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Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by slitherjef, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. slitherjef macrumors regular

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    Yeah so a while back I broke my Nexus 5. I finally got enough cash to get a replacement and it came in today, but now I am wondering if I should even open the box. :eek:

    Recent hiccups with core apps I use daily kind have started to sour things. Sometimes apps work fine, until they are updated then go garbage (falcon pro being one).

    I have also started to wonder what the windows phone experience would be like, I have been looking at that lumia 1520 for a bit.
     
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Well, if you get Windows, expect a slacking app store selection. Tons of off brand apps. You just may get bored with the phone after a while.
     
  3. ozaz, Feb 5, 2014
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    Do you place a lot of value on having lots of apps and the newest app releases?
    Do you place a lot of value on having easy access to google services?

    If you do, give Windows Phone a miss for now.

    If these things don't matter to you, give it a try. You might love it.

    ADDED: Or why not just get a cheap 520 to try for 2-3 weeks? I think it's all really about the OS and app options and how this fits with you. Experience with 520 will allow you to establish this just as well as experience with one of the high end handsets.
     
  4. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    That's what I did with the Nokia 521. I'll never say never with going for a flagship or something with more specs but I think not in the near term at least.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. In my opinion the app store is bad enough to make me choose a different OS.
     
  6. slitherjef thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I know the windows app store is lacking, I don't need a ton of apps. Also read the notification center is kind of a mess. I was looking at the 1520 due to the huge battery. The only other phone with a huge battery is the note 3.

    But the bloatware and Knox and the headache trying to root the thing and I don't use a windows machine. I suppose I would not need root.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    If you need to root the Note 3(which is easy), then you'll obviously need more from a Windows Phone.
     
  8. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    Due to the app situation I was bored with windows phone within a week and couldn't wait for my android phone to get back from repairs. It was missing so many apps that I use daily and 3rd party apps can only get you so far.
     
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    I like the low cost Windows phone suggestion, but how well do they run games? And are there any good games (graphic-wise) on the platform?
     
  10. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    If you want to tether (unofficially), you're out of luck. Even though the L1520 is a nice phone with a great screen, it is lacking in a lot features. Also, it's not really a Windows Phone (way different than Windows that you're used to).
     
  11. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I don't know. I never played any games when I tried WP.

    What do you mean by that? What is it then?
     
  12. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    It's an extremely limited windows phone. That's the same criticism of iPads, not osx.
     
  13. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Agreed. He's better off opening his nexus and loading a windows launcher.
     
  14. slitherjef thread starter macrumors regular

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    I said the heck with it and set up the nexus 5, unlocked and rooted. And in a diztronic case.

    Hope I don't break this one.
     

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