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Do you use a Windows Phone, /g/?
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>>52334734
Yes, currently with windows 10.
Has been a love/hate relationship so far
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>>52334734
I used to anon, I used to...

RIP best phone ever
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>>52334734
It's usable, and I've had one before (Win 8) but Microsoft went full spy-mode recently, so they lost me as a customer.
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Thinking about upgrading my shitty android phone to a Lumia 640.

How is the mapping app? I don't know if I could actually live without Google Maps if other map services are bad.
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>>52335043
It is okay. I would prefer if maps.me was available here.
I think Here Maps allows you to use offline maps
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>>52334936
everyone is spying on you these days, anons
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>>52335090
Fun fact: government can spy on you regardless of OS. They can even hijacked calls before android/iOS were a thing
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>>52335090
You pick your poison, sure, but clearly Google and Microsoft are way ahead of the pack by a long shot.
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So has anyone here actually switched from Android/iOS to Windows Phone and not regretted it?

Basically it just texts, calls, and has an internet browser. There's no app support.
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>>52334734
I still use my Lumia 925, the new ones look pretty solid but no snapchat etc. I wanna upgrade but need to wait to see how the Snapdragon 820 android flagships are this year.
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>>52334734
Yeah im phoneguy i had lumia 1520 and im still amazed of how people can use thia garbage, and how do they spread lies about this system and trick other people to buy lumias. Lumia was smoother than android 3 years ago, since then everything changed but people still claim wp is amazing..

Everything positive you read about wp is bullshit. I went to huawei mate 7 from nokia lumia 1520 and fucking everything is better. Shame to say that, but even huawei > lumia.
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>>52335164
I mostly use Tweetium (twitter with gif-video support), 6tag for instagram, crunchyroll for muh animu, n7player for music, whatsapp and line.
Dunno about the actual "no app support", but all the things I did in android I'm doing it on windows phone too
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>>52335164
>There's no app support.

There are enough apps for a casual user. If I were to switch, which I never will, I would be fully covered. I checked out of curiosity, and all the apps that I use are there. I'd have no issues at all.
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>>52335348
Except that they:

Doesnt work
Are in versions 2 years after android ones
Are not supported
Are buggy

Even facebook app has problems to work on windows phone.
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>>52335616
Have you actually tried them recently? Because only Instagram on WP fit on that list, since that shit has been abandoned forever.
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>>52335261
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>>52334734
i used to. i really liked my 820 when i first got it but windows phone never felt like it was actually finished which is a shame because the 820 is the best built phone i've ever held.
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>>52335348
>casual user

>no snapchat
>no instagram
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I had a budget one before I switched to something better (when I had more money)

I personally really enjoyed it, however, due to the shitty ecosystem it's just doomed to fail. If they get everything that other phones do, the OS is actually superior to at least android, so I'd get another one.
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I was an early adopter of WP7, so I got fucked pretty hard.
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>>52335704
Snapchat is not happening because the creator said it, also he's throwing cease and desist letters at every single nerd trying to make a 3rd party snapchat app for WP
>no instagram
but
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>>52335656
Yes like i said before i had lumia 1520. Worst smartphone i ever had. It doesnt even support proper file explorer.
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>>52335810
Windows 10 mobile has one, not even sure if that phone supports it though
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I had one. I couldn't stand that no first party devs supported the fucking thing. Also, Nokia Maps or whatever was just dead wrong half the time in my area (I live in a capital city in the US), forcing me to use a shitty browser based google maps replacement.

Windows can't keep the thing alive because nobody wants anything to do with them.
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posted my 950XL when I got it a month ago.
I'm not a robot :へ)
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>>52335823
Yes it has. But its the same as on feature phones. 5 default media folders and thats all.

You cant for example create hidden folder on phone and put files there to prevent displaying them in gallery. If you create hidden folder, that retarded file explorer wont see it. A droid offers me full file explorer merging all the disks in 1 app. Full pc like explorer. Just like on symbian.
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>>52336119
Just checked the store. Maybe this one might do the job?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/metro-file-manager/9wzdncrfhzqz
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>>52335810
>>52336119
>>52336192
Search the store for "Files" by Microsoft.
It should come installed by default, honestly.
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>>52335763
#rekt
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>>52335970
What does it look like now? Did you rice it to your liking?
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>>52337120
It turns out that high contrast mode is worthless if you actually want to do things, so now it's just white and grey plus color.

I got tired of the back being slippery so I bought a leather case.
These things seem to be made-upon-order so it isn't here yet.

As of yet there are no protective 950 XL cases that aren't plastic garbage, so you should be able to see why I got pic related
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>>52336192
>>52336226
It doesnt. As i said these pseudo file explorers displays few default media folders like on feature phone.

This is an excellent example of how bad this os is, and how much wrong information is in the internet about it.

This os looks good at first, but the longer you own it, the deeper you go into it it becomes more and more crippled.

Even dialer app is crippled compared to any other os.
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>>52335616
>Even facebook app has problems to work on windows phone.

Which is an app developed by Microsoft...

Even the Microsoft apps that you have in iOS/Android aren't available in the WP platform.
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>>52334734

I have honestly been trying to switch from Android to WP. Got a Lumia 635 for free from a friend, came with WP8 not even 8.1 because ATT wouldn't push the update.

Tried to use a podcast app, they're all shit, the phone would just reboot because you looked at it the wrong way, decide to upgrade to WP10 through the insider program.

WP10 fixes a lot of problems but not all, phone still just resets just because, apps take for fucking ever to get something done, phone still reboots on a whim, and you're in permanent beta mode because insider program.

And yeah there are no apps, there is no multitasking, you can't for example, record sound and have your screen go to sleep, once it goes to sleep everything stops.

Windows Phone is basically the new feature phone that has really nice sound quality and a full html browser, don't expect anything past that.
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>>52334734
No. Now go shill somewhere else Indian...PS poo in loo.
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>>52334734
Still posting on my 520, gimme a reason to change

Protip: You can't
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>>52334734
Yup, good old Lumia 630
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>>52341332
I have a 520 too. It can be a bit clunky and slow switching apps and bluetooth is somewhat unreliable but for what I paid for it, it was a good value.
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Got a win8.1 phone (lumina 635 512mb) after my old android phone started BSOD on boot. (Pantech burst, some modem issue.) Absolutely hate this phone. The two pros to it are durable (Like my last phone) and a good screen. I don't use a case, and I haven't gotten a single scratch. Brightness is great in direct sunlight too.
Apps are super lacking, and I can't really tweak the phone to be mine as I could with android. Also miss fun linux nerd stuffz.
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>>52335803
>cease and desist letters
fucking why, there are tons of 4chan apps and they never get a letter

sort of explains why WP is 4chan app capable
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Yes,I just bought $50 Lumia 430 as my secondary phone.

A decent mobile OS, but Android/iOS is clearly better.
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>>52334734
Yes
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Tbqh family its the only phone worth using. iOS are ghetto phones for blacks, android is only for white kids who like fixing and tinkering with incomplete software. WP has everything a productive person needs
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I bought a 640 last week. It's so great.

>take it out of your pocket and it shows time and notifications automatically
>pass your hand over it and it does the same
How could I have lived without that.
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it sucks
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>>52339085
You should probably flash it with non carrier rom. I assume your phone lacks the denim firmware since it's still in WP8. The firmware was a big improvement, and your problems with wp10 come from the lack of denim firmware.
What's weird is that I'm pretty sure the 635 was released with wp8.1 loaded and it was the first phone released with 8.1.
Try unbrand your rom, there are tutorials on the internet, that way you'll be able to get denim firmware. I had a 635 (before upgrading to a 640), and it's a very nice phone.
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>>52339085
>because ATT wouldn't push the update.
But they did.
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>>52339085
>record sound and have your screen go to sleep, once it goes to sleep everything stops.
You can allow apps to work in background, you know.
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Sure. WP8.1

So comfy. Best mobile OS for who wants to use the smartphone mainly as smartphone.
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>do you use a Windows Phone, /g/?
Yes, Lumia 735.

Bought it for €100 from Dutch Ebay because I bricked my Moto /g/ a week before I went on holiday and needed something to use for navigation and to take pictures. Couldn't have wished for more really, the camera is good and the offline mode for the maps app is great as well if you're on holiday.

Anyway on the long run it might be very frustrating though, apps get rarely updated and many apps are missing. It's a good phone if you use a phone as a tool but if your life revolves around your phone get something else.
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>>52335043
Nokia maps is pretty good. Regular updates on my Lumia Icon.
Waiting for my contract to make move on the 950.
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yes
but let it die
DO NOT SUPPORT WINDOWS MOBILE
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>>52334734
Yes, a Lumia 1520 running Windows 10 Mobile insider build.

I was going to upgrade to a 950XL, but I don't like anything I've read about the Snapdragon 810, so I'm going to wait for next year's flagship - assuming there will be one.
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>>52345580
>It's a good phone if you use a phone as a tool but if your life revolves around your phone get something else.
Pretty much this. I like this phone because it does the job and is nicely featured. I guess if I needed more apps I'd go the android way, but I don't use apps except from a book reader and runtastic, so I'm ok with it.
What I love is adless nokia mix radio, which is fucking great.
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>>52345903
SNAPDRAGON 810 PANTSFIRE
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>>52345903
>assuming there will be one.
It looks like they'll release an x86 intel phone.
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>>52345947
That will be pretty nice with Continuum, if they manage to shoehorn a tablet class Atom into a phablet.
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>>52339085
I have the 630 and haven't got a single reset or reboot.
Are you using the fast or the slow ring?
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>>52341877
No idea. There's just people guessing the creator of Snapchat hates Microsoft. They believe that because the creator just send C&D to windows projects and not to the android/iOS ones.
And if I can recall correctly, some guy who did a really great 3rd party snapchat app for WP confirmed he pulled the app out of the store because of the C&D he got
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>>52345947
The rumors are that the x86 one might be a business oriented device.

I'm more referring to the fact that if they release a new generation of flagship phones next year, it'll actually be the first Lumia Phone wholly designed in house by Microsoft and Panos Panay - the guy who designs the Surface Book and Surface Pro.

The 950 and 950XL are the last remnants of Nokia design school.
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>>52346305
I just want a lumia with good design. the 950 and the xl one are pretty meh looking, despise being flagship.
Also
>snapdragon 810
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>>52346333
Panay's Surface design team has yet to disappoint me with their industrial design. They've had over a year now to work on the next flagship device - completely with him and his team in charge.

I'll be very surprised if it doesn't have some kind inspiration from the Surface Pro and Surface Book baked into the next flagship Lumia device.
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>>52345114
try windows 10 mobile preview anon your browser problem will solved
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I have a 640, running W8.1. should I upgrade to W10 now?
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>>52346523
Do it. OW the Edge is much better than IE, FLAC support, actually organized Settings and Store app, more personalization options and other stuff I might not remember now.
630 here and runs no different than 8.1 denim regarding speed.
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>>52346523
yes, leaps better, 10 is a bit slower at opening apps but ram management is much better eg no "resuming..." plus edge is so much better than ie on the phones
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>>52346523
I'd say do it, it works well on my 640. Once you've installed wp10, don't forget reinstalling insider app and check for the update (or you won't have latest preview).
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>>52338957
Thats the only thing that saddens me about wp.
Seems like microsoft is also leaving that sinking ship.
i liked my lumia920
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>>52339085
And this is all your fault anon
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