11-17-2014 03:33 AM
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  1. martindotporter's Avatar
    I got myself a Lumia 520 a year ago. It was essentially my first smartphone; it was very reasonably priced and In the main I have been mightily impressed especially by the little unexpected surprises like the very serviceable satnav "Drive" (by why is the Maps app so poor?). The camera is impressive in good light and apart from the weird wobbly windows tile thing it works like a dream. For my mind though there is one great big hairy omission. I regard the alarm as absolutely vital - I charge the phone most nights at the bedside and this also gives me an alarm and an illuminated clock. As part of my nightly ritual I have to silence the 'phone before plugging in the charge lead. I count 5 actions in order to do this - it is incredibly clumsy and unbelievably the last big winphone update made it even more cumbersome! In this day and age it is just unacceptable. Learn from the masters - the iphone has a silence button (single press) and / or a schedule facility so I can set my phone to be silent between the hours of, say, midnight and 7 am every day. Simples! (and please don't tell me I have to spend nnn on a lumia X to get a proper grown up silencing facility).
    11-13-2014 03:56 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    To each their own. I personally still use an alarm clock but I know that people love to use their phones for everything.

    I'm sure the 'don't let the door hit you' comments will be coming.

    There's many reasons to leave WP. So by all means, try other platforms out.
    11-13-2014 04:01 AM
  3. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    11-13-2014 04:16 AM
  4. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    i am unable to control my laughter seeing that people are so smart to use smartphone (rather leaving smartphone) because alarm is not as per their wish.
    anyways, it's ur way with ur phone. nobody can do anything.
    if u feel iphone's silence button is a deal changer, go on. u will be spending something around 7-8 times as compared to 520. telling u this because u had said nobody should suggest u to spend money on a better phone. i would rather suggest u to spend on some decent alarm clock.
    always remember "do not compare someone's chapter 1 to other's chapter 20".
    further, u must be living in stone age as u r not updated yet. 520 does require 2 steps (one volume key press and one screen touch) to be silent as per the update 8.1, in fact no keys at all (depends in ur location). u can just say, hey cortana, set alarm for 6 am.
    further, i find nokia maps are quite well. u may like google maps more, offline maps in my lumia are quite well u know.
    11-13-2014 04:29 AM
  5. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    1. Here map/drive are way better than Google maps!
    2. Have you ever heard of Cortana and Quiet Hours?

    I sometimes feel folks just want to pass their time by ranting WP for no reasons😃
    LoriInWA, S T1, nohra and 4 others like this.
    11-13-2014 04:40 AM
  6. martindotporter's Avatar
    But that requires me to become American does it not?
    11-13-2014 04:45 AM
  7. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Since they're using the sign it's an indication they're in the UK, which means unless they own a L730/5 L830, L930 or running DP they don't have Cortana.

    So though it's a great feature there are many who don't know about 'Cortana's' features because they don't have it.
    ven07 and aximtreo like this.
    11-13-2014 04:45 AM
  8. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    But that requires me to become American does it not?
    It requires you to have WP DP with Update 1... that was supposed to be released before the end of the year...
    ven07 likes this.
    11-13-2014 04:46 AM
  9. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    1. Here map/drive are way better than Google maps!
    2. Have you ever heard of Cortana and Quiet Hours?

    I sometimes feel folks just want to pass their time by ranting WP for no reasons��
    Here Maps better than Google Maps? Please don't me make me laugh when I'm at work.
    azcruz likes this.
    11-13-2014 04:47 AM
  10. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Not necessarily. Cortana is available for India, UK and China apart from the USA.
    11-13-2014 04:48 AM
  11. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    i am unable to control my laughter seeing that people are so smart to use smartphone (rather leaving smartphone) because alarm is not as per their wish.
    anyways, it's ur way with ur phone. nobody can do anything.
    if u feel iphone's silence button is a deal changer, go on. u will be spending something around 7-8 times as compared to 520. telling u this because u had said nobody should suggest u to spend money on a better phone. i would rather suggest u to spend on some decent alarm clock.
    always remember "do not compare someone's chapter 1 to other's chapter 20".
    further, u must be living in stone age as u r not updated yet. 520 does require 2 steps (one volume key press and one screen touch) to be silent as per the update 8.1, in fact no keys at all (depends in ur location). u can just say, hey cortana, set alarm for 6 am.
    further, i find nokia maps are quite well. u may like google maps more, offline maps in my lumia are quite well u know.
    How about following some rules of grammar and reading the forum rules so that people can actually read your rant?
    11-13-2014 04:49 AM
  12. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Here Maps better than Google Maps? Please don't me make me laugh when I'm at work.

    I found it better and you can continue your work!
    Kevin Rush, nohra, dzukela and 1 others like this.
    11-13-2014 04:49 AM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Not necessarily. Cortana is available for India, UK and China apart from the USA.
    With WP DP only. Unless you have a newer phone.
    11-13-2014 04:49 AM
  14. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I found it better and you can continue your work!
    Depends what country you live in.
    11-13-2014 04:50 AM
  15. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    Depends what country you live in.

    So, you should have thought the same before laughing at my comment. Here drive is my daily driver and its way better than google maps in my city. Hope that clarifies.
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    11-13-2014 04:56 AM
  16. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    So, you should have thought the same before laughing at my comment. Here drive is my daily driver and its way better than google maps in my city. Hope that clarifies.
    I'm glad in your personal world that HERE Maps works for you better than Google Maps. For those countries where HERE doesn't even exist or is poorly implemented, I guess they'll just keep using Google then.
    11-13-2014 04:59 AM
  17. ohgood's Avatar
    So, you should have thought the same before laughing at my comment. Here drive is my daily driver and its way better than google maps in my city. Hope that clarifies.
    besting Google maps like winning a foot race with a tree.

    sure youve won, but youre still an amature high fiving yourself.


    step into the real competition, and see how far behind they really are.
    N_LaRUE likes this.
    11-13-2014 05:03 AM
  18. pedmar007's Avatar
    besting Google maps like winning a foot race with a tree.

    sure youve won, but youre still an amature high fiving yourself.


    step into the real competition, and see how far behind they really are.


    Because GMaps are found on more devices because of simple numbers doesn't make it the better app. If Here Maps is found to be better for usage depends on where it's used then that's that case closed. Just as there are IOS,ANDROID AND WP die-hard users they all have their preferences. So in the end NO particular user base can say that one app is better than the other especially when the person you're talking to have used both and found one to be to their liking more than the other.
    Kevin Rush and nohra like this.
    11-13-2014 05:10 AM
  19. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    Ok so we went from Alarms to Maps... First, as others have mentioned in different ways, if you don't like it, then leave it. I find it funny that you base your opinions on only your experience with the L520, which is a nice but low-tier phone. Compare the iPhone 4 with the Lumia Icon and see which one comes on top, or compare the Lumia 1520 with some cheap Android phablet. Let me know then. This is very subjective, so if you don't want WP, then go. Nobody is holding you. Some (like me) actually like the experience.
    Kevin Rush, ven07 and Bowlegz like this.
    11-13-2014 05:15 AM
  20. broar94's Avatar
    Chill guys. HERE drive is also available on Android. So whichever works best for the Droid user, they will load that.
    ven07 likes this.
    11-13-2014 05:20 AM
  21. Rakesh Rocky2's Avatar
    11-13-2014 05:26 AM
  22. ohgood's Avatar
    Because GMaps are found on more devices because of simple numbers doesn't make it the better app. If Here Maps is found to be better for usage depends on where it's used then that's that case closed. Just as there are IOS,ANDROID AND WP die-hard users they all have their preferences. So in the end NO particular user base can say that one app is better than the other especially when the person you're talking to have used both and found one to be to their liking more than the other.
    if you assume I meant google maps was better, youve missed the point that BOTH google maps and heremaps are very limited, very brief introductions into what is possible.
    this has nothing to do with the install base.
    11-13-2014 05:40 AM
  23. untitled007's Avatar
    Dont let the door hit you 😁 hehe goodluck
    11-13-2014 05:48 AM
  24. andrygun's Avatar
    Yup.. Iphone 6 is indeed much better than lumia 520.

    Regarding the maps, I used google maps for 5 years and it was superb. The only thing better for Here is the offline capability. Im in Australia 😊

    For eg, you can simply type a shop in google maps and it will navigate you there.. While in Here, you might not find the shop in the map, then you google it (irony), then get the address and put it in Here.

    Just my 2 cents
    N_LaRUE, azcruz and anon(5969054) like this.
    11-13-2014 05:50 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Yup.. Iphone 6 is indeed much better than lumia 520.

    Regarding the maps, I used google maps for 5 years and it was superb. The only thing better for Here is the offline capability. Im in Australia
    Just to clarify an issue that's been bugging me for some time - https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3273567?hl=en-GB
    andrygun likes this.
    11-13-2014 05:53 AM
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