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  1. DavidinCT's Avatar
    So, I still miss WIndows Phone, still updating my ICON with the current builds and playing with to see what is new but, with out any new phones that are any good coming to Verizon, it is not worth going back for me. The phone does not offer basic features that I need any more.

    1. Smartwatch apps besides a crappy Band 2 (that the band keeps breaking), I use a Pebble Time Steel and not willing to give it up, or lose features by going back to WIndows Phone(till it's officially killed by Fitbit of course).
    2. Some standard apps like Twitter or Facebook that are not even updated as much as other platforms, never mind the apps that I have learned to love that I just cant get on Windows Phone.
    3. No Tap-to-Pay for my current phone that funny, it did work before (before google grabbed an app) and no Verizon phone offers it.
    4. New models available on my carrier to get a little excited about.

    Sorry, just the basics I NOW expect on a phone I just cant get on Windows Phone any more, and HACKING a 3rd party app to get basic hardware to work (Pebble anyone ?) is just not worth it any more. When Microsoft besides updating a partly buggy OS (Windows 10 mobile) does nothing to support it any more.

    So I have been using a LG G4 with a leather back and wireless charging for about 6-8 months now, and I finally got a wireless charger for my iPhone 6, I guess this weekend I'll be trying to live with that for a few weeks.

    I wish Microsoft would spend some money back into Windows Phone and try to build it back up but, I think now they are too far gone and it's just so sad as it's such a nice OS....far better than Android or iOS.
    libra89, TgeekB, Joe920 and 1 others like this.
    02-09-2017 11:19 AM
  2. Joe920's Avatar
    I wish Microsoft would spend some money back into Windows Phone and try to build it back up but, I think now they are too far gone and it's just so sad as it's such a nice OS....far better than Android or iOS.
    This is why I keep coming back to Windows Central. To commiserate about the fate of our wonderful WP10 with all you nice folks!
    02-09-2017 12:12 PM
  3. HeyCori's Avatar
    I suppose an iPhone user could say the same thing about a WP user, correct? I personally could say something similar about a person who enjoys eating broccoli.
    whoa whoa whoa... bro, you dissin' broccoli? dem fighting words!!!
    02-09-2017 12:24 PM
  4. Joe920's Avatar
    I just paid for Cortana. I feel so dirty!
    02-09-2017 02:33 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    whoa whoa whoa... bro, you dissin' broccoli? dem fighting words!!!
    Me and George H.W. Bush both hate broccoli...what about it? Got a problem wi' dat?
    02-09-2017 02:43 PM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Guess who's getting a whole basket delivered straight to your door!!!
    02-09-2017 06:37 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Guess who's getting a whole basket delivered straight to your door!!!
    As long as I get it before Valentines.
    02-09-2017 07:38 PM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    hah!
    02-09-2017 08:27 PM
  9. garak0410's Avatar
    This is why I keep coming back to Windows Central. To commiserate about the fate of our wonderful WP10 with all you nice folks!
    I've moved on to Android but still have a big heart for Windows Phone and I keep my ICON updated with latest Insiders builds.
    02-10-2017 10:09 AM
  10. Joe920's Avatar
    I've moved on to Android but still have a big heart for Windows Phone and I keep my ICON updated with latest Insiders builds.
    Traveling with the iPhone 6S+ this weekend, but I'm bringing my 950XL along just in case. I already hate the iPhone camera app.. It cannot do 16:9 pics, how crazy is that! Low light performance also seems pretty pathetic compared to the Lumia.

    So yeah, I've decided to go all-in on iOS for a bit, but as expected, it's definitely not all for the better! I'll be keeping an eye on WP builds as well.
    02-10-2017 10:54 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Traveling with the iPhone 6S+ this weekend, but I'm bringing my 950XL along just in case. I already hate the iPhone camera app.. It cannot do 16:9 pics, how crazy is that! Low light performance also seems pretty pathetic compared to the Lumia.

    So yeah, I've decided to go all-in on iOS for a bit, but as expected, it's definitely not all for the better! I'll be keeping an eye on WP builds as well.
    Ooh didn't know that you got it already. Yeah you'll need a third party camera app to access such things. Check out Microsoft Pix, it's pretty cool but I forget if it has those functions or not. Will be looking forward to your experience/thoughts/impressions.
    02-10-2017 11:14 AM
  12. Joe920's Avatar
    Ooh didn't know that you got it already. Yeah you'll need a third party camera app to access such things. Check out Microsoft Pix, it's pretty cool but I forget if it has those functions or not. Will be looking forward to your experience/thoughts/impressions.
    Yup, just got it, and I already have a giant text file with comments. BTW MS Pix didn't offer 16:9 either, I did give it a shot. I also just had to scour Google to work around a bug (synced albums not showing in photos app). I find the iOS photos app annoyingly insistent on showing things organized by date/place. Turns out I actually DID like the WP photos app after all.. who knew! :D
    02-10-2017 12:24 PM
  13. Joe920's Avatar
    Something surprising to me: I instantly remembered my dislike of the clicky home button on iOS (iPhone 6S is the last model to have a mechanical button), but it turns out Apple half-copied the Win8/10 'swipe from left' task switcher: on the 6S+ you can 'force press' the left screen edge and then swipe right to show the task switcher. Nice. I much prefer the WP approach of having a back button with long-press option for the task switcher, but it's better than nothing. (sorry Libra, no force-touch on the SE)
    02-10-2017 12:29 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Yup, just got it, and I already have a giant text file with comments. BTW MS Pix didn't offer 16:9 either, I did give it a shot. I also just had to scour Google to work around a bug (synced albums not showing in photos app). I find the iOS photos app annoyingly insistent on showing things organized by date/place. Turns out I actually DID like the WP photos app after all.. who knew! :D
    Haha.
    Something surprising to me: I instantly remembered my dislike of the clicky home button on iOS (iPhone 6S is the last model to have a mechanical button), but it turns out Apple half-copied the Win8/10 'swipe from left' task switcher: on the 6S+ you can 'force press' the left screen edge and then swipe right to show the task switcher. Nice. I much prefer the WP approach of having a back button with long-press option for the task switcher, but it's better than nothing. (sorry Libra, no force-touch on the SE)
    That's pretty neat! It's fine, I wouldn't trade my SE for a bigger iPhone to have that.
    02-10-2017 12:33 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Something surprising to me: I instantly remembered my dislike of the clicky home button on iOS (iPhone 6S is the last model to have a mechanical button), but it turns out Apple half-copied the Win8/10 'swipe from left' task switcher: on the 6S+ you can 'force press' the left screen edge and then swipe right to show the task switcher. Nice. I much prefer the WP approach of having a back button with long-press option for the task switcher, but it's better than nothing. (sorry Libra, no force-touch on the SE)
    The only real use I have for force touch is to reply or delete a notification on the lock screen. I too hate the locked down camera app but at least the picture quality is good on my 6S+. Not anywhere near my 1520 but it's very good.
    02-10-2017 12:52 PM
  16. Joe920's Avatar
    The only real use I have for force touch is to reply or delete a notification on the lock screen. I too hate the locked down camera app but at least the picture quality is good on my 6S+. Not anywhere near my 1520 but it's very good.
    Plus force touch on the Cortana icon offers option to start listening, maybe two tenths of a second faster than opening the app and hitting 'listen'.
    02-10-2017 01:25 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    I think I'm broken. I miss having the sim in my 950 after like 3 days, but I'm really liking the battery life of my SE. On the other hand, my Honor 8 is getting 7.0 any day now so I'll love to play with that.

    Or maybe I'm just a chronic switcher at heart I'm sure that there are some head shakes here for me, or maybe you all are just used to my "tendencies"...
    02-10-2017 10:27 PM
  18. Mess096's Avatar
    Goodbye 1520; Hello 3t

    My microphone died and I am not fixing it. Three years as my daily driver has taken its toll. The back button no longer lights, the Windows button flickers, and the microphone is intermittent. The L950 XL is a downgrade and I love my 1520 dearly but I am not buying a 3y/o phone. I am currently using a L640 LTE until my just ordered a Oneplus 3t 128 GB arrives in 2 weeks.
    The L640 LTE is not a great experience after using L1520. I have really enjoyed Windows 10 mobile and will keep my L1520 updated and in use at home.
    The Oneplus will be my first non-Nokia phone and I hope it goes well.
    My first cellular phone was back in 1998, a Nokia 5110. Since then I have had a 3330 (2001), 6820 (2004), N82 (2009), N8 (2011), L1520 (2014) and L640 LTE (2017).
    The 6820 was a blast to use and the N82 was the most versatile until the L1520. The L1520 was the best phone I have ever owned to this point.
    So in a few weeks I will start a new chapter with a Oneplus 3t and Android.
    Last edited by Mess096; 02-11-2017 at 03:47 PM. Reason: Corrected info
    02-11-2017 07:04 AM
  19. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Good for you. Next! :P
    02-11-2017 07:27 AM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I think I'm broken. I miss having the sim in my 950 after like 3 days, but I'm really liking the battery life of my SE. On the other hand, my Honor 8 is getting 7.0 any day now so I'll love to play with that.

    Or maybe I'm just a chronic switcher at heart I'm sure that there are some head shakes here for me, or maybe you all are just used to my "tendencies"...
    If there are head shakes for you then they need their heads on a swivel for me.
    02-11-2017 12:23 PM
  21. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm beginning to see why people say that Android slows down over time. My Idol 3 doesn't seem as smooth as when I first got it. The keyboard lags, apps stutter during shutdown or when choosing them from the multitask window, significant lag when launching Google search from the home screen (to be fair, it has always been like that), and just random moments of inconsistency that I don't remember being there when I first setup the phone. It's strange because I've only installed like two programs since December, Lyft and the Cricket Visual Voicemail app. All the force stops and restarts in the world hasn't made the phone feel any faster.
    02-11-2017 12:35 PM
  22. slivy58's Avatar
    I'm beginning to see why people say that Android slows down over time. My Idol 3 doesn't seem as smooth as when I first got it. The keyboard lags, apps stutter during shutdown or when choosing them from the multitask window, significant lag when launching Google search from the home screen (to be fair, it has always been like that), and just random moments of inconsistency that I don't remember being there when I first setup the phone. It's strange because I've only installed like two programs since December, Lyft and the Cricket Visual Voicemail app. All the force stops and restarts in the world hasn't made the phone feel any faster.
    Can't say I've experienced same, my G4 (15 mo) and GS7 (10 mo) have been going strong without any noticeable different from when we first got them. They have their moments from time to time but that's been far and few between for me. Even my Android tablets have stayed on an even keel. Like everything I own we do periodic maintenance by cleaning and clearing caches, browsing history etc. And can only relate the word "inconsistency" to W10M as that is where it has been the most prevalent, will admit it is slowly getting better yet still has a ways to go.
    02-11-2017 01:16 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    I think I'm broken. I miss having the sim in my 950 after like 3 days, but I'm really liking the battery life of my SE. On the other hand, my Honor 8 is getting 7.0 any day now so I'll love to play with that.

    Or maybe I'm just a chronic switcher at heart I'm sure that there are some head shakes here for me, or maybe you all are just used to my "tendencies"...
    I was a chronic switcher for quite a few years. Then I got help. Feeling so much better now. 😉

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-11-2017 04:51 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I was a chronic switcher for quite a few years. Then I got help. Feeling so much better now.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    My late brother got a Harley as a mid-life crisis toy. My best friend, and best man at my wedding, got a Corvette. I'm limited to phones and computers by penalty of castration. See how easy that is? No exorbitant therapist fees, no medication.
    02-11-2017 06:30 PM
  25. Guytronic's Avatar
    by penalty of castration
    Don't forget about the lectures...
    I've started to actually pay attention to the lectures lately.
    They're still meaningless mind you.
    I just listen so I can note and gather ammunition for future discussions about spending.
    02-11-2017 07:14 PM
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