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  1. TgeekB's Avatar
    In my case it's better for me. I'm not naive. I make occasional forays into other Operating Systems... They just don't work for how I work. It's not blind loyalty, it's earned loyalty.
    I'm like you. In the last couple years I've used several Blackberry 10 devices, several from Android, an iPhone 6, and several Windows devices. I choose Windows because it works best for me, not because I'm a fan boy. Just sold 3 devices I don't need anymore because I found one that fits my needs best.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    01-30-2017 12:03 PM
  2. Mohd Fadil A's Avatar
    Lumia 950 hardware consists of pretty good hardware except the plastic body. As a phone purely on hardware basis i will say its a great windows phone. I believe lacks of apps prompted you to take the decision to switch to other platforms
    01-30-2017 01:30 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    In my case it's better for me. I'm not naive. I make occasional forays into other Operating Systems... They just don't work for how I work. It's not blind loyalty, it's earned loyalty.
    I'm like you. In the last couple years I've used several Blackberry 10 devices, several from Android, an iPhone 6, and several Windows devices. I choose Windows because it works best for me, not because I'm a fan boy. Just sold 3 devices I don't need anymore because I found one that fits my needs best.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    Both of you hit an important point here. It's so important to try the other sides. Both of you tried it and you found that it didn't work as well for you as Windows Mobile/Phone.
    01-30-2017 02:21 PM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    I'm at the last day of my challenge of using one phone for a whole month, and I'm glad that I have arrived here. It has been hard, I think I have a problem haha.

    Really though, I think I have become like @aximtreo with his iPhone and a Windows Phone, at least for the moment. I still like my Honor 8 a lot but I think that it comes down to the fact that I dislike the Android-Outlook battle. I don't want to deal with it, and I find it easier to choose the platforms where it works just fine, i.e. WM and iOS.

    I will be switching to a 950 soon (thanks to a cool dude here :) ) but I'll continue to resume switching.
    01-31-2017 08:03 AM
  5. xrs22's Avatar
    So I got a replacement 950 from my 1 year old 950's demise of a broken screen. The replacement I got kept shutting off. Went to attend to get a new sim card because of the new replacement phone, month later still shutting off. Went to the device support Center and had it diagnosed and there was on problems. Relieved new replacement phone...no start screen, only had app list, WTF! Using a spare s7 for now cause I use my phone for work and have the phone turning off during a call, not to mention it eats battery when it reboots. This is really testing my limits for someone using a windows phone since 2011.
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    02-02-2017 04:10 PM
  6. Rosebank's Avatar
    So My L950 sold today and I threw in a £30 HD10 wireless dock too to let go of my W10M device.
    The experience has been interesting and an eye opener.
    The device was excellent in so many ways and impressed me initially but small issues all added up and forced my hand.
    Back to Android,
    I was delighted to use my old apps that make my life a little easier.
    Also. This forum has been an excellent place to have a moan and cross swords with so many folks on different opinions.
    I hope my contributions have helped in some way, its been a pleasure.
    I hope the NEXT MS device is good and exciting but I feel the OS will need to be very polished and of a much higher standard than W10M.
    Its no big deal letting go of something that is not working for you, I am glad I took the risk to jump ship to W10M, I like to take risks and this was an exciting experience, the novelty wore off for me and I need more stability and my apps.
    Crossed swords with a few MODS on here too and there are no hard feelings, I think my posts have been informative at least.
    I shall keep tabs on current developments etc, and glad to be a part of this forum.
    02-02-2017 04:26 PM
  7. TgeekB's Avatar
    So My L950 sold today and I threw in a £30 HD10 wireless dock too to let go of my W10M device.
    The experience has been interesting and an eye opener.
    The device was excellent in so many ways and impressed me initially but small issues all added up and forced my hand.
    Back to Android,
    I was delighted to use my old apps that make my life a little easier.
    Also. This forum has been an excellent place to have a moan and cross swords with so many folks on different opinions.
    I hope my contributions have helped in some way, its been a pleasure.
    I hope the NEXT MS device is good and exciting but I feel the OS will need to be very polished and of a much higher standard than W10M.
    Its no big deal letting go of something that is not working for you, I am glad I took the risk to jump ship to W10M, I like to take risks and this was an exciting experience, the novelty wore off for me and I need more stability and my apps.
    Crossed swords with a few MODS on here too and there are no hard feelings, I think my posts have been informative at least.
    I shall keep tabs on current developments etc, and glad to be a part of this forum.
    At least you gave it an honest try, nothing wrong with that. Better than badmouthing a device you've never used, like some people do.
    Best of luck with Android, and if you wish to stay active here I know you will be welcomed.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-02-2017 04:54 PM
  8. fatclue_98's Avatar
    So My L950 sold today and I threw in a £30 HD10 wireless dock too to let go of my W10M device.
    The experience has been interesting and an eye opener.
    The device was excellent in so many ways and impressed me initially but small issues all added up and forced my hand.
    Back to Android,
    I was delighted to use my old apps that make my life a little easier.
    Also. This forum has been an excellent place to have a moan and cross swords with so many folks on different opinions.
    I hope my contributions have helped in some way, its been a pleasure.
    I hope the NEXT MS device is good and exciting but I feel the OS will need to be very polished and of a much higher standard than W10M.
    Its no big deal letting go of something that is not working for you, I am glad I took the risk to jump ship to W10M, I like to take risks and this was an exciting experience, the novelty wore off for me and I need more stability and my apps.
    Crossed swords with a few MODS on here too and there are no hard feelings, I think my posts have been informative at least.
    I shall keep tabs on current developments etc, and glad to be a part of this forum.
    Better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. You gave it your best shot, can't hang your head over that. There's a few people here, mods included, that are not on the platform so it's ok to hang out. I'm a perennial switcher myself but this place is more level-headed than most and it's because of the excellent mod staff that I was proud to have been a part of. Trolls and trouble makers are persona non grata here. I don't know how I haven't gotten the boot yet tbh.
    02-02-2017 05:30 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    So My L950 sold today and I threw in a £30 HD10 wireless dock too to let go of my W10M device.
    The experience has been interesting and an eye opener.
    The device was excellent in so many ways and impressed me initially but small issues all added up and forced my hand.
    Back to Android,
    I was delighted to use my old apps that make my life a little easier.
    Also. This forum has been an excellent place to have a moan and cross swords with so many folks on different opinions.
    I hope my contributions have helped in some way, its been a pleasure.
    I hope the NEXT MS device is good and exciting but I feel the OS will need to be very polished and of a much higher standard than W10M.
    Its no big deal letting go of something that is not working for you, I am glad I took the risk to jump ship to W10M, I like to take risks and this was an exciting experience, the novelty wore off for me and I need more stability and my apps.
    Crossed swords with a few MODS on here too and there are no hard feelings, I think my posts have been informative at least.
    I shall keep tabs on current developments etc, and glad to be a part of this forum.
    Good luck with your Android device. What did you get?

    By all means you are welcome here. Your Passport from Mobile Nations also allows you to post on our sister site Android Central, and many of us who are here are also on Android Central. So please check out. 😊
    02-02-2017 05:40 PM
  10. Player Piano's Avatar
    So My L950 sold today and I threw in a £30 HD10 wireless dock too to let go of my W10M device.
    The experience has been interesting and an eye opener.
    The device was excellent in so many ways and impressed me initially but small issues all added up and forced my hand.
    Back to Android,
    I was delighted to use my old apps that make my life a little easier.
    Also. This forum has been an excellent place to have a moan and cross swords with so many folks on different opinions.
    I hope my contributions have helped in some way, its been a pleasure.
    I hope the NEXT MS device is good and exciting but I feel the OS will need to be very polished and of a much higher standard than W10M.
    Its no big deal letting go of something that is not working for you, I am glad I took the risk to jump ship to W10M, I like to take risks and this was an exciting experience, the novelty wore off for me and I need more stability and my apps.
    Crossed swords with a few MODS on here too and there are no hard feelings, I think my posts have been informative at least.
    I shall keep tabs on current developments etc, and glad to be a part of this forum.
    I just ditched my 950 for an iPhone too. I also just ordered the Sony XZ so I am feeling out which OS suits me best going forward. Still keeping the 950 though with hopes it becomes stable by 2018.
    02-02-2017 05:50 PM
  11. Rosebank's Avatar
    Good luck with your Android device. What did you get?
    Using my backup device currently @Laura, Alcatel Pixi 3.5, but considering an S6 or S7, I hear the S8 will have a continuum type feature but wont be waiting for it. The chap that bought my device was a True Windows mobile type guy, he said he had been with WM from day one, he had a Lumia device with a cracked screen, it was the device with the 40mp-camera, He was the first person to enquire and he bought it. Also he said he hired a photographer for his wedding at huge cost! and that he and his family agreed that the Lumia 1020 pictures were of a better overall quality than the "professional" pictures, his main reason for the device was the camera.
    02-03-2017 03:38 AM
  12. Player Piano's Avatar
    Using my backup device currently @Laura, Alcatel Pixi 3.5, but considering an S6 or S7, I hear the S8 will have a continuum type feature but wont be waiting for it. The chap that bought my device was a True Windows mobile type guy, he said he had been with WM from day one, he had a Lumia device with a cracked screen, it was the device with the 40mp-camera, He was the first person to enquire and he bought it. Also he said he hired a photographer for his wedding at huge cost! and that he and his family agreed that the Lumia 1020 pictures were of a better overall quality than the "professional" pictures, his main reason for the device was the camera.
    It has an amazing camera, no doubt about that.
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    02-03-2017 07:52 AM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Using my backup device currently @Laura, Alcatel Pixi 3.5, but considering an S6 or S7, I hear the S8 will have a continuum type feature but wont be waiting for it. The chap that bought my device was a True Windows mobile type guy, he said he had been with WM from day one, he had a Lumia device with a cracked screen, it was the device with the 40mp-camera, He was the first person to enquire and he bought it. Also he said he hired a photographer for his wedding at huge cost! and that he and his family agreed that the Lumia 1020 pictures were of a better overall quality than the "professional" pictures, his main reason for the device was the camera.
    I second what everyone else said. I wish you the best. Are you going to continue to use Microsoft services?

    I just ditched my 950 for an iPhone too. I also just ordered the Sony XZ so I am feeling out which OS suits me best going forward. Still keeping the 950 though with hopes it becomes stable by 2018.
    Ooh I'm curious how this will go with you. Can you share updates/impressions to which one you prefer and/or just works better for you? I started a similar process about a year ago (whoa...) so I'm curious to how it will go for you.

    I kind of did the flip. After using my iPhone for a month, I switched to the 950 for now. I'm missing better battery life so far (so I'm trying battery saver for a day) but I like being here.
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    02-03-2017 08:29 AM
  14. enthuz's Avatar
    My wife's 1520 went to rest, so I gave her my 1520.3 and took ownership of a Galaxy S7. I love the more readily choices of apps, but I miss MS Maps, Windows Mobile in general and other features I've grown spoiled with. Don't get me wrong I love the S7, My only gripe with MS was the lack of apps. I still use my Office suite on the phone. I can't wait for the S8 Plus\Pro or whatever they will call it. The screen size is a pain to deal with. The wife was looking at the iPhone 7Plus, but didn't think the cost was justified. So she is waiting to see the S8 Plus first. Whenever I complain about something I miss on the 1520, she reminds me with a smirk that she doesn't have that issue.
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    02-03-2017 09:14 AM
  15. Rosebank's Avatar
    I second what everyone else said. I wish you the best. Are you going to continue to use Microsoft services?
    All my laptops are W10 but I wont be using any W10M services, if the Surface phone is good I might come back but I would not want another Lumia, an Alcatel or HPx3 even if those devices were going for a total bargain, I am fully finished with W10M, and thanks for wishing me all the best.
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    02-03-2017 09:15 AM
  16. Player Piano's Avatar
    Ooh I'm curious how this will go with you. Can you share updates/impressions to which one you prefer and/or just works better for you? I started a similar process about a year ago (whoa...) so I'm curious to how it will go for you.

    I kind of did the flip. After using my iPhone for a month, I switched to the 950 for now. I'm missing better battery life so far (so I'm trying battery saver for a day) but I like being here.
    Will do. I am pretty familiar with iOS already because I always keep an ipod touch around for music in my car and travel. I am really curious to give Android a try.
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    02-03-2017 09:31 AM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    All my laptops are W10 but I wont be using any W10M services, if the Surface phone is good I might come back but I would not want another Lumia, an Alcatel or HPx3 even if those devices were going for a total bargain, I am fully finished with W10M, and thanks for wishing me all the best.
    Good luck with whatever device you get next. 😊

    I'd like to see your impressions of whatever you get, since I might be looking for something new this year.
    02-03-2017 01:07 PM
  18. blueydroid's Avatar
    I'm thinking of switching from android to windows (for tablets). I want to keep the experience more universal rather than using two OS'

    cheers
    02-05-2017 10:46 PM
  19. badelhas's Avatar
    I'm thinking of switching from android to windows (for tablets). I want to keep the experience more universal rather than using two OS'

    cheers
    That's what I believe was well. But it's a pity that some OS don't play well with others...
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    02-06-2017 08:28 AM
  20. IzaacJ's Avatar
    Hello.
    A little background about me. Been using Windows Mobile since 2005, and had quite a few WinMo devices, mainly HTC. Even built myself a reputation over at XDA Developers by building some WinMo 6.5 and WP7 apps/ROMs in the beginning.
    My relationship with WP7 however, had quite a rocky start due to the restrictions, cause I loved WinMo 6.5 due to the possibilities for ROM building and other development/customization. But as soon as the HTC HD7 came, I imported one and has stayed since then, and have had 920 & 1520, both since release, since then.
    Currently I have a 950XL, since release, which I really LOVE! But, there's always a but somewhere, some apps that I really need aren't available, sadly, and I feel like the quality of the apps in Store has decreased significantly over the past year. Mostly because of outdated apps written for WP8, with no interest from the developers to update.
    So, I've now ordered myself a cheap Android device to see how well it fares in comparison, and if I can feel satisfied with it as main OS.
    I will most probably carry my 950XL with me at all times for the camera and some other things, but it'll mostly be used as a development device since I do some UWP development myself.

    I can't see myself leaving for good, or even fully leave at all, hence semi-leaving, but until there's a bit more support from app developers I need to switch, or rather degrade myself to an Android device.

    Hopefully things will change soon, or MS has to seriously reconsider Project Astoria and the possibility to run Android apps on WM10. I do NOT think that full W10 on ARM could be anything close to a feature that'll win people over. Most people wouldn't even care about it. If the apps ain't there, they won't be either. X86 won't do any good there.
    Offering Android developers the possibility to publish Android apps in store, while they get quality support from MS to develop an UWP version of the app is the way to go I think. That however, won't stop the developers from abandoning the app once they're done with it thou.
    But I think that MS really has to step up their game regarding UWP, and get the big apps (Snapchat, Kik, banking, commute and other state/gov services) to store through some collaboration/promotion program.

    Well, that's about everything I just needed to get out of my system.
    Anyway, wish me luck with the godforsaken Android device, please, I'll need it.
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    02-07-2017 06:37 AM
  21. realwarder's Avatar
    I ordered a cheap Android device a year ago as a test phone. It was the Blu phone from Amazon. I never used it as a real phone, just as one to test with. 6 months in and the news came out about the firmware having spyware and sent all call and text information to China. It's times like that when I was suddenly thankful that I hadn't switched to it. I think buying an expensive Android phone from a mainstream company (Google/Samsung) is likely the safest way to switch to Android. And even then, be careful what apps you install and make sure they are all mainstream too!

    It's kind of sad really. I was pleasantly surprised with the performance of the budget phone, but I'm still enjoying my 950xl and while there are a million Android apps, do I truly need them? Not really. I think an iPhone would be my platform of choice to switch to, purely for the security. It is probably second to Windows with Android very definitely in last place. For me security is important given my phone goes everywhere with me and has access to all my data... but my 950xl still works great for now. And the app temptation is being managed with chocolate treats as needed to appease me.

    Anyways, good luck and lets hope Microsoft creates some new phone [likely a true pocket PC] that can excite you back sometime.
    02-07-2017 08:10 AM
  22. Sedp23's Avatar
    What phone are you going for? I'm considering the same thing as well the Facebook apps are a huge reason I'm considering it. just plan on grabbin one around 200 and keeping my idol 4s.

    App support and OS development is the death of this os. I was considering driving for uber and they would have to give me a iPhone or android because Windows doesn't have the drive app.

    There's no more Chase bank app for my bank. I just had to hard reset my phone because it was constantly freezing, heating draining battery.

    I'll just have 2 phones and switch back and forth between the 2

    Sent from Idol 4s
    02-07-2017 08:20 AM
  23. IzaacJ's Avatar
    Okey :O I ordered the Moto G3 cause it was cheap as hell atm, and I had a discount code for it too. Got it for less than $100 USD. Its old, but should be sufficient for my usage. Groove, some Xbox companion apps, especially Quinyx to log work time and Förskoleappen so I can follow my kids progress in preschool/kindergarten or whatever its called. Since I only see them 5 days every 2 weeks that is extremely important to me, even more so when their mother is a bit of a hassle to communicate with. And I'll get a lot of information from the staff through the app as well.
    And on top of that, apps for the different government services and for the commutes. They dropped the WP app a few months ago. And they even got complaints from a lot of the busdrivers, cause quite a few of them use Lumias xD
    Hopefully it'll go well, but I'm really sceptic about everything Android. If I ever would make a permanent drop from WM it would be an iPhone, but I'm far from ready to drop that amount of cash on something hopefully temporarily.
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    02-07-2017 08:24 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Not sure if I'm delusional or if it's old habits, but I think I like the 950 more this time around so far. Battery life is the only true bummer, but it's better with battery saver on all the time. The downfall with the battery life is that if I make a call, it takes a hit. Yesterday, I finished charging at 8:50am and I had to put it back on the charger at 8:20pm (at 39%, I always do this) but I was also reading heavily on my phone.

    That and having issues with playing streaming music from work. It seems like there's a hiccup with that, but I plan to test something today to see if that would work for me.

    Edit: I forgot to relate this to the thread. I'm missing the size of my SE a lot. Not the sameness but the size. The 950 is my "biggest" phone and that has been an adjustment but has kind of sucked in social situations so far. As for if I will continue to use it as a phone, I probably will until I get annoyed, as I usually do.

    As for the apps, they are fine, but Spotify Premium makes it easier to use this platform as a phone. I used to try to use myTube and metrotube to play playlists in the background but they always fail on that one song.
    Last edited by libra89; 02-07-2017 at 11:21 AM.
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    02-07-2017 10:56 AM
  25. Joe920's Avatar
    Another one bites the dust.. I just ordered a user iPhone 6S plus. Argh!

    I found that I was spending wayyy too much of my attention to wishing WP10 was more reliable, getting annoyed at my 950XL letting me down at the most inopportune times, dealing with the bad battery life throughout many updates, and of course, dealing with missing (quality) apps.

    Why iPhone 6S plus? I want a first party phone (more secure) with a large screen (iPhone 6S plus or 7 plus, Nexus 6P, or Pixel XL). I need 64+ GB storage, but I don't want to pay $900.. So no new Pixel XL or new iPhone 7 plus. I want a headphone jack so no used iPhone 7 plus. Used Pixel XL's are still crazy expensive. So that leaves either a new or used iPhone 6S, or a used Nexus 6P. Google's support of older devices is suspect, and Android seems to be more susceptible to rogue apps. So by process of elimination: iPhone 6S Plus.

    Got a used one to save some money, because I'm already preparing for my next financial mistake: getting the Surface Phone. :)
    02-07-2017 11:13 AM
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