~MY THOUGHTS WINDOWS PHONE 8.1~
Having using using Microsoft ecosystem since last May on my secondary NL720 device. Although it has some cons. but overall configuration of OS is really sleek and stylish. It will take a while for familiar.
No doubt Microsoft done a superb job to established its mobile OS to give customers another option in very competitive smartphone market where Android is the king.The good which i like is u can control your background running apps, in result of this OS battery last a long, although live tiles are also a unique idea to stay updated but tiles updates info only for some period of the day.
1. SETTINGS: 1st major cons. of this OS is its settings menu which is really confusing it should be determined in a different category wise tabs or groups for easy and user friendly access. But Microsoft throw all controling components of OS and settings here and there. Suppose if you are looking for hard reset option or mobile data option or even you want to copy your contacts from sim to phone then it will definitely make you annoy to find all this in emergency.
2. CONTACTS: If you store two different numbers with same name in your contact list and u want to make call one of them well no you press one name and it will automatically make call without showing number which is obviously irritating. Even if you want to copy your contacts from sim to phone then its really hard to find where the hell this option us exist specialy if u r new user even it took 2 to 3 days for me to find out this which is located in people hub option. Finally whenever u want to store or create any new contact it didn't display the storage location like sim, email or phone.
3. ACTON CENTRE TOGGLES: In action centre there is only 6 toggles u can add it should have more option for new toggles to add specialy heavily used mobile data option which didn't exist in action centre.
Above all cons are only my thoughts and observation and they are the minor issues which will definatly solve in near future updates.
Most of commonly used apps are there in store but majority of those apps are still in beta phase and functionality wise they are 2 years behind specialy social apps (like FB, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram,Viber etc) then Google and Apple apps library.
THE MOST concerning thing is that windows phone didn't have any Google & Apple apps in its store . Which is really sad and main problem for its downfall.Majority of the customers in globe are using google apps to meet their daily demands specialy google maps for navigation and entertaining youtube app . Although Here maps are good option but this application have some issues in some regions like in my country Pakistan . Microsoft should sort out what matter they have had with Google on urgent basis to brings there apps in WP store. If it happens then it will be a huge bonus for this OS . Even Google and Apple have each other apps in their respective stores including Microsoft apps as well, then why windows phone dont have all this stuff in its store . Microsoft become so lazy to sort out these issues with other vendors otherwise they will lose the battle and majority of their customers will shift to other OS.Even i am also shifted to Andriod although i like windowsphone so much and functionality and smoothness wise i rated it above on andriod and iOS.
These are the genuine issues which i found during my experience and then describe here to share with all of you . Microsoft has to address all these matters on war footing basis to stay alive in competition.
Thanks and Waiting For Your Thought's ..
After updated 8.1 then 1080 videos doesn't. Work in my phone before wp 8 hd and super easlily work in my phone plz how esliy play hd videos in my phone Xbox video player. Worst video player ever I seen that's fully lag..
i am useing lumia 720 for last over 1 yr. small problems happening once/ twice a month. ph was not starting once- needed nokia care repair. now my letter p/ that area on screen is not working. if i p it will be o OR if type 0 , it will be 9.any suggestion to solve it
hi, my lumia was awesome until i upgraded it to 8.1 version...now the problem of hanging starts...today the charging has pissed off and when i kept for charging the phone is vibrating but display is nill..anyone help me plz..
anand, 31 Oct 2014Update ur mob to windows 8.1 and it will work great
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I updated my L720 to WP 8.1 two days ago. I got all the announces features though but still whasapp keeps on telling me the same thats WHATSAPP DETECTED AN ISSUE WITH YOUR PHONE...... Yesterday I updated whatsapp with a hope of being kept out of frustration. But still nothing has been improved to my problem. WHAT I THINK IS REALITY TO ME IS THAT whatsapp in window phone NEED STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION IN ORDER TO ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS. And this is not fair because some areas have NO even 3G network, which means they should not buy WINDOW phone if they have to use WHATSAPP. ..
Also, the FILES application in WP 8.1 does't detect all the files in the phone, even common files like VIDEOS! Then what is the use of this APP? Yesterday I downloaded a video with OPERA MINI but I looked for it FOR TWO HOURS IN A FILES APP but O found NOTHING. This is not fair.
Finally, to you my fellow users of WP 8.1, please suggest to me the best VIDEO DOWNLOADE which will let me find its downloaded videos in FILES app.
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one of the worst phone from nokia.all mobiles are in same nature.heats up,automatic functioning,takes screen shots.need to restart 2 to 3 times daily.if used net for more than 1 hour it will hang.the worst phone
plz press the down volumn key and after that press the stitch on key for two minutes ,,,its automatecaly on...
The worst smartphone i ever have in my life.When i open an application it automatically come back to home screen and keep blinking for long time. i am not happy with this and spoils my smartphone experience.
my friend jus bought this piece last month,
but it stucks and power off ,today it shut down copletely...
we havent done anything yet,
can someone advice on this...please.
I got my Nokia Lumia 720, a little over a year back. Purchased from a Nokia outlet. Am thoroughly impressed with the handset.Probably the best investment in a smart phone at 18K.
For those ppl with all stupid critics... PLZ DO UPDATE YOUR WP MOBILE FOR GOOD. Im using this mobile for the past 2years so far it hanged only thrice. All this time I was updating all the software that is given by Microsoft in this device. Believe me this device rocks after updating to WP 8.1.
Mathy, 27 Oct 2014Hi,I have been using Lumia 720 for 1 and a half year now so my problem is that my phone is off... moreFor Soft reset press volume down+ power button for 20 seconds your phone will restart automatically. It will not delete any files in your phone.
For Hard reset (factory reset) go to SETTINGS >ABOUT >RESET YOUR PHONE your phone will reset and it will take upto 15 minutes. IT Will DELETE ALL YOUR PERSONAL DATA, FILES, APPS And GAMES.
Hi,I have been using Lumia 720 for 1 and a half year now so my problem is that my phone is off and i have charged the phone for hours now. some one told me to re-start or re-set it but i don't know how? please assist.
Help me please.... I bought my 720 a month ago. I have not upgraded my phone to Lumia black or Amber because there is no WiFi where I reside. I have an issue with Whatsapp. It keeps telling me that "Whatsapp detected an issue with your phone such that it will not be able to receive background notifications". And it really does what it says. I cannot receive background notifications while I have allowed background notifications from whatsapp in the settings... What is wrong with my phone for you who have used 720 ?
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