Before I left on vacation I went and bought myself a late birthday present which was the Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone running Windows Phone 8. It was a decision between the iPhone 5 and the Lumia 920. I’ve mostly used iPhones over the past few years, but I did have a Windows Phone 7 device as well. I liked it, but too many quirks made me return to the iPhone.
I’ve been watching closely the progress of Windows Phone 8, and between that and the hardware from Nokia, I decided to take another plunge into Windows Phone. I’m certainly glad I did.
Most of the quirks I had with Windows Phone 7 were resolved in WP8, and the hardware side is so much better than the iPhone at half the price (on contract). The device is bigger than the iPhone with a beautiful 4.5” display. Some reviewers like to point out the 920 is “big”, but that’s a plus in my book as the larger screen area is much easier on the eyes.
I’ll go into Windows Phone 8 in another article, but it’s no problem for me to say this is much better than the stale iOS platform. Live Tiles are a great feature, integration with Office and SkyDrive is done right, and overall it’s a smooth experience.
I’ve only had it a short time, so I’ll keep writing about it, but if you are in the market for a new smartphone, give this one a look.