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  1. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Been meaning to document this for a while... and finally decided to do so.

    Editorial: How an Android Guy Goes Windows Phone

    Life with Windows Phone from the eyes of someone who's spent most of his smartphone life with Android. What do you think?
    10-25-2014 05:51 AM
  2. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Good stuff
    10-25-2014 06:11 AM
  3. SammyD97's Avatar
    Nice read.
    10-25-2014 06:57 AM
  4. Guidos Dad's Avatar
    Real nice article. Thank you for sharing. Your comparison of the 520 to the S4 I feel hits the nail on the head why WP users and potential WP users need to not get fixated on thinking "flagship" windows phones have to have all this high end specs that make the phones cost $650 plus and up. WP8/8.1 does not need it.
    10-25-2014 07:48 AM
  5. neo158's Avatar
    Real nice article. Thank you for sharing. Your comparison of the 520 to the S4 I feel hits the nail on the head why WP users and potential WP users need to not get fixated on thinking "flagship" windows phones have to have all this high end specs that make the phones cost $650 plus and up. WP8/8.1 does not need it.
    Exactly what I was going to say
    10-25-2014 08:04 AM
  6. Connor Price's Avatar
    That is one thing that does sort of steer me away from android when I get annoyed at my Lumia 820. Windows Phone is just so smooth. I also have an iPad Mini which is as smooth as silk too. But as you said, it's very boring without a jailbreak. I would struggle to use iOS without my jailbreak tweaks. I've used android in the past, but that was in the ICS days. I really like the look of android L though.
    10-25-2014 08:25 AM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    Great read; should be a sticky here. I have the 1520 coming from the 822, 928, and ICON. Yes, I told Verizon where to go and moved to AT&T; absolutely no regrets at all. My new 1520.3 is in the mail; can't wait.
    nycny likes this.
    10-25-2014 09:42 AM
  8. trekgraham's Avatar
    Great read shared it
    10-25-2014 10:04 AM
  9. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Great read; should be a sticky here.
    Is one guy's story worth a sticky thread? That would be awesome!
    10-25-2014 10:41 PM
  10. zocster's Avatar
    Excellent writing. I look forward to buying a 1520 from a member here soon.

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    10-25-2014 10:53 PM
  11. Loc Ngo's Avatar
    I'd got some chances to experience some of my friends' Android and iPhones before. All of them made me determined to buy a Windows Phone. And after having a chance to use my best friend's 920 for an hour, the 1520 became my first smart phone. And I loved every single minute I used it till this day. My iPhone and Android friends keep telling me about how complicated and lacking of apps and features Windows is. That maybe was true in the past but not now. The problem is that they will never take anytime to look into the OS like you did. When the 1530 (or 1540 because I suppose that the most high end phone like 15xx and 10xx usually skip a generation), I'm so buying it. But now I have to resist the temptation of buying the 730 first.
    Tjarren and prasath1234 like this.
    10-25-2014 11:15 PM
  12. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    Been meaning to document this for a while... and finally decided to do so.

    Editorial: How an Android Guy “Goes Windows Phone”

    Life with Windows Phone from the eyes of someone who's spent most of his smartphone life with Android. What do you think?
    Can I say, TLRtheory, that I love your ID? It reminds me of Code Monkeys, one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows.

    Is that the guy from Code Monkeys? It's hard to tell with pixel arts.
    10-26-2014 12:04 AM
  13. Gatusko's Avatar
    Nice and Love it!
    10-26-2014 01:58 AM
  14. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Can I say, TLRtheory, that I love your ID? It reminds me of Code Monkeys, one of my favorite guilty pleasure shows.

    Is that the guy from Code Monkeys? It's hard to tell with pixel arts.
    Indeed it is! Black Steve himself.
    10-26-2014 07:04 AM
  15. Nemesis-X's Avatar
    That was a very enjoyable read. I owned a lumia 900 and really enjoyed the phone itself but Google Services is what made me move to my S3 at the time. If Google Services was made available to Windows Phone I'd jump in a heartbeat because as far as I know they aren't?

    Unless there IS an alternative way to get GS on a WP that I'm not aware of.
    10-26-2014 08:06 AM
  16. neo158's Avatar
    That was a very enjoyable read. I owned a lumia 900 and really enjoyed the phone itself but Google Services is what made me move to my S3 at the time. If Google Services was made available to Windows Phone I'd jump in a heartbeat because as far as I know they aren't?

    Unless there IS an alternative way to get GS on a WP that I'm not aware of.
    Google Services will be on WP when hell freezes over as Google seems to hate WP for some reason.
    Tjarren likes this.
    10-26-2014 08:07 AM
  17. noobchief's Avatar
    Love this article! I actually never owned an iPhone or Android phone before. I owned Symbian, WM, WP7, and WP8. I never really liked iOS or Android cause its somewhat overrated. Everyone I know owns the iPhone or Android. But I don't really like Google or Apple. WP will forever be my preferred choice :)
    noersetiawan likes this.
    10-26-2014 08:18 AM
  18. Andrea988's Avatar
    Real nice article. Thank you for sharing. Your comparison of the 520 to the S4 I feel hits the nail on the head why WP users and potential WP users need to not get fixated on thinking "flagship" windows phones have to have all this high end specs that make the phones cost $650 plus and up. WP8/8.1 does not need it.
    I think the point is, if you are buying a flagship phone you expect a good sized HD screen, top specs, excellent build quality (and in my opinion, anything with less than a metal frame is less than flagship), lots of storage, a processor that's super smooth no matter what you throw at it, and so on. You don't need it, but if it doesn't have high end specs then it isn't flagship.

    It's like buying a Bentley, you might not need one but if it only had the same specs as a Ford Mondeo you wouldn't consider it to be a luxury car. People buy expensive flagship phones because it makes them feel important, that they own a luxury product.
    10-26-2014 09:29 AM
  19. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Real nice article. Thank you for sharing. Your comparison of the 520 to the S4 I feel hits the nail on the head why WP users and potential WP users need to not get fixated on thinking "flagship" windows phones have to have all this high end specs that make the phones cost $650 plus and up. WP8/8.1 does not need it.
    I feel like Android has truly destroyed the way the word "flagship" is perceived. In another topic, someone used the example that: instead of Samsung fixing the problems with TouchWiz, they just packed in stronger hardware... and that truly is an ***-backwards approach. Lag in high-end phones is almost always an issue with crappy coding.

    Being a flagship phone isn't about throwing in the best-in-class processing and graphical unit, it's about creating a device that represents the underlying operating system the best. Which is why the Lumia 830 with it's meager SD400 can be considered a flagship. The definition has simply become lost and is seen through jaded eyes. If there is heavy emphasis on a function such as storage sense and the phone is unable to take advantage of that, having a SD800 won't make it the one to best represent the OS... which is why we have so many 1520 fans that weren't thrilled by the Lumia Icon. You don't need a Snapdragon 805 and the biggest and baddest Adreno if there is core optimization, and big numbers don't *make* a flagship, they just impress people who aren't tech savvy.
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    10-26-2014 10:27 AM
  20. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    It was nice to read your blog, I've seen others like it and it does put faith in that Android users can go to Windows Phone and love it. Instead of always getting bashed from Android users saying Windows Phone sucks or something around those lines.

    Speaking of "Flagship" there was an interesting article on Pocketnow talking about the word Flagship. The word seems to be too broad these days so they're asking what really qualifies as a flagship.

    It's a good read for those who are interested: What does the word ?flagship? really mean? | Pocketnow
    satrus08 likes this.
    10-26-2014 11:11 AM
  21. neo158's Avatar
    I feel like Android has truly destroyed the way the word "flagship" is perceived. In another topic, someone used the example that: instead of Samsung fixing the problems with TouchWiz, they just packed in stronger hardware... and that truly is an ***-backwards approach. Lag in high-end phones is almost always an issue with crappy coding.

    Being a flagship phone isn't about throwing in the best-in-class processing and graphical unit, it's about creating a device that represents the underlying operating system the best. Which is why the Lumia 830 with it's meager SD400 can be considered a flagship. The definition has simply become lost and is seen through jaded eyes. If there is heavy emphasis on a function such as storage sense and the phone is unable to take advantage of that, having a SD800 won't make it the one to best represent the OS... which is why we have so many 1520 fans that weren't thrilled by the Lumia Icon. You don't need a Snapdragon 805 and the biggest and baddest Adreno if there is core optimization, and big numbers don't *make* a flagship, they just impress people who aren't tech savvy.
    I absolutely agree with you on this, Flagship should be used to describe phones that showcase the OS not phones that just pack in the fastest most powerful hardware.
    10-26-2014 01:36 PM
  22. a5cent's Avatar
    ^ I will also voice my agreement with this. Although I think the same can be said of almost any term that becomes "consumerized". The term "Multitasking" would be another example. No software engineer worth their salt would ever use the term the way it is typically used on forums across the web. Lag is another example of a term that has pretty much lost all meaning. The only difference to the word "flagship" is that "flagship" may not even have had a clear meaning to begin with.
    neo158 likes this.
    10-26-2014 02:07 PM
  23. OwenDL's Avatar
    Great read. I feel like alot of WP bashers never do what you did-- they'd rather just label it with every negative and demeaning term they can find with never actually experiencing it.

    I'd be interested in the same story but from the viewpoint of an Apple user. Let us gather ammunition to supply the proof that WP isn't as far behind as some people think.

    EDIT: to a5cent- I'm one of those people who describes FPS stutter in games as 'lag', I'm sorry to admit. Although I am well aware of its appropriate usage, it's just too easy to use it for everything else. :p
    a5cent likes this.
    10-26-2014 02:15 PM
  24. S Vaibhav's Avatar
    Awesome article! +10,00000000000
    10-26-2014 02:31 PM
  25. satrus08's Avatar

    And your criticism of the Android's battery life, you failed to grasp the fact that the Nexus 5 ran a 1080p 5 inch display and a Snapdragon 800 and this is one reason why battery life takes a hit, it doesn't mean all Android devices have bad battery life, for god's sakes. In fact devices that are credited with having the best battery lives are often Android ones...

    Massive dislike.
    I thought that it has already been shown that windows phone does offer better battery life? The htc one m8. Same phone, two OS's. The m8s with WP offered longer battery life.
    10-26-2014 03:13 PM
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