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  1. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Ok... I give, the killing of groove music and forced migration to Spotify has broken my back on this. I've decided that rather than buying a new screen protector and battery (which has become seemingly hard to find anyway) It's time for me to consider migration to another phone I can't stand the iPhone gui, drives me nuts, I can't explain why.... Just ick. So I think after watching some Microsoft launcher demo videos, and the fact that I can make Cortana default voice assistant in android, it might be time to pull the trigger, although with great reluctance.

    Which phone would be best for a Lumia convert? I love my camera, so I'd want a similar to camera, with physical camera button, or mapped accordingly when camera is open, and wireless qi charging. I'll be on ATT for what It's worth. I'll probably change the launcher to launcher 10 or arrow.

    Anything else I should be considering?

    I'm sure its been asked before, but of the quick sampling i got, a lot of the requests are from Europe, or looking for midrange devices. I'll probably finance through att next, so rather than limit choices, throw them at me.

    It's there any hope for a Microsoft OS'ed phone in the near future, should I hold on to hope (only to likely be stabbed in the other leg by Microsoft ?)

    I find this all just..... Very..... Frustrating. Microsoft is It's own worst enemy, I swear, and Nadella while he seems to be making the board very happy, doesn't even seem to have consumer relations in his view, which will likely prove disastrous. But none of that is something I can change. I can however change my phone. :(
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    11-01-2017 11:25 AM
  2. stephanejap's Avatar
    Ok... I give, the killing of groove music and forced migration to Spotify has broken my back on this. I've decided that rather than buying a new screen protector and battery (which has become seemingly hard to find anyway) It's time for me to consider migration to another phone I can't stand the iPhone gui, drives me nuts, I can't explain why.... Just ick. So I think after watching some Microsoft launcher demo videos, and the fact that I can make Cortana default voice assistant in android, it might be time to pull the trigger, although with great reluctance.

    Which phone would be best for a Lumia convert? I love my camera, so I'd want a similar to camera, with physical camera button, or mapped accordingly when camera is open, and wireless qi charging. I'll be on ATT for what It's worth. I'll probably change the launcher to launcher 10 or arrow.

    Anything else I should be considering?

    I'm sure its been asked before, but of the quick sampling i got, a lot of the requests are from Europe, or looking for midrange devices. I'll probably finance through att next, so rather than limit choices, throw them at me.

    It's there any hope for a Microsoft OS'ed phone in the near future, should I hold on to hope (only to likely be stabbed in the other leg by Microsoft ?)

    I find this all just..... Very..... Frustrating. Microsoft is It's own worst enemy, I swear, and Nadella while he seems to be making the board very happy, doesn't even seem to have consumer relations in his view, which will likely prove disastrous. But none of that is something I can change. I can however change my phone. :(
    You should check out this thread:

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/sh...d.php?t=464799

    It contains a lot of valuable propositions. I recently switched myself and went with the OnePlus 5 which, in my opinion is a great value, considering all you're getting. But if you're willing to wait a bit, rumors are out that OnePlus is releasing the OnePlus 5T within the next few weeks, so I'd wait if I were you.

    Good luck and you won't be disappointed with Launcher 10.
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    11-01-2017 11:34 AM
  3. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    One plus had caught my attention, where would one typically be purchased in the us?

    In looking at atts offerings, they only seem to offer the galaxy s8 and lg v30/20 as high end offerings. Any thoughts on those? I'm willing to byod to att with the one touch, just makes my purchasing choices different. Lol
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    11-01-2017 12:10 PM
  4. stephanejap's Avatar
    One plus had caught my attention, where would one typically be purchased in the us?

    In looking at atts offerings, they only seem to offer the galaxy s8 and lg v30/20 as high end offerings. Any thoughts on those? I'm willing to byod to att with the one touch, just makes my purchasing choices different. Lol
    You'd buy it straight from their website. You get a dual-sim fully unlocked device almost half the price of current flagships with equal (if not better) specs. On top of that, you're not locked into a contract with AT&T... I purchased the S8 and returned it because of all the bloat (and the fact that my monthly bill would have gone up! 🤣). Haven't tried the V30, so can't say much about it...
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    11-01-2017 12:17 PM
  5. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Reliability and support?

    Also, doesn't look like one plus has wireless charging? :/
    11-01-2017 12:52 PM
  6. stephanejap's Avatar
    Reliability and support?

    Also, doesn't look like one plus has wireless charging? :/
    Reliability = So far (since 07/07/17) no issues whatsoever with the device. Bought my wife a OnePlus 3T a week later as well and no issues there either.

    Support = unknown... I'm guessing the community for general questions and the obligatory 1 year manufacturer warranty

    As far as wireless charging that was also a let down for me too but I rationalized it with the 6Gb RAM, 64GB storage and $479.99 I paid for it! 🤣 🤣 🤣.

    Plus if certain Youtube videos are to be believed, it even seems to be water resistant, although I haven't tried that one myself yet!
    11-01-2017 01:21 PM
  7. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Meh, I like my phone being nude, so it's a biggie. I can trade in one of my sisters old iPhone in the galaxy and get $300 off, makes it cheaper than the one plus, still lacking a dedicated two stage camera button though. But I'm not seeing that option anywhere on the android front. :/
    11-01-2017 03:43 PM
  8. 's Avatar
    Which phone would be best for a Lumia convert?
    Huawei Mate 9 is working for me.
    Great dual lens camera.
    Camera button can be assigned to volume buttons or controlled via voice.
    No wireless charging...just super fast Huawei proprietary charging.
    Other things like bluetooth, Wi-Fi and data connections are very solid.
    This phone covers all US bands.

    It's my very favorite Android phone out of all to date.
    11-01-2017 04:02 PM
  9. stephanejap's Avatar
    Meh, I like my phone being nude, so it's a biggie. I can trade in one of my sisters old iPhone in the galaxy and get $300 off, makes it cheaper than the one plus, still lacking a dedicated two stage camera button though. But I'm not seeing that option anywhere on the android front. :/
    Ok. Well don't get me wrong, the S8 is a great phone. I did use it for 2 weeks... I just didn't like the bloatware on it and the monthly price tag that would come with that purchase... That's why I bought outright and now I can change phones without being locked into any specific carrier... Hope this helped with your decision.
    11-01-2017 04:19 PM
  10. lbp775's Avatar
    I too have been researching android phones to transition to. My criteria is almost identical to yours and the one thing I'm really surprised at is the lack of wireless charging on some of these high end android phones. Of course you have the full Samsung lines, the Motorola Z2 line and the LG V30 has it. The V30 is intriguing but it's a little too big for my taste.
    11-01-2017 04:37 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    One plus had caught my attention, where would one typically be purchased in the us?

    In looking at atts offerings, they only seem to offer the galaxy s8 and lg v30/20 as high end offerings. Any thoughts on those? I'm willing to byod to att with the one touch, just makes my purchasing choices different. Lol
    I'm using an LG V20 that I purchased unlocked from Amazon. AT&T is my carrier. I'm really happy with it. I posted a review on our sister site Android Central.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=830987
    One plus had caught my attention, where would one typically be purchased in the us?

    In looking at atts offerings, they only seem to offer the galaxy s8 and lg v30/20 as high end offerings. Any thoughts on those? I'm willing to byod to att with the one touch, just makes my purchasing choices different. Lol
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    11-01-2017 04:49 PM
  12. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    I too have been researching android phones to transition to. My criteria is almost identical to yours and the one thing I'm really surprised at is the lack of wireless charging on some of these high end android phones. Of course you have the full Samsung lines, the Motorola Z2 line and the LG V30 has it. The V30 is intriguing but it's a little too big for my taste.
    Yeah, currently the s8 has my attention, only for It's size, has wireless charging, and seems to have a decent camera, though it seems that it will be a step back either way I go. Buying the phone out right would be difficult, but looks like if I buy direct from Samsung they'll still offer financing at 0%.

    What kind of bloat-ware are we talking about if I go through att? Can't be uninstalled like on Windows?
    11-01-2017 06:47 PM
  13. stephanejap's Avatar
    Yeah, currently the s8 has my attention, only for It's size, has wireless charging, and seems to have a decent camera, though it seems that it will be a step back either way I go. Buying the phone out right would be difficult, but looks like if I buy direct from Samsung they'll still offer financing at 0%.

    What kind of bloat-ware are we talking about if I go through att? Can't be uninstalled like on Windows?
    I tried uninstalling all the extra samsung apps that doubled my email and calendar, the messaging app, the samsung store app, I think it's called galaxy apps... Samsung pay vs Android pay. Their photo app (gallery)... Check the link here:

    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/samsung...ew-4330-3.html
    11-01-2017 07:04 PM
  14. techiez's Avatar
    Yeah, currently the s8 has my attention, only for It's size, has wireless charging, and seems to have a decent camera, though it seems that it will be a step back either way I go. Buying the phone out right would be difficult, but looks like if I buy direct from Samsung they'll still offer financing at 0%.

    What kind of bloat-ware are we talking about if I go through att? Can't be uninstalled like on Windows?

    you can consider Note 8, there are samsung apps, some of whic I see useful so kept it anyways, rest can be uninstalled.
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    11-01-2017 09:36 PM
  15. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Decided to go with the galaxy s8+, quick question as I try to migrate over. YouTube apps.... Is there anything similar to tubecast or mytube for Android? The standard YouTube app in my opinion sucks... :(
    11-03-2017 12:52 PM
  16. stephanejap's Avatar
    Decided to go with the galaxy s8+, quick question as I try to migrate over. YouTube apps.... Is there anything similar to tubecast or mytube for Android? The standard YouTube app in my opinion sucks... :(
    Doubt it... Since it's owned by Google, I don't know if they'd allow 3rd parties to publish similar functionality apps in the play store... You could try to search for Youtube Apps and see if anything pops up...

    Also, if you're into MS services and apps, you should download the Microsoft Apps app first. It will list all of MS apps available in the store with download links. That way you'll have less searching to do.

    Good luck and post your home screen when you're done if you install Launcher 10.
    11-03-2017 01:04 PM
  17. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Grrrrr.... I'm gonna miss the YouTube greatness of windows mobile.
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    11-03-2017 03:46 PM
  18. stephanejap's Avatar
    Grrrrr.... I'm gonna miss the YouTube greatness of windows mobile.
    Yeah... I'm trying to forget all the good things I used to enjoy on WP... Trying to force myself to like this Android thing... I arranged all my live tiles exactly the same way they were on my X3.
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    11-03-2017 03:57 PM
  19. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Yeah... I'm trying to forget all the good things I used to enjoy on WP... Trying to force myself to like this Android thing... I arranged all my live tiles exactly the same way they were on my X3.
    I've set up the Microsoft launcher for now, I'll probably tinker with launcher 10 later this weekend.

    Keyboard is also getting to me... I thought SwiftKey = windows phone keyboard... Seems I was mistaken.
    11-03-2017 04:19 PM
  20. stephanejap's Avatar
    I've set up the Microsoft launcher for now, I'll probably tinker with launcher 10 later this weekend.

    Keyboard is also getting to me... I thought SwiftKey = windows phone keyboard... Seems I was mistaken.
    Well I think MS owns the Swiftkey technology so it should be pretty similar. It's the keyboard I'm using.

    Remember to do a backup of Microsoft Launcher before switching to Launcher 10 (& vice-versa) so that you don't have to redo all your icon configuration all over again.
    11-03-2017 04:54 PM
  21. RaRa85's Avatar
    If the camera is of importance to you and I'm assuming it is coming from such a capable shooter, I would suggest any Samsung's flagships or the LG V30. I would also suggest the Pixel 2 but Samsung and LG don't tie their phones down to point and shoot offering well built pro modes in their camera apps. Both also more flexibility as far expandable storage and headphone jacks if that matters to you. The V20 is also very capable still(that's what I'm using now) and offers the most hardware versatility being able to remove the battery and having an IR blaster which is almost all but extinct these days. And it's much cheaper than anything available today. If you don't care about extras and just want great photos with no effort, I'd recommend the Pixel 2.
    11-04-2017 04:28 PM
  22. tonyblack1964's Avatar
    A month ago I took the plunge and ditched my 950XL, after years of Windows Phone patronage, for a Galaxy S6 Edge+. I was staggered by how good it was. The plethora of Microsoft apps now available on Android made the change painless and I honestly don't miss the WP environment anywhere near as much as I thought I would. I loved the S6 Edge + but I wanted a bigger screen so picked up an S8+ cheap on ebay. What a phone! It's everything the 950 should have been. Microsoft never came close to producing a flagship phone as good as the S8+. The best part of it is that everything just works, all the time! No more phone reboots or app restarts. I love it.
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    11-06-2017 10:27 AM
  23. IEhrgeizI's Avatar
    Ok... I give, the killing of groove music and forced migration to Spotify has broken my back on this. I've decided that rather than buying a new screen protector and battery (which has become seemingly hard to find anyway) It's time for me to consider migration to another phone I can't stand the iPhone gui, drives me nuts, I can't explain why.... Just ick. So I think after watching some Microsoft launcher demo videos, and the fact that I can make Cortana default voice assistant in android, it might be time to pull the trigger, although with great reluctance.

    Which phone would be best for a Lumia convert? I love my camera, so I'd want a similar to camera, with physical camera button, or mapped accordingly when camera is open, and wireless qi charging. I'll be on ATT for what It's worth. I'll probably change the launcher to launcher 10 or arrow.

    Anything else I should be considering?

    I'm sure its been asked before, but of the quick sampling i got, a lot of the requests are from Europe, or looking for midrange devices. I'll probably finance through att next, so rather than limit choices, throw them at me.

    It's there any hope for a Microsoft OS'ed phone in the near future, should I hold on to hope (only to likely be stabbed in the other leg by Microsoft ?)

    I find this all just..... Very..... Frustrating. Microsoft is It's own worst enemy, I swear, and Nadella while he seems to be making the board very happy, doesn't even seem to have consumer relations in his view, which will likely prove disastrous. But none of that is something I can change. I can however change my phone. :(
    I think it has to be the LG V30. Fantastic design, great camera and audio capabilities with good battery life. It's definitely the best all rounder. Otherwise I'd go for the Razer Phone but the camera won't be anywhere near as good and audio features aren't as good either. However with the Razer you're not going to have any screen issues, you'll have a massive battery and near to stock Android.

    It's a really tough call but I think it's between the two. It just depends on your personal priorities.
    11-06-2017 10:29 AM
  24. pallentx's Avatar
    I went with the Galaxy S8 because it had the most Lumia features I could find

    - Glance/Always On display
    - OLED Screen
    - Wireless Charging
    - Good Camera

    I also like Samsung Pay and the more extensive skinning abilities Samsung allows with their version of Android. I was able to get closest to the Windows Phone Dark Theme on Samsung with their themes.

    If only it had a dedicated camera shutter button...
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    11-06-2017 10:30 AM
  25. identity-x's Avatar
    Pallentx that about sums up how I feel perfectly. Why every phone doesn't have a dedicated button is beyond me. That should've been the case 5 years ago really.

    Using SquareHome launcher, I've basically made my phone look like a Windows Phone (but with even more features.

    I haven't crossed an email app that I like 100% yet. Outlook is close, but I hate the widgets and have my home screen set up in just a way that it doesn't work for me. It doesn't play nice with my hotmail account either, but there are workarounds. I wish Groove worked better (it doesn't play nice with my car's bluetooth).

    Otherwise...more than satisfied. The bigges selling point for me is that the unlocked version was on sale on Amazon for $625 a couple weeks ago.

    screenshot_20171106-094350.jpg
    11-06-2017 10:43 AM
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