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Acer Liquid Jade Primo review: Windows 10 Mobile for the business crowd

Acer has made a fine Windows 10 phone in the Liquid Jade Primo, but it's hard to recommend outside the enterprise.

Acer Jade Primo

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The Quick Take

The Acer Jade Primo (opens in new tab) is a good phone, that much isn't in doubt. But it's also a good phone let down in a few key areas. The camera is slow and it's more expensive than we'd like when approaching from a consumer standpoint. The Jade Primo and its 'pocket PC' approach makes much more sense in enterprise where it's certainly an attractive proposition. For Average Joe, the Lumia 950 phones are still the ones to get instead.

Pros

  • Fantastic display
  • Great design
  • High-end hardware

Cons

  • Camera is sloooooooow
  • No Anniversary Update
  • Expensive

Acer Liquid Jade Primo full review

It seems like an age now since Acer first announced the Jade Primo, back in a packed, sweaty room in Berlin at IFA 2015. It's been a long, slow road since then but it's now on sale and beginning to pack pockets in some areas of the world.

Acer claimed the crown for being the first to announce a high-end Windows 10 phone, one supporting Continuum and all its fanciness. Before even Microsoft, with the Lumia 950 phones coming a couple of months later.

The Jade Primo is an interesting device for a number of reasons, which is why we're taking a look at it. There's a very definite enterprise play from Acer, but what about consumers? Is it worth buying?

There's only one way to find out. This is our review.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo unboxing and hands-on

Acer Liquid Jade Primo specs

  • Display:
    • 5.5-inch Full HD display
    • 1920x1080 resolution
    • AMOLED
  • Processor:
    • 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
    • 3GB RAM
    • 2870mAh battery
  • Storage
    • 32GB internal storage
    • microSD card slot
    • USB-C
  • Camera
    • 21MP rear camera
    • 8MP front camera

Acer Liquid Jade Primo hardware and software

Acer Jade Primo

Acer Jade Primo

One on hand you have a phone a lot like Microsoft's Lumia 950, on another hand something quite different. Neither of those two statements are in any way a sleight on the Jade Primo, but it also helps to temper expectations.

Unlike the HP approach of throwing literally everything at the phone and making it stick, Acer's hardware is more reserved while still focusing on the enterprise. Inside you'll find a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Staring back at you is 'only' a 1920x1080 resolution display.

And what a nice display it is. Lovely, deep blacks and vibrant colors are a treat for the eyes. This is one of the best displays on a current Windows phone at any resolution. Though it is on the bright side, even at minimum settings. What's also a treat is that this isn't just a rectangle with a screen (looking at you Lumia 950), there is some shape, some style. The Jade Primo is more pebble-like, with a curved back and rounded corners that just sinks into your palm.

Considering the target crowd are people who will be glued to their phones all day, it's an important detail. This also helps the phone feel smaller than it actually is. In reality it's between the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in size, with a 5.5-inch display, but as it's narrower than the larger of Microsoft's flagships it's much less of a thing to handle.

With the Jade Primo you can get a full PC setup in the same box

The internals are plenty powerful enough for Windows 10 Mobile, and more importantly Continuum, but they're still decidedly old hat in the greater smartphone landscape. The Snapdragon 808 has been around for a while, even when the Jade Primo was also announced 12 months ago. Operationally it's not really an issue, but given the price of the hardware it's a little disappointing.

With the Jade Primo there is, however, more on the table than just a phone. Acer has a multitude of accessories to offer alongside it providing a full "PC in a box" experience. While we didn't receive a monitor, our review package came with the Display Dock, a keyboard, and a mouse.

Acer's Display Dock has a leg up on Microsoft's too, in that it's also a charging cradle for the phone. It's not quite as portable, but it's also not designed to be. It's all plastic, kitted out with a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports and a HDMI out. It'll charge the phone, too, but through a proprietary port, not USB-C. Hence leaving it on your desk and not taking it with you.

Acer Jade Primo

Acer Jade Primo

Again, it's all part of the enterprise hardware play, and it's smart. Acer can go to its partners with everything in a big box to sell instead of a phone and a laptop. For a heap of enterprise users, Continuum will be plenty.

There's currently no Anniversary Update or word on when it'll come

Gone are the days that buying a non-Lumia Windows phone would result in a sub-par software experience. Thankfully, the same stock apps are now available across the board which means a consistent experience.

There's nothing fancy pre-loaded, nothing out of the ordinary, just plain old Windows 10 Mobile. It doesn't yet have the Anniversary Update, and at this point we've heard nothing official on if or when it'll be landing. That's disappointing in itself, but it's also something that won't be exclusive to Acer. It's the biggest issue with the software on the Jade Primo and sure, consumers may be a little more peeved than the enterprise folks.

But having seen the improvements made to the HP Elite X3 and even Microsoft's own Lumia phones with the Anniversary Update, I'd say Acer needs to get on it pronto.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo performance

Acer Jade Primo

Acer Jade Primo

The Jade Primo is mostly a match for the Lumia 950 on hardware, so we'd expect a similar level of performance. The big difference is the screen resolution so you'd expect a bit better battery life, but otherwise that assumption of equal performance is right on.

That is, it's very good. Windows 10 Mobile has come a long way since the early days and it's now smooth, snappy and generally pleasant to use. Continuum is nice to use, too, which is no doubt a comfort to the enterprise folks eyeing one. It still surprises me to that you can do such a thing with a mobile telephone.

Where the Jade Primo does fall down is in camera performance. Not so much the pictures, but its speed. If you're coming from a Lumia you'll notice how bad the camera is here. It's slow. Really slow. It doesn't matter whether you let it pick the focus point or you manually set it, you wait what feels like an age for the camera to focus and snap a shot.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo camera

Acer Jade Primo

Acer Jade Primo

Don't fall into the trap of thinking high megapixels means a top-notch camera on the Jade Primo. It's not that it's bad, but on a phone that costs what this does you'd expect so much more. It's terribly slow at both focusing and capturing, which means it's not much use for those quick fleeting shots of kids, for example. Indeed I stopped trying to photograph my 2-year-old because he moves a lot faster than the Jade Primo focuses.

When you've got the time to compose the shot properly the pictures that come out are decent. One critique would be that even on bright days images come out a little dark looking. But, it's not bad in low-light situations and the front facing camera is stronger than you'll find on the Lumia 950.

Check out a few samples in the gallery below.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo battery life

Acer Jade Primo

Acer Jade Primo

Inside the Jade Primo, you'll find a 2870mAh battery that's not removable. If you can't hot swap during your business day you're going to be expecting to get good life from what lies within, right? Well, for the most part, the Jade Primo does just fine. I've not really struggled to get through the day with it, but one thing that was a little concerning is how quickly it drains power while in my pocket doing nothing.

The idle battery drain is somewhat concerning

If anything the over-bright display should cause more battery drain than on some other phones, but sat idle next to a Lumia 950 XL the Jade Primo drains its battery significantly faster. Hopefully this is something that can be fixed with an update.

That said, if you're using this as a 'PC in your pocket' and spend a good amount of time plugged in for Continuum, then this probably won't affect you. Keep the dock connected to the mains and you'll never run out.

Acer Liquid Jade Primo: The bottom line

Acer Jade Primo

Acer Jade Primo

Let there be no doubt, the Acer Jade Primo is a good Windows 10 phone. But it's not a great one, with a frustratingly slow camera, idle battery drain, and a high price tag. The Jade Primo is also quite expensive if you're paying full retail, a fair amount more than its closest Windows competitors, the Lumia 950 or 950 XL.

That's not to say you shouldn't appreciate the many good things about it. The display, while a bit too bright, is a treat for your eyeballs, and the design is refreshing among bland rectangles. Performance as both a phone and a pocket-PC in Continuum is on-par with the Lumia 950, and we'd expect nothing less given the closeness of the hardware in the two.

Average consumers should still buy a Lumia 950 before one of these

But the biggest takeaway here is that this is an enterprise play from Acer. I was told much the same way back at Mobile World Congress 2016, and in that regard this is an extremely appealing product. Acer will sell a big box with a phone and everything else you need (even including a monitor), to have the complete Continuum-powered PC experience. When it comes to deploying in the business world, the cost is less of an issue, especially compared to the cost of a phone and a laptop.

If you're an average consumer looking for a high-end Windows phone, you should probably still buy a Lumia 950 or 950 XL. They're significantly cheaper than the Jade Primo while offering the same experience. Even if you have to get it in a different way. If you're an enterprise buyer looking for that sweet-spot package, the Jade Primo should 100% be on the shortlist alongside the HP Elite x3.

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Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

93 Comments
  • I use the Jade Primo on occasion. It's a really nice design. A little creaky, but feels great to hold. You can also put Insider builds on it and it handles RS2 just fine so far.
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  • Thanks after MANY tries I got it. But don't think that anything that works in your device will work fluently in other's device. Which device are you using?
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 535
  • Agreed with Karan_jha. WindowsCentral.com in the browser is HORRIBLE, both on phone and PC. If it weren't for using AdBlock AND a hosts file that blocks much crap, I wouldn't even consider accessing this site in a browser. And that's on PC. NEVER would I recommend this site in the browser on a phone.
  • Daniel. As an IT Professional I see my colleagues choosing work devices that mirror their home life. From what you have seen/read of Microsoft staff are they missing that? Do they truly think they can miss the consumers and only do business and survive?
  • I think Jason posted an article recently that made it sound like they aren't completely forgetting consumers. I think they're smart enough to know business users are also consumers outside of work
  • I think their groove app shows that well. The app for W10M seems very well done. And has many more features than iOS and Android.
  • Very True but the one thing i noticed is on my backup Android is on the latest update album art can be seeing on the lock screen
  • @cr_buck, I think it's more a matter of exposure and access to your data. Yes, if you have newer tech at home (as many of us do), you'll want that at work. But if work gets you a shiny new system that you like, assuming it does more than just spreadsheets, you may decide you want it at home too. The key factor beyond exposure to new tech is access to your data, your stuff. This is where Microsoft's play for Office and OneDrive on iOS and Android has been so important. With no real phone to compete with iOS and Android devices over the last couple of years, Microsoft is doing their best to leverage their existing strength on desktop (both home and work) to drive its ecosystem out into the mobile world where the people are (i.e., on iOS and Android). To the extent people are using Microsoft's apps and ecosystem on those devices, at least they won't LOSE access to their core personal stuff if they later switch to a Windows phone. That makes the enterprise starting point a reasonable one Microsoft can attack from a point of strength and with much less competition than from the other end. Factor in Xbox and you can see they do have a good play from a different facet of the consumer side too. The strategy is sound. Whether it works or not... well, the devil is in the details and in countless unforeseeable changes in the marketplace.
  • The issue is though if they lose the OS competition on Mobile, they will eventually lose desktop. I say this as more of my colleagues are saying why use Windows if I have Android and can use Linux. Pair that with other comparable apps that have native access advantages, such as Google Drive, and Microsoft trying to compete they lose the home field advantage making them even less relevant. Go even further with how easy it is to transfer data from one cloud service to another and businesses can leave Microsoft with no fuss. I know because I've been doing migrations and it's stupid easy. Then pair that with Google and Apple both making a play for the classroom while Microsoft backs out and then you win the hearts and minds of future generations. The irony is that being in the schools is what originally got Microsoft into homes and businesses. Their only saving grace for the next 10-15 years is XBox to win long term buy that's weak bet if they don't secure something with Mobile. The sad thing is they say they have lost but there are still a ton of ways to differentiate in Mobile.
  • I agree there. I don't use a Windows machine hardly at all at home, just at work (where OneDrive drives me crazy). MS is smart to push the abilities of Surface over iPad, but the reality of it is, most folks don't care. iPad may not run desktop apps, but it does have many of the best tablet apps of all the platforms. I can take all my digital photos from my Sony Alpha and download them to my iPad through an app, and then iCloud automatically syncs them seamlessly across all devices, and it even manages how they are stored on the iPad. Yes, you can do that with Google Photos/Drive, and Onedrive, but why would any user already entrenched in those systems feel any pressure to switch? And this is coming from a longtime user of many Windows devices and products. I've had multiple Lumias, Surface RT, 2, and 3. 
  • @ThreeOnTheTree, unless you're suggesting that Microsoft commit suicide and shut its doors and go away, I think you're just supporting their current strategy -- unless they make an ecosystem that their existing users care about and works for those who still use Windows on computers even if they also use Android or iOS on their phone, they will continue to lose them for the very reasons you've listed.
  • Right. I still remember, how MS has won over ..... gosh, I can't even remember the name of bussiness standard word processor in the beginning of nineties that was later bought by Corel... One just can't dictate trends with focus on bussinessand expect it will drip into consumer too....
  • @Andrej Gregoric, WordPerfect. WordPerfect for DOS 5.1 was the absolute dominant word processor of its day, but they were very slow to put out a Windows version, allowing Microsoft to gain share with early versions of Word for Windows. A series of other mistakes and ownership transfers (through Novel and finally on to Corel) and WordPerfect has fallen off the map. It is still used in some legal circles and continues to have a few features that are superior to Word, including its awesome "Reveal Codes" for detailed control over character and text formatting and placement.
  • @cr_buck, if you extend what you wrote into the future, that really supports Microsoft's strategy. Microsoft obviously doesn't want to lose the desktop. In order to protect that turf, they need to offer a better overall ecosystem, including mobile. In almost all cases, the best way for a company to gain market share in a market it doesn't already have a strong position is to leverage its existing brand and strength in other areas and find ways to tie them together (or acquiring, but that doesn't really apply here, with Apple and Google being the only other serious players, and obviously not acquistion candidates for MS). Right now, the best way for MS to strike some success in mobile is to leverage their strength on desktop. Also, Apple has classically been the biggest computer in education. That didn't stop Microsoft from totally cleaning their clock in the "real world."
  • I agree. My issue is Microsoft sending mixed or confusing signals about their true commitment to mobile they are shooting themselves in the foot while trying to restructure. I know they say they will have a focus on mobile but their actions are making people think they are just trying to, without saying it, completely get out of mobile. My hope is this whole this is a smokescreen so that Microsoft can properly develope unique hardware and software without Apple and Google coming in and grabbing parts. If they are and get their timing right it would be a smart strategy. Let the competition think you have bowed out, work in secret on a killer product, and then come back reenter the market to the surprise of your competition. The challenge is they would have a very short time to do that as desktop is losing relevance. I could be wrong but I see a shift happening in my consumers and if they don't take action very quickly the window of opportunity will close. Either way I think this next year could make or break  Microsoft as a company that the average consumer knows or cares about.
  • In devices no one else is producing the hardware differentials we see with Windows. In the new OS strategy which is still in it's infancy is extremely progressive by just letting those software engineers and designers be free to be creative of which is my hope is that the culture inside of Microsoft will be able to for this allowance.
  • I think you will see it more like the Surface series, features meant to hit home run in business but plenty of things that make it a win at home too.  Lots of folks use Surface Pro's at home, right?  Yet they make great business tools.  I'm just adding up, 950, 950xl, Jade (here), and X3 are all GSM only.  Now you still have the Icon and 735 on VZ so we'll see with the Surface phone or whatever next premium "example" phone MS makes and whether HP and Acer come along with VZ models down the road, but the world is looking narrower at the moment in that respect.   
  • Wow no Anniversary update stopped me in my tracks a bit there. Is there a reason for this? Like is there a compatibility problem causing MS to hold it back, or is it just rolling out to different devices in phases? I kind of thought we'd mostly seen the end of anybody getting left behind OS wise? Obviously firmware can still be affected by carrier though
  • Mmmmm all the review points to the conclusion that both enterprise users and consumers are better off with a 950.
  • I agree with you Daniel. The best thing with Anniversary update in the Jade Primo is that the camera got way faster i think.
  • Is "enterprise" becoming an euphemism for "don't bother with this thing"? It comes with a disappointing camera? Well, let's just call it an enterprise phone so that we can say this feature doesn't really matter. Aside from the fact that it comes with a dock and a processor that supports continuum, there's absolutely nothing about this phone that makes it a device for enterprises compared to say a Lumia 950. It's becoming a tiresome trend on this and other sites to label things in certain way, simply because that's how Microsoft wants them to be called. Same thing happened with the Lumia 650: everybody was calling this an enterprise phone simply because MS had announced to be targetting 3 types of users (budget, enterprise & enthusiast) while there was in fact nothing about that device that made it a phone fit for enterprise.
  • Well you know PC stand for personal computer and yet its actually a business machine as IBM intended.
  • I get what you're saying about the term enterprise, and my point isn't really about that but just that there are people seeing HP Elite X3 photos on social media and asking if they were taken on a 950. There are huge differences between the cameras om the two devices but in every day use I think Elite X3 has a camera that is good enough for a lot of people and its in low light you'd have more issues. The flash isn't as good as the 950/XL but I don't think I've really ever used the flash anyway.....i could be "doing it wrong" but u have my flash set to off as it takes better photos without it even in low light (950 I mean)
  • Apparently, another thing that makes it "enterprise" is delayed software updates. W10M devices apparently won't keep pace with updates like PCs can. 
  • I can't believe that this still hasn't gotten the Anniversary Update and I haven't heard a peep about that changing. How can Acer and/or Microsoft not support a device that just hit store shelves just a few months ago and should be perfectly capable of running the OS Update?
  • Welcome to the world of Windows Phone / Mobile on devices that aren't Lumias.
  • ...devices not sold unlocked and made by MS. Even the ATT Lumias made you wait. MS isn't doing much better than Android on OS updates. Insider program is not a solution for the everyday customer or the enterprise world. 
  • :)) Well, MS launched the x50s with a broken pathetic beta build and sold them to users. You really expect anything serious from them?
  • High end hardware? Lol Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I failed to see a single reason why to get the Acer Liquid Jade Primo over the 950XL even if you are an enterprise user, could you please elaborate on that? The Acer has slower hardware, a worse camera, worse battery life, and is more expensive.  What exaclty would make this a recommendation over a 950xl for a enterprise user?
  • Acer is a mainstream device maker.
    You read website comments and people say.../Microsoft make phones?/
  • lol. you know, you're not wrong on that.
  • This argument is counter intuitive for what its meant for then. The entire idea of "enterprise" is that your average Joe consumer is not buying the thing which means brand names means squat. As a IT professional for over 10 years now I can confidently say that Acer as a brand has a terrible reputation for cheap consumer level hardware. Microsoft has a much better brand reputation in the enterprise space. So again, @Daniel Rubino, why are you saying this phone is for enterprise users and what makes it better than a 950XL?
  • You can go with @Bleached comment that enterprise is code for this thing sux.
    But I suspect its because the phone is sometimes sold with a monitor and keyboard.
    I don't know about you but that doesn't sound like consumer packaging to me. On the issue of whether it's better than 950xl, why would it matter?
    Based on the screen resolution, its not better IMO.
    Camera is not an issue though for me. Having owned a Samsung Ativ before moving to 950xl, I can tell you that I considered the Jade before settling on the resolution of the Lumia.
    Based on that, the average Joe may find the jade more mainstream than Lumia. Ultimately, a great number of people couldn't care what OS its running, just that it looks like a modern phone.
  • The average Joe will want to know about apps! and windows mobile is a dead yard. even Ebay is cancelling their app :)). Average Joe wants social apps that work and are not feature missing, wants the most played games, a platform that can offer things, not a junk POS like windows 10.
  • Try android central
  • "Enterprise User" is just code for "this thing sucks, don't bother unless your employer is making you". Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Then go back to your laggy droid... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android.. But waiting for the HP Elite so I can get rid of this junkie Galaxy S5...
  • Why "go back to your laggy droid" when he is speaking the truth?
  • You have a S5, you're fault that your experience with Android is bad. #TeamLumia 950 XL
  • My android ain't laggy in the least. Faster than any Lumia I had ever. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I can't say my android is faster than any lumia ever,  I can say with fact that it's faster than any phone running windows 10,   and it's a stock galaxy note 1 on jellybean!
  • Free keyboard and mouse :P
  • Sorry guys for deviating from actual topic.Now guys in India can downloadMICROSOFTMDG update.....mine going on now....excited...
  • Btw mine is Lumia650
  • Good luck Acer, you're going to need it...
  • I really could care less about this phone or any of the other just OK windows phones (it seems that's the best we can do).  Sadly my 1520 is still better than 99% of them and it's a oil slick in phone years.   What concerns me is that everytime i turn around i'm losing another app.  Microsoft, you are killing me, really sad that you just don't care.  First you bring in all the Apple sheep and turn windows into an excessive click happy annoyance, then you let my phone os die a slow horrible death by a thousand cuts (apps I mean).   I looked at the new iPhone today.... SHM.
  • "What concerns me is that everytime i turn around i'm losing another app" And gaining apps... Like the recent banking apps, Starbucks, and fun photo editing apps like Vinci.
    Sure, some apps have left too, but you can't just play one side (or...I guess thats what we do here)
  • After Dec, this model will survive the 950 will be eol, right?  Also hard to compare on price because the 950 price is clearout pricing I think.  
  • How could Acer ask such high price for crappy hardware? Every windows phone these days should be worth anything but above $199. Acer a brand known also for cheap products must be delusional.
  • I saw this phone at the Microsoft store last week. Super lame. They really want that much money for what feels like a Samsung phone from 4 years ago with specs from 2 years ago? Why can't this site be real? Hold Microsoft and Acer accountable. Come straight out and say this phone is bad and they need to do something about it. You know Dan is thinking it, is he afraid of backlash? These fluffy, happy reviews aren't helping anyone, especially Microsoft or its OEMs. It is time to start criticizing and holding then to a higher standard. These days, this phone is just plain terrible. At $250 they might be able to get away with it, but the price they are asking is laughable. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Certainly better then my Samsung Galaxy S5... which is cheaply made with fake metal and so so performance... Posted via the Windows Central App for Android.. But waiting for the HP Elite so I can get rid of this junkie Galaxy S5...
  • I would take a GS5 over this any day. This phone has no advantages over a three year old Samsung at all! There is nothing this phone can do that the GS5 cannot. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • I own this Acer phone actually. And yes it has several advatages over the S5. It looks better in real life than the S5 that looks like the cheapest plastic ever made. It has a bigger screen and it has continuum also. And with the Anniversary update from the insider program the camera got alot faster, even though it's not as fast as the galaxy S6 that i use at work.
  • Ooh boy, it would seem your cons far outweigh the pros. 
  • Glad that there's finally a review on this device.
  • Seriously I can't hear the word 'business' anymore.. Shivers go all through my body. I feel so ****** with my Lumia 950. In one year probably all apps have left the platform and/or are not updated anymore. I really don't want Android or iPhone. Fu Microsoft. You had over 12 percent in many European countries. A little more effort and you had made it.
  • Exactly how I feel with my L950 XL - the phone is absolutely amazing, except one thing ... it's becoming really BORING, it's basically a dead phone, nothing exciting happens on the platform anymore :(
  • Agreed. Ever since Nokia were torpedoed by Nadella, the platform has become stagnant to the point of decay as they were the ones being truly innovative with the little extras they added whereas all MS do to the platform is constantly reboot it and add niche features such as Continuum and Cortana.
  • Absolutely TRUE!!!
  • they let the 12% go away simply coz they wanted the 2% of US to grow and now overall they are at what, may be 1%
  • This is a nice phone, but you can't sell what your can't see.
  • "Enterprise"... Right. There is nothing that makes this phone more "enterprisey" than 950.
  • the camera cant really be that slow, its simply yet another case of "lets throw something together and see if it works" here, the entire product line screams "generic" to me, and that nonsense camera issue just reaffirms it, maybe they got tired of waiting A YEAR for microsoft to finish their OS, now they dont care
  • many have gotten tired of waiting for Ms to finish their product and deliver a stable and bug free build...it seems it may never come. Update after update comes only with bugs, on both PC and mobile...pathetic
  • Why, why why ... have this smartphones so damn large? I'm still waiting for a real successor of my beloved Lumia 820.
  • I'm still waiting on a successor to the 1020.  It remains my primary device.  I can't stand this piece of junk 950.  Neither can my wife.
  • Nokia will be releasing that in the coming months.   However it will be on a stable, smooth, finished os!
  • So Nokia will bring a BlackberryOS 10 Phone?
  • Nope,  android is fast and smooth as IOS now!  contrary to windows fanboy belief here.
  • most of the android haters have either not used it or used old samsungd 4.1/4.2 devices with bloated touchwiz
  • So something I've noticed is that people who have touched the phone said it's a good average device. And update corrects the camera. The price point is in question, but the "free" keyboard, dock and mouse , are an added bonus. And you get to use Continuum. What is the price of the Lumia 950, with these "free" extras?
  • I don't see why ANYONE would call this a good design.  It looks like every other Android phone and, lately, most of the Windows Phones.  And is the camera as slow as the 950? (which is incredibly slow, particularly in a device that's SUPPOSED to be a flagship with great hdwr specs).  I just can't see it being any worse that the 950.
  • This has to be the biggest Captian Obvious article ever written.  ha ha ha!
  • When are the next consumer targeted flagships due to come out if any? Acer is business. HP is business. What else is there? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Ra Ra,  you for real?  There are none.  there will be none.  MS is bailing on the consumer market.  
  • I'm serious. I left Windows Phone after the cancelled McLaren to give Microsoft time to get things together. I've left and went to Android and I don't know if I'll return now. The LG V10 has way better camera software than any Lumia or Microsoft device(besides Rich Capture) and I'm soon to upgrade to the V20 with built in focus peaking. Who knows about the Surface Phone. There's nothing for me to come back to. :( Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • nice choice in android phones.  the V series are realllllly nice.   Not available on my network but I would probably have one as well if they could work!
  • Yes I really do love them. The manual camera mode sold me completely and I haven't found anything like it. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • So it's bad and because of that's its only for Business? The XL it seems, is the best. #TeamLumia 950 XL
  • For the Acer Liquid Jade Primo I am missing a new firmware and the "official" anniversary update. The smartphone restarts up to 4 times in 7 days.
  • Nobody is buying this overpriced POS of a phone except some uptight tighty whitey lost in the depths of some 1990's IT department in the midwest who thinks a Windows Phone is a "great idea..." 
  • nice looking, mediocre camera, and junk OS