Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Jul 2014 11:37 UTC
Windows

I'm lucky. My financial situation allows me to buy several phones and tablets every year to keep up with the goings-on of all the major - and some of the minor - platforms currently competing for prime real estate in your precious pockets. It also means that I am lucky from a psychological point of view - by being able to buy several devices every year, I never fall into the all-too-common trap of choice-supportive bias. I don't have to rationalise my device purchases after the fact, so I won't have to employ all sorts of mental gymnastics to solve any states of cognitive dissonance caused by hardware and software flaws - the number one cause of irrational fanboyism.

And so, I try to rotate my phone of choice around as much as possible. I enjoy jumping from Android to my N9, then onwards to Sailfish, back to Android, and then have some fun with Symbian on my E7 - and beyond. I've got a long list of platforms I want to add to the collection - one white BlackBerry Passport please - but in general, I'm pretty well-rounded.

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WP Slow?
by DDevine on Fri 25th Jul 2014 12:50 UTC
DDevine
Member since:
2011-12-28

I've never really understood the complaints about WP being slow. Maybe the issues are just a few particular models -- and interestingly not even the cheaper ones!

I have had two sub-$200 Windows Phones and three sub-$200 Android phones and the performance difference is huge. In my experience Windows Phone is *way* faster and more responsive than Android. Sure - I have seen a few applications sit on "resuming..." (not sure why resuming is slower than starting from scratch) for a few seconds but by and large the experience is still more than satisfactory in terms of speed and responsiveness.

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RE: WP Slow?
by WorknMan on Fri 25th Jul 2014 17:17 in reply to "WP Slow?"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I've never really understood the complaints about WP being slow. Maybe the issues are just a few particular models -- and interestingly not even the cheaper ones!


I think people have different definitions of slow. For example, some people will grab a phone, fire up a web browser, load up something like The Verge (a site that doesn't even run smoothly on my desktop), scroll up and down as rapidly as they can, and if there's even a HINT of a stutter, they're like, 'Ewwwwwwwwwww.... this thing is a LAG fest!!!' Me, I'm not nearly that picky. I doubt you are either ;)

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RE: WP Slow?
by unclefester on Sun 27th Jul 2014 09:26 in reply to "WP Slow?"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

I tried a few (very) low end Android phones at shop today. They were all quite smooth and responsive. Then again I wasn't silly enough to try to perform half a dozen tasks simultaneously.

If you can't wait 0.5 seconds for something to occur you need to learn some relaxation techniques rather than buying a new phone.

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