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  1. cowboy6201's Avatar
    I moved on from my Lumia 950 to an S8.MSFT really had something with W10M.
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    01-26-2018 11:02 PM
  2. RumoredNow's Avatar
    So which one did you get, K1, Motion, other? I jumped back into the BB ring (last 2012) and picked up the Motion. By no means a powerhouse but didn't cost me an arm or a leg either. Really enjoying what it has to offer on the privacy, security and productivity front, 2 months in and absolutely no regrets - and that battery!
    I traded a Lumia 1020, spare (not yet installed) battery and a camera grip for a DTEK50 (basically the Alcatel Idol 4 in a BB wrapper). If I can find a good deal on a DTEK60 (Idol 4S Windows clone) I'll jump on it.

    I agree, BB has their act together for those who don't want candy colored Android and are privacy minded.
    Elky64 likes this.
    01-27-2018 05:39 AM
  3. blazewon22's Avatar
    Nope, love my iPhone 8plus. Will wait for the next iPhone release. That being said, these companies need to move to a 2-3 year release schedule as they are just making stupid features that aren't really innovative and cannibalize their sales.
    01-27-2018 06:49 AM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    Yeah Sony did some amazing things that went kinda under the radar because its Sony. I think they should've kept developing the implementation of the super slow motion video though to make it easier to capture what you wanted to freeze but at least they pulled it off. I'm also waiting to see what Nokia has at MWC. I would love a 20mp Pureview type Android device with a much better camera UI or the Lumia camera UI with more features like custom color temperature and up to 10 seconds exposures.
    Nokia is suppose to bring the Lumia camera/Nokia camera UI back.
    01-27-2018 09:35 AM
  5. Elky64's Avatar
    Nope, love my iPhone 8plus. Will wait for the next iPhone release. That being said, these companies need to move to a 2-3 year release schedule as they are just making stupid features that aren't really innovative and cannibalize their sales.
    Have to agree with you. Besides what you stated support (updates) for us users suffers too because IMHO these manufactures now focus on the new leaving the previous gens out in the cold. We're speaking Android as Apple wins here. Now if MSFT had kept on the straight and narrow w/W10M truly think they'd be in forefront in the support department, suppose they already are in one sense if the amount of updates already received were factored in. Sadly though we all know that's supposedly coming to an end in the near future.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    01-27-2018 02:30 PM
  6. randyoaks187's Avatar
    Will Microsoft be taking trade ins on Lumia 950? If they are, that could push me into getting a S9, otherwise, I think I will stick with the Pixel 2. I agree with some others, I really don't like the way aspect ratios are going in phones these days. Stick with 16x9. Where on earth did 18.5x9 from???
    libra89 likes this.
    03-12-2018 01:05 PM
  7. randyoaks187's Avatar
    I just called MS and they claimed that "best case" was $50 for trade in value. At that point I would probably keep it, or sell it here or Swappa.

    Will Microsoft be taking trade ins on Lumia 950? If they are, that could push me into getting a S9, otherwise, I think I will stick with the Pixel 2. I agree with some others, I really don't like the way aspect ratios are going in phones these days. Stick with 16x9. Where on earth did 18.5x9 from???
    03-12-2018 03:33 PM
  8. Lee Power's Avatar
    Lumia 950 is worth £55 here in the UK if you send it in for recycling. That's about $76.50 at the current exchange rate.
    03-12-2018 04:10 PM
  9. nate0's Avatar
    I just called MS and they claimed that "best case" was $50 for trade in value. At that point I would probably keep it, or sell it here or Swappa.
    They are following the device trade in criteria as the one listed on Samsung's website. Except I am not sure about the cracked screen devices.
    03-13-2018 12:27 PM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    Lumia 950 is worth £55 here in the UK if you send it in for recycling. That's about $76.50 at the current exchange rate.
    Ya doing a trade-in is bogus, unless they offer (in Samsung's case) cracked screen trade-in. You can get 100.00 for a cracked S7 S7 Active or S7 edge. Otherwise some one surely would by an S8 or S8+ for more than 350 in good condition. A lumia 950 XL can sell easily for 150...or use to sell easily :-(
    03-13-2018 12:30 PM
  11. Lee Power's Avatar
    Recycled my old Lumia 930 the other week, best price was £21 here in the UK ( $29 at todays exchange rate ) easiest & hassle free way of getting rid of a unwanted phone.
    03-13-2018 03:57 PM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Nope. I don't care how many metric tons Uncle Sammy sells each year, I just don't like them.
    03-13-2018 04:10 PM
  13. meattray's Avatar
    I don't think so. I just went from the s8 to the keyONE and have to say I'm far more impressed thus far with the keyONE than I was with the s8. Yes there's a bit of a speed difference but for my usage I don't need the Sammy phones.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-13-2018 04:19 PM
  14. nate0's Avatar
    Overall as far as Android goes I have always liked the way Oneplus has built their hardware and OS details around their user base by hands-on interaction. And since the phone can be boot loader unlocked out of the gate you can go completely google-less as much as you want.
    03-13-2018 04:37 PM
  15. randyoaks187's Avatar
    I agree, the OnePlus 5 was perfect in my eyes, except for a mediocre camera. That kept me away. I'm reading that Nokia 9 might have an under screen fingerprint scanner which if it has a 3.5mm jack are my 2 most desirable features behind a top notch camera that l assume they will have.

    Overall as far as Android goes I have always liked the way Oneplus has built their hardware and OS details around their user base by hands-on interaction. And since the phone can be boot loader unlocked out of the gate you can go completely google-less as much as you want.
    03-13-2018 05:53 PM
  16. nate0's Avatar
    Not intereseted in Android at all right now. Plus, it will basically be the same thing as last year with minor asthetic improvements and a new chipset. But folks will jump on the Galaxy band wagon as usual to have it just to have it I suppose. I cannot jump to conclusions though since I would do the same if a new hot Windows mobile device came out...But why waste money though when the S8/+ will be cheaper and a perfectly viable device still?
    So in the past two weeks I've been trialling several android phones. Had the Nokia 8, another S8+ and a OnePlus 5t. I really liked the S8+ always did. And I almost held onto the OP 5T...
    Anyway, hate on me later I guess ...I've found that minus the double tap to wake I can easily live more comfortably using a Samsung device and decided to pick up an S9+ today. Got the blue unlocked one.

    I'm not going to kid myself and honestly I love and still love tinkering around on my Lumias, but without support for stuff I'm starting to use through my work place, I think I'm nearing the end of using my 950 xl. Lately I can't even use maps and location services without it chewing through 30% of my battery. I thought only legacy silverlight apps did stuff like that. Of course there are many other aspects that will always be buggy now and even later, especially as the Support cycle end nears. I think the S9+ camera might just be what many 950 XL camera lovers are looking for though.
    libra89 likes this.
    03-14-2018 09:12 PM
  17. unmorphed's Avatar
    Nope. I jumped to the S8, and now I've vowed to never buy another Samsung phone.

    The hardware is amazing, but all the crap they pile onto Android ruins it. No launcher can mask it.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    03-14-2018 11:10 PM
  18. tgp's Avatar
    I jumped to the S8, and now I've vowed to never buy another Samsung phone.
    I've used them all (a lot of them anyway). I wouldn't buy anything other than Samsung, the way things stand now anyway.

    Different streaks for different freaks I guess!
    03-15-2018 09:34 AM
  19. unmorphed's Avatar
    I've used them all (a lot of them anyway). I wouldn't buy anything other than Samsung, the way things stand now anyway.

    Different streaks for different freaks I guess!
    Software interface and experience is often personal preference, but no doubt the Samsung's hardware is usually really good.
    03-17-2018 03:31 PM
  20. tgp's Avatar
    Software interface and experience is often personal preference, but no doubt the Samsung's hardware is usually really good.
    True, it is personal preference more than anything.

    I see so many posts here talking about "stock Android". That is uninformed. Android itself is actually quite basic. No phone manufacturer uses just stock Android. Motorola doesn't, Nokia doesn't, not even Google in Nexus and now Pixel devices. A phone with only stock Android wouldn't even be usable.

    Android is designed to be used in many different applications, and in different ways even in the same applications. This is why phones from different manufacturers differ; they each put their own trademarks on it. Like it or hate it, that is why Android is so popular.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-17-2018 07:17 PM
  21. unmorphed's Avatar
    Yeah, there's no 'true' stock Android, but what you see on the Pixel and the Essential PH-1 is a stark difference from what you see on Samsung phones, and performance definitely suffers the junk is piled on top of the OS.

    I'm still on the fence, but the bloat, fragmentation and update woes is about to push me to the iPhone.
    03-17-2018 09:20 PM
  22. DZimbrich's Avatar
    Ok, so I am looking for a support group. I thought I'd start here. I just got a Samsung S9+ last week. I moved my T-Mobile SIM (secondary phone line) from my Lumia 950XL to the S9+. My primary AT&T SIM (work line) is still in the 950XL. It is my "security blanket" at this point. I can't get myself to commit 100% to an Android phone yet. The S9+ is really a downgrade at this point already since my 950XL gives me dual SIM AND a microSD slot, whereas the S9+ makes me choose between dual SIM OR extra memory! W10M is still (IMHO) the best phone OS on the planet! It leads in all categories except one: APPS! So was a complete addict: I have a Surface Pro 3; I have a Lumia 950XL (and 920 and Samsung Windows Phone 7 and Wm6.5 and WM6, before that...you get the picture) and a Microsoft Band 2 sitting here on my desk in perfect working condition but a band split in two places! I have fought and fought against making the switch to Android but I have finally given in...or have I? I should be excited to have a new S9+ but I can't help feeling like I am cheating on my 950XL....I need help! Thanks for reading this post if you have made it this far. It's turned into more of a rant than a post so thanks for reading...........
    nate0 likes this.
    03-21-2018 05:00 PM
  23. nate0's Avatar
    Ok, so I am looking for a support group. I thought I'd start here. I just got a Samsung S9+ last week. I moved my T-Mobile SIM (secondary phone line) from my Lumia 950XL to the S9+. My primary AT&T SIM (work line) is still in the 950XL. It is my "security blanket" at this point. I can't get myself to commit 100% to an Android phone yet. The S9+ is really a downgrade at this point already since my 950XL gives me dual SIM AND a microSD slot, whereas the S9+ makes me choose between dual SIM OR extra memory! W10M is still (IMHO) the best phone OS on the planet! It leads in all categories except one: APPS! So was a complete addict: I have a Surface Pro 3; I have a Lumia 950XL (and 920 and Samsung Windows Phone 7 and Wm6.5 and WM6, before that...you get the picture) and a Microsoft Band 2 sitting here on my desk in perfect working condition but a band split in two places! I have fought and fought against making the switch to Android but I have finally given in...or have I? I should be excited to have a new S9+ but I can't help feeling like I am cheating on my 950XL....I need help! Thanks for reading this post if you have made it this far. It's turned into more of a rant than a post so thanks for reading...........
    Hey there. I'm with you man. I'm only kidding myself by using the S9 plus I have. I have spent the past week trying to modify and tweek the UI and experience so that I can get the easiest use out of it. If I absolutely had to I could full out use it. To me its an upgrade in hardware only. That's it. So I feel spoiled even holding it. Slab of 800 bucks that just does all the Lumia 950 xl can but with better hardware and a Android user experience that drives me up the wall. I've never had so many popups and notifications per day as Android willing wants to give you. But the screen is excellent and the stereo speakers! Just a hardware upgrade is all I guess...typing this from a Lumia 950 xl 😉
    DZimbrich and RumoredNow like this.
    03-21-2018 09:36 PM
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