- 01-31-2013, 01:12 PM #1
I remember seeing pools about which WP8 will you choose or what features would you like to see, so now after having some time with the phone of your choice ... Do you still think you made the right decision?
What's your phone? And what you Hate THE MOST about it? Single feature or thing .
01-31-2013, 01:28 PM #6
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Love the OS so far, I do wish it had a better navigation program, so far Nokia drive is doing justice to the "Beta" part on its name, and I don't fell like forking 30 dollars for something that I should get for free. Other than that my 920 has exceeded my expectations.
- 01-31-2013, 02:16 PM #8
I'm a bit disappointed with WP8 to this point. I like the improvements to the hardware and operating system, but random lockups and nitpicking bugs are driving me crazy. Also I find the fb app is worse than on WP7, even though it wasn't that good then. This is on a Lumia 822. However it wouldn't take much to make me content with my purchase.
- 01-31-2013, 02:48 PM #9
Yes, I'm satisfied, but I haven't actually used mine for a couple of weeks now. I have a Lumia 820 and it's a GREAT phone. The hardware is awesome, the display is great, and WP8 is super sexy (as far as phone OSs go). But without VPN connectivity, a working PhoneFactor app (which Microsoft owns) and, to a lesser degree, Instagram (and with more users/platforms EyeEm or Fhotoroom could replace Instagram) I can't use it as my daily phone. And I refuse to carry two phones. So I carry my iPhone 4S with me and my 820 sits on the bedside table where I use it like a mini tablet.
If ever those issues are addressed (and it's hasn't taken so long that I've given in to desperation and sold my 820) I'll switch back in a heartbeat.
01-31-2013, 03:00 PM #11
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Well, I've used WP7 and liked it enough to buy a WP8 phone. But I still think WP8 is just a copy of WP7 with a new home screen (WP7.8? ;-) ) and brings no real usable new features.
Some features even got lost in my area, for example the music search with Bing, which was available under WP7. (SoundHound does a great job though, so I don't care.) And syncing is just crap in comparison to Zune.
So I like it, but I don't really like it more as WP7 (it's faster, but there's new hardware), except of some minor third party app improvements.
01-31-2013, 03:24 PM #12
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Lumia 820 O2 UK. I'm a light user (in fact I could live without a mobile phone if I had to). The hardware is great. Love it. No complaints. It's been faultless to date, including updating to Portico a couple of nights ago. I even think my battery life is getting better over time. The OS? I like the clean, ordered look of it. It seems very fast too. It does me fine but then I don't do social networking, music, syncing or clever stuff like that. It doesn't seem to have a plethora of settings to finely customize it, which is slightly disappointing and even I'm rankled by not being able to have user-defined People field names (home, home 2, how innovative). That said, I accept that I've bought into a young OS that has to mature. I believe it has the potential to. Microsoft and market forces will decide if it will. All in all, I like it. Unless it dies into obscurity I'm sticking with it (but those field names MS, please).
- 01-31-2013, 03:25 PM #13
Got the Red 8X for Verizon, love the way i can just make my homescreen my homescreen with whatever i want...Not missing very apps, miss a few games, but then got hooked on Wordamont the other day....
What i hate....I hate when the All the Live TILES stop updated for whatever the **** the reason is...the social apps wouldnt bug me but when i show off my phone to other people and Weather bug just shows "weatherbug" and not the weather, and the ESPN App shows the score from the 3rd quarter of the Brooklynn game even though it was last night and already completed...feels a little broken sometimes
- 01-31-2013, 05:50 PM #17
- 01-31-2013, 09:10 PM #20
920 has really put a bad taste in my mouth. I knew WP8 was new, I expected problems and OS has a few. I can live with them but MS better get moving on updates. Separate volume control, a must. Calendar, really MS? I've had better calendar apps on dumb phones. Did you give calendar to the new guy? I know, I know MS had to rush to get it out. File manager is very much worthless. I can live with these issues for a while, but not forever. 4.7gb of other?!?!? And I still have no idea what it is.
I hope Ativ or Surface phone are out by mid year. I like the OS, even with the problems, but 920 has to go. And 64gb is a must.
- 01-31-2013, 09:17 PM #21
Red 8x on Verizon. I have owned a Lumia 810 and a 920. I used to have a love hate relationship with my 8x due to reboots but strangely they have just stopped. Windows phone is simply amazing to me. I am going to get another Lumia 920
Sent from Micah's Red Windows Phone 8X by HTC
- 01-31-2013, 09:26 PM #22
Aside from a major app setback this week, yes, I am absolutley satisfied. The OS is rough around the edges, but I expected that and it is a viable alternative to the big 2 (or 3 if you cound BB). My wife found the WP8 to be more useable than the iPhone and is totally po'd that I took the Windows phone back (another story) and that says something. She is far from married to any phone (she didn't even want a smart phone) so her opinion is pretty independent of manufacturer bias.
01-31-2013, 09:43 PM #23
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The good: The hardware on my Lumia 822 seems solid. The OS is quick, responsive, and a real pleasure to look at. The only app I couldn't bring over from my iPhone 4 was my PNC banking app. I really like their implementation of Xbox Live and Skydrive. I think podcasts in Xbox music is a **** of a lot better than Apple's podcast app.
The bad: The "other storage" problem, the fact that this little unpatched issue has made people reset their phones to be able to install apps is unacceptable. No messaging privacy, my iPhone toast said the name of the person and "text message", my Palm Pre+ did the same thing, doesn't seem like it would be too hard to throw this in. They got rid of Zune as a desktop sync client, it just seemed unnecessary, rename Zune to Xbox Music and throw in more green if you wanted to keep the branding consistent. No way to close apps from the multitasking screen, add a red X or let you drop them off the bottom of the screen like Windows 8, they made the multitasking look a bit like WebOS but left out the satisfying way of closing apps.
I like Windows Phone, but with the negatives I listed being basic things other established players get right, I might bounce back to the iPhone in a year or so if they don't makes some decent improvements to the OS.
With Blackberry stepping up to the plate with their last shot at staying alive and Ubuntu and Firefox waiting in the wings to grab what they can, Microsoft really needs to get aggressive if they want to stay in the game
- 02-01-2013, 02:00 AM #24
This is my 3rd Windows device.
- 2006 MOTO Q9c "WM5.0"
- 2009 LG IQ GW825 "WM6.5"
- 2012 Samsung ATIV S "WP8"
I love my new ATIV S Windows Phone 8 😎 So buttery smooth!
It only get's better with every new update.....can't wait to see what they are doing with WP8.1 ? 6 week's from now! 😎ATIV S is LIFE
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