12-09-2015 07:17 PM
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  1. onlysublime's Avatar
    Okay, I'm still rocking Windows Phone 8.1 on my HTC One M8. I was wary of installing Windows 10 Mobile due to it's beta-like status.

    However, I recently installed Windows 10 Mobile version 1511 10.0.10586.29 on a Lumia 640 as a Christmas gift for a friend who's Lumia 735 was starting to fail (she's dropped it so many times and is pretty abusive of phones).

    And this version is NICE! It definitely can be a daily driver, and I'm surprised how well it runs on the 640. It's nearly the same hardware as the 735 in terms of CPU/GPU but it runs smoother on 10 than 8.1 ran on her 735.

    I was pretty happy with 8.1 on my HTC. Some flaws here and there but it was a great phone for me.

    But 10 on the lesser hardware of the 640 is really impressing me. And the art design of the UI is impressing me. Somehow they're making Metro looking even more sleek and modern.

    Plus, the Windows 10 apps are better than the versions available for my 8.1 phone! GroupMe takes a huge step up compared to what the regular Windows Phone users get. The WP8.1 version really was as barebones as you could get (far below the other platforms) but the Windows 10 version is really good. FaceBook on WP8.1 is borderline broken. I haven't really had time to put the 10 version through its paces but it seems to be an improvement so far.

    What I'm hoping is that with these tools to port iOS apps to Universal Windows Platform, finally Windows 10 Mobile will have near equivalent versions to what iOS users gets. I think apps like GroupMe, Crossy Road, Facebook, and Candy Crush are good examples (unconfirmed except for Candy Crush) of the porting tools effects.
    12-06-2015 04:53 PM
  2. etphoto's Avatar
    Facebook on 10, different, but currently not really that much improved.
    12-06-2015 04:55 PM
  3. kristofpetho's Avatar
    I have 10586.29 on the M8 and it works really well. I am overly impressed with it.
    12-06-2015 06:00 PM
  4. Captains's Avatar
    facebook is broken but overall it's smoother but still needs lots of tweaks/work.
    12-06-2015 06:24 PM
  5. Beta_Max's Avatar
    onlysublime, I share your experience with my lumia 640 lte, but the only problem that I have is video recording. It lagging while records video, which can be noticed on playback. I had the same problem with build 10586.11.
    In Windows 8.1-update 2, video recording run very smooth.
    12-07-2015 04:43 AM
  6. Hans Swolfs's Avatar
    Can't wait to get it on my 950 xl and hope the BT improvements fix the phone reboots during calls...
    12-07-2015 06:19 AM
  7. Neill Baldwin's Avatar
    Good to hear your experience. As far as Facebook goes, just my personal experience, I like Facebook Black. I like the simplicity and the black background. I tried finding something like it for my G4 but there is nothing close for Android.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    12-07-2015 08:52 AM
  8. JettleMania's Avatar
    I'm a believer, again, as well. FYI for persons relying upon email encryption (S/MIME) with Exchange (and Office365)--10586.29 coupled with today's (7 Dec) Outlook Mail app update (17.6430.42252.0) significantly improves Windows' handing of certificates. I'm finding the exchange (pun intended :) of encrypted email is working and, as far as I can tell... CONSISTENTLY. Hallelujah!
    marratj and Chad Welsh like this.
    12-07-2015 06:13 PM
  9. Loc Ngo's Avatar
    I've noticed a drastic drop in battery consumption as well. My main grief of the previous build was that my 1520 could never get past a day no matter how I used it. Yesterday after the update and moderate use, it lasted for a whooping 2 days. Woohoo!
    12-08-2015 12:27 AM
  10. Lee Power's Avatar
    I'm running it on my Lumia 930 & the battery consumption is really improved, it's actually lasting longer then the last version of 8.1. There are still odd bugs: i Had to reboot phone twice so far due to total lock up while using Edge browser.
    12-08-2015 12:42 AM
  11. onlysublime's Avatar
    Compared to the borderline terrible IE, Edge is an improvement. I'm not a big fan of Edge on the desktop. On the phone, because of how bad IE was, Edge is a better option.
    12-08-2015 01:11 AM
  12. adigawi's Avatar
    Hi, I have one question- you mentioned about the latest update and the outlook mail update as well. I'm continuously reverting to wp8.1 just because of the email app which always was far from expected. For me the major problem is with attachments which takes ages to upload or download from the mail app. Could you please check this for me and let me know how long it takes to upload/download let's say 1MB pdf/excel/word file? It would be really great if this issue was fixed with the latest update.... Cheers.
    12-08-2015 02:52 AM
  13. M7H's Avatar
    onlysublime, I share your experience with my lumia 640 lte, but the only problem that I have is video recording. It lagging while records video, which can be noticed on playback. I had the same problem with build 10586.11.
    In Windows 8.1-update 2, video recording run very smooth.
    And if you go 1 step down in recording quality?
    I had the same on my Lumia 925 when recording in HD (1080p) But in 720p, all is ok.
    Beta_Max likes this.
    12-08-2015 09:19 AM
  14. speccy's Avatar
    Hi, I have one question- you mentioned about the latest update and the outlook mail update as well. I'm continuously reverting to wp8.1 just because of the email app which always was far from expected. For me the major problem is with attachments which takes ages to upload or download from the mail app. Could you please check this for me and let me know how long it takes to upload/download let's say 1MB pdf/excel/word file? It would be really great if this issue was fixed with the latest update.... Cheers.
    The mail app is quite a bit slower uploading/sending attachments. Photos particularly, even after I realised I was attaching 16MB pics :) Have adjusted settings so that it take 5mp pictures instead now. Did the old mail app automatically shrink photos when attaching? If so, this would account for the extra time I'm seeing when sending photos. I send photos to my work email every day at work, as it's quicker to email them than it is to plug a cable in and do it that way!
    12-08-2015 11:14 AM
  15. code222's Avatar
    I'm running it on my Lumia 930 & the battery consumption is really improved, it's actually lasting longer then the last version of 8.1. There are still odd bugs: i Had to reboot phone twice so far due to total lock up while using Edge browser.
    I had an error while installation, on my 930. Any idea what's the problem?
    12-08-2015 01:17 PM
  16. code222's Avatar
    Fixed it :) successfully updated.
    12-08-2015 04:13 PM
  17. jaimeastin's Avatar
    I agree. I am very, very impressed with windows 10 mobile on my 640. it is like butter. Everything works, it is fluid, fast, and feels new! I was not liking the performance with earlier builds, but this beat my expectations by far. I am using it as my daily driver and I am very pleased. Outlook works very well now... At first I was mad that outlook was the only mail client. The upgrade was not as smooth as I wanted, but a factory restart and restore from the cloud was very nice... I did lose a lot of text messages, but that's ok.

    I have been using a moto e while I allowed my 640 to update, and stabilize. I really liked the android OS in its current shape and felt like Microsoft was sleeping... I mean android has a guest and user mode... Kids corner/apps corner still not updated... Android on the cheap moto e was very smooth and has "OK Google"... With all the good, I really missed windows 8.1. I mean for me, windows is just more efficient in the user interface.

    Windows mobile 10 is very fresh. After getting outlooked tamed, I have been set. I don't miss the moto e for much of anything... I don't miss it at all. I am back to my daily phone and it is better than ever. If you want to go to windows 10, now is the time. I am very impressed and think that the release will be a success.
    12-08-2015 04:27 PM
  18. anon(5969054)'s Avatar
    Try to change rotation lock toggle in settings and you'll stop believing.
    Captains and 920Walker like this.
    12-08-2015 04:41 PM
  19. jaimeastin's Avatar
    Try to change rotation lock toggle in settings and you'll stop believing.
    Mine works just fine... What are you experiencing?
    12-08-2015 05:48 PM
  20. nukesheart1520's Avatar
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    I have this HUGE battery drain on my 1520 on .29 even more so on .11 build.
    Especially when I am connected to my bluetooth (4.1) headphones, which I usually does.
    Sometimes the phone dies on me at 30% T_T Tried hard reset twice, and once I go back from 8.1 then to 10 but still severe battery drain.

    Does anyone else experience this? Are you paired with any bluetooth device? It's not my battery's fault because right now I revert back to 8.1 and the battery's back to normal..
    12-08-2015 06:46 PM
  21. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I agree with some of the others here who've noticed issues with Mail and Office 365. My company foolishly went from Secure Server to Office 365 last week and it's been a nightmare in the office. Long story short, I'm using my ancient HP Pre3 to handle my work email while they sort out the bugs. The only way to get my Inbox working (no other folders are syncing) on my Win10 device was to manually input the server (outlook.office365.com). On the Pre, email, username and password was all it took. Amazing that such an old phone can still be an email champ.
    12-08-2015 06:54 PM
  22. R0bR's Avatar
    I agree with some of the others here who've noticed issues with Mail and Office 365. My company foolishly went from Secure Server to Office 365 last week and it's been a nightmare in the office. Long story short, I'm using my ancient HP Pre3 to handle my work email while they sort out the bugs. The only way to get my Inbox working (no other folders are syncing) on my Win10 device was to manually input the server (outlook.office365.com). On the Pre, email, username and password was all it took. Amazing that such an old phone can still be an email champ.
    We've been on O365 for almost a year now and we're not having any issues. My 1020 sync'd right up after entering my email address and being forwarded to our ADFS for authentication.
    12-08-2015 08:36 PM
  23. onlysublime's Avatar
    Did you try a fresh install of Windows 10 Mobile? I did that since upgrades rarely go perfectly. When I upgraded the 640 to the latest insider build, it ran great but I couldn't even install my Microsoft account in Outlook. It would say everything was good but then I would be back at the account screen asking for an account. So I hit the reset option, fresh installed everything, and everything was great afterward.

    I agree with some of the others here who've noticed issues with Mail and Office 365. My company foolishly went from Secure Server to Office 365 last week and it's been a nightmare in the office. Long story short, I'm using my ancient HP Pre3 to handle my work email while they sort out the bugs. The only way to get my Inbox working (no other folders are syncing) on my Win10 device was to manually input the server (outlook.office365.com). On the Pre, email, username and password was all it took. Amazing that such an old phone can still be an email champ.
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    12-08-2015 10:27 PM
  24. Beta_Max's Avatar
    And if you go 1 step down in recording quality?
    I had the same on my Lumia 925 when recording in HD (1080p) But in 720p, all is ok.

    Thank you for suggestion. Yes, you were right.
    With 720p, the lagging problem is solved.
    But did this mean that in Windows 10 I can't record in full hd resolution?
    12-09-2015 06:43 AM
  25. M7H's Avatar
    Thank you for suggestion. Yes, you were right.
    With 720p, the lagging problem is solved.
    But did this mean that in Windows 10 I can't record in full hd resolution?
    for now it looks like that, but hopefully when W10 comes out for your device officially, they also optimise it for your device, or update your firmware....
    12-09-2015 07:42 AM
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