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CMP9393 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
For the past 6 years I've been a diehard windows phone fan. I loved everything about it, perfect UI seamless integration with my PC, yadda yadda. But I recently broke my Microsoft 950. I decided it was time to get into Android for the lack of apps and support of the Windows Mobile ecosystem. The razer phone was the perfect phone for my first experience with android. Everything from first class packaging they used to the battery impressed me. I've already decided to dump those small bluetooth speakers we all have because the speakers on this phone are incredibly loud with great sound.I've heard criticism over the "dull" display, and I have no idea what they're talking about, the display was vivid and impressed me. I do agree the camera could be a little better but it doesn't really bother me as I don't really take very many pictures. This phone like Razer says, built by gamers for gamers, I don't think any of the games I downloaded could be any more smooth. Ultimately if you're a windows phone user like I used to be and are nervous to make the switch, I'd say you're safe to hop into this phone.
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Great re-introduction to Android from a long-time Windows 10 Mobile User
Thelon has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
After five years of loving the dying Windows Phone / Windows Mobile 10 platform via the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Lumia 950 XL, I finally decided that Window's formal announcement of end of life made for a good time to switch platforms. Luckily, the Razer Phone was on the cusp of release. Seeing as that I have been dubbed the group's "Early Adopter of Dubious Technology," it seemed all too right to pick up Razer's first entry to the mobile arena.
For those few of you reading this because Google or Bing brought you to Lumia 950 XL vs Razer Phone, let me tell you a few things:
1) We heard "app gap" all the time and shrugged, as the Windows Mobile platform still had what it needed to function well. But, holy crow, it's legit overwhelming the number of options you will have.
2) Yes, you can make Cortana the default assistant. It works very well, though I still struggle to get "Hey, Cortana" to work as well as "OK Google."
3) No Live Tiles. I miss this the most.
4) Download "SwiftKey" to have a keyboard that is extremely similar to the Windows Mobile keyboard.
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