A bit more time with the phone, more notes:
- Email so far works great, quite important for me. All accounts set up.
- Camera: nighttime performance in urban environment is impressive. Long exposures appear very clear.
- Getting the photos from the phone to my Mac apparently involves a special app, which is as cludgy as what you need to do with Android. No idea yet on how to get the full 38 MP resolution photos from the phone, though. They appear to download automagically when imported to iPhoto. Amazing… See below for some samples. Note that the images in the gallery are the 5 MP versions.
- If your app is not on Windows Phone’s home screen tiles, be ready to look for it alphabetically, or just search for it. So on the plus side there is no more rummaging through pages of apps with icons; on the minus side the list gets very long very quickly. There’s a search option and I think I will get used to using that instead.
- The apps I use often are generally there. No Instagram (cough) but 6tag is apparently a very very good alternative), Rebtel and Skype for calling, Flickr – all have working apps. The WordPress app does not work too well. This is the second time I am writing this after the first attempt on the device failed.
- Background apps – I have no idea about how I can see what apps run in the background, how I switch between them, etc. Not sure if that’s even possible but after the Android, you get used to that. The back button on Windows Phone only goes so far.
Night shot with Nokia Lumia 1020
Taken at Mumufuku, Toronto
Fountain, University Avenue, Toronto
Posted from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Day 1 thoughts with the Lumia 1020:
- As expected, the phone is built very well.
- Adjusting to the Windows Phone user interface takes learning. Not as easy a transition from Android, a bigger departure.
- Initial shots are fantastic, as they should be.
- AT&T shoves crap onto the phone, which is easily removed, though.
- LTE speeds are great. Ran Skype with join.me without a problem.
- WiFi sharing is very fast (as a result of LTE) but stops working during phone calls, which is disappointing.
- To get the phone to show its network connection quality and the time you need to tap the top of the screen.
- Office 365 connectivity was very quick and easy to set up. Similarly Google.