New phone time me thinks…
Thinking of a Windows phone this time since my Android phones all seem dead slow. Any advice or opinions on them please folks?
Lumina 820, Samsung ActvS, HTC windows 8 phone, all on O2.
Used for emails, texts, as a phone, twitter. Not much of a game player on phones but do listen to music via Bluetooth.Posted 5 years agolegendMember
Annoyingly Drac is right 🙁
I went shopping pretty certain that I’d be leaving with either a new Nokia or HTC 8X, ended up with an iPhone 5. Nokia 920 is a brick, 820 has ropey battery life but I found Windows 8 a bit crappy. Looks very nice to show off to people, but just a little slow to use. Reckoned it’d be irritating to live with for 2 yearsPosted 5 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
I have an HTC 8X and love it. My brother has the Nokia 920; my dad the HTC 8S.
Windows Phone 8 is a cracking bit of kit, and to be honest there’s no real shortage of apps unless you love to have millions of the things installed. Facebook / Twitter integration is built right in, Outlook.com is better than Gmail (and that’s as a 10 year long Gmail user), and the interface is so intuitive anyone can figure it out.
The Nokia gets more exclusive stuff, has a better camera, but is heavier. I reckon the best is actually the 8S, which doesn’t have the high res screen but is beautifully made and seems to be the perfect size. And it has MicroSD expansion.
Stuff that’s not so good? No notification centre (although it’s rumoured to be coming this year), media and ring volumes aren’t separate, and the back button behaves weirdly in the browser. People have whinged about battery life, but I charge mine every other day and have no issues. The iPhone 5 will need charging every night.
Android (even 4.2) feels unfinished in comparison.
My Windows Phone homescreen:unovoloMember
Had a Nokia Lumia 800 for over a year and will not be changing it any time soon.
Have had Android phones ,used others iphones ,and for my usage its just perfect.
I much prefer how the OS works on a phone compared to IOS and Android.
I think most people who dont like the OS are just so used to the IOS/Android way of doing things that they cannot see that some aspects are better or more user friendly.
I have heard comments that it seems basic in comparison,thats because its been created for ease of use,using a phone should not be complicated or hard to understand.
Even my 72 year old dad can use it with minimal explanation.
If and when this ones dies I will be getting another Windows phone.Posted 5 years agoCountZeroMember
Hate the control Apple want over my music
Had an apple iPhone 3? And still have an IPod, just seemed to always ask me to “wait whilst we authorise your iTunes library” when I connected the iPod to iTunes.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen that message, using three different iPhones and three different iPods. I just plug my devices in and they pop up in the sidebar. It’s not a message I recall ever seeing in the five or six years I’ve been using iTunes, and I currently have 144Gb of music which is mixed ripped and downloaded.Posted 5 years ago
Apple have no control over your music, there is no DRM, you’re free to use it on any device that will play AAC files, which is a lot, or if MP3, pretty much anything. I drag songs onto a 32Gb flash drive and play them on my Kenwood DAB car stereo, with no problems.
The HTC 8X has just been returned to O2 and exchanged for an IPhone 4S.
8x wouldn’t work with my car hands free kit but thankfully the shop said it would, hence the exchange. There is loads offsets on the Microsoft website regarding Bluetooth incompatibility issues with car hands free kits.
iPhone works with the car, happy bunny here.
Should have just taken Drac’s advice in the first place.
Still hate ITunes though.Posted 4 years ago
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