However, there was one other feature that cinched the deal on this choice.
|The camera. Wow!! That's a macro shot, a close-up of my kitchen sink where yesterday's dinner was looking positively forlorn. |
A macro shot, with a cell phone. Look at that depth of field, contrast balance, and saturation. My Nikon D3100 would not have done much better.
Click on the picture to enlarge, but remember that this is significantly downsampled for blogging purposes. The original looks even better than what you see here.
|Whence that dinner came: this is a phone shot of the interior of Rose's Seafood from a few months ago, taken with my Droid 3. In my opinion, the Droid 3's camera has nowhere near the quality or use potential.|
However, this Lumia is not a perfect design by any means. I got rid of Android altogether in significant measure because the calendar feature on the Droid 3 absolutely sucked, in my opinion. The Android OS just wasn't handling the interface with hosted Microsoft Exchange. Annoyingly, I find that the Lumia's calendar is just as bad if not worse, which is exasperating and surprising given that Exchange is a MSFT product. It has a very non-intuitive feel to it and, rather than being presented proactively with good summary of information, I have to hunt and peck to find the schedule details that I need.
But the camera sure is fine. And Rose's has excellent crawfish right now - best I've had in a couple of years.