Disclosure: I was provided this phone from the Windows Phone team to test out. Opinions are my own, as always. If you missed the previous days, you can find them here:
- Life with a Windows Phone Day 1 – Nokia Lumia 920
- Windows Phone Day 2 – The Apps
- Talking on the Windows Phone Day 3
- Kid’s Corner on the Windows Phone Day 4
- Maps and Navigation on the Windows Phone Day 5
- Battery Life Day 6 of the Windows Phone Challenge
- The Camera Day 7 of the Windows Phone 8 Day Challenge
- Windows Phone 8 Day Challenge Recap and Giveaway
You all know I love to have a great smartphone. If you see me in person it is rare that you will see me without one in my hands. For the next several days I will be trying life with a Windows Phone, specifically the Nokia Lumia 920. By the way, the Nokia Lumia 920 just won Smartphone of the Year from the Engadget Awards!
I actually have had the phone for a couple of days, but today is my first official “Day 1” with it. Today will be an overview of my thoughts so far and the next seven days I will cover something a little more specific about the device each day.
Here are my thoughts so far – and a few photos (obviously the photos were NOT taken with the new phone LOL)
A little hard to see in this pic, but the camera has a Carl Zeiss lens. To be honest I did not know who that was, but Hubby took a look at my phone and said “Ohhh, Carl Zeiss, nice!”. He said he know the name for making optics for binoculars, cameras, rifle scopes, etc. and they are very good quality.
One of the other things I like is the ability to create groups of people. For instance, this is my family group. It shows avatars, then the live tile shows names, and then it will even update with that person’s latest update or photo they shared. The only drawback is that I can only put 25 people in each group – heck my family is bigger than that so I will need a few family groups in all – but still a cool function.
Just like when you change any smartphone, there is a learning curve. Not only is this a new phone for me, but it is also a new operating system, Windows 8. However, even though I am learning as I go with the operating system, there is a lot about it that feels wonderfully comfortable since I already use Windows 8 for my desktop, laptop, Surface, and even Xbox has this same “metro” design to it. That is really one of the reasons I was anxious to try out a Windows Phone, I wanted to see if it felt more fluid to me and if it was going to be easier to stay in sync across all of my devices.
So my Samsung Galaxy SIII is now off to the side. It is really an awesome phone, but Android is just not my favorite operating system. Hubby has gladly offered to use my Samsung Galaxy SIII for the next eight days while I am trying out the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone. I know he is hoping I will continue to like this phone so I keep it and he can keep the SIII. Yes, we are a mixed marriage LOL!
Stay tuned each day for more about my experience with my new Windows Phone 8 over the next week!
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