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  1. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Even when the 810 gets outdated as a phone it'll still be a good device to be used as GPS navigator, camera, video camera, media player and browser.
    06-27-2014 05:09 PM
  2. Sasakinator's Avatar
    Its good that at least MS will try to support it through the Dev option. I sold mine to a friend of mine almost a year ago, it surprises me that he still has it in the condition I sold it to him. So far his phone has not had any new issues besides that his 810 does not accept any form of Sandisk sticks, but that was there when I had it too.
    07-06-2014 08:35 PM
  3. Moises Corilloclla's Avatar
    Pretty sad to see that the 810 is dying a slow death by not officially supporting it for cyan/8.1...
    Tho the dvlup version is ok, it is obviously bad that it does not appear in the update roster.
    07-15-2014 10:09 AM
  4. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Clearly this phone was too good. It'll become a cult classic. :)
    The new budget phones are clearly not as good.
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    07-15-2014 01:35 PM
  5. JM_T's Avatar
    I'm back in the US from a 10 day trip in Europe and the 810 held up well... Almost. Pretty good for photos, although I didn't have any other choice since I gave my dedicated cam to my siblings back home. Panoramas were awesome with Photosynth (provided I did it properly, thanks to previous photog experience). I did encounter random resets twice. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the international roaming. And finally, I peeled off the original screen protector. Yes, the one that came with it when brand new, with the silver corner. I already dropped it twice after that and no scratches, thankfully. My still one and only gripe is the battery drain whenever I switch off radios (wifi and/or cellular, airplane mode) but then that's been seen in some other phones with 8.1 without Cyan. The new TSA requirement for electronic devices had me scrambling for an outlet at Brussels since even my spare battery pack has no juice left.

    Since I removed the old screen protector, I'm now enjoying it like it's brand new. I never knew the screen is this clear... XD
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    07-15-2014 03:57 PM
  6. Mr Lebowski's Avatar
    I'm back in the US from a 10 day trip in Europe and the 810 held up well... Almost. Pretty good for photos, although I didn't have any other choice since I gave my dedicated cam to my siblings back home. Panoramas were awesome with Photosynth (provided I did it properly, thanks to previous photog experience). I did encounter random resets twice. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the international roaming. And finally, I peeled off the original screen protector. Yes, the one that came with it when brand new, with the silver corner. I already dropped it twice after that and no scratches, thankfully. My still one and only gripe is the battery drain whenever I switch off radios (wifi and/or cellular, airplane mode) but then that's been seen in some other phones with 8.1 without Cyan. The new TSA requirement for electronic devices had me scrambling for an outlet at Brussels since even my spare battery pack has no juice left.

    Since I removed the old screen protector, I'm now enjoying it like it's brand new. I never knew the screen is this clear... XD
    Are you on T Mobile ? if so how was data connection and map use with "free data" ?
    07-17-2014 02:30 PM
  7. JM_T's Avatar
    I downloaded the maps for the places I visited. But still, using the free data to search can be painstaking. As expected it was slow. But it did work. Also, there's usually two networks that I could roam with... and I had the phone set to automatically select. So, whenever I would lose coverage (in the metro, tunnels, thick walled buildings or the countryside) it took time to choose a network to reconnect again.
    07-18-2014 04:49 PM
  8. Christian Holmstedt's Avatar
    Hurry up and update to WP8.1 GDR1.
    08-04-2014 06:52 PM
  9. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Pretty sad to see that the 810 is dying a slow death by not officially supporting it for cyan/8.1...
    Tho the dvlup version is ok, it is obviously bad that it does not appear in the update roster.
    As I've explained in other threads, the lack of firmware updates is mostly non-issue. 90% of the features with these "updates" don't require firmware updates as all, as they are provided through the Nokia "system" apps which are updated automatically through the store whenever the corresponding OS version is installed. (TL;DR: Install the Preview and you're good to go.)

    Only features you really miss out on are things like beamer, treasure tag, and the new PlayTo app. Which with PlayTo the original version is still available and missing no actual functionality when compared to the newer version; It merely lacks the UI refresh and "performance tweaks".

    The Preview, in summary, is all one really needs. Firmware like Black or Cyan are really just sugar coated cherries on top the Sunday that is Windows Phone OS updates.

    Clearly this phone was too good. It'll become a cult classic. :)
    The new budget phones are clearly not as good.
    Agreed. It was actually the best of the three 82x devices (even though its name is in the 81x area), and most who've tried it either liked it, or hated the Windows Phone operating system as a whole, based on what I've read. And most of them liked it.

    For whatever reason, be it sales or issues with the variant hardware, this device was EOL'd, but that by no means makes it a forgotten device,

    Hurry up and update to WP8.1 GDR1.
    Yes. Do. It's good. Trust me.
    08-09-2014 02:19 AM
  10. worldspy99's Avatar
    My 810 loves the WP8.1 GDR1...but I have since moved on to a 925. This is my backup because I want to use it for my overseas travel since the 810 is unlocked.
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    08-14-2014 05:37 PM
  11. smartboyamo's Avatar
    have mines for about 1 and half year. (i bought a used one on amazon for 130) and its been holding up for a long time now. its going great so far, its just that the battery drains very fast. everything else is working in tip top shape with the new update. 8.1 update 1.
    08-22-2014 04:17 PM
  12. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    As I get ready to transition to a 925, I have no issues with my 810, now that it's running 8.1 Update, Amber. If it had Wifi Calling, I'd probably never have spent the coin or gone through the aggravations of moving to the 925. The LTE is a bonus, but since my locale and its tower totally sucks, data speeds are immaterial here. Despite my phone claiming 4G, it's only good for 2G. I know, been in this bidness for many, many years.
    08-22-2014 09:12 PM
  13. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    I have an old 810 that I passed down since I went back to AT&T. Before I switched, I had it unlocked but never tried it. Has anyone tried it with AT&T and see if it gets 4G? It has the 1900 band on it from what I see and that band is more important than the 900 band from what I was told
    08-27-2014 11:04 PM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    I have an old 810 that I passed down since I went back to AT&T. Before I switched, I had it unlocked but never tried it. Has anyone tried it with AT&T and see if it gets 4G? It has the 1900 band on it from what I see and that band is more important than the 900 band from what I was told
    Should work fine on ATT. I used the 810 overseas where GSM bands are similar to ATT ones and the 810 worked just fined on an overseas SIM card.
    09-03-2014 02:34 PM
  15. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    If TM had only added Wifi Calling to their upgrades as they did for the cheap POS 521, I would still be very content with my 810. While I could be, should be, and am very pissed that TM didn't give their flagship phone of the time what they gave the poor stepchild, I can't waste emotional energy on this.

    Sadly, my experience with the 925 is that the radio part of the phone is a disaster. See other threads of mine ******** about this. At my home location, the 820 is always connected. The 925 drops all service some 30% of the time. Ironically, I bought it for the WFC, and the fact is now I NEED it.

    Long live the 810.
    09-03-2014 08:47 PM
  16. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    If TM had only added Wifi Calling to their upgrades as they did for the cheap POS 521, I would still be very content with my 810. While I could be, should be, and am very pissed that TM didn't give their flagship phone of the time what they gave the poor stepchild, I can't waste emotional energy on this.
    At the time, Windows Phone as a whole did not support Wi-Fi calling, which is why it was not released with such a feature, and despite floating misinformation around IMS, a device must have properly configured hardware in order to support WiFi calling. As such, the 810, never being intended to have such a feature, does not meet the requirements.

    The 521 (a great little phone, btw) had wifi calling likely for 2 reasons, the first being that by that time, WiFi calling had been implemented on Windows Phone, and the second being it's target market being lower-income households, those on a budget, and those needing a secondary device, which may or may not live in lower-coverage areas/markets, making WiFi calling much more useful.
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    I'm resetting my 810. :(

    Been having issues with displaying media on the SD card, and someone in the Microsoft answers forum suggested that these issues are due to the older firmware (since they were unable to reproduce the issues), and that they likely won't be fixed as Nokia hasn't developed any further firmware for the device. Makes me do a U-Turn on my stance on firmware updates. Maybe some of those "minor fixes & improvements" are the most important parts. (;w;" )

    Hope that all is well and operational post-restore! At least 8.1(.1) backs-up and restores more of one's data than 8.0 did.
    09-03-2014 09:27 PM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    At the time, Windows Phone as a whole did not support Wi-Fi calling, which is why it was not released with such a feature, and despite floating misinformation around IMS, a device must have properly configured hardware in order to support WiFi calling. As such, the 810, never being intended to have such a feature, does not meet the requirements.

    The 521 (a great little phone, btw) had wifi calling likely for 2 reasons, the first being that by that time, WiFi calling had been implemented on Windows Phone, and the second being it's target market being lower-income households, those on a budget, and those needing a secondary device, which may or may not live in lower-coverage areas/markets, making WiFi calling much more useful.
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    I'm resetting my 810. :(

    Been having issues with displaying media on the SD card, and someone in the Microsoft answers forum suggested that these issues are due to the older firmware (since they were unable to reproduce the issues), and that they likely won't be fixed as Nokia hasn't developed any further firmware for the device. Makes me do a U-Turn on my stance on firmware updates. Maybe some of those "minor fixes & improvements" are the most important parts. (;w;" )

    Hope that all is well and operational post-restore! At least 8.1(.1) backs-up and restores more of one's data than 8.0 did.
    Actually a better idea is to uninstall apps from SD card, unmount SD card, copy all data to computer, format SD card in phone and then sync phone to computer and copy all data back to card. I did that and everything works like a charm without g having to reset the phone.
    09-03-2014 10:46 PM
  18. worldspy99's Avatar
    If TM had only added Wifi Calling to their upgrades as they did for the cheap POS 521, I would still be very content with my 810. While I could be, should be, and am very pissed that TM didn't give their flagship phone of the time what they gave the poor stepchild, I can't waste emotional energy on this.

    Sadly, my experience with the 925 is that the radio part of the phone is a disaster. See other threads of mine ******** about this. At my home location, the 820 is always connected. The 925 drops all service some 30% of the time. Ironically, I bought it for the WFC, and the fact is now I NEED it.

    Long live the 810.
    I get identical coverage at my house and work on either my 810 or the 925, so you might have something interesting going on. Might want to call TMO and ask what is going on.
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    09-03-2014 10:47 PM
  19. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Actually a better idea is to uninstall apps from SD card, unmount SD card, copy all data to computer, format SD card in phone and then sync phone to computer and copy all data back to card. I did that and everything works like a charm without g having to reset the phone.
    I did this. Many. F-ing. Times. Never worked. Tried numerous formats too (FAT32, exFAT, default allocation, 64kb allocation, 32kb allocation, etc...)

    That and System storage exceeding 4GB said its time for a reset.

    Working now though, post reset. And with 8.1's newer backup and restore mechanism, I'm not actually missing much. Still lost some game data and have to log into everything, but that's no big issue.

    However, now all my music has the same album cover, despite the actual at being stored in tags -w-"
    09-05-2014 02:16 AM
  20. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    I did this. Many. F-ing. Times. Never worked. Tried numerous formats too (FAT32, exFAT, default allocation, 64kb allocation, 32kb allocation, etc...)

    That and System storage exceeding 4GB said its time for a reset.

    Working now though, post reset. And with 8.1's newer backup and restore mechanism, I'm not actually missing much. Still lost some game data and have to log into everything, but that's no big issue.

    However, now all my music has the same album cover, despite the actual at being stored in tags -w-"
    Probably not your issue, but awhile back I'd be playing some music stored on my SD card and it would just stop. The Nokia music app pretty much just froze up, IIRC. Very frustrating, of course. I can't recall what led me to realize this, but the problem was merely poor contact between the card and the phone. (Score one for built in memory.) I rubbed the card contacts with a microfiber cloth and slid it in and out a dozen times.

    No problems since.
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    09-05-2014 07:23 AM
  21. worldspy99's Avatar
    I did this. Many. F-ing. Times. Never worked. Tried numerous formats too (FAT32, exFAT, default allocation, 64kb allocation, 32kb allocation, etc...)

    That and System storage exceeding 4GB said its time for a reset.

    Working now though, post reset. And with 8.1's newer backup and restore mechanism, I'm not actually missing much. Still lost some game data and have to log into everything, but that's no big issue.

    However, now all my music has the same album cover, despite the actual at being stored in tags -w-"
    Format the card using the SD card formatting tool and not Windows OS. Better yet format the card in a digital camera if you have one.
    09-05-2014 09:36 AM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    Probably not your issue, but awhile back I'd be playing some music stored on my SD card and it would just stop. The Nokia music app pretty much just froze up, IIRC. Very frustrating, of course. I can't recall what led me to realize this, but the problem was merely poor contact between the card and the phone. (Score one for built in memory.) I rubbed the card contacts with a microfiber cloth and slid it in and out a dozen times.

    No problems since.
    That is a good tip. Thanks.
    09-05-2014 09:36 AM
  23. Dustin Hodges's Avatar
    Format the card using the SD card formatting tool and not Windows OS. Better yet format the card in a digital camera if you have one.
    It wasn't the card format. I formatted it using Windows, using the phone, using formatting software, etc...

    Not to mention, if it was the format, a reset wouldn't of fixed the issue, but it did.

    Currently using a 32GB UHS-1 Class 10 with exFAT and 64kb allocation sized
    09-12-2014 09:56 AM
  24. Paul Verizzo's Avatar
    Well, I'm coming home to mama. Eff the 925, see my rant http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ble-phone.html

    I shall strip my primary 925 of her tempered glass screen protector like ripping stripes off of a military sleeve, and replace the low grade plastic one on my 810. And I will go forth into the world with a phone that works.
    09-13-2014 07:58 PM
  25. Robert Novak1's Avatar
    Update: Wife has the phone now and she has put over 1000 more talk hours on it.. She averages 6000 minutes month or roughly 100 hours of talk time. The original battery no longer works so she is using the replacement battery that I had as a back up. The phone is now 2 years and 11 months old
    08-07-2015 10:48 PM
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