1. linking1990's Avatar
    Dear fellas,

    I'll keep it short, but I have just finished downloading the 8.1 update on my Lumia 1520, and while it's amazing, I couldn't help but notice all the changes and the new scaling made for this device specifically. To keep it short: everything is smaller now, the status bar, the keyboard, text all around the OS, etc. At some places, I felt it was a little too much, but I don't know, does anyone think the same?

    FYI, the things I am talking about doesn't change when you scale up text in the ease of access.
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    04-14-2014 09:40 AM
  2. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Dear fellas,

    I'll keep it short, but I have just finished downloading the 8.1 update on my Lumia 1520, and while it's amazing, I couldn't help but notice all the changes and the new scaling made for this device specifically. To keep it short: everything is smaller now, the status bar, the keyboard, text all around the OS, etc. At some places, I felt it was a little too much, but I don't know, does anyone think the same?

    FYI, the things I am talking about doesn't change when you scale up text in the ease of access.
    Yeah I made a thread about this. It does kind of bother me as the scaling of things seems so small.

    I wonder how it looks on smaller screen devices.
    04-14-2014 09:52 AM
  3. snimaster's Avatar
    Agreed just updated mine, I don't like the scale size change, hopefully they will give us an update in the future or allow us to change the size
    04-14-2014 10:01 AM
  4. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm in agreement at the moment.

    It's going to take a lot of getting used to everything being small again - but maybe it will help when we go back to smaller screen devices! My first impression was most definitely "my god everything is tiny".
    04-14-2014 10:02 AM
  5. Sam_oslo's Avatar
    It means fonts are scaling properly now, and that's good news. But the bad news is that Lumia 1520 have a 1080p resolution on a 6" screen.

    The 1080p resolution was originally designed for 24" (or so) screens. Naturally enough, if system fonts scale "properly" then it will look really small on a 6" screen. But that's not a big deal, a small App, or the WP-development team, can easily provide a function for scaling all system fonts.
    04-14-2014 10:26 AM
  6. linking1990's Avatar
    You know what the worst part is? Try calling someone and look how stupidly large are the call buttons. This doesn't make any sense!
    04-14-2014 10:34 AM
  7. linking1990's Avatar
    It means fonts are scaling properly now, and that's good news. But the bad news is that Lumia 1520 have a 1080p resolution on a 6" screen.

    The 1080p resolution was originally designed for 24" (or so) screens. Naturally enough, if system fonts scale "properly" then it will look really small on a 6" screen. But that's not a big deal, a small App, or the WP-development team, can easily provide a function for scaling all system fonts.
    Yes, but we are using a limited number of devices, it's not the same as it is in the PC scene. They should have optimized this better for the 1520.

    BTW, the Lumia icon is still 1080p but from videos I can see that it remained untouched. I don't know why this happened to the Lumia 1520 alone.
    04-14-2014 10:36 AM
  8. Iki Taba's Avatar
    So far the only thing that bothers me estheticly is that on the left and right side is more space than before. What I mean is the boarder between the tiles and the end of the screen is bigger than before left and right. So far that's the only complaint.
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    04-14-2014 10:39 AM
  9. linking1990's Avatar
    So far the only thing that bothers me estheticly is that on the left and right side is more space than before. What I mean is the boarder between the tiles and the end of the screen is bigger than before left and right. So far that's the only complaint.
    Yes, I noticed that as soon as my device turned on. Really annoying.

    Did you notice any changes in scrolling too? Not talking about sensitivity stuff, but rather the animations?
    04-14-2014 10:45 AM
  10. Ramin Hossein Zad's Avatar
    I like it actually
    and i believe once you get used to it you'll like it too
    04-14-2014 10:46 AM
  11. Iki Taba's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed that as soon as my device turned on. Really annoying.

    Did you notice any changes in scrolling too? Not talking about sensitivity stuff, but rather the animations?
    Yes there is no bounce effect on the home screen when you scroll down to the end, I think it was there before.
    04-14-2014 10:47 AM
  12. andrewkeith5's Avatar
    Yes there is no bounce effect on the home screen when you scroll down to the end, I think it was there before.
    I still get that :S The aminations between apps/the start screen have definitely changed though.
    04-14-2014 10:52 AM
  13. Iki Taba's Avatar
    Another thing. When you try to unlock the device with the button it's lagging a second or two before the screen turns on.
    And the touch screen problems are still present. Hmm.
    Last edited by Iki Taba; 04-14-2014 at 11:10 AM.
    04-14-2014 10:58 AM
  14. Spongers8X's Avatar
    Please try to remember that this is the OS only, not any specific firmware changes from Nokia. When this actually is released for this phone, these issues may get corrected/updated. This only a base OS designed to be suited for all devices generically.
    04-14-2014 11:12 AM
  15. DaT Franchise's Avatar
    Iol thought my keyboard looked smaller
    04-14-2014 11:20 AM
  16. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I wonder is it because our phone is much bigger...meaning when the Official update comes out, our OS update will make the text larger for us?

    Whereas 4-5 inch devices are more or less comparable so it likely doesn't affect them as much as us with 6 inch devices.
    04-14-2014 11:29 AM
  17. mozman68's Avatar
    Please try to remember that this is the OS only, not any specific firmware changes from Nokia. When this actually is released for this phone, these issues may get corrected/updated. This only a base OS designed to be suited for all devices generically.
    This...Nokia may still optimize the OS for each of the phones. But honestly, I don't mind the smaler notifications on the top (I have good eyesight...and prevents others from easily reading my notifications), and I don't notice a change in the keyboard...but I LOVE the word flow typing thingy...awesome!
    04-14-2014 11:41 AM
  18. rajamass's Avatar
    I like it actually
    and i believe once you get used to it you'll like it too
    Add me

    ​I am comfortable with the new fonts
    04-14-2014 12:15 PM
  19. Muessig's Avatar
    Great feedback on the Develop Preview here. Please keep sharing your thoughts over here: Preview for Developers - Windows Phone Central Forums
    04-14-2014 12:37 PM

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