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Anyone who has an alliance in AoE? I want to join an alliance.
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Some tips for photo taking on the 1020:

http://www.nokiainnovation.com/2014/09/29/great-lumia-1020-photo-tip/
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I'm going to sound like a raging fanboy and make a lot of you get on the defensive...but...not only is Windows 8.1 on the Nokia 635 absolutely and without a doubt the WORST smartphone/os combination I have EVER used, but Windows OS itself is just not up to par w/ regard to the lack of apps or sad, sad store. Having to install a 3rd party app to get *terrible* Bus GPS, lol, I mean directions...that are often wrong and have caused me to miss quite a few rides or another 3rd party to listen to my FLAC files that has ZERO functionality and looks like Windows 3.1 Programs is as hilarious as this sentence. Honestly? I'd rather use the Blackberry Storm than suffer through this.

Maybe it's just the phone as I'm not alone in my disgust over the device (see bottom text). But there really isn't another option for T-Mo at the moment.

Thank awesomeness however they're going to sell me a new S4 @ 1/2 cost. $132 and $3.50 for 24 months.

I will miss Cortana though...she's every bit as awesome as Halo led me to believe.

Cheers,

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Looks good on paper, poor execution
September 13, 2014
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Age:18-24
I am a:Early Adopter
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My first Windows Phone was the HTC 8x. One evening I was watching a thunderstorm from the window with my son and I tried to check my phone. The phone began restarting every 5-7 seconds until it ran out of battery. I took it to my local T-Mobile store, it was a lost cause, so I bought the Lumia 635 because I like the Windows OS very much (even if there aren't as many apps) As you read this review keep in mind I have only had the Nokia Lumia 635 for a little over two weeks.....
I will start with the good. Cortana is kind of fun, voice recognition is some of the best I've used, and it makes calling while driving safer. The camera takes much higher quality pictures than my 8x did. The jump to 4GLTE is nice as well.
Now for the bad stuff.......
Apps crash multiple times a day. I never really noticed apps crashing on my 8x. And IF they load on the 635, sometimes they don't connect (happens with multiple apps on network and wifi) to the app server or they just don't load properly. We will use theChive app as an example since that is one I frequently use. I click on the app to check out the latest DAR and the pictures won't load. I exit and reenter the app, and it crashes. Annoying. Oh, and having to restart your phone 3 or more times a day just to get it to work properly.....yeah, that's pretty fun too.
Text messaging is hit and miss. Sometimes I don't receive texts from my wife until hours later. Literally. She texted me three times while I was on lunch at work and I made it home 5 hours later before the texts were received. At other times I will get the same text 3, 4, 5 times. And sometimes it doesn't send texts out, which worries me because some pertaining to my job are quite important. At the end of the day I have to restart my phone just to check if there were any texts or calls that might not have made it to my phone.
Call quality is hit or miss as well. If it is on Wi-Fi calling, you can pretty much forget about the person on the other line understanding a word. Even on T-Mobile's network the call quality can be pretty shoddy. And then all of a sudden the next call will be crystal clear like you were in the same room as them.
The on-screen back/home/search buttons. Really, Nokia??? Use some of that screen space for buttons that should be placed on that empty black space just below the screen? It's annoying when texting because my, admittedly clumsy, thumbs hit those on-screen buttons frequently.
Lack of decent hardware. There is no flash. No forward facing camera. No camera button. And the aforementioned lack of dedicated touch buttons.
This phone is at a great price point for what they tried to achieve. Nokia just didn't deliver a solid product. I usually find the cons of a phone a few months into ownership, but with the Lumia 635 I was noticing them on Day 1. If you are prone to anger and throwing things, buy a different phone. If you enjoy having your patience tested and you don't NEED a reliable phone, buy this phone.(hide)
Pros: 4g lte, long battery life, easy to use, memory, GPS, useful apps, cortana
Cons: processor, buggy, speakerphone, unreliable, apps crash, wi-fi calling, doesn't always receive texts or calls
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but Windows OS itself is just not up to par w/ regard to the lack of apps or sad, sad store.

Sorry, I stopped reading here smile.gif If you think the app ecosystem is a defining (or at all) characteristic of the OS, you know nothing about OSes smile.gif

That being said, the store really is terrible. That didn't stop Linux 20 years ago, and certainly didn't make people think less of it.
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but Windows OS itself is just not up to par w/ regard to the lack of apps or sad, sad store.

Sorry, I stopped reading here smile.gif If you think the app ecosystem is a defining (or at all) characteristic of the OS, you know nothing about OSes smile.gif

That being said, the store really is terrible. That didn't stop Linux 20 years ago, and certainly didn't make people think less of it.

Don't be sorry, you made it pretty far. thumb.gif

I'm NOT a software guy...at all. Don't claim to be...

You should read the rest though, if only for lol's sake.

It should be pretty clear that I'm a little on the frustrated side and overplaying things.

edit: lol @ your sig

Also, IF I KNEW the HTC One M8 Eye would have Windows, be on Tmobile, and NOT be more than $500, I MIGHT bite. That said, I'm not going to pass up a deal like the one I'm getting for the S4.
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