- 02-22-2013, 07:26 AM #601
1. I'm pretty sure that most phones do not incorporate this feature, for example the iPhone you can't lock the screen rotation without first jailbreaking the device.
2. Not supported by Verizon, I also never use this feature
3. Again, don't use this feature. Or you could try sending emails instead, if you're sync settings are set to push it's basically the same as a text.
4. I actually really like the keyboard it is smooth and accurate, I'd argue it's better than the iPhone keyboard in almost every category, but maybe not better than some android keyboards.
5. This is an important feature, hopefully they come up with a better solution
I couldn't be happier with this phone, it has exceeded a lot of my expectations and I personally prefer it over any iPhone or Android options.
6. I personally don't use that many apps, and the important apps that I do use I have found on the app store. People comment on a lack of apps, but I'd rather have fewer good apps than a bunch of really crappy apps.
7. This seems to be a case-by-case problem, I for one don't have this issue.
- 02-22-2013, 07:38 AM #602
The lack of group texting has nothing to do with the HTC phone. That is a Verizon issue.
Personally, I love this phone. It took some getting use to when I first moved to WP8 from WebOS. But after about a month, wow. Admittedly, there are some features I would like to have. . . But, over all, very satisfied.
- 02-22-2013, 08:21 AM #605
If these issues are unacceptable for you, I really don't understand why you have bought this phone. Most of your issues are widely known, and if you can make a rant post about it, I'm sure you can do your research.
If you would be thinking about buying this phone: Yes, you are right, there are issues. If you find them unacceptable I'm sure you would have found an alternative, there are many available.
02-22-2013, 12:18 PM #610
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Anyway, I like your line of thinking, dont talk about issues! People probably already know about them! Maybe they will get fixed if we all ignore them! ..... Oh wait nvm that sounds horrible
I really don't understand why you replied to this post, when you had nothing constructive to say. I would expect that you could read the post if you could reply to it, its widely known by literate English readers that I asked for tips and solutions, not flame raging defensive fanboys
- 02-22-2013, 12:30 PM #611
Quality of life issues? Seriously? I bet your life is so miserable without these features. It must be so hard having to live with such a "****ty" phone.
There are also things this phone can do that the iPhone/Android can't...
I can't wirelessly charge my iPhone 4 or open Office documents. I can't resize my app icons, or get quick live data about the app on my iPhone. Man, iPhone is unacceptable, and my quality of life is in the ****ter. Life is so hard... :(
If you don't like the phone, get a different one!!
- 02-22-2013, 01:12 PM #612
- 02-23-2013, 07:33 PM #613
RICHER looking themes, not just cartoon tiles, or cardboard looking tiles.
Less space between tiles... This is especially awkward with the white background.
X button to close
A Task Manager.
02-26-2013, 06:57 AM #614
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1, no notification center.
2, live tiles and lock screen don't update, I consider them more gimmick than useful.
3, No screen lock orientation.
4, Email attachment handling.
5, Severe lack of apps.
6, Camera photos in normal light.
7, Needs folders.
8,Can only select one photo at time.
9, changing ringing profile is a pain.
10, watching and purchasing movies is also a pain.
11, Phone is slippery without a case.
On another note, I think Microsoft and Nokia dropped the ball on the launch and execution of WP8
02-26-2013, 11:11 AM #615
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I noticed the hatred of the WP fanatics toward people who hold Microsoft and Nokia accountable for the shortcomings, but the truth is the truth regardless of your fanaticism. What Microsoft and Nokia presented at pre-launch and what we actually got are two different things.
March 14th is the launch date for the Galaxy S4, while WP is still trying to get the basic apps from WP7 onto WP8. In less than a month WP will be seen as light years behind Android.
- 02-27-2013, 04:55 AM #616
Two things keep me in the Mac ecosystem (hence having to buy MBP over a Windows 8 touch laptop). One of these is outside of Microsoft's control and as such won't be listed, but the second is something Microsoft can do.
Ok, how many of you have heard of an app called "Keynote Remote" for the iPod Touch? Allows you to remote control your Keynote presentation on your laptop on your Mac. How many of you remember the BlackBerry Presenter? Allows you to stream your presentations from your BlackBerry to the box which is connected to the projector. What do both of these have in common? I can remote control my presentation from my mobile device, meaning I can move while I explain and still be able to manage everything, there's no jerky sprint back to the laptop for the next slide, it's all done from my device where I stand. This is something I will not go without. Oh, and both devices allowed me to see slide notes. I might dig out the Presenter again though now that my BBerry is being fixed. Plus, it's a great business case. Especially if they allowed the Surface to do it too.
02-27-2013, 05:40 PM #617
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Here's my list of ongoing frustrations with WP8 & my Nokia 920... and by all means, if I'm being an ***** on any of these and I'm wrong, by all means clue me in! :)
-no flash support
-no HTML 5
-probably because of the 1st two, web video playback sucks. I tried to open a frigging bing.com video the other day and was told my browser wouldn't support playback. On a WP8 device. On Bing.com.
-text / SMS messages break into multiple messages after a measly 160 characters. never had this problem on my iPhone.
-god forbid you add a smiley/emoticon into the message after about 75 characters - instantly breaks the message up
-speaking of emoji/emoticons, they suck. they're tiny, difficult to see, and ugly. iPhone's were perfect.
-Live tiles never update properly
-amazingly crappy battery life on my 920 (i know, this isn't wp8)
-home button too easily hit while just holding phone, closing down apps (maybe more a nokia issue than wp8)
-no "FWD" option in IE
-no way to manually control exposure point in camera
-lack of big name apps (you know what they are)
-"alternative" apps that are there typically nowhere near as good as official versions, or the Android/iOS versions
-horrible game options. Oh whoopee, Great Big War Game. Don't get me wrong, it's a *fantastic* game. Which I played 6+ months ago. On iPhone and iPad
-can't sync or really use Google calendar (i know alot of this is Google, it's still a big issue for me since my wife lives by it and I can't sync with her)
-no gapless audio. argh. this is-pause-so fricking-pause-frustrating.
-no option to just set the email client to "download pictures" as an across the board rule. have to due it manually. For each. And every. Stinking. Email.
-Xbox music is way too difficult to use. No super fast and easy way to creat playlists, clear the current playlist, etc
I consider myself the EXACT type of consumer Microsoft and Nokia should be dying for. Super into gadgets, expendable income, and a loooong time Apple guy who was willing to change teams (after a bad customer service experience with Apple, I decided to try something new.) Look, I *love* my 920 for a lot of reasons... but I'm not sure I can stay with it long term. Too many irritating issues, and yes, the App Gap is undeniable, real, and a death knell for WP8 if it doesn't change and change fast.
I'm giving this until the fall, going to see what apps come, what updates and changes are made, and see what the iPhone 5s/6 and GSIV have to offer.
02-28-2013, 05:44 PM #620
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- 03-06-2013, 09:55 AM #622
So I got my AT&T 920 off of eBay a few weeks ago. It was brand new (still had the stickers on it). I activated it and set up my personal email, downloaded a few apps and I am off and running. No reset issues at all. I am in complete love with the OS. The UI is beautiful, fun, different and eye-catching. I find myself just staring at the damn thing because of how nice live tiles is. And personally I think Nokia knocked it out of the park with the hardware. I love the phone. That being said, I need more apps. And I am not talking about games or those frivolous apps that just take up space. I am talking about banking, shopping and news apps. Now yes, I can, and do use the browser but lets be honest, using the browser for everything is a bit of a pain. I have emailed several companies asking them to create a WP8 app and have not received a reply. Is there anything else I/we can do? I came from both IOS and Android where there are apps galore and I guess it has spoiled me to a certain degree.
I don't want to give up on this device, but its starting to become a hindrance.
- 03-06-2013, 10:00 AM #623
Get the phone that has the features and apps you need. It's black and white really. No one phone is better than the other.
I tried to like my 920 as well, and I love the hardware and for the most part Windows Phone 8. But I switch back to my Droid DNA often. One shouldn't have to try and like something, it should just happen. Nothing wrong with that, that's why having more choices in phones is good.
So my advice is to go back to Android, and wait it out for the apps you want. If/when they become available, then switch back.
03-06-2013, 10:23 AM #625
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There is talk that the Windows 8 Store and the WP8 Market may be unified, and if it is the case that apps written for the unified market can work either on Win8 or WP8, then that is great news as it will imply a larger market than even WP8 alone can supply.
We shall see. However Jackwins1 has already taken a couple of steps towards solving the issue, one he has a wp8 device and two has e-mailed developers in order to register his request for the app…
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