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Windows 10 Mobile Build 15025 Hands-on: Review, Issues & Installation experience

Microsoft last pushed Windows 10 Mobile Build 15025, the latest Redstone 2 or Creators update Build to devices of Windows Insiders in Fast ring. Read the full official changelog by clicking here. The build also comes with its own set of known issues that you can read here.

Now we share our Impressions of the build including performance, multitasking, gaming, navigation demo, bugs & Installation experience. We have also demoed the unmentioned fixes.

Build 15025 Installation Experience:

The Installation experience for Build 15025 has been a mixed bag. Initially we faced an error message while attempting to download it, but after a soft reset it did start downloading. Once it started, it took around 40 to 45 minutes for the build to get downloaded, installed, data migrated and the devices getting up and running.

You can refer to our common issues and errors fixing guide for more. You will be usually notified for a restart when the download has completed in background. You can check our tutorial on how to prepare for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile.

Build 15025 Hands-on Impressions (Performance, Multitasking, Gaming, Battery Life & more):

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15025 seems to be a good build in terms of overall experience with some issues.

  • We didn’t need hard reset after installing this build. In case you are facing lots of issues after installation of Build 15025 you can do a hard reset. You can refer to our Backup and reset tutorial if you need to do a hard reset.
  • Build 15025 impresses with its performance and responsiveness. Check our hands-on demo.
  • The visible issue in App List scrolling has come back after getting fixed in earlier builds
  • Build 15025 was found to be fluid during normal daily smartphone tasks like start-screen navigation, apps list scrolling, opening and closing of settings, handling calls, texts and more.
  • We didn’t face random reboots or freezes on Build 15025
  • Coming to other routine and important stuff, Mobile Data and WiFi connections work fine on our devices
  • Microsoft Edge has been working much better. It renders pages really quick, but may need RAM management and better resume
  • Gaming works fine and multitasking with even two games open in background is rock solid
  • Video Playback and streaming works fine
  • Multitasking for apps works impressively and apps resume really fast from background. Apps don’t crash in background while multitasking
  • Battery Life is much better on Build 15025 as compared to last builds.

Major Bug & Issues:

  • Microsoft Edge needs better RAM management. Tabs start reloading rather than resuming from background after more than 2-3 tabs are open
  • App List scroll has become really bad and needs a fix
  • Store’s “check for updates” functionality needs fixing as it randomly doesn’t work
  • Bluetooth functionality needs a UI overhaul with control options like allowing “which devices to connect automatically” or “manually”. There should be option to manually search for Bluetooth devices

In a Nutshell:

We are running Build 15025 as a daily driver and it offers good experience with some niggles. We recommend going for it, If you have stomach for bugs / issues but have more love for new features.  Fast Ring insiders would like this build.

We also want to make it clear that it is our hands-on experience with the build and your experience may vary and may be better or worse than ours. We recommend hard reset, if you are facing lots of issues. You can read our guide to fix commonly known Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, installation and usability issues.

Read our Full Redstone 2 Coverage here:

Nayan
Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Windows, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites GadgetOx and Nokiapoweruser since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]
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