1. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    Just a few weeks ago I'd never imagine getting rid of my WM Phone but it had to be done.
    I've been on T-Mobile for the past few years and have suffered their awful connectivity here in Arizona (lots of no service when you leave the main city and inside buildings where Verizon still works just fine).
    Now that Verizon has unlimited I wanted to go back. But neither my 950XL or my 1520 will work on their network.

    So I finally gave in and got a Samsung S8+
    The final decision was probably pushed by Windows Central's recent articles about taking an Android Phone and running almost exclusively Microsoft services on it.

    Naturally the plus side of this is getting more apps and apps like Facebook that are more updated.
    The bad part is missing my dedicated camera button.
    The S8 can open the camera with a double press of the power button but you then need to use the onscreen buttons.
    Several times I double clicked the power button to open the camera then I pressed the power button again to take a photo. Which of course just turns the screen off. I am so used to the Lumia camera button of the Lumia Icon / Lumia 1520 / Lumia 950XL I've been running for several years now.
    Hopefully an update will allow the dedicated "Bixby" assistant button to be remapped for the camera.

    So... what about my Lumia 950XL?
    I could keep it to play with but I could sell it to recoup some of my money.
    The longer I wait the less it will be worth.
    It seems to sell for $250 and up on eBay.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-07-2017 10:27 PM
  2. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    Oh, one feature I am missing badly, besides the camera button, is the Skype text message interface with the PC.
    I loved being able to use SMS/MMS from my PC.
    05-07-2017 10:28 PM
  3. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    If you want text message integration with your PC I recommend using Verizon Messages instead of the default message app from Samsung. You can get Verizon Messages on Android tablets, iPads, and Windows 10 devices. My phones messages are all synced with my Tab S2, Surface Pro 3, and my desktop.

    Also I don't own a Samsung S8, but I have other Samsung phones including the S7, you can map the volume keys to take a photo. Not the same as a dedicated camera button, but it is an option.
    libra89 likes this.
    05-07-2017 10:48 PM
  4. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    The Verizon SMS app is in the phone. The Facebook messenger one asked to handle the SMS so I allowed it.

    I didn't notice an option to use the volume key for a photo. Hmm... Maybe I will need to look again.
    05-07-2017 11:06 PM
  5. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    Ok, the volume key option was there and already turned on. That will help a lot.
    05-07-2017 11:08 PM
  6. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    For the camera, at least on the Note 5 and S7.
    Open settings in camera app
    Scroll almost all the way down
    Click on Volume Key Function
    Select take pictures.
    05-07-2017 11:14 PM
  7. LightenSkies's Avatar
    Man id would love to buy a 950 xl if i had the money.
    05-08-2017 08:49 AM
  8. editguy's Avatar
    I think you should just give it away to someone like me.
    05-09-2017 01:31 AM
  9. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I think you should just give it away to someone like me.
    FWIW, I'm a lot like him.
    05-09-2017 09:11 AM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    If I had not just got one I would say the same, I think we are all in AZ too...lol!
    editguy likes this.
    05-09-2017 08:55 PM
  11. nate0's Avatar
    Would you have considered ATT?
    05-09-2017 08:56 PM
  12. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    Would you have considered ATT?
    No. They are not much better than T-Mobile around here.
    05-29-2017 12:40 AM
  13. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    I finally put it up for sale tonight on Craigslist.
    It sold within hours.
    The guy said he hangs out on this forum. LOL

    Glad that someone will get to enjoy it.
    The S8+ has some cool new features and apps but there are some things that were still better on that 950XL
    nate0 and xandros9 like this.
    05-29-2017 12:41 AM

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