Windows Phone 7.5 to 8 Worth it ? HTC to Nokia

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices & Gadgets' started by Leopardos, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Leopardos

    Leopardos Senior member

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    Hello,

    I have HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7.5 ( The camera isnt good at all ) ...
    I was waiting so so Bad for the Lumia 920 ...
    But after watching the phone on youtube . its look like Windows 7.5 with better Camera..

    Is there any thing else that really worth it to buy the Lumia 920 since its a little pricey ? and what is the major changes from 7.5 to 8 that make it worth getting?



    if getting convinced, Is it worth to buy from Berlin or Amsterdam since im going for a vacation there next week? will i be able to add Arabic and Hebrew languages as a writing language and phone system aswell ?
    Because its priced 1200 Usd with 32GB and Black colored in israel

    Thanks
     
    #1 Leopardos, Dec 17, 2012
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  3. jacktesterson

    jacktesterson Diamond Member

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    I'd go Android, but yes win 8 phones are worth the upgrade primarily for the hardware they use compared to 7.5 phone s
     
  4. Leopardos

    Leopardos Senior member

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    I have no bussiness with the android or ios ... Not a hater , but i dont like their look..

    Im used to Windows phone, and i like it very much since im a network engineer with Microsoft servers and desktops .. every thing is synced and awsome ...
     
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    Wrong forum. The correct forum has several versions of this debate going on. Also I think you should go with WP8.
     
  7. Gunbuster

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    I would like to make the jump from my HTC radar WP7 to WP8 as well. BUT it makes no sense to dump a perfectly good phone and drop $650 for a marginal upgrade.

    Wait for a sale or promotion a few months down the road.
     
  8. Leopardos

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    Ohhh my bad, sorry about the Off-topic .. :( blind me ...

    Back to thread, still not convinced ...
    Any serious idea of what is the difference OR extra with WP8 compared to WP7.5?
     
  9. Deeko

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    Things you'll get in the upgrade:

    -Much better camera
    -Higher resolution, more vibrant screen
    -Considerably faster processor
    -Nokia suite of applications, including the fantastic Nokia Drive navigation
    -More complete SDK available for apps (ability to run some apps in the background, native coding available, etc)
     
  10. Nintendesert

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    I'll go to 8.0 once I'm able to upgrade on my contract... though still debating buying the phone without contract extension in order to keep unlimited data.
     
  11. Leopardos

    Leopardos Senior member

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    - I need the camera badly, specially for my vacation next week.
    - Dont care about it.
    - Not bad, but wont notice much difference since im not a phone gamer.
    - This is great, i drive alot since i work with a big company and travel alot during the day.
    - Dont mind since i dont know anything about it :X

    Do you think is it enough for me to upgrade ?


    And since going for a vacation to Berlin and Amsterdam, is it a good idea to buy from there since its priced 1200Usd here in my country?
     
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  12. Deeko

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    Well, what is the price in Berlin / Amsterdam? $1200 is pretty pricey. Regarding if its worth it, I upgraded from the Lumia 800 to the 920 and I thought it was worth it - and the 800 was already a generation ahead of the HD7.
     
  13. Leopardos

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    Its priced 650Eur in germany...
     
  14. darkewaffle

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    If you're interested in the new hardware or phones themselves, I'd say yes. Otherwise I don't think the end user experience between 7.5 and 8 is all that different presently/personally.
     
  15. notposting

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    Going forward, more apps will be developed for WP8 as MS gets developers onboard, and as the ones developing for W8/WRT find out how relatively easy it will be to port to WP8. And the camera should be a nice improvement.
     
  16. Leopardos

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    Ok...

    I'm buying it... Very excited to be honest...
    Specially for my vacation... The camera and Nokia maps...

    So, does any one know a good store in Berlin or Amsterdam to buy from?( unlocked phone to work in my country )
    My first visit there :)
     
  17. dagamer34

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    I have all 3 flagships (iPhone 5, Lumia 920, and Nexus 4) and spent the most time with the Lumia 920. It really is a great phone. Even if the software isn't exactly what you need, you should be confident it will be supported for at least 18 months, if not longer, and I expect a huge bevy of software improvements as time goes on.
     
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    Went from titan 2 to 920. Absolutely worth it.
     
  19. Insomniator

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    Wait what? $1200?

    I'd have to be using an etcha sketch to pay that much for a new phone.
     
  20. zerogear

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    I think for the most part upgrading to WP8 is quite nice. (I had a Samsung Focus -> Lumia 920) but at the same time WP8 has some various bugs that are slightly iffy. So if you can wait for about 1 more month, MS will be rolling out with Apollo Plus update for WP8, and it should (hopefully) resolve some bugs that I've seen on the phone.

    If you can't wait, I can tell you, the phone for the most part is extremely pleasant to use.

    Interface-wise, it's the same for the most part, but speed wise especially on applications, you can definitely see a speed increase.
     
  21. dagamer34

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    Portico update is rolling out within the month with bug fixes. Apollo+ is Q1 2013.
     
  22. zerogear

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    Even better :D
     
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    Have a yellow nokia Lumia 920 and I love it! Left the iphone and not ever looking back.
     
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    Just got the update, found through check for updates. You will need WIFI and plenty of battery or keep it plugged in. Went from 77% to 18% in the 20 or so minutes it took.