- 01-28-2013, 06:31 PM #1
I been using Lumia 800 for a year, then I bought Lumia 920 as soon as it came out. While using WP8, I found that some something that bother me and perhaps fruistrating.
Prior to Lumia 800, I had Iphone 3Gs, I also own an Ipad2 and use it everyday, so you imagine I have quite a library of apps.
There are some of the features which I kind of miss from iOS and also why Im thinking of buying iphone, until major WP update at least.
Windows Phone 8
Software shot comings vs iOS
In WP, background multitasking only allows 8 tasks to be opened. These tasks then close automatically close if user opens a new app. There is no way to close task manually. If user opens a new app with saved task on background, OS opens apps not to the moment where user left it off, but rather new instance.
There is no notification centre, so if you didn’t hear or see the notification, you then have to check individual app or look at the tiles. Now, some apps support icon on the lock screen, but for example, Whatsapp doesn’t, so in order for me to check for messages, I have to go through lock screen and look at the tile.
Have to pull down or touch top of the screen to see the battery level, what’s up with that?
Nokia maps are great, downloadable maps is a unique feature. The only problems I have with Maps on WP8 is that there is no native compass feature. Even though phone does have a compass, default maps still can’t display in what direction I’m facing.
4.Other small missing features
Keyboard shortcuts. In iOS, I can set by typing certain letters, it pastes a shortcut text. Example: I can set it so when I need to type in my email, I press @@ and my full email comes up as a suggestion and after pressing space bar it pastes in.
No multi touch support in software navigation.
Hardware Lumia 920
1.For me personally, phone seems too wide to use with one hand, even though I can manage, it doesn’t sits comfortably when I try to use it one handed.
I wanted to share this to hear your thoughts about my dilema.
- 01-28-2013, 06:52 PM #3
Get whatever YOU feel is "right" for you, dude. What else do you want to hear? Yea, WP8 is deficient in some ways, and yes, same goes for many apps for it (only a brain-dead M$ fanbot would deny those facts 😉), but this is a "growing" platform and (hopefully) the situation will improve over time... If you don't want to wait - nothing is wrong with switching to a more mature and diverse platforms based on iOS or Android 😉
- 01-28-2013, 06:55 PM #4
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Hopefully you get the understanding that WP8 just does things differently. There are a # of significant things that iOS, at its core, doesn't do that WP8 does, and does very well. The bold parts of that sentence can be interchangeable with pretty much any OS - iOS, Mac OS, Windows 8, WP8, Android, Palm OS, Blackberry, etc. etc.Thanked by:
- 01-28-2013, 07:09 PM #5
First, are you locked into a contract with your 920? If so, why did you sign up for 2 years of a device that didn't suit your needs at purchase time? Misinformed consumers are any company's worst nightmare. Particularly when that consumer has 2 years to moan and b***h about his dissatisfaction to anybody that'll listen. Not saying you're doing it now, but it's brewing.
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- 01-28-2013, 10:32 PM #20
I agree with everything you just said. Reason why I won't switch personally though is all the other Mobile OS seem boring and bland. Why would I goto them when I can stick it out and am only missing 3 apps I would use daily. I have office integration for work, school and lyrics. Kids corner for my media page when I want to get to music quickly. Rooms for me, my Fiance, brother and now my mom to share information to each other! Me and my Fiance also will have/had full Skype integration which is really nice since we work opposite shift and only see each other 30 minutes a day. Xbox integration is great for any avid MLG player (like me) I can add game battles competitors and message them an my team when I will be on (I usually message after work). Also Xbox works great for changing bio without chat pad, and easy to grind small amounts of achievements while playing some scrims or matchmaking (I have alot of Xbox WP7/8 Games. Music pass has become my best friend over 6GB of music downloaded and all my music and other local artist I master is on the cloud. Many more things I can mention. Its all preference but this phone is re-imagined around YOU.
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