The iPhone detox: My week with the Lumia 930 – Day 7

Well, my week with the Lumia 930 has come to its end. As I've mentioned in other posts, I really didn't miss my iPhone as much as I thought I would, and I'm not feeling the urge to swap back straight away.

By Alex Choros

Well, my week with the Lumia 930 has come to its end. As I've mentioned in other posts, I really didn't miss my iPhone as much as I thought I would, and I'm not feeling the urge to swap back straight away.

I'm going to keep playing the Lumia 930 for a few days to get a better feel for the mobile version of Office. While I've used the mobile version of OneNote extensively (it's my main piece of writing software across all platforms), I haven't had a change to do much with the rest of the suite. I'll be sure to touch on this in the full review which will hopefully be up by the end of the week.

Some thoughts I'll leave you with before my review:
I'm still loving the Lumia 930's battery life. It feels so great to not have to worry about keeping a phone charger in my bag. Not having to nerf your phone by turning off functions like location services and background app usage is a pleasant change too.

The screen is fantastic. The only problem (well, first world problem to be fair) I have with it is most of the web isn't optimised for such high resolutions, so logos can occasionally look pretty blurry.

App support is better than I expected. Most of the major apps are there, and there's often unofficial alternatives available for when you can't find what you're looking for; the only app I'd really missed was my online banking. Nonetheless, it would be great to see more and more applications and hopefully Windows Phone 8.1 can get some In built fitness tracking is super useful. It's great to have that kind of information without needing to wear a fitness band. Let's be honest, a lot of those wearables aren’t the most stylish thing to have on your wrist.

While iOS is a very intuitive operating system, Windows Phone is definitely catching up. While there were a few learning curves, I got my head around the OS faster than I did with Android. There's a nifty feature where every now and again a notification pops up telling you how to do the task you're doing faster. The one feature from iOS I really missed was "swipe to delete" in regards to email (one of the new features in the iOS8 beta).

It would be great to see Microsoft implement some continuity features between Windows Phone and Windows 9. It's pretty convenient being able to send a text from the desktop version of iMessage, so I'd love it if Microsoft took a page from Apple's book.

The level of customisation on your home screen is actually pretty incredible. It feels like you really can make your phone your own.

Cortana is an incredible piece of tech, and it will be great to see her finally come out of beta and be available to users worldwide.

I'm actually going to be a bit sad when I have to send my review unit back…

Again, if anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask!

Previous days:
Day 6
Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1

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