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  1. Dos101

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    I think you'll notice a huge difference in the responsiveness of the phone, I used to have a Pre 2 as well, it feels prehistoric compared to my Lumia 920 and 1520. You might want to check out the Help and How-To section of wpcentral, lots of useful tips there: http://www.wpcentral.com/help

    In general wpcentral.com is a great resource for any Windows Phone user.

    Microsoft also has a nice guide for how to do certain things on your Windows Phone as well: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/how-to/wp8/tips-and-tricks
     
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    Finally got my 928. Its definitely nice. Typing is awkward because I came from a keyboard, but still nice.
     
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    If programs list could be sorted by most used, it would be the perfect phone. And Telegram needs live tile or... die.
     
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    After awhile of using it, it is nice. Coming from a palm pre 2 or more specifically WebOS, there are a few gesture based controls I wish it had. The most specific one I can think of an application for is swipe up to close application. Right now they have a confusing back button maybe exits, or hold back button and see all apps are open. If you could swipe up on the hold back button menu to close applications that would be nice although not necessary. I do really miss a keyboard, the speed an accuracy was great, but this touch screen keyboard is functional.
     
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    Congrats! In general that will always be the case when going from a physical keyboard to a virtual one. It's why many people I know still tend to use a Blackberry.

    Sorting options will be added in the 8.1 update, you'll have the same sorting options for apps as in Windows 8.1, if what is reported is true anyways.

    I really really liked my Touchpad, especially all the gestures. Actually the only thing I liked about iOS 7 (and I'm glad to see also Windows 8 has) is the swipe to close apps , it's extremely intuitive compared to the confusing way we have it on Windows Phone, as you point out. With the GDR3 update they at least added an "X" to the multitasking screen to close an app, but in Windows Phone 8.1 it looks like swiping down will close the app, making things just a little nicer http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/11/5400660/windows-phone-8-1-features-leaked
     
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    Anyone have much experience with nokias camera apps. There is a lot of them. I can read online reviews but would like some tpu thoughts.
     
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    There's really only one Nokia camera app, Nokia Camera http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/nokia-camera/bfd2d954-12da-415c-ad99-69a20f101e04 which allows you to change a bunch of image settings as you would on a DSLR. Along with video recording, built into that app is Nokia Smart Cam, which basically allows you to take a bunch of photos very quickly, with the ability to manipulate the photo by using the other shots you just took. Both have built-in tutorials (which I believe appear when you first use the app) which do a pretty good job at explaining how they work.

    If you have something called Nokia Pro Camera on your phone then you need to update the app as it got renamed to Nokia Camera.

    Apart from that Windows Phone has something called Lenses, which are essentially add-ons for the camera. Nokia Cinemagraph, Nokia Panorama, Nokia Refocus, etc. are all lenses that can be accessed either in your app list, or by choosing "Lenses" in Nokia Camera, or the built in camera app.

    Here's the FAQ for Nokia Camera http://www.nokia.com/ca-en/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142217

    Hopefully that helps.
     
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    got stuck in the refurb circle when my 928s headphone jack went after a week of use. I'm on my third one now and it is broken now -.-
    so tomorrow I'm going to get an icon, hopefully this one is less problematic. From what I have read I just got unlucky.
     
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    telegram, i just take it to my list as alternate
    looks pretty simple, reminds me of whatsapp
     
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    My first post on this forum, so hello everyone :)

    I have Lumia 625 for a week. Good phone but resolution may be better. Can't wait for 8.1 update!
     
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    Lumia 720 here :) Killer battery life, but a bit low on ram horizon. Likes to turn off 9gag app after some scrolling, GIF playback is really stuttering. Other than that - phone is sweet.
     
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    Lumia 925 no brand here :rockout: from a great LG Optimus G :pimp:
     
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    Welcome and hello! Same here, hoping to get access to the developer preview for it when I go to BUILD in a couple weeks.

    RAM shouldn't be too much of an issue, I think there was a report done a while ago that concluded 99% of apps and games in the Store could run on 512MB devices. 9GAG has been problematic for me on every Windows Phone device I've owned, they really need to update that app.

    Welcome! I really love the look of the 925, awesome phone!
     
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    Just purchased a Nokia 520 when my old inspire started giving me fits. There are several things I miss about android, independant volume control for apps/ringer/notification, different notification tones for email and text, a file manager, and the ability to download my podcast and save to my SD card so I dont have to stream it. I hate streaming, because if the app isn't the focus, it stops playing. I think some of these are getting addressed in the 8.1 update, which is why I subscribed to the developers list :). Certianly more fluid than my old android phone and for $63 with no contract or activation fees, even better.
     
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    Welcome to the club! Having used an iPhone 3G/4/4S and a Nexus S in the past I too miss a lot of features present on both of those platforms but missing on Windows Phone. Most, if not all, of those will be addressed in the 8.1 update though, you can find a fairly comprehensive list of what's coming in the update here http://www.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-81-features

    Ya at the price you definitely can't complain too much.
     
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    does anyone know of a good music app? The default one is very lacking. I can't even skip ahead in the track. If I pause for to long it looses where it left off on the track. Very annoying. Thanks for any help.
     
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    there are a couple that you can try:

    Nokia MixRadio is an excellent app, and incorporates Nokia's own music service with it as well (but ti can be used as a stand alone music player too) http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/store/app/nokia-mixradio/f5874252-1f04-4c3f-a335-4fa3b7b85329

    Xbox Music is what will replace the built in app in Windows Phone in the 8.1 update (reportedly) http://www.windowsphone.com/en-ca/store/app/xbox-music/d2b6a184-da39-4c9a-9e0a-8b589b03dec0


    Nokia MixRadio has worked far better than Xbox Music for me as it correctly detects all the artist/album info and album art on my phone, where Xbox Music doesn't for certain albums for some strange reason.
     
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    Yea, neither one of those will allow me to jump to a certain point in a song or resume from where I left off after being paused after a certain amount of time.
     
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    Hold the next or previous buttons to skip forward or back in a song. After you start playing a song, even if you close the app you should be able to pick up where you left off, unless you restart your phone or play a video or audio file in another app.
     
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    Guess I'm used to Android where I just touch the timeline where I want to resume.
     
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    Windows phone is pretty nice, but it still needs that little bit of polish with little quality of life features.
     
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    Wait for 8.1 update :)
     
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    I am super excited for the update. I'll be spamming for update checks to get it as soon as it drops.
     
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    Here's a some videos with some in an depth look at the new features in Windows Phone 8.1









     
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