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Old 26th April 2013, 11:01   #886
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Since my question got drowned in the din of excited new Lumia buyers, let me repeat:

What is so excellent about Nokia map software, when there are no locations marked in their maps?

Also the state road network marked on Google maps is more detailed and accurate.
I agree. In terms of accuracy and navigation routing (forming best possible route), Google maps are better than Nokia maps. Few months back, while driving to a not so major town in Maharashtra, we had both maps based navigation on. My wife was using Google maps on her Android phone and I was using Nokia maps on Lumia. Overall, I found map and routing in Google map was much better. Nokia map suggested me to take some really small roads that only local Bolero can use.

However, somewhere on the way, there was a patch with no network. Google maps totally got blank, whereas Lumia was continuing to show direction.
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Old 26th April 2013, 12:09   #887
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I have 2 Lumia 800 from jan 2012 and am considering purchase of a Lumia 820/920 for my son. Not that I personally consider Lumia/win OS to be the best but I personally do not prefer:

1. The plastic look and curved shape of Samsung phones.
2. The Android OS
3. The aged interface of the Iphone (have a ipad 4 which has the same interface and it is becoming boring to me). I do not prefer to overpay for a phone and interface that looked the same some years ago too. Things have changed under the hood, mostly for the better, but I do not care.

Compared with this, the things about Lumia and the platform that keep me interested include:
1. Rectangular look and good phone build quality
2. Easiness of win os interface
3. Syncing of contacts with hotmail/outlook (I use gmail for mails but hotmail for contacts sync)
4. Not much into apps. 8-10 apps will do.
5. My son does not like too much the limited games in Windows but that problem has been corrected with the ipad.
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Old 26th April 2013, 12:26   #888
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ANyone using the Lumia 520's ?

Any reports on the battery life?
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Old 26th April 2013, 12:33   #889
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ANyone using the Lumia 520's ?

Any reports on the battery life?
I am using it since almost a week now.
Battery life is normal,lasts a day(24 hours) with 3G usage.
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Nokia maps are the best offline maps you can get with navigation(not talking about HERE maps but HERE Drive) with probably free lifetime updates
Is the database for Here Map is different from Here Drive?
I was not talking about navigation abilities or features, but a simple basic requirement for a map: if places do not exist on the map, it is just a drawing. Places also includes roads and chowks etc.

As an example: I drove from Pune to Daman by simply searching the Hotel's name on google maps. I don't see that level of details in Here maps (browser version). I don't know if there is a more detailed view (with regards to roads and places) available on Nokia phone.

By the way, the Hotel's location was duplicate marked on google maps. One was right and another was wrong location. Unfortunately the google navigation picked up wrong one. But as soon as I reached the hotel, I reported the problem with the wrong location, and google removed the erroneous entry promptly. Now it shows the correct Hotel location.

How I reached the place? Because google maps had detailed road map with names. That helped me.
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NOKIA:
GOOGLE:

The route given by Nokia map is horrible after entry to Daman. Route given by Google (though doesn't look as big on map), is well very good.

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I agree. In terms of accuracy and navigation routing (forming best possible route), Google maps are better than Nokia maps. Few months back, while driving to a not so major town in Maharashtra, we had both maps based navigation on. My wife was using Google maps on her Android phone and I was using Nokia maps on Lumia. Overall, I found map and routing in Google map was much better. Nokia map suggested me to take some really small roads that only local Bolero can use.

However, somewhere on the way, there was a patch with no network. Google maps totally got blank, whereas Lumia was continuing to show direction.
I guess I will come to know the exact benefit of Nokia soon, since I am going to buy a Lumia, hahaha.

Does the magnetometer on 620 actually help in navigation?

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I have 2 Lumia 800 from jan 2012 and am considering purchase of a Lumia 820/920 for my son. Not that I personally consider Lumia/win OS to be the best but I personally do not prefer:

1. The plastic look and curved shape of Samsung phones.
2. The Android OS
3. The aged interface of the Iphone (have a ipad 4 which has the same interface and it is becoming boring to me). I do not prefer to overpay for a phone and interface that looked the same some years ago too. Things have changed under the hood, mostly for the better, but I do not care.
In this of my earlier post, I complained about the constancy of the apple phone/ipad interface and how it has becoming boring. Well, recent news suggests that the interface may change in ios 7. More shocking is the report that ``... Another source framed the new OS as having a level of “flatness” approaching recent releases of Microsoft’s Windows Phone “Metro” UI."

Here is my source:

http://www.dailytech.com/Report+Appl...ticle31453.htm

The original source:
http://9to5mac.com/2013/04/29/jony-i...ook-for-ios-7/

Can we expect typical unique Apple's first of its kind innovation or will we see a patent war.

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Hey guys,

Of late I have observed that one of my 2 Gmail isn't being pushed to my phone. The email on the phone is set up to receive email "As items arrive" but I don't get emails that are on the server for hours.

When I manually sync, the mails show up on the phone.

I'm on HTC HD7, AT&T.

Any one facing this issue?

Funnily, Outlook sync and the other Gmail account are working just fine.
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I am using it since almost a week now.
Battery life is normal,lasts a day(24 hours) with 3G usage.
Hi Akshay,

Two -ve points in the online review about Lumia 520 are that - 1. the screen is not very readable in daylight. 2. the handset heats up with 3G data connection.

Whats your experience with these?
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Hi Akshay,

Two -ve points in the online review about Lumia 520 are that - 1. the screen is not very readable in daylight. 2. the handset heats up with 3G data connection.

Whats your experience with these?
Screen is pretty ok in Sunlight,not too bad i would say.
And yeah it heats up,but then many phones do.
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Is it worth to go for Nokia Lumia 720 shelling out Rs 15900 @ Home shop 18
Nokia Lumia 720 availabli for 13500
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Is it worth to go for Nokia Lumia 720 shelling out Rs 15900 @ Home shop 18
Nokia Lumia 720 availabli for 13500
720 for 13.5K??
where?
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Glossy white ? Or Matte Cyan ,Yellow , Red ? Which one's better ? Which one's better to handle ? Is glossy slippery ?
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Glossy white ? Or Matte Cyan ,Yellow , Red ? Which one's better ? Which one's better to handle ? Is glossy slippery ?
I have white and its not slippery for me (depends on the hand, i think). Initially, I thought of not having any back cover, but within a couple of days of careful usage, i saw minor scratches at the back. Immediately, i went for a silicon back cover for it, which is pretty neat and fits perfectly for the 720. So I suggest matt finish colours if you do not like any covers or tend to have a rough usage.
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I have white and its not slippery for me (depends on the hand, i think). Initially, I thought of not having any back cover, but within a couple of days of careful usage, i saw minor scratches at the back. Immediately, i went for a silicon back cover for it, which is pretty neat and fits perfectly for the 720. So I suggest matt finish colours if you do not like any covers or tend to have a rough usage.
I have the Red 720. The screen is kinda slippery, but not the back. I am still to find a good case for it. Any pointers?
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Hey guys,

Of late I have observed that one of my 2 Gmail isn't being pushed to my phone. The email on the phone is set up to receive email "As items arrive" but I don't get emails that are on the server for hours.

When I manually sync, the mails show up on the phone.

I'm on HTC HD7, AT&T.

Any one facing this issue?

Funnily, Outlook sync and the other Gmail account are working just fine.
Probably this is why.

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/ho...-calendars-faq
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