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  1. Charles Goin's Avatar
    Still using my HP X3 for personal. It's better, I find it does a better job of integration with MS Office exchange and contacts with Facebook. But force to go Android from work and have been using a Keyone a few weeks. With a LOT of tweaks using Launcher10 got it to function as close to a Windows Phone possible. Still not as simple and efficient as Windows Phone.
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    01-20-2018 01:19 PM
  2. tsax6010's Avatar
    I am hanging on to my 950XL with a death grip until something better from MS comes along or this phone simply will not work. My wife's 950 recently broke, and I bought a new one off eBay rather than switch her.

    Professionally I am a lead systems engineer for a large enterprise. I specialize in Microsoft platforms. I also grew up in a family where my dad's company was a supplier to GM/Ford/Chrysler - only vehicles from those companies were allowed in our family since that is what put food on the table. I feel very strongly that way with Microsoft - I have a lovely home, vehicles, family, etc. all supported by an income that exists because Microsoft exists.

    I have gone along for the ride with just about any and every consumer product or service that MS has put out there. Yes, I am routinely let down. I only wish MS loved and believed in their products as much as their fans do.

    When it comes to phones, I flat out refuse to let Google anywhere near my personal data. Professionally my company is a Google Apps shop. I deal with Google on a daily basis. They are a horrible company. As for Apple, I genuinely dislike iOS. And to top it off, I absolutely love the UI of Windows Mobile - sure, I wish they had not watered down 10 and left the integration and design from 8.1 - but it is still heads and shoulders above anything else out there.

    I am not an app user besides the built-in functionality, and those apps still work great for me.

    Despite the repeated kicks to the groin MS keeps dealing consumers, I am not leaving Windows Mobile.
    01-20-2018 01:30 PM
  3. Loc Ngo's Avatar
    Yes, I am still using my 950XL. And tbh, it's the worst phone I have ever owned, considering how amazing the 1520 was. My experience has been spoiled either by the phone itself (mainly) or by Windows 10 Mobile. There have been countless times when the phone restarted on its own, display turned black with the phone was still on and became a burning charcoal if I didn't notice. Windows 10 Mobile does not have a lot of apps, especially a Nova Scotia app, which affects my experience yes but I still love the OS regardless. I wanted to switch to an Android (maybe Nokia 8/9 or a Huawei flagship) but every time I see how ugly and unintuitive Android is, I immediately have a second thought. Also, thinking about my Android phone would become obsolete in 6 months in terms of OS update is not what I can stand. iPhones are always too expensive and generally not worth the money either. The SE is still about 500 CAD, which is ridiculous. iOS itself is also extremely boring. So, I hate my 950XL to bits, but I simply can't find any better alternative atm. That's why I'm still clinging to my 950XL.
    01-20-2018 01:33 PM
  4. Riopato's Avatar
    Still using my 950xl as my main driver. As long as it makes calls, receive texts and allows me to browse the web as well as use PWA I will continue using it until it dies or stops being functional. I use it as my main point and shoot camera with the added benefit of one drive syncing. Cloud syncing has been flawless with my contacts, email, calendar and web bookmarks. This being said, I carry the cheapest Android phone I could find as my backup and sparingly use it only for apps that aren't available for Windows 10 mobile or if the app just works better on it because it's more up to date, but if my 950xl can use the web version of whatever app I tend to use it instead.
    01-20-2018 01:34 PM
  5. VikArmo's Avatar
    I use my BLU Win HD dual sim for work. Fast, lightweight, use both my numbers being a dual sim, Office apps and Outlook for email and agenda.
    01-20-2018 01:39 PM
  6. michael rau's Avatar
    My radar is a radar live tile with pro purchase of 99cents
    01-20-2018 01:46 PM
  7. Dono Newcomb's Avatar
    My household is running:

    Nokia 1020 Daughter
    Cube 6.98 Daughter for couch surfing
    Nokia 1520 Son
    Microsoft 950XL Wife
    HP Elite x3 Myself
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    01-20-2018 01:46 PM
  8. Riopato's Avatar
    I had the same issue of random restarts, fast battery drains and over heating with my 950xl but the day I replaced it's battery that was manufactured after mid 2016, all of these bugs went away. This tells me there was a serious quality control issue with the battery that came with this phone. This is also an indication, unlike the iPhone, my 950xl doesn't throttle hardware performance due to battery degradation. It's also a curious decision on Microsoft's part to design a flagship phone with a user replaceable battery instead of one that's built in.
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    01-20-2018 01:47 PM
  9. michael rau's Avatar
    Three windows phones in our house 950xl, 950 and 735. Two windows tablets, two windows laptops and two xbox's. One OS world and it's good keep a 30$ android phone around for the occasional need for an ad filled android app need lol.
    01-20-2018 01:51 PM
  10. Eric Winarta's Avatar
    I'm still using Lumia 950 as my daily driver. but I'm using android tablet too. I live in Indonesia and almost people in here are not using windows phone. I never see my friend at my college using windows phone/lumia, maybe only me still using windows phone :)

    I'm an android user too, but mostly just to use transportation application (Go-Jek) and to play only one game (Vainglory).
    I hope 2 of that apps exist at windows mobile store, and I don't need android anymore

    sorry for my bad English :')
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    01-20-2018 01:52 PM
  11. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Can we all agree that despite some of the features of W10 I feel 8.1 was clearly superior? PIM was definitely better.
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    01-20-2018 01:52 PM
  12. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I still using windows phone (L950), i almost lost hope in it when it was going haywire with it's random restarts. After, some research and a battery replacement, the phone us still going strong. I'm anti apple and would never switch to ios. Eventually i will switch to android. I'm still waiting on Nokia to make an updated Nokia 8/9 with wireless charging
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    01-20-2018 01:52 PM
  13. The Traveller's Avatar
    Hello all, I was wondering how many of you are still using a Windows Phone. My last windows phone was an HTC One M8 a couple of years ago. Since I carry 2 phones, one for work, I rather preferred my windows phone for my work phone. I found a good deal on a like new Nokia / Microsoft 735 and am going to use it again for my work phone, we have no choice of carrier at work but Verizon. I have never seen Windows Mobile version 10, haven't used one since 8.1. It really is a shame that Microsoft didn't put the money and effort into becoming a real competitor in the mobile industry.

    Yes, I use it because it just works, the 950 hardware is still competitive after two years, and the software is solid now. Just a shame they stopped its development, as i was loving the integration with the desktop.
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    01-20-2018 01:53 PM
  14. Sammy3000's Avatar
    I had left my W10 phone for an Android, and while I got used to it, the Android phone broke down (now is on service), I have to take my old Windows Phone. And looking back again, the WP is a great phone to work. It is even better now!. why? Now Google services works fine in Windows Phone browser. Coincidence?, or they want to take them to Android instead of us choosing the iphone. Whatever the reason, Google News is fine, gmail, photos. Of course I use all Microsoft services as well. But the only thing that I dont have in Windows Phone is the bank apps. They are great phones, and the best, it does not have a thousand of things that take your attention away
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    01-20-2018 01:54 PM
  15. jmreuter's Avatar
    My 1520 was my all-time favorite phone. It developed the dreaded problem with the connector for the mic and bottom board so it wasn't much use as a phone after that. I picked up a Black Friday 640 for $30 when the 1520 went flakey and have been using that since.

    I figured out how to jigger the 1520 problem connector, but then the battery was shot. So I replaced the battery but managed to disable the touch screen while doing that, so it is still in limbo until I can get back to that. I'd love to get it working again, though.

    The 640 has a cracked screen, a replacement screen is in the mail for about what I paid for the phone :). The 640 has crap reliability on the latest Windows 10 and fast ring updates, the worst ever for any Windows phone I have used. I don't know if it is the phone or if the software quality has gone to crap since Microsoft stopped taking it seriously.

    I'm definitely feeling the app pinch. Groove music was a hit but I changed to Spotify smoothly. I've toyed with the idea of switching to Android; the V30 looks tempting but is expensive. However, I switched jobs (by force, not choice) and my new employer provided a work iPhone, so I can use that to cover any app shortages. I use that for work email and calendar and just a couple of apps, but iOS is very meh and text without swipe sucks, so I don't use it for personal stuff.
    01-20-2018 01:55 PM
  16. reags77's Avatar
    If I am able to find a 950XL battery after an insider build broke my battery I would definitely come back to using WM10
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    01-20-2018 01:56 PM
  17. Sammy3000's Avatar
    Another thing: When I only used the Windows Phone I thought that I was missing the great phones out there, Android and the iPhone, and the media told me repeatedly that I was a second class citicen with the Windows Phone. But now that I had the Android for several months I don´t think I missed too much
    01-20-2018 01:58 PM
  18. Riopato's Avatar
    Until Windows on Arm becomes it's replacement, my 950xl will be my main driver until it dies. My family has moved between Android and iPhone but they come to me for help with "tech" issues and both platform ecosystems are just inefficient that doesn't work as expected.
    01-20-2018 02:00 PM
  19. Ron Gramann's Avatar
    950 is my daily. iPhone for work...what a mess that is.
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    01-20-2018 02:01 PM
  20. Some Gadget Geek's Avatar
    Not me. I'm switched from my lowly L 520 to a lovely Nokia 6. The apps I use regularly are no longer supported on Windows Phone 8.1, and probably not on Windows 10 Mobile. Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype have all moved on, just to name a few. My dad has a L 650 which is okay since he doesn't use these apps as much. But not me.
    01-20-2018 02:06 PM
  21. Ringoss's Avatar
    I still use my HP Elite X3 for work.

    It's simply the best device for work for me. I'm hoping Microsoft will come out with another device but I'm not holding my breath.

    I'll use the X3 until it dies, and then probably switch to either my 1520 or 950XL!
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    01-20-2018 02:08 PM
  22. nazim elverdi's Avatar
    ı use my Lumia535 for Daily and check my work mail. I like Windows On. I and I am waiting with my hope that Microsoft will release Windows Andromeda in phone capabilities Surface Mobile or whatever they call.
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    01-20-2018 02:10 PM
  23. Jeffery L's Avatar
    I use a Lumia 950 and my wife uses a Lumia 650. Microsoft only announced the deprecation of W10M just 3 months ago, so I'm still processing what we should do. I've been looking to Windows Central for information on what to expect in the future. I started using Windows Phone in 2013. At that time, my sole reason for picking Windows Phone was I thought it would provide nice integration with the PC, meaning cognitive abstraction unification of the OS/UI and synchronization of Microsoft Account data. This has proven to work out in that my experience from PC to phone is seamless and just works. Right now my plan is to try to hold out on W10M till the end of the 2018 (which will make my 950 three years old). I firmly believe that pocket PCs with telephony running Windows 10 are coming. Microsoft has put so much love and labor into Windows 10 indicating this is the direction they are going. Windows 10 will be able to run on just about any device and architecture in the very near future, making Windows 10 one of the most sophisticated operating system in the world. If such a pocket PC device does not arrive before the end of 2018, I will switch myself and my wife over to Android, but set up the phone to use Microsoft services. When the pocket PC does come out, I will purchase one as an early adopter. Later, after seeing how it is working out, I will then transition my wife to a pocket PC. If it starts to look like I can run all my computing needs on a pocket PC (Visual Studio 2017 will probably be the hold out), I will start to streamline my device inventory by no longer purchasing laptops, but instead lapdocks and/or a monitor station. I'm really motivated for computing in my life to be simple, just work, and increase productivity in my life. In terms of apps, I really do not feel the "app gap" on W10M. I don't use mobile social media, I don't play games, and I don't really watch You Tube on my phone. On the occasion I do things like social media and You Tube, I actually prefer to just wait until I'm on a larger screen and full keyboard. I don't have a pressing need to have to check these things on the go. One thing though were I did struggle in the "app gap" is with mapping. I feel mapping software with offline and real time traffic is a very important. I've tried CoPilot, Sygic, and Windows Maps. Windows Maps has actually come a very long way, and is now my preferred mapping software. I don't understand why Zac starts out this forum question by saying apps will stop working. UWP is the application standard for Window 10 going forward. It is not just a mobile application standard. I have come to realize that a well designed app on a laptop can provide a better experience than a web site. I now prefer UWP apps even in a desktop experience. I hope that companies developing apps get this. I hope they realize people can use their UWP app on a larger form factor and not just a little phone. One company that seems to have a split personality about getting this is Amazon. They do not have a UWP Kindle reader. But, they have a UWP Audible app that even works with HaloLens. They misguidedly are still maintaining their Win32 Kindle app. That is something I will miss when I have to leave W10M, because the Kindle reader I am using on my 950 is the Window Phone 8 app. Support for that will go away with moving away from W10M. I have tried their Cloud Reader in Edge on my 950 and it doesn't work right. So I'm mildly concerned about how I will read in the future.
    01-20-2018 02:13 PM
  24. Sharon And Trevor Dyke's Avatar
    Hi, I am a faithful and loyal Windows phone (1520), user, love the large Nokia Lumia, just purchased a new unit, sealed and in the original Nokia box, swear by the phone, had an iphone, complete tosh, got all the apps I need, never understood Microsoft for ditching Win10, mobile. Missed a trick indeed, look forward to another 3 Years of untroubled use 😎✔
    01-20-2018 02:17 PM
  25. idnyoga's Avatar
    I have nokia asha for the first time i have a phone. And then switch to nokia lumia 520 with windows phone 8.0 because they partnership with Microsoft. Fall in love with Live Tile that WP offer.
    And switch again to Microsoft Lumia 640 Xl. So far I still using that phone until now. Because it still have apps that I used. No matter how bad is WP/W10M apps ecosystem. And one reason that I love, because W10M has live tile......
    Om Telolet Om
    Eta terangkanlah ..du tak dung. Du tak dung
    From Indo
    01-20-2018 02:18 PM
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