1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Hmm this is interesting. I'm glad that the x3 is generally working out for you. It's interesting to me that the "Hello" features are slow. I'm guessing that you prefer the fingerprint scanner over the iris scanner?

    Some people around here have said that not having Microsoft Wallet (I mean the NFC thing really) is a bummer considering the power of the phone. How do you feel about that? Are you indifferent?
    I could care less about Wallet or any form of payment via phones. I can pull out my card just as fast as I can my phone. I'm old-school that way.

    Yes, the fingerprint has become my default unlocking method. I sorely miss the physical home button on my Ativ SE. Press the button and swipe up with my thumb in one continuous motion was the easiest method on any Windows-based device I've had.
    06-25-2017 09:02 PM
  2. Nate W's Avatar
    I could care less about Wallet or any form of payment via phones. I can pull out my card just as fast as I can my phone. I'm old-school that way.

    Yes, the fingerprint has become my default unlocking method. I sorely miss the physical home button on my Ativ SE. Press the button and swipe up with my thumb in one continuous motion was the easiest method on any Windows-based device I've had.
    If they'd get rid of the hello face and wink completely on the idol 4s it'd unlock a half second faster. Is it there on the x3?
    06-25-2017 09:31 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    If they'd get rid of the hello face and wink completely on the idol 4s it'd unlock a half second faster. Is it there on the x3?
    Yep.

    Sent from my Elite x3 on mTalk
    06-25-2017 09:43 PM
  4. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I just wish the x3 wasn't quite so big. Might have to keep the Idol in mind though. I see the prices are really reasonable on them right now.
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    06-26-2017 11:35 AM
  5. Nate W's Avatar
    I just wish the x3 wasn't quite so big. Might have to keep the Idol in mind though. I see the prices are really reasonable on them right now.
    I agree. It's pretty big and has some weight to it.

    I'm about tweaking my Windows phones where possible, and additionally wanted an x3 to test out certain customizations I did with my idol4s that I did not know about when I owned the x3 back in Octoberish.
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    06-26-2017 03:11 PM
  6. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    Thinking about switching.

    I love my 950(Unlocked Dual Sim). But that App Gap is starting to creep up on me. I work a lot in china and use an app called WeChat to communicate. The App is available on Windows phone, however it is lacking features that I use regularly. (When I go to china I switch phones for these features such as in app translation and mobile "WeChat Pay")

    Additionally, There are a few apps I cannot get. One being the Service Channel Check in app I use for work. But The list goes on. United Airlines, Chase Mobile, Schools Credit Union, Several VPN Providers I use, Ctrip, Good Metro Map Apps for the various cities I travel to, Amtrak, World of Hyatt, SPG.... If it was just a few of the smaller ones like my local bank and Amtrak I could look away... but it is just so many and the mobile websites do not always work as well, especially when you don't have good service. And then Apps function differently. Like Expedia. If you use the app on Android or IPhone you get double the points, but not on the windows mobile app.

    Again, There is nothing wrong with the 950. I love the workflow of Windows and how well the OS Generally functions. The outlook Mail is so much better than any mail client I have tried on my work IPhone. I have an Xbox and a Surface and the integration is great. The Camera still blows my friends away with Galaxies and Iphones when we take the same photos. I use grove music and Microsoft movies and TV as well. I am not looking forward to the way other OS's work. But the Efficiency of the OS at this point is being overridden by the inefficiency the lack of apps is creating.(And lets face it, on the 950 the battery life has never been good)

    So, I am looking to switch. Probably going to buy the OnePlus 5 when it drops tonight. Any thoughts?
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    06-26-2017 03:16 PM
  7. Nate W's Avatar
    Thinking about switching.

    I love my 950(Unlocked Dual Sim). But that App Gap is starting to creep up on me. I work a lot in china and use an app called WeChat to communicate. The App is available on Windows phone, however it is lacking features that I use regularly. (When I go to china I switch phones for these features such as in app translation and mobile "WeChat Pay")

    Additionally, There are a few apps I cannot get. One being the Service Channel Check in app I use for work. But The list goes on. United Airlines, Chase Mobile, Schools Credit Union, Several VPN Providers I use, Ctrip, Good Metro Map Apps for the various cities I travel to, Amtrak, World of Hyatt, SPG.... If it was just a few of the smaller ones like my local bank and Amtrak I could look away... but it is just so many and the mobile websites do not always work as well, especially when you don't have good service. And then Apps function differently. Like Expedia. If you use the app on Android or IPhone you get double the points, but not on the windows mobile app.

    Again, There is nothing wrong with the 950. I love the workflow of Windows and how well the OS Generally functions. The outlook Mail is so much better than any mail client I have tried on my work IPhone. I have an Xbox and a Surface and the integration is great. The Camera still blows my friends away with Galaxies and Iphones when we take the same photos. I use grove music and Microsoft movies and TV as well. I am not looking forward to the way other OS's work. But the Efficiency of the OS at this point is being overridden by the inefficiency the lack of apps is creating.(And lets face it, on the 950 the battery life has never been good)

    So, I am looking to switch. Probably going to buy the OnePlus 5 when it drops tonight. Any thoughts?
    I'm fortunate enough to not need many apps at all. So I'm no help from that perspective. The OP5 is an affordable quality phone. Based on your situation Windows mobile served well until lately. Which phone have you been switching to when travelng?

    If you hang out a bit longer you might see a dual boot/dual OS phone come out here some time. But that's not guaranteed I suppose. Moly/AIPCphone are set to release an android/w10mobile device but there are little details at this point.
    06-26-2017 03:33 PM
  8. PerfectReign's Avatar
    I love my 950(Unlocked Dual Sim). But that App Gap is starting to creep up on me. I work a lot in china and use an app called WeChat to communicate. The App is available on Windows phone, however it is lacking features that I use regularly. (When I go to china I switch phones for these features such as in app translation and mobile "WeChat Pay")
    I know, I keep reading about all WeChat can do, but only have discovered the extra possibilities when I got the Iphone version.

    Supposedly "apps" will be replaced by "mega-apps" like WeChat, but we're not there yet.

    I just wish the x3 wasn't quite so big.
    meh, it is normal sized!

    Nice to see some good feedback on the device. This is probably my favorite device, with the exception of the so-so camera. However, I'm using an Iphone for now, so the X3 has taken a bit of a backseat. (By the way, the 6" AMOLED screen on the X3 completely shatters the 5.5" LCD screen on the Iphone 7+ by a longshot.)
    06-26-2017 03:40 PM
  9. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    I use an IPhone SE provided by work when I have to.

    Another problem with windows is what you just said... Something is always coming "SomeTime" but there are no guarantees. I am just looking to get through my days on one phone really.
    06-26-2017 04:08 PM
  10. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    Supposedly "apps" will be replaced by "mega-apps" like WeChat, but we're not there yet.
    WeChat is a great app and Facebook could learn a lot from it. It is Chat First Focused with the "Wall" being more of an extra. You can easily pay for just about anything and transfer money between friends. Group conversations are amazing. Pinning and muting conversations are easy.... but again, you lose 3/4 of the functionality on Windows. Windows does have one thing the other versions don't have... Night Mode. Essentially a dark theme. I will miss that
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    06-26-2017 04:12 PM
  11. PerfectReign's Avatar
    You can easily pay for just about anything and transfer money between friends.
    I had read about that but figured it was only outside the US. I actually can't find it on my Iphone either.
    06-26-2017 04:14 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I know, I keep reading about all WeChat can do, but only have discovered the extra possibilities when I got the Iphone version.

    Supposedly "apps" will be replaced by "mega-apps" like WeChat, but we're not there yet.

    meh, it is normal sized!

    Nice to see some good feedback on the device. This is probably my favorite device, with the exception of the so-so camera. However, I'm using an Iphone for now, so the X3 has taken a bit of a backseat. (By the way, the 6" AMOLED screen on the X3 completely shatters the 5.5" LCD screen on the Iphone 7+ by a longshot.)
    True that. The iPhone is practically useless when the sun is beating down you. The x3 is legible at full brightness.

    Sent from my Elite x3 on mTalk
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    06-26-2017 04:25 PM
  13. Nate W's Avatar
    True that. The iPhone is practically useless when the sun is beating down you. The x3 is legible at full brightness.

    Sent from my Elite x3 on mTalk
    I can always appreciate a feature like that being out in Phoenix.
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    06-26-2017 05:09 PM
  14. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    I had read about that but figured it was only outside the US. I actually can't find it on my Iphone either.
    You have to have the region set to china and have a Chinese bank account lol. I spend a lot of time in china
    06-26-2017 06:00 PM
  15. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    I am Also Considering the HTC U11.... I just don't know if I want to spend the extra 200$

    What do you guys think... OnePlus 5 Or HTC U11?
    06-26-2017 06:01 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I can always appreciate a feature like that being out in Phoenix.
    And I'm in Miami. No shortage of skin cancer between us huh?
    06-26-2017 06:08 PM
  17. Nate W's Avatar
    And I'm in Miami. No shortage of skin cancer between us huh?
    Even score maybe...

    We hit 120 last week.
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    06-26-2017 07:19 PM
  18. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Even score maybe...

    We hit 120 last week.
    Yeah it got hot!

    At least there you can get great Cuban food.
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    06-26-2017 07:21 PM
  19. Nate W's Avatar
    I am Also Considering the HTC U11.... I just don't know if I want to spend the extra 200$

    What do you guys think... OnePlus 5 Or HTC U11?
    For the price the u-11 has ip67 protection boom sound and a higher res screen but the screen is subjective. But no headphone jack and all glass unless you go sapphire. HTC sense features.

    OP5 is cheaper but you get a bigger battery dropping the screen resolution (purely taste), aluminum body and a head phone jack. The OS is basically stock android with their Oxygen is flavors.

    If you've ever used a Nexus device before you'll like the OP5. I don't own one but have owned a couple one plus 3 phone. They're built well and I like the stock AOSP android experience.
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    06-26-2017 07:30 PM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Even score maybe...

    We hit 120 last week.
    Never been to Phoenix but I have been to Vegas. I'll gladly trade you a few degrees for our humidity. In the 43 years I've lived down here and 5 in Jacksonville, I've only seen 100 once about 3 years ago. But the "feels like" is usually in the mid-100s even when the temp is in the upper 80s.

    Sent from my Surface 3 on mTalk
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    06-26-2017 07:57 PM
  21. Sedp23's Avatar
    Today yeah
    06-26-2017 08:47 PM
  22. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    For the price the u-11 has ip67 protection boom sound and a higher res screen but the screen is subjective. But no headphone jack and all glass unless you go sapphire. HTC sense features.

    OP5 is cheaper but you get a bigger battery dropping the screen resolution (purely taste), aluminum body and a head phone jack. The OS is basically stock android with their Oxygen is flavors.

    If you've ever used a Nexus device before you'll like the OP5. I don't own one but have owned a couple one plus 3 phone. They're built well and I like the stock AOSP android experience.
    My biggest issue is I want the international unlocked dual sim versions

    For the U11 (6gb ram 128gb storage) that is 768$. So its more than a 200$ difference for waterproofing and 2 less gb of ram.

    Not sure if I can justify it
    Nate W likes this.
    06-26-2017 09:17 PM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If they'd get rid of the hello face and wink completely on the idol 4s it'd unlock a half second faster. Is it there on the x3?
    I ended up not using the fingerprint reader on the I4S Win. It was a PITA. On the Sony Xperia X it is built into the power button and if you blink, you'll miss the lock screen it is that fast and effortless.
    06-27-2017 06:45 AM
  24. nikholaspappas's Avatar
    I ended up ordering the OP5. I will report back on how it goes. Should receive it on monday
    libra89 and Laura Knotek like this.
    06-27-2017 11:49 AM
  25. dov1978's Avatar
    I ended up ordering the OP5. I will report back on how it goes. Should receive it on monday
    I had my eye on the OP5 and really got my hopes up for it but the camera reviews stopped me in my tracks and changed my mind
    Joe920 likes this.
    06-27-2017 11:52 AM
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