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  1. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    Microsoft - start copying iPhone 8 features NOW!!!! Shamelessly do it!
    Mobile is life....

    Just Do Something!!! (not trademarked by Nike)
    mary beth hale likes this.
    09-12-2017 08:11 PM
  2. Eric Tay's Avatar
    I will abandon Winphone when Satya say MS quit mobile. Until then, I have my 2x 950XL. Not sure if I can live with Elite X3 camera though.
    09-12-2017 08:32 PM
  3. MrockNroll's Avatar
    Me too, I also have a L650 for back up.
    09-12-2017 08:43 PM
  4. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I'm using an Alcatel IDOL 4S and a Lumia 950XL mainly for the camera and have had no real app gap issues. MSFT has a lot of apps that I used as secondary anyway so when weather apps like Advanced Weather HD, or Flipboard discontinued though I was a little disappointed, I was able to get pretty much the same information. The MSN app suite is still one of my favorites. I wish MSFT would have all MSN apps like they have weather, sports, and news. The way the live tiles present the information to you is still the crowning feature in my opinion, and you if you're integrated in the MSFT ecosystem like I am (Surface 3, Xbox One) I have no reason to switch.
    09-12-2017 09:16 PM
  5. albertico's Avatar
    The battery problems on my Lumia 950XL with the random shutdowns/reboots have made way too inconvenient, both for personal and professional needs. I've been on the team since the Windows Mobile days, but I think it's finally come to a point where I'm actually excited about other device options. I've been looking a lot into LG's V30, launching soon, and it looks like a killer device...super powerful camera with Nokia-type camera app settings galore, plus expandable storage, Qi, latest processor, and much more. It seems to tick off a lot of my musts, which Microsoft's/Nokia's devices had met up until recently. Maybe one day we do see something out of the Surface team, but I'm very much done with waiting for now.
    dgr_874 likes this.
    09-12-2017 09:16 PM
  6. StormNorm99's Avatar
    Started with Lumia 920, currently have a 950, and still continue to be amazed at this technology. I'll stay with Windows 10 Mobile as long as I can get a very high quality device, with fantastic camera functionality, and can afford it. The engineers who work on work on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 OS are amazing! Microsoft is a business that has to appeal to real consumers, not just to fans. I'm not emotional about it, just realistic, hoping MS and/or its OEM partners find a way to make more money with phones with this amazing OS, to justify its continued existence/expansion. Realistically I rely on my Windows 10 tablet (currently a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S) more than my phone, and I think that will be a trend in the future (I don't know when). I think as the pendulum swings back, more people will focus less on apps on their phones and perhaps become a little less phone-centric again. I may be wrong, but that is where I am today.
    Rahul cholate likes this.
    09-12-2017 09:25 PM
  7. AKRandy's Avatar
    The App Gap drives me crazy because if developers would simply make the apps they would run on my Surface Pro my wife's Windows 8" Tablet and possibly even Xbox so even if there was not one Windows Phone there is a huge Market! I work in IT so I end up supporting both iOS and Android Phones and I have been trying to actually use a Galaxy Note 5 but the lack of context word suggestions and the fact that spell check screws up what I typed correctly while failing to correct the mistakes I actually make. I wiped the phone and get a bricked phone back. Other than about 4 Apps I really like and the stylus I despise the using the think! Luckily I have a 950XL so it should keep working for me for at least another year or two. When it dies I am thinking I will go back to a Flip Phone if I can find one. I just can't deal with stupid smartphone after having a Windows Phone that works except for the App Gap.
    09-12-2017 09:51 PM
  8. FAHMI BASSEM's Avatar
    Have been using WP as my primary AND only OS since 2013, love how beautiful and unique the OS is, and what really keeps me loving it IS YOU THE PASSIONATE OPTIMISTIC COMMUNITY!!! + can't see my self with Android (even though I'm a Nokia fan) neither Apple user 🤢
    Short period of time (4 years), through these 48 months MS have rebooted WP 3 times, with each release more from other platforms with uniqueness being killed + a huge ignorance from MS and many Dev, even though can get whatever I want done on my 930...
    Patrick Geary likes this.
    09-12-2017 09:56 PM
  9. Donz7733's Avatar
    I got a Lumia 730. Just not interested in moving to any other platform. The phone design, size , UI smoothness, camera just makes me feel good everyday while using it. Will stay with it till the end.
    Such an awesome phone/OS which is in a worst situation.

    Have a Nexus 5 for backup (In case I wanna use any apps/games not available in Windows)
    09-12-2017 11:12 PM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    Lol. I've got windows phones coming out of my ears...figuratively speaking. Well not so much any more I suppose... 3 1520s, a 1320, and a 929 (have a Madosma Q601 on its way..). I used to have the latest flagships. But they're expensive when they break. I really enjoy them and what the OS offers.
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    09-12-2017 11:16 PM
  11. Bishop G's Avatar
    To be honest I love my lumia icon. Unfortunately I'm about to give up on it. I love the windows ecosystem. I like a lot of the things about that environment that none of the other phones can provide. My phone is getting old. I don't like that I can't really use it heavy without the battery dying or the phone getting to hot. I am trying to put a second battery in my phone now. Microsoft has been making numerous mistakes which is causing me to give up on them with the phones. Let me start by saying they are scrambling. They are making so many big changes that app developers have gotten tired of making apps for a device no one uses. They are also pushing the low end phones. Thats a big mistake. When I got my first windows phone, it was a phone and it worked. In a room full of people recording, you weren't. At the airport or restaurant when people watch videos on their phone, you would be leaning over to see theirs also. When I upgraded to the lumia icon, most of that changed. It was a phone that literally phones today still lag behind. The build was awesome. The feel was awesome. The screen looked great. The features like the 20mp camera and wireless charging were and still are above most of the phones out here. With all that being said, where did they go wrong? They wanted to close down the lumia plant. They made great phones. They upgraded to windows 10 which was so different than 8.1 that a lot of the developers said screw it. Windows was on the cutting edge. Cortona has been around. If that was such a bad idea why is siri, hey google, and alexa out here. I am just so pissed at windows for making fatal errors. I can sell the windows phones to people but they need to work and have access to at least the top apps. Amazon, facebook, and other major apps have given up on this phone. My advice to microsoft is to take an idea and build on it like windows 8.1. Screw the continuum feature. Make that an option on the high end versions without completely jacking up the operating system. The windows phones were fast with almost no lag or freezes. I hate to dump my phone but I'm probably going to get the iphone x soon. Also one last thing. Put the hardware in it so all networks work. I'm on Verizon. I've been left hanging by microsoft. If I wasn't I would have probably bought the hp elite x3. Fix this. I've been on windows long enough and I'm going to miss it but they left me.
    istina and Rahul cholate like this.
    09-12-2017 11:18 PM
  12. Ossi V's Avatar
    after 5 years with my yellow 920 (excellent phone), i change for a white 1520 4 months ago, for now i'm stay on Windows phone.
    09-12-2017 11:56 PM
  13. Rakeeshj's Avatar
    I feel like I've walked into a group therapy session of people who refuse to let go of their rotting 8-track collection. Maybe in 10 years we'll see Tommy Lee Jones pull out a windows phone while driving a 2017 Ford Crown Vic.
    09-13-2017 12:13 AM
  14. don beebe's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    I still love Windows, but unfortunately I switched over to Android, but I keep my old Windows phones around as back up. It just got too annoying that the apps we're outdated. I hope Microsoft gets their phones up to date. The start screen is the best, and the camera is excellent.
    09-13-2017 12:27 AM
  15. bulbousbrett's Avatar
    Idol 4s owner here. I recently picked up a heavily discounted LeEco LE-S3 and am currently trying to assimilate into the world of Android - for the third time now.

    the LE-S3's PROS:
    - apps, apps, apps
    - the quality of said apps
    - build quality of a much more expensive phone - all metal design - decent screen
    - super quick fingerprint reader - especially compared to the Idol 4s
    - did I mention apps

    the LE-S3's CONS (hint: EVERYTHING ELSE!!! OH LAWD - WHERE SHOULD I START?):
    - buggy - constantly seeing "sorry, (name of app) has stopped" messages throughout the day
    - must reboot phone at least twice daily for it to remain stable
    - tons of unremovable bloatware - on a non-carrier-subsidized phone !?
    - default apps for dialer, contacts, and messaging no where near as good as Google stock Android apps, and
    - stock Google dialer and contacts NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THIS PHONE - per Play Store
    - wifi calling works less than 20% of the time - on the same wifi network where 3 WM phones work flawlessly
    - a lot of functionality that's baked into WM requires apps and/or tweaking on Android

    If it weren't for the one job-related app I need to get work done, I'd chuck this thing.
    nate0 likes this.
    09-13-2017 12:27 AM
  16. sandeep34's Avatar
    Me too.. using Lumia 730.. Waiting for the ultimate device :)
    I also love this ecosystem and believe in One Windows dream, when all my accounts will be completely in sync :)

    Future gonna be awesome :)
    09-13-2017 01:36 AM
  17. vkhambhaita's Avatar
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    09-13-2017 02:11 AM
  18. drg's Avatar
    Own and use 950XL. Will use Win 10 Mobile till MS calls it quit. Don't use many apps. Just use phone for calls, texts, email, photos, insta and twitter.
    09-13-2017 02:14 AM
  19. vkhambhaita's Avatar
    One would be a fool to abandon king strategist like Microsoft. So, why should I give up on Windows Mobile. Have patience, you will definitely be rewarded. I have a 950xl and wouldn't want any other. Thinking of getting the HP Elite X3 as a second device.
    09-13-2017 02:20 AM
  20. istina's Avatar
    After this phone contract is up in early December, I am going to try out the Google Pixel 2. This is after much consideration which breaks my heart because I love WP even though Microsoft doesn't. Half of the new iPhones copied what WP were going first. I love my start screen and third party apps. I will still keep my old phones (928 & 735) as backups. If Microsoft ever comes out with a new phone they support then I am in.
    Are there any guys like me, trying the windows phone though facing apps gap and sometimes battery issues(for insiders). If so please comment in the forum.
    I am never gonna give up on this device until the company itself shutdown the mobile business. I have no problem with the apps gap an I am happy to be a part of insider always.
    Rahul cholate likes this.
    09-13-2017 02:36 AM
  21. nate0's Avatar
    I still love Windows, but unfortunately I switched over to Android, but I keep my old Windows phones around as back up. It just got too annoying that the apps we're outdated. I hope Microsoft gets their phones up to date. The start screen is the best, and the camera is excellent.
    Sorry, I just noticed and had to ask.
    Are you a fan of the former American Football player? Or just lucky enough to have the same name? ;-)
    The first Superbowl I actually watched and got into was in 1991 Superbowl XXV. Even though he was injured, I got to know all about him that day from my best friend back then.

    If none of the above apply, then just ignore me..lol
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    09-13-2017 03:50 AM
  22. Patrick Geary's Avatar
    I'm perfectly happy with my Lumia 950, which is recognised here in South Africa as an excellent device. I also just bought my mother in the USA a Windows 10 Mobile handset from Amazon for her 92nd birthday. I have no doubt she will love it. I will continue with Windows Phone until Microsoft comes up with their next generation pocket computer with telephony.
    09-13-2017 04:00 AM
  23. BebMelvin's Avatar
    Samsung Note 8 has most of the Lumia Features (Iris Scanner, Camera brightness change, etc.) MS also has their apps on Android - office suite, groove, and MS continues to create apps for Android. It has Glance Screen and Wireless Charging too.

    With all the Lumia features I like now on another phone, with MS developing more apps for Android and with the Arrow Launcher to make the phone feel more Lumia, I think it is enough reason for me to leave windows 10 mobile.

    Live tiles are amazing but eventually someone will create a Launcher similar to this.
    09-13-2017 04:22 AM
  24. garisa's Avatar
    One cannot simply make a launcher with live tiles. That needs to be supported by developers actually, otherwise how would the launcher know what to display on a tile of some random Android app. So I believe that it would have to be introduced by Google themselves, or by someone like Samsung. Microsoft couldn't do that because they are not relevant enough on Android, why would developers bother to add support for Microsoft launcher which is being used by tiny percentage of users (that's just one of the reasons).

    Sent from mTalk on Windows PC
    09-13-2017 04:34 AM
  25. Jason Angle's Avatar
    Still using my 950XL as my primary, 950 in the hole just in case. Not a mobile gamer or even on social media so everything I need WM10 has for now. Apps that are missing I can go to a webpage. Was a BlackBerry fan before and hung in even after BB10 flopped, but had an HP pocket PC back in the day, was a natural transition. Hanging tight for a Surface Ultramobile device.
    09-13-2017 05:12 AM
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