I want to confess something, so this might be a rather long post to read. As I\’m sure you know, the support for Windows 10 Mobile (W10M) in terms of security patches will be ended around H2 or Q3 of 2019. It means 2019 will be the final year for Windows 10 Mobile. Some of you may had already abandoned ship and moved to either Android or iOS or even FOSS (e.g. PureOS, Ubuntu Touch, Sailfish OS, etc.). But despite that, I never think of going back to Android as my daily driver. When I first bought a used Nokia Lumia 830 for $20 (honest) back in mid-July 2016, I was completely stunned on how that phone performs, even with just 1GB of RAM. Even my previous Lenovo Android phone doesn\’t perform that fast, and that\’s before we even got to the latter\’s system lag despite having an octa-core processor. After using Windows Phone 8.1 for a while, I finally installed W10M for good. It may not perform similarly fast to its predecessor, but I\’m still surprised with its performance. I thought that would be that… until I discovered Interop unlock, and that was probably like the icing for the cake. Once I learned on how to Interop the 830, I never look back. It has become my daily driver, until the end of September 2018 where I finally said hello to the W10M flagship I always dreamed of owning one: the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. So why W10M for me?

  • It\’s not as popular as Android or iOS, so chances of your phone getting attacked and infected by unknown viruses is almost impossible (from my experience anyway).
  • App gap? I\’m not feeling the pain of it. I\’m not into Trending apps. I don\’t even do banking on apps either. e-Wallet? So far, I only ever used it like… twice last year, and that was it. Junk cleaning app? There are bucket loads of it in Android, but you never see one in W10M because it\’s just not necessary.Admittedly, the only pain I would feel is Spotify, but even that doesn\’t really hurt me much since I only spent like a tiny fraction of the time for it when it still worked perfectly well during AU update on my 830.
  • Other than that, it feels like as if I\’m using LineageOS itself. I remembered this \’Privacy Guard\’ setting, where I can actually turn off an app from running in background for real. It is a bliss for me to know that I can do the same thing with W10M, knowing that it wouldn\’t hurt the battery usage.
  • Talking of privacy, I really like on how you can disable a certain thing like the Location or Contacts or whichever unnecessary without affecting the app usage. Sure that you can do the same in newer Android, but as for much older versions of Android like KitKat and Lollipop? Forget it, you just cannot do anything unless if you are using custom ROM like Cyanogenmod/LineageOS. And don\’t make mention about app\’s permission. Why the f**k you need access on Contacts for what is just a junk cleaning app, for crying out loud?!

The world of Android may keep on evolving thanks to OEM\’s newer innovative ideas and newer hardwares. If I was forced to have an Android device in the future, I would have any variant of the Motorola Z2 or Z3, just purely for mobile entertainment. But Android as my daily driver and productivity gear? Sorry.

I\’m not in any hurry to go back to Android. My 950XL is working great! And I have all the apps I need. I just changed a flight on the United app several days ago. Imagine that. I never used many apps on Android anyway. Pandora and IHeart radio work well. I use Groove to listen to my own collection. I have all the news I need. Pin web shortcuts. Love MyRadar. Pin all my stocks. And use W10M Maps when I travel which works great.

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