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Overall look of the Windows Phone 7 series UI: ugly or beautiful?

the look of WP7 UI is:

  • UGLY

    Votes: 118 50.0%
  • BEATIFUL

    Votes: 118 50.0%

  • Total voters
    236
  • Poll closed .
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johnlujl123

Senior Member
Aug 7, 2009
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I know there's a great number of people out there that does not like the overall look of the WP7 UI. With this poll I wanna know how many people doesn't like the WP7 look. :)
 

gogol

Senior Member
May 20, 2005
3,735
216
I will vote for "SIMPLE" ...

Yeah, it is not ugly, because I like it.

And it is not beautiful, because ... it is not.

But, it is simple and clean.
 
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GuestK0081

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i voted for beautiful, because there is not an "OK" option.
its not ugly, but not perfect, thats why they should add the possibility for custom UI's.
lets hope that our opinions on this poll reach microsoft..
 

OndraSter

Retired Recognized Developer
Mar 27, 2009
2,083
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Prague
I-NEED-TEH-COLORZ

Seriously, those black-white or white-black or black-blue and similar are very well working, but not eyecandy as I like (I was editing 4 hours icons in Manila rather than using stock gray ones!)

Some nice orange and (TMobile branded WP7 phone? PINK! :D) other colors would be better and IMHO better readable than that blue.
 

Alexander-HTC

Member
Jan 13, 2009
32
2
HTC has very gorgeous design. They really invested a lot of time making different animations, especially weather.

rosoft on the other hand choose very different approach
MAKING OS LOOK UNFINISHED. I GOT A FEELING THAT DESIGNERS COULDNT CHANGE THE FONT TO FIT THE SCREEN
they also didn't capitalize any words like the month or the day

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Kloc

Senior Member
Sep 18, 2008
614
0
HTC made WM look a lot better with sense but It'll be no longer needed. I like the new UI and won't mind throwing my sense away to get it. Long as I can see the weather, time, missed calls, and messages all at the same time it's a win for me.
 
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vangrieg

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2007
2,500
45
Moscow
HTC made WM look a lot better with sense but I'll be no longer needed. I like the new UI and won't mind throwing my sense away to get it.

Same here. In addition, 2K files in LUA :)eek:), without APIs, no hooks or placeholders for anything third-party/additional isn't the right way to do homescreen UI. I loved to use Sense because it was better than anything available but it sucked in more than one way.
 

mostafa0007

Senior Member
Oct 27, 2006
92
0
Windows Phone 7 is the most stupid system I have ever seen !
Is Microsoft is so stupid ? I wonder !

-No Support for any devices before !

-No Multitasking ! after multitasking was the mark of Microsoft !

-No Copy... Cut... Paste ! What more ? maybe no writing on the future !

-No UI Customization from companies ! They want you to stuck on the stupid UI which it doesn't show the full name of menu ! for God sake tell me what is the beauty of menu you can't see the full name of it ? what a Smart !

The World is going to forward and Microsoft is going to dark ages !
 
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emmarbee

Senior Member
Dec 17, 2008
133
1
Chennai
Great UI. But I don't like the home screen. Its so ... iphonish. No eyecandies, straight on to functions. Navigating through the menus looks better (since its more of zune os)
 

Scotsman828

Senior Member
May 17, 2009
173
19
I really believe the Zune OS being retrofited for smart phones is a waste of time. After the phones begin to roll out and people actually get hands on experience and the hype fades. This entire concept will go down in flames. Windows Phone 7 Series can no longer be classified as a smart phone, they will simply be mutimedia phones. What this boils down to is Microsoft using the Zune OS as a way to generate more revenue through Zune Pass.
I go to a store and buy music on CD with high quality audio then convert to a high quality mp3 and then put it on my phone. I don't buy crappy low quality mp3's from Zune or any other source.
Guess I'll be jumping ship to Android until Microsoft gets it head out of the sand.
 

negromnia90

Senior Member
Dec 11, 2009
156
1
Windows Phone 7 is the most stupid system I have ever seen !
Is Microsoft is so stupid ? I wonder !

-No Support for any devices before !

-No Multitasking ! after multitasking was the mark of Microsoft !

-No Copy... Cut... Paste ! What more ? maybe no writing on the future !

-No UI Customization from companies ! They want you to stuck on the stupid UI which it doesn't show the full name of menu ! for God sake tell me what is the beauty of menu you can't see the full name of it ? what a Smart !

The World is going to forward and Microsoft is going to dark ages !

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and WP7 UI is a huge **** for me!
 

Divine_Madcat

Retired Forum Moderator
Sep 9, 2005
2,940
2,613
USA
For all the fawning over the UI, i feel like I am in the minority saying this, but I think the looks are some of the worst I have ever seen.

Aside from the entire thing lacking any personality (plain, borring squares), I cannot stand how the layout scrolls over one or more pages. I can't believe that nobody else minds the text being unreadable as it falls off the edge or the bottom of the page, but it drives me batty.

Sure, 6.5 really does have its flaws; but it also really feels like what a good PDA device should feel like - a miniaturized computer. Just from looks alone, i know that any old 6.5 (or 6.1) device i have kicking around will be infinitely more productive that this new 7 junk...
 

WhyBe

Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
549
2
I would have voted beautiful, but I chose beatiful instead since beautiful wasn't a choice ;)

I love the way the UI uses lots of big-sized words instead of icons/symbols. I love the big and active tiles constantly providing information. The big tiles should be an easier target to touch while on the go also. The WP7 UI kind of reminds me of Windows Media Center on the desktop. I don't really care for the light blue/green, but I'm sure I'll be able to change it to something sexier.

I've used the Sense Leo ROM on my TP2 and while sense is very pretty looking, I find it to not be very productive. I have to do too much pressing and sliding to get to what I want to get to. I ended up going back to the regular Titanium interface after about a month just so my phone use could be more efficient. I like being able to get to different parts of my phone quickly. All the WP7 UI needs is some transparency and animated backgrounds that change during the day. Even the Sense weather animations would be cool.
 
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chiks19018

Senior Member
Feb 10, 2010
369
0
Dallas, TX
Windows Phone 7 is the most stupid system I have ever seen !
Is Microsoft is so stupid ? I wonder !

-No Support for any devices before !

-No Multitasking ! after multitasking was the mark of Microsoft !

-No Copy... Cut... Paste ! What more ? maybe no writing on the future !

-No UI Customization from companies ! They want you to stuck on the stupid UI which it doesn't show the full name of menu ! for God sake tell me what is the beauty of menu you can't see the full name of it ? what a Smart !

The World is going to forward and Microsoft is going to dark ages !

I liked the OS as such, but with these limitations that even the normal consumer uses, I have a new landscape home page for the WP7...the donkey tiles....

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    you should have an option for "gets the job done-not ugly nor beautiful!"