Overview of the #LumiaSwitch
Before the campaign officially started there were problems. Phones didn’t arrive on time. The campaign was postponed until everyone could receive a working phone. My team leader never did get her phone troubles sorted out and she dropped out of the campaign before it officially started. Another team member stepped up to lead us and we moved forward. Somewhere in week 2 or 3 two of our other team members stopped responding to emails and using the team hashtag. That left us a team of two and I was fading fast. I limped across the six week finishing line and I barely touched the Lumia the last 2 weeks. I am proud to say that Team Captain #2 did win one of the individual prizes.
The Pros of the Nokia Lumia 830
- The Nokia Lumia 830 has a 10MP camera that takes great photos. The camera is better than my current phone.
- It also has battery life that matches my current phone.
The Cons of the Nokia Lumia 830 and the Windows Phone Platform
- It’s too big. The phone doesn’t fit in the small purse that I carry daily, nor does it fit comfortably in my pocket. This means I had to carry a larger purse for 6 weeks just for this phone.
- The interface is clunky at best.
- This phone is not at all intuitive or user-friendly. You have to read a lot of different information to learn to use even the most basic of features.
- Complicated apps. I can now say I have used all 4 of the major cell phone operating systems on the market and the Windows phone seems like it tries to make things difficult.
- Lack of apps I use daily and weekly. I cannot own a phone that does not have the following apps available: Planning Center Online, My Disney Experience, WordPress, Mailchimp, TheJoyFM, a timer…I know that Microsoft’s answer is that they want you to use these sites on the web browser. This doesn’t work because it doesn’t give me the notifications I need, especially via Planning Center Online.
- Sub par apps-The Instagram beta app is one example of a sub par app. It is very glitchy and, though I have tried for weeks, it won’t let me shut off the notification sounds of the app. See the picture below.
This is also the first time I have used the AT&T service. I had trouble a few times with texts not going through-and of course, they were the important texts! I did speak to one person, a businessman, who loves his Windows phone. He likes that he has access to all of his Microsoft and Adobe apps in the palm of his hand. If that is what you need than a Lumia might be the phone for you. It is not the phone for me. I am happily reunited full time with my personal phone. Have you tried a Windows phone? Were you part of the #LumiaSwitch? I’d love to hear your thoughts.