1. mkachwee's Avatar
    Hey guys, so my contract is up with my Lumia 930 and I plan on getting another Windows phone. Unfortunately in South Africa we are not getting the HP Elite X3, so my current options are between the 950 and 950XL, the "latest" W10M phones.

    Any advice from some intellectuals out there? Should I go ahead and take out a two year contract with these 18 month old phones (950 range released October 2015) or should I wait? I follow Microsoft news daily and there have been no mention of any new upcoming W10M phones, except some unbelievable rumours about the Surface phone.

    So I'm wondering if I should wait or just settle for the 950 or 950XL.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    01-19-2017 01:01 PM
  2. andrew bainbridge's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with a 950. It's the W10 flagship. Always updated. What do you need from a phone?
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    01-19-2017 01:05 PM
  3. Nate W's Avatar
    Nothing wrong with a 950. It's the W10 flagship. Always updated. What do you need from a phone?
    I've kept going back to the 950. Owned an Icon/Ativ SE/830/M8 with Windows/950 xl/650/Elite x3.

    The 950 is the perfect size for me and does the job. It's super light-weight... Just wish it was a little more solid.

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    01-19-2017 01:12 PM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    I agree with Nate W but would substitute the 950 xl. Specs are a bit better and it's a little larger. If those two things don't appeal then the 950 is the one to get. You can't go wrong with either.
    01-19-2017 01:18 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    Hey guys, so my contract is up with my Lumia 930 and I plan on getting another Windows phone. Unfortunately in South Africa we are not getting the HP Elite X3, so my current options are between the 950 and 950XL, the "latest" W10M phones.

    Any advice from some intellectuals out there? Should I go ahead and take out a two year contract with these 18 month old phones (950 range released October 2015) or should I wait? I follow Microsoft news daily and there have been no mention of any new upcoming W10M phones, except some unbelievable rumours about the Surface phone.

    So I'm wondering if I should wait or just settle for the 950 or 950XL.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
    Considering your location and how Microsoft does things, I also agree about getting the 950. The "Surface phone" is not going to come out until fall possibly, but more people are saying that 2018 appears to be more likely. Are you ready to hold on to the 930 for that long?

    The phones that are rumored to appear might not be coming to your region too.
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    01-19-2017 01:22 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    No internet sellers offering the Acer Liquid Jade Primo?

    Maybe the just issued as Factory Unlocked Alcatel Idol 4S Windows will make its way there soon.

    I'll echo the above, nothing wrong with 950 or 950 XL. They are strong phones.
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    01-19-2017 02:48 PM
  7. aximtreo's Avatar
    Both the 950 and the 950 xl are back in stock at Microsoft if you want to go the new with Warranty route.
    01-19-2017 02:56 PM
  8. mkachwee's Avatar
    Hey Andrew, i need the same things as my 930 but something a bit faster, though i dont mind holding onto my 930 for another year
    01-19-2017 03:18 PM
  9. mkachwee's Avatar
    In my honest opinion, instead of me going and taking out a two year contract, I might as well stick with my 930. The phone is fine, in mint condition, and I've had no issues thus far except for the terrible battery life, though I could pull through until some official release news surfaces
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    01-19-2017 03:19 PM
  10. Pieter Wolff's Avatar
    I am also in South Africa and after my 2 year contract on my L 830 expired I decided to hang on for at least another year. Ordered a spare battery on EBay ( just in case) as I'm quite happy the way the phone suits my needs. I'm not a gamer and all the apps I need (even my bank app) are there.
    No crashes, 24-36 hour battery life so I see absolutely no reason to abandon ship right now. I feel quite unique using my Lumia in a sea of Droids and iPhones.
    01-20-2017 03:15 AM
  11. deepak12345's Avatar
    2years and 3 months. Still sticking with my 930.. Waiting for something new to be launched... No elite x3 or idol 4s in my location :|
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    01-20-2017 03:27 AM
  12. dWm5Hk's Avatar
    2years and 3 months. Still sticking with my 930.. Waiting for something new to be launched... No elite x3 or idol 4s in my location :|
    Why not 950 or 950XL?
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    01-20-2017 03:59 AM
  13. Axeelant's Avatar
    2years and 3 months. Still sticking with my 930.. Waiting for something new to be launched... No elite x3 or idol 4s in my location :|
    Same, 2y 5m on my 930. Bought new battery, replaced cracked glass, waiting for the Surface phone :D It should last...
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    01-20-2017 08:10 AM
  14. deepak12345's Avatar
    Aah well abt the 950&XL They are not that much of an improvement from the 930 considering how much more powerful x3 and idol 4s are.


    And @axeelant yes this thing is tough it just doesnt give up.. Still quite snappy.. Hope they atleast launch the surface phone in 2018.. 😐
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    01-20-2017 10:50 AM
  15. Axeelant's Avatar
    And @axeelant yes this thing is tough it just doesnt give up.. Still quite snappy.. Hope they atleast launch the surface phone in 2018..
    Yes, it is one tough phone hehe :D I think the aluminum frame helps it a lot, even tho mine hit the ground like 50 times, bent the frame, broke the glass. That's why I had to CNC machine the frame to make space for new glass. But yeah, L930 still works quite well for it's age!
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    01-20-2017 12:08 PM
  16. Iain_S's Avatar
    I agree with Nate W but would substitute the 950 xl. Specs are a bit better and it's a little larger. If those two things don't appeal then the 950 is the one to get. You can't go wrong with either.
    I would actually see if you can find a global Alcatel idol 4s, it is a nice phone.
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    01-20-2017 06:50 PM
  17. PeteFarrer's Avatar
    Hi, there might be an app killing you battery, my nearly 3 year old 930 battery life is as equal to an iPhone.
    01-21-2017 05:14 AM
  18. RaRa85's Avatar
    If you could get your hands on the Alcatel Idol Pro 4S and it works in your area I would just get that. Affordable and loaded to the top with features. Front facing speakers and a pretty slick looking device as well.
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    01-21-2017 07:20 AM
  19. vhl71's Avatar
    If you can get Lumia 950 for a decent price, go ahead and get it. It's one of the best Windows devices with a great camera to boot. I personally like it better than Alcatel idol 4S

    Sent from mTalk
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    01-21-2017 12:55 PM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    If you can get Lumia 950 for a decent price, go ahead and get it. It's one of the best Windows devices with a great camera to boot. I personally like it better than Alcatel idol 4S

    Sent from mTalk
    I'm the opposite. I own both phones and the Idol 4s wins in so many ways. Speed, battery efficiency, sound, fingerprint scanner. Both are excellent phones though.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
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    01-21-2017 02:10 PM
  21. vhl71's Avatar
    I'm the opposite. I own both phones and the Idol 4s wins in so many ways. Speed, battery efficiency, sound, fingerprint scanner. Both are excellent phones though.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    Fair enough. I've had dtek60 for a while before ditching android. So im very familiar with the hardware. I find that too big for my hands. Plus the camera on Lumia 950 is so much better in fact during my new year vacation I hardly used my dslr most of the time I was taking pictures with my 950. So convenient not to lug around a big camera. Plus I got the 950 plus the continuum dock for almost $300 less than Alcatel.

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    01-21-2017 09:45 PM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    Fair enough. I've had dtek60 for a while before ditching android. So im very familiar with the hardware. I find that too big for my hands. Plus the camera on Lumia 950 is so much better in fact during my new year vacation I hardly used my dslr most of the time I was taking pictures with my 950. So convenient not to lug around a big camera. Plus I got the 950 plus the continuum dock for almost $300 less than Alcatel.

    Sent from mTalk
    No doubt price difference, at the moment, is important though the 950 is an older device. I don't find the camera on the Idol poor but the 950 wins. I'm not a big camera guy though.
    Size wise it is at the outer limit for me, though the older I get i do appreciate the extra real estate for my eyes. Neither is a bad choice if you are a Windows fan.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    01-21-2017 10:03 PM
  23. Axeelant's Avatar
    There's also an Acer Jade Primo Liquid, a very good price right now for the specs you get.
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    01-22-2017 11:18 AM
  24. Sedp23's Avatar
    The idol 4s
    01-26-2017 10:09 PM

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