| | 05-06-2013, 10:17 PM #1
Hi everyone. Just returned to WP after an exercise in stupidity. Started talking to a guy online awhile back, who had an iPhone 5, but was interested in looking at a Windows Phone 8, because he was "all in" with the Windows ecosystem, and realized the iPhone purchase was a mistake for him. Me....never ever having owned an Apple product, was interested in trying an iPhone, to finally see what all the fuss was about.
So what happened? We did a straight up trade, his IPhone 5, for my Nokia Lumia 920. So.....he LOVES his (my) new phone, and me, I absolutely HATE mine. Don't get me wrong.......the iPhone is an absolutely stunning piece of hardware, but IOS? It stinks! They complain about the Windows Phone interface being staid and plain and limited as far as customization is concerned, it is eons ahead of IOS 6. I was never so disappointed and bored with a phone OS in my life. Yes.....it is fluid, fast, and absolutely glitch free. But so isn't Windows Phone.....so where's the advantage? Plus WP looks much better in my opinion.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I couldn't get rid of the thing fast enough. Then I went and purchased a new Windows Phone. I also decided to down scale considerably, so purchased a Lumia 620. So guess what..... I absolutely love this phone. I know it is a considerably less technological tour de force than the 920, but I think I actually like it better. That was one thing that I did appreciate about the iPhone...the smaller form factor. I like how it felt in the hand, in terms of one-handed screen access, yet still being big enough to clearly have easy eye sight navigation of the screen. And I gotta admit, the iPhone did have one of the most fabulous screens I have seen on a phone.
So back to the Lumia 620......the form factor is much better suited to my needs, and the lack of the pure view camera with ois, and the 60hz refresh screen, and the other advanced features of the 920, I am not really going to miss in practical terms. The 620 is a fabulous little phone. It has a decently capable camera, records 720p video, has a decent VGA front facing camera, and is future proofed with NFC. Good enough for me, and the clear black display on this little gem, is a joy to look at despite the only 800x480 résolution, and the modest ppi. I LOVE this phone, and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about buying it. You won't be disappointed.
I am so glad to be back in the Windows Phone family, and I won't make the mistake of leaving again.