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  1. camptime's Avatar
    Camera sucks, Nokia gone , Clarity and Build quality Gone , RIP Microsoft mobile.... I expected at least like 1520 camera, But new 950 and 950 XL has poor zoom quality and lot of grainy pixels , Microsoft mobile division will close very soon if they continue to make **** phones like these
    Don't normal use this word but feels like the forums are full of trolls ATM ffs. Going buy this review the camera is very good.
    Lumia 950 compares favourably to DSLR camera in camera comparison test - WMPoweruser
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    12-01-2015 04:46 AM
  2. TennisGuy45's Avatar
    There are some pretty negative opinions being posted right now.

    As for the post about the grainy pics and a camera "at least like the 1520" what a load of crap.

    I had the 1520 before the 950xl.

    The 950xl camera murders the one in the 1520 in all scenarios. Not really much of a comparison to be honest.
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 12-01-2015 at 03:16 PM. Reason: cleanup on aisle 5
    12-01-2015 11:49 AM
  3. Babs75's Avatar
    I I hear a lot of grumbling from previous Windows phone users about the 950XL. This is my first Windows phone so I don't have anything else to compare it to except my Android phones. The 950XL is a huge improvement over my last phone. I really like the operating system and have had no problems at all.
    12-01-2015 12:07 PM
  4. jmajid's Avatar
    I I hear a lot of grumbling from previous Windows phone users about the 950XL. This is my first Windows phone so I don't have anything else to compare it to except my Android phones. The 950XL is a huge improvement over my last phone. I really like the operating system and have had no problems at all.
    what were you using previously?
    12-01-2015 12:36 PM
  5. Deaconclgi's Avatar
    Man, the Iris scanner is a major disappointment. It hasn't been able to recognize me once with glasses on. It took nearly 5 minutes to get the improve recognition setting to even work with my glasses. Way worse than the SP4 facial recognition which will recognize me instantly.
    Make sure you look at the front facing camera instead of the screen. I have a 950 and when I look right into the camera, it works nearly every time. There are times where the beta software bugs out and I retrain it and it works faster than ever. I wear glasses as well, but all the time as I cannot see without them.
    12-01-2015 01:03 PM
  6. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    As a former L920 & L830 user, I like the 950XL. I find the phone performing fantastically. Battery life is always an issue but I live with that. The battery life of my 950XL is comparable to what I was getting on the 830. Everything, and I do mean everything, is fast! The camera blows away anything I've ever used before.
    12-01-2015 01:14 PM
  7. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I got my display dock. And it's pretty cool no doubt, but what really annoys me is that the phone must stay on while using continuum. I can't turn off the screen as the continuum stops working, even though it's acting as nothing more than a touch pad. For me, the biggest gripe is that it's an amoled screen and I want to avoid burn in as much as possible. Sitting for a long time on continuum is likely not helping the situation. I'm definitely going to be sending some feedback regarding that.

    Other than that it is cool no doubt but I prefer my desktop. I just connected the dock to my tv and it works best there. The only weird part is when I connect it to my TV it asks if I would like "wired or wireless". And it says under wireless "connect dock to tv and then connect wirelessly". But then when I do that the phone searches and doesn't find a device to connect to. Not sure how that works. My guess is the dock is supposed to work as a miracast receiver as well.

    Also a lot of apps/games that were claimed to be universal are not universal at all. This includes the weather channel, candy crush games, trivia crack. I think they are universal windows 8.1 games possibly.

    Some apps are genuine like appraisin, baconit, readit, etc.. So it's pretty neat using all those. Nice to text with a keyboard too. But yah until we get a lot of universal apps it's just not really worth connecting it unless you're writing some word documents on the go or want to watch some movies while still using your phone and what not.
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    12-01-2015 01:17 PM
  8. Joe920's Avatar
    My guess is the dock is supposed to work as a miracast receiver as well.
    That would be nice, but if it could do that they would probably have listed it in the specs.
    12-01-2015 01:19 PM
  9. Babs75's Avatar
    what were you using previously?
    Android - LG Optimus G Pro
    12-01-2015 01:49 PM
  10. Andreas_R's Avatar
    Got mine today in Norway.

    • Build quality seems great. People saying otherwise are receiving defect units (IMO).
    • Migration from 930 took about 2 hours to complete with some battery drain (OFC).
    • Battery is seems very good now after spending about 8 hours with it.
    • Windows Hello is superb. No issues at all.
    • Screen is fantastic. Colors can be somewhat washed out compared to 930.
    • The phone is 4G+ enabled.
    • Very fast.
    • Rear speaker is utter crap.
    • Charging is super fast.
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    12-01-2015 04:46 PM
  11. mtf1380's Avatar
    Andreas_R, You said your rear speaker is utter crap...what makes you say that? The reason I ask is because I have noticed that on my 950XL that if I have the volume on high, that I hear a distinct slapping sound (after the usual and expected sound) emitting from the back speaker when dialing a phone number, or putting the phone into sleep mode. Is this what you are experiencing? Thanks!

    and FTR, I love this phone...just trying to iron out some idiosyncrasies.
    12-01-2015 06:21 PM
  12. g808's Avatar
    I wonder where the glowing reviews on the Microsoft store are coming from?
    12-02-2015 03:57 AM
  13. zimilaci's Avatar
    Just received the phone 3 hours ago. The XL in white, directly from Microsoft Germany. I immediately liked how it feels in the hand and appreciated how much better it looks in reality! I also think 5.7 is a good compromise between size and practicality. I also love the display! It somehow seems soft to the touch and simply looks beautiful! But I also noticed this strange reddish hue when on white backgrounds when I look directly at it. So I turned everything to black and now it looks alright again... Hope this isn't a general hardware problem that Microsoft has on their hands here.

    So far I really love it, it's really fast!
    Hey There,

    I also noticed this reddis hue, dunno why... anyway have you noticed if you tilt the device the screen changes the colour? I mean its prolly because of the angle, but weird a bit
    12-02-2015 10:02 AM
  14. zimilaci's Avatar
    Quick impression after playing with it for a few hours...

    - I came from the HTC one series (so comparing the alu unibody to the plastic body will not be fair)
    - The body, even though its not alu, it is still great and feels good in the hand.
    - Display amazing (but the reddish hue on the white is interesting and the viewing angles are not that great from color perspective)
    - Android vs Windows well, some apps are faster on Android some on Windows.... I can still live with both ...
    - Camera....best
    - Mic? could not test out :)

    its my first win phone...but so far so good : ) great to be here :D


    oh yes.... I miss the stereo speakers ...butsony xrs x5 helps me here :D
    12-02-2015 10:48 AM
  15. greynightshirt's Avatar
    Hey There,

    I also noticed this reddis hue, dunno why... anyway have you noticed if you tilt the device the screen changes the colour? I mean its prolly because of the angle, but weird a bit
    Yes, it is very weird and it actually makes it seem like a very cheap display :( Reddish tint when looking directly at it, greyish/greenish tint when tilted more towards me and if I look at it from an almost 180* angle, the screen shows all the colours of the rainbow ;-) I hope it won't annoy me so much that I have to send the phone back.
    12-02-2015 01:06 PM
  16. peachy001's Avatar
    The red tint is more worrying than battery life, for me. I think that the battery is more software than hardware related, and so I expect it will be fixed soon. The display is different, and likely needs replacing. Seems worryingly widespread.
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    12-02-2015 01:31 PM
  17. zimilaci's Avatar
    I found something new today, but maybe it is only App related..... Whatsapp records audionote with a deeper voice/pitch

    As for the display, I hope its not gonna be a replacement issue.... :(
    12-02-2015 02:57 PM
  18. zimilaci's Avatar
    By the way I also bought it in Germany :)
    12-02-2015 03:02 PM
  19. Feres Monsri's Avatar
    I got my display dock. And it's pretty cool no doubt, but what really annoys me is that the phone must stay on while using continuum. I can't turn off the screen as the continuum stops working, even though it's acting as nothing more than a touch pad. For me, the biggest gripe is that it's an amoled screen and I want to avoid burn in as much as possible. Sitting for a long time on continuum is likely not helping the situation. I'm definitely going to be sending some feedback regarding that.

    Other than that it is cool no doubt but I prefer my desktop. I just connected the dock to my tv and it works best there. The only weird part is when I connect it to my TV it asks if I would like "wired or wireless". And it says under wireless "connect dock to tv and then connect wirelessly". But then when I do that the phone searches and doesn't find a device to connect to. Not sure how that works. My guess is the dock is supposed to work as a miracast receiver as well.

    Also a lot of apps/games that were claimed to be universal are not universal at all. This includes the weather channel, candy crush games, trivia crack. I think they are universal windows 8.1 games possibly.

    Some apps are genuine like appraisin, baconit, readit, etc.. So it's pretty neat using all those. Nice to text with a keyboard too. But yah until we get a lot of universal apps it's just not really worth connecting it unless you're writing some word documents on the go or want to watch some movies while still using your phone and what not.
    thank's again, one of the reasons i am considering buying a lumia 950 is using it as a little gaming console, but i know that there is actually small number of universal apps..
    could you precise if there is any universal game that works with continuum ? and if so, is the experience smooth?? and is watching videos and films also smooth?

    thank's again
    12-02-2015 03:02 PM
  20. Hna's Avatar
    Hello guys,

    Just bought my 950XL dual Sim today for 599€.
    Setting up the phone and stuff, so far, loving it.

    Here's an album with some pics!

    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
    12-02-2015 04:47 PM
  21. iRS73's Avatar
    Got my phone today... It's great!
    No problems at all.
    Camera rocks!
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    12-03-2015 11:38 AM
  22. Gustav A's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday (Sweden).

    I love, love, love this device. It's smart, sleek, and powerful as hell. I've had zero issues; the back casing was a bit tricky for me to pry off, and the phone restarted once for no apparent reason. But everything seems great otherwise. Acceptable warmth build-up while it's charging, battery is doing fine and improving, and Hello has a 95% success rate.

    I owned a HTC 8X previously, but got a bit disillusioned after a while with the (in my view) rather messy design language of Windows Phone 8/8.1. Switched to Android for a HTC One M8, but finally got pulled back in by Microsoft with Windows 10 and the new devices.

    So far incredibly impressed by Windows 10 Mobile. It's so gosh darn clean and elegant compared to Android. No wasted space; better looking UI; and everything just makes more sense.

    Thoroughly recommended phone!

    Edit:

    For good measure, I'll mention my one complaint. After owning the HTC One M8 for a year and a half, the speakers on the Lumia 950 XL feel rather weak. I'm used to listening to podcasts without earphones while doing the dishes and so on, and the M8 was a lot better in that one regard.
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    12-03-2015 03:34 PM
  23. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    I don't get why so many people are bashing the speaker. I don't expect high fidelity from a device speaker but I find the speaker quite loud enough for listening to just about anything if you dont need high performance. I have found I get much better performance when the phone is laying on it's back. With the speaker in the back, the raised ring of the camera gives it just the right height to reverb from the surface.
    12-03-2015 03:41 PM
  24. Gustav A's Avatar
    For me personally, it's more of an issue of the sound coming off as rather poor overall. If I turn the audio up a bit to make it audible, it begins to remind me of an old record player from 1930.

    It does the job just fine in other regards though, like notification and ringtone sounds.

    I'll also admit that I'm comparing it to what many consider to be one of the best phones out there in terms of audio quality (the M8), so it's not perhaps entirely fair considering how much else the 950 XL does much better.
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    12-03-2015 03:51 PM
  25. abivaanenopi's Avatar
    Just got my 950 xl in white! Feels good after 1320 :)
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    12-03-2015 05:11 PM
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