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  1. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Apart from the camera, I have no complains about my Z3 Compact. The thing has fallen more than half a dozen times and is still unscratched and unbroken. Nokia would actually be proud of the build quality of this phone.
    I didn't really like leaving Nokia's hardware behind but since I can't wipe out WP from my Nokias and replace it with Android I didn't have much of a choice.
    It's not hatred towards Microsoft that made me leave WP (I use Windows PCs, Surfaces, an Xbos One and even Microsoft services on Android so...).
    I left because WP is a piece of cr*p of an OS, specially after all these years. It's no match for the superiority of Android. The only reason I ever put up with it was because it ran on Nokia phones. The moment Nokia left and the hardware became responsibility of Microsoft (which has one of the worst customer services I've ever dealt with) I jumped ship.

    As for you, I wish you good luck for the time you have left with WP before Microsoft's shareholders pull the plug on the thing for good ;)
    I'm happy on Android and I'll be even happier next year once Nokia releases their first full-blown Android phones.
    you can say that again. IT has the worst customer service, or let's say among the worst ones ever! because their customer service is moved to countries like India, Philipines etc becuase of cost reduction and Microsoft does not bother to train those employees right. You as a customer end up talking with someone who knows nothing about anything. They read some standard steps and that is it. No technical knowledge to actually assist you. I've been through these kind of experiences many time with MS customer support, and every time ended up with my issue not even answered, at least 10% of it...nothing. We also have Ms customer support for companies in Romania, but here employees are first trained and trained...and checked before they can actually work. In the company where I work, we also have colleagues in offices in India and there isn' a week without heavy escalation over the poor quality they deliver even though we offered them full training and support.


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    09-05-2015 02:33 PM
  2. IndyJG's Avatar
    Short and sweet: Yes I am currently using a Windows Phone and will definitely buy a future one. Also recently got my girlfriend to convert from android to WP with a Lumia 640XL and she loves it in comparison to her old phone.
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    09-05-2015 02:38 PM
  3. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Well lately I've been eyeing some other phones, strictly stock android (moto X, nexus, nextbit robin looks nice and interesting) but I must say I've gotten used to some features in WP which I really like (first that comes to mind is glance screen, although I believe motorola have something similar in their android). Also extremely important is the actual design of the phone (I have a Lumia 920 at the moment, love the design, only regret is that I didn't manage to get it in yellow) and the camera shutter button, with half press to focus and all, really really love the feel of that on the phone! At this point in time I'm leaning towards a yes, although the leaked renders of the 940/950 family don't look too impressive.. Definitely not going to spend 800 on an iphone! That I can tell you!
    If glance screen and live tiles is the only thing WP has left to offer...well it's bad and sad. Up until win10 came out I was totally conviced that my 930 running 8.1 was the perfect phone. When I saw what crap is win10 to be and what stupid things Ms is doing with the legacy Nokia has left: camera app and photo algorythms, phone concepts I had to switch. Ms killed even durring 8.1 update most unique things to wp, and very usefull. Everyone knows them, ain't gonna list them here again. I have compared all MS apps that are available on IOS to the same apps on wp. You have to be blind not to see the huge difference and the fact that MS is putting more effort in other platforms than in wp, both in looks of the apps and in features and performance...oh and on PC, I'll be staying on 8.1. 10 is a complete wreck, worst than Vista and Me all together


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    09-05-2015 02:42 PM
  4. steve ward1's Avatar
    Definitely!! My 930 rocks, the photos are superb, the screen is brilliant, w10m is coming along, if a little slow, and i have all the apps i want, including my banks app (Barclays) which is superb. I have all the movie and music apps i could desire, it works perfectly with all my email accounts, and the you tube experience, via metro tube, is far superior to the add infected, region locked, download limited version google offer..plus with Astoria round the corner, if there is anything i am missing I will download the apk, sit back and enjoy. Oh, and very much looking forward to continuum, plus rapid charge, an SD card (which was my only gripe with the 930) i really hope they surprise us with waterproofing too
    09-05-2015 02:51 PM
  5. TheTruQ's Avatar
    Not getting everyone's fascination over these bank apps...

    Just use the web. I can check everything on the web, and if I want banking alerts, etc., those setting are available as well. Apple has fooled everyone with the saying, "there's an app for that".
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    09-05-2015 02:54 PM
  6. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    Most probably I'll stay if W10m will be fast and fluid and have good battery life.and that future hardware remains of Nokia qulity. I don't need much more from OS, but it would be nice to have some new features.
    I can't stand Android because of lag, random crashing, stutter, etc. And don't have money for iPhone.
    So WP is only choice.

    But, if fast and fluid os is gone, I won't have reason to stay with Microsoft.
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    09-05-2015 02:59 PM
  7. anubhav756's Avatar
    First I bought my mother Lumia 630. She liked it....Then it broke, and I bought her an HTC android thing....and it crashed. Then I bought her an i5s....and she said, "I need my lumia back!!"

    All this time, I had L720....and I love it....waiting for L950 along with my birthday :)
    09-05-2015 03:02 PM
  8. negative1ne's Avatar
    yes, in fact, i just bought a replacement lg optimus to replace another one.

    i will switch from windows 7.8 to 10 eventually when it comes out, and supports bluetooth keyboards.

    later
    -1
    09-05-2015 03:45 PM
  9. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Totally depends on the devices that are offered to us and whether the style of Windows Phone remains intact going into Windows 10.
    09-05-2015 04:00 PM
  10. deadonthefloor's Avatar
    No.
    Microsoft took something innovative and boiled it down to a common denominator of ios and android.
    The resultant Frankenstein OS feels nothing like the windows phone of yore.

    Also, the Windows 10 universal app platform was redesigned as keyboard and mouse first. The net result is that you need the precision of a surgeon to tap with any sense of reliability. I have shaky hands and Windows 8.1/Windows Phone 8.1 had the right sized UI elements for each task the OS presented. Now I approach my Windows 10 Mobile test device with the same apprehension that grandma felt with learning any prior version of Windows with a mouse.

    I'm a programmer by day, building applications in the enterprise. I say this so people will realize I have almost two decades of experience with the Windows platform.

    I'd buy the Sony Xperia z5 as it meets all the specs I'm looking for (IP rating is a must), but alas they support ALEC and my political views are now affecting my spending habitats.

    I'll stick with my Lumia 830 running Windows Phone 8.1 as long as my network supports it.

    After LTE is supplanted and Windows 10 has had a few incremental updates, I'll review the situation then,
    Deomin likes this.
    09-05-2015 05:01 PM
  11. JoyfullJuneBug's Avatar
    Yep never owned another smartphone and I won't be changing that until MS stops making Mobile OS.
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    09-05-2015 05:27 PM
  12. MuameR zippoo's Avatar
    i bought Lumia 640 two months ago...so i don't know what happened in 1,5-2 years...but everything is possible
    i always try to get more for money...now that it is lumia 640...arount 140 euros with one year contract on the lowest monthly contract
    09-05-2015 05:32 PM
  13. Jay Teare's Avatar
    Yes as I simply do not like the other options.. IOS is a little basic on the home screen and android never looks uniformed and smart. I use office at school to teach with and as such use a windows based laptop, a SP3. Onedrive talks perfectly with both the phone and the laptop.. my 1520 using windows 10 beta seems to work well, small lag sometimes. BUT everything I do shows on the other without errors, I have used iCloud and it was not as good due to it being app based. Onedrive is a normal window/files system, much better.
    09-05-2015 06:13 PM
  14. Wes Smith's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I'm going to buy a new wp after the 520 and 925. I really liked it at first (low price, works smooth, nice simplistic design), but I lost the vision of Microsoft with W10m. I'm using the insider version on my lumia 925 for a couple of months, and the look and feel of wp8 seems gone. The smoothness is gone: it's slow and many small and handy features are missing or work more complicated than before.

    I really hope MS will work on the user experience to make it feel as before, and with more features and better settings. iOS is too expensive for me and Android is even worse in user experience.
    YYou do realize you are running an alpha edition? It's not even a beta lmao...
    09-05-2015 06:15 PM
  15. Wes Smith's Avatar
    Reading some of these comments...damn I wish they would support my win 95 Packard bell machine lolol.

    Good lord some serious cry babies here
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    09-05-2015 06:18 PM
  16. AllanQuatermain's Avatar
    have been with Windows Phone since 7 and through 8.0/8.1 all Nokia and latest a Microsoft 640 on 8.1 and will keep it there, as the Windows Mobile 10 is not for me so 640 will be the last one, Microsoft seems more interested in IOS and Android apps before Windows Phone own and now removing Lumia apps, Microsoft usually ruins things windows 7 on pc was good after the Vista experience then along came 8.1 and now 10, no wonder XP and windows 7 are still being used I have my laptops on both.
    09-05-2015 06:23 PM
  17. wplee's Avatar
    The question is, what to buy instead? An iPhone that costs 50% more than it should costs and has the most boring UI ever? Or an android that will get 1 update and will be abandoned? The only smart alternative is a nexus device, but their camera sucks until now. So,I don't know yet. The design of the xl is not bad, but it's so huge... And the design of the 950 is....meeh.
    To be fair, iPhones aren't overpriced anymore. Sure, their internals are average compared to their Android competitors (eg Ram) but their OS runs more efficiently than Android so requires less. They have a top results Camera (even with average lens/megapixel), decent sized screen options and a high quality material design with shiny badge. All Flagships use premium flashy designs, something Microsoft have failed to notice with these 950s. Also iPhones retain their value, so even though though your initially paying $150 more for a fruit badge, you will get most of it back at resale. They also offer good customer support with their Apple network of stores which can offer same day swaps on faulty devices.

    Having said all this, I just don't think I could live with the restrictions of an iPhone. I hate Apples patronizing adverts and their dumb fans who camp out on launch night. What a way to live your life, stuck in a frozen deck chair just catching a cold, just so you can get a brand a few hours earlier. When ever I see that kind of sad behavior, it turns me off iPhones and everything they stand for.
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    09-05-2015 06:30 PM
  18. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    In fact Microsoft haven't a good technical support,apple And Samsung has and don't know why Microsoft still in the software business without any, good proper support
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    09-05-2015 06:47 PM
  19. Murani Lewis's Avatar
    Yes and I will be picking up the Lumia 950 XL Day One. If it does have surface pen support I'll be happy to use the surface pen between devices.
    09-05-2015 06:57 PM
  20. desitunez's Avatar
    I might not stay waiting to see what new flagships offer
    Currently Lumia 920 / reason i got WP/Nokia device was below

    1. Great /Best Camera >> no longer the case
    2. Best Email experience >> Outlook client on IOS/Android are far more superior than WP10 .
    3. Lag Free expereince >> Android/IOS have fixed these issues with either superior hardware / optimising code .
    4. Productivity/Office/Work >> Other OS now have same microsoft services similar or better experience.
    5. Build Quality of phones >> No longer the case given Nokia division design teams are fired / no longer there , if you look at todays design ie Iphone/Motorola/Samsung ( Lumia design language is 3-4 years behind according to renders )

    Some users may argue using cortana , hello feature , continium are best features , but those are not key differentiators for me.

    Lost vision from Microsoft
    When Wp7 was launched they tried to be apple copied apple ideas locked down OS , charge OEM's for OS installs. soon they realise that Andriod is killing the market share
    WP8/8.1/WP10 >> Now they trying more to be andriod / Google
    As a result WP10 is turning out to be big mess , although still not feature complete.

    Performance issues on WP10 insider builds >> yes its a beta ,my opinion wp10 is going to slow/laggy on older hardware eg 920/925 and 520/530 etc as a result unhappy customers.
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    09-05-2015 07:28 PM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    To be fair, iPhones aren't overpriced anymore. Sure, their internals are average compared to their Android competitors (eg Ram) but their OS runs more efficiently than Android so requires less. They have a top results Camera (even with average lens/megapixel), decent sized screen options and a high quality material design with shiny badge. All Flagships use premium flashy designs, something Microsoft have failed to notice with these 950s. Also iPhones retain their value, so even though though your initially paying $150 more for a fruit badge, you will get most of it back at resale. They also offer good customer support with their Apple network of stores which can offer same day swaps on faulty devices.

    Having said all this, I just don't think I could live with the restrictions of an iPhone. I hate Apples patronizing adverts and their dumb fans who camp out on launch night. What a way to live your life, stuck in a frozen deck chair just catching a cold, just so you can get a brand a few hours earlier. When ever I see that kind of sad behavior, it turns me off iPhones and everything they stand for.
    Not to mention poor battery life (no removable battery) and no SD card support. That's what holds me back.
    09-05-2015 08:26 PM
  22. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    Not to mention poor battery life (no removable battery) and no SD card support. That's what holds me back.
    yeah but also i would stay if Microsoft start to do the things right and i do not mean with the phone or OS, i mean with applications , if Astoria and Islandwood does the work and developers ports their apps to windows Mobile or Phone that would make still, but sincerelly is not much reasons to stay in Windows Mobile, Phone if the same Microsoft cares more about IOS/Android and backstab to their own mobile platform then is not much things or advantages to stay on windows Mobile or windows Phone really, many would tell that Cortana on IOS/ Android offers limited functionality than in their native environment but do not get a lot with have an Cortana that would only be avalaible in Mexico, Japan, some english speak countries, Germany, Italy and France and i will never get for my country the cortana experience and would pass 3000-4000 years to get it in spanish Chile the Version of Cortana.

    also i wish to know what game is playing Microsoft with care more of their rivals and less of the own platform
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    09-05-2015 08:32 PM
  23. TgeekB's Avatar
    yeah but also i would stay if Microsoft start to do the things right and i do not mean with the phone or OS, i mean with applications , if Astoria and Islandwood does the work and developers ports their apps to windows Mobile or Phone that would make still, but sincerelly is not much reasons to stay in Windows Mobile, Phone if the same Microsoft cares more about IOS/Android and backstab to their own mobile platform then is not much things or advantages to stay on windows Mobile or windows Phone really, many would tell that Cortana on IOS/ Android offers limited functionality than in their native environment but do not get a lot with have an Cortana that would only be avalaible in Mexico, Japan, some english speak countries, Germany, Italy and France and i will never get for my country the cortana experience and would pass 3000-4000 years to get it in spanish Chile the Version of Cortana.

    also i wish to know what game is playing Microsoft with care more of their rivals and less of the own platform
    All I care about is what works for me, not that someone else got something "better". I have used iOS, Android, Blackberry, and WP. Two things I need are long battery life (and/or swappable battery) and an SD slot. iPhone will never have those. Blackberry is reinventing itself. Android is OK but too fragmented.
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    09-05-2015 08:37 PM
  24. scandiskwindows9x's Avatar
    but is an smartphone useless without applications now will start to remove some lumia apps , i have an Lumia 820 and works so far good, can not complain about the photo quality and smoothness of OS but the battery life is bad and Microsoft do not do many efforts to lure me to still , now if the porting of apps are sucessful then would consider an new phone that surely would be an Windows Phone but till now all is watch if Microsoft does some effort to keep or retain users
    09-05-2015 08:49 PM
  25. matthew550's Avatar
    For the first time in many years, I'm going to have to wait to touch and use the next flagship Windows Phone before buying. I love my Lumia 930; the great photos, the power, the display, the premium feel, etc., and all my other Lumia phones, but I'm not diggin' where WP10 is going. Plus, the leaked pictures of the 950 don't look premium to me, even if the internals are...hence the need to see/touch the real thing before buying. If I'm going to buy a premium-priced phone, I want it to have premium workmanship. My SIM chip is in my BlackBerry Passport and Samsung S6 edge+ more often than not. My iPhone 6+ is with a friend and I don't miss it at all (the OS feels clumsy and sluggish [boring but pretty...] to me). I love the task flow and Android app compatibility of BB10, which may now be my favorite OS, but since it looks as though it's going Android, that OS may be dying. Lollipop doesn't feel bad at all on the SGS6edge+ (I have Nokia's Z Launcher installed, for nostalgic reasons <grin> ). I do want to love the next Lumia phone but I'll wait and watch what the 950 and WP10 turn out to be...and hope to be able to continue to support Windows Phone.
    09-05-2015 08:57 PM
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