Windows Phone – New toy :)

In Mid-May I got my hands on a Windows phone for the first time. A Nokia Lumia 920.

Although its not currently my daily use phone, it will be soon and I have been gearing up to use it, and I have to admit, I like it very much.

My previous phone was an iPhone 5, which has been a very good phone, but it was time for a change.

920

Features
In phone terms I’m a fairly basic user compared to many these days. I’m rarely more than 20 feet from a desktop PC or a Laptop, so do most things through those.

I use my phone as, almost unbelievably, a phone. Its calls people, sends text messages and that’s generally it.

I will do the odd email from the Sofa or in bed if i can’t be bothered moving, but they are rarely more than a few words.

I have used office on it though to briefly read some documents, and expect that I’ll use One Note on it quite a bit when I’m not in the office.

It may be missing some of the features of the latest handsets, but nothing that will affect me.

Wireless Charging
My favourite feature by far is the wireless charging ability. I bought the Nokia DT-900 charging pad soon after getting the phone, and haven’t used a cable since.

Even in it’s quite large case (OtterBox Commuter), the wireless charging has been working flawlessly and I dont know how i’ve lived without it.

No longer am I scrabbling around trying to find the charger, just plonk it on the pad and off you go.

I’d read reports that you had to be careful how you placed it on the pad to make sure you get a connection, but so far I’ve just been dropping it on the pad in any position and its been running fine.

Verdict
I’ve now been using my Nokia Lumia as my daily and only phone for over a month now and have found it to be great.

I’ve found somethings that I used to like on my iPhone which are not quite a good, such as the timer (which i used instead on a kitchen timer) and the flashlight.

The first was easily fixed as i know have a proper Salter kitchen timer. The later is slightly more annoying, but as a camper, i’m rarely more than a few feet from some form of torch.

I’m very much enjoying the larger screen, and have found the Sound quality to be very good. In-fact, better than the iPhone’s was.

It may not be quite as ‘shiny’ as the iPhone, but it does make a great phone.