12-30-2016 06:06 PM
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  1. RockStarNinja's Avatar
    For me, and it seems many others, it all started because of my love for Nokia, aside from a year or two with a the Motorola razor when it first came out in the early 2000's all my phones have been Nokia. My first phone was the one with the pop off plastic face plates, and I will say until my dying day the expressmusic phones were the best line ever made. I'm also someone who will keep a phone for several years with no real desire to change if it keeps working, so Nokia was great for me. The shift to windows came about because, after 3 years with my 5230 it was time for a new phone, but I had learned the Nokia was no longer using their own eco system so I was debating on which phone to get bec the Lumia 710 originally came in both windows and android. (though tmobile anyway)

    I eventually landed on the windows because it came in white and the android didn't. Silly yes, but that's how I roll. But ever since started using it I've loved it and even got a few people to try and made some converts to the windows os. My mom in particular will tell everyone about how much she loves the platform.

    What I really like is how easy it is to sync with my laptop. Even the early lumias were fairly easy to use with a desktop by just drag and dropping music or files i to the phone. Although I have to admit having Zune pop up every time you plugged in was annoying, but thankfully we don't have that to deal with anymore.
    The other feature that makes wp really top all others is the free integrated office, excel in particular negates any other issues I have. I'm not huge into social media or having all the new and hip apps, so I've never really noticed the lack of apps in the store. Everything I've ever looked for has had an option that worked well for me, and was usually free.

    Tl:dr I liked Nokia, they made wp so I bought it and still like it
    12-22-2016 12:08 PM
  2. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    I started my journey down the WP road via my first smartphone, the Lumia 620. After about 2 years of use, I upgraded to the Lumia 830. Used that for a year, and everything was okay. But I thought that I may need a better phone. The 830, while it is good, felt kinda laggy tbh. The need to change the phone for a better offering around the same price point nudged me into getting an Android midrange phones that people generally agree performs better than my 830.

    Then I won a 950 from this site's very own giveaway contest.

    Now, I'm a W10M user, and proud.
    12-22-2016 12:47 PM
  3. Chazzy J's Avatar
    Additionally, I work in an operations center that happens to be a heavily insulated metal building (close to an airport). No one gets a signal in this building because of the metal roof/siding except for the folks that sit near the windows. My office happens to be dead center in the building -- absolutely no signal whatsoever.

    All I have to do is go put my phone next to the window (by an employee I trust haha) and everything gets sent directly to my W10 desktop. I think it's a pretty slick thing, especially in a building where no one has a signal with the exception of a few people. W10M and W10 -- powerful stuff that I couldn't do with an iPhone.
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    12-22-2016 01:43 PM
  4. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I'm here because Windows Central is about Windows and Windows Mobile, I love W10M but I know it's not in the best shape.

    I will like if there is finally a way to port Android apps to W10M as once was rumored.

    Another reason to be here is the people here, are nice.
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    12-22-2016 04:47 PM
  5. EspHack's Avatar
    Never thought of it this way but it sort of makes sense. I'm sitting here with 950 xl in one hand and iPhone 6s Plus in the other. I can't really afford or can justify having two phones. Think I'll put both up for sale and see which one goes first. Keep the second and be happy. YEAH;, Right. LOL
    early WP7-8 reviews gave it that same remark, "it has QR and music scan built in, even office and so much more, you don't think of many apps to download, why would you?"

    but then... "oh no that's total madness that would never work, we need to do what others are doing now, being a niche unique snowflake isn't good for wp, time to decouple everything so it gets updated more(did you need updates to fix anything in wp7-8?) and rely on THIRD PARTY software and bla bla" and now my dad is back to 8.0, because he doesn't have to deal with a QR app filled with ads and.. well, being an app!
    12-22-2016 05:03 PM
  6. CaptainLumia's Avatar
    For me is 90% about customization. I can customize which apps notify me, when, how, if it's on my lock screen, etc. That's a huge one for me. I love being able to play Tetris with my tiles and really get a unique homescreen like no one else. The phone works like a flash drive with my media, I can just dump it on there and not worry about it. It's fast, much faster than my friend's phones. The app gap sucks though, and sometimes features just randomly stop working, but I see that with iOS and Android as well.
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    12-22-2016 05:41 PM
  7. thunderHC's Avatar
    Its the most stabile os what i have tried. Android is buggy as hell, apple products are waay too expensive. I dont care about so called app gap. I find there is enough apps available and don't understand all the anger about it
    12-22-2016 05:51 PM
  8. stjeffy86's Avatar
    I've been in love with Widows Phone since it was first announced at Mobile world congress. I love the user interface and start screen/live tiles. I have purchased almost every major Windows Phone flagship that has been released out of love for the platform. Unfortunately the app gap finally got to me and I moved over to Android. I still have a 950 that I keep up to date and use on wifi every day as I wait and pray that some day Microsoft will really push the platform and the apps/development will come.
    12-22-2016 06:53 PM
  9. slivy58's Avatar
    I'm always getting put into the other spectrum, even though there is a teeny tiny flame driving me towards the platform something always seems to happen causing that little flame of hope to dwindle further.

    Recently purchased a 650 but it ended up being defective, without going into too much detail the whole process from purchasing to returning for exchange has been totally messed up by Microsoft. Essentially after 30 days we are left holding an empty bag not knowing what the final outcome will be, now that the holidays are upon us good chance it'll be 2017 before we actually find out. This once again solidifies my sediments that having limited resources to purchase WM devices doesn't necessarily make it a worthy avenue for all.

    Not only have we not had the greatest results w/W10M and now seeing the app-gap has grown, all four of my WPs since 8.0 have encountered hardware issues. Ativ S SIM tray contact broke (yes good chance user error), L1020 camera crapped out after 8 days, L830 flaky capacitive back button from day one, and now my 650 on day three, display refused to come on if out in the cold for more than 2-3 min. Out of all the phones I have ever owned, BB, Android, iOS, WP has been the worst for reliability.

    In comparison, 11 months now with my G4 and never an issue nor one reset ever, same goes for my S7 which is going into its 9th month. My 830 on the other hand has seen more resets in this past year than all my Android/iOS devices combined (phones/tablets). So you see Windows Phone hasn't been all that kind to me for multiple reasons which make sticking with it very very hard, believe me we do wish that were not the case.
    12-23-2016 01:16 AM
  10. Matty's Avatar
    If you're on this site it's because you're a W10M/WP fanbody (or girl). I'm curious...why do you choose it? If you're like me, you've owned several different devices and keep coming back to the OS. I'm curious as to why. Why do you keep coming back to W10M/WP despite all of its issues from time to time?
    I guess I'm part of the very small minority here then because i don't own a W10M device or a WP. I joined because a couple of my friends have WP devices and they seem to like it. So i thought it would be best to learn about something new. I also did a very introductory lesson on how to make a Windows 8 mobile App. Since Microsoft was so big i presumed they could join Windows 10 and their mobile devision into 'One'.

    i honestly don't see myself purchasing a WP but i love learning new things and if i was given a device, i certainly would try it out and give it a chance. (recently switched from BB10 to Android) so i know what its like to use a OS that quite rare.
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    12-23-2016 01:46 AM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Because I actually enjoy using WP. It also seems to make me more productive for work too.
    12-23-2016 02:56 AM
  12. Neill Baldwin's Avatar
    I've been in love with Widows Phone since it was first announced at Mobile world congress. I love the user interface and start screen/live tiles. I have purchased almost every major Windows Phone flagship that has been released out of love for the platform. Unfortunately the app gap finally got to me and I moved over to Android. I still have a 950 that I keep up to date and use on wifi every day as I wait and pray that some day Microsoft will really push the platform and the apps/development will come.
    Exactly the same here
    12-23-2016 04:16 AM
  13. humzahyaz's Avatar
    Haha thank you. I sell Windows 10 Mobile in my spare time (voluntarily) and even convinced two Apple fan boys. One actually even bought the HP Elite x3 only to be disappointed by the constant crashing and rebooting. Sigh! But yeah, if they put me up on that stage instead of Panos, I will sell Windows 10 Mobile to the world, lol.
    12-29-2016 04:32 AM
  14. james42519's Avatar
    like the os and live tiles and stuff. most of the apps you need are there but wish there was a few. that is the only bad thing really. the os is better then android or ios and it just works. i got a android phone for $10 for chromecast but think should get something to use with lumia 650 instead sometime. why can't windows phones do dlna or something with netflix. there is no reason that it shouldn't just work. it does on ios and android and can use phone as remote on ps3/ps4/xbox 360/chromecast/ ect. why not with windows phone app? i tried adding capital one credit card and a bank debit card to the wallet thing and it says they are not supported for tap to pay. why is this? how hard is it to get this working now? is there anything i can do to get this to work like it should i wonder. i like the os but there are a few things that are annoying
    12-29-2016 05:36 PM
  15. sean789's Avatar
    I think I am likely part of a very big market segment - middle aged, non-geek forced to get a smart phone by a changing, wired world. So I looked around and eventually bought a Lumia 640 and w10m because I thought there must be some synergy with the Microsoft I had grown up with on desk tops and laptops. And I am SO glad I went with w10m!!!
    My phone works incredibly well and has become one of my favourite things. I look at my non-geek contemporise struggling with Android and I realise why Windows OS is the future for phones - they largely take responsibility for centralising and co-ordinating the myriad applications a phone needs. I now look forward to their largely smooth general updates that invariably address problems us users have. The lack of cohesion in Android is fine for geeks who love to fine tune their phones but is a nightmare for newbies like me.
    The absence of thousands of apps is not a big factor...I do not need lots of apps. I just need the important apps and Microsoft store has those.
    Right at the beginning of my w10m experience I loaded a very bad app from the store. It was more malware than app and I cursed Microsoft for allowing it into the store... But they seem to watch over their store a little better now. Like I said, I expect them to take responsibility. I think they are beginning to. I will stick with them.
    12-30-2016 03:18 AM
  16. DavidTheGiant's Avatar
    Because with Windows Phone/Windows 10 mobile.. I feel more productive and feel more classy. The OS was really great, more organized, very easy to use, very eye-candy and very smooth, very productive to use most of all for my school needs.. although Windows phone was late in terms of apps, and developers was really cocky for not bringing some of their apps to our platform.. well, it doesn't matter to me. I love Windows phone and true love is about seeing the flaws of that thing and accepting it. That's how I love Windows phone. <3 ^_^
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    12-30-2016 10:27 AM
  17. Mihai N's Avatar
    When I first looked for a smartphone, it was Android. But in the end I got the Lumia 520 and stuck with it. With 8.1 and 10, Windows got better and better looking, so now I won't let go of the live tiles
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    12-30-2016 06:06 PM
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