12-29-2014 09:55 PM
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  1. Nahuel 1988's Avatar
    Well no, nothing is perfect. That doesn't mean perfection should not be expected. The degrees of frustration on Windows, (phone, post XP, RT) for me, has become so severe in the last decade. Familiarity is their saving grace. Switching from the simplistic IOS to WP would be an unwelcome shock. No two ways about it.

    What I would say to the OP is to get any Lumia (1520, 1320 or 930 preferably) and avoid every other brand like the plague. 4 days from 2015... Who wants to be frustrated with technology anymore, waiting, fuming and so on? Think about it like this: You reckon the important players at Microsoft (or any tech company) deal with the problems that their consumers do?
    Because iOS is so much better? Is the M8 for Windows over a year old? That's a Windows Phone flagship too, you know. And only god knows the trouble I've seen with iOS. Coworker sent a file over Facebook (unprofessional, I know) and it was a nightmare to open it. I had to use a laptop at the end, making the "smart phone" term, useless. I'm not bashing on iPhones, they are good phones for basic needs. But for business or work, not a chance.
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    12-27-2014 10:08 PM
  2. bonghy90's Avatar
    If you want my two cents: Windows Phone is perhaps the only platform that performs seamlessly on any range of devices. What I would recommend for your choice of work is a Lumia 830. It doesn't have all those over the top specs but truth is, you don't need them, do you?

    Please ignore those whiners, they are those type of employees you meet in a company that only know how to take and not how to give. My Lumia 1520 syncs everything perfectly, from OneDrive to OneNote to Office. I use my Lumia 1520 as my daily driver when determining assignments for my students and checking the latest news and not once did it disappoint. The added bonus is the clarity of the documents it takes with its rear camera and that makes sharing easier.

    Sure the Office apps are behind its ios counterpart but you have an sp3 for that and Microsoft won't ignore its own platform for long, will it? I'd say go for it and you will be thrilled by what you get. Iphone is no slouch, neither is Windows Phone. People just have to realise that.

    Good day.
    12-27-2014 10:12 PM
  3. mcm_ham's Avatar
    Here's an example of a Microsoft service that is great on Android (I don't know if it's on iPhone because I don't currently have one) but is non existent on Windows Phone: an app called "Microsoft account" takes the code out of 2 factor authentication. Instead of checking your Authenticator app for the code and typing it in, you tap the "Approve" button on the app, and boom you're in. In fact, if the app isn't open you don't even need to open it. A notification pops up in the notification bar and you simply Accept. No muss, no fuss, no need to type a code, which may be expired by the time you get it entered.
    You can just hold your finger down on the code in the Authenticator app and select copy to clipboard, then switch back to the browser and paste it in. Not as easy as you describe for Android but easier than typing it in.

    Windows Phone and IOS is much more locked down compared to Android for security, so support would need to be built in to the browser. In Windows Phone apps can share data with other apps that have registered for the specified type of data which would allow the Authenticator app to share the code with IE. But IE would then need to enter the code and submit the form, if the form changed it would be broken, and since IE is an OS component not an app you'd have to wait for an OS update to fix it which can take a while leaving users upset. So given all that I don't think you'll see this type of functionality coming to Windows Phone. Instead it wouldn't surprise me if Windows Phone 10 copied Windows 8 behaviour where in IE you're already logged in with your device's Microsoft Account so you don't need to even login.
    rockstarzzz likes this.
    12-27-2014 11:22 PM
  4. etad putta's Avatar
    If we are to talk about apps then IOS it is, but for stability, IOS 8 is a total failure! You must decide, if you want to spare some money and have a more stable platform go for WP but you might miss some apps. If you want the apps go stay with IOS but forget about stability and get used to bugs as Apple seem to forget about their once great OS quality
    really?.....iOS 8 app crash rate falls 25% since release | Computerworld
    12-27-2014 11:43 PM
  5. Yazan Abdullah's Avatar
    dont switch until 2015 because in the current situation, if you switch you will have:
    1-inferior phones due to heavy weight and bulky hardware.
    2-you will not be able to connect your phone to your sp3 via bluetooth. i tried transferring a document from wp to my sp3 wirelessly via bluetooth and it never worked.
    3-MS experience in iOS is superior than on wp.
    4-even if your most used apps are on windows phone, make sure they have the same set of features. chances are: they don't.
    otherwise, the sp3 is indeed the best PC that has ever been built and it's a shame that MS has not promoted it as such. MS should have promoted the surface as the best mobile PC, not tablet. but MS has always had a lousy marketing dept. anyways, good luck and enjoy the sp3. it's pretty amazing.
    12-27-2014 11:59 PM
  6. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    I won't resort to name calling like some here have, I'll just be honest; Don't switch to Windows Phone just yet. It truly isn't there yet. Maybe.... maybe it will be with Windows 10, but with Microsoft's track record, I wouldn't count on it.

    But you should definitely wait. Or if you can, grab one to test for yourself. I use a 1520 as my backup/media device, but an iPhone as my main/business phone. My WP is a toy and my iPhone is a work phone.
    12-28-2014 12:17 AM
  7. Bologwp's Avatar
    dont switch until 2015 because in the current situation, if you switch you will have:
    1-inferior phones due to heavy weight and bulky hardware.
    2-you will not be able to connect your phone to your sp3 via bluetooth. i tried transferring a document from wp to my sp3 wirelessly via bluetooth and it never worked.
    3-MS experience in iOS is superior than on wp.
    4-even if your most used apps are on windows phone, make sure they have the same set of features. chances are: they don't.
    otherwise, the sp3 is indeed the best PC that has ever been built and it's a shame that MS has not promoted it as such. MS should have promoted the surface as the best mobile PC, not tablet. but MS has always had a lousy marketing dept. anyways, good luck and enjoy the sp3. it's pretty amazing.
    12-28-2014 12:30 AM
  8. Bologwp's Avatar
    Not true, the only thing I can agree with is the SP3 is amazing.
    12-28-2014 12:34 AM
  9. bmetelsky's Avatar
    I've had the Lumia 928, the Lumia Icon, and now the HTC One M8 for Windows. All worked very well as my business and personal phones.
    12-28-2014 01:12 AM
  10. dicks-webos's Avatar
    This thread reminds me of a "BMW is better than Audi" discussion. Fact is that we live in 2014 and all phones let you do the most things you want to do (like make calls :P). The rest is just personal taste depending on what is important to you.
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    12-28-2014 02:23 AM
  11. Pivotgeeks's Avatar
    don't get why people are saying wait till windows 10, Windows 10 is not gonna counter rotate our earth by any means..
    i strongly believe buying a low to medium lumia like 630 or 730 would be better, so they can see how windows phone works, be me like ok i miss some of the feature from iphone, and they can go back and then when win 10 hits they can look into it again and see if its improved!
    12-28-2014 03:04 AM
  12. arjunan's Avatar
    Buy a Lumia 830. There is not much synchronization b/w windows and windows phone right now but there is a little synchronization like synced theme and app data...
    12-28-2014 05:41 AM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    Windows 10 is not gonna counter rotate our earth by any means.
    Hey don't kill our glimmer of hope!
    12-28-2014 08:54 AM
  14. etad putta's Avatar
    This forum will go nuts as soon as win 10 comes out for our phones. Everyone will be ******** they can't get 10 or the DP version isn't working right on their version of the phone. Heck, we go nuts when Denim is rolling out. So the guy has a great phone now, just wait until 10 comes out, buy a phone with 10 on it already rather than waiting for an update that might be a year off depending upon carriers. Is it wrong to want the guy to have the best first impression or do we want another "Leaving windows phone thread"?
    colinkiama likes this.
    12-28-2014 10:16 AM
  15. jleebiker's Avatar
    Hello,

    I have been considering switching from iPhone 6 (verizon) to a Windows Phone (doesnt matter the network to me). Our office (I made the decision as I am the Executive Director) just switched from Apple products to the new Surface Pro 3 and I LOVE the SP3. We use SharePoint and Office 365 so my rationale has been that things will probably work better being all in the same ecosystem vs having a SP3 and then an iPhone 6. I have checked the apps that I use most and everyone is in the Windows Store. I am curious as to what other people think about the rationale here and if I were to switch, what device would be recommended. I mainly use my phone for emails, calls, texting, multitasking, etc. Not much photography or games, etc. I want speed but I don't need to have something that provides 15 times the power I really need.

    So....
    Switch?
    What device?
    If you're the Executive Director, have your IT folks get you a test device from your preferred carrier and try it out. ;-)

    My carrier's reps are always asking my staff if they want to try a new device.
    12-28-2014 10:25 AM
  16. mjperry51's Avatar
    This thread reminds me of a "BMW is better than Audi" discussion. .
    Well it is. . .

    12-28-2014 10:56 AM
  17. haris kallas's Avatar
    You should buy lumia 930 it's a very good phone!!
    12-28-2014 02:49 PM
  18. michail71's Avatar
    WOW, after reading this thread, all I can say is I would recommend WP anytime, but not this website. I read it several times a day and have converted at least 10 people to WP and oh damn, they are happy with them! But there are about 20-30 people here that comment on almost every article and forum topic and they are almost always negative!

    OP, listen to the folks that are giving you the good advise, don't bother with the rest. My 2 year old 822 syncs' all of my email and office docs without fail, if this is the way you want to go, you won't be disappointed. It's obvious that you have already checked out the apps you need, I would say 830, 930 or 1520. I'm on Verizon so I will get the Samsung Ativ SE in a couple of weeks only because Verizon doesn't carry the 830.

    No, I don't comment on all of the topics or articles, but this one got to me, for some reason WC seems to have the highest percentage of whiners!
    Perhaps there is a fine line between constructive criticism and whining. However, the user community should be vocal and pushing for improvements.

    After a little thought I would recommend to the OP to make the switch as it seems like his needs are more business in nature. My choice would be a Lumia 1520 even though it's getting dated now. WP8.1 is a good business platform. Though I do find myself recommending to friends on occasion to stick with iOS or android after asking them about what they do with their phones and the apps they use.
    12-29-2014 08:23 AM
  19. michail71's Avatar
    Well it is. . .

    Audi!
    12-29-2014 08:24 AM
  20. Nahuel 1988's Avatar
    Infiniti... :D
    12-29-2014 09:55 PM
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