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  1. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    Anyone owning a 950XL please answer the questions..
    1.battery life on lite,medium&heavy usage?
    2.performance
    3.crashes,random reboots or freezing?
    4. Does it get hot like other 810 phones? Does liquid cooling really help it to stay cool?
    5.worth buying than 1520?
    6.is the software part bad?
    12-29-2015 11:09 AM
  2. plinko's Avatar
    Got my 950xl in first batch about a month ago.
    1. Battery life improved after last insider build. I've only had to charge my phone a couple of times during the day, so it almost always makes it through the day for me. My typical daily use consists of internet browsing, podcasts, some games, and YouTube. Overall I've been happy with battery life. Don't forget that it charges insanely fast with the Usb c charger.

    2. Performance has been fine. Rarely do I notice any phone caused lag.

    3. I've had 6 to 8 freezes requiring a soft reset. Twice it has rebooted on its own.

    4. I have not had any other 810 based phones. It gets very warm during charging and during a couple of games. Not sure how you define hot though. It certainly never gets uncomfortably warm.

    5. I moved up from a 920. Was definitely worth it to me.

    6. Win10 has worked fine on this phone. Much better than it did on my 920.

    I really love this phone.
    12-29-2015 11:28 AM
  3. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    Got my 950xl in first batch about a month ago.
    1. Battery life improved after last insider build. I've only had to charge my phone a couple of times during the day, so it almost always makes it through the day for me. My typical daily use consists of internet browsing, podcasts, some games, and YouTube. Overall I've been happy with battery life. Don't forget that it charges insanely fast with the Usb c charger.

    2. Performance has been fine. Rarely do I notice any phone caused lag.

    3. I've had 6 to 8 freezes requiring a soft reset. Twice it has rebooted on its own.

    4. I have not had any other 810 based phones. It gets very warm during charging and during a couple of games. Not sure how you define hot though. It certainly never gets uncomfortably warm.

    5. I moved up from a 920. Was definitely worth it to me.

    6. Win10 has worked fine on this phone. Much better than it did on my 920.

    I really love this phone.
    Ok so battery life is not good for me if it only last a day.. I think is time to go for 1520 though i would miss win hello.. :/
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    12-29-2015 11:49 AM
  4. Rising Mos's Avatar
    If you are buying, I would go with 950XL since it will be better supported for a while and it is a really good phone. If the phone is mostly on WiFi, it lasts for a while.

    If you are upgrading from the 1520, then you can wait as it is still a really good phone.
    12-29-2015 12:01 PM
  5. ronaldme's Avatar
    Ok so battery life is not good for me if it only last a day.. I think is time to go for 1520 though i would miss win hello.. :/
    My 1520 battery life is worse than my 950 XL, both on W10M.
    12-29-2015 02:06 PM
  6. ronaldme's Avatar

    If you are upgrading from the 1520, then you can wait as it is still a really good phone.
    Yes from some points of view, but you don't have the full W10M experience with a Lumia 1520. A 950 XL is better on everything, and in some aspects it is a lot better.
    12-29-2015 02:08 PM
  7. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 1520 and was really looking to upgrade until I actually held the Lumia 950xl in my hand. It felt cheap to me and to much like the Lumia 640. I understand you can change the back cover etc but for the 400+ price I couldn't hand over the money. I know it's a great phone with great features but it feels way worse than my 1520.
    I love the Galaxy Edge phone, it feels expensive and looks expensive but there's not a hope of me buying an android phone as Windows works perfectly for me.
    I can't think what Microsoft were thinking, it's a pity they didn't put those leather backs you can buy on all the display phones in the stores plus supply the phone with one of those free.
    Guess I will have to wait to see the Hp or Acer phone or wait even longer for a the Surface Phone.
    12-29-2015 02:31 PM
  8. ronaldme's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 1520 and was really looking to upgrade until I actually held the Lumia 950xl in my hand. It felt cheap to me and to much like the Lumia 640. I understand you can change the back cover etc but for the 400+ price I couldn't hand over the money. I know it's a great phone with great features but it feels way worse than my 1520.
    I love the Galaxy Edge phone, it feels expensive and looks expensive but there's not a hope of me buying an android phone as Windows works perfectly for me.
    I can't think what Microsoft were thinking, it's a pity they didn't put those leather backs you can buy on all the display phones in the stores plus supply the phone with one of those free.
    Guess I will have to wait to see the Hp or Acer phone or wait even longer for a the Surface Phone.
    I have a Lumia 640 and the feel is totally different. If you think that the Edge (and E+) hasn't any issues, you are totally wrong, and a friend of mine has the Edge (not +) and he liked my Lumia 950 XL, the black one is elegant.
    12-29-2015 02:34 PM
  9. GnarlyBone's Avatar
    Battery: Ok / from 7.00 - 23.00 15% left medium heavy use.

    Performance: Don't think we hit spot perfect yet in win 10. Had a few pocket reboots other then that no hang ups. Latest .39 improved many things. No freezes.

    First week I thought the cooling was bad but think it has improved.
    Overall I really like this phone and os.
    12-29-2015 02:47 PM
  10. ordivergens's Avatar
    I had a Nexus 6P with an 810. The 950 XL gets hotter than the Nexus, but I would say it is still warm, and not hot. It would actually make more sense for the 950 XL to run hotter than other devices with the 810. The heatpipe does a better job of moving the heat away from the CPU and dissipating it, thus the phone will still get quite warm, but the CPU will be able to stay at higher clocks than most devices with the 810 because so much heat is being removed with the heatpipe.
    12-29-2015 02:49 PM
  11. ronaldme's Avatar
    I had a Nexus 6P with an 810. The 950 XL gets hotter than the Nexus, but I would say it is still warm, and not hot. It would actually make more sense for the 950 XL to run hotter than other devices with the 810. The heatpipe does a better job of moving the heat away from the CPU and dissipating it, thus the phone will still get quite warm, but the CPU will be able to stay at higher clocks than most devices with the 810 because so much heat is being removed with the heatpipe.
    The battery add some heat
    12-29-2015 02:54 PM
  12. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 640 and the feel is totally different. If you think that the Edge (and E+) hasn't any issues, you are totally wrong, and a friend of mine has the Edge (not +) and he liked my Lumia 950 XL, the black one is elegant.
    I'm not saying there's not any issues with the Edge and Edge plus, I'm just saying they feel and look expensive. If an edge plus came out with Windows 10 on it, I'd be first in line to buy it.
    I really wanted the 950xl but like I said it's not better enough than my Lumia 1520 to justify the price.
    12-29-2015 03:21 PM
  13. ronaldme's Avatar
    I'm not saying there's not any issues with the Edge and Edge plus, I'm just saying they feel and look expensive. If an edge plus came out with Windows 10 on it, I'd be first in line to buy it.
    I really wanted the 950xl but like I said it's not better enough than my Lumia 1520 to justify the price.
    I have a Lumia 1520 and for me it justify the price:
    - A better camera
    - Windows Hello
    - Continuum
    - Support for USB Dual role, and the fast charge is great
    - Better screen (yes, and a lot better)
    - Better and cooler processor (my L1520 is really hot with some games)
    - Lighter

    And the polycarbonate feel is better on my 950 XL than on my 1520.
    12-29-2015 03:45 PM
  14. A54D's Avatar
    Anyone owning a 950XL please answer the questions..
    1.battery life on lite,medium&heavy usage?
    2.performance
    3.crashes,random reboots or freezing?
    4. Does it get hot like other 810 phones? Does liquid cooling really help it to stay cool?
    5.worth buying than 1520?
    6.is the software part bad?
    1. Battery life has been amazing. With medium to heavy use it easily lasts a day. That includes some gaming, messaging and YouTube, sometimes Netflix.

    2. Performance is good. Games do stutter sometimes but I think that's because of the software.

    3. With a MicroSD card I noticed it rebooted the phone sometimes when it wasn't in use. Usually overnight. No crashes as of yet.

    4. The cooling does help, my phone hasn't been hot yet, just warm.

    5.Sure.

    6. Software is getting better but isn't as good and stable as I'd hope. Hopefully it'll improve over time.
    12-29-2015 03:55 PM
  15. plinko's Avatar
    Ok so battery life is not good for me if it only last a day.. I think is time to go for 1520 though i would miss win hello.. :/
    I plug my phone in at bedtime, that's why I said daily. Idk how long it would last otherwise, but it gets through a day just fine.
    12-29-2015 04:03 PM
  16. BBJonbo's Avatar
    Have to plug mine in nightly when I go to bed as well. On days of real heavy use I even have to charge mid evening between 8-10pm. It has always gotten me through the day from light to heavy usage but never beyond 24 hrs.
    12-29-2015 04:06 PM
  17. EasilyTheBest's Avatar
    All good points but...

    - A better camera
    Yes but my camera is great, how much better can the 950xl camera be.

    - Windows Hello
    Superb feature. Yes I really like the sound of this.

    - Continuum
    Good perhaps for some but something I won't use, I have a Windows 10 pc stick with Android on aswell, it only cost me 55. Plugs in hdmi on tv.

    - Support for USB Dual role, and the fast charge is great
    Good I suppose but as far as battery is concerned my 1520 last for ages, I hear its better than the 950xl apart from the fact you can't change the battery easily!!

    - Better screen (yes, and a lot better)
    I'd like that even tho I'm very happy with the screen on the 1520, slightly bigger. I hate the 1520 fault tho that registers a swipe as a tap, Grrrrrr!

    - Better and cooler processor (my L1520 is really hot with some games)
    Mine's fine with the games I play but cooler is better.

    - Lighter
    Good in sum ways not so good in others

    And the polycarbonate feel is better on my 950 XL than on my 1520.

    No! No! No!

    It's just I've been spoilt with the 1520. It's still a great phone after 2 years...
    12-29-2015 04:21 PM
  18. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I love the Lumia 1520 but I'd still go for the Lumia 950 XL in a heartbeat.
    12-29-2015 06:23 PM
  19. ronaldme's Avatar
    All good points but...

    - A better camera
    Yes but my camera is great, how much better can the 950xl camera be.
    It is better, and it is a lot better on low light, just try to shot with both and you will know it.

    - Windows Hello
    Superb feature. Yes I really like the sound of this.
    For me it is a win, I hate to write codes.

    - Continuum
    Good perhaps for some but something I won't use, I have a Windows 10 pc stick with Android on aswell, it only cost me 55. Plugs in hdmi on tv.
    What if you want to use USB devices? you can access to USB drives, hard drives, sound cards, etc.

    - Support for USB Dual role, and the fast charge is great
    Good I suppose but as far as battery is concerned my 1520 last for ages, I hear its better than the 950xl apart from the fact you can't change the battery easily!!
    Just remember the Lumia 1520 launch, it wasn't like today.

    - Better screen (yes, and a lot better)
    I'd like that even tho I'm very happy with the screen on the 1520, slightly bigger. I hate the 1520 fault tho that registers a swipe as a tap, Grrrrrr!
    You cannot talk about the 950 screen until you try it, open myTube and check any 2K video. Also, the blacks are black, really, you notice that the first time you look the screen.

    - Better and cooler processor (my L1520 is really hot with some games)
    Mine's fine with the games I play but cooler is better.
    Try Asphalt 8

    - Lighter
    Good in sum ways not so good in others
    What?

    And the polycarbonate feel is better on my 950 XL than on my 1520.

    No! No! No!
    Yes, it feels smooth, I don't know if you have touched the back cover but it feels better than how the 1520 feels.

    And yes, the 1520 is a great 2 yo phone, but the Lumia 950 XL is better in practically every aspect.
    12-29-2015 06:51 PM
  20. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    Anyone owning a 950XL please answer the questions..
    1.battery life on lite,medium&heavy usage?
    2.performance
    3.crashes,random reboots or freezing?
    4. Does it get hot like other 810 phones? Does liquid cooling really help it to stay cool?
    5.worth buying than 1520?
    6.is the software part bad?
    1. Lasts all day with medium use. I've yet to end the day with less than 20% but I am not constantly on my phone.
    2. General smooth, no lag but some apps, like Spotify, are slow to load. Spotify was slow to load on the 1520 too.
    3. Honestly I haven't had a single freeze or spontaneous reboot. The Guardian app crashes for some reason.
    4. The phone hasn't been hot but I also haven't used Continuum or done anything particularly intensive.
    5. I had the 1520. I prefer the 950XL mainly because it is a more manageable size.
    6. I've not had major problems. The photos app will sometimes have a long delay when it does "finishing touches." Windows Hello isn't anywhere near as good as on Surface. I know some people have had bad experiences but my 950 XL so far has been as reliable as my Samsung Note Edge and more reliable than the 1520. I expected a lot of problems with the 950 XL but so far it is working fine. I can't explain why my experience is good and other people are having issues.
    12-30-2015 04:22 AM
  21. Hasnz's Avatar
    1. I can easily go through a day with normal usage . I have noticed that facebook and edge browser eats a lot of battery .

    2.Performance is ok but inconsistent . Why do have slight splash screen delay when opening a simple app like calculator , loading time after the app has launched and random resumes . Why would watsapp need to resume :/ . Because I am loving the UI , maybe I can come over these minor hiccups .

    3. This experience has been pretty stable for me . The .29 and firmware upgrades . everything is rock solid !

    4. It does get warm . While i dont do much gaming , I noticed it gets warm when browsing in the edge browser . It will be warm enough to grab your attention

    5. Cant anser this as I never owned a 1520

    6.It can be frustrating depending on your usage . Maybe more on the apps part rather than the OS . I dont use many apps but I would atleast expect apps like facebook , watsapp work as good as other OS .
    12-30-2015 06:57 AM
  22. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    I was going to reply, but it would basically be a complete echo of plinko, lol.
    Thumbs up, plinko.
    12-30-2015 12:09 PM
  23. ronaldme's Avatar
    Windows Hello isn't anywhere near as good as on Surface
    I don't know how Hello is on the Surface but my L950XL is really good, it is working 99.99%, and it is fast (between 1-3 secs, mostly 1 sec.).
    12-30-2015 12:32 PM
  24. GSOgymrat's Avatar
    Windows Hello on the Surface seems to recognize from a wider range of distance from the camera. On the 950 XL Hello works well as long as the phone is held close to the face, directly in front of the eyes without a lot of body motion.

    Does anyone know if Hello on the phone is exactly like on Surface? I get the impression that on the Surface it is recognizing my face and on the phone is recognizing my eyes.
    12-30-2015 02:31 PM
  25. ronaldme's Avatar
    Windows Hello on the Surface seems to recognize from a wider range of distance from the camera. On the 950 XL Hello works well as long as the phone is held close to the face, directly in front of the eyes without a lot of body motion.

    Does anyone know if Hello on the phone is exactly like on Surface? I get the impression that on the Surface it is recognizing my face and on the phone is recognizing my eyes.
    The phone has an Iris scanner, not a face scanner.
    12-30-2015 02:34 PM
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