The Nokia Lumia 620 is one of Nokia's low-end smartphones with Windows Phone 8. Its main competitor is the HTC 8S which managed to get a head start in terms of availability to market. But how does the Nokia Lumia 620 fare against the HTC 8S? Is it a better choice? Let's find out from this detailed review & comparison.
Tutorials, how-to guides and reviews for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5.
Smartphones wouldn't be so useful and appreciated by users without all their apps. As soon as you have a new smartphone, one of the first steps you go through is searching for apps and installing them. With the help of the Store, Windows Phone offers an easy way of finding, downloading and installing apps. If you are a beginner with Windows Phone 8, you should read this tutorial. It also shares how to remove the apps you no longer use.
Everyone is talking about the Nokia Lumia 920 but very few know and talk about the Samsung Ativ S - the first Windows Phone 8 device offered by Samsung. After using it for a month, I have plenty of positive things to say about it and I consider it the most underrated high-end phone with Windows Phone 8. Here’s why:
Windows Phone 8 devices generally have English plus your native language as the default keyboard input languages available for typing messages and emails. In today’s world many of us know more than one language and we communicate with people all over the world. In such scenarios we need more than one keyboard input language installed on our phone. How do you add a new keyboard input language in Windows Phone 8? Let’s find out in this tutorial.
When trying to download apps from the Windows Phone Store or when trying to restore your phone using a backup, you might encounter issues for some apps. Windows Phone 8 returns the error code 8000ffff and says that: "There is a problem completing your request. Try again later.". To make things worse, your apps list is populated by lots of invalid entries. What causes this problem and how do you fix it?
At some point in time everybody’s contact list gets too crowded, no matter how often you clean it up. To make things worse, integrating your social networking accounts can make the People app cluttered with too many names and too much information. Luckily, Windows Phone 8 has a feature named Groups, which enables you to organize the people that matter into groups of contacts that are easily accessible. Let’s see how it works and how to use the Groups feature to keep in touch with your friends and family.
The simple and common way to install apps in Windows Phone is to use the Store. However, this is not the only way. If you have a phone with an SD card slot and a micro SD memory card inside, you can install apps from the micro SD memory card. But why would you do this? Well, if you have a cheap Windows Phone 8 device, with little storage space, this can help you save some space. Here’s how everything works.
Our readers know that I love the Windows Phone operating system. I have had the chance to test quite a few phones so far and I was very keen to get my hands on the Nokia Lumia 920. Finally, I got my chance to use it for a couple of weeks and now I am ready to share my conclusions. Is this phone as good as some reviewers said? Is it worth the title of the best Windows Phone 8 device on the market? Let’s find out from this review.
Did you know that Windows Phone has the built-in capability to scan special barcodes such as QR codes? No third-party apps are required. Not only can you scan QR codes, but you can even scan and translate text with the phone. All you have to do is a simple “point and shoot". To find out how it works, don’t hesitate to read this tutorial.
Windows Phone 7.8 was a fine example of how NOT to deliver a major update to your loyal fans and users. First, Microsoft has said almost nothing about what they are going to provide in terms of new features. Then, the release schedule was not clearly communicated. To top things off, the first version brought performance issues to many users and the update was stopped. Only a month and a half later, issues were fixed and users all over the world were able to enjoy using this update. But, enough complaining. Now that Windows Phone 7.8 is live almost everywhere in the world, let’s see what it offers in terms of performance and new features.
It is easy to lose your smartphone or have it stolen by someone. And what can you do if this happens to you? Is there any way to restore your data and use it on another phone? Luckily, Windows Phone 8 has a built-in backup feature that can be set up and used with ease. Let’s see how it works so that you won’t have to lose your data ever again.
Windows Phone 8 has been on the market for some time now and an array of smartphones using this platform are available almost anywhere in the world. The first low priced smartphone that got out was HTC 8S. Luckily we got our hands on it and, after almost a month of using it and testing it, it was time to review it and take a detailed look at its strengths and weaknesses. If you plan to buy this phone, or maybe you just want to know more about it, this real life review will help you get a good picture of what it has to offer. Let’s begin!