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  1. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Not likely.

    I'd been waiting forever for a Windows Phone that had a stunning camera, great screen, high-end specs/performance, great battery life, a normal (non-phablet) size without sacrificing expandable storage... and Lumia 950 brought it all to the table in a way that leaves little for me to complain about. In fact my only complaint is one I have had about all Windows Phones (except the YEZZ Billy 4.7) - it's really thick.

    It could happen if the rumored Surface Phone just really one ups it in every regard, but my search for an all-around satisfying Windows Phone is over.
    Last edited by TLRtheory; 02-08-2016 at 02:51 PM.
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    02-08-2016 02:41 PM
  2. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    This range of phones has always been Microsoft's greatest share of the Windows Mobile market, so it will probably be the last thing they give up. At least internationally, phones like the 5xx and 6xx have done very well.
    I wouldn't be so sure. If they are indeed giving up the Lumia name and just going with Surface from this point on, I can't see them creating yet another low to mid tier brand. It would make far more sense just to leave this to the OEMs at this point. Introducing yet another Windows Mobile brand would just serve to muddy the waters even further in my opinion.
    02-08-2016 03:11 PM
  3. Ten Four's Avatar
    At $29.99 at Best Buy I couldn't resist buying a Lumia 640, and with a $20 reward certificate I paid $9.99 plus tax. Can't beat that deal for a decent smartphone! For over a month now I have been trying Android on a Moto E I also got on a Best Buy sale and I recently returned to using my Lumia 635 since Windows phone is a much better experience for me. Some things are very nice on the Android side--mainly the many free and often good Google services and apps and how they work very well together. But, day-to-day ease of use is definitely lacking in Android. For example, just answering a phone call is problematic--which way do you swipe? It is annoying how certain apps are not removeable, and how you are limited in the screen layouts you can do, at least with stock Lollipop. Lack of security and updates is troubling. The stock keyboard is far inferior to the stock Windows Phone keyboard. The camera is lousy. Yes, I know I could buy an expensive Android phone and eliminate some of these issues, but why pay a lot more than you have to? But, the biggest surprise for me were the apps. Yes, there are many more, and lots of niche ones for things that are nice to have, but the main ones I use multiple times each day were just not to my liking (email, phone, contacts, messaging, photos, camera, twitter, and even the news apps), and some of them have better versions on Windows Phone. There are some apps that are better on Android, but for me I didn't find the app experience to be vastly superior compared to the Windows side.
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    02-19-2016 06:52 PM
  4. SirNic's Avatar
    Never!
    Had a Windows Samsung ATIV on PAYG now changed to a Samsung Edge 6 Plus on Android, the Windows mobile had too many limitations, cannot play videos from many websites, lack of Apps, sluggish compared with Android, don't know why I put up with Windows so long, have a Windows Samsung Ativ tablet too, and my cheaper Samsung Android tablet is better in everyway, Samsung Ativ tablet runs some Windows RT trash which seems primitive.
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    02-20-2016 10:28 AM
  5. chmun77's Avatar
    cannot play videos from many websites
    Tell me about it man.... I cannot even play MKV with AC3 audio well on a 1520 running W10M latest build on almost every player I have tried. Put the same video file onto my old HTC M7 and it played flawlessly!

    No way I will get another windows phone ever again!
    02-21-2016 05:15 AM
  6. dalemcc's Avatar
    Can safely say no i will not until Android and IOS apps are compliant with Windows 10, app support is horrible.
    02-23-2016 08:47 AM
  7. paulm187's Avatar
    I switched to a WileyFox Swift the recently as a stop gap until the rumored 'Surface Phone' arrives. I didn't want to spend too much on a premium phone like the 950 if a 'Surface Phone' is in the pipeline this winter. I wanted a mid-range phone as I wasn't going to settle for a 550. The Lumia 650 was interesting but for the price it was low spec. On whim I bought the WileyFox Swift especially for its Dual SIM feature and the good reviews.

    So far I have been floored by the Cyanogen OS 12 (Android 5.1.1) and the phone. When people talk about the app-gap I now know what they mean. Never underestimate a fully stoked app store. Its not just the apps but also the quality of apps on the Google Play store. The same apps I used on WP are immensely better on Android. To add insult to injury Microsoft apps are way better on Android than on WP. I hope to return to the platform when a new flagship W10 phone is announced but the experience on Android is so much better I'm beginning to doubt if I ever will. Besides with tight integration with Microsoft services, Cyanogen OS maybe the best place to be.
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    02-23-2016 09:27 AM
  8. tgp's Avatar
    No way I will get another windows phone ever again!
    I hope to return to the platform when a new flagship W10 phone is announced but the experience on Android is so much better I'm beginning to doubt if I ever will.
    I'm not the kind to say "never". Back in 2010 I was using WM6.1 on Verizon. I was anxiously waiting for the incoming WP7. It finally arrived... on AT&T. Of course, hindsight is better than foresight, but I thought I'd wait a bit until I could get a WP device on Verizon. After awhile, due to the necessity of penny pinching I began looking at less costly MVNO options. I ended up going with an Android on Virgin Mobile. Back then, Android was pretty much the only option for smartphones on MVNOs.

    In short, now that price is not so important I'm back on Verizon. I've become comfortable with Android, and I have no reason to leave it until I feel that WM fits me better. Currently it does not. But I have zero loyalty to anyone. I will switch to WM or iOS tomorrow in a heartbeat if I feel they'll serve me better. Never say never! I currently use a mixture of all 3 mobile OS's, and it is very cohesive, more than you could imagine until you tried it.
    02-23-2016 10:33 AM
  9. cedarfisher's Avatar
    No. I have done the 1020, 1520 and the 2520 tablet and I regret it. For me it all boils down to app selection and the Windows Store selection is crap. I was full of hope when switching from IOS but after a couple of years of trying I went back to the iphone and so glad I did. Maybe someday there will be support for these devices but unless you live in India I doubt it.
    02-23-2016 01:37 PM
  10. chmun77's Avatar
    I'm not the kind to say "never". Back in 2010 I was using WM6.1 on Verizon.
    For myself, "never" is a sure thing. I don't see the benefit of using windows phone from the apps point of view. Icons are static but works perfectly fine for me, while "Live" tiles are not as useful as widgets on Android. I hate seeing all the Resuming and Reloading nonsense on windows phone while I can switch apps in and out on the fly with iOS and Android. Continuum? I have a very fast and light ultrabook which runs x86 / x64 applications very well, no way I will spend money on the expensive dock so that I can run crippled Windows RT apps on a bigger screen.

    Too much drawbacks with this platform. So, a "never" is the best word I can find for myself.
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    02-23-2016 07:32 PM
  11. Sedp23's Avatar
    Thinking about leaving Lumia behind they completely dropped the ball on the designs. All the phones look the sane from the 550 to the 950 no major design difference like the Nokia Lumias.

    The new HP elite x3 blows those new Lumia's away

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    02-23-2016 10:24 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Thinking about leaving Lumia behind they completely dropped the ball on the designs. All the phones look the sane from the 550 to the 950 no major design difference like the Nokia Lumias.

    The new HP elite x3 blows those new Lumia's away

    Sent from mTalk
    Yeah that phone looks like it's going to be epic! I hate that word, but it fits well with that phone.
    02-24-2016 07:53 AM
  13. tgp's Avatar
    For myself, "never" is a sure thing. I don't see the benefit of using windows phone from the apps point of view. Icons are static but works perfectly fine for me, while "Live" tiles are not as useful as widgets on Android. I hate seeing all the Resuming and Reloading nonsense on windows phone while I can switch apps in and out on the fly with iOS and Android. Continuum? I have a very fast and light ultrabook which runs x86 / x64 applications very well, no way I will spend money on the expensive dock so that I can run crippled Windows RT apps on a bigger screen.

    Too much drawbacks with this platform. So, a "never" is the best word I can find for myself.
    Yes I see what you mean. You're basically saying "never", but with a caveat. I agree with your view of WP's current situation. But yet I won't say "never". I could easily see myself using W10M (or whatever the current iteration will be called) sometime down the road, provided the predictions of the pending utopia come to pass.
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    02-24-2016 10:57 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    After "trying out" Android for a bit, I have to say that I probably wouldn't buy another Microsoft Mobile, unless everything seems to work out. Better, if not more. Funnily enough, on my Android, I have only 2 apps that currently aren't available on WM.

    In my experience, I have learned that I probably wouldn't be opposed to using my fav book app on Edge (it's great there, but sucks on ie on 8.1), but the fact that I have to use the lousy Kindle app that is still not updated, sucks. I can't even use the Cloud Reader because it doesn't recognize edge or even ie on wp 8.1. Not having certain apps for me is a major downfall. I'm starting to go off on a tanget, but basically, I wouldn't be opposed to using an alternative (i.e. pin it to the start screen) if said alternative worked for every single one of my apps that are important to me. Unfortunately, that method doesn't work for every app so eh.

    However, if the Kindle app is actually updated, MLB At Bat returns and stays there, and some other apps actually create an app for WM and maintain it, I wouldn't mind returning. In short, basically what tgp said, lol.

    I still use a WP just as a music player and that has been really nice, especially since TuneIn and iHeartRadio finally decided to update their apps. That combined with Metrotube, makes it great.
    Last edited by libra89; 02-26-2016 at 08:43 AM.
    02-26-2016 08:18 AM
  15. Josh Harman's Avatar
    Well, I laid my 950 on my nightstand and bought an iPhone 6.

    It wasn't bad and I liked having ALL the apps, but after about a month, it went to the nightstand and I'm using the 950 again. There are several reasons, like live tiles, Cortana integration, etc. ... most all, the camera. Good grief, I thought the camera was supposed to be the major improvement on the iPhone 6? It looks like crap compared to my 950... and my 830... and even my 822. That's sad.

    So would I? Yes, and I have.
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    02-26-2016 08:46 AM
  16. Ten Four's Avatar
    Running W10 on my new Lumia 640 and not noticing any major bugs or problems, and I have found all the apps I need. A bunch of old ones I had on WP8.1 came right across and work perfectly, if not better on W10. The only glitch, if you call it that, was that I did have to do the hard reset after the initial download and install--that cured some glitches I was seeing. Lots of new features and settings on W10 are quite useful.
    02-27-2016 08:26 AM
  17. cracgor's Avatar
    Some things are very nice on the Android side--mainly the many free and often good Google services and apps and how they work very well together. But, day-to-day ease of use is definitely lacking in Android. For example, just answering a phone call is problematic--which way do you swipe?

    It is annoying how certain apps are not removeable, and how you are limited in the screen layouts you can do, at least with stock Lollipop.
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    You can't remove stock apps from any phone. Try removing Groove, Edge, etc on Windows Phone. Even when you "uninstall" bloatware, it is still locked away in your phone (try doing a factory reset). Android is just more open about it.
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    02-27-2016 11:27 AM
  18. lazybum131's Avatar
    Gonna be sticking around a bit longer, just bought a used Lumia Icon on ebay. The lack of any decent midrange phones announced at MWC made me pull the trigger. I'm lucky enough to be with Koodo in Canada so LTE will work. At this point the only manufacturer that might release a W10m phone I'm interested in is Blu as their recent Android offerings have been great value. Even then, I doubt any midrange W10m phone would be able to match the Icon for specs (1080p AMOLED, CPU/GPU performance, 2GB ram, 32GB storage, 20MP camera with OIS, Wireless AC, NFC, Qi charging) at $210 CAD I paid with the exception of battery life and possibly Continuum if they can get a SD6xx in there.

    Been using a Lumia 920 with W10m as a daily driver, from what I'm reading from other users I hope the much better performance of the Icon will resolve most of the slow-downs/bug-iness. Will also be interesting to see how my Blu Win HD LTE compares whenever W10m is released.
    02-27-2016 02:03 PM
  19. slivy58's Avatar
    Basically made my decision to move on (sort of) after seeing how MS limited the resources of their latest offerings along with the constant delays, add to this the fact that a hard reset appears to have become a prerequisite with any update just to obtain a reasonable outcome.

    The app gap isnt so much of an issue to me as is the lack of improvements/features compared to their Android/iOS counterparts, one example would be Stocard on Droid, I get point status updates if applicable, latest deals and can back-up my data to the cloud in the event that it needs to be restored, the WM version does none of that. In general the store leaves a lot to be desired on W10M and W10 for PC, still riddled with inconsistencies and quirks which are experienced daily.

    So Ill continue to use my three WMs running W8.1 until the day comes they no longer are up to the task, highly doubt any one of them is going to see the official W10M anytime soon if past history means anything, in the meantime my Droid will fulfill those gaps WM couldnt and suspect itll be for some time to come at the present pace, WM finally evolving that is.

    In other words, NOPE, definitely done purchasing any more WMs.
    02-27-2016 02:07 PM
  20. D4X's Avatar
    Wish I could simply upgrade my lumia 920 with a new cpu screen and most importantly better camera - love its design, the heft. Only downer was the rounded edge screen and its hate of screen protectors =S

    If MS ever chucks its WP hat in the ring I will be hard pressed to find something that I like.. even with the many orphaned apps in the ( 8.1 ) store that have gone without updates in forever or trail behind the android and ios versions by a good length in functionality..
    02-27-2016 02:31 PM
  21. slivy58's Avatar
    .. even with the many orphaned apps in the ( 8.1 ) store that have gone without updates in forever or trail behind the android and ios versions by a good length in functionality..
    That's one thing that differs between Android and WM, even on an older Droid OS apps are continually being updated/improved whereas where I'm sitting WM8.1 apps are seeing the minimalist of love and its gotten worse.
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    02-27-2016 03:13 PM
  22. Guytronic's Avatar
    Would you honestly buy another Microsoft Mobile
    I would for $29.99 USD
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    02-27-2016 04:32 PM
  23. anthonyng's Avatar
    I would buy another windows mobile. Everything tying together more and more in w10 is cool = less things to manage since it's all one account.

    I'm not heavy into apps or games, though I would like to see more multiplayer online turnbased games like pocket tanks, great big war game offer. I need a more relaxed pace of gaming :)

    I'm big on picture quality for taking pics of my constant in motion kids. Soon I'll be given my oldest more actual tablet time and looking forward to using the kids management features I see available in the microsoft account settings.
    02-27-2016 05:10 PM
  24. slivy58's Avatar
    I would for $29.99 USD
    Rarely do deals such as this exist here in the Great White North but if it did I’d agree it would be a no-brainer, I spend more on toilet paper and you know how that goes LOL.
    Last edited by Elky64; 02-27-2016 at 05:56 PM.
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    02-27-2016 05:28 PM
  25. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    I switched to Android because of the apps, but I ordered a Lumia 950 to switch back. I found that I am not a typical smartphone user. I used to be, but maybe age has turned me into a luddite.

    I have a OnePlus One. I loaded it up with apps. I used Android pay. I configured it with widgets and live backgrounds. I installed a different launcher and lock screen app. I synched my contacts with facebook. I did everything with it. But I'm still bored with it. I really never use apps, other than for music and Audible. I use my phone for telephone calls, texting, messaging, email, calendar, photos, etc. I become happier when I simplify my life. I even recently suspended all of my social media accounts. There is no reason I have to pay for things with my phone. I don't need to check my bank accounts, do clothes shopping, monitor my home security system, or control my lawn sprinklers with my phone. I don't really play games on my phone, so I'm not a slave to specs. I'm a basic user, and for my use case, I really prefer the Windows phone.

    I got the Lumia 950 because of the nice camera, Cortana integration, built-in wireless charging. Those are the things that matter to me.
    02-29-2016 09:26 AM
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