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  1. editguy's Avatar
    Hi editguy. Thanks so much for taking your time to do this! The video is locked 'private' so i can't view it...can you change the settings?
    I hate YouTube. It's funny that it says it's private because it completely deleted my video. I guess deleted is as private as you can get. Anyway, let's try this again.
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    02-17-2017 11:47 PM
  2. editguy's Avatar
    I hate YouTube. It's funny that it says it's private because it completely deleted my video. I guess deleted is as private as you can get. Anyway, let's try this again.
    The original video looks better. YouTube processing makes it look worse.
    02-17-2017 11:50 PM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I hate YouTube. It's funny that it says it's private because it completely deleted my video.
    You were probably humming some copyrighted song while recording.
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    02-18-2017 07:05 AM
  4. nate0's Avatar
    glove mode is off, when typing say if you hit a letter instead of the letter showing once it will freely type about 6 of them, or when you hold down the back button to pull up multi tasking the phone will go crazy vibrating and flipping back and forth between the app and the multi tasking screen, very annoying.
    Sounds like a bug or a need for a fw fix.
    02-18-2017 10:17 AM
  5. sketchy9's Avatar
    Which part of "Preview" do you think is responsible for your NFC not working right? When I had my 950 on the AU I tried the wallet app just to see what the difference was between using my phone and using my card. It worked perfectly but I didn't see any advantage so I stopped using it. In all fairness I only used it for a couple of days, maybe a week.

    Many members, myself included, state unequivocally that the 950s don't do well on the Insider Builds. The Idol didn't work well for me either on any other build except the AU.
    As stated, I have used ALL combinations of Preview, from having none all the way to fast ring. None of them consistently work with the wallet 2.0 app (the card disappears, solved only by a soft reset). And if you only used it for a week you probably didn't have enough experience to run in to this issue.
    02-18-2017 11:05 AM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    As stated, I have used ALL combinations of Preview, from having none all the way to fast ring. None of them consistently work with the wallet 2.0 app (the card disappears, solved only by a soft reset). And if you only used it for a week you probably didn't have enough experience to run in to this issue.
    Why not try just ONE combination of production build if you want things to work properly. Microsoft states clearly and unambiguously that the Insider builds are NOT meant for normal use. They're for testing and developmental use only. So shall ye sow, so shall ye reap.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
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    02-18-2017 12:29 PM
  7. darrell reimer's Avatar
    I hate YouTube. It's funny that it says it's private because it completely deleted my video. I guess deleted is as private as you can get. Anyway, let's try this again.
    Thanks for taking the time to take the vid editguy! Yes - it looks quite clear and the exposure is 'stable'. Look at the photos I've just taken; notice how the whites are totally overexposed; I used the regular Microsoft camera, ProShot, and Camera360Sight; they all basically have the same white overexposure problems:
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    The phone got very hot when taking these pics; it locked up a few times; had to force restart. Got 2 error messages. I'm just having a really bad time with the camera/photo performance on this phone. Too bad - I love everything else about it!
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    02-19-2017 01:54 AM
  8. editguy's Avatar
    The phone got very hot when taking these pics; it locked up a few times; had to force restart. Got 2 error messages. I'm just having a really bad time with the camera/photo performance on this phone. Too bad - I love everything else about it!
    Using the standard camera app, you should be able to eliminate that by using the manual brightness control. Cameras on auto settings frequently get confused with stage lighting. The reason is that the camera sees the dark curtains at the back and it raises exposure because it thinks it's a dark scene. Or, it sees the bright lights and lowers exposure making the scene to dark. Some cameras have such good firmware that they can distinguish between the black and the bright lights and come to a balance on their own. But I've seen videos shot with camcorders without manual controls where all of the faces of people on the stage look like white ghosts with undiscernible features. You would adjust settings in the same way whether you're shooting stills or video. If you use Pro Shot the exposure setting is at the bottom of the screen.

    I haven't had mine get hot, but I have had ProShot freeze up a couple of times.
    02-19-2017 01:47 PM
  9. sketchy9's Avatar
    Why not try just ONE combination of production build if you want things to work properly. Microsoft states clearly and unambiguously that the Insider builds are NOT meant for normal use. They're for testing and developmental use only. So shall ye sow, so shall ye reap.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Ok, I'll try this one last time-- it didn't matter if I was on stock or any of the insider builds. It didn't consistently work. Let me repeat that (again): it DIDN'T WORK consistently ON STOCK. It didn't work consistently on Release Preview. It didn't work consistently on Slow Ring. It didn't work consistently on Fast Ring. I can safely say, for me, no matter what the ROM, it didn't work consistently.

    The point of all of that was that tap-to-pay was so buggy for me on the 950XL that I don't consider its absence on the Idol a disadvantage.
    02-20-2017 04:54 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Today was supposed to be a light day what with President's Day and all. NOT!!! 185 emails and counting. Continuum has been put to the test and considering my phone's been off the charger since 5:30AM and I've nearly drained my ink tank on my printer, my battery is still at 30%. I don't know any other phone could've handled this load and run about 4 hours worth of Continuum. I'm beyond impressed.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
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    02-20-2017 05:18 PM
  11. sketchy9's Avatar
    Today was supposed to be a light day what with President's Day and all. NOT!!! 185 emails and counting. Continuum has been put to the test and considering my phone's been off the charger since 5:30AM and I've nearly drained my ink tank on my printer, my battery is still at 30%. I don't know any other phone could've handled this load and run about 4 hours worth of Continuum. I'm beyond impressed.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    I've been beyond impressed with the battery life. I don't know if it's the "lower" resolution screen or what, but it's the best of any phone I've ever had.
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    02-20-2017 05:41 PM
  12. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I've been beyond impressed with the battery life. I don't know if it's the "lower" resolution screen or what, but it's the best of any phone I've ever had.
    Yeah. Its very good. Not quite L1520 good (see attached) but close and everything else a distant 3rd at best.
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    02-20-2017 06:06 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yeah. Its very good. Not quite L1520 good (see attached) but close and everything else a distant 3rd at best.
    The 1520 can't do Continuum. Don't get me wrong, I think the 1520 is probably the best all-around device. But we can't compare features that are not present in both. The horsepower required to run Continuum would tax that SD800 and 2GB of RAM quickly. The Idol barely heats up and yet the 950's SD808 gets very hot. I'd hate to see what would happen to the 1520 with its gear.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
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    02-20-2017 06:22 PM
  14. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I think the 1520 is probably the best all-around device. But we can't compare features that are not present in both.
    I was responding to someone who was comparing Idol 4S battery life (only) with all other phones. It's okay with me if he wants to do that.
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    02-20-2017 07:41 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I was responding to someone who was comparing Idol 4S battery life (only) with all other phones. It's okay with me if he wants to do that.
    You can't have a one-trick pony be GOAT.
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    02-20-2017 08:16 PM
  16. Mmazeo's Avatar
    Really nice device, smooth as silk.

    Right now my one issue is the messaging font is so small. Any way to mess with that?
    02-23-2017 09:49 AM
  17. TgeekB's Avatar
    Really nice device, smooth as silk.

    Right now my one issue is the messaging font is so small. Any way to mess with that?
    I'm not sure there is. Maybe someone else knows.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    02-23-2017 10:07 AM
  18. Mmazeo's Avatar
    Thanks I figured it out. It's under Display.
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    02-23-2017 10:21 AM
  19. nate0's Avatar
    Really nice device, smooth as silk.

    Right now my one issue is the messaging font is so small. Any way to mess with that?
    On this device I changed all Text on the device to 130%. Ease of Access->More options->Text scaling. All font will grow from default by 30%
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    02-23-2017 10:22 AM
  20. nate0's Avatar
    Thanks I figured it out. It's under Display.
    The display is the other way, but you upscale everything across the whole device, even windows and apps.
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    02-23-2017 10:23 AM
  21. Bill Berry's Avatar
    I'm late to this party as I now get ready to buy a new phone and I was leaning with the 950XL but then I stumbled across this device and I love it's price mark so I've been comparing each of the devices. Like all of you I have been using this ecosystem dating back to the Dell x51 but thinking nostalgic, what I'd give for an updated state of the art "HTC Touch Pro 2" with that hardware keyboard with a six inch display; that'd be heavenly! One can dream!
    07-24-2017 11:50 PM
  22. nate0's Avatar
    I'm late to this party as I now get ready to buy a new phone and I was leaning with the 950XL but then I stumbled across this device and I love it's price mark so I've been comparing each of the devices. Like all of you I have been using this ecosystem dating back to the Dell x51 but thinking nostalgic, what I'd give for an updated state of the art "HTC Touch Pro 2" with that hardware keyboard with a six inch display; that'd be heavenly! One can dream!
    I own both. They both have their cool factors about them. The only one gripe I have at the moment with the IDOL 4s is the camera key/button placement. I have one of the few sturdiest cases on mine (Incipio Pure case) and I hit that camera button while my screen is unlocked atleast several times a day. Right now I am using a 950 XL though since I just was able to replace the battery, I then get more than a full day now.

    The lack of the glance screen for notificaitons is hard to deal with too. I have tried to enable the LED on the IDOL4s via sw packages and registry edits but have been unsucessful so far. It is not as easily done as I did it on the X3. Still trying though.
    07-25-2017 02:44 AM
  23. aj173's Avatar
    The Idol 4s isn't even close to the best Windows Phone of all time. For me, the best Windows Phone of all time would have to be a true flagship where you didn't have to make any disappointing compromises. The only Windows Phone that fits this criteria is the Lumia 1520. It was the first and only Windows Phone where you got the best of the current-gen tech without having to make a compromise. Even with the Idol 4s, you are making compromises on battery life, camera quality, wireless charging, and lack of NFC, just to name the obvious ones that spring to mind.

    The only complaint anybody ever had about the Lumia 1520 is that it was too large for them. And that's just a personal preference, not a shortcoming with the phone itself. You could say that the 16GB AT&T version vs 32GB other versions was a compromise, but since you could get a 32 if you really wanted one, I don't hold this against the phone.

    The Idol 4s is a decent midrange phone (when it actually works), and the X3 would be the obvious champ if its camera wasn't so terrible, but if we're talking about the best Windows Phone ever, it's hard to argue against the Lumia 1520. It is still holding up well years later. In fact, I've given up a 950XL and an Idol 4s to go back to my Lumia 1520.
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    07-25-2017 02:08 PM
  24. Bill Berry's Avatar
    I've got my decision down to either the Lumia 1520 or Lumia 950XL. Thank you!
    08-10-2017 11:18 PM
  25. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    You could say that the 16GB AT&T version vs 32GB other versions was a compromise, but since you could get a 32 if you really wanted one, I don't hold this against the phone.
    This is true. To be exact: the Lumia 1520.3 is the best Windows Phone Flagship of it's time.

    Meaning, there are obviously devices that are better spec'd that followed the 1520. But for its time, 1520.3 is the best Windows Phone of all time. I almost confused myself writing this.
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    08-11-2017 08:22 AM
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