Do you still recommend Windows phones to family and friends?
Windows phone is currently between a rock and a hard place, but do you still recommend the platform to your friends?
It wasn't all that long ago that I was comfortable with recommending Windows phone to my family and friends. I've been doing it since Windows Phone 8 launched in 2012, and until recently I didn't see a reason to change that. In fact, in 2014 I switched my significant other, and her parents, over from iPhones to Lumia devices, which they love to this day.
Is it irresponsible to recommend Windows Mobile?
Obviously, things have changed since then. Recommending a Windows phone to someone today may not be as good of an idea as it was two years ago. I'll be honest, it was literally up until about a few weeks ago that I was openly recommending Windows phones to friends and family. One time, on a bus, I was using my 950 XL and someone asked me if they should get it. I said absolutely. If you're in the Microsoft ecosystem, go for it.
I still recommend Windows Phone to people when they ask me for new phone advice lolI still recommend Windows Phone to people when they ask me for new phone advice lol— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) 19 February 201719 February 2017
A lot of people are using Microsoft software and services, so it probably isn't a surprise to hear that a lot of those people are interested in a phone by Microsoft. The unfortunate thing here is that Microsoft doesn't do a very good job of advertising the fact that it has a mobile platform, and it doesn't do a very good job of remaining committed to the platform. Although it claims it is committed, recent actions say anything but.
For example, Microsoft recently dropped support for devices like the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520, which according to the company were dropped due to poor feedback from Insiders. Instead of seeing that feedback and fixing whatever issues Insiders were experiencing, Microsoft decided to just drop support. I'm not kidding, Microsoft literally killed support for devices that are more than capable of running the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile, because it couldn't be bothered to fix a few issues.
The Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 are more than capable of running Windows 10 Mobile and the Creators Update. In fact, in most cases the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 perform better with the Creators Update compared to the Anniversary Update, so Microsoft killing support for those devices is odd. Blaming Insider feedback for that lack of support is even odder. I'd like to think Microsoft would have fixed those issues, not leave them in the dirt.
A failed commitment
What's more, Microsoft's transition to "Feature2 builds" for Windows 10 Mobile has painted nothing but a negative picture for current Windows phone fans. It's becoming increasingly clear that Windows 10 Mobile is now in some kind of maintenance mode rather than in full-fledged development. Feature2 builds are compiled once, maybe twice, a week compared to the daily cadence that Windows 10 Mobile builds used to be compiled at.
Because of these recent advances in Microsoft's "commitment" to Windows 10 Mobile, I'm struggling to continue recommending Windows phone to my friends and family. My significant other is currently looking for a new phone after using the Lumia 950, and I can't recommend a Windows phone of any kind anymore. She's used a Lumia 635, Lumia 735, Lumia 830 and a Lumia 950, all based on recommendations from me. Now, the best I can do is suggest an iPhone.
That's partly due to the fact that there's no real new hardware for consumers on the market, not in the UK, where I live, at least. And it's also due to the fact that I just can't trust Microsoft with Windows 10 Mobile anymore. If I were to get an Alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10, will it be supported in two years? There's an essence of uncertainty when it comes to Windows 10 Mobile right now, and I think many Windows phone fans are feeling it, too.
Due to Microsoft's lack of communication and failure to prove its "commitment" to their platform, I can no longer recommend Windows phone. In my mind, Windows phone is the best kind of phone experience you can get. I dislike most Android home screens, and the iOS home screen is boring and static. The Windows phone Start experience is the best home experience of any mobile platform. If only Microsoft would put some effort into the dying platform.
Right now, however, it feels like Microsoft is responsible for the current situation that Windows 10 Mobile is in. What do you think? And do you still feel comfortable recommending Windows phone to your family and friends?
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I do recommend 950. Great phone, great OS.
Sync perfectly with my Surface, share the same interfere/apps that I am using on daily basis.
If I am happy with the phone/OS, why not recommend?
We are living in the age of "alternative facts" after all.
I have no real answer...as long as it stays that way, i will steer everyone clear of Windows... i will still be around waiting for the next big thing... In the meantime, i plan to switch to Nokia/Android and keep Windows as secondary...
Do you have Verizon or Sprint?
Do you need banking apps?
Do you purchase from carriers directly?
Do you need the new apps on the block as soon as they are released?
Do you mind buying a phone that you can't replace at a brick and mortar store if it breaks?
Do you mind people looking at you like you are crazy when they see your phone? If all answers are no then I recommend windows phone!
But, I wouldn't recommend the X3 to a non WP fan... The X3 is DOA.
Does it do what you wish it to do for the period required.
Are the applications sufficient for what you require.
Are there additional benefits.
Does it fit into your workflow. In my particular case our household has owned outright five windows phones at a total cost of £150.
They fit with my Microsoft workflow, my daughter has all the critical social networking apps she needs
and my wife has a phone, photo notetaker and all the accessibility aids she requires, I can listen
to French internet radio in the car and read Le Monde via the app. If there is no replacement available
from Microsoft when I need to replace them. I will buy the Android or iphone solution available at the
best price. By that time, I suspect I will be swopping out for a 10 bob phone Android with MS apps for calls
and using a Surface style Windows tablet for everything else mobile. Now what's the problem?
The downside tho is its android 😩😩
I don't use my 950s camera at all anymore. It's age shows.
For example, my Lumia Icon was on Windows Phone 8.1, and part of Nokia's installation of WP8.1 had those features. I installed Windows 10 Mobile, but recently I had problems, so I used the reset feature on my phone, which wiped it and reinstalled Windows 10. Nokia did not include those Extra settings on Windows 10 Mobile, they did it for WP8.1, so I lost those features and cannot change my brightness below high. I don't have a 735, but it's wise to use the PC program to reset it for this reason.
Android maker interfaces are the biggest complaint, next to hardware performance.
And now sadly I've lost interest ..
I also recommend them to stick wet fingers on wall plugs and to go tease famished lions.
Phones are temporary, family forever.
There are much more compelling alternatives available now.
I recommended to my parents a lumia 520 and a 730 because they wanted a cheap and good smartphone, back then no android phone could match lumia 520. both phones worked fine until now, if was an android phone it would probably not lasted this long.
Also i thought that lumias were easier for elder people.
But most of the time thing were harder to do compared to android.This year i bought moto g5 plus for them and they are loving it, they told me that is much easier than windows phone, i see them using android now and they almost never ask me how to do stuff, is just more intuitive.My father even after two years sometimes still asked me how to do something on his lumia.
Also there is so much apps, and better apps compared to windows phone, even microsoft apps are better on other platforms.
I can only dream of what's going on in Redmond, but if I were to guess, there is a powerful group of people who want to ensure that quarterly dividends are paid to shareholders. The best way to ensure this is to not extend in to new markets and bolster revenue generating markets like O/S, Server, Cloud and Productivity. They pushed Ballmer out and won the board room. What we are seeing now is the true ambition of Sataya Nadella and it is NOT GOOD!
If you want to see change and big things coming from MS, the first thing that has to be done is getting rid of all dividends to shareholders. If they can do that, then all the worst elements in MS will abandon ship. It will also bring in money for creators to change technology with surplus R&D funds.
If they don't do this, they will continue to try and sell subscription based Office Suites that will force many to look to alternatives like Google Docs (being used in many school districts now). I hope they realize they are cutting the goose open to find golden eggs. You can't undo the damage they are doing right now.
I am a huge MS fan. But, I had a bad experience with the MS Band 2. It kept cracking at the strap and I kept replacing it (5 times in one year). Even with that hassle, it was a pretty awesome device, so I was hoping they would fix the issue with the band 3. Then, they cancelled any future band deployments. I had already had a sinking feeling about the phones, they just weren't getting any better. My wife had a 950, I was on my second phone, went from a 1020 to a 950XL with a dock (that I never use). My wifes phone would continually reboot so she told me she was giving up on the phone. When she went to get an iPhone, they had a 2 for 1 sale so I gave in and got a 7+ with my wife.
It's sad but relieving at the same time. Now I'm just like everyone else and can do all the things they can do and get all the apps they can get. I just wished MS would have done better, or just done more to make what they had better. It's like they give up if they aren't the best selling product 3 months after it's launch. THe minute they get a complaint, the products gone! Not fixed, not engineered better next time, just f****ng gone. I can't be loyal to that when it keeps leaving me behind.
Cortana is OUT
Groove is OUT
Which, again is part of Microsoft's plans and strategies. Ignoring Microsoft's mobile plan should be our best strategy
- at least Microsoft boldly outs themselves
with whatever they want to come forward. -
retired lumia 950xl user, waiting for android app support someday
I was able to convince at least 10 people to get a WP, but the app-gap made them move away (mostly to Android).
BTW, I think some manufacturer should buy the rights to build a phone with a Pure-view/Carl-Zeiss camera. That is the only thing I miss from the high-end Lumias.
That´s why i cannot recommend Windows Phone to any one at all!
Does Microsoft think that such Windows Phone policy gives some kind of a advance to Microsoft?
My opinion is, that everyone who wants upgrade his/hers Windows Phone to version 10 should be allowed to do so, and free. If the phone is cabable to update it (certified).
There is not so many Windows Phone users, to discriminate anyone of them!
if there more for gaming this app that app then no its preference at the end of the day
Last time I recommended MYSELF a 950 XL, because I had jumped ship and started using Android with a Moto X Pure Edition which started to to show problems with the touchscreen. I have always loved Windows-On-Phones (since the Lumia 710, and regardless of the multiple names given to the OS) and thought it was time to give Windows 10 Mobile with a great piece of hardware such as the 950 XL. Got by the end of March, had it for a month: had to return it because of an almost useless camera module and the reality of how behind and unsupported the OS is compared to the big two.
I am back to my faulty-screen Moto X Pure Edition.
Couldn't be happier.
My only complaint is lack of airline apps, American airlines does not have an app. That is very annoying. So if I would highly recommend Windows phones to anyone who uses the phone for business..
If I could have bought an unlocked windows phone at the MS store 2 years ago, i might have done that. 2 months ago i abandoned the windows phone for a pixel. miss the live tiles and better email management, but i now have phone that has the (few) apps I wanted.
Microsoft seems determined to drive people away. update to windows creator created a problem - I cannot save new word (2013) files. Perhaps an indication I should move to google docs, sheets, etc.
I had/ still have Lumia 1020 as backup phone, just because it has excellent camera.
Currently using iphone 7 plus.
Why I would not recommend windows phone, well Microsoft screwed us twice. First came the lumia 700 series with windowsphone 7 and they PROMISED, that those users would get wp 8 on their phones. What happened, Microsoft said, sorry, we do not give wp8 to those phones. Then wp8 came with huge set of limitations. no 4 core support etc. No nokia could not build the phones they wanted, since the wp 8 operating systems was so limited. Then game lumia 1020, with awesome camera. After a year waiting the price to drop, I finally bought it and was happy with it. 8.1 came and they promised wp 10. It would be have been nice to have nice phone and sync it nicely with windows 10. While later, microsoft said, we will not bring wp10 to your phones... screwed us second time.
Then here maps went off... and the final blow from microsoft, was to majority wp users who were still using wp 8.1, we will kill skype...
What pissed me off there was the cancellation of THEIR OWN SOFTWARE in their OWN OS. Second part which pissed me off, was that skype in WP 8.1 lacked so many features, which were quickly made in ios and android, but not on their own os. Which was clear indicator that microsoft said, yes, we screwed you again sucker. Then so many news articles, that no more lumia phones or pretty much phones at all, wp 10 enviroment, and over a year, there has not been nothing positive coming on wp 10, everybody is quessing, in any given day now, wp10 will be history and another disaster for microsoft. So now I am recommending not buy microsoft products. I even recommend people to use good libre office, which more and more people are starting to use. I guess other people too are fed up with microsoft policies... I am not fan of apple products neither... I hate it when I am extremely limited what I can do with the phone and everything has to go via stupid itunes... and android family has too many malware... not good at all...
It is significant that business uses Microsoft products. We'll see Win 10 on all formats
M$ is saying goodbye to mobile world, hence scalded cat is afraid of cold water, too.
I will use my 950XL, my 640 xl, my 630, my 920 and my 930 'till the end, but I'm buying a new phone to my wife and the elected is between an HTC M10 or 11 and SS8.
I prefer IOS, but Apple's battery gap, earpodgate and the prohibitive price of Apple's products in Brazil make that option unreliable.
Adding to this: Microsoft is not even adding new features to their own apps on WM.
Quoting Alex Simons, director of program management at the Microsoft Identity Division about the new "Password Bypass Feature":
"A few people have asked if this works with Windows Phone version Microsoft Authenticator. Windows Phone makes up
End of. Platform is dead. I got a pixel xl.
* Don't think even about many popular apps.
* You'll have no confirmed future vision about what is going to happen to your smartphone.
It's sad." What is sad is that you would recommend your girlfriend an iphone... Why would you do that? Here´s a better idea: Why not ask her to hold on to her 950 until next year since there is nothing on the iphone that she will gain (except for apps, but im assuming she does not care about that since she has been using lumias for a while) and a lot to lose. She can easily hold on till next year while we wait for something interesting to launch. I honestly have to qualms with recomending windows mobile to anyone who only uses the main apps we all do and does not care for Snapchat. Especial now that one can get a 950 or 950 XL for fantastic prices on amazon.
I've moved to android, and even though I hate it with a passion its STILL a better experience than MS turned windows phone into.
1) My parents. "Hey mom/dad. I know you need a smartphone to just make skype calls and just attend voice calls and texts. Let me get you a $600 phone". Oh!!!
2) My brother/sister. "Hey. It is time you start using smartphones. Let me present you Lumia 950. It has awesome camera and super internals". Sibling: "Ah... Free phone. Does it have clash of clans?". Oh!!!
3) My elder brother/sister. "Hey. It is time you upgrade to new phone. Let me buy you a Lumia 950/XL". Sibling: "Is that a new Android phone? Does it have Google Maps support for our travel?". Oh!!!
4) My uncles/aunts. "Hey. Why don't you buy a Lumia 950/XL? It has less number of games and apps so your kids will not be nagging you for your mobile and you can spend more time with your kid rather than give the phone to your kid and get some peaceful time. Oh, by the way, the feature which gives limited access to kids that you find in my previous phone is gone. So give it to kids at your own risk". Oh!!!
5) My friends. "Hey. Wanna buy a similar phone to mine? It's cool". Friend: "I am not stupid. That low end phone(950XL) you have takes few seconds to just open photos. Even more time while taking pictures. Do I look like a stupid? You throw that away. Let me find you a good phone so that you can be in Viber and Hike, and even like the status in those messengers". Oh!!!
6) Myself. "Hey let's upgrade......". Me: "Stop right there. You own the f***ing 950XL. It IS the latest and greatest of Windows mobile available here, even though it is old phone. And no spare parts or even spare battery to buy. Either hold on to it for next 2 years or switch to iPhone, which we hate. See. No choice. Shut up and sit tight. It might take another 2 years at the least." Right now, I cannot convince myself to get a Windows mobile. If I suggest one, I will be laughed out.
Smartphones are now like cars. Everybody wants one for a different reason. We would all like to own a Lamborghini, but if you need to haul bricks and lumber, you better get a pickup truck (or at least an SUV with a trailer-hitch.)
When pressed for a recommendation I ask "what do you want to do with it?" (same question for car recommendations)
If all you want to do is Snapchat and play the latest, hottest mobile games, and social media trends, get an iPhone. You'll be happy with it.
If you are techie and want more control of your phone to do cool things with it, get a good Android Phone.
Face it. Windows Phone is dead and Microsoft is just picking over the corpse for anything useful.
When my 950 comes up for renewal in the summer I will get an Android Phone, so will my wife and son when their 640XLs need replacing. The lack of even common apps is just too hard to deal with anymore (thanks Google) no matter how much I love the platform.
It reminds me of the Atari Mega 4ST computer I once had. I LOVED the computer, but hated not having any software or support or peripherals for it (and I managed a computer store that SOLD them) so I built an WinTel PC and I have never looked back.
It's time to move on from Windows Phone (The Atari ST of smartphones.)
Will MS come out with something cool in the mobile space in future? I'm sure they will.
When they do I will look at it seriously, but for now, I'm done with Windows Phone (as I type this on my Surface 4 Pro.)
How can you recommend windows phone? The userbase is diminishing by the day, devs are slowly stopping to develop apps and more importantly, there are only 3 phones supported by MS right now. Yes, the OS is faster than any on the market (Hell, my L1020 was faster than my Huawei and the later has a proccessor thrice as powerful) but as a mobile platform; in my opinion; it does not offer a solution, it only offers limitations. The platform is dead, twitching like the freshly removed tail of a lizard, but dead. I feel that the responsible thing to do is to recommend a good android phone with a good android build (because most OEM builds suck balls) or an iPhone (an old iphone if the user is on a budget) but a windows phone? I really can't. The app gap killed it, the lack of new affordable phones killed it and while saturating the market with low end phones was not precisely a good strategy, at least it had a market. People demanded a flagship and saidd that a flagship would save WP but the people able to buy a 600$ phone is the minority and you can't save a business with a minoritarian market. Specially if you have an app gap. That one was the killing shot. You can't have a platform with no apps. You can;t expect people to switch to your platform with such a nasty app gap. You can say that the mobile sites do the same but if I buy a car I want a combustion engine, not the flinstones version of an engine. Can you really recommend WP when you know the first thing the new user will do is to try and download all his apps and he will find only 50% of them are 1st party, 30% of them are 3rd party and the other 20% are web wrappers at best? Can you recommend WP when the person who buys it will always be the one left outside. A friend bought a tabletop game to play with his kids and it uses an app... that exists only on IOS and Android. That's a simple example of why WP is dead... whoever says the app gap does not matter is a lier or a blind person. I know I will get a lot of downvotes but this is my opinion. I wholeheartedly want the platform to rise and be something that will allow me to do what I can do right now with my phone, but I have to wait. I can't commit to a platform that will instead limit what I can do and I can't certainly recommend a platform I can't comit to.
I live in Germany and for many the Iphone is too pricey and they did not want to bother with the Android OS and test and buy apps when they could get the important stuff directly in one OS. Here Drive+ was and still is the killer. Office lens turned some into followers. And anyone understood the OS logic right away. Usability ++.
I reverted the update to win10 mobile. And will use the 1520 as long as the screen gives. There's plenty of computing power. But since last fall I hesitated to recommend any new windows phone to anyone. And last Christmas I fitted my teenager kids with cheap but powerful CUBOT devices that run Android 6. They are happy with my selection. Have access to any app they want and they take the greatest care with their phones. And for me it will be then an Android phone as well. Some Chinese companies are getting the best hardware for a reasonable price out. Considering the average life cycle of two years, I don't need much support, nor Android updates, It will be then android 8 or ten, whatever the Chinese put on that phone. I wonder what Microsoft will sell in the future. The times of desktop computers is over - and more and more folks I know are doing everything with a wearable computer. Since Microsoft decided NOT to be part of that game, what are they then selling? Their OS and Office software can be relatively easy substituted. For some that change has already happened. They are using Google products strict and only. Amazing twist in the computer world. I wonder why the upper management at Microsoft does not see it. It might well be that in the future it will be play stations only for them.
This shift from Windows 8.1 Windows 10 is partly why there is silence. I think Microsoft would have been fine continuing to advertise Windows 10 Mobile and making the effort show support for the platform.
I'm replacing my Lumia 930 when it finally needs updating (which looks like very soon now support has been dropped) and following Nokia over to android and recommend it to anyone who sees my current phone.
There's just isn't enough content to recommend it to anyone else.
Lol!!!! No! Them days are over!!!
But we want new gadgets by Microsoft and by others company,
For example Xiaomi, Samsung and ...
Lack of apps.
Lack of support.
A increasingly unstable phone (crashes at least 2 times every day)
Do I really need to continue?
I find Windows 10 Mobile to be a wonderful OS. I prefer it in every way over Android and iOS. It's only down side in my eyes is the apps. I have a Android as back-up and people say "Oh I see you finally realised you need a proper phone, Windows isent good enough" To this I say, can you see I am using to phones, Android and iOS is so bad I cant even put my primary sim in it. It is so bad that even the amazing and necessary apps cant bring me over.
Another major issue is that we can't get any accessories of Windows Phones in our country, my home land is Pakistan, and here a huge crowd of Microsoft fans exist , but no one have any excess to buy them , I purchased my Microsoft Phone online an my original charger was missing,
In short Microsoft must launch his devices to every country of the world 🗺
You have to educated them, they have to know the pro's and cons of a Windows based smartphone. I have a hard time recommending it to general consumers that aren't as entrenched in the Windows 10 ecosystem as I am.
Honestly they are better of with a iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, even though I wish things would be different by now.
But now....absolutely not...not until there is no clear indication and information, what will be the feature of this OS at all.
I still have my Lumia 928, running RS2 - in fact it runs pretty well. But the constant drop of apps push me to other alternatives (currently I'm with iPhone 5C - not very happy really, but better than no any support and apps at all). I also had before Windows a few Android phones, but was not happy either. If the future changes to good for Windows Mobile, I'm on it again :) Hope dies lastly.
My 1520 is working perfectly well. It was not chip and I do not plan to replace it anytime soon.
The Microsoft attitude was arrogant and uncalled for.
I long that they change their mind and start supporting the Lumia 1520, for it is perfectly capable of handling the Creators update.
Also with microsoft wants to make it to the next mobile device era my thoughts are that is too early for this and that smartphone era is still far from ending. Remember when microsoft created the first tablet pc ? Few years later iPad was here and it was successful. I believe that if whatever is that microsoft planing for the next era is going to be repeat history if they dont wait until the time is right and then we will see the iNextgreatthing that it will the same thing but more mature. Or maybe not ! Its just my opinion. Oh and win32 emulation with windows on ARM sounds really bad idea to me.... i hope that its more like native thing than emulation thing.....
Can't really argue with them.
Apple and Android "snobs" annoy me and I hate the idea of being forced away from Windows.
Microsoft now has a Store on Android called "Microsoft Apps". This app has all of Microsoft offerings including the People app for the Android platform. Microsoft's strategy must be this, "If you can't beat them, join them." If you are feeling neglected, Microsoft will give you plenty of attention on an Android device. Microsoft, as a competitor, has always managed to get underneath a rival competitor's skin. Perhaps Microsoft is readying its fishing nets, and plans later to reel them back in to the Windows mobile platform? The thing with me is, I would not buy another smart phone, be it an Apple IOS, Google Android, or Windows phone, unless I could replace the battery myself. My Lumia 925 I thought would last a lifetime. It lost its "oomph" within two years. I am a do-it-yourselfer kind of guy, and my Lumia 925 was literally built around the battery so that the battery resides in the middle of the device itself. There were so many pieces to uninstall to get to the battery. I backed off after training and learning what procedures would be involved. So I never started the repair. My windows phone dead. Twice I lost support for mobile banking. I even switched banks for Windows phone, once. I went from Chase to Wells Fargo. I am much more educated now. I purchased a Samsung Android device with beautiful AMOLE display for seventy bucks at Walmart. The back plastic cover snaps off to get to the SIM card, SD card slot, and battery. I can move apps from the phone to the SD card with Marshmallow 6.0.1, (Android OS). Why would anyone recommend any phone with a battery they cannot replace themselves? It would be awesome if an additional charger were supplied. One could keep a spare, fully-charged battery on their person, if needed. In a nutshell: Would I recommend a Windows Phone?
No way. I love the Windows Mobile Platform too, but my Nokia 925 always wanted to hang around life support equipment. Twice abandoned by banks for mobile banking. I am happy to be able to afford such a beautiful smart phone with a replaceable battery. I have access to banking apps galore, my OneDrive Cloud files. I can choose my own Email app, currently "BlueMail", Program launcher "ZenLauncher", beautiful stunning backgrounds some that are "live" waterfalls. I can choose a beautiful Dialer app "RocketDial", keyboard app, and messaging app. Widgets for current weather conditions live on screen, and widgets for Calendar. Now I have an 3D animated brilliant glowing butterfly as my program launcher. The environment here is so thick with developer apps. It's as if Reagan from the Exorcist is throwing up developers in here...non-stop...great distance...this place has so much to offer, you will not feel neglected here at all. Android...sorry to say leaving Microsoft...but Android is just chock full of life. It is astounding. Seventy dollars and a replaceable battery...and a Samsung phone can do everything the Google Play store can throw at it. Except for a compass. My Samsung has GPS and works well with Sheldon's Whip. Camera will take a picture of a check for you with mobile deposit. All you have to do is center it over the check. Keep your SIM card and never lose your number again. Upgrade as often as you like. Lost phone? There is a find my phone feature here too. SM-J120A. The same size as my Nokia Lumia 925. So...sad to remember where I have been, but I am so happy with where I am now. And it makes sense for a weak and meek person like myself. I don't have much money, and this phone keeps blowing my socks off. I called Windows my play dough because you could customize it and mold it like clay to suit your needs. Android Google offerings bury you in play dough. Something different and just as beautiful is always around the corner. No problems to report either. Thanks for your time. Just torching my journey's path for you to follow...though I know you won't and/or don't want to. I apologize. I was forced to switch too. I am so sad to be here and say these things. I don't want to leave either...my smart phone will cheer me up, so full of life it is. I fell in love with Windows Phone...what a shame to be forced to leave such a good old friend.
That stopped a year ago when the last Lumia phones were being canned and the culling of the Apps really picked up momentum
Especially if anyone uses Windows 10 on a PC or laptop, Win10 is an excellent choice for tablets and phones.
The point is a single OS on different formats (all sizes) as needed.
With Microsoft's focus on x86 and ARM, there will always be a phone format.
My brother rolled his eyes when saw what I've bought last year (Lumia 535). He had Nexus 5 at that time, and now he has Xiaomi 5, or something like that. When I saw what his phone can do, and that I have slow phone, unsupported for anything and any app (that exist in Store somehow, accidentally), with camera that makes odd pics with some lighting grains (my Samsung s5610 was making better), needing to download one more app from Microsoft to make my song a default melody... I'm afraid that he was right, like always (intelligent guy)!