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  1. meattray's Avatar
    I generally don't pay full price for my devices but buy them slightly used. Looks like you can get one for about $150 on the Bay.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    That would be the OG? Not the SE right?
    04-02-2017 04:00 PM
  2. TgeekB's Avatar
    That would be the OG? Not the SE right?
    Correct

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    04-02-2017 04:45 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    So I've been told. It's getting a little clearer now but the waters are still quite muddy. I've determined the iPhone is the best consumer phone out there, but I'm not the typical user so it may be relegated to drawer aka Death Row. I'm reserving judgment on Android until I get to check out DeX which keeps the G5 in an adjoining cell with the 6S+. With Google Services running 100% on the Passport it's the one to beat as my daily driver.

    But none of them can do this: my mobile office courtesy of Windows 10 Mobile, HP, power inverters and Hummer.

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    04-02-2017 05:05 PM
  4. meattray's Avatar
    Ha ha that's an awesome setup
    04-02-2017 05:36 PM
  5. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    You really need to consider SA (Smartphone Anonymous). You have a serious problem.
    Are you kidding? I wish I could be like this. I have the 950/XL phones and the 640/XL phones sitting on my tablet with my Surface Pro 4 and my girlfriends Surface 3 on the side. Then in my bag with my old Toshiba laptop I have an 830, 520, 635, and Galaxy S4. I also have a broken Nexus 6 somewhere around here. I want a OnePlus 3t really bad but I just don't have the money to keep buying phones like I want. I'd have so many phones if I could. I just want an Android phone that I can use to keep up to date with Android.
    04-02-2017 05:55 PM
  6. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I'm loyal still. Windows 10 is the best OS for my needs and wants. It works for me and it works well. I love Android too but it just has too many issues and quirks for me to even consider giving up Windows 10 for it right now.
    04-02-2017 05:55 PM
  7. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    So I've been told. It's getting a little clearer now but the waters are still quite muddy. I've determined the iPhone is the best consumer phone out there, but I'm not the typical user so it may be relegated to drawer aka Death Row. I'm reserving judgment on Android until I get to check out DeX which keeps the G5 in an adjoining cell with the 6S+. With Google Services running 100% on the Passport it's the one to beat as my daily driver.

    But none of them can do this: my mobile office courtesy of Windows 10 Mobile, HP, power inverters and Hummer.

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    Sweet.
    04-02-2017 05:57 PM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    I'm loyal still. Windows 10 is the best OS for my needs and wants. It works for me and it works well. I love Android too but it just has too many issues and quirks for me to even consider giving up Windows 10 for it right now.
    Just out of curiosity what features do you love about w10 and which features do you dislike with Android
    04-02-2017 05:59 PM
  9. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity what features do you love about w10 and which features do you dislike with Android
    I love the Live Tiles on the Start Screen, the camera app, the Microsoft services integration, and, funnily enough, the Settings apps. I love a lot of things about Windows 10 but those are some of the big ones.

    Things I dislike about Android? The updates, the still far too common UI inconsistencies, the wild differences between OEM's launchers. Android feels really cartoony sometimes, and I dislike the static home screens. There's a lot I like, but a lot I don't.

    Every operating system has its advantages and disadvantages. Windows 10 is just the best option for me.
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    04-02-2017 06:06 PM
  10. FXi2's Avatar
    I stay well versed in both IOS and W10m/W10. But for what I enjoy the most and thus prefer to pocket around, the Lumia Icon. Battery isn't as big as I'd like but wireless charging is still the cat's meow and fast charging means it's quick to drop, top a bit and be off again. Wireless charging in the car too, so I can be at full anywhere I need to be. But yes I have IOS too, but I let the family use them much of the time. They do have a few neat tricks, but the overall experience isn't as good.
    04-02-2017 10:11 PM
  11. editguy's Avatar
    Are you kidding? .
    Yes, I was kidding. Notice the grin emoji at the end of my comment. I have five phones currently, they just happen to all be Windows phone as of this moment.
    04-03-2017 01:04 AM
  12. Fire 29's Avatar
    They all do sometimes. Not one single Android user can say they've never seen "Unfortunately, "insert app here" has stopped working" or "Google Play services has stopped". iPhones are stupid fast but some of that is smoke and mirrors with fancy animations. The new iOS 10.3 allows users to stifle those animations and frankly, I'd rather see "resuming" than a frozen screen.
    I have seen androids and even iphones lag or stop working for a few seconds. And the thing is that it starts happening earlier from the date of purchase than it would on a Windows Phone.
    While my 640XL was on Windows Phone 8.1 , it didn't even lag once. Not Once!! In my six months of usage. Now that's stability!
    Windows 10 Mobile is a different story on my 640XL.
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    04-03-2017 01:28 AM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    They all do sometimes. Not one single Android user can say they've never seen "Unfortunately, "insert app here" has stopped working" or "Google Play services has stopped". iPhones are stupid fast but some of that is smoke and mirrors with fancy animations. The new iOS 10.3 allows users to stifle those animations and frankly, I'd rather see "resuming" than a frozen screen.
    This is so true, generally. Even on my Pixel, I have had some apps freeze. Like I keep having to clear cache for Tapatalk. It's annoying. I'm not sure if I prefer a crash or freezing. I have had some apps freeze too on iOS as well.
    04-03-2017 09:45 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    As for the question, I don't know if there's a point of loyalty for me. I was originally "ride or die" loyal and I chose to try the other two platforms originally because I didn't like the way things were looking in early 2016. Additionally, I felt like it makes more sense to be "truly" loyal after trying the other sides.

    In doing that, I learned the little and big things I like for my phone of choice to have. After using them, I realized that I like and dislike certain things from each. Additionally, there is no true best platform, it's about what will work best for you and your lifestyle. The thing I noticed for myself is that for me, the app differences aren't too bad. They are generally manageable because for the apps I use, they are small things.

    Even though I say that, I'm a sucker for the underdog. It feels wrong for me to not own any Windows phones. I like the quirks, personality and the fact that I don't need an icon pack for my tiles to be in harmony. However, there are no phones that can be used with one hand easily, are small, very decent cameras AND have good battery life. I wouldn't mind using a Windows phone as a phone again but it doesn't make sense for me to do so when I have other phones that can give me those things.

    So no, I'm not loyal but I am interested. I see myself on the other two (two because I'm a chronic switcher haha) for now, hoping that there will be a phone that would meet that for me, with the OS I want.
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    04-03-2017 10:24 AM
  15. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Yes, I was kidding. Notice the grin emoji at the end of my comment. I have five phones currently, they just happen to all be Windows phone as of this moment.
    Like I said I'm currently running four phones at the moment. My daily is the 950 XL on Release Preview, then I got the 950 and 640 XL on the Fast Ring, and the 640 on Production.
    04-03-2017 12:11 PM
  16. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I am, for now. Mainly because of the Live Tiles and wanting to stay in 1 ecosystem. I currently have 9 Windows devices not counting my Xbox's and there is no reason to suddenly be a part of another ecosystem. I also despise Apple and think Google is Evil so there is that. Having said that, MS is really trying hard to push me away.

    I did buy a Passport which is probably why Blackberry died. My favorite phone of all time and you can't even tell it's ever been used. I will never get rid of it, I just wish it ran Windows Mobile.
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    04-03-2017 07:10 PM
  17. meattray's Avatar
    I am, for now. Mainly because of the Live Tiles and wanting to stay in 1 ecosystem. I currently have 9 Windows devices not counting my Xbox's and there is no reason to suddenly be a part of another ecosystem. I also despise Apple and think Google is Evil so there is that. Having said that, MS is really trying hard to push me away.

    I did buy a Passport which is probably why Blackberry died. My favorite phone of all time and you can't even tell it's ever been used. I will never get rid of it, I just wish it ran Windows Mobile.
    You killed the BlackBerry hardware division!
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    04-03-2017 07:23 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I am, for now. Mainly because of the Live Tiles and wanting to stay in 1 ecosystem. I currently have 9 Windows devices not counting my Xbox's and there is no reason to suddenly be a part of another ecosystem. I also despise Apple and think Google is Evil so there is that. Having said that, MS is really trying hard to push me away.

    I did buy a Passport which is probably why Blackberry died. My favorite phone of all time and you can't even tell it's ever been used. I will never get rid of it, I just wish it ran Windows Mobile.
    There is no better email machine like BB10. Open a .zip file - check. Open a mime attachment - check. Open fillable PDFs - check. Insert an email attachment from anywhere in the Hub - no sweat.

    You can get apps to do all of the above on other platforms but why? BB does it natively with no fuss. Oh and let's not forget custom LED notifications per account, custom signatures per account and full formatting options.

    Email is my biggest need and sadly, no one else comes close.
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    04-03-2017 09:46 PM
  19. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    There is no better email machine like BB10. Open a .zip file - check. Open a mime attachment - check. Open fillable PDFs - check. Insert an email attachment from anywhere in the Hub - no sweat.

    You can get apps to do all of the above on other platforms but why? BB does it natively with no fuss. Oh and let's not forget custom LED notifications per account, custom signatures per account and full formatting options.

    Email is my biggest need and sadly, no one else comes close.
    Maybe one day Windows will be that platform... *sigh*
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    04-03-2017 09:55 PM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Maybe one day Windows will be that platform... *sigh*
    They're the closest. How's that for a swift kick in the jewels. All they need is the LED notifications and a native unRAR plugin.
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    04-03-2017 10:01 PM
  21. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    You killed the BlackBerry hardware division!
    I wouldn't be surprised if I did. Oh, and BB OS. Let's not forget that. Give me credit where credit is due.
    04-03-2017 11:41 PM
  22. rocketboy's Avatar
    I've been all in on Windows ecosystem for about 6 years (since WP7 actually). I will say that with the loss of the Lumia line all phones are kind of just different versions of the giant glass bar now (especially since iPhone 7 and S7) which is the thing that annoys me the most. WP has always had personality.

    If my L950 died today though I'd probably go Android. I've been on WP since the beginning, but there doesn't seem to be any roadmap for W10M. Phone apps aren't a big deal to me, but I don't see buying old hardware out of "loyalty" to the OS. My loyalty has limits I guess.
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