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03-07-2016 04:21 PM
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  1. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I agree that TouchWiz is a horrible UI. I used a Note 4 for about a month and just couldn't wrap my head around it. Android in general is about 2 steps too many for the simplest tasks compared to Windows or iOS. Even though it's still in Beta, WM10 doesn't crash as much as the "mature" Android does. To me, that's unacceptable. Don't get me started on battery life.
    01-15-2016 10:02 PM
  2. Pirate Arr's Avatar
    Actually it is. Your fault for getting a Samsung. My 6P works perfectly

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Lumia 950 XL
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    01-15-2016 11:40 PM
  3. Zoolok's Avatar
    I agree that I might have picked the worst possible Android option. How is the battery life on the 6P? The Edge+ has a battery and that is it. Take a few pictures and a couple of phone calls and it's recharge time. I can't accept that I have to charge my phone in the evening and then again during the day, which has been the case so far with the one I got.
    01-16-2016 11:39 AM
  4. GMC262's Avatar
    "I don't think numbers matter. McDonald's is the world's largest restaurant, but I doubt anyone would call it a quality one."

    The numbers show that more people chose Samsung-for whatever reasons-than the other OEMs.

    Quality has to be defined. Many discussions about quality tend to be based upon individual preference and experience-I once worked with automotive warranty disputes and there wasn't a make out there about which someone hadn't said "I'll never buy one of those again!" I think many who eat there would consider McDonalds quality for what it is. I would also imagine they vary by location and franchise ownership.
    Last edited by GMC262; 01-16-2016 at 10:09 PM.
    01-16-2016 09:54 PM
  5. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Actually it is. Your fault for getting a Samsung. My 6P works perfectly

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Lumia 950 XL
    Be careful not to bend it :))
    01-18-2016 06:43 AM
  6. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    Here's my take.
    Using an android. Very cheap one used as a backup device for any unfortunate mishaps to our main devices.
    Rooted.
    All Google apps deleted. ALL!
    ClockWorkMod installed. Custom ROM installed.
    Still a bit of lag. (But better than the stock fw that came with the device)
    Constant crashing of eBay and goal.com apps.
    Must clear cache twice a day to get device moving proper.
    Installing on SD card doesn't allow all apps to move over. (Even with mobile uncle tools forced install on SD)
    Chrome is slow and lags. (Using Boat browser which came installed with the custom fw. So far so good.)
    How does it compare to w10m?
    Being honest, its OK. Still miss live tiles and the smoothness of w10m. Cortana is better on Android. Yes. On my lumia I can hardly get local content. (I'm in the Caribbean) on the android I get all my local content. Really peeves me!
    All in all w10m has a few bugs that need to be sorted. Especially the core MS apps which seem better on Android. (Cough... Cortana)
    But in terms of smoothness and integration w10m all the way.
    Android is simply way too buggy slow and confusing.

    If I helped you, please hit the THANKS button!
    01-18-2016 07:29 AM
  7. Zoolok's Avatar
    Does your Cortana work on 3G/4G also? For me, it only works on WiFi and when on a cellular network, the app says that 'proxies are not supported at this time'.
    01-18-2016 08:10 AM
  8. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    Yes it does

    If I helped you, please hit the THANKS button!
    01-18-2016 10:47 AM
  9. Zoolok's Avatar
    I got it working, my mobile operator's automatic Internet settings had a proxy turned on by default. I removed it and now Cortana works on 3G/4G too, yay :)

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    01-18-2016 01:28 PM
  10. oljo01's Avatar
    NONE of all the bullets are actual problems with android, or things that windows phone does better.
    For example:
    -On your windows phone lumia, did the youtube app play when you locked the screen? No, there is no such app. Also I would like to inform you that the bug that a video on the edge browser kept on playing after you locked the screen, this bug has been fixed.
    Metrotube is a much better app than youtube on Galaxy s6, and yes metrotube plays under locked screen.
    I jumped ship to android from beeing a windows phone user since 7, i have a galaxy s6 its laggy and i hate the UI, static icons is baaaaad! i miss my Lumia 830 only had a galaxy for 6 days!!!!
    02-05-2016 08:17 AM
  11. wpfan86's Avatar
    For the first time, I am seriously considering giving Android a try. If I do, I'll be aiming for a phone with stock or nearly-stock Android. All of the skins (touchwiz, sense, etc) sound horrendous. My wife has an S5. She hates it and I hate it.

    I'm looking at the Moto X 2nd Gen and Nexus 5x mostly. Does anyone have experience with the Sony Xperia line? What's the UI like? Lag? Bloatware? The Xperia Z5 Compact is set for release soon and it looks pretty slick.
    02-05-2016 08:53 AM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    For the first time, I am seriously considering giving Android a try. If I do, I'll be aiming for a phone with stock or nearly-stock Android. All of the skins (touchwiz, sense, etc) sound horrendous. My wife has an S5. She hates it and I hate it.

    I'm looking at the Moto X 2nd Gen and Nexus 5x mostly. Does anyone have experience with the Sony Xperia line? What's the UI like? Lag? Bloatware? The Xperia Z5 Compact is set for release soon and it looks pretty slick.
    I have heard people say that the Xperia is very close to stock Android, just Sony has some of their own add ons like their music stuff, Stamina mode (similar to battery saver). I was considering it myself, or at least the z3 compact anyway. Can I ask why the Moto X 2nd gen and not the 3rd gen?
    I have ordered a 5x since that price drop is great ($299 for the 16gb model right now), and it seems like it would be good.
    02-05-2016 09:40 AM
  13. wpfan86's Avatar
    Is the 3rd Gen Moto X the same as the Moto X pure? If so, the 5.5" screen size is what drives me away. Too big for my taste. 5.2" is as big as I'm willing to go.
    02-05-2016 10:02 AM
  14. tgp's Avatar
    Is the 3rd Gen Moto X the same as the Moto X pure?
    Yes, same device. One of my colleagues just got one, and he is over-the-moon pleased with it. But if the screen size is an issue for you, then unfortunately there's not much to do about it.

    But yet, have you tried it? I've found that some Android OEMs are very good at getting more screen on smaller devices. Both Lumia and iPhones are poor in the screen-to-device size ratio. My Nexus 6, made by Motorola, has one of the highest screen-to-device size ratios of any smartphone, and it even has front facing speakers.
    02-05-2016 10:16 AM
  15. wpfan86's Avatar
    I may just have to see it in person. I just like that Sony is one of the only companies making a sub-5" flagship, which is why I'm drawn to the Compact.

    FYI- It looks like B&H Photo is giving a $25 gift card with purchase of a Nexus 5x.
    02-05-2016 10:26 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    I may just have to see it in person. I just like that Sony is one of the only companies making a sub-5" flagship, which is why I'm drawn to the Compact.

    FYI- It looks like B&H Photo is giving a $25 gift card with purchase of a Nexus 5x.
    Yep, just ordered from them with that price drop and gift card offer. They are great and they ship very fast! You sound like me with the phone preference. They are also great with returns even though you will have to pay for return shipping. I like the Sony Xperias that are small too. Apparently, the Nexus 5x is very light, even lighter than the 640.
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    02-05-2016 10:38 AM
  17. ScrubbyXD's Avatar
    Now that Lenovo has bought Motorola I don't expect future updating like we have seen in the last few years. Lenovo's has a history of not updating their phones, and thus I'm not sad to see they have not announced plans to make any W10M phones. It's a little sad because despite having had to replace the screen on my daughter's Moto G (2nd gen) many times I think it's a pretty nice phone despite her needing to run for a charger when she gets home from classes.

    As for the OP the grass is not greener. Every OS has it's issues and we have to make little compromises. For me that means carrying a small Android 5.1 phone around for those little annoying (to me) apps that are not available on WP8.1. I simply WiFi share internet over and get whatever odd app's business done.
    Laura Knotek and libra89 like this.
    02-16-2016 03:05 PM
  18. mjrtoo's Avatar
    I bought a OnePlus 2 and have been messing with it. It's as close to stock Android I think you can get and honestly I'm not impressed. Sure there may be more apps, but in my opinion most of them suck. There's no hue app as good as Huetro, no calculator as good as Calculator 2, and no IP camera app as good as IP Cam Controller.

    Now there are widgets that try to do the same thing as live tiles, but most of them fail miserably, not even close to the same level of integration.

    Are there cool things, absolutely, like casting content and having control directly within notification center and the opening screen.

    But, I'm not really impressed, and will be saving up for the HP phone and hope that W10M stays strong, because it really is the best OS. After trying all three major players, I can say that with confidence.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    02-23-2016 07:12 PM
  19. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    The grass is never going to not need watering every now and then on all 3 players, well, Duopoly +1 other.

    What gets me are Google's mind numbing "Be Together, Not the Same" marketing campaign yet there hasn't been an interesting Premium experience outside the Lumia, LG G-Flex, or Samsung Edge series of smartphones. LG is going to release their modular flagship, and Samsung got the kick in the mouth they deserve to bring back SD Card expansion. Even at that, it's still "more of the same". I think the HP X3 was shoulder to shoulder with LG's G6, but compared to these two phones nothing else stands that much out aside from Samsung's GS7 Edge.

    I think Google needs to reevaluate how "Never the Same" everything is. Because last year was wimpy compared to some really nice phones shown this year.
    03-07-2016 04:21 PM
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