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Reports mount about Windows Phone 8 freezes, random reboots and battery issues

0. phoneArena posted on 19 Nov 2012, 03:13

Windows Phone 8 is here and it’s been here for a couple of weeks now. This means that users have had some time to really dive deeper…

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posted on 19 Nov 2012, 05:54 2

19. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Wait, so despite all the multitasking restrictions and so-called optimizations, WP still has batt and stability issues? Lol.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 13:10 1

52. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

coming from a android user this just sounds funny... :D

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 14:22 1

57. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Its more undestandable in Android as there's a huge variety of hardware in Android, a ton of features, proper multitasking and a variety of UI skins, but in WP Microsoft controls almost everything, the OS itself is stilĺ highly restricted and nowhere near as functional as Android, yet it already has freeze, reboot and battery issues, thats quite a sad site for such a controlled OS, but i guess its expected with it being a MS product :) so no suprises here.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 06:07 2

20. Ruckus (Posts: 286; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

I have constant freezing and rebooting... with Android *cue the fail horn front price is right*...

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 06:32 4

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

Lol, I haven´t seen a single Android phone that doesn´t freeze and reboot. I have heard a couple of complains about battery life and people said that deactivaing NFC would help fix the problem.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:41 3

29. brycdavis (Posts: 30; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

My One X has never froze or randomly re-boot

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 19:55

65. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)

while i cant speak for every andriod owner, my evo 4g has never frozen or randomly rebooted in the two years ive had it. It has only fc once, when i was listening to pandora while on dolphin browser with pa open and another tab loading espn.com so i could get some scores for games at the time.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:15

24. Credo (Posts: 749; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)

my lumia 900 also has that issue, sinds i updated it :)

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 07:48

31. gopi.sankar (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Yeah, me to facing battery issue. The battery charge is not even can with stand one day with minimal usage. Hope Microsoft address this issue ASAP.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 08:56

36. fervid (Posts: 183; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

No reboots here. Only freezes are with 3rd Party Apps- Words with Friends is very slow to respond, but eventually responds. My music loads a bit slow too, but then again I have 4000+ High Quality M4A/AAC files on it to scan through (Loading a song in the A's is quick, but the other side of the alphabet is slow, so there must be some slow indexing or no indexing used). My Battery is 1-1.5 days (Could even be 2 days with average use. Better than any other Android on ATT other than Note 2.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 09:11

40. lyndon420 (Posts: 5002; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

This is actually pretty bad considering how long they were working on it before they released it.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 14:26

58. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Exactly, and all the hype. :)
Think we all expected too much of MS, freezes,and reboots are features in their products, we cant expect them to change now, lol.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 11:42

49. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

wow. i cant believe phonearena used the verge as a source. they are one of the most biased sites on the internet. you will never get an informed article about both sides of the story. please dont bring their BS to this site.

on the other hand, i have a lumia 920 and have not had my phone reboot randomly and i use it all day every day for multiple things while having multiple things open. the battery power at first was weak but it isnt anymore. once it goes through a couple charge cycles it is fine. thats kind of crazy right? dont battery instructions tell you you need a couple charge cycles to set the life of the battery? god forbid the lumia 920's battery being the same way. i wonder why the verge left that bit of info out? it would go against their bais.

please lets stick to better informed articles on phonearena.

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 13:21

54. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

The verge is an awesome site, just because they say stuff you don't like doesn't make them biased.
I feel sorry for you, poor soul

posted on 19 Nov 2012, 14:32

59. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1042; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

Same with my S3, dont tell the WP fanboys though, it goes against what they'd like to believe. :'D

I find it hilarious they have to turn off NFC to save battery, i've got NFC and S Beam constantly on on my S3 and it lasts 1.5-2days on moderate use. :)

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 09:45

74. RockyMount (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Nokia gave me the following advize after my phone rebooted twice yesterday - make sure you use the back button when exiting any app as it otherwize stays open. If the number of open apps gets too high the phone reboots. It is thus similar to a regular Windows PC - you cannot have too many open programs before performance deteriorates.

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