12-15-2015 04:53 PM
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  1. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    OneDrive uploads in W10M are somewhat sketchy. While I've never had one fail completely, they often seem to require a nudge - like it doesn't do it until I actually go in and look at the download queue. In WP8.1 it was completely "set and forget", I never had to manage it at all. I hope they fix that problem.
    Yea I thought it was a photos app problem you know when the refresh seemingly spins forever and thats what it meant but kept it open until it stopped and that didn't do anything. Then thought onedrive might need to be open so tried that and every upload just error ed out. So then tried selecting them manually and uploading to onedrive that way and it error ed out again and then I tried retrying the onedrive uploads and that didnt do anything either just made more errors... very frustrating lol
    11-30-2015 03:17 PM
  2. cracgor's Avatar
    I got my 950xl on Wednesday(the 25th) played with it for a couple days then boxed it up and it's currently sitting on my desk waiting to be shipped out today. Then, sadly went out and bought a Note 5. Yeah, I know, first world problems.

    There was nothing wrong with phone. It's a very nice phone but I decided it's basically the same as my 930 just bigger and unfortunately my 930 isn't meeting my needs anymore. I hope to come back to WM someday
    Well said. I did the same. Not worth putting up with problems that detract from the biggest problem...apps.
    11-30-2015 03:22 PM
  3. cracgor's Avatar
    i honestly wouldnt worry. usb c will be the new standard. its reversible and faster than micro usb. also less prone to breaking. msft is just the first to use it in a phone. some other devices are already using it too.
    Not the first to use it in a phone. Google beat them to it.
    11-30-2015 03:24 PM
  4. Mike-J-G's Avatar
    I switched from a 1520 with WP8.1 to a 950XL. My battery life on the 950XL is maybe 25-50% worse. It's hard to say at this point because I'm using the 950XL more than usual. My screen is set to 25% brightness and uses about 65% of the battery. Messaging + Skype uses only 1.5% of the battery. I send and receive maybe half a dozen texts a day and none with Skype. There must be a bug with the messaging app that's killing your battery. You could wait until a week before the return deadline to see if there is an update for that app that fixes your problem.

    I must admit that while I'm liking WM10 a lot more than I expected, it's hard to get excited about the hardware. The 1520 had more style and it was very solid. I had to add some padding inside my 950XL to keep the back cover from creaking. That's pathetic. I will keep it though because it does have a gorgeous display and more manageable dimensions.
    11-30-2015 03:33 PM
  5. RumoredNow's Avatar
    No currently have had it on hand since the 25th.
    Oops, my bad. I finally figured out it is just the continuum dock on backorder.
    11-30-2015 03:34 PM
  6. SpinelessWonder's Avatar
    With the glitchiness of W10Mobile on my 925, I was hoping that this could be attributed to it being optimized for the 950 phones. Sadly it wasn't. It's just as glitchy there as well, and in some cases even more so. I knew I was buying it at the leading edge of the cycle, but I was honestly expecting more wow factor than just being able to use Windows Hello. I'm not interested in a device that I hope will live up to it's expectations.

    Frankly, I don't think that it is a hardware issue. I think the issues are just about all in the OS.
    11-30-2015 03:35 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    [WARN]Hopefully the OP has made it clear... I believe he has.

    Now let me say it straight out.

    This is a discussion thread. It is not an attempt to sell or solicit offers. That would be against Marketplace rules. Marketplace Rules & Guidelines - Mobile Nations Forums

    Play nice or the ball gets locked away. We all know the drill.[/WARN]
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    11-30-2015 03:37 PM
  8. daniel cooper2's Avatar
    People need to stop defending MS. I'm a windows phone fanboy but releasing 2 flagship phones with a OS that is no where near to be finished is wrong. Really the truth is they missed their deadline and had to make things work. The hardware on the 950 and 950xl are outstanding but thanks to Gabriel Aul and the windows mobile team handling the software nobody will know this. (yeah I said it) #truth hurts
    11-30-2015 03:40 PM
  9. cracgor's Avatar
    People need to stop defending MS. I'm a windows phone fanboy but releasing 2 flagship phones with a OS that is no where near to be finished is wrong. Really the truth is they missed their deadline and had to make things work. The hardware on the 950 and 950xl are outstanding but thanks to Gabriel Aul and the windows mobile team handling the software nobody will know this. (yeah I said it) #truth hurts
    I really don't think you can sell a phone that is ready for beta testing with this price tag. It has made me realize I need to consider more of my options, I've been way too narrow in scope because I was a fan boy.
    11-30-2015 03:46 PM
  10. phelme's Avatar
    Not the first to use it in a phone. Google beat them to it.
    but the new Nexus' don't have full USB 3.0 throughput like the 950's do.
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    11-30-2015 04:07 PM
  11. cracgor's Avatar
    but the new Nexus' don't have full USB 3.0 throughput like the 950's do.
    Haha. Just don't want you to sound like Steve Jobs. Next we will have to hear about how Windows is the first to build a notification center with a flashlight.
    11-30-2015 04:16 PM
  12. feereless's Avatar
    Haha. Just don't want you to sound like Steve Jobs. Next we will have to hear about how Windows is the first to build a notification center with a flashlight.

    or one handed mode o.O
    11-30-2015 04:28 PM
  13. Expat-GAD's Avatar
    I have to say that after almost a week of using my 950XL there are parts i love and there are parts I'm very disappointed with.

    Bearing in mind i have both the unlocked dual sim 950 and the 950 XL on my desk.

    Pros
    love the weight and the camera is awesome.
    the phone is quick and snappy. And cannot fault the responsiveness of the screen.(for the most part)
    Battery life for me has been good and most days. (unplug at 7:30 am plug back in at 11 pm) i have around 25-35% Battery.
    Windows 10 mobile has massive potential and for the most part have found apps that kind of work but are not official and are flaky but I'm prepared to put up with on the hope of the never never that an official app will come along. Although no jawbone UP app is cripplingly annoying at this point.
    Outlook integration as well as the calendar is very powerful and plays a major part in my day.
    Maps works. its quirky but im ok to accept that as its early days.
    Cortana. when it works i love the ability to ask for directions, give it an address and it fires up maps and off i go !

    Cons
    I have seen the phone reboot about a dozen times unexpectedly with no apparent improvement in stability and no record as to why.
    The camera sometime has issues getting a focus lock. and will shift focus in the middle of taking a picture so its a 50/50 as to whether you get a blurry image or not.
    outlook integration is fantastic yet horrible at the same time. e.g. I can type out a decent email and send it but try searching for a previous appointment in the calendar to pull up specifics like contact details within the notes of an appointment are cripplingly slow and is hit and miss as to whether you will or wont get all of the info in the notes.
    over the last 24 hours my on screen keyboard has become sluggish and unresponsive in places and also noticed that auto correct has taken a back seat for no apparent reason.
    Maps has at times shown major glitches in the shading of parts of the terrain. Suspecting this was a possible heat issue. I checked the phone but was cool. routing options are not the greatest and directions are at times hap haphazardly inaccurate or late.
    The plastic casing has started to "creak" for no apparent reason. ( back has been taken off 3 times - Correctly )

    I really really want to like my 950XL. I will not accept as some have posted that "well its windows so its bound to be flaky in the beginning" Microsoft NEED this phone to be a win. We as a user base have to expect better and Microsoft have to understand this. and being this late into the game they have to do better than this to be a contender beyond the fan base. Continuum looks impressive but I'm not 100% sure that I will still have the phone by the time my box arrives.

    I can ignore the creaking. I can ignore the glitchy and unfinished maps. I can ignore a lot of quirks but outlook integration being half baked is a black mark indeed. An os with this powerhouse of a processor developing sluggish keyboard responses after less than 7 days use is unacceptable. I do not have any games installed. i have removed a good chunk of the pre installed apps because i simply wont use them.

    The handset is intended for work and for the most part it checks all the boxes but when i have to fire up a laptop to search my calendar because my brand new windows phone (that has access to my entire history and is visible) cannot perform a simple search within itself is a massive deal breaker. Especially when the microsoft app that's runs on IOS AND Android can do it so much better.

    I keep thinking if things will get better. its early days, but part of me feels this phone is still very much beta and not worth the price i paid.
    11-30-2015 04:31 PM
  14. ashram's Avatar
    msft is just the first to use it in a phone..
    not really true, but Microsoft is still one of the 1st, just not THE first.
    11-30-2015 04:34 PM
  15. Ben Wolgus's Avatar
    Battery life??? Seriously? Where have you been the last 8 years. Plug your phone in during the day.
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    11-30-2015 04:50 PM
  16. MikeSo's Avatar
    Battery life??? Seriously? Where have you been the last 8 years. Plug your phone in during the day.
    And/or get an external battery/charger. They cost so little these days.

    You can read about new owners of every new phone, be it the iPhone 6S, Nexus 6P, Samsung Edge, whatever, always tons of complaints about battery life... the flaws of the 950XL might be many, but battery life doesn't seem to be unusually low compared to the competition from what I see at least.
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    11-30-2015 04:54 PM
  17. cracgor's Avatar
    And/or get an external battery/charger. They cost so little these days.

    You can read about new owners of every new phone, be it the iPhone 6S, Nexus 6P, Samsung Edge, whatever, always tons of complaints about battery life... the flaws of the 950XL might be many, but battery life doesn't seem to be unusually low compared to the competition from what I see at least.
    Low compared to my 1520 which lasted 2 days on a charge. Low compared to my 640 which lasts a day and a bit.
    11-30-2015 04:57 PM
  18. Kevin Schaefer's Avatar
    I might be returning mine. The battery even after 5 days and 8 complete kill / charge cycles... it just drains so fast. IN standby its fine, but once you fire up that screen, its all over. 20% + per hour drain.(Fun game - go into the battery saver screen and look what uses the most power. My screen uses 65% - 80% of total power, without fail) I have turned off everything not critical as a background task. Add to the fact that mobile hotspot no longer works (yes, I called AT&T, make sure the IMEI was right, and then went as far to go into their store. Nothing is wrong on their end). I get my display dock today, and if that doesn't bowl me over, it's going back to the store. Much like the OP I have been waiting a while for this, and the kicker is there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 1520 it replaced. Nothing. Added fact: the 1520 got 24 - 32 hours of battery usage before it hit 15%. This one gets 10 hours....
    Does your phone show 4G or LTE? I used my Lumia 1020 IMEI to get the nano SIM provisioned by taping it into the Lumia 1020 SIM tray. Once it came up with LTE, I moved the SIM to my 950 XL. I have LTE and Internet sharing on my 950 XL, even though AT&T's website shows my line with an unknown device. I don't have visual voicemail, but I can live without that.
    11-30-2015 05:44 PM
  19. Brandon Keenan's Avatar
    Does your phone show 4G or LTE? I used my Lumia 1020 IMEI to get the nano SIM provisioned by taping it into the Lumia 1020 SIM tray. Once it came up with LTE, I moved the SIM to my 950 XL. I have LTE and Internet sharing on my 950 XL, even though AT&T's website shows my line with an unknown device. I don't have visual voicemail, but I can live without that.
    LTE. Yea visual voicemail I can take it or leave it. But it also showed up as an unknown device on ATTs site. My 1520.3 showed as a 1520 though which was interesting.
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    11-30-2015 05:49 PM
  20. Juan Stevens's Avatar
    Sorry to see u guys having problems. Absolutely love my XL. I didn't want the 1520 because of the size but got an 830. The only issue I had was battery life. I turned off hey Cortana and hello and have been fine since. I'll put back hello when it's out of beta. I don't really need hey Cortana. I can always just push the button on my Band 2. Now I see why Siri on iphones only works while it's plugged in. And I love Continuum. I plug it up at work and enjoy my T-Mobile unlimited. I was worried after my Clear hotspot was killed by Sprint but I'm doing ok now.
    11-30-2015 06:00 PM
  21. Kevin Schaefer's Avatar
    I just tried Continuum with my Push2TV (display dock is backordered), and it is really awesome. I really like the 950 XL, but sadly mine has something on the inside of the camera lens cover glass, and I am definitely going to return it. I would exchange it, but it doesn't look like they are going to be available for a little while. I plan to keep the display dock, because technically I did buy the phone during the offer period, and hopefully I will be able to get a replacement phone before 2016. This is definitely the flagship phone that I was waiting for after AT&T neutered the 1520. I thought about getting a 1520.3, but they were too hard to find for a good price by the time I learned about them.
    11-30-2015 06:35 PM
  22. robjared05's Avatar
    I looked at the 950 and 950XL and ended up with a Black Friday special $30 Lumia 940 (and a great $25 flip case) which I am more than happy with. You can even snag a 640XL for less than $200 on eBay. I'm coming from a 920 and the 640 is faster and lighter. Sure, there are some concessions like the dedicated camera button but nothing I can't live without. At $30 I can certainly afford to wait for the bugs to be worked out or the next generation of Windows phones to be introduced. I just can't justify almost $700 for a phone. That's more than a Surface tablet with the keyboard.
    11-30-2015 06:39 PM
  23. daniel cooper2's Avatar
    I really don't think you can sell a phone that is ready for beta testing with this price tag. It has made me realize I need to consider more of my options, I've been way too narrow in scope because I was a fan boy.
    I'm not buying another windows phone until they show me they are serious about windows phone. I'm talking about Windows 10 mobile actually ready and optimize for actual use. I'm talking about actual marketing so people will buy a windows phone. I'm talking about the phone being available for all carriers not just one. If I didn't know better I swear the whole windows mobile team including Gabriel Aul is rocking iphones.
    11-30-2015 06:43 PM
  24. RichHowerton's Avatar
    not sure what problems people are having, its a great phone
    11-30-2015 07:24 PM
  25. fiveaces01's Avatar
    Does your phone show 4G or LTE? I used my Lumia 1020 IMEI to get the nano SIM provisioned by taping it into the Lumia 1020 SIM tray. Once it came up with LTE, I moved the SIM to my 950 XL. I have LTE and Internet sharing on my 950 XL, even though AT&T's website shows my line with an unknown device. I don't have visual voicemail, but I can live without that.
    I have a 1520 through ATT and I have visual voicemail and don't want it..how to get rid of it??
    11-30-2015 07:31 PM
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