1. Ixia's Avatar
    Finally got round to sending my smashed 1020 off to be fixed, insurer won't mend but has given me a £219 settlement.
    I'm torn between getting another 1020, or jumping ship to the 950xl. The camera is the most important feature to me. The 1020s camera had become increasingly buggy. The other option is the Acer Jade ( which I could actually afford new) the dual sim would be very handy, but no physical camera button, which would irk and the camera isn't supposed to be as good as the 950.
    Any advice from you guys?
    03-16-2017 01:18 PM
  2. JRDEMASKUS's Avatar
    Don't skimp, buy premium.
    The 950XL can be bought today for $300-350. Shop around.
    If you want a phone to last several years, choose one with a replaceable battery, buy a good case too.
    I wouldn't buy any phone more than 2 yrs old.
    aximtreo likes this.
    03-16-2017 02:03 PM
  3. dov1978's Avatar
    Yeah go for the 950xl. The only thing you'll miss from the 1020 is the awesome lossless zoom. I still miss that 3 years after giving up my 1020. Oh and the Xenon Flash too actually! I got my 950xl (unlocked and practically brand new) online from C.E.X for £195 in January so you could still have money left over from your insurance pay out
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    03-16-2017 02:22 PM
  4. aimulaidni's Avatar
    Finally got round to sending my smashed 1020 off to be fixed, insurer won't mend but has given me a £219 settlement.
    I'm torn between getting another 1020, or jumping ship to the 950xl. The camera is the most important feature to me. The 1020s camera had become increasingly buggy. The other option is the Acer Jade ( which I could actually afford new) the dual sim would be very handy, but no physical camera button, which would irk and the camera isn't supposed to be as good as the 950.
    Any advice from you guys?
    Did you put windows 10 mobile on your 1020?...If yes, and you are okay with it, then go for the 950 XL...if not, i would suggest getting another 1020...i wouldnt recommend the XL to anyone at this point (just got a new one as a replacement and still want to get rid of it)...but thats just me
    03-16-2017 02:29 PM
  5. beman39's Avatar
    Did you put windows 10 mobile on your 1020?...If yes, and you are okay with it, then go for the 950 XL...if not, i would suggest getting another 1020...i wouldnt recommend the XL to anyone at this point (just got a new one as a replacement and still want to get rid of it)...but thats just me
    that's just you... I luv my 950XL but I lost it... then got the 950 but its too small... then I got the LG G5 and that's also too small but very good phone! has almost everything my 950XL has but I can't stand spydroid!
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    03-16-2017 02:43 PM
  6. Ixia's Avatar
    Dov1978 - It was CeX I was looking at buying it from funnily enough.

    Yes, I have been happy with the 1020 ( had even been using it with a smashed screen for months), I hadn't updated to W10, but in the last 6mths, IE has been dreadful and the camera quality has slipped. I had started to wonder if it was time to move on. But I will miss the loss less zoom.
    dov1978 likes this.
    03-16-2017 07:46 PM
  7. tdbmoss's Avatar
    Why not get another 1020? I use one as my main phone (on the W10M Threshold 2 branch), regarding your issues the camera shouldn't degrade over time so there was maybe a problem with the specific one that you had before, and Edge on W10M works pretty well (I think it's better than the old WP8.1 IE) - they are pretty cheap on eBay these days for what you are getting too.
    03-17-2017 01:26 PM
  8. Awhispersecho's Avatar
    I just got 1. It's really nice and...I can't stand it. I can't stand the difference between this and my 1520 that it replaced. Screen is too small, I need another 6 inch phone or need to buy another 1520. The phone itself is really nice though. I bought the dual sim version from MS. It is quick, especially after the last update, camera is great and has been issue free so far. If you want to move up and stay the Windows Phone family, this would be a great choice. Unless you are coing from a 1520 like me. Man it's tough.
    03-17-2017 06:40 PM
  9. George Ponder's Avatar
    The only advantage the 1020 has over the 950 XL is the camera. Otherwise, the 950 XL is a lighter phone with a larger screen, a bit more zip under the hood and a very capable camera within its own right.
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    03-23-2017 08:08 AM
  10. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    950 XL is a big improvement over the 1020
    03-24-2017 01:23 AM
  11. Ixia's Avatar
    Well I now have a 950xl! Only issue is that it is a UAE M.East variant, but a huge plus is it's unexpectedly a dual sim, which means I can ditch my second phone. Just hope there are no update issues, with it not being a Euro variant.
    It's charging now, looks good, had a quick trial run, camera seems quick, screen quality looks sparkling. Just need to nip out and get a nano sim.
    aximtreo, raycpl and greedo_greedy like this.
    03-24-2017 06:21 AM
  12. raycpl's Avatar
    The 950XL is a great phone, it might not match the 1020 hi-res camera but the camera does excel when the conditions and right.
    Enjoy your phone..!!

    ... !!
    03-24-2017 09:06 AM
  13. Ixia's Avatar
    Hmm...Thinking the proximity sensor might be faulty. Glance isn't working properly, although there's an update waiting so I'll see if that helps.
    03-24-2017 09:26 AM
  14. Ixia's Avatar
    Update hasn't helped and the front facing camera is throwing up an error code. Not sure whether to just return it?
    03-24-2017 12:40 PM
  15. aimulaidni's Avatar
    Update hasn't helped and the front facing camera is throwing up an error code. Not sure whether to just return it?
    Did you figure out the issue for this?
    04-07-2017 09:29 AM
  16. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    You might want to try reinstalling the OS through WDRT before you return it.
    04-08-2017 06:41 AM
  17. najgori's Avatar
    Do you use some memory card?
    04-14-2017 05:46 AM

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