Michael Fisher loves Window Phones. So do I. Just look at all my reviews on the earlier devices I have written!
Nokia Lumia 830 vs Samsung Note 4 camera
Nokia Lumia 830 – First Impressions / What App Shortages?
Microsoft Lumia 535 review
Nokia Lumia 1520 – 6 Part review
Nokia Lumia 820 – 5 Part review
Nokia Lumia 1020 – 10 Part review
Nokia Lumia 925 – 9 Part review
Nokia Lumia 620 – 7 Part review
So why does Michael Fisher start and end by saying don’t buy it. It is because the software is unfinished. There are bugs everywhere. Faults everywhere. The Windows app store is sorely missing decent and cross platform apps. The Microsoft store is broken! Can universal apps save the day. Maybe but I am not optimistic. In fact, Outlook on iOS is way better than Outlook on Windows Phone. Go figure that one!
Window Phone fans keep saying the software is in beta or Microsoft will fix everything. This sounds like a familiar pattern from the old days. Microsoft don’t sell or advertise the phone as BETA, so fan people stop giving it excuses. The platform sucks at the moment.
But it has a great camera. So does the LG G4, LG V10, Samsung Note 5 and iPhone 6S Plus. So a great camera by itself is no longer a Lumia advantage.
Now, am I being harsh. I don’t think so. I have read countless reviews but more importantly followed Window Phones fans on social media. This is where when faced with another crisis or problem a social media post will be made. I have seen so many fans vent their frustration there is no way in a million years I can or will buy this phone until the software is properly fixed and universal apps start being a going concern. In my estimation this is one year away.