- 03-03-2013, 09:28 AM #1
So finally i got my L920 today (white) and i am absolutely amazed as to how much i LOVE the 920! it makes the Note look like garbage compared to it. and WP8 is easily the most under-rated OS ever and so is the 920. Its so damn smooth and fluid and the entire way the OS works and looks, is insane. I am a fan of typography and good fonts etc. and the OS is just so beautiful. The lockscreen, the icons all of it. Its just too good. and i dont get the whole notification center thing, you have tiles and a lockscreen giving you notifications which i, personally find more than enough and in fact a better way to display notifications. I love how FB chat is integrated into the messaging, and the People and Me tiles are very functional. Though Android had way more apps and has too much support behind it, i think Nokia and MS have done a Kick-*** job.They arrived late, but arrived with a bang with this phone. All my friends were so jealous of my phone. For the first time they saw that their iPhones and Galaxy's looked very underwhelming, in comparison to another phone. I always though Apple made very premium-like products and the best in their league (though i have a strong hatred towards them), but the 920 makes even Apple look mediocre. WP8 looks, feels and functions WAY better than iOs. Atleast too me.
And the camera is another level altogether. The 8MP shooter on the Note just pales in comparison.
Overall, ive never been happier with a phone purchase. Nokia killed it.
03-03-2013, 10:49 AM #5
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As a person who has played around with every phone out there you can imagine (due to friends who purchase all kinds of phones :P) I can easily say that you are right my friend. The galaxy note was too big for my liking, and L920 was a BIT on the big for me, but still amazing, so I went with the 8X and am not disappointed at all :). WP8 is there future my friends ;)
- 03-03-2013, 09:36 PM #10
I have to admit, I've been slightly tempted in the other direction, solely because of the Note's Wacom pen. If the Android version of OneNote was more fully featured, I'd have already picked a Note up off eBay to attempt to use for a few weeks. Probably not as a full-time replacement, but still.
03-04-2013, 04:41 AM #11
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- 03-04-2013, 05:44 AM #13
Agreed with all your opinions. As for the honeymoon period ending and the annoyances popping up. Idk im pretty optimistic. Not that i think this is the PERFECT phone, but seriously what is perfect?
The camera alone was worth the switch and the OS is a major major change that im loving. I have Windows 8 on my Laptop as well and i dont really get why its bashed so much. I really really loved Windows 8. Possibly one of the major reasons why i gave WP8 a shot.
I agree- Microsoft have done a great job CREATING a fast and fluid and super-neat OS. But after creating it comes the difficult part, where they need to get rid of bugs, give us the updates, increase functionality. At the same time market WP8 devices and push the phones to the lime-light and at the same time work with developers and grow the store. ALL of this needs to be done simultaneously and that according to me is the most difficult part. If they focus on one and neglect the others its(WP8) never gonna grow to the level it deserves.
And another reason i got the 920 is because everyone loves an underdog. and right now both Nokia and Microsoft are under-dogs in the smartphone game.
Nokia is doing a killer job and they need to keep improving, and so does MS.
Hopefully the store will grow as customers grow and the OS becomes even better overall.
And I dont really think that MS is gonna give up easy, they seem to be slow, but not to the point where they'd give up. Atleast I hope so. I hope they realize the potential this has, and what they could be if they stepped up their game. Cuz the reactions im getting about the OS and everything about this phone is something i never expected. EVERYONE seems to love the phone. and me the most.
And yes Android was slightly laggy but not too much. I dont have a thing against Android. Just iOS. Its kinda sickening how Apple havent really innovated much at all on their phone since 07 and they still manage to sell millions of those phones. I have an iPad and dont use it at all. Just my mom. Ive never had the urge to ever pick it up and play with it. Being such a freak about technology it would be weird. But i dont find it attractive or enticing enough to pick and play at all.
Anyways till now the things that have very slightly bothered me about the 920 would be
- No way to lock portrait/landscape . Kinda annoying when im in bed playing with it.
- No scrubbing to rewind or FF in the music player.
- Nokia Musics 6 songs an hour thing on Nokia Music.
And that's pretty much it.
- 03-04-2013, 01:58 PM #14I close threads to save cats.
The way not everyone can have their own loaf of bread, not everyone should create a new thread!
...and then God said, let there be a search button and there was a huge one on top!
- 03-04-2013, 07:35 PM #17
- 03-04-2013, 11:21 PM #20
Thank you for the welcome guys! I just discovered the Weave news reader and it is amazing! very strong flipboard alternative. Missing the 'COOL' swipes etc, but very easy to use. And its got the orientation lock. which is awesome.
03-05-2013, 12:11 AM #21
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03-05-2013, 12:39 AM #22
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The reason that WP is lacking in third party apps is because the WP OS was late to the party. It's a chicken and egg situation. Developers don't focus on apps for WP because it doesn't have a lot of market share. WP doesn't have a lot of market share because it doesn't have apps from developers. This isn't an impossible situation to overcome, but it does take time. At some point, as long as the platform continues to gain market share, it will reach a critical mass and apps will start showing up fast.
- 03-05-2013, 12:51 AM #23
03-05-2013, 01:08 AM #24
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^before tapping back remember to go to tabs and close the page so it's not gulping data loading :)
also, Weave is a great app and if capable you should totally get the ads-free version for $9.99
I'm saving up for it.
Weave News Reader | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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