My android phone suddenly just refused to charge or turn on and I’m mid contract planning on moving to contract free soon. I ended up with Windows Phone because for $100 the Lumia 520 was surprisingly good, unlike the $80 goPhone android model they had at the at&t store. And I’m far too dependent on a smartphone to go even a few months without one.
I like WP more than I thought I would. It has it’s perks and it’s very usable. I mean the fact that for $100 with no contract I can get a WP is amazing. That said, being heavily invested in the Google ecosystem I too will probably switch in a few months once the nexus 5 is out.
I also really really really miss MightyText. Having text message notifications pop up on my computer, and be able to reply on my computer with a real keyboard, is just so much nicer. I don’t look at my phone all the time so having that on the computer means I don’t miss text messages because my phone is in the other room.
Also, while SkyDrive integration is nice, I find it takes a while for my phone photos to show up on my computer. With Android / Dropbox if I take a photo, it syncs to my computer within 30 seconds usually.
And just to say ditto on notifications. Sometimes the phone dings at me and I have no clue what just happened because there’s no central spot to go look for notifications.
And now to end on a positive note, two things I really like about it over android: the phone is LOUD. This is probably less Windows phone specific but holy crap the speakers are way better than any android / iPhone I have had. Secondly, the other day I was out biking and it paused my pod-cast and told me I had a new text and asked if I wanted to read or ignore it. Wearing my Bluetooth headphones i just said ‘read’ and it read it to me, then resumed my pod-cast. Now that was pretty slick.