06-13-2014 09:01 AM
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  1. frett's Avatar
    Having started my Windows Phone journey with an HTC 8X, I have also picked up Lumia 520s and a 925. When I got the first Lumia, I was stunned to see all the add-ons Nokia provides for (most of) their products (Glance, Music, other apps, etc).

    I have really enjoyed my HTC 8X, but as I get ready to buy a Lumia Icon, I find myself wondering what would be the advantages to buying anything other than a Nokia/MS device now? Is there something obvious I am missing?
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    05-30-2014 08:05 AM
  2. FlawlessSayan's Avatar
    [CMD]MAybe after sales in some areas[/CMD]
    05-30-2014 08:20 AM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    I would suggest staying away from the Icon if you use the Glance feature since it does not have the hardware to support it as of today. Apart from that, it's a nice phone. If I were you on Verizon I would wait till the awaited HTC M8 successor launches or atleast some solid leaks start to come out. The icon has superior build quality as compared to the Ativ SE, it's true WP competitor
    05-30-2014 08:24 AM
  4. frett's Avatar
    Yeah, the lack of Glance on the Icon is a bummer. I'm more disappointed it doesn't have an SD card.

    I'm not really needing input on the Icon, per se, I'm more curious as to what people are interested in that would make them get a non-Lumia phone. It just seems like there are so many value-added features to the Nokia products.

    (Sorry put 925 instead of Icon)
    Last edited by frett; 05-30-2014 at 08:55 AM.
    05-30-2014 08:30 AM
  5. Alligator42's Avatar
    The 925 does have glance.
    frett likes this.
    05-30-2014 08:32 AM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    Because not everyone likes the look of Nokia devices. I should know as I own an ATIV S
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    05-30-2014 08:36 AM
  7. kc77's Avatar
    It could just be brand loyalty. Or in Verizon's case, some people might not like the very simplistic look of the Nokia phones. I happen to like that they don't make them flashy.
    frett and Microsoftjunkie like this.
    05-30-2014 08:37 AM
  8. frett's Avatar
    Because not everyone likes the look of Nokia devices. I should know as I own an ATIV S
    You bring up a good point that I forget (and that is why I would make a horrible Apple engineer)--sometimes looks are more important to people than function/features. Which makes me wonder--why don't the manufacturers make multiple phones with the same innards, but different external looks? Some people like round vs square corners, thick vs. thin body, silver vs matte vs glossy, etc. Of course there would need to be slight differences to the PCB and maybe plug locations, etc, but you could really create some buzz by introducing a decent phone with different body types.
    05-30-2014 09:16 AM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    On wp7 days, I chose an HTC because they had the equalizer app, also I really liked the build quality of the phone but HTC kinda screwed it up with the 8X. Now it just boils down to the apps provided, in this case there's no doubt about Nokia
    frett likes this.
    05-30-2014 09:20 AM
  10. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    For me, the camera, build quality, and exclusive apps/software are what make Nokia devices stand out. I'm sure there are good reasons to go with another brand, but if I go Windows Phone, I'm going Nokia.

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30
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    05-30-2014 09:23 AM
  11. frett's Avatar
    I forgot the ATIV S and SE have a removable battery. I don't think many Lumias have removable batteries; I think the 820 does.
    05-30-2014 09:23 AM
  12. jomarr's Avatar
    Well one, HTC 8X looks better than the 920.

    Second, the ATIV S has an SD card slot.

    ​But I still went with a 920 :P Mainly because the Audio Quality of the ATIV is CRAP while 16GB does not cut it for me, sorry HTC.
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    05-30-2014 09:36 AM
  13. ygtgngr's Avatar
    I forgot the ATIV S and SE have a removable battery. I don't think many Lumias have removable batteries; I think the 820 does.
    I know that 520,620 and 820 has removable battery.
    05-30-2014 09:39 AM
  14. andrei_1998's Avatar
    HTC 8X owns the Beats Audio :D
    05-30-2014 09:45 AM
  15. frett's Avatar
    I know that 520,620 and 820 has removable battery.
    LOL I have a 520 and did not realize it had a removable battery!
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    05-30-2014 09:52 AM
  16. frett's Avatar
    HTC 8X owns the Beats Audio :D
    There is something annoying that a manufacturer of Windows Phones will now have to license Beats Audio from Apple. At least that is my understanding.
    05-30-2014 09:56 AM
  17. anon(6038817)'s Avatar
    There is something annoying that a manufacturer of Windows Phones will now have to license Beats Audio from Apple. At least that is my understanding.
    It's also interesting that PC manufacturers like HP will also continue to license Beats from Apple.

    Also, with the Beats acquisition, Apple now develops apps for Android and Windows Phone!

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30
    frett likes this.
    05-30-2014 10:59 AM
  18. frett's Avatar
    It's also interesting that PC manufacturers like HP will also continue to license Beats from Apple.

    Also, with the Beats acquisition, Apple now develops apps for Android and Windows Phone!

    Posted from my BlackBerry Z30
    Haha true! MS has been doing this for a long time.
    05-30-2014 12:06 PM
  19. xchange's Avatar
    Because outside of the US it's harder to find Nokia on a lot of carriers
    frett and jojoe42 like this.
    05-30-2014 05:29 PM
  20. xoxoGeorges's Avatar
    The 8X/Ativ S can be had for the price of a 720/820 in most markets.
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    05-30-2014 05:57 PM
  21. etphoto's Avatar
    I happen to like my 8x. Going on two years and have no plans in replacing it.

    Sent from my Surface 2 using Tapatalk
    05-30-2014 10:13 PM
  22. myoujin's Avatar
    LOL I have a 520 and did not realize it had a removable battery!

    Lol. Does it mean removable battery need is gimmick? Lucky my phone does not power hungry device. I can use my 1520 1 day++ without charge.

    How often you all change the battery when using samsung etc?
    05-31-2014 04:09 AM
  23. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I can't see myself buying anything non Lumia. Some people are fine with using second hand android turned WP and they are content with Samsung or HTC half I'm, half out support.

    I like to support the manufacturer that has long proven to be all in.....and innovative(1020/1520) vs buying other windows phones that are just good enough but nothing special.
    05-31-2014 04:24 AM
  24. oditius's Avatar
    I would but the HTC M8 if they put WP on it. I loved the One..
    05-31-2014 05:33 AM
  25. maclancer's Avatar
    The only way I will switch from Nokia smartphones, if Sony make a killer Windows Phone that include all high end capabilities including integration of IR. Sony can do a twin of the Xperia Z2 but with WP 8.1 and guarantee that will be my future upgrade.
    The Dane likes this.
    05-31-2014 05:43 AM
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