Good stuff. We'll be wanting a mini review plus some pics today, the full review will be required next week
No time for pics as have to catch up on some sleep before my night shift.
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Is there a Sonos app available yet ?
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Official Sonos isn't available yet. Sonphon & Phonos are available to do the job.
Got to test a few more things.
Nokia Drive: Very fast to load & simply superb. As good as my TomTom, & free with the phone! True offline capability is a big bonus.
4G: It is quite fast. pages do load up at the blink of the eye. For my purposes, 3G is absolutely fine though. I don't stream videos when I'm out.
And the camera??
Leaving the best for the last.
Testing it under various conditions.
I'm absolutely loving the phone! Easily the best I've ever had (both iOS & Android).
1) Every app is super fast to open, especially Internet explorer. It's just instant. Both HTC Sensation & iPhone 4S feel sluggish in comparison.
2) I can switch my phone to vibrate only mode by simply long pressing the volume button (up or down) & selecting the option even when the phone is locked.
3) The power button on the side is much more useful than I thought. I don't have to reach up to the top of the phone.
4) The camera is superb, especially in low light situations. The light meter is accurate. Will post some pics soon.
5) Nokia drive is excellent.
One minor annoyance. Everything is a 2-step process, like calling someone or switching wifi / Bluetooth on / off. Even for recently called numbers, if I have more than 1 number under a name, the whole business card of the person opens for you choose which number to call instead of calling back on the same number. Some apps for wifi & calls avoid this, not checked them yet. Even answering calls from lock position requires you to slide the lock page up & then click the answer button.
In the recent numbers list. Rather than tapping the name of the person in the list, tap the little phone icon to the left. This will then dial that number directly, rather than open the business card.
Hope this makes sense.
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Also, I take it you have downloaded the connectivity shortcuts app. This makes getting to the wifi and other connectivity settings a bit quicker 'cos you can put a wifi tile direclty on your home screen.
Yes, I discovered that shortly afterwards!
Yes, I've got the connectivity shortcuts app. But is there any app which tells me if the Bluetooth / wifi is switched on / off without having to go in the app? And which allows you to switch Bluetooth on / off by just clicking the tile (& not going in the app again)?
You can't switch things like bluetooth, wifi etc on / off without actually entering the settings as far as I am aware.
you can tell if they are switched on or off though, without entering the settings.
If you swipe down from the top, you will see a bunch of notification icons drop down.
If the icon shows, but is grey then the feature is turned on, but not connected to anything. If the icon is bright white then it is on and connected. If nothing shows where the icon should be, then it is switched off.
Just stumbled upon this brilliant photosharing app
allows you to "beam" photos from your phone to any device with a web browser.
OMG!!! This the coolest app I've seen!!
It's amazing!! Thanks!!!!
I must admit to being pretty bowled over by Windowsphone 8 and especially all the effort Nokia is putting in to differenciate themselves from everyone else.
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