- 03-09-2013, 08:21 PM #1
I have a Titan II and am lacking in the area of WP8 niftiness. Since the Lumia 920 is the current flagship WP8 phone, I wanted to check out the forums to see what people had to say about it. It looks like the entire front page is complaints about the phone not working for one reason or another. I know that people with issues generally speak the loudest, but wow. Is the phone buggy from the start or has it got to do with the recent updates? Is the 8x a safer bet?
- 03-09-2013, 08:31 PM #2
I have not found one problem other then a lack of apps and some possible camera improvements via software. This is the best phone I have ever owned I even rate it better then any iPhone I've owned. Its got some software enhancements needed but for 99 bucks? Its the best deal I've ever received.
- 03-09-2013, 08:43 PM #5
Thanks for posting this, OP. I was just thinking the same thing. I'm glad that I didn't find this forum until well after I purchased my Lumia because I might have decided not to go through with the purchase. That would have been a mistake.
The Lumia 920 is not perfect by any means (not even close to it), but it's an excellent device.
No matter what anyone says, though, if you get one and end up having hardware/software issues or realize that key apps that you absolutely need in order to feel fulfilled (I kid) are missing then it'll probably become the worst device you've ever owned. Nobody can predict what your experience will be. I will say this: I have owned a lot of phones, and still have several (of different platforms/operating systems). The Lumia is, by far, my favourite device to use, warts and all.
03-09-2013, 08:51 PM #6
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Well, lets think on this a bit....this is a forum for help with issues. So Im guessing it is like ALL forums Ive ever been on. It lists issues folks are trying to figure out or fix. Not many folks hang out if they dont have problems...so the majority of folks are those with an issue, or want to learn something new. But its likely mostly problems.
Dont know of a forum set up for telling us how great something is. Dont let these forum gripers get you down. Remember, for everyone of the complaints or broken phones...there are tens of thousands that are fine.
- 03-09-2013, 08:57 PM #7
Yes I agree. Most people who are satisfied won't post, most of my small issues or questions get solved by reading. Don't get discouraged by the complaints alot of people give good fix arounds for things. I haven't been on the forum long but love the forum and everything Nokia Lumia 920!!!
- 03-09-2013, 09:03 PM #8
Either way ill stick with my WP.
- 03-09-2013, 09:05 PM #9
It's really unfortunate because nowadays a lot of people come to the forums to research before buying.
I agree with your and Pepe's sentiments, though: don't let the forums throw you off if you're considering this phone. Do your research, get your hands on one, and make an informed decision.
- 03-09-2013, 09:17 PM #10
03-09-2013, 09:22 PM #11
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What if people posted thread titles saying happy complaints? Or loving this depression? Haha. I'm only joking but yea my l920 is the best phone I've ever owned. Got mine on launch day and I'm still like yea this mine all mine! Lol. But I will say this, this site gets alot of traffic looking at WP. Its in my eyes opinion become the WP hub place of all info. But I can tell you this as well the people here are soooo friendly and willing to help given the chance. So half these threads titled as complaints are probably fixed. The other half are probably actual problems mixed with rants about instagram. In the end ya gotta love it! I know I do!
- 03-09-2013, 10:03 PM #14
Forums are usually to discuss any issues that arise because other members can help. Most users have the same complaints so are just helping each other but it my opinion its one of the best phones ive owned (only wish it was Meego instead of Windows phone 8 but i can live with that)
03-09-2013, 10:12 PM #15
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I am one of those silent Lumia 920 owners. Heck I don't even have a profile picture and I certainly do not need to post how I love this device. Yes I have had issues with the battery and overheating, but I have read suggestion here in the forum and now my phone is flawless, apart from the apps side of things but that will get better in the future.
Oh, I do post a lot in the "Pictures/Videos taken with your 920!" thread :)
03-09-2013, 10:19 PM #16
- 17 Posts
I'm using Lumia 620 now and really proud to have it on my hand. Everyone loves the case and when they see the Start Screen, they are so amazed. Well, WP8 is my favorite now. I can say it is stable (for my L620), fluid, fast, and got a lot of features. I love to take photos whenever I like, and Lumia got a lot of camera features. I have checked and re-checked again before I bought it, and Lumia 620 comes to be the best choice for all my needs: 5MP is enough for me + shiny flash, Office on the road, Music and Navigation, games (even there is still a lack of games in Store, but it's fine for me, I don't play game a lot), and the last but not least, the price. L620 is the most affordable WP8 Phone now (in Indonesia, because L520 isn't here yet).
I don't regret to buy a WP8, and it is truly nice. Once you use it, you will hardly leave it - that happens to me now! So if you see complaints around here, you can do some check and rechecks like what I did, and again, WP8 has a lot of choices now, not only Nokia, but also HTC and Samsung. Find the best fit with your needs (and wallet) then try one in Microsoft Store around you, and you will be amazed too.
PS. I never know how the look of Microsoft Store is, because there isn't any in Indonesia. I can only stick to 2 manufacturer: Nokia and HTC, and since I am a big fanboy of Nokia, I definitely choose Nokia. =)
03-09-2013, 10:31 PM #17
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So. for me it is so important to do research before you buy it.
- 03-09-2013, 10:56 PM #18
There is a Microsoft store at the mall near my house. I have never been inside but from what I can tell it follows the Apple store model (minus having a security line in front... for whatever reason they do that).
The problem with going to a store, holding the phone, asking the people there, and making an "informed decision" is that you only hear about how things SHOULD work. It is half of the picture. If the phone was working as designed, it should have the features and specs that they describe to me. I typically know all about the workings of the phone based on reviews and such, but those don't even tell me the whole story. You have to look around a few months after the release of the phone to see how people like it.
From what I gather, there are lot of people who like the phone, but the most vocal of them are people with problems. The issue is that some people don't own a Windows Phone and know very little about it. As someone stated, this is kind of the central hub for WP information and is likely to come up on any search. If people go in to the 920 forum and see a lot of problems, they may quickly be turned off.
Maybe I would suggest having a sub-forum for phone issues?
03-09-2013, 11:18 PM #21
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I love my 920 so much i still just scroll the start screen up and down randomly just to look at it and i got it around release. even with dust under the ffc it doesnt bother me. Once the new phone factor wears off and every little thing doesnt bother you, you realize you could never want any of your friends phones (iphone, gs3 which both have their own problems). i will stick with windows phones til the end because it never gets boring (to me at least)
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