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    I want to start this tread. What are your pleasant surprises you have found out recently either in WinMo8 or your Lumia 920?

    For me, I am very pleasantly surprised by the great mic recording when doing video. The sound is fuller and more realistic during playback. I think this may be understated in some of the Lumia ads? When more focus is on the low light f2.0 image stabilized lens.

    Seeing your list would be a great to discover other things as well!
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    I also posted an earlier message about my phone with display issues. I have since replaced it at the store no questions asked (during my 30 day period) but they also saw the display issue. New one is perfect. Love it.
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    There is Windows Mobile 8??
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    When you get a toast message, the screen doesn't turn on in your pocket. If you pull it out within like 5 seconds it will turn itself on showing the toast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeye234 View Post
    I want to start this tread. What are your pleasant surprises you have found out recently either in WinMo8 or your Lumia 920?

    For me, I am very pleasantly surprised by the great mic recording when doing video. The sound is fuller and more realistic during playback. I think this may be understated in some of the Lumia ads? When more focus is on the low light f2.0 image stabilized lens.

    Seeing your list would be a great to discover other things as well!
    I agree ... it was one of the best surprise, when I made my first videos by Lumia 920 ... great recording for videos and even night videos look really great :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Great deal View Post
    I was very pleasantly surprised. I feared Windows 8 would whitewash the industry with amazing technology and blow everyone away :) It didnt. Im happy about that. I love positive threads, they make me feel warmer than a Lumia on idle :P
    Instead of being a fanboy of X - I have owned phones from across all 4 OS's (Apple, Android, Windows, RIM) and right now I like the refreshing view of Windows 8 Mobile OS. Yes it does have its drawbacks, but I havent felt the urge to go back to android or iOS yet. Refreshing to me. I dont have the time to do endless fiddling with android customization. Somewhere all those apps will conflict which my Droid did with the 100 apps i downloaded. Believe it or not I can see the appeal to the walled garden approach to keep malicious apps out. the Window 8 Moble OS is clean and beautiful right now and so less cluttered looking.
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    The tap left side to select emails did it for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacDaMachine View Post
    When you get a toast message, the screen doesn't turn on in your pocket. If you pull it out within like 5 seconds it will turn itself on showing the toast.
    I still wasn't sure if that was coincidence or not - great and dare I say "apple like" feature
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    How useful a Back button is

    Unread emails view

    Phone call quality - noise cancellation is excellent and speech clear
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    The hubs, utility, and how stable and fast the OS is.
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    To be honest , wp8 experience is wonderful , I like the live tile very much , I hate ios icons and never used android widget with my androids phones but with wp8 I love to customize my home screen , I could say there are some feature could be added to be perfect but I have no doubt that wp8 will be one of the best os or maybe even the best .

    So the answer of your question is the live tile although I was surprised by the integration of the Skype and Sky drive apps .
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    There will be no more trolling in this thread. This is a good thread that the OP started. Anyone with complaints about Windows Phone, go here.

    The rest of you, please carry on as normal.
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    where my comments go to :/
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    -In Windows Phone 8 when you have a lot of apps in the apps list - the letters appear to help alphabetize your search, clicking on one of the letters brings you to all the available letters and can quickly search an app by it. I think that is a nice experience.

    -Screenshots I've now used several times with speedtest.net app ;)
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    Recently discovered sliding the toast messages to the right dismisses them instead of tapping on them to go to the applicable app. The sound and video quality are truly fantastic. I've been let down by the camera to be honest, but that's ok. Similar to the toast notifications is the alarm screen not coming on until you move the phone to snooze or dismiss.

    I'm really happy with WP8 so far, coming from Android. I still like using my Asus Transformer (Android tablet). But the experience feels more refined on WP8. To be fair, my tablet is only on ICS with no hope of being updated to JB.
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    Great live tile/group integration. Cuts out the people whose statuses you could care less about.
    ~Sal
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    How the live tiles flip as if they're attached to a spring :p that was't in windows phone 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseySal View Post
    Great live tile/group integration. Cuts out the people whose statuses you could care less about.
    I didn't find out about this until I'd had my phone for a few weeks. It was QUITE a nice surprise.
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    The first time I received a text message while using a bluetooth ear birth control device and it read the text to me and asked if I wanted to reply... nerdgasm
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Unquello View Post
    Recently discovered sliding the toast messages to the right dismisses them instead of tapping on them to go to the applicable app. The sound and video quality are truly fantastic. I've been let down by the camera to be honest, but that's ok. Similar to the toast notifications is the alarm screen not coming on until you move the phone to snooze or dismiss.
    mind obliterated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartdog View Post
    The first time I received a text message while using a bluetooth ear birth control device and it read the text to me and asked if I wanted to reply... nerdgasm
    So glad I have never had an ear birth...
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    I saw my avatar do something in my Xbox game hub recently that I never have seen him do before. It made me smile.

    Sometimes, it is just the little things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseySal View Post
    Great live tile/group integration. Cuts out the people whose statuses you could care less about.
    Yeah, that's a nice one. I made a group called "piagasa" (people I actually give a **** about).

    Works well.
    My next phone...
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    I didn't expect the Bluetooth voice texting to work as well as it does. I've never had a phone where the voice commands actually worked.


    The great video quality was another pleasant surprise.
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    For the 920. It does not feel as heavy as I feared. :D
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