Hey. So today I dropped my Nexus 4 and cracked the screen While I like the N4 there are some things I do not like that much about it as well. I owned every iPhone from 1 to 4S before I switched to my Nexus in january this year so I am thinking of giving Windows Phone 8 a try as I really like the design and using the demo phones in store they are very nice.
I don't really use many apps on my phone so the lack of apps is not a huge deal for me however I will list out the apps I do use most often so that I can get some feedback from you guys about WP8 alternatives.
WhatsApp, Bus Checker (UK bus stop/maps app), Amazon UK, Wikidroid (generic Wikipedia app), IMDb, Facebook, Hacker News (YCombinator), BaconReader (reddit client), Barclays Banking App, Google Keep (todo list), BBC Weather, BBC News, National Rail (train status/booking app), Pedometer, Trainline (another train app similar to National Rail), Skype, Twitter. Plus the usual Google apps like Maps, Calandar, etc.
I use Gmail however I am more than happy to switch to Outlook.com for all my email/calandar/contacts.
What I am wonder is which is the best phone for an N4 owner? I am looking for something about the same size physically. I am not too bothered about the tech specs (screen res, cpu, gpu, etc.) with exception of a semi decent camera (although the N4 camera is pretty poor really).
The flagship phones are obviously the Nokia Lumia phones however the HTC ones look quite nice as well.
All feedback is welcome. I am looking for the good and the bad about the phones and WP8 as an OS in general. Android and iOS are good but not great so I don't expect WP8 to be perfect either. I mainly use my phone for texting (WhatsApp mostly), email, browsing the web with Chrome, reading reddit and Hacker News, watching trailers on IMDb and the occasional video when on the train, looking things up on Wikipedia and checking FB although I am not a heavy FB user so that isn't a big issue. I also use it as an iPod replacement but I assume the built in music app in WP8 is as good as on Android.
So what are your opinions people?
Best Answer OrsenPike , 20 July 2013 - 15:28
So I popped into Phones4U this morning to play with the 520 and 620 and really didn't like either of them. Luckily the guy in the store let me trade in my broken Nexus 4 for £150 so I picked up a Galaxy 4S and S View Cover It is amazing!Go to the full post