05-31-2013 12:08 AM
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  1. joeynox's Avatar
    I agree 100% I was at the mall yesterday and messed around with the 928. It look cheap. I also went to a mobile store who said the 925 is only being sold yo specific mobile markets and as far as he knew stores in Connecticut would have to order them per customer. I was in Stamford Connecticut.
    05-26-2013 09:11 AM
  2. Rem97's Avatar
    There is no way i will believe someone thinks this is an ugly phone. If this phone is ugly, what phone is beautiful?
    iPhone 5, HTC 8x, even the 925 has a better design than the 928 IMO. But that is just my opinion.
    05-26-2013 09:30 AM
  3. baaahthesheep's Avatar
    Like rem says, it's all subjective. But it is really pretentious for OP to say someone needs to talk to the designers just because he doesn't like the phone. I don't much like the design of the iPhone but I can agree that it is well designed. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean I'm gonna tell Jon Ives to go back to school.

    And like I mentioned before, it floats. If you can't give credit to them for making a visually pleasing design and a light enough phone, you could at least give them props for making a floating brick.
    05-26-2013 09:54 AM
  4. abel920's Avatar
    The phone is beautiful. The tiles are ugly, dull and static though. But we can make it tolerable with apps like Wiztiles and Skinery.
    05-26-2013 11:06 AM
  5. spaulagain's Avatar
    The phone is beautiful. The tiles are ugly, dull and static though. But we can make it tolerable with apps like Wiztiles and Skinery.
    Uhhh, what?
    05-26-2013 11:22 AM
  6. johnh3's Avatar
    Maybe you would like Nokia Lumia 925. Looks different than 920 and 928:
    Nokia Lumia 925 - New Smartphone with Smart Camera - Nokia - UK
    05-26-2013 11:28 AM
  7. deadwrong03's Avatar
    the 928 looks great, if u think its ugly I wonder what u think about the galaxy s3/s4 those are some ugly cheap looking phones
    05-26-2013 12:11 PM
  8. Y2HBK's Avatar
    I wouldn't go out of my way to say that the phone is ugly by any means, but I won't say its gorgeous as some others have put it. I prefer the look of the 928 over the 8x, but as others have said, its all subjective. My preference for favorite phone design has to go to my iPhone 5.
    05-28-2013 06:44 AM
  9. CaptDjob's Avatar
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    Uhhh, what?
    Well, I made some trials. Upper one is fishing picture middle of a night and below is X5 for drive :)

    Look into skinery app -thread. There are many problems with this, but for example URL -tiles works perfectly.
    05-28-2013 08:35 AM
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    Well, I made some trials. Upper one is fishing picture middle of a night and below is X5 for drive :)

    Look into skinery app -thread. There are many problems with this, but for example URL -tiles works perfectly.
    You're right. Those tiles are ugly.
    05-28-2013 05:40 PM
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    Well, I made some trials. Upper one is fishing picture middle of a night and below is X5 for drive :)

    Look into skinery app -thread. There are many problems with this, but for example URL -tiles works perfectly.
    Skinery tiles are gross. I don't understand why some people are so obsessed with having a "background" image for all their tiles. It completely ruins the point of the Metro UI design language.

    I look at that screenshot and immediately see usability issues and clutter. How is that at all good or "better" than the standard UI?
    05-28-2013 10:10 PM
  12. CaptDjob's Avatar
    Well its an option, what can be bad about that?

    For example If you use direct links to web pages, you "normally" have them in on row or one group. If you want to change the backround for that group, how does it diminish the UI itself or as you say, ruins it?

    Can't understand.
    05-28-2013 11:59 PM
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    Well, I made some trials. Upper one is fishing picture middle of a night and below is X5 for drive :)

    Look into skinery app -thread. There are many problems with this, but for example URL -tiles works perfectly.

    That looks great! I like the design.

    If you are feeling for a bit more standard background tile, you can always use Wiztiles. Wiztiles is everyone's favourite customization app here, followed by Skinery.

    Here's my current home screen. I changed it back it black background, because the white background exposes a lot of negative spaces, and it looked so atrocious.

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    It's not the best, but Wiztiles has some issues and I can't use it efficiently. I'm waiting for their next update because these issues are going to be addressed.
    You should see WavingRed's homescreen, it's amazing.
    05-29-2013 06:52 AM
  14. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    Skinery tiles are gross. I don't understand why some people are so obsessed with having a "background" image for all their tiles. It completely ruins the point of the Metro UI design language.

    I look at that screenshot and immediately see usability issues and clutter. How is that at all good or "better" than the standard UI?
    I think that it has potential, but I think that the odds of someone tastefully taking advantage of it, without going overboard and creating more clutter, are pretty, preeeetty, pretty slim.
    05-29-2013 11:13 AM
  15. spaulagain's Avatar
    I think that it has potential, but I think that the odds of someone tastefully taking advantage of it, without going overboard and creating more clutter, are pretty, preeeetty, pretty slim.
    That's exactly the point. Limiting control the users have can actually be a good thing. One of my coworkers has an S3 with a busy background image. It is literally damn near impossible to decipher what the app icons or text are.

    The .001% chance that someone will modify it tastefully does not warrant the option to allow for it.

    IMO, if you want to make your phone ugly till your hearts content, stick with Android ;)
    05-29-2013 06:23 PM
  16. abel920's Avatar
    Sighs, narrow minded people are the reason why we have 3.0% market share.

    But never change, never change... Keep being narrow minded, we clearly don't want 3.1% market share.

    I'm just happy that the 928 is finally getting some recognition. The more features, the better. Am I the only one who thinks the 928 looks like a tasty chocolate bar from behind? It looks so tasty..
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    05-29-2013 07:51 PM
  17. baaahthesheep's Avatar
    Sighs, narrow minded people are the reason why we have 3.0% market share.

    But never change, never change... Keep being narrow minded, we clearly don't want 3.1% market share. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8/849cfcb6.gif

    I'm just happy that the 928 is finally getting some recognition. The more features, the better. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8/075ee6d1.gif Am I the only one who thinks the 928 looks like a tasty chocolate bar from behind? It looks so tasty..
    No, I was hungry earlier today and took it out of the refrigerator thinking it was a chocolate bar.
    05-29-2013 08:38 PM
  18. abel920's Avatar
    No, I was hungry earlier today and took it out of the refrigerator thinking it was a chocolate bar.
    I hope you didn't break all your teeth trying to chew on that tasty phone.
    05-29-2013 08:44 PM
  19. baaahthesheep's Avatar
    I hope you didn't break all your teeth trying to chew on that tasty phone. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8/8be5ead6.gif
    Oh don't worry, my teeth are okay. There's a slight problem with the screen though now.
    05-29-2013 08:48 PM
  20. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    Sighs, narrow minded people are the reason why we have 3.0% market share.
    You mean it's not because of being late to the game, poor marketing, indifferent vendors, etc, etc?

    The more features, the better.
    Incorrect.
    05-29-2013 09:36 PM
  21. abel920's Avatar
    You mean it's not because of being late to the game, poor marketing, indifferent vendors, etc, etc?
    You're right about all that. All mismanagement coming along that really held us back. But the real reason why we're not doing well is because of the negative stigma surrounding, from software, to features, to apps.

    Incorrect.
    1. How do you explain Itsdagram having 12,000 downloads in one night. Obviously more features is the better. . 90% Android phone users use Android phones because of the openness of their OS, the freedom to customize, the freedom to choose whatever they want, they're not going to switch to WP8 just so they can resize tiles. iPhone users use iPhones because of their apps, they're not switching to WP8 just so they could whine about the lack of apps.
    2. 99% of the user base including me is whining and complaining about basic features that are missing, like individual tones for different profiles.
    3. 99% of the user base is disappointed because of the lack of notification feature. Live tiles? They don't even work 50% of the time, and even if they do, the notifications are late.
    4. No important games, of course hard core gamers will stick to their free games in Android - they have to deal with so much lag. Imagine all the hardcore games in WP8? No.. the WP8 fluidity is smooth is a myth. How could you play games in WP8 if so many games are unplayable because of bad coding? Let alone not available in the market? You call it smooth when the live tiles are updating poorly? Nope.
    5. We have to go deep deep deep down into setting just to change screen brightness, but for what? 3 levels of brightness? Enough said.
    6. More, those are just on top of my head. There are MORE FEATURES that are way more important that are missing in WP8, and no one is switching to us because we lack them.


    Now, if you have anything to say or argue to this, they you're clearly trolling or just don't have anything else to do. You know what, here: What WP needs to succeed. Nope marketing is not in the minds of most users. #1 Feature is Notification hub.

    It just annoys, ANNOYS me so much when people say they want to keep Windows Phone 8 in its "minimalistic UI", or that more features will ruin "minimalistic UI". That's like saying we don't want to progress as an OS. This whole narrow-mindedness and pretentiousness is really annoying. No I'm not switching to Android because I want Windows Phone. But the truth is, Windows Phone is not going anywhere without these basic features. I love Windows Phone, and I want us to succeed but we NEED MORE FEATURES, WE DON"T WANT DULL LIFELESS TILES, WE WANT MORE APPS, WE WANT MORE. Don't you get it? I didn't pay A TON of money for this flagship phone. I want a REAL smartphone packing with a lot of features. And no, I'm not switching to iPhone or Android.

    /RANT and /STEAMING OFF ANNOYED MODE
    05-30-2013 07:01 AM
  22. WhyFiNYC's Avatar
    Obviously more features is the better.
    That's only an obvious conclusion if you can't harness rational thought for the 60 seconds that it takes to realize that more is not always better. A "feature" for one person is a detriment to another. Do you think that the battery life afforded by a 6000 mah battery would be a great feature? Absolutely! Unfortunately, it would also turn any phone in to a brick. NOTHING can be everything to everyone - it's about balance, not "more is better."

    90% Android phone users use Android phones because of the openness of their OS, the freedom to customize, the freedom to choose whatever they want,
    You're out of touch with reality if you think that 90% of the people that own an android phone do anything more than download apps and make some minor cosmetic changes. What you see on message boards and tech sites does not reflect the average user.
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    05-30-2013 08:38 AM
  23. cybodroid's Avatar
    I don't get how a nearly perfect rectangle doesn't look good to you. Do the design of books bother you?

    It's almost like the signature look for Windows Phone to me where you'll recognize it when you see it.
    05-30-2013 11:32 AM
  24. squire777's Avatar

    1. How do you explain Itsdagram having 12,000 downloads in one night. Obviously more features is the better. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...8/f58a8b71.gif. 90% Android phone users use Android phones because of the openness of their OS, the freedom to customize, the freedom to choose whatever they want, they're not going to switch to WP8 just so they can resize tiles. iPhone users use iPhones because of their apps, they're not switching to WP8 just so they could whine about the lack of apps.

    Where are you getting this 90% of Android users number? I think if you asked most people outside of XDA, Android Central and any other Android they probably don't even change their background.


    2. 99% of the user base including me is whining and complaining about basic features that are missing, like individual tones for different profiles.
    Funny I don't see 99% of the user base complaining or whining about much aside from a select few. Stop making up random numbers to prove your point.


    3. 99% of the user base is disappointed because of the lack of notification feature. Live tiles? They don't even work 50% of the time, and even if they do, the notifications are late.
    Again with this 99% number. Not everyone is obsessed with a notification centre.


    4. No important games, of course hard core gamers will stick to their free games in Android - they have to deal with so much lag. Imagine all the hardcore games in WP8? No.. the WP8 fluidity is smooth is a myth. How could you play games in WP8 if so many games are unplayable because of bad coding? Let alone not available in the market? You call it smooth when the live tiles are updating poorly? Nope.
    If you haven't noticed the good games are strarting to roll in now. Considering when the SDK for WP8 was released it was bound to take a while considering the fact that games are probably the hardest thing to code for. Calling WP8's smoothness a "myth" and then championing Android is a reach. Funny how Android phones rely on so many cores and RAM to churn out games yet they still tend to have frame rate issues at times. Which platform is known for bad coding and laggy performance again?

    5. We have to go deep deep deep down into setting just to change screen brightness, but for what? 3 levels of brightness? Enough said.
    Yes because screen brightness is a setting that should be right on the start screen...

    6. More, those are just on top of my head. There are MORE FEATURES that are way more important that are missing in WP8, and no one is switching to us because we lack them.
    No one is saying that WP8 is missing features but a lot of what you said are overreactions and hyperbole


    Now, if you have anything to say or argue to this, they you're clearly trolling or just don't have anything else to do. You know what, here: What WP needs to succeed. Nope marketing is not in the minds of most users. #1 Feature is Notification hub.
    Great way to make sure no one counters such a baseless post: call anyone who responds a troll.

    It just annoys, ANNOYS me so much when people say they want to keep Windows Phone 8 in its "minimalistic UI", or that more features will ruin "minimalistic UI". That's like saying we don't want to progress as an OS. This whole narrow-mindedness and pretentiousness is really annoying. No I'm not switching to Android because I want Windows Phone. But the truth is, Windows Phone is not going anywhere without these basic features. I love Windows Phone, and I want us to succeed but we NEED MORE FEATURES, WE DON"T WANT DULL LIFELESS TILES, WE WANT MORE APPS, WE WANT MORE. Don't you get it? I didn't pay A TON of money for this flagship phone. I want a REAL smartphone packing with a lot of features. And no, I'm not switching to iPhone or Android.
    What annoys me are people who impose their own preferences onto others. Sure you might find tiles to be "dull" and "lifeless" but not all of us feel that way. A screen with a grid of icons looks pretty damn boring to me but I'm not going to go on Android Central and start moaning about how Android needs live tiles. Some of us do like the look of live tiles, and the efficiency in which I can check things just with a quick glance of my start screen.

    Anyway I think you have your wires crossed a bit. You are going on against the minimalistic UI but also want more features. The two don't have to be mutually exclusive. More apps and features can be added without going away from the look of live tiles and such. Apps are starting to roll in but the availability of more apps rest on the shoulders of developers.

    You keep saying you won't go to iPhone or Android but then why would you pay a lot of money for a phone knowing it lacks features that you want? Kind of silly to aggravate yourself to such a degree.
    nunyazz, hopmedic and Frenzytom like this.
    05-30-2013 11:44 AM
  25. hopmedic's Avatar
    I love how this thread started by a troll who never came back has resulted in such infighting among us.....

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    05-30-2013 01:12 PM
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