Running W10M since the first insider build on my W10 and it runs great (even if Microsoft doesn't support the latest builds - post Creators update - anymore, but you still get frequent updates). I would not want to go back anymore to WP 8.1 as it looks so outdated and is lacking many handy featurs of W10M.
For people having the Microphone issue, this is really a hardware failure that only shows up in W10M because it uses those microphones (the phone actually has 4) that weren't used at WP 8.1, so the only way to fix it is to let it being repaired (the microphone itself only costs about $2).
I wasn't able to sort it out just yet. The phone is at home, drained from the restart loop. From observation, once it starts charging, the phone tries to open but the battery cannot give the phone the charge it needs and it dies. I don't know it it's hardware or the latest update. I stopped charging it for now.
By the way it recovered twice from the loop. She recreated the restart loop(by accident) after the first one happened and she told me that it was the camera. Then out of curiosity I did the same and it never worked again. My bad. :(
AnonD-2186, 28 Jun 2017Okay. My wife's Lumia 930 got that bug too where some mics won't work or had the volume too lo... moreDid you find solution for restart loop after pressing camera button? Also have problem with that, Even restore it to 8.1, but nothing... Thanks
AnonD-2186, 28 Jun 2017Okay. My wife's Lumia 930 got that bug too where some mics won't work or had the volume too lo... morestill problem with restarting loop? Also have that problem with my 930 for few days. it is getting worse. only way to start the phone is to put it on charger and not to press camera. Even restore it to 8.1. but nothing...
AnonD-2186, 28 Jun 2017Okay. My wife's Lumia 930 got that bug too where some mics won't work or had the volume too lo... moreI hope you figure out a way to fix the Mic :) I really want to update my phone but I'm afraid that I will face some problems. Anyways I'm waiting for the newest phones by Nokia so I guess ill be patient for now and keep my Lumia 930 safe, and get and android phone for apps and features!
Okay. My wife's Lumia 930 got that bug too where some mics won't work or had the volume too low. I don't know if it was solved. Actually, yesterday her phone suddenly went to a restart loop and can't figure out why. During the night, I was able to revive it but this morning it happened again. We figured it was the camera app since it was what she was last doing and it happened again(my fault for testing) using the camera even though I already did a hard reset. I think this is not about the update since my phone is doing perfectly fine. She's the one using it now.
So back to the mic. topic, I won't be able to test it right now because of the above reason. The test will involve using the phone while doing an audio/video recording, phone call (also speaker mode). Maybe do some gently knocking on the mic's location while recording to see which one's working.
AnonD-2186, 27 Jun 2017Woow! Good thing you asked about the microphone issues. Just now, I checked video recording an... moreThanks for the reply my friend :)
For the mic problem I read some comments in several websites talking about the w10 upgrading issues,one of them was that after updating the some of the microphones will stop working eg: Video recording mic,calling mic, vocal commands mic !
I really want to upgrade my phone, however I don't know the proper way to do that, I will be very thankful if you helped me out :) .
Woow! Good thing you asked about the microphone issues. Just now, I checked video recording and noticed in the setting it is now able to record up to 4k 30fps. I tried recording using 4k & 720p in landscape and portrait mode. All videos recorded stereo when I played back the video in the phone itself and using desktop. The issue where only one side of the audio was recording is solved. But if you have other mic issues, maybe you can specify.
I didn't have any problem during updating. Also, I cannot compare now which is faster, windows 8.1 or 10. In the early builds, it was really slow.
about the "no bugs", I cannot assure you since some bottlenecks can be different from other units. Me and wife have both L930 but her phone is more problematic than mine. That's understandable since it had more drops than mine on the concrete. But it still functions. Really an excellent build. Been using it for almost 3 years.
The most important thing you need from windows10 is the support(more updates, app support, etc.). Windows8 is not supported anymore I guess?
AnonD-643180, 25 Jun 2017And what about the MIC problem and wifi fail ? Did u face these problems when updating to wind... moreIn the early builds it had bugs. I even complained about the bluetooth icon in the action center not taking me to the setting when I press and hold. But as of the moment it was already solved. Also, it had the microphone issue. But after further updates, it was able to record stereo again. But I will double check and update you if it is really working.
Wifi issue? I'm not sure if it is the wifi router or windows 10(including PC) since we all experienced that issue. Restarting the router solved our problem. But after a month, our router issue was solved. We don't know how it happened.
AnonD-2186, 23 Jun 2017Well to those who don't want to update, you should. I've been running windows 10 since it was ... moreAnd what about the MIC problem and wifi fail ? Did u face these problems when updating to windows 10 ? Will the update to W10 bring new things ? Is it stable " no bugs" and performance failure ?
Well to those who don't want to update, you should. I've been running windows 10 since it was released. Almost every month we receive updates, bug fixes and etc. We got Facebook, Messenger and the good Instagram app. It is still supported by Microsoft.
To those who want to buy, buy it at your own risk. This is a 2014 phone so don't expect much from it.
My only problem is the battery life since from the start it's not really for power users. Also, the app support from 3rd party developers is not that much. But the MS Office apps are powerful.
If you have questions, maybe I can help.
I've been using this phone for 3 years now since 2014 n have no intention of switching to any other phones. I live n love this phone very much.
Aadrian , 17 Jun 2017I don't experience W10 mobile issues, when I updated to 10 I have since gotten more updates an... moreWell good to know that. However I don't want to risk updating to windows 10 since it wont bring any difference to the phone features, it can only damage it. For me, the windows phone experience is RIP.
AnonD-643180, 12 Jun 2017Yes my friend I know that. However, the windows 10 version on this device is weak and it broug... moreI don't experience W10 mobile issues, when I updated to 10 I have since gotten more updates and bug fixes than before on WP8.1 and it works very well on 10. I even can get more out of the battery. Maybe I'm lucky but still goong strong with this phone for almost 3 years.
AnonD-102477, 11 Jun 2017do you know you can update this phone to windows 10 mobile too?Yes my friend I know that. However, the windows 10 version on this device is weak and it brought many problems such as WiFi failure and the one of the microphones will stop :( in addition to that the update won't bring anything new to this device it's pretty much a waste of time !
For people who wants to purchase this phone, my advice to is to avoid it ! Yes it is a good phone solid build, very fast, unique,... However this phones features are not up to date and they won't be, for ex: Messenger not working anymore, instagram app is weak, facebook also weak and old.
If you want the experience of windows phone, just go get a WP 10, at least it has some updates and some new features.
AnonD-664846, 26 Apr 2017Mine Lumia 930 has been restarting itself for I week now and cant even boot to windows mai... moreTry hard reset ..power button..volume up ..volume down ..oh welll..have a look on web for sure..