Windows Phone 8.1 will allow certain Lumia models to send HD pictures to OneDrive
For example, let's say that you're wandering around town with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and you snap a picture of a sword swallower with the 41MP PureView snapper. Two versions of the photos are actually taken and are stored on your phone. There is a smaller 5MP shot, perfect to share with your social networks, and a larger 34MP version that can be used for editing or re-focusing. With Windows Phone 8, if you set your Lumia 1020 to auto-backup your pictures, only the 5MP image of the sword swallower will be uploaded to OneDrive.
But as we said, this will change with Windows Phone 8.1 and certain Lumia models like the Nokia Lumia 1020, Nokia Lumia 1520, the Nokia Lumia Icon and the Nokia Lumia 930. With those models, both the smaller and higher resolution photos get uploaded to OneDrive with the auto-backup setting. The only downside to this is that the larger resolution photos will cause your files to fill up faster. If you're using high-quality and auto-backup, each photo you take will eat up 10MB to 12MB of your storage, as opposed to the 4MB to 5MB that is currently filled each time you auto-backup a lower resolution shot.
Don't think that turning off auto-backup, and deciding for yourself which photos you want to send to the cloud will make a difference. When auto-backup is disabled, only the lower-res picture is sent to OneDrive even with Windows Phone 8.1.
In Windows Phone 8.1, certain Lumia models will allow higher resolution pictures to be backed up to OneDrive
1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2045; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Microsoft and their best buds at the NSA love to see the action in full 41MP high definition.
7. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
You say he's trolling and yet you troll every BlackBerry article.
Pot, meet kettle....
32. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
....someone older than you, kid. Respect your elders. @Ajagtiani
38. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
Not if they suck cocks and create bad examples for kids. You're a bad elder, i hate you. WHY do you suck pipes when you can bang holes ?
43. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
Says the virgin who has never even SMELLED a "hole", much less seen one in real life.
11. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Stop being jelly it's not good for you
Good anger and frustration I see
15. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
I think you've lost your brains. Go, find them.
17. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Your the one nit me
Look at your troll avatar
Truly states you are one
23. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
My avatar states that i am a troll. But you hide your trolling nature by acting to be a Nokia fan and trolling on Nokia articles.
35. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I admit and I agree I am a a Nokia fan and like all Oems
You wrong again
27. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1706; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Dude, you must ignore Arte. He's my buddy, so he likes to mess around with me by hating on WP. But let me tell you a secret, he love's WP & MS.
29. sip1995 (Posts: 659; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Go to WhatsApp for WP topic and read the comments......so many Lagdroid trolls.
34. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Wrong and right NokiaFtw
I love Nokia and loved Windows Mobile but dislike WP due to being so closed and having no apps no games
6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
If you're a stupid enough crook to post incriminating pictures to ANY server then you deserve to get caught... Other than that, who cares...
But MS actually has been awarded top honor's for blocking government prying...
45. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
What does Google have to do with anything?
31. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2045; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Most of the blogs have had a non-stop laugh-a-thon regarding that EFF report.
Many of us got a lot of gold stars when we were little kids. And most of us realized when we were a bit older that they didn't mean anything. They were just fake things to make us feel good at the time. Kinda like this EFF report.
2. galanoth (Posts: 283; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
Why only Lumia models?
There are other WP handset makers.
4. Penny (Posts: 1102; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
The option will be on all Windows Phones, but the problem only existed on Lumia models with 20+ megapixel cameras and raw photo (DNG) capability, because those file sizes are larger. No other WP manufacturer has a 20+ or RAW shooting camera.
10. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
What do you expect from MS
Wp7 can't be upgraded to Wp8
All the other users left in the dust
12. Penny (Posts: 1102; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Really not fragmentation, available on ALL Windows Phone 7, 8, and 8.1 phones already. Just added for the 20+ MP DNG-capable cameras that were up until now only able to upload JPEGs due to size of the DNGs.
Yeah, so...good luck with that misinformation campaign Arte.
16. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
Google: "KitKat supports 512MB of RAM & older hardware, but we'll not update the Galaxy Nexus which has a dual core processor and 1GB RAM"
Samsung: "Even we will not update the Galaxy S3 , our flagship from 2012, to KitKat, as it CANNOT RUN KITKAT due to it having ONLY 1GB of RAM"
HTC: "we cannot update the One X & One X+, our flagships from 2012, as they have ONLY A QUAD CORE CPU & 1 GB RAM, to Android 4.3"
I don't you crappy fandroids should comment anything about the word fragmentation, since Android and its OEMs are LIVE examples of it.
18. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Custom Roms and root is available as well as Xda
Wp does not have any of those
Wp even has no jailbreak nor Dev support
What a good for nothing hated disliked platform even by the design who makes apps for its own platform
24. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
About 5% of all android users want to or know how to root their phones and flash customs ROMs. What about the remaining 95%? What about my mom, who uses a GS3? Why shouldn't she have the update? Why should she root her phone, when she basically uses her phone for calling, texting, checking Facebook and the occasional browsing? What about millions of users who just buy the phone for normal work. Don't they deserve to get the latest software, when their phone is perfectly able to handle it?
Custom ROMs are NOT the answer to OFFICIAL software updates.
Why should any one root or jailbreak their phone and void the phone's warranty? Can't they get the software update, especially when their phone can perfectly handle it?
And coming back to WP, every single OEM is copying its flat and tiled UI.
EG: HTC with their blinkfeed, Samsung with their Magazine UX.
So don't complain about WP's UI, as your beloved Google is also going flat with Android.
41. Jillxz (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
I always like the phone I buy. Never wanted to root or change the phone. I would never ever root my phones. No need to. I an not a nerd or techie.
25. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
That wasn't Tegra's fault.
How is that the Nexus 7 from 2012, which has the same quad core tegra 3 processor as the One X and same 1 GB RAM, handle Android 4.3 & 4.4 ?
Answer me this, and then we'll talk.
22. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2672; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Enough of your stupid comments. Wut about that WP7 users who are stuck in that crap useless OS. I have seen no android user depressed because of his phone is stuck at 4.0, because its still more useful than your "MODERN" 8.1. And that one X fragmentation was due to crappy nvidia, those with snapdragons are happy and can simply flash any kitkat ROM. And Arte 8800 dont comment BS on WP articles needlessly, only respond to those criticizing android.
26. AJagtiani (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)
WP7 users got updates to 7.5 & 7.8, i.e. Got updates for more than 2 years.
Sure, they weren't able to get WP8, but that was due to a legitimate reason, as MSFT bought Windows 8 & WP8 closer with the same kernel, as supposed to WP7. And all WP8 users are guaranteed to get software support till 2016, almost 4 years. Isn't that commendable ? Shouldn't MSFT be applauded for the long software support for WP8.1, guaranteeing support for three years till 2017 ? I don't mind healthy or constructive criticism towards WP, but all Arte does on this site is troll WP mindlessly.
30. sip1995 (Posts: 659; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Let him, he doesn't know the difference between the OFFICIAL update and the rooting way update.
33. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
How can you complain about Arte trolling WP articles and you constantly troll BlackBerry articles? Take your own advice, hypocrite.
36. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
True +1 AlphaGeek
You will see Ajagtiani on every BB articles saying R.I.P
40. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)
RIP trolls like you.
Don't like when your favorite OS gets trolled upon?
Don't do it yourself and maybe it won't get done to you, kid.
3. Mrmark (Posts: 111; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Backup photos shouldn't be charged to you free Onedrive storage if with Lumia 41mp .....
9. sprockkets (Posts: 1079; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Why should size matter anyhow, back them all up.
21. Derekjeter (Posts: 185; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Does WP allow you to send good quality videos thru MMS like iPhone? Or is it like Android and only allows you to send crap video quality. I know this is a WP article but one thing Android cant seem to get right.
28. joey_sfb (Posts: 2565; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
MMS is standard. iMessage is similar to Google Hang Out. They don't have data size limit of 384k.
MMS compress their video to fit within the limit. Just use other chat like what's app, hangout.
I chose to use hang out with close friends and cancel my MMS subscription with my telco.
42. Jillxz (Posts: 146; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)
I agree. Could not send a 56 second video at the lowest resolution on my Message. Have Verizon 4G lite and it would not send . Says That it exceeds the limits when it is at the very lowest. Frustrating to say the least.
37. mokhtar (Posts: 196; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
Love my windows phone and lumia 1020.. Very impressive phone
47. Digerydoo (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)
I wanted to like it. Switched back to my iPhone4; here's why:
1. Even with a slightly larger screen, the new Lumia 1020 was less bright, lower contrast and more "fuzzy" than the iphone. You really notice it on small text, say, reading a Wikipedia listing;
2. Had problems with missing or inactive "live links" in emails received. Some website addresses would show up as live links (click & you go there); some - even in the same email - would show up as text only, non-clickable. Disconcertingly, this was frequently the case if the live link was in an email designed to enable you to reset a pw on a site where you've lost access (forgot pw). Same emails that didn't work under WP8.1 worked fine when viewed on my desktop PC with Windows 8.1 or on my Apple iPhone 4. This is a show-stopper: if you can't communicate reliably with a phone, who cares what other features it has?
3. Voice quality was good, but quiet, and no where near as loud-capable or crisp as my old iPhone 4. Ditto for speakers. Speakerphone was much less usable for both reasons. Not good: first & foremost, a phone should excel at communicating;
4. Camera was impressive, but very slow to load, and not so much better that it would swing my decision on what is, first & foremost, a smartphone. Also incredibly slow to process between shots. Figure on 5-10 seconds in either case, so shots missed;
5. Upgrades to OS are unavailable as yet from only Canadian vendor, Rogers. I am HUGELY pleased with Rogers general level of customer support, but in this case not so much. WP8.1 was released in Feb. 2014; AT&/T released it, I believe, in April. Rogers has so far no indication of when or if they will provide the upgrade. Show-stopper for me, as it appears this is actually a major upgrade (for all its a "point" upgrade, not major level, from 8 to 9). It appears Nokia has taken the opportunity to substantially improve features of the camera apps and the upgrade may fix usability issues such as my email inconsistencies (pt. 2 above);
6. Battery life touted in reviews didn't materialize. In all fairness, this may be a one-off problem with this actual handset. About 5 days into use (4-5 charging cycles) it started firing warning messages that it was draining battery power at the rate of 10% per hour, while largley inactive. And plugged in, it failed to charge.
I like that Apple & Google OS upgrades tend to be available to existing users immediately, & not subject to delays while your OEM (Nokia, Samsung...) & ISP (AT&T, Rogers, Bell...) get around to releasing them. That may drive me back to Apple.
I am interested in other users' experience: is this something you find a pain on other phones? Are some phone OEMs better than others at getting OS releases out to existing users? Are other Canadian users able to comment on whether Rogers, Bell or Telus have noticeably different release schedules for Android OS upgrades? Thanks!