As one of the last holdouts of the Windows Mobile I now face an agonizing search for a new phone as my 950XL has a cracked screen and is failing and my backup Nokia 1520 is acting flakey. I have really liked the simplicity and ease of use of the Windows Mobile but I can't see buying a used 950XL or Lumia 1520 phone or repairing either. I can get a digitizer for the 950XL for about $160 but that just seems like pissing money down a hole and delaying the inevitable.
My options are limited, Android or IPhone. I hate Apple, the closed off, limited options, and pricey phones. Every time I have to deal with my wife's it reminds me how much I hate Apple. Some of the things that I can do on an Android or Windows phone easily are like pullin teeth on an IPhone.
On the other hand you have Android, to which my experience is only with the Samsung variety. I currently have an S7 Galaxy work phone provided by my employer and I can't say that I like it. It seems like an over-achieving child that every time I go to do something it tries to suggest another way of doing it. The GPS is a good example... It doesn't allow me to say NO to toll roads. So I carefully set up a route that avoids toll roads and low and behold, as I'm driving along, it tries to get me to take the toll road. I've even had it suggest, constantly, routes that would take longer than the route I planned to take! All of this is going on while driving down the road... Talk about distracted driving. And this is just the GPS.
I'd use my work phone as my primary phone but I did that with my last job and when I left that job I couldn't take the number which I used for 10+ years. Not to mention that the work phone only has 1gb of data.
My biggest hang up about Android is that security is an absolute mess. My son who is an IT consultant said if he were in charge of corporate security he wouldn’t allow Android to access his system and from the things I’ve read I can understand that.
One of things I have always like about my Windows phone is the camera. My 950XL takes as good of pictures as the S7 and the 1520 isn’t very far behind that. Other than that my needs are modest; let’s face it, the windows phone didn’t have many apps to work with and the main thing I use that phone for is to surf the web, read Kindle books, listen to music and read email. Most of the apps I do use are for work and are travel related so I have them on work phone.
So that’s it, go with a buggy, security loose android at a reasonable cost or go with the anal, but secure, high priced apple.
Sorry for the rant, I’m just at wits end about this… Maybe I should is the local shrink has a former Windows Phone support group…
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