Originally Posted by GeoWillWalls
And that's just your opinion, but also why is it a throw away?
So the carriers don't support it but then you just go over to XDA Developers and put whatever you like on it, and besides Microsoft are doing the exact same thing with WP7 to WP8. They have two major updates now and anyone who supported them will to begin only get one of them. Yes we get 7.8 but it's still quite a difference considering we don't get access to any of the apps that only now 2 years later
they are getting that they should of had to begin with. Besides any App that use Silverlight is terrible, I mean look at the Facebook app? It's one of the worst apps I've ever used, the websites better! And no multitasking? With Quad Core Processors and Gb's of RAM now available to phones Microsoft are limiting their platform to last year's specs, Dual Core and 1Gb of RAM, it's not up to date by any stretch of the imagination.
Yes it's simple but that's it's only advantage, anyone who wants to use their phone for more then the basic it's just not enough, there's no choice, The HTC 8X and Lumia 920 have the same specs except for a slightly bigger screen and better camera, it's just not enough
And how is it a cheap experience, the top Android phones are more expensive then the WP8 phone so how is it cheap?
And besides everything else on Android is just easier, quick toggles, notifications, and the extensive cloud support is just better. To turn Wi-fi off on my WP7 (and it's the same in WP8) I have to go to the home screen, go to settings, find the Wi-Fi menu then turn it off.
Android? Swipe down tap the Wi-Fi button DONE.
I agree with most of what you said, but I have to say I think you are being a little short sighted on the whole "spec sheet" thing.
You can't really compare a phone from one platform to another just based on the spec sheet. The OS has much more to do with it.
Since you have a W7P, you know how smooth it is while only using a single core processor. Compared to most dual core Android devices, it still runs smoother.
Same thing with the newer W8P's. The dual core with 1g if ram is stupid smooth. Multitasking on those things is an absolute breeze.
Look at the iPhone 5 specs. It isn't a slow phone either.
Specs will always help a phone yes, but don't discard a phone just because it doesn't have equal specs to another. That is like comparing a 200-hp Lotus Elise to a 400-hp Mustang and saying the Lotus has no chance in a race around a track. There are just too many other factors that go into it.