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Microsoft Lumia 950: This May Be A Device That Isn’t As Likeable As You Thought

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Microsoft has been having a tough time trying to get people to make the move away from their Android and Apple devices to go with the Microsoft Lumia 950. But have they been successful in doing what they planned?

The display of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is 5.2 inches and it comes with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The handset offers 32GB of storage and it runs on the Snapdragon 808 processor. Storage may be boosted via SD card and it has 3GB of RAM.

While there are many things good about the Microsoft Lumia 950 there are also some things to dislike. For instance this is a Widows 10 handset and has such it doesn’t have as many apps as Android and iOS.

But the big question is would you give up your Android or iOS handset to go with the Microsoft Lumia 950?

4 Comments

  1. Troy

    May 1, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I’ve tried IOS and Android both over the years. Something always pulls me back to my Windows phone. Camera quality is fantastic and phone runs quick and easy once set up to your liking. Live tiles and information right on my screen that updates automatically. I’m sure there are ways to do that on the other platforms but Windows definitely has it right with their phones. I’ve been using Nokia Lumia 1520 running Windows 8.1.

  2. John

    May 1, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Yes I would give up my iPhone for a Lumia… And I already have done so 3 years ago. Ever since I had my Lumia 920, I have never gone back to iPhone. Last year, I upgraded to Lumia 1020 and I still have Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana.. I still think it’s better than Apple and android devices. It’s fast, secured, and provides the apps I need for my system administrative works. Not to mention it has the apps I need for entertainment as well. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to iPhone, the device that has not improve much over the past 3 years. Android? It’s full of viruses and the UI always feel slow compare to iPhone and Windows Phones. Not to mention the default Android email app has not been updated for over the past 4 years, the same bugs are still present which will trouble me for my job as we use Microsoft Office 365 email service.

  3. Mike G

    May 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Although it’s true Windows 10 developers still have some catching up to do with apps, new Windows 10 apps are being released daily and the pace is increasing now that development tools are in place. More to the point, I just purchased a Lumia 950 a month ago and it’s turned out to be the best phone I’ve ever owned in terms of the Lumia phone itself, the Windows 10 Mobile operating system and the quality apps I’m using. As a former iOS and Android phone user, I can say it will be difficult for them to win me back. Windows phone sales numbers are low right now because it’s difficult find these phones. You have to go out of your way to get one and AT&T is the only official carrier in the U.S. That’s because Microsoft is holding off until 2017 to return full-force to the smartphone space. That’s when the software giant is targeting to have Windows 10 and apps where they want them to be. I’m looking forward to the next 18 months with excitement.

    P.S. I own an Android, iOS and Windows 10 tablet (for evaluation/development purposes). The Android (Samsung Galaxy Tab S) is currently my favorite, but Windows 10 is already doing well in the hybrid 2-in-one form-factor and steadily catching up in dedicated consumer tablet mode as well.

  4. Max Gassman

    May 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I am using the Lumia 950, it is a very good phone. The W10 operating system is excellent. There are now lots of good apps for W10 phones. Interest in Windows 10 phone technology is increasing. The internet shows information on many W10 phone developments; Alcatel, HP, Samsung, Acer and many other companies expect to have phones available this year. I expect to upgrade to Microsoft Surface phone or maybe a Samsung or HP phone later this year.