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Re: What should i get based on these needs?
As a former Windows Phone user myself, I will attempt to address your concerns.
Originally Posted by WinFan1
1-3) While there are devices that offer both expandable memory and on-screen buttons, they are low to mid range phones (Blu Products has a couple for under $300 no contract that offer both). However, I suggest you either ditch expandable memory and get the LG G2 or ditch the on screen buttons and get the Note 3. Neither is a bad choice
4) Yes. Google Play Music All Access. It is excellent and I use it daily.
5) Microsoft appst that they have published work fine. They have Office and One Note (only available to Office 365 subscribers), Hotmail, Bing, SkyDrive, Lync, Remote Desktop, Skype etc. all available on Android. Off the top of my head, I cannot think of a major MS property that is available on Windows Phone that they have not also released for Android. Most of them are as good as or better than the Windows Phone versions as well. However, you will be required to at least have a Google account to acces the Play Store and a few other things, but you do not need to use it outside of that scope.
6) Yes. It launched on Android at about the same time it launched on Windows Phone 7. The layout is a little different, but not completely different.
7) I used to use the Office web apps and SkyDrive a lot. Google Docs is much, much better. Drive vs. SkyDrive is mostly a wash to me. I think Drive is slightly better, but SkyDrive is slightly cheaper if you need more than the free amount of storage (though there are frequent promos to get free Drive storage).
8) Nothing is going to compare to the 1020 (except maybe the Galaxy S IV Zoom, which you should not buy under any circumstance). Camera's on Android phones vary quite a bit. The LG G2 has a great camera, the HTC One and Galaxy S IV (and Note III) both have very, very good Cameras, the Moto X has a usable camera, but it is definitely the worst of the flagships, the Nexus 5 takes great photos but has slow autofocus and a slow shutter. If the camera is very important to you, get the G2, SIV, Note III, or HTC One.