10-18-2016 02:43 PM
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  1. Aamir Mustafa's Avatar
    Lumia 950XL had many problems at launch time, if you watch and read reviews you will know that. But MS has tried to improve the user experience and now I think 950 is better choice if you go with windows.
    08-30-2016 06:53 AM
  2. justonlumia's Avatar
    It seems like iPhone would suit your requirements if you can go back to the icons
    libra89 likes this.
    08-30-2016 07:49 AM
  3. JHVCPA's Avatar
    I purchased a Priv last week and returned it today. For those who have never used Window Phone devices all I can say is you don't know what you are missing. I know there are limitation but I prefer function, speed and not another screen full of icons over apps. There are maybe, and I mean maybe three apps that I would like to see on WP that are on Android. I'll use the websites until I can get an app or maybe a bot.
    TgeekB and Blomsternisse like this.
    09-01-2016 03:19 PM
  4. Raygreen3's Avatar
    I have used my Galaxy S5 for a week and its running Android 6, I really hate the way it works in the car that has UCONNECT and the other SUV has a GoGroove bluetooth adapter. My Windows 640 is so much easier to use in either vehicle. I just talk to it and it plays my music and dials the person I want or lets me easily voice dictate a text message. I pull my hair out trying to do these things with my Galaxy S5. The phone will dial the wrong person constantly and it is touch and go getting it to play music by voice command.
    Mach_E likes this.
    09-03-2016 12:48 AM
  5. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Right now I would say its not worth it as 10 is very buggy and a other OS like ios don't have issues.
    xandros9 likes this.
    09-03-2016 01:01 AM
  6. Raygreen3's Avatar
    I have not had any buggy issues with Windows 10 Mobile. It is rock solid on my 640. It has no hesitation like my Galaxy S5 or battery issues like my Galaxy S5 which drains like crazy for some reason.
    09-03-2016 07:55 AM
  7. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I sometimes get: random restarts, sounds not working, screen freezes, screen unresponsive, screen won't come on unless charger is plugged in, phone won't turn on, phone shuts off when battery isn't low, phone displays wrong battery percentage, and now my microphone doesn't work which results in people saying i sound far away. This list is not exhaustive and I think the last one is hardware. Other issues include apps crashing on launch, and on the latest built, not notifying me that I have messages.
    09-03-2016 09:22 AM
  8. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I sometimes get: random restarts, sounds not working, screen freezes, screen unresponsive, screen won't come on unless charger is plugged in, phone won't turn on, phone shuts off when battery isn't low, phone displays wrong battery percentage, and now my microphone doesn't work which results in people saying i sound far away. This list is not exhaustive and I think the last one is hardware. Other issues include apps crashing on launch, and on the latest built, not notifying me that I have messages.
    Hard reset time , I guess...
    09-03-2016 11:32 AM
  9. TgeekB's Avatar
    Originally posted by Maurizio Troso
    Originally Posted by MrWhiteman
    I sometimes get: random restarts, sounds not working, screen freezes, screen unresponsive, screen won't come on unless charger is plugged in, phone won't turn on, phone shuts off when battery isn't low, phone displays wrong battery percentage, and now my microphone doesn't work which results in people saying i sound far away. This list is not exhaustive and I think the last one is hardware. Other issues include apps crashing on launch, and on the latest built, not notifying me that I have messages.
    Hard reset time , I guess...
    Good advice because I don't have any of those problems on my 950.
    Maurizio Troso likes this.
    09-03-2016 12:43 PM
  10. Canjok's Avatar
    I sometimes get: random restarts, sounds not working, screen freezes, screen unresponsive, screen won't come on unless charger is plugged in, phone won't turn on, phone shuts off when battery isn't low, phone displays wrong battery percentage, and now my microphone doesn't work which results in people saying i sound far away. This list is not exhaustive and I think the last one is hardware. Other issues include apps crashing on launch, and on the latest built, not notifying me that I have messages.
    Don't worry mate. I completely feel you. And a hard reset didn't solve anything. So I don't think you need to do one, but of course, you may try.
    09-05-2016 05:15 PM
  11. Raygreen3's Avatar
    my 640 has not had any of those effects. Could be something got corrupted during the update.
    09-05-2016 08:17 PM
  12. ananve's Avatar
    No issue on mine either. It's solid now.
    09-05-2016 08:58 PM
  13. patcherd's Avatar
    Have the latest public release build .103 running on my L640 XL and L650 and both perform well....except I notice that now the 640 is having some screen freezing issues. I never noticed it before the latest build release...i did a hard reset after the update and it is still freezing from time to time...not long, but it is still annoying on an otherwise much improved OS.

    The platform is getting better overall though with each update. I'm not a big app user so I am very content with what windows offers. It's certainly not the mess it was when I got my first win10 L950 last November.

    Predictive text still needs work...which most windows fans know is nowhere near it was on 8.1. I guess at some point we won't need to type in the future with Cortana. Talk text is one of the best things I like with win 10. Very convenient and accurate.

    That's the wonderful thing about freedom. You aren't limited to one platform but have three to choose from. We are so spoiled when you look at our blessings. Give thanks to God!
    Last edited by patcherd; 09-06-2016 at 12:55 AM.
    09-05-2016 11:55 PM
  14. Pretec's Avatar
    It sounds to me like you are a prime iPhone candidate. I would normally also suggest a Nexus device, but given your experience with the 5X that is probably not very negotiable at this point!

    The iPhone is a great combination of capability and "just works". Of course, there will be negative experiences; there always are. However, there is a reason the iPhone continues to sell like gangbusters year after year after year, and rake in record profits. No, it is not only due to "brainwashed followers" (I do not like that term. I'm using it because it is used here and WC participants are familiar with it. I do not believe it is true. Or, if it is true for iPhone fans, it is also true for WP/W10M fans, Android fans, and fans of anything else.). No, it is not only due to status and prestige. No, it is not only due to clever marketing. All of these things will quickly become irrelevant if the product does not perform. The iPhone performs.
    Nahh, after knowing Apple is paying 0.005% tax here in Europe when it's making truckloads of money, **** them, really.

    I'll try a OnePlus 3, which had been having extremely positive reviews, and buy a Lumia 650 as suggested, just to check out the state of the platform.
    tgp and ananve like this.
    09-06-2016 06:39 PM
  15. tgp's Avatar
    Nahh, after knowing Apple is paying 0.005% tax here in Europe when it's making truckloads of money, **** them, really.

    I'll try a OnePlus 3, which had been having extremely positive reviews, and buy a Lumia 650 as suggested, just to check out the state of the platform.
    I'm not one who gets all hyped up about sensational journalism. If the report about Apple is true, then Google and Microsoft and other large companies could probably be accused of something equally as incriminating. I guess I'm more pragmatic. I'm not as concerned about what goes on behind the scenes as I am about my experiences.

    That said, I actually prefer Android over iOS, so I applaud your decision. It's just that after what you said in the OP I didn't think Android was an option!
    libra89 and ananve like this.
    09-06-2016 08:13 PM
  16. anon(9895094)'s Avatar
    I have the 950 dual SIM for about four months after being with Apple since 3G. I like it a lot, I really have no problem with stability issues. My problems are two. #1 is that I have to learn a whole new OS and I'm pretty busy to do that, sometimes it drives me INSANE when I need something quickly and can't figure it out. But for people with time on their hands, or people familiar with the OS, this shouldn't be an issue. #2 is the lack of some apps that are essential for me. I am by very far not an app person - had barely 10-20 max on the iPhone that I used more often. However due to the lack of some apps on Win10M (for example Waze), I keep a second active phone/line, an iPhone 6. Never had an Android phone.
    09-06-2016 08:59 PM
  17. rinosaur's Avatar
    I have the 950 dual SIM for about four months after being with Apple since 3G. I like it a lot, I really have no problem with stability issues. My problems are two. #1 is that I have to learn a whole new OS and I'm pretty busy to do that, sometimes it drives me INSANE when I need something quickly and can't figure it out. But for people with time on their hands, or people familiar with the OS, this shouldn't be an issue. #2 is the lack of some apps that are essential for me. I am by very far not an app person - had barely 10-20 max on the iPhone that I used more often. However due to the lack of some apps on Win10M (for example Waze), I keep a second active phone/line, an iPhone 6. Never had an Android phone.
    Would you find WM a viable option if you didn't have the 2nd line/iPhone? I don't imagine many having two lines unless one is work issued.
    09-06-2016 09:53 PM
  18. jeffchapik's Avatar
    I sometimes get: random restarts, sounds not working, screen freezes, screen unresponsive, screen won't come on unless charger is plugged in, phone won't turn on, phone shuts off when battery isn't low, phone displays wrong battery percentage, and now my microphone doesn't work which results in people saying i sound far away. This list is not exhaustive and I think the last one is hardware. Other issues include apps crashing on launch, and on the latest built, not notifying me that I have messages.


    What phone/release? Not that I doubt you - just curious. My 640 runs extremely smoothly on 14393.103.
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    09-06-2016 10:09 PM
  19. Raygreen3's Avatar
    I was thinking that Microsoft may have to do what Blackberry did and have android apps or iOS apps or both run on the platform. Just because right now no one is really porting apps over to Windows phones.

    Although Bank of America, Wells Fargo have reintroduced new Windows Mobile apps. I also found a bunch of other apps that suddenly are available that were not 6 months ago. Nest, Honeywell both now have apps that work with my thermostat and Smoke Detectors. I really want to see Myfitnesspal come back with a new app. I can still use the one I have on my phone. But its not available in the Windows Store if I ever uninstall it. I really like using the bar code scanning feature which would not be available on the website.
    Last edited by Raygreen3; 09-06-2016 at 11:59 PM.
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    09-06-2016 11:11 PM
  20. anon(9895094)'s Avatar
    Would you find WM a viable option if you didn't have the 2nd line/iPhone? I don't imagine many having two lines unless one is work issued.
    Tough to say, for me... Ever since I discovered Waze, I can't imagine being on the road without it. So I'd think that if I had to choose, I'd probably choose iphone with Waze over winphone without it... Now i'm paying $20 extra per month just to be able to use Waze - the iphone stays in the car pretty much like a GPS :) And the bad part is, that it's not only Waze, there are several other apps that are pretty important to me but I can somehow manage without them. And I would imagine that the chances are, that everybody has some essential apps like that, that are not available to Win10M. Moreover, just got the MS Band, MS Health hardly works with anything, there are no normal health apps for Win10M, I actually started taking the iphone out of the car to use it for some health things; then, just decided to check this MS Wallet thing, good thing that I happen to have a BOA credit card, otherwise useless (still pretty useless, cause I have better credit cards that I have to use). I was pretty optimistic when I started to write this post, but actually writing it, I started wondering why am I really doing this to myself? :) A friend of mine is correct when he calls me a martyr for using the Winphone :))) But to your question, is it viable, yes it is :))) I am running a business and using the phone a lot... I was in Europe, used the two SIMs feature... I mean, it's fine. But then again, I'm very good at this martyrdom stuff :)))
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    09-07-2016 01:14 AM
  21. anon(9895094)'s Avatar
    Although Bank of America, Wells Fargo have reintroduced new Windows Mobile apps. I also found a bunch of other apps that suddenly are available that were not 6 months ago. Nest, Honeywell both now have apps that work with my thermostat and Smoke Detectors. I really want to see Myfitnesspal come back with a new app. I can still use the one I have on my phone. But its not available in the Windows Store if I ever uninstall it. I really like using the bar code scanning feature which would not be available on the website.
    Yup, I just posted and then saw your post, that's what I'm talking about :) I mean, I don't care about the bank apps, I prefer going to the web, but in order to add a card to the Wallet, apparently it has to be with a participating bank only, you can't just add any mastercard or visa card. discover or amex, forget it. And, myfitnesspal, exactly. Not only no app, but the syncing between MS Health and their site got broken or something, so I moved to loseit! although I'm into gaining :)) And still have to use my iphone for the scanning... By buying the 950 I wanted to eliminate having to have 2 phones with one sim each, now I have 2 phones with 3 sims :)))))
    09-07-2016 01:24 AM
  22. 707wpfan's Avatar
    Before buying----- Bing search
    "Lumia 950- this device is locked for security reasons. connect to a power source for at least 2 hrs, then restart"

    I've been around since winmo 6.5 and this 950/win10 support is HORRIBLE.
    Microsoft doesn't care after the sale, they just tell us to do another hard/factory reset.
    09-07-2016 02:03 AM
  23. vader42's Avatar
    Thought I'd chime in. I am an ex symbian/bb10/android user who decided to give w10m a go. I dont have any social media accounts, so don't really care about those sort of apps. I use my phone more as one device fits all mini pc type thing. Email, web, games every now and then, editing docs etc, take lots of pics/videos. I have the Ms dock and have thrown away my (granted old) laptop. I only use my 950xl at home. It is rock solid, great battery life, works surprisingly well as a low power pc and can, when required, run some impressive games. I run some old games emulators with an Xbox controller on my 24 inch HDMI monitor. Works really well. Of all the phone os out there, w10m is the only one which behaves like a pc. By this I mean it looks like a pc (outlook, edge etc). I never thought I would buy a windows mobile, but I am so glad I did.
    09-07-2016 02:08 AM
  24. ananve's Avatar
    @icht, have you tried gMap app. I think it's a good alternative to Waze. I have an app called active fitness and it has option to sync with Band. The app is reliable.
    @vader that's a wonderful experience.
    09-07-2016 04:43 AM
  25. Raygreen3's Avatar
    WAZE actually works better since I upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, I now have Voice guidance without road names. With Windows 8.1 mobile I had lost all Voice Guidance.
    09-07-2016 06:50 AM
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