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  1. Adventurer64's Avatar
    Well, it was a great 8 months on W10M. My Idol 4S battery is toast and I can't find a decent used Idol, so I picked up a heavily discounted LG V20 at TMo and now working on making Android just right again. What a mess. I have all the MS apps up and running and my W10M life was sucked into the new Android quit easily. I'm on the fence with Microsoft launcher cuz it doesn't play well with some of the V20 features, especially the various swipe functions. The secondary screen on the V20 seemed gimmicky at first, but I'm now using it to switch between apps frequently. I Passed on the V30 cuz of cost and aspect ratio. Bummer all around.
    10-14-2017 05:54 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Well, it was a great 8 months on W10M. My Idol 4S battery is toast and I can't find a decent used Idol, so I picked up a heavily discounted LG V20 at TMo and now working on making Android just right again. What a mess. I have all the MS apps up and running and my W10M life was sucked into the new Android quit easily. I'm on the fence with Microsoft launcher cuz it doesn't play well with some of the V20 features, especially the various swipe functions. The secondary screen on the V20 seemed gimmicky at first, but I'm now using it to switch between apps frequently. I Passed on the V30 cuz of cost and aspect ratio. Bummer all around.
    I'm also using an LG V20. I use Nova Launcher Prime on mine. The second screen works with Nova.
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    10-14-2017 06:10 PM
  3. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I'm also using an LG V20. I use Nova Launcher Prime on mine. The second screen works with Nova.
    Thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a try. I like the vertical home screens on MS launcher, but it's problematic. I like to hide the bottom navigation buttons / home touch button like I did on W10M to max. screen size, but the swipe up seems to overlap with other swipe functions. Very annoying. The swipe up icon tray is also annoying. I prefer a tray that can swipe left or right.
    10-14-2017 06:19 PM
  4. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Already switched to cheap Android phone. Waiting for foldable phone hybrids. Or implants, whichever comes first.
    10-14-2017 06:51 PM
  5. aximtreo's Avatar
    I moved from the HP X3 to the Pixel XL. It's a nice phone. Getting use to Android isn't so bad since I've had one over the years for the fun of it.
    10-15-2017 06:16 PM
  6. Timbre70's Avatar
    Wanted to pull the trigger on the Xiaomi Mi A1 AndroidOne, but was taken aback that it only support one of the three lte bands for my carrier. My lowly 650 supports all three bands and could easily roam globally without issues.😒
    10-15-2017 06:29 PM
  7. Stephen Pedersen1's Avatar
    I don't know what I want to do. The iPhone 7 has terrible battery life (about 2000) compared to my Lumia950 which stores 3000. Apple is putting form over function with their short battery life here. I'd have to step up to the iPhone 7 plus to get one that had about 2700 in battery power. Or I could just get the google pixel 2. Their so ugly though. I don't know what I want to do... I'd like to keep my Lumia 950 but music is a core function and Microsoft killed it. The Spotify app on windows 10 mobile is complete garbage. I will never buy another Microsoft product ever again.
    10-15-2017 09:34 PM
  8. techiez's Avatar
    Moving on from L730 to Note8
    10-16-2017 08:32 AM
  9. Husky44's Avatar
    I'm a total newb at anything other than Windows-based phones, but I'm probably going to make the switch to Android soon.

    I tried iPhone, that lasted < 1 week. I will continue to live in the Windows ecosystem to the max extent I can, and iPhone doesn't seem to want to help me there. I'm also not a fan of the direction they're headed-no option to keep a headphone jack, making my Bose headphones worthless; getting rid of the fingerprint reader, etc.

    I've been exploring all my Android options, and am leaning strongly toward the LG V30. Second choice would be the S8+. My priorities are minimum Google/Android intrusion into my life, max Windows functionality/integration, equal or better device than my 950, wireless charging, headphone jack, expandable memory. From the reviews I've read, the V30 hits these the closest, but I'm always open to suggestions because I'm truly learning from zero on Android.
    10-16-2017 03:04 PM
  10. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I was set on the V30 but switched to V20 because it's now just under $400 at T-Mobile. I also prefer the aspect ratio on the V20 which gives a slightly wider keyboard. The secondary screen on top is actually useful.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-16-2017 10:46 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I was set on the V30 but switched to V20 because it's now just under $400 at T-Mobile. I also prefer the aspect ratio on the V20 which gives a slightly wider keyboard. The secondary screen on top is actually useful.
    I hope you like your new V20. I've had one for two months now and love it, especially for the quad DAC and the camera.

    What colour did you get? Mine's silver.
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    10-16-2017 10:57 PM
  12. Adventurer64's Avatar
    I hope you like your new V20. I've had one for two months now and love it, especially for the quad DAC and the camera.

    What colour did you get? Mine's silver.
    It's definitely not silver and not black. Not sure what the color is called, maybe charcoal. It looks pretty cool. I'm not an android fan despite having used it for years prior to W10M, but I do like the V20 and it takes awesome pics. Like the wide angle rear camera. The secondary screen is actually useful since I'm using extensively to toggle between open apps. Didn't have to root since I was able to uninstall or disable most of the bloat I didn't need. Less bloat than the Samsungs I've owned in the past. Battery is getting me through most of the day. For $400, it's a smoking deal on TMo.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-16-2017 11:05 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It's definitely not silver and not black. Not sure what the color is called, maybe charcoal. It looks pretty cool. I'm not an android fan despite having used it for years prior to W10M, but I do like the V20 and it takes awesome pics. Like the wide angle rear camera. The secondary screen is actually useful since I'm using extensively to toggle between open apps. Didn't have to root since I was able to uninstall or disable most of the bloat I didn't need. Less bloat than the Samsungs I've owned in the past. Battery is getting me through most of the day. For $400, it's a smoking deal on TMo.
    Cool! It's called "titan" in the grey colour, which looks really nice. I love the second screen too. I didn't think I'd use it, but it's something I find very useful.
    Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    10-16-2017 11:49 PM
  14. iainjo's Avatar
    I made the switch yesterday to a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. lots to like; very responsive, stunning screen and apps
    I'm still using my 950 XL as a secondary phone now, I already miss the interface but quickly getting to grips with Android. I've come though WM 5/6.5 and then to a couple of iPhones before moving on to a Lumia 650 then 950 XL (Win Phone 8 & 10). I work as a consultant on primarily Microsoft technologies and their Android app support appears better.
    I will see how the next few weeks develop...
    10-17-2017 03:02 AM
  15. cmattau90's Avatar
    I switched to an iPhone 8 Plus in space gray (black) with 64GB.
    10-17-2017 11:28 AM
  16. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I'll switch to an HP Elite X3, most likely at Christmas. Yes, still on W10M. If I ever want to Android (not a fan) it'd be Nokia or Xiaomi. Not a fan of iOS either.
    seventeenapg likes this.
    10-23-2017 06:37 AM
  17. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    I can upgrade my phone in December so I am looking around at the moment.











    I may get the Samsung Galaxy S8 and keep it to one side until my 950 gives up the ghost.











    At the moment I have no pressing need to replace the 950.











    It is not as if I need a faster phone at the moment.











    When I got the 950 the 1020 was struggling with Windows 10 Mobile so the 950 was much needed.











    That is not the case 2 years later with the 950.











    The 950 has gotten better as Windows 10 Mobile has matured.

    I would love to be able to run Windows 10 on ARM on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
    If I ccould do that down the line I would.







    It would be nice if we could upgrade the 950's to Windows 10 on ARM but that is not going to happen.









    I could just keep going with the 950 and hope that MS or an OEM bring out a Windows 10 on ARM device that has the ability to be a phone amongst other things.









    It may turn out that I get a Samsung Galaxy S8 in the meantime to tide me over until MS gets their act together.









    I will mull over my options until then
    Last edited by Grant Taylor3; 10-23-2017 at 07:17 AM.
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    10-23-2017 06:55 AM
  18. Timbre70's Avatar
    Waiting for Nokia 7.
    10-23-2017 08:19 AM
  19. tgp's Avatar
    Waiting for Nokia 7.
    Is "7" the only single digit number Nokia hasn't used yet?
    10-23-2017 08:26 AM
  20. aximtreo's Avatar
    I switched to the Pixel xl. Loved it so much I ordered the new Pixel 2 XL. Three times I ordered and three times I cancelled. There isn't that much difference in my xl and the 2 xl; certainly not enough to justify the price.

    My son and I have decided that the best phone with the newest technology that is coming available is the iPhone X. By the time they have the manufacturing kinks out, we will be ready to buy.

    Decisions, decisions. What can I say?
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    10-23-2017 08:41 AM
  21. pidjones's Avatar
    Bought a real el-cheapo POSH (Oh, I do hope that isn't an acronym) Kick Pro L520 running Android Marshmallow. Just to see if I can live with the new Android better than Lollypop. So far, the phone is junk but the OS seems pretty good. But, I only paid $35 for it on eBay (supposedly a factory refurb).
    10-28-2017 09:04 PM
  22. DrChucky's Avatar
    Nokia 9 as soon as it launches in the US.
    10-29-2017 02:23 PM
  23. hilga007's Avatar
    My new primary device is an iPhone 8 Plus. I love the camera, screenshots are easy to edit, its secure and it will be guaranteed updates for many years to come!

    I made a Moto Z Play my secondary device.... but I just don’t like Android’s lack of cohesion. It’s a very chaotic experience.

    I definitely wish more manufacturers had made higher quality windows devices...

    Though I’m selling my “collection” of Windows Mobile Devices I’ve been tinkering with; I believe I will hang onto one to use sporadically :)


    Since it's pretty much confirmed that Microsoft is giving up on W10M, I'm wondering now what phone to switch to. Currently I have a 1yo Lumia 650, works ok (not as well in terms of speed and non-crashing of apps as my old Lumia 925 which isn't on W10M) but it's quite slow and recently as of last month the Telegram app doesn't function on the 650 anymore (and Telegram is so important to me!). I caved and bought an iPad for school last year, but I will still need a smartphone to switch to by 2018. What phones are you guys looking at, if you do plan to switch soon and why?

    Also it pains me to have to ask this question ): have been with Nokia since my first phone and Windows 7 since it first appeared!!!
    10-29-2017 02:27 PM
  24. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    I'm thinking about the Nokia 8.
    but how does the camera compare to the 950 XL?
    10-29-2017 08:52 PM
  25. boky69's Avatar
    After L950,next phone - Xiaomi redmi note 4 or redmi note 5 global version. With snapdragon.
    10-29-2017 11:52 PM
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