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  1. HeyCori's Avatar
    What is it like owning a smartphone where you live? Do you constantly find yourself debating all your friends about different phones, do you live in a bubble, are you the nerd that won't shut up about your phone?

    I'm usually in my own bubble. No one cares that much what OS l use. . . until l run into the Apple/Android fanboys in the IT department. They detest Windows and take every opportunity to dig into it. They're usually the worst to debate against because they actually know what they're talking about (even if they are bias) so their complaints go beyond hamburger menus. That doesn't stop me from using my phone around them, though.
    12-24-2015 09:26 AM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I live in a bubble, but I'm a nerd if you draw me out. I'll always defend my choice to use a Windows phone even though I've used other operating systems. I'd take an Android but I'd always miss Windows. If you get me talking about it I'll talk but other than that people don't really care. I wish I had some IT guys to debate with because 99.9% of the people I know walk around in a haze.
    12-24-2015 09:37 AM
  3. mohit9206's Avatar
    I live in my bubble too.My friends criticized me for buying L520 and tried convincing me to get an Android instead.Thankfully i didn't listen to them.
    Although its been more than a year since i sold it and bought Moto E,i am considering returning to WP with either the L430,435,532 or 550.
    Most of the people i see all have Samsung phones.Its impossible to say which model they have considering all Samsung phones look the same.Hardly anyone else has anything except Samsung in my city.Its like 95% people have Samsung only.
    12-25-2015 09:54 PM
  4. Dusan Randj's Avatar
    I live in my bubble too.My friends criticized me for buying L520 and tried convincing me to get an Android instead.Thankfully i didn't listen to them.
    Although its been more than a year since i sold it and bought Moto E,i am considering returning to WP with either the L430,435,532 or 550.
    Most of the people i see all have Samsung phones.Its impossible to say which model they have considering all Samsung phones look the same.Hardly anyone else has anything except Samsung in my city.Its like 95% people have Samsung only.

    If you are able, go with 640, it's better than ones you sad in every aspect.
    12-25-2015 10:19 PM
  5. mohit9206's Avatar
    If you are able, go with 640, it's better than ones you sad in every aspect.
    I don't like big phones. That's the main problem. I am only comfortable with 4 inch screen so even the Lumia 550 is too big. So mostly considering 430,435 and 532. Will consider 550 only if the price drops to under 7k.
    12-25-2015 10:28 PM
  6. cracgor's Avatar
    Everyone around me has an iPhone it seems. Second is Samsung. Occasionally, I will see a Windows phone--the last one I saw was used by a crack head...sigh
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    12-25-2015 10:36 PM
  7. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yes, there are iPhone users all around me too. I can easily tell who they are, they are the ones always desperately looking for an outlet so they can plug in a charger.
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    12-25-2015 11:06 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I've always been the one person amongst my family, friends, and acquaintances to use a device that nobody else had.

    When I used Nokia Symbian, nobody else even knew what that was.

    When I used a BlackBerry 9000/9700, I only knew one person (a cousin) who had a BlackBerry Storm that he hated.

    When I used the Lumia 900/920, I knew nobody who had one. I did know one guy who had a Lumia 928.

    Now I'm using a Moto X Pure Edition, which is unusual because nobody I know has an unlocked/unbranded Moto device. I have two cousins who have the 2014 Moto X, but theirs are branded to AT&T.

    The majority of people I know either have some type of Samsung Galaxy or iPhone.
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    12-25-2015 11:08 PM
  9. cracgor's Avatar
    Yes, there are iPhone users all around me too. I can easily tell who they are, they are the ones always desperately looking for an outlet so they can plug in a charger.
    Maybe because they are playing Clash of Clans too much. Serves them right.
    12-25-2015 11:13 PM
  10. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Windows phone user and proud.. Except for the times when I see the loads of cool apps on an android iOS phone and then I look at my hands and feel sad xD but no OS can look as cool as WindowsPhone
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    12-25-2015 11:17 PM
  11. tgp's Avatar
    Yes, there are iPhone users all around me too. I can easily tell who they are, they are the ones always desperately looking for an outlet so they can plug in a charger.
    Samsung had a commercial in which they called iPhone users "wall huggers". But, there is definitely validity to the term.
    12-25-2015 11:18 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Everyone around me has an iPhone it seems. Second is Samsung.
    Opposite here. Samsung is much more popular around me.
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    12-25-2015 11:19 PM
  13. Abhinaba Hazra's Avatar
    Here(Rural area) Micromax is more popular than any other brands. Samsung 2nd, Lenovo/Moto 3rd, Xiomi 4th & Microsoft/Nokia Lumia 5th. Now a days I see Lumia more than Xiomi.
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    12-26-2015 12:43 AM
  14. SinistraShine's Avatar
    I live in my bubble too.My friends criticized me for buying L520 and tried convincing me to get an Android instead.Thankfully i didn't listen to them.
    L520 and actually most of the cheap Lumias are/were great for the money they cost.. I tried to find similar Android in the same price range but never found one
    12-28-2015 02:56 AM
  15. fdalbor's Avatar
    More Android than anything, next would be Iphone, but i do see a fair amount of Windows phones especially since the 640 came out. Odd but most of the Iphones i see have cracked screens. LOL
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    12-28-2015 03:39 AM
  16. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Mixture of devices in use - samsung (20%), LG (15%), tecno (12%), infinix (4%), lumia (13%), nokia (10%), huawei (5%), alcatel (5%), others like bird and ytel (15%) and the odd iphone (1%)

    This is solely based on my own observations in a multitude of situations from work place to college to symposiums to conferences to transport environments

    I can easily see the lumias around especially by their distinctive message tone and vibrant colours
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    12-28-2015 04:14 AM
  17. jmshub's Avatar
    At my last job, everyone sort of nerded out about phones and gadgets. So, everyone was always looking to see what phone everyone else was carrying, so I got used to some people asking me about Windows Phone, a few office friends would tease.

    I've worked at this place for about three years, and no one really cares smartphones that much. In my office, I'm still the only one that has a Windows Phone, but it seems like some of the people don't even really know what that means.
    12-28-2015 02:51 PM
  18. Ten Four's Avatar
    I work at a SAAS company and I would guess that it is about 80% iPhones, 19% Android and then me and a couple of others with WP, which just about mirrors the email stats I see for people in the business. Nobody I talk with much talks about phones except for my son who works for a major tech company, and he is totally agnostic about them. He's owned Android, uses a Lumia 1020 now, is considering getting an iPhone or maybe one of the new Nexus phones. The only place I encounter phone nerds and fanbois is here on the Internet. Nobody else cares beyond their phone working, having the apps they want, and keeping their battery charged.
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    12-28-2015 03:24 PM
  19. RUCKUS_US's Avatar
    I live in my bubble too.My friends criticized me for buying L520 and tried convincing me to get an Android instead.Thankfully i didn't listen to them.
    Although its been more than a year since i sold it and bought Moto E,i am considering returning to WP with either the L430,435,532 or 550.
    Most of the people i see all have Samsung phones.Its impossible to say which model they have considering all Samsung phones look the same.Hardly anyone else has anything except Samsung in my city.Its like 95% people have Samsung only.
    Get a lumia 640! If your carrier supports it
    01-05-2016 12:08 AM
  20. Pete's Avatar
    No one really cares at my place of work. I had a few comments about the size of the 1520 to start with, but they died out pretty quickly. No one's commented on my 950XL, but then I've not been shoving it into people's faces. There's a few Windows Phones around, but most people have iPhones or Android. The company I work for supports the use of all three platforms for it's employees.

    My girlfriend's Vertu is the one that normally draws comments.
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    01-05-2016 01:21 AM
  21. skstrials's Avatar
    My friends know that I am a BlackBerry fan. But in my work circle, we do not talk about the phone ever. It also does not help that my job is not technology dependent.

    I mostly see Iphones in my social circle.

    I have converted my family members into getting BlackBerry 10 devices so that we can do BBM Video chats. But other than that, I do not usually talk about phones.

    And I have never seen a single Windows Phone in the "wild life" in Vancouver Canada.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for BlackBerry 10
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    01-25-2016 12:52 AM
  22. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    My friends know that I am a BlackBerry fan. But in my work circle, we do not talk about the phone ever. It also does not help that my job is not technology dependent.

    I mostly see Iphones in my social circle.

    I have converted my family members into getting BlackBerry 10 devices so that we can do BBM Video chats. But other than that, I do not usually talk about phones.

    And I have never seen a single Windows Phone in the "wild life" in Vancouver Canada.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for BlackBerry 10
    I've never seen a single BB10 device in the wild here in Cleveland, Ohio. The only BB10 device I've ever seen in a store was the Z10, back in 2013.
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    01-25-2016 01:14 AM
  23. raycpl's Avatar
    I'm in a Samsung/Chinese phone landfill... Almost everyone around me uses these. If they have a 2nd phone, it's usually an old Android or Nokia Symbian. It's the same at work, although my office dept with a staff of 15.. There are three WP users, one die hard BB while the rest are Android (mainly SSG, a few Lenovo and Xiaomi) No iPhones at all.

    My estimate for the entire office of 400 people... it's still an android landfill. Haha. IPhone won't have more than 5-8%.. and WP even lower...
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    01-25-2016 01:51 AM
  24. HeyCori's Avatar
    My friends know that I am a BlackBerry fan. But in my work circle, we do not talk about the phone ever. It also does not help that my job is not technology dependent.

    I mostly see Iphones in my social circle.

    I have converted my family members into getting BlackBerry 10 devices so that we can do BBM Video chats. But other than that, I do not usually talk about phones.

    And I have never seen a single Windows Phone in the "wild life" in Vancouver Canada.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for BlackBerry 10
    I actually think I would get more respect if I had a Blackberry. People think Blackberry is unpopular, but people assume Windows just doesn't work. That's a much steeper hill to clink. There was a sketch on the Nightly Show where they made the joke that Windows Phones can't even text. So yeah, very steep.
    01-25-2016 06:01 PM
  25. fdalbor's Avatar
    You have to remember people can be as stupid as they want to be. It is not even against the law. Its not even a sin. LOL.
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    01-25-2016 06:47 PM
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