04-10-2012 08:25 PM
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  1. lumianut's Avatar
    Lack of Pandora, WP7 Connector on Mac is slow as ****, no manual brightness change, I am sure I will find more later.


    For all the gripes about this screen it looks pretty damn nice to me.

    Metroradio FTW! Better than the official Pandora app as you can see upcoming and past played songs and like/unlike them accordingly.

    Freakin sweet!
    04-08-2012 09:25 AM
  2. Depatter's Avatar
    1. Phone smudges and fingerprints are the worst on any phone I have ever had
    2. Button are not always lit and when they are they seem dim
    3. Scrolling is not always smooth
    4. The vibrate is just weird
    5. Power button placement. Makes generic car docks really hard to use.

    All small nitpicky complaints. Overall I am very happy.
    Last edited by Depatter; 04-08-2012 at 11:51 AM. Reason: Forgot One
    04-08-2012 11:50 AM
  3. rogeret's Avatar
    I picked up my iPhone 3GS after playing with the Lumia for a few hours and it felt like the antique that it is. Same with my wife's iPhone 4.

    I do have a couple of minor gripes. When playing Angry Birds, it keeps stopping in the middle of the game and asking me for audio input. I'm sure it's a bug, but I can't figure out how to make it stop. I'm not hitting any buttons to make it happen.

    I would like to have the text notifications stay on the screen. What is the point in having them disappear?

    Also, one minor self imposed issue that is surely a bug. When the phone first arrived, my son turned it on and hit Spanish instead of English. Not a big deal to switch it back, but the keyboard remained a Spanish keyboard. It would even correct in Spanish at random times and then English the rest of the time. I wound up resetting the phone and all is well.

    Otherwise, I love the phone and don't notice the fingerprint issue that I have read about. Maybe there are good things about being in my 40s and having my eyes get bad :)
    Last edited by rogeret; 04-08-2012 at 11:56 AM.
    04-08-2012 11:51 AM
  4. magictriangle's Avatar
    So far the vibrate is one of the worst features on this phone. I am afraid that it is broken! it sounds like it's on its last legs.
    04-08-2012 11:54 AM
  5. dbgman's Avatar
    1. Phone smudges and fingerprints are the worst on any phone I have ever had

    2. Button are not always lit and when they are they seem dim

    3. Scrolling is not always smooth

    4. The vibrate is just weird

    5. Power button placement. Makes generic car docks really hard to use.



    All small nitpicky complaints. Overall I am very happy.
    I just picked up the ivisor from the ATT store. It is a nice screen protector and will take care of the finger prints. Also picked up the ifrogz case. Came in matching cyan!!

    Sent from my Htc Titan using Board Express
    04-08-2012 02:27 PM
  6. iOSisStale's Avatar
    For me,

    1) I must say that the camera is pretty mediocre...Very dusty looking pictures when taking pics of my office. Need to play with it more outside and mess with some settings, so far, no impressed.

    2) SMUDGE!! either my fingers are dirty as **** or this thing attracts smudgeness and grease like flys on sh1t...little annoying.

    3) I miss my homebrew apps :( somebody unlock this thing!

    Other than that, im happy-
    Just switched from iOS and love WP7. 4 years ago iOS was pretty revolutionary but has grown a bit stale. I hope WP7 is a success so more apps get ported over. This is a totally different approach than android or apple and if people just tried it they would like it. We'll see! Good luck WP7!!
    04-08-2012 02:40 PM
  7. riffraffy's Avatar

    I would like to have the text notifications stay on the screen. What is the point in having them disappear?
    If you pin your messaging app to your home screen, it shows a count of new messages.

    Not a complaint, but I have the black version, and every time I set it down on a black surface it goes camo--and I lose it. I guess the cyan owners don't have to worry as much about misplacing theirs...
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    04-08-2012 03:59 PM
  8. sr!'s Avatar

    Not a complaint, but I have the black version, and every time I set it down on a black surface it goes camo--and I lose it. I guess the cyan owners don't have to worry as much about misplacing theirs...
    I'm sure people will come up with their issues with Cyan -
    ex: They lost it on friday night - the phone went camo with all the other florescent lighting :D lol
    04-08-2012 04:11 PM
  9. toyotast165's Avatar
    my complaint is with using forums... How do people copy the .img from photobucket/ SkyDrive/ Flickr and post it in a forum from a WP w/out a keyboard???
    04-08-2012 04:40 PM
  10. JetLife87's Avatar
    It's a little jarring having apps reload all over again every time. No suspended states and resume. Isn't there some fast app switching or something with mango?

    Also, twitter app; always reloads and takes me to the top of my new tweets. No way I will remember where I last checked. Lame.

    Oh yea, the vibrate sounds very strange. Almost like my electric razor but a lesser version. Also quite weak.
    The twitter app Rowi should address the taking you to the top of your tweets problem. Also, apps reload if you launch them again from the start screen. You have to press and hold the back button to use fast app switching. Backing out of an app closes it; going to start screen hibernates the app for fast app switching.
    04-08-2012 05:19 PM
  11. texantony's Avatar
    Charging the phone takes a long time. Is this normal or do i have a defective unit? Same outlet I used to use on my iPhone, which took less than an hour to fully charge, but with Lumia 900, just looked at barely reaching 98% after more than 2 hours. Just curious how long it's taking other Lumia 900 owners.
    04-08-2012 05:38 PM
  12. jawesome's Avatar
    Charging the phone takes a long time. Is this normal or do i have a defective unit? Same outlet I used to use on my iPhone, which took less than an hour to fully charge, but with Lumia 900, just looked at barely reaching 98% after more than 2 hours. Just curious how long it's taking other Lumia 900 owners.
    I don't own one but I think it's normal. I think I read in a review that it takes 3 hours for a full charge. It's a large battery so it takes awhile.
    04-08-2012 07:35 PM
  13. tlo07's Avatar
    Charging the phone takes a long time. Is this normal or do i have a defective unit? Same outlet I used to use on my iPhone, which took less than an hour to fully charge, but with Lumia 900, just looked at barely reaching 98% after more than 2 hours. Just curious how long it's taking other Lumia 900 owners.
    LOL! Yeah it does take longer than my 4S for sure, but I charge mine overnight while I'm sleeping so as long as it can get done in 6-7 hours I'm good!
    04-08-2012 08:26 PM
  14. rogeret's Avatar
    If you pin your messaging app to your home screen, it shows a count of new messages.

    Not a complaint, but I have the black version, and every time I set it down on a black surface it goes camo--and I lose it. I guess the cyan owners don't have to worry as much about misplacing theirs...
    I do see the count on the main screen, but I would like to be able to see the notification by hitting one button. I hate
    to say this, but like the iPhone does.
    04-08-2012 08:38 PM
  15. dbgman's Avatar
    ...

    Fifth- Reception, absolutely sick. I work in a hospital, deep down in surgery. My iPhone 4s, Skyrocket and Atrix routinely well, SUCK. Lost signal, even wifi random. The nokia Lumia 900 works well, very well. Great signal, receive texts, make calls and data. I dont have to stand on one foot, hold my mouth to the left and jump up and down as I do with the iPhone 4S.
    Lastly- camera, it could be better for 8 MP, not nearly on par with others but the flash is good. I am hoping software updates can CRISP the images up some. Not concerned with speed, options, etc. They are all fairly good. Just make the pictures POP.

    Overall, I am satisfied. Really enjoying windows phone and the lumia900. Will I keep, yes.
    I agree with you on the signal. I have the titan and my phone looses signal or gets one bar in my house, where my wife's lumia 900 gets 2-3 bars. She says she has not lost a call yet.
    04-08-2012 09:04 PM
  16. dkp23's Avatar
    Charging the phone takes a long time. Is this normal or do i have a defective unit? Same outlet I used to use on my iPhone, which took less than an hour to fully charge, but with Lumia 900, just looked at barely reaching 98% after more than 2 hours. Just curious how long it's taking other Lumia 900 owners.
    Normal, i had a samsung focus 2 and it takes a bit of time to charge. Sames goes with my lumia 900
    04-08-2012 09:06 PM
  17. riffraffy's Avatar
    Normal, i had a samsung focus 2 and it takes a bit of time to charge. Sames goes with my lumia 900
    Is there a battery monitor app, or are you guys checking % through settings?
    04-08-2012 09:10 PM
  18. dkp23's Avatar
    Is there a battery app, or are you guys checking % through settings?
    There is no official battery app where you can display the % unless you go to settings.

    The only way you can get a battery app that shows % is if you have a developer unlocked phone. You can developer unlock your by phone by being a developer and applying for a code through MS or wait till somebody from XDA jailbreaks it.

    I had samsung focus s developer unlocked and i had the app, very helpful app. I hope lumia 900 gets a jailbreak soon.
    04-08-2012 09:13 PM
  19. whoswhoo's Avatar
    My only complaint is the keyboard sound setting is a bit too low. My Surround when set at 3 volume the keyboard can be heard clearly...but the lumia I can only get that feedback when its at 20 or above.....then the ringer or music is booming. An update allowing for separate volume between ringer,system ,and media would make this phone a 10 for me.

    I think the pictures come out great. Easily as nice as my wife's iPhone....IMHO


    GPS...I have never had a phone that worked this well ...the GPS signal locks on almost immediately....just awesome. No more waving the phone around like my Samsung and HTC Android phones.
    I am currently having the opposite issue on GPS. My first trip it kept saying "satellite connection lost" or something along those lines. Ill keep working it, I just hope it gets better. Also, when I shake the phone back and forth it has a rattle inside... Anyone else hear that? Is it the sim rattling?
    Last edited by whoswhoo; 04-08-2012 at 09:39 PM.
    04-08-2012 09:16 PM
  20. rogeret's Avatar
    I am currently having the opposite issue on GPS. My first trip it kept saying "satellite connection lost" or something along those lines. Ill keep working it, I just hope it gets better. Also, when I shake the phone back and forth it has a rattle inside... Anyone else hear that? Is it the sim rattling?
    No rattle here. You might to get that looked at...
    04-08-2012 10:02 PM
  21. Wade.Lovings's Avatar
    Has anyone had problems with blue tooth turning off after phone has been idle for a while?
    04-08-2012 10:14 PM
  22. M3Armand's Avatar
    Only thing I don't like is the vibrate. Doesn't feel/sound right
    It was a little weird at first, but you get used to it pretty quickly.
    It's a little jarring having apps reload all over again every time. No suspended states and resume. Isn't there some fast app switching or something with mango?

    Also, twitter app; always reloads and takes me to the top of my new tweets. No way I will remember where I last checked. Lame.

    Oh yea, the vibrate sounds very strange. Almost like my electric razor but a lesser version. Also quite weak.
    Coming from an HTC HD7S, the vibrate on the Lumia is pretty non-existent especially if you put a skin on this thing. Almost kinda useless. I was hoping that the vibrate would be as strong as one of my old-time favorite Nokia phones - the Nokia 8260; where if I had that phone in my pocket, it would literally make me jump since the vibrate was so strong. Unfortunately, not in the case for the Lumia...
    Last edited by M3Armand; 04-09-2012 at 12:52 PM.
    04-08-2012 10:23 PM
  23. M3Armand's Avatar
    plus 1
    Plus 2 - pathetic at best when compared to an HTC HD7S (but even that was weak, I didn't think it could get any weaker).
    04-08-2012 10:45 PM
  24. kharma00's Avatar
    Overall I'm very pleased with the phone coming from an HTC Surround. My biggest annoyance so far is that the buttons do not stay illuminated when the screen is on. Also, when they are on it's a faint sickly green. Lastly, maybe it's just me but the alarm seems loud as **** compared to my Surround, even with vol set at only 5.
    04-09-2012 06:34 AM
  25. tenoclock's Avatar
    The phone heats up pretty bad if you are in the area without cell phone signals (where i was this weekend up in the woods). I turned off the cellular data and wifi thinking this should make the phone stay hibernated. However I think the phone's still looking for signal somehow. I'm guessing turning off the cellular data doesn't mean it would turn off the radio signal.
    04-09-2012 08:57 AM
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