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  1. Alain_A's Avatar
    I'd bet 90% of smartphone users replace they're phone by year 3
    maybe so but I like to keep a phone for at least 5 years
    02-25-2016 03:32 PM
  2. Vladimir Ka's Avatar
    maybe so but I like to keep a phone for at least 5 years
    Wow, I dont think I've kept anything for 5 years.. Even a car.. or a house..
    My wife is getting close to 5 years though, not sure what to do :)
    02-25-2016 05:26 PM
  3. anthonyng's Avatar
    I play full HD/2k movies from my SD card with no issues.(use movies and tv app)
    But the key thing I think here is the over bluetooth headset. Is that what you're doing too?
    02-25-2016 05:47 PM
  4. constantreader16's Avatar
    I too am disappointed in all I've seen and read about the 950XL, I was eagerly awaiting its arrival since sept, MS screwed up both of my Pre-orders and now thankful they did(had the Note 4 previously also), I 've had the 640XL and presently 1520 thinking I'd wait until MS straightened out the 950XL, Win 10 and Win 10's battery drain issues has compared to either the 640XL & 1520 but I don't see either issue has been corrected to the point I'd jump in..
    Now I'm 99% sure I'm going for the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge when its released next week, it has awesome specs, SD card is back, increased battery by 1,000 mAh, 5.5" edge display which to me is the perfect size AND the S7 Edge is a TRUE flagship phone in looks, styling and obviously feel which the 950XL fell WELL short of.. Best Buy is even throwing in a Virtual Reality headset AND 64Gb SD card for free with pre-orders.
    I really thought Windows had me back :(
    I've had the 950 XL since Thanksgiving and have never had any issues with massive battery drain. I've seen it consistently get better. However, if you don't like the look and feel, can't change your mind on that. But just saying, for everyone who says the OS is horrible and has no battery life, there's at least 2-3 people who say the opposite. Most of the early software/OS complaints have been fixed anyways. I've noticed improved stability. However, I never had many major issues. I did have a few random restarts from time to time, but honestly, I had those even on a unlocked Nexus 6 (I also had other issues with that phone too, but I digress).

    Also keep in mind those who are satisfied are almost never as loud as those who complain. There are plenty of people who are satisfied with their 950/XL's on these forums. If you do go with the S7 Edge, I don't blame you and hope you enjoy it! Looks like Samsung generally backtracked from all of their mess-ups with the S6 Edge.

    That's entirely the problem. The phone should not have been released until it was stable. I'd shoot the QA people as they're the ones responsible for loosing market share, etc.
    What about that major memory bug on the S6 Edge last year I believe? Samsung, Android, and even iOS phones aren't immune from massive bugs on launch. Actually, all manufacturers have been very prone to those as of late.

    If you buy a product it should be fit for purpose. There's far too many people on this forum who have issues with basic stuff. Hell they haven't officially released WM10 mobile so why make a phone that's running the beta? They've lost massive amounts of market share and they're going to loose more by releasing something that isn't a stable enough product to be considered a daily phone.

    Notifications are essential and should work consistently
    The phones random heating up
    The battery drains
    Bluetooth issues
    Random reboots

    The above is just a few things I've seen on this forum. These are the first things you actually check when you're building something. If I built a PC and it had those problems I wouldn't use the OS. As I said I'd shoot the QA team.
    All issues I've had with Android phones over the year. I'm breaking my own rule of justifying bad with more bad, but it's the truth. I've always had better battery life with WP over Android and I use my phone consistently all day at work every day. With a Nexus 6 I was lucky to be above 20% without having to charge my phone. In fact, most days I had to charge my phone at least once during the day. With a Lumia Icon previously, and now a 950 XL, I consistently can leave at the end of the day with 40-60% battery remaining without a single charge. Even on my off days I rarely have to plug 950 XL when I'm out, with my Nexus I was finding a charger at least 2-3 times throughout the day or had my phone on the car charger every time I got in my car. Literally almost never happens now with my XL.

    Sorry for the quick spam of posts everyone!
    Last edited by Guytronic; 02-26-2016 at 01:06 PM.
    02-25-2016 06:15 PM
  5. Captpt's Avatar
    What about that major memory bug on the S6 Edge last year I believe? Samsung, Android, and even iOS phones aren't immune from massive bugs on launch. Actually, all manufacturers have been very prone to those as of late.
    It did, was reported in May and the fix was released mid-June.. I felt the battery drain issues of Win 10 vs 8.1 first hand when I ran multiple versions of Insiders releases and sadly the difference was big enough I never gave running Insiders W10 on my 1520.. I am also sad to add App availability is rearing its ugly head too in my decision making :(
    02-25-2016 06:40 PM
  6. Alain_A's Avatar
    Wow, I dont think I've kept anything for 5 years.. Even a car.. or a house..
    My wife is getting close to 5 years though, not sure what to do :)
    wow, you're tough, time to trade your wife....LOL

    beside, that is what those phone maker wanted the people to do, change every year or so. which is ******* me off. have you ever change your home phone (if you have one) every 1-2 years?
    buying something that cost $600 to 1000.00 is not something that should be changed every year. that is ridiculous. The average of people doesn't have that kind of money.
    02-25-2016 07:15 PM
  7. antremaine's Avatar
    It did, was reported in May and the fix was released mid-June.. I felt the battery drain issues of Win 10 vs 8.1 first hand when I ran multiple versions of Insiders releases and sadly the difference was big enough I never gave running Insiders W10 on my 1520.. I am also sad to add App availability is rearing its ugly head too in my decision making :(
    I just came from android and I don't miss the apps yet. Most of the apps I had I could use the website and usually the website has more options and functionality. I have a nexus 6p and been android for 6 years and I'm thinking of changing ecosystems. Picked up a 640 for 30 bucks and put 10 on it and this thing is awesome, couldn't imagine what this OS is like on the 950xl. Btw I've messed with all 3 major OS's and I'm liking windows more and more.
    02-25-2016 07:59 PM
  8. Jakoh's Avatar
    DUDE, get a better setup. Goodluck with Android, cuz IOS doesnt do screen mirroring.

    I'm officially done with my 950 XL, I've decided to sell it today, I had it since December and I've been patiently waiting for my specific problem to be fixed, it's basically the horrible stuttering whilst screen mirroring and listening to the audio of the movie via Bluetooth headset, I've tried EVERY video player app from the store since December and none play smoothly, lots of lag and stutter, I can't believe my Note 4 plays smoothly whilst screen mirroring and Bluetooth at the same time, and the shocking part is the 950 XL is supposedly better in specs!!, so I wonder why the hell it can't handle this!
    02-25-2016 09:33 PM
  9. Sarveshwar's Avatar
    I can see Microsoft is working hard to launch new updates to fix the problems, we need to be patient for get a robust OS
    Oh. You mean:

    1. Buy the expensive device.
    2. Wait for first update that solves release day issues and introduces 'first update' issues.
    3. Wait for second update that solves 'first update' issues and introduces 'second update' issues.
    4. Wait for third update that solves 'second update' issues and introduces 'third update' issues.
    5. Wait for fourth update that ...
    6. The support for the phone is over.
    7. Goto Step 1.
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    02-25-2016 11:08 PM
  10. Alain_A's Avatar
    Oh. You mean:

    1. Buy the expensive device.
    2. Wait for first update that solves release day issues and introduces 'first update' issues.
    3. Wait for second update that solves 'first update' issues and introduces 'second update' issues.
    4. Wait for third update that solves 'second update' issues and introduces 'third update' issues.
    5. Wait for fourth update that ...
    6. The support for the phone is over.
    7. Goto Step 1.
    LOL, Sound about right
    02-26-2016 01:43 PM
  11. Saikat Halder's Avatar
    read more than 150 comments. I am from india, i use Lumia 720 with denim update. its 34 months old. gives 1.5 day battery back up thats the best part. recently it has become slow. did hard reset, it works fine now. whatsapp crashes, bing news is slow, fb app is a total mess. no local apps in india, no amex app, no housing app. its kind of irritating.. saw the new xaoimi mi 5, you have to agree that it is an awesome phone. i never used android, L 720 is my first smart phone, I need a new phone in next 3 months. I was planning to buy Lumia 950, now I am confused between 950 and xaomi mi 5, I cant afford i phone now. and i dont like any other OS apart from wp. but read so many negative comments about 950/xl. i dont need any more trouble. Lumia 720 gives me enough trouble. so tell what to do? buy 950? or buy xaomi mi 5, mi 5 is less than half what L950 costs...i dont play games, i am a business user, outlook, one note, office 365, news, finance, music, chat, video, youtube thats it...suggest me a phone.
    i love mobile photography, and thats why i love lumia so much. app gap is not a major issue for me. btw i use laptop with win 10 and totally in love wid it, laptop has 2 gb ram with i3 processor but still works very fast without any issue..so i like win 10, people saying mi 5 can be loaded with win 10...wat to do now?
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    02-26-2016 01:53 PM
  12. robert peake's Avatar
    been losing the will to live with my lumia 950, battery life random lock ups etc , basically im going ot switch to the new S7 edge. Just want to thank everyone for the help and advice over the last few months. im going with a heavy heart so to speak, im sure i'll be back, i wish i had waited before going to windows 10. my wife still has the 640 and daughter has the 550. I loved 8.1.

    apart from saying thankyou, ive got a few days to wait til the s7 is released and ive sold my lumia 950 on ebay so is there a way i can store the contacts i have somewhere to put on the samsung at some stage?
    GMC262 and Captpt like this.
    02-26-2016 05:19 PM
  13. Alain_A's Avatar
    read more than 150 comments. I am from india, i use Lumia 720 with denim update. its 34 months old. gives 1.5 day battery back up thats the best part. recently it has become slow. did hard reset, it works fine now. whatsapp crashes, bing news is slow, fb app is a total mess. no local apps in india, no amex app, no housing app. its kind of irritating.. saw the new xaoimi mi 5, you have to agree that it is an awesome phone. i never used android, L 720 is my first smart phone, I need a new phone in next 3 months. I was planning to buy Lumia 950, now I am confused between 950 and xaomi mi 5, I cant afford i phone now. and i dont like any other OS apart from wp. but read so many negative comments about 950/xl. i dont need any more trouble. Lumia 720 gives me enough trouble. so tell what to do? buy 950? or buy xaomi mi 5, mi 5 is less than half what L950 costs...i dont play games, i am a business user, outlook, one note, office 365, news, finance, music, chat, video, youtube thats it...suggest me a phone.
    i love mobile photography, and thats why i love lumia so much. app gap is not a major issue for me. btw i use laptop with win 10 and totally in love wid it, laptop has 2 gb ram with i3 processor but still works very fast without any issue..so i like win 10, people saying mi 5 can be loaded with win 10...wat to do now?

    only you can decide which way to go
    02-26-2016 05:21 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    been losing the will to live with my lumia 950, battery life random lock ups etc , basically im going ot switch to the new S7 edge. Just want to thank everyone for the help and advice over the last few months. im going with a heavy heart so to speak, im sure i'll be back, i wish i had waited before going to windows 10. my wife still has the 640 and daughter has the 550. I loved 8.1.

    apart from saying thankyou, ive got a few days to wait til the s7 is released and ive sold my lumia 950 on ebay so is there a way i can store the contacts i have somewhere to put on the samsung at some stage?
    If your contacts are hosted on Outlook, you can import them when you set up the S7.
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    02-26-2016 08:06 PM
  15. robert peake's Avatar
    If your contacts are hosted on Outlook, you can import them when you set up the S7.
    thanks is there a way of backing them up to outlook. ive only ever had windows phones for the last 5 years so just previously used the transfer data from phone to phone
    libra89 likes this.
    02-27-2016 03:18 AM
  16. GMC262's Avatar
    I'm thinking of moving to the S7 Edge too, mostly because of the app situation (banking in particular) and I'd like a bigger screen. The M8 for Windows has been a good phone for me since I usually take photos with a DSLR and don't use the camera that much. Maybe I'll keep it as a backup and to keep in touch with Windows phone but we'll see.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-27-2016 07:18 AM
  17. PetarSupica's Avatar
    For any android phone You will need google account, so You can now create one (if You don't have it) , add it to Your WP, and sync Your contacts
    with google account.
    02-27-2016 09:22 AM
  18. PetarSupica's Avatar
    I am not an android fan, but must admit that how the problems are fixed in wm10 , its too slooow.
    Viber is working like on 8 years old htc dream, bluetooth handsfree in car is so silent... resuming screens.
    My doughter changed her phone, so she gave me her old Nexus 5 (1st gen). Man.... new android 6.01 is realy fast.
    and smooth. I am not sure what am I expecting from wm10, but 2.5 year old device, which google support 100% is at least 2 times faster than
    L950, and 5 times faster than L550, even in microsoft apps, like excel, skype. In viber its 20X.

    Its nexus, without samsung/LG bloatware , but made me think again, is it worth waiting for wm10?
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    02-27-2016 09:48 AM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    For any android phone You will need google account, so You can now create one (if You don't have it) , add it to Your WP, and sync Your contacts
    with google account.
    I agree about the Google account. However after making it, all I had to do was set up my outlook accounts as an exchange account and I was given the option to import my contacts. If your contacts are in the cloud, you don't have to do anything more.

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    02-27-2016 10:27 AM
  20. rockythunder's Avatar
    Had enough with the crashes and lack of apps on my L920. Deciding between the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s and a big deciding factor is Microsoft's apps on those phones. Are Microsoft apps better on iOS or Android? Thanks in advance!
    02-27-2016 10:35 AM
  21. Amit Gogna's Avatar
    I plan to move to iPnone 6s Plus 64 GB in the near future (maybe 2 months). Have Been a hardcore Nokia fan uptill now. Not that I am in any kind unsatisfied with my Lumia 930, but I am thinking of rather trying iPhone as still, after so many months and years, limited apps are available on WP and much more on iPhone. The look, weight, available accessories, apps and mostly praises have diverted me from my decision to stay with WP. I will not be giving up my L930 but will not wait for any more MS flagships (They already seem too late!!). Never would like to go with Android as it is an Android (So, no Shyam Singhs for me!!!). After keeping iPhone for next few months will decide between iPhone and WP (in case Surface Phones are launched and are within budget).
    02-27-2016 12:19 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    Had enough with the crashes and lack of apps on my L920. Deciding between the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s and a big deciding factor is Microsoft's apps on those phones. Are Microsoft apps better on iOS or Android? Thanks in advance!
    They are better, aside from Cortana, of course. Groove isn't as good on Android. I have heard that it is a little bit easier to integrate Microsoft's apps on iOS over Android. I haven't had a chance to try this yet myself.

    I plan to move to iPnone 6s Plus 64 GB in the near future (maybe 2 months). Have Been a hardcore Nokia fan uptill now. Not that I am in any kind unsatisfied with my Lumia 930, but I am thinking of rather trying iPhone as still, after so many months and years, limited apps are available on WP and much more on iPhone. The look, weight, available accessories, apps and mostly praises have diverted me from my decision to stay with WP. I will not be giving up my L930 but will not wait for any more MS flagships (They already seem too late!!). Never would like to go with Android as it is an Android (So, no Shyam Singhs for me!!!). After keeping iPhone for next few months will decide between iPhone and WP (in case Surface Phones are launched and are within budget).
    I recommend trying it, you don't lose much by doing so. I wish that I did it earlier. I still have my 640, I just don't use it. I'm trying Android right now, but I'll be trying iOS more very soon.
    02-27-2016 02:26 PM
  23. Captpt's Avatar
    I recommend trying it, you don't lose much by doing so. I wish that I did it earlier. I still have my 640, I just don't use it. I'm trying Android right now, but I'll be trying iOS more very soon.
    Hey LLibra, which Android are you trying now?? Went to AT&T today and played with a S7 Edge, damn it was lightning fast, my last Android phone was the Note 4 which I thought was a tad quicker then my 1520 but the Edge was A LOT faster then either and next to the 950XL I did a side by side and the Edge out performed it, especially surfing the net, pages loaded MUCH faster. I just can't do a iPhone, just can't LOL plus they still don't have wireless charging!!!
    02-27-2016 03:51 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Hey LLibra, which Android are you trying now?? Went to AT&T today and played with a S7 Edge, damn it was lightning fast, my last Android phone was the Note 4 which I thought was a tad quicker then my 1520 but the Edge was A LOT faster then either and next to the 950XL I did a side by side and the Edge out performed it, especially surfing the net, pages loaded MUCH faster. I just can't do a iPhone, just can't LOL plus they still don't have wireless charging!!!
    I'm sure that the S7 edge is probably awesome! Right now, I have been trying the Nexus 5x and I have liked it a lot. I'm still debating on if I will keep it though. Nothing against the phone, just Android quirks like not having a way to totally silence all sounds and vibrations without setting DND. It also doesn't have wireless charging, but I think the Nexus 6 does.

    That's understandable that you feel that way. It sounds like the answer is front of you to give it a try! I just want and desire simplicity, which Android, isn't as simple for me. WP is right in the middle of simple, but customizable. I just need to see how iOS is to decide if I will keep the Nexus or not.
    02-27-2016 04:11 PM
  25. plast 0000's Avatar
    my Lumia 1320 was the first smartphone for me to own, I used to use Symbian S60 till I got my Lumia
    Lumia 1320 is basically a Lumia 920 + a large screen, a larger battery but a bad camera
    I was really happy with it till I upgraded to Lumia Cyan, after upgrading, my love for it began to decrease gradually, this is because of the overheating issues caused by the new firmware, it would overheat then turn off then restart then turn off in an endless loop while recharging, since recharging develops heat in the charger brick and in the phone, I loved Windows Phone and I'm longing for Windows 10, but my next device will be an iPhone, I'm switching because I want to use something different, but I will be coming back for sure in the next few years when the Surface phone is mainstream

    what I enjoyed: the smoothness and security of the OS, Cortana, Universal apps, the amazing keyboard, THE TILES,...and other things that I can't remember
    what I disliked: most 3rd party apps are missing, while it I didn't actually need them myself, but others did, and they left the platform since support wasn't there, the marketshare's been down just because of that, the whole thing runs in this loop: (there's no big marketshare because there're no apps because the marketshare is low because there're no apps because the marketshare is low because there're no apps because the marketshare is low)
    and it's never done, MS should've released that platform during 2008, so it would get it's fair share of apps
    02-28-2016 12:15 AM
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