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Hi Everyone, thinking to switch on some other cell phone from blackberry, but just confuse whether to buy lumia or should go with some latest android phone. Its like lumia it is also very convincing cell phone to me but still there is a huge difference between android and windows phone. Need your suggestions please share your knowledge on this.. thanks in advance.... smile.gif
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Hi Everyone, thinking to switch on some other cell phone from blackberry, but just confuse whether to buy lumia or should go with some latest android phone. Its like lumia it is also very convincing cell phone to me but still there is a huge difference between android and windows phone. Need your suggestions please share your knowledge on this.. thanks in advance.... smile.gif

Window's provides the best uesful features right out the box. It's intuitive, seamless, and VERY VERY smooth. You login some of your accounts, for example, I login my xbox live account, my facebook account, and my gmail account. All of your friends will sync. If you're a big facebook user, it is directly integrated into the interface. Look in your address book at your friends and you can "text, call, write on wall, view their statuses, and access all of their pictures" right in one spot. Best integration by far.

For the most part, you get all the same games that you can get from Android and Iphone. You just miss out on all the million spinoffs that nobody downloads anyways. Windows phones come with office, so you can easily do some last minute edits from your phone before you turn something in at school or work (comes with outlook as well)

Lumia 920 then offers one of the best mobile cameras you can buy. There's very little negatives to the camera. Followed by solid build quality and an amazing screen.

For day to day phone usage, Windows phones excel. For lots and lots of fooling around with the phone, get android. I have a windows phone and I do EVERYTHING on it. I never feel limited in any way. Such a tight and polished feel to the software. Oh, and the tiles are what you make of it. It's very informative for me.

THIS is a GREAT read

http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/12/14/mobile-os-throwdown-ios-vs-android-vs-windows-phone
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I absolutely LOVE my Lumia 920. I actually like WP8 as well. Takes some getting used to and there are some annoyances but I am in no way missing Android or iOS. It's all personal preference with the OS, really. I say give it a shot and see if you like it. As far as the hardware, you won't find anything comparable in Android world.

Although, the EOS 41MP is supposed to be announced soon.............
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I highly recommend the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

I haven't really tried Nokia Lumia phones so I can't comment.

As for user experience, I think Android is the better choice in the long term. Android definitely will be the leader in terms of software innovation, features and updates. The Lumia 920 is for people who want to be a bit different.

I got the Samsung Galaxy S4 because I wanted a smartphone to have a large screen but relatively slim body. The fact that the Samsung Galaxy S4 utilizes the new DDR3 RAM as opposed to old generation DDR2 is another advantage and another reason why I went with the SGS4 over the HTC One. Furthermore, I really want my smartphone to be a camera phone as well, so the SGS4 wins here because of the 13MP resolution as opposed to the 4MP of the HTC One.

No matter how much HTC advertises its "Ultra Pixel" 4MP camera, it still doesn't make it a 13MP camera in terms of resolution. So HTC has really failed in this department.

The SGS4 also has microSD expansion and a removable battery. The battery life is excellent, easily lasting me 2 days with moderate to heavy usage (browsing the web, GPS navigation, calls, etc).
post #5 of 23
Based on what I've seen of WP8 (especially LinusTechTips' 30 day trial), it needs to mature a lot more for me to consider it. AFAIK, there's not even a rotation lock?
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There are so many things wrong with wp8 I dont know where to start, i have a lumia and regret the purchase, wish I had gone with a android phone.

The phone itself seems great but the OS lets it down. Just if there was a way to install android onto it
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I'd vote for the WP8. It is entirely subjective about which phone is better at this point. Most modern smartphones can all do the same things if you bother to figure it out. If you use an exchange account then the WP8 simply blows all others away for email and contact management. Android is the most customizable and easiest to tinker with.

Things I love on my Lumia 920:
-wireless charging
-best navigation app on any device
-dolby sound enhancements
-great night time camera (rivaled only by SGS4 in daytime shots)
-seamless social network integration
-xbox music and games
-Office and OneNote (nothing comes close to Excel on WP8)
-great voice controls
-augmented reality searches
-seamless integration with all my windows servers and pcs

I could go on but I'll will stop here.

Things I don't like:
-Bluetooth with certain cars (You'd think the Microsoft Sync Center in Lincoln's would work perfectly with a Microsoft phone but you would be wrong)
-Battery life with navigation running and bluetooth music streaming is under 8 hours (though normally 2 or 3 days with heavy usage on wifi and 4g)
-fixed amount of storage built in (though I have an unlimited data plan so I stream everything anyways)
-No TV out cable (although you can push some media from phone to xbox or computer over wifi)
-Websites are not always formatted well (Not really the phones fault but the website itself. This problem is slowly disappearing as IE mobile tags are becoming more common.)

The way I look at it is the WP8's are phones for people who just want it to work well 24/7 with no problems. There are not 6 million apps that all do the same thing and even fewer useless apps. Seriously there are less than 20 fart apps total, I just checked. Functionally there isn't much difference between most phones. If you haven't looked at the WP8 market in the past 3 months then you have missed all the big apps finally making it to WP8. There are very few things a WP8 can not do related to functionality.

*Everything I have said here pertains to me and your experience will differ. I have owned and used Androids, iOS phones, WP7 phones, WP8 phones, Windows Mobile 5 and 6 phones, and once a horrible Blackberry Pearl that kept losing its ball.
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Also what I have noticed that they don't even have the option to install apps on external memory at least that is with my 620 and not to mention the other problem that I faced was that you can't select the microphone that you want to use, some headsets are incompatible with my 620 like the UE200 that I have so If I use that hp I have to remove it to talk to someone.

I find these flaws very retarded, there are some small things that really destroy the wp8, if these are addressed it should be a really good experience.
post #9 of 23
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Hey lacrossewacker, that's really an nice article, thanks for needful, even I am loving it very much i mean lumia 920, but i don't know why I am confuse or may be i am worried of money or may be somewhere i have android on my mind, but i will go with lumia itself. Guys please can you also tell if i can get it cheaper anywhere? plzzz smile.gif
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Hey arvind,


Here, where you can get your desire one, this is reasonable one wink.gif

http://www.flipkkart.com/nokia-lumia-920/p/itmdgzhhdvrz5rgm
http://www.cromaretail.com/Nokia-Lumia-920-GSM-Mobile-Phone-(Black)-pc-16621-862.aspx
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