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02-28-2012 10:52 AM
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  1. based_graham's Avatar
    ^ Perfect coming from a Lumia 800 I love the look and feel for this phone. Alot of people say its soo sleek you might drop it but the nice weight/size ratio I have never dropped this phone. It feels great in my hand and a joy to carry around.

    Enjoy the Lumia make sure you get the AT&T 800's my Euro Lumia doesn't pick up 3g indoors because of frequency bands.
    01-26-2012 12:47 AM
  2. mmaman's Avatar
    ^ Perfect coming from a Lumia 800 I love the look and feel for this phone. Alot of people say its soo sleek you might drop it but the nice weight/size ratio I have never dropped this phone. It feels great in my hand and a joy to carry around.

    Enjoy the Lumia make sure you get the AT&T 800's my Euro Lumia doesn't pick up 3g indoors because of frequency bands.
    Hmm, so is there a particular 800 that uses att 3G? I thought they all just used the 1900 band but no 850 band, so you'll only get 3G in 1900 band areas (which is a lot anyway)
    01-26-2012 01:16 AM
  3. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    too lazy to read all the post so ill just throw my 2 cent in
    I just got the 800 earlier this month so this is my experience with it (gf got 4s at the same time)

    1) my 800 turns more heads and ppl are actually wowed by it

    2) the camera is ok, not as good as galaxy or 4s though... apparently there will be an update to fix that issue so we'll have to wait and see what happens

    3) for apps i can't comment too much for the stuff u use as i've never looked for them so i don't know, but seeing how many major apps pop lately its actually looking pretty good, i haven't found myself missing an app yet though (but thats probably just me)

    4) games? dear god the games on wp are good, i feel they are better than the other guys alot of the time, there is quiet a few free ones as well, just look in the marketplace to see what you think

    5) i kind of agree on selling ur 4s instead of trading it, i think you can even net profit if your willing to get someone to bring it to china to sell lol

    6) i don't really agree on waiting anymore, tech waiting game is a guaranteed lose, by the time apollo pops someone will be talking about waiting for the next cycle =..= (900 may be, but u already said u like the smaller size so why wait?)

    7) if u join us ill give u candy, kidding of course :P, but the more ppl joining us the quicker alot of apps u need will pop up, so be a man and become an wp salesman like me :P (unpaid...)


    EDIT:
    forgot about pentile thing u were asking about, first thing it is pentile, second the screen actually looks great... not sure why some ppl complain... my gf's dad said wow it looks great when he saw my 800 play a video, i think it's on-par with retina... but what do i know right? ;)
    Last edited by Nataku4ca; 01-26-2012 at 12:46 PM.
    01-26-2012 12:39 PM
  4. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    Ok I decided what im gonna do!

    Im gonna get the 800 and sell everything, when the iphone 5 comes I'll get it but I'll still keep the 800 and just have both OS! Who knows maybe by that time WP will have drawn me so in that its all WP for me, still im set on this idea, I like the smaller feel of the 800 over the 900 and I really dont need lte or a ffc anytime soon, cant wait!
    yarg! i knew i should've read all post before commenting :P welcome to the family :)
    01-26-2012 12:43 PM
  5. based_graham's Avatar
    Hmm, so is there a particular 800 that uses att 3G? I thought they all just used the 1900 band but no 850 band, so you'll only get 3G in 1900 band areas (which is a lot anyway)
    The American Lumia is what you should get I get no signal and edge in alot of indoor places kinda sucks but hey i took the risk and i still love my phone.
    01-26-2012 01:51 PM
  6. Umm Yeah's Avatar
    I have to admit, I was in your shoes until I couldn't stand it any more. I kept waiting and waiting for an announcement that Verizon would be coming out with a new second gen WP7.5 phone (I'm tied to Verizon for work) but I gave up. I decided to get something that will work for now, start that two year contract calendar counting down, and look forward to a wide choice of WP8 devices when my contract is up next time.

    I hope the Nokia Lumia 1200 will be available on Verizon come July 18, 2013! :P

    (But who's counting?)
    01-26-2012 02:09 PM
  7. mmaman's Avatar
    I have to admit, I was in your shoes until I couldn't stand it any more. I kept waiting and waiting for an announcement that Verizon would be coming out with a new second gen WP7.5 phone (I'm tied to Verizon for work) but I gave up. I decided to get something that will work for now, start that two year contract calendar counting down, and look forward to a wide choice of WP8 devices when my contract is up next time.

    I hope the Nokia Lumia 1200 will be available on Verizon come July 18, 2013! :P

    (But who's counting?)
    What did you end up getting? Thankfully im on ATT so I have a lot of choice but I feel your pain...
    01-26-2012 02:19 PM
  8. mmaman's Avatar
    The American Lumia is what you should get I get no signal and edge in alot of indoor places kinda sucks but hey i took the risk and i still love my phone.
    where can I buy one?
    01-26-2012 02:19 PM
  9. jfa1's Avatar
    I think MS stores and on line will have the 800 optimised for ATT soon!
    01-26-2012 03:09 PM
  10. mmaman's Avatar
    Nokia: Unlocked US Lumia 800 in February, 20 game EA deal incoming - SlashGear

    Looks like Feb 20, for that I would just wait for the 900 lol, anyway Im sure 1900 only wont be too much of an issue, I can live with edge here and there as long as I have 3G for the most part.
    01-26-2012 03:33 PM
  11. based_graham's Avatar
    Nokia: Unlocked US Lumia 800 in February, 20 game EA deal incoming - SlashGear

    Looks like Feb 20, for that I would just wait for the 900 lol, anyway Im sure 1900 only wont be too much of an issue, I can live with edge here and there as long as I have 3G for the most part.
    I don't know dude it kinda sucks when you wanna smoke another phone and you have Edge you just cant do it I tried smoking my friends iPhone 4S at the mall but failed because I was on Edge but in all fairness I have a UK phone
    01-26-2012 05:46 PM
  12. mmaman's Avatar
    I don't know dude it kinda sucks when you wanna smoke another phone and you have Edge you just cant do it I tried smoking my friends iPhone 4S at the mall but failed because I was on Edge but in all fairness I have a UK phone
    Ive been looking around a lot and it seems that everyone who has it in the states say that they always get 3G so I dunno.
    01-26-2012 06:16 PM
  13. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    Tiny bit off on the pentile problem. The major issue most people see with Pentile is the pixel arrangement, not the green pixel base. In essence, Pentile displays are equivalent to displays with significantly fewer pixels- making images, text, etc much less sharp looking. Take a look at this article for more info:

    Super AMOLED Plus vs Super AMOLED: to the PenTile matrix and back
    I have a DVP and Pentile is annoying me, especially on something that's red, but less so on blue and isn't really noticeable on green. Probably because the RGBG arrangement and how red as a color would probably be opposite green on a color wheel so a red live tile looks pixelated. Meanwhile, depending on the shade of blue, it might have a bit of green in there so it doesn't look as bad.

    Also, this display seems to give me headaches when reading a long passage of white text on a black background. And I've NEVER had a headache before. Of course, YMMV, but I'm going to make sure my next phone purchase doesn't have a display with a Pentile arrangement.
    01-27-2012 07:38 PM
  14. mmaman's Avatar
    Ok bit the bullet and got the 800.

    $425 total on eBay.

    Both excited and nervous, Excited cause I love the WP7 UI for the most part and love Nokia looks and build but nervous beacuse im leaving IOS, gonna miss some apps and the tiles are gonna be so different. I''ll update with my thoughts!
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    01-29-2012 10:36 PM
  15. speedfreak228's Avatar
    Ok bit the bullet and got the 800.

    $425 total on eBay.

    Both excited and nervous, Excited cause I love the WP7 UI for the most part and love Nokia looks and build but nervous beacuse im leaving IOS, gonna miss some apps and the tiles are gonna be so different. I''ll update with my thoughts!
    congrats!!!! Hope you like it
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    01-29-2012 10:45 PM
  16. mmaman's Avatar
    congrats!!!! Hope you like it
    Lets hope! I should be getting it today!
    01-31-2012 11:25 AM
  17. Giddora's Avatar
    Give us your thoughts when you've used it for a while! :)

    This might become a great thread to show my very stubborn Iphone-friend. :P
    01-31-2012 11:50 AM
  18. mmaman's Avatar
    Im back...with bad news.

    I dont like it. Simple as that, first the hardware;

    The screen is not good, compared to my 4S, the whites are really dull while the whites on the 4S are super bright, the blacks are nice though, the brightness settings on wp are terrible, low is too low, med is ok but would like a bit brighter and all the way is nice but too bright plus takes battery, the pentile is REALLY noticeable, you can see pixels all over anf you can see almost a grid of sorts at times.

    The hardware has a nice design but It gets fingerprints like crazy, the back also gets smudges a lot.

    The keys are kinda lose, would expect better quality and the lock unlock on the side is kinda annoying.

    Overall even though its the same size as the 4S, I just cant seem to get a good grip and hold it right, its weird, I just dont like the feel of the phone.

    Now the software;

    The tiles are a bit bland but its not that bad.

    After using it for a while on full charge, the battery goes quick, very dissapointing.

    After using the os for a while, it just seems like there are some things that need to be tweaked, just little things that make you go, really? Such as if you close the browser, then try to go back a page when you go back it goes to the home screen, annoying.

    For some odd reason, 3.7 seems too small for wp7, im starting to think I would have liked the titan much better.

    The marketplace definitly needs work.

    Overall, im not pleased and am staying with ios, I really like the OS in certain aspects but I think it needs a lot of work, features and tweaks still. As far as the lumia 800, really dissapointed, the screen is pretty bad overall, the 4S kills it and im willing to bet the titan does too as well as the 900, the pentile comaints are true, its very noticiable.

    Anyway this is just my honest thoughts, im more dissapointed in the lumia then wp as I knew that wp was still missing things, just needs time to improve.
    Shane likes this.
    01-31-2012 10:39 PM
  19. dtboos's Avatar
    Well give yourself a little while to get used to the differences lol. Anyways, no need to apologize, no platform is right for everybody.
    01-31-2012 11:52 PM
  20. mmaman's Avatar
    Well give yourself a little while to get used to the differences lol. Anyways, no need to apologize, no platform is right for everybody.
    You are right but the screen is killing me.
    02-01-2012 12:19 AM
  21. Giddora's Avatar
    Uhm... If you close the browser, and you open the browser... It should go to your homepage, shouldn't it? :)
    02-01-2012 12:32 AM
  22. mmaman's Avatar
    Uhm... If you close the browser, and you open the browser... It should go to your homepage, shouldn't it? :)
    Lets say im browsing some pages, I then press the home button, when I go back to the browser and press the back button it goesback the the homescreen rather then the page before it, annoying choice by the developers of the os.
    02-01-2012 01:30 AM
  23. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    You are right but the screen is killing me.
    Yeah, it's kind of hard to go from a Retina display to something that's Pentile. I know, I used to own an iPhone 4.
    02-01-2012 01:30 AM
  24. N8ter's Avatar
    After using it for a while on full charge, the battery goes quick, very dissapointing.
    This is a particular problem I can't get my head around. I've noticed it from the start (i.e. Pre-Pre-NoDo)...

    WP7 Standby Times = Incredible
    In Use/Call Times = Not Good

    It's really odd that I can WiFi tether my iPod Touch all day and my battery lasts (e.g. using both WiFi and Cell Radios constantly), yet the minute I start using my phone (even if on WiFi) the battery life drops extremely fast. The the day my HD7 died after 7 hours off the charger and I didn't do anything except maybe send and recieve 20 SMS/IMs in that time.

    I've seen my phone lose half a charge in like an hour of web browsing which was mostly spent reading reviews and things like that (not playing YouTube Videos, etc.).

    It extends to other things as well. Like, I can play music for several hours on my phone, and it doens't drain fast, but the minute you do something that requires the screen to be on it starts draining the battery fast.

    Perhaps something going on with the touchscreen/screen drivers causing a lot of battery drain? None of the other non-WP7 devices I have/had do/did this.

    It was a really bad issue for me when I was traveling (because I was in transit basically for 10-12 hours both ways).
    02-01-2012 03:36 AM
  25. Giddora's Avatar
    I hear alot of people having problems with the battery life, and that's sad offcourse... I am very impressed with the battery-life of my Lumia though... With the same amount of usage as I did on my Android-phone I easily get 3 times more usage-time in before I have to charge it.
    02-01-2012 05:48 AM
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