x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA
  • Options

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…

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:18 3

66. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)

Wow!!! this sounds like ios also

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:21 2

68. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

the article was kinda true but mean, for it purely tells negative i was able to use symbian and an ios and now an android and a wp7 using the os offers simplicity and contentment its easy to use and very intuitive coming from an android its really hard to like wp7 AT FIRST! but as i starting to discover the fluidity of the os it makes me love it more than my android and even my ios(the only advantage is the ecosystem) suggesting wp7 in people who are using highend droids are difficult because of the os simplicity but WHEN try using it i'll guarantee that it will offer something different that cannot be explained by mare words it is close to the word contentment the simplistic approach is one of the best im nothing against any os im not a fanboy of any of it as a matter of fact im planning to get galaxy s III to try a built in ics os.. my only point is that wp7 doesnt deserve to be criticized by the people who haven't tried the os yet for weeks or for a month. its like judging the book by its cover..

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:23 5

69. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

I tried using a Windows Phone, but it was after owning an gsm Galaxy Nexus. I couldn't even give it 30 days but I forced myself to give it a solid try. After some heavy use, I went back to my Nexus with glad and sincerely open arms. My conclusion was that Windows Phone was just stupid. That being said, 104 seems a little nitpicky seeing that even on the other two big OS you can't download music players without a connection. (unless they're already preinstalled) How else would you download it? Connecting to your desktop? The rest, pretty spot on.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:33 1

77. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 185; Member since: 03 May 2012)

"Windows phone was stupid"
Like a 3rd grader wrote this.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:09 2

103. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

I had to explain it in simple laymens terms since those who don't use Android say it's "complicated", meanwhile the rest of the world understands it completely. So yeah, it's stupid. Somehow you understood the word and my point.

posted on 17 May 2012, 18:09

198. Penny (Posts: 1672; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Conversely, I could argue that those with WP7 devices spend less time on their phones, the result of which is their blissful ignorance of missing features and higher satisfaction with the user experience.

If they spend less time on the phone, does that mean they spend more time being productive in the real world? If they are more productive in the real world than Android users, is their intellect simply more capable than Android users?

Well, since you started down this path, who am I to refute baseless generalizations?

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:24

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

Nokia and MS haters. Read it and then post your meaningless coments.

To tell the truth, Symbian indeed has much more features than typical android boy ever heard.
Don't forget how android looked like few years ago. Should I point you his limitations at this time? W7 started a year ago. Few months ago received a huge update and at the end of this year Nokia is going to release Windows 8 phone. Still, fanboys claim progress is too slow.

Btw. does your android can change themes?

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:37 5

80. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

My android can change themes, wallpapers, live wallpapers, keyboards, number of homescreens, app drawer, dock, system fonts, launchers(i can even put a Windows Phone launcher on it, lol)..you name it, i can change it!

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:29

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

it was just a question. No need to get nasty.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:27 5

74. Chaoko (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Most of these features also apply to IOS, my GF has 24gb available in her Samsung Focus...It is a bit rough as many users just don't want it too complicated, I still like the OS.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:32

76. arsenaljimenez (Posts: 185; Member since: 03 May 2012)

None of these things make a huge difference besides the flash player. Ive had all three, and would choose wp7 everyt time. Some of these dont even make sense, made by a fanboy? Wp7 is gonna over take the others with wp8, so say whatever you want about 7.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:34 6

78. karandeepchopra (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)

Oh i respectfully agree to those 101 reasons
Windows OS for mobile just totally sucks..........

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:41 3

81. onggeo (Posts: 30; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I'm a WP 7.5 user (I have an HTC 7 Trophy), and I agree with some points and find other points to be completely useless for how I use my phone which is basically surfing the web, playing a few games, and most of all social networking and texting. My biggest pet peeve is how wifi turns off when screen is locked. It gets me paranoid as I only have 300mb per month worth of data. A data counter app like 3G Watchdog would be the perfect remedy imo. That said the only thing that really bothers me is how PA entitled the article. I know they're just doing a public service and pointing out flaws of the OS, but I feel like they're singling out WP and it's like they're dissing the OS. Entitling it "Why people should wait for WP8" would be a better title imho.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:21 3

110. Victor.H (Posts: 790; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Thanks for sharing your experience. Point taken that the title could have been different. It is what it is partly as homage to the idea of the author of the list, and while I can agree that it gives the provocative negative side, it makes it perfectly clear that we're talking about Windows Phone 7.5 as it is in the moment, not Windows Phone after a year, or a decade.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:43 3

83. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

I am just not sure why you would buy a windows phone. If you disable all of those features on other phone OS's (android or ios) and you could "smoke" others too. I bet I can boot up a windows 3.1 computer ( with 640x480 resolution (no 3d) simple driver,no sound, no cd drive and no other features) on an old 80486 faster than windows 7 on pentium x.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:00

100. jimjam (unregistered)

except the smoking was done using common tasks everyone does. WP7 does the main stuff well... it just has a lot of little missing things right now that are really not all that necessary at the end of the day. The developemnt focused on getting the core things right (and rightly so!) and is working on the little bits as it goes along. The joys of starting afresh... it can't all happen instantly.

posted on 17 May 2012, 13:53 1

169. jimjam (unregistered)

The thumbs down was probably someone who got smoked!

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:43

84. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

Wow good thing this site isnt the place where the world buys phones...lol

The title is just pure hatred...lol

over 20 reasons is excessive... 101 is insanely prejudice!

either way... people will buy windows phones and love them...

its like we want an OS that gives "freedom" and "options" but want to "restrict" everyone to buying one specific OS device "android"..... thats not reality...

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:44 5

85. fongy (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


I was considering jumping from Android to WP8 next year, but I doubt most of these will be fixed... the volume issues and ringtone issues are just criminal, as is the lack of 3rd part browsers...

MMS restrictions are also horrific...

And no file manager... or mass storage?!?!


And the whole dependency on Zune is just totally unnecessary... it's iTunes all over again...

I'm sure WP8 will address technical issues such as expandable memory, screen resolution, etc.

But they need to let go a bit otherwise what you've got is a very under-developed iOS-style system with a fraction of the functionality or apps... and why would you bother with that?

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:44 6

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

@ Victor.H, I don't anything against your website but as you stated: ''PhoneArena is saying that you should know about the missing features before you decide whether to buy Windows Phone now''...Then you should chnage the tittle of the article to say: ''101 things you should know before buying a WP7 phone''...that would sound more professional.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:46

89. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

totally agree


posted on 17 May 2012, 10:05

102. jimjam (unregistered)

phonearena is now a tabloid ... time to find a more intelligent site.

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:26 3

112. Victor.H (Posts: 790; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Point taken that the title could have been less radical, yet for many those 101 things could actually stop them from buying a WP device at the moment, right?

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:31 1

117. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

but why would you want to "stop" someone from buying a phone?

all we can do is educate, recommend, persuade.

never "stop"... i can see if WP7 devices were packed with C4 and killing people after so many calls...lol


posted on 17 May 2012, 13:55 1

170. jimjam (unregistered)

exactly...really if this was an intelligent article you'd instead educate the public on the benefits on wp7 intead of trying to give further credit to some disgruntled symbian and meego fans.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:46 4

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

so yesterday i postad a comment saying i was tempted to use a windows phone at this time...
i take that back! ill jus wait for WP8

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:48 1

90. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

If Iphone 2G can arrive with no MMS and cut and paste, then windows will be ok.

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:48 6

91. samystic (Posts: 231; Member since: 25 Mar 2012)

17. Images and photos cannot be renamed in the phone
wait... what????

20. Alarm clock cannot work when phone is turned off. All Nokia Symbian and Meego phones can do this.
what the f**k?

21. The idle screen is completely blank and cannot display time or notifications.
u kidding me MS?

22. Only photos allowed as email attachments, documents not allowed.
don't like it eh MS?

24. Cannot stream audio from video to Bluetooth devices (No A2DP).
stop this nonsense MS!

25. No support for full on-device encryption required for secure applications like mobile banking and online payment.
what were you thinking MS??

30. No always visible status bar for battery life, signal strength, carrier, 2G/3G wi-fi, Bluetooth on.

32. Search and Back button cannot be de-activated in apps or games and easily touched by accident which interrupt your user experience.

should i waste my time mentioning all?? nah!!

MS you have destroyed Nokia!

loyal Nokia fan

posted on 17 May 2012, 09:49 3

95. jimjam (unregistered)

More Wp7 hating from phonearena. What is your problem?!?!

posted on 17 May 2012, 10:16 6

107. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)

I know right? If not for them, Windows Phone would be flying off the shelves in record numbers... and maybe not have all the above issues.

Want to comment? Please login or register.

Latest stories