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  1. libra89's Avatar
    Switched from Lumia 920 & 640 to iPhone 6 Plus... I think its a great upgrade and I am kicking myself for not doing it sooner... I do miss few things though... like Keyboard...
    The Apps are ofcourse much better including Microsoft ones... One thing I would say is that Siri understands me much much better than Cortana ever did... especially when making calls while driving and setting reminders...
    Yeah I missed the keyboard too when moving to iOS. The iPhone keyboard just annoys me so I installed SwiftKey which is awesome. You should try that.
    ClixT likes this.
    03-23-2016 08:05 AM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    Yeah I missed the keyboard too when moving to iOS. The iPhone keyboard just annoys me so I installed SwiftKey which is awesome. You should try that.

    The WP keyboard will soon be available on ios so that should fix that issue.
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    03-23-2016 08:27 AM
  3. Joni Sin's Avatar
    For sure my lumia 920 will be last windows phone. I wont support company that lie and have norespect for their customer.
    03-23-2016 08:56 AM
  4. Varun Rajan's Avatar
    Your phone is 3 1/2 years old...that's a stellar run for any device. Yeah, they tried to squeeze an OS onto technology that is obsolete and it didn't perform. Time to upgrade.
    So now the fault is of insiders? Tell me when did themost efficient os became resource intensive . Also which other 3 year old phone has been denied access to latest apps and app updates.
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    03-23-2016 09:44 AM
  5. Iron_Wraith's Avatar
    I've had my S7 for almost 13 days now. So far it's been a very smooth experience. The camera and camera interface is really good. My panoramas are actually stitched high res photos instead of the awful ones my Icon managed to produce. I haven't had any unresponsiveness at all. Mind you I don't have the device loaded down with several gb's of music and pics yet. I'm running a 64GB Sandisk Extreme micro sd and barely scratched storage. I haven't had the half second or so pause while waking that some ppl are reporting with a card installed. Battery life was better than I expected. Off charge at 7am and one evening I had 32% left at 10pm and had actually played Off Road Legends 2 for half hour or so during my lunch break. The Icon I had previous would have been dead by 4pm under similar load. I'm getting less battery life the last couple of days but I've installed a couple of location intensive map apps and added an email account for work. 5.5 hours off charge right now and 62% battery remaining.
    I had the HTC One M7 for a year and a half and honestly the battery life was about the same as the Icon and the last 2 months or so the Icon was more unresponsive with occasional freezes for up to 10 seconds after ending a call or while dialing. I performed a hard reset and had also used the MS Recovery Tool but never shook the issue. Hopefully the S7 works out for you. I've never used the S5 so I cant offer any solution there. A couple of family members had them before going to the S6 and seemed happy with them.

    On a side note - I really enjoyed the newer interface of WM10 what little I got to test drive it on the Icon. The settings menu on 8.1 was the only thing that made me scratch my head on an otherwise clean GUI. Windows 10 mostly cured that for my expectations.

    f you get time let us know what you think about the S7
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    03-23-2016 11:34 AM
  6. skynet1511's Avatar
    Honestly i have no words to describe the dishonest conduct by Microsoft that, for the 4th time in six years, cheated me.
    I always trusted in MS and always liked its products, both hardware and software. But since yesterday my opinion is changing, and i think that it came the time for me to move to other mobile OS.

    In 2009 i bought the Zune HD, it was meant to be the competitor of the iPod, but after the first few months it was clear that MS completely forgot it. No updates, not such a decent app, nothing of nothing.

    Then came the time of the first Lumia, the 800, wich died before birth.

    In 2012 i trusted in the first Surface RT, which revealed itself died before birth too. Windows Store never grew up, just a few decent apps making the Surface an almost useless system.

    In 2014 i decided that it was time to update my Lumia 800 jumping on the 925, beautiful smartphone, at that time the flagship. And since that time MS always reassured everyone that lesson was learned with the 1st generation of Lumias, and everyone would have been able to upgrade to the next Windows, the 10!

    And now.... for the fourth time in a row, i feel myself completely cheated once again, left behind again by MS which failed totally the market strategy, communication and investments. Once again, instead of attracting people to Windows Mobile, they make them to move to other OS.
    There will not be the fifth time for me.
    Goodbye MS.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 03-23-2016 at 02:39 PM. Reason: cleanup on aisle 5
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    03-23-2016 01:42 PM
  7. Corey Kramer's Avatar
    Recently sold my android tablets when i got a surface 4 pro, than got a smart band 2 and than sold my nexus 6 and got a lumia 950.
    So happy i decided to switch. but i do wish windows mobile had other options for keyboards like android.
    03-23-2016 02:06 PM
  8. CrownSeven's Avatar
    MSFT lies a lot and I mean a lot. They always abandon their user base as they move forward. That's why I left again and sold my 950XL it was way laggy for just about everything. I still have my 920 and it runs like butter, but the camera is broken.
    Oh so we're giving up anecdotal evidence now? OK! My 950XL is fantastic! It runs as smooth as butter! Takes fantastic pics and the battery lasts over 48 hours on a single charge.
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    03-23-2016 02:52 PM
  9. badMojo69's Avatar
    Oh so we're giving up anecdotal evidence now? OK! My 950XL is fantastic! It runs as smooth as butter! Takes fantastic pics and the battery lasts over 48 hours on a single charge.
    No, I'm pretty sure...well wait let me find a video for you.
    Start at about 7:40 Mine never got faster
    there was another video showing the same apps vs android and the XL just fell flat on it's face. I can find that one too if you'd like.

    Maybe the reviewers just got a bad one like me
    03-23-2016 06:15 PM
  10. chmun77's Avatar
    No, I'm pretty sure...well wait let me find a video for you.
    Start at about 7:40 Mine never got faster
    there was another video showing the same apps vs android and the XL just fell flat on it's face. I can find that one too if you'd like.

    Maybe the reviewers just got a bad one like me
    Hey, would like to see the 950 vs android apps video if it is easy for you to find? I'm interested to watch that. IMO, launching apps on windows 10 mobile has NEVER been fast to me. Even popular 3rd party apps like TubbeCast loads video thumbnails much slower than the official youtube app on android / iOS.
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    03-23-2016 08:14 PM
  11. chmun77's Avatar
    I've had my S7 for almost 13 days now. So far it's been a very smooth experience. The camera and camera interface is really good. My panoramas are actually stitched high res photos instead of the awful ones my Icon managed to produce. I haven't had any unresponsiveness at all. Mind you I don't have the device loaded down with several gb's of music and pics yet. I'm running a 64GB Sandisk Extreme micro sd and barely scratched storage. I haven't had the half second or so pause while waking that some ppl are reporting with a card installed. Battery life was better than I expected. Off charge at 7am and one evening I had 32% left at 10pm and had actually played Off Road Legends 2 for half hour or so during my lunch break. The Icon I had previous would have been dead by 4pm under similar load. I'm getting less battery life the last couple of days but I've installed a couple of location intensive map apps and added an email account for work. 5.5 hours off charge right now and 62% battery remaining.
    I had the HTC One M7 for a year and a half and honestly the battery life was about the same as the Icon and the last 2 months or so the Icon was more unresponsive with occasional freezes for up to 10 seconds after ending a call or while dialing. I performed a hard reset and had also used the MS Recovery Tool but never shook the issue. Hopefully the S7 works out for you. I've never used the S5 so I cant offer any solution there. A couple of family members had them before going to the S6 and seemed happy with them.

    On a side note - I really enjoyed the newer interface of WM10 what little I got to test drive it on the Icon. The settings menu on 8.1 was the only thing that made me scratch my head on an otherwise clean GUI. Windows 10 mostly cured that for my expectations.

    f you get time let us know what you think about the S7
    You know, being an Android / windows phone user myself, I never find Android as bad as others speak of. I'm running a 2 years old Note 4 and it is buttery smooth since day 1. Like you, I don't install tons of apps on both the Note 4 and 1520. However, somehow I feed apps on windows phones are just not on par with Android - in terms of app launch speed and how polished the apps are. Take windows store vs Google Play for an example. The way how Google Play presents the apps titles and selections are so much better and faster than the windows store app. A tap on the My Apps on Google Play and it have all the apps which are available for updates in a split second. However, on windows store, I have to tap on the Update button then it will show the list of apps. And even updating apps are so much faster and better with Google Play, while I often encountering Errors on the Windows store.

    I had a M7 before as well. And I really really love the Sense UI. So light weight and responsive.
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    03-23-2016 08:23 PM
  12. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Got a 950xl 2 mins ago. Currently on a nexus 6p, which is awesome, but I love the windows phone os, I keep leaving but coming back. Can't help it, it's my fav mobile os despite the app gap
    Good luck with that.
    03-23-2016 08:42 PM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    No, I'm pretty sure...well wait let me find a video for you.
    Start at about 7:40 Mine never got faster
    there was another video showing the same apps vs android and the XL just fell flat on it's face. I can find that one too if you'd like.

    Maybe the reviewers just got a bad one like me
    Someone send this to Gabe, Joe B and Nadella, maybe they'll get a clue.
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    03-23-2016 09:07 PM
  14. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Recently sold my android tablets when i got a surface 4 pro, than got a smart band 2 and than sold my nexus 6 and got a lumia 950.
    So happy i decided to switch. but i do wish windows mobile had other options for keyboards like android.
    Another smart person ☺ personally I don't care for alt keyboards like android. I think the window phone keyboard is actually awesome considering.
    Last edited by Nogitsune Micah; 03-24-2016 at 02:04 AM.
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    03-23-2016 10:22 PM
  15. badMojo69's Avatar
    Hey, would like to see the 950 vs android apps video if it is easy for you to find? I'm interested to watch that. IMO, launching apps on windows 10 mobile has NEVER been fast to me. Even popular 3rd party apps like TubbeCast loads video thumbnails much slower than the official youtube app on android / iOS.
    I had both of these phones as well and its pretty accurate. I still have the V10.
    libra89, dlalonde, wgs84 and 3 others like this.
    03-24-2016 06:38 AM
  16. dby2011's Avatar
    Thought the exact same thing......it's almost like MIcrosoft is in their own oblivious bubble. They need to see this. So disappointing. I like those guys and their reviews are fair regardless of the phones or phone operating system.
    anon(6078578) and prasath1234 like this.
    03-24-2016 08:03 AM
  17. ashdown43's Avatar
    I have both the Galaxy S7 edge and the Lumia 950 XL. I have been using the edge as primary device now. Just because I got tired of waiting on Microsoft to release better versions of their own product on Windows. I am keeping the Lumia in hope that one day Windows will get there.
    03-24-2016 01:13 PM
  18. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I would be interested to know who well the 950/950XL is currently selling. ie whether it's beginning to tail off or is flat, and more to the point how many that have actually sold in total so far.

    Once all the existing Windows Phone enthusiasts have bought one, there can't be that many more sales to be had.
    03-24-2016 01:26 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    I would be interested to know who well the 950/950XL is currently selling. ie whether it's beginning to tail off or is flat, and more to the point how many that have actually sold in total so far.

    Once all the existing Windows Phone enthusiasts have bought one, there can't be that many more sales to be had.
    Good point.
    I would say people would shop for this phone specifically it wouldn't be an impulse buy.
    Meaning "Oh look at this!...I think I'll grab one" at 4 bills or higher.

    I've been wondering if the 950's might disappear all together packaged as new.
    Is the 950 series still being manufactured?
    03-24-2016 02:07 PM
  20. FredW3's Avatar
    There would be sales to be had, if MS would get a few things through their thick skulls:
    1. This is a phone. For many of us, our only phone. There is no room for glitchy software or unreliable connections. Get it completely right before launch.
    2. Advertise. If no one sees the product, no one will buy the product.
    3. Let people know what you can do. A prime example: Authenticate.
    4. Deliver the promise of converged platforms.

    Honestly, Windows is the best phone OS out there. As a Windows fan, I bought the 950, and would be using it today had it not been for issue #1. As it is, I had to move to android to get a reliable phone. I am now locked into the S7 for 2 years. That means you will not be making a sale to me again for that long. Stop the missteps, because they have long term consequences.
    03-24-2016 02:09 PM
  21. Dragunov2's Avatar
    Maybe I move to Apple or I really hope MS has their Apple apps on Windows Phone ready when I decide to buy a new phone later this year!
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    03-24-2016 02:21 PM
  22. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Good point.
    I would say people would shop for this phone specifically it wouldn't be an impulse buy.
    Meaning "Oh look at this!...I think I'll grab one" at 4 bills or higher.

    I've been wondering if the 950's might disappear all together packaged as new.
    Is the 950 series still being manufactured?
    It certainly wouldn't surprise me if we see them discounted further in the near future.
    Guytronic likes this.
    03-24-2016 02:22 PM
  23. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    There would be sales to be had, if MS would get a few things through their thick skulls:
    1. This is a phone. For many of us, our only phone. There is no room for glitchy software or unreliable connections. Get it completely right before launch.
    2. Advertise. If no one sees the product, no one will buy the product.
    3. Let people know what you can do. A prime example: Authenticate.
    4. Deliver the promise of converged platforms.

    Honestly, Windows is the best phone OS out there. As a Windows fan, I bought the 950, and would be using it today had it not been for issue #1. As it is, I had to move to android to get a reliable phone. I am now locked into the S7 for 2 years. That means you will not be making a sale to me again for that long. Stop the missteps, because they have long term consequences.
    Yep telling the average phone user that they just need to give it a few months for it to work properly and that convergence will solve the app problem at some indeterminate time in the future, will most likely result in a blank stare.
    03-24-2016 02:32 PM
  24. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Good point.
    I would say people would shop for this phone specifically it wouldn't be an impulse buy.
    Meaning "Oh look at this!...I think I'll grab one" at 4 bills or higher.
    Especially if it was right next to the similar looking 640 that had just been discounted to $30
    03-24-2016 02:38 PM
  25. AgentTheGreat's Avatar
    How does this:
    There is no room for glitchy software or unreliable connections. Get it completely right before launch.
    Result in this:
    Honestly, Windows is the best phone OS out there
    I wonder. I have now come around to the idea that Apple honestly provides the best phone experience. Pricey, yes, but the hardware is always among the best, the OS is polished and fully functional with an actual design (compared to the Frankenstein's monster that is Windows 10 Mobile design-wise) with the best app ecosystem and the best support. They have earned the right to sell their devices $100, $200 above others because you either have to stick with Android and get mediocre everything or you go with Windows and "wait for it to come in the next version"...and then get shafted.
    03-24-2016 04:22 PM
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