Not sure where you got the idea I was talking about Windows. I said Doze
My bad, just trying to help you, you know most windows haters call it doze. I forgot about Androids Doze feature.
So right now Doze is limiting your ability to get timely notifications for email etc, is that the issue?
How much work have you done with Doze?
Oh I feel your pain if you do have to go down the iPhone route. To get anything even worth using you have to go top model, then you have to pray one of the many things that have occured or may occur in the future to Apple phones doesnt happen. Then you will be twice as pissed as now apple and droid arent working.
Thats why Win10 was so brilliant, it was by far the most professional OS in this regard, no sloppy icons slapped across windows and features not working. Locked down tight with just enough modification to make it feel like your own phone. They wanted 1 OS for the 3 platforms and unlike Android and Apple, they acheived it, next thing they buy lumia and bury windows 10 phone. We all know why, 1 device to replace 3 platforms, but I wish they would hurry up with it as I too am quite over both platforms and still use Win10 more regularly due to reliability and strength.
Anyway, back to your problem. I never by first gen of anything, for this reason, but that doesnt help you now. The next Nokia 6 is awesome. That doesnt help you either.
Is there a particular function of DOZE thats impacting the push of notifications, ie its going to sleep and nothing gets pushed out?
I really want to help as Ive been there and feel your pain, plus I think you have the wrong idea of Nokia, of all companies, it would be a tragedy to be thinking Nokia is not solid.
I have seen 6s selling used by the way, worst case scenario, as you alluded to, not the fastest selling, but thats more due to them being gen1.
Are you using stock Android and MS apps?
Another option could be to try it on Lineage and see if that improves the situation.
Clearly DOSE isnt being optimized for some of your apps, but Im wondering which apps? And if that is the case, thats the App not the phone.
Ive had similar issues with non native apps on Apple. Its frustrating but it came down to being the software developers problem.
Which again is why I like Windows 10 so much, you dont get 1 billion crappy apps with really bad support in the app store, like watsapp vs skype.