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  1. hellstrm_robert's Avatar
    I would absolutely buy a non Microsoft flagship if specs and DESIGN is the way I like it. Guess I have to wait for a surface phone then
    09-04-2015 01:53 AM
  2. Broyr's Avatar
    If it was for the OS and Phone i wouldnt doubt to buy my Lumia930 again. I love it in use and yes there are some missing apps, but its not that they are a problem for my productivity. The thing im missing and finding anoying is the lack of support/interrest of developers.
    For example, ive bought a new VW Passat and i cant use bluethooth connection for calling where the connection keeps failing. Ive tested this with an iPhone and Android phone and works perfectly.... in addition with WP there is only address book and calling, with iOS and Android you can use messages as well, with android even use Mirror Link... this gives me the feeling that the gap between WP and iOS/Android is still gigantic and wont be getting any smaller soon...
    09-04-2015 01:59 AM
  3. Siddhartha Ray's Avatar
    I have had the Lumia 1520 since last year. I still have my HTC OneX. However, WP came in like a fresh perception. 1520 is a beast that chugs on with WP 8.1. Yes Google is all about colours and glitters, but there isn't a game that I miss in WP or an App. The App ecosystem is still growing and would take time. I would go back to Android once I can identify a power house like 1520.
    09-04-2015 02:10 AM
  4. FirstWatt's Avatar
    It gets tough to be loyal towards MS.

    Are they towards us who stayed since WP7?
    Microsoft releases its new Snap to Pin app for Android - Microsoft News
    Skype for Android and iOS gets a new design with the latest update - Microsoft News

    Why do they work for iOS and Android first when there is a Skype mess with Windows right now?
    Wy do they allocate menpower for other platforms first?

    What should I make of such headlines?

    Isn't buyig an Android even more safe to use MS ecosystem in the future?

    Maybe we should speak up louder:
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...arget-wp-first
    09-04-2015 02:14 AM
  5. AndreasKj's Avatar
    I would, but that is primarily because I am already invested in MS stuff and I can't stand Apple stuff. "I" have an iPad 2, Lumia 800, 920, 1020, 535, another 1020 and 830. A Toshiba Windows PC, a Lenovo tablet PC and a mid-2011 iMac that looks and runs great. The iMac is a pain to use for me, but it works for my wife.
    The Lumias are great phones, especially the 1020, but I have to admit the app gap is annoying. My first smartphone was the HTC Magic (Android) and when it came out every app advertised was for Apple. It was frustrating! Now, here I am again. It is difficult to always have to do without apps that would be nifty. The cameras, a huge deal for me, make up for it.

    I like the OS and after my Android phones (what a mess they are after a while!) debacle and the ridiculous cost of iPhones...I see myself getting a 950XL or whatever when they become available in my country, i.e. mid 2016.
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    09-04-2015 02:57 AM
  6. Jaffer Alawi's Avatar
    About 7 months ago I bought a Moto G because I wanted to give Android another chance after ~5 years of Windows Phone. On the first few days, it was all fun and pretty snappy (with only a few "This app has stopped..etc"). About 2 weeks of so of use, it started lagging gradually, until it began lagging like crazy that it would drive me insane. The lag and freezes got to a point where it made me get really mad that I wanted to smash the damn phone. After a month of use, I just couldn't bear the constant lag and freezing so I sold the Moto G.

    About a month after I sold the Moto G, I found a new LG G2 for a good price so I thought why not give Android a third chance especially when the phone I was getting was relatively a high-end phone (Snapdragon 800, 2Gb RAM..etc). So I bought it and I was quite happy with the performance out of the box. I've been using it since and while the performance is definitely much better than the Moto G, it still unfortunately lags, crashes and freezes frequently. There are times when it gets on my nerves when the phone lags heavily and refuses to responses due to what seems to be a memory leak issue with Lollipop.

    So to answer your question, YES, ABSOLUTELY! I would get another Microsoft Mobile phone. Heck, my poor Samsung Ativ S Neo still performs better than the LG G2 despite the huge spec difference.

    p.s. Maybe I was unlucky with both the Moto G and LG G2 and got defective units and that's why they performed horribly. However, if this is normal performance for Android phones then I don't understand how people could put up with them (especially when even a $70 WP8.1 Lumia 635 doesn't perform as bad)
    09-04-2015 03:18 AM
  7. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
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    It's simple why people put up with it. Apps. People want apps and they want them now. Because Windows Phone is late to the game it's lacking on the app front. As a result people don't want it. As a result devs won't develop for it so again people won't buy it. Chicken and egg problem.
    09-04-2015 04:17 AM
  8. Piotr Szewczyk1's Avatar
    "I have the Lumia 920 and 925 and really love Windows Phone 8.1, but no - I am joining you by saying I wouldn't buy another WP flagship. I honestly don't have interest in Windows 10 Mobile (I would probably give Windows 10 a chance on my laptop if it weren't 5 1/2 years old). I may get flak for saying this, but I'm planning on getting the iPhone 6S in September. However, I'm not completely leaving WP because I still adore the Nokia Lumia 925 and will be swapping the SIM (in a SIM adapter, of course) out on occasion to enjoy using it. I may get rid of my 920 and 810, but the 925 stays with me. The only negative about that phone is the storage. If it were 32GB, it would be perfect - but I'm definitely not upgrading it to Windows 10."
    I have Windows 10 on my 10 years old HP laptop and it works perfectly. What is a problem to install Windows 10 on 5,5 years old laptop? My sister has this iCrap, iPhone 5s and within 8 months this iCrap was twice in repair. She sad never again buy this ****.
    09-04-2015 04:50 AM
  9. igzkap's Avatar
    same here , bought iphone 6 due to lack of flag ship on wp (to bridge the waiting time). I am on "that thing" for 6 month now but its still pain using it. IOS just plainly sux , the hardware is awful to use and ms apps (the reason why i went for iphone) are just simply bad on ios. I am in the ms eco system ( and happy with it) and can wait for wp10 flag ship to jump back .
    09-04-2015 05:03 AM
  10. downup's Avatar
    Yes, my next phone will be 950XL ios is stupid with itunes and prison, android is a timebomb laggfest. Lumia phones has quality, my 1520 still holds 2 days daily use.
    09-04-2015 05:22 AM
  11. Praneeth Konda's Avatar
    I would buy WP as my next phone. Waiting from a long time for Windows 10 Mobile & new Flagships to get released.
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    09-04-2015 05:32 AM
  12. StarMerc698's Avatar
    If there is a phone come December that interests me enough to stay, then yeah, I'm on board for hanging through another cycle on Windows Phone. My last 21 months have been a pleasure to use, and the way Windows Phone is compatible with my Xbox One compared to the other OS's has kept me a fan.

    Not to say that I wouldn't jump back to Android, as the new Blackberry phone with the slide-out keyboard is tempting (I'm tired of touchscreen keyboards, as the accuracy just isn't there yet, and I'm not a fan of auto-correct handling my conversation for me), but unless Windows Phone has a very lackluster showing come this holiday season, I don't see me going anywhere. My Ativ-S Neo has been an absolute blast to own, and all day battery life while my wife is on her second or third recharge is great (She has an S4).
    09-04-2015 05:33 AM
  13. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    It gets tough to be loyal towards MS.

    Are they towards us who stayed since WP7?
    Microsoft releases its new Snap to Pin app for Android - Microsoft News
    Skype for Android and iOS gets a new design with the latest update - Microsoft News

    Why do they work for iOS and Android first when there is a Skype mess with Windows right now?
    Wy do they allocate menpower for other platforms first?

    What should I make of such headlines?

    Isn't buyig an Android even more safe to use MS ecosystem in the future?

    Maybe we should speak up louder:
    https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/f...arget-wp-first
    I've compared today skype on my iphone, the new skype and skype on my colleague's 930. You can guess the result...It's no question that Microsoft's apps look and perform better on Android and IOS which is a shame really. If Microsoft does not put effort in it's own platform, why should the devs??? You guys can yell all you want here, but the devs have seen how Microsoft "supports" it's own platform and this is the result: old apps, lack of features, slow updates, missing apps.
    09-04-2015 06:55 AM
  14. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    I would, but that is primarily because I am already invested in MS stuff and I can't stand Apple stuff. "I" have an iPad 2, Lumia 800, 920, 1020, 535, another 1020 and 830. A Toshiba Windows PC, a Lenovo tablet PC and a mid-2011 iMac that looks and runs great. The iMac is a pain to use for me, but it works for my wife.
    The Lumias are great phones, especially the 1020, but I have to admit the app gap is annoying. My first smartphone was the HTC Magic (Android) and when it came out every app advertised was for Apple. It was frustrating! Now, here I am again. It is difficult to always have to do without apps that would be nifty. The cameras, a huge deal for me, make up for it.

    I like the OS and after my Android phones (what a mess they are after a while!) debacle and the ridiculous cost of iPhones...I see myself getting a 950XL or whatever when they become available in my country, i.e. mid 2016.
    You do realize that both the 950 and 950xl will have high prices..do you?I bet the 950 will go somewhere over 550$ way over and the 950XL somewhere over 650$ towards 700$. Yes the Android has it's own problems with memory management on some devices, but it has much more and with better quality apps. Iphones may not have the latest HW but have a premium design, look and feel great, and the OS is not a total joke in respect of functionality.yes the design is boring in IOS but it's stable, lag free,optimized and has again much more and better quality apps. If you want to throw your money on these new MS so called flagships with the design of a 10year old child...be my guest..your cash..your call...but to spend that much on these :))) lol
    09-04-2015 07:00 AM
  15. wplee's Avatar
    Been with WP for over a year now after I dropped my Nexus and got a cheap Lumia 630 which I've mostly really enjoyed. I was disappointed at how fast Microsoft released the better in almost every way Lumia 535 just 3 months after my phone had gone on sale in the UK! The problem now is the RAM issue means I can't load content heavy webpages and certain games just close, plus I wanna start taking decent photos again. The biggest problem by far for me is Apps. Facebook has less features, so does Instagram Beta. I use a 3rd party Twitter app which is good, but still no RunKeeper, Clash of Clans, Capital One, Game of War etc.

    I just feel that Microsoft will always treat its mobile division as an experiment. Too many of its engineers use iPhones still. Steve Jobs / Tim Cook wouldn't allow that at Apple. But the good thing means that should I go back to Android or try iOS the Microsoft Apps I use (OneDrive, OneNote, Cortana) are available elsewhere.

    As for hardware, these new leaks look super underwhelming. I was expecting Surface-impact designs not more of the same everyday Lumia. The last time Microsoft made a splash with mobile on an industrial level was with the 1020, that was too long ago. This was a great opportunity to launch Windows 10 on Mobile but they aren't taking it seriously. Therefore I may look at either the Edge+ Titanium, Mate S or 6S Plus. I've enjoyed Lumia though and would still recommend it to people who don't care too much about apps.
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    09-04-2015 07:05 AM
  16. hamphlet's Avatar
    Yes I would. I currently have 930 & love the design. The camera is great too & the system is more than zippy enough to cope with anything I've thrown at it. If Microsoft's next phones are an improvement I would have no hesitation.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    09-04-2015 07:19 AM
  17. anon(5518418)'s Avatar
    About 7 months ago I bought a Moto G because I wanted to give Android another chance after ~5 years of Windows Phone. On the first few days, it was all fun and pretty snappy (with only a few "This app has stopped..etc"). About 2 weeks of so of use, it started lagging gradually, until it began lagging like crazy that it would drive me insane. The lag and freezes got to a point where it made me get really mad that I wanted to smash the damn phone. After a month of use, I just couldn't bear the constant lag and freezing so I sold the Moto G.

    About a month after I sold the Moto G, I found a new LG G2 for a good price so I thought why not give Android a third chance especially when the phone I was getting was relatively a high-end phone (Snapdragon 800, 2Gb RAM..etc). So I bought it and I was quite happy with the performance out of the box. I've been using it since and while the performance is definitely much better than the Moto G, it still unfortunately lags, crashes and freezes frequently. There are times when it gets on my nerves when the phone lags heavily and refuses to responses due to what seems to be a memory leak issue with Lollipop.

    So to answer your question, YES, ABSOLUTELY! I would get another Microsoft Mobile phone. Heck, my poor Samsung Ativ S Neo still performs better than the LG G2 despite the huge spec difference.

    p.s. Maybe I was unlucky with both the Moto G and LG G2 and got defective units and that's why they performed horribly. However, if this is normal performance for Android phones then I don't understand how people could put up with them (especially when even a $70 WP8.1 Lumia 635 doesn't perform as bad)
    You are not alone. I had exactly the same issue with Android. I had an S5 which had amazing specs, the lag got to much and I sold it. I have a 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. It lags also. It must just be android in general that lags.
    09-04-2015 07:26 AM
  18. zlat's Avatar
    Yes for sure. Waiting for next flagship and hopefully surface phone 😊
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    09-04-2015 07:35 AM
  19. Michael English's Avatar
    100% yes. Can't wait until the 950 line is released!
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    09-04-2015 07:40 AM
  20. Iron_Wraith's Avatar
    I used a Win Mo phone back with my Touch Pro 2 on Sprint. Went to Android with a HTC EVO 4G on Sprint. Then to AT&T with the One X and One M7. Had been wanting to try Windows again during the One M7 timeframe.... I jumped ship and got the Icon. Nice phone - a little thicker than I wanted but nice screen and smooth OS. However, I can honestly say I miss the apps on android. I'm not a huge app user by any stretch but there are several that just doesn't exist and the few that do just don't have the quality. Oddly one of the biggest annoyances is tiles that aren't transparent either by no option or they don't work when they should etc. To those that say "well does your phone makes calls and if so be happy with it" I would have a flip phone if that was all I was after.
    If android apps get successfully ported with Win 10 and the 950/950XL phones are worth the money I will stay but I'm not holding my breath. Microsoft seems to have as much direction as a feather in a windstorm with reinventing the wheel every year or two....
    I would very much like to see Microsoft succeed with this platform but there's a 90% chance I'll be on the Samsung Note bandwagon when my contract is up.
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    09-04-2015 07:40 AM
  21. Miti 1982's Avatar
    I have gotten to the point where is hard to keep using my loyalty as an excuse to buy a Nokia/Microsoft smartphone.

    I loved my Lumia 920 and I love my Lumia 930. The constant waiting for something to happen and be able to get the quality apps that are available on iOS and Android though is getting quite frustrating.

    My last hopes lie with the Lumia 950. Having in mind all new apps, services (even Cortana) and devices from Microsoft work with the iPhone I will expect the Lumia 950 to wow me compared to the iPhone 6S. Otherwise to my great regret I will go for the iPhone as opposed to the Lumia 950.

    So that is it, it will be either the Lumia 950 (dual-sim) or the iPhone 6S.
    Last edited by Miti 1982; 09-04-2015 at 08:41 AM. Reason: Clarified smartphone.
    09-04-2015 08:38 AM
  22. AlexC00L's Avatar
    In my country only come the 920 so i change to android on a moto x 2014, but i hate android jajaja if come to chile the new windows 10 i come back to windows phon!
    09-04-2015 08:41 AM
  23. Federico Turban's Avatar
    Just buy a Lumia 735 last week, my third WP and (let's hope not soon) when the time cames, I will buy another WP, no doubt, but a Windows Mobile, because they support their devices better than OEMs working on the platform.

    Also, love Windows Phone, it's just great and works amazing for me.
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    09-04-2015 08:52 AM
  24. Chaosz's Avatar
    YES!

    I switched from iPhone2G to iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4 to Samsung Note 2 to Lumia 1520. Even though I had good experiences with all of them (the Note 2 especially) I would still like my next phone to be a Windows phone (pref. a flagship one). The reason is mostly Windows 10. You can work on your laptop or play a game and switch to your phone and continue there with the same data (or savegame if it's supported by the game). It just works :)
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    09-04-2015 08:52 AM
  25. shryx86's Avatar
    I would buy another Microsoft phone in a second. I've had 2 iPhones, and I won't touch Android. My more than 2.5 year old Lumia 920 is still going strong where both iPhones were failing fast 18 months in. I don't trust the wild west open environment of Android. Beyond that I like the Windows mobile ecosystem more.
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    09-04-2015 09:00 AM
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