10-26-2017 12:23 PM
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  1. ninwiito's Avatar
    So i'm finally calling it quits with windows mobile. I've been dealing with windows mobile since the Lumia 920, which was the first smartphone I've ever owned. Back then I had high hopes for the mobile platform but started to fade away a few months after I picked up the 950. My new phone experience was definitely better with windows 8 mobile on the 920, it had way less bugs and was way more stable than window 10 mobile. Now it's 2017 and the app situation is still the same and the current OS lacks so many features that android and IOS have. If MS are still planning to reveal a trump card or something, it's already too late. I've lost all hope and trust for the platform.
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    10-04-2017 01:08 PM
  2. ninwiito's Avatar
    The 950 is a over powered phone held back by the OS. The battery on this phone is horrible and I had to run through 4 battery replacements due to them being so quick to fail in life span of 4-6 months. Don't know what kind of update they did to maps app but it sucks *** now and is very glitchy and jumpy. The headphone jack sucked and did not work correctly with most of my headsets. Imma just stop here before I go on a long rant.
    Anyways..
    I plan to switch over to T-mobile from ATT so they can pay off the rest of this phone for me so I can get the V30 this November. The phone looks really promising. I'm going to miss the windows tiles but not by that much.

    What do you guys think about the LG V30?


    Edit: Had to double post because of some error with exceeding spam threshold or something.
    Last edited by ninwiito; 10-04-2017 at 07:55 PM.
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    10-04-2017 01:10 PM
  3. PerfectReign's Avatar
    FWIW the V30 looks great. I'm not a big fan of the LG user interface but my older son loves it. He has a v20 after going from a v10 to a note 7 to a replacement crappy S7 and dumped it as soon as possible for a v20.

    Enjoy.

    Oh and I'm a big fan of TMO. I have my personal phone on T-Mobile and my work on AT&T. At this point TMO is better faster and has more coverage in the state of Los Angeles than ATT.

    Sent from mTalk on my HP Elite X3
    10-04-2017 01:28 PM
  4. dgr_874's Avatar
    I am looking at getting the same phone. Just waiting until I can see them both in store.
    10-04-2017 10:38 PM
  5. miodrage's Avatar
    Traitors!
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    10-05-2017 05:17 AM
  6. dgr_874's Avatar
    Traitors!
    And proud of it!!!
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    10-05-2017 09:03 AM
  7. ninwiito's Avatar
    Traitors!
    Lol If anything you should feel betrayed by MS.

    I can't support a product that Microsoft themselves don't even support.
    10-05-2017 02:43 PM
  8. dameon_03's Avatar
    I'm waiting on the V30 myself. I still have my 920 and pulled it out about a month or so ago when I went to the Botanic Gardens in Pittsburgh and it held up pretty well.
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    10-05-2017 03:50 PM
  9. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I actually pulled the trigger on a V30 tonight. I love my 950 XL but Microsoft has repeatedly proven to me that my investments in Windows 10 Mobile will never return anything but mild sadness. I still love my Surface Pro 4, and will continue to support Microsoft's services, use Windows 10, and actively participate in the Insider Program. But that vision no longer includes Windows phones, as Microsoft has proven over and over again.
    My 950 XL is a fantastic phone with a beautiful screen and an amazing camera. But it's been brought down by a broken operating system (albeit with the best UI on the planet). I will keep it and my 950, so I'll still have some Tiles in my life, but my daily driver will be the V30.
    10-05-2017 08:53 PM
  10. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I actually pulled the trigger on a V30 tonight. I love my 950 XL but Microsoft has repeatedly proven to me that my investments in Windows 10 Mobile will never return anything but mild sadness. I still love my Surface Pro 4, and will continue to support Microsoft's services, use Windows 10, and actively participate in the Insider Program. But that vision no longer includes Windows phones, as Microsoft has proven over and over again.
    My 950 XL is a fantastic phone with a beautiful screen and an amazing camera. But it's been brought down by a broken operating system (albeit with the best UI on the planet). I will keep it and my 950, so I'll still have some Tiles in my life, but my daily driver will be the V30.
    Let me (us) know how the V30 compares to the 950 XL; i'm curious. I'm super happy with my 950 XL; even though it's 2 years old, the camera is still on par with what's been coming out from Apple and Samsung; i'm trying to stick with my phone, but you never know what will happen over the next few months...pulling the plug on Groove hit me hard! I really liked it; Spotify on my phone is super lame....
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    10-06-2017 01:20 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    FWIW the V30 looks great. I'm not a big fan of the LG user interface but my older son loves it. He has a v20 after going from a v10 to a note 7 to a replacement crappy S7 and dumped it as soon as possible for a v20.

    Enjoy.

    Oh and I'm a big fan of TMO. I have my personal phone on T-Mobile and my work on AT&T. At this point TMO is better faster and has more coverage in the state of Los Angeles than ATT.

    Sent from mTalk on my HP Elite X3
    I'm currently using a V20 that I bought 2 months ago. The only reason I'm not getting the V30 is because I just got the V20. I couldn't wait for the V30, since my Moto X Pure Edition was dying.

    I use Nova Launcher Prime on all my Android devices, so I didn't have any issues with the LG interface as opposed to the stock Android interface on the MXPE.

    I'm loving the camera and the quad DAC on the V20, and it looks like the V30 has improved these features.
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    10-06-2017 02:02 PM
  12. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Let me (us) know how the V30 compares to the 950 XL; i'm curious. I'm super happy with my 950 XL; even though it's 2 years old, the camera is still on par with what's been coming out from Apple and Samsung; i'm trying to stick with my phone, but you never know what will happen over the next few months...pulling the plug on Groove hit me hard! I really liked it; Spotify on my phone is super lame....
    I definitely will. It should be arriving tomorrow, which makes me pretty excited. I'll be writing up all my thoughts in a semi-professional first impressions.
    Honestly, Microsoft cutting the cord on Groove was part of the reason I finally decided to make the jump. It's the final straw in a long line of burnt straws. I love my 950 XL, and I'm going to keep it and probably keep using it, but I can't justify continuing to invest in it. So I'm moving to Android.
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    10-06-2017 04:48 PM
  13. mtbmike24's Avatar
    I have had a similar situation but I have been with Wp exclusively for 7 years now a Samsung Focus was my first smart phone I'm with a 950xl now that's been giving me all kinds of fits now for the last 6 months. I narrowed down to too phones the v30 or the new Google pixel 2 xl. I chose the Pixel because of stock Android. I got my wife a pixel a couple of months back she ditched her 950 which has been worse than my phone. I can't believe how fast and smooth the pixel is. The fluidity of the pixel is what sold me on the second gen and also the updates.... 8.0 has made my wifes pixel even faster. I dropped for the 128g version in black hopefully end of month. I will never return to Microsoft for any mobile device in the future. Good luck with your V30. I was very close to getting this over the pixel.
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    10-08-2017 11:54 AM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I have had a similar situation but I have been with Wp exclusively for 7 years now a Samsung Focus was my first smart phone I'm with a 950xl now that's been giving me all kinds of fits now for the last 6 months. I narrowed down to too phones the v30 or the new Google pixel 2 xl. I chose the Pixel because of stock Android. I got my wife a pixel a couple of months back she ditched her 950 which has been worse than my phone. I can't believe how fast and smooth the pixel is. The fluidity of the pixel is what sold me on the second gen and also the updates.... 8.0 has made my wifes pixel even faster. I dropped for the 128g version in black hopefully end of month. I will never return to Microsoft for any mobile device in the future. Good luck with your V30. I was very close to getting this over the pixel.
    Thanks man. I was also considering the Pixel 2 XL but I have over 97GB of music alone so I cannot give up microSD support or the headphone jack, and that QDAC is the cherry on top. I'll settle for LG's decent launcher (it's better than Samsung's), in exchange for all those great features.
    10-08-2017 12:17 PM
  15. Adventurer64's Avatar
    When I eventually go back to Android, the V30 is my 1st choice. Wish screen was wider like Elite X3. The V30 6" screen is not much bigger than my 5.5" Idol 4S and noticeably smaller than 6" Elite X3. Seems like long and skinny is new norm for android phablets. Please report back on how it goes. I'm guessing HP is looking to move X3 to android, hopefully they keep same screen size and minimize bloat since I'll definitely consider it before pulling trigger on LG.
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    10-10-2017 09:52 PM
  16. kbagrows's Avatar
    Had a very similar experience to you all - using Lumias on TMo since my 810. My 950XL is running just fine, but one thing after another from MS, then pulling the plug on Groove - that really hurt. I tried Spotify and found the app to be absolute garbage. Decided it was time to jump ship, and got a used V20 last Friday.

    So far, I've been very happy with the V20. It's huge, screen is great, and runs really well. Battery last a lot longer than my 950XL (in it's defense, was probably just time for a new one).

    I am running the Microsoft Launcher with all Microsoft apps running. Backing up photos with Onedrive just like my 950XL.... transition wasn't too bad.

    What has really blown me away is the app selection. I always used to say - all I need is good email and calendar. You can do everything else online.

    I was wrong.

    The apps on Android are ridiculously better than WP. Spotify is really great, Android Pay is great.... I could go on and on. Once you've actually jumped- you can really see why MS pulled the plug - they were never going to make up that app gap.

    Regardless, the LG skin on the V20 is ... meh. But I really like the Microsoft Launcher. I really wanted a V30, but just couldn't justify the cost, since I was able to score a V20 off swappa at a great price. But assuming the V30 is even better, I think you all will love it. The MS apps on Android are great, and so far the experience with my V20 (albeit, for 6 days or so) has been really good.

    Good Luck!
    10-19-2017 11:03 AM
  17. kbagrows's Avatar
    Forgot to add - any questions re the V20, LG's skin, the QDAC (on both V20 or V30) or Microsoft Launcher, just let me know.
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    10-19-2017 11:06 AM
  18. ninwiito's Avatar
    So I was finally able to pick up the v30 yesterday and so far my experience with it have been great.
    The app selection is way bigger and the apps also work and are integrated better with the OS.

    The only thing that this phone suffers from is the display. I've watched many reviews for the phone but no one really talked about the OLED display in this phone. The 950 definitely had a better OLED display.

    For some reason the screen can look pixelated when the phone is trying to handle gradient colors. Also the screen starts to look even worse when lowering the brightness, its almost like the screen is losing its bitrate or something.
    10-19-2017 09:58 PM
  19. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I'm now using a V20 with SquareHome2, which is fantastic once you get through all the settings and configure to your liking. Still miss W10M, but this will have to do for now. I started with the MS Launcher, but I just prefer tiles and vertical scrolling.
    10-19-2017 10:17 PM
  20. kbagrows's Avatar
    Interesting - I have also read a bunch of reviews about the V30, and didn't see anything but positives about the screen. Might swing by my local TMo store this weekend to check it out the screen and camera.
    10-20-2017 10:37 AM
  21. editguy's Avatar
    Forgot to add - any questions re the V20, LG's skin, the QDAC (on both V20 or V30) or Microsoft Launcher, just let me know.
    I have a question. Have you ever used the headphone out jack connected to a car stereo? And, if yiou have, did it make a significant difference in sound quality? Also, do streaming music services play through the DAC? Since they've come down so much in price, I was thinking that if they sound really good, I might get it to play music in my car.
    10-20-2017 10:16 PM
  22. ninwiito's Avatar
    I have a question. Have you ever used the headphone out jack connected to a car stereo? And, if yiou have, did it make a significant difference in sound quality? Also, do streaming music services play through the DAC? Since they've come down so much in price, I was thinking that if they sound really good, I might get it to play music in my car.
    I've tried it on my car Stereo but with the v30 and I do hear a difference in sound quality but it really wasn't that significant to me compared to using Headphones. And yes, apps will play through the dac as long as you have it enabled.
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    10-22-2017 10:28 AM
  23. AV2RY's Avatar
    I'm going to miss the windows tiles but not by that much.
    Just install SquareHome2. It's also way more customizable than WP/WM
    10-22-2017 11:30 AM
  24. Bigsteelguy's Avatar
    The V30 would be great for you, i'm a V20 owner and i run Launcher 10 with real live tiles and a Windows 10 mobile feel. I also have Microsoft apps from Cortana, Bing, Xbox, Groove, Outlook, Office apps and Edge. The Live tiles are excellent. I don't know why Windows Central don't talk about it or care for it, but it does cost $6 with the premium version with a 14 day trial. But it's well worth it for Avid windows users. Microsoft Launcher is ok and decent, but not a true Windows launcher like Launcher 10.
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    10-22-2017 11:56 AM
  25. Bigsteelguy's Avatar
    Launcher 10 is better, it's more a true W10 mobile feel. It also have real live tiles for most if not all the apps you want.
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    10-22-2017 11:59 AM
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