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  1. indianarash7's Avatar
    Well I am based in Australia and have been waiting for this phone since long, ordered through Optus- Xbox Como - still waiting !!
    If any one of you have received, please update!!
    12-07-2015 12:36 PM
  2. Waughy's Avatar
    Picked one up from Harvey Norman yesterday, only one in Newcastle (for them) according to their inventory. I've got limited net access and data allowance at the moment so it's not set up how I want it just yet, but it's enough for me to use. Still have a lot of updates to do as well. From the little time I've had with it I'm liking it a lot. Camera works well, although I've only taken a couple of quick snaps to test it out. Windows Hello works great, no trouble with it for me. Screen is very nice, and the OS runs very well on the hardware. Snappy and no loading/resuming screens.
    The phone feels very nice, I picked this up to replace an iPhone 6+ and I don't think it feels cheap after a year with the metal bodied iPhone. It's not Galaxy S2-5 thin, cheap feeling plastic that's for sure.
    I checked out apps before getting the phone (have had a 930 and 640XL in the past so already had an idea), and my most used ones are there in some form. The ones missing are ones I don't use often so won't miss them. Lost a couple of games, but picked up a few good ones, such as Siegefall and Plague inc (not much to this game but it's addictive). I've got an iPad so can still use the games/apps at home, so not a total loss. Hopefully the iOS bridge is a success and we see more apps come across, if universal apps aren't made.

    Only issue I've come across so far is not being able to download the Australian keyboard (known issue), hopefully that's fixed soon. Double tap to wake would be nice and is said to be getting added sometime.
    No free dock in the Lumia offers app, which is a bit of a letdown considering I bought the phone outright. Apparently Optus customers get the dock free, on top of the Xbox, lucky buggers. I would have jumped on the deal but unfortunately Optus service where we have just moved to is terrible. My wife is with them and she hates it.

    Overall I'm happy. For the way I use my phones it will cover my needs nicely. I also have a Surface 3 and Xbox One, so that's a couple of other reasons I went for the Lumia and decided to give the iPhone a break. Whether that's temporary or permanent I'll see over the next few months with the 950XL.
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    12-07-2015 04:35 PM
  3. zei20t's Avatar
    i got mine yesterday. Direct pre-order from MS.

    Waughy: use the US keyboard. We use the same one. But stick to UK language, for the correct spelling.

    Im liking the phone, Windows Hello has been fine for me. I put my glasses on today - forgot i need them - and it worked fine while wearing them.

    Im not finding the issues people seem to have. Battery usage could be better, but i HAVE been using it a lot.

    Id like to try the .29 update, i had an issue with Bluetooth this morning with my headphones when they just wouldnt work. rebooted both devices; no problems. same thing happened with my 1520, so im putting that one down to windows 10. continuum crashed when connecting to my wireless display adaptor. firmware is up to date on it too.

    its nice and light. it doesnt look over the top - not sure what people were expecting. its simple, like a surface. doesnt need to have flashing lights etc. it works. i even used it as a phone!

    just wish facebook was working better. facebook beta is easily 10 times better. but look too apple-ish.

    also disappointed we didnt get a free dock - i ordered within 10 mins of the MS shop having the pre-order available.

    im struggling to find bad items to list besides the battery............... TBH, if youve used win10 on other Lumias, you wont be upset.

    Ohh, definitely start from scratch and dont restore from a backup when you first setup the phone. IMO a fresh start is better.
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    12-08-2015 03:03 AM
  4. cdayo's Avatar
    Got the xbox Optus combo - only gripe is inability to download Australian keyboard for text suggestions and swipe functionality - using UK keyboard instead for that.
    12-08-2015 03:11 AM
  5. zei20t's Avatar
    the UK keyboard is different, pound symbol instead of the dollar symbol - for example.

    stick with the US keyboard and UK language.
    12-08-2015 03:35 AM
  6. indianarash7's Avatar
    Got the xbox Optus combo - only gripe is inability to download Australian keyboard for text suggestions and swipe functionality - using UK keyboard instead for that.
    I am still waiting for that, do u remember how may xboxes were left when u ordered?
    12-08-2015 05:36 AM
  7. SteveSAPA's Avatar
    Well I am based in Australia and have been waiting for this phone since long, ordered through Optus- Xbox Como - still waiting !!
    If any one of you have received, please update!!
    I received mine with the Xbox on Monday. This phone is unbelievable. I love it. Not sure what all the people are complaining about. I haven't found any bugs yet except for the Australian keyboard. Windows hello works perfectly, even when is pitch black. You wouldn't know it was in beta.
    I did have an issue with Optus cancelling my order and Xbox without informing me but after complaining and not taking no for an answer they have it to me.
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    12-08-2015 05:46 AM
  8. indianarash7's Avatar
    i got mine yesterday. Direct pre-order from MS.

    Waughy: use the US keyboard. We use the same one. But stick to UK language, for the correct spelling.

    Im liking the phone, Windows Hello has been fine for me. I put my glasses on today - forgot i need them - and it worked fine while wearing them.

    Im not finding the issues people seem to have. Battery usage could be better, but i HAVE been using it a lot.

    Id like to try the .29 update, i had an issue with Bluetooth this morning with my headphones when they just wouldnt work. rebooted both devices; no problems. same thing happened with my 1520, so im putting that one down to windows 10. continuum crashed when connecting to my wireless display adaptor. firmware is up to date on it too.

    its nice and light. it doesnt look over the top - not sure what people were expecting. its simple, like a surface. doesnt need to have flashing lights etc. it works. i even used it as a phone!

    just wish facebook was working better. facebook beta is easily 10 times better. but look too apple-ish.

    also disappointed we didnt get a free dock - i ordered within 10 mins of the MS shop having the pre-order available.

    im struggling to find bad items to list besides the battery............... TBH, if youve used win10 on other Lumias, you wont be upset.

    Ohh, definitely start from scratch and dont restore from a backup when you first setup the phone. IMO a fresh start is better.
    I have not updated my current Lumia 1520 to Windows 10, was wondering if its a better Idea to restore my content viz. txts, or do a fresh start?? In other words will a fresh start restore my txt msges.
    12-08-2015 05:47 AM
  9. SteveSAPA's Avatar
    I have not updated my current Lumia 1520 to Windows 10, was wondering if its a better Idea to restore my content viz. txts, or do a fresh start?? In other words will a fresh start restore my txt msges.
    You will still have your text messages with a fresh start as long as you use the same Microsoft account.
    12-08-2015 06:04 AM
  10. cdayo's Avatar
    You will still have your text messages with a fresh start as long as you use the same Microsoft account.
    That's not true... I had windows 10 on my 1020, a fresh start on my 950 XL did not restore the SMS.
    12-08-2015 06:48 AM
  11. cdayo's Avatar
    I am still waiting for that, do u remember how may xboxes were left when u ordered?
    There were 250 xbox's still left when I ordered (I got in quick haha)
    12-08-2015 06:49 AM
  12. indianarash7's Avatar
    Well in my case Optus made the delivery date to 7th Jan by themselves. I have been calling them multiple times re delivery date! Finally they have agreed to send me by 10th - desperately waiting.
    12-08-2015 08:43 AM
  13. indianarash7's Avatar
    Available for 919AUD at valuebasket.com.au if wanna by cheap and outright with 2 years local warranty!
    12-08-2015 01:10 PM
  14. Waughy's Avatar
    the UK keyboard is different, pound symbol instead of the dollar symbol - for example.

    stick with the US keyboard and UK language.
    Hold the pound symbol and you get a menu with other options, including the $. I'll give the US keyboard/UK language a go.
    This has been a problem for months now with the AU keyboard, you'd think it would have been sorted by now.
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    12-08-2015 04:31 PM
  15. zei20t's Avatar
    Hold the pound symbol and you get a menu with other options, including the $. I'll give the US keyboard/UK language a go.
    This has been a problem for months now with the AU keyboard, you'd think it would have been sorted by now.
    ahhh i didnt know that! thanks!

    there is probably no downloadable AUS keyboard because we actually dont have an Australian keyboard.
    12-08-2015 05:05 PM
  16. zei20t's Avatar
    Has anyone managed to get .29 update installed?
    12-08-2015 05:10 PM
  17. cdayo's Avatar
    Has anyone managed to get .29 update installed?
    No, not yet. Not on 950 either.
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    12-08-2015 05:43 PM
  18. cdayo's Avatar
    Available for 919AUD at valuebasket.com.au if wanna by cheap and outright with 2 years local warranty!
    They are a scam company. I tried to buy something from them and they kept delaying for a month and making stupid excuses and it wasn't until I threatened to go to ACCC did they refund me.
    12-08-2015 05:44 PM
  19. Waughy's Avatar
    ahhh i didnt know that! thanks!

    No problem. Beats the stupid US spelling corrections too.

    there is probably no downloadable AUS keyboard because we actually dont have an Australian keyboard.
    No problem. Beats the stupid US spelling corrections too.

    A few people on the Whirlpool forums are saying they've got it, but have had to do hard resets to get it. I'm not starting over just yet for the sake of a keyboard.

    No update for me yet either.
    12-08-2015 06:46 PM
  20. zei20t's Avatar
    yeah I'm not hard resetting either. only had it 2 days and don't want to use another night setting it up.

    they will work it out. might take a few days
    12-08-2015 07:10 PM
  21. cdayo's Avatar
    I did a hard reset on both 950 XL and 950 - both received the update without being on insider preview and also both downloaded the Australian keyboard no drama :)
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    12-08-2015 10:34 PM
  22. SteveSAPA's Avatar
    That's not true... I had windows 10 on my 1020, a fresh start on my 950 XL did not restore the SMS.
    I did it on my 950XL and it worked for me. Maybe go into the message settings and select download messages 'anytime'. That's all I did.
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    12-09-2015 12:54 AM
  23. cdayo's Avatar
    Wow that definitely did pull out the messages! Thanks dude. I wonder if they just automatically get saved when somewhere in the cloud when you do a "backup". Surprised I can pull out just the SMS messages rather than all the other settings and apps with a clean install. So good.
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    12-09-2015 01:26 AM
  24. Andrew Whitby's Avatar
    Well, I am disappointed but I want to stick it out because I love my 930.

    Issues :
    - Overheating and excessive battery usages, as in it drains over 20% in an hour when sitting idle and remains hot. When it's charging I'm scared the house will burn down and it takes forever to charge.
    - Issues sending/receiving SMS, seems to have fixed itself now, but the hole process seems buggy and it's not bringing my SMS's across from the update.
    - Next to none of the Windows Phone 8.1 apps work, they just crash when I open them, I was under the impression that they were compatible.
    - This one I am blaming on CBA, but their bank app is the original one from WP7 and now WP8.1, and it crashes.

    Likes :
    - The phone is beautiful, I thought I was going to be a bit disappointed that it was plastic, but M/S has pulled it off, it doesn't try to hide the fact that it is.
    - Feels sturdy, yet impressively light.
    - Windows Hello, well Hello you little beauty.
    - USB C cable and charger !
    - Small screen mode
    - Turn the messaging app on it's side and it's great.

    Any thoughts or ideas for my issues ?

    As others have said it was a little disappointing about not getting the dock, but I did get a free 200GB microSD from Harvey Norman because I pre-ordered, so I think that is a good little bonus.

    Cheers Guys
    12-09-2015 02:20 AM
  25. cdayo's Avatar
    Well, I am disappointed but I want to stick it out because I love my 930.

    Issues :
    - Overheating and excessive battery usages, as in it drains over 20% in an hour when sitting idle and remains hot. When it's charging I'm scared the house will burn down and it takes forever to charge.
    - Issues sending/receiving SMS, seems to have fixed itself now, but the hole process seems buggy and it's not bringing my SMS's across from the update.
    - Next to none of the Windows Phone 8.1 apps work, they just crash when I open them, I was under the impression that they were compatible.
    - This one I am blaming on CBA, but their bank app is the original one from WP7 and now WP8.1, and it crashes.

    Likes :
    - The phone is beautiful, I thought I was going to be a bit disappointed that it was plastic, but M/S has pulled it off, it doesn't try to hide the fact that it is.
    - Feels sturdy, yet impressively light.
    - Windows Hello, well Hello you little beauty.
    - USB C cable and charger !
    - Small screen mode
    - Turn the messaging app on it's side and it's great.
    Very strange, most if not all my 8.1 apps are working - CBA included! I suggest do a hard reset and then before doing anything else - go check for updates and update to the latest build. Then also download the australian keyboard settings. THEN see how you go with regards to those issues! Battery life will improve substantially - it HAS to. The battery is 3340mah for crying out loud. Give it some time haha.
    12-09-2015 02:26 AM
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