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  1. slysy's Avatar
    I'm on the fence about whether to get the 950 or 950XL. Which one will you all be getting and why?
    11-08-2015 04:24 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    There's only a few differences between them.
    The Lumia 950 is slightly less powerful with the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core while the Lumia 950 XL has the Snapdragon 810 octa-core.
    The Lumia 950 does not have liquid cooling, while the Lumia 950 XL does.
    The Lumia 950 has a smaller 5.2 inch screen, while the Lumia 950 XL has a larger 5.7 inch screen.
    The Lumia 950 has Gorilla Glass 3, while the Lumia 950 XL has Gorilla Glass 4.
    The Lumia 950 has a differenct camera housing than the Lumia 950 XL.

    There you have it. The Lumia 950 XL is about $100 better (and $100 more expensive). Really the only thing that should decide you is how big you like your phone. If you want a larger screen than the Lumia 950 XL is really your only choice. If you like smaller phones, then the Lumia 950 is the better choice.
    11-08-2015 04:49 PM
  3. ByeVanno's Avatar
    There's only a few differences between them.
    The Lumia 950 is slightly less powerful with the Snapdragon 808 hexa-core while the Lumia 950 XL has the Snapdragon 810 octa-core.
    The Lumia 950 does not have liquid cooling, while the Lumia 950 XL does.
    The Lumia 950 has a smaller 5.2 inch screen, while the Lumia 950 XL has a larger 5.7 inch screen.
    The Lumia 950 has Gorilla Glass 3, while the Lumia 950 XL has Gorilla Glass 4.
    The Lumia 950 has a differenct camera housing than the Lumia 950 XL.

    There you have it. The Lumia 950 XL is about $100 better (and $100 more expensive). Really the only thing that should decide you is how big you like your phone. If you want a larger screen than the Lumia 950 XL is really your only choice. If you like smaller phones, then the Lumia 950 is the better choice.
    On the Microsoft store it lists both to have gorilla glass 4(in Canada) idk if it was a mistake to be changed or not.
    But I'm getting a 950 I have small hands *shrug*
    11-08-2015 04:59 PM
  4. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    On the Microsoft store it lists both to have gorilla glass 4(in Canada) idk if it was a mistake to be changed or not.
    But I'm getting a 950 I have small hands *shrug*
    I've only heard of the Lumia 950 having Gorilla Glass 3. Maybe it's a mistake, or maybe Canada gets Gorilla Glass 4 (doubtful).
    11-08-2015 05:11 PM
  5. ByeVanno's Avatar
    I've only heard of the Lumia 950 having Gorilla Glass 3. Maybe it's a mistake, or maybe Canada gets Gorilla Glass 4 (doubtful).
    Well its not only Canada website that says gg4 so I think it might just be gg4 for all models I highly doubt Canada of all places would get a custom model
    11-08-2015 05:16 PM
  6. slysy's Avatar
    Is there much difference in GPU performance for gaming?
    11-08-2015 05:27 PM
  7. Skyway's Avatar
    Another thing to consider is where you can get them. You can have your heart set on the XL all you want but if you don't have $650 to drop all at once, the 950 through AT&T is it. I really think they are limiting themselves in this regard because to me, the XL isn't even an option. I've never bought an unlocked phone outright and I really don't plan to now, so the 950 through AT&T Next is my only choice.

    Now with that said, I think I would probably prefer the 808 in the 950, even though I would want the bigger screen. I'll live with my choice and be happy about it, hopefully they have a full release on the next device.
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    11-08-2015 06:47 PM
  8. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Is there much difference in GPU performance for gaming?
    The 810 is "more powerful" but you'd never notice it. They're both arguably too powerful for any mobile game out there. They'll blitz through anything you can throw at them.
    11-08-2015 10:13 PM
  9. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Another thing to consider is where you can get them. You can have your heart set on the XL all you want but if you don't have $650 to drop all at once, the 950 through AT&T is it. I really think they are limiting themselves in this regard because to me, the XL isn't even an option. I've never bought an unlocked phone outright and I really don't plan to now, so the 950 through AT&T Next is my only choice.

    Now with that said, I think I would probably prefer the 808 in the 950, even though I would want the bigger screen. I'll live with my choice and be happy about it, hopefully they have a full release on the next device.
    The Lumia 950 XL is supposed to come to AT&T at a later date.
    11-08-2015 10:14 PM
  10. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Well its not only Canada website that says gg4 so I think it might just be gg4 for all models I highly doubt Canada of all places would get a custom model
    I think it's more likely that Canada's page is just wrong rather than the rest of the world's information being wrong. The Lumia 950 has Gorilla Glass 3, of that I'm 99% certain.
    11-08-2015 10:15 PM
  11. Skyway's Avatar
    The Lumia 950 XL is supposed to come to AT&T at a later date.
    Where did you hear this? This is the first I've heard of it and if it's true, then maybe I should wait.
    11-08-2015 10:23 PM
  12. Skyway's Avatar
    Well its not only Canada website that says gg4 so I think it might just be gg4 for all models I highly doubt Canada of all places would get a custom model
    While I wish you were right, Microsoft's site has proven you wrong. I don't think they would get it wrong.

    Scroll down to the Quad HD Display section
    Microsoft Lumia 950 Features - Microsoft - USA
    11-08-2015 10:27 PM
  13. ByeVanno's Avatar
    While I wish you were right, Microsoft's site has proven you wrong. I don't think they would get it wrong.

    Scroll down to the Quad HD Display section
    Microsoft Lumia 950 Features - Microsoft - USA
    I literally just looked at the Canadian site and it says gg4 so idk what to believe. Either way I'm still getting the 950 ^^
    11-09-2015 12:04 AM
  14. Skyway's Avatar
    I literally just looked at the Canadian site and it says gg4 so idk what to believe. Either way I'm still getting the 950 ^^
    Fine, I give up. I'm done guessing. The only way to know for sure, is to wait until they release them.
    11-09-2015 01:04 AM
  15. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Where did you hear this? This is the first I've heard of it and if it's true, then maybe I should wait.
    AT&T did some Twitter posts saying the 950 XL was coming to them at some point. I wish I had a link or screenshot to show you but I don't, sorry. Maybe someone else on this thread does?
    11-09-2015 07:31 AM
  16. msirapian's Avatar
    As previously said, the only question is : how big do you want your Lumia to be. I had the chance to have both models in hand right after the keynote (they were presented in Paris) and the 950 is hardly bigger than a 640. As for me (YMMV), it's the perfect choice.

    Besides, between the XL and regular models, we had to compromise camera/size. 640XL camera is better than 640, etc. But here, it's EXACTLY the same optics and camera. So the only real difference is the size. 950XL was too big for me, and is less pocketable, but the best thing to do is to try to find them in store to play with them, or to draw their real size on a paper so that you realise the actual size.

    As for GG3 vs GG4, I've asked Microsoft France, they said : GG3 for 950, GG4 for 950 XL and on their store (at least at that time), it was also mentionned that both models were GG4, like MS Canada...
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    11-09-2015 09:17 AM
  17. Musicman247's Avatar
    I'm on T-mobile, so it's the 950 xl for me. The "you'll have to pay $650 up front" argument is misleading, by the way. If you have a credit card, you have the ability to buy it now and pay later, just like at a carrier. You might even save money on the deal if you pay it off over six months instead of 24.
    11-09-2015 09:54 AM
  18. jmshub's Avatar
    I would consider this to be primarily a question of what size do you want. To me, the 950 vs the 950 is primarily like deciding between the 920 and the 1520. You will get some slight performance boosts in the XL, but primarily, you have to be ok with the size difference in the two.
    msirapian likes this.
    11-09-2015 09:57 AM
  19. cheesemoo's Avatar
    I thought both had liquid cooling?
    11-09-2015 01:26 PM
  20. MiloTheOne's Avatar
    I've been debating this the whole time...
    John M Beauchemin likes this.
    11-09-2015 01:31 PM
  21. 920Walker's Avatar
    I thought both had liquid cooling?
    They do. At least that's what most tech sites have been stating. It isn't something I would pay extra for on a phone. If it's there, it's likely a necessity.
    11-09-2015 01:47 PM
  22. Skyway's Avatar
    I thought both had liquid cooling?
    Nope, only the XL. Likely because of the 810 running so hot and the 808 not needing additional cooling.

    Personally I think 6 cores is too much for what we do with our phones, let alone 8. However, these multi core soc's might come in handy with continuum

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    11-09-2015 01:49 PM
  23. 66stang351's Avatar
    AT&T is $15 per phone for off contract phones and for AT&T Next. That means if you bring an unlocked phone the add on for a family plan is $15. $40 is only for subsidized phones until the contract runs out, then it drops to $15.
    11-09-2015 02:39 PM
  24. Captpt's Avatar
    Wait wait wait wait....They charge you MORE if you don't buy a phone through them? That's ridiculous.
    They don't, I've been buying my own phones for years on AT&T and I just pop my simm into my new phone and nothing changes except AT&T notices I have a different phone and lists my new phone under my devices in My AT&T account.. No fees or changes to my plan.. I've got 5 lines and done this with all of them.
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    11-09-2015 03:37 PM
  25. oldpueblo's Avatar
    There are some interesting comparisons of the 808 vs 810. Some even say the 808 is theoretically better because the 810 gets too hot and throttles more often. And then there is the 810 v2 or v2.1?

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808/810: 20nm High-End 64-bit SoCs with LTE Category 6/7 Support in 2015

    Comparing Snapdragon 810 v2 and v2.1: More Memory Bandwidth, Higher Clocks

    http://www.cnet.com/news/qualcomm-sa...er-a-year-ago/

    I'm not sure which 810 is in the 950XL.
    Last edited by oldpueblo; 11-09-2015 at 05:08 PM.
    11-09-2015 04:55 PM
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