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    I need to get a new phone soon. I'm trying to decide whether I stick with Android and get a Galaxy S4 or something similar (HTC, maybe). Or, do I make the switch to Windows phone. I like the UI on the WPs a lot. The new Lumia 930 looks like a comparable option to the S4.

    Regarding apps - I really only use Instagram and banking apps (which are available on both OS). I also use the camera a lot. So app availability isn't a deal breaker for me.

    Anyone here use a Windows phone? What do you think of it?

    And please don't suggest an iPhone. Been there, done that, won't ever do it again.
     
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    Oh, sorry, wrong millennium...
     
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    In b4 John and stu

    IPHONE 4 łÿf
     
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    On a serious note. Talk to me tomorrow. I know all the goss on all upcoming smart phones. Indepth.
     
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    And wrong thread. Beat it :68.gif:
     
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    Tee hee. Bye :)
     
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    I looked into the Lumia as I wanted a good camera and thats meant to be one of the best but I read up on reviews and did a little research and found that there is quite a long lag in the camera so you can't take quick shots (which I tend to do) whereas the Galaxy S4 rated really well over all, and particularly as a camera. I chose the S4 because I do use a few apps that windows didn't provide but mostly because the camera was meant to be really good. I'm really happy with it.
     
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    S5 or nothing.
     
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    There's a better s5 coming out in may.......
     
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    Going through this shit at work, migrating everyone to Windows phone due to it's far superior enterprise integration abilities. All I can say is use one for a week, you'll either love it or hate it. Personally I think it's really good, give it a few years and I don't doubt it'll be one of the, if not the, most major device OS.
     
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    Not sure what the battery life is like on the lumia's or windows phones, but I upgraded to the Galaxy S5 (from a sony xperia s) and absolutely love it. Can comfortably get 2 days between charges, is quick and smooth and the camera isn't too bad
     
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    Better because it uses the 2300mhz 4G band?
     
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    Oh, can I just interject on one point though, there is no point comparing specs on a hardware level when comparing an Android phone to a Windows one - WP8 runs cleaner on lower end hardware, it's not as resource intensive to begin with (Which helps battery life)
     
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    Great for media, camera is good and has a short cut button on the side so just pull the phone out of your pocket hold the button for a second and the camera is on ready to go.
    one touch of the screen you can turn on/off wifi, bluetooth, screen bright, data, gps, airplane, roaming, hotspot.
     
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    Went from an S3 to a Lumia 1020. Slower CPU with fewer cores, but feels faster. I'll potentially go back to an Android in 2 years, because while I'm not a heavy app user, pretty much any time I do want something, it's not on Win Phone. Camera is brilliant for a phone, nice to be able to control shutter speed etc in default app, decent low light performance.
     
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    I had a couple of windows phones and am now using android on an s4 mini. Much prefer android for usability plus theres a lot more apps available for android. Sony apparently has a new xperia coming out which is supposed to be pretty aweet.
     
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    I bought a Galaxy Ace Plus because Samsung has an easily replaceable battery - then went back to my old Nokia GSM because of the ridiculous data usage of smartphones.
    If I was prepared to be on a bigger plan they might be worth considering but I only want a phone to be a phone for emergencies, not for general and internet use.
    At the moment I've got a satellite phone and two Nokia 6085s working for $15 a month total through Pivotel.
     
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    I've been very happy with my HTC One - good screen, good camera, good battery. I think they released an updated model recently.
     
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    I've had a few of the latest(ish) phones. Here are some nutshell thoughts:
    iPhone 5 - *Snooze*, there hasnt been any real innovation on iOS since it was launched. But the build quality and screen are very nice.
    HTC One - Fantastic phone. Just wish it took a microSD card. Build quality is very good and so is the screen. @tai is enjoying mine now.
    Nokia 1020 - Hardware is sensational. The camera is really, really good. The actual OS is brilliant to use and very intuitive. But lack of apps is frustrating.
    Samsung Note 3 (Current) - I promised myself that I'd never own another Samsung. The main thing I dislike is the rubbish, plasticy build quality. But the boss bought me one. Yes, its huge; but the screen is beyond words, the lightening quick, the battery life is very good (for a smart phone), and I find myself using the stylus more and more.
     
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