03-10-2015 11:28 AM
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  1. anon(9152079)'s Avatar
    Be careful what you wish for. :) Have you tried using a camera on an android phone? Press both the power and volume-down buttons at the same time.

    Insanely difficult to do. Love that third button on the higher-end Lumias. My old 520 has it and that's going to be a must-have for my next phone. Really had my fingers crossed for it on the 640. Hoped msoft would have seen the errors of their ways with the 535, 635 etc. Bummer, knew I should expect too much from them.
    That's not what I'm wishing. I have already used that, two buttons to be pressed is stupid, I agree. I'm wishing for only volume up button to take a shot, and only when camera is on.
    03-03-2015 03:18 PM
  2. Darthbobcat's Avatar
    I'd want to hold off one way or the other until I got to feel and play with both. Which sounds like a cop out, but phones are such a personal thing that you're going to use all of the time, that I don't see how anyone could buy one without getting a tactile feel for it first.
    03-03-2015 03:20 PM
  3. Parazels's Avatar
    I rarely used my physical button on my 920. I found the effort required to press the button always made the shot move and come out worse than using the screen button.

    But I always used it for quick launch - that needs improving for sure.
    That's what I was going to write! I found it simpler just to tap on the screen instead of pushing the tough camera button.

    Posted via the Windows Phone Central App for Android
    03-03-2015 04:54 PM
  4. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Okay okay.............and i thought that i was negative........

    Removing the dedicated button is a epic fail, why?
    People should have a choise to use the button or tap the screen,
    now they are forced to tapp the screen........that button was unique and made the lumia's distinguished from other devices.

    The xl version is litterly a xl version of a phone ( just like the 1320 and the 1520 )..........these things are sold to be phablets but they are infact just bigger phones, nothing special about it.
    Phablets should be unique, just like the Samsung Phablets ( special apps and with stylus suport with special functions ).
    WP don't even take advantage of these bigger screens, it doesn't matter if you look at a 4", 5" or a 6" inch screen it just looks exactly the same only bigger.
    My 1320 does exactly the same as a 520, it just suports more games,
    but thats only because of the ram.
    Don't get me wrong, i do love my little 1320, but not as a phablet.

    I am stil hoping for a 6" or 7" MS tablet with ful windows and with celphone support.
    Waterproof and 20 mp pureview would be nice to.

    But cmon Microsoft, make my day and build a true phablet.
    I bet my mother in law for it that it would sell a lot better for business use.
    Even when i lose, you still may have here............

    On the positive side, nowing all this i can save some extra's for whenever they desided to build a phone witch i realy like.
    I truly think they are on the good track, but so now and than they shoot some blanks.

    Ow.........and make the red color real red and not orange ( just a minor detail ).
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-03-2015 06:37 PM
  5. Guytronic's Avatar
    Okay okay.............and i thought that i was negative........
    Ow c'mon sarge
    Yer a phonoholic like the rest of us.
    Treat yourself...get the XL!
    SSgt Bruskowiz likes this.
    03-03-2015 07:32 PM
  6. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    Nope, saving points for the unannounced uninvented xl version of the 930 :)
    Guytronic and rhapdog like this.
    03-04-2015 09:35 AM
  7. jdballard's Avatar
    Good thing about tmo os we can always go the unlocked route
    True. We'll see how much an unlocked XL will go for.
    03-04-2015 01:37 PM
  8. anon(5061193)'s Avatar
    What US carriers are they going to be on?
    03-06-2015 07:29 PM
  9. Corepc's Avatar
    640 for sure AT&T, T-Mobile
    I spotted a North America model RM-1073 on PDADb.net

    and AT&T has 640XL see here 640XL AT&T

    No CDMA sorry Verzion / Sprint...
    anon(5061193) and etad putta like this.
    03-06-2015 08:12 PM
  10. Pearcey125's Avatar
    For me the higher screen resolution of the 640 is more attractive than a bigger screen (5 inches is fine) just hope the 640 has a decent enough battery to get through a day.

    Again for me, 8MP is fine for the camera and still an upgrade from my 635.

    All depends on what you want. I like games, movies and surfing on my phone. So a better ppi screen is more of a welcome feature.

    Also the XL might just be too big. In terms of size and price.
    03-09-2015 08:26 PM
  11. chmun77's Avatar
    Okay okay.............and i thought that i was negative........

    Removing the dedicated button is a epic fail, why?
    People should have a choise to use the button or tap the screen,
    now they are forced to tapp the screen........that button was unique and made the lumia's distinguished from other devices.

    The xl version is litterly a xl version of a phone ( just like the 1320 and the 1520 )..........these things are sold to be phablets but they are infact just bigger phones, nothing special about it.
    Phablets should be unique, just like the Samsung Phablets ( special apps and with stylus suport with special functions ).
    WP don't even take advantage of these bigger screens, it doesn't matter if you look at a 4", 5" or a 6" inch screen it just looks exactly the same only bigger.
    My 1320 does exactly the same as a 520, it just suports more games,
    but thats only because of the ram.
    Don't get me wrong, i do love my little 1320, but not as a phablet.

    I am stil hoping for a 6" or 7" MS tablet with ful windows and with celphone support.
    Waterproof and 20 mp pureview would be nice to.

    But cmon Microsoft, make my day and build a true phablet.
    I bet my mother in law for it that it would sell a lot better for business use.
    Even when i lose, you still may have here............

    On the positive side, nowing all this i can save some extra's for whenever they desided to build a phone witch i realy like.
    I truly think they are on the good track, but so now and than they shoot some blanks.

    Ow.........and make the red color real red and not orange ( just a minor detail ).
    On the other hand, I'm happy with a big screen. It is much easier for reading and better for entertainment. I know WP is nothing like the Note 4 with split screens and stylus etc. But if I want to make use of a big screen, why would I split the screen into 2 smaller viewable apps on the screen?? This is not a computer desktop. Even on a desktop, I don't ever use the split screen apps capability on Windows 8. I prefer using an app at its maximum viewing size.

    Now sometimes I do go back to my old and trusty 1020 with the tiny 4.5" screen. And believe me, it's a pain to do reading on it. Manga, web sites, Flipboard, RSS readering, etc etc all looking so tiny! Having a big screen is not "just supporting more games" but also much better user experience. Try using 520 for a day instead of your 1320 and you will understand what I meant.

    Anyways, I will be getting a Cyan 640 when it is available. A 5" is good enough and easy for single hand operations, although I prefer it to be a 5.5" instead. Having a 1520, I'm not going for another 5.7" (640 XL). Also, don't worry that "these are just bigger phones" because when W10 comes, they will be great devices with the universal apps on bigger screen sizes. I will like to see more sentences when reading emails on Outlook on a big screen.
    SSgt Bruskowiz and libra89 like this.
    03-10-2015 12:51 AM
  12. SSgt Bruskowiz's Avatar
    I agree with you at the readability on these screens.
    Its a joy when your getting older and the eyesite is losing the macrovision ;-)
    I do believe that 5" is a good format for most users, somekind of a sweet spot if it gets to "portable" size.
    Bud hate the idea of beeing forced to use a smaller screensize then my 1320.
    I think that the 830/930 are also great devices, would be better if the 930 had a sd card support and ofcourse a tiny bigger screen, but than again its pure personal and so does every one else has there own opinion about whats great or good.
    They cant make everybody al at once happy with just one device.

    I also agree that a bigger screen also gives a better user experience.
    But it also would be nice to have some specific phablet functions, like the stylus support.
    chmun77 likes this.
    03-10-2015 11:28 AM
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