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  1. pallentx's Avatar
    A while back I got an Android for apps that aren't available on WP or just suck on WP, but I still used my 950 for my main daily driver. When I replaced my MS Band2 with a Garmin Vivoactive HR, I had to make Android my primary. There is a Garmin app for WP, but it constantly fails to sync and they obviously aren't in a hurry to fix it. I kept my 950 around and used it at home on wifi for a long time. Recently, my daughter broke her phone, so I gave her the 950.

    So, for the first time in a really long time I don't have a windows phone.
    08-04-2017 10:34 AM
  2. ananve's Avatar
    What are you doing with your Windows Phone? What are you planning to do with your Windows 10 Mobile device(s). What do you like to do with your Windows 10 Mobile? I am curious to know who all is still curious, thriving, or enjoying the Windows 10 mobile world out there...

    -Are you one who is rotating between the two or three you own ( that's what I do usually :] ) wishing one had aspects of the other?

    -Are you using them to the fullest? Meaning are you into tweaking it or customizing (Interop Unlock or reg editing / Developer Mode)?

    -Are you content with where you're at in using your current Windows 10 Mobile device?

    -Whatever you want to share?

    Ease of use is great on W10M. Email is superb. I like also that Microsoft has opened the door to development and the ability to access the registry for us technies, enthusiasts and do-it-your-selfers. These and many other things about Windows 10 Mobile has me latched and keeps me around too.
    My Lumia 950 XL is my only phone device. I use it together with my Surface 3.

    My life is good :)
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    08-04-2017 10:37 AM
  3. betahydri's Avatar
    I'm using my 950xl phone for reading news like Windows Central, taking amazing photos with it's gorgeous camera and for my business day2day work by using in my opinion the cleanest mail and calendar client.
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    08-04-2017 10:38 AM
  4. sporosarcina's Avatar
    I use a 950 as my only device. I work as a professor at a small college that is a Microsoft campus. The 950 is great for connection to all the MS services on campus (we use teams and OneNote classrooms). I also use Continuum in my lecture halls to wirelessly stream my lectures from my 950 and sometimes to do data analysis in lab with Excel.

    Outside of work I love the 950 camera and keep up on FB, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. For entertainment I use Groove, Movies/TV (great deals through Bing rewards), Youtube (Mytube), and reading (Kindle, Kobo, and Freda+)

    The few things I need an "app" for that are missing (store loyalty for example) I just run in Edge or Surfy.

    I will be on my 950 for a while.
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    08-04-2017 10:42 AM
  5. mc_razza's Avatar
    I use my 640 and 735 (DD and spare respectively) daily. The 640 gets the most use obviously but I enjoy using both phones. Both are still on WP8.1 and I have no intention of upgrading to W10M. Having tested the 640 on two occasions pre and post Anniversary Update, the drop in performance is a deal breaker for me. Despite the performance improvement with the Creators Update - as evidenced after I upgraded my mum's 640 XL - IMHO devices made for Windows Phone 8.1 are simply not fully optimised for W10M. I would prefer to buy a device that came with W10M like the 650, 950/XL or the Elite.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-04-2017 10:47 AM
  6. cool8man's Avatar
    I use one main phone (Lumia 950XL) and I have a Windows phablet (Lumia 1520) which I use as a tablet when I'm charging my phone. I use my Windows phone like anyone else uses their phone: Phone, calendar, email, text, web, camera, GPS, skype messaging, Wunderlist shared family grocery list, loyalty card wallet, Cortana reminders/searches, Groove music, Pandora radio, Twitter, Youtube, weather, news notifications, alarms, calculator, Microsoft Band (fitness, sleep tracking, weather, notifications, alarms), Fitbit (family competition), USPS mail tracking, Duolingo language learning, etc. So I pretty much use my Lumia for everything all day long, except for gaming which I do on Xbox/PlayStation and for shopping/banking which I do on PC.

    Overall I'm happy if not completely dependent on my MS Band and phone. My points of contention with my Windows phone right now are a lack of retail location apps (banks, restaurants, grocery, cinema, etc.), a lack of updates for some old Windows 8 apps (mostly news apps), losing GasBuddy app, very limited credit card support for MS Wallet, a very limited smartwatch and smartphone ecosystem. For the most part I can deal with using the web for apps that are missing, but in aggregate it can become a little annoying if the website is poorly designed (GasBuddy) or requires constant logins.
    Last edited by cool8man; 08-04-2017 at 11:00 AM.
    08-04-2017 10:50 AM
  7. eddydu's Avatar
    I had to ditch my 1520 and I also had an alcatel idol 4s and sold those to switch to iphone. Although I have a lumia 640 as a backup, and let my son play minion rush and other things. Sometimes I test the fast ring builds on it.
    08-04-2017 10:53 AM
  8. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    My daily driver, running insider release preview builds even though I have android phone.
    I like Windows 10 alot.
    I want Microsoft to hurry up and release new devices.
    I have a Honor 6X, Gear Fit 2 and Gear S2. (Got the Gear stuff cheap on Ebay.) I am using my Garmin Vivoactive HR all the time and I got tired of using Smart Watches for the moment, therefore, I switched to my Lumia 950 as my daily driver as well. (On the fast ring Insider preview.)

    I have literally left all my Android stuff at home and prefer my Lumia 950 over Android.
    08-04-2017 10:58 AM
  9. InspectHerGadget's Avatar
    I 'use' my 1510 as a backup for my iphone 6S Plus.

    It is there if I need it and has the same Nano SIM.

    I have long since given up on Windows Phone and as others find, all the apps are there for iPhone.

    I remain interested though but I am surprised just how comprehensively Windows crashed out of the mobile market. I think back to the huge mistakes and errors of judgement made first by Ballmer then by Nadella.

    They should never have killed Windows RT and are now reinventing it. Windows Phone of course has become a quaint footnote in history. How the hell did that happen? Meanwhile a few devotees await for the second coming...
    08-04-2017 11:07 AM
  10. shanahben's Avatar
    I also use my 640 XL as my music device because Groove just works flawlessly in it. Also, that Zeiss lens still has a special place in my mobile photography needs.
    08-04-2017 11:09 AM
  11. caelironstaff's Avatar
    I use my Lumia 950 xl as a daily driver (insider fast ring, dev mode). I use my phone for work as well as a byod item, and use citrix receiver in continuum for my employer. I work at a financial institution in a highly mobile position. I also use a Surface Pro 3 issued by work for anything the phone cannot handle. We are deeply integrated with Office 365, so this works very well. At home, I use my old 1520, also on insider fast, for games and smart home items. My wife uses her idol 4s as a daily driver. All integrate well with our xboxes, 360 and one, and our respective pcs (HP laptop for her, non insider, Lenovo 710 tiny VESA mounted to tv and on insider fast for me). If you can't tell, we are a Windows family.
    08-04-2017 11:12 AM
  12. tukur yakubu's Avatar
    I use my 950xl for everything a phone can do.It is my DD.Use the web for the apps that are not available..Being on insider fast ring,the battery life is now improved.
    08-04-2017 11:14 AM
  13. Rishab Haridas1's Avatar
    I'm Still using windows phone as my daily driver
    I still love the use of windows phones as my daily driver
    08-04-2017 11:18 AM
  14. Scott McBurney's Avatar
    My Lumia 950 is my only phone, and I'm an insider on the fast ring. I make use of it quite a lot. I'm a senior software developer for a good sized company, and I use a lot of business related applications on the phone. My most used apps include Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on occasion; OneNote very often; To-do list; Skype (for text/mms messaging); Skype for Business; Slack; Groove music; an FM Radio app on occasion; Edge; LinPhone (Voip app); Outlook Mail (configured with both personal and work accounts), Calendar, People; Twitter; Facebook & Messenger, Instagram; Maps, Weather, News, Echo radar, Okta Verification.

    There are also a number lesser used apps that I have on my phone that are occasionally used.

    I hate playing games on my phone, with the exception of an occasional round of Wordament.

    I do own a couple USB-C "docks", one by TNP that has USB, HDB, and Ethernet, and a second from Aukey that has HDBI and 4 USB ports. I also have a Bluetooth mouse, and the Microsoft Bluetooth foldable keyboard, and I do use continuum on occasion at work, and a lot more when travelling when I can connect to a TV via hdmi. Although I usually have a laptop with me when I travel, I am trying to use the phone more as a primary device.

    I do use Cortana for setting reminders, checking my calendar, and even getting package tracking info or flight status info.

    I also keep a 15,000 mah battery in my backpack in case I ever need to charge up my phone on the run.

    My spouse has a Galaxy S7, and I have friends with both android and iphones, and I have to say, I really dislike both of those platforms. Windows phone is just much easier to use, more friendly, and really more capable in general. Now if only more app developers would start building UWP apps.... but there really are a lot of UWP apps out there now.
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    08-04-2017 11:20 AM
  15. tukur yakubu's Avatar
    I use my 950xl for everything a phone can do.It is my DD.Use the web for the apps that are not available..Being on insider fast ring on 15237.I also have L640 that I occasionally use for music.It's battery life is superb.
    08-04-2017 11:22 AM
  16. pat grinnan's Avatar
    Love my 950XL I would like to see better security for it email addresses & One Drive hacked all the time Better since I installed Microsoft Authenticator app Would love to be able to use Google Authenticator app for my google email &stuff BUT won't install on 950Windows Phone
    08-04-2017 11:25 AM
  17. larspassic's Avatar
    My Lumia 650 is my daily driver. Every day before work, I load up my YouTube watch later playlist, then listen to them as I drive 1.5hrs into work. Same thing going home. So for the past 12 months, my 650 has been playing 12 hours of YouTube videos a week.

    The device can be sluggish at times, but RS2 update helped a little. Not ready to retire it yet.
    08-04-2017 11:30 AM
  18. NYCMetsPDX's Avatar
    950XL is my daily *weekday* phone as it can't be beat for work (Citrix Receiver on Continuum is a mind blower).

    OnePlus 3T is my weekend phone because I use it to watch MLB games on the AtBat app (Stupid I know but if not for that app Windows Mobile more than satisfies).
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    08-04-2017 11:32 AM
  19. ScubaDog's Avatar
    My wife and I both have a 950. Since my wife destroyed her 1020, the 950 is her only device. My 1020 is still my primary device because it is a much more attractive device (bright yellow and MUCH hardier build), has a better camera (though admittedly slower), it has WP8.1, which is supremely better in my opinion to W10M. I do keep the 950 up to date on latest builds because, frankly, I can't complain about something I don't have intimate experience with. I use the 1020 for everything unless it makes sense to switch to my Surface Pro 3. Sadly, as more primary apps disappear from the WP8 store, I may find a point where I'll have no choice but to put down the 1020. This is sad, since I also have the camera shell for it, which turns it into a really nice tripod-mounted rig and adds battery power. There's just nothing I like about the 950. But, I continue to test things out on it to see if a miracle happens and it suddenly is a decent OS.
    08-04-2017 11:44 AM
  20. Heatnup's Avatar
    I use my Elite X3 for everything. Obviously all my email, however I do most of my texting now on my surface book and Windows laptop and tablets linked to phone via skype. Also, how great and simple is the onedrive integration between windows phone and all my other windows 10 tablets and pc's. Everything is always instantly on each device...even site logins stored on my pc using edge automatically come on phone edge. And for email, drafts are instantly saved and accessible from pc to phone and vice versa when using my hotmail/outlook accounts, awesome feature. I regularly use my Windows phones for hotspots, easy one swipe and a click to enable it.

    The greatest feature of the Windows Tiles is when using security cameras. Why, because I simply pin the cameras to the main screen and it updates every 10 minutes or so. I don't have to pull up the cameras simply to get an image showing recent status at home and office. I have ultra high resolution cameras and use ip centcom app and it works awesome on my Elite X3.

    I also use Schneider Electric AC controllers with their Wiser Air app to control my two air conditioners and they work awesome. Might I add that the actual units look awesome with their back led glow. I control my garage door openers from my Windows phone using Garage Door Opener app.

    I operate my pool solar temp, lights and pumps from a pinned html page, works awesome. I use Jandy Aqualink! I do my banking with Ally and Wells Fargo using Windows phone. I love informed delivery app on phone and PC to monitor incoming usps packages and letters. Sure, some apps don't exist now on windows and windows phone, but if they aren't there I simply don't buy and use products from those companies if I don't have to. I absolutely love how easy Windows 10 has been for me on all platforms.
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    08-04-2017 11:50 AM
  21. WilsonBlaze's Avatar
    Mainly for watching YouTube with NO ads
    08-04-2017 11:50 AM
  22. Anil Mandal's Avatar
    I still have my lumia 640 Xl but its not my primary one. I m still wIting the day will come when the windows OS will be full of apps like GOT the winter is coming.... and as John Cena said" Never ever give up " So here i am waiting for the moment
    08-04-2017 11:52 AM
  23. TV3's Avatar
    Lumia 640 as the out-and-about mobile and Lumia 640XL in the house. My short-term plan is to get a used 950 to see me through the next 12 months which will either be the death or rebirth of WM.
    08-04-2017 11:58 AM
  24. MrCode2k's Avatar
    I have a 950, which was replaced by Microsoft when my first phone broke. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed the battery lasted only 5 hours without using it. Rebooting the phone on a full charge, drained 40% of the battery. After limiting the amount of background apps and purchasing a new battery. The battery barely lasts 10-12 hours and a reboot drains 25% of the battery which it's unacceptable for an everyday phone. The other day I powered up my old 920 to updated and I was amazed at it's performance. It was faster and the battery lasted longer than my current 950. I also noticed how much easier it was to use the 920 with one hand. The weight ratio was perfect compare to the 950 which feels heavier at the top or where the camera is placed and gives the feeling the phone is going to tilt and fall of your hand

    At this point. I'm going to take the phone to the store, hopefully they can find the issue with battery drain. If they can't find the issue, as much as I love the UI. I will need to seriously consider a reliable mobile OS. Maybe use the 950 as my gym music player.
    08-04-2017 12:11 PM
  25. RSB54's Avatar
    Microsoft 650, daily driver (only phone). I use it lots, for Texting/messaging, Calendar, Email, Cortana, Groove, everything Internet including FaceBook, GPS (prefer Waze), some simple time-waster games, sports streaming, weather, several travel apps, and much more.
    I am satisfied with it, at least to the point that I'm not ready to spend $500-$1000 on the latest & greatest. Of course I'd like more apps, productivity like Chase, but I get by.
    08-04-2017 12:16 PM
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