- 08-31-2013, 11:51 AM #1
I'm planning to take a plunge into the WP8 ecosystem. I've already had a Focus so this is my second trial of WP. I saw a 520 the other day and one thing that bothered me was scrolling. While it was smooth it seemed to have a fixed top speed, no matter how fast I tried to move the list it moved at a constant and slightly annoying pace. Is this due to the slower processor and less RAM. Will phones like the 820/822 scroll faster?
I'm also looking for some app alternatives:
A countdown app(with a good live tile)
Tech news app( verge, engadget, or Pulse)
Shortcuts on locksceen
Is the Kindle app any good?
I've seen a good offer on the 820 and I'll get it if only for the Processor and RAM. The screen, cam and storage aren't as important to me.
08-31-2013, 12:05 PM #2
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2. Search results for "verge" | Windows Phone (United States) choose one.
3. Translator | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) there are some languages that can be downloaded for offline use
5. I don't see point of it, you can resize tiles to the smallest size and no need for folder at least for me.
6. UC Browser | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States) I don't see why IE is bad for you, but here you go.
I would pick up L720 because of the better battery, but it has only 512mb of ram, or add some money and get L920.My phones history:
Nokia 3100 > Nokia 6060 > Nokia 6020 > Nokia 6300 > Nokia 5800 XpressMusic > Nokia X3 > Nokia Lumia 800 > Nokia Lumia 920
Running with Nokia
- 08-31-2013, 12:20 PM #5
- 08-31-2013, 02:29 PM #7
If you have a Microsoft policy that you can point to, I'd love to see it...but Supported <> Upgrades. You are supported on your current release, you are not guaranteed upgrades.
08-31-2013, 03:32 PM #10
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In my opinion, if you can afford an 820 or 920, go for it, not just for the RAM but also the processor speed.
The 32Gb internal memory in the 920 is also a plus point, as you can't load apps on to an SD in Windows Phone for security reasons.
In my opinion there are no bad Windows phones, but the 920 is the best short of the 1020.
- 08-31-2013, 05:03 PM #11
There are exactly three reasons to prefer a 1GB device over a 512MB device.
1) Their ability to run all apps (some ported games are incompatible with 512 MB devices, but almost everything specifically designed for WP will run fine). As companies shift to considering WP as a target platform from the 'get go' (not just iOS and Android), incompatibilities with 512MB devices will largely disapear entirely.
2) Their ability to support a slightly higher number of enabled background agents.
3) Their ability to cache more apps in memory, meaning when you switch back to a previously opened app, you'll have a higher likelihood that the switch is instantaneous, whereas the OS will more often have to reload the app from storage on a 512MB device.
The higher RAM configuration will buy you absolutely nothing in terms of OS updates! All first gen WP8 chassis spec devices will stop being updated at the same time, irrespective of RAM capacity. The 1GB models aren't any more future proof, so if that is your only concern, then you are baselessly restricting your device selection.
08-31-2013, 09:13 PM #13
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News app---Bing News
AFAIK, you can't have connectivity shortcuts on the lock screen...just the start screen. The only folder app is a Samsung exclusive. I don't use the Kindle app, so I don't know if it's any good or not. I don't use any alternate browser. IE works just fine for me. HTH.
- 08-31-2013, 10:12 PM #14INSTIGATOR is my Xbox gamer tag. I don't instigate people here.
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