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Windows 10 Mobile Build 14965 Hands-on: Review, Issues & Installation experience

Microsoft last pushed Windows 10 Mobile Build 14965, the latest Redstone 2 or Creators update Build to devices of Windows Insiders in Fast ring. Read the full official changelog by clicking 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 14965 Installation Experience:

The Installation experience for Build 14965 has been much better as compared to previous 2 builds. It took around 40 to 45 minutes for the build to get downloaded, installed, data migrated and the devices getting up and running. This time around the download and installation issues are mostly gone.

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 14965 Hands-on Impressions (Performance, Multitasking, Gaming, Battery Life & more):

Windows 10 Mobile Build 14965 seems to be much better than last builds in terms of overall experience.

  • We didn’t need hard reset after installing this build. In case you are facing lots of issues after installation of Build 14965 you can do a hard reset. You can refer to our Backup and reset tutorial if you need to do a hard reset.
  • Build 14965 impresses with its performance and responsiveness again. Check our hands-on demo.
  • The visible issue in App List scrolling has been fixed.
  • You can no more close the Start screen card in Multitasking view.
  • Build 14965 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 on Build 14965
  • Coming to other routine and important stuff, Mobile Data and WiFi connections work fine on our devices
  • System-wide sharing seems broken but randomly on build 14965
  • Microsoft Edge has been working much better on Build 14965
  • 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 14965 as compared to last two builds.

Major Bug & Issues:

  • 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
  • System-wide Sharing is broken
  • Other minor bugs and issues here and there

In a Nutshell:

We are running Build 14965 as a daily driver and it offers better experience than last few builds. We recommend going for it. If you have stomach for bugs / issues but stronger love for new features upgrade to it or else move to Slow / Release Preview Ring. Future builds may bring even more bugs.

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:

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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 Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx 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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