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  1. alexander0311's Avatar
    i love w10m and i cant see myself going back to the boring design language of wp8/8.1. sure, it was nice in the past, but im so bored of it that now i prefer w10m. and btw, i personally think that w10m is the sweet spot between android, wp, and ios. it will only get better, now that they found this sweet spot. BUT, i have only one disappointment. microsoft is moving WAY TOO SLOW in terms of improving, listening feedback, delivering user-requested features and so on. if i didnt know its true, i wouldnt believe microsoft is the biggest software company -_-
    colinkiama likes this.
    09-24-2015 11:42 AM
  2. pankaj981's Avatar
    I actually like the way WM10 behaves on my 1520, smoother than 8.1. Albeit there are software crashes and some 3rd party apps take longer to load (WC app) everything else is smoother than or at least comparable to 8.1 Update 2. On my 920 and 830, the OS is slower although on the 920 it's not recommendable as a daily driver OS just yet. On feature parity, overall I like the WM10 features better, especially the file picker integration. On the other hand I miss the Linked Inbox feature a lot :(
    gpobernardo likes this.
    09-24-2015 11:59 AM
  3. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    Windows 8.1 is a nice OS, way better than WP7 was. However, even as a preview goes I find W10M much nicer in form & function. It's a cleaner interface and loads of customizability (sp.?) once everything is working as intended.
    colinkiama likes this.
    09-24-2015 12:55 PM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I only read like the top half of the first page. The results seems to be 60% for and 40% against correct me if I'm wrong.
    I have one phone on Windows 10 Mobile, one running Windows Phone 8.1 (current daily driver) and another running Android 4.4. I'm really enjoying Windows 10 Mobile but it needs a lot of work. It looks very nice and it's much more colorful (I wish Dark Theme was darker and then they could add an in-between Grey Theme) and it's way more consistent UI wise between desktop and mobile (I have noticed dozens of tiny difference between applications that shouldn't be differences). There are some things I miss from Windows Phone 8.1 like fluidity and a lot of animations have been lost. Windows 10 Mobile is catching up but it still has a ways to go. Also, Microsoft quite hasn't made the leap to make Windows 10 Mobile "better" and at this point it's just a design change with a couple of neat features. I'm still waiting for a few more shoves to make it amazing. I'm definitely going to install it on my daily driver when the time comes but I'm not waiting with baited breath to do it.
    a5cent likes this.
    09-24-2015 04:38 PM
  5. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile FTW. Better in every way for me.

    Can't see myself going back to WP8.1 now.
    Same here.
    09-24-2015 06:17 PM
  6. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    on my L640Xl the fonts look so tiny.
    I can totally agree with this (knowing the fact that font size can be increased via accessibility settings) .
    What I am trying to say is that the UI + Font scaling is not proportionate to the display resolution of the phone.

    I've had the same experience on my 630.
    Sam_93 and maktaba like this.
    09-24-2015 06:32 PM
  7. Aurelink's Avatar
    Well I'd say W10M.
    But I really can't use it at the moment for a few differents reasons :

    Battery life : I'm using my phone a lot. And the camera too. With 8.1 I can actually take a lotta pictures in a day and will be able to get back home with some battery left. Not that lucky with 10

    Responsiveness : I'm always busy, I need to answer quickly to my messages (mostly Sms/Messenger), and with 10 I was having real troubles sending anything from these apps. (And here again, taking pictures is REALLY and that gives a point)

    Pictures : I know that the app isn't done yet. But it's a mess right now; when I take a picture/screenshot I wanna share it right-away. With W10M you'd have to open the Photos app to be sure the photo has been indexed and will be found when you will have to share it. With 8.1, you can take a photo/screenshot, directly open the app (WhatsApp for example) and browse to your picture.

    Cortana : I don't know why but the Cortana on 8.1 is (or feels, idk) faster than the W10M version so far.

    And finally...

    Notifications : Multiple points here.
    W10M is (often) struggling to detect that I have SEEN a notification. And it will still show in the glance for a few minutes.
    And ofc... Custom notifications tones :D
    09-25-2015 04:17 AM
  8. DMCarver's Avatar
    I'm not on the 10 preview but have a question about the UI. Can you set the transparency level of the tiles? I see these image screen shots of other users phones and the tiles have a blue hue or some other color - like the accent color.
    I prefer clear tiles. This will be a big disappointment if I can't make these tiles totally transparent.
    Can anyone answer this question for me?
    09-25-2015 09:42 AM
  9. skt_diaz's Avatar
    I'm not on the 10 preview but have a question about the UI. Can you set the transparency level of the tiles? I see these image screen shots of other users phones and the tiles have a blue hue or some other color - like the accent color.
    I prefer clear tiles. This will be a big disappointment if I can't make these tiles totally transparent.
    Can anyone answer this question for me?
    They can be made totally transparent.
    libra89 and Pete like this.
    09-25-2015 09:46 AM
  10. SonOfDad's Avatar
    Personally speaking 8.1 looked much better than Win 10 with bold colors and thick gap in-between tiles and big fonts.
    The smaller grid is one of the few things I like about W10m. I also don't like the small fonts it doesn't make the interface appear touch friendly. Colour is also underplayed or in the case of viewing a contact garish.

    Its hard to fairly compare the two when windows 10 mobile isnt finished.
    It's bug fixes only so lets not think the final product won't look like what is seen now. People were saying the same thing a month out from Windows 10 launch.

    WP 8.1 was ugly, boring and had huge usability problems.
    Can you provide more detail on this especially "huge usability problems" ?
    09-25-2015 07:12 PM
  11. Stun3i's Avatar
    After about 5 days using W10M (build 10540) as a daily driver for the first time (was only testing before sparingly), I really can't say the difference is really that big - just tweaks and refinement, and I have no particular preference either.
    Build 10540? Are you in internal ring?
    For me 10512 was an ok build with some common bugs. 10536 tried hard to fix the issues of 10512 but only resulted in a highly unstable build with lots of hang up on my 520.
    3 weeks of 10512 and 2 weeks of 10536, I'm done with w10m tp for now. Rolled back to 8.1 yesterday, realized how I missed the smoothness and the super durable battery of wp.
    I'm gonna stay with 8.1 for awhile until the next build is up in the air.
    09-25-2015 09:35 PM
  12. netmann's Avatar
    All I can say is I most likely buy a flagship phone and flash it back to 8.1 update 2, or keep using my L640 until MS stop updating 8.1.

    W10M is still immature and is focused on corporate and enterprise use.
    libra89, Kram Sacul and rayf888 like this.
    09-26-2015 05:26 PM
  13. seb_r's Avatar
    W10M even lacks some features that 8.1 had like glance screen background app for example. Seems like the whole glance screen thing becomes abandoned.
    09-26-2015 07:07 PM
  14. EspHack's Avatar
    whatever, what I hate about windows is how it always loses something and improves something, its NEVER a full step forward
    09-26-2015 07:56 PM
  15. murtaza_p's Avatar
    Bring back lumia camera app for the Lumia 1020 i am a happy man
    if not i am sticking with 8.1
    The stock camera app is horrible! makes the photos washed out and soft and lack the sharpness of the Lumia camera app
    09-27-2015 01:10 AM
  16. mestari's Avatar
    Don't worry, gabe aul said they'll bring lumia camera back later this fall!
    09-27-2015 03:04 AM
  17. MysticForce's Avatar
    WP 8.1
    • faster
    • more stable


    W10M
    • has backgroound image
    • better design of OS
    • word flow on keyboard for more languages

    But on W10M on my Lumia 630 6tag, Facebook, Twitter are crushing every time when I try to upload image. So I had to switch back to WP 8.1.
    09-29-2015 06:27 AM
  18. deaftechie15's Avatar
    Windows Phone from the onset was designed to make it easy to use, with thought given to where controls should be for easy access, content taking precedence over everything else. W10 discards all that and goes for a mish mash of UI styles, control elements with no thought given to making it easy to use. It will obviously have more features as that is where development is focused now but otherwise its a poor upgrade from a WP8.1 device.
    agreed some time WP10 Insider Preview is bad due of stuck in gears. so suggest wait until it be ready in shortly. we cant wait to upgrade to WP10
    09-30-2015 03:16 AM
  19. Javier De Pablo Losada's Avatar
    I've been using W10m for one month and I think it's much much better than W8.1. However, the lags and crushes are there. I would not recommend to install it in your main phone (I have it in my lumia 920 and my main phone is a 830). It's not mature enough, but I can't wait to start using it with my 830
    09-30-2015 09:44 AM
  20. manus31's Avatar
    Ive been on w10m for a few builds and have had very little trouble on it.Today I gave into the temptation of going back to 8.1,thinking I was missing out on the better performance. I stayed on 8.1 for about an hour until I went back to 10536..8.1 just looks bad compared to 10. 8.1 is more responsive though at this point in time,no lag
    09-30-2015 06:37 PM
  21. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I've been using W10m for one month and I think it's much much better than W8.1. However, the lags and crushes are there. I would not recommend to install it in your main phone (I have it in my lumia 920 and my main phone is a 830). It's not mature enough, but I can't wait to start using it with my 830
    You might actually want to try 10 on your 830 and leave 8.1 on your 920.
    Based on my observations and user feedback, Windows 10 is better on the SD400 of the 830 compared to the S4 chip in the 920.
    09-30-2015 06:47 PM
  22. firdausikal's Avatar
    I dont like the Store because Store on Windows Phone 8.1 is far better, especially on search feature.
    MysticForce and Kevin Rush like this.
    09-30-2015 06:52 PM
  23. Danny Machado's Avatar
    I'm not with the same opinion as you, but even so without doubt I prefer the look of W10M, is futuristic and has a good thing with this new design as it will win more users in the future what is good for Microsoft . Of course ... we all have different opinions, we do not have to criticize.
    That is, we are getting similar to other OS and this is what users want, app's design ... I speak for myself.

    Sorry that english
    10-01-2015 11:18 AM
  24. rayf888's Avatar
    I still prefer the Pivot over a long horizontally scrolling page... A lot easier for me to do it single-handed...
    10-02-2015 12:43 AM
  25. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    I dont like the Store because Store on Windows Phone 8.1 is far better, especially on search feature.
    Store is indeed better on 8.1, I'm using TP since day one and the new store is probably one of its weakest points, so slow, sluggish with numerous problems regarding updating/installing apps, not to mention that it still miss proper history and few other thing as well but I still like W10M so much that I don't even thinking about rolling back to 8.1.... :)
    10-02-2015 12:49 AM
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