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  1. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Even though I've mostly reverted back to my Lumia 820, there's one Windows Phone that was simply love at first sight - the Yezz Billy 4.7.

    That may be the most ridiculous name for a phone on this planet, but I digress... it is BEAUTIFUL. And light. It's not only the lightest Windows Phone... but it's lighter than the iPhone 6. They also pulled some funky tricks with the scaling so that it can have a 4.7in 720p screen AND have that elusive 5th slot for a notification toggle (I've only ever seen this on the 1520 prior)... which is pretty much win stacked on top of win. I had to own it... and furthermore, I had to see how Windows 10 worked with it.

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    Things I notice so far are:
    - The Lumia Camera *seems* to work only until I snap a picture. Then it just freezes (somehow, I can shoot video with it perfectly - go figure).
    - Nowhere near as smooth as I've seen it on other phones. Doesn't particularly like the Snapdragon 200. That's to be expected though.
    - I can set a background or a lock screen image, but it just automatically decides where the positioning/cropping should go
    - There's a very annoying "ENG" key next to my &123 special input enabler. I've had to deal with this on some imports before but I don't seem to be able to get rid of it.
    - I thought I'd recalled seeing that there was a way to resize the keyboard. I'm not finding it.
    - Photos Tile *must* show recent instead of favorites.
    - I can no longer control anything in Battery Saver.

    So far though, I like it. We were all warned of the smoothness and the bugs so I can't complain. I'm just happy to see that it didn't brick my phone.
    Last edited by TLRtheory; 02-16-2015 at 08:37 PM.
    02-16-2015 06:52 PM
  2. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Well... that's Tehnical Preview. Though it does seem to work better on the supported Lumias (as expected).
    It will probably be a lot better once it officially supports the Billy. Also, I agree, that phone does look very nice.
    02-16-2015 07:36 PM

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