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Poll – Which Windows Phone will be your next?

WP8 Phones

Although we still have HTC on September 19th to woo us with their new devices (we’re hearing two will be revealed—the Accord and Rio), we can still gather an idea of where you folks are leaning towards.

The HTC Accord looks to be a solid performer with nicely sized 4.3” display and the super sharp Super LCD2, which is just gorgeous on the One X.  Oh and it has that Beats Audio thing going for it and we hear multiple colors as well.

Nokia has their Lumia 820 and 920, with the latter possibly being the most impressive device yet with an abundance of new technology, including PureView, PureMotion HD+ display and wireless charging.

Finally, Samsung has their one and only ATIV-S, which is hardly a slacker. It features the biggest display at 4.8” but in a super slim and light body with metal accents. On top of that, it has a massive 2300 mAh battery, besting Nokia by 300.

So, assuming carrier availability is no impediment to your purchase, which device would be yours? You have 3 days to decide. To vote on your phone, head to m.wpcentral.com/poll-which-windows-phone-will-be-your-next

 

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Poll – Which Windows Phone will be your next?

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Well we haven't even really seen what Ativ S can do besides show up for a two minute presentation so it's hard to say. But the 920 is by far the elite phone at this point. On the other hand the 820 has a nice form factor, micro SD slot and interchangeable back covers. Final answer, whichever one comes to T-Mobile.

Obama uses blackberry shows you his Failure in the economy & jobs. Hahahha yup his chair is empty. :-D

Don't really want to bring politics in but...
I wish we knew what phone Romney uses.  I guess he'll just pick whichever one the polls tell him his party wants.  And then flip flop when the tides change.

Rommney doesn't have a mobile phone but uses a rotary dial at home. Ryan uses a fake shoe phone but tells everyone it's real.

Pro Republican company, really? Al Gore sits on apples board. You don't get much more left than that.

While I'm a WP user, I'm sure Obama has an iPhone, otherwise, why would he have invited Steve Jobs to the White House for the tech summit. I don't recall anyone from MS or BB being invited

 
Mine is the Lumia 920 on AT&T. I think this choice is a no brainier when you have this device available on your carrier. 
 
Or may be not... I tink the 920 is a Penta band... 

Same, no SD slot then I'll hold my money. To bad the 920 is a beautiful phone in everyway but that.

32G of hardware is too enough for almost everyone i think. lol
I wonder what people want to store in their phone but they require so much capacity.

Why is everyone here such a raging Nokia fan?
The ATIV S has not only microSD but larger andremovable battery and a larger screen. 
The 920 has a fancy camera and wireless charging. 
I honestly don't use the camera that often and wireless charging I can do without so the 96GB ATIV S with removable battery would be my pick of the two. I'm still waiting to see everything else, though.

I support Nokia because they alone have been pushing windows phone. HTC and Samsung makes great hardware but their software support sucks. Nokia pushes out a new app almost every month for their devices.
I had a samsung Focus from 2010 till may of this year and in all that time Samsung only pushed out two app, one  was a dictionary app that they later pulled. The SD card issues was never solved.  Samsung and HTC needs to step their game up and suppor WP more.

+1000 Same here I got HTC Titan and the keyboard has disappeared over 4 times writing this... I love HTC hardware but their lack of software support is ridiculous Nokia 920 here I come :D

Update to 8107 and then 8773 manually and the issue will be gone..i have done that on my Radar and i have no issues whatsoever

The camera is the most I use of the phone because I have children and many events, etc... Thats why I must have the new 920...

Because Nokia doesn't just release phones in the wild and forget about it. They continue to support their phones long after the release.

Because it's basically an iPhone 3/3GS and we don't want our iPhone friends to that's a clone of a product Apple released at least 3 yrs ago.

Think you answered your own question. Every user has different reasons for selecting a phone. Just make sure it's a Windows Phone.

I'm not a Nokia fan but the 920 looks near perfect, I think the build quality likely blows the Samsung away. Its only fault in my eyes is the huge chin, all that wasted space on the bottom of the phone makes no sense. Either make the screen bigger or the phone shorter.

On T-Mobile so I don't know which one unlike folks on AT&T! I'll take whichever highest speced phone on my network. Not spoiled on choices till the refarming go full-scale because I'm on value plan anyway.

Ativ S will have a pentile matrix screen so don't think it'll be better than the 920's RGB screen. Plus the 920 will have a higher ppi.

920, hands down! I already have the 900 now and I love its feel on my hand. Everybody wants to take a look at it!

Not ready to buy yet. Still don't know the full feature set of WP8. I was hoping for that more than announcements of phones. I want file management, then we can talk phones. My Samsung Focus will do till I'm ready to invest in WP8. I did invest in Nokia stocks when they were at rock bottom though.. :P

I'm actually a little put off by the size of some of these phones, but currently torn between 920/820 and the Samsung, keenly waiting reviews in October :)

Depends on what's coming to Canada and when. I feel its too soon to say for certain but I am loving the 920 from what I've seen. However my Samsung focus has been a great and reliable phone so who knows, maybe the ATIV.

would certanily be nice if both Lumias were available on the big 4, but ill go ATT Lumia 920 in grey or black on launch day

Sprint isn't in the big four and haven't been since Nextel was the talk of the town, so there's only the big 3; Sprint also passed on wp

Most people consider sprint in the big 4. u saying for example, boost mobile is in the same rank as sprint? Absolutely wrong. It may be the worst in the top 4, but it doesn't suck like boost mobile.

Still waiting to see what is announced, picking from one of the listed above prob the Samsung. Though I can see a world where I just keep using the Quantum until it dies.

920 for me, purely because I love the design, and the Nokia apps are superb additions. If you took apps away though, I'd be seriously tempted with either the 8X or the ATIV! I don't think you can go wrong with any of them!

still undecided b/c I am not sure how WP8 will work with files...
 
will it autoupload videos to skydrive for backup?
wireless syncing or do I need a cable?
can we use the phone a usb drive that gets us access to video/photo/music files?
 
If the answer is know then I have no choice but to go to samsung :-( had their focus but hated they way they supported it. I had 2 hardware failures on the 2010 focus
 
 

Auto upload of videos is doubtful due to too much bandwidth required. Wireless syncing has been with WP for a long time if not from the beginning (Zunes had it before iPods did). USB storage seems likely. It is one of the most popular rumours.

I like th one from Samsung, but I will get the Nokia 920 just because of the camera. But i will be miisng the microSD slot.

Lumia 920, end of story. I made way too bad experiences with HTC devices and especially their customer care that I'd ever bye anything from them again.

Yep. Same thing when I went from a dvp to a NL900. I love my NL900 dearly, but I'm getting the NL920 in white on AT&T on launch day.

None of the above.
Physical keyboard, removable battery, 32GB storage + SD card.  Hopefully someone comes out with such a phone during the spring when my Sprint (i know, i know) contract expires and I can jump ship to a real network.

It seems keyboards don't get any love anymore :(
If there even is a WP8 phone with a keyboard, expect it to have a WVGA screen, single core processor, and 512MB RAM. Probably 8GB internal storage but it probably will have an SD slot since for some reason manufactures other than Samsung think an SD slot is a low end feature.

Hopefully Vodafone will get the Lumia 920 here in the UK. I'm currently on T-Mobile but their service is just horrible. My dad is on Vodafone and usually has very consistantly good reception whereas I'll often find myself on G. I'm cancelling my contract with T-Mobile on Monday and will switch over to GiffGaff and see how things go with them as they use the O2 signal.

Why not just use o2? I'm in Northern Ireland and they are just about the only network who can keep a fairly consistent signal.

Lumia 920 on VERIZON with Smart Shoot, Wireless Charging, PureView and NFC
 
If the 920 doesn't come to Verizon, I'll consider the 822

I am with TheWayne.  VERIZON still has us in the dark.  Not sure if they will have the ATIV, not sure what the 822 is all about and not sure what HTC device(s) they will carry.  Much too early for this poll.  I also wonder if Acer, Dell and another outsider will enter the 2012 WP8 Holiday Mix!?!

I decided that my next phone will be a Nokia and the 920 looks awesome. I am with Verizon and as we all know...Who know what are they going to bring if you are not in the market for a google or iPhone. If by May 25, 2013 there is not a Nokia 900+ at Verizon,I am taking my business to AT&T along with my family plan. So yes, a Nokia 900+ for me.

I said the Nokia 920 only because of hopeful wishing. I am on T-Mobile and don't want to move to AT&T. But I may just have to.....Hear that TMO!! Get the phone! 
 
Surprisely my son wants to go to the 820, he likes the look of the phone better.

If only the 920 were coming to T-Mobile. I like the 820, but would much rather have the larger phone with the better camera. I'm honestly so sick of this carrier exclusivity garbage.

I'm not privy to how carrier and OEM negotiations work as to who gets what and how much it cost. But, may I suggest, for all the good it may do, to tweet and email T-mobile to death. I know I send out a tweet a day to them about getting the flagship phones, especially the 920. Again, this may be futile, but it never hurts to try. Let's just hope it's not already set.

Nokia 920. Wireless charging is one of the things I have missed most since leaving my Palm Pre. And that camera... Not to mention all the app exclusives Nokia seems to be negotiating lately.

A little pointless to do the poll before you know what prices and carriers these are going to. Obviously Lumia 920 is the best, but if it's expensive or exclusive to one carrier then people will choose another option.

What is that obvious? It has a better camera and the Nokia exclusive services but Drive is the only must-have one and that's now built into WP8. 
The samsung has a larger screen, larger (removable) battery, and a microSD slot so it can have 96GB storage. 

The Lumia 920 has a better screen 768p PureMotion ClearBlack polarizing and 25% more brightness than any other phone and Synaptics Super Sensitive Touch technology. The Lumia 920 has a better camera with OIS built into the entire optics housing not just the lens that allows for better low light stills and smoother video capture. It has wireless Qi charging built-in as well as a durable polycarbonate casing. So let's recap:
 
Best display?
Lumia 920.
 
Best camera?
Lumia 920 + cinemagraph/smartshoot
 
Best case?
Lumia 920
 
Best accessories?
Lumia 920
 
Best software exclusives?
Lumia 920/820
(Nokia City Lens, Nokia Music, Nokia Pulse, Nokia maps, Angry Birds games, Zynga games, EA Games, CNN, etc.)
 
Nokia has secured a ton of timed exclusives.
 

honestly, the more I think about it, the more I agree, all because of the sd card expansion, and I like my current Samsung Focus, but I love my 900 too; but I want that extra storage!!!

I don't understand why people want a wp from samsung.
Htc got beats audio, ok, but what Extras has samsung?
Nokia got everything, from the sharp screen to great camera and navigation and all the cool stuff and all the cool gadgets lile the super beautiful wireless monster on-ear-headsets.
I definetely will take the 920!

Large screen, removable battery, and a microSD slot. Some people find those quite important believe it or not. What does the Lumia have? A fancy camera and some Nokia exclusive services. The only one I cared about was Drive and that is now built into WP8 and will be availble on the Samsung.

I'd rather have Nokia since they actually pull out some great things for WP. I dont see other OEM's trying to get exclusive apps.

Lumia has a screen you can see in sunlight. A screen you can use in the winter with gloves on. A screen with smoother motion. A screen with higher resolution and higher pixel density. A camera with advanced optical image stabilzation and advanced photo editing functions. Lumia has wireless charging options and an accessory ecosystem. Lumia has tons of exclusive apps from companies like EA, Zynga, Rovio, Groupon, Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN, Vimeo, YouSendit, Michellin, etc.
 
You say the only app you care about is Drive, but do you actually even know what most of the exclusive Nokia apps are? There are tons. Nokia Music/City Lens/Pulse/Transit/Trailers/Play To, etc. And then they keep securing a ton of exclusive 3rd party apps like the new CNN app for WP8, all the EA/Zynga/Rovio games.

922 (verizon's 920 with a MicroSD slot...lol). All kidding aside, 920 is the best thing out there right now. It's almost pefect, accept for the lack of a WP8 standard of the MicroSD, it is perfect.
 
Still waiting for the HTC devices to give us a clue what they are coming up with, They might shock us...
 
As of right now, it is the best WP8 device but only 2 devices has been publicly offically been talked about.

920 for sure and I may also pickup the HTC, hopefully they will have something nice to unveil for their show.

Then again, everything that Nokia is pushing out with apps & features, I may just stick with them. Again, since Samsung didn't say one thing about getting developers on board, I'm hoping HTC, will do as Nokia has done and bring some developers to the platform with their own "limited exclusive apps".

Well last time Nokia didn't unveil the best phone until after the first 2 so ima wait. And we haven't seen what HTC has to offer.

If the 820 would just have a higher resolution display i would be all for it. But as it stands, and that is not knowing anything about the HTC phones, i am leaning towards the 920. Although i don't like the glossy finish not as much as the previous matt one.

If the camera lives up to the hype and it's really as good as they say then the 920 for sure.  But only if the camera is really that good.  The 900 was a big disappointment.

I'm doubting between both Nokias. 820 suits me well in terms of size, but the Pureview camara on the 920 is tempting me like evil...

I picked the 920 but I like the Ativ with the larger screen, lighter weight, and sd card slot. I will have to wait to compare each of them side by side. No HTC for me, my Titan has been a disappointment(been replaced, no fixes/firmware updates).

Wow Nokia 820 tied with ativ s. Lol. I'll stick with the 920, just wish it had micro sd but hopefully Xbox music has an online locker, that'll mitigate the need for huge storage needs since I'm always around WiFi.

I would've said the 920, but I'm put off by the lack of microSD. The 820 feels like a consolation prize in comparison. I'll never buy anything from Samsung, except tv's & monitors. So that leaves the HTC... I'm super happy with my HD7 so I'm sure anything HTC put out won't disappoint.

I'll be getting the 920 because Nokia is the only OEM that supports the WP plaform fully,Wireless charging is also a plus.
 
Samsung and HTC might have nice devices but their app and platform support is trash at the moment. When they start putting out adds and events like Nokia then I'll give them a look see,
 
And yes because of the design. Hopefully MS will have them at the Toronto store in November. Lipstick red Nokia Lumia 920 FTW
 

i cant decide on either the white, red or black. im leaning toward the white but the red is calling me

I would most likely go for the 820, but there's one key factor - will WP8 work with the Pebble watch? If not I'm going back to Android :-/

It's a possibility. I bought my Lumia 900 outright  in May and look what happend, almost 600 Smackers down the drain. Thankfully I kept my hardware upgrade option from Rogers for just this reason.  
 
It's the nature of the technology beast. You damn if you do, you damn if you don't.

But make quad an option for people who want to pay for it. That is one thing Android has going for it...options.

And we never needed more than 128k of ram either :P

Windows Phone 8 is now a serious 3D gaming platform with native code, Unity 3D and DirectX. There is no such thing as "overkill" anymore.

Leaks have it that the HTC WP8 quad core flagship, the Zenith, will come out early 2013. This will get a 4.7" screen to the 4.3" of the Accord and 4.0" of the Rio.

920 because of the camera (yes it's amazing) and because it might have the rich sound recording.  The screen looks great.  The wireless charging is nice.  The color selection is great.  It's really a no brainer but the camera sealed the deal.

Depends on what Tmo has in January (that when my upgrade hits). I love Nokia's apps, great navigation! Rumor is Tmo will only have the 820 and it's lower rez screen is a deal breaker for me. So it may come down to what kind of software HTC or Sammy has to offer. I have a 710 and still like it so I'm not in a hurry, I could wait for a bigger screen or a better camera to come to Tmo.
I will not be switching to ATT or Verizon, too $$$ for me

I really like the 920, but I picked 820 because the 920 just seems too big.  I need to get a feel of how both phones fit in hand (and pockets) to truly decide.

Seriously. I totally agree w/ you! If Sprint doesn't wake up and get a clue, all of us very happy Arrive owners will jump to another provider. You hear that, Sprint? Get YHOOA.

I like the Ativ, but Nokia is more committed to WP and customer service. Im still thinking about it, but right now I'm leaning toward the Ativ

As of today, I'm packing by bags and moving from T-Mobile to AT&T to get a couple Lumia 920.

If tmobile network is GSM1900 MHZ, and the lumia 920 suports that band, that means the 920 will work on tmo right?

I'm ready to retire my N8 - Symbian is boring me to tears; so, an unlocked Lumia 800, lol!  Then the next Lumia > 920 to, hopefully, be revealed at MWC 2013, on contract.  Will then pass the L800 on to a family member.
 
 

If the 920 had SD card support it would be a no-brainer. As it is, I'm leaning towards the 920 because of the wireless charging, but am still open to HTC or Samsung and will be doing some serious comparisons when they all come out.
 

I will NEVER purchase another Samsung device after my terrible Samsung Vibrant.

That being said, I'm loving my HTC Radar, but the Nokias are too cool to pass up, so I'll say 920.

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