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  1. stuartbritt's Avatar
    Features in w10m are already better, and improving. W10m is way more buggy, but will improve. But in terms of a consistent and thoughtful UI and UX, WP8.1 is miles ahead and there is very little sign of any intention from MS to address the problems in these areas.
    Byrese and wizzackr like this.
    10-02-2015 02:32 AM
  2. sheldon cohn's Avatar
    I gave up on Windows 10, the software update couldn't be fixed and this was the 2nd time I
    had to reset the phone to factory start installing software. I really believe Apple will come out
    with IOS 8 or 9 before the Windows 10 phone is truly ready for mass users.
    Users should NEVER have to reset their phone to beginning, then re-stall software to get the
    phone to a current level. I have 3 Windows phones, Nokia 900, Nokia 520, and BLU WIN HD
    LTE. with so many apps coming out today that won't work on the Windows phone is discouraging,
    and could be a reason more people are buying Apple and Android phones.
    I have the Nokia 520 and BLU phone both on Windows 8.1.

    Seem like Microsoft needs to make it so the apps are available so they can get a better share
    of the phone market.
    10-03-2015 04:09 PM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I gave up on Windows 10, the software update couldn't be fixed and this was the 2nd time I
    had to reset the phone to factory start installing software. I really believe Apple will come out
    with IOS 8 or 9 before the Windows 10 phone is truly ready for mass users.
    Users should NEVER have to reset their phone to beginning, then re-stall software to get the
    phone to a current level.
    Uhhh. You DO realize don't you that the insider program is VOLUNTARY! Nobody has to use it and are even told that is a likely consequence.
    libra89, skt_diaz and Byrese like this.
    10-03-2015 06:27 PM
  4. skt_diaz's Avatar
    Uhhh. You DO realize don't you that the insider program is VOLUNTARY! Nobody has to use it and are even told that is a likely consequence.
    Lol. I have said this so many times. Nobody cares to read the instructions, they usually have the patience of a drunken chihuahua.
    10-03-2015 08:56 PM
  5. Byrese's Avatar
    I just finished using the W10M (on my 1520) for about a month but after instability issues I decided to go back to WP 8.1. My conclusion... I'm torn.

    At first I was really impressed with W10M. I love how the apps look in the new UI, the windows store, and the messaging app (and everything about it). Though my 'Hey Cortana" didn't work, I really like her new features (like Uber connection, etch). The more I used though...the more annoyed I became. I don't like the overall font language and Outlook feels clumsy. In short, it just felt much more like an Android.

    But then I went back to 8.1 and was reminded why I feel in love with WP in the firsts place. In short, though I don't think the app designs are better the overall UI, in my opinion, is MUCH better than W10. When using the mail and calendar apps, for example, it just feels like a much more unique experience. I love that fact that though it's not a purest Metro design (think WP7), it still communicates a unique Metro design (bold, dark, big lines.) Again, W10M does not.

    I guess I don't have a choice with W10M around the corner. I'll gain lots of features, etc... but I think I'm really gonna miss WP8.1.
    Sam_93 likes this.
    10-25-2015 05:20 PM
  6. Eduard Vlad Ilie's Avatar
    Last time i went back to 8.1 i was felling i was playing with a toy. W 10 m all the way.
    10-26-2015 03:35 AM
  7. Bill Berry's Avatar
    I have a HTC One M8 for Windows and I'm in going to give W10M 10586.214 (latest preview build) one more try. Visually, I think the two are almost identical since I set my device up "visually" identically between the two builds; I like WP8's block spaces between tiles and within folders; I wish W10M would do the same; there are no spaces within their folders on the start screen. I do like W10M notification/task bars; they don't have that "bolded" Arial font. I can't stand the only white icons. A few of us remember how a few XDA developers created colored icons that were clean and fresh and what I'd give to have that. Under the hood, I simply don't know what makes W10M better. WP8.x runs as smooth as a baby's behind on my Windows M8. I grant you there are more developed apps for W10M, but I'm hard pressed to believe W10M is better as my primary "driver" at this time. I'm not going to kid y'all; I'm not happy with Microsoft, HTC, and whomever decided to abandon those of us who were there to have our WP7.x devices not receive the WP8.x upgrade and while I understand there were real under the hood differences hardware wise, this is twice and worse, no apparent reason that the Windows M8 won't receive the upgrade; they can't use hardware this go around. But what really gets my goat about this is how promises made can easily be broken and that just bothers me and has left a real sour opinion as to whether I'll go forward with Windows devices after dedicated 10 years to them. And I must admit; it's nice to be different, nice to know that when folks see my phone they are just impressed at the vivid colors and how I and I alone can navigate the device. Then I tell them there's Launcher 8 for Android if you want the family photo album on your start screen. I'm going to give W10M one more go and give it an honest try and assess it later. Now if I cannot get my email to sync properly, this will be a real short experience. Stay tune!
    Last edited by Bill Berry; 04-30-2016 at 01:45 AM. Reason: amend
    04-30-2016 01:22 AM
  8. thanhlam1793's Avatar
    The only reason to prefer W10M over WP8.1 is if you like Android phones.

    Microsoft state openly that they have abandoned much of the innovative user interface and design language of WP8.1, and moved the W10M UI towards a more traditional iOS and Android look-and-feel. This is because they want developers to port their apps from those platforms to W10M, and fundamentally different UI elements make that process much harder.

    I hate W10M as a result. If I wanted an Android look-alike I'd buy a real Android phone. Why on earth would I buy a Windows phone if it is deliberately styled to look and work like Android?

    I was excited about W10M but now I've gone back to WP8.1, which I love, and it looks like my next phone might as well be Android.
    I agree with you. As I see it, use WP8.1 W10M or individual preference, not because they like it that decry W W other badly.
    11-15-2016 09:38 PM
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