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This line tells me that you sir, want a Lumia 920. It's terrific out of the box, it's reliable, it's beyond fast and it gets the job DONE.

The 920 itself is a terrific phone, I just got one. But windows phone 8 completely ruins the experience making everything complicated and convoluted. If you want simple and have not used a smartphone before, I would recommend an iphone, honestly they are so easy to use. Otherwise go with an android based phone.
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post #12 of 29
Iphone 5 or Lumia 920.

Both are easy to use and reliable.
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The 920 itself is a terrific phone, I just got one. But windows phone 8 completely ruins the experience making everything complicated and convoluted. If you want simple and have not used a smartphone before, I would recommend an iphone, honestly they are so easy to use. Otherwise go with an android based phone.

That's the opposite of how I would describe Windows Phone. Tasks quick, fluid, and efficient. That's the whole basis of the Windows Phone Challenge Microsoft ran for the longest time.
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post #14 of 29
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That's the opposite of how I would describe Windows Phone. Tasks quick, fluid, and efficient. That's the whole basis of the Windows Phone Challenge Microsoft ran for the longest time.

Internet explorer on it is terrible, google is ok. Wish I could have more than one webpage open. Closing open tasks is not as easy as it could be. Can't post photos to fb. I have tons of issues with the phone getting a data connection, and I have have a micro-cell tower in the apt. I love the phone itself, just hate all of the issues I am having with the OS
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A coworker just picked up a Galaxy Nexus for $180 (had been used for 2 months but still practically mint). Compared to whatever OP bought 10 years ago these things are 'Silly' and are still on the very newest version of Android. You don't need a $600 snapdragon-packing phone to call, text, and browse the internet a little.
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post #16 of 29
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Internet explorer on it is terrible, google is ok. Wish I could have more than one webpage open. Closing open tasks is not as easy as it could be. Can't post photos to fb. I have tons of issues with the phone getting a data connection, and I have have a micro-cell tower in the apt. I love the phone itself, just hate all of the issues I am having with the OS

Expand the bar at the bottom in IE and click "tabs". Actually, half the things you complained about are down there. And if you're having an issue getting a data connection you might want to contact Nokia for replacement.
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Expand the bar at the bottom in IE and click "tabs". Actually, half the things you complained about are down there. And if you're having an issue getting a data connection you might want to contact Nokia for replacement.

Thank you for your post about IE. I did'nt know that, it makes things so much better, that is one issue dealt with. Only a few more to go. I really want to like this os since i absolutely LOVE the 920, such a sexy phone, has a great feel and look. And the built in wireless charging is a plus too, no need to buy an ugly case. Another question for you though, when I go to post a pic to my fb account it never does it. This issue has persisted along with the data issue across two phones, so I don't think it is as much of a phone issue but could be a "me" issue. The last phone I had was an iphone 4 which I used for over two years, so I do realize that going from the most simple phone to a windows phone was going to have some hiccups. Again, I want to love this phone, and there are many things I do enjoy about it. It's the simple things that seem to be not working for me.
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post #18 of 29
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Thank you for your post about IE. I did'nt know that, it makes things so much better, that is one issue dealt with. Only a few more to go. I really want to like this os since i absolutely LOVE the 920, such a sexy phone, has a great feel and look. And the built in wireless charging is a plus too, no need to buy an ugly case. Another question for you though, when I go to post a pic to my fb account it never does it. This issue has persisted along with the data issue across two phones, so I don't think it is as much of a phone issue but could be a "me" issue. The last phone I had was an iphone 4 which I used for over two years, so I do realize that going from the most simple phone to a windows phone was going to have some hiccups. Again, I want to love this phone, and there are many things I do enjoy about it. It's the simple things that seem to be not working for me.

Please start a new thread and PM it to me. We can probably solve all your problems. I'm suspecting MVNO troubles or something here.
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Please start a new thread and PM it to me. We can probably solve all your problems. I'm suspecting MVNO troubles or something here.

Thank you, I'll pm you with all my issues, I think you can help me love this phone like I want
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i am too looking for a phone. i'm looking at the iphone 5, s3, note II. i have tried the iphones. i own the 3gs but i bought it used and wifi doesnt work..
now... i think i'm familiar with apple phones being a 3gs user. the 4 seems a small upgrade and good enough phone. i also have a 4s but its a bell carrier and locked and cant get into the phone, so i've never tried it. recently i got a hold of an iphone 5... this phone is very interesting. it had an app that could read bar codes and find prices. these apps make the iphones very interesting... do iphone apps work on all their phones?
i've felt a lot of phones and got a hold of the s3. its a nice big phone and more appealing to me cause of it's size.

my big question is whether the samsung phones have apps just like or similar to the iphones. i do music and seen apps which could be controlled over iphones. i know samsung is behind apple in apps. how far are they? i for example was gonna buy some usb controller but saw on youtube an iphone do the same thing via an app wirelessly. that's sweet. that saves me spending money on a part i don't have to buy since we all have our phones with us all the time.


im not only trying to choose a phone but a platform for the long run. i'm not familiar with theandroid platform at all. is it only gonna be bigger and more popular or is the ios light years ahead of them? what's with google advertising laptops on tv? aren't laptops dead? shouldnt they be investing more on the mobile side? or what do they have planned that i don't know?
i dont really care for what the s4 brings than what android has under the hood...
    
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