| | 10-02-2013, 02:52 PM #1
saw some cool reviews and some dashing colors, did my part of research and went straight to a nokia priority and bought myself a lumia 720. I would say, the phone didn't disappoint me for the first week, it was love at first sight :-) the first game i installed on my phone was temple run. it was finely tweaked to run on 512 mb RAM. i downloaded many apps directly on my phone via wifi or 3g connection, then one day i decided to download asphalt on my laptop and then transfer it off to my sd card to install. as you may say, i encountered the first bug on my phone, after many Google searches and membership on this community i came across my fellow windows phone users who encountered the same problem and explained me how i can solve this by restarting my phone and waiting for the apps to appear in store. hopefully this worked but it was too inconvenient to restart a phone each time when i manually download some app and transfer it to my phone. i got over this problem thinking about the "good" gdr2 update has promised.
In the mean time i installed many crappy apps, but in the end, it was here maps, one note, whatsapp and office that i made the most out of. But in the back of my mind, there was a void which was created by poor notifications, poor call records (we need MS to make a dialer like RAP dialer) and an OS that felt like "BETA" . even asha 501 impresses when it comes to notifications and call records.
720 is my first smartphone, i have never synced any of my emails on a phone, so when i was able to sync my gmail calendar as well as emails from my newly created outlook account, i was more than excited, this was something known but "new" to me :-)
it took me 15 minutes to get my phone an amber update, the phone as promised didn't switched off and restarted often :-) it was quick and easy. then my phone behaved like a brash child, refused to shut down and restarted ( solution :- I have to first turn off my wifi) , a thin line horizontally on screen when i see whatsapp messages. My phone lasted 1/2 day with a full recharge (not thinking logically here, just telling you what i am experiencing ), some of my favorite stock wallpapers were replaced :-( but thanks for giving us glance screen to see when the time is ripe and an FM radio which was a pain in the brain to find as it was hidden in music+videos.
but again a small hope for people like me for whom investing in a smartphone is a 2-3 years affair (as i can't afford to ditch a phone after using it for a month or two) is GDR3.
Hope microsoft you are doing some good stuff after acquiring our LOVABLE nokia, please don't disappoint us .