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Should I choose Windows Phone 7 or iOS?

I’m kinda bored with the iPhone now, but is Windows Phone 7 actually any good? Will it become more popular, or is there a risk it’ll fail?

Most Useful Answer farfromout  Aug. 5, 2011 at 09:50

Going from an iPhone 4 to a Windows Phone (Omnia 7) was a choice I made based purely on price. I loved my iPhone, but I cannot justify the massive price.
Now, my WP is also great. The screen on my model is fantastic, and the software itself is getting there. We've a big update on the way, which should make the OS do everything that the iPhone does (and WP does not).
The ZUNE PC software is also fantastic, far far better than iTunes. If you have a music collection, you can rearrange it by dragging and dropping it in the software. What I mean by this is that if you have an album with the wrong information, drag it onto the correct artist or album, and the details will automatically change. You can also sync wirelessly, which I know you can now do with an iDevice.

The real beauty of the WP is the price, though. Like has been said, they are alot cheaper to buy outright, but contracts are also cheaper. I have roughly the same contract as I had with my iPhone, but I'm saving £25 a month! And there was no initial cost for the phone!

While the OS is far from perfect, it's getting there, and they are not going to let it die!

Oh, and on the topic of Symbian. The OS was aweful, it was slow and clunky, and dated. It had hardly changed for maybe 6-7 years. It was even bad on my first Symbian device, the NGage, and that wasn't their first attempt!

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agolding  Apr. 18, 2011 at 15:44

Go and have a play with one in the shop, ive gone for one and love it, theres little chance of it failing with nokia on board, the app stores increasinbly rapidly and all the big name developers on board, ive found more apps i like than on my old android phone so i'd give it a go :)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 18, 2011 at 20:47

agolding - apparently (so we're told) Symbian failed*** with "Nokia onboard" - why do you think WP7 cannot fail?
(***= total bull, if you ask me; but no one does ;) )

mattress  Jul. 27, 2011 at 15:33

With the price of WP7 phones falling (LG E900 Optimus around £150) and the imminent arrival of the new Mango update, why not? I am currently using WP7 and love it. I've been reading reviews for Mango Beta and they're very good too.

jmaaan  Aug. 1, 2011 at 14:04

WP7 is amazing. After ios for 3 years now, I switched to WP7 and it was a breath of fresh air. Love the UI and love the hubs, design. Facebook integration is killer and I hear that the next mango release makes things even better. The only things I miss are a inbuilt messenger solution which is coming in next release. The other thing I was worried about was Zune since there was no itunes. But Zune marketplace is also pretty amazing and so is their desktop software. I would suggest waitin for next 2 months if possible. You will get many new models and the current ones will become cheaper as well.

sgill2002  Aug. 4, 2011 at 20:56

Have (or rather had) access to all three main OS, Wp7 with zune def my preferred os. Love the "tile tree" and hub layout. Am awaitin delivery f my next w7 phone, (first one returned due to a contractual **** up by the service provider)but as has been said already go and try them. Phones are are a very personal thing. What I consider a plus, uther may not. As for zune youcan download it for free before even buying the phone. I love it, but other may not.

HUKD007  Aug. 5, 2011 at 09:27

one thing about wp7 os, it is brilliant. Totally love it. I used iphone for 3 1/2 years and andriod for 3 years. The best of all. Not huge app store but everything work smoothly.

buffig  Aug. 5, 2011 at 09:48

WP7 is amazing. After I bought mine, eight other people, friends and family members bought one, Including an auntie who is 70 and recently suffered a stroke. All of them love it. Even if WP7 failed (which it wont) it wont fail during the time you're enjoying yours.. Go for it, theyre a joy to use.

farfromout  Aug. 5, 2011 at 09:50

Going from an iPhone 4 to a Windows Phone (Omnia 7) was a choice I made based purely on price. I loved my iPhone, but I cannot justify the massive price.
Now, my WP is also great. The screen on my model is fantastic, and the software itself is getting there. We've a big update on the way, which should make the OS do everything that the iPhone does (and WP does not).
The ZUNE PC software is also fantastic, far far better than iTunes. If you have a music collection, you can rearrange it by dragging and dropping it in the software. What I mean by this is that if you have an album with the wrong information, drag it onto the correct artist or album, and the details will automatically change. You can also sync wirelessly, which I know you can now do with an iDevice.

The real beauty of the WP is the price, though. Like has been said, they are alot cheaper to buy outright, but contracts are also cheaper. I have roughly the same contract as I had with my iPhone, but I'm saving £25 a month! And there was no initial cost for the phone!

While the OS is far from perfect, it's getting there, and they are not going to let it die!

Oh, and on the topic of Symbian. The OS was aweful, it was slow and clunky, and dated. It had hardly changed for maybe 6-7 years. It was even bad on my first Symbian device, the NGage, and that wasn't their first attempt!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 5, 2011 at 10:23

Farfromout,
Symbian hardly changed in 7 years? LOL

farfromout  Aug. 5, 2011 at 11:19

I may have been a little too harsh in my symbian comments.
But at the root of it, when I look at a symbian device now, I still see the same issues that I hated all those years ago. I just think that they didn't iron out the problems the OS had, and with the improvements going on around them, android, iOS, they really should have upped their game. I didn't mean to cause offense. I did notice you didnt correct me on the 'slow and clunky' comment though :)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 5, 2011 at 11:41

I understand what you're saying, farfromout ;)

For me it's not even the creaes in Symbian. It's the time it takes Nokia to deliver promised goods (or, well, half of the goods)...
Anna was supposed to be here 6 months ago. Now they're teasing with Belle before Anna's here ... that is bad!

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