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  1. trivishal's Avatar
    The 820 isnt even out yet. Nobody has it in their devices and they wont until next year.
    Microsoft can use Snapdragon 808 on both Lumia 940 and 940 XL instead, ditching bad reputation and heating issues of Snapdragon 810, as Microsoft is not going to put 4K display screen after all in 940XL( 4K display obviously requires Snapdragon 810 processor,eg. Xperia Z5 premium, as Snapdragon 808 can't run 4K primary display screen).
    It is not necessary to use different processors only for the sake of differentiation only when everybody clearly knows that Snapdragon 810 is a processor with much issues, heating, early throttling. Microsoft can release 940XL, later in early 2016 with Snapdragon 820 processor if they want to differentiate phablet category Lumia 940XL against regular Lumia 940. This might be a better idea.
    09-03-2015 09:19 AM
  2. Godson Arun Kumar's Avatar
    No. I ditched WP a year ago this September for Android and it was the best decision I ever made. I have no intention of returning to WP ever. I may check a Surface Phone IF it indeed runs full Windows including x86 programs etc just like a normal computer. But WP, never. I spent 3 painful years with it and I have no intention of ever repeating the masochist act. Specially when Android is so vastly superior to it.
    Can't believe that a NOKIA FAN like you settled for the lowly standards of an android offering. You may not like Microsoft or their OS, that's personal. But coming from NOKIA I don't think any device out there can stand for what NOKIA devices did when they were in their hey days. In the world of android the 'perfect device, perfect OS' combo is totally non-existent. I guess it's just your hatred for MS that made you abandon WP. I've also been with WP for the last 3 years, a budget offering and I don't think any other OS other than windows on phones can in the least, stand for the essence that NOKIA did. I'm staying here (MS) until and if NOKIA releases a windows phone (again).
    09-03-2015 10:21 AM
  3. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Can't believe that a NOKIA FAN like you settled for the lowly standards of an android offering. You may not like Microsoft or their OS, that's personal. But coming from NOKIA I don't think any device out there can stand for what NOKIA devices did when they were in their hey days. In the world of android the 'perfect device, perfect OS' combo is totally non-existent. I guess it's just your hatred for MS that made you abandon WP. I've also been with WP for the last 3 years, a budget offering and I don't think any other OS other than windows on phones can in the least, stand for the essence that NOKIA did. I'm staying here (MS) until and if NOKIA releases a windows phone (again).
    Humors that NOKIA is coming back with an Android not Windows
    09-03-2015 10:54 AM
  4. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    WP is by far the best OS in my opinion, and even if it lacks a bit when it comes to apps, I will certainly continue buying Windows Devices. By doing so, and if more People do it too, more Developers will make apps for the platform. Not that it bothers me much on a daily basis.

    My wife and three kids all have Windows Phones, and they had to have Snap Chat. As a compromise, I bought them an iPad each for those need to have apps. However, I demanded they kept it a Secret.
    I'm wondering what is your wife doing on snapchat...
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    09-03-2015 11:14 AM
  5. viswanathansri's Avatar
    Seriously ? No.
    What is productive for you ? What do you use your phone for ?
    I am not complaining about lack of apps, its about functionality
    1) Well, for some real MS office work. Now don't tell me MS Office in WP8.1 is good. There are much better office suites in Android.
    2) File transfer through wifi : Apps like ShareIt cant create their own Hotspot for file transfer. We need to be connected to some external wifi router
    3) WhatsApp takes ages to load on WP
    4) Loading .......... Loading ............. Resuming ..............
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    09-03-2015 11:38 AM
  6. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I am not complaining about lack of apps, its about functionality
    1) Well, for some real MS office work. Now don't tell me MS Office in WP8.1 is good. There are much better office suites in Android.
    2) File transfer through wifi : Apps like ShareIt cant create their own Hotspot for file transfer. We need to be connected to some external wifi router
    3) WhatsApp takes ages to load on WP
    4) Loading .......... Loading ............. Resuming ..............
    Ok, 1) Windows 10 Mobile comes with a new set of apps and gets rid of the suite (Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note)
    2-4 though, alright I'll agree on.
    09-03-2015 12:03 PM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    I'm wondering what is your wife doing on snapchat...
    It's not totally strange. Some companies use it as part of their promotional deals or so, and/or YouTubers who are not like 18-24 use it too. It's a way of communication.
    09-03-2015 12:16 PM
  8. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    I'm undecided what I will buy next. I love WP, the look, the smoothness really has me, but its the app situation, OK I have almost all the apps I need just missing my bank really but its also the quality of the apps, some aren't great compared to iOS. Its perfect for me in every other way, at the moment this is enough for me to stay with WP.
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    09-03-2015 12:23 PM
  9. Akkaler's Avatar
    Either I ll wait for Lumia 640xl LTE or wait for those future Lumia phones that ll have snapdragon 820 processor.
    09-03-2015 12:39 PM
  10. Rohon Koley's Avatar
    Honestly speaking, when I see an android device the first thing comes to my mind that It will be great if I have a device like this(I'm using Lumia 520 for last 2 years). But If I undergo through some daily needed thing then Windows is far ahead than android. Yeah it's a big concern about the apps on windows platform but I think most of all the necessary apps are available in the store. And now with the launch of Windows 10 it seems that the 'app gap' is decreasing. So in the next two or three months if Microsoft give us a Lumia device with windows 10 mobile out of the box I will definitely buy it !!
    09-03-2015 01:35 PM
  11. George Peters's Avatar
    I will be picking up a iPhone 6s late September. I have had a Nokia Lumia 1020 for almost 2 years and apart from the amazing/sluggish camera I am yet to be impressed by Windows Mobile OS be it 8.1 or 10. I have had my fair share of frustration on all the topics thinkable and will be glad to have a stress free handset.
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    09-03-2015 01:39 PM
  12. AdamInTx's Avatar
    I'm 50/50 right now. I really do like the windows phone operating system and there really aren't any first party apps that I "must have" to cause me to need an android or iphone. However I've now bought two wp phones branded as "flagships" and both have been killed off pretty early. I bought a Lumia 900 and it was killed off almost instantly and now my "Affordable Flagship" Lumia 830 has also been killed off. And... since I'm on AT&T I can pretty much bet that the 830 will never get another official update and my only way to get 10 will be the insider program.
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    09-03-2015 01:48 PM
  13. Pesmerga's Avatar
    It depends on my budget

    For about 150€? Sure I'd buy another one

    >200€? Nope, I've dropped 300€ on my 920, it has a great camera, I like its design and all of that but the os isn't too great right now.

    It's snappy and easy to use especially on low end phone where android is complete garbage. :)
    09-03-2015 02:50 PM
  14. William Sanderson1's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 830 and enjoy using it very much. Can't wait to see what the new flagship phones will bring to Windows phone!
    09-03-2015 03:15 PM
  15. Ian_Superfly's Avatar
    Why would you chose a windows phone (unless you like old, outdated apps, even from Microsoft)?
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    09-03-2015 03:22 PM
  16. ByeVanno's Avatar
    If the price of the 950 is around 500 usd then I plan to pick it up asap cuz I have one of the faulty 830s and its a pain in my ****. If the 950 is outrageously priced then ill settle and just buy a 640 and keep that until next year and see what else windows offers.
    09-03-2015 03:23 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yes. In fact, I just bought a Lumia 640 yesterday because my girl asked for one. I'm really big into how I use my phone. Having an OS that does what I want is almost as important as having an ecosystem that I want. I can't stand using iOS because it's simple to the point of sleep. And Android (either stocked or skinned) just never intrigued me. With enough practice I could probably enjoy a BlackBerry Passport but I feel like that would require too many sacrifices.

    Now, I'm not satisfied with the progress of W10 Mobile. It's taking forever for this "universal" Windows strategy to line up. That's likely why we didn't have any significant OS updates last year. So no new flagships and no major updates in 2014 is enormously frustrating. And it's going to be even more frustrating when W10 is ready and then we're stuck waiting on the carriers to release it. But I don't feel like my phone has reached paperweight status.

    What one person wants or needs from their smartphone will vary from another. Teens want apps to keep up with other teens. Gamers want games. Productivity users want more productivity, etc. I definitely lean more towards the productivity aspects. Not just for Office, but for email, OneDrive and general communication. W10, even at this woefully unfinished stage, is checking most of my boxes. My reasons to switch dwindle with every update.

    But I'm not immune. I too feel the sting of inconvenience. I was in a lengthy line at Panara Bread the other day when I noticed their ad for Panara's mobile app. Damn, it would of been nice to order through the app and not have to wait. Depending on the store you can sometimes get away with the mobile site, but that isn't always the case.

    Despite our ability to manage, it seems like there's always going to be those 3 or 4 apps that we want but can't have. Of course, I've been dealing with that situation since day one. Others have as well and I understand if you've grown tired of the struggle. I'm fortunate in that none of those apps are vital to me. But as I said, everyone's situation will vary.
    09-03-2015 03:26 PM
  18. Bruvas's Avatar
    Definitely. I moved from Android to WP about a year and a half ago (1520), and I love it.
    Yes there are missing apps, yes it'd be nice if they arrived, but I've managed with web pages for banking easily enough (pin and foldered respectively)
    Being a user of xbox video and music, it all ties in nicely for me, and I prefer the interface.
    09-03-2015 03:49 PM
  19. RumoredNow's Avatar
    "Would you honestly buy another Microsoft Mobile?"

    Absolutely. I would never dishonestly purchase anything with fake or stolen card info or counterfeit money...
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    09-03-2015 04:19 PM
  20. peterhof's Avatar
    Well, into year two with my 920. And yes I would get another WP! Agree that the lack of apps is a bit of a hindrance, but the ones I use cover 99% of my needs. I do have an IOS device (from work) and also an Android one (for travel, don't ask!). Still prefer the WP as it integrates nicely with my Microsoft "world". Now, if they would just get the latest model out there it would be great! Of course living in Canada we are a bit limited by what our carriers decide to carry.
    09-03-2015 04:22 PM
  21. Solidstate89's Avatar
    I'm leery of the fact the 950XL will be using the Snapdragon 810 as that thing has proved to run hot as an oven, but other than that, yes, I have every intention on purchasing something to replace my Lumia 1520.

    I'm hoping there'll be a flagship that uses the Snapdragon 820, which means I have to wait until 2016 at the earliest.
    09-03-2015 04:25 PM
  22. maxmin's Avatar
    I don't think I will go for the next Windows Phone. I have an 830 which I mostly like (except for the usual app gap). I like the nice feel of the metal phone. When I give it to people to take a photo they all say "nice phone."

    The only things I really crave are a better camera and slightly bigger display. If the new Windows flagship phone is going to be polycarbonate I'm afraid you can count me out. I just think it has such a cheap feel. Especially for what could be a $500 or more phone
    09-03-2015 04:27 PM
  23. cckgz4's Avatar
    Honestly, no. I've always supported Windows Phone since day one. I had an HTC snap for an upgrade when I was on Sprint (the processor in the phone was current and could handle WinMo without a lot of lag) and I felt like this was a great phone. When Windows Phone was introduced with a small marketplace, I waited until mango came for more functionality and apps, but I kept my eye on it until then. And I supported Windows Phone and loved the uniqueness of it all, but then a lot of apps that my family and friends were using weren't available immediately, if at all. Then the original tile functions that I loved on Windows Phone were diminished. And while I still held on, the announcements started how services from Microsoft would be available everywhere. So I did the math: What phone, that can hold it's value, has apps from all the ecosystems out there in the smartphone marketplace? Apple. So it made sense, for me, to go down that path, and to make sure that I don't have to jump from phone to phone to try and find what I need.
    09-03-2015 04:42 PM
  24. cckgz4's Avatar
    And why are "teens" being categorized as people who use "apps"?

    I'm 30 years old, and there's plenty of apps I use that aren't available on Windows such as Glide (to communicate with family), I heard BOA is no longer available (which is VERY convenient), my Capital One card where I can quickly check my balance and make payments, MelodyLab for when I feel like singing at 3 am and composing things for fun, a google music app (which I use because google lets you upload music), amazon prime, my United Health Care app to track my medicine and bills.

    There are more apps I use but the point was not everyone using apps are a)kids and b)just jerking around
    09-03-2015 04:51 PM
  25. Vladimir Byazrov's Avatar
    No. Not until it's going to be safe. I already supported Microsoft with buying two Windows Phones. It felt like I was robbed. The worst mobile experience ever. So no until Windows Phone will be better than Android or at least on par with it.
    09-03-2015 04:52 PM
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