oh come on, tell me more on why I don't want this phone?
this is one of two smartphones I've looked at, other being galaxy 3.
I am not a techie at all, so no clue why I need it all. But my wife says I should get one and if she's paying, well, fairly easy decision.
so out with it....lumia 920 or galaxyS3 ?? no, iphones I am skipping. Just hate the whole apple thing so I won't go that way, what my wife uses.
I'll throw out my 2 cents here.
I have the L920, coming from the HTC Inspire 4g (got it free on contract 2 years ago, not a flagship at the time like the S3, but by no means a light weight..had an 8mp camera, 4.3" screen, etc).
I liked the idea of android > iOS at that time, was afraid to commit to WP7, but I really wanted to. I had fun romming and messing around, but over time I was getting sick of the bugs that came with new roms...not sure how people like them (I tried A LOT of them). So I returned to stock, and the bugs still existed.
What I hate about android is there is a lot of...inequality. Why did my device never get updated past 2.3? I think because of this, my phone always felt buggy. And the battery life sucked (although this was a common problem with the Inspire). So sure, there was a lot of customization out there, but I didn't like any of it, and was sick of dinking around with it.
Which brings me to WP8. It truly feels like the "half way home" between android and ios. Not as customizable, but not as locked down and BORING. I LOVED the idea of live tiles, and was sick of swiping through half empty pages of apps/widgets. I needed something fresh, so I was always going to buy the L920 for the WP8 experience and the phone.
The phone is sick.
-Beautiful device (big, beautiful curved screen, build quality, etc). I dont care if it's heavy, the Inspire was a brick in it's day too..im used to it. I actually chose the Inspire over the Samsung Infuse because it was TOO light. It felt REALLY cheap (consequently, the iphone 5 weighs exactly the same as the infuse XD).
-nokia music (offline pandora-esque radio stations, cool!)
-nokia maps (offline maps! about time?)
-camera is amazing. Truly a point and shoot replacement.
-super sensitive screen with gloves!
-wireless charging is really cool
I just really like this device. And what I like the most about it is that it just works. With everything on/enabled: data,wifi,bluetooth,nfc,super sensitive screen, gps,auto brightness, etc, I get amazing battery life. After listening to music at work for 5+ hours, web surfing, words with friends, facebook, etc, I'm at more than 60% when I come home. My Inspire would be at less than 20%...with low birghtness, everything but data disabled. I can FINALLY use my phone how I want to without being tied down.
Biggest let down is the limited amount of apps, but I really think MS will get this going this time around (they already are.) I understand a lot of my complaints/arguments against android may not relate with the S3, but I was done with android. I love WP8, feels very fresh and fun.
I'll comment too both on the deal/phone -- i own one in Yellow.
Every customer (especially long term ones) should ask to have the $36 waived -- they usually oblige (be nice).
Full Disclosure : I like Windows 8 -- if you don't you probably won't like the phone.
Great camera, love the Windows phone 8 OS - runs well, skype is better on Windows phone (better integration i'm sure), the browser is far superior to the browsers on iOS and android, and nice core functionality
It is heavy and large -- the weight doesn't bother me, but the size takes some getting used to. There is definitely a shortage of apps -- I don't even use a ton (had like 40 on my iphone). The one thing that makes this tolerable is that the browser is so good. I prefer yelp on a browser vs the app for example. Still prefer google maps to the nokia product and still prefer the ipod interface to the xbox music - but that should be easy to get used to.
Some people had issues with their battery, but this might be device specific as I have gotten 2+ days of battery life with normal use and hour or 2 of browsing/30 minutes of video watching and hour or 2 of calling, some texting, and the rest standby. So in theory there might be quality control issues regarding the battery
Oh yeah while the lumia 920 is not so heavy compared to iphone4 , compared to iphone 5 (feels like a feather) which is insanely light -- it is a brick.
Is the phone that bad? I heard it was heavy and had random reboots.
not ready for Prime Time?
The phone is great. I've been using it for about a week and I have not had any issues at all. The phone is very solid and not really "heavy". It is heavier than most other phones, but is that going to make you tired from holding it? No.
Nokia Lumia 920 for $49 w/ Contract @ AT&T Black Friday to Sunday
Nokia Lumia 920 $49.99*
• Bring together the things you love most into one personalized experience with customizable live tiles
• Get a power boost without plugging in with built-in wireless charging plate
This offer is only available in AT&T Company-Owned Retail locations from Friday, 11/23 through Sunday, 11/25.
From this Friday AT&T will be offering the Lumia 920 at any of its company owned retail stores for $49.99. Of course you’ll need to sign a contract for two years with voice and data, but at least the carrier will be matching both Amazon and Walmart.
This Friday will see plenty of ‘crazy deals’ but this defiantly some compelling pricing from AT&T who are already selling the device for $99.99. The deal is available from this Friday 23rd to the 25th for those of you who are keen to grab one.
No word on price adjusting for those that already have purchased one.
Please add NOKIA to your thread title...anyone searching Nokia will not see this (like I did at first)
Successfully matched the $49.99 price in central Kentucky. The AT&T associate did ask me to send him the link to the email to verify the deal. They basically give me the phone for free and charged me $49.99 for the "free" charging mat. So happy to ditch my iPhone 4 and switch to the L920. Someone called Windows 8 a happy median between iOS and Android and I couldn't agree more.
Edit: Went back later that day to get a second upgrade and asked for the same salesperson. He didn't hesitate to match the price again, but implied he was reprimanded by a supervisor for the prior match.
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