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  1. IndyJG's Avatar
    Just did. My 950XL is having reboot/powering off issues due to a swollen battery,and also has cracked screen, that is getting worse. So I stopped by my local Microsoft store yesterday and played around with the phones hidden in the back corner of the store. Came home with a Lumia 550. Got it set up, and I'm pleasantly surprised. Runs well. A nice little phone all around. Will be using the 550 as my primary phone till whenever I decide to shell out the money to get the screen and battery replaced on the 950XL or the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 gets released and I purchase that.

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 950XL
    10-14-2016 11:08 AM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Will be using the 550 as my primary phone till whenever I decide to shell out the money to get the screen and battery replaced on the 950XL or the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 gets released and I purchase that.
    In the US? Keep an eye out for that Cerulean.
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    10-14-2016 12:11 PM
  3. IndyJG's Avatar
    In the US? Keep an eye out for that Cerulean.
    Hopefully, there will be that option as well.

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 550
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    10-14-2016 12:16 PM
  4. zocster's Avatar
    I like Windows phone, and I'm looking to see what offerings are out after this paradigm shift.

    Apple will always be my daily, but am fed up with Android as a backup.

    Sent from mTalk on 950XL
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    10-14-2016 03:15 PM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I'm going to go out on a limb and posit that if Windows Mobile had some of the missing apps, it would be a major player. You simply can't beat the UI for being easy on the eyes and well laid-out. I bought a Cricket 640 at Best Buy last week for $30, unlocked it and sold it on feeBay for double what I paid. The ad lasted all of 4 hours so people are indeed buying them. Last night I picked up a 640XL for $99 at the MS store. Anyone care to guess what I'm doing with it?
    10-14-2016 06:26 PM
  6. patcherd's Avatar
    Flipping phones ?
    10-14-2016 06:44 PM
  7. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Flipping phones ?
    Hell yeah! I was born at night, not last night.
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    10-14-2016 06:49 PM
  8. mc_razza's Avatar
    I'd definitely pick up another Lumia. In fact, I have my eye on the 550 and 650. Either phone will do as a backup. As the former's price continues to drop, I'm waiting for it to hit a reasonable point before I pull the trigger. As for the 650, I think it will be a while before I see price drops in my part of the world: It's still retailing at or near its introductory price of AUS$299.

    I'm also on the lookout for the 735 for no reason other than I just want one. :D

    As for the fabled Surface Phone, I'd have to look at the specs, the price and who/what it's targeted at first. That said, put me down as a yes. In for a penny, in for a pound.
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    10-15-2016 01:08 AM
  9. SlideWRX's Avatar
    I did. lumia 1020 died, and I could have gone back to the iphone, but I picked up a 950 instead. happy. :)
    10-18-2016 02:28 PM
  10. rinosaur's Avatar
    I sold my 950 2 months ago, I might come back and buy another one in a few months when its under $100 just to see how RS2 is doing. I switched OSes but I still miss some parts of WM10 .
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    10-19-2016 03:07 PM
  11. patcherd's Avatar
    I just bought another 950 yesterday I and yes I would buy another Microsoft phone if they released another model in the future. I won't knock the other OS platforms because the majority of people on the globe are using one of those two.

    For me the relative few deficiencies Windows OS has is not enough to make me go to one of the others platforms.

    The underdog will come out on top in time. Hopefully.
    10-19-2016 07:50 PM
  12. DarkJoker33's Avatar
    The underdog will come out on top in time. Hopefully.
    I had that hope for Blackberry and to a certain extent I still do. But their proprietary OS BB10 is "Dead" like WM10 is "Dead"
    I just recently got a 950 as well (AT&T). Within 2 weeks I think. And overall, people beat up on it way to much.
    There are definitely some annoyances if you are coming from another brand/company especially when you are used to them.
    But, it is not lacking by much.

    After my 2 weeks, would I buy it again?
    I'm uncertain. It based only a few things though.

    I'm in debate of switching back to another as I keep all my phones. I'm just not sure which I want to use yet.
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    10-19-2016 09:37 PM
  13. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    i'm waiting a year. Then will decide. My 930 will be 3 years old.
    10-19-2016 10:29 PM
  14. aximtreo's Avatar
    Shhhhsh! I don't want everybody to know what I did yesterday. Firstly, sold my 950XL last week and immediately knew I had made a mistake. Love my Not 5 but it "ain't" a 950xl.

    Remember back in the early eBay days when you had to sit and hope your last key stroke with 3 seconds left got through. Well, yesterday, I went on Swappa and found a 950xl that was listed at $295 (Good price) but in the notes, the seller said he would accept $250. I looked at the time of the note and saw that it was about 20 minutes old and the $295 price was still posted. So, I in my best frame of mind, started to refresh the page and low and behold, the $250 price jumped up and I pushed BUY NOW and got it. Hated to do that to another WM lover but you pays your quarter and you takes your chance.

    Be here on Friday, 10/21. Can't wait. HeHe
    10-20-2016 07:36 AM
  15. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Shhhhsh! I don't want everybody to know what I did yesterday. Firstly, sold my 950XL last week and immediately knew I had made a mistake. Love my Not 5 but it "ain't" a 950xl.

    Remember back in the early eBay days when you had to sit and hope your last key stroke with 3 seconds left got through. Well, yesterday, I went on Swappa and found a 950xl that was listed at $295 (Good price) but in the notes, the seller said he would accept $250. I looked at the time of the note and saw that it was about 20 minutes old and the $295 price was still posted. So, I in my best frame of mind, started to refresh the page and low and behold, the $250 price jumped up and I pushed BUY NOW and got it. Hated to do that to another WM lover but you pays your quarter and you takes your chance.

    Be here on Friday, 10/21. Can't wait. HeHe

    Well...

    I was watching a 1020 on Swappa. It was only recently unboxed and tested before being placed for sale. Some jackwad was palavering the seller endlessly in the comments and seemed to have worn him down to $125 without the DT-900 and charging jacket so I just payed the $150 asking price to keep it out of the hands of the long winded Philistine.
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    10-20-2016 09:36 AM
  16. aximtreo's Avatar
    Well...

    I was watching a 1020 on Swappa. It was only recently unboxed and tested before being placed for sale. Some jackwad was palavering the seller endlessly in the comments and seemed to have worn him down to $125 without the DT-900 and charging jacket so I just payed the $150 asking price to keep it out of the hands of the long winded Philistine.
    Yeah, you have to do what you have to do. $150 for a pristine 1020 isn't a bad price. I'll bet the Philistine is belching smoke by now.
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    10-20-2016 09:56 AM
  17. wolfpack219's Avatar
    I ran into this issue today sadly 😢. I was faced with a dying Lumia 735 and Verizon being choice of carrier. For what ever reason my 735 was having connection issues with the network after two years of hard usage. I was in the insider program and enjoyed windows 10 mobile.

    I found myself looking at Android again and the Galaxy S7. Android has come a long way in a couple years since I last owned one. Much more responsive now and from what I've read it doesn't slow down as much after usage. Build quality of the phone is as expected, but I really liked the customization on W10M. It's nice to have all the apps again though.

    I really liked windows 10 mobile but it certainly had its issues. Always a bug here or there, or required a factory reset after several updates. Then Microsoft announced they are not focusing on mobile phones except for commercial phones. That was it for me. I wanted something that will be focused on. Android though not flawless is my choice as I don't like the IOS interface.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    10-22-2016 09:31 PM
  18. iamakii's Avatar
    No, I will get One Plus 4 or Google Pixel 2.0 next year.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    10-23-2016 08:09 AM
  19. CompsNewDadio's Avatar
    No. No. No. Sadly.

    I've been using WP for best part of 4 years and could have been a reseller with the amount of people I converted from iOS and Droid. However the past 6 months has found me more and more frustrated with WP. Apps such as Paypal, Amazon & eBay vanishing, I see no decent new ones coming WP way and think MS is partly to blame. Apps has ALWAYS been the issue and it will be the death now.

    Played with the iPhone 7 earlier today and it was a sad day. Going from W10M to iOS10 felt I was going back in time due to the complete lack of innovation shown with iOS, but there are apps galore for everything.

    Despite what MS say publicly, I suspect WM is very low on their list of priorities so lack of budget and direction would also be to blame. Gutted to be bailing out. Goodbye great OS. Goodbye FANTASTIC camera. Hello overpriced 90's UI piece of junk with apps.
    10-24-2016 03:57 PM
  20. IndyJG's Avatar
    Just did. Since I'm on T-Mobile, I ordered the Alcatel Idol 4S for Windows this morning. The only thing holding me back was questions on its camera. The camera samples posted of it in the 4S photos thread satisfied my major concern on that part especially using a third party camera app like ProShot. Had been in contact with PALCO Tech on the cost to replace a bad battery and cracked screen on my 950XL. The nearly $250 quoted cost for repairing the XL pushed me to decide that I would rather apply it to an all new phone. The 550, that I bought last month as a temporary replacement for my 950XL, I will still keep as a backup device. The 550 is a good device, but I wanted a device with better camera.

    Sent from mTalk on my Lumia 550
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    11-14-2016 10:56 AM
  21. swbf2lord's Avatar
    I just purchased an Elite X3. It's an awesome device, and I've enjoyed it so far. No issues to complain about, except perhaps, the fact that I can't seem to get the battery to die (Kidding).

    I had an HTC 8X which I adored. I went back to Android after a while using that phone, before buying a 950 (and the XL) last year. Nothing but problems. Bugs with the OS, battery drain, and overheating issues plagued that smart camera. I returned both within the remorse period.

    I don't know that I'll ever not try a Windows phone. I adore the UI and functionality far too much. I also own an iPhone 7, which was my daily driver before the X3, and iOS looks loathsome by comparison. My previous Android, the V20, didn't fare much better.

    A part of me wishes the Lumia 950/XL had been better phones. Then again, Alcatel and HP have really surprised me this year.


    Sent from mTalk
    Last edited by swbf2lord; 11-15-2016 at 12:30 AM.
    11-14-2016 05:33 PM
  22. anthonyng's Avatar
    I tried the X3 at my microsoft store with the continuum dock. Wow it's noticeably faster than when I paired my 950xl to the laptop dock! I thought I was content..... hmmmmmm
    11-14-2016 11:24 PM
  23. garak0410's Avatar
    If I could use my review copy of my 950xl on Verizon, I'd use it, despite the "app gap." If for the camera alone and Microsoft ecosystem. I'm on a Google Pixel and while it is speedy and fast, it is way over-hyped and overrated.
    11-18-2016 02:43 PM
  24. dkediger's Avatar
    I would if I could, but I can't (Verizon) so I won't.

    I do still keep my Icon as a WiFi only device for the camera, my running tracker (GPS still works), and as a general reminder of how good the UI really is. It makes IOS feel like XP, and Android as Vista.
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    11-19-2016 09:24 AM
  25. FXi2's Avatar
    If the X3, 950XL and 950 had come to VZ I'd be quite a bit poorer now :) Next year should be interesting! MS phones (and now HP) have got to be better than paying $900 for a phone and then charged $169 to fix an engineering mistake. So yes I'll stick with the Win Mobile tree thank you. Though I think HP is on my shortlist too, assuming they eventually make the leap over to VZ.
    11-19-2016 03:28 PM
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