12-04-2012, 09:50 AM #1
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Alright, I have been a furious supporter of Windows Phone for some time... Ok -- since launch... My history with Windows Phones are as follows:
I am starting to get frustrated with Windows Phone 8. I never really *****ed about the lack of apps because the apps that I could find worked really well. But when I upgraded from my 900 to my 920, I felt like there were going to be more premium apps available from the get go. Yet, apps that I love to use, like Spotify, don't have a Windows Phone app. Yeah, all the Nokia perks are nice, but if I were to move back to an iPhone, I would have many apps like that and more. I tried Xbox music and hated it, I tried Nokia Music and hated it and am thinking about having to use my 900 again so I can listen to music while I am on the go again.
The camera app (and lenses) while cool, aren't nearly as easy to use as something like the iPhone's panorama mode -- something I fell in love with when I had to use a loaner 4S from work as my Limua 900 was being replaced. I feel like we, as a loyal fanbase, aren't getting much to write home about anymore. Yes -- live tiles are cool. Yes -- Windows Phone has Xbox integration. After that you really don't get much to really praise anymore.
I am thinking about selling my Lumia 920. I had a red one up until last Friday, when I could take the bad battery any more. As it turns out, according to the Microsoft rep I talked to, there was a bug with the battery in first-rum Lumia 920s that cause the battery to drain like no other. Yeah, my black Lumia really is working well but that doesn't mean I have confidence in the phone working well.
What should I do? I am ready to sell this at a loss to pick up an iPhone 5 just to get back to some sense of normalcy.
I love live tiles. It is one of the few things that are still keeping me around.
- 12-04-2012, 09:54 AM #2
I miss Spotify, but not enough to give up on the rest of the phone which I love. I would just say that any company that invested time/money in a win7phone app with a tiny market segment will put out an app for a bigger win8phone market. I could be wrong, but that is my guess.
12-04-2012, 09:59 AM #4
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Okay, sounds like you should just sell it.
Personally, Id just download some music to have on my phone until the Spotify app is ready, and I personally find Nokia Music entertaining to use with standup comedy :P .
Iunno, you sound like you dont want to have a Lumia 920, in which case you should... not have one. Makes sense to me.
Personally, I wouldnt touch iOS with a ten-foot leased-under-a-false-name pole, since I find it horrific to use. Android I enjoy, though, so I get the point about availability.
I dont get how the panorama app is so difficult, though? One-press-launch if need be, or three if you launch the camera first, iirc (camera->lenses->panorama), then just... take the picture.
But thats me. I like WP8 far more than any of the other OSes Ive tried on smartphones so far. Sure its not as customizeable as Maemo5, sure its not as app-filled as JB, but its still the best homescreen solution Ive had, and the integration of social networks with contacts, me-tile and gallery is perfect for me.
12-04-2012, 10:30 AM #6
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12-04-2012, 10:42 AM #9Right, so have you used the Panorama feature on iOS 6?
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I compared a panorama I took at our local football stadium and the iPhone panorama looks leaps and bounds better. The "take a picture - rotate the phone - take another picture" actually confused the Lumia and wouldn't take the panorama at first. It took about 3 or 4 tries to get it to work. The iOS one just went. I know I have said I never want to touch iOS or Android again in the past, but iOS, for as dated as it is, might be where I end up.
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