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  1. Jcmg62's Avatar
    It's the little things W10M done automatically that Android doesn't do...

    My best example of the past week: parts of my home and office get crappy WiFi, so I often turn it off on my OnePlus5T and rely on 4G. Problem is, I forget to go back into settings and turn it back on. I've gone a couple of days before realising I'm using my data allowance.

    W10M allowed you to turn off WiFi for a set period of time, then it would automatically switch itself back on.

    Smart. Simple. Elegant.
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    03-29-2018 12:47 AM
  2. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I don't even know where to start. So let me just start with the obvious:

    1. Hate Android
    2. Hate Android and of course
    3. Hate Android

    I so so regret selling my premium and super smooth 950XL, I can't even tell you.
    Jcmg62, fin11, Leslielbk and 1 others like this.
    04-02-2018 06:56 AM
  3. dov1978's Avatar
    Everytime I see a Lumia in a movie or TV show I wish I had one again. As much as I loved all of mine and its been over 6 months since I gave up my 950xl I couldn't go back now. The 950's are just too dated now and there's way too many hardware and software features missing for today's standards.
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    04-02-2018 10:39 AM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    Everytime I see a Lumia in a movie or TV show I wish I had one again. As much as I loved all of mine and its been over 6 months since I gave up my 950xl I couldn't go back now. The 950's are just too dated now and there's way too many hardware and software features missing for today's standards.
    Exactly. Why I hate switching to a newer device running Android. Like the S9+ for example...you see all that you are not able to use or interact with on the 950s.

    ...but then I come crawling back to a Lumia again and again...I guess I just cling to the simplicity at times. Was comparing V-Keyboards the other day between it and Android. There is nothing like the Windows Phone 8/10 vkb. It could use a couple revamps maybe like the dictation toggle could easier to use or do a bit more with dictation/listening/pausing or maybe at times word prediction can work against you...but really an awesome experience compared to Android imo.
    Last edited by nate0; 04-02-2018 at 06:44 PM.
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    04-02-2018 06:12 PM
  5. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Exactly. Why I hate switching to a newer device running Android. Like the S9+ for example...you see all that you are not able to use or interact with on the 950s.

    ...but then I come crawling back to a Lumia again and again...I guess I just cling to the simplicity at times. Was comparing V-Keyboards the other day between it and Android. There is nothing like the Windows Phone 8/10 vkb. It could use a couple revamps maybe like the dictation toggle could easier to use or do a bit more with dictation/listening/pausing or maybe at times word prediction can work against you...but really an awesome experience compared to Android imo.
    Same here man. Same here. I have bought and sold, bought and sold countless Lumias. And every time I sell one, I am super happy as I was angry with the platform. But when I start using Android, I know I am really angry now more than before. I have made up my mind. Now if (whenever) I buy a Lumia, I am not going to sell it. NOT.
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    04-03-2018 12:00 AM
  6. Peter1984's Avatar
    Since the advent of the Nokia Lumia Windows devices i've been addicted. I am junkie for windows devices and have owed more then I would care to admit. 920s, 1020s, 950s and 950xls I would cook those babies up on my spoon and shoot em up, mainline all the way.

    Having to use multiple devices for work and such I've had more blackberries, androids and apples then i can count. Dozens of the bleeding things. And the one that i keep coming home to, the one that could beat any of those devices hands down was the Nokia / Lumia devices.

    I'm afraid to to leave WP10. I'm not ready for the withdrawals. The nausea, the vomiting, cramps and cold sweats that i get when i put my L950 down and pick up an Android are beyond describing.

    I've used the iPhone X, and the Samsung S9+ is very impressive.

    But outside of a few functions I still find my 3 year old Lumia 950 superior. The moment i pick up 950, where with a simple caress I can access everything i need from a single screen, can shoot photos with a click of the dedicated camera button, close down aberrant apps clickly and easily. I can access my onedrive and PC's local drives with inbuilt native apps, secure and fast. The irony was before MS built it there was almost no way to do this on IOS or Android devices.

    The best thing about WP10 is its reddit app; Baconit. Between 2012 - 2017 i downloaded every single Android and IOS reddit app (except those requiring payment in excess of $5). All of them failed against baconit (which works nicely on my Win10 PC, nice one UWP).

    From setting up and using my VPN provider i find it quicker and more logical to do this on my WP10 950 then an Android or IOS device.

    High contrast and being able to short cut to almost any setting on my phone is a godsend. i use these functions regularly. Can you shortcut settings option 3 screens deep on a IOS device?

    Sure it might be a little slow around the corners these days and batteries struggle but a iPhone 6 that goes through heavy use would be next to useless, as would a Samsung S6. Tell me what device from 2014 can shoot fricken 4k as well as a 950 in 2018? And its camera with its mechanical stabilization can shoot pics that my continue to wow friends and colleagues.

    If only MS had design the screens to be replaceable and gave users access to cheap OEM parts (batteries, covers, functions) then the Lumia 950 would be marchin strongly.

    I don't blame Nadella for cancelling WP10. What else could he do. It was losing in the smartphone death march. It was making a loss whilst being slaughtered by tech blogs and journals across the planet. I know an editor of a much a tech site and I am utterly disgusted at how ignorant he was about the Lumia 950 and its abilities.

    I think Lumia - WP10 range was always going to die an early death. How could it not?

    MS launched WP10 off of the bloody corpses of tens of millions of WP6, WP7 and WP8 customers who were all left stranded and rejected when after paying a premium they were told they could not update their devices. That arrogance from MS that burned key tech editors and journo's allowed them to be sweet talked by Google & Apple marketing departments.

    The other problem was the fact that Microsofts strategy seemed half-hearted. It seemed a bit like the BUsh governments plan when came to dealing with Iraq after the invasion.

    1. Invade Iraq
    2. get rid of saddam
    3. Bask in the love of Iraqs.

    Microsoft version was this

    1. Launch WP6, WP7 and WP8, burn millions of people.
    2. Launch WP10
    3. Bask in hundreds of millions of sales and see the end of their competitors.

    They didn't even build that many Lumia 950s. IT was like they knew it was still born. They didn't put their money was and they didn't have a strategy that compensated and apologised for those who had been used as testers for the Windows mobile development process.

    Though i find the betrayal of late that Android users are getting features that aren't being pushed onto WP10 particularly egregious

    I'll leave you with my ode to MS/WP10

    Friends tell me I am crazy
    That I'm wasting time with you
    You'll never be mine
    That's not the way I see it
    'Cause I feel you're already mine
    Whenever you're with me
    People always talk about reputation
    I don't care about your IOS/Android apps
    Just be good to me
    Friends are always telling me
    You're a loser
    I don't care what you do to them
    Just be good to me
    Friends seem to always listen
    To the bad things that you do
    You never do them to me
    You may have many others
    But I know when you're with me
    You are all mine
    People always talk about reputation
    I don't care about your other partnerships
    Just be good to me
    Friends are always telling me
    You're a loser
    I don't care what you do to them
    Just be good to me
    Love is a game of chances
    So I'll take my chance with you
    And you MS won't ever change
    We talk about it and I'd
    Rather have a piece of you
    Than all or nothing
    Just be good to me
    In the morning
    Just be good to me
    In the afternoon all evening
    Just be good to me
    The time is calling
    I won't tie you down
    When you need me
    I'll be around
    I'll be good to you
    We could be together
    Be together
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    04-03-2018 12:13 AM
  7. nate0's Avatar
    Same here man. Same here. I have bought and sold, bought and sold countless Lumias. And every time I sell one, I am super happy as I was angry with the platform. But when I start using Android, I know I am really angry now more than before. I have made up my mind. Now if (whenever) I buy a Lumia, I am not going to sell it. NOT.
    Haha.
    I went digging today. Found a working 930 and 929 I still have. The 1520 is a beast of a phone and I like having the portability of the little flagship model too. I try to keep at least one lumia on hand no matter what. I have more spare parts though then actual working phones lol.
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    04-03-2018 12:34 AM
  8. dov1978's Avatar
    Exactly. Why I hate switching to a newer device running Android. Like the S9+ for example...you see all that you are not able to use or interact with on the 950s.

    ...but then I come crawling back to a Lumia again and again...I guess I just cling to the simplicity at times. Was comparing V-Keyboards the other day between it and Android. There is nothing like the Windows Phone 8/10 vkb. It could use a couple revamps maybe like the dictation toggle could easier to use or do a bit more with dictation/listening/pausing or maybe at times word prediction can work against you...but really an awesome experience compared to Android imo.
    I do love the Windows keyboard. The biggest thing I miss from it is probably one of the simplest too. When you're typing out an email address, hit the @ symbol and it automatically takes you back to querty keyboard
    04-03-2018 05:39 AM
  9. dov1978's Avatar
    I really need to unsubscribe from this thread. Everytime I clock in I go straight out searching the classified ads for a used Lumia
    04-03-2018 05:42 AM
  10. Luk Tanguy's Avatar
    Do I miss Windows Phone? BIG YES!!! Although i switched to Oneplus 5T, which is great phone, but I still miss my Lumia 950XL! I was forced to switch when one day the screen turned green. I search for a replacement screen which is not anymore available. The connectivity between the phone and the pcs was insane! even though I can connect my android but that fluidity between windows device is greatly missed. I hope that The surface Phone Andromeda is not another dream that Microsoft is selling to us....
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    04-03-2018 10:18 AM
  11. jeffchapik's Avatar
    I really need to unsubscribe from this thread. Everytime I clock in I go straight out searching the classified ads for a used Lumia

    Whaddya want? I've got a stack of 920's and 640's.
    04-03-2018 12:56 PM
  12. Robert Miller17's Avatar
    I miss Windows 10 Mobile so much, I decided to pull my Lumia 640xl out. It had an issue with installing some apps, but I figured it out. Moving back to my 640XL this afternoon from Android.

    I just dont understand how anyone can like android.

    Robert
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    04-04-2018 10:19 AM
  13. BreakneckFalcon's Avatar
    I bought Lumia 950xl on OCT 2016 still using :) love it no chance of replacing it :P
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    04-04-2018 11:23 AM
  14. ninwiito's Avatar
    I do but i'm glad I moved on. The third party support just wasn't there. My 950 is collecting dust somewhere but I still use it for taking pictures occasionally.
    04-04-2018 03:00 PM
  15. Leslielbk's Avatar
    My 950xl is becoming worn out. I shudder when I think of what to replace it with. I've been looking at the V30 and would like to know what you think about it now.
    I bailed on iPhone a long time ago, and I can't figure android out. It just looks so...odd. I love Windows Phone.
    04-04-2018 10:06 PM
  16. Leslielbk's Avatar
    The thing I really miss is Continuum. I was all in on that feature and ran it as my primary workstation for 2 years. I take a tonne of notes in my job and my Surface Pro 4 became a glorified notepad. My Lumia 950 was my go to, permanent workstation.

    I get a lot of non-tech people won't believe this, but honestly I ran my business from my phone docked to a cheap monitor and a wireless keyboard/mouse.

    I watched that Brian guy with the fedora use continuum on stage at the 950 launch and was like "yup, I'm all in on that!" It was bleeding edge beyond the scalpel.

    The only time I had to turn to my surface was to print PDF docs. For whatever reason I could not get Continuum to print a PDF.

    Sadly, Continuum was one of the first features that MS started to leave behind. A few months into launch and MS were really pushing improvements and new feature updates, but within a year they just stopped.

    I guess by then they were well into the "Andromeda/Arm/Full-Windows-In-Your-Pocket" development cycle and decided to pull the plug.

    Honestly, if that Andromeda device lands without Continuum it'll be a wasted opportunity.
    I got the dock for free with my 950xl. I couldn't believe how perfectly it worked - my tv had a problem with the size so some images were off-screen, but I'd float the cursor where the command should be and voila! It worked anyway. I loved Continuum. I've always done business on my phone - legal contracts, mind you, and the 950xl made me weep with joy. But printing pdf docs from Continuum? Have I missed something? Can I print from my phone and never knew about it???
    04-04-2018 11:09 PM
  17. Leslielbk's Avatar
    I don't even know where to start. So let me just start with the obvious:

    1. Hate Android
    2. Hate Android and of course
    3. Hate Android

    I so so regret selling my premium and super smooth 950XL, I can't even tell you.
    Thank you. I'm on wpc to see what ya'll are going to post WP. It's not positive or hopeful... I thought I'd hear "it's not bad over here" but no. I've been holding the galaxy 9+ and it's pretty, the design is interesting, but then I turn it on. WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT???? It looks like a child drew it. clickitty-click-click to move around, not to mention fast access to all the open apps to navigate between them. And there is no replacement for Cortana. From across the room I can go "Hey Cortana - remind me to find the book when I get Beth's". No pause required - I can rattle that off all at once and she smoothly gets it. Set my timer for 55 minutes. What's 87x40173? How many pints in a gallon? Call Sun City cvs (that's not in my phone, she just plucks it off the internet)...I love her. If my 950 dies, I will fcry or a long, long time.
    04-04-2018 11:22 PM
  18. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    I really need to unsubscribe from this thread. Everytime I clock in I go straight out searching the classified ads for a used Lumia
    and I am about to buy one!!
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    04-05-2018 02:13 AM
  19. X0LARIUM's Avatar
    Thank you. I'm on wpc to see what ya'll are going to post WP. It's not positive or hopeful... I thought I'd hear "it's not bad over here" but no. I've been holding the galaxy 9+ and it's pretty, the design is interesting, but then I turn it on. WHAT ON EARTH IS THAT???? It looks like a child drew it. clickitty-click-click to move around, not to mention fast access to all the open apps to navigate between them. And there is no replacement for Cortana. From across the room I can go "Hey Cortana - remind me to find the book when I get Beth's". No pause required - I can rattle that off all at once and she smoothly gets it. Set my timer for 55 minutes. What's 87x40173? How many pints in a gallon? Call Sun City cvs (that's not in my phone, she just plucks it off the internet)...I love her. If my 950 dies, I will fcry or a long, long time.
    I totally know what you are saying. No matter how "premium" they try to make their device, they can't upgrade to the design sense of Nokia (for the hardware)/Windows (for the OS).

    And it is not that it performs badly. it is decent, has all the apps, no crashes anymore etc. But it is Ugly AF.
    In fact I am getting a fantastic deal on the Elite X3 and I have my eyes on it since a week. Let's see how that goes.
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    04-05-2018 02:18 AM
  20. Grey Vee's Avatar
    Windows phone sucks. It is not as smooth as it was on 8.1. I regret having a lumia 930
    04-05-2018 06:22 AM
  21. raycpl's Avatar
    Windows phone sucks. It is not as smooth as it was on 8.1. I regret having a lumia 930
    Win8.1 may be smooth and zippy, but for me WM10 out-muscle, out perform it all the time..
    This come from one who had used both W8.1 and WM10 on 920, 1520, 720 & 830

    ... !
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    04-05-2018 08:05 AM
  22. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    I know what you guys mean. I am now using my Idol 4s as my daily driver, have totally removed Facebook and all other social apps (taking a break from all the garbage there) and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. The only thing is, the primary speaker is bad and I need to send it in for RMA repair. :(

    I do not have a spare Windows phone sitting around and I do not want to turn my Android phone on at the moment. The Idol 4s for Windows also has the best compatibility with my Dodge Dart Uconnect system.
    04-05-2018 11:54 AM
  23. Markeyse Jamar Mundy's Avatar
    I have the Note 8. Love the size, Love Android Auto, and Love Samsung pay. But still won't match how good Windows Phone worked. To me it is still superior to everything else on the Market. Microsoft needs to realize that!
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    04-05-2018 05:41 PM
  24. ManofGod1000's Avatar
    I have the Note 8. Love the size, Love Android Auto, and Love Samsung pay. But still won't match how good Windows Phone worked. To me it is still superior to everything else on the Market. Microsoft needs to realize that!
    You need a car that comes with Android Auto preinstalled, right?
    04-05-2018 05:43 PM
  25. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You need a car that comes with Android Auto preinstalled, right?
    It is also possible to purchase an aftermarket head unit that supports Android Auto.
    libra89 likes this.
    04-06-2018 03:05 AM
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