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Here are 101 reasons not to buy Windows Phone 7.5

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

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, 07:40 49

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I agree with it all!

posted on 17 May 2012, 07:44 4

4. feelman666 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 May 2012)

the feel when no gf

posted on 17 May 2012, 07:55 11

20. hkxm8 (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 17 May 2012, 08:08 11

28. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:01 17

55. shy2papa (Posts: 336; Member since: 23 Jan 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 :)

posted on 17 May 2012, 14:34 3

180. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 16:23 4

188. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 07:59 13

22. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:07 23

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!

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:19 1

109. rnk.khch (Posts: 86; Member since: 30 Jan 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!!!

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:28 13

113. SleepingOz (unregistered)

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

posted on 18 May 2012, 06:36 1

218. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 161; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)

Good for ya mate.

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:02 6

127. Henrik (Posts: 141; Member since: 18 Feb 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:11 9

134. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

65. FM radio doesn’t work on speaker.


posted on 18 May 2012, 03:22 3

214. rocky459 (Posts: 6; Member since: 27 Mar 2012)

Bro it works , i m using it :D :D

Its a biased Review @phonearena: Do sumthng of it :) :)

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:29 7

138. DechyX (Posts: 142; Member since: 16 May 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

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:03 1

196. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 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?

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:46

224. jnkAL (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 May 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 08:19 7

36. RangersK (Posts: 68; Member since: 15 May 2012)

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

posted on 17 May 2012, 13:17 2

165. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 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...

posted on 23 May 2012, 03:46 1

236. ashu277 (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 May 2012)

cool answer :)

posted on 17 May 2012, 08:41 4

47. APPLE_R0YALLY (banned) (Posts: 73; Member since: 08 May 2012)

WE™ all so agree to.....!?

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:24 6

72. Techsword (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:31 8

140. DechyX (Posts: 142; Member since: 16 May 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.

posted on 17 May 2012, 12:01 5

145. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 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.

posted on 18 May 2012, 11:49 1

225. jnkAL (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 May 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.

posted on 18 May 2012, 20:19 2

227. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 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..

posted on 21 May 2012, 22:17 1

233. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 208; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:48 3

92. jimjam (unregistered)

htc radar can do 27!

posted on 17 May 2012, 11:00 11

126. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

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

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