03-19-2016 11:43 PM
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  1. ven07's Avatar
    So you know that Star Wars meme "let the hate flow through you"? The internet, at least that small bit that is dedicated to WP, has been lighting up with hate towards MS for dropping 512MB and some 1GB phones from the official list that can receive w10m.

    To be honest it was sad news fo sho.. but for those with 512MB devices, isn't the 640 line an upgrade to what you had? and shouldn't you at least consider the 640? and there are even other manufacturers now

    For those with 1GB phones.. you can move to the 1520/930/950(XL) and there are also other manufacturers now..

    So to be quite honest it isn't the end of the world. But I have to admit I understand the hate and disappointment many are feeling right now, because none of my phones will be supported beyond insider TH builds (635/920 and a 925 that needed some fixing, but I don't see the point in that now) and beyond that none of the current phones (wp) out there are really that appealing to me, apart from the 640 line (for some reason I like the build and screen). Also love the 950, but I don't spend more than 300 on my phones since I buy them outright lol.

    Anyways I hope MS will at least provide us "losers" with a stable TH insider build before abandoning is in a few months, but at this point it doesn't seem likely.

    I think I might interop just for the fun of it
    03-18-2016 02:16 PM
  2. Guytronic's Avatar
    I mentioned to my Friend/neighbor a while back who has the 640 that these phones could be updated to Windows 10.
    He said:
    What's that do I need it?
    I said no, not if your happy.
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    03-18-2016 02:21 PM
  3. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Rejected 1320 user here xD... this is like a party everyone was invited for and then alot of us were just sent away coz "we" (our phones") weren't good enough lol
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    03-18-2016 02:22 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    I mentioned to my Friend/neighbor a while back who has the 640 that these phones could be updated to Windows 10.
    He said:
    What's that do I need it?
    I said no, not if your happy.
    Lol best way of looking at it I think, but yea we've seen a lot of users here switch to the 640 from low and high-end phones. Most of them were full of praises!
    03-18-2016 02:24 PM
  5. ven07's Avatar
    Rejected 1320 user here xD... this is like a party everyone was invited for and then alot of us were just sent away coz "we" (our phones") weren't good enough lol
    Lol I understand how you feel :p but yea not much to do now. You can downgrade back to 8.1 but support for that will end at some point or stick with insider hoping that MS will at the very least give us a stable build before saying goodbye
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    03-18-2016 02:26 PM
  6. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Lol I understand how you feel :p but yea not much to do now. You can downgrade back to 8.1 but support for that will end at some point or stick with insider hoping that MS will at the very least give us a stable build before saying goodbye
    Sticking with build .164 on my 1320 for now. Works great. But my windows phone loyalty will end soon.
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    03-18-2016 02:31 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    Sticking with build .164 on my 1320 for now. Works great. But my windows phone loyalty will end soon.
    This emulates most of what I've been reading
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    03-18-2016 02:34 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I bought a 435 as a music player a few months back. That's all I can contribute. Wanted a 532 but it was too much for what I was being offered in the color I would want.

    I still have my 640 but it's no longer my daily driver. However, I don't regret the decision at all to originally upgrade from the 521, and all of the WPs I have tried after the 640.
    03-18-2016 02:42 PM
  9. Guytronic's Avatar
    Good discussion Ven :)

    The wife mentioned the other day she would enjoy a better camera phone.
    I started looking at the 830 since she would like to stay with Microsoft and the 5 inch screen size.
    She's another user I know that has no desire to update being one who does not follow tech.

    I know if W10 magically appeared on her phone she'd probably think I changed her screen (which makes her mad)
    Another typical user...
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    03-18-2016 02:47 PM
  10. windobuddies625's Avatar
    This emulates most of what I've been reading
    What's your windows device?
    03-18-2016 02:48 PM
  11. windobuddies625's Avatar
    Good discussion Ven :)


    I know if W10 magically appeared on her phone she'd probably think I changed her screen (which makes her mad)
    Another typical user...
    Hahahahahahahahaha
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    03-18-2016 02:50 PM
  12. Bagzton's Avatar
    Disappointed 920 user here. Like the original poster said, current line of Lumia phones out there now don't really feel like an upgrade from 920 for me. Maybe 950 but it's too damn expensive for me. I'd ignore the size and go for 1520 if I can find it dirt cheap (near free) this moment. *wailing*

    Edit: I'm going to stick to .164 for as long as possible or MS offer us another build.
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    03-18-2016 02:59 PM
  13. ven07's Avatar
    Good discussion Ven :)

    The wife mentioned the other day she would enjoy a better camera phone.
    I started looking at the 830 since she would like to stay with Microsoft and the 5 inch screen size.
    She's another user I know that has no desire to update being one who does not follow tech.

    I know if W10 magically appeared on her phone she'd probably think I changed her screen (which makes her mad)
    Another typical user...
    This made me laugh!! not at the wife tho (so don't kill me), but the situation

    But it is true.. If you stop worrying about upgrades, there really is no issue here
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    03-18-2016 03:28 PM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    What's your windows device?
    I mentioned them all in the post, but I have a 920/635 and a 925 waiting for me to fix it lol
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    03-18-2016 03:29 PM
  15. ven07's Avatar
    Disappointed 920 user here. Like the original poster said, current line of Lumia phones out there now don't really feel like an upgrade from 920 for me. Maybe 950 but it's too damn expensive for me. I'd ignore the size and go for 1520 if I can find it dirt cheap (near free) this moment. *wailing*

    Edit: I'm going to stick to .164 for as long as possible or MS offer us another build.
    I like the 1520 :) but it's size has kept me from getting it. Also loved the 930, but the heating issues had kept me at bay
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    03-18-2016 03:30 PM
  16. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    There isn't really an issue apart from the less level headed. These devices aren't going to turn into hand grenades or self destruct. I'm in the 'lucky' position of having all sorts of devices from 950 & 950xl through to my lovely old 1320. Yes, I like the 950xl. Yes it will get the updates, and yes, I expect it to be in the same boat in a couple of years. That's the tech / phone world. Last year one of my drivers laid out a LOT of money for an S6. Now he's concerned he won't get a Marshmallow update to the same build as the S7. It happened to me on the Note 3. We were lucky to get 5.0 while the Note 4 disappeared over the horizon.... And it will keep happening, be that Android, iOS or windows. Would people have a hissy fit if their laptop or PC didn't get an update to 10, because their specs weren't sufficient.

    I concur that the recent devices aren't inspiring, and I include the 950's in that!! I guess the end result was achieved using the feedback and the amount of devices using the TP. I had raised this point with Gabe, about the amount of TP downloads, and the amount of feedback received and the discrepancies.

    It isn't nice when your loyal device is basically seen as obsolete, but that's the way of the world, other wise we'd still be riding horses on our way back to our cave to watch a black and white, 12" screen TV!! That's the issue with the windows ecosystem, we get wrapped up in it, we are the minority, we invest our loyalty to preserve the underdog badge, and when things have to change for the greater good, it hurts, and the feeling of being let down, abandoned or forgotten, is akin to losing a very good friend. I love my old 1320. .164 works fine, and I shall keep her within my business until she dies a natural death.
    03-18-2016 03:53 PM
  17. mark233's Avatar
    *MS needs you to buy new phones!*

    I bought a new phone --- iPhone6s and I quite enjoy it. I would also like to buy a NEW Windows phone but so far nothing has grabbed my 'I really want this Windows phone' attention yet. Well, the XL caught my attention but I just don't feel comfortable paying that kind of money for it.

    My 830's and my 735 are behaving pretty well with Win10 on them (so far) ... but it bugs me that the 830 isn't recording in stereo :-/ . It's still decent but --- on 8.1 it could and on 10 it doesn't ... oh well, not a stick in the eye situation.

    I'll just kick back and see how the Win10 mobile device line-up pans out.

    I have too many phones (that's subjective to some) at the moment lol
    03-18-2016 04:25 PM
  18. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    *MS needs you to buy new phones!*

    I bought a new phone --- iPhone6s and I quite enjoy it. I would also like to buy a NEW Windows phone but so far nothing has grabbed my 'I really want this Windows phone' attention yet. Well, the XL caught my attention but I just don't feel comfortable paying that kind of money for it.

    My 830's and my 735 are behaving pretty well with Win10 on them (so far) ... but it bugs me that the 830 isn't recording in stereo :-/ . It's still decent but --- on 8.1 it could and on 10 it doesn't ... oh well, not a stick in the eye situation.

    I'll just kick back and see how the Win10 mobile device line-up pans out.

    I have too many phones (that's subjective to some) at the moment lol
    Some of the OEM stuff looks promising. Let's hope they keep them coming! I like the look of the Vaio, but will it go worldwide???? The 950xl is a nice bit of kit, but it doesnt have any 'pizzazz'. It's a bit dull to look at. Not a bad place to start from though....the 650 looks more promising, but it needs the guts of a 950 sticking inside it!
    03-18-2016 04:31 PM
  19. Guytronic's Avatar
    I have too many phones (that's subjective to some) at the moment lol
    Same here!
    Having a hard time juggling the blasted collection of mine.
    Why be frustrated with one when you can be mad at 4!

    A labor of love I'm thinking :)
    03-18-2016 04:36 PM
  20. ven07's Avatar
    I'll just kick back and see how the Win10 mobile device line-up pans out
    I'll be joining you on this
    03-18-2016 04:54 PM
  21. ven07's Avatar
    There isn't really an issue apart from the less level headed
    I absolutely agree... From everything I'm reading, it seems like people were clinging on the promise of upgrading instead of buying a new phone. I understand them, but I also don't.. If you want to stick to low-end the 640 is sufficient..

    If you want high-end, we have an assortment of those as well..

    I would have liked a mid-tier phone. The Vaio would've been nice, but Japan... lol
    03-18-2016 04:57 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    Same here!
    Having a hard time juggling the blasted collection of mine.
    Why be frustrated with one when you can be mad at 4!

    A labor of love I'm thinking :)
    Haha yes. I have 3, one of them is the iphone 5s, which is technically my new. I feel like I have too many of them...but I don't want to give up my 640 and miss out on official W10, or my 435. Welp.
    03-18-2016 07:04 PM
  23. ven07's Avatar
    Haha yes. I have 3, one of them is the iphone 5s, which is technically my new. I feel like I have too many of them...but I don't want to give up my 640 and miss out on official W10, or my 435. Welp.
    I guess I should follow you guys and diversify :p
    03-18-2016 07:06 PM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    Haha to be fair, I think Guytronic wins here, along with mark233. Mark seems to change his sim around the devices, and Guytronic has a strategy with his phones. As for me, I use the 435 for music only. When W10M comes to my 640, along with certain apps, I'll slip my sim back in it most likely lol.
    03-18-2016 07:52 PM
  25. jmshub's Avatar
    A busted 950 left me experimenting with Android recently. It made me realize that I'm going back to my 1520, even if it would require me to use insider builds to keep it up to date. Every manufacturer builds a date where they stop officially supporting their devices, because of the fear of quality concerns with the new OS on old hardware. Apple and Google do it too. At least Microsoft provides an unofficial update path.
    03-18-2016 09:51 PM
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