Can You Use Windows Phone in 2018?

  • Published on Jun 8, 2018
  • Can you really use Windows Phone in 2018? Snazzy Labs investigates.
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  • gdeangelkick
    gdeangelkick 3 hours ago

    Microsoft totally Kardashianed their desktop OS in order to transition to keyboard-less touchscreen devices with 4x2 screens. That was Windows 8, and then Windows 10. Anyone who wants a robust laptop experience is either clinging to Win 7 or has switched to a Mac (and a very sparse bunch have moved to Linux, but with basically ZERO support from their hardware manufacturers). So it's pretty damn ironic that their phones tanked and they threw in the towel on that whole deal. And as for the "awesome" dock, basically any phone with bluetooth from the past 5+ years could hook to a keyboard, and a few other also-ran phones have had HDMI ports as a way to get a monitor online, so that's a "no big deal" feature too. What should have been the crowing achievement of a Windows phone was a seamless, controlled and robust cross-platform Windows ecosystem that would allow secure, reliable and simple networking between devices. From stuff as simple as checking your voicemail from your PC, to by-passing the cloud and directly accessing documents and even "app" specific configurations on any device. That was the unrealized promise of the Google-Mac Killer, and Microsoft just didn't have the guts to pull it off and instead went for the low hanging fruit of a cloud based experience with outlook as a hook to selling "service" model applications (e.g., Office 365, so you can be an annuity for Microsoft). Nobody but juveniles whose parents pay the bills wanted that.

  • Joe Bris
    Joe Bris 4 hours ago

    I would have bought a windows phone. But they quit before I could.

  • Dovi Bricker
    Dovi Bricker 5 hours ago

    0:53 no one belived you until you have an Austin Evans for comparason

  • StevoBP
    StevoBP Day ago

    I have a windows phone. Windows phones are terrible. I use it, it works fine (ish) it is slow and old but oh well

  • TillTheLightTakesUs

    2016 he says... look at this fucker.

  • Aleh Shmat
    Aleh Shmat 6 days ago

    I use WP in 2019 ! )))) ;) no anything ads !!!

  • Jonas Johnson
    Jonas Johnson 7 days ago

    Windows Store has a small number of apps. That is why I don't rock with windows phones.

  • Norman Döring
    Norman Döring 9 days ago

    I want my WP back!!!! Hand them all and Lobes them... Lumia 520, Lumia 925 (sooooo premium) Lumia 530DS (twice), Lumia 950DS-XL.... Lobes them

  • TheCrashingToaster
    TheCrashingToaster 10 days ago

    I loved Windows phone. Am still sorry it’s gone.

  • Jesse Brohinsky
    Jesse Brohinsky 11 days ago

    You should get a kneeling chair so you don't need to squat

  • Venerable Bastard206
    Venerable Bastard206 12 days ago

    I have been using Lumia 640 LTE since late 2015 even until today. It has survived lots and lots of ordeals; that phone really is strong. As a Nokia user, I felt that the "durability" gene got passed to Microsoft's phones. In its life, I dropped my phone probably hundreds of times...hell, I even dropped my phone and stepped on it intentionally as a joke to iPhone users. And only recently, I accidentally dropped it while I was doing 80kph on my motorcycle (I kept the phone on a pouch on the stabilizing strap of my backpack), and actually raced against my phone sliding...and the phone survived. No screen or frame crack whatsoever and the only damage was scratch pattern on the screen (I never use any screen protection) which looks like a tiger stripe pattern and my phone looks better with it, actually. Imagine if I experienced the same thing with a Samsung or worse, iPhones. I would have need to change the screen and frame numerous times because from what I observe, those phones are not durable and I never see personally any iPhone or Samsung users that doesn't have screen cracks on their phone. Worth mentioning I guess, I never got my screen replaced or buy another frame because those are still fine. The only thing that got replaced was just the battery that got bulged up, and I guess it's natural when you have a phone for over nearly 4 years. And I replaced it just a month ago.
    Granted, it does not have that much of apps, but for me, I don't really need lots of apps. A music player, Microsoft Office (which I got free subscriptions from buying the phone), WhatsApp, Godville, and Plague Inc...that's pretty much all I need. I'm really sad that HMD Global had to use Android OS; it's completely understandable. But at least, Nokia is back. I guess I will frame my phone and hang it on a wall as a cherished artifact of a dying (or extinct) breed.

  • Frank Hodges
    Frank Hodges 13 days ago

    No I can't, cuz I'm in 2019

  • trolololoolable
    trolololoolable 13 days ago

    I didn't even know how old this vid was until he mentioned movie pass

  • 八神こう
    八神こう 15 days ago

    the windows launcher may not give u all the cool features
    but at least u get the iconic menu

  • You Tube viewer
    You Tube viewer 16 days ago

    Windows Phone was always shit. No wonder it died.

  • fargeeks
    fargeeks 16 days ago +1

    oh by the way
    your thumbnail is a complete lie
    where's your baseball cap?

  • Harrison Fortenberry
    Harrison Fortenberry 18 days ago

    Oh how I wish windows phone succeeded😩

  • Ezz Eldin
    Ezz Eldin 18 days ago


  • Frank Bon
    Frank Bon 20 days ago

    If you still love windows phone like I do put a like here

  • Claire Palomares
    Claire Palomares 20 days ago +1

    Can i install online games to that ? Like mobile legends ?

  • Zircon
    Zircon 22 days ago

    Who noticed grandma sticker from mr beast

  • Zuleika D’Emilio
    Zuleika D’Emilio 22 days ago

    I miss my windows phone....

  • Gamer_Boiii 77
    Gamer_Boiii 77 22 days ago +1

    I remember back in the day when I jailbroke my iPhone 5 and installed a skin to make it look like it runs the windows OS

  • Sergej Nadaždin
    Sergej Nadaždin 23 days ago


  • Izzy Warner
    Izzy Warner 23 days ago +2

    I miss Windows phones so much. I had one for two years. 😭

  • Allen Gee
    Allen Gee 24 days ago

    I only see the old lady using an asthma inhaler...

  • TheBadEraLover89
    TheBadEraLover89 26 days ago

    Today I purchased Lumia 630 online, i've seen great reviews on it,, after having an Iphone for 4 years I think its good to change it to see whats the difference between them! Im excited!

  • RangO ArtS
    RangO ArtS 27 days ago +1

    my nokia 3310 is better than WP

  • ThoolooExpress
    ThoolooExpress 28 days ago

    You ever heard of a higher table?

  • jesse hobart
    jesse hobart 28 days ago

    Thanks for giving all of us technological blue balls. Everyone wants to know how it went..

    • Snazzy Labs
      Snazzy Labs  28 days ago

      I did a follow up!

  • Stefan
    Stefan 29 days ago

    still using 2019

  • Jusb1066
    Jusb1066 29 days ago

    video idea, can you use a 2018 smartphone in 2019? ......come on, try harder guys

  • jay punzalan
    jay punzalan 29 days ago

    If hp elite were shipped with android os at that time it would be a game changer

  • Travis Scavoni
    Travis Scavoni Month ago

    I miss my Windows Phone. Live tiles were so nice. It's too bad it didnt get the app support. I used to swear I would never switch to android.

  • Kevin fellow
    Kevin fellow Month ago +1

    Get a taller table

  • Action Plays
    Action Plays Month ago


  • TheRealLazloFalconi
    TheRealLazloFalconi Month ago +1

    Made it to 1:18 and the video still hasn't started. Get to the point already.

  • James Vincent
    James Vincent Month ago

    HP=Horrible Product

  • Bhabarnav Bharadwaj

    Hey please help me i bricked my and i can't install Windows device recovery tool

  • bannisher
    bannisher Month ago +2

    Dude. Even in 2019 you sound insane talking about 2016 like it was the dial up age.

  • Truther One1
    Truther One1 Month ago +1

    If nintentdo doesn’t get their shit together soon they will become a windows phone/os and it will be Microsoft & Sony only

  • Joe Swank
    Joe Swank Month ago +1

    I would still be using one of my windows OS phones if the scumbag CEO running Microsoft didn't state that the OS would be able to run both Android and iOS apps, which was a selling point to most of those who bought the device, he was such a lying scumbag that I will never buy another Mobile device from Microsoft again. Trust is earned, they had mine but in one quick move lost it for good. Fool me once (WP7) shame on me, but fool me twice (WP10) shame on me. Never again.

  • Heimrich Gundesalf
    Heimrich Gundesalf Month ago +1

    I think Windows Phone updates are now tweaked to reduce the operational strength of the devices, such as poor battery response (like Apple did), decreased network reception, slow application connectivity, etc. They really want people to abandon the platform and move to iOS or Android. Sucks, because it was such a strong and dependable device and collection of services. I don't think I will ever feel another OS can be so dependable, and then, so betrayed by a company.

    • fargeeks
      fargeeks 16 days ago

      Heimrich Gundesalf yep
      the older my phones get, the slower they run

  • Buledde
    Buledde Month ago

    Man, I miss my windows phone.

  • Ivo Pátek
    Ivo Pátek Month ago

    3/2019 and im still using my 950xl and im still totally happy with it :D

  • Chad Faul
    Chad Faul Month ago

    Very good smartphone OS but MS was just not thought of as a mobile phone provider. I still have a Windows 8 smartphone by Nokia. AT&T still supports it.

  • Will
    Will Month ago

    You couldnt use a windows phone when they came out let alone now

  • Deniz Muratlı
    Deniz Muratlı Month ago

    Wait... Do they still exist?

  • Piquination 2002
    Piquination 2002 Month ago

    your videos are excellent but you should improve the audio

  • Sumit Saurabh
    Sumit Saurabh Month ago

    I m using lumia 630 n 730 in 2019.

  • Konrad Bang Ericsson

    I remember seeing a add for this phone in 2016

  • Thomas Terry
    Thomas Terry Month ago

    I had a Windows phone a while back and felt like a badass having a weird quirky OS.
    Also apple sucks.

  • Kuribo Kutsu
    Kuribo Kutsu Month ago

    "4Gb of RAM not sound much today"...this world just gone mad, really. Phones with 6-8 Gig of RAM is absolute nightmare for industry in long term, cause as overall RAM grows efforts to do any type of optimiation just disappear.

  • Jay Johnston
    Jay Johnston Month ago

    God the audio

  • Tavernum
    Tavernum Month ago

    2019 still using WP, feels more intuitive than the others

  • Kyle G
    Kyle G Month ago

    Sad man, i wish Microsoft did a lot of things different with the windows phone. I think it had a lot of potential but to late to the game really, had Nadella
    took over Ballmer old ass seat like 3 to 5 years earlier I think it would of been a different landscape for them.

  • ye rabbit
    ye rabbit Month ago

    i was wondering where inhaler granma went, i was worried you sent her away

  • M. M. Asad
    M. M. Asad Month ago

    NOKIA 930 is best

  • tatiane sulinoo
    tatiane sulinoo Month ago

    Ai meu deus pra mim melhor celular.....como queria ganhar um desse .... Esse ganha de qualquer um smartphone...🤗

  • Custom Chevys
    Custom Chevys Month ago

    Im not taking tech advice from a guy who cant figure out chairs..

  • Andy Yerman
    Andy Yerman Month ago

    No one knows about Cortana. How could MS fail in that???? Hire me!!

  • zachary evans
    zachary evans 2 months ago

    No one ever really wanted a Windows computer either, to be honest. Especially an HP.

  • Cornelius Heinrichs
    Cornelius Heinrichs 2 months ago

    Using an Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows in Feb 2019

  • MaxGame
    MaxGame 2 months ago

    Hate Windows Phone so much!!!
    30-40min lost for download update and another 1-1h30min for install... Really!? This is not PC but phone... Update take to much time!

  • Fabian Valenzuela
    Fabian Valenzuela 2 months ago

    Windows phone was the only one that made me want to switch from the iPhone.

  • TheRealCxixmx
    TheRealCxixmx 2 months ago

    i miss windows phone, i dont care much for ios or android. Currently using android but i miss the days of variety with windows phone, bb10, android and ios.

  • Ujaan Chatterjee
    Ujaan Chatterjee 2 months ago

    Come on my maid uses a window phone of 2014

  • James Vinson
    James Vinson 2 months ago +2

    It's 2019 and I'm sick of Android and can't afford an iPhone or its myriad of adapters to use on my Windows 10 All in One. I'm buying a Windows Phone because I like its interface and it doesn't come with a bunch of bloatware I'll never use. Plus the fact that Windows Store isn't so convoluted with needless apps and that the hardware is actually decent is a big selling point for me. Plus I'm quite antisocial so I'm not gonna bother with crap like Facebook, Facebook Messenger, or Instagram. As long as I can text my friends and family, I'm good.

  • Manzoor Ahmad
    Manzoor Ahmad 2 months ago

    what is the name of this model

  • Disaster Nation
    Disaster Nation 2 months ago

    I mean. The LG G5 had USB C in 2016.

    WNBT TV 2 months ago

    And then samsung dex take it well Ok

  • deadbluesky
    deadbluesky 2 months ago +5

    in 2015 the Lumia 950 and 950XL had the USB C... i still got one and a Lumia 1520 (1520.3) the unicorne version they still work very well and until now i think only the Huawei P20 pro can get better picture, but for sound recording on video those Nokia Lumia got 5 mics dolby 5.1 with bass filter, the only phone with that technology and never beaten... continuum was very advance. My old Nokia Lumia 920 in 2012 had Qi wireless something that Apple add only last year on the IPhone 8, in 2015 the Lumia 950 had the retina scan for unlocking the phone... i will finish with the fact that Nokia was totally indestructible, now you just look at the screen of the new Samsung and it crack and the cost to replace a Samsung screen is a way too expensive !! So you talk about old stuff but it took a long time before others compagnies add it to their new crappy phone !!

    • deadbluesky
      deadbluesky 2 months ago

      Now i have a LG but i will be back with Nokia soon, the Nokia 9 pureview is coming with android pie at the MWC 2019 and a better version i supposed to get out in july !!

  • SirGamerPlays
    SirGamerPlays 2 months ago

    That's my current phone, to this day.

  • Zeldagigafan
    Zeldagigafan 2 months ago

    I one thing I do miss from my Windows phone, which I replaced just a couple weeks ago as it was a low end phone from 4 years ago, is the live tiles. Being able to see headlines on news articles and subjeck lines of emails on the home screen was an awesome feature that I wish Microsoft implemented into their Android launcher.

  • Kezmir
    Kezmir 2 months ago

    Kinda sad. Wish the windows phone would have made it. More competition is only good for consumers. : / Id maybe consider getting one as they developed.

  • girdhar choudhary
    girdhar choudhary 2 months ago

    Dude i am doing that from last 2 yrs and my friend too and i am serching for the replaced that too with a Windows.

  • Dvodihalica
    Dvodihalica 2 months ago +3

    As a former WP user (Lumia 520) I can say that Windows Phone (8.1 and 10) is most underestimated mobile OS that ever existed

  • Universal AniLol
    Universal AniLol 2 months ago +1

    I still love windows phone, windows phone 8.1 is golden age. However windows 10 mobile turn it to dark age. Remember in insider, it makes everythings corrupted and unusable :D. Windows 10 mobile now is much better than before but has very few apps. So sad to windows phone because of lagdroid and ios. I like ios how it is smooth but its theme isn't suitable to windows.

    BLEACHED KUN 2 months ago

    Wait, if windows had a face recognition, does that mean the iPhone X copied windows?!
    Windows was 2 years ahead of Apple in technolgy.....

  • Tommy Hopps
    Tommy Hopps 2 months ago

    he looks like the school shooter from black eyed peas' big love song lol

  • meme farmer hamish
    meme farmer hamish 2 months ago

    it's not so much 'can you' it's more, *'should you'*

  • Tom Smith
    Tom Smith 2 months ago

    No, even as feature phone, they still can't done it well. I have used 3 WPs, Nokia Lumia 525, Microsoft Lumia 640 and 950XL.

  • Edsel Malasig
    Edsel Malasig 2 months ago

    are people worn out by the look and feel of other smart phone OSes?

  • Thomas Peterson
    Thomas Peterson 2 months ago

    Yeah. I can see your struggle.

  • JAYK
    JAYK 2 months ago

    More like ‘could you use a windows phone ever?’

  • Arturs Strawberys
    Arturs Strawberys 2 months ago

    I have lumia 550 MS phone windows 10, its nice but works like it should! dont have bank application but goood deskope windows 10 pc it is. Its get less paid but shore i bought it becose its cheap but if dont work yust restart it it takes care most errors i have but some help it updates you can put description and wait 3 mounths and its fixed. soonner or later. so now my phones has it :)

  • Alaa Fathi
    Alaa Fathi 2 months ago +18

    2019 and still using windows phone .. my fourth year with lumia 535 .. wish it improves.

    • Rocky Muscia
      Rocky Muscia 17 days ago

      Comment Reader I have the 535 and it updated to Windows 10. You just need to download the Upgrade Advisor from the store

    • Psyco BD
      Psyco BD Month ago

      Me too 😊 or maybe I'm too poor to buy a new phone
      still using my Microsoft Lumia 535 (2015-2019)

    • marcello22002
      marcello22002 Month ago

      And I with my Lumia 1520... I love that phone!

    • Restricter15
      Restricter15 Month ago

      Why are we not getting any messenger calling function? Why can't we watch live facebook videos??

    • GaMkuTOpoloWK Intenoize
      GaMkuTOpoloWK Intenoize 2 months ago

      Rip 💀 Windows Phone 📱

  • chris quirke
    chris quirke 2 months ago

    Love your content been a fan for awhile now great production by the way if you have any old phones lying around i can use one my iphone5 is on its last legs thanks

  • ProLuigiGamer 01
    ProLuigiGamer 01 2 months ago

    I don't care about all of this information only one question can I play War Thunder on this phone

  • divyanshu bhandari
    divyanshu bhandari 2 months ago

    dude, i want windows phone by nokia.

  • johnny michalak
    johnny michalak 2 months ago

    dam apple fans be like fucking sheep now. thinking 2016 was forever ago

  • Kalev Bischof Weiß
    Kalev Bischof Weiß 2 months ago

    Is there a campaign to bring it back?

  • Jon Johns
    Jon Johns 2 months ago +1

    Got my Windows phone in 2012 (Nokia Lumia 810) .. Still using it as my primary phone, Still working BEAUTIFULLY, Still the Best UX in my opinion.

  • Brotto Britto
    Brotto Britto 2 months ago

    NO, DON’T USE IT !!!! IT’S A TRAP !!!

  • goodfella
    goodfella 2 months ago

    It's 2020. I'm still using it.

  • Torchwood Leeds
    Torchwood Leeds 3 months ago +1

    I am still on Windows 10 Mobile in 2019 haha Only plan to change is when Fbook and YT Drop there support. I do see even the odd Windows 8.1 Mobile which is very surprising haha p.s great vid

  • crikk23
    crikk23 3 months ago

    got an idol s4 think it be cool to have a phone i could use with my computer... runs like shit...most apps i use not on store...every app crashes a few times a day (even basic phone app)...and the apps that are on it are missing alot of FB message cant make calls or videos...
    i ve tryed to get through it hopping itd get use to it or something...ya no...hope i can send it back lol or install android on it

  • Dceva2
    Dceva2 3 months ago

    U look like Hunter avallone

  • Paul Verizzo
    Paul Verizzo 3 months ago

    The end of Nokia running Symmbian ended an era that I still miss. Interact with your PC via cable, none of this MS cloud only thing.
    I've now run the 810, the 925, and 950XL. And Alcatel something or other. I dread the day I have to go Android. I use the latter from time to time and I feel like I'm driving a Yugo after a BMW. Windows Phone is what engineers call "elegant." Easier to use, live tiles, etc. The lack of particular apps for banking or shopping is sometimes slightly annoying, but eventually getting to my PC is always good enough.
    MS blew billions on the purchase of Nokia, and it's like, oh well, loose change. Talk about poised for greatness and then walking away.

  • Rytis Liaučys
    Rytis Liaučys 3 months ago

    Man, I really wish this had taken off. Android and iOS all come with their faults, and surprisingly (considering it's Microsoft), other than the lack of applications, Windows 10 mobile was actually pretty neat and smooth to use.