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  1. Ruben Aceves's Avatar
    Just finished installing windows 10 on my Lumia 640 and just WOW!! What a breath of fresh air ๐Ÿ˜‰. No installation issues whatsoever and the phone is so snappy now. This is my daily driver so I was a bit nervous but I had faith and i am not disappointed one bit. Really digging the new updated colors and fresh updated U.I.
    07-30-2015 05:03 AM
  2. adigawi's Avatar
    Hi, did you find any issues since you updated? I know it may be too early to say sth, but I'm also considering w10m on my L640...
    07-30-2015 07:28 AM
  3. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    I would say build 10166 is quite stable and should be a good candidate to be used as daily driver.
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    07-30-2015 08:04 AM
  4. SaltCityBoy's Avatar
    If you have intense in keeping it as a daily driver, please inform us in a couple of days is device good everyday use. I would like also to try W10 on L640 but have some doubts reading all kind of issues users face. I would like once I install it, to not go back to W8.1.
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    07-30-2015 10:43 AM
  5. vincentw56's Avatar
    If you have intense in keeping it as a daily driver, please inform us in a couple of days is device good everyday use. I would like also to try W10 on L640 but have some doubts reading all kind of issues users face. I would like once I install it, to not go back to W8.1.
    I would say no it is not a good candidate because there are A LOT of issues. I cannot believe they even considered releasing this POS to the slow ring. I have issues all day every day. The store doesn't even work anymore. The main start screen just says "loading" for no reason sometimes. It takes about 5 minutes for it to come up. It is a horrible mess. There are a lot of apps that won't either install or work at all.

    Of course there will be some people who will comment that they have no issues at all. Maybe it is because I am running it on older hardware (920). But that fact is it is a mess.

    I did a factory reset to 8.1 and then did the install because originally when I did install it, I couldn't use any cellular functions or WiFi. This has been a nightmare.

    Yes, I know it is a preview and there are bugs so you don't need to remind me.
    07-30-2015 11:16 AM
  6. JamesDax's Avatar
    Well in fact it's only a mess in your opinion. In my opinion it's pretty damn stable on my Lumia 640. No actually that's a fact.
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    07-30-2015 11:19 AM
  7. fredd's Avatar
    Its running stable on my Microsoft lumia 735. Im very pleased
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    07-30-2015 12:03 PM
  8. myoujin's Avatar
    I'm using it from release day. So far no problem. Lumia 1520 here. After upgrade hard reset. 1 thing bother me. I don't know it is apps problem or OS problem. After screen shot I cannot select picture from album using wechat or whatsapp. Seem thumbnails pics update slow.
    07-30-2015 12:30 PM
  9. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    I would say no it is not a good candidate because there are A LOT of issues. I cannot believe they even considered releasing this POS to the slow ring. I have issues all day every day. The store doesn't even work anymore. The main start screen just says "loading" for no reason sometimes. It takes about 5 minutes for it to come up. It is a horrible mess. There are a lot of apps that won't either install or work at all.

    Of course there will be some people who will comment that they have no issues at all. Maybe it is because I am running it on older hardware (920). But that fact is it is a mess.

    I did a factory reset to 8.1 and then did the install because originally when I did install it, I couldn't use any cellular functions or WiFi. This has been a nightmare.

    Yes, I know it is a preview and there are bugs so you don't need to remind me.
    You seem to be highly disappointed with current build. I think performance vary with hardware, however current build has been stable on almost all phones. May be, it's just unlucky you..
    07-30-2015 12:30 PM
  10. Ruben Aceves's Avatar
    A bit of an update and thoughts:

    Battery Life: no problems, and no changes as far as how fast it is being used up as compared to before.
    Edge Browser: Much, MUCH snappier as compared to IE on my Lumia 640.
    Subtle Changes I noticed immediately:I really like the way when I now press the Phone icon, I can have it set to go directly to the dialer rather as before it would bring up my call history. I like the transparency of the lock screen, and once again I'll mention the speed of the new browser as compared to before.
    Stability: My experience so far has been very good to say the least, I really feel fortunate, I DO RECOMMEND that you leave your phone plugged in to the charger when the update is happening (even if you have a full battery), coming from a PC tech with decades of experience, you want the phones processor to be running on all 12 cylinders when the change is happening.

    I will keep updating my experience daily, but so far i have found no bugs in as far how I use the phone.

    I opted to install the FAST preview option.
    Last edited by Ruben Aceves; 07-30-2015 at 01:34 PM.
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    07-30-2015 12:33 PM
  11. r8doo's Avatar
    So far agree with most (positive) comments im using my 640xl with no real hick ups, OS seems stable couple of stutters here and there but all in all pretty stable so far. Some live tiles get stuck every now and then but a quick power on/off fixes this small price to pay for what is looking like a great update. Currently having no regrets leaving my iPhone 6plus behind :-) biggest frustration is the scaling on apps after getting used to the UI changes then using a app on old metro style looks awful, what's app a perfect example
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    07-30-2015 02:21 PM
  12. tut1234's Avatar
    @vincentw56, try doing a soft reset, if that does not work do a backup, hard reset then restore. See if you can get store working. There was a big update of Alps, including store the other night. After the app updates do another soft reset. I'm using 10166 on my L520 as my daily driver. Its fairly stable.

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    07-30-2015 07:22 PM
  13. Ruben Aceves's Avatar
    UPDATE

    After using the phone all day today, no hiccups at all, very smooth in every respect. All my apps work. camera, music, YouTube, FaceBook, FB Messenger, texting, weather etc. So far so good! I was indeed nervous installing at first since this IS my daily driver but I am so glad I took the chance and my confidence has only bloomed in Microsoft's ability to deliver.

    I will update more tomorrow, and again I state after a full days use that my Lumia 640 works just as intended only BETTER :)
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    07-30-2015 10:10 PM
  14. Ruben Aceves's Avatar
    Ok it's been a couple days now and the phone is still stable and every app works as intended. I turned off double tap feature and after a fulls day of use,I still have 76% charge left. I had no idea that the double tap to wake up feature used so much juice.
    08-02-2015 11:58 PM
  15. cooolaashu's Avatar
    76% left after day usage - Wow. How was the performance in 8.1; I am also sitting on fence with my 640 xL waiting to hear news about battery backup ( I get 2 complete days and I dont want to loose this happy feeling :D )
    08-03-2015 04:04 AM
  16. sai swaroop patro's Avatar
    I would say no it is not a good candidate because there are A LOT of issues. I cannot believe they even considered releasing this POS to the slow ring. I have issues all day every day. The store doesn't even work anymore. The main start screen just says "loading" for no reason sometimes. It takes about 5 minutes for it to come up. It is a horrible mess. There are a lot of apps that won't either install or work at all.

    Of course there will be some people who will comment that they have no issues at all. Maybe it is because I am running it on older hardware (920). But that fact is it is a mess.

    I did a factory reset to 8.1 and then did the install because originally when I did install it, I couldn't use any cellular functions or WiFi. This has been a nightmare.

    Yes, I know it is a preview and there are bugs so you don't need to remind me.

    Hey u should hard reset to avoid max errors
    08-03-2015 08:56 PM
  17. colinkiama's Avatar
    I would say no it is not a good candidate because there are A LOT of issues. I cannot believe they even considered releasing this POS to the slow ring. I have issues all day every day. The store doesn't even work anymore. The main start screen just says "loading" for no reason sometimes. It takes about 5 minutes for it to come up. It is a horrible mess. There are a lot of apps that won't either install or work at all.

    Of course there will be some people who will comment that they have no issues at all. Maybe it is because I am running it on older hardware (920). But that fact is it is a mess.

    I did a factory reset to 8.1 and then did the install because originally when I did install it, I couldn't use any cellular functions or WiFi. This has been a nightmare.

    Yes, I know it is a preview and there are bugs so you don't need to remind me.
    Settings > System > About > reset your phone. Do this then do not restore any data. Your phone will feel brand new. I guarantee it.
    08-06-2015 05:27 AM
  18. sai swaroop patro's Avatar
    All must see this.
    09-06-2015 07:03 AM
  19. sai swaroop patro's Avatar
    Just finished installing windows 10 on my Lumia 640 and just WOW!! What a breath of fresh air ๐Ÿ˜‰. No installation issues whatsoever and the phone is so snappy now. This is my daily driver so I was a bit nervous but I had faith and i am not disappointed one bit. Really digging the new updated colors and fresh updated U.I.

    All must see this.
    09-06-2015 07:04 AM
  20. Paolo Ferrazza's Avatar
    All must see this.
    Usefull for one handed usage, nice find.
    09-07-2015 07:13 AM
  21. michail71's Avatar
    I'd actually like the OS if they brought back history and notifications for contacts. But so far there is no indication of such. They gutted the people app of its most useful functions to make round pictures.

    Other nice to haves would be:
    • A UI better optimized for mobile (like 8.1). In making Continuum they seemed to forget it should be a mobile device first.
    • A photo viewer that doesn't take an eternity to load new images (even slow in Win 10 desktop).
    • Ability to select photos by folder.
    • Better use of theming. Theming took a few steps backwards in WP 10.


    Having made extensive use of both versions I find 8.1 a lot more consistent, fluid and has that just works feeling. Windows Phone 10 feels a bit more android like in some ways without having the benefits of being android.

    My favorite things in WP 10 is the native weather app and the action center improvements. The deep skype integration is also something I'm looking forward to.
    09-07-2015 07:14 AM
  22. adigawi's Avatar
    I really don't know what to think about microsoft team. I own lumia 640 with the latest w10m build, but also use w10 on my laptop.
    Both were "factory reset", no backups, no restoring- fresh OS. I wouldn't expect w10m to be perfectly polished as this is only preview, but I expect it from my laptop. So the problem is that I can see similar issues in my both devices which could mean that it doesn't metter if it's a preview or final OS, Microsoft didn't realise that changing from win8.1 to w10m (w10) will take so much time.
    And I must say that I really love the new UI of w10m/w10 it give windows users so much more possibilities, especially to mobile users. Now I know that I will not switch to any other platform, but I really would like to see more improvements/new builds more frequently, so I know that they try!!!!
    09-07-2015 11:41 AM
  23. adigawi's Avatar
    One more thing- I already reverted to mobile 8.1 twice as there was too many hiccougs on previous builds, but this time I really feel like there is closer to the final version? what do you think?
    09-07-2015 11:45 AM

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