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  1. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    As I am very casual with my smartphone use, the music player is my only strong complaint. I miss the old player, and wish they'd make the new one usable.
    08-08-2014 04:26 PM
  2. coldmail-inlook's Avatar
    The fact that most users don't have a clue how to use Windows Phone properly.. That's what pains me the most, as is illustrated by the threads about problems and 'lack of features'. Funny that I've never had a single problem with any WP device I have owned - 5 in total now...
    Maybe I'm using the phone wrong....
    You are using the phone wrong.

    I am not just talking about hooking up a portable external harddrive via USB. Take a look on Head-Fi forum. Tons of people there are using their phones as a player for High Resolution Audio content on a portable, battery powered USB DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) with a built-in or separate headphone amplifier. A discussion thread titled 'Enable USB audio on any Android 4.0 smartphone/tablet' on AVS Forum can also be found about this subject. Not everyone wants to listen to mp3 sound with cheap earbuds plugged directly into a phone, and not everyone wants to buy a portable DAP (Digital Audio Player) instead of a portable USB DAC/amp that hooks up to a phone.

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    08-08-2014 04:34 PM
  3. onethreealpha's Avatar
    Core OS functionality (access, file browsing, especially restriction on ability to access even user specific data either directly or via API) is restrictive, limiting the ability for users to do what they want with their data.

    It's not the number of apps in the market for me, but the glaring lack of feature parity in what's available that frustrates me mostly.
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    08-08-2014 05:00 PM
  4. coldmail-inlook's Avatar
    limiting the ability for users to do what they want with their data.
    Users can't even hook up their portable harddrive that holds this data in the first place.
    08-08-2014 05:14 PM
  5. vepac's Avatar
    Hardware, no descent tempered glass screen protector.
    08-08-2014 05:25 PM
  6. the36thCipher's Avatar
    Having to listen to all the people knock my phone because it's windows. I then have to explain to them that I use Andriod, iOS and Windows on a daily basis. And what I use because I simply prefer it the most is Windows. I will say that since it's a 1520 I get a lot of compliments as well.
    08-08-2014 05:26 PM
  7. YeMan's Avatar
    Having to listen to all the people knock my phone because it's windows. I then have to explain to them that I use Andriod, iOS and Windows on a daily basis. And what I use because I simply prefer it the most is Windows. I will say that since it's a 1520 I get a lot of compliments as well.
    usually, if it's a IOS user and they say "you phone sucks! Its a windows and Nokia!" then they know nothing about phones...you can call them out ;-).
    08-08-2014 05:41 PM
  8. Peppermint-Lemon's Avatar
    It bugs me big time that sky and Virgin media still haven't developed apps on WP 8.1 enabling streaming / catchup tv!! Freakin useless! Wireless printing needs adding to OS! So does USB on the go!
    08-08-2014 05:47 PM
  9. Daniel James 2's Avatar
    Most Lumias actually have it (52x,625,1320) for example. There are more, but those are just examples. The 620 doesn't because it wouldn't really work due to the way the headphone socket is part of the back case. Instead we got NFC.
    You must have mistook the fm radio for fm transmitter. Both are completely different altogether.
    08-08-2014 08:41 PM
  10. Warren_S's Avatar
    It "pains me" when I go back to Androids puzzling complex, with unnecessarily tiny menu options, podcast players and music players, etc. Sorry, but I'm gonna support the no-nonsense Windows Phone user interface. Its' ease of navigation really is a long term asset.
    08-08-2014 11:17 PM
  11. James8561's Avatar
    apps.
    we desperately need more of them. especially ones from small companies and local businesses.
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    08-09-2014 12:11 AM
  12. WinFan1's Avatar
    Not being able to respond to a group text as a group text.
    08-09-2014 12:15 AM
  13. stickyshocker's Avatar
    That custom message tones don't work properly with the banner on!
    08-09-2014 12:19 AM
  14. masterchief1984's Avatar
    the fact that microsoft is all over the place with everything instead of taking things on one at a time. xbox music is to laugh facebook and instagram have been in beta forever and dont let me get started on vine
    08-09-2014 12:23 AM
  15. portalfocus's Avatar
    1. Sometimes when scrolling the devices do a tap.
    2. Skype app is not good enough
    3. It should communicate more with windows 8.1 already
    4. Office hub/tools can be improve
    5. No background download
    08-09-2014 12:25 AM
  16. eortizr's Avatar
    Crappy facebook
    08-09-2014 12:34 AM
  17. Jan Tomsic's Avatar
    The awful email experience. It's. The. Worst.
    I like emails on WP.
    'Report spam' button would be useful, but other than that it's pretty great. I get everything done just fine.

    What bugs me the most is that hubs have been removed, accessing lenses take two taps in Nokia Camera, clipboard is really short, I've had copied text lost so many times already.

    As mentioned before, background downloading would be nice. I really don't have anything useful to do while I'm waiting for 130MB of maps to download.
    Better support for background services, like SIP. WP can act like a SIP phone only if you leave the app running in foreground, if you so much want to check emails, you're offline. It doesn't bother me for personal use, but I know if I get a chance to choose my work phone in future, I'm picking up an android (xperia, preferably)

    It really bugs me that they change how things work in OS. Great, there are hubs, awesome, I need three tiles on start and have quick access to all media and games. Now I need 4891 tiles to achieve the same. Well now we got (quite great, with few bugs) folders, so at least there is that.

    Skype app is TERRIBLE! I can't believe this is a M$ app running on M$ OS, and it's awful. They need to fix it ASAP.

    Oh, did I mention I miss hubs?
    08-09-2014 10:32 AM
  18. mjrtoo's Avatar
    The lack of proper support for most basic functions (like proper keyboard inputs for some languages) and limitations of many apps
    The lack of what i consider key apps for my work.
    The fact Nokia/MSFT misses a proper service in Taiwan (terrible staff)
    The lack of any form of security/encryption whatsoever
    The slowliness of updates that never really bring anything new except marginal improvements normally acclaimed by many users like the next best thing after sliced bread.
    The utter indifference of Microsoft.

    The rest, i can live with. (LOL)
    Sounds like you should just move on. Why would you use a phone that you hate?
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    08-10-2014 03:30 PM
  19. Makm's Avatar
    What pains you most in Windows Phone?

    [ Moderator edit - removed excessive punctuation and capital letters ]
    App resuming...
    08-10-2014 03:51 PM
  20. Satyam Choudhary's Avatar
    yes you can...use this app to add artist photo calld "MPAtool"
    08-11-2014 04:48 AM
  21. Force2Reckon's Avatar
    it pains me that a simple/basic staple application has to be an "app" that you must download when it should be installed already in the phone (converter, voice recorder, calendar, timer, etc.)
    08-11-2014 08:53 AM
  22. TLRtheory's Avatar
    The way Xbox Live is being handled. Devs don't have to jump through hoops to support Apple's GameCenter or Google Play Game Services... but it's made to be completely damned inaccessible to support Xbox Live on Windows Phone.

    I really like gaining achievements and climbing up the leaderboards on my smartphone because it truly is that portable Xbox experience... and Microsoft is sleeping on it.
    08-11-2014 08:59 AM
  23. eortizr's Avatar
    Actually I can't wait to go back to Android. WP8.1 still lacking and apps selection/quality still awful, Facebook is just a bad joke, and Youtube is non existence, I know mytube is there but still not as featured and fluid as official Youtube specially now that it supports 1080p, no Lyft app, no Google+, no NBA, no WatchESPN, no Time Warner Cable, it is just not for me. OS is fluid and and with 8.1 its catching up. But been Facebook and Youtube the apps that I use 60% of the time Windows Phone is not right.
    08-11-2014 12:45 PM
  24. maclancer's Avatar
    Actually I can't wait to go back to Android. WP8.1 still lacking and apps selection/quality still awful, Facebook is just a bad joke, and Youtube is non existence, I know mytube is there but still not as featured and fluid as official Youtube specially now that it supports 1080p, no Lyft app, no Google+, no NBA, no WatchESPN, no Time Warner Cable, it is just not for me. OS is fluid and and with 8.1 its catching up. But been Facebook and Youtube the apps that I use 60% of the time Windows Phone is not right.
    See ya playa.... We will not miss you... Enjoy your Android!
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    08-11-2014 12:56 PM
  25. Alses's Avatar
    Even though Spotify has improved a lot lately, there are still too many glitches… And it’s sometimes soooo sloooow. Otherwise, I like pretty much everything else especially PhysiBricks.
    08-12-2014 05:19 AM
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