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  1. Sam_93's Avatar
    At this stage we almost know how win 10 will look like and what are the features . So are your expectations fulfilled or squashed ? Personally speaking 8.1 looked much better than Win 10 with bold colors and thick gap in-between tiles and big fonts . What you all think ?
    09-23-2015 09:50 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile FTW. Better in every way for me.

    Can't see myself going back to WP8.1 now.
    09-23-2015 09:55 AM
  3. Sam_93's Avatar
    on my L640Xl the fonts look so tiny. MS should give a choice to choose font size . I liked the previous wallpapers more too :P
    wizzackr likes this.
    09-23-2015 09:58 AM
  4. colinkiama's Avatar
    on my L640Xl the fonts look so tiny. MS should give a choice to choose font size . I liked the previous wallpapers more too :P

    Find the ease of access settings and change it so the text size is bigger
    libra89, xandros9, Sam_93 and 1 others like this.
    09-23-2015 10:01 AM
  5. fredd's Avatar
    Its hard to fairly compare the two when windows 10 mobile isnt finished. I remember when everyone wasn't happy with Windows 8.1
    09-23-2015 10:15 AM
  6. Spectrum90's Avatar
    WP 8.1 was ugly, boring and had huge usability problems. Windows 10 Mobile is great.
    09-23-2015 12:56 PM
  7. manus31's Avatar
    Not much difference in 8.1 and 10 at this point I think.10 looks nicer and there are some noticeable enhancements in settings and personalisation.I personally prefer 8.1 update 2 on my 640 presently,but when 10 is complete,it will be much nicer,but we still need some more features
    David Feldhaus likes this.
    09-23-2015 01:09 PM
  8. Kram Sacul's Avatar
    W10M looks like WP 8.1 if someone took a shovel to it and rearranged what was left. Just a total downgrade in terms of presentation and usability which was one of the reasons I switched from Android to WP. The start screen resembles one of those badly done WP style launchers you see on the Play Store. The tiles are now cramped and phone icon looks ripped straight from iOS. The settings page also looks like the one on my Android phone from 4 years ago. No originality whatsoever. The animations or lack of just suck. One of the trademarks of WP was the fluidity and quickness of the transitions. W10M has none of that. Maybe the final version will be a huge difference in quality but I doubt it. What you see at this point is basically what you'll get. Cropped circle profile pictures, awkwardly placed hamburger menus and badly designed wireframe icons. W10M may have some cool features but the new design language (or lack of) and compromised UI is a big disappointment.

    The only thing I can say that I like is the keyboard. The different shades of gray on the keys are nicely arranged. I'm not a fan of the thinner and hard to see fonts but it's still clean and resembles WP.
    09-23-2015 06:44 PM
  9. houkoholic'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 way.

    What I do appreciate greatly is now that W10 Mobile and W10 Desktop taken together as a whole looks VERY consistent - that wasn't the case with WP8.1 and Windows 8.1. I actually feel more in control and familiar now moving between Mobile and Desktop - little things like the Settings app being the same so that I don't have to memorize yet another layout is just so liberating.
    09-24-2015 04:47 AM
  10. mnsiw's Avatar
    In my opinion everything in Windows 10 Mobile is lot better than Windows Phone 8.1, only some bugs and performance issues, hopefully they will resolve them before release.
    Jamar Wright likes this.
    09-24-2015 05:21 AM
  11. Teo Bartulovic's Avatar
    In my opinion everything in Windows 10 Mobile is lot better than Windows Phone 8.1, only some bugs and performance issues, hopefully they will resolve them before release.
    Yeah, I can't even imagine myself switching back to 8.1, no way, no matter how buggy it is going to be I will stuck with :D
    Jamar Wright likes this.
    09-24-2015 05:59 AM
  12. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I really liked 8.1 and I still do but it has its limitations.
    Windows 10 is not quite there yet but I can see progress being made.
    Alfa Kapa likes this.
    09-24-2015 06:56 AM
  13. gwinegarden's Avatar
    The diversity of opinions, here, says a lot.
    09-24-2015 07:20 AM
  14. Charles Brown8's Avatar
    Using the preview on this end as a daily driver. I can't see me going back to 8.1
    Jamar Wright and TheBadGuy_88 like this.
    09-24-2015 07:26 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    The diversity of opinions, here, says a lot.
    Agreed.

    On that note, is it possible to like what Windows 10 mobile is offering, but not the look of it? I'll probably come around but right now, I'm unsure if I'll want to get a phone with Windows 10 mobile, over keeping something like a 640, and having the option to roll back to 8.1 if I don't like it.
    Kram Sacul, TechFreak1 and a5cent like this.
    09-24-2015 07:31 AM
  16. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Windows 10 Mobile FTW. Better in every way for me.

    Can't see myself going back to WP8.1 now.
    Wish I could say that. I have a 1520.3 and the current M10 release says Hey Cortana is not supported. It says Gestures are not supported. It won't let you attach a contact to a text, it won't let you remove a picture from a text before sending if you grabbed the wrong one, text announcing won't stop asking if you want it read or ignored even after you opened the text, etc, etc..
    09-24-2015 07:40 AM
  17. Steve Thackery'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.
    09-24-2015 07:45 AM
  18. russshoe's Avatar
    I agree
    09-24-2015 07:48 AM
  19. API_Rock's Avatar
    After using WM10 on my daily driver for almost 2 months, I have decided to go back to 8.1, as my 2.5y old Lumia 520 was behaving old with WM10, quick battery drain, a lot of hanging, loading issue.

    But after going back to 8.1 my Lumia got new life!! super fast then any android, battery after 2.5y life still gives more that 1.5day, easy to use, its so simple even someone from non smartphone age can handle it.

    I will wait for MS to release final WM10, then only I will decide again to update, till then sorry WM10.

    Yeah I know i will miss a lot of features but those are useless if your mobile hangs a lot, quick battery drain etc.

    So I need to compromise for some features as it is my main phone.
    09-24-2015 07:54 AM
  20. Vaibhav Mittal3's Avatar
    More features off-course as everyone can see already in WM10 than 8.1. That's a plus.

    Using latest build 10536 on Lumia 730.

    Too many performance issues and Lag everywhere even when entering in Dialpad. Just managing with it but surely not a daily driver.
    Good that we can change the background now.
    Setting menu better now organized.

    Maps always by default downloaded to internal memory. Didn't find anyway yet to change this or move them on SD card.
    Font size too small in Start menu. Major concern for me.
    Lock screen loading time issue still haunting. This should be fixed on top priority as that's the first thing to do.

    Waiting for new builds with some basic improvements.
    09-24-2015 07:56 AM
  21. Ten Four's Avatar
    I always wait for new software to mature before bothering with it. Let someone else be the guinea pig for the bugs. The only comment I can make is that the screenshots I see of W10 on mobile indicate it is ugly, and everywhere that I have used hamburger menus has done it badly. There appears to be some rule that in addition to utilizing the hamburger you have to use it to obscure the navigation.
    wizzackr likes this.
    09-24-2015 08:57 AM
  22. worldspy99's Avatar
    On my daily phone which is a Lumia 640, I use WP8.1 Update 2. Really like how it performs and the awesome battery life.
    I have a spare Lumia 635 and on it I use WM10 Build 10536. There are a few quirks but overall I am happy with it. I have a Iconia W4 running Win10 and my Acer Aspire running Win10 so I do like the fact that all the settings, notifications etc are same. I also have the same layout configured for the tile apps on the laptop and the tablet and that is quite a big benefit as well. I think MSFT will iron out the bugs later than sooner for some devices but it should run smooth once it is released. There might be device specific firmware things that might be holding WM10 back right now for certain/majority of users.
    libra89 and gpobernardo like this.
    09-24-2015 10:28 AM
  23. zapppa83's Avatar
    Win 10 isn't already optimized for x2x phones, especially with 512mb RAM.
    09-24-2015 10:52 AM
  24. theefman'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.
    09-24-2015 11:13 AM
  25. Richard Culverhouse'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.
    I whole heartedly disagree.
    09-24-2015 11:33 AM
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