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Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 04:41 PM
Well it was time for a change, I have had every iphone since launch and I am a huge apple fan but the updates just weren't doing it for me anymore. I bought a red lumia and WOW, just WOW. Nokia has made one hell of a phone, built in wireless charging, NFC, 32GB, amazing big screen, incredible camera, all for an off contract price of 449!!! Amazing. First off I keep reading in some reviews that the phone is too heavy, thats just plain inaccurate, maybe compared to the featherweight iPhone 5 its a little heavy but by no means is it anywhere near as heavy as reviews are trying to make it out to be. The build quality is fantastic, the nice curved screen glass sits flush with the body of the phone. I got the glossy red color and was surprised that its not slippery at all, and surprisingly it doesn't attract fingerprints as much as I though it would. I couldnt be happier.



beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 04:51 PM
Happy for your decision, I made the switch last february and havent looked back. Glad to see you are jack diesel enough to lift it haha, the reviews pounding it for its weight have pissed me off more than a tad. Sure looks beautiful though, cant wait to get mine in a few days. I went with stormtrooper white however :)

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 04:58 PM
Happy for your decision, I made the switch last february and havent looked back. Glad to see you are jack diesel enough to lift it haha, the reviews pounding it for its weight have pissed me off more than a tad. Sure looks beautiful though, cant wait to get mine in a few days. I went with stormtrooper white however :)

the white looked pretty slick in the store, the whole being too heavy thing has really bothered me too, it weighs pretty much the same as my girlfriends lumia 900 and I dont remember anyone calling that phone a fat pig. Seriously, if anyone is on the fence about buying one of these because of the weight I encourage to check one out and make up your own mind

Akash.B
Nov 9, 2012, 05:09 PM
I got the white one from the store this morning, liked it more than the black

sviato
Nov 9, 2012, 05:12 PM
Nokia has always made good hardware, I'm not interesting in hearing how you adjusted to Windows phone 8 OS and whether you found sufficient replacements for the apps that you used on your iphone.

I'm currently considering this phone (waiting till Microsoft store opens in my city next week so I can go play with it for a bit). Everyone seems to love WP8 but few people are actually buying it.

The wireless charging is somewhat of a gimmick though: you need to buy the pad/cushion for it and it still needs to be in a specific place, not hard to jsut plug the phone in at that point. Also a regular charger is probably easier to carry around.

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 05:18 PM
Nokia has always made good hardware, I'm not interesting in hearing how you adjusted to Windows phone 8 OS and whether you found sufficient replacements for the apps that you used on your iphone.

I'm currently considering this phone (waiting till Microsoft store opens in my city next week so I can go play with it for a bit). Everyone seems to love WP8 but few people are actually buying it.

The wireless charging is somewhat of a gimmick though: you need to buy the pad/cushion for it and it still needs to be in a specific place, not hard to jsut plug the phone in at that point. Also a regular charger is probably easier to carry around.

the wireless charging is a pretty nice feature IMO, and it comes with a free pad if you buy the phone before november 17, which makes it an even better deal, app selection is slim right now but it has almost all of the more popular iOS apps.

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 05:24 PM
Yeah, the whole app situation is really overblown to me, theres nothing Ive ever missed having a WP the last 2 years. Ive been perfectly ok with a blackberry and no apps the last 8 months, people are just spoiled and think they cant live without a bunch of apps that they lived without for the vast majority of their lives. Glad to see the white looks good, just wanted a neutral color that wasnt black, and I figured the gloss wouldnt bother me.

zbarvian
Nov 9, 2012, 05:30 PM
What are the software advantages in comparison to iOS? I'm curious, as it doesn't seem there would be many at all.

ReanimationN
Nov 9, 2012, 05:34 PM
How do you rate the new version of Internet Explorer on it? I love the look of this phone, if I didn't get an iPhone 5, this would've been the phone I bought.

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 05:35 PM
What are the software advantages in comparison to iOS? I'm curious, as it doesn't seem there would be many at all.

Very good maps with turn by turn and transit, smoothness on par with iOS, in between iOS and Android on customization, integration with other Microsoft products, looks pretty lol. Sure theres some more but thats just off the top of my head. Honestly just think its good for other people to see whats out there before proclaiming something the best, I hear enough hate from all sides without people thoroughly researching products and deciding whats best for them. Im just a lover of good technology and think WP8 is damn good.

sviato
Nov 9, 2012, 05:37 PM
the wireless charging is a pretty nice feature IMO, and it comes with a free pad if you buy the phone before november 17, which makes it an even better deal, app selection is slim right now but it has almost all of the more popular iOS apps.

Flipboard is probably my most used app after Twitter and unfortunately its devs have no intention of bringing it to WP. Instagram is in the same boat, although I don't use it as often but my friends do and I like to see their photos.

Is there any sort of jailbreak-level customization for WP yet?

Edit: I didn't think the weight would be a big deal, but its 45g heavier than the 4S, which I already considered kinda hefty. And it's not a matter for having strength to lift it, it's a matter of comfort for carrying it around as well as using it. I will pick one up and see for myself though.

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 05:48 PM
How do you rate the new version of Internet Explorer on it? I love the look of this phone, if I didn't get an iPhone 5, this would've been the phone I bought.

If I'm being honest safari is a little better, explorer is nice but it needs some work, hopefully microsoft can polish it a bit.

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What are the software advantages in comparison to iOS? I'm curious, as it doesn't seem there would be many at all.

well for me the big thing is integration with MS office. My job uses microsoft exchange and the integration with exchange compared to the iphone is FANTASTIC, if your not a big MS office user then it won't be as big of a deal. I actually prefer the live tiles in comparison with apples os, i was just getting bored with it

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 05:48 PM
If I'm being honest safari is a little better, explorer is nice but it needs some work, hopefully microsoft can polish it a bit.

Yeah, at least they brought back find on page, why they took it out with mango is beyond me. Try going through an faq without that, good luck haha. From what Ive read IE10 is pretty damn fast, doesnt have a lot of the more advanced options like chrome or safari but in terms of performance it should be nearly the same.

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 05:55 PM
Yeah, at least they brought back find on page, why they took it out with mango is beyond me. Try going through an faq without that, good luck haha. From what Ive read IE10 is pretty damn fast, doesnt have a lot of the more advanced options like chrome or safari but in terms of performance it should be nearly the same.

speedwise its definitely on par with safari, buy yeah its just lacking some options. I expect updates to come

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another bonus is nokia music, maybe I'm late to the party on this but what a great app by nokia, you can stream some really great music for free or download them over wifi and have them ready to go so you dont eat up your data.

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 06:09 PM
[/COLOR]another bonus is nokia music, maybe I'm late to the party on this but what a great app by nokia, you can stream some really great music for free or download them over wifi and have them ready to go so you dont eat up your data.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, forgot all about that, thats a huge bonus. The main reason to get a 920 over a 8x, Nokia has some great exclusive apps. Granted,I already have way too much music to begin with, but if theres a house party that will definitely be used to its full extent.

zbarvian
Nov 9, 2012, 06:12 PM
Very good maps with turn by turn and transit, smoothness on par with iOS, in between iOS and Android on customization, integration with other Microsoft products, looks pretty lol. Sure theres some more but thats just off the top of my head. Honestly just think its good for other people to see whats out there before proclaiming something the best, I hear enough hate from all sides without people thoroughly researching products and deciding whats best for them. Im just a lover of good technology and think WP8 is damn good.

Those may be true (except for it looks pretty), but I just can't imagine those being enough reasons to trade in the best ecosystem for the worst ecosystem (of the three).

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 06:54 PM
Those may be true (except for it looks pretty), but I just can't imagine those being enough reasons to trade in the best ecosystem for the worst ecosystem (of the three).

Well considering how many people keep saying theyre bored of iOS...maybe just a change of scenery is all they need. And ecosystem is more than apps, other than Apple Microsoft has the best ecosystem with Windows PCs, tablets, and Xbox. I really want to know what these hundreds of apps are that will cause a mass suicide of Apple or Android users if they were missing from their lives.

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:00 PM
Ouch thats gonna be weird driving a sleek sport car then switching to a big mini van! I found out the hard way with the lumia 900. The phone looks good, but way too big and heavy for a 2012 smartphone!

Vegastouch
Nov 9, 2012, 07:10 PM
Well considering how many people keep saying theyre bored of iOS...maybe just a change of scenery is all they need. And ecosystem is more than apps, other than Apple Microsoft has the best ecosystem with Windows PCs, tablets, and Xbox. I really want to know what these hundreds of apps are that will cause a mass suicide of Apple or Android users if they were missing from their lives.

My Wife has a Windows phone (running 7.5) and it has all the major apps. Sure it is missing one here and there like instagram but imo that is no big deal. Missing instagram for me is hardly a deal breaker.

Ill check them out but id only get the 920 and i dont have AT&T. $449 is a pretty good price imo for a off contract phone. Too bad it isnt unlocked too.

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:10 PM
Ouch thats gonna be weird driving a sleek sport car then switching to a big mini van! I found out the hard way with the lumia 900. The phone looks good, but way too big and heavy for a 2012 smartphone!

Its 185 grams, jesus, once again my girlfriend has an Inspire thats the same weight and shes never once even mentioned the phone being heavy. That and its a slightly thicker s3 pretty much, a couple millimeters is not really a lot to me. Have fun bending your Iphone 5 when you sit on it like some users have had happen to them, give me a solid phone that feels indestructible anyday. That nd the whole thing with anyone who has an Otterbox on their iPhone 5 has a heavier phone than the 920...give it up already.

Technarchy
Nov 9, 2012, 07:15 PM
I plan on taking Windows Phone 8 or a spin and run it in tandem with my iPhone for a few months, but no way in hell would I give up my iPhone 5 completely for a 920.

I still think Windows 8 on all fronts are going to do good things in 2013

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:24 PM
Its 185 grams, jesus, once again my girlfriend has an Inspire thats the same weight and shes never once even mentioned the phone being heavy. That and its a slightly thicker s3 pretty much, a couple millimeters is not really a lot to me. Have fun bending your Iphone 5 when you sit on it like some users have had happen to them, give me a solid phone that feels indestructible anyday. That nd the whole thing with anyone who has an Otterbox on their iPhone 5 has a heavier phone than the 920...give it up already.

Lol @ speaking for everyone! I rock mine iphone 5 naked and it is not bend! Surprise bro? And yes the 920 is a huge phone for a 2012 smartphone read the year I mentioned above your post! Even with a couple millimeters it will make it a big difference! Look how going from a 4/4s to a 5! Major different.

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 07:24 PM
Its 185 grams, jesus, once again my girlfriend has an Inspire thats the same weight and shes never once even mentioned the phone being heavy. That and its a slightly thicker s3 pretty much, a couple millimeters is not really a lot to me. Have fun bending your Iphone 5 when you sit on it like some users have had happen to them, give me a solid phone that feels indestructible anyday. That nd the whole thing with anyone who has an Otterbox on their iPhone 5 has a heavier phone than the 920...give it up already.

Exactly!! The iPhone was so light it felt like a toy to me, nevermind the stupid anodized coating was scratched by everything it came in contact with, I got tired of worrying about all the scratches the damn thing got

Irishman
Nov 9, 2012, 07:29 PM
Happy for your decision, I made the switch last february and havent looked back. Glad to see you are jack diesel enough to lift it haha, the reviews pounding it for its weight have pissed me off more than a tad. Sure looks beautiful though, cant wait to get mine in a few days. I went with stormtrooper white however :)

Um, how did you make the switch to a phone that wasn't available last February (ie, the Lumia 920)??

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:30 PM
Lol @ speaking for everyone! I rock mine iphone 5 naked and it is not bend! Surprise bro? And yes the 920 is a huge phone for a 2012 smartphone read the year I mentioned above your post! Even with a couple millimeters it will make it a big difference! Look how going from a 4/4s to a 5! Major different.

Just like you speak for everyone who thinks extremely light is better. At least I know with Nokia quality control issues will be at a minimum and I wont have to exchange 5 phones just to end up with one thats acceptable. Im sorry you have midget hands, but by the syntax of your reply I can only assume I am not speaking to a grown up.

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Um, how did you make the switch to a phone that wasn't available last February (ie, the Lumia 920)??

Windows Phone itself, not specifically the 920. Sorry if that was confusing.

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 07:33 PM
Just like you speak for everyone who thinks extremely light is better. At least I know with Nokia quality control issues will be at a minimum and I wont have to exchange 5 phones just to end up with one thats acceptable. Im sorry you have midget hands, but by the syntax of your reply I can only assume I am not speaking to a grown up.

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Windows Phone itself, not specifically the 920. Sorry if that was confusing.

Yeah I had to open 3 iphones before I found one that wasnt scratched, I know others got good ones on the first try but a large number didn't, and like I said, after about 2 weeks I had little scratches all over it, and I babied the thing, the iphone 5 just left a bad impression on me

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:35 PM
Just like you speak for everyone who thinks extremely light is better. At least I know with Nokia quality control issues will be at a minimum and I wont have to exchange 5 phones just to end up with one thats acceptable. Im sorry you have midget hands, but by the syntax of your reply I can only assume I am not speaking to a grown up.

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Windows Phone itself, not specifically the 920. Sorry if that was confusing.

Lol @ midget hand so let me guess your gf prolly have some really big hand to carry her inspire? HJ must be awesome from her amirite! Anyways, if my hands were midget I wouldnt be able to hold both my galaxy note 1 and 2 :rolleyes:

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:39 PM
Yeah I had to open 3 iphones before I found one that wasnt scratched, I know others got good ones on the first try but a large number didn't, and like I said, after about 2 weeks I had little scratches all over it, and I babied the thing, the iphone 5 just left a bad impression on me

How people find that acceptable is beyond me. I will always take durability over form, and for something thats supposed to be premium have more issues than other top of the line smartphones and yet still be defended so vehemently...some things I will never understand.

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Lol @ midget hand so let me guess your gf prolly have some really big hand to carry her inspire? HJ must be awesome from her amirite! Anyways, if my hands were midget I wouldnt be able to hold both my galaxy note 1 and 2 :rolleyes:

I will not debate someone who obviously has not matured enough to have an intelligent conversation. You say its too big and heavy when you have a Note? Have you even held the Lumia? Kids these days...

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 07:40 PM
Lol @ midget hand so let me guess your gf prolly have some really big hand to carry her inspire? HJ must be awesome from her amirite! Anyways, if my hands were midget I wouldnt be able to hold both my galaxy note 1 and 2 :rolleyes:

wait you have an iPhone, note 1 and note 2?

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:42 PM
wait you have an iPhone, note 1 and note 2?

Yeap not daily driver! I have all kinda phones, but iphones, and ipads are daily use.

Cdaddy112
Nov 9, 2012, 07:43 PM
Yeap not daily driver!

seriously now your just making a fool of yourself, just stop it

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:44 PM
How people find that acceptable is beyond me. I will always take durability over form, and for something thats supposed to be premium have more issues than other top of the line smartphones and yet still be defended so vehemently...some things I will never understand.

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I will not debate someone who obviously has not matured enough to have an intelligent conversation. You say its too big and heavy when you have a Note? Have you even held the Lumia? Kids these days...

Note> lumia! I dont think my note is heavier than my 900 and sure is slimmer!

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:45 PM
Someones parents have spent way too much money...

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:46 PM
seriously now your just making a fool of yourself, just stop it

Y brah? Note is in a different category of smartphone this is why people call it a phablet right? Last time I check a lumia is in the same category as an iphone! So compare to an iphone or in the same category that thing is just huge and heavy!

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:47 PM
And Lumia 900 = 160g, Note 1 = 178g, Note 2 = 180g.

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:49 PM
Someones parents have spent way too much money...

Lol no i just have my own company here overseas making apps for little kid like you that can enjoy it with his GF!

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And Lumia 900 = 160g, Note 1 = 178g, Note 2 = 180g.

Well yes pretty heavy for the size of a 900 amirite?

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:49 PM
Well overseas might somewhat explain it, but you have the grammar of a 15 year old cheerleader so it sure doesnt make you look like an adult.

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 07:52 PM
Well overseas might somewhat explain it, but you have the grammar of a 15 year old cheerleader so it sure doesnt make you look like an adult.

Lol que? Not sure if cereal! :rolleyes: anyways move on be happy with your mini van! I was just trying to put my point of view.

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:55 PM
I can respect that, some people may think its too big. But I think it is a minority, not the majority of people. If you grew up with 80 and 90s cell phones or even like slider feature phones the weight is not an issue. That and the curved nature of the phone makes it rest in the palm easier anyway.

Akash.B
Nov 9, 2012, 07:55 PM
Why are people hating on other phones? I personally think the iPhone 5 is one of the best smart phones ever made, but I like the Lumia 920 even more. Doesn't mean we should immediately hate any other phone. That's why we have the choice to choose our own. No phone is perfect for everyone

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 07:57 PM
Why are people hating on other phones? I personally think the iPhone 5 is one of the best smart phones ever made, but I like the Lumia 920 even more. Doesn't mean we should immediately hate any other phone. That's why we have the choice to choose our own. No phone is perfect for everyone

Thank you for some reason haha. I only defend WP8 because I think it gets a lot of irrational hate for no reason, especially because I know 90% of the people who bash it have never played around with one. The iPhone 5 is a great phone, no doubt, but Ive had plenty of time with iOS and I just dont think its the best experience out there for me anymore.

flameproof
Nov 9, 2012, 08:02 PM
Someones parents have spent way too much money...

You are obviously not aware that giving your child not the latest smartphone is a type of child abuse ;)

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 08:08 PM
Whatever happened to giving kids phones when they graduated high school? No reason you should have a phone when youre 10 years old.

aziatiklover
Nov 9, 2012, 08:13 PM
Whatever happened to giving kids phones when they graduated high school? No reason you should have a phone when youre 10 years old.

My first phone was in 1998

http://st2.gsmarena.com/vv/bigpic/mov3688b.gif

Go figure now why I like light slim phone!

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 08:59 PM
To each his own I guess, I equate weight with quality. I like knowing my phone is in my pocket. And with all the stuff the 920 packs it makes me feel like its a well crafted phone that is maximizing its potential. Thin and light is nice to an extent, but for a phone that I hardly ever hold up to talk weight just isnt an issue.

joshwithachance
Nov 9, 2012, 09:00 PM
Until the app problem gets solved, I could never even consider an OS outside of iOS or Android. Sure, Windows Phone has over 100,000 apps now, but most have been abandoned, never ported to Windows Phone in the first place, or are just nowhere near as polished as their iOS and Android counterparts. Examples: no Instagram, Jack'd, Prismatic, official Tumblr app, Fahrenheit, Letterpress, Etsy, or a proper Google Voice app. It's kind of sad really just how anemic the app selection on Windows Phone is. And for that reason alone I wouldn't even think about purchasing a Lumia 920.

It's good to hear that it isn't this monstrously heavy behemoth like the reviews have made it seem though. And I'm glad you're enjoying your new phone :)

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 09:07 PM
Until the app problem gets solved, I could never even consider an OS outside of iOS or Android. Sure, Windows Phone has over 100,000 apps now, but most have been abandoned, never ported to Windows Phone in the first place, or are just nowhere near as polished as their iOS and Android counterparts. And for that reason alone I wouldn't even think about purchasing a Lumia 920.

It's good to hear that it isn't this monstrously heavy behemoth like the reviews have made it seem though. And I'm glad you're enjoying your new phone :)

Yeah, i mean if reviewers knocked off a little bit for the size it would be one thing, but some are making it into a huge deal when its merely a preference thing with the majority of users. How you can give something 3 stars when you praise everything else about it just over dimensions is a little ridiculous. But then again Im talking about trash sites like Gizmodo and Engadget so I shouldnt care too much.

As far as apps, yes, if its important to you and theres certain apps you absolutely need be it for work or whatever then I wouldnt advise it now. But for ~90% of people I think theres enough apps to where they would be able to survive just fine.

cnev3
Nov 9, 2012, 09:19 PM
Well it was time for a change, I have had every iphone since launch and I am a huge apple fan but the updates just weren't doing it for me anymore. I bought a red lumia and WOW, just WOW. Nokia has made one hell of a phone, built in wireless charging, NFC, 32GB, amazing big screen, incredible camera, all for an off contract price of 449!!! Amazing. First off I keep reading in some reviews that the phone is too heavy, thats just plain inaccurate, maybe compared to the featherweight iPhone 5 its a little heavy but by no means is it anywhere near as heavy as reviews are trying to make it out to be. The build quality is fantastic, the nice curved screen glass sits flush with the body of the phone. I got the glossy red color and was surprised that its not slippery at all, and surprisingly it doesn't attract fingerprints as much as I though it would. I couldnt be happier.

Good for you. I am an Apple fan, but I think everybody should own both an iPhone and an Android phone, and stick with what they enjoy the most. People who hate what they haven't tried are kind of dumb.

For me, I went from an iPhone, to an Android phone, then back to iPhone.

But I definitely would take the chance at owning an S3. Or the next iteration.

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 09:34 PM
Good for you. I am an Apple fan, but I think everybody should own both an iPhone and an Android phone, and stick with what they enjoy the most. People who hate what they haven't tried are kind of dumb.

For me, I went from an iPhone, to an Android phone, then back to iPhone.

But I definitely would take the chance at owning an S3. Or the next iteration.

This is a windows phone, not Android or an iPhone. Think they should try all 3 honestly, each has its pros and cons. And If you owned like a gingerbread android I can see why you went back to iPhone, Android two years ago is nowhere near what it is now. Sure the S4 is going to be a beast of a phone.

Renzatic
Nov 9, 2012, 09:51 PM
Lol que? Not sure if cereal! :rolleyes:

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3018396/alpen.jpg

It's, like, totally cereal, fer shure.

...actually, I dunno. It could just as easily be a feminine hygiene product. It's so hard to tell when it comes to the fancy stuff.

brendu
Nov 9, 2012, 09:57 PM
I have thought about selling my iPhone 5 and getting a Cyan Lumia 920. The size and weight don't bother me, the inductive charging is a nice feature that I miss from the old Palm Pre days, but I can't bring myself to do it.

I use iCloud A LOT! I have an iPad, iPhone, Macbook Pro, and use iCloud on my work computer. I have an @iCloud email address, use notes, reminders, photo stream, and love downloading music on one device and having it automatically download on the rest. iOS has its boring moments but it works really well and it does what I need it to (really well). I wish buying a phone it was like it used to be and I could switch phones without thinking about ecosystem but I cant. Also, I use Siri every day, many times a day. I use it to read texts to me and respond without ever looking at my phone while driving. I use it with my headphones on to read and send texts and control music playback. I use it to check sports scores. I know many people don't ever use it but I do, a lot. Aside from my XBOX i don't own a Microsoft product so I just cant justify getting a WPhone.

If there was a way to have these features on my iPad, Macbook, and a Lumia, I would probably switch. Enjoy your phone OP, its a really nice one.

Vitrum
Nov 9, 2012, 10:14 PM
Ouch thats gonna be weird driving a sleek sport car then switching to a big mini van! I found out the hard way with the lumia 900. The phone looks good, but way too big and heavy for a 2012 smartphone!

The kool-aid strong in these one....

beyondthepale35
Nov 9, 2012, 10:20 PM
The kool-aid strong in these one....

Tell me about it. I come here since I find it boring to go on a Windows Phone forum and circle jerk about them all day, just like to have discussions about the plusses and minuses of each OS and answer any questions people might have about WP7 or WP8. But yeah...some people are just impossible to do that with.

Smithwicks
Nov 10, 2012, 12:29 AM
Until the app problem gets solved, I could never even consider an OS outside of iOS or Android. Sure, Windows Phone has over 100,000 apps now, but most have been abandoned, never ported to Windows Phone in the first place, or are just nowhere near as polished as their iOS and Android counterparts. Examples: no Instagram, Jack'd, Prismatic, official Tumblr app, Fahrenheit, Letterpress, Etsy, or a proper Google Voice app. It's kind of sad really just how anemic the app selection on Windows Phone is. And for that reason alone I wouldn't even think about purchasing a Lumia 920.

It's good to hear that it isn't this monstrously heavy behemoth like the reviews have made it seem though. And I'm glad you're enjoying your new phone :)

MetroTalk is a pretty sweet GV app. I like it better than the official gv app on iOS

austinguy23
Nov 10, 2012, 05:24 AM
Played with a 920 yesterday and hated IE10. When you navigate to a site like Yahoo it brings up the desktop version of the site and makes everything ridiculously tiny instead of going to the mobile version of the website like iOS's Safari does.

Perhaps you have to change a setting...I didn't check. But it should default to mobile.

Cdaddy112
Nov 10, 2012, 08:12 AM
Played with a 920 yesterday and hated IE10. When you navigate to a site like Yahoo it brings up the desktop version of the site and makes everything ridiculously tiny instead of going to the mobile version of the website like iOS's Safari does.

Perhaps you have to change a setting...I didn't check. But it should default to mobile.

yes there is an option to default to the full website or default to the mobile version, it gives you choices, something I prefer