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  1. libra89's Avatar
    This is commendable, but isn't it kind of throwing money down the drain at this point? More people should have done this several years ago.
    It is. I tell myself that I'm going to stop but then I cave because I hear about an app here that might work for me. Buying apps for multiple app stores is a problem. I recently got Grover Pro which has been worth the purchase but still.

    The irony for me is that I have only paid for 2 apps ($5 total probably) in the App Store (iOS), $21 worth of apps (Nine, launchers, icon packs, add-ons) in the Play Store, and about $25 worth of apps/add-ons from the Windows Store (I have had paid for more, but that amount comes from the time I decided not to use a WP as a phone to now).

    I'm really going to try to stop because I could have put that into something else...
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    09-08-2017 10:18 AM
  2. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Meanwhile, I'm debating if I should keep my 650 or not. I do like it but I find myself buying apps (as in non-free ones) just in the name of supporting the platform. I also have to get myself to try to turn it on sometimes, but the rarity of finding it again it makes me hold on it anyway.

    Very much a 1st world problem to have haha...
    I know that feeling. I bought a 650 recently because I love how the phone looks and feels (best of the newer phones for sure). I found a white one on ebay, which I always loved the looks of, and bought it. I don't need it by any means and pretty much bought it and am keeping it just because I like it. I use my 640 more anyway, because I generally have it in my laptop bag for work just in case and find myself messing with it. I think I will probably sell the 650 and keep the 640 (it is pretty much valueless at this point anyway). I guess if I can't get a couple bucks for it, or at least close to what I paid, I will just keep it.

    I too was buying apps just to support the platform, but now that I am just playing with the phone and not using it as a phone I have cut back on that pretty much (and sadly I haven't seen any new apps that were worth supporting).
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    09-08-2017 01:57 PM
  3. libra89's Avatar
    I know that feeling. I bought a 650 recently because I love how the phone looks and feels (best of the newer phones for sure). I found a white one on ebay, which I always loved the looks of, and bought it. I don't need it by any means and pretty much bought it and am keeping it just because I like it. I use my 640 more anyway, because I generally have it in my laptop bag for work just in case and find myself messing with it. I think I will probably sell the 650 and keep the 640 (it is pretty much valueless at this point anyway). I guess if I can't get a couple bucks for it, or at least close to what I paid, I will just keep it.

    I too was buying apps just to support the platform, but now that I am just playing with the phone and not using it as a phone I have cut back on that pretty much (and sadly I haven't seen any new apps that were worth supporting).
    First, I'm so jealous of your white 650. That is the stunning one. Glad not to be alone here. Most people I know think that I'm crazy.
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    09-08-2017 02:41 PM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    @libra89
    Have you ever owned or used a Lumia 550? What do you think of that phone?
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    09-08-2017 03:18 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    @libra89
    Have you ever owned or used a Lumia 550? What do you think of that phone?
    I have owned it (2 times actually haha). I loved the size of it a lot. The cameras were surprising considering the price point. I wasn't able to use ProShot without it crashing so it didn't work out for me.

    The size of it took me back to the Lumia 521, which was a great size of a phone for me and I still seek phones close to that, i.e. the iPhone SE, Sony Xperia X Compact and the future Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact to come...

    Edit: Not sure how I forgot about the 735, that was nice on 8.1...
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    09-08-2017 03:36 PM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    Yeah, that's totally understandable. Haha, true about the warm and fuzzy feelings. I think it's a hard place to be at right now.

    Congrats on the V20! How are you liking it so far? That sounds like a solid combo.
    Just got it today but so far I like it. A solid phone and easy to use. It helps to have had android phones in the past. Made the learning a bit flatter.
    09-08-2017 07:22 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Just got it today but so far I like it. A solid phone and easy to use. It helps to have had android phones in the past. Made the learning a bit flatter.
    That's great to hear!๐Ÿ˜Š I've had mine for 3 weeks now, and I love it. I'll have to play around more with the RAW camera feature. I shot a picture in RAW earlier today to show my friends, and they were impressed with the quality.
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    09-09-2017 12:23 AM
  8. Joe920's Avatar
    I was going to hop back into WP world for a bit on my 950XL, but after a day with it I had to switch back. I do have apps that cover my basic smartphone needs, but after a few months back on iOS most of them seem ugly and clunky. :( If only I could put the Lumia camera module in the 6S Plus.. Meanwhile the 950XL is the perfect bedside alarm clock / Kindle reader. A $650 alarm clock, worth it!! :D
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    09-09-2017 10:18 AM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    I was going to hop back into WP world for a bit on my 950XL, but after a day with it I had to switch back. I do have apps that cover my basic smartphone needs, but after a few months back on iOS most of them seem ugly and clunky. :( If only I could put the Lumia camera module in the 6S Plus.. Meanwhile the 950XL is the perfect bedside alarm clock / Kindle reader. A $650 alarm clock, worth it!! :D
    Lol...
    I can get that. The one day a few months ago I tried to use my 650 as a phone, that was a long day. I liked the idea of feeling different more than how it worked when it came to apps. I was great with some apps but others I missed a LOT.

    It was the little things for me. Being able to continue on Spotify after a long pause without having to restart the phone, being able to see who left what reaction on what comment on Slack, I can go on haha.
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    09-09-2017 10:34 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    I'm conflicted.

    A part of me wants to hop the Pixel train again (especially since deals are to be found) but another part of me has the idea of exploring the 6s (that headphone jack though) with a battery case, and after the announcement on Tuesday, it should become even cheaper, right? I miss not thinking about if a phone would start to show that it needs to be cleared or not...

    Edit: Or I could do what I tried to do before, which is use the A3 for those moments but possibly get a battery case add on for the SE for when I think I would need it. That would be cheaper than any phone, and no management required...

    Edit2: Going through battery cases for the SE is such a pain. I found one but so many have negative reviews (on things that aren't just silly), which is crazy. If only Apple decided to make one after all, for like super battery life.

    Edit3: To put myself out of thinking of this stuff (I have bigger things I should use my brainpower on right now), I have switched back to my SE (for now) and I will be using my A3 for the front camera when needed. I have also ordered a battery case, so I will be comparing battery life with and without the battery case. Hopefully that will be a temporary bandaid for now. At least when the XZ1 Compact is available, the important things would be completed for me.
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    09-09-2017 11:22 AM
  11. Joe920's Avatar
    ...another part of me has the idea of exploring the 6s (that headphone jack though)
    What about it? You don't like the fact that it's on the bottom? Because the 6S versions are the last iPhones that still DO have one. Which is exactly why I'm on a 6S Plus and not on a 7. :)
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    09-09-2017 02:39 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    This local record store has a nice turntable.


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    09-09-2017 02:52 PM
  13. Joe920's Avatar
    This local record store has a nice turntable.
    That's almost as bad as a phone without headphone jack. A turntable without a needle.. :)
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    09-09-2017 03:12 PM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's almost as bad as a phone without headphone jack. A turntable without a needle.. :)
    It's available upon request. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    09-09-2017 04:00 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    What about it? You don't like the fact that it's on the bottom? Because the 6S versions are the last iPhones that still DO have one. Which is exactly why I'm on a 6S Plus and not on a 7. :)
    I'm glad that it has one, that is. I tried the 7. While it has OIS, I found that buying lighting earpods is expensive. I can't buy one again unless it comes with those.

    I prefer the size of the SE but I prefer the front camera on the 6S over the SE.
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    09-09-2017 04:13 PM
  16. robw70's Avatar
    It is with a heavy heart that I ditch my Lumia 950 and switch to iPhone. I love the Windows phone OS and UI but my recent holiday has just highlighted how clunky and lacking it is despite a recent factory reset. I could live without apps if Edge was up to it, but it just isn't. All the apps I do use take an age to open, as does the camera. The current Facebook app needs at least 2 attempts to open it every single time. I am tired of looking at the "Resuming" screen and of the sporadic Bluetooth connection. With the end of development for WP10 I feel it is just going to get worse so am biting the bullet now while I have free access to an unwanted iPhone. Such a shame, but there you go. Like them or not, iPhones just work and that's what I need - a phone that works.
    So I got the screen on my donated iPhone 5S fixed. I have been using it for about a week now and between the Lumia 950 the difference is night and day. I miss the tiles and my 32Gb SD card but I think thats proabaly all. Apps open immediately (no more resuming/loading screens), switching is seamless, no waiting, I still have Onedrive etc, Safari works fine, camera opens almost instantly, I could go on. I also have access to more apps like Youtube, which isn't a deal breaker but is an added bonus that makes life easier. I resisted Apple for as long as I could but the Windows hardware is letting me down and the state of the platform just makes it an untenable option for me, which is a big shame. Yes, I feel like a sheep now but at least its a spring lamb bouncing around the field and not an old ram staggering around it.
    09-11-2017 03:25 AM
  17. Timbre70's Avatar
    Finally the forbidden fruit is eaten.๐Ÿ™Œ
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    09-11-2017 05:17 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    So I am actually considering the 6s as a possibly. Unlike my Pixel experience, I shouldn't be jinxed. Resistance is so hard since I'm trying not to throw money in a Band-Aid solution but at the same time, I really want a phone that does both. Ugh. Patience is hard, especially since what might work for me on the Android side hasn't been proven.

    Again, first world problems haha.
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    09-11-2017 08:35 AM
  19. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    So I am actually considering the 6s as a possibly. Unlike my Pixel experience, I shouldn't be jinxed. Resistance is so hard since I'm trying not to throw money in a Band-Aid solution but at the same time, I really want a phone that does both. Ugh. Patience is hard, especially since what might work for me on the Android side hasn't been proven.

    Again, first world problems haha.
    Is there any particular reason you want iOS over Android?
    09-11-2017 08:54 AM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Is there any particular reason you want iOS over Android?
    In this case, there are no Android options that would work for me and are currently available, aside from the Pixel. The Pixel is a great phone but the hardware issues can randomly appear. As one that prefer small phones, there aren't many choices. The options are essentially the Sony Xperia X Compact, Pixel, and Galaxy A3 2017.

    I found a way to get the Galaxy A3 2017 and I have already had to maintain it after a month. Short answer to your question is fear of what could go wrong with a Pixel, and lack of Android options that would work for me.

    Trust that I have tried everything possible and available to me. The Pixel is the best.
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    09-11-2017 09:37 AM
  21. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    In this case, there are no Android options that would work for me and are currently available, aside from the Pixel. The Pixel is a great phone but the hardware issues can randomly appear. As one that prefer small phones, there aren't many choices. The options are essentially the Sony Xperia X Compact, Pixel, and Galaxy A3 2017.

    I found a way to get the Galaxy A3 2017 and I have already had to maintain it after a month. Short answer to your question is fear of what could go wrong with a Pixel, and lack of Android options that would work for me.

    Trust that I have tried everything possible and available to me. The Pixel is the best.
    What about a Samsung Galaxy?

    The S7 is smaller than the pixel and the S8 is a little taller but narrower than a pixel.

    I'm very pleased with my S8+, wife loves her S8, and my son loves his S7.
    09-11-2017 09:52 AM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    What about a Samsung Galaxy?

    The S7 is smaller than the pixel and the S8 is a little taller but narrower than a pixel.

    I'm very pleased with my S8+, wife loves her S8, and my son loves his S7.
    The battery life on the S7 sucks. Height matters a lot for me, which is why this is difficult for me. There isn't much that fits lady pockets so the choices are slim.

    Thank you for the suggestion though. Having an A3, I understand why people like Samsung's software additions. I can wait of course for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact.
    09-11-2017 09:55 AM
  23. camaroz1985's Avatar
    The Pixel is about the size of the 4.7" iPhone, so maybe a 6S would be good for you. I went from a 6S to the Pixel and I liked both equally. I'm still holding out for improvements to the SE. If that doesn't happen in the spring, I will reconsider my options at that point. Until then I will soldier on with the SE.
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    09-11-2017 09:57 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    The Pixel is about the size of the 4.7" iPhone, so maybe a 6S would be good for you. I went from a 6S to the Pixel and I liked both equally. I'm still holding out for improvements to the SE. If that doesn't happen in the spring, I will reconsider my options at that point. Until then I will soldier on with the SE.
    Yeah I think you're right about that. I liked that the 7 had OIS but lightining earpods are $29 to buy on their own, which is a lot for wired headphones to me. Learned that the first time (I don't have any bluetooth headphones). I'm on the fence since it would be so cheap (the 6s, that is).

    I agree with you about the SE. If the front camera wasn't as important to me, I probably wouldn't be in this scenario lol. As weird as it might sound, I hope for more SE information leaks to come.

    I know that I'm confusing to follow, but a small part of me still wants a Pixel, but ideally from a vendor that I can return it to in case I have issues.
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    09-11-2017 10:13 AM
  25. PerfectReign's Avatar
    FWIW - The Iphone 8 (or 10 or X) comes out this week. I'd wait regardless because the price of the 7 and 6 will drop.

    Sent from mTalk on my 950xl
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    09-11-2017 10:51 AM
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