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  1. Rvacha's Avatar
    Restore didn't keep
    - Cortana quiet mode rules
    - maps that were on the SD card, had to redownload all
    - photo and video recording preferences
    I saw this map bug too. I happened to go to Offline Maps before it started downloading them. What I did was to remove all maps (I only have three so not a big pain), changed the storage location to SD Card, then selected my maps again. The phone then saw the maps on the SD card and didn't bother to re-download them
    Joe920 likes this.
    11-28-2015 06:43 AM
  2. outoftime84's Avatar
    hey, I've been charging it on the old Nokia QI chargers and it works just fine. I believe QI is a standard that doesn't vary between products.
    RumoredNow and johnetie like this.
    11-28-2015 08:09 AM
  3. mwgeek's Avatar
    The one qi charger it won't work with is the Nokia car adapter, coil is too high, tylt charger should work and it's on sale now for black Friday
    11-28-2015 08:29 AM
  4. elindalyne's Avatar
    Are you absolutely sure it's on 100% flush? Mine does not make any creaking noises.
    11-28-2015 11:21 AM
  5. alodar101's Avatar
    Got mine and Friday, plugged in the old sim and it just worked. So I thought. eventully found the VM not working and can't text stored pics. Ran down to the ATT store and they got the VM working fine. guy spent an hour working on it, eventually go to the same resolution posted about the LTE fix for ATT. That also brought back VM...So that was good. No luck with pics though...yet.

    Battery life has been fine. Getting used to the buttons. Device speed is good. Only Major complaint is sound. I don't really use the sound all that much, but the wife likes her music, and its a big step down from the HTC one....

    Other than that....I like the xl and the wife likes the 950.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-28-2015 11:45 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Only Major complaint is sound. I don't really use the sound all that much, but the wife likes her music, and its a big step down from the HTC one....
    By all accounts the HTC One (M8) has one of the best external speaker set ups ever... I wouldn't expect 950 XL to equal it.

    Now, let's talk camera.
    hiya15 likes this.
    11-28-2015 11:49 AM
  7. Istvan Szitas's Avatar
    How does the sound really compare to the competition and to the L930? I'm speaking of both the speaker and the headphone audio output.
    nsu300zx likes this.
    11-28-2015 11:57 AM
  8. jdballard's Avatar
    I am now planning to quit MS Lumia since I doubt their hardware quality.
    I get the frustration, but there is no manufacturing process that doesn't produce defective units. It just happens. Stinks when it's the one you got. Exchange it for another before quitting Lumias altogether.
    libra89 likes this.
    11-28-2015 12:10 PM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    So I have been using it for a few days and it's definitely an amazing phone.

    The design: I have seen both black and white and the black just looks so nice. The whole phone becomes really deep black and the microsoft logo and even the ring around the lens really pop, yet blend well enough with the black to give it a more premium look. The black has this rubbery look too.. The feeling is definitely in the same area where I would say is it is plastic with a slight rubbery/grippy feel. Honestly, unless they come out with some really cool back covers that I must have, I will be sticking with this black one. The white just doesn't create that full dark theme that the glass is going for. But everyone has their own subjective views. So not trying to put anyone else's tastes down. Just trying to explain my reasoning for why I really like the black over the white.

    Display: This thing is phenomenal if configured properly or to your own taste. First of all most reviewers have said the 950 screen is dim. And I had the same issue at first with the 950 XL. Even if I put it to 100% it just looked dimmer than other phones. So I went into display and turned off auto brightness. Even when you swapped between 25%-100% the auto brightness would still take control making it dimmer (There should be an additional action button for auto brightness). If you remove it man you will see a super bright screen at 100%. Couple that with a nice colour profile and this puppy looks glorious. Although sometimes I notice some points where the screen will light up say a box of blue pixels. This happens during the microsoft logo at first boot very quickly. This is typically in the upper left corner. The same happens on some other app on the bottom corner super quickly at load. I hope it's just the software itself and not a sign of future problems.

    1 Issue with the display is that it gets smudgy quicker and has a bit more stick to it than my lumia 830. On the lumia 830 my finger glides much easier no doubt.



    Everything else:

    * Big but feels more comfortable to hold than my lumia 830. No corners jamming into palm and wider grip allows a better cupping effect.
    * Battery was draining fast but I found the culprits in my apps list. Photos/readit. Switched to baconit for now and have been closing photos task in task switcher. So far this has improved the battery.
    *Unit gets a bit warm in some scenarios but never hot and the warmth is distributed very well. Looks like the 810 issues don't seem to effect it thus far. Played asphalt 8 on it for quite a while, settings are maxed out, looks gorgeous. Maintained warmth never got hot.
    *Runs apps/games smoothly. Even noticed some games that I played on lumia 830 suddenly feel so different. As if more animations have been enabled and quicker fps. Guess most games are detecting hardware and automatically applying settings.
    *W10 has been running well for the most part. I still will get a crash here and there but never have to deal with any resuming/loading screens.
    *Windows Hello: Hell yah! Optimize at different distances, angles, lighting and you will get a pretty nicely working login that is super quick. I have optimized it so well I can turn it on without having to raise the phone to my face. I just need to make sure I can look at the red light at an angle the camera supports. And this you can figure out in optimization when you're trying to optimize diff angles/distances.
    *No display dock so can't test continuum. I do have a tracking number and it has been processed already.

    So thus far no major problems really. Hope to see MS release frequent official updates to the lumia 950 phones without needing to be a windows insider.
    11-28-2015 12:11 PM
  10. snakebitten's Avatar
    Aimulaini,

    Manually install the "Store" app update first! Then you will find the store working much better. The other 39 app updates should go much faster afterwards.

    I too love the phone. :)
    RumoredNow and badcat like this.
    11-28-2015 12:26 PM
  11. Joe920's Avatar
    On the lumia 830 my finger glides much easier no doubt.
    This comment doesn't go well with your user name.
    Krystianpants likes this.
    11-28-2015 12:35 PM
  12. Iain_S's Avatar
    This may be a silly question, but do they still have Here maps and Drive? Love that Satnav.
    Just use the maps app in windows 10, it has most of the same functions as the nokia suite of apps. Satnav works great from Maps.
    peachy001 likes this.
    11-28-2015 01:27 PM
  13. horseybob's Avatar
    I snagged the very last one at the Boise Microsoft store yesterday. w00t! This thing rocks...🙌
    libra89 and hiya15 like this.
    11-28-2015 01:53 PM
  14. peachy001's Avatar
    Just use the maps app in windows 10, it has most of the same functions as the nokia suite of apps. Satnav works great from Maps.
    Tried it today, kept crashing. Here Drive rocked. Does the other have spoken navigation?
    11-28-2015 01:58 PM
  15. Musicman247's Avatar
    I use the built-in Maps app more than HERE. It does have spoken navigation.

    Did you restore from backup or start fresh, Hoosier? Seems that most of the problems have been coming from those who restored. I have never restored and have never had Maps crash on my L925.
    11-28-2015 02:19 PM
  16. nsu300zx's Avatar
    How is the sound coming out of headphones? One thing that upset me, was the big drop in audio quality coming from HTC. My EVO was louder and had better quality.
    11-28-2015 02:28 PM
  17. peachy001's Avatar
    I use the built-in Maps app more than HERE. It does have spoken navigation.

    .
    Mine isn't speaking. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
    11-28-2015 02:31 PM
  18. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    Impressions after one day:


    - You can no longer close the action center with the back button, since the on-screen buttons disappear with the action center open.
    Swipe up from the bottom to make the nav bar appear or disappear.
    11-28-2015 03:44 PM
  19. Joe920's Avatar
    Swipe up from the bottom to make the nav bar appear or disappear.
    That actually pulls up the action center, so mission accomplished I guess. :)
    11-28-2015 03:48 PM
  20. ferretzombie's Avatar
    Swipe up from the bottom to make the nav bar appear or disappear.
    I just wish you could slide away the navigation bar for everything. There are a lot of apps where it won't go away.
    Joe920 likes this.
    11-28-2015 04:46 PM
  21. EMINENT 1's Avatar
    Has anyone tested their 950xl with the Nokia QI wireless charger?

    It does not work vertically on the stand, but it will landscape. The CR 200 car charger does not detect the XL. Damn shame as I use this everyday on the commute to top off my phone.
    11-28-2015 04:54 PM
  22. jmajid's Avatar
    This may be a silly question, but do they still have Here maps and Drive? Love that Satnav.
    Mine isn't speaking. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
    did you download a voice? you will need to do that or at very least, activate one...
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-28-2015 08:38 PM
  23. JR Lauer's Avatar
    "Anyone else notice the back cover creaks when you pinch it using your forefinger and thumb on the bottom left corner with the screen facing you? There seems to be a slight gap that causes a noise. I am positive the back cover is attached as tightly as possible.

    The creaking completely diminishes any impression of a high quality flagship device."

    I had the same issue. I had to stick a small piece of foam (like what comes from the factory around the mics/earpieces) to take up the slack. It is like the back was a fraction of a millimeter off in the manufacturing of the securement tabs. I have contacted Microsoft support to see if a replacement back will solve the issue. They are supposed to contact me in the next couple of days.
    Last edited by JR Lauer; 11-29-2015 at 01:59 AM. Reason: quote added
    Cartman and RumoredNow like this.
    11-29-2015 01:55 AM
  24. hkhawaja's Avatar
    For copy paste icon not there, just long press and the context menu will have the paste option.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-29-2015 02:25 AM
  25. Feres Monsri's Avatar
    Display: This thing is phenomenal if configured properly or to your own taste. First of all most reviewers have said the 950 screen is dim. And I had the same issue at first with the 950 XL. Even if I put it to 100% it just looked dimmer than other phones. So I went into display and turned off auto brightness. Even when you swapped between 25%-100% the auto brightness would still take control making it dimmer (There should be an additional action button for auto brightness). If you remove it man you will see a super bright screen at 100%. Couple that with a nice colour profile and this puppy looks glorious. Although sometimes I notice some points where the screen will light up say a box of blue pixels. This happens during the microsoft logo at first boot very quickly. This is typically in the upper left corner. The same happens on some other app on the bottom corner super quickly at load. I hope it's just the software itself and not a sign of future problems.

    .
    Thank you for this sincere quick review.
    I just wanted to ask you about the brightness part of your comment, all of the reviewers said that the screen is dimm, depsite that microsoft mention in their official lumia 950 page that the phone has a "High brightness Mode". so did you found this mode in settings?? and is the screen readable in sunlight (both in automatic and manual mode)??

    thank's again,
    11-29-2015 05:58 AM
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