Lumia 920 or Galaxy Note II - I'm buying a phone tomorrow [update 2]
Guys, I have one more day to choose between these two phones - tomorrow is the purchase day (last day of my gift card validity). I did my own analysis of pros and cons and I want to hear your opinion / discussion. Lumia is my first choice, but I still have some doubts...
- screen quality
- design and built quality
- Microsoft ecosystem (I swiched from Google ecosystem and planning to buy windows RT/8 tablet)
- offline maps
- accesories (wireless chargers, etc...)
- realtively "closed" OS
- weight and size of the bezel (4.5 inch smartfone should be a little bit smaller)
- lack of some apps
Note II FOR
- notification center
- battery life
- microSD card slot
- realtively "open" OS
- screen size
- "computing power" (quad core, 2 GB of RAM)
Note II AGAINST
- overal size (hard to carry in the pocket)
- built quality
What are your thoughts?
Yelow Lumia 920 is MINE! I'm really excited. Looks and feels great. More info and photos in few hours...
My thoughts so far:
- The display is excellent. Sharp, great colors, deep blacks (I was suprised because it is IPS).
- Design and built quality is superb. My wife has GS III, which is really nice and good looking, but she said: "now, my phone looks outdated".
- Camera. Night photos. Best on the market for now. Sample cropped shot from Warsaw in the evening: Sample image
Accesories. I bought yellow wireless charger - looks great with the device. Great way to charge my Lumia when I'm in the office.
- WP8 in general. Fluid, fast and very good looking.
- Great "deep" integration with social networks and 3rd party accounts.
- Call quality, quality of the video and audio recording.
- Great Nokia apps including navigation, maps and cinemagraph.
- [in progress]
- Facebook chat/messages. Guys, what is your way of FB chatting on WP8? FB App is not a best way to do that for me. It takes some time to get to the messages section - not that fast and intuitive. Plus, is there any way to enable the notifications for FB? I disabled on firs start of an app and had a hard time to enable it again. [edit: fixed!]
- Access to some basic settings (connectivity, GPS, etc...). I installed ConnectivityShortcuts, but I think Android managed to design it much better.
- Lack of central notification center.
- "Back" arrow is quite hard to reach comfortably with my thumb.
- I've never believed I say that: "lack of some apps".
- [in progress]