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  1. laevanay's Avatar
    Why do you hate him? Perhaps you should answer that question before giving him bad recommendations....
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    06-11-2016 01:26 PM
  2. zimilaci's Avatar
    Well guys,


    I am back :)


    I had the new Android flagship for almost a week now, and I am sending it back on Monday.

    It was the HTC 10 with Android 6.0.1

    While it was fast, the charger (head) stopped working after only the fourth charge cycle (funny)
    and even I had all the apps I needed, something was missing to be honest...oh yeah and the bottom of the screen was sensitiv to touches like an LCD on your laptop....
    you touched it, you have seen the mark for a few msec.

    That is the windows OS..with all its bugs...

    So I am back again, original software, not the fast ring and waiting for improvements.

    - Messenger, the heck...I just don't care.
    - Facebook app on Android (same sh*t different Platform )
    - Spotify (yes it was fast and I am gonna miss it)
    - Camera (hahaha 950 xl wins this round )
    - Audio quality, the HTC one might have 24 bit dac and high-res flac recording with 96Khz still it has less microphones and no control over videos...cool)
    - Display (bigger better on 950XL)


    So my only wish is for now : 5.1 audio recording
    06-11-2016 06:45 PM
  3. RobinPaul's Avatar
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge as my main phone. Went to Europe in May and bought the Lumia 650. Amazing phone for the price of 200 euros, but I'm still hanging on both phones as I love the Lumia (always have loved windows phone/mobile) and also love my S6 Edge. Apps are getting better on Windows 10 Mobile. Heck today I took a picture with both phones and guess what the Lumia 650 had a better shot than my S6 hahaha.
    06-11-2016 11:02 PM
  4. deezus's Avatar
    Why would you do that to your friend? Windows Phone for consumers is dead. Plain and simple. To think or expect anything else is ludicrous. I used to for a long time try to convince or explain why WM was better but its not.....WM10 is hard on the eyes, the GUI is outdated and looks very plain compared to Android. It doesn't have the features or the Apps. And before you fanboys start flaming me know that I supported WM for over 7 years. After having a 950 which is a terrible phone, and having numerous hardware issues I finally got an S6 and yes, it has a lot of garbage apps ill never use but it works and has software to use on it.
    06-12-2016 01:22 AM
  5. Hadrian Embalsado's Avatar
    I made my boyfriend switch from a broken Galaxy S4 to a Lumia 950. He did not care that it's Windows 10 Mobile, he only cared about that camera.
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    06-12-2016 01:52 AM
  6. M4cc45's Avatar
    Whilst I agree with some of your points I'd say the UI is the best part of the phone. When everything works it's very informative at a glance (i.e. the weather cycling through, the number of emails you have, LinkedIn views / invitations, etc.).

    The Apps I've noticed are getting better. Whether people will keep developing on the platform is the interesting part. Whether there is a 'Surface' Phone or such like will depend on the platforms life. I understand getting rid of the Lumia brand and trying to go for something else but it's whether they're getting to get rid of WM10 altogether, which would be a mistake, or take it down a different path and allow companies to install it with there Apps (basically the Android model).

    There are merits to both paths but the hardware has been awful on looking at these forums with overheating, etc. so to get rid of that element and get there software to more devices makes sense.



    M.
    06-12-2016 03:53 AM
  7. mtf1380's Avatar
    I have an idea; buy what YOU like, and what works for you.
    06-12-2016 10:32 AM
  8. SL2's Avatar
    - Messenger, the heck...I just don't care.

    - Spotify (yes it was fast and I am gonna miss it)
    Try messenger beta, a nice improvement. (set your region to Germany if you haven't already and search in Store)
    Works REALLY good on my 1020.

    Spoticast may be worth a try.
    Spoticast for Spotify is the only Windows 10 UWP app you need for streaming music | Windows Central
    zimilaci likes this.
    06-12-2016 03:39 PM
  9. John Christopoulos's Avatar
    As I stated before, I was using it....but for a while now I cannot log in...it just stucks at the login screen..... (I cannot even add the password)
    Same with the Win 8.1 app..
    06-12-2016 07:21 PM
  10. Ian_Superfly's Avatar
    WHY would you do this to someone you call a friend?

    The only thing he will gain with the 950/W10M is Continuum but the list of things he will lose is almost endless.
    (And, Android has their Continuum in the works and the same might come for iOS)
    theefman, ZantReve and libra89 like this.
    06-13-2016 04:05 AM
  11. TonyDedrick's Avatar
    Unless you're being paid by Microsoft to do so, why waste your time?
    ZantReve and theefman like this.
    06-13-2016 09:17 AM
  12. ZantReve's Avatar
    Personally, you should never try to get a real friend to use an OS that may not suit their needs. Honestly, I feel like you should just back off and let that person make their own tech choices. This friend will understand what he/she need out of a mobile device and get one that suits their personal tastes. Windows Mobile doesn't have all that much to offer to Android users. Especially an Android User who utilizes Google Services, uses third party keyboards, and have a nice selection of apps to chose from in the Play Store.
    06-13-2016 09:32 AM
  13. Kar98's Avatar
    With friends like these, who needs enemies?
    06-13-2016 10:12 AM
  14. MorganRW's Avatar
    Honestly I would tell your friend to wait for Surface Phone early next year. I have the 950 and while I am pleased with it, it very much feels like a beta product and not finished or polished. Have your friend wait for the polish and quality of a Surface Product. Pushing him to anything now may leave a bitter taste in his mouth and cause him to never try the product again. I love Microsoft and use all their products but the phone just isn't there yet.
    06-13-2016 12:54 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    Pushing him to anything now may leave a bitter taste in his mouth and cause him to never try the product again.
    I personally believe this is at least one of the reasons Microsoft is not marketing W10M devices. It is not yet in a state to impress iPhone and flagship Android users, and Microsoft is fully aware of it. It would have a high probability of permanently souring them.
    ZantReve and libra89 like this.
    06-13-2016 01:00 PM
  16. bigwils36's Avatar
    Lads I'm pretty nee to windows phones tbh but do you lads no how to get apk files working on the 950. I got this phone for this reason and I have just found out they have stopped supporting apk??
    06-13-2016 01:17 PM
  17. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Lads I'm pretty nee to windows phones tbh but do you lads no how to get apk files working on the 950. I got this phone for this reason and I have just found out they have stopped supporting apk??
    It hasn't supported APK for quite some time now. It was one of the early early builds of Windows 10 Mobile that allowed it. You aren't going to get them to work.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    06-13-2016 01:37 PM
  18. bigwils36's Avatar
    Ok cheers mate. I have just noticed a massive security flaw in the 950, to bypass the retina and passcode on the unlock screen all you do is press the camera button and then back button then you are on the desktop?? Is this a flaw or do I have a setting that's allowing this.
    06-13-2016 02:56 PM
  19. Zerodrag's Avatar
    Are you sure it's actually in locked mode? There's a sign-in option that lets you set the delay before needing to enter an unlock code/retina scan.
    06-13-2016 04:07 PM
  20. chinni subhash's Avatar
    You would have selected ask me password after one minute option and then when you do as you said it works like that. It is not a flaw.
    06-13-2016 04:07 PM
  21. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Ok cheers mate. I have just noticed a massive security flaw in the 950, to bypass the retina and passcode on the unlock screen all you do is press the camera button and then back button then you are on the desktop?? Is this a flaw or do I have a setting that's allowing this.
    I tested this and I did not find the same case on my 950XL. You sure Windows Hello didn't recognize you right before you pushed the camera button? Also, if the phone hasn't locked yet (like you have it set for require PIN after 5 minutes) then your situation you described will work. To prevent that you can have it lock immediately once the screen goes off.
    06-13-2016 04:28 PM
  22. cracgor's Avatar
    Honestly I would tell your friend to wait for Surface Phone early next year. I have the 950 and while I am pleased with it, it very much feels like a beta product and not finished or polished. Have your friend wait for the polish and quality of a Surface Product. Pushing him to anything now may leave a bitter taste in his mouth and cause him to never try the product again. I love Microsoft and use all their products but the phone just isn't there yet.
    This 1000 times. I hated my 950xl so much I would consider leaving Windows desktop computing to stay away from it.
    06-13-2016 08:21 PM
  23. trivor's Avatar
    you didn't get a discount on this overpriced generation of Windows Phones (950/950XL) why should you get a discount on the next generation? Windows phone is where WebOS was 5 years ago and the only difference is Windows Phone will only stay alive as Long as MS wants it to. There is no other reason for it to exist. If you're willing to put up with a declining app base, poor support and poor selection of hardware then you'll be fine. My latest phone, the 940, is a very nice phone but I could never use it as my daily driver. My main missing apps are sports apps to follow Baseball, Hockey and Football. Also, on Android I have full support for both ecosystems (MS and Google) with no compromises while on Windows Phone I have no support for Google (especially Google Drive - I use it about equally with OneDrive).
    06-13-2016 08:29 PM
  24. fgaudet's Avatar
    MSFT collects a ton of data on me with my consent, but their privacy statement clearly states that they will not use that data sell me advertising.
    Unlike GOOG, who makes their living off of it. If you use Android, you are the product, no the devices or services they sell to you.
    This was one of the major reasons I chose Windows Phone back then, along with no virus/malware and it's very different than the other two.

    It's now been about 10 days that I reluctantly switched from my Lumia 830 to the Big Brother Google land with a Moto X Play, running Android 6.0.1. I'm a total noob on Android...

    Here's what I miss most from WP :
    - Glance : omg, I miss this. I set it to always on with the L830 and knowing what my next calendar appointment is just by looking at the phone is so useful. I know some Androids have something similar, but the Moto X Play doesn't and I don't want to root it (yet)
    - WP Start menu UI / live tiles : this is so much better than the dead grid layout of app icons on Android. Android widgets are bulky, using up all the screen real estate for little information compared to the WP tiles, imho.
    - Hands-free SMS dictation - I've not found how to do this yet on Android
    - Photo tile, contact tile : again, widget do this, but not as elegantly as WP
    - Notification count badge on tiles: yes, some 3rd party app and launchers do this on Android, but it's not there by default on the Moto X Play
    - I much prefer the native W10M mail client to what I've experienced so far on Android
    - Driving mode with auto replies to text

    So why did I switch?
    Hardware issues :
    - My L830's microphone stopped working, calls could only be answered in speakerphone or Bluetooth. Ordered replacement parts but it changed nothing
    - battery was not holding up so good anymore; ordered a new one but it never arrived

    Availability :
    - In Quebec, Canada, it's near impossible to get a WP from a carrier today, let alone a flagship
    - mid 2017 is way too far off for me to endure my L830 in it's current state

    App gap :
    - Egde : ugh. Some sites don't render, some insultingly report "your browser is not supported/too old", and some render bad or ever slowly
    - the RBC bank app for WP feels like an unfinished school project. It gets the job done but is just unpleasant. The Android version is very polished, more functional and can deposit cheques via photo. Same for Tangerine bank app.
    - Microsoft's own Account app : not on WP. Miles better than the Authenticator app on WP
    - Accuradio : no app on WP
    - Waze : unsupported and dysfunctional on WP
    - Olympus camera app : not on WP, only 3rd party apps and only 2!
    - Any local event/store/whatever apps are just never available on WP, case in point : "Mtl en histoire"
    - Most apps on Android have a better quality feel, better animation, etc. Doesn't stop them from crashing though
    - W10M still has some stability issues; some apps insta crash, loading/resume still prevalent

    Overall, I feel I've lost some productivity moving from WP to Android, but I was stuck between a void and Android or iPhone... I'll give Android a chance, but I really hope W10M comes around. I'll be back.
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    06-14-2016 11:59 AM
  25. cracgor's Avatar
    Here's what I miss most from WP :
    - Glance : omg, I miss this. I set it to always on with the L830 and knowing what my next calendar appointment is just by looking at the phone is so useful. I know some Androids have something similar, but the Moto X Play doesn't and I don't want to root it (yet)
    - WP Start menu UI / live tiles : this is so much better than the dead grid layout of app icons on Android. Android widgets are bulky, using up all the screen real estate for little information compared to the WP tiles, imho.
    - Hands-free SMS dictation - I've not found how to do this yet on Android
    - Photo tile, contact tile : again, widget do this, but not as elegantly as WP
    - Notification count badge on tiles: yes, some 3rd party app and launchers do this on Android, but it's not there by default on the Moto X Play
    - I much prefer the native W10M mail client to what I've experienced so far on Android
    - Driving mode with auto replies to text
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    I find that I use the widgets very little after switching and really use the notification cards a lot more like live tiles.

    Dictation should work the same. If you are in messenger and click the text area, the microphone shows up on my keyboard to click and dictate. You could also use Google Now with the command, "Text {person} {message}." I'm not sure if the MotoX play supports the command "OK Google" to hands free launch Google Now (like Hey Cortana).

    You should be able to switch your default mail client in android to Outlook.

    Having something similar to driving mode in Android would really be nice. The one I used from my carrier did not turn off easily enough, so it would stay off when I was done driving for awhile.
    06-14-2016 12:20 PM
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