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  1. sd4f's Avatar
    I'm actually surprised that sony were able to cram most of the same hardware in the compact as the regular sized phones. After getting my L950, I'm liking bigger screens, but I still think a 720p screen is good enough, I'm sure I'll appreciate the better battery life more.
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    10-10-2017 11:50 PM
  2. mhc48's Avatar
    I'm done and gone. Started with WinCE and kept with MS through HTC sliding keyboard phones, several Lumias. I'm only using my 950 and @live e-mail address until my new Pixel 2 arrives, hopefully in two weeks.
    10-11-2017 03:27 PM
  3. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm done and gone. Started with WinCE and kept with MS through HTC sliding keyboard phones, several Lumias. I'm only using my 950 and @live e-mail address until my new Pixel 2 arrives, hopefully in two weeks.
    You don't need to drop the Live email address. It'll work just fine on Android.
    10-11-2017 06:17 PM
  4. Stephen Pedersen1's Avatar
    MS it's been interesting. That's the best way I can put it. You didn't allow upgrade from windows phone 7 OS to 8 OS. Most of the 8's couldn't move to 10 either. You killed Zune for some shoddy music service, which you switched to Xbox Music, then to Groove, and then, you killed that when you finally got it right.

    Notice how apple stuck with iTunes this entire time and continually pruned and perfected it. They didn't burn it down and start from scratch each and every time new leadership came. Notice how all their phones and devices all upgrade to the next operating system so that they are all supported with new and updated apps. I wish I never gave MS a try in the mobile arena because they gave it such a half hearted try.

    Now we windows 10 Mobile uses have expensive bricks that don't even have a viable music option, because Microsoft sold out to Spotify. However, the Spotify app for Windows10Mobile is absolute garbage. It just isn't functional because of all the critical bugs. Music a a core function on any smartphone and MS just killed this function on their own platform.

    I will always think twice before buying a Microsoft product from now on.
    10-15-2017 03:53 PM
  5. skinholt's Avatar
    I've been a loyal Windows Phone user from the beginning. Today I ordered the Android Google Pixel 2. I'll never understand how Microsoft could screw up so badly and leave us. Even Bill Gates now has an Android.
    10-15-2017 06:57 PM
  6. OutlawFirebird's Avatar
    I've been a loyal Windows Phone user from the beginning. Today I ordered the Android Google Pixel 2. I'll never understand how Microsoft could screw up so badly and leave us. Even Bill Gates now has an Android.
    I preordered the xl, I like windows and Microsoft products, but they always just seem to randomly give up. Zune, windows phones, band, music service. all great devices that would of done better if they marketed them right. surprise the xbox is still a thing.
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    10-15-2017 10:56 PM
  7. dov1978's Avatar
    Anyone else watch the Huawei Mate 10 keynote today? Looks amazing and they've included a Desktop Mode that I wasn't even expecting. No dock required either!


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    10-16-2017 05:09 PM
  8. mark233's Avatar
    In my cart ... haven't pulled the trigger.

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    10-16-2017 06:13 PM
  9. libra89's Avatar
    Anyone else watch the Huawei Mate 10 keynote today? Looks amazing and they've included a Desktop Mode that I wasn't even expecting. No dock required either!


    I saw this in MrMobile's video. Very cool!

    In my cart ... haven't pulled the trigger.

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    Haha I get why. I ordered one that day and then cancelled it a few days later. To be fair, I cancelled it for mixed reasons.
    10-16-2017 06:59 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Sorry for the double post but some of you already know about my thoughts about the Xperia XZ1 Compact. I'm not going to re-review it here but basically I'm going to keep it. I have been really satisfied with it. It's great to finally have the performance of the Pixel in something a little bigger than the iPhone SE. If you wish to read my long review, you can check it out here.

    The low light issue I previously mentioned is resolved with changing the color temperature and/or using another camera app so bye bye Pixel and iPhone SE.

    Yep, you read that right. I'm giving up my Pixel and iPhone SE for this. With this, the iPhone SE no longer has a gain for me. In fact, I haven't turned it on for weeks now and I don't miss it. It's taking everything in me not to sell those two today. I'll give it a week but my boxes are ready. The SE isn't worth much because of that value tank (and low storage to start with), so I'll probably trade it in.
    10-16-2017 08:35 PM
  11. OutlawFirebird's Avatar
    Anyone else watch the Huawei Mate 10 keynote today? Looks amazing and they've included a Desktop Mode that I wasn't even expecting. No dock required either!


    nice phone. Looking at the specs I don't believe it supports Verizon's network. which is all that is out here where I'm at really.
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    10-17-2017 01:21 AM
  12. Nate W's Avatar
    nice phone. Looking at the specs I don't believe it supports Verizon's network. which is all that is out here where I'm at really.
    The only Huawei device I have known to support VZ was the Google/Huawei Nexus 6p. Still a cool phone for the most part...
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    10-17-2017 02:25 AM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    Now that Pixel 2 reviews are dropping, I feel conflicted. Again, it's that camera. I'm sure that I want to give up the SE for the XZ1 Compact but I'm debating about the Pixel. There's no headphone jack and I'm sure that I would miss that, but now that Google decided to fix their trade-in, I don't know.
    10-17-2017 10:46 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Now that Pixel 2 reviews are dropping, I feel conflicted. Again, it's that camera. I'm sure that I want to give up the SE for the XZ1 Compact but I'm debating about the Pixel. There's no headphone jack and I'm sure that I would miss that, but now that Google decided to fix their trade-in, I don't know.
    I knew your previous post was too good to be true. 😂
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    10-17-2017 11:00 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I knew your previous post was too good to be true. ������
    So mean to me...lol

    It's hard but I did feel that way yesterday.

    When it goes back to reminding myself what I need in a phone, the XZ1C has everything. Image quality isn't terrible at all in low light but it isn't Pixel level. At the same time, neither is the A3 and I was good with that.

    Thinking about what I could have is wasted brainpower. Going Pixel means less battery life. New Pixel means no headphone jack which I'll miss having. In every phone I own, I find myself always concerned about battery life so downgrading might not be worth it. I should just deal with them so I don't have to deal with this back and forth stuff. Sorry I'm rambling, lol.
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    10-17-2017 11:16 AM
  16. camaroz1985's Avatar
    And the struggle continues, just when we thought you were set for a while.

    The Pixel 2 is tempting. If the regular one had the improved design of the XL it would be even more so. Like you said the camera is really the selling point for me, but I'm not biting this year. I'm going to keep my SE, see if a new one is announced next year, and if not then decide what to do. I will most likely stay on iOS, but Android does have a way of calling to me, and who knows what Microsoft will do. It is both a good and bad time to be interested in phone tech, too many good choices.
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    10-17-2017 11:36 AM
  17. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Sorry I'm rambling, lol.
    Not rambling....just undecided.
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    10-17-2017 11:41 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    And the struggle continues, just when we thought you were set for a while.

    The Pixel 2 is tempting. If the regular one had the improved design of the XL it would be even more so. Like you said the camera is really the selling point for me, but I'm not biting this year. I'm going to keep my SE, see if a new one is announced next year, and if not then decide what to do. I will most likely stay on iOS, but Android does have a way of calling to me, and who knows what Microsoft will do. It is both a good and bad time to be interested in phone tech, too many good choices.
    Going to stick to my words of my original post...

    I totally agree about the choices. Choice can be bad sometimes. You're smart to not bite on the Pixel 2. I think that's a great plan. The SE is great, we'll see what happens next year.


    Not rambling....just undecided.
    True. I took my own advice to make a pros and cons list...and as expected the XZ1C won. Funny enough, at the beginning of the year, I wrote a phone note (really a rule) to myself to stick to what phone meets my needed foundation. Going for the Pixel will fail it. I mean, it would work but I would find myself wishing for a shorter phone.

    Everything is pointing to the XZ1C, including finally going back to three phones, which I want to do badly.
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    10-17-2017 12:12 PM
  19. camaroz1985's Avatar
    True. I took my own advice to make a pros and cons list...and as expected the XZ1C won. Funny enough, at the beginning of the year, I wrote a phone note (really a rule) to myself to stick to what phone meets my needed foundation. Going for the Pixel will fail it. I mean, it would work but I would find myself wishing for a shorter phone.

    Everything is pointing to the XZ1C, including finally going back to three phones, which I want to do badly.
    Are you a Gilmore Girls fan with the pros and cons list?

    Going back to 3 phones?
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    10-18-2017 08:35 AM
  20. libra89's Avatar
    Are you a Gilmore Girls fan with the pros and cons list?

    Going back to 3 phones?
    Nah. I just like making them because they usually help me make a decision.

    Yep, before the Pixel came back in and the now this XZ1 Compact, I had 3 phones. Now I have 5 and it's 2 too many.

    The other 2 phones will be the Galaxy A3 and the Lumia 650. The Galaxy A3 is a solid phone and it serves as my overseas travel phone (it's also dual sim so this works out well for that) and of course a great backup phone. The Lumia 650 is for my need to always have a foot in the Windows 10 Mobile world. It still feels nice to use and hold with my Mozo wood back.
    10-18-2017 09:01 AM
  21. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Nah. I just like making them because they usually help me make a decision.

    Yep, before the Pixel came back in and the now this XZ1 Compact, I had 3 phones. Now I have 5 and it's 2 too many.

    The other 2 phones will be the Galaxy A3 and the Lumia 650. The Galaxy A3 is a solid phone and it serves as my overseas travel phone (it's also dual sim so this works out well for that) and of course a great backup phone. The Lumia 650 is for my need to always have a foot in the Windows 10 Mobile world. It still feels nice to use and hold with my Mozo wood back.
    Interesting. So you are hopping out of iOS completely?

    I have been thinking of picking up a Pixel again, or maybe an XL, just to have an Android.
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    10-19-2017 02:58 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    Interesting. So you are hopping out of iOS completely?

    I have been thinking of picking up a Pixel again, or maybe an XL, just to have an Android.
    For now, yes. The strongest hold for the SE for me was the size and performance together and solid back camera. Last year's Sony phone came close but the camera was bad. The XZ1 Compact finally fixed the camera processing and the performance is great, along with the battery life so there isn't a reason for me to have it.

    I plan to do a small shootout soon between the two because so many want to know and see for themselves, and I want to see it too.

    The price that Pixels are going for now, is pretty decent.
    Last edited by libra89; 10-19-2017 at 03:58 PM.
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    10-19-2017 03:29 PM
  23. krazyatom's Avatar
    For now, yes. The strongest hold for the SE for me was the size and performance together and solid back camera. Last year's Sony phone came close but the camera was bad. The XZ1 Compact finally fixed the camera processing and the performance is great, along with the battery life so there isn't a reason for me to have it.

    I plan to do a small shootout soon between the two because so many want to know and see for themselves, and I want to see it too.
    Xz1 compact camera got an update recently? Cool
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    10-19-2017 03:36 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Xz1 compact camera got an update recently? Cool
    As far as I know, no. I just mean the camera is better than it was last year in the X Compact. I'll be looking forward to hearing your XZ1 Compact impressions!
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    10-19-2017 04:00 PM
  25. libra89's Avatar
    I don't know if I want to give up the Pixel. The only loss for it is that battery life is just good and not very good. Considering holding on to it until I know what I want to do with it.

    The Pixel's low light camera performance has ruined my phone life (I'm being sarcastic but it's true to a point). Everything seems to fall very short.
    The A3 is still on MM until Samsung decides to update my model of the A3 (it has updated others).
    10-20-2017 12:49 PM
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