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  1. tooly26's Avatar
    I'm enjoying my 950xl single sim too.
    Great camera, the display is amazing, very fast, iris scanner is very cool, removal battery, sd card support.
    12-25-2015 11:42 AM
  2. rollindice's Avatar
    This phone rocks, forgot the negative criticism by the journalists, coming from a Nokia Lumia 1020
    12-25-2015 11:47 AM
  3. ForVictori's Avatar
    I'm waiting for my Lumia 950 XL, but I'm worried because I'm reading only bad things about the phone.

    Is the Lumia 950 XL the worse phone from Microsoft? or is it only the software?

    I need to read something positive about the phone before cancel the order :(
    Hardware is the best you can get. I think most of the complaints surrounds the software, which can be addressed via updates.
    12-25-2015 02:53 PM
  4. Bobvfr's Avatar
    I have now had my 1520 for a few months short of 3 year and will be changing carriers when my contract finally runs out, I plan to buy my phone and go with the carrier my daughter works for with large data allowance for not many pennies (Staff discount).

    So my choice is 950 or 950 XL, given my 1520 ownership I am leaning to the XL but if I went 950 I could always give that to my wife to replace her 830 when "Maybe" a Surface phone appears some time in the future, but I doubt she would want an XL, so if I went the XL I would probably have it for at least 18 months/2years.

    I like the idea of dual sim (Handy but not vital) and I like the idea of actually being able to surf the web with ease instead of fighting the screen (It's not been as bad as some have reported but you could notice it), I really like the idea of Continuum, and my plan is to go to just three devices, desktop, Surface Pro 3 and the phone, so ditching my Stream 7 and making more use of the phone.

    So good to read some people like them, I am enjoying 10 on my 1520 so I shouldn't think I would see it working worst on a new phone.

    Any opinions 950 v 950XL, as mentioned I do have a couple of months yet contract wise, but I can afford to buy the phone when I want
    12-25-2015 04:19 PM
  5. Jazmac's Avatar
    I'm waiting for my Lumia 950 XL, but I'm worried because I'm reading only bad things about the phone.

    Is the Lumia 950 XL the worse phone from Microsoft? or is it only the software?

    I need to read something positive about the phone before cancel the order :(
    I feel ya OP. Be mindful of two things:
    1. where you go to get info about the 950 and 950XL
    Trust me. There are conspirators, co-conspirators, flamers and flame wardens all over the place.
    2. Reading information from those that attempt to straddle platforms and tell you what's good for you and what's not. Try to discern the difference as they are very easy to spot.
    editguy and raycpl like this.
    12-25-2015 04:19 PM
  6. ronaldme's Avatar
    Thanks guys, now I'm desperately waiting for my phone 😏
    Jazmac and editguy like this.
    12-25-2015 04:19 PM
  7. androidkin's Avatar
    I bought mine on launch the physical Microsoft Store. Have had a few minor hiccups, but most have been resolved by the recent software updates. I get amazing battery life, I usually charge it every other day with light use.
    12-25-2015 06:55 PM
  8. horseybob's Avatar
    I got mine on Black Friday at the Microsoft store. Had intended to get the 950, but hands-on, the XL fit me better, so I bought the last one in stock. And just LOVE it! The recent Insider update improved battery life. Camera is outstanding and the display impresses every single person I've shown it off to.
    It doesn't overheat. It doesn't reboot when taking pictures. It's a material improvement over my 928 and is lighter, thinner and faster than my buddies LG V10.
    editguy and BSobotta like this.
    12-25-2015 08:12 PM
  9. kwright62's Avatar
    I really like the 950XL and have been very pleasantly surprised by the service, voice quality and data speed with AT&T. Highly recommend both.
    Jazmac and Hoekie like this.
    12-25-2015 08:28 PM
  10. cracgor's Avatar
    Thanks guys, now I'm desperately waiting for my phone
    Don't be so nervous. Either you will love the phone or you will not like the phone. If you have problems you can always send it back and get replacement or a different phone. Good luck.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-25-2015 10:04 PM
  11. editguy's Avatar
    If you have the stomach to read through the negative threads, you will begin to notice that it's many of the same people posting the same stuff over and over again and then talking about how great their new Android or whatever is. I've decided I'm not reading or responding to any of the negative threads anymore. They're not helpful to anyone who really might be having a problem. You'll love your phone.
    12-26-2015 12:11 AM
  12. Josh Harman's Avatar
    If you have the stomach to read through the negative threads, you will begin to notice that it's many of the same people posting the same stuff over and over again and then talking about how great their new Android or whatever is. I've decided I'm not reading or responding to any of the negative threads anymore. They're not helpful to anyone who really might be having a problem. You'll love your phone.
    LOL

    It's true. Many of them are all long time "complainers" on here. Conspiracy?

    Either way, my 950 works perfect. Another poster (forgot who) brought up that there are at least 2 different firmware's that the 950 was released with (mine being the latest, the earliest having all the issues) - I wonder if the 950 XL is in a similar situation with firmware maybe being the cause of problems.
    editguy and Jazmac like this.
    12-26-2015 01:02 AM
  13. Joshwin's Avatar
    12-26-2015 02:48 AM
  14. Paolo Cardelli's Avatar
    I'm waiting for my Lumia 950 XL, but I'm worried because I'm reading only bad things about the phone.

    Is the Lumia 950 XL the worse phone from Microsoft? or is it only the software?

    I need to read something positive about the phone before cancel the order :(
    You can read my overall positive Review here

    Oh, after almost 1 month usage, and answering the major internet "Bads", I can say:

    • Squeaks/Creaks: Except for first 2-3 days where I ejected/reinsterted the back cover several times (to switch SIM, microSD, and so on), the back cover do NOT creak anymore. Solid, and silent. I assume flexible (=more resistent) polycarbonate needs some time to re-adapt once the cover is removed and brought back in place;
    • OS Reboots/Bugs/Stability: Once I picked up the phone the first time, I immediately Hard-Reset it before doing anything. Set it up, immediately received .29 update and then latest Firmware update when available. And now: NO more Reboots (ever), Battery last 1 and a half day with moderate usage, all is smooth like butter, and no major issues (once in 2-3 days Windows Hello stops working, but a reboot fixes it. That's why Windows Hello still has a "Beta" tag in settings anyway). Still waiting for .36 update (no Insider), so it will further improve the already solid experience right now;
    • Build quality: "Plastic" back cover does NOT feel cheap at all. It's grippy, solid, elegant, good feeling in hand, with classy metal ring around camera, Windows logo and metal buttons. It TURNS people head around when you call, and Windows Hello shocks 100% of people I showed it;
    • App Gap: Really? For Mail and Calendar there is new Outlook; for browsing there is new Edge; for news and weather there are new MSN News and Weather; for YT there is myTube! (best YT clients on any platform, and it is a real UWA on my Surface Pro 3 too); for RSS/Feedly there is NextGen Reader; Twitter is there; new Facebook is there; Skype is integrated in new Messages; FB Messenger is there; Whatsapp is there; for Reddit new UWA Baconit is there; new Maps is there (Here Maps + Bing Maps got married); new UWA Xbox app is there; new real UWA Office suite is there; File Explorer is there; Bing translate is there; best Camera is there; unique Continuum Experience is there; Uber, TripAdvisor, Amazon, eBay, and most used apps are there and got updated. What is "App Gap"? What do you really need that is not available? Not having Snapchat, Google inferior and spyware apps and some ****ty Freemium games? C'mon... :)


    If you liked previous Lumia, if you like Surface 3/4 lines, if you're "all in" with new Microsoft Ecosystem, go buy this phone now and you won't regret it.
    editguy, Paul-AJ, Hoekie and 3 others like this.
    12-26-2015 07:17 AM
  15. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    I have been using the Lumia 950 XL for one month now and have not had any major problems: no restarts, no camera issues, no video issues, no heat problems, no email problems, no Bluetooth issues. I haven't used Continuum yet.
    When I read about some other people's experiences I worry the phone will start screwing up but so far it's great.

    The disappointments:
    - The back cover creaked some until I did the "post-it note" fix suggested on Windows Central. It is fine now.
    - I find the speaker is too tinny for conference calls so I use a Bluetooth speaker.
    - My workout app, GymAce, is slow to respond when entering data. This is obviously specific to this app but I haven't found an app I like better.
    - Hello can be hit or miss, especially if you use it while walking.
    - Cortana doesn't always connect to Band 2, although this could be a Band problem.
    - I think I've run into my first app problem. I got a Amazon Echo for Christmas and there is no Windows app. I haven't found a work around yet and I used my iPad to set up the Echo.

    The pleasant surprises:
    - Unlike some other users, the 950 XL experience seems as solid as my Android phone
    - Cortana works well, much better than Google Now through my car's Bluetooth
    - Battery life is good and I've yet to not go a full day on a charge
    - Groove Music has not glitched once
    - Camera takes great photos, which shouldn't be a surprise but it is a much nicer experience than my Android phone.
    horseybob likes this.
    12-26-2015 08:04 AM
  16. ClixT's Avatar
    Also, feel free to read this thread for more positive : http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...xl-thread.html
    I love my phone! Remember, people who love their gadget/belongings don't go to forums just to say they love it. Most people go to forums to research and troubleshoot a problem/problems. So why did I buy this phone? Well, I've owned a 920 and 1020. Both ATT devices and it's not 100% compatible with Tmobile so I decided to look for a 930 and 1520, but then again both not 100% compatible with Tmobile's network. A 1520.3 would be nice but it is rare to find one, and even if I find one it'll be expensive. Yeah the 1020 is still superior in daylight shots, but that is if one have the time to wait for it to load and take an image.. Overall, the 950 XL is a great device (UX, camera, screen, and so on)! No regrets especially since I got the student discount and the display dock (free).
    libra89, editguy and Babs75 like this.
    12-26-2015 10:12 AM
  17. Sunstorming's Avatar
    You will not hear anything good from me. As a previous owner, I consider the entire experience a trainwreck with a strong recommendation to avoid.
    12-26-2015 12:34 PM
  18. telomoyo's Avatar
    You will not hear anything good from me. As a previous owner, I consider the entire experience a trainwreck with a strong recommendation to avoid.
    The OP requested for "something good." This is the exact opposite of what the title says.
    ajj3085 likes this.
    12-26-2015 01:49 PM
  19. Zulfigar's Avatar
    You will not hear anything good from me. As a previous owner, I consider the entire experience a trainwreck with a strong recommendation to avoid.
    You'll hear the exact opposite from me. The phone fits well in my hand for one-handed use, the Iris Scanner is useful and unique, and, sure, it gets a bit warm after awhile, but I've yet seen it slow down to a crawl due to it, it takes everything I've thrown at it and laughs.

    Overall, the phone is a blast to use, even if I haven't used Continuum much (though, I do have the dock ready to use).
    12-26-2015 02:17 PM
  20. Babs75's Avatar
    I love my phone! Remember, people who love their gadget/belongings don't go to forums just to say they love it. Most people go to forums to research and troubleshoot a problem/problems. So why did I buy this phone? Well, I've owned a 920 and 1020. Both ATT devices and it's not 100% compatible with Tmobile so I decided to look for a 930 and 1520, but then again both not 100% compatible with Tmobile's network. A 1520.3 would be nice but it is rare to find one, and even if I find one it'll be expensive. Yeah the 1020 is still superior in daylight shots, but that is if one have the time to wait for it to load and take an image.. Overall, the 950 XL is a great device (UX, camera, screen, and so on)! No regrets especially since I got the student discount and the display dock (free).
    I love mine too. This is my first Windows phone. I moved over from Android. Couldn't be happier. I don't have a lot of the issues others seem to have here. I'm currently on 10586.29 waiting for other updates to come through. No app gap for me other than a few that I've set shortcuts for on the web browser. The camera is awesome. Took some great pictures yesterday. I, too, received the student discount and the free dock.
    12-26-2015 03:41 PM
  21. camptime's Avatar
    Loving my Lumia 950 xl only had it for one week. Had I crash once think it was a result of me having all my apps stored on the SD card. Camera has been fantastic especially in low light only missed a few photos but suspect operator having a few to many beers was the cause.
    12-26-2015 04:51 PM
  22. Blacklizted's Avatar
    I only need one reason to love any phone, and that is the camera. The optics and the people who made the algorithms for the jpegs produced by this camera is amazing. Its so great that you can't match the JPG even if you edit the RAW file.

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    Btw, this shot is handheld, no tripod.
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    Jazmac, ClixT, nokia4life and 2 others like this.
    12-26-2015 05:03 PM
  23. Bigfireq's Avatar
    People have plenty of legitimate reasons to complain because of the OS bugginess, but it's definitely better on 36, and the hardware itself is amazing. The camera is fantastic (and I had the 1020), the phone is light, I finally have a replaceable battery again, and the screen is gorgeous. I would be very sad not to have my 950LX.
    Jazmac and ClixT like this.
    12-26-2015 07:32 PM
  24. BSobotta's Avatar
    I really need to know if people really like the phone.
    I love... LOVE my 950. Absolutely no complaints on .36
    12-26-2015 07:37 PM
  25. BSobotta's Avatar
    I am fortunate to not find any hardware issues other than the back cover. But I think if they made it any thicker it would be a little heavier. Nothing a third party provider can't fix. I love the weight and often check if I still have the device in my pocket. I was a little disappointed with 3rd party application support coming from the other two popular mobile ecosystems. But that doesn't affect my opinion on the hardware. I'm in it for the long game.
    Ditto
    12-26-2015 07:38 PM
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