Want to tell Microsoft and the whole world what you think about your Windows Phone handset? Now you can

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform sure has a long way to go until it catches up with the current market leaders – Android and iOS – though, the guys at Redmond sure seem determined at making it reality. And sure, this means mainly going for the low- and mid-range segments and targeting developing markets, such as Africa and India, with low-cost, bang-for-buck devices.

For the most part, this attempt has been a success – there are a lot of users who are happy with their Microsoft handsets, Windows Phone's market share is growing in certain areas (albeit it's next to non-existent in China), and a brand loyalty is slowly forming up, but the lack of apps and the unconventional Live Tile-based homescreen are still a turnoff for many potential customers.

Now, in a move, which signals that Microsoft is confident in its products, the company has posted a link to its product review page on its website – a place where owners of any type of Lumia handset can go and write about their positive impressions, or dirty and gritty disappointments, of owning a Windows Phone device.

The reviews, of course, range from “Worst phone I've ever had” to “Best phone I've ever had”, so any experienced Internet shopper will know to look at the good reviews to bad reviews ratio, and look at the way that an opinion has been written up and formulated, in order to assess its credibility.

So there you go. Love your Lumia? Post it up. Want to know if a specific Lumia is a good gift choice for the upcoming holidays? Check it out.

Microsoft's Lumia reviews page

via: WMPoweruser



1. noler

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

I switched from Android to WP a year and a half ago and I never looked back.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I couldn't do that. I realized after 5 days of using a Lumia 635 as my daily driver that I'm far too dependent on the Safeway app and the official app for my bank. I tried making it by with the Safeway mobile website, but it sucked; also you can't deposit checks through my banks website using the phones camera...obviously. My other complaints which would not have ruined it for me but we're inconvenient were the lack of an official Dropbox app, no Xfinity TV Go/HBO Go, and no Chromecast support; my two Chromecasts were essentially useless. Other than the app situation I LOVED that 635. It's hardware was excellent, it ran just fine. If I had my two needed apps I would have kept it.

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

to microsoft make windows more usable stop overpricing start giving latest specs stop bragging about it doesnt need high end processor if it doesnt need - why did you put 800 processor on 930 u could have given 200 or 400??? and why you are not been able to give your new features to 1020 inspite you priced heavily more than iphone 5s? bcoz of processor lol

6. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

and bring gapps...to help make life easy for people who switch to wp from android! pleeeeeeease!!

15. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

its good for those who dont use apps much nor do much then camera and calling apart from it it cant do much...

18. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Don't troll. If you use WP, You should be knowing the capabilities. I used WP, Now I am using Android. But once a successor to L1520 be released i will again switch to WP. Android in low- mid rangers gives worst user experience to me.

12. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

If you look at the iPhone 6, you'll see that specs really DON'T matter as much as the hardware-software optimization. WP8 is a light OS; it can run on phones with 512MB RAM with minimal lag. The higher-end the phone, the more powerful the processor. Even though it's a light OS, you can't expect Microsoft to put the same processor across all its devices. And last I checked, the 1020 is still cheaper than the iPhone 5s.

14. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

its not cheaper its way to cheaper.. was avaialble at 50k now 22k and now its now enjoying the the latest features like android you get new features with new updates bcoz its processor cannot handle that much.. i like wp due to unique but i hate more giving minor specs and restricting the developers... and the most importantly pricing and availability

19. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I agree that L1020 was overpriced when it launched. But L1520 and all other phones are priced better than equivalent Android. (Except Chinese phones).

3. nbringer

Posts: 180; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Interesting page, I'll keep an eye on the reviews, although there will probably be a lot of garbage reviews there, but hey, we've been warned :)) @noler I presently have two handsets, a flagship Android and a budget Lumia. The funny thing is I got immediately attached to the Lumia. Can't say the same about the Android flagship. I prefer it only for its larger screen, but I fear it will be replaced soon by a second Windows machine. There is only one thing I will miss from an android phone: playing XCOM.

4. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

the quality of apps are behind android and iOS , yeah its not Microsoft or Nokia or WP fault, but as regular user , i hope it is better

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Best thing was Nokia name on / in it.

10. fsnas

Posts: 122; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

I beg to differ! nokia was the worst thing for their phones. people still have the bad impression about the symbian and a lot of them still think new nokia devices run their old OS. removing nokia brand was the the best move that Microsoft has done.

7. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Nah, I'll skip this.

8. tkk76

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

I happy with the savings from getting a free 630 on Cricket. Expected the limited app store, but disappointed that the browser crashes too often (likely due to insuf memory) and there are not browser alternatives. Limits to 3rd party apps is one thing, but problems with a core feature like the browser is a bigger issue.

9. tkk76

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

As a positive, other than the occasional browser issue, the platform appears to perform more smoothly using low end hardware. Android seems to promote planned obsolescence, where you have to keep upgrading to bleeding edge hardware or your phone slows to a crawl if you install many apps.

11. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Just need more apps, and make the tiles smaller like apple and Google and it's time for a new lumia design

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It doesn't really matter what we tell Microsoft if the carriers don't update. Verizon is really fu***ng its users in that there isn't one single device that's received the 8.1 update. In fact, they just recently retired the Icon. I have the ATIV SE which was released just 6 months ago and nothing. Can't put the Dev Preview because of severe instability and there's no way to flash back to the stock ROM. WP8 doesn't begin and end with Nokia folks.

17. HarryWild

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Microsoft needs to step up big time in the U.S. market place and focus on getting broader distribution of it medium to high end smartphones. Tying up a model to an exclusive U.S. carrier that limited the overall features of a particular U.S. model is a killer for sales when you go against unlocked high end models like the iPhones and Nexus phones. There will sure be some suckers; but most people will want to have their $500-$800 phone be able to use on more then one carrier and want to have it be like the Lumia international features that is available worldwide except in North America market place!

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