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  1. ClixT's Avatar
    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.
    Tried it and I don't like it. I still have it on my SE though, and would open it once in awhile to see what my friends are up to, but that's about it.

    Update: I'm back to 950 XL after having some calling issues with the SE. The mic is not as good as the XL.

    EDIT: Look for Spectre at the store. ;)
    04-06-2016 12:58 PM
  2. intransitmatt's Avatar
    Reading your WP journey really makes me appreciate mine. From late 2012 to mid to late 2014 I was absolutely in love with my cyan Lumia 920.

    I babied the hell out of the device and it aged fairly well. When the Lumia 520 was dirt cheap I bought it and that's when the honeymoon phase with the 920 started to spiral downward.

    It was around Fall 2014 when I started using a hand me down iPhone 5 and felt it had the perfect size of the 520 with the high resolution of the 920. That and all the apps I could download. It was also at this point that WP8 app support started crumbling.

    By summer 2015 I had kept switching between the iPhone and 920 because of the same dilemma you're talking about--I missed the UI of WP8 but the iPhone still has all the banking and video streaming apps.

    I finally gave in and got a 6S, though begrudgingly, as I hate the design and the OS bores me. But W10M doesn't seem anywhere near as smooth as WP8 was so now it just feels like a waiting game.
    04-06-2016 02:08 PM
  3. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    I'm in a similar boat right now.

    I got a 521 back in 2013, when my Galaxy Note died. Was it a huge difference? Sure was. I went from a gigantic screen to a 4 inch one. It took some getting used to, but turns out? I really loved that phone. (Hell I still have it and play with it from time to time.)

    Then I upgraded to a 635, because I saw it for dirt cheap. Why not right?

    Turns out I liked the 521 better. But I digress.

    Upgraded to a 1020. Oh MAN. What a beast of a phone. I miss it still. Unfortunately, though, it met its end with some concrete.

    I have a 640 that I still tinker with. Right now, I have a galaxy note 4 as my daily driver. Great phone. But there's something so appealing about the windows phone OS. The simplicity I think? I'm not 100% sure, but once Windows 10 is a bit more polished...I think I'll jump back. I can't spend the money on a 950 and not like it. That and my wife would KILL me if I bought another phone...All those phones I mentioned except the 1020 I still have >> And more....
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    04-06-2016 02:51 PM
  4. Shack2424's Avatar
    Currently using the 6Plus.....but just not the same.

    Here are the things that I miss about my old Windows Phones (burned through 3 of them....HTC Surround, Nokia 900 and 928)

    #1 Dark Theme (god please Apple....give me that)
    #2 Camera with Advanced controls built right in (Apples is too dumb....and 3rd parties just cant get a logical interface that's comfortable)
    #3 skipping around that easy as hell interface brought me joy
    #4 Back buttons !!
    #5 Back Arrows !!!!! (really Apple.....you give me a 3point font to get back to my mailbox??....&@$^#$)
    #6 Tough as nails phone.....(once dropped my 928 off the roof on to my back patio.....no broken screen, snapped it back into place after the corner popped out....ready to roll !)
    #7 Gorgeous AMOLED Screens (on my Lumias)
    04-06-2016 04:12 PM
  5. Marconis4's Avatar
    I got build 10586.107 and it is just simply, well, gorgeous.
    04-07-2016 07:00 PM
  6. wolfpack219's Avatar
    I'm on a Verizon 735 and I love it. Of course W10M still has some issues, edge crashing often, and the constant OS updates. After a few of the OS updates it requires a factory reset to act right, but when it's right it's fantastic. I've only had to reset this phone once and it was the last update. I came from an S6 and I really enjoy this phone. App gap doesn't bother me, I just pin the web pages to my home which works well for me.
    04-07-2016 07:25 PM
  7. rambo47's Avatar
    I'm in no rush to upgrade my Lumia 735 to W10M. I'll stick with WP 8.1 until things get a little more sorted out.
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    04-07-2016 08:31 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I'm in no rush to upgrade my Lumia 735 to W10M. I'll stick with WP 8.1 until things get a little more sorted out.
    I can understand this but one thing that killed me is that it seemed like all of the app updates are for Windows Mobile and not 8.1 which makes it hard to stay there imo.

    I can't recall who said this, but the general idea is that with iOS and Android, you are able to use the updated app regardless of if the OS is recent or not
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    04-07-2016 11:09 PM
  9. broar94's Avatar
    I can't recall who said this, but the general idea is that with iOS and Android, you are able to use the updated app regardless of if the OS is recent or not
    Some apps on IOS / Android will work only after a certain update (I can confirm on IOS many apps are updated to work only after IOS 8 so if you have 7 it wont install).. For my personal use, I was able to install all my Win8.1 apps on w10M coz they are updated(or was it automatically tagged to w10?)
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    04-08-2016 02:38 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Some apps on IOS / Android will work only after a certain update (I can confirm on IOS many apps are updated to work only after IOS 8 so if you have 7 it wont install).. For my personal use, I was able to install all my Win8.1 apps on w10M coz they are updated(or was it automatically tagged to w10?)
    I agree about the iOS 7 thing, I actually forgot about that. The update works the other way around (i.e. as you said) but it doesn't always work if you have a 8.1 phone and you want that update that has apparently changed things for the better. There are a good number of examples, but one that comes to mind is the Instagram beta. You can't install the new beta on an 8.1 phone. Some of these twitter apps with great updates, they are not on 8.1.

    To me that sucks. I was excited about the 550 before because I felt like I could finally try all of the cool updated apps! Like the new GroupMe app is way better than the old one, but I wouldn't have access to it on 8.1 though. :(
    04-08-2016 07:20 AM
  11. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    I can understand this but one thing that killed me is that it seemed like all of the app updates are for Windows Mobile and not 8.1 which makes it hard to stay there imo.

    I can't recall who said this, but the general idea is that with iOS and Android, you are able to use the updated app regardless of if the OS is recent or not
    Yep. Hope T-Mobile Hurry up and release the W10M upgrade. It's three weeks already.
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    04-08-2016 09:21 AM
  12. rambo47's Avatar
    I can understand this but one thing that killed me is that it seemed like all of the app updates are for Windows Mobile and not 8.1 which makes it hard to stay there imo.

    I can't recall who said this, but the general idea is that with iOS and Android, you are able to use the updated app regardless of if the OS is recent or not
    At least on my iPhone 6s, some apps need a relatively new version of iOS to work. The app makers drop support for older versions of iOS after a while. Dunno about Android - I haven't used an Android phone for about two years.
    04-08-2016 02:30 PM
  13. libra89's Avatar
    At least on my iPhone 6s, some apps need a relatively new version of iOS to work. The app makers drop support for older versions of iOS after a while. Dunno about Android - I haven't used an Android phone for about two years.
    That's really interesting. When I had a 5c on iOS 8, I was able to install all of the apps I wanted that were first party like Twitter. With Android, I think it is just varied.
    04-08-2016 02:48 PM
  14. rambo47's Avatar
    That's really interesting. When I had a 5c on iOS 8, I was able to install all of the apps I wanted that were first party like Twitter. With Android, I think it is just varied.
    It doesn't happen often, and when it does it's usually a small independent app maker that can't keep up.
    04-08-2016 04:22 PM
  15. ClixT's Avatar
    Currently using the 6Plus.....but just not the same.

    Here are the things that I miss about my old Windows Phones (burned through 3 of them....HTC Surround, Nokia 900 and 928)

    #1 Dark Theme (god please Apple....give me that)
    #2 Camera with Advanced controls built right in (Apples is too dumb....and 3rd parties just cant get a logical interface that's comfortable)
    #3 skipping around that easy as hell interface brought me joy
    #4 Back buttons !!
    #5 Back Arrows !!!!! (really Apple.....you give me a 3point font to get back to my mailbox??....&@$^#$)

    #6 Tough as nails phone.....(once dropped my 928 off the roof on to my back patio.....no broken screen, snapped it back into place after the corner popped out....ready to roll !)
    #7 Gorgeous AMOLED Screens (on my Lumias)
    This! For me, I think MS got the right blend of flexibility, customizations and simplicity spot on. Apple is too simple. Heck even Don Norman, who was once Apple's UX architect and VP of advance tech agrees that Apple went too far with minimalism.

    FYI, for those who don't know who Don is, he's really famous in the design world, especially in interaction design and UX. Got to meet him yesterday and talked about his annoyances with Apple.
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    04-08-2016 10:46 PM
  16. Marconis4's Avatar
    This! For me, I think MS got the right blend of flexibility, customizations and simplicity spot on. Apple is too simple. Heck even Don Norman, who was once Apple's UX architect and VP of advance tech agrees that Apple went too far with minimalism.

    FYI, for those who don't know who Don is, he's really famous in the design world, especially in interaction design and UX. Got to meet him yesterday and talked about his annoyances with Apple.
    Apple and minimal should never be used in the same sentence. People have very strange interpretations of what "minimalism" actually is, and iOS is nowhere near it. It's clunky and ugly.
    04-09-2016 08:15 AM
  17. mikepalma's Avatar
    Apple and minimal should never be used in the same sentence. People have very strange interpretations of what "minimalism" actually is, and iOS is nowhere near it. It's clunky and ugly.
    iOS is not clunky. It's smooth as silk, and W10 mobile doesn't compare in that regard. Always be honest.
    04-09-2016 08:21 AM
  18. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    iOS is not clunky. It's smooth as silk, and W10 mobile doesn't compare in that regard. Always be honest.
    everyone has their own opinion and ideas of what something is. Maybe you two could share reasons why your views are the way they are?
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    04-09-2016 08:50 AM
  19. Marconis4's Avatar
    iOS is not clunky. It's smooth as silk, and W10 mobile doesn't compare in that regard. Always be honest.
    I don't consider huge icons that are stuck in a grid, that are barely "flat" in even the most strict design terms, as minimal. The build I'm using for W10 mobile is smooth as silk. I don't feel like dissecting the entire device, but the icons are the first thing that stands out to me as not being minimal on iOS, and that's pretty important since that's what you're looking at constantly.

    "Always be honest"...come on, pal. I used an i6 for a year and I love the device. I'm not bashing it, but it took me doing hours of theming on a jailbroken phone to truly get that minimal feel. You can make your WP minimal right out of the box, and you know that.
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    04-09-2016 09:01 AM
  20. ClixT's Avatar
    Apple and minimal should never be used in the same sentence. People have very strange interpretations of what "minimalism" actually is, and iOS is nowhere near it. It's clunky and ugly.
    See, in terms of design (ID & GUI), Apple definitely has a minimalistic approach, and they're trying to follow one of the 10 principles of Design by Dieter Rams, which is "Less is better." Apple makes gorgeous, elegant products, but they failed when it comes to UX. Their brand is so strong that even though they have awful usability, people would blame themselves for being "stupid" which is bs because Design should functional, and the features should discoverable, has feedback, and can recover from errors user errors.
    04-09-2016 12:35 PM
  21. Marconis4's Avatar
    Kind of sad and funny at the same time, but I've got to supervise a contractor tomorrow and have already swapped my SIM back to my iPhone because I'm worried about not having a reliable phone (primarily for GPS). Don't care though because I've still got my baby to return to after work.
    04-21-2016 06:34 PM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    Kind of sad and funny at the same time, but I've got to supervise a contractor tomorrow and have already swapped my SIM back to my iPhone because I'm worried about not having a reliable phone (primarily for GPS). Don't care though because I've still got my baby to return to after work.
    I have been wondering how you have been dealing with this since you made the thread. I must ask, how do you deal with texts and such between phones? I have thought about doing something like this but to me, it sounds like more than I would like to deal with.
    04-22-2016 07:23 AM
  23. Marconis4's Avatar
    I have been wondering how you have been dealing with this since you made the thread. I must ask, how do you deal with texts and such between phones? I have thought about doing something like this but to me, it sounds like more than I would like to deal with.
    What do you mean exactl by texts and such between phones? My experience has generally been very positive.
    04-22-2016 09:11 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    What do you mean exactl by texts and such between phones? My experience has generally been very positive.
    I mean like say you get a text on your iPhone during the week about some event/get-together/etc, and then you put the sim in your 735 for the weekend, and you miss out on having part of the information for the get-together, because it's on your other phone.
    04-22-2016 11:28 AM
  25. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I mean like say you get a text on your iPhone during the week about some event/get-together/etc, and then you put the sim in your 735 for the weekend, and you miss out on having part of the information for the get-together, because it's on your other phone.
    been wondering the same thing
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    04-22-2016 12:30 PM
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