SohailZafar, 04 Nov 2014~MY THOUGHTS WINDOWS PHONE 8.1~
Having using using Microsoft ecosystem since last May on my s... moreJust about YouTube it was Google that forced Microsoft to remove a nice YouTube app MS had made. But I think that you can still find some great unofficial YouTube apps. I am using MyTube and it is far better than Andoid YouTube app. Generally I think Google doesn't care to make apps for WP, not MS.
I liked your review anyway!
~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 ..
tony, 26 Oct 2014can this phone update to windows 10?Brother first let Windows Phone 10 take Birth ! For now the latest version of WP is 8.1 and 8.1.1 is available for developers
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2014Does this phone have a place for SD card No it does not support
I like the blue color, but unfortunately there is not available in all series of lumia
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2014Does this phone have a place for SD card lumia 930 really awsome phone
We need a 935 before 1030
with improved specs
SD801 or 805
Better Front Cam(Wide Angle 5MP)
4k and slow motion video support
Thinner Bezels and thinner body
1080p Screen is OK No need for QHD screens we can expect QHD from 1030 and 1530
2800 mah + battery
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2014Does this phone have a place for SD card See the specifications!
Aadrian, 01 Nov 2014I just updated my 930 to Denim.Correction on myself: it was not the Denim update, though it was a big update.
AnonD-196881, 28 Oct 2014I read some body are angry from lumia 930 battery! is it true?because I'm planning to buy one ... moreIf you can wait this long. I would wait for a new flagship in the coming months.
AnonD-196881, 28 Oct 2014I read some body are angry from lumia 930 battery! is it true?because I'm planning to buy one ... moreThe battery isn't terrible, it just goes down fast when you are using an app-game or surfing. From my experience personally I think that apps on background don't drain the battery as they do on android. I don't know when M8 will be released, maybe you should wait a little more. But remember that M8 isn't Lumia so you will miss Lumia apps... Hope I helped!
I read some body are angry from lumia 930 battery! is it true?because I'm planning to buy one for my bro... if lumia 930 battery is weak I'd rather wait for one M8 windows phone.I red in some web one M8 WP has better battery and in lumia 930 and one M8 face to face competition lumia wins the camera and screen(but M8 screen is good enough and camera so but lumia is better)
from other side one M8 WP has more battery,better front camera,excellent sound and support sd card.also one M8 WP has Wi-Fi direct and infrared.
totally both are excellent in OS and in world and have amazing specs and os and apps but...
and the problem about M8 WP is the releasing date. when would appear in markets???????