Windows 10: What's a good handset for Win10 Phone?

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  1.    12 Feb 2015 #1

    What's a good handset for Win10 Phone?


    I do a good bit of business on ebay and thought i'd pickup a cell handset to load windows 10 tech preview.
    which one would that be?

    what I like:
    - bigger is better
    - removable battery
    - removable microSD
    - bulletproof, bombproof, google proof! [haha]
    - GSM / sim

    what's the suggestion?
    scratches don't matter as long as its in good shape technically. i'll let it go when I'm done playing with it a few months. my main squeeze is a hacked Galaxy Note 1 - just the way I like it

    c
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       13 Feb 2015 #2
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  3.    13 Feb 2015 #3

    thx
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       13 Feb 2015 #4

    cognus said: View Post
    thx
    You are welcome. Let us know what you plan and how it works out.

    Rich
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  5.    17 Feb 2015 #5

    I just picked up a Lumia 635 pay as you go from Walmart for $49.98
    Installing 10 now.
    It has all but the "bigger is better"
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       17 Feb 2015 #6

    usasma said: View Post
    I just picked up a Lumia 635 pay as you go from Walmart for $49.98
    Installing 10 now.
    It has all but the "bigger is better"
    Let us know how you make out with that.
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       17 Feb 2015 #7

    The best phone currently supporting the Tech Preview is the Lumia 830.
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  8.    18 Feb 2015 #8

    I got the 635 yesterday. It's about the size of an iPhone 5s
    I first had to update/download all the apps that they hadn't installed at the factory.
    Then I had to install 8.1
    Then I got to install the Win10TP

    So far, so good. I don't have much experience with Windows Phone, but did play with 8 and 8.1 for a week or so recently.
    Win10TP doesn't seem much different to me.

    My biggest complaint is that I can't make the News tile big enough to go full-width on the screen (as it was in 8.1)

    My biggest pleasant surprise was the redesigned settings menu - it's shorter than the (seemingly) endless list in Windows Phone 8.1, but now you've gotta dig to find the things that you want.
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       18 Feb 2015 #9

    usasma said: View Post
    I got the 635 yesterday. It's about the size of an iPhone 5s
    I first had to update/download all the apps that they hadn't installed at the factory.
    Then I had to install 8.1
    Then I got to install the Win10TP

    So far, so good. I don't have much experience with Windows Phone, but did play with 8 and 8.1 for a week or so recently.
    Win10TP doesn't seem much different to me.

    My biggest complaint is that I can't make the News tile big enough to go full-width on the screen (as it was in 8.1)

    My biggest pleasant surprise was the redesigned settings menu - it's shorter than the (seemingly) endless list in Windows Phone 8.1, but now you've gotta dig to find the things that you want.
    Same.
    Pros for me were that many UI elements emulate desktop versions,
    improved keyboard,
    a hint of Spartan in the browser,
    some others...

    Cons were that many functions don't work yet,
    seemed to be a huge battery hog...
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       18 Feb 2015 #10

    usasma said: View Post
    I got the 635 yesterday. It's about the size of an iPhone 5s
    I first had to update/download all the apps that they hadn't installed at the factory.
    Then I had to install 8.1
    Then I got to install the Win10TP

    So far, so good. I don't have much experience with Windows Phone, but did play with 8 and 8.1 for a week or so recently.
    Win10TP doesn't seem much different to me.

    My biggest complaint is that I can't make the News tile big enough to go full-width on the screen (as it was in 8.1)

    My biggest pleasant surprise was the redesigned settings menu - it's shorter than the (seemingly) endless list in Windows Phone 8.1, but now you've gotta dig to find the things that you want.
    Appreciate your feedback. Also have the 635 (my first smartphone) but am holding off with Win10 for now. Have had no problems with the desktop version but I just don't want to chance screwing up my phone.

    Rich
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