Windows Phone 7 boot speeds are speedy

We have known Windows Phone 7 has a little zip to it and we are now seeing more examples of how speedy the new OS can be.

The demonstrator in the above video starts his Windows Phone 7 device and in 30 seconds, it's up and ready to go. Seeing that this isn't the final build, it may get faster. In comparison, the Tilt2 running Windows 6.5 took one minute fourteen seconds to boot up.


George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • And it'll probably get faster I'd say, seeing as MS doesn't let OEMs load them up with crapware things should stay speedy after RTM.
  • Tested my TP2 running NRG's May 28th GTX 23569 build and it took 46 seconds... :( The LG start up screen was on there forever, and when you saw the Windows splash screen it was really quick from there. I am thinking in between those two screens will be a carrier splash screen as well...
  • That's an extremely fast boot time - and it probably goes to prove the efficiency of windows 7 will make porting it to mobile devices much easier than in the past.
  • Is it really ready to go? All I see is that the lockscreen is up. No indication that you can immediately unlock the phone and everything would be settled enough to fire up whatever you wanted.
  • True, add at least another 10 seconds for
  • Microsoft has learned from it's desktop experience. Starting with XP, Microsoft started bringing order to the boot process, delaying the start-up of selected system services, utilities, and applications. The boot process actually takes longer to complete, but the user gets access to some features faster. So the title of this thread is misleading in that the boot process of WP7 may actually be fairly slow in that it takes longer to complete, but the user may get access to some functionality sooner. This is a plus or a minus depending on the specific feature. Of course, the whole discussion is probably of interest to very few. How often do you actually boot your phone? Assuming WP7 doesn't require the Window Mobile firmware wipe upgrade process and is more stable than WM, that probably won't be very often.
  • Great start. That a fifth the time it takes my XDA-cooked TP2 to boot. Not bad.
  • I can say people who are using AMD chips will definitely have issues regarding performance using Windows 7 and will not get the best performance possible from this new OS....
  • You do know this is Windows "Phone" 7 and not Windows 7!!!
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