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Just got my hands on my first WP7 device

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by j_ryan, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. j_ryan

    j_ryan Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 10, 2010
    Computer Repair
    East Tennessee
    My uncle works for Microsoft in Florida, and he was given a WP7 based Samsung Focus last week. I was able to check it out while he was visiting, and I have to say it was ten times better than I was expecting.

    I love my Droid X and its gigantic screen, so even the 4" Super AMOLED felt a little cramped. The screen res and overall crispness was astonishing. It made me notice how the X's resolution just seems a little too tall now.

    WP7's interface is like a work of art. It almost comes off as Apple Inspired in the amount of control Microsoft assumes with this platform. Everything is fairly uniform, similar to iOS and its squares. WP7's keyboard felt like it could have been bigger, but it was use Zune inspired interface got me thinking about Android's UI. It's not great. I love the freedom, though, so I'll be keeping my X until I can switch to a tablet full-time.

    What did you think of WP7? Strengths over Android?


  2. NunyaBidnez

    NunyaBidnez Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    I would have to say that the ability to sync it with the Zune software is a definite plus for WP7. Itunes is ok for organizing music but the UI on the Zune software is nicer and more user friendly. It would be nice if Android had it's own media software.
  3. speedracer68

    speedracer68 Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    I was at mom's yesterday, waiting to go to the relatives for dinner, so I headed to the wireless store in the local Wal Mart to play around and kill some time. WP7 seemed like a curiosity, but I really didn't give it much of a chance.

    I tried out the Focus and I was blow away at how smooth and fast the OS is. Seeing the home screen with the live tiles in pictures and in videos really doesn't do the interface justice. The browser over wi-fi was also extremely fast and responsive, not what I was expecting -- made my new D2 look poky by comparison.

    It's tough to tell how a phone will perform once you get it home and use it for a couple of weeks, but my initial impressions of the OS are pretty positive.
  4. I personally am really impressed with WP7, more than likely going to upgrade to one in the next month or so and keep my droids as fun device for use on WiFi
  5. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I haven't gotten to use it yet.

    I know that I hated win mo on the HD2..

    Looking at win 7 I fear more of the same.

    At either rate, not really overly interested.

    If I ever see one and get to play around, i will give it a fair chance.

    Would not touch it as far as upgrades go without a good test drive.

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