Phones With all the iphone 5 scuffgate issues, anyone considering a Lumia 920 or HTC 8X ?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by PacificBeach, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2011
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Depending on how entrenched you are in the Apple environment, I could see trying a Lumia. However you should change for windows, not because of iPhone problems.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    Why ? Because i has no flaws at all ?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
  5. macrumors 68040


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    If you don't have a Mac or other products to worry about, then I suppose the Lumia could work out for you. But let me say this, every phone has its own way of being damaged. Nokia phones aren't all of a sudden scratch proof just because the paint goes all the way through.
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2011
    U have a girlfriend and a Father/Mother in Law? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, seems like u are writing out of your arse.:apple:
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jun 27, 2008
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    I'll alert the media :rolleyes:
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2011
    just because the white lumia is beautifull!:)
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2011
    I'm interested in the lumia, but I'm not sure it's that much of a step up from the 4s. The low light photography looks great, as well as the special effect camera apps. But I'm pretty entrenched in the apple ecosystem with all the apps and iTunes Match, so I'd have to be sure windows 8 could match this
  11. macrumors 603


    May 21, 2012
  12. macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2006
    Get whatever suits your needs most regardless of the brand. You have to be completely happy with your choice and nobody here can make that choice for you. We can share our own experiences though in the hopes that it helps you make that choice and that's what I'm going to do now.

    Obviously I don't have a Lumia 920 however I do have a Lumia 800 and use it regularly as my second phone. I do like Windows 7.5 as it now stands and I think it's light years ahead of Android and very close to iOS. But where iOS still shines is with apps. There really is nothing really extraordinary available for Windows 7/8 (at this point in time and I'm positive that will change).

    One concrete example is when I tried to find an equivalent app to Runmeter, the GPS running tracker/pedometer I use. I tried the most popular apps for Windows phones including the top rated app, Endomondo along with Runkeeper, the latter of which runs perfectly on iOS. Neither app could keep a GPS signal and would stop and start intermittently.

    Aside from the apps, there isn't much else to complain about as far as Windows phones go. As for Nokia's Lumia line, I like them but even the Lumia 920 seems too unacceptably thick. My Lumia 800 is a tank compared to my iPhone 4S and will make my iPhone 5 seem downright tiny. Be prepared for that eventuality.

    I can't really comment of the HTC 8X. I watched the HTC unveiling of this new phone and thought that it looked fine but there was just something not there and I don't know what that is. I preferred the Lumias.

    Good luck with whatever you choose to do!
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    I've said this before but I'll say it again: 99% of iPhone 5s are flawless and their owners love them. That other 1% are all here on MacRumors to complain. You cannot use this website as a judge of the quality of this phone. Go see it for yourself, and while you're at the mall, check out the Lumia & HTC as well and make an informed decision.
  14. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    The Golden state
    excellent choices.
    But if the scuffs is the reason you want to try them, then it is not the best decision. I got a scuffed white iPhone but I went to the apple store and went over 4 replacement phones before I found the clean one. Yes, there have been many QC misses from Apple this time around. It is very un-apple. But let me tell you this. This iPhone screams! It's blazing fast at anything I want to do. pick what is best for you. I'm tied tight to the the eco-system and that is preventing me from trying other choices.For my needs, the iPhone suits the best.
    After you pick yours, don't try to justify or defend your choice. Just be happy with what you have! :)
  15. macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    So true, thanks
  16. macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2006
    this is an apple forum, for people who love apple products. this guy, doesn't give a damn about apple products and never considered to buy an iphone 5... he's just a provoker and I'm already fed up to see more and more people like this one on apple forums. if I could, I would ban all of them :)
  17. macrumors 68000


    Jun 28, 2012
    I thought the thread was pretty stupid but this post just made my day. LOL.
  18. macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2005
    Malibu, CA
    I considered my girlfriends parents in laws and referred to them as such long before we were married! It all depends on the relationship.

    People read way too much into things!
  19. macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Thank you.

    Apple is not a perfect company. Apple is not the brand for everybody. Every Apple product ever made has at least one glaring flaw, and the iPhone 5 is obviously no exception.

    That said, this *should* be a place for people who can look past those things and still like what they see. For everybody else, there are other brands for you. Personally, I welcome honest discussion about Apple and its products. But it's clear that the vast majority of people considering Android or WP7/8 devices are doing so because of a certain need that Apple will never address. For some, it's extreme customization. For others, it's huge screens. Whatever the case, it is time for those people to simply move on. Not stay here on MacRumors and troll those who didn't suddenly have an "epiphany" like they did.

    Now, let me be clear. I don't believe that the OP is the type of person I'm referring to. I think the OP has a false belief that Nokia and HTC are immune to the same potential manufacturing flaws as Apple has been dealing with. An honest but misinformed point of view. In reality, every phone manufacturer is dealing with the same problem- high quality devices require lower yields and therefore cost more money over time.
  20. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
  21. macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2007
    I had an iPhone 5 for less than 24 hours and it got a chip in the aluminum. I assure you I didn't even leave the house with it and only set it down on a soft microfiber cloth. I have no idea how it got that chip so I think this is a real issue.

    I am VERY interested in the lumia 920. I can't wait to try it out as an android alternative since I haven't been able to love android just yet. I tried.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2011
    Sorry, but I think you got my point!

    English is not my first language!


    Btw, it is a common decision to go against someone when you can't go against their arguments!

  23. macrumors demi-god


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I got made fun of at work for calling my fiancée's parents in laws. What the hell else am I supposed to call them?
  24. macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    I would rather brave scuffgate with the iPhone 5 than use a Windows Phone.
  25. macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
    If you received a scuffed iPhone, wouldn't it be simply easier to get that unit exchanged rather than switching platforms?

    I'm not seeing how the issue would make you dump a platform you've invested in already.

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