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  1. chidoro42's Avatar
    Arsenic.... you are leaving a whole lot out though.
    First of all, there only so much hardware you can throw at a bad OS before you have to give up on it and THAT is definitely Android. If it weren't for CPUs as fast as desktops and now almost 4 GB of ram.... Android would be hobbling along a feebly as Windows
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    A 2 year old moto g with 1 gig of ram and a snapdragon 400 disagrees. The skins slow things down, but it can run on reasonably modest hardware.

    Security, we'll that's another story altogether.

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    Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    12-06-2015 07:00 PM
  2. Justin Engel's Avatar
    I've been using the technical preview as a daily driver on my Lumia 635. I now have the Lumia 950 and here are my problems with it. It hangs at times, my battery life is horrible, Windows Store search isn't great, Windows Store is slow in general, Edge is slow and makes me want to give up on web browsing, and Here maps have taken me to the middle of no where several times. I've submitted two to four bug reports a day (through windows feedback) since I've had the phone, and yes, the lack of apps (I know everyone is sick of hearing about this; It's just common for someone to tell me to get an app, but I can't).

    The Windows 10 preview was unusable for me for long time. Windows 10 works so much better on the Lumia 950. However, It does still feel buggy which is a huge disappointment. I have to say that being a Windows Phone user feels like being a constant beta tester. Maybe I just happen to notice it more because I used the Windows 10 preview.

    Things I like about windows phone:
    • Windows 10 preview was available to everyone. Everyone had the ability to choose to use the Windows 10 preview and help improve it. Microsoft is actually working with people and asking what they want. They have a feedback app to easily report every problem you ever run into, and it is all in one central place.

    • I get updates faster from Microsoft.

    • All I have to do is sign in to my Microsoft account when I get a new phone and it does everything for me.

    • The importing contacts from multiple sources through the contact manager was flawless the first time I bought a Windows Phone.

    • I love the clean look and live tiles!

    • Windows Hello on the Lumia 950 is awesome and quick! It recognizes me faster than I can type a simple pin number in.

    • Cortana! Hey Cortana. Cortana with Ford Sync!

    • Quick charge removes the battery drain problem.

    • Universal apps. I have a desktop, laptop, and phone. Everything syncs well, and I can play the same games anywhere I go.

    • I love the feel of the Lumia 950. It has a good weight, and I think the Lumia 950 is the absolute perfect size for a phone (glad I didn't get the XL).

    • Personally I like that the back cover is replaceable. I hate getting a big bulky phone cases, and it is nice to be able to change the look of the phone whenever.

    • I plan on using Continuum frequently when I get a wireless miricast adapter. Wish I could get a synergy phone app someday to link with my laptop and use my laptop's keyboard (It's a dream that isn't going to come true anytime soon).

    • If my phone broke or I was having financial difficulties I could buy a windows phone that worked well for less than $50.


    Why I continue to use and support windows phone. I want Microsoft to succeed with combining one OS on several platforms. I like Microsoft, they have many new things in the works a Universal OS that combines tablet and desktop, a laptop that has a GPU in a detachable base, Hololense. I'm against Apple, because their products only work with their products. You have to have a new charging cable for every IPhone you buy and none of those charging cables work with any other device on the planet. The main reason why I like Microsoft is the very reason you are complaining about. I love Microsoft because you can move to another platform without missing out on their products. They aren't being strict with their products. I like Microsoft because Outlook, OneNote, Word, Excel are all available on other platforms. They don't make users suffer just because they don't have a windows phone.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-06-2015 07:22 PM
  3. alodar101's Avatar
    I didn't abandon Windows. I was forced to another platform and found out that I'm not missing much.
    I would agree. In may I moved to iOS, and later grabbed the note 5. The MS experience on both those devices are superior to the WP. I did preorder the xl, but after experiencing the MS services on the other 2 devices, the xl doesn't quite have the zing. I'll still stay on WP, but I'm not as opposed to the others as I used to be.
    12-06-2015 07:25 PM
  4. editguy's Avatar
    This is ridiculous. I love how people tell me that based on their criteria I don't need a windows phone and I only want it because I am a fanatic.

    These types of post need to be locked for flaming but they get to stay open.

    What baffles me is the fact that people feel the need to try and influence others to go android.

    Android is a Crap Pos to me
    Absolutely correct. Most of these threads that have popped up lately are just an excuse to bash WP. I don't care that they're leaving (assuming they ever really owned any WP) or why. I'm sick of seeing these. If Windows Central is going to continue to allow this type of trolling, then it's time to find a different blog. I'm not against legitimate concerns, but a forum like this is far more useful it it's filled with helpful information. I's the same handful of people posting the same fud over and over again. There is one person that had a handful of posts before the release of the new phones that now has over 200 that are all bashing WP. If they want to call me a "fanboy", that's fine. I came to this site because I am a fan of Windows products, and I have no reason to be ashamed of that. If they love their new androids or apples, why aren't they on those sites praising them if they aren't trolls?
    12-06-2015 07:50 PM
  5. chmun77's Avatar
    Absolutely correct. Most of these threads that have popped up lately are just an excuse to bash WP. I don't care that they're leaving (assuming they ever really owned any WP) or why. I'm sick of seeing these. If Windows Central is going to continue to allow this type of trolling, then it's time to find a different blog. I'm not against legitimate concerns, but a forum like this is far more useful it it's filled with helpful information. I's the same handful of people posting the same fud over and over again. There is one person that had a handful of posts before the release of the new phones that now has over 200 that are all bashing WP. If they want to call me a "fanboy", that's fine. I came to this site because I am a fan of Windows products, and I have no reason to be ashamed of that. If they love their new androids or apples, why aren't they on those sites praising them if they aren't trolls?
    Of course.... "Windows Central" should only already praises of Windows phone and Windows.... Nothing else. Other than praises, you will be labelled as TROLL, even though the facts are mentioned. Well done there! /s
    12-06-2015 09:02 PM
  6. chuckdaly's Avatar
    Absolutely correct. Most of these threads that have popped up lately are just an excuse to bash WP. I don't care that they're leaving (assuming they ever really owned any WP) or why. I'm sick of seeing these. If Windows Central is going to continue to allow this type of trolling, then it's time to find a different blog. I'm not against legitimate concerns, but a forum like this is far more useful it it's filled with helpful information. I's the same handful of people posting the same fud over and over again. There is one person that had a handful of posts before the release of the new phones that now has over 200 that are all bashing WP. If they want to call me a "fanboy", that's fine. I came to this site because I am a fan of Windows products, and I have no reason to be ashamed of that. If they love their new androids or apples, why aren't they on those sites praising them if they aren't trolls?
    Maybe you and Nogitsune Micah are new to enthusiasts forums. Its very common to see people come and go. Those that leave typically explain in a post why they leave. Its not exclusive to Windows Central. The sad part is that Windows Mobile is bleeding more users than in the past. You should have seen the Crackberry forum in 2010, or the Notion Ink Forums in 2011, or even better the Dreamcast forums in 2000.
    gcyoung likes this.
    12-06-2015 09:04 PM
  7. odin09's Avatar
    I think this has been a good discussion and judging by the number of replies so do a lot of others. If you are not interested or find this type of post somehow unimportant, don't comment and move on to the next one.
    12-06-2015 09:14 PM
  8. tangledW's Avatar
    I think this has been a good discussion and judging by the number of replies so do a lot of others. If you are not interested or find this type of post somehow unimportant, don't comment and move on to the next one.
    It's hard to ignore and not respond when you see uninformed bashing and just flat out lies. Maybe its just me, but when I see someone talking out if their nether region it behooves me to respond.
    12-06-2015 09:27 PM
  9. cracgor's Avatar
    It's hard to ignore and not respond when you see uninformed bashing and just flat out lies. Maybe its just me, but when I see someone talking out if their nether region it behooves me to respond.
    My 950xl is full of drugs and held up a liquor store...that is making up things. The fact that my 950xl experience was so bad it wasted two days of time and ended up in a difficult day returning it, followed by deciding to share my experience is just truth. But I agree, it is on paper an awesome phone and I hope wm10 doesn't die, but I fear it cant keep on at this pace.
    12-06-2015 11:09 PM
  10. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Of course.... "Windows Central" should only already praises of Windows phone and Windows.... Nothing else. Other than praises, you will be labelled as TROLL, even though the facts are mentioned. Well done there! /s
    It's not so much the opinion that bothers me but the way it is stated. Telling people they don't need a phone based on some random persons criteria is bogus. Diminishing those who choose to get these phones as just fanboys basically taking what they can get is bogus. So its no wonder why people get labeled as trolls.
    12-06-2015 11:38 PM
  11. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Maybe you and Nogitsune Micah are new to enthusiasts forums. Its very common to see people come and go. Those that leave typically explain in a post why they leave. Its not exclusive to Windows Central. The sad part is that Windows Mobile is bleeding more users than in the past. You should have seen the Crackberry forum in 2010, or the Notion Ink Forums in 2011, or even better the Dreamcast forums in 2000.
    I actually own and run my own forum. So I definitely am well aware of how forums work.

    we have threads for that. There is no reason to make new threads. Why this was not merged into the existing why i am switching thread is beyond me.

    Fact is these types of threads seem less like a reason to say goodbye but more of a "lets see how many likes and thanks I can get" and also "lets see how me people I can get riled up."

    Hence why I said this thread seems like more a flame vs anything of substance.
    raycpl, BobLobIaw and GrayW0lf like this.
    12-06-2015 11:44 PM
  12. mayconvert's Avatar
    I have the same feelings as many, LOVE windows phone OS, hate the app gap.

    I just want to remind people that most phones can do wifi hotspot and its free on every single data share plan, that most people have, and you know.... you could get an iPod touch to go along with the Windows phone you love and have access to every single iOS app and still be able to use your Windows phone as a daily driver with an assistant ( the iPod )

    jus sayin.
    Ed Boland likes this.
    12-06-2015 11:55 PM
  13. josuan's Avatar
    Nice movie title "The Death of Windows Phone".
    12-07-2015 12:05 AM
  14. Arunabha Goswami's Avatar
    Why this was not merged into the existing why i am switching thread is beyond me.
    It's because it's not a why I am switching thread. The OP is not switching because of his problem with WM. He was forced to switch for other reasons, and his MS experience is almost the same. That's what this thread is about.
    12-07-2015 12:18 AM
  15. dodi779's Avatar
    Probably this is why I'm here. Microsoft and all the fans. All positive people. I mean the hardcore base. Not the ones being here since a couple of month or even just a couple of years. Android and apple well they are good so they can run their own business. I wish all the best for you guys on android and IOS!!! Honestly I hope you guys won't come back. This is the crowd i want to stick with. Keep it up MS!!
    Nogitsune Micah likes this.
    12-07-2015 12:54 AM
  16. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I have the same feelings as many, LOVE windows phone OS, hate the app gap.

    I just want to remind people that most phones can do wifi hotspot and its free on every single data share plan, that most people have, and you know.... you could get an iPod touch to go along with the Windows phone you love and have access to every single iOS app and still be able to use your Windows phone as a daily driver with an assistant ( the iPod )

    jus sayin.
    But then they would say why carry around two devices lmao
    12-07-2015 01:04 AM
  17. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    It's because it's not a why I am switching thread. The OP is not switching because of his problem with WM. He was forced to switch for other reasons, and his MS experience is almost the same. That's what this thread is about.
    Either way he is switching and there is a thread for that.
    12-07-2015 01:04 AM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    And with that, this thread has run its course.
    12-07-2015 01:11 AM
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