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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 Anonymous @ 2012-10-31 01:34 from s0M1 - click to readBut that looks stupid to me! Cuz it means that i wont get any notifications for the services that use internet. It should be continuously conneted to keep me connected, shouldn't it.??

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  • 2012-10-31 19:39
  • vbST

> In reply to Nokian @ 2012-10-31 13:28 from Hkqr - click to readOfcourse they wr smartphones..fine..they wrnt touch screen they had tonnes of functionality..!! Gps, wifi, flash supported browser, camera, front facing one too..!! They wr xcptional for that time..!!!

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  • 2012-10-31 19:37
  • vbST

Nokia phones >>>> Samsung phones.

If windows phones take off, it will be Nokia's market again. Hope it does well. Love the windows o.s.

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  • 2012-10-31 18:59
  • Rn6R

> In reply to AdamBoy64 @ 2012-10-29 23:07 from Fv4$ - click to readDid you actually read the article?

Yes, you can use MP3's as ringtones by putting them in the ringtone folder.... simple.

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  • 2012-10-31 18:58
  • 0FFE

> In reply to Deep Space Bar @ 2012-10-31 12:32 from DP1f - click to readYeah you're right but those were not smartphones..

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  • 2012-10-31 13:28
  • Hkqr

> In reply to nokian @ 2012-10-30 20:30 from Hkqq - click to read LOL look again a the sales bro....Symbian still kept nokia a live like they always have been for the past 15 years

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  • 2012-10-31 12:32
  • DP1f

A great review GSMARENA and very honest, thank you. I'm willing to give Windows 8 ago this time following your review. The new OS certainly fits my business needs better than Android & iOS so I'm looking forward to testing Windows 8 Pro, RT and Phone 8. The good thing is I don't have reinvest money buying new software and Windows 8 hopefully should integrate easier with our existing infrastructure.

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  • 2012-10-31 11:45
  • RN@g

> In reply to Ravi @ 2012-10-31 03:10 from 7tyU - click to readYes. You can just connect the phone to pc and simply drag and drop the files to phone.

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  • 2012-10-31 09:36
  • PFAD

Are the system fonts sizeable as I found the fonts on the Lumia 900 too small and difficult to read.

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  • 2012-10-31 08:54
  • TSMP

Does this mean that we no longer "NEED" zune to transfer & later on open them on WP8 devices ?
I mean what's the point in just having a usb mode just to carry the files around as if the device is just an Expensive Pen drive..

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  • 2012-10-31 03:10
  • 7tyU

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 22:56 from vGY@ - click to readIt's made like that because of the battery. If your phone is plugged in and charging, the Wi-Fi won't disconnect when you lock it. :)

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  • 2012-10-31 01:34
  • s0M1

> In reply to Sefy @ 2012-10-30 13:42 from nYQC - click to readWow...the only thing on the market thats different to a static grid of application icons and its boring and unimpressive...

Guess there's no pleasing some people...

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  • 2012-10-31 00:36
  • 4w}9

One thing that really annoys me is that the WIFI gets disconnected when the phone goes on stand by and as far as i know this is not fixed in WP8!

Can we have an upgrade later for this in say a month or two? or is it just not possible?

Coz i'd like my phone to rather use the WIFI connection at my home or in my office rather than using my data plan for all the tiles update and skype and Facebook etc.

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  • 2012-10-30 22:56
  • vGY@

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 18:14 from nx}5 - click to readLumia 820 comes with sd card slot, but lower screen resolution and no OIS.

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  • 2012-10-30 21:23
  • pihV

Lumia 920 is simply the best phone coming out. Nokia' signal reception, call quality, build quality, design, PureView Camera, PureMotion HD+ display with highest pixel refresh rate and brightest screen, ClearBlack polarized layer technology for best viewing in direct sunlight out of any phone, HAAC Rich Recording with 3 high amplitude audio capture microphones, Synaptic advanced touchscreen that works with gloves, tree branches, keys, and pretty much anything, and wireless charging. Apple, Samsung, and HTC can't even match Nokia in signal reception and call quality, let alone other things I mentioned above.

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  • 2012-10-30 21:02
  • kg3U

Symbian had to b dumped..-
--many recent releases eg 701., 808 did nothing good for nokia...
--piracy of can more apps on mobile9 than on nokia store...thus developers sifted to other platforms. is easy talking here but the recent times have been really tough for they have to do something to get back.

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  • 2012-10-30 20:30
  • Hkqq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 19:20 from vaNH - click to readYup. It was a mistake for Nokia to show that they had meego and still went with WP8. Maemo was brilliant, but also abandoned. And look at what they dumped all these praise worthy OSes for?

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  • 2012-10-30 20:18
  • u{Ek

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-30 19:20 from vaNH - click to readSymbian was never outdated ... The issue with it was the apps...use a belle fp2 and you'll realise.!. The droid got the much needed hype due the this and thus success.....wp has been around for years (dell venue) lumia gave the os life..!

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  • 2012-10-30 20:17
  • Hkqr

The people who say this OS is rubbish, probably don't even use the features that it lacks. With Android, it's all about what the Flagship has, disregarding other phones if they don't have less essential features.

After playing with WP8, I can honestly say that this won't eat into Apples market. It will eat into Androids, as people won't care for Quad Cores and screen size and file management, they will want a phone that simply works.

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  • 2012-10-30 19:43
  • nEML

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