12-05-2012 03:32 PM
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  1. lordofthereef's Avatar
    I don't know if its just because this is my 3rd WP device, but the battery meter has never been an issue to me. Especially if you have battery saver turn on when low. I can tell about what I have at a glance even without that.
    I think it's just a matter of preference really. It's pretty easy to glance at the bar and see if you have over 75%, over 50%, only 25%, etc. left. Some people just like actual numbers. For those with battery issues, it can also be handy to see exactly how fast your battery level drops while in use. There isn't a visual distinction between say 95% and 80% currently, so that can be a big deal when trying to pinpoint a battery drain issue.
    C s G likes this.
    11-25-2012 09:51 PM
  2. C s G's Avatar
    ^ Exactly.

    Another question that I have. I have an Outlook e-mail account and 2 Gmail accounts linked. When doing a search, it only searches for whatever's synced and gives the option to search further into the Outlook server, but not for Gmail. On my iPhone (iOS 4.0.1) it's simple to search further into my Gmail. Is there any way to do this on the Lumia? I did set it up as an Exchange account on the iPhone though, if that matters.
    11-26-2012 12:03 AM
  3. Etyrnus's Avatar
    I think it's just a matter of preference really. It's pretty easy to glance at the bar and see if you have over 75%, over 50%, only 25%, etc. left. Some people just like actual numbers. For those with battery issues, it can also be handy to see exactly how fast your battery level drops while in use. There isn't a visual distinction between say 95% and 80% currently, so that can be a big deal when trying to pinpoint a battery drain issue.
    One thing I noticed is when I use the battery level app is that I tend to sit there an baby the phone, constantly checking it, and it goes down faster. If I'm not using it, I generally go about my day using my phone as text/emails/calls come, and the battery lasts much longer.
    11-26-2012 12:05 AM
  4. lordofthereef's Avatar
    ^ Exactly.

    Another question that I have. I have an Outlook e-mail account and 2 Gmail accounts linked. When doing a search, it only searches for whatever's synced and gives the option to search further into the Outlook server, but not for Gmail. On my iPhone (iOS 4.0.1) it's simple to search further into my Gmail. Is there any way to do this on the Lumia? I did set it up as an Exchange account on the iPhone though, if that matters.
    It sounds like you basically want to search for mails that is not directly downloaded to your phone. I don't believe this can be done through the mail app. Bummer. That said, I never really had good luck using that in the mail app on iOS either. More often than not it would show up nothing even though I knew it was there. A quick load via browser solved the issue for me. It got to the point that I stopped even trying on iOS since it was so unreliable.
    11-26-2012 12:12 AM
  5. lordofthereef's Avatar
    One thing I noticed is when I use the battery level app is that I tend to sit there an baby the phone, constantly checking it, and it goes down faster. If I'm not using it, I generally go about my day using my phone as text/emails/calls come, and the battery lasts much longer.
    I hear you, loud and clear!

    It all depends on user preference, really. For those that prefer a percentage, I feel they should have it. For those that don't, well, leave it off. I have always been all about options. Let me choose if I want a percentage, don't just tell me I don't need it MS! It sounds like you made a choice not to use the battery level app since it brings out your OCD. That's great. Now MS, please let ME decide this!

    Thanks!
    11-26-2012 12:14 AM
  6. C s G's Avatar
    It sounds like you basically want to search for mails that is not directly downloaded to your phone. I don't believe this can be done through the mail app. Bummer. That said, I never really had good luck using that in the mail app on iOS either. More often than not it would show up nothing even though I knew it was there. A quick load via browser solved the issue for me. It got to the point that I stopped even trying on iOS since it was so unreliable.
    Bummer indeed. I guess the browser way it has to be. I just set up the account as an Exchange account, and got a "Can't connect" error when doing the search :x
    11-26-2012 12:25 AM
  7. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    No surprise to me that Motorola didn't follow thru on their upgrade. They did the exact same thing to me way back when Android was first getting started. Always promising updates then not giving them. Either they actually plan to lie to everyone or someone at MOTO has NO clue about this stuff and they just announce plans for an upgrade before they even know if they can. Idiots.I agreen the calendar isn't the greatest but it'll do for now. I don't understand about the music as the L920 has 2 music players (XBox Music and Nokia Music) which is not to say you'll like them but they fit the bill for simple. Works for me. As for IE, I rarely go into the browser directly, usually only if some email has a link or something. I use apps for most of my stuff.
    11-26-2012 02:15 PM
  8. Coolknight1968's Avatar
    Calendar: Give Week View a try.
    11-26-2012 02:26 PM
  9. Digital Moe's Avatar
    I have moved from a iPhone (had a 3G, 4 and 4S) so this new territory for me but really digging it so far but there are few things that are driving me nuts I really hope they can give us some options for these:

    1) The top status bar that shows time, signal level etc - I really don't like not being able to see this, I spent ages trying to get a web page to load only to realise when I quite the browser I had no signal. Also while watching a video it would be nice if you tap the screen and see the time.

    2) The browser is superfast which is great but no back key? Seriously I launched the browser tried to click a link but hit a add by mistake, so before it could load I hit the back key and the app closed. No forward key is a bummer as well. Also seeing as Windows 8 does a good job of syncing data across devices I am really surprised there is no syncing of favorites and tabs.

    3) The music player is beautiful to look at but is style over substance, there is so much scrolling involved and I can't believe there is no search (well not that i can find and I hope I am being a *****). Also some of my playlists got messed up when syncing so are on the device but not in the playlist but i will be damned if I can figure out how to manually add them.

    4) Wifi icon - Is it me or does the Wifi icon display full regardless of what the signal is like? I had a issue today with the Wifi at work the signal showed as full but when I went to turn Wifi of it showed on that page as only being two bars?
    11-26-2012 02:42 PM
  10. MooCoo's Avatar
    ^ Exactly.

    Another question that I have. I have an Outlook e-mail account and 2 Gmail accounts linked. When doing a search, it only searches for whatever's synced and gives the option to search further into the Outlook server, but not for Gmail. On my iPhone (iOS 4.0.1) it's simple to search further into my Gmail. Is there any way to do this on the Lumia? I did set it up as an Exchange account on the iPhone though, if that matters.
    Does this help?
    Tip: Getting 'Search Server' to work with Gmail on Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone Central
    C s G likes this.
    11-26-2012 03:01 PM
  11. C s G's Avatar
    Thanks! That worked! Still getting the "Can't connect" error for the account set-up through Exchange, but my other Gmail account can be searched now. Even after disabling Contacts and Calender sync after enabling it. Weird, but at least it works!
    11-26-2012 10:20 PM
  12. rcsund's Avatar
    No surprise to me that Motorola didn't follow thru on their upgrade. They did the exact same thing to me way back when Android was first getting started. Always promising updates then not giving them. Either they actually plan to lie to everyone or someone at MOTO has NO clue about this stuff and they just announce plans for an upgrade before they even know if they can. Idiots.I agreen the calendar isn't the greatest but it'll do for now. I don't understand about the music as the L920 has 2 music players (XBox Music and Nokia Music) which is not to say you'll like them but they fit the bill for simple. Works for me. As for IE, I rarely go into the browser directly, usually only if some email has a link or something. I use apps for most of my stuff.
    So far the best calendar App I have found is VsysCalender WP8. It has a few issues but overall pretty good. If MS would just make it where I could actually read the calendar I would be happy. I have a gmail account, Hotmail and Outlook. Trying to get them all to sync on a calender has been the issue with other calenders. Week Cal looks great (MS should use their month view) but not matter what I try to go into to edit it says "not editable. No windows live appointment." When making an appointment it will not let me pick which calendar I want to add it to. Since Gmail is personal, Hotmail is work and Outlook is family, when I add an appointment they all go out into the world to different areas. As for the music player, I used Win Amp on my Atrix and it was easy to navigate in. If you go to artists in Nokia and want to pick a song it takes 3 steps that you must go through in reverse order to get back to the artist list. It would be nice to have a my music button always on top that you can hit that will take you straight there. Take a look at Audio Player. It is simple and works well although I have not figured out why they use a handicap symbol for artist. And finally I would still like a continuous notification for texts and voice mail until I acknowledge it.
    11-26-2012 10:54 PM
  13. GadgetObsessed's Avatar
    I could retitle this "Coming over from the Galaxy S3 - 2 Days later. Yah, I'm not crazy about that whole status bar thing but I'm hoping they'll do something with that in the future (think they read these posts?). That said, I absolutely love this phone and WP8. There is almost nothing I don't like about it. The Galaxy S3 is a very nice phone but after having this one for 2 days, I can definitely say that this phone was made for me - no question. It works great and syncs beautifully with my Windows 8 desktop. As an extra bonus, I have discovered the beauty of using OneNote on a mobile device (it too syncs with my desktop). It's a beautiful thing.
    I'm with you on OneNote . I use it on my desktop, MS Surface RT, my Windows WP7 and now my Lumia 920 WP8 phone Am really loving the integrated nature of Windows Phone.
    11-27-2012 03:08 AM
  14. GadgetObsessed's Avatar
    So far the best calendar App I have found is VsysCalender WP8. It has a few issues but overall pretty good. If MS would just make it where I could actually read the calendar I would be happy. I have a gmail account, Hotmail and Outlook. Trying to get them all to sync on a calender has been the issue with other calenders. Week Cal looks great (MS should use their month view) but not matter what I try to go into to edit it says "not editable. No windows live appointment." When making an appointment it will not let me pick which calendar I want to add it to. Since Gmail is personal, Hotmail is work and Outlook is family, when I add an appointment they all go out into the world to different areas. As for the music player, I used Win Amp on my Atrix and it was easy to navigate in. If you go to artists in Nokia and want to pick a song it takes 3 steps that you must go through in reverse order to get back to the artist list. It would be nice to have a my music button always on top that you can hit that will take you straight there. Take a look at Audio Player. It is simple and works well although I have not figured out why they use a handicap symbol for artist. And finally I would still like a continuous notification for texts and voice mail until I acknowledge it.
    Not sure if you aware that you can choose which calendar you save an appointment to. When adding the appointment hit the edit button and this will give you more options including which calendar you use if you have multiple calendars. You hit the edit button before saving the appointment otherwise it will save the appointment to first added account and you cant change the calendar. I would suggest this is to make it quick to add and if you want the more details option jut hit the edit button when adding the appointment. I really like the calendar app. Gives me options to snooze appointments when the notification pops up.
    11-27-2012 03:23 AM
  15. Ammar Alhebshi's Avatar
    I switched from a 3gs too, and i'm really happy with my lumia. Before making the purchase decision you should keep in mind that you are being an early adopter for the device, which mean that you have to sacrifice some things. It is ok for software to lack things for now. The device is still new and i'm sure nokia and windows are considering lots of fixes and improvements in the next updates. Remember when apple's IOS lacked multitasking and how frustrating was that for a long time, they fixed after that and people were happy . I know that the lumia lacks most of the apps I need, but in the same time I can see how it will be a fantastic operating system after it gets updated with apps and improvements.
    11-27-2012 04:08 AM
  16. EliteMikes's Avatar
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I never understood why someone needs to see the status all the time. I would only ask MS to fix it to show if signal drops, but otherwise I don't care and have no reason to care. Same with battery, I don't need to know every second I'm using the phone, its wasted space.
    11-27-2012 05:26 AM
  17. nizzon's Avatar
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I never understood why someone needs to see the status all the time. I would only ask MS to fix it to show if signal drops, but otherwise I don't care and have no reason to care. Same with battery, I don't need to know every second I'm using the phone, its wasted space.
    Why not give the people the option?
    11-27-2012 06:56 AM
  18. EliteMikes's Avatar
    Many options are needed throughout the OS. I personally want to see toasts for incoming email, many people don't, but I think it would be highly useful so I know if i want to leave what I'm doing to see what/who emailed me.
    11-27-2012 07:08 AM
  19. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    In my view, iOS is completely compensated by how much, even superficially, there is under the surface. WP is still in major catchup mode. Easy case in point: clearly separate volume controls. It has been in IOS settings since at least IOS 3, and while I've only noticed it since ICS, I'm sure there was a similar function in the android settings app. Windows phone needs to be more than a pretty face. At this point, excepting an improved web browser, I'm failing to find any real reason why I would want this Lumia 920 over a wp7 device, much less any decent android or IOS phone.
    Then again, I didn't buy into this platform early on for the heck of it. I liked my Zune HD enough to jump into wp7.
    Sorry but as someone who has had MANY phones (Android, Blackberry, Windows, and iPhone), I TOTALLY prefer this Lumia with WP8 over ANY of them. That is not to say that these other ones are sub-par or that iPhone isn't "nice" under the hood. I am speaking strictly as a user of the device. The experience I have had so far with my Lumia 920 has been FAR more enjoyable and yes, even captivating, then any of the other hundreds (I wouldn't doubt this knowing how many I've had) of cell phones I've had over the years. so long as Windows Phones continue to improve and get better, I don't see me ever going back to anything else other than what they give me at work which by the way I see as nothing more than a tool of my job. I love this Lumia 920 and its sleek OS and i'm not afraid to state it to all who will listen
    kebnt likes this.
    11-27-2012 07:36 AM
  20. jason8957's Avatar
    I moved from the Blackberry Torch 9800 to the Lumia 920.

    1) I miss the real keyboard on the Blackberry. It is so much better for messaging and email. But I am getting used to the predictive text on WP, it is quite good and I can almost type entire sentences using the predicted text.

    2) Blackberry email is better, but I am getting used to it on WP. Not so bad.

    3) XBOX music pass or Zune pass, never know what to call it anymore. It is great and one of the main reasons that I switched. Love it. I do wonder why there is a lack of videos though.

    4) I love the customizable tiles. Better than the generic icons on the older BB OS or my ipod.

    5) Skydrive is great on WP8. BB really needed something like this. I don't know if they'll get it.

    6) I had no problem with battery life on either phone, though the BB Torch would probably go longer. The Torch did have a removable battery and SD card as well, which I miss a bit.

    7) Lumia 920 camera is leagues better than the BB Torch camera. Happy with it. It is good for indoor pics as well.

    I don't use facebook and I don't want to. I wish the people hub wasn't so built around it. I want to actually have friends, not facebook friends.
    11-27-2012 09:24 AM
  21. glenada's Avatar
    I'm missing the Android OS. May sell this and get HTC One X+.
    11-27-2012 06:58 PM
  22. Charles North's Avatar
    The week view is not bad. There are many ways to adjust the view to your custom fit, but you would rather live in the past and ***** in the present. Grow up ******* and get used to it before judging. The week view is as easy to use as the daily view or the month view. I have used the Windows Phone Calendar for years and have had no problems plus it has helped my life immensely, try being patient and working with it rather than *****ing about how apple used to be great, apple sucks and they rip off you and their own people they employ in china to build the equipment. Then again, they all do that.
    11-28-2012 12:32 PM
  23. blackfire's Avatar
    #2 Video Scrubbing - I'm using a HTC 8x and from the MetroTube app I can scrub through videos using the big circle in the timeline. See my screenshot:

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...3491279E13!376

    Gotta love MetroTube! The best YouTube app I have used on Windows Phone. I use it every day, and scrubbing works perfectly in it.
    11-28-2012 01:08 PM
  24. Al_2's Avatar
    1) The top status bar that shows time, signal level etc - I really don't like not being able to see this, I spent ages trying to get a web page to load only to realise when I quite the browser I had no signal. Also while watching a video it would be nice if you tap the screen and see the time.
    I discovered recently that if you tap the "..." at the bottom of IE it brings up the top status bar. You can tap and hold to see it, then release and the menu disappears too. I've found it quite useful.
    11-28-2012 01:15 PM
  25. Connie Litrenta's Avatar
    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I never understood why someone needs to see the status all the time. I would only ask MS to fix it to show if signal drops, but otherwise I don't care and have no reason to care. Same with battery, I don't need to know every second I'm using the phone, its wasted space.
    For me, I need to see because I can't always remember if I enabled/disabled things such as WiFi and Bluetooth. I turn them off at work because I don't have access to WiFi and don't use BT there so why have it on. I also like seeing what my signal strength is at times. as for the battery, I don't necessarily need to see it all the time but I do need to know if I'm going to need to throw it on the charger before I leave (sometimes I do and sometimes I don't). Like the other poster said, why not make it an option.
    11-29-2012 07:27 PM
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