10-09-2016 03:20 AM
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  1. gwbonline's Avatar
    I currently use a Lumia 535. It has bad gps. Sometimes it works,but most of the time it doesn't. I consider buying a Lumia 650. Does this phone have better gps?
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    09-11-2016 03:36 AM
  2. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I currently use a Lumia 535. It has bad gps. Sometimes it works,but most of the time it doesn't. I consider buying a Lumia 650. Does this phone have better gps?
    I own a 650, I use twice a week with Waze and Maps, smootly, never a iussue with signal even during heavy rain and lighinin

    Consider postioning behind windshield can influece a lot gps signal, most modern cars use athermic coating, and the recommended positioning area is marked on the glass (usally nearby rear mirror, user manual can explain if there's such a protection on windscreen)
    Timbre70 and AbhiWindows10 like this.
    09-11-2016 03:46 AM
  3. EspHack's Avatar
    probably antenna problems with your particular unit, phones these days have the same basic set of chips like bt gps etc, but I clearly remember the n97 gps being way better than say a 5230
    Maurizio Troso likes this.
    09-11-2016 07:06 PM
  4. gwbonline's Avatar
    My wife has the same phone and also the same gps problems. In fact, all over the internet people complain about gps issues of their Luma 535. It's a nice phone, but I also want to use gps.
    09-13-2016 02:09 AM
  5. gwinegarden's Avatar
    We went on a 7500 km trip, last month, and never lost the signal even in the mountains in remote areas of western Newfoundland.
    09-15-2016 08:12 AM
  6. patcherd's Avatar
    Use the GPS on the 650 daily and it works very well...as good as some more expensive phones I have had in the past. Great budget device that in my case "just works".
    AbhiWindows10 and Timbre70 like this.
    09-15-2016 08:31 AM
  7. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    The 650 has so many things better than the 535 !!
    Better display
    Great touch
    AMAZING signal reception (there was even a test done and WC posted an article too).
    GPS is perfect. Locks location real fast.
    4G LTE support !!
    Really fast camera that produces great shots.
    A flashlight that comes on INSTANTLY when turned on from the action centre.

    Originally posted by gwbonline
    I currently use a Lumia 535. It has bad gps. Sometimes it works,but most of the time it doesn't. I consider buying a Lumia 650. Does this phone have better gps?
    Timbre70 likes this.
    09-16-2016 11:57 AM
  8. Blade800's Avatar
    Well, when I use MAPS app it tooks forever to find my location. So maybe its just me.
    09-20-2016 05:18 AM
  9. gwbonline's Avatar
    So the Lumia 650 doesn't have good gps?

    I wanted to order one yesterday but they where out of stock. Is this luck and do I have to look out for an other?
    09-20-2016 08:30 AM
  10. Timbre70's Avatar
    Make sure Data or Wi-Fi is available.
    09-20-2016 08:46 AM
  11. gwbonline's Avatar
    I always have data and sometimes wifi available. With my Lumia 535 it always has bad reception and gps/maps is not usable (like many others have posted on the internet). What I want to know for sure is how the Lumia 650 functions with gps. Does it have better reception? Does it a better job in finding a signal? Otherwise also the Lumia 650 is not a phone I want to have.
    09-20-2016 08:51 AM
  12. raycpl's Avatar
    I never used gps on my 830, cos from day one, it always puts me 100m-200m from where I was suppose to be. Drives me nuts that I had to use my old phone for navigation, a 920, which drains the battery like nobody's business...
    My 830 is on insider, then suddenly I realised it became darn accurate. Guess it got recalibrated in one of the builds.
    .. my two bits..

    ....!!
    09-20-2016 10:43 AM
  13. gwbonline's Avatar
    So Is the Lumia 650 a recommended phone or do I have to look further?
    09-20-2016 11:00 AM
  14. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    I've use a Lumia 1020>535>650>950XL in order. All of them have the same GPS experience as far as I've seen. Fast and pretty accurate. In worst cases, the location was off by like 20-30 meters but that's normal for any phone.
    If speed of location lock is your concern while using maps, then don't worry. The 650 is really good as I said above. Good quality calls too !!
    Originally posted by gwbonline
    So Is the Lumia 650 a recommended phone or do I have to look further?
    09-20-2016 11:14 AM
  15. patcherd's Avatar
    The GPS on my 650 is very quick and accurate. Right to the door accurate.
    Get the 650 it's a good phone.
    09-20-2016 11:35 AM
  16. gwbonline's Avatar
    I just bought the phone! Lets hope it is the right decision.
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    09-27-2016 09:34 AM
  17. gwbonline's Avatar
    It's amazing! I even have gps reception in home on my couch. With voice navigation, that I also did not have with my Lumia 535. I still have one question. Does wifi consume more power than mobile data or is it the other way around?
    Timbre70 likes this.
    10-03-2016 01:50 AM
  18. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    Originally posted by gwbonline
    It's amazing! I even have gps reception in home on my couch. With voice navigation, that I also did not have with my Lumia 535. I still have one question. Does wifi consume more power than mobile data or is it the other way around?
    Wifi is the best option always if available. It uses lesser power and the phone doesn't heat up much too.
    Data and especially 3G is notorious at heating phones. 4G LTE is still better.
    10-03-2016 09:44 AM
  19. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    And im glad the 650 has worked out well for you !!!
    Do get the latest firmware and software updates for OS as well as apps.
    Double tap to wake works really well. Cheers !
    10-03-2016 09:46 AM
  20. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    Originally posted by gwbonline
    It's amazing! I even have gps reception in home on my couch. With voice navigation, that I also did not have with my Lumia 535.
    I'm glad the 650 worked out well for you !
    Do get the latest firmware and OS updates. Also all the apps at least once for a good experience.
    Double tap works really well btw.
    10-03-2016 09:52 AM
  21. AbhiWindows10's Avatar
    Sorry for th double message. The forum section of the universal app os really poor. Doesn't update in real time and it made me think my comment wasn't posted. :)
    Originally posted by AbhiWindows10
    And im glad the 650 has worked out well for you !!!
    Do get the latest firmware and software updates for OS as well as apps.
    Double tap to wake works really well. Cheers !
    10-03-2016 10:03 AM
  22. gwbonline's Avatar
    I think I have all updates. I'm in de release preview ring and have 14393.222 installed. Nothing comes up when I check for new updates, so I think I also have the new firmware (how to check this?). Double tap is not a must for me but I welcome other improvement and fixes. I also want to get the most out of the battery.
    10-03-2016 12:06 PM
  23. patcherd's Avatar
    I think I have all updates. I'm in de release preview ring and have 14393.222 installed. Nothing comes up when I check for new updates, so I think I also have the new firmware (how to check this?). Double tap is not a must for me but I welcome other improvement and fixes. I also want to get the most out of the battery.
    Go to settings>system>about>more info
    10-06-2016 11:40 PM
  24. Abhijeet Tambare's Avatar
    Once you start using double tap you will realise how good it is and I'm sure you won't be able to live without it. Plus you won't need to use the lock button ever either to lock or unlock your phone. That strikes out the possibility of the button getting damaged and non functional.
    Timbre70 likes this.
    10-07-2016 01:29 AM
  25. gwbonline's Avatar
    With the double tap enabled, is the screen always active and does it consume more energy? At the moment I can use my phone for six days without charging. When double tap doesn't need much more energy, I maybe going to use it. Where is the setting for it?
    10-08-2016 11:02 AM
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