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Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up

29 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Windows Phone 8 review: Str8 up - read the full textWindows Phone 8 is officially in the race. It probably isn’t time to count the horses just yet but Team Windows seems ready to bounce – major OEMs have backed Microsoft up with flagships and mid-range options. Redmond is doing its part with what looks like one of the biggest OS overhauls this year...


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> In reply to none @ 2012-11-02 02:43 from ut31 - click to readYes it will the phone even have USB OTG

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  • 2012-11-04 18:41
  • f0Ek

Nokia wp phones have an equalizer. So the disadvantage is only for those who dont have stephen elop :p

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  • 2012-11-04 16:59
  • Hkqs

> In reply to Cutterwood @ 2012-11-04 02:13 from gKAC - click to readNot having an equalizer IS a disadvantage, when feature phones from 2003 have it. Don't dismiss a feature just because you don't use it. Many use the equalizer to enhance the sound the way they want. That's why ALL stereos have it.

To answer your question about lagging: An OS that doesn't lag is better than the one that does lag.

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  • 2012-11-04 09:47
  • JE2n

> In reply to Yuuup @ 2012-11-02 09:16 from 3afB - click to readBy "customization level" you mean changing a background picture for all the wasted space on Androids, right?
For the user, Windows Phone is much more customizable that iOS (obviously) and even Android.

Just try a Weather widget on Android to see the lag when you swipe to reveal it. No such thing on WP.

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  • 2012-11-04 09:12
  • nuqP

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-03 03:50 from t1$I - click to readDon't bother. He hasn't used a Windows Phone in any store. I have seen people lie through their teeth to try and badmouth a rival OS.

No one actually trying a Windows Phone says "it sucks" without pointing to a certain flaw. What "sucked"? The responsiveness? The fluidity of the OS? What was there to "suck"?

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  • 2012-11-04 09:08
  • nuqP

hmmmm, those disadvantages are interesting, but rly, 1st of all, do u even need a equlizer to ruin the quality of the song!? 2nd: no shortcuts on the lockscreen??? - LOL! the time u press a shortcut icon on the lockscreen(on android) i'll unlock, call, type a message, open web browser-close it and lock again (on WInMo.) the end i'll just say it's all matter of tastes. Android is laggy - so WHAT?, winmo is way too faster, but not that shiny interface, so buy whatever u want and pls dont rate these things as disadvantages! it's silly

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  • 2012-11-04 02:13
  • gKAC

> In reply to Deano @ 2012-11-02 05:33 from vxUZ - click to readjust because you tried on few min. Doest means anything the os the very stable fast and once you use on daily basis only you know how good is it.i owned a lumia 710 and galaxy nexus,wp is really good as daily driver but 7.5 had some limitation thats solved now with wp8.

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  • 2012-11-03 03:50
  • t1$I

GSM ARENA says the maximum screen resolutions are still lower than Android? Um, okay; that may very well be the case, but it doesn't say in what capacity they've seen the resolution. Besides that, the obvious and amazing simplicity of the OS doesn't require expansive resolutions to win over users or make converts. We like the WP7 and WP8 for the capabilities it has under the hood. With the release of 8, the tablets that are soon to Surface (pun intended), and the flood of manufacturers and Microsoft partners, WP8 will be a super contender for capability alone.

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  • 2012-11-02 18:57
  • shBR

> In reply to Yuuup @ 2012-11-02 09:16 from 3afB - click to readThat just confirms either you didn't try WP8 or you only tried for few minutes. How can WP8 be the same as WP7.X??? Aren't bluetooth file transfers, resizable tiles, multi core support and micro sd support improvements??? The UI may be very similar and that's it.

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  • 2012-11-02 16:01
  • LuNf

After trying windows 8 on the new htc phone i can confirm its absolutely no diffrrent to 7.Same boring tiles and limited customisation levels.

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  • 2012-11-02 09:16
  • 3afB

> In reply to TelcoGuy @ 2012-11-01 23:30 from yVgU - click to readWhat are you talking about? WP7 can already skip to the point you want in video playback.

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  • 2012-11-02 06:01
  • kg3U

> In reply to Damn it @ 2012-10-29 19:19 from uumX - click to readPeople that think that this operating system will beat android are kidding themselves android is 200x better than the crap windows phone. I tried to use a demo one in a store and it sucked they are losing money on every one that is sold and I haven't seen anyone have them in nz Nokia have really damaged their reputation by going to the party with Microsoft with this crap operating system they will be out of business asap

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  • 2012-11-02 05:33
  • vxUZ

> In reply to raj @ 2012-11-01 18:45 from vwes - click to readyes,joe belfiore(wp team head) has confirmed it on twitter

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  • 2012-11-02 04:22
  • t1$I

guys will lumia 920 support mass storage mode?? or should it be sent via zune.. thats my only doubt.. i am planning to buy this phone..

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  • 2012-11-02 02:43
  • ut31

why the hell didnt they allow you to skip into videos and songs to the point where you like?

I love the whole idea and design of Windows Phone and i want to get one. but refining features like these just seem mind blowing that they wouldnt have it as standard in this day and age.

Add this god damn feature you lazy ass developers

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  • 2012-11-01 23:30
  • yVgU

windows phone 8 work ussd ommand ...?????

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  • 2012-11-01 18:45
  • vwes

windows ph 8 will definitely win market share....n will be the future of smart the os..its gr8...Nokia is back in the game/////:)

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  • 2012-11-01 10:08
  • vI9G

> In reply to Rohan @ 2012-10-31 19:37 from vbST - click to readBut no one chose a c5 over htc explorer or the galaxy y

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  • 2012-11-01 06:36
  • Hkqs

> In reply to Rohan @ 2012-10-31 19:44 from vbST - click to readUSB OTG is go and enjoy a Lumia 920 :-)

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  • 2012-10-31 20:24
  • vGd5

Everything looks pretty good to me. But i want to know if usb on the go is supported on wp8. Cuz thats something that i found very handy and was one of the many reasons i bought the nokia n8. I miss that on my iphone. Lumia 920 seems like the perfect upgrade to my n8, the usb otg will be just the icing on the cake! Can anybody comment about otg..???

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  • 2012-10-31 19:44
  • vbST

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