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Windows Phone

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones and Mobile Devices' started by martint235, 20 May 2015.

  1. martint235

    martint235 Active Geek

    My main phone is a Samsung Note 3 that I'm incredibly happy with. So happy with it that when I moved to an HTC M8 last year I lasted 2 months before I shelled out and bought a brand new Note 3 again. However, there's one little (or not so little) issue with it: I do a lot of cycling and the N3 isn't the smallest phone on the block. Plus whilst not feeling vulnerable as such I'm starting to have concerns around cycling around with over £500 of phone in my jersey pocket.

    So I've picked up a Lumia 435 Windows Phone for £45 and am looking for advice on good apps for it. If you're a WP user, which apps can't you live without? The 435 will primarily be just for when I'm out cycling but I'm also going to give it a couple of weeks as my main phone just to see if I can get on with the OS etc.
  2. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Aren't you the only person in the world with a windows phone :wink:
  3. martint235

    martint235 Active Geek

    Starting to look like it. It was cheap. It does bookface and has a camera which were the main things for a cycling phone (well along with actually being able to make calls!). Done some digging and it has a Dropbox app available so I can get photos to the Note 3 so all fairly happy.
  4. EddyP

    EddyP Well-Known Geek

    Even though I've used an iPhone pretty much constantly, I've noticed that the Windows phones seem to be improving in quality. They've had a rough ride but hopefully the market could start leveling out for them.
  5. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    I think the problem is apps. You vary rarely see app advertised as iPhone, Android and Windows Phone...
  6. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Well-Known Geek

    More and more nowadays, and with the exception of a flash player, there is nothing I have on my android phone that I don't have on my windows one.

    I've even put Here maps and offline map packs onto the Android as I find that mapping far superior to google and iphone options.

    Martin you can also get cyclestreets for Windows platform
  7. TechTorpedo

    TechTorpedo New Geek

    Are windows phones not compatible with actual windows software? i though that was the point in them. Its funny that windows dominated pc scene, yet has no foothold in mobile.