EVERYONE RUN FOR THE HILLS, WE HAVE CHOICES IN WHAT WE LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
err... go Symbian! I don't have much of a wow factor mindset in the grand scheme I guess... but Nokia's had some awesome hardware WOW factors in its favor - just never made it to the US to wow the droids and i's ... I'm still think Nokia makes a solid phone, just like their smartphones before smart was in phones...
the Lumia 900 is very cool... so fast (relative) and you seriously don't need a big screen to claim better phone - that's stupid... I wish it was available for all GSM carriers because I truly despise AT&T...
and I've tested many types of phones in troubleshooting, setting up networks and getting better battery life out of androids and ios phones... they all have UI navigation and horrendous setup issues in my opinion...
haven't played with it in great detail, but I was really able to navigate to where I wished to be do what I wanted in about 2 min of demoing it. it was quick, in about 5 min, I was almost able to setup calendar events, open up an internet drive and actually pull off downloading a word doc and toy with it. not bad for an OS that's trying to get down with the bloated ones...
If only an upgraded nokia n8 made it to our shores... sigh
I wowed when the carl-zeiss lens went into a phone
I wowed when a 12MP resolution got thrown into a phone
I also liked a noticeably large image sensor in a phone that runs circles around point-n-click digi cameras
oh wait... XENON flash in a phone? not many phones out there can tout those feats...
and yes, the OS was archaic (now it's much more fluid with latest OS updates - Belle)
the slow as balls processor dewowed me - but the separate graphics processor regained my attention...
and the ability for a phone to just read an SD card reader via USB? rare indeed... wow
nunc est Bibendum
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"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person" - Andy Rooney
Had a chance to try the phone out for 20mins. I do have some experience with WP prior to checking this device out. This is the best Windows Phone so far.
Very sturdy, nice unibody design and stiff casing. For some reason it doesn't feel good in the hands, very slippery, the paint is probably moisture resistant has a very dry cold touch to it. Gonna need a nice grippy case.
The screen was very nice, brilliant, uniform, sharp, a bit glossier than the iPhone. Lots of reflection in bright room condition.
I find most Nokia designs very similar to Volvos, they have everything backwards. I hate the power-on location, very awkward compared to other makers. It's probably strategically placed to differentiate from other OEMs.
Coming from a Galaxy S2 and Note the 4.3" Lumia seems like a lot of screen but very little space actually. I think that's due to Metro UI's block design, it doesn't scale very well with large screens. This is more complaint about the OS than the device. This is the only OS currently that doesn't scale with larger screens, imo Metro UI is best on a screen smaller than 4" and when it goes higher, the blocks or squares just waste a lot of space.
Operation is very smooth and silky even for a single core device much like the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 you really don't need multi-core to have smooth general operation. This is one area that Google solves with the ICS update, unfortunately only 1% of Android devices are on ICS and most will never see the update as a result of lack of hardware standardization in the past.
As some people noted, the eye candy is cool very slick in the beginning and once you get used to it you want to see it toned down. The tiling transition should have an ability to turned off. The phones is quick but feels slow. It's like driving a powerful automatic sports car, it maybe fast but waiting for gear changes makes it seem less quick.
As with many Windows product, I think there are too many questions and decision making screens. Not a big deal when you configure them.
Imo, Microsoft is going after Apple here with a very chiseled and fluid experience. They are not aiming for the gear heads they are aiming for IT professionals and less tech savvy folks who already are part of Microsoft's ecosystems such as Xbox and Zune.
Here's a rant, I just don't understand why AT&T, Best Buy Mobile, and all these places fails to present the phones correctly or do justice by loading them with working apps and games!! Every WinPhone I tried had very little apps/games loaded. Atleast the iPhone had 2 pages of apps/games but at the Apple Store there are atleast 2-3 dozen top name games loaded to try. Same can be said for most Android phones, I am sick of turning on a phone and have newbie guides and videos showing me how to navigate or use their stupid UI. I can understand specialized phones like the Galaxy Note can use a proper demo to show people what you can do on them but don't lock people out of the home screens!
Last edited by Vision33r; 04-22-2012 at 04:07 PM.