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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Have you recently unboxed your 950XL? Or maybe you just had some time to play with it in the store?

    What are your thoughts based on your limited experience with it? Initial impressions? What stands out? What do you like or dislike about the device?

    Remember, this thread is for initial impressions for the Lumia XL. For full, more detailed user reviews, check out http://forums.windowscentral.com/amb...xl-review.html
    Last edited by Indistinguishable; 11-20-2015 at 11:31 AM. Reason: added hyperlink
    11-20-2015 09:42 AM
  2. elindalyne's Avatar
    Guess what I just was able to get from a store...

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    Forgive the crappy photos from my 640. Stores are selling the dual sim variant. They do not currently have any display docks in stock. They probably will not be getting those for a few weeks or more. Double Tap to wake and Super Sensitive touch are not included... yet. You need a working sim to redeem your display dock.

    First impressions - This phone is gigantic, but feels light and it doesn't seem too large for my hands. It's 20g heavier than the 640 but significantly larger. Compared to my old 920, this thing feels like a feather. The phone is well made despite what morons at the verge say. Comparing the 640 to the 950XL you can tell the difference in build quality as you should be able to, but I can see why people would want replacement backs. It definitely does not feel cheap. My one gripe with the build would be the button positioning. It feels a little bit weird since the buttons are in a different position than every other Lumia ever. Overall, I'm happy with the construction and design.

    So far I've just been restoring settings and redownloading apps and I must say, this process is way faster than it was on the 640. 49 app updates took all of 10 minutes rather than the hr+ it took in the preview. I will say, do the store update first. This significantly speeds up the process.

    As for heat, it's gotten a little bit warm, but I'd say slightly cooler than the 640 during the same process. Compared to the 920, you might as well be in the freezer as it's completely night and day in terms of heat dissipation.

    Charging is quite fast. As I've been writing this the phone has gone from 20%-45% so that's pretty nifty.

    I have not been able to test out photos or iris scanning yet as I'm about to perform sim surgery to convert my micro sim to a nano sim but I'll post more later.

    So far so good :)

    Update - Iris recognition is magic. What witchcraft is this. Like seriously, instant.

    Update 2 - Photos - Please understand I am a terrible photographer and the lighting in my apartment is very bad. The outside shots are probably the worst lighting you'll ever see. Also looks like I duplicated a photo on the upload.
    http://imgur.com/a/KUgwK

    Update 3 - Morning photos
    http://imgur.com/a/G38au

    Update 4 - Display dock redemption just went through. You need a sim inserted for lumia offers to work. Edit - The redemption via Lumia offers went through. I had to spend an hour on the phone with their customer support to get the display dock actually redeemed. There isn't a spot on the website to redeem it as it's currently out of stock.
    Last edited by elindalyne; 11-25-2015 at 11:42 AM.
    11-24-2015 09:31 PM
  3. tuxedo323's Avatar
    Great news! Do you think stores are just saying Thanksgiving because of MS orders or you just got lucky?
    11-24-2015 10:01 PM
  4. elindalyne's Avatar
    The rep literally said, we just got them and we were told not to sell them until Thursday initially, but when I came in today they said to sell them. It wasn't a shady deal or anything, at least 5-7 employees saw us do the purchase and set up the phone.

    I don't know if it was just me getting lucky with my local store or whatnot.
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    11-24-2015 10:06 PM
  5. tuxedo323's Avatar
    The rep literally said, we just got them and we were told not to sell them until Thursday initially, but when I came in today they said to sell them. It wasn't a shady deal or anything, at least 5-7 employees saw us do the purchase and set up the phone.

    I don't know if it was just me getting lucky with my local store or whatnot.
    Thanks.... I'm trying to get ahold of my local store now. (fingers crossed)
    11-24-2015 10:08 PM
  6. aimulaidni's Avatar
    Yeah, the stores received their units last week. I know this because guys at the Microsoft store themselves told me that. That was the reason they couldn't take my preorder (after initally telling me they would).
    11-24-2015 10:13 PM
  7. Lyndon Sanche's Avatar
    The rep literally said, we just got them and we were told not to sell them until Thursday initially, but when I came in today they said to sell them. It wasn't a shady deal or anything, at least 5-7 employees saw us do the purchase and set up the phone.

    I don't know if it was just me getting lucky with my local store or whatnot.
    What country?
    11-24-2015 10:16 PM
  8. elindalyne's Avatar
    United States.
    11-24-2015 10:20 PM
  9. david90531's Avatar
    Wow, so very jealous. And after reading your quick first impressions, I'm even more excited to get my hands on my 950 XL :D
    11-24-2015 10:50 PM
  10. robertre's Avatar
    Did they say anything about qualifying for the free dock? Is the app on the phone to apply for the free dock?
    11-24-2015 10:54 PM
  11. dharmababa's Avatar
    Looks great! Any way to disable the 2nd SIM slot if we only have one and don't want to stare at that extra icon?
    11-24-2015 11:05 PM
  12. elindalyne's Avatar
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    But I can't redeem it. Probably because I'm not supposed to have the phone.
    11-24-2015 11:14 PM
  13. David Lohrentz's Avatar
    In an hour you may be able to do it.
    11-24-2015 11:48 PM
  14. tuxedo323's Avatar
    The rep literally said, we just got them and we were told not to sell them until Thursday initially, but when I came in today they said to sell them. It wasn't a shady deal or anything, at least 5-7 employees saw us do the purchase and set up the phone.

    I don't know if it was just me getting lucky with my local store or whatnot.
    Did you by any chance happen to see the Mozo cases there?
    11-24-2015 11:50 PM
  15. elindalyne's Avatar
    It's past midnight here... so idk. I get this message when I try to redeem.wp_ss_20151125_0001-1-.jpg

    As for Mozo cases, I did not see any.
    tuxedo323 likes this.
    11-24-2015 11:53 PM
  16. Michkol's Avatar
    Sweet.
    Scary words, the phone is gigantic. :)
    11-25-2015 02:46 AM
  17. Tafsern's Avatar
    Compared to phones with about the same screen size, it's not big.
    11-25-2015 03:06 AM
  18. Yongama Sotondoshe's Avatar
    Looks great! Any way to disable the 2nd SIM slot if we only have one and don't want to stare at that extra icon?
    Lol people have ridiculous demands above everything else. I rest my case
    dharmababa likes this.
    11-25-2015 03:19 AM
  19. tedj101's Avatar
    Lol people have ridiculous demands above everything else. I rest my case
    On the 640 XL you simply delete the icons that he seems to be worrying about.

    <TED>
    libra89 and dharmababa like this.
    11-25-2015 05:09 AM
  20. Jere Kujansuu's Avatar
    Yes u are bad photographer hahaha :D
    11-25-2015 07:50 AM
  21. Sathish Kumar Sellamuthu's Avatar
    Hope , somebody received while many is in 'Out for Delivery' and many due on 'Thanks Giving Day' evening . Apologies for late delivery and those who get late . Please post your new Lumia 950 XL first here with a short impression of it
    11-25-2015 09:25 AM
  22. elindalyne's Avatar
    Here are two photos in early morning
    Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
    11-25-2015 09:37 AM
  23. Frederick Opado's Avatar
    11-25-2015 10:18 AM
  24. Joe920's Avatar
    So nice, you had to post it thrice. :)
    11-25-2015 10:51 AM
  25. cnashx's Avatar
    Just got my 950XL... I'm in the US and they sent me a Dual SIM. Wonder if there is no Single SIM phones?
    Phone feels nice. Quick look and the build quality seems pretty good. Excited to get into this phone and play with it later today.
    Here are some pictures!













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    11-25-2015 11:18 AM
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