- 12-06-2012, 11:00 AM #26
I wonder if Daniel likes Legos?
One thing I love about Daniel's videos (besides the information which is usually excellent) is that slightly sarcastic laugh he'll give when something is absurd. Like when he was talking about the battery meter live tile in double-wide form. Always cracks me up. I bet he gave that same laugh when he opened this thread...
edit: btw, some of the LOTR Lego sets are fantastic. Helm's Deep for instance. If you want my opinion on a great Lego set that's not mainstream, look for the Monster Fighter's Haunted Castle. Great minifigs, great price, great set.
- 12-06-2012, 12:25 PM #28
Sheikmans: no, doubletap to zoom and it zooms about 0.04% in and thats it. That happens on some sites. Especially various forums I visit.
Smart dialer isnt a "check" at all, it isnt included last time i checked.
Reboots... never had any myself, but people do have them. Course thats true with any device.
- 12-06-2012, 01:54 PM #32
What do you mean then with smartdialer?? If I type a part of a name or number, a contact list appears
I definitely have,text reflow. Doubletap zooms in and rearrange text on most website. Exactly the same on my htc One x
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12-06-2012, 02:06 PM #33
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everyones answer to your question was quite confusing let me clarify them which I will do by posting an answer for each of your enlightened observations:
-its not that you have to cut it back on "manually", that's the design of the system. It "automatically" cuts itself on
-this is how you depict a notification center, obviously you are messing android and iphone with WP...Wp's notification center are the tiles and the preset apps you allow to display your information on the lock screen. (note: when you set up everything you like to display information on lockscreen (five mini notifications + 1 large detailed from settings) you will find that it is easier than android because you don't necessarily have to do anything to view updates.
-this is completely false...there are many alternatives in the marketplace....you should have phrased it as, is opera, safari, chrome, etc in the marketplace, but there are definitely alternatives. (note: try 3D browser, by far the best)
-cant close apps) this is true, and your need to close them are unfounded....these so called "opened" apps are suspended, like suspended animation, they use no resource, e.g battery or cpu when they are suspended....phones are not laptops...
-multitasking is the same as in ios and Android....all three suspend apps...some apps run in the background like music player or navigation in the Lumia phones...Nokia drive is coming to all wp8 tho
-there is no text reflow yet...its coming with the next BIG update
-fm radio was removed and its pissed me off half to death
-true no orientation lock
-there are customization options just defaulted options, but true no other sounds can be implemented into the os yet for notifications
-What do you mean usb storage? im guessing you mean mass storage and if so yes you can...you can store documents, videos, and music on your memory card
-yes you have to wipe your phone to change active id (ios is the same way) android I don't know but if it does not require you to wipe your phone...that will definitely lead to security issues
-yes you can change size of font, but it is system wide...from the settings menu>ease of access
-the default map app IS system wide, who isn't nowadays ( bing maps are really good) just no included VOICE navigation unless u have a lumia which the drive application is coming to all wp8 soon
-these are not what you call fragmented applications....fragmented would apply more to the same OS with varying OS numbers like Android, 3.0 usually don't run anything made for 4.1. This is an exclusivity thing to get you to buy their phone which is only an exclusive most of their exlusives apps are coming to wp8
-this is true with wifi alive...(fix is coming this month via Microsoft)
- well it is a file explorer but not on the phone,
-wp has Tell Me which is better in most cases....people think its not voice because Microsoft doesn't market it like others....one thing to consider tho is that wp8 is the first os to incorporate voice control with any app a developer incorporates it into....like audible, etc....it uses the native voice program unlike others
-battery percentage is in the battery settings...crude but its there
-whatsapp is there and other IM are there just not incorporated into the messaging hub
-you can try "people search" #1 or 7dialer...just replace your main call tile with one of these and does exactly what smart dial does...
-yes no good + support in people hub...this is mainly due to Google
-there are custom colors...you have 20 presets and you also have apps that let you create apps with functions....dial specific person...settings...Bluetooth...web...etc
-no gapless playblack/ true
-there are no need for folders...wp list is not frustrating...you need folders for ios or android because of their UI...trust me it will all become clear once you give it time
-managing music via computer/on phone....this is false...you can manage music, manipulate or whatever from your pc directly on your phone
-this is subjective....if over 120K is low then it is 4 u
-this is also subjective...what do you mean release cycle/ updating? most apps have regular updates once the developer pushes the update
-what does celebrities have to do with anything...u sounding kinda trollish
-you can block numbers....carrier block or app blocked but not natively blocked
-those reboots do affect some people and is due to a bug
-you can separate phone contacts from facebook contacts.....hit the settings options when you are in the people hub >filter my contact list or go to settings>applications>people and do the same thing
-chevron is dead...but that has nothing to do with wp8 performance or features that is a service so that is irrelevant
-all phones have a locked bootloader unless they specifically come out with it...such as developer edition...etc
-true about brightness/only if that meant an adjusting "slider"
- 12-06-2012, 02:19 PM #34
A lengthy list, not totally accurate, but if those are the "big issues" WP8 has left then the gap between WP8 and the competition isn't as big as I thought. :)"Engineering is more than just the number of megapixels." - Stephen Elop
- 12-06-2012, 02:42 PM #37
Text wrapping probably works fine, it just hasnt on any website Ive visited so far :s .
- 12-06-2012, 02:58 PM #38
No, people with Android have to let go of the fact that their phone isn't a Windows computer or Windows Mobile 6, and they don't need to manage their phone. Android hasn't needed a task manager since 2.1, and even then it was used incorrectly by 99.9% of the people using it.
12-06-2012, 03:03 PM #39
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- 12-06-2012, 03:11 PM #40
Ive used Swype on several devices, and found it OK. I personally type far faster with Swiftkey X, but that might just be because Im used to it. And the 920 keyboard is about as fast and accurate as Swiftkey X for me. Could just be that since youre used to Swype, and need to adjust :) .
- 12-06-2012, 03:14 PM #41
A lot of the items in this list are pretty stupid. No G+ support? GTFO. That's like saying "why is there no myspace support!?!?"
And Alternate Webbrowser.. you have a good alternate web browser on iOS? I mean, when I left my iPhone4, it was all safari. And what real alternative browser is there that isn't a skinned version until Firefox came out for Android.
No File Explorer is a bit like asking why I can't open up a root prompt or a dosprompt. I could care less. I can get to the filesystem if I connect to a PC, but really, if a big selling point of a phone is that you can bring up a command prompt, then the phone sucks... you're talking about a very small number of people who should ever care about any such thing.
There are Nokia exclusive apps. Oddly, on my wife's S3, she has Samsung exclusive apps. And Apple is full of exclusive apps. Point?
Manual IP address? Are you kidding me? What lame person does this.. if you need a static, consistent address inside of a network you set your DHCP to have an address pre-mapped to the MACID. If you hard wire an IP address, then wifi functionality is worthless everywhere except a home network. Sorry, but this is a REALLY lame option.
"No possibility of other OS".. look, if you think the phone OS sucks, why would you buy the phone? Find lots of people buying iPhones just to install ICS on them? No? Because you can't do it.
Grab a Samsung S3 and root it to install something else and find a whole lot of the basic functions go to s*(&..
Seriously, most of the things on this list are ridiculous.. I mean, totally ridiculous.
- 12-06-2012, 03:45 PM #45
- 12-06-2012, 07:39 PM #48
...But it's worth noting that UC Browser is still IE based, so it won't load pages any better than IE will. All those pages with the drop down menus and features that don't work properly in IE won't work in UC Browser or SurfCube or any of the "alternative" browsers we have now. We need real alternatives, as in NOT based on IE. Give me a good version of Firefox or Opera for Windows Phone and that would check off a major item on my wish list. I suspect a lot of other people feel the same way.
12-06-2012, 08:07 PM #49
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I'm still using Win XP so would a WP8 drag and drop works for me? As in when I connect WP8 phone to my dino pc, will it detect the phone as a removable storage and I could just drag and drop files from phone to pc and vice versa? Do I need to use a 3rd party app? If so what app?
Thank you in advance.
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