Do you plan to buy a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone?

Do you plan to buy a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone?
While Windows 10 Mobile will likely not be released before November (despite the fact that a Technical Preview has been available since February), some companies already announced handsets that will be based on the new OS at launch. Just recently, Archos unveiled the 50 Cesium, while Acer earlier today announced no less than 3 Windows 10 Mobile-based smartphones: Liquid M320, Liquid M330, and Jade Primo.

Except for the Acer Jade Primo (which offers features like a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and a 21 MP rear camera), the other three Windows 10 Mobile handsets are low-end ones. However, as you may know, Microsoft itself is getting ready to unveil two high-end Windows 10 Mobile handsets: the Lumia 950 XL (aka Cityman), and the Lumia 950 (aka Talkman). Both new Lumias are expected to feature Quad HD displays (5.7 inches and 5.2 inches, respectively), and PureView rear cameras. So, eventually, we'll probably have Windows 10 Mobile devices for all budgets and all user categories.

We want to know if you're planning to buy any of the Windows 10 Mobile handsets that will soon hit the market, so feel free to vote in the poll below. And, if you intend to get a certain smartphone, let us know which one it is.

Do you plan to buy a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone?

Yes
47.41%
No
31.23%
Not sure yet
21.35%



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76 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Next Lumia is what I am looking forward to.

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Same here but concerned about price, design, functionality and app ecosystem which matters a lot.

60. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

The price doesn't really concern me because it should be around the same price as a flagship...however functionality and app eco system is what matters. Right now that WP10 preview is terrible. one of the worst beta tests I have ever experienced.

73. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

why it is worst? is it not user friendly? or doesnt have features like android? plz elaborate a little, I have zero knowledge about windows

76. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Glitchy, unfinished to say the least. But that was a month and a half ago.. so it may have been fixed. kind of like Win10 before RTM had issues.. then they fixed them all right before RTM.

30. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

They have to change the "Lumia" name! It has the stench of Stephen Elop all over it! So far "Lumia" has represented nothing but failure!

43. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

who is Stephen elop? I have a lumia and i have never heard that name.

47. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Have you lived in a barrel for the last few years?

36. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Good for businessmen.

2. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

SD810 is basically going to screw the 950XL this year too. I was going to be all-in on that handset, but won't even consider it unless they manage to get the price down around $549...and even then, I'm not sure. As for the Lumia 950, after seeing the Moto X Pure release, they better be pricing the 950 at $450 MAX.

74. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I disagree that the 810 will cause problems on the 950xl. Microsoft has had a very long time to fix any overheating issues and unlike Android, Windows Phone is efficient and doesn't waste cpu cycles, so there will be much less strain on the processor. You want them to price their phone to match a phone with fewer hardware features? Lets see, the Lumia 950 will have an Iris Scanner, removable battery, Pureview Camera, micro SD card slot, built in wireless charging, usb type-c. Not to mention the software features also make it worth more than the Moto X Pure. Windows Phone is more efficient and secure than Android, these two things alone warrant a higher price. Windows 10 mobile gives the lumia 950 continuum, which is a feature that Android or any other mobile OS does not have.

3. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

As a WP user since WP7, definitely not sure. I love what the OS stood for, and how good it is as a core operating system. However, Microsoft can't seem to gain traction and keeps shifting strategies. As a user/fan, it has been a lot of sacrifice and not a whole lot of reward. Might make the switch to Android for the app ecosystem this time around. If Microsoft were to convince me to stay this time around, it had all better be about PROVING that their ecosystem isn't going to leave me stranded. Their hardware has always been good, but that's not enough for me anymore.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wow. Very honest post. I commend you. Hopefully, Microsoft will prove to you that it's worth it to stick with Windows.

8. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

I think you represent a lot of frustrated WP users. Very well said.

32. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

WP is an operating system people want to like! It has the world of potential, but it's execution is just horrible!

35. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I acknowledge the personal sacrifice WP user has made. Just hope Microsoft would as well and reward their user. Make it a point not to be a hardcore fanboy myself because its just not rewarding.

7. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Yes, I will buy one, but only if Continuum is as good as it is being hyped to be.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22276; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm gonna go with "yes" to see what it's really all about. Hopefully, the new Lumia's running Window 10 Mobile will wow me enough to keep them

10. gazmatic

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

using windows phone ten and using android lollipop... I'm buying windows phone ten. Plus I want continuum

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Why is the majority vote always yes to any new devices? Anyways, I refuse to be lured in to another Microsoft device. So hell no for me.

64. Shocky unregistered

Probably because the majority of people voting here are trolls.

14. rishav20193

Posts: 242; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

if MS launches a lumia equivalent of acer jade primo...then only I'll !! I want 1080P, 5.5 INCH, 2gb ram & 32 gb storage & sd card support !!

15. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No, sure not. WP has no games and apps, also low hardware specs and ugly UI.

41. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Low hardware specs? It'll run on the same hardware as Android does.

56. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Who cares about hardware specs when the software to run on said hardware is missing..

61. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

No games? That's a complete lie. I have Plague Inc and Star Wars commander on my Lumia 1020, along with nearly every Angry Birds game.

71. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Hahaha... He's talking about "Gamer" games, with action and interaction, not one finger low action boring flip games like "Candy Crush" and such. O.o

85. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I have asphalt 8 on my 1020. There are no real "gamer games" on any phone. Any gamer will use a Windows laptop or desktop(or a two in one).

69. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

No games? and apps? Now you are just being dumb. Same games and apps? NO. But I have fun with the games it does offer, do I want more? ALWAYS. There is plenty of good games on WP.

17. zorg3d

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I am looking for the Z5, A8 or may be moto X pure . the price will make the winner

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