AnonD-123682, 15 Mar 2013GREAT. simple, super smooth, polished hardwares. simply the best phone in its price range. ... moreHave u tried this app for searching games from the app store? http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/games-gone-free/65eb6cb1-552f-4df1-84cc-7eabd7a41c0c
For all users that still believe that wp8 app store is empty check this out http://wmpoweruser.com/windows-phone-has-more-than-twice-as-many-popular-ios-and-android-apps-as-blackberry/
Another interesting thing i spotted is from the weekly online top sellers under 15k(taken from all online Indian sites) . Of 312 who bought (612 is the total)and gave a review of l620 286 gave a thumbs up and 26 thumbs down.
On the contrary in the case of Galaxy S Adv Over 600 users gave a review.
191 Were thumbs up and 410 were thumbs down.
Just gives u an idea that paper specs and popluar superstitions(wp8 vs android) wont make a phone better than the other, its end user experiance that matters and this data clearly shows which one gives the better of it.
jys, 15 Mar 2013yes, u r right indian, these r the cons what i saw at my friends wp device. Im now using nokia... moreis all that you have . Go and get enrich your kn0wlegde boy.. Stop sourgraping to this page .. Go and dive for the dead os... We the users of wp8 cant stop even from the basher like you..
Ive seen some users having trouble with the battery indicator. Heres the best free battery status app for wp8 :) http://www.windowsphone.com/en-gb/store/app/battery/5dceaa39-8477-43f2-8499-91e816767517
AnonD-123434, 14 Mar 2013I , like any other Indian waiting 3 long months for this mobile and was it worth it??? Lets fi... moreyes, u r right indian, these r the cons what i saw at my friends wp device. Im now using nokia e52 for more than 2 years i guess.its gonna die soon i dont know what to buy now. I like symbian. If nokia start symbian again its appreciatable. Now im thinking about the last symbian 603.
simple, super smooth, polished hardwares. simply the best phone in its price range.
great for social networking and media sharing, not so cool on the free games section
Excellent review I have found online.
Why should you buy WP? Why not Android or iOS? Best answer is WP does BASIC tasks very efficiently. WP is not app-centric like Android or iOS.
1. You can integrate all contacts from all ur accounts (Facebook, Hotmail/Outlook, Google, LinkedIn, twitter etc.) into single place called people's hub.
You can create a group, by choosing some people & name that group, then pin it to start. That group tile only contains info about those people u selected. If u swipe right side, you get all updates from all set accounts in single place like Facebook wall/tweets etc.
If you use android or iOS, you must install multiple apps and jump between them and there are some 3rd party apps too but their experience is very dull and not polished compared to integrated approach of WP.
2. Pressing camera key launches camera no matter where u are, even if phone is locked (long press camera button). Snap a pic and instantly share it in any way u want (NFC, Mail, Bluetooth etc). Same works for search button.
Many times you install applications related to camera. In android u must launch that app for using it. In WP, launch camera normally and press lenses option & u get list of all apps related to camera and u can simply choose one from list and bam! You get the functionality of the app , don't like that lens? Choose another or download more from store.
3. Tiles: You can pin your favourite web pages, videos, albums, documents, contacts etc. to ur homescreen for quick access. You can also pin shortcuts for switching on/off Bluetooth, WiFi etc. You can also pin Tiles for stocks, weather, news etc.
Live tiles help u to see whatís happening; they get updated in real time. Overall interface of WP is very clean, intuitive & consistent across the OS and even the third party apps.
4. Kid's Corner: You have kids? Then Kid's corner is for you. Itís is like a phone inside another phone. Turn on kid's corner and add apps, games, music which you want to allow access.
When u press lock button, phone gets turned on and now swipe towards right, u get second lock screen for your kid. Kid's corner cuts off connectivity and prevents children from access or messing with data.
Don't have kids? Use it like "Media centre" or "Nokia centre" with specific apps u selected. I turned kid's corner into media centre with all media stuff. You can also use it as Guest account by adding all non-personal apps so that you can handover ur phone to anyone without privacy concerns.
5. Sky Drive: Sky Drive uploads automatically whatever photos and contacts u added in your phone to the cloud- as Outlook or Google. You can turn off if u want, but itís quite useful because data is safe on cloud.
6. Donít forget Nokia & MS apps. They are awesome! Office and Office 365 suite is integrated in OS along with Exchange server for business users. There are official apps for other MS productivity tools like Lync.
Nokia HERE Drive is only true offline voice guided turn by turn navigation suite in whole world! You can download country or state maps and navigate offline when there is no data connectivity or no data roaming in odd places you may have to travel. What else you want?! If you do, HERE maps, city lens and transit apps complete location based experience. I have found all those apps by MS and Nokia very useful on various occasions. And itís free!
Sure, I can make even bigger list guys, but my point is simple, After u use WP for a month or two, itís hard to go back to app-centric Android.
At this price, no android device can play any high end game anyway apart from normal games, forget the rich UX and functionality of WP.
Many restrictions of WP7.x are removed in WP8. It supports drag and drop, no need of Zune or Windows Phone app (itís optional). BT file sharing is built in and works flawlessly with any other device. Kernel is changed to Windows NT so that apps are easy to port from Windows 8 and RT. Unity engine is supported for gaming so games are easy to port from Android and iOS. Expect many new apps and games in coming days to WP8 due to these core changes.
Expandable memory is added. Dual band WiFi is available on all WP8 Lumia phones. Only other devices having it are iPhone 5, iPad 4 , Galaxy S3 , Note 2 and iPod Touch 5th gen. Every other phone has 2.4 Ghz WiFi which is slower than 5 Ghz band.
Get the phone guys, itís awesome.
I think Lumia 620 is the lowest price phone with so many features you get in 30k range smartphones like NFC, Dual Band WiFi, Dual Core S4 krait Qualcomm processor, Dolby sound enhancements, rich recording dual microphones etc.
downloading and installing apps from store is easy as walking in the park :)
AnonD-123434, 14 Mar 2013well, tell me where i am wrong?
I like nokia and hope it rises but win 8 is really bad.
Thos... morefirst,i can download files from ucbrowser while txting and looking news from people hub ..isnt it that multitasking .. 2nd..we all knew at first b4 buying this lumia that ie is n0t for downloading ..
Ms promise us that file manager will appear after update..
ovel, 14 Mar 2013you are such a GREAT LIAR!!! we, true user don't believe in you .. trololol...well, tell me where i am wrong?
I like nokia and hope it rises but win 8 is really bad.
Those who have ever used android will never like it.
Hi Apprentice...as of now you have the L620...can you please confirm if the the issues higlighted by indian108 are there?
AnonD-123434, 14 Mar 2013I , like any other Indian waiting 3 long months for this mobile and was it worth it??? Lets fi... moreI don't know how u use ur phone maybe u should buy android phone I use Nokia x6 before Lumia is much better that x6
How people start commenting on everything.i just dnt get it..its kinda disgusting nd Tat to tat long..
as a fact i was interested reading it but it was too long nd i hate novels...
AnonD-118603, 14 Mar 2013Hi favourite 4, i've a query frm u guys. Hope u'll satisfied me.as u've discussed in previous ... moreDefault media player, and the quality was crystal clear without a hiccup.
AnonD-123961, 14 Mar 2013Hai guys , ..All of u guys who have had a good hands on with the lumia, hows the performance o... moreIt will take sometime to settle, I had the same issue first, now it runs fine.
AnonD-123434, 14 Mar 2013I , like any other Indian waiting 3 long months for this mobile and was it worth it??? Lets fi... moreyou are such a GREAT LIAR!!! we, true user don't believe in you .. trololol...
Hai guys , ..All of u guys who have had a good hands on with the lumia, hows the performance of WhatsApp.. Mine seems to be very disorganized and cluttered , and also experiencing undue delay in incoming messages..
Hi favourite 4, i've a query frm u guys. Hope u'll satisfied me.as u've discussed in previous threads that nokia l62
is capable to play 1080p full hd video.so let me knw it play by default media player or any third party app? B'coz screen resulation is only 800x480p,so it should have been limitation upto 480p by default.as we knw l620 has been powered by msm8227 SoC,Qualcomm s4 plus dual core krait cpu coupled with adreno 305 that is capable to handle video recording & playback upto 1080p with ease.but what about resulation? So plz explaim me.... video playback depend on what factor?