03-20-2015 07:40 AM
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  1. Tasha Jaiswal's Avatar
    So, at first let me clear it here that I'm a very big fan of WP stylish UI and secure ecosystem. But for a short span of time I have shifted from Lumia 525 to Moto E to experience the difference. What I figured out is the apps work much faster in android than in windows. For ex: apps like whatsapp, gaana, bookmyshow, paytm works much better in android. The apps are not just faster, but also provides a good UI. I don't know where the problem is. Plus, Moto E has much bigger battery than Lumia 525. So, my question is, do you also think that majority of apps work much better in android than windows? And is this the reason why wp is struggling in smartphones market?
    03-15-2015 06:38 AM
  2. Athull's Avatar
    Yep most of them including MS ones work way better on my Nexus than 620 and looks much better and more integrated too.
    03-15-2015 07:01 AM
  3. UncleGrandpa's Avatar
    Better....no freakin doubt about it. Faster...no.
    03-15-2015 08:03 AM
  4. EBUK's Avatar
    Better....no freakin doubt about it. Faster...no.
    I'd say it's the other way round! Just tested my L735 against a Samsung S3 Mini. Just using Telegram Messenger. On the S3 Mini, Telegram was faster to open, and the interface looked just like I see on my PC. However, deleting messages, clearing history, and locating contacts was much harder on Android. Too many menus in different places, and no real cohesion. In contrast, on Windows phone it was easy to do these things. No menus required.

    So faster; perhaps they look nicer; but better? Not always.
    03-15-2015 08:55 AM
  5. Dexter505's Avatar
    Yes they do and the apps are a lot better. I notice the windows version is usually stuck on a very old version of the apps.
    03-15-2015 09:10 AM
  6. EspHack's Avatar
    don't know really, what I can tell you is wp is more consistent, by this I mean you get used to its speed and you always know what to expect, android on the other hand.. will try its best to be as fast as possible, then it will try to run more apps at the same pace until it just starts breaking apart and nothing works
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    03-16-2015 12:14 AM
  7. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Third party apps surely work better on Android. Take a look at any third party Music player on Android ex. Poweramp and any third party player on Windows Phone, no matter which phone, even the 1520. Poweramp on Android will perform like old Music + Videos hub of WP8, that fast! On the other hand, third party apps on Windows Phone are slow to load, sometimes stuttery and not that good in performance compared to native apps. Where WP shines is native, baked in apps.

    sent from my LUMIA 920
    03-16-2015 01:41 AM
  8. Niraj Meena's Avatar
    Bro take an example of games like shadow fight, modern combat, etc (game which require atleast 1gb ram to run) when you minimize this type of game on windows you will never going to see lag on phone and if you open your minimize game windows phone not going to show blank screen while in android if you minimize for a while it's going to show you blank screen at a time of minimizing and reopening. I agree that in windows phone many of the application has bugs while android apps doesn't. However I always prefer windows because OS of windows is lag free while OS of android is too much laggy ever if you try to open contact list in android phone takes nearly 5-6 seconds while in windows it opens instantly. That's why windows is better than android ;)
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    03-16-2015 01:53 AM
  9. Niraj Meena's Avatar
    Third party apps surely work better on Android. Take a look at any third party Music player on Android ex. Poweramp and any third party player on Windows Phone, no matter which phone, even the 1520. Poweramp on Android will perform like old Music + Videos hub of WP8, that fast! On the other hand, third party apps on Windows Phone are slow to load, sometimes stuttery and not that good in performance compared to native apps. Where WP shines is native, baked in apps.

    sent from my LUMIA 920
    Open store and search "Music Hub Tile" then download that application. This application which bring WP8 Music+Videos Hub back :)
    03-16-2015 01:55 AM
  10. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It all depends upon the app. One cannot make general statements about all apps on Android or Windows Phone.
    03-16-2015 02:02 AM
  11. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Bro take an example of games like shadow fight, modern combat, etc (game which require atleast 1gb ram to run) when you minimize this type of game on windows you will never going to see lag on phone and if you open your minimize game windows phone not going to show blank screen while in android if you minimize for a while it's going to show you blank screen at a time of minimizing and reopening. I agree that in windows phone many of the application has bugs while android apps doesn't. However I always prefer windows because OS of windows is lag free while OS of android is too much laggy ever if you try to open contact list in android phone takes nearly 5-6 seconds while in windows it opens instantly. That's why windows is better than android ;)

    That's the thing I said. Contacts is a built in application, WP is always fast and smooth with native built in apps and definitely better than Android. For apps showing black screen on Android, we have the famous loading and resuming screens everywhere. I also love Windows Phone but there is a lot to be improved on the side of third party apps.
    Niraj Meena likes this.
    03-16-2015 02:05 AM
  12. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Open store and search "Music Hub Tile" then download that application. This application which bring WP8 Music+Videos Hub back :)

    I already have paid for it. :)
    03-16-2015 02:06 AM
  13. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    It all depends upon the app. One cannot make general statements about all apps on Android or Windows Phone.

    Yes, you are right. For ex. Apps like new Mytube, Aerise for twitter are so fast and smooth, while others are not that much. Maybe it has to do with these apps are WinRT while many are Silverlight apps. But then again I don't understand why the Facebook app which is developed by Microsoft themselves is not as smooth as Mytube and Aerise? Are devs to blame or Microsoft for not providing enough APIs?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-16-2015 02:10 AM
  14. Athull's Avatar
    Bro take an example of games like shadow fight, modern combat, etc (game which require atleast 1gb ram to run) when you minimize this type of game on windows you will never going to see lag on phone and if you open your minimize game windows phone not going to show blank screen while in android if you minimize for a while it's going to show you blank screen at a time of minimizing and reopening. I agree that in windows phone many of the application has bugs while android apps doesn't. However I always prefer windows because OS of windows is lag free while OS of android is too much laggy ever if you try to open contact list in android phone takes nearly 5-6 seconds while in windows it opens instantly. That's why windows is better than android ;)
    That's because WP doesn't have true multitasking like android. When apps are minimized they are suspended and not actually running.
    Besides in my Nexus most minimized apps never crash when reopened and almost instantaneous while in my 620 something as simple as a Calculator or calendar gets stuck in resuming screen when you try switch from another app(I know the low ram on my device but these apps don't require so much ram and I've seen 1gb ram versions having same issues).
    03-16-2015 06:16 AM
  15. gwinegarden's Avatar
    As someone who wrote code for over 40 years, I would say that, if it is better on Android, it is most likely the developers fault not the OS.
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    03-16-2015 07:47 AM
  16. Blacklac's Avatar
    That's because WP doesn't have true multitasking like android. When apps are minimized they are suspended and not actually running.
    Besides in my Nexus most minimized apps never crash when reopened and almost instantaneous while in my 620 something as simple as a Calculator or calendar gets stuck in resuming screen when you try switch from another app(I know the low ram on my device but these apps don't require so much ram and I've seen 1gb ram versions having same issues).
    For one, you're comparing a Nexus vs a 620. Not exactly a fair comparison...

    I honestly don't notice much difference between my Nexus 7 (2013) and my 1520. Well, til 5.0.2, its a laggy mess. Dunno why.
    03-16-2015 07:53 AM
  17. Athull's Avatar
    For one, you're comparing a Nexus vs a 620. Not exactly a fair comparison...

    I honestly don't notice much difference between my Nexus 7 (2013) and my 1520. Well, til 5.0.2, its a laggy mess. Dunno why.
    Its Nexus 7 2012, besides as I said there are other WP in my family namely 920 and 1320 with my relatives and as someone who plays around with them a fair amount of time its obvious for me the shortcomings that WP has in app performance(although system apps are better here).
    03-16-2015 08:03 AM
  18. Niraj Meena's Avatar
    That's because WP doesn't have true multitasking like android. When apps are minimized they are suspended and not actually running.
    Besides in my Nexus most minimized apps never crash when reopened and almost instantaneous while in my 620 something as simple as a Calculator or calendar gets stuck in resuming screen when you try switch from another app(I know the low ram on my device but these apps don't require so much ram and I've seen 1gb ram versions having same issues).
    No way... I'm using Lumia 525 and if I play 1gb ram required games that's only shows resuming not calendar or calculator... If its showing that then hard reset your phone or open battery
    Saver and turn off application which is running in background
    03-16-2015 10:48 AM
  19. Athull's Avatar
    No way... I'm using Lumia 525 and if I play 1gb ram required games that's only shows resuming not calendar or calculator... If its showing that then hard reset your phone or open battery
    Saver and turn off application which is running in background
    I've been using the OS for over 2 years now so I have tried everything it can offer.
    One thing for sure is that WP 8.0 was much better in general performance than 8.1 and probably being in the DP only makes it worse.
    Anyway I am not complaining about it, 620 is a dated device and the downgrade of performance is to be expected from newer OS versions. I am upgrading my phone anyway in the next 2 months ;)
    03-16-2015 11:14 AM
  20. colinkiama's Avatar
    You guys aren't doing a fair comparison. Make sure both phones have the same chipset. So Moto g should be compared to the Lumia 730/735 because they both use a snapdragon 400 with 1gb ram. Or even Lumia 525 vs s3 mini.
    03-16-2015 11:53 AM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    You guys aren't doing a fair comparison. Make sure both phones have the same chipset. So Moto g should be compared to the Lumia 730/735 because they both use a snapdragon 400 with 1gb ram. Or even Lumia 525 vs s3 mini.
    I still don't know if that's truly a fair comparison. We all know Microsoft's focus is on Windows 10, and even though the new age of Universal Windows apps isn't coming until then, Microsoft isn't waiting until the fall to push updates out for other platforms. A better comparison would be how does Windows 10 apps stack up against the competition. That we won't know until much later.
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    03-16-2015 12:05 PM
  22. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    I have a 920. 1GB RAM, fairly powerful chipset, official Denim and NOT on DP. And have hard resetted as well. Still, if I am chatting on Facebook Messenger and switch to 2-3 basic apps, e.g. Photos, calendar, WhatsApp and return, I always have a resuming screen and 40% times it crashes me taking to Start screen. It was there in Cyan+DP, in Denim, and even after hard reset in Denim.
    sent from my LUMIA 920
    03-16-2015 01:26 PM
  23. colinkiama's Avatar
    I have a 920. 1GB RAM, fairly powerful chipset, official Denim and NOT on DP. And have hard resetted as well. Still, if I am chatting on Facebook Messenger and switch to 2-3 basic apps, e.g. Photos, calendar, WhatsApp and return, I always have a resuming screen and 40% times it crashes me taking to Start screen. It was there in Cyan+DP, in Denim, and even after hard reset in Denim.
    sent from my LUMIA 920
    Did you restore after the hard reset?
    03-16-2015 01:28 PM
  24. white_Shadoww's Avatar
    Did you restore after the hard reset?

    No. Set up everything from scratch.
    03-16-2015 01:36 PM
  25. tangledW's Avatar
    So, at first let me clear it here that I'm a very big fan of WP stylish UI and secure ecosystem. But for a short span of time I have shifted from Lumia 525 to Moto E to experience the difference. What I figured out is the apps work much faster in android than in windows. For ex: apps like whatsapp, gaana, bookmyshow, paytm works much better in android. The apps are not just faster, but also provides a good UI. I don't know where the problem is. Plus, Moto E has much bigger battery than Lumia 525. So, my question is, do you also think that majority of apps work much better in android than windows? And is this the reason why wp is struggling in smartphones market?
    Any noticeable difference is strictly because of development and not the actual OS.
    03-16-2015 01:44 PM
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