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  1. amoodie's Avatar
    I replaced my Galaxy Note 4 with a Lumia 950XL and I am never going back.

    Whatever bugs I experience with my 950XL were nothing in comparison to the bugs in Android. It was so frustrating. After a while, the lock screen wasn't working, many of the widgets stopped working, and it got super slow and laggy. In comparison, the WP 10 start screen is ALWAYS super smooth. I never experience lag. The occasional app crash is more than worth it. I can't snap chat with my daughters, but I just don't care. I can get my work done. Period. That's all I care about. For me the 950XL is my perfect phone. I haven't felt that itch to get a new phone, and I'm beginning to wonder when I will again. (The new HP Win 10 phone does look super hot... hmmm)
    04-04-2016 04:35 PM
  2. Marconis4's Avatar
    I didn't realize how much time I wasted on my phone doing useless crap until I couldn't use Snapchat and have to use inadequate versions of Facebook and Instragram.
    04-04-2016 05:00 PM
  3. Great deal's Avatar
    Dude...your wasting time, energy and effort over tools.....focus on 'doing' rather than the 'tools for doing'.
    04-04-2016 05:06 PM
  4. Marconis4's Avatar
    Dude...your wasting time, energy and effort over tools.....focus on 'doing' rather than the 'tools for doing'.
    Doing just fine in life. Thanks, though!
    04-04-2016 05:14 PM
  5. Kar98's Avatar
    You can download offline maps in W10 also.... Just sayin'
    Right now though, if you want to change the storage location from internal to SD card, the Offline Maps setting in W10M takes a crap upon "finalizing" and never recovers. Can't add maps, can't delete maps, can't use offline maps.
    04-04-2016 05:15 PM
  6. Matthew Rhodes1's Avatar
    Samsung ruins the Android Experience with their crappy Touchwiz UI. There is a huge difference between the two. Hence why I would never waste any money on Samsung products. Buy a Nexus, Enough said. Your judgement is based on a forked version of Android. Don't get me wrong I have a Lumia 950 for my job I like it. Unfortunately It's not nearly as good as Android Media Consumption wise. Now if I need to edit some docs? Hells ya! Lumia! I'm saying this with ALL the flaws the UI has on the Lumia. Lockscreen? Crash, Camera? Crash, Rotate phone? App Crash. That is Windows 10 not, A forked version. Straight up Microsoft development. So, Missing your Lumia because of the crashes on a Samsung phone? I don't see a difference between both failures.
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    04-04-2016 05:17 PM
  7. jrb363's Avatar
    I'd recommend picking up a Lumia 640. It's cheap ($30-40), runs great, has solid battery life and you can run Windows 10 Mobile if you're inclined to upgrade.
    04-04-2016 06:36 PM
  8. rambo47's Avatar
    I just picked up a Lumia 735 (I'm a Verizon guy) for $100 to supplement my iPhone. I've never been an app hound, but I do like the online banking apps on iOS. I'll miss those, and Starbucks. But WP's in-vehicle bluetooth integration is quite simply the best of anybody. I'll jump back and forth between the iPhone and the Lumia.
    04-04-2016 09:17 PM
  9. Marconis4's Avatar
    I just picked up a Lumia 735 (I'm a Verizon guy) for $100 to supplement my iPhone. I've never been an app hound, but I do like the online banking apps on iOS. I'll miss those, and Starbucks. But WP's in-vehicle bluetooth integration is quite simply the best of anybody. I'll jump back and forth between the iPhone and the Lumia.
    I miss Chase very, very badly. But I agree...when I used Cortana on uConnect in my Jeep yesterday, I couldn't help but grin at her brilliance.
    04-04-2016 09:34 PM
  10. Randy Gleason's Avatar
    TLDR; Spent almost 2 years on Android using their most powerful devices and I was never happy. Couldn't be happier back on WM10.

    I can really relate to this story. I was a huge Windows Phone lover from WP7 to 8.1 but eventually they fell behind and lost their focus. The "app gap" really pushed me towards Android, so I finally made the jump. I spent a year and half in the eco system and was never satisfied. I would change my launcher and fully customize it every 3-4 days. It was a sickness almost. I was never satisfied with how it looked or how it was formatted. It was so boring, something about Windows Mobile design speaks to me.

    Anyway, about 2 weeks ago I traded in my Nexus 6P for a 950XL and I've never been happier with my device. I realized while on Android the app gap isn't that important. All the apps I thought I was missing out on, I realized I didn't care about. I don't use Snapchat and that seems to be the big one everyone cares about. I actually have more apps installed on my Windows phone than I did on my Android.
    04-04-2016 10:20 PM
  11. KimRM's Avatar
    Right now though, if you want to change the storage location from internal to SD card, the Offline Maps setting in W10M takes a crap upon "finalizing" and never recovers. Can't add maps, can't delete maps, can't use offline maps.
    Strange... that never happened with me. I have several maps stored on SD.
    04-05-2016 01:21 AM
  12. oneenergy's Avatar
    HI, I am glad to tell you that official windows 10 mobile update is nearly perfect. I have updated lumia 830 and It's just working absolutely fine with no lags or errors. The photos app was sometimes buggy(not opening) , but that too is solved. Try it and you will be amazed that how much improvements are there in windows 10 mobile as compared to windows 8.1 phone.
    04-05-2016 02:38 AM
  13. vw412fan's Avatar
    What a fun thread.

    I switched to an iPhone 5s some months back, mainly to use RingPlus service (a Sprint MVNO). Had started on WP with the 520, then a 920 (dropped it), and then a 930. Great phones.

    Since the whole family is on iPhone, I do like having iMessage and Facetime available. And Snapchat, though we haven't used that much lately. Nice to have Personal Capital, Capital One and other apps too (Clash Royale... addicting!!) I do waste more time on Facebook on the iOS app than I did on WP.

    What do I miss about WP? Cortana. Swipe keyboard. Tiles. A BACK BUTTON! (I loved how I could ask Cortana to "play Taylor Swift" and she would fire up Groove and get the tunes going. (I know, Taylor Swift, guilty pleasure LOL))

    I have the Cortana app on iPhone but it's kind of half-baked, which I expected.

    I wonder what the best Sprint Windows Phone would be for me? I wonder if the 735 would be compatible on Sprint / RingPlus....

    Fun discussion....
    04-05-2016 03:26 AM
  14. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Time to comeback to team modern ui ;)
    04-05-2016 03:33 AM
  15. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    I started in the world of smartphones with an iPhone 3Gs. Once the 3 year contract was up I decided to give the then newly released Nokia Lumia 800 with WP7 a try. I am heavy Windows user so it was an easy decision to move platforms. The phone was a carrier locked version as well which turned out to be a total mistake to do. Loved the 800 but in Canada the support for the Windows Phone platform was almost non-existent and updates to a long time to get released. Then Microsoft pretty much abandoned WP7 and the older Lumias by focusing on WP8 which the Lumia 800 would not support. So in a rage I ended my contract and moved to the Android OS to see what all the fuss was about. At first I liked the HTC One M8 I got but within less than a year I discovered I was getting bored with it.

    I too missed Windows Phone.

    By this time, a year ago, Windows Phone was not to be seen here in Canada. I decided to throw caution to the wind and purchased an unlocked Lumia 930. Best decision so far. Fantastic phone, build quality, and no reliance on Telco carrier to provide the updates. The only drawbacks to the 930 was lack of SDcard expansion and the LTE network band needed wasn't carried by my Telco. But then the 950XL was announced and I went onto the pre-order waiting list. Since getting the 950XL and being on the Insider Fast Ring I couldn't be happier. Large display, supported LTE band, expansion slot gives me what I need. Sure the 950XL's build quality could be better, it doesn't have Double-Tap-To-Wake, no USB Audio Class 2 support, and there's some WiFi (5GHz) connectivity issues.

    I don't care about the so-called "app gap" in Windows Store. I've found all the apps I would normally use on the go and am not much of a mobile gamer either. I wish there were some apps available that I am familiar with on Android/iOS but I managed to find alternatives to get by.

    But it's still Windows Phone and I love it!
    04-05-2016 09:22 AM
  16. libra89's Avatar
    What a fun thread.

    I switched to an iPhone 5s some months back, mainly to use RingPlus service (a Sprint MVNO). Had started on WP with the 520, then a 920 (dropped it), and then a 930. Great phones.

    Since the whole family is on iPhone, I do like having iMessage and Facetime available. And Snapchat, though we haven't used that much lately. Nice to have Personal Capital, Capital One and other apps too (Clash Royale... addicting!!) I do waste more time on Facebook on the iOS app than I did on WP.

    What do I miss about WP? Cortana. Swipe keyboard. Tiles. A BACK BUTTON! (I loved how I could ask Cortana to "play Taylor Swift" and she would fire up Groove and get the tunes going. (I know, Taylor Swift, guilty pleasure LOL))

    I have the Cortana app on iPhone but it's kind of half-baked, which I expected.

    I wonder what the best Sprint Windows Phone would be for me? I wonder if the 735 would be compatible on Sprint / RingPlus....

    Fun discussion....
    Install the Swiftkey keyboard to get a Swipe keyboard back.
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    04-05-2016 10:18 AM
  17. ClixT's Avatar
    I didn't realize how much time I wasted on my phone doing useless crap until I couldn't use Snapchat and have to use inadequate versions of Facebook and Instragram.
    Dude, now that I have the iPhone SE, I realized that I don't need these social apps, especially Snapchat. I can live without it. Snapchat appeals to one's insecurity or fear of missing out.. Do we really need to tell everyone what we're doing? I can go on an endless rant but I'll stop. To each their own. :)
    Nogitsune Micah and papasurf like this.
    04-05-2016 10:52 AM
  18. Manmikey's Avatar

    I don't mean any harm in my response, as you actually offer very sound advice. I am lucky enough that my fiance and I both have great jobs and I do not take that for granted. I was just attempting to make my post slightly on the humorous side and to emphasize my love for WP. After all, while tools, phones are incredibly important tools in our lives and ones that we should have ultimate comfort and joy in using. While some people like to buy fancy cars and go out every night, I like to buy aquariums and phones.
    I have this image of your mobile phones floating around in your aquarium as your two hobbies combine........
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    04-05-2016 11:33 AM
  19. GMC262's Avatar
    Dude, now that I have the iPhone SE, I realized that I don't need these social apps, especially Snapchat. I can live without it. Snapchat appeals to one's insecurity or fear of missing out. Do we really need to tell everyone what we're doing? I can go on an endless rant but I'll stop. To each their own. :)
    Arguably many, perhaps most people don't really need a smartphone. Or VR Headsets. A lot of this is about new ways of entertaining ourselves and reaching out. Generalizing that Snapchat appeals to one's insecurity or fear of missing out assumes an ability to determine the motivations of all the users.

    As it relates to platform, at least on Android or iOS, you can try Snapchat-if you don't like it, uninstall it. Currently with Windows, you can't even try it.
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    04-05-2016 12:13 PM
  20. LSDigital's Avatar
    That's not true. There are some Snapchat apps, but you must be prepared to lose your account :p
    04-05-2016 03:17 PM
  21. Marconis4's Avatar
    TLDR; Spent almost 2 years on Android using their most powerful devices and I was never happy. Couldn't be happier back on WM10.

    I can really relate to this story. I was a huge Windows Phone lover from WP7 to 8.1 but eventually they fell behind and lost their focus. The "app gap" really pushed me towards Android, so I finally made the jump. I spent a year and half in the eco system and was never satisfied. I would change my launcher and fully customize it every 3-4 days. It was a sickness almost. I was never satisfied with how it looked or how it was formatted. It was so boring, something about Windows Mobile design speaks to me.

    Anyway, about 2 weeks ago I traded in my Nexus 6P for a 950XL and I've never been happier with my device. I realized while on Android the app gap isn't that important. All the apps I thought I was missing out on, I realized I didn't care about. I don't use Snapchat and that seems to be the big one everyone cares about. I actually have more apps installed on my Windows phone than I did on my Android.
    I was the same way with my jailbroken iPhone 6. I would spend hours theming, post my setup on Reddit and just sit back and smile with how proud I was of it. Guess what...three to five days later, I was sick of it and changed it to something else. Again, spending hours tweaking it -- and this went on from May 2015 til January 2016. It was horrible. I slowly realized that it was because everything about iOS was so boring and ugly.
    04-05-2016 03:55 PM
  22. Craig M1's Avatar
    I miss the voice packs from HERE Drive+ for turn by turn. That British bird really knew how to give the directions. In Win10 maps Cortana almost yells at you when you miss a turn.
    papasurf likes this.
    04-05-2016 07:04 PM
  23. Queen Kong1's Avatar
    Technology comes and goes very fast, I would focus more on treating your OCD . There is no perfect phone, just chose one you like, that seems to outweigh the others, and keep it for at least a year. Here is an Idea...narrow it down Windows/Android/IOS... then choose a style you like build, color and specs and the easiest to use for you... then just be happy with it. Personally i think Windows would be great if the App gap was fixed, its my choice... I hate Iphone and all those apps smothering the screen, speaking of OCD that would be a nightmare no?. If you want clean crisp then windows/ android is the go...the thing is now you can get most Microsoft Apps on Android.
    04-06-2016 05:25 AM
  24. DrWMJ's Avatar
    I loved my HTC 8X and Lumia Icon, and I had my eye on a 950 XL last year. But due to cellular coverage issues, my wife and I decided not to leave Verizon (I feel trapped!). So in order to get a phone with a larger display, I went with the LG V10. This phone is fine- does everything I need it to do. But I miss the fluidity and charm of W10.
    I will be interested in learning what would happen if I put a Verizon SIM into an HP Elite X3......
    libra89 and DavidinCT like this.
    04-06-2016 05:27 AM
  25. GMC262's Avatar
    That's not true. There are some Snapchat apps, but you must be prepared to lose your account :p
    Which Snapchat apps you referring to? Do these apps allow you to interact with actual Snapchat users in the same way as the official app?
    04-06-2016 10:20 AM
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