- 02-15-2013, 11:09 AM #1
So I just bought and activated my spanking new 822... thank you ebay!
Now that I have it and I'm playing with the settings getting it to feel more like my phone, I've been out of the windows 8 loop due to having my Trophy longer then I thought.
So Nokia 822 owners, please tell me:
1. What apps should I have? Particularly what apps are windows 8 only that I should have on my phone?
2. Any suggestions/recommendations on a case? Or are they crap and going caseless a better idea?
3. Should I pop for the wireless charging option or does it make the phone bulky?
Pretty sure I'll think of some other questions but this is a good start for now.
- 02-15-2013, 12:07 PM #2
As far as apps go I use several like
Battery level for WP8
BoxFiles for Dropbox
Go Voice for Gtalk
And the list goes on!
I use the Verizon Holster case combo it works great for me I haven't tried the wireless charging yet but there are a few threads here that should help you out in that area.
- 02-15-2013, 12:26 PM #3
As for apps, I pretty much have all the good ones that are also for Windows Phone 7. I've had the trophy since it came out, so I have some experience in that area. I'm mainly looking for what kind of Windows Phone 8 only apps are must haves that I couldn't get before with my Trophy? You know, like lenses and Windows Phone 8 exclusive apps?
Kinda interested in what people think of cases. I had a holder for my Trophy so I wasn't putting it in my pocket, but I didn't have a case for it. I set up the same thing for this phone, but I'm wondering if there are some good cases out there I should be looking at.
02-15-2013, 09:39 PM #6
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The wireless charging cover is thicker but not by much and you really can't tell much of a difference. Whether it's worth it to you though depends. I'm at a desk most of my work day so I set it on the wireless stand and have it display time/weather/next appointment, which I like. I can grab and go. If I didn't appreciate that convenience, then wireless charging is kind of unnecessary. It would be better if there were businesses with wireless charging tables, wireless charging options for the car, etc.
I don't use a case with mine, just a screen protector.
02-16-2013, 07:04 AM #8
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@bigboy - what wireless charging back did you get for your 822? If it is thicker, it is marginal at best. The silicone cover that I got from Verizon fits the same as it did without the charging back. What cover are you using? Or are you surmising based on experience with other phones?
@OP - as for apps, use the Nokia Favorites App to look up what apps they suggest and go through the store favorites to see what is new, trending, etc. I use a lot of the stock apps as I find they mostly do what I need, and there there are the soccer apps for me. :)) One more thing about the wireless charging back if you have seen the posts, I have the wireless charging back with the silicone cover and wireless charging plate and there are no issues with the phone charging. You do not need to take off the cover (at least with the one I own).
- 02-16-2013, 09:34 AM #9
My Trophy I just used a screen protector and no case - well, no case if you didn't count the case that clipped to my belt to hold the phone. Had to take the phone out of that to use it. I was thinking of doing the same with this phone, but it's a bit larger then the Trophy and I fear I'll fumble it at some point. WP Central just had a sale on those ultra thin Incipio Cases. Anyone have or used one of those before?
- 02-16-2013, 12:16 PM #10
I have the white 822 with the black charging cover. Now I have Green Trident case on the phone, still works with wireless charging.
Do not get caught up in app hype, most website now have very functional mobile versions and IE for windows phone is great.
The only apps I really use are accuweather, Netflix, flashlight and WP central, all the rest are games.
- 02-16-2013, 04:50 PM #11
02-16-2013, 10:22 PM #12
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I also use a soft case and it is stretchy enough to work. However, it seems like a harder and tight fitting ones might not, hence the warning. :)
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