12-29-2014 09:55 PM
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  1. Allen S'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?
    12-26-2014 05:45 PM
  2. 1101x10's Avatar
    There's really no advantage to using Microsoft's own products on Windows Phone...they are all worse than for iOS. This will most likely change when Windows 10 is released but this is still some time away.

    Microsoft's own Office apps much better on iPhone than Windows Phone 8
    12-26-2014 07:40 PM
  3. colinkiama's Avatar
    Y
    There's really no advantage to using Microsoft's own products on Windows Phone...they are all worse than for iOS. This will most likely change when Windows 10 is released but this is still some time away.

    Microsoft's own Office apps much better on iPhone than Windows Phone 8
    That is another point I mentioned in this thread: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ucks-take.html
    Why on earth are Microsoft apps better on platforms that aren't in Microsoft's ecosystem?
    12-26-2014 07:46 PM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    But if you are willing to change, I suggest the lumia 830 or lumia 930.
    12-26-2014 07:47 PM
  5. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Working with documents and mailing? I advice a 1320.
    Nothing fancy, good battery life, nice screen and easy to work with documents.
    12-26-2014 08:06 PM
  6. Luisraul924's Avatar
    Don't do it! The iPhone 6 is a great device and as was mentioned before; Microsoft's products are better on the iPhone than on their own smartphones.
    12-26-2014 08:12 PM
  7. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    But no real sources to state that ;)
    The functionality what the op asked for are all there. Those are quite basic tasks on every phone no matter witch platform its running.

    And in ios is no longer growth, it is what it is.
    aximtreo, mathsisbest, k72 and 1 others like this.
    12-26-2014 08:20 PM
  8. thron's Avatar
    I just switched to the Lumia 830, does everything I need it to (email / text, Whatsapp, Facebook, games etc), I don't use it for photography, but the camera takes AWESOME quality photos.
    Here are the specs: Nokia Lumia 830 Specifications - Nokia

    A few friends I have that own Iphones have referred to my 830 as making their Iphones feel "cheap"
    12-26-2014 08:24 PM
  9. bmetelsky's Avatar
    Any of the mid or high end Nokia/Microsoft phones or the HTC One M8 would serve your needs.
    Allen S likes this.
    12-26-2014 08:25 PM
  10. Andre-Omari John'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?
    Yes, come join us at frustrationville. Fresh anger with a side of disappointment and to wash that down: Elevated blood pressure. Morbid, but as it has been stated: Microsoft's apps work better off their devices than on.
    Allen S and paulxxwall like this.
    12-26-2014 08:56 PM
  11. jfdavis17's Avatar
    We have have a HTC M8, Lumia 1520, Lumia 1020,Lumia 620, Lumia 520 in our family all are great phones. Of course the last two have horrible cameras but otherwise are solid phones. Definitely learn the usefulness of Cortana,and OneDrive integration, this to me is where windows phones shines.
    banger696 and Allen S like this.
    12-26-2014 09:09 PM
  12. Allen S's Avatar
    Yeah, I feel like SharePoint/One Drive integration would be the major benefit to switching. But seeing the other posts about those apps performing better on iOS makes me wonder...
    12-26-2014 10:08 PM
  13. Allen S's Avatar
    That is so crazy to me....you would think if Microsoft built a phone, they would intentionally do whatever possible to make sure their own software worked better on their devices/os.
    k72 likes this.
    12-26-2014 10:09 PM
  14. Allen S's Avatar
    The other piece of the puzzle is that I use Outlook on my Surface Pro 3 (via Office 365/Exchange) for my tasks and categorization, etc. and I understood that the Windows Phone would support that organization/categorizations of tasks, etc. instead of having to purchase 3rd party apps/software to make it work.
    12-26-2014 10:18 PM
  15. EspHack's Avatar
    don't know about sharepoint, is it an office tool for sharing docs in the could? in that case the experience on wp is seamless without that thing, onedrive is the exception here, it actually works great on wp, and outlook is, again, a seamless experience, these apps are always in sync between my devices

    but back on topic, if your iPhone 6 is doing fine for you, keep it, wp wont do it any better honestly, office and onenote are better on iOS, multitasking I believe is faster on iOS, and there are better chances of having the tools you need in the future if you keep using iOS, Microsoft seems determined to have all their services on iOS, the surface pro 3 obviously outperforms any tablet in a business environment, but that doesn't necessarily translates to wp
    Allen S and vgfr like this.
    12-26-2014 11:03 PM
  16. lbeezy2188's Avatar
    A cool thing no one is mentioning is you have the options to save your preferences and share them on all devices if you stay in Windows ecosystem. OneNote, Office and Sharepoint are all seem less if your setting are correct
    12-26-2014 11:10 PM
  17. lbeezy2188's Avatar
    The other piece of the puzzle is that I use Outlook on my Surface Pro 3 (via Office 365/Exchange) for my tasks and categorization, etc. and I understood that the Windows Phone would support that organization/categorizations of tasks, etc. instead of having to purchase 3rd party apps/software to make it work.
    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ho...phone-settings
    Allen S likes this.
    12-26-2014 11:12 PM
  18. spazzmeister's Avatar
    Wait for Windows 10 buddy. At the moment the iPhone offers a better Office experience.
    12-26-2014 11:40 PM
  19. wpfan1995's Avatar
    iOS has better stability and performance when it comes to applications.
    I think better stick with iPhone 6 than Windows Phone for Office work.
    Windows Platform hasn't developed much if we are talking about GUI...
    Windows 10 will sure make some UI improvements in mobile platform,so just stick and do the work with awesomest tablet ever SP3 and well iPhone6
    Allen S likes this.
    12-26-2014 11:49 PM
  20. Nahuel 1988's Avatar
    This is different from a person to another. Having the Microsoft ecosystem has is pros. Now that being said, the 930 or M8 will get updated to Windows 10. You should give it a try and see if it fits your needs. I switched from a HTC M7 to a 930 and I'm enjoying everything on it, even the office and one drive integration along my Desktop PC and my Windows Tablet. Cheers!
    Allen S likes this.
    12-26-2014 11:57 PM
  21. Nahuel 1988's Avatar
    iOS has better stability and performance when it comes to applications.
    I think better stick with iPhone 6 than Windows Phone for Office work.
    Windows Platform hasn't developed much if we are talking about GUI...
    Windows 10 will sure make some UI improvements in mobile platform,so just stick and do the work with awesomest tablet ever SP3 and well iPhone6
    iOS 8 has a higher crash rate than iOS 7 (78% more). Better stability and performance until a certain point. iOS is no longer the sable and simple OS it used to be. Look at the updates, they keep patching bugs while creating new ones. On the other hand a good WP device, despite the lack of certain apps or features, on a day to day usage for work (Excel sheets, PDFs and tons of emails), they just work.
    12-27-2014 12:19 AM
  22. Stephen Vogel's Avatar
    Save your money my man. If you are otherwise happy with your iPhone then keep it. If you are looking for a "Gee, this works so so much better on Windows Phone" moment you will be disappointed.
    12-27-2014 12:20 AM
  23. James8561's Avatar
    yea, like others here have, i'd suggest staying with the iPhone until Windows 10 comes out for phones. then you should switch
    Jakez98 and Allen S like this.
    12-27-2014 01:10 AM
  24. mariusmuntean'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
    12-27-2014 06:50 AM
  25. aximtreo's Avatar
    WOW; not one WP fanboy steps up to the plate. Go with the Windows phone and be safe and happy. Development on the software integration between Surface tablets will only get better. When Windows 10 reaches the market, most all WP 8 devices will be upgradable.

    Even better, Win 10 OS is said to be fairly transparent between all devices. That will not be the case with IOS going forward; at least, not to the extent that MS ecosystem will have.

    I truly hope the new MS members that have recently joined WC sees these post and realize the mindset that is going on within the MS products now. I would hope this post would be an eye opener to them.
    12-27-2014 07:27 AM
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