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  1. JammyGitz's Avatar
    I had the 3GS and then the 4 but after that it started to look very old and tired. Switched to WP and haven't looked back
    04-25-2013 02:44 AM
  2. windev's Avatar
    I find it really interesting when I read stories about iPhone users switching to WP8. OTOH, I couldn't care less about Android users switching to WP8. :)
    04-25-2013 02:55 AM
  3. MaxPower203's Avatar
    After 3 years with iOS, I got bored with it as well and switched to the 920. It's been 6 months and while I enjoy how WP8 looks, it's been "meh" for me.

    The phone rarely takes a decent photo in the daylight. Night shots are nice and bright but everything else is really not that great. I found myself missing the HDR feature on my iPhone 4.

    WP8 also doesn't have an orientation lock feature. I often surf the web at night in bed and the screen often switches from portrait to landscape. Very annoying.

    The music player is not that good. I miss how cover art filled the screen of my iPhone and I miss being able to scroll through a song with my finger. WP8 doesn't do that (but you can hold the Forward and Back button to fast forward and rewind).

    The Mail app is underwhelming as well. I especially miss how iOS kept my mailboxes separate yet allowed me to check them all at the same time. WP8 just clumps all your messages together in one unified screen and there's no telling what message came from which account until you open the message.

    Internet Explorer just plain sucks. While it does function similar to iOS's Safari, it can't handle drop down menus at all. You try to open one and it collapses immediately. Very annoying!

    Finally, I miss my jailbroken device. My iPhone was able to block every ad in Safari and in apps. Now I see ads everywhere and it's horrible. And I miss my call blocking app (iBlacklist) and firewall (Firewall iP). Apps on both OS's track you and collect a lot of info about you but on iOS, I was able to block all the spying. And annoying telemarketers were able to be blocked after only one call. Now their calls get through constantly.

    In the end, while I love the look of WP8, I miss many of the iOS features, despite it's boring look and feel. But this is just MY experience based on how I use a smartphone. Obviously, each individual is unique and so will your experience. Definitely give WP8 a try and see how you like it. It may be a better fit for you. :)
    04-25-2013 06:42 AM
  4. windev's Avatar
    After 3 years with iOS, I got bored with it as well and switched to the 920. It's been 6 months and while I enjoy how WP8 looks, it's been "meh" for me.

    The phone rarely takes a decent photo in the daylight. Night shots are nice and bright but everything else is really not that great. I found myself missing the HDR feature on my iPhone 4.

    WP8 also doesn't have an orientation lock feature. I often surf the web at night in bed and the screen often switches from portrait to landscape. Very annoying.

    The music player is not that good. I miss how cover art filled the screen of my iPhone and I miss being able to scroll through a song with my finger. WP8 doesn't do that (but you can hold the Forward and Back button to fast forward and rewind).

    The Mail app is underwhelming as well. I especially miss how iOS kept my mailboxes separate yet allowed me to check them all at the same time. WP8 just clumps all your messages together in one unified screen and there's no telling what message came from which account until you open the message.

    Internet Explorer just plain sucks. While it does function similar to iOS's Safari, it can't handle drop down menus at all. You try to open one and it collapses immediately. Very annoying!

    Finally, I miss my jailbroken device. My iPhone was able to block every ad in Safari and in apps. Now I see ads everywhere and it's horrible. And I miss my call blocking app (iBlacklist) and firewall (Firewall iP). Apps on both OS's track you and collect a lot of info about you but on iOS, I was able to block all the spying. And annoying telemarketers were able to be blocked after only one call. Now their calls get through constantly.

    In the end, while I love the look of WP8, I miss many of the iOS features, despite it's boring look and feel. But this is just MY experience based on how I use a smartphone. Obviously, each individual is unique and so will your experience. Definitely give WP8 a try and see how you like it. It may be a better fit for you. :)
    Mate, you can always sell your wp8 and go back to iOS. It seems windows phone 8 is not for you. #justsaying
    04-25-2013 08:01 AM
  5. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    MaxPower203 - See how subjective this is? What's important to one person isn't at all important to another. As for mail, WP8 does keep the mailboxes separate unless you choose to combine them (which I did). I do minimal surfing with the browser as i still think browing on a cell phone is not that great of an experience no matter what phone you have so not really caring all that much about that. None of the things you mention here bother me at all. On the other hand, there are some things I wish would be better that I'm sure others don't care about such as reduced functionality in Mobile Office. Just not acceptable that an Android Office app can do more than Microsoft's own app. Crazy. I like where WP8 is going. It just needs to start making improvements. The People Hub is a very good idea but we need to be able to do more from it. Other apps need more functionality as well such as the Facebook app and still others need to provide more formatting options (OneNote, Evernote, etc.). Oh and availability of games also doesn't bother me as I don't play them that often. I do like what the Lumia has available for music (xBox and Nokia Music). I'm not a music fanatic so I don't need the biggest and brightest just something that is easy to use and plays relatively well. Check. I for one think Apple's apps (numbers, etc.) are just to simple and uninspiring and their "cloud" is also to simple and limited unless you have a MAC to go with that iPhone. Google's cloud services and even Microsoft's are far better in my opinion. Of course, as stated, these are things that I care about and WP8 absolutely beats iPhone in my opinion. We won't even go into how completely controlling Apple is over iPhone when it comes to getting service (don't call your carrier's CS and expect to pay when you call Apple care). If you have an iPhone and it does what you want and it never gives you a problem then you're set but for my money, I get more from WP8, have fewer headaches when trying to get something resolved (call the carrier) and best of all, sync wirelessly and flawlessly with my Windows 8 computer (music, photos, Onenote notes, calendar/contacts/mail, SkyDrive files, etc.). P.S. Also disagree on pictures taken during the day. This too is subjective but I think the pictures are just fine and certainly no worse than any other phone. I've had ALL the high end phones except the iPhone 5 and none of them strikes me as having any better of a camera and none of them can touch the Luimia for night shots. Not even close.
    04-25-2013 08:10 AM
  6. Sanjay Chandra's Avatar
    MaxPower203 - See how subjective this is? What's important to one person isn't at all important to another. As for mail, WP8 does keep the mailboxes separate unless you choose to combine them (which I did). I do minimal surfing with the browser as i still think browing on a cell phone is not that great of an experience no matter what phone you have so not really caring all that much about that. None of the things you mention here bother me at all. On the other hand, there are some things I wish would be better that I'm sure others don't care about such as reduced functionality in Mobile Office. Just not acceptable that an Android Office app can do more than Microsoft's own app. Crazy. I like where WP8 is going. It just needs to start making improvements. The People Hub is a very good idea but we need to be able to do more from it. Other apps need more functionality as well such as the Facebook app and still others need to provide more formatting options (OneNote, Evernote, etc.). Oh and availability of games also doesn't bother me as I don't play them that often. I do like what the Lumia has available for music (xBox and Nokia Music). I'm not a music fanatic so I don't need the biggest and brightest just something that is easy to use and plays relatively well. Check. I for one think Apple's apps (numbers, etc.) are just to simple and uninspiring and their "cloud" is also to simple and limited unless you have a MAC to go with that iPhone. Google's cloud services and even Microsoft's are far better in my opinion. Of course, as stated, these are things that I care about and WP8 absolutely beats iPhone in my opinion. We won't even go into how completely controlling Apple is over iPhone when it comes to getting service (don't call your carrier's CS and expect to pay when you call Apple care). If you have an iPhone and it does what you want and it never gives you a problem then you're set but for my money, I get more from WP8, have fewer headaches when trying to get something resolved (call the carrier) and best of all, sync wirelessly and flawlessly with my Windows 8 computer (music, photos, Onenote notes, calendar/contacts/mail, SkyDrive files, etc.). P.S. Also disagree on pictures taken during the day. This too is subjective but I think the pictures are just fine and certainly no worse than any other phone. I've had ALL the high end phones except the iPhone 5 and none of them strikes me as having any better of a camera and none of them can touch the Luimia for night shots. Not even close.
    iPhone 5 colors look quite natural and also during night , the lights don't glare on iPhone.

    Front camera also better on iPhone 5.

    I would say that , saturation of 920 pics are higher while iPhone colors are so close to natural , so for people , iPhone 5 camera may look washed out

    Even
    04-25-2013 12:18 PM
  7. dmoore228's Avatar
    One of my friends told me about the drop down menu issue. Reminds me of the old Mac computers. I have a dslr that I hope to get back into my life again since I haven't used it in forever. I didn't jailbreak unless it was to unlock an old phone to sell. I never really look at my phone while listening to music. I have a spibelt and jaybird headphones for working out. Have a pair of in ears for bed/plane. Also have a pair of alessandro(upgraded grado).

    I can make do with 32gb before formatting. How much available space is there when you get the phone?
    04-25-2013 01:11 PM
  8. Stefan L's Avatar
    It is impossible to enable internet sharing (tethering) on the 920 (or any WP8 device) with ATT compatible SIMs as there is an app that checks against a server if you can tether or not. (some US carriers think you should pay extra to use the data you already paid for outside the phone and Microsoft and Apple enforce this by disabling this device feature also on full price unlocked devices).
    On the iphone there are workarounds to disable the ATT carrier profile but on WP8 there is not. (Does not matter if its an Unlocked ATT device or an unlocked device directly from Nokia)
    So no WP8 for now as it would force me to carry another device for the few times I need internet access outside wifi coverage (i use only like 700 MB a month and I am not interested in paying for 5GB)
    A former Microsoft colleague was surprised that this "flag" was also set on unlocked devices...
    04-27-2013 07:08 AM
  9. Dave729's Avatar
    Unless you're doing it for the image stabilization in the camera, DON'T SWITCH.

    I recently switched jobs and had to turn in the 4s I had been issued. In considering which phone to buy, it was between a 4s and the 920. I decided to go with the 920 primarily because of the image stabilization -- as I get older, my hands shake more, and I was having trouble with motion blur at slower shutter speeds in low light.

    The camera has exceeded expectations and I am taking 1/8 second pictures with no blur. I am very pleased with that. And as much as I like the WP8 interface ( which to me seems faster and more intuitive than iOS), there's one HUMONGOUS problem. The apps. Oh, I've got most of the ones I used most frequently on iOS, but they're just not as good, not as well polished.

    A great example is Audible, which I listened to daily on iOS. On WP8, an incoming phone call or an act as simple as starting the ignition on the car will reset it and I lose my place, requiring several minutes to find where you were. I actually stopped my Audible subscription (which I've had for over ten years) because it just wasn't worth the effort. Certainly I can't point everything at the 920, I just know I never had a problem like that using Audible on iOS. I keep going back to MY impression that the same apps just aren't as good, and for those that are not available, in most cases the alternative is either very crude or limited in functionality.

    Another big deal is the common 920 problem of not keeping its charge very well. I cannot use my phone as a navigation device on a trip without it losing charge WHILE IT'S ON A CHARGER. AT&T has replaced the phone already because it bricked during an os upgrade, and both phones experienced the same .

    I may slammed for saying all this blasphemy and don't mean to either defend ios or deride WP8. I'm just providing feedback after 6 months of use. I'm no Apple fanboy. Just to put it in perspective, I was a PocketPC user and a windows mobile user; I had the first computer in a 5,000 employee company running MS Windows in 1991, and have run every version of Windows except Me and Vista on my home PC. It's MY opinion and others have theirs, so take it all and process it for yourself.

    The applications just aren't as good, so I would not do it again. BUT if you want the best cell phone camera around, the 920 is unbeatable.
    05-08-2013 07:13 PM
  10. WPFanboy's Avatar
    I will switch to WP8 when they get a damn notification center! i mainly use facebook, twitter and instagram (just to see my friends' posts) and some games, I got so bored of iOS and i'm willing to try something new :) I can't miss any notification so...
    05-09-2013 06:30 AM
  11. Dave729's Avatar
    FB for WP8 will give you a lock screen notice, and I think twitter does as well. I don't use instagram, so I can't talk to it.. The people hub in WP8 is a quick way to check all your social feeds. I really, really like the WP8 interface. i just wish the apps were better...
    05-09-2013 05:50 PM
  12. baseballbert's Avatar
    I use iPhone 5 for my business (need the square app) and Lumia 920 for personal.

    The only two things the iPhone has on the Lumia is MLB AtBat 13 and the ease of making/transferring music/playlists. Once those two get sorted out, and Square (as rumored at one point) comes to WP, audios to iOS!
    05-10-2013 12:19 AM
  13. romeromccoy's Avatar
    Please keep me posted about your transition to the Nokia. My main computer is a macbook and considering getting ipad soon. Love the Apple format and apps, visuals, etc. I'm very comfortable. I'm out of the loop on WP8 but am so tempted by the new Nokia Lumia 1020 camera phone. My main concern is going between my mac products and WP system on the 1020. Have you given it another try?
    09-08-2013 01:04 PM
  14. rdubmu's Avatar
    I have an ipad, Lumia 920, and an iMAC. The sucky part about the MAC is that I can not get contacts to show up in address book and the mail app can only do POP3 for email.

    For Windows Phone you have to use outlook.com, which isn't bad at all because outlook.com is a great service. The only thing you loose on your iMAC is using the built in apps. You can move your address book to outlook.com on your ipad and it works perfectly just like on your Windows Phone, just on your macbook you have to use the browser to have the best experience with email.

    I also own a Surface Pro and it works great with outlook.com and the microsoft account.
    09-08-2013 01:09 PM
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