- 12-05-2011, 07:48 PM #1
- ..is ugly?
I've been trying to find things to like about winphone, but I think compared to Android, WebOS and even Blackberry, the UI is just ugly. Well, maybe not ugly, just plain old plain. Nothing interesting, certainly not exciting.
Will continue to look, but functionality offers nothing either over the other platforms.
I may be missing something, so thought I'd post and get some feedback, don't want to insult anyone, but really would like to know what's to like here.
If you have a minute and really like the Win Phone, please enlighten me. If I am missing something, I'd like to discover it before I pull the trigger and make the switch.
12-05-2011, 07:52 PM #2
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I actually find the UI refreshing and exciting. May I ask what you don't like in particular?
I used an iPhone for 3yrs, my wife has had a blackberry and I used that. I got tired of the iPhone and decided to give a Windows phone (the HTC Titan) a chance. I was really up in the air between Windows and Android for my next phone but I've been really happy with the experience thus far (1.5weeks).
I don't think the Windows phone is for everyone, but for me it works and I have a lot of co-workers really considering a Windows phone after playing with mine.
12-05-2011, 08:01 PM #3
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I don't really see the ugly in it. I really love the UI.
Though I will say that it is MUCH better in motion. Like when you scroll through the front tiles. Seeing the little bounce when it reaches the end like it hit a wall. Or seeing text squash and stretch in browser when you hit the end of a page swiping down.
It's a lot of little things that you really don't get to see unless it's in motion.
12-05-2011, 08:23 PM #5
- 643 Posts
Yeah know, to be true, the interface is kind of ugly in static pictures. I agree, and always felt that way. But the pictures do not tell the whole story, and you REALLY have to interact with one to really get a sense of the UI, and it is a truly wonderful UI.
- 12-05-2011, 10:15 PM #10
Hmm, well guess you told me. I've played with the Titan, it's a bit of -meh-. Great hardware, but Win7 phone just doesn't make it for me.
Yes, Blackberry is also now -meh- that's why I've decided to switch.
Like I said, didn't want to insult, just gave my impression, but got insults anyway rather than information and opinion that would give me reason to continue to look.
Sorry I wasted the blog space. My post count will now remain at 2 for infinity.
- 12-05-2011, 10:39 PM #12
like I posted, the design is coherent and flows throughout the entire experience..
This gets away from the boring, typical rows of icons and tries to do something fresh.
I really think it succeeds.
It's artistic as much as it is functional imo
- 12-05-2011, 10:43 PM #13
Multiple user suggested that once you need to see it in motion, that may change your opinion about it... Yet you only saw a few comments that you may consider "negative" responses (although I didn't take any of those posts that way). Almost seems like that's what you were looking for.
Can you please explain how WebOS and Blackberry aren't plain to you versus WP?
Maybe you're confusing a clean interface with plain?
I have all of the platforms you mentioned and find blackberry and webOS to be what you are calling WP.
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