12-19-2016 06:57 AM
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  1. LittleOsorio's Avatar
    In a few months, I plan to purchase a new phone. I was wondering if I should get a Lumia 650 or buy another Android phone (most likely the Alcatel Idol 4). What do you think and why?
    12-07-2016 06:19 PM
  2. Pynchmail's Avatar
    Stick with Android if there are apps that you need that is not available on the 650. Otherwise, get the 650.
    12-07-2016 06:23 PM
  3. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Just get the L650..
    12-07-2016 06:33 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Is it possible for you to enjoy both platforms?
    12-07-2016 07:24 PM
  5. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Is it possible for you to enjoy both platforms?
    I have an L640 that's my daily/primary. I also have a ZTE Grand X3 that I can hot swap sim cards on Cricket. I mainly use the L640, but use the Android for just a few games..
    12-08-2016 09:18 PM
  6. slimchap's Avatar
    Android Nougat has beaten Windows 10 mobile in fluidity, and most of android OEM are becoming faithful in rolling out updates to their devices. That is you can buy a Marshmallow running device and get the upgrade to Nougat. These where the two things that brought me to Windows the fluidity(which I never experienced) and the system upgrade. But since microsoft is not supporting its mobile platform as it used to be we are no longer promised tomorrow. So I bet you should stick with Android cos I might be joining you soon.
    12-09-2016 12:41 AM
  7. qbrick's Avatar
    I was fire & flame for Windows 8.1 for phones, used a Lumia 830, then a Lumia 640. In the Windows mobile bubble I didn't feel the need for apps outside of WinMo.
    What made the platform preferable from my pov?
    - fast system on minor hardware
    - offering an outstanding battery life
    - security and feature updates guaranteed and in time
    - suitable user interface

    Then, Win 10 happened and all the advantages except for the updates thing were null.
    Fortunately, I already had jumped over to Android, after the crying lack of confidence in their own mobile platform over at Microsoft had pierced my marrow and bone.
    Well, I retained my 640, and from time to time I switch it on, install the latest production update, make a total reset and gape at the messy condition Windows Mobile (or what ever it is called at the moment) is in.

    In my view, the system (at least on my Lumia) is nowhere near consumer ready. And what's even worse: it simply hasn't improved even after an entire year since release.
    But that's my personal opinion.
    12-09-2016 02:28 AM
  8. Neill Baldwin's Avatar
    Sticking with Android here and I wish I didn't have to. Lol I prefer Windows Mobile all day long even though I'm now using what I would consider the best smart phone on the market in a Galaxy S7 Edge. Held out as long as I could but when apps that I now use on a daily basis just weren't there, I made the switch. Maybe next year will bring a change with the surface phone but I'm not going to hold my breath.
    12-09-2016 03:58 AM
  9. slivy58's Avatar
    If you are willing to put up w/WMs shortcoming then go for it, otherwise I'd think Android is your better choice. Had the 650 for a brief period but a hardware issue had me return it, overall it impressed me yet it's not what we'd consider the speediest nor the most fluid and put the blame squarely on the OS for the majority of that.
    Last edited by Elky64; 12-09-2016 at 09:18 PM.
    libra89 and a5cent like this.
    12-09-2016 06:21 PM
  10. PauloP's Avatar
    Stick to Android with all your forces. Or take a shot with an iPhone.

    WM is still in beta form. Incredibly unreliable!

    I've lost all my last 2-3 months notes due to the One Note app not syncing them!

    Besides all that, I have a random reboots issue (tested with 2 different batteries) that remains unsolved even after a fresh new install of the official software version.

    Stay away for a WM phone.
    Timbre70 and Player Piano like this.
    12-12-2016 07:55 PM
  11. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Get the new iPhone 7 plus. I like win mobile,but I wouldn't recommend it for others since it has too many shortcomings and not polished.
    theefman likes this.
    12-12-2016 09:22 PM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    In a few months, I plan to purchase a new phone. I was wondering if I should get a Lumia 650 or buy another Android phone (most likely the Alcatel Idol 4). What do you think and why?
    Well since nobody's bothered to help this person and just offer up an opinion, let me be the one who asks the obvious question. Why are you in the market for a new phone? Is your current Android not satisfactory? Are you just curious about Windows as a mobile OS? We can be the most helpful community out there, but you need to give us something to go on. Ask away.
    libra89 and milkyway like this.
    12-12-2016 09:48 PM
  13. PauloP's Avatar
    Well since nobody's bothered to help this person and just offer up an opinion, let me be the one who asks the obvious question. Why are you in the market for a new phone? Is your current Android not satisfactory? Are you just curious about Windows as a mobile OS? We can be the most helpful community out there, but you need to give us something to go on. Ask away.
    LOL

    I presume that in your dictionary help always imply saying something good about something.

    Well, that's not the case, pal.
    Captain_Eric likes this.
    12-13-2016 07:03 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    LOL

    I presume that in your dictionary help always imply saying something good about something.

    Well, that's not the case, pal.
    No, help means giving assistance based on needs. When you go to the doctor you at least have to tell him what hurts. Learn some manners.
    milkyway and TgeekB like this.
    12-13-2016 07:22 AM
  15. sumton's Avatar
    "In a few months, I plan to purchase a new phone"
    wait after the few months then check back again see if there is something encouraging you to switch
    12-13-2016 08:13 AM
  16. prasanna moholkar's Avatar
    I think we have to wait for 2 or 3 month for Release Nokia android phone (hopefully release it on february end or march 2017)
    Then after changing from windows to android is OK.
    12-13-2016 08:43 AM
  17. sumton's Avatar
    I think we have to wait for 2 or 3 month for Release Nokia android phone (hopefully release it on february end or march 2017)
    Then after changing from windows to android is OK.
    and why its ok to switch from windows to android if its a nokia
    12-13-2016 09:21 AM
  18. libra89's Avatar
    and why its ok to switch from windows to android if its a nokia
    I think they probably feel that way because of the love that a good amount of people have here for Nokia.
    prasanna moholkar and tgp like this.
    12-13-2016 09:32 AM
  19. sumton's Avatar
    I think they probably feel that way because of the love that a good amount of people have here for Nokia.
    That love did not save Nokia in the first time nor it did save them the second time and it won't save them the third time Nokia is the only one who can save themselves if they plan and execute correctly
    libra89 likes this.
    12-13-2016 09:54 AM
  20. PauloP's Avatar
    No, help means giving assistance based on needs. When you go to the doctor you at least have to tell him what hurts. Learn some manners.
    Manners? Did I insult you? Sorry, but I don't think so.

    I gave some examples, so I guess a real doctor would know what my feelings are.

    Sorry if that doesn't mean, by your standards, a proper guidance to someone that asked for it.

    I surely would take that very seriously, as that info truly represents WM situation right now.
    12-13-2016 10:02 AM
  21. Neill Baldwin's Avatar
    I might have been in the minority but I never had a W10 mobile itself or my 950. It never was any "buggier" than my Edge 7 or LG G4. If you didn't need certain apps I would have no problem recommending a Windows phone. I would just suggest doing your homework when it comes to apps. I say this because for me it's more than just the apps that aren't there, but the fear of future support of current apps.
    12-13-2016 10:33 AM
  22. ananve's Avatar
    Same goes for me. Before recommending, let's talk about OP's use case.
    12-13-2016 10:57 AM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Same goes for me. Before recommending, let's talk about OP's use case.
    Thank you. Someone who gets it.
    12-13-2016 11:06 AM
  24. PauloP's Avatar
    Thank you. Someone who gets it.
    Yeah, the question was pretty straightforward:

    Do you recommend it and why.

    Yeah, I don't recommend because all the reasons I've written and for you I (and all the others that don't recommend it as well) don't 'get it'.

    Lots of 'Lots of Laughs' don't seem to suffice.
    12-13-2016 01:49 PM
  25. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yeah, the question was pretty straightforward:

    Do you recommend it and why.

    Yeah, I don't recommend because all the reasons I've written and for you I (and all the others that don't recommend it as well) don't 'get it'.

    Lots of 'Lots of Laughs' don't seem to suffice.
    How can we recommend x over y without knowing what your specific needs are? Android and iOS have more apps. That should be the end of it. Windows has a nice UI and some device-specific features like Continuum.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-13-2016 05:17 PM
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