1. Strings78's Avatar
    I just recently switched from my iPhone 4 to a Lumia 925 and I was so excited!! After having the phone for all of 2 days I've already had to do 2 soft resets and I've had the OS freeze up on me multiple times. These are the same problems that I had with my first Windows Phone and I ended up switching to my iPhone 4 instead. I've still got a week before AT&T's 14 day return program expires and I honestly can't decide if I'm going to keep the device or not. Any advice?
    01-21-2014 11:00 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Switch now.... because if you don't every time something happens with the Lumia you'll wish you'd have switched while you still had the chance...
    01-21-2014 11:01 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I use to have a win phone running 6.0 it ran ok for those times a few freezes but that was normal. Fast forward to 2014 I couldn't except that much instability that's why I rock a 5s


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    01-21-2014 11:11 AM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    I have no experience with Windows Phone so I don't know how they compare to the iPhone 5S which I have.
    But if you know iPhone from your experience with the 4 you know you are getting a huge improvement going with a 5S.
    I'm satisfied with the iPhone no need for me to try anything else.
    But if you are not satisfied with the Windows Phone go with the 5S.
    All devices have their issues and they all have to be reset from time to time and some have freezes even the iPhone.
    01-21-2014 11:25 AM
  5. pr1nce's Avatar
    I have no experience with Windows phone, so I can't compare the two. You have some experience with iPhones and iOS. Use which device works for you and meets your needs. IMO and experience iPhone is stable and works very well. Good luck with your decision.
    01-21-2014 11:36 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Switch now.... because if you don't every time something happens with the Lumia you'll wish you'd have switched while you still had the chance...
    'nuf said...
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    01-21-2014 11:46 AM
  7. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Win Phone use to be unstable but I can't believe it's still that way, considering tech advancements. If you're already having problems you might as well switch now or you'll regret it.


    Sent from my iPad on TMoUSA using iMore Forums mobile app
    serglb likes this.
    01-21-2014 02:32 PM
  8. nikkisharif's Avatar
    My mom had the HTC 8X and the OS was a mess. She had issues quite often and I got sick of hearing about it so I bought her an S4, which she loves. I say if you're questioning your device choice then its not a good decision to keep it. Switch now before you miss your return window!
    01-21-2014 02:48 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I'm assuming you already like the iOS experience since you had the iPhone 4. It only gets better on the flagship device.
    serglb likes this.
    01-21-2014 02:49 PM
  10. chezm's Avatar
    My last phone was a Lumia 920, used the device for 9 months recently sold it and got a 5s. While WP8 is very cool and unique, it has a share of bugs I experienced that encouraged me to switch...biggest issue being random battery drain. My advice would be to switch to iPhone and wait for WP9 like I am.
    01-21-2014 06:58 PM
  11. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I just recently switched from my iPhone 4 to a Lumia 925 and I was so excited!! After having the phone for all of 2 days I've already had to do 2 soft resets and I've had the OS freeze up on me multiple times. These are the same problems that I had with my first Windows Phone and I ended up switching to my iPhone 4 instead. I've still got a week before AT&T's 14 day return program expires and I honestly can't decide if I'm going to keep the device or not. Any advice?
    You're already having problems and second guessing the choice. I'd say to follow your guts and go with the phone that you'll feel more reliable depending on. I personally can't do Windows Mobile phones but that's my personal opinion. I wish you the best of luck in your decision. ^_^
    George Jenkinson likes this.
    01-21-2014 09:45 PM
  12. Strings78's Avatar
    My last phone was a Lumia 920, used the device for 9 months recently sold it and got a 5s. While WP8 is very cool and unique, it has a share of bugs I experienced that encouraged me to switch...biggest issue being random battery drain. My advice would be to switch to iPhone and wait for WP9 like I am.
    Exactly. Like my battery will be at 42%, then an hour later after almost no use its dying. It makes no sense to me. I love WP8 just because it is so cool and unique, but my iPhone (even if iOS is rather stale in comparison IMO) was always solid and I almost never had any problems with it.
    01-22-2014 12:12 AM
  13. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    I had a Lumia 920. Windows phones are stable but they seriously need to work hard to get to the iPhone level. I'd recommend you to switch to an iPhone.
    01-22-2014 03:56 AM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    Exactly. Like my battery will be at 42%, then an hour later after almost no use its dying. It makes no sense to me. I love WP8 just because it is so cool and unique, but my iPhone (even if iOS is rather stale in comparison IMO) was always solid and I almost never had any problems with it.
    Yes battery drain is a common problem, likely it's related to the background processes of stopped/killed apps are hung and eating away. Unlike iPhone where I could have 10 processes in the background and the battery will always drain equally even and fair, WP is all over the place and I'm hoping wp9 address these os issues. Aside from that, notification centre needs to be added as well as a high end 4" phone (another reason I left, prefer iPhone size). WP is very cool I agree, I had a wp7 and wp8 but it still needs to be matured.
    01-22-2014 05:57 AM
  15. Strings78's Avatar
    Yes battery drain is a common problem, likely it's related to the background processes of stopped/killed apps are hung and eating away. Unlike iPhone where I could have 10 processes in the background and the battery will always drain equally even and fair, WP is all over the place and I'm hoping wp9 address these os issues. Aside from that, notification centre needs to be added as well as a high end 4" phone (another reason I left, prefer iPhone size). WP is very cool I agree, I had a wp7 and wp8 but it still needs to be matured.
    The lack of a proper notification center is so frustrating. My phone dings and I get it out of my pocket, then I have to search and figure out which app the notification came from.
    01-22-2014 09:17 AM
  16. FFR's Avatar
    I just recently switched from my iPhone 4 to a Lumia 925 and I was so excited!! After having the phone for all of 2 days I've already had to do 2 soft resets and I've had the OS freeze up on me multiple times. These are the same problems that I had with my first Windows Phone and I ended up switching to my iPhone 4 instead. I've still got a week before AT&T's 14 day return program expires and I honestly can't decide if I'm going to keep the device or not. Any advice?
    My primary concern is what happens to your phone once Microsoft takes charge of Nokia's handset division.

    Good luck with your decision.

    Btw: touch id is a game changer.
    01-22-2014 10:47 AM
  17. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    It depends what you want to use your phone for?

    I have the Lumia 920 and it's rock solid, no freezes or randomn battery drain. I know yours is a 925, but I wonder whether the problems you have are related to carrier-fiddling of the WP8 OS? Would the same be true for an iPhone?

    There have been some comments above about battery life and I can give a pretty good comparison from this week of Lumia 920 and iPhone 5 battery life. I was in London for the day with my brother, we both had out phones. My brother turned the screen brightness down to minimum, I didn't. We both used our phones for calls, email and I took a number of photos, but my brother didn't. We used the internet fairly equally too. By 5pm, his iP5 was down to 13%, my Lumia still had 40%.

    I'm not sure if this helps and I realise that you're talking about the 5s, not 5, but every little helps?
    Last edited by George Jenkinson; 01-22-2014 at 11:53 AM.
    01-22-2014 11:41 AM
  18. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    My primary concern is what happens to your phone once Microsoft takes charge of Nokia's handset division.
    I don't think too much will change. Nokia and Windows send out joint updates and [as far as I am aware], Nokia will still be responsible for the software so there ought not to be update upsets. There is a big upgrade to 8.1 on its way soon too.
    01-22-2014 11:43 AM
  19. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    The lack of a proper notification center is so frustrating. My phone dings and I get it out of my pocket, then I have to search and figure out which app the notification came from.
    A notification centre is due to come with the next update to 8.1, which will sort a lot of these areas out. In the meantime, you can set different sounds for email and text. Additionally, you can set Twitter and SMS to show a preview across the top of your screen, even when the screen is off. Not perfect, but a work around until the update comes.
    Last edited by George Jenkinson; 01-22-2014 at 11:56 AM.
    01-22-2014 11:46 AM
  20. George Jenkinson's Avatar
    My last phone was a Lumia 920, used the device for 9 months recently sold it and got a 5s. While WP8 is very cool and unique, it has a share of bugs I experienced that encouraged me to switch...biggest issue being random battery drain. My advice would be to switch to iPhone and wait for WP9 like I am.
    I'm like you, but in reverse! I switched from iPhone5 to a 920. The bundled maps and Office were a persuader for me along with the thinking that the 920 would be more 'businessy' - at the time I couldn't silence the iPhone 5 text/email sent swoosh which sounded a little teenagery in a business meeting. However, Lumia calendar is lacking too many basic features to be a proper business phone...

    When my contract is up, I am considering the 5s...
    01-22-2014 11:51 AM
  21. FFR's Avatar
    I don't think too much will change. Nokia and Windows send out joint updates and [as far as I am aware], Nokia will still be responsible for the software so there ought not to be update upsets. There is a big upgrade to 8.1 on its way soon too.
    That's the problem.
    It's up to Microsofts new CEO whoever that may be.

    Perhaps theirs hope windows phone 8 doesn't get abandoned like windows phone 7.
    01-22-2014 11:54 AM
  22. tgp's Avatar
    I'm primarily an Android user, but awhile ago I carried 2 active phones. I liked to switch it up with other OS's. I had a Lumia 920, and then I had the opportunity to trade, with a bit of cash, for an iPhone 5. After getting the iPhone 5 and starting to use it, my first thought was, "Now this is a real phone!"

    WP is unique to say the least, but it's still quite buggy and immature. It's also missing a lot of features that are present in iOS & Android. Some people like WP (I think the reason is often because they like Microsoft or Nokia, or because it's NOT iPhone/Android) and put up with its shortcomings, but you obviously are not one who's willing to do that. I recommend returning it before the 14 day period is over, and get what you want. 2 years is a long time to be forced to use something you don't like or gives you trouble.

    I've since deactivated my 2nd line, and I sold the iPhone 5. I again have a 920 which I bought very cheap, but I use it WiFi only. I'm carrying it mainly to keep up with WP's progress. I wouldn't say I'll never primarily use a WP, but they have a lot of ground to cover first.
    01-22-2014 12:04 PM
  23. jburke82's Avatar
    I had a windows phone for a bit a couple of years ago (Samsung Focus Flash). I did like the phone and the os, but there were many issues (as stated above), a lack of apps, and a lack of support (I found at least). I went back to the iPhone. As a matter of fact, I ALWAYS go back to the iPhone and I don't see myself changing that for a while.

    I like to test out other phones for a change of pace, but it only lasts a month or so before I get bored of it and miss my iOS. Most times, I feel guilty...like I am offending my iPhone haha.
    01-22-2014 02:44 PM
  24. Strings78's Avatar
    I'm primarily an Android user, but awhile ago I carried 2 active phones. I liked to switch it up with other OS's. I had a Lumia 920, and then I had the opportunity to trade, with a bit of cash, for an iPhone 5. After getting the iPhone 5 and starting to use it, my first thought was, "Now this is a real phone!"

    WP is unique to say the least, but it's still quite buggy and immature. It's also missing a lot of features that are present in iOS & Android. Some people like WP (I think the reason is often because they like Microsoft or Nokia, or because it's NOT iPhone/Android) and put up with its shortcomings, but you obviously are not one who's willing to do that. I recommend returning it before the 14 day period is over, and get what you want. 2 years is a long time to be forced to use something you don't like or gives you trouble.

    I've since deactivated my 2nd line, and I sold the iPhone 5. I again have a 920 which I bought very cheap, but I use it WiFi only. I'm carrying it mainly to keep up with WP's progress. I wouldn't say I'll never primarily use a WP, but they have a lot of ground to cover first.
    This is a really good description of what I did at first. I had an HTC Arrive running WP7 and after a few months I bought an iPhone 4 off contract and I was so amazed at how complete it felt, However i kept my HTC just so i could keep up with WP. Fast forward to now and I feel stuck in the same scenario. Windows Phone is really cool, but I'm afraid that after the cool factor wears off I'll miss the functionality of an iPhone.
    01-22-2014 03:55 PM
  25. swarlos's Avatar
    No need to even think about it LOL get the 5S! Save yourself before it's too late.
    01-22-2014 05:47 PM
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