1. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I know that whenever you ask "What is the Best" of anything, all you are going to get is peoples opinions..... and that is what I am looking for...opinions..... I currently am using a iPhone 6+ and like it, but want to make the switch to Windows.... I tried a few months ago with an HTC M8 and just don't like it... nothing specific.. just didn't like it....

    I like a BIG phone, good battery, and a great camera... nothing much more than that.. Would just like to hear peoples thoughts...

    Thanks
    02-13-2015 08:43 PM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    If you're looking for a big phone; 1520 :) it has the three criteria you listed so it's perfect for you
    aximtreo likes this.
    02-13-2015 08:49 PM
  3. Zulfigar's Avatar
    If you're looking for a big phone; 1520 :) it has the three criteria you listed so it's perfect for you
    I'm just here to say he nailed it on the head. Currently, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the beast of Windows Phone.
    ven07 likes this.
    02-13-2015 08:53 PM
  4. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    If you're looking for a big phone; 1520 :) it has the three criteria you listed so it's perfect for you
    I believe the 1520 is ATT only?..... I am willing to switch if I find the perfect phone
    ven07 likes this.
    02-13-2015 08:56 PM
  5. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I believe the 1520 is ATT only?..... I am willing to switch if I find the perfect phone
    What carrier are you on currently?
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    02-13-2015 08:58 PM
  6. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    What carrier are you on currently?
    Verizon
    02-13-2015 09:03 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    I believe Verizon has the 930/Icon, which is the "lil bro" of the 1520 (kind of like the iPhone 6 is to the 6+), but you could buy an unlocked 1520 and use it on Verizon (the one to buy is the 1520.3)

    E.g http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Lumia-15...pUvbUpU2987097
    princeegli likes this.
    02-13-2015 09:07 PM
  8. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Is the camera on the Icon comparable to the 1520?
    02-13-2015 09:19 PM
  9. SpaceyO's Avatar
    The camera (and virtually all the hardware) are the same on the Icon and the 1520. However, Verizon retired the Icon a few months ago, you may be able to find one in your local Microsoft Store, if there is one. It's unavailable at Verizon stores, online or on the Microsoft online store...

    Of course, there's always eBay and the like, but as far as new in the box from the store...you're going to have trouble finding an Icon.
    ven07 and anon(5061193) like this.
    02-13-2015 09:29 PM
  10. JamesDax's Avatar
    The HTC One M8 for Windows
    02-13-2015 09:31 PM
  11. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I know that whenever you ask "What is the Best" of anything, all you are going to get is peoples opinions..... and that is what I am looking for...opinions..... I currently am using a iPhone 6+ and like it, but want to make the switch to Windows.... I tried a few months ago with an HTC M8 and just don't like it... nothing specific.. just didn't like it....


    I like a BIG phone, good battery, and a great camera... nothing much more than that.. Would just like to hear peoples thoughts...

    Thanks
    The HTC One M8 for Windows
    I know you LOVE the One M8, James... But the OP already tried it.
    _____

    I think an Icon would be a good fit if you can do a 5" screen. Vzw compatible all the way. Way high on the ppi rating on the screen. Internal storage only, no expansion slot. A lot of similarity to an iPhone actually now that another poster made the comparison I can really see that. It is one of the top 3 Windows Phones out right this moment. The big 3 being One M8 (which you didn't care for), the 1520 (which is a GSM phone and not the best connectivity fit for Vzw with its CDMA based network) and the Icon which is the US/Vzw exclusive version of the Lumia 930.

    Here's a spec sheet. comparing it to iPhone 6. Nokia Lumia Icon vs. Apple iPhone 6 - GSMArena.com

    The camera is definitely one of the best features with 20 MP capturing an oversampled 5MP jpg and 16 or 19 MP DNG files (depending on aspect ratio). These DNG files are the same as RAW and are a lossless file for post shot editing with lots of detail to work with if you use lightroom, GIMP or any similar software. It is the exact camera as in the 1520. And the Icon just got the Denim update which makes the camera faster and leverages more of its power to address some previous criticisms.
    aximtreo, ven07 and anon(5061193) like this.
    02-13-2015 10:40 PM
  12. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I know you LOVE the One M8, James... But the OP already tried it.
    _____

    I think an Icon would be a good fit if you can do a 5" screen. Vzw compatible all the way. Way high on the ppi rating on the screen. Internal storage only, no expansion slot. A lot of similarity to an iPhone actually now that another poster made the comparison I can really see that. It is one of the top 3 Windows Phones out right this moment. The big 3 being One M8 (which you didn't care for), the 1520 (which is a GSM phone and not the best connectivity fit for Vzw with its CDMA based network) and the Icon which is the US/Vzw exclusive version of the Lumia 930.

    Here's a spec sheet. comparing it to iPhone 6. Nokia Lumia Icon vs. Apple iPhone 6 - GSMArena.com

    The camera is definitely one of the best features with 20 MP capturing an oversampled 5MP jpg and 16 or 19 MP DNG files (depending on aspect ratio). These DNG files are the same as RAW and are a lossless file for post shot editing with lots of detail to work with if you use lightroom, GIMP or any similar software. It is the exact camera as in the 1520. And the Icon just got the Denim update which makes the camera faster and leverages more of its power to address some previous criticisms.
    That sounds perfect.. I wish it was a little bigger.... but that seems like a perfect fit....... I know there are always rumors going around.. but any new "flagships" on the horizon? If the Icon is on its way out, should I hold on for a little while?
    ven07 and RumoredNow like this.
    02-14-2015 05:44 AM
  13. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    The HTC One M8 for Windows

    I wish I could be more specific about the M8.... just didn't care for it..... everyone says it is a great phone
    02-14-2015 05:45 AM
  14. oussama ait's Avatar
    The best are 1520 / 930 / htc m8 for windows period
    02-14-2015 05:51 AM
  15. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    I see that I can buy one on Ebay for about $250 factory refurbished.... should I feel comfortable buying a refurbished phone or a used one???
    02-14-2015 05:56 AM
  16. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    You're delusional...going from the newest iPhone to a nearly two year old Windows phone?
    02-14-2015 06:43 AM
  17. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    You're delusional...going from the newest iPhone to a nearly two year old Windows phone?
    Who said I was getting rid of the iPhone ? I want to try something new that I heard was good....
    ven07 and RumoredNow like this.
    02-14-2015 07:39 AM
  18. SpaceyO's Avatar
    You're delusional...going from the newest iPhone to a nearly two year old Windows phone?
    If you think 359 days makes a phone "nearly two year(s) old", you're a bit on the delusional side yourself..
    02-14-2015 07:55 AM
  19. SpaceyO's Avatar
    That sounds perfect.. I wish it was a little bigger.... but that seems like a perfect fit....... I know there are always rumors going around.. but any new "flagships" on the horizon? If the Icon is on its way out, should I hold on for a little while?
    Rumors are for a flagship sometime around late Q3 (I've seen September bandied about), which is still quite a few months away, and I would be extremely surprised if Verizon gets it after the debacle with the Icon.

    If you want to stay on VZ, and want a Windows phone, your best bet is a (hard-to-find) Icon, or the M8, which you've already said you're not a fan of....
    02-14-2015 07:57 AM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    If you think 359 days makes a phone "nearly two year(s) old", you're a bit on the delusional side yourself..
    Best answer ^^
    02-14-2015 02:13 PM
  21. EspHack's Avatar
    the 1520 it is, avoid the 930/icon, its just a shrunken down 1520 with half the battery life and missing features for the same price, that's what happens when you let a craprrier(Verizon) make a phone, then you make a combo kill and release it as the global flagship
    Zig87 likes this.
    02-15-2015 10:41 PM
  22. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    Here I stand almost a month later and still no windows phone. I am afraid if I buy a 1520 and try to use it on Verizon I might have trouble. I should have bought the Icon when I had the chance (chose HTC M8 instead). Now with the 640 and 64xl due out, I might wait a little longer. I am not a guy who has to have the latest specs on the phone, I just want a high end Windows phone that I can keep around for awhile.

    My indecision is killing me!!
    03-13-2015 05:26 PM
  23. EspHack's Avatar
    Here I stand almost a month later and still no windows phone. I am afraid if I buy a 1520 and try to use it on Verizon I might have trouble. I should have bought the Icon when I had the chance (chose HTC M8 instead). Now with the 640 and 64xl due out, I might wait a little longer. I am not a guy who has to have the latest specs on the phone, I just want a high end Windows phone that I can keep around for awhile.

    My indecision is killing me!!
    well its simple then, if you are tied to Verizon then you can only use a Verizon phone, the icon and one m8 are the only high end options there
    03-14-2015 03:07 PM
  24. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    well its simple then, if you are tied to Verizon then you can only use a Verizon phone, the icon and one m8 are the only high end options there
    I am willing to switch carriers. I actually bought a 635 as a ATT goPhone to take for a test drive while I try to decide
    03-14-2015 05:34 PM

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