision.

    I know that windows phone lake the apps but I don't know that the apps are already in windows phone that also are no usable. they all are crap.

    yes games are good and working smooth without any problem even you don't find any bugs.

    but in apps there is lots of features missing lots of bugs and not even single app devloper update there app in after 3-4 month.

    facebook is made by microsoft and it has lots of bug lots of features missing and microsoft not working on that and even facebook (the Company) not try to make there app for windows phone.

    you don't find any video player work without problem in windows phone I still don't believe that 5 years of windows phone os and still there is not even single good video player available in windows phone.

    so I personally advice stay away from windows phone.

    buy any android phone but not windows phone. lag is better then dumb phone.
    haha (just laugh), i don't know if i'll buy android phones someday, i feel so unsure, seriously
    07-06-2015 05:32 AM
  12. sweatshopking's Avatar
    wow.
    much of this thread is in serious denial.
    at this stage, there is literally no reason to buy wp. we dont know how 10 will turn out. 8.1 is out of date and cant compete with android or ios. you really WILL feel the app problem, EVERYONE does, whether they admit it or not.
    cameras are ok. but android has phones with decent cameras. build quality is hit or miss. android has WAY better multitasking and background tasks. cortana basically sucks and outside of the usa doesnt really even work.

    if you're using android dont waste your money, buy another android.
    07-06-2015 05:46 AM
  13. sweatshopking's Avatar
    As of the recent build i.e. 10162 windows 10 mobile seams stable and even better than Andriod.
    10162 is a desktop release, not a phone release.
    and it literally does NOTHING better than android.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-06-2015 05:48 AM
  14. Slovenix's Avatar
    I will soon be getting a new phone and I am considering Windows Phone, I had WP 7.5 before and I didn't like it, but I want to give Windows 10 for Phones as Microsoft has seemed to improve. Anyway, I would like to know some reasons as to why I shouldn't stay on Android.
    Thinking about going back to Android since months ago. Win 10 is sure giving me reason to believe, yet no way at this stage.

    I'm also missing a lot of OS freedom from Android. I would see no real reason to switch to WP just now if I had an Android.

    I do like Microsoft apps and those are more advanced on Android so yeah... I'm happy with my WP, but it's hard to consider a new one.

    As a huge Microsoft follower I am still being objective about this.

    As for apps, there are many more picture editing apps out there that I found no alternatives on Android, but when it comes to customization ( I get bored of the same look very fast ) and some features and apps like Facebook it gets really frustrating sometimes.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2015 06:03 AM
  15. George Camelot's Avatar
    Am surprised no one has mentioned this to you but i think if you're looking for reason(s) to join WP platform,you should watch the youtube video bing but together for their anniversary. I dont have the link but you won't sweat to find the video.
    07-06-2015 06:07 AM
  16. Slovenix's Avatar
    Had a Nokia 930 - loved it on WP8.1, the live tiles are something completely unique and exceptionally useful and make the UI more personalised than any other smartphone, think of the homescreen as a page full of your own post it notes, simply brilliant, the people hub area is also a nice simply easy way to pull all your facebook, twitter etc...updates together, but not unique as Blinkfeed on the HTC devices does this equally as well.

    Apps....now the apps although most of the general ones are there, I would say apart from a couple that are as good if not better, most of the quality is far behind that of the iOS and Android versions of the same thing, if you like social gaming forget it, zynga have only a few poorly produced games, yes Asphalt 8 is great, but still only runs a medium graphics detail on the flagship L930.

    My advice to Microsoft = Stop faffing about and get your app store sorted, WP8.1 is spot on as a UI, but is let down by its app support and this is the reason I have returned to Android.

    EDIT: But why do I constantly miss my Nokia 930 ? if WP could directly install .apk apps from Android now that would be the perfect smartphone and i would never look back, please tell me this maybe possible one day
    If I could install .apks on my WP I would most likely not care about any other OS too lol.
    07-06-2015 06:10 AM
  17. Slovenix's Avatar
    If only developers would take advantage of the compiling software Microsoft is offering.
    07-06-2015 06:13 AM
  18. saras112's Avatar
    My advantages.: Live tiles, design, fluidity, secure, design of its phones, camera apps.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-06-2015 06:38 AM
  19. asyl15's Avatar
    Well it's no longer the case that Microsoft-made apps are exclusive to Windows Phone, and I think that could be a good thing. If you're liking how things are working when you are using Microsoft apps for Android, then maybe a Windows Phone is for you. On top of those apps, you get an experience that will take Windows' demise for me to switch away. I'd say I really like the live tiles. And if we're talking about Lumia hardware specifically, I want to point out that I really like ClearBlack technology and the build quality even for budget phones.

    I do use Viber and it's very reliable. I used it on my Windows Phone when I was travelling abroad last year.

    And if you wanted reasons to leave Android, I think that my sole reason would be: "because Google". I don't absolutely despise Google, in fact I use their services from time to time, but owning an Android phone leaves me vulnerable to its data collection even when I'm asleep. You might argue that every company collects data anyway, but there's a difference when you think about how Google's mission statement is "to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful." (Search: Google Mission Statement)
    Maxy12 likes this.
    07-06-2015 07:17 AM
  20. Maxy12's Avatar
    Ya you are right, I hate Google.
    and here what Eric Schmidt said in 2010:
    With your permission, you give us more information about you, about your friends, and we can improve the quality of our searches. We don't need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you've been. We can more or less know what you're thinking about.
    Also he said:
    I don't believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,
    every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends' social media sites
    Colbert:
    I was all for it, because I think it would be very enticing as an employer to go, “You have no history and you changed your name yesterday. Welcome aboard.”

    Schmidt:
    The serious goal is just remember when you post something that the computers remember forever.

    Colbert:
    Whose computers? Your computers?

    Schmidt:
    Well, it’s actually on the web. Google just collects it. It’s all out there on the web somewhere.

    Colbert:
    You just collect it.

    Schmidt:
    We collect it…

    Colbert:
    Where are your computers?

    Schmidt:
    They’re all over the world. And if it’s really juicy, there will be copies everywhere.
    Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it
    In a world of asynchronous threats, it is too dangerous for there not to be some way to identify you
    07-06-2015 08:07 AM
  21. pmbAustin's Avatar
    The reasons I love Windows Phone:

    1) Best cameras for the price of any phone out there

    2) Best on-screen keyboard and predictive/suggested text & auto-correct (learns from what you type), great "swipe" like functionality built in... my level of auto-correct fails dropped by 90% when I switched from iPhone to Windows Phone

    3) Dedicated Camera button (select models only). I use this thing constantly.

    4) Cortana.

    5) "Glance" feature (select models only)... pull your phone out of your pocket, and the date, time, and select info is visible without having to do anything further.

    6) Live Tiles... info at a glance without having to launch apps to see basic glancable info.

    7) Kids Corner... great "safe" mode to distract kids with games or whatever, where they can't get into your stuff and mess up your phone

    8) Standard micro-USB charging, no proprietary cables necessary
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    07-06-2015 09:17 AM
  22. pmbAustin's Avatar
    No, Windows Phone is not an "iOS wannabe"... that would be Android.

    Windows Phone is very different from iOS, and much more original. Great usability and features.
    07-06-2015 09:20 AM
  23. udupa1982's Avatar
    I cannot really explain it but OS is much better than android when it comes to speed/usability. WP is as fast/responsive as iOS and more information is displayed when compared to iOS.
    Personally, i have a 1520 and i love it. I have all the apps i need (yes, platform is missing some banking apps). I'm not a person who kills time on social network but WP has almost all the social apps or 3rd party apps which are better than 1st party apps. Snap chat is not coming to WP as the creator of that app hates windows.
    I have used android(Kitkat) for 2 years and iOS(7/8) for 2 years (Contract on freakin ATT) and I can freely say WP makes you love your phone. Android is too customizable and if its your thing then goto Android but good luck with getting OS update. Only way you can get that is with rooting. While, rooting is easy but not everyone knows or does it. OEMs/carriers want you to buy new handsets and as a result you will not receive update on-time. I used also used Nexus 7(2013) running lolipop and with the memory issue the tablet was unusable.
    Finally all 3 OS's have their charm and defenders and you will hear lot of opinions from users but make your choice and once you made it be happy as $500+ money on a flagship is not a small amount :D
    PS: Windows 10 is 100 times better than WP 8.1. I hate pivot on my 1520 as ita a bad concept for phones with bigger screens. Also, WP8.1 does not render/scale up properly on 1520. But with Win 10, it scales up perfectly.
    07-06-2015 10:42 AM
  24. Digvijay Gusain's Avatar
    Having used all three plateforms, I feel it makes sense to use a device that can connect with your mobile laptop. You have two simple choices in that case, APPLE and MICROSOFT. Android isn't dead, it won't be, but it's a device for people who just want smartphone. If you want a connected system, sort of IoT, everything connects with everything, controls everything, go for either Apple or Windows.

    At the moment, I'd say that Apple is more polished. It is better with it's features and provides everything you need. It is also connected to cars, smart home devices, has better range of coerage among apps and everything. Only con, ITS EXPENSIVE.

    Microsoft, I feel is aiming to provide the power of Android with the simplicity of iPhone. The future does look good with Continuum and all, but it is still a long way to go. App gap isn't much big, I'd say. It's more of a personal opinion. Let's not comment on the app gap.

    Android is good for you if you just want a go-to smartphone that can do everything. The only gripe with Android is, it doesn't provide you with native phone-PC portability, which is excellent in Apple and going-to-be-excellent Microsoft.
    07-06-2015 11:04 AM
  25. DavidinCT's Avatar
    If your on a GSM carrier (AT&T, TMOUS, etc), get a cheap $40 WP device, upgrade it to Windows 10 preview, and give it a shot. Your asking this question on a Windows Phone site, Everyone is going to tell you it's the best OS in the world. They all have their perks, Android is a mess and suffers from performance issues even on the highest level phones, iOS is iOS, very boarding now and so 5 years ago. WP is a smooth, clean OS, that is almost completely customizable to what you want and that is one of it's largest perks.

    Your best bet is to find a cheap, or used phone, drop your SIM in and try it for a while, live with features that it offers and how it's all handled day to day, even 8.1 is a major upgrade from WP 7.

    The biggest problem with WP, is the apps, If it has everything you need, then your happy, if it does not, you can wait for Windows 10 across the board with Universal apps, maybe your favorite apps will come. This is something you need to look at first, If it does not have the apps you NEED, you will automatically hate the OS and it's not fair on that aspect.

    It really is hard to get a solid idea if you like an OS unless you actually try it yourself.
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    07-06-2015 11:14 AM
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