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  1. aewatsonsr77's Avatar
    I'm seriously considering exchanging my Galaxy Note for the Nokia Lumia 900 when it drops on the 8th. I love the Note but I previously had the Galaxy SII Epic Touch 4G from Sprint and the Note is basically the same phone with a larger screen, except for the S pen which I rarely use. I've been intrigued by Windows Phone since its inception but I haven't seen a phone that would make me try it, until now. I actually left Verizon and the Droid Razr to get the Note so, as you can see, I'm a phone nut! I've had the IPhone 4 and a host of Android phones. I even used an upgrade with Sprint to get the Palm Pre the day it was released. Basically my question is are there any other people out there considering making this move also? I read these forums often but rarely post. Should I do it? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    04-04-2012 01:06 PM
  2. reelon's Avatar
    I actually have a note in the box that I got last Friday. Not sure if I want to keep it or return it to get the lumia. I'm invested in the android system, and but if we're to change I would do it for the lumia. I guess it all depends on what you expect and want from the phone.
    04-04-2012 01:40 PM
  3. highwayman1224's Avatar
    That's gotta be one of the ugliest things I've ever seen! Who wants a phone with pointy corners? No thanks, plus the screen's too small!
    CeasareBorgia and MrZackarius like this.
    04-04-2012 09:02 PM
  4. rich250's Avatar
    If I was to ever switch from android it would be to a windows phone but unless they come out with a windows phone with atleast a 5.3" screen that's not gonna happen
    PJW likes this.
    04-05-2012 06:05 AM
  5. aewatsonsr77's Avatar
    If I was to ever switch from android it would be to a windows phone but unless they come out with a windows phone with atleast a 5.3" screen that's not gonna happen
    04-05-2012 09:11 AM
  6. aewatsonsr77's Avatar
    If I was to ever switch from android it would be to a windows phone but unless they come out with a windows phone with atleast a 5.3" screen that's not gonna happen
    I must admit that I love the screen size on my Note. This is a man's phone no doubt but I'm sort of bored with Android overall right now. The Lumia has a 4.3" screen which isn't small but it will be hard to go back to that size after experiencing the Note. I'm still leaning heavily towards exchanging my Note though. Decisions decisions!
    04-05-2012 09:15 AM
  7. Rally Android's Avatar
    So what makes you think you wont get bored even quicker with a Windows phone? I'm sure the phone is excellent, plus I've heard very good things from the Windows OS, but for now it has a smaller ecosystem then Android or iOS. That's why I say you might get bored with it quicker once the new phone phase is over.
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    04-05-2012 10:34 AM
  8. BullArcher's Avatar
    Prior to my current Note, I had a Samsung Focus Windows 7 phone. The Note is way better. Love the big screen. Also, a lot more apps in the Android world, and growing. Windows phone does not have enough critical mass to get developers attention. I would not switch back to the Windows world unless they get a ton more phones in users hands. I think Microsoft is too late to the party.
    04-05-2012 10:49 AM
  9. mavrrick's Avatar
    I know specs aren't everything but when i look at the Lumia 900 i have to laugh a bit. I mean i don't see anything that stands out for it. I could kind of see going to a HTC Titan maybe, but to me the Lumia really isn't anything to go crazy over.

    Non HD Display
    older AOLED tech
    Thick and heavy
    low amount of ram
    smaller display as well.

    What stands out that makes this a must have phone. I see it has LTE, and that is pretty much the only plus I can see it has over others, but certainly not the NOTE, or the GS2 Skyrocket for that mater. To each there own.
    04-05-2012 01:41 PM
  10. DesertBandit's Avatar
    What stands out that makes this a must have phone. I see it has LTE, and that is pretty much the only plus I can see it has over others, but certainly not the NOTE, or the GS2 Skyrocket for that mater. To each there own.
    The thing that is going to make this sell well will be its price. $99 with a contract or a reup. $49.99 on Amazon with a new 2 year.
    04-05-2012 03:25 PM
  11. Anonymous7532479's Avatar
    To the original poster:

    I'm rather curious as to why you switched carriers for the Note when you said your previous phone was 'basically the same thing'? I hope you didn't give up an unlimited data plan?

    The Lumia 900 looks interesting. I would certainly love to play with one, but I couldn't imagine leaving Android for Windows. The size of the app collection alone would deter me. I honestly know nothing about the Windows app market, but I'm assuming it can't be anywhere near as large as the ones on Android or iOs?


    -mcskipp
    04-05-2012 03:39 PM
  12. mavrrick's Avatar
    I actually knew that, and that is a good point. But this thread is talking about going from a Note to a Lumia 900. How does that apply?
    04-05-2012 03:52 PM
  13. KSoD's Avatar
    Going to a Windows Phone is a bad idea. Like a previous poster, I also had the Samsung Focus along with my Samsung Galaxy Captivate and Motorola Atrix. Of the 3 devices, the Focus was the least used. The reasons are simple. While you dont need beefy specs to run WP7, there is so much lacking.

    Dropbox? Forget it. You can only view the stuff you have on there. You cant upload to it or download from it without 3rd party apps, which are very few to begin with.

    Texting Tones? Sure you can change it, but you must use Windows OS, Zune software and have them specifically named as a "ringtone" with under 1MB in size and less than 40 seconds. They also must be in MP3 or WMA format. If the tone you want to use doesnt meet those requirements, then it will not even show up in the software.

    Not to mention the fact that while you can add tones to your phone, it is a universal tone. There is nothing like customSMS or GOSMS Pro that will allow you to use a different text tone for each person. So if you are a heavy texter like I am, then this is a killer. Cause you will not be able to know if the text you got is something you have to read right away and respond to or if it is something that can wait.

    Additionally getting updates is worse than Android. I got the Focus when WP7.5 "Mango" was already out. yet no matter what Zune and my phone both said no update available. I had to basically trick the phone to update, which in itself was a pain, to get it to work.

    With the lackluster supply of quality apps on the Windows Martketplace compared to any other mobile OS, you will be bored far to quickly with a Windows Phone than anything else. If you have unlimited data, cant live without Facebook updates every second, then a Windows phone will be great for you! But if you live in the real world where you have to pay for data and only have so much, you will get killed by a Windows phone.

    I sold my Focus about 3 months after buying it. I hated the phone after about a month of use cause it had nothing that I could do. I went back to Android with the option of flashing some sweet ROMS quickly, I can say if your bored with Android so quickly, you havent tried everything you can yet.
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    04-05-2012 04:05 PM
  14. aewatsonsr77's Avatar
    To the original poster:

    I'm rather curious as to why you switched carriers for the Note when you said your previous phone was 'basically the same thing'? I hope you didn't give up an unlimited data plan?



    The Lumia 900 looks interesting. I would certainly love to play with one, but I couldn't imagine leaving Android for Windows. The size of the app collection alone would deter me. I honestly know nothing about the Windows app market, but I'm assuming it can't be anywhere near as large as the ones on Android or iOs?



    -mcskipp
    04-05-2012 06:52 PM
  15. aewatsonsr77's Avatar
    I had a 4gb data plan from Verizon with the Droid Razr. I guess I fell in love with the idea of the humongous screen on the Note and I prayed that it would come to Verizon. When it didn't, I jumped ship to AT&T. As I stated before, the Note has basically the same form factor as my old Galaxy S2 from Sprint, just with a humongous screen. SAMSUNG phones are notorious for using cheap plastic and don't feel very premium as far as build quality goes. The Lumia looks really nice and the build quality is up to par with what a premium handset should have.
    I guess that I'm past the WOW stage when it comes to the Note's screen size, although my Co-workers continue to be enamored with it. I purchased the HTC Evo 4G from Sprint the day that it was released and I eventually rooted it and did the whole custom ROM thing. Android's customization options are a big selling point for the platform but once you've been there and done that it's not the same. As far as apps on Windows phone vs Android goes, I researched it and 90% of the apps that I use on Android are available on Windows phone. Even the ones that aren't have a comparable alternative. Also, I'm a serious gamer and the Xbox Live integration intrigues me also.
    The bottom line is that I'm always interested in the next new phone and my curiosity regarding Windows Phone coupled with what I think is a nice piece of hardware has me wanting to give up my beast of a phone. I appreciate the feedback and I have a few more days to mull over my decision. We'll see how it goes.
    04-05-2012 06:57 PM
  16. kyle.brown's Avatar
    we got the lumia a week ago and i must say it is a great windows device the clear back display is second to none and the camera is top of the line. one of the things that got me was how it does not have a removable battery and like always the lack of apps. If it had the apps i would switch from my note
    04-05-2012 07:46 PM
  17. atmancloud's Avatar
    Hell no! Never again will I use wp7 I've fixed all types of phones at work and every time a customer comes in with a windows phone they always ask why can't I this why can't I that??

    And try updating a wp they say android has fragmentation? Please! People need to check out wp7. HTC hd7 and never looking back I loved nokia , but not anymore since they got bought by ms.
    04-07-2012 01:52 AM
  18. Technosticrati's Avatar
    The only way to really know is to try it for yourself. It's a completely different style of OS from Android which is an icon based platform compared to a tile based platform for Windows Phone. You usually get 30 days to try a device on AT&T so you may want to take advantage of that.

    Windows devices will not blow you away with specs but that's because the OS has been optimized to perform well with only a single core. What they lack in specs they more than make up for in excellent performance. You'll notice that immediately when you see the OS in action.

    Ultimately any advice you receive will all be secondhand so the best bet is to try it for yourself and see if it suits you.
    04-07-2012 02:48 AM
  19. thoughthalo's Avatar
    Well I exchanged the lumia 900 for the galaxy note today.
    04-08-2012 01:11 AM
  20. elvisgp's Avatar
    Well I exchanged the lumia 900 for the galaxy note today.
    So did you like the lumia 900? Why did you switch to the note?
    04-08-2012 01:55 AM
  21. jalb's Avatar
    I know specs aren't everything but when i look at the Lumia 900 i have to laugh a bit. I mean i don't see anything that stands out for it. I could kind of see going to a HTC Titan maybe, but to me the Lumia really isn't anything to go crazy over.

    Non HD Display
    older AOLED tech
    Thick and heavy
    low amount of ram
    smaller display as well.

    What stands out that makes this a must have phone. I see it has LTE, and that is pretty much the only plus I can see it has over others, but certainly not the NOTE, or the GS2 Skyrocket for that mater. To each there own.
    It's difficult to compare based on specs when you are comparing Android and WP. WP doesn't need big ram and multi-core processors, and nothing in the OS currently would even make use of an HD display.

    On a personal level, I love my HTC Titan, but I could never even consider a Lumia. I find the enormous bezel to be too distracting. It looks ridiculous.
    04-08-2012 12:09 PM
  22. elvisgp's Avatar
    It's difficult to compare based on specs when you are comparing Android and WP. WP doesn't need big ram and multi-core processors, and nothing in the OS currently would even make use of an HD display.

    On a personal level, I love my HTC Titan, but I could never even consider a Lumia. I find the enormous bezel to be too distracting. It looks ridiculous.
    Do you use both an android device and a windows phone device? If you do, then you have the best of both worlds. Lol.

    Sent from my amazing galaxy tab 10.1 which also eats ipads
    04-08-2012 12:16 PM
  23. mavrrick's Avatar
    It's difficult to compare based on specs when you are comparing Android and WP. WP doesn't need big ram and multi-core processors, and nothing in the OS currently would even make use of an HD display.

    On a personal level, I love my HTC Titan, but I could never even consider a Lumia. I find the enormous bezel to be too distracting. It looks ridiculous.
    Yea I tend to agree so maybe my comment about the memory isn't really anything to worry about. But Display tech doesn't really have much to do with the OS. Just better display tech make the experience better, and if the OS can't handle it then it is just one more example of how WP isn't a real competitor. At this point i wouldn't think any high end phone for any platform shouldn't have a non HD display.

    There isn't much of an excuse for big and bulky either. And that has nothing to do with the OS.
    04-08-2012 09:38 PM
  24. aewatsonsr77's Avatar
    Well I finally made my decision.....I went to my local AT&T store this morning and exchanged my Galaxy Note for the Lumia 900. I had to get over the screen size difference initially but once that passed I was really impressed with the design and build quality of the Lumia 900. There were several other people picking one up too and the Cyan Blue color was really popular. I went with the black one and so far I'm really impressed with it. The OS is relatively simple compared to Android but it feels smooth, intuitive, and polished. The live tiles are nice and I was able to find the majority of the main apps that I use on Android in the Windows Phone marketplace. My work Outlook and personal Gmail accounts synced without a problem and all of my contacts are now on my new phone. Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Linkedin integration are second to none on Windows Phone. I actually am really trying hard to find a reason not to like Window Phone and I can't. I'm a true tech head and I realize that word of mouth is a powerful tool in the smartphone world. Apple and Android are so popular due to the monkey see monkey do mentality. People follow whatever the hot thing is at the time. As a 1st time Windows Phone user I am truly impressed with where the platform is right now and I'm excited to see where it goes from here. I think I'll be holding on to this phone for awhile, at least until I see what Apple announces regarding the Iphone 5.
    04-09-2012 03:12 PM
  25. Anonymous7532479's Avatar
    Thanks for the report. I'm curious - are there any apps you had on your Note that you havent been able to find on the Lumia 900's market place?


    -mcskipp
    04-09-2012 05:59 PM
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