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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Tinlad » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:11 pm

The iPhone 4 is 8 g heavier than the Padfone, but the 5 is 16 g lighter.

To me the 4.5"+ Android phones I've used feel like oversized kids toys (particularly since many of them seem to be made of plastic). To each their own though! Competition is good for everyone.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:29 pm

Most Android phones needed to be plastic for NFC to work. The Nexus 4 however is glass front and back.
A slight majority of a statistically worthless sample size agree.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Helios » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:02 am

I don't know if this has been answered but can I turn off apps that use an internet connection to update themselves?
I don't want them to update by themselves all day and night long.

What's the app store like?
Are there games such as what I would find in an Android store?
What kind of map can I get?

I am thinking I want an 8S.
My ancient Sony Ericsson is dying. I don't need a super phone. Just something decent.
This is decent, right?

Buying from Amazon.
Know any place cheaper?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HTC-8S-Windows- ... 500&sr=8-1
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:18 am

Yes you can turn off auto updates.
You can get Angry Birds and most major games but the store at the moment has way less choice than Android or iOS.
Maps are provided by Nokia with Nokia drive as a Satnav app. both of which are very good.

Have a look at the Nokia 520, it's slightly nicer at the same price.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Matius » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:10 pm

Its worth pointing out that whilst most of the same apps are available, many that you find on Android are free and ad-supported - on Windows they are ad-less but you have to pay for them, with no free alternative. I don't go particularly crazy with apps and only have a handful installed - Windows Store may not have as many apps as Android/iOS, but I haven't found one that doesn't do what I need.

I've found Nokia maps to be just as good as Google maps was on my old Android (whilst in the UK - not tested elsewhere). Alternatively there is Bing maps - after some research on t'Internet I found the consensus to be that Bing is better in America, but Nokia is better most other places.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Helios » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:07 pm

Thanks for the suggestions dudes.
To be honest the only apps I will probably ever use is maps, browser, email.
I just wanted to know that I could get other things if the fancy took me.
If Nokia maps are reliable then that's good.
Once you buy the app it's yours, right? No homo subscriptions?
:)

Although that Nokia seems exactly the same as the HTC to me.
Nokia one just looks prettier and is priced prettier so once I get me a microSIM I will buy it.


YES I AM A NOOOB

This is my current phone, by the way:
http://www.mobileshop.com/mobile-phones ... escription
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:33 pm

If you mean is Nokia maps yours once you buy it then no as it's free and part of Windows Phone 8 so no need to buy. Nokia Drive is also free.

If you mean other apps then yes.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Helios » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:56 am

I didn't know that I was asking a two part question!
Thanks for the answer. :)
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby siteguru » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:50 am

Helios wrote:This is my current phone, by the way:
http://www.mobileshop.com/mobile-phones ... escription


Ooh! You have a swanky modern phone! ;)

This is mine. :)

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Helios » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:11 pm

I think that phone may be worse than mine. :D

Nobody sells Lumia 520???
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:20 pm

They are very new. 1st of April release.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Helios » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:29 pm

New phone arrived.
Woooooooooo
Now to wait for my new micro SIM to arrive so I can use it properly.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Sean » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:07 pm

You can trim down a regular size sim card with a pair of scissors if you're careful enough.

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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby RB » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:28 pm

Or buy a proper cutter for about 2 quid from many mobile shops.
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Re: Windows Phone 8

Postby Helios » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Or wait for the FREE new SIM to arrive.
No risk of messing it up. :)
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