1. machzk's Avatar
    I've not spent much time with Windows Phone but I can say that I have owned and used both Android and IOS devices extensively.

    For me, the best thing about iOS is the rock solid stability it has; it far and away outstrips Android in that regard.

    I had a Nokia Lumia for about a month and whilst the phone had great build quality, I just felt that the operating system wasn't as fully featured as Android and not as robust as iOS. I realise that this is just my perception but these things are important, right? After all, it is me that will have to live with and use a device, so my feelings towards one particular OS over another are important.

    I honestly believe that if you feel that one OS/device gives you the experience you desire and the functions you need that go with that and let everyone else worry about themselves.
    I used to think that. But iOS 7 proved to be less that rock solid stable, and I just got a Moto X, and I have yet to experience any instabilities. I think those days are gone.
    05-19-2014 08:18 AM
  2. Speedygi's Avatar
    Personally, I don't like the lists. I like the tile layout but I don't like the apps listing on the next page.

    I'm a current user of an iPhone, BlackBerry 10, and an Android device. I had a Windows phone which I put 8.1 on. I just never could get used to the UI.

    Sent from a larger than life device using Tapatalk!

    I'm creeping over the edge where I'm eventually getting used to the Metro UI, and I'm really getting a kick out of it. I like how the live tiles are organized and how they project information. With the notification bar in 8.1, I think my fears that there would be a lacking of a notification system would soon be gone.
    05-19-2014 09:07 AM
  3. Amamba's Avatar
    With Windows Phone, i can make my start screen really unique and pin my favourite apps and websites for easy access. I can also make the tiles transparent to show a parralax background. Even though it has less apps that iOS, everything I need is available in the 250000+ selection of apps currently available. I find the UI clean and fresh, and it also seems to me like iOS7 stole Windows Phone's flat design sense.

    I would love to know your opinions on why iOS is better than Windows Phone 8.1
    p.s. I am asking this as a Windows fanboy, really because I want to know your opinions. Sorry if this comes across as biased
    I've been usinG Windows Mobile (or Pocket PC as it was earlier known) from 2004 until 2012.

    Then, MS simply pulled the plug on it. Even as most users were still in the middle of their 2 year contracts, MS started killing off essential services like navigation. I repeat - this was not an old and long superseded OS like Windows XP. It was the OS that Microsoft's partners were still shipping with brand new phones just a year earlier. And MS just abandoned all users. Of course there were the warning signs - lack of developer support, lack of OS upgrades, they basically decided to kill the OS and start from scratch.

    So, why would I ever want to go thought this experience again ? MS clearly showed that they can't be relied upon, and that they can turn the switch off on you at a whim. It would take a lot on effort on their part to win me back.

    Another thing is the hardware quality and the overall user experience. Before getting an iPad I was using Android, and the common thing between MS and A is that they tend to slow down with time. With time, a previously fast phone gets slower and jerkier and eventually you have to factory reset. The hardware quality is also a lottery. With iPad, the OS is smooth and the hardware so far lasts - my wife's iPad 3 Retina is still like new despite being used daily for a couple years, while all of our Android tablets have been problematic in one way or other. MS doesn't have this kind of proven hardware reliability, and their tablets are anything but cheap, I'd rather spend the money on something that I expect to last.

    I am fully aware of the limitations of Apple OS, and learned to work around them.
    05-19-2014 10:25 AM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Careful, buddy. A comment like that could get you 35 points toward a suspension as a "personal attack". #politicalcorrectnessrunamok
    I'm good. Nothing to worry about.
    05-19-2014 12:30 PM
  5. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    How are they trolling?
    Look up the definition and you'll understand why I made the comment. OP is a windows user, already said he wasn't switching, why do we need to tell him why iOS is better?
    phreddyl and Not Quite Right like this.
    05-19-2014 12:32 PM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    I'm good. Nothing to worry about.
    No worries, indeed. I was being somewhat sarcastic... however YMMV
    05-19-2014 12:44 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm not going to convince you of anything because I want you to continue liking what you think is better.
    Tartarus and Grabber5.0 like this.
    05-19-2014 12:50 PM
  8. Berry_Pink's Avatar
    This is so true, I was searching for a case for my new white Lumia 1020 yesterday and I struggled to find any, and those I found were really plain looking. Sigh, I guess I just have to look on WPCentral...
    Sorry to be off topic but try eBay there's a bunch of really elegant wooden ones, funny head case ones and a gazillion other cases for it, I had the same problem finding a case offline for my mums 925 all the shops had gorgeous iphone and Samsung cases but plain or ugly thick vertical flip cases for the 925
    Speedygi likes this.
    05-19-2014 04:41 PM
  9. Speedygi's Avatar
    Sorry to be off topic but try eBay there's a bunch of really elegant wooden ones, funny head case ones and a gazillion other cases for it, I had the same problem finding a case offline for my mums 925 all the shops had gorgeous iphone and Samsung cases but plain or ugly thick vertical flip cases for the 925
    Thank you for the suggestion. I already got an Amzer TPU case. It works wonders.
    05-19-2014 06:03 PM
  10. baseballbert's Avatar
    WP 8.1 is really cool. Great upgrade.

    The home screen is definitely more dynamic than iOS, but it does seem like the apps are more fully baked than WP.

    The list of apps alphabetically is great and makes it a lot faster to find an app. You really can't go wrong with either OS.

    I do think WP may have more room to grow giving it more potential. I think iOS has gotten to the point where it may have peaked (NOT PHONE SALES, just the OS itself) and while possible, it is going to be a lot harder to bring that WOW! factor back to Apple.

    A bigger screen phone will definitely help. Apple just needs to know that the other two dogs on the porch are in it for the long haul and it would be a good idea to not get stagnant.

    Ultimately all three OS' getting better and constantly pushing each other to evolve will be great for consumers giving them more choice.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Speedygi likes this.
    05-22-2014 02:08 PM
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