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Right now, I have a LG-C555 (Black/Grey) and I really hate it. It is my first phone and I didn't the wrong move. I love the Android platform. When the Samsung Galaxy S3 was release I though that was my next phone BUT I have problem!

I'm use to play small game on my phone like Hill Climb Racing (with some lag...) and sodoku. It is fun an it replace my iPod touch 2nd gen. Everything look fine but, I play game during school and I don't listen in class. I come to the conclusion that if I go with a W8 phone (who have less game I believe), I will not download useless app and loss my time/semester.

And other point for the Lumia 920, I don't have any camera except my phone. I read that the 920 have one if not the better camera on the cellphone market. Right now, with my C555, it they don't have enough light, I can see anything and if they have too much light, I still can see. Overall, I just can't take picture with my cellphone now.

What else I do with my phone is browsing on OCN thumb.gif and using the calender what I believe, both phone can do well. I also use it as a MP3 but I have all my music in flac. The phone NEED to be able to read flac (android can via andLess, maybe the W8 one can with an app?). I will maybe put some movie on it if I have to do some travelling.

I don't know if I will do a good move with the Nokia, who is a brilliant phone, or go on the Android side and look for a S3/Nexus 4/HTC One X/etc...

Also, I was looking to the 922 but I can find any detail on it... the only thing I see look fake and it was the 41Mpx camera or something like that but what didn't look fake was the microSD card slot what can be awesome.

I need it for the December 14th. I have enough time to think and made my mind but I want an advice now and don't rush at the last day.

Thanks,
Lee17
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You will be able to download games and the like just as well on a Lumia. Contrary to popular belief, there are LOTS of good apps on the Windows Phone platform.

That being said, i highly recommend Windows Phone as a clean, powerful OS. As far as your music goes, I love the Music app/marketplace that windows has and I think their $15 per month for unlimited "spotify" like service + 10 permanent songs is the best deal around as far as music goes. I don't know if it supports FLAC files off the top of my head, but those are very large, so one thing to consider is how much storage you can buy on the phone.

Best of luck!
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Originally Posted by Lee17 View Post

Right now, I have a LG-C555 (Black/Grey) and I really hate it. It is my first phone and I didn't the wrong move. I love the Android platform. When the Samsung Galaxy S3 was release I though that was my next phone BUT I have problem!
I'm use to play small game on my phone like Hill Climb Racing (with some lag...) and sodoku. It is fun an it replace my iPod touch 2nd gen. Everything look fine but, I play game during school and I don't listen in class. I come to the conclusion that if I go with a W8 phone (who have less game I believe), I will not download useless app and loss my time/semester.
And other point for the Lumia 920, I don't have any camera except my phone. I read that the 920 have one if not the better camera on the cellphone market. Right now, with my C555, it they don't have enough light, I can see anything and if they have too much light, I still can see. Overall, I just can't take picture with my cellphone now.
What else I do with my phone is browsing on OCN thumb.gif and using the calender what I believe, both phone can do well. I also use it as a MP3 but I have all my music in flac. The phone NEED to be able to read flac (android can via andLess, maybe the W8 one can with an app?). I will maybe put some movie on it if I have to do some travelling.
I don't know if I will do a good move with the Nokia, who is a brilliant phone, or go on the Android side and look for a S3/Nexus 4/HTC One X/etc...
Also, I was looking to the 922 but I can find any detail on it... the only thing I see look fake and it was the 41Mpx camera or something like that but what didn't look fake was the microSD card slot what can be awesome.
I need it for the December 14th. I have enough time to think and made my mind but I want an advice now and don't rush at the last day.
Thanks,
Lee17

Well to further try and answer your questions here, I'm pretty sure all the games you could think of to waste time would be there(The app market does have over 130k apps, definitely not as much as the other two but it does have a good chunk of stuff) I can't vouch for every game and application that you want and currently use, but there is definitely an alternative out, as someone quite plainly suggested the Xbox Music/Spotify app, I currently use the Nokia Music app its free and has no ads but I usually just listen to the music on my phone itself. The 920 does take the best low-light pictures, and probably videos on the cellphone market as of right now, daylight from what I've seen is above average, I'd say a firmware update would fix it and pull it to perfect, in my opinion its just not all the way there to be completely 100% perfect(I'd say roughly 90%). I'm not sure if WP8 supports FLAC, I'd probably say it doesn't but there could be an app that allows it(doubt it personally) never looked into it as none of the music I have is in FLAC. The NL922 is suppose to be the Verizon version of the NL920 since AT&T has a six month exclusivity in the states, the 41MP camera phone is called a Nokia 808 by the way, it is real never saw or seen any pictures face to face personally though.

My advice would be personally as it always is to try both phones, I haven't had an android device in awhile so I personally couldn't comment on the areas above, but you could simply get a NL920 and if you hate it could easily try and go the Android route personally, I usually suggest this to friends who consider switching and members on the forum itself, but everyone wants something different, but good luck and tell us what you get it and how you like it.
    
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The only negative thing people can throw at the Lumia 920 is lacking apps. But, most of the popular apps are available, or "coming soon"...

In the meantime, there's usually an alternative available to you.

Of course, Windows Phone is a relatively new platform, and in terms of app numbers, it doesn't stack up to Android or iOS. But, quality > quantity.


The Lumia 920 has a far better screen than the Galaxy S III. That's my opinion having viewed them both in person. In regards to the One X, it has 16GB internal storage, and lacks an SD card slot for expansion. The Lumia 920 doesn't have an SD card slot either, but has 32GB of internal storage.

The Nexus 4 is a great device, but again, only 16GB internal storage, and lacks an SD card slot. And no LTE.

And maybe it's just me, but Windows Phone's UI looks so much more modern compared to iOS and Android.

So, is the Lumia 920 a good choice for you? It's a good choice for anyone.
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got it on the 12th been using it for about 3-4 days i'd say it is an excellent phone. i get compliments from iphone 4s and 5 users and gs3 users about the phone's design and GUI.
i think the live tile is the most useful and personal smartphone gui which is a great contrast and differentiation from the generic ios icons and the confusing android gui.
overall the phone's greatest weakness is its weight. at 185 g it is the heaviest highend smartphone in the market but i have had the opportunity to compare it to the lighest smartphone on market (iphone5) and tbh i don't feel the difference much. they are all light and easy to handle.
for me i think 4.5" is the best size for smartphone since it's not too small (like iphone) makes it hard to read and not too big (galaxy note) makes it hard to reach.

another negative is that WP8 still doesn't have that many apps. some of the more popular apps on other markets are not available but most essential connectivity apps are there. just that the fun and extras aren't there yet but i suspect they will come soon enough as demand for WP8 devices are very high. 920s are completely sold out in my area.

so if you are a smartphone user looking for a great GUI, a feature-rich and extremely durable device (plenty of vids of people using the screen as a hammer for nails), and a great core smartphone experience, you will be satisfied.
if you want the sleekest form factor and the lightest weight, you might look to iphone. if you want fully customizable and bigger screens, definitely samsung. if you want a ton of apps then either one of those satisfy.

PS: the camera is phenomenal. this is my first smartphone so i can't comment on other devices but i absolutely love the camera quality. i think the 920 just killed off the point-and-shoot industry lol.
the phone software do not natively support flac. just did a quick search on wp store for you and saw this "free music" app that claims it can play flac although i haven't dl it and don't have any flac to test.
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Thanks all. I will continue to look forward. I have learn that Rogers (the company in Canada who have the monopole of the NL920) don't offer service where I will be this winter frown.gif.

For the 41Mpx phone... I have found this on the Nokia website. It have the 41Mpx camera. It have picture of it but I can't find it on the Canadian website, only in US

Anyway, I prefer to have the best smartphone = camera than smartphone < Camera

Now, if someone can try to find something for the FLAC it would be AWESOMELY great but I will do some research on my side.

I have already play with a S3 and I wasn't impress. I don't know why but it look to "mainstream". I like to get something that people will not think but they miss a great product. In other word, I don't want to purchase a cellphone by publicity but by performance, quality, etc...

Thanks all,
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Thanks all. I will continue to look forward. I have learn that Rogers (the company in Canada who have the monopole of the NL920) don't offer service where I will be this winter frown.gif.
For the 41Mpx phone... I have found this on the Nokia website. It have the 41Mpx camera. It have picture of it but I can't find it on the Canadian website, only in US
Anyway, I prefer to have the best smartphone = camera than smartphone < Camera
Now, if someone can try to find something for the FLAC it would be AWESOMELY great but I will do some research on my side.
I have already play with a S3 and I wasn't impress. I don't know why but it look to "mainstream". I like to get something that people will not think but they miss a great product. In other word, I don't want to purchase a cellphone by publicity but by performance, quality, etc...
Thanks all,
Lee17

Well to iterate on that last point of FLAC, I think I'm correct in saying it doesn't support FLAC, looked on the specification page and it doesn't show on any of the devices, http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia920/specifications/ now I know Zune supports WMA FLAC, not sure of the difference but I'd imagine if Zune supported WMA FLAC then that could probably work, doubting it mostly but I don't have a WP8 device to try it out on personally. But with all the API's being open in WP8, I'd imagine one would pop up sooner or later, but I believe its safe to say no FLAC support as of now, at least outright that is.
    
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Well to iterate on that last point of FLAC, I think I'm correct in saying it doesn't support FLAC, looked on the specification page and it doesn't show on any of the devices, http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia920/specifications/ now I know Zune supports WMA FLAC, not sure of the difference but I'd imagine if Zune supported WMA FLAC then that could probably work, doubting it mostly but I don't have a WP8 device to try it out on personally. But with all the API's being open in WP8, I'd imagine one would pop up sooner or later, but I believe its safe to say no FLAC support as of now, at least outright that is.

I think the only thing it need to support FLAC is a codec for the windows media player or an other media player. Now, I need to find someone who have a W8 phone and look in the app store to see if they have other media player that have the FLAC codec and test it with a simple FLAC track.

If someone can do this for me, I would be very happy. I'm still trying to find it by googleing but I haven't find software so far.

Thanks,
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