01-12-2016 06:29 AM
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  1. Kartik 10's Avatar
    There has been so much negativity surrounding the windows 10 mobile. Let's be positive and count them.
    1) an improved action centre with toggles
    2) settings are organised better than on any OS
    3) the UI looks better. If people don't like it they also have an option for a more 8.1 like experience.
    4) actionable notifications( favourite :)
    5) newly installed apps list
    6) same experience throughout the devices
    7) UWP seems to be working wonders
    8) a really nifty feature is when you switch off your phone it shows your upcoming reminders
    9) an improved resizable keyboard
    10) one handed mode
    11) voice to text everywhere
    12) camera supports selfie stick
    ..... And a lot more
    Last edited by Kartik 10; 12-24-2015 at 01:31 AM.
    12-17-2015 07:59 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    This thread has been moved to an appropriate forum...

    As per this advice: Who Should Post in Ask a Question? WC members are free to post in all areas of the board. Please use Ask a Question only for time critical help issues that affect the immediate functionality of your device.
    Guytronic likes this.
    12-17-2015 04:45 PM
  3. Spectrum90's Avatar
    I agree, W10M is a huge step forward from 8.1.
    12-18-2015 11:21 PM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    So far I'm enjoying it.
    12-19-2015 08:08 AM
  5. colinkiama's Avatar
    I just wish it wasn't so buggy at times. I really like the features though
    12-19-2015 08:10 AM
  6. Rahul9's Avatar
    Sometimes they bug with updates :D
    But yet refreshing to 8.1
    colinkiama likes this.
    12-19-2015 08:18 AM
  7. Kartik 10's Avatar
    Yes we have a whole new set of features at our disposal and W10M looks promising if those minor bugs are ironed out :)
    12-20-2015 01:11 AM
  8. escobar's Avatar
    I'm loving Windows 10 Mobile and it keeps getting better and better with every update.
    12-20-2015 02:48 AM
  9. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    I miss the innovative UI that WP8.1 gave us, but the show-stopper for me is that in W10M Cortana can't automatically invoke Quiet Hours based on my calendar appointments. I'm in an out of lectures all day long, and it's ridiculous having to remember to put the phone to silent at the start of every lecture and back to normal after every one. Indeed, I sometimes forget, which leads to embarrassment or missed calls.

    I cannot believe that Microsoft didn't regard this feature as essential.
    12-20-2015 05:28 AM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    I changed my mind, I reverted back to 8.1 because the OS felt unfinished and when I actually started using it, I realised how smooth 8.1 is. How beautiful some of the apps actually are. How accurate the keyboard is etc. I know I don't have firmware on my 735 but if the 950/950XL are suffering from bugs then something is really wrong
    12-23-2015 04:41 AM
  11. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    I changed my mind, I reverted back to 8.1 because the OS felt unfinished and when I actually started using it, I realised how smooth 8.1 is. How beautiful some of the apps actually are.
    Totally agree. Once you start using W10M fully it just feels unfinished and kind of "messy". The smooth, artistic slickness of WP8.1 has gone.

    When I put my phone back to WP8.1 I was surprised at how much better the whole thing felt. I miss the improved Settings page and the improved Notifications/Action centre, definitely, but I almost felt a sense of relief after the subtly "lumpy" experience of using W10M.

    I think MS has made a MASSIVE mistake by ditching the superb UI design language of WP8.1 in order to make it easier for iOS app developers to port their apps to W10M. I just don't believe that will happen (to any useful extent). Instead they should have stuck to their convictions and hired a load of developers to write apps for the existing UI.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    12-23-2015 04:49 AM
  12. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    3) the UI looks better. If people don't like it they also have an option for a more 8.1 like experience.
    9) an improved resizable keyboard
    What do these mean? Transparent tiles vs background image through the tiles? Small and smaller detachable keyboard? ;)

    I did like W10M UI, but in many places it is direct copy/paste from tablet/desktop W10 - too small to be usable. Yes, the scaling can be increased but then everything else grows too large, so not really an option right now.

    Responding to SMS within notification is cool ;)
    12-23-2015 08:03 AM
  13. sinime's Avatar
    What do these mean? Transparent tiles vs background image through the tiles? Small and smaller detachable keyboard? ;)

    I did like W10M UI, but in many places it is direct copy/paste from tablet/desktop W10 - too small to be usable. Yes, the scaling can be increased but then everything else grows too large, so not really an option right now.

    Responding to SMS within notification is cool ;)
    Under Settings > Personalization > Start... there is an option "Choose style" which will allow you to set the background picture as:
    "Tile picture" (like 8.1 - black (or white) background with picture showing through tiles)
    or
    "Full screen picture" where the picture is expanded to the entire screen and the tiles are either solid or transparent over the picture.

    The keyboard is resizable by taping and holding on the space bar until the keyboard gets a border in your theme color, then swipe left or right to shrink the keyboard in the direction you swipe... just do the opposite to get it back
    12-23-2015 08:56 AM
  14. colinkiama's Avatar
    Totally agree. Once you start using W10M fully it just feels unfinished and kind of "messy". The smooth, artistic slickness of WP8.1 has gone.

    When I put my phone back to WP8.1 I was surprised at how much better the whole thing felt. I miss the improved Settings page and the improved Notifications/Action centre, definitely, but I almost felt a sense of relief after the subtly "lumpy" experience of using W10M.

    I think MS has made a MASSIVE mistake by ditching the superb UI design language of WP8.1 in order to make it easier for iOS app developers to port their apps to W10M. I just don't believe that will happen (to any useful extent). Instead they should have stuck to their convictions and hired a load of developers to write apps for the existing UI.
    Yea, they rely on that hamburger menu too much and you can't swipe from the side to activate it either 😞 if you are going to copy something, at least do it right.
    12-23-2015 12:36 PM
  15. Noahma's Avatar
    one thing i REALLY like is that Groove now goes in landscape!! much easier to use for music while driving with my 950xl in the dash mount
    12-24-2015 12:38 AM
  16. EspHack's Avatar
    "one handed mode" hahahah I'm gonna die laughing, or crying, or both, I've been using my 928 one handed all day until I got w10m on it, now if I want to use it one handed again all I have to do is turn it upside down
    Rem97 likes this.
    12-24-2015 12:48 AM
  17. Kartik 10's Avatar
    Well the hamburgers do look good. And what's more the so called app gap is reducing day by day.
    12-24-2015 01:21 AM
  18. Kimmo Toivanen's Avatar
    "Tile picture" (like 8.1 - black (or white) background with picture showing through tiles)
    or
    "Full screen picture" where the picture is expanded to the entire screen and the tiles are either solid or transparent over the picture.
    This was exactly what I meant. But before I actually tried the full screen picture, I thought it was just something lame (in most pictures it looks really ... flat). Background image spans to app list (cool) and proper image (e.g. Storm Troopers from SW7) with correct accent color and right amount of transparency can actually look better than tile picture ;)

    The keyboard is resizable by taping and holding on the space bar until the keyboard gets a border in your theme color, then swipe left or right to shrink the keyboard in the direction you swipe... just do the opposite to get it back
    On 820 this does not happen. Maybe it depends on display size.
    12-31-2015 06:36 AM
  19. FredW3's Avatar
    I can't say that W10M is a giant leap from W8.1P, but there are some improvements. I am happy with it. But then I am using it on a new 950, and I don't know how it runs on older hardware.
    12-31-2015 08:09 PM
  20. mnsiw's Avatar
    I like W10M, but low battery life and some freeze / hang issues are still there, hopefully all will be sorted out before release. Rolled back to WP8.1 yesterday, battery is good, no freeze, no green screen in videos, no unexpected restart, it feel lot stable than W10M for now.
    12-31-2015 11:35 PM
  21. colinkiama's Avatar
    To be honest, what windows 10 mobile is missing is animations. Compared to 8.1, I know this sounds weird but it's boring to use.
    Kram Sacul likes this.
    12-31-2015 11:51 PM
  22. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    To be honest, what windows 10 mobile is missing is animations. Compared to 8.1, I know this sounds weird but it's boring to use.
    Still more interesting than Android trust me. I'm using this android tablet now and ugh
    12-31-2015 11:56 PM
  23. colinkiama's Avatar
    Still more interesting than Android trust me. I'm using this android tablet now and ugh
    Really? Are you running lollipop?
    01-01-2016 12:08 AM
  24. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Really? Are you running lollipop?
    I am.
    01-01-2016 08:28 PM
  25. chmun77's Avatar
    Still more interesting than Android trust me. I'm using this android tablet now and ugh
    On the contrary, I find Android is more interesting - because there are more interesting apps / games as compared to windows phone. Working with windows phone is ugh to me.
    colinkiama likes this.
    01-01-2016 09:43 PM
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