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  1. SuneelReddy's Avatar
    My review on my Lumia 720 after usage of about a month...!!!

    If I divide PROS and CONS, all PROS goes to Nokia and all CONS comes under windows.

    PROS - Ultra stylish look, Awesome touch, Quality Camera, Long lasting battery life...etc. U would have read all these everywhere

    and here is the main part-

    CONS -

    1. No proper browser (UC browser is the only one available other than the default IE)
    2. As we all are well aware of IE , I started using UC browser - in every 20 seconds of my browsing, screen goes blank for 10 seconds saying the memory is getting cleaned. Since I'm a heavy net surfer, I couldn't digest this.
    3. We cant scroll the music or videos to the respective point directly, we need to hold the forward button till the dot reaches the desired time range.
    4. There is no ON/OF option for auto motion(screen automatically goes vertical/horizontal and we don't have any control on this). It will be a very good neck exercise :)
    5. There is a folder named 'Other' in my phone memory, which already occupied 2.5 GB and still growing fast. No option to clean this up. I heard - only temporary files will be stored under this folder.
    6. Downloaded maps are getting installed directly in the phone memory (I can't see any option to move these to SD card)
    7. If you dial a number and later found a number is mistyped, if you try to edit and call - you are really wasting time, just type the entire number again.
    8. You cant scroll online videos, you are forced to finish the entire video :)
    9. The headset given with this phone is the worst ever crap I've seen in my entire life.
    10. I'm still not sure how set a ringtone of our choice other the sh!t which Nokia have provided. (I don't have time to search on web for THIS problem)
    11. Unable to create a play list directly, prompts me to connect to the computer (What a joke..!!)
    12. No music apps in the store. U just have to fight with the defualt music app given.
    13. Maps are OKAY , there is no satellite view option - you just see plain lines.
    14. Not able to download attachments from my mail box.
    15. No file explorer, for those who asks why ? If need to rename a file with different extn for security reasons and later edit when ever needed, do I have an option ?
    16. If you click on any option, your screen goes blank for 3-4 seconds with a 'Loading' message (This will really test your patience)

    Few of these CONS which I mentioned here might have solutions in web already (Not sure)

    There are lot more that I can't remember now and I will post those later. I'm giving 2 stars because of the few PROS I mentioned earlier...!!!

    You can pm me if you have any queries or answers for the above.......!!!!
    Last edited by stmav; 09-27-2013 at 09:14 AM. Reason: email link removed. not allowed.
    09-27-2013 06:57 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    1. No proper browser (UC browser is the only one available other than the default IE)

    Microsoft have no rule against people adding other browsers. Google/Firefox etc. are all welcome to add theirs. Contact them and request it.

    2. As we all are well aware of IE , I started using UC browser - in every 20 seconds of my browsing, screen goes blank for 10 seconds saying the memory is getting cleaned. Since I'm a heavy net surfer, I couldn't digest this.

    Contact UC Browser developer, or stop using it.

    3. We cant scroll the music or videos to the respective point directly, we need to hold the forward button till the dot reaches the desired time range.

    Yes, this would be good.

    4. There is no ON/OF option for auto motion(screen automatically goes vertical/horizontal and we don't have any control on this). It will be a very good neck exercise :)

    Coming in next update.

    5. There is a folder named 'Other' in my phone memory, which already occupied 2.5 GB and still growing fast. No option to clean this up. I heard - only temporary files will be stored under this folder.

    Nokia provides an app to clean this - settings/storage check.

    6. Downloaded maps are getting installed directly in the phone memory (I can't see any option to move these to SD card)

    Same storage check app will put maps on SD card.

    7. If you dial a number and later found a number is mistyped, if you try to edit and call - you are really wasting time, just type the entire number again.

    Not sure on context here.

    8. You cant scroll online videos, you are forced to finish the entire video :)

    Press back stops the video.

    9. The headset given with this phone is the worst ever crap I've seen in my entire life.

    Go spend more than the $80 on your 520/521 and you'll get quality. Perhaps $300 on some Bose headphones will provide the quality you desire.

    10. I'm still not sure how set a ringtone of our choice other the sh!t which Nokia have provided. (I don't have time to search on web for THIS problem)

    Let me Bing that for you!

    Lazy sh!t.

    11. Unable to create a play list directly, prompts me to connect to the computer (What a joke..!!)

    Add songs to "Now Playing", then "Save as Playlist". Using long presses help here.

    12. No music apps in the store. U just have to fight with the defualt music app given.

    Nokia Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio... lots of music apps.

    13. Maps are OKAY , there is no satellite view option - you just see plain lines.

    HERE Maps - in the bottom right is a Layers icon. Press and select Satellite.


    14. Not able to download attachments from my mail box.

    They download and view. If you'd said 'save', you'd be correct.

    15. No file explorer, for those who asks why ? If need to rename a file with different extn for security reasons and later edit when ever needed, do I have an option ?

    Guess an iPhone would suck for you too. There is a reason a Windows Phone is the most secure phone in the world.

    16. If you click on any option, your screen goes blank for 3-4 seconds with a 'Loading' message (This will really test your patience)

    Do you even have a Lumia phone? Never seen that in my life.



    Sounds like you need to explore your phone more rather than beating up. Did you drop your iPhone and momma didn't want to buy a replacement?
    jhdutch95, krox1105, mpt15 and 9 others like this.
    09-27-2013 08:21 AM
  3. krox1105's Avatar
    1. No proper browser (UC browser is the only one available other than the default IE)

    Microsoft have no rule against people adding other browsers. Google/Firefox etc. are all welcome to add theirs. Contact them and request it.

    2. As we all are well aware of IE , I started using UC browser - in every 20 seconds of my browsing, screen goes blank for 10 seconds saying the memory is getting cleaned. Since I'm a heavy net surfer, I couldn't digest this.

    Contact UC Browser developer, or stop using it.

    3. We cant scroll the music or videos to the respective point directly, we need to hold the forward button till the dot reaches the desired time range.

    Yes, this would be good.

    4. There is no ON/OF option for auto motion(screen automatically goes vertical/horizontal and we don't have any control on this). It will be a very good neck exercise :)

    Coming in next update.

    5. There is a folder named 'Other' in my phone memory, which already occupied 2.5 GB and still growing fast. No option to clean this up. I heard - only temporary files will be stored under this folder.

    Nokia provides an app to clean this - settings/storage check.

    6. Downloaded maps are getting installed directly in the phone memory (I can't see any option to move these to SD card)

    Same storage check app will put maps on SD card.

    7. If you dial a number and later found a number is mistyped, if you try to edit and call - you are really wasting time, just type the entire number again.

    Not sure on context here.

    8. You cant scroll online videos, you are forced to finish the entire video :)

    Press back stops the video.

    9. The headset given with this phone is the worst ever crap I've seen in my entire life.

    Go spend more than the $80 on your 520/521 and you'll get quality. Perhaps $300 on some Bose headphones will provide the quality you desire.

    10. I'm still not sure how set a ringtone of our choice other the sh!t which Nokia have provided. (I don't have time to search on web for THIS problem)

    Let me Bing that for you!

    Lazy sh!t.

    11. Unable to create a play list directly, prompts me to connect to the computer (What a joke..!!)

    Add songs to "Now Playing", then "Save as Playlist". Using long presses help here.

    12. No music apps in the store. U just have to fight with the defualt music app given.

    Nokia Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio... lots of music apps.

    13. Maps are OKAY , there is no satellite view option - you just see plain lines.

    HERE Maps - in the bottom right is a Layers icon. Press and select Satellite.


    14. Not able to download attachments from my mail box.

    They download and view. If you'd said 'save', you'd be correct.

    15. No file explorer, for those who asks why ? If need to rename a file with different extn for security reasons and later edit when ever needed, do I have an option ?

    Guess an iPhone would suck for you too. There is a reason a Windows Phone is the most secure phone in the world.

    16. If you click on any option, your screen goes blank for 3-4 seconds with a 'Loading' message (This will really test your patience)

    Do you even have a Lumia phone? Never seen that in my life.



    Sounds like you need to explore your phone more rather than beating up. Did you drop your iPhone and momma didn't want to buy a replacement?
    The guy is ignorant, lazy, and loves to rant. No use explaining it to him. Besides, he doesn't have the time to find a solution for his *so called* ringtone problem, yet he has the time to post crap here.
    Saikat Halder and Selachiah like this.
    09-27-2013 08:45 AM
  4. anon5351951's Avatar
    This guy is a tad ridiculous... So many stupid things in there I can't be arsed writing a huge reply. One big irritation though is the comment about IE. IE10 mobile for windows phone is an excellent browser. I hate this idea people have of IE when it was all based on the desktop version from years ago. Desktop IE is great now. And the mobile one has no relationship with it so it was always great. Absolute numpty.
    09-27-2013 08:53 AM
  5. christenmartin's Avatar
    I notice the haters really pick up speed when a new phone comes out. Good response.
    09-27-2013 08:54 AM
  6. Checki's Avatar
    storage check can save maps to SD card? Show me...
    The final official Version CAN NOT do this, just the BETA !
    09-27-2013 09:00 AM
  7. christenmartin's Avatar
    This guy is a tad ridiculous... So many stupid things in there I can't be arsed writing a huge reply. One big irritation though is the comment about IE. IE10 mobile for windows phone is an excellent browser. I hate this idea people have of IE when it was all based on the desktop version from years ago. Desktop IE is great now. And the mobile one has no relationship with it so it was always great. Absolute numpty.
    I get a little confused on the browser thing myself. IE is fast, every thing loads good, I'm definitely missing something. My buddy has a sg3 and we've had some browser races. IE does well.
    montsa007 likes this.
    09-27-2013 09:02 AM
  8. Selachiah's Avatar
    That was a great answer. I'm not sure how to "like" it like others have.

    If you don't mind me asking - I don't know what the feature is called - but on other OS's i can start typing a number and then it will bring up possibilities so I don't have to type the whole thing. This is just a question out of curiosity, not frustration. But is this function possible on windows phone? I have a Lumia 720.
    09-27-2013 09:11 AM
  9. Arpit Mittal's Avatar
    storage check can save maps to SD card? Show me...
    The final official Version CAN NOT do this, just the BETA !
    for this you have to download Lumia Storage check
    Lumia storage check beta | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (भारत)
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20130927_0001.png  
    crash1989 and montsa007 like this.
    09-27-2013 09:46 AM
  10. halamadridkimi's Avatar
    for ringtone u can make ringtones from ur music collection with Ringtone Maker | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    and there is that mp3tube app that u can download youtube videos as mp3 and make them as ringtone with the same app, very nice app
    Mp3Tube | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
    09-27-2013 09:55 AM
  11. montsa007's Avatar
    My review on my Lumia 720 after usage of about a month...!!!

    If I divide PROS and CONS, all PROS goes to Nokia and all CONS comes under windows.

    PROS - Ultra stylish look, Awesome touch, Quality Camera, Long lasting battery life...etc. U would have read all these everywhere

    and here is the main part-

    CONS -

    1. No proper browser (UC browser is the only one available other than the default IE)
    2. As we all are well aware of IE , I started using UC browser - in every 20 seconds of my browsing, screen goes blank for 10 seconds saying the memory is getting cleaned. Since I'm a heavy net surfer, I couldn't digest this.
    3. We cant scroll the music or videos to the respective point directly, we need to hold the forward button till the dot reaches the desired time range.
    In videos you can jump directly by tapping anywhere on the seek bar
    4. There is no ON/OF option for auto motion(screen automatically goes vertical/horizontal and we don't have any control on this). It will be a very good neck exercise :)
    5. There is a folder named 'Other' in my phone memory, which already occupied 2.5 GB and still growing fast. No option to clean this up. I heard - only temporary files will be stored under this folder.
    Amber update addresses this issue
    6. Downloaded maps are getting installed directly in the phone memory (I can't see any option to move these to SD card)
    I have that option, you have it too, probably you haven't installed available updates
    7. If you dial a number and later found a number is mistyped, if you try to edit and call - you are really wasting time, just type the entire number again.
    There is a backspace button when dialling a number
    8. You cant scroll online videos, you are forced to finish the entire video :)
    I have been watching videos on metrotube without any problems, not sure where you get this one. Even regular youtube videos on browser can be jumped by tapping any point on seekbar.
    9. The headset given with this phone is the worst ever crap I've seen in my entire life.
    10. I'm still not sure how set a ringtone of our choice other the sh!t which Nokia have provided. (I don't have time to search on web for THIS problem)
    Really!?, You could actually drop any mp3 file in the phone's ringtone folder, it cannot get any easier
    11. Unable to create a play list directly, prompts me to connect to the computer (What a joke..!!)
    12. No music apps in the store. U just have to fight with the defualt music app given.
    13. Maps are OKAY , there is no satellite view option - you just see plain lines.
    Not sure if you even tried doing the 3D or satellite view
    14. Not able to download attachments from my mail box.
    I'll have to quote your words in point 11. "What a joke...!", just tap on the attachment and make sure you are connected to the internet
    15. No file explorer, for those who asks why ? If need to rename a file with different extn for security reasons and later edit when ever needed, do I have an option ?
    16. If you click on any option, your screen goes blank for 3-4 seconds with a 'Loading' message (This will really test your patience)
    Blank, I am not trying to be funny, but the screen grays out, not sure if you close your eyes for those 3-4 secs?

    Few of these CONS which I mentioned here might have solutions in web already (Not sure)

    There are lot more that I can't remember now and I will post those later. I'm giving 2 stars because of the few PROS I mentioned earlier...!!!

    You can pm me if you have any queries or answers for the above.......!!!!
    I am 'sure' you can wipe some points off your list and make it shorter now.
    09-27-2013 09:58 AM
  12. umangparikh's Avatar
    IE is best. Be it on WP or windows desktop.
    christenmartin likes this.
    09-27-2013 10:02 AM
  13. montsa007's Avatar
    IE is best. Be it on WP or windows desktop.
    :/, Firefox ftw.
    09-27-2013 10:06 AM
  14. martinmc78's Avatar
    I don't even get the point of this thread.

    The title is in capitals like it was really super important. Then the OP states that he likes the stuff from Nokia but has a huge list of issues with WP8 most of which have recently been shut down by people more in the know.

    Surely this thread should be titled something like "My issues with WP8 after a month of use" No caps needed, No exclamation marks, just another disgruntled user that isn't sure how to use his phone. I know there are multiple threads going on the problems with WP8 I don't see the reason to spend time making a long list when a few searches would have revealed similar threads and answers to the problems

    Move along - nothing to see here.

    Oh wait, I can add to the list
    17. WHY CAN I ONLY HAVE SIX IE WINDOWS OPEN AT ONCE!! I WANT 8, OR 10!!!
    metalchick719 and montsa007 like this.
    09-27-2013 10:07 AM
  15. gsquared's Avatar
    Haters out in mass today. Someone must have hired a new PR firm to flood message boards.
    09-27-2013 10:10 AM
  16. zorb58's Avatar
    If you need a "file manager" on your phone you're using it wrong. There is no need for it. Use a computer for your important/secure files.
    erichunt likes this.
    09-27-2013 10:19 AM
  17. Lenin17301's Avatar
    As for Con number 15, you shouldn't be downloading your pedophilia related pics and videos to your phone, that way you could avoid the need to rename files for security reasons. As for the other Cons, you are absolutely right, so please sell your Lumia 720 and never come back to WPCentral, and we'll all be happy.
    hs k and christenmartin like this.
    09-27-2013 10:26 AM
  18. christenmartin's Avatar
    Haters out in mass today. Someone must have hired a new PR firm to flood message boards.
    hahaha Exactly. Every time a new phone comes out I've notice all the sudden the forums are inundated with WP sucks threads. Everytime.
    montsa007 likes this.
    09-27-2013 10:29 AM
  19. crash1989's Avatar
    Point 1 - Microsoft allows browsers like UC broswer but they are actually running the IE Engine underneath in simple terms. Mozilla actually commented on this saying that they'd like to run their own engine but can't hence they have dropped their plans until the support kicks in. THey are making one for Windows 8 though ... yawn ... sometime next year

    UC browser works fine.

    Point 7 - Use apps like RapDialer or something to ease your frustration. I only type into the phone dialer when something is jotted down other times I have the handy copy paste feature.

    You 'asks' these silly questions without researching you's gonna get bad repo. Try having little patience with your device it'll work out, if not please switch lest you be more FRUSTRATED.
    09-27-2013 10:50 AM
  20. Giddora's Avatar
    How can you not have already figured out that most of your points are wrong/easy to fix?
    09-27-2013 01:43 PM
  21. wamsille's Avatar
    Is Windows Phone such a radical depature from how other modern, mobile operating systems function that people cannot just sit and attempt to figure things out for themselves without resorting to such foolishness?

    If within 24 hours of purchasing a phone you don't like it, return it. You are actually going to know within the first 10-15 minutes if you will like using a particular device, but I always tell people to spend more time than that if they can. First impressions tend to be the most memorable, so if your gut is telling you that this isn't the phone you have been waiting for then move on. Put yourself in some real world scenarios with the phone, don't just browse the calendar on the phone in the store - add an appointment to the calendar 15 minutes into the future and have the alarm go off. Is it loud? Loud enough? Really? Can you hear me?

    Make a call on the phone. How does it sound?

    Go to your favorite (within reason) website using Internet Explorer. Did it load correctly?

    Type some text messages to other phones in the store - how does the keyboard feel?

    If people could be bothered to actually do some basic comparison shopping and research what matters the most to them when purchasing a handset half of these threads would be way more constructive.
    09-27-2013 01:58 PM
  22. realwarder's Avatar
    Point 1 - Microsoft allows browsers like UC broswer but they are actually running the IE Engine underneath in simple terms. Mozilla actually commented on this saying that they'd like to run their own engine but can't hence they have dropped their plans until the support kicks in. THey are making one for Windows 8 though ... yawn ... sometime next year
    Would love a reference to an official rule here. I know this is the case on iOS, but didn't think it was on WP.

    Getting Firefox to compile would be a lot fun given the platform differences, but there's a good chance all the VLC work for RT will really help make it easier to get something working within the next year.
    09-27-2013 02:08 PM
  23. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    09-27-2013 02:16 PM
  24. eric12341's Avatar
    ^ and with that this thread is closed
    multo likes this.
    09-27-2013 02:30 PM

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