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Windows Phone Modern UI: do you like it?

0. phoneArena 30 Oct 2012, 08:21 posted on

When you first take a look at a Windows Phone device you instantly get it - this is different. And it’s different mostly because of the Modern UI…

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posted on 30 Oct 2012, 11:15 2

58. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Lmao well I'm not wp, stop acting like your android like your a significant part of it its trully tragic.

Second the strongest is the one that feels no need to defend itself against others slating it and as you android use have shown your quick to defend and try prove your choice of os Not secure are you.

Shall we talk about how the lg nexus has no sd card and a real let down, or keep rehashing how fragile the s3 is or how low end android devices are pretty useless and buggy........your just hating for the sake of it

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 18:32

80. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I didnt vote because I dont like them, but its nice to have something different. The way the answers were worded, it didnt feel right to vote either way.

Different isnt necessarily better. Android going with icons, to me its the "if it aint broke..." saying.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:24 9

3. baldilocks (Posts: 753; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


No customization = fail in my book.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:36 13

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


...customization? Like having moveable, resizeable tiles that change their info based on what you want without having to open the app (like a widget) and give you the option to change color, and do not clash or go missing because you chose a conflicting background image?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:39 9

14. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Too much customization means less performance stability and more confusion.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:58

25. Aeires (unregistered)


How is it confusing when I'm doing my own customization? If I set my phone up like I want it to look and operate, where's the confusion?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:29

34. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


It might be cofusing for people that are not used to use smartphones, specially kids, women and old people.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:13

47. Aeires (unregistered)


That totally contradicts getting a smartphone then. When you buy a smartphone, you have to know you are getting an advanced mobile device.

If it's too confusing, stick with feature phones.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:27 2

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


I still prefer icons on iPhone 5 :)

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:31 14

7. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


OK seriously stop the trolling, go enjoy static icons then you have no need to mention that phone in anyway

Just trolling for the sake of it

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:32 7

8. geniusjatt (Posts: 20; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


icons lol

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:38 1

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


That's 5 rows of apps... it's AWESOME!!!! LOLOL :D

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:13

31. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


your 4 inch screen is awsome! so is your purple flare and static lines. by the way, apple maps is out of this world!!!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:23 3

33. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


you mean the "icons" that apple license from nokia....

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:28

6. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


No "I like some parts but I don't like some?"

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:40

15. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Should be more options.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:37 1

11. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i dont really care what it is called! :)

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:37 5

12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


I love them!!!....and they are not copying anyhting that we have seen before, read iOS/Android.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:43 4

17. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I've never considered a Windows phone but I've just been into a phone shop for a browse while waiting to meet someone. I saw a HTC 8X. The icons on and information on the home screen looked nice. Not sure if better than Android but definitely different, but in a good way..

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:44 2

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 6014; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Don't like the Windows 8 interface. Hope they come up with something better next release of windows.

Please make better use of the track pad. Its too primitive to navigate through w8 interface.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:10

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


That's too bad gramps. You still use old unsupported windows or buy the 2000-3000$ mac PC.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:53 4

20. Meeii (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


I liked them in WP7 and I like them even better now in WP8. I'm so getting a lumia 920.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:55

21. Aeires (unregistered)


Nope. Tiles are not what I want to see all the time. Biggest reason I won't be using W8 on my computer either.

MS has a great mobile OS, just made it too restrictive with the tiles. If there was a way of getting rid of them, I'd be seriously looking at the Samsung Ativ or Nokia 920.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 08:56 2

24. digitalw (Posts: 65; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


It's strange on the begining. but i think it's OK, for me.
Don't argue is it ok or not. If you like it, buy it, if not... don't! :)
Simple as that!
Have a lovely day!

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:01 9

28. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Idk why a lot of people give Microsoft so much crap for trying something new. All the Android guys here scream for innovation, and when Microsoft tries, it's all "ugh so ugly, blah blah". I mean, you might not like the modern ui, but at least it's something out of the ordinary. I like it and think it's a refreshing experience on a phone, especially after having used WM. Definitely looking at WP8 once my upgrade comes.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:04 6

29. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


Thank you said it better then I could

Android users keep bashing apple for doing Nothing new, then when microsoft bring something refreshing there quick to slate it and defend there os for no actual reason then to try make everyone see android as superior

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 10:14 1

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


Its a fanboy thing.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:16 1

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


How are icons and widgets flexible?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:36 1

35. molina0512 (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The live tiles are different and good, they keep the new info updated, were as iOS and android do just stay still and makes you scroll to find either the app you need or the info you are looking for. At the same time, so many live tiles and information can feel/get a bit cramped and confusing, distracting at times. At then end it depends on what each person likes.

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:43 2

37. carlosechev07 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Live tiles are mere copy of Android Widgets.. in Android you can populate your desktop with icons or if you prefer you can populate it with usefull and more productives Widgets..!!

Widgets are absolutly better and more usefull than tiles. I repeat, tiles are plane clones of Android Widgets..!!

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