06-19-2014 04:14 PM
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  1. johnskrilla's Avatar
    I don't own a Windows Phone yet but planning to and I'm just curious and have a question...

    Put the fanboy-ism aside what made you favor Windows Phone over the others? I don't want answers like because I got tired of Android or Apple. What makes Windows Phones amazing besides the camera?
    06-17-2014 11:57 PM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    An OS made by a genuinely innovative technology company rather than an advertising company (Google) or a marketing company (Apple).
    taymur and Guytronic like this.
    06-18-2014 12:01 AM
  3. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Fluidity , live tiles , syncing across my devices and much more. Which windows phone are you planning to buy ?
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-18-2014 12:04 AM
  4. BilalSoomro17's Avatar
    Live tiles. Tiles background. Camera. Screen. Smoothness. Everything except Battery life on my Lumia 920
    taymur likes this.
    06-18-2014 12:12 AM
  5. dKp1977's Avatar
    What made me choose Windows Phone over Android and iOS when I ditched my HD2 3.5 years ago was the fact, that it looked and felt entirely different from everything else available at that time. And it still does. I liked the clean design, the idea of live tiles and especially the consistency of how things work.
    06-18-2014 02:45 AM
  6. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    It's not expensive, and it just works.

    That's one way to say that WP really is between iOS and Android.
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    06-18-2014 02:55 AM
  7. jojoe42's Avatar
    Customisability without the over-customisability and the uniformness - it's customisable *enough* so that it doesn't affect system performance yet also allows for A LOT of personalisation. It's also fast and fluid - my friend has a Lumia 800 that is still going strong (so WP devices stay usable after 3 years) and I was pretty tempted by the future of one app running across three different "screens" (i.e. universal Windows kernel)
    06-18-2014 03:01 AM
  8. LumiaIcon's Avatar
    Personalization vs. Customization (Android) Ease of use vs. Simple (Apple).
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    06-18-2014 03:08 AM
  9. farhadtarapore's Avatar
    I like the fact that the updates will be from the manufacturer itself. If you consider Android flagships, they are either from LG or Samsung which bundle their bloatware along with the devices. There are Google Play editions, sure, but not for India and most of us end up rooting the devices thereby voiding the warranty or bricking an expensive phone.

    Apple's hardware does not impress me much. Windows Phone has the best of both worlds - a solid device with updates guaranteed by the manufacturer.
    06-18-2014 04:47 AM
  10. hs k's Avatar
    I actually don't know. I used to use my Nokia E63 back in the days and it felt cluttered. I used to use my friend's Android (it was something from HTC) and have used iOS on my aunt's iPad. Needless to say, I was tired of damn icons.

    Hence when my father wanted to get me a phone, I just at the opportunity to try WP8 on my Lumia 720
    06-18-2014 04:56 AM
  11. dov1978's Avatar
    Glance, double tap to wake, no lag whatsoever, dedicated camera shutter button, something different.

    Sent from my iPad using WPCentral Forums
    06-18-2014 05:04 AM
  12. johnskrilla's Avatar
    Which windows phone are you planning to buy ?
    The Lumia 925 or the Lumia 1020. Do you or anybody have any recommendations?
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    06-18-2014 07:54 AM
  13. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    The Lumia 925 or the Lumia 1020. Do you or anybody have any recommendations?
    umm if you want the best camera phone go for Lumia 1020 else go for Lumia 925
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    06-18-2014 07:58 AM
  14. johnskrilla's Avatar
    So far I am leaning towards the Lumia 925. How is the battery life?
    06-18-2014 11:58 AM
  15. dicks-webos's Avatar
    I like:

    - Ability to see data usage and set limits
    - UI "Style"
    - Frequency of updates (apps+OS)
    - Usability

    A negative for me is battery life (but the Lumia 820 is not known for good battery life). All above based on WP8.1 DP.
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    06-18-2014 12:27 PM
  16. raycpl's Avatar
    ... it's as google-less as I want it to be !!!
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    06-18-2014 12:37 PM
  17. AV2RY's Avatar
    Start screen. Live tiles of WhatsApp & pinned contacts from WhatsApp. Mostly anything that is related to WhatsApp. Notifications on glance screen, lock screen, on tiles. As long as I know Android and iOS doesn't have anything of that and that's why I wont move to any other platform))
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    06-18-2014 12:39 PM
  18. johnskrilla's Avatar
    ... it's as google-less as I want it to be !!!
    Man I love google. Bing just doesn't do it for me. Is there an app or toolbar we can DL google for windows phone?
    06-18-2014 12:40 PM
  19. richard_rsp's Avatar
    Live tiles, decent battery life, interface is smooth, driving mode is great, Microsoft and Developers actually WANT to listen to your ideas, and I like the fact that its unique (I get lots of people asking about it). :)

    Man I love google. Bing just doesn't do it for me. Is there an app or toolbar we can DL google for windows phone?
    You can choose what search engine it uses for Internet Explorer. I am used to Google, but Bing is growing on me.
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    06-18-2014 03:47 PM
  20. Projectphill's Avatar
    So I just updated to a 1520 and love it everything about the camera, the OS best part is I am not on my phone as much as I used to be I look at what I need to very quickly and I am done so far everything is really smooth
    06-18-2014 08:25 PM
  21. raycpl's Avatar
    Man I love google. Bing just doesn't do it for me. Is there an app or toolbar we can DL google for windows phone?
    Actually there is a work around . You can search Google through BIng. And once you locate the Google search page you want, you then just pin it to your start page
    Don't really need app for this
    Guytronic likes this.
    06-19-2014 12:13 AM
  22. heli0m's Avatar
    When I had my tiny L521, god bless its soul, I absolutely loved how I can just check the weather from my lock screen and various other places once I pinned the live tile for that specific location. Here Drive + was a miracle. I eventually heaved myself onto the L925 because the L521 was making me dissatisfied with the camera. But hell, Glance so far is so fun. Pfft, my poor friends and their necessity to press on their lock button to see their notifications. I just flip the phone over to see. Cortana and her reminder ability is very useful and how she realizes I want to make an event on a certain day through my emails and text messages is a blessing. THE WORLD IS HONESTLY NICER ON WP.
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    06-19-2014 12:23 AM
  23. clvrbas's Avatar
    I like pretty much everything in WP8. I feel like its very clean and simplistic compared to the competition. I use a L520, and makes a great daily driver.

    I think what I like most is live tiles and customization of the home screen.
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    06-19-2014 12:38 AM
  24. jojoe42's Avatar
    So far I am leaning towards the Lumia 925. How is the battery life?
    I'm a 1020 owner so I don't truly know, but I get about 1-2 days of moderate usage - and given how much the camera chews through battery I would expect the 925 to do better if anything.
    06-19-2014 03:57 AM
  25. Chris Moore12's Avatar
    I don't think the camera is as fast as it should be (Lumia 1520) I recall in the early days how it was said it would be instant on and fastest for quick pics from power up but sadly today this is not true. I find Nokia Camera laggy and the response time to wake the phone to snap poor.
    06-19-2014 02:16 PM
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