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post #1 of 19
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Specifically the
  • L820
  • RAZRi
  • Nex4
  • 8X

I do loads of OCN, some Facebook, have to have some crap games for games, and would appreciate one or two good ones for me. I also like messing around with phones, and Android has more apps/general customizability but I can develop WP apps myself.

So any pointers to which direction I should go to?

And before anyone tells me to go instore and use them, I already have.
post #2 of 19
I would highly recommend a Windows Phone 8 device. I picked up a Lumia 920 from AT&T and am more than pleased. I'm assuming from your list of choices you are on TMo (maybe Verizon?) and would recommend the HTC 8X out of those due to the positive reviews I have been reading. The Xbox games on WP8 and that are coming to WP8 are going to, IMO, revolutionize mobile gaming and the 8X has the specs to support that movement. Being able to develop your own doesn't hurt either. I have yet to mess with the 8X but given it has similar specs to the L920 I'm sure the speed and fluidity of the device are very similar. Coming from Android I could not be happier with my choice to go to WP8.
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I would highly recommend a Windows Phone 8 device. I picked up a Lumia 920 from AT&T and am more than pleased. I'm assuming from your list of choices you are on TMo (maybe Verizon?) and would recommend the HTC 8X out of those due to the positive reviews I have been reading. The Xbox games on WP8 and that are coming to WP8 are going to, IMO, revolutionize mobile gaming and the 8X has the specs to support that movement. Being able to develop your own doesn't hurt either. I have yet to mess with the 8X but given it has similar specs to the L920 I'm sure the speed and fluidity of the device are very similar. Coming from Android I could not be happier with my choice to go to WP8.
I'm on O2 (UK) but I'm getting them unlocked.

Thanks! +rep
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Oops..would have helped to look at your location tongue.gif

What kind of phone do you have now?
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Oops..would have helped to look at your location tongue.gif

What kind of phone do you have now?
Dumbphone. frown.gif

Used to have an iPhone 4 16GB but it got stolen like the 22nd.

I didn't like it much tbh
post #6 of 19
Depends what you need.

For UI fluidity, the 820 or 8x should be great. In my opinion WP fluidity is unrivalled, not even by IOS.

For best hardware, the Nexus 4 wins here with it's quad core and best mobile GPU (Adreno 320) Proof

In my opinion I feel like I can do more with Android phones, there are many hacks and tweaks that are both fun and also enhance the user experience.

Basically what I'm saying:
For ease of use and unrivaled Fluidity, any mid to high end WP8 phone.
For power user looking to have more options and functionality available such as using alternate keyboards, browsers, adding widgets to homescreen and lockscreen, lockscreen targets, game emulators, remote desktop control etc etc, go with the Nexus 4.

I've been tinkering with Android phones for a couple years now and it's really fun =)

To be honest I was contemplating between the Lumia 920 and Nexus 4. I decided for the Nexus 4 because: Windows phones (specifically WP8 phones) are thick and also have thick bezels, making the phones look really bad in my opinion.
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I have been playing with my Lumia 920 non-stop. Actually, the thicker size (releative to the S3 or even the HTC 8x) and slightly heavier weight gave me a better feel of the phone and the built looked more quality. Even my wife gave it a 10+, who by all means is a small person (5'2" weighing about 125ish). It is true though Android is more open than WP8 is (and ever will be). But I just know enough about Androids to be very dangerous! lol

Having had Android for last 2 years, gave me a mixed feeling about it. It is nice that you can root it, get custom ROM (none of which I did so far), etc. I really liked it when I first got it. But as I loaded apps, it appeared to me things started getting slower. And then finally when I upgraded to Android 3.2, the thing just fell apart. I will now have to root it and get some custom ROM to instill some life back. I guess one can argue that you can instill life back because it is an Android - any other OS, you might be SoL. I am hoping this WP8 phone gives me a more consistent performance through out its lifetime.
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post #8 of 19
The best thing about the Nexus 4 is the off contract price IMO. I have been shopping for a new phone here in Aus and found out that I can save ~$20 on my bill a month (and keep the same level of service) by paying $349 for the Nexus 4 upfront. I don't know if the same applies in the UK but it might be worth looking into.
 
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I suggest the Nokia...but I'm a fan of WP. They take care of their customers really well as well. I think the wireless charging and Rich Audio Recording reall sold me on the 920. But I'm sure any phone has it's appeals for you...pick the one you know you'll get the most out of....which is ironic becuase I use my Lumia 900 less then I used my iPhone purely because I don't have to waste time loading apps to post to FB and post on walls or tag photos etc...built into the OS...plus background Skype with out running the app is a great feature. Anyway...have fun...lots of great toys out this holiday season
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I think the Windows Phone 8 is great. The apps arent there but like the above posters have said. The more I loaded on Android the slower it got, the more force closes, and while playing and tinkering with Android was fun for a while, I found it to be more of a problem, just my opinion. I have used and tried a lot of phones but the Windows Phone has my recommendation hands down. I currently have a Nokia 900 and when I can, will upgrade to WP8. It comes down to what you prefer to use it as. I, use it for phone, text, email, light games, ocn, fantasy football, a little facebook, and pictures/movies/netflix. I have found the battery life to last me from 6am til 11pm on normal to high use and I dont have to charge the phone but when I go to bed I charge it. I dont like to tinker with things that I use and have on me 24/7 which is what threw me away from android. Also, one thing to note, the updates have been extremely fast as far as downloading/installing compared to the iphones ive had.

Good luck!
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