"Great Phone in Every Way"4.5 starson by TheLeopardz
Pros: Large, bright screen
Excellent cutomization / Live Tiles
Tight Windows ecosystem and integration
Has every app I need
Excellent battery life
Cons: Music players sometimes lock
Summary: I owned an iPhone 4 for 18 months and really liked it, but didn't like how it fought with Microsoft Outlook and found the endless apps spread everywhere cumbersome. I then bought an HTC 8X, which was really great, but wanted to upgrade to a bigger screen and got the 928 when it came to Verizon. The much better battery life was a nice surprise.
First, I take issue with the author of the article on 4G LTE speeds. I tested my 928 against my 4G LTE iPad, which has always been very fast, and found the 928 consistently faster. Maybe the author had an early model or OS version. I'm very happy with my 4G speed, and I test often. In real life, I've had no issues.
The screen is noticeably brighter and easily readable in direct sunlight. Battery life is great. Today I made four long phone calls, played Pandora music for an hour via bluetooth to my car stereo, and did other stuff. After 14 hours, I'm showing 44% battery life. No way I could do that with my HTC 8X.
I've used Outlook since it first came out and run Windows 8 on my computer and use Office 365 for total integration, including using Skydrive. The Windows 8 integration and usability of contact information, documents, and photos is the best out there, far better than the iPhone, and I love it.
There are many articles about the Nokia 920/928 camera and it's true, it's the best camera on a smart phone out there right now.
The only downside is that there have been a few times when my music has stopped (not recently) and a simple off/on fixed it, so they have a minor bug somewhere. The additional memory is great for keeping more music on the phone and/or taking video.
Verizon gave me an unexpectedly good deal as I wasn't eligible for the upgrade. They gave it to me anyway so long as I bought some accessories on the side. I sold my HTC 8X plus the new accessories and got into the Nokia 928 for about $50. Not bad. I'm extremely happy with the phone.
Don't buy into the "but they don't have as many apps as Apple" thing. It's true, but the real question is, what apps do you need and want and will use? I've found everything plus much more.
To me, the new iOS 7 looks, well, OLD ...