- 11-16-2012, 11:47 AM #1
Just got my lumia 920 yesterday and I love the aesthetics and MOST of the software features are awesome, however, after using it the whole day 3 problems quickly made me second guess my departure from my iphone 4s. they are as follows
1. No Mail Client - I have a 7 email address and i dont want each email to have it's own tile, i want a folder for all of my emails where i can view each inbox separately if i need to. Apple has this down perfectly. I thought for sure the lumia would have this as well but the only option is to merge all inboxes which i definitely don't want.
2. Music player problems - I had some trouble uploading my itunes library which is in m4a format but i was finally was able to get it onto my phone. However, now i am getting an error that says "sorry, we can't play this file on your phone" error code c00d5212. This is extremely annoying and i can't seem to find a fix online or anything. if anyone has any tips LMK.
3. Web browser - Internet explorer is pretty bad compared to safari. I don't love safari or anything but it's much easier to navigate pages and switch back and forth between pages etc. bookmarking and also the google search that safari has is also way better than the IE WP8 browser.
These are my issues and if i can't find some sort of workaround i'll be returning my phone and heading back to iphone most likely. It really sucks because i really love the 920, it's perfectly designed IMHO. I wanted WP8 to be a contender in the phone marketplace but for me it's just not up to par with the other OS available.
any suggestions to fix these problems are much appreciated. thanks in advance!
- 11-16-2012, 12:05 PM #2
1. I agree. Kind of annoying, but I got used to it. I just have all my emails set to small tiles in one group.
2. Sorry can't help. I avoid iTunes like it's a plague.
3. I haven't played with it a whole lot, but Surfcube 3D seems like a pretty spiffy browser.
- 11-16-2012, 12:12 PM #3
- 11-16-2012, 12:13 PM #4
thanks for responding!
oh and i'm gonna checkout surf cube 3d
- 11-16-2012, 12:24 PM #9
thanks man, i'll give it a shot.
Last edited by Chris Parsons; 11-20-2012 at 10:32 AM.
- 11-16-2012, 12:36 PM #11
Well #1 wasn't really intended to be a perfect answer.. It's just how I made do.
there are a few things that can help, icons from different major providers appears differently, so outlook accounts get one icon, Live accounts get another, gmail another, etc. You can also stagger the sizes somewhat to help differentiate.
Unfortunately there isn't another email client available that I know of, and trust me I feel your pain. I miss Touchdown in android, which was AWESOME. This has just been the best way I was able to work out this issue. I got used to it pretty quickly and am okay with it now, but your results may vary :)
And #2, I was just explaining why *I* have no idea how to resolve your problem.
- 11-16-2012, 02:18 PM #13
1. Multiple inboxes: You can "link" ALL your email inboxes into one tile. Just click on the three dots to bring up settings and select link inboxes. From there you can choose which ones to display into one tile.
2. Music problems: Are you sure those files don't have protection on them? Might want to get the properties on them from within iTunes just to verify.
3. Browser: Comparing it Safari, sure it's bad. I would say IE10 is on its second iteration for mobile. Do you remember what Safari was like on its second? Pretty bad in comparison to where it's at now. Just give it time. At least IE10 is lightning quick and has tabs!
- 11-16-2012, 02:43 PM #15
1. I know about the linking of all my inboxes into one giant inbox, but Ireally want to avoid that as i want to be able to go into each account to go into their own seperate folders. linking them all doesn't allow me to do that. so that's kind of my guff with the mail app
2. music: just double checked them to make sure they weren't protected and they definitely aren't. so i'm not sure, maybe it's a glitch with my device specifically. so bummed
3. yea, i hear ya on that for sure, i guess i was just expecting more.
I really love the hardware and most of the software on WP8 but it's just the little things that get to me. like everyone else. WP8 isn't for everyone nor is any OS really. I love the innovation of WP8 for sure, just wish these 3 things were different. i rely on my phone heavily for my business and i need to be quick with emails and accessing things on my phones.
11-16-2012, 03:17 PM #19
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On the search issue. I use an iphone5 for work and I wish I had the search button that windows phone has, it's so much better than having to scroll up to the top. Also, the search includes support for listening and identifying music, scanning qr codes etc. that iphone needs seperate apps for. FYI, the iphone screen is too small, the iphone5 is oddly shaped ... battery life has been poor so far not getting through a day with everything turned off and brightness down ... I know ... the 920 is having issues too ... the earpods are terrible (made from hard plastic with no foam or rubber and fall out and / or hurt) ... grass is not greener on the iphone side.
I think it's more just what you are used to, give it some time.
On the music front, I have no idea. the browser will definitely get better very quickly, so hang in there. If you (and everyone else) switch back to iphone, we'll just be stuck with that and Android. Give it at least a week.
11-16-2012, 03:32 PM #22
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1. I had the same problem with mail until I asked here. At the very least, it isn't exactly intuitive. I thought the feature was completely lacking. Now that I have it linked, I find there are actually fewer steps in looking at each email address than there are with iOS.
2. This is a big deal. Luckily I could care less about my library. For now I am using a third party google music option. Once Xbox Music gets the iTunes match equivalent, which should be soon, I will migrate to that (assuming it is priced competitively, free i better lol).
3. I have no qualms with IE. In fact I find it to be wonderful and fast. It works much like most modern desktop browsers in that your address bar is your search bar. Not sure why Apple is still stuck in the stoneage in those regards. The bookmarks tab is now called favorites, but there seems to be no editing of folders and such. Not a huge deal for me since I keep different bookmarks on my handhelds than I do on the desktop, and I am not the bookmarks packrat that I know some are. Still, I can see why people want the functionality.
Just about the only thing I miss is opening tabs on the desktop and seeing them on the phone, or vice versa. That level of syncing is actually pretty cool. Again, not something I used terribly often, but it is a nice feature to have.
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