Here are 101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone 7.5

Here are 101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone 7.5
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 the universally smooth performance Microsoft achieved with it, but it’s clear that so far it’s had a lukewarm reception at best, and it’s still behind in features when compared to the big two, Android and iOS.

But those are just vague words - Microsoft has been patching bugs, and polishing it out quickly, yet it seems that the list of shortcomings is just too big. How big? Ex-Symbian and currently MeeGo user known as SamKB on My-Symbian gives 101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone Mango, with a couple of bonus ones for the extra flare. Compiling such a list is a massive work, and we ourselves are impressed with the level of detail covered, so we’d definitely recommend you to carefully check it out before hitting the store with the decision to get a Windows Phone. It might turn out to be wiser to wait for Windows Phone 8 Apollo, after all.

Some of the flaws are inherent for Microsoft’s mobile platforms, others come in comparison with features present in older Nokia phones and there’s a humiliating category showing how many things Windows Phone can’t do that even a feature phone can. One disclaimer is that the missing 101 features listed are tested on Nokia’s Lumia phones, allegedly bringing the best out of Microsoft’s mobile platform.

With no further ado, here they are:


The cruel conclusion follows as a comment to the post: “Nokia as a specialist phone company is miles ahead of Microsoft in phone OS. MeeGo Harmattan is a gem which works admirably well even in its first incarnation. Elop threw away pearls in exchange for worthless stones.

Now, do you agree with that? Some of the users have criticized certain points and the author has willingly changed and in some cases replaced them with others. Head to the source below if you have your own thoughts and disagreements, but don’t hesitate to also let us know about them in the comments section.

source: My Symbian

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1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I agree with it all!

4. feelman666

Posts: 3; Member since: May 17, 2012

the feel when no gf

20. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

me too, especially with 1,3,4 and 29.

28. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i think its amazing they only get 16gb of memory lol, when on my sgs2 or my infuse i get 16gb plus up to 32gb expansion.

55. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

So whats with all the hype with smoked by windows phone when the STUPID wp7 OS cant do all that, i rather stick with dead, poor Symbian than wp7 atleast i can do whenever i want whenever i want :)

180. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Oh yeah me too cuz I need all these features to actually make my phone useable! Oh wait... I'm not a fanboy who is obsessed with specs. Also most of these are not necessary to make a good OS. And smoked by windows was all about real world use. Which most of these features are not needed for.

188. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

I'm sorry but as a $700+ USD (unsubsidized) FLAGSHIP phone, I expect it to do everything and have everything, including the proverbial kitchen sink. A $385+ USD (unsubsidized) Nokia 701 running Nokia Belle FP1 can do more than this "FLAGSHIP" phone.

22. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

zZz... It clearly is some kind of special person who have written that list. Who else would take the time? Some things don't even make sense to complain at, iike the Back-button not being disabled while in app. Hello, some apps actually uses the back button to navigate? And it's also used to bring forth the multitask option. Boring, half-biased list.

61. SleepingOz unregistered

half biased? I'm curious how is this half biased? All of these statements listed above are TRUE! You're the biased one who's in denial!

109. rnk.khch

Posts: 86; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

None of those are true!! You will realize that once you change the old-fashioned view of looking at phones. Everybody I have talked to confirms that WP7.5 experience is the smoothest, most effortless, and most enjoyable experience ever!!!

113. SleepingOz unregistered

Another, in denial, fanboy. Well, I'm glad you're enjoying your limited phone.

218. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Good for ya mate.

127. Henrik

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

What do You know about what's true or not? How long have you yourself used a Windows Phone? I'm down for 1.5 years, how about you? Every experienced Windows Phone user knows that a lot of what the author says is pure biased bulls**t that is just a matter of personal taste or just pure Wrong. A lot of things are true, but everything is not as black/white as he tries to make it sound like. He don't even give explanations to how the functions works - he just goes ahead and complains anyhow. And the dude is an avid Symbian/MeeGo user (NOT Windows Phone user) who is hurt because Nokia dumped his choice of OS and went with another, is that a person to "speak the truth" about the platform? No. He's just speaking his mind and personal taste, just like everyone else.

134. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker. WTF

214. rocky459

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 27, 2012

Bro it works , i m using it :D :D Its a biased Review @phonearena: Do sumthng of it :) :)

138. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

While a lot of what he said is in fact true "all" of it is not 22, 27, 46, 54, 63, 64, 66 and 70 are false, I should know, I have a Windows phone

196. Penny

Posts: 1859; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Some of them are true, some of them are false; most of the WP7 fans will admit as much. For you to say that ALL of these statements are true indicates two things: A) You don't know what you're talking about, simply because not all of them are true. B) You apparently feel more strongly about this than WP7 fanboys. Axe to grind there?

224. jnkAL

Posts: 5; Member since: May 18, 2012

A lot of them are utterly not true. A lot of others are written in such a way that they seem like negatives when in reality they aren't Also more refer to the pre-mango situation as opposed to the post mango reality.

36. RangersK

Posts: 68; Member since: May 15, 2012

Did you read all of them? I'm just curious...

165. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ya some of them i dont think are negatives... i like having wifi turned off when the screen is off because it saves battery and i like having one volume for everything...

236. ashu277

Posts: 18; Member since: May 20, 2012

cool answer :)

47. APPLE_R0YALLY

Posts: 73; Member since: May 08, 2012

WE™ all so agree to.....!?

72. Techsword

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is very disapointing. I wanted a Windows phone so bad, though im waiting for 8. But this is a LONG list, and alot of them are very important to every day use. The kinds of things that are not noticed when using phones that have them and will be sorely missed without them. Hopefully microsoft reads this list and listens.

140. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

don't let that long biased tirade be the only influence in your decision, go try the phone out before you take anyone else's opinion.

145. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Bias not withstanding, the list calls out too many deal-breakers for me to consider the phone, regardless of how it looks or feels in person.

225. jnkAL

Posts: 5; Member since: May 18, 2012

Well considering a lot of those things listed are not true, I'd take the list with a bit of distance. It's quite clear it was written by someone disgruntled by the fact his OS of choice was abandoned by nokia.

227. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

it is sad how PHONEARENA lets this Victor Trolls WP just because he doesnt like it.. that doesnt mean anyone can like it.. i mean you really have to hate something to make a list about why you hate it.. damm victor you really not professional and seriously not etic making people trolls into a OS just because you dont like it.. some of them on the list IOS not able to do either like not having micro sd (even the sony xperia s, or the HTC one, and some new ones) you said not been able to upgrade? ok tell that to android.. the 4.0 have been on market for more than 6 months and still theres only like 4 phones that has it.. and really the list is just stupid.. but so you do Victor for writing this article that doesnt make anything but to make people to hate the system. and make people like Techword think again about gettig it.. thats really not necessary i dont see any article regarding how android makes phones with 2.3 without been able to upgrade to 4.0 never ever... officially of course..

233. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Its true. I feel like when i read Victors articles, im reading from a complete ios fanboy.

92. jimjam unregistered

htc radar can do 27!

126. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

I'm moving to Pocketnow.com PhoneArena is now full of fanboyism

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