In Forum: Windows Phone
By User: iPhone_6s_Plusxp
I have a Lumia 450 updated to Windows 10 Mobile, and I agree with you. Windows Phone 8.1 was a good OS, which provided me and many others a smooth user experience. The user interface was good, intuitive and unified. Basically every app had the same style, and that made the OS look organized and better. But, it looks like Microsoft brought this on itself. First, they started with stupid things like removing some great WP apps like Food & Drink, Travel and Health and Fitness. Now, the new Windows 10 Mobile OS kinda sucks, the user experience is bad, there's no unified user interface, and the lack of UI consistency really hurts, me and lots of other people. I mean, every app has its own hamburger menu style, its own font style, its own bottom toolbar style, some apps splash screen change its color based on the accent color that you choose, some others don't. Sometimes icons disappear from their tiles without a reason. The Windows Store, in my Lumia, never loads any images. All these little things really damage the user experience and makes me feel I have an unfinished OS, which was done pretty bad and quickly. Infact, besides all that stuff I've said before, the OS is buggy, even with the latest release, although it's a bit better than the first Windows 10 Mobile release. I go through stupid graphics bugs, misplaced items, apps crash randomly without a reason, freezes and so on. So, in my opinion, Windows 10 Mobile has a bad user interface and is still buggy. Even the apps themselves are bad quality apps, compared to those that were in Windows Phone 8.1. Especially the Calendar and Mail app. Their interface is terrible and is very far from intuitive. Moreover, most of the apps in the Store are useless, and the important ones that are there, such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger etc. are very bad, not to mention that the latest two are a quick, heavy and bad done porting from their iOS counterparts. And Microsoft is still keeping to remove features from its OS, such as the FM Radio, which could still be useful to many people. What to say... Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft nonsense attitude killed Windows Phones
Here there are some pics that show how bad the Windows 10 Mobile UI is... take a look for example at the Windows Store updates picture, that's an example of the very far from intuitive interface I said before... is it necessary for the download bar to take all that space? Or are all those lines and big fonts necessary? The Windows Store updates page is so damn long in my phone... and it's very, very ugly! Or take a look at the Outlook app settings... seriously? Everyone could have done better graphics!
Of course I also agree with you, Valerio. When I went to the windows store app on my old lumia 530, the place where you update your apps is so cluttering! The button that leads to the app updates page is just a small, colored tab with a number on it. Bummer, I also didn't know where I could update my apps before I saw the small tab with a number on it when I was in the windows store!
Second of all, I agree over how Microsoft kept removing wp apps. I found out that Microsoft removed my favorite ringtone maker app a few days after I installed it! I think Microsoft removed several apps after a while because of a few reasons:
1. The unpopularity. Some people didn't want to install it because on how it's poorly made, including on lack of features.
2. Too many paid in app purchases. In many apps, it is so costly to install it, including the poor quality ones! I once had a photo editing app and I could tell that it had too many in app purchases and it makes me feel bad for my lumia.
So, in my opinion, I think that the Windows phone is sorta for just basic use, like web browsing, check email, call and text, and yeah, for the budget person.