Windows 10 Mobile is a much more efficient Phone operating system than Android or IOS.
Software responsiveness even on lower end Qualcomm processors such as the 410 or 210 is still very good and on the 810 or 820 is AMAZING! Universal Apps provide desktop compatibility and Continuum supports using your Windows 10 Phone as a Desktop with Large Screen, Keyboard and Mouse!
pika2000, 27 Feb 2016People should watch the video for the HP phone, and how that guy was trying run Excel and it t... moreOn that video excel started quite fast, it's just the thing that it was started for the first time, and it was asking for a little setup, and guess what, the setup page is also plain green, that's why you think it was still loading at the end of the video, it shows you haven't even used a Windows phone and just speak with no knowledge behind your words, just to badmouth some OS because it somehow makes you feel more happy, and that's really sad.
For those who are bored with Android for years now, this Acer phone with Win10 mobile could be a refreshing change... At least something different in feel...
AJ_74, 27 Feb 2016Ya know what's worse than a troll? A flat-out liar. The Lumia 640 has the same specs as the 1s... moreRight, so let me get this straight. Your first generation Moto G runs better when flashed with an unofficial custom version of Android Marshmallow than the Lumia 640 does running a 'beta' preview version of Windows 10 Mobile ?. Well I don't find that difficult to believe, but then I hardly find that something to really brag about.
And as for boasting that Android has a screen recording app and Windows 10 Mobile does not, I think is really childish. Reeks of 'mine is bigger and better than yours' playground tactics. All you need to do now is poke your tongue out and we have the full experience.
Anonymous, 27 Feb 2016Suck your finger. Here in Romania Android lose ground. Why? Because is laggy. We prefer Window... moreYa know what's worse than a troll? A flat-out liar. The Lumia 640 has the same specs as the 1st generation Moto G, yet performs significantly worse on Windows 10 than the Moto G does on Android M. I should know, I've used both with both. Now granted, I've never used a flagship device with Windows 10, but low/mid-range device performance is usually a pretty good indicator of overall OS efficiency.
My daily driver is the OnePlus One. It's a 2-year-old phone running the latest version of Android. It NEVER LAGS. If you don't believe me, tell us all what Windows Phone you own and let's both upload videos of our devices performing basic tasks. My phone can even has a built-in screen record function. Does yours?
AJ_74, 27 Feb 2016As a former Lumia 640/Windows 10 user, I beg to differ. But it's not just stability that's the... moreSuck your finger. Here in Romania Android lose ground. Why? Because is laggy. We prefer Windows or iOS. Why? Because those are running smooth. In Romania mobile internet is one of the fastest connection on Earth. We need smooth phones. Not laggy one!
Angry bird, 27 Feb 2016This is one of the best features nowaday. W10m is NOT buggier then Android or iOS. Stop lying,... moreAs a former Lumia 640/Windows 10 user, I beg to differ. But it's not just stability that's the problem. The OS just plain sucks in general.
I think Android is better than iOS. That's my opinion. But when I say WM sucks, that's a fact because 98.9% of the world's smartphone users agree with me (that's not a made-up number, btw. WM's world market share is 1.1%).
Stop being a contrarian. The real trolls are the ones defending the indefensible.
pika2000, 27 Feb 2016People should watch the video for the HP phone, and how that guy was trying run Excel and it t... moreYou're wrong, watch carefully that video again. Excel started at the green screen, to create a new document.
Jin1234, 27 Feb 2016Main reason why we need 6gb ram that people keep saying overkill.Well, blame it on Microsoft that thinks the current hardware is enough to be advertised as a productive office machine. It will only give more sour taste on the users, and business users will have more disdain against Microsoft brand.
"Oh that Windows Phone? That phone that is supposed to allow me to run Office? Well it sucks because it takes forever to just load the program."
This is one of the best features nowaday. W10m is NOT buggier then Android or iOS. Stop lying, trollboy. If you want to mention bugs, here is a list for you:
Nice list where you can see security holes since 2008/2009 without any solution..... that is what you are now proud of and saying that is better than w10m? LOL.
People should watch the video for the HP phone, and how that guy was trying run Excel and it took a long time to load (not even finished during the video). And that phone is running an 820. This phone is 808, and one expect it to be a productive machine? LOL.
Mini PCs are already available. Phones are not suppose to run full desktop programs.
This phone just gives you option to use it on second screen where getting work done is easier.
Phone will full windows OS(Surface Phone) is not coming anytime soon. That would be like another rest for windows phone. More UWP apps need to come to life before a fill windows phone comes to life.
Gibby, 27 Feb 2016From what I can gather - you can only use 'proprietary' windows softwares - i.e. nothing any o... moreOther phones meaning Android and iOS? Yes they can miracast but Continuum works differently, apps are not simply resized, the UI changes, and you can do something else on your phone without interrupting the remote display. Present PPT and open notes on your phone and manipulate the slideshow via phone.
For what it's worth HP Elite X3 is probably a better proposition.
But good effort Acer. Keep going.
From what I can gather - you can only use 'proprietary' windows softwares - i.e. nothing any other phone can't already use / do.
Let me know when I can run full AutoCad / Revit and SketchUp etc - then I'll be interested.
Otherwise this is a device pretending to be something it's not.
But kudos to Acer for attempting to introduce some well needed excitement in to the Window Phone ecosystem. Fair play to them.
(And before anyone else says it - there's nothing wrong with the 808 - it's perfectly reasonable for this kind of (limited) useage).