1. vermilionnguyen's Avatar
    *First of all, sorry if this is not the right place to post this. I'm new to this forum.*

    Hello!

    My (really) old Xperia Z3 has just failed and now I'm looking to get a new phone on the cheap. After some research, I've found a really good deal on a Nokia Lumia 929. However, I'm wondering if Windows Mobile will be a good fit for my use case.

    On my phone, I usually do a lot of:
    - Sending/Receiving emails (just regular Gmail, no business mail or anything)
    - Surfing the web with Chrome.
    - Social networking (I mainly use Facebook, Twitter and Reddit)
    - Streaming videos (I watch a lot of Youtube everyday, and occasionally Twitch)
    - Streaming music (mostly on Spotify, and sometimes SoundCloud)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
    11-22-2017 09:50 AM
  2. worldspy99's Avatar
    Gmail support is okay.
    Chrome is not available, you need to switch to Edge
    FB is so so
    Twitter is okay app
    Reddit has a few third party apps
    YouTube support is non existent. You can use MetroTube
    I am not sure about Twitch
    Spotify app is so so
    SoundCloud app is so so, I don't know if it is even supported
    faisalbaba and libra89 like this.
    11-22-2017 12:46 PM
  3. faisalbaba's Avatar
    For you tube you can also check my tube app from store.

    Sent from (iOK)
    11-22-2017 12:49 PM
  4. Player Piano's Avatar
    No, it will not be sufficient for your needs.
    techiez and xandros9 like this.
    11-23-2017 11:24 AM
  5. techiez's Avatar
    No, it will not be sufficient for your needs.
    good suggestion
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-23-2017 11:48 AM
  6. AndyCalling's Avatar
    Odd to say. It will do all you require OP, but you'll use the Edge browser instead of Chrome.
    11-23-2017 01:22 PM
  7. kaktus1389's Avatar
    To add to what others have already said:
    - Readit is a great Reddit app as well as Baconit (most users use one of those two)
    - MyTube is not a free app but it's better than the one on Android from my experience - it doesn't have a ton of ads and it supports background playback
    - There are several clients for Twitch, the ones I used worked fine

    Also you don't have to use Edge if you don't want to - there are other browsers in the Store however I do prefer Edge over other browsers.
    11-23-2017 02:46 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    You have had great replies so far but I'll add a note about SoundCloud.

    In regards to SoundCloud, you should be fine with AudioCloud, which is an awesome third party app for it. However, if you are listening to music that is official (I believe it would be DRM protected), it will not play with it at all. This is just a third party app limitation regardless of the platform, so it really depends what you are listening to. If you are someone that listens to mixes and maybe more independent artists, you should be fine.

    Oh, as for the browser, I personally like Monument Browser a lot. Edge can be a battery drain if used for a long period of time.
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    11-23-2017 11:04 PM
  9. Player Piano's Avatar
    It just seems irresponsible to recommend W10M to anyone at this point in the game.
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    11-24-2017 10:14 AM
  10. milkyway's Avatar
    It just seems irresponsible to recommend W10M to anyone at this point in the game.
    Well, if it suits your needs, why not? W10M will get updates till 2020. After that it's dead, yes. But who nowadays owns a phone longer than 3 years? (except me)
    fat8893 and fin11 like this.
    11-24-2017 11:29 AM
  11. Player Piano's Avatar
    Well, if it suits your needs, why not? W10M will get updates till 2020. After that it's dead, yes. But who nowadays owns a phone longer than 3 years? (except me)
    I agree with what you say, "if it suits your needs." What I stated was that it would be irresponsible to recommend to others.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-24-2017 11:32 AM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    Well, if it suits your needs, why not? W10M will get updates till 2020. After that it's dead, yes. But who nowadays owns a phone longer than 3 years? (except me)
    Except that while the core OS may be getting security updates, Edge isn't getting any better (its still inferior I believe) and app updates likely won't last that long. All I think OP will be happy with is email and Reddit.
    11-24-2017 01:59 PM
  13. fat8893's Avatar
    - Outlook Mail is more than enough to do the job. I even have my website domain email inside Outlook Mail, and it never miss a beat.

    - I seems not to have any sort of problem with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Mobile. That said, there are a lot of browsers inside MS Store for you to try out.

    - There is an official Facebook (alongside Facebook Beta) and Twitter app for Windows 10 Mobile. For Reddit, I'm using Readit.

    - I use myTube. It may lack live streaming, but it was miles better than the official YouTube app. I did see Twitch in MS Store, but I'm not a Twitch user, so I cannot tell much about it.

    - Spotify is now under maintenance mode. In other words, no more development for Windows 10 Mobile. It's still available to download in MS Store to this point, but if you're lucky, you won't be experiencing a 'keeps on loading' issue like what I experienced with my current Lumia 830. As for SoundCloud, try Audiocloud. It uses Groove Music UI, so that should be fine.
    12-03-2017 07:36 AM
  14. fat8893's Avatar
    It just seems irresponsible to recommend W10M to anyone at this point in the game.
    Hmmm... my younger brother's currently using Android, but he really wanted to use W10M.
    12-03-2017 07:40 AM
  15. Player Piano's Avatar
    Hmmm... my younger brother's currently using Android, but he really wanted to use W10M.
    And what is your point here? How is this related to my comment? I really want to use W10M too, but every time I pick up my 950 I am immediately reminded why I jumped ship.
    12-07-2017 09:07 AM

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