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Here are 101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone 7.5

0. phoneArena 17 May 2012, 07:36 posted on

Ah, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango! Just saying the name of the platform seems to start controversy - and don’t get us wrong, we appreciate the design work and…

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posted on 17 May 2012, 13:56 1

171. jimjam (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)

Doesn't change the fact its hate-mongering as proven by the multitudes of comments hating further. Good job phonearena

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:06 5

128. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

Its not hating its just the truth!

posted on 17 May 2012, 13:58

172. jimjam (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)

It can be both ... which it is .. but it is still both.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:56 2

96. jimjam (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)

And for all you symbian/meego users....

1. Wifi hotspot not limited to ad-hoc - wp7 has infrastruture mode which is far superior!
2. WP7 is actually alive not dying away
3. WP7 just looks better and is far more intuitive
4. Ovi store is terrible and slow
5. For symbian ... widgets, that clock and so on ... trying to be android?
6. For Meego ... have you a decent document editor yet?? MS Office on board here.
7. For Meego ... your main phone the N9 is stuck with a micro sim slot. Better leave you at home you are so much trouble to travel abroad with.

and so on....

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:36 3

119. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

why on earth did you bash Symbian/Meego? Have some bad memories or what?
I'd like to see windows 7, 8 or whatever expansion but for now it is indeed profoundly behind Symbian in terms of functionality.

posted on 17 May 2012, 13:58

173. jimjam (Posts: 272; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)

did you even read the article....... I bash the basher

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:57 5

97. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

this answers my question. i asked PA knows best and no reply, I read WP7 Articles, some help - but this.... convinced me to keep my Xperia Play.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:57 2

98. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

You can point out a million reasons to not buy wp7.5 and I still would still love. You also don't what's in store for wp8 so I wouldn't discount WP. Its young and it has lots of room to grow unlike other platforms which mature I believe. The one thing though I am disappointed with is NO FLASH support! Otherwise it does everything I need it to do. The way I see, you just can't win them all, right woz?

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:11 3

104. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

This article should be removed or written in another way or changed the title.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:12

105. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

This is total bulls**t phonearena, I am disappointed... I will have my list ready soon where I will invalidate almost everything written on the list...

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:10 4

133. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

yea please do, i bet lots would like to see that list.
It will very interesting if you can invalidate atleast 25% of that list

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:27

148. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

I'd be pleased if you took your time and read my comments! I think I invalidated atleast 90% if you don't count in the features no one even knows/cares or uses...

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:13 1

106. threed61 (Posts: 205; Member since: 27 May 2011)

The list maker clearly didn't use the music features, those complaints are just flat wrong. Lots of this is dead on. Many useful features from the Symbian/PalmOS/Winmo era are gone from more modern OS'es, (calendars truly suck!). But much of that is because of the app/cloud structure used today.
I switched from Android (which is a good, versatile OS), to WP for 2 things WP doesn't have... lag and force closes.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:17 2

108. djripster (Posts: 138; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)

I personally love my Windows Phone, and I can see that most of these 101 reasons won't really bother the general phone user... Like many have pointed out, if you don't like what Windows Phone has to offer, you have Android and iOS to choose from...

But the number one reason for someone not to buy Windows Phone 7.5 should simply be 'Will my Windows Phone Mango device receive the WP8 update?'

Lets face it, Microsoft will make this list nearly obsolete with WP8. So unless we know for certain, we will have to accept that WP7.5 has its faults and learn to live with them... Because the 'goods' in my estimate outweigh the 'bads'...

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:31 3

116. Victor.H (Posts: 658; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Absolutely agree with the WP8 update situation. We'll run through this list again after Windows Phone 8 gets released by the way, so hopefully we'll have the issues polished out by then.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:29 2

114. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

Just wait for WP 8.0

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:51 3

120. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

1. No current phone on the market has ”true multitasking” excluding the Nokia N9.
2. There's an app for that. Almost any third party app will play divx and xvid.
3. Android phones are the only ones equipped with this functionality. (apart from dumb phones)
4. SD cards are no substitute for HDDs they are slow in comparison so it's better to have enough internal storage.
5. This I have nothing to say to. It's enough for me but too little for someone else.
6. Who would want a filemanager? They are bulky, especially with touch operation. I would get rid off it from my computer if I could. Everything works just fine without it.
7. You need a program for all smartphones (except android which has to have a file manager because nobody has had luck creating a program that would work properly...) Music, photos, videos... what else is there? All documents will automatically be uploaded to sky drive and that way to your device.
8. You're complaining about MS security policy? I guess you never heard what google or Apple is?
9. That is true. For me it's alright but it certainly could bother someone else. Additionally in a year or two everyone will laugh at HD screens because of the poor resolution. The resolution needed depends on the screen size.
10. As I've stated before voice controll is almost totally useless. For those who think it's not: iPhones search is ”hardwired” to google as well as androids. Additionally how would this even matter?
11. There's an app for that... 'nuf said
12. No smartphone has this feature except with the help of an app. Wp too.
13. I don't even know what that is so apparently atleast I won't be needing that.
14. And? Who the f*** uses outlook, no offense... It's the most unsecure and badly designed email I know.
15. Yes you can if you jailbreak/root your device... you have the same problem with iPhone. You can do this with android but I wouldn't suggest it because even without that android has the most malware of all ecosystems.
16. Excuse me? Why would there be need for that?
17. Again a feature nobody needs... I take LOTS of pictures with my camera and my phone and I would never have time to rename them.
18. Again why would someone want to do that and why can't you do that on your computer? It can't be that urgent that you need to do this with your phone.
19. Yes there is, your home screen. Much more clever than a dropdown menu thats in your way all the time when you play fruit ninja...
20. Why would my phone be turned off?
21. Idle screen? If you mean the home screen you have all your notifications there to please you. If you meant the lock screen you have the time AND your notifications there.
22. True.
23. True but to use this you have to have a car and a car with certain bluetooth functionality. So they who suffer from this are a tiny minority. Additionally how many smartphones do have rSAP protocol?
24. This is true but not many people would use this anyway.
25. Yeah show me a phone that does have full on-device encryption

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:07 2

131. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

regarding point nr. 3.
Symbian has it as well. USB OTG in N8 for example in time where it was rare and almost impossible to encounter in android phones (but of course, in reviews often called a "gimmick").

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:15 1

136. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

Oh yes that is true! apologies for that :)

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:30 1

150. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

And I believe that the n9 has that too...

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:31

151. DechyX (Posts: 132; Member since: 16 May 2011)

22 is false, you can send documents as well

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:42 1

160. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

Great! :p

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:39 3

158. 14545 (Posts: 1598; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Define "true multitasking"? I can run a music player, torque(OBD connection), a browser and navi, all at the same time with almost no hiccups. So, I'm not sure what more one would need. But if the article is correct, then it freezes the "app" in the memory, but it is not active. Am I reading that wrong on the WP side? I don't own a WP, and I won't claim it can or can't do anything without someone who does own one chiming in. Personally, I hate metro, and felt abandoned when MS went from WinMo to WP. That's when I switched to Droid.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:49 1

161. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

If you use facebook chat on your android or iphone (not sure about wp) and then switch to another app so you will appear as offline ( or "on mobilephone" if you're friend is on a computer) for the time you are not using the facebook app. I can't explain it very well because I'm not an expert

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:21

191. kanagadeepan (Posts: 930; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

1. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
2. How you move that FULL quality xvid file (say some GB in size) to WP?
3. Forgot the Symbian, which the Tr0jan H0rse threw away for w0rthless WP
4. So you will throw away WP, when M$ brings the support for SD cards in WP8? Again Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
5. So you agree that as a limitation
6. No need for File Manager???? Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
7. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
8. But if one doesn't want it, you should have a choice???
9. So you agree it
10. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
11. So you agree that its natively impossible...
12. Again Symbian has that..
13. So you agree it (U don't need it, but still)
14. Ask M$ to kill Outlook, for the goodness of WP ;-p
15. Plz stop BS.. Sideloading can be enabled in Settings and no need for rooting.. For newbies to avoid malwares, that option disabled by default...
16. Choices boss, choices... Lack of it NOT a feature..
17. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
18. So you agree that complaint
19. But going to home, moves the current app to refrigerator right???
20. Say for eg, when ur child switched it off accidently...
21. The home screen buddy..
22. OHH... NOT possible to give even lame excuses to this point...
23. Fine, you agree then.. Again, Cars with that function is a Minority a few years back, NOT now...
24. That is NOT a good excuse for omission...
25. possible in Nokia E72

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:52 2

122. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

26. Never tried this and I don't see a reason to do that for any practical purpose...
27. Umm... what? I haven't seen this feature in any phone and I don't know what would happen if you had your phone in your pocket...

28. I have a phone... it does a lot of things. For me my lumia is a way of doing things not the object that I do things to. Simply said: I don't want to use time tinkering with my phone I want it to work as it is and straight out of the box and wp does exactly that.
29. There is no info on that, only rumors which the latest ones are positive. If Nokia and microsoft wants to improve their image (what they need to do right now) they will bring wp 8 to the current gen. with what ever the cost.
30. This is true though I don't see what the great loss is...
31. This is a thing that has bothered me as well. You have to open the app and then press ”go back” button to close the program.
32. This problem is in all smartphones with capacitive buttons under the screen. The real problem is infact the form factor (how close the buttons are to the screen).
33. How is this even an issue?
34. Yeah there is. 1. go to multitasking window 2. select app 3. press back...
35. The text size depends on your screen size... Perhaps you need a bigger screen.
36. This is true and it bothers me too a little.
37. Why would you want to edit it? This is partially the same problem as 36.
38. This is true but it hasn't bothered me.
39. Sorry for the bad language, I'm starting to get a bit annoyed but how retarded must one be to accidentally press the play button? Additionally this problem is in all current smartphones...
40. True but probably doesn't bother most people...
41. Cannot change lock screen orientation? Really? You concider this an issue?
42. That's a good thing, right? xD
43. You're in the wrong menu... You call people from the people hub...
44. True but copying the text works as well...
45. I can't make anything out of your language...
46. Yes, you can.
47. Why would you want to delete your messages? And I think one by one or the whole thread seems good enough...
48. Only android does this (not even all versions).
49. Umm... again this is no issue... Just a swipe and you're where you wanted to be...
50. There is a thing called search, have you heard of it? Or you can just scroll the apps list all the way down if you don't remember the name of the app... Additionally it can't be a very important app if you can't remember the name...
51. This is true but there's an app for that if it bothers someone...
52. What is this?
53. Umm... yeah people want wi-fi over 3g usually... If you want to use mobile data just turn you wi-fi off.
54. Yeah there is... Skype and Tango. If you referred to a ”normal” call with video so no there isn't one but then again there a so few compatible phones so why would anyone need this feature?
55. I don't find that an issue.
56. I don't use swype so it doesn't bother me but to someone else this could be an issue.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:33 2

153. DechyX (Posts: 132; Member since: 16 May 2011)

27 some phones can do this, including WP7 ones, but it's rare and not a necessity

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:36 1

155. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

Ok thanks for correcting! ;)

posted on 17 May 2012, 17:50 1

192. kanagadeepan (Posts: 930; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

26. So u agree
27. thats an ex of making good use of sensor
28. so you agree WP is as good as feature phone only
29. agree.. But M$ didn't rejected this till now...
30. that is called usability issue..
31. Hats off to your honesty here for accepting the fact.
32. but no way to avoid this at all is usability issue
33. how about using notification LED...
34. sometimes back+back+back+....
35. How about possiblity of increasing font size like in NokiaC1
36. hats off to your honesty
37. point36 is about creation, 37 is about editing
38. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
39. Think b4 u ink boss... Music player can be closed in many OS..
40. so you agree the limitation
41. yes.. Lack of choice is called as issue and NOT feature..
42. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
43. reminds Jobs words "U are holding it wromg"
44. That is NOT a good excuse
45. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
46. not as simple as in others
47. How about deleting all old 99 messages in a thread of 100...
48. heard pencil/abc key in OLD Symbian and use of # button in S60??
49. that is y, he said it as usability issue
50. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
51. so u agree that stock calendar is less useful
52. usability issue
53. again usability issue
54. Can't wake a man who is acting like sleeping...
55. so you agree that limitation and happy to live with that (FORCED BY WP)
56. swype for fast typing, even S^3 has it...

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:52 2

123. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

57. Do you need it? Additionally mobile flash is being slowly killed.
58. Are you serious? There are MUCH better programming languages to base apps on than java... And THERE ARE NO JAVA APPS FOR WP SO WHY WOULD YOU WANT JAVA APP SUPPORT?
59. I'm not a stalker and I do not wish to record any calls and don't see any reason to do so.
60. Ok if you like the feature of blocking people then it might bother you...
61. This is true but I never found any use for screenshots on my iPod touch. To someone else this could be an issue.
62. Again... Who needs this?

63. Ahem... Do you even know what you are talking about? What exact apps are you missing that would fall to this category?
64. I find no need for that... If you have enough money to buy a smartphone so why wouldn't you buy some reasonably good headphones that don't require tweaking...
65. Yeah it does...
66. You have RSS readers available... If you want to read something later you can just save the page...
67. This hasn't been a problem... IE works just fine...
68. xD excuse me? Sign of an immature os? You can't zoom with the volume buttons on the iPhone either... Additionally why would you want to use digital zoon when it is the same as cropping the picture afterwards.
69. Yeah if you find that as an issue...
70. I never send MMS because they are pretty expensive but if you do then yes it's a problem...
71. Nobody probably really even uses office apps on mobile phones...
72. 1. There's a 3rd party google maps available. 2. Bing maps work in more places than google maps. 3. There is a thing called nokia maps that I and a lot of people concider much better than any other map service...
73. Oh yes I read my emails that I recieved years ago everyday and this bothers me very much... (see the irony, right?)
74. Ehem? So play store and appstore doesn't have this difference?
75. Things like local scout doesn't even exist on other platforms...
76. Yeah the same as iPhone and I love this feature!
77. And the problem was?
78. This is a bug and can only be found in lumias. (fix is comming)
79. Not true...
80. That's weird, but I don't see the problem...
81. just lol...
82. Yeah true but don't see any annoyance in that...
83. It's nice that the info is displayed more spaciosly...
84. yeah a lol again...
85. You can do this with any phone and I don't see why this is so terrible...
86. Iphone doesn't have this feature either but I never use bluetooth anyway so no problem for me...
87. Prepaid works just fine...
88. No other phone does this either... And this would be a totally useless feature anyway...
89. No need to.
90. No need for that either...
91. Not sure what you're getting at?
92. You can do group calls.
93. Of course not that would be totally retarded...
94. This is the second time you mention this and yes, it's true...
95. You can choose different ringtones for different peoples if that's what you mean.
96. True but not an issue at least for me.
97. Yes you can via email just recieved one today.

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