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  1. Clive Rennie's Avatar
    So ive finally given up on my Lumia 950XL it just restarted the 4th time today 2 yesterday and several other times I have the latest updates except the new firmware update but ive had enough and so ill return it and stick with my 640XL and green L1520 for now I love my 950XL but too many problems right now maybe I have a defective unit when I get to the MS store tomorrow ill see what they say.
    Sunstorming likes this.
    12-29-2015 04:55 PM
  2. nycny's Avatar
    I took a trip to the NYC Microsoft store this week for an issue with USB port on my SP3.
    While at the store, I got to touch the 950 and 950XL. Other than age, there wasn't anything that impressed over my 1520.3.
    12-29-2015 05:07 PM
  3. damonator98's Avatar
    Because, well, there isn't anything special in it over 1520 in the outside exept maybe triple led camera, smaller screen and worse (in my opinion) design. In the inside it has more horse power, but in the real world and not "vs" type comparisons on paper, that power is not that needed because wp (wm in 950/XL) is not that resource thirsty. And continuum at the moment for me looks like more of a thing to brag about than to really use one. If 950 had intel processor, continuum could be a hell of a feature, but now it's more of a niche thing for certain situations only.
    12-29-2015 05:20 PM
  4. winboy's Avatar
    It is still under warranty, I would just exchange it for another one. Sounds to me yours is defective. I still have my L1520 but no longer using it because it is now outdated.
    editguy and jdballard like this.
    12-29-2015 06:37 PM
  5. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    Yup, i'd try an exchange first. In a month of ownership i have had 2 random reboots. Once while in the messaging application and another while unlocking the screen.

    Electronics are not perfect and remember it could be an application you are using that is running that can cause issues.
    12-29-2015 06:41 PM
  6. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Yup, i'd try an exchange first. In a month of ownership i have had 2 random reboots. Once while in the messaging application and another while unlocking the screen.

    Electronics are not perfect and remember it could be an application you are using that is running that can cause issues.
    Well said. People keep looking for problems with their devices (although there are people who have genuine, unusual issues) when in reality the problems they're seeing are just problems with technology in general. Technology isn't perfect, especially since the people who make your technology have to account for an infinite number of possibilities and combinations of different factors, all of which could potentially lead to issues under the right circumstances. Absolutely anything could be causing an issue with anything you're using, and the majority of the time it's not an inherent issue with the operating system, but rather a unique combination of user error and outlying factors.
    12-30-2015 10:10 PM
  7. ronaldme's Avatar
    I just remember the L1520 launch, not perfect at all, after this year update, fixing the restart issues.
    12-30-2015 10:13 PM
  8. rkamp's Avatar
    Typically I have had this rebooting issue when the phone is trying to connect over WIFI to a 5 GHz network. When I turn my 5 GHz network off on my router, my Lumia 950XL never reboots. This has been discussed on other forums here, but I can relate to your frustration.
    12-31-2015 12:51 AM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I would do the firmware update if you're below 15454. I noticed a lot of users complaining are on 15452. Firmware is powerful for improving issues. A lot of people on 15506 are reporting great battery. I still haven't gotten that one. I wonder if MS store can update it for you if you're not getting the update. That would be cool.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-31-2015 12:18 PM
  10. Jazmac's Avatar
    Buying a Lumia is like picking out a pair of socks that match on the first attempt. When they do, its great. When they don't, you dress like a nerd.
    12-31-2015 01:58 PM
  11. RicKaysen's Avatar
    Reboots while using a phone are unacceptable. It can be more than an inconvenience and could conceivably become dangerous. Imagine it happening while calling 911. I haven't had a cell phone randomly reboot since my old Palm Treo and I've owned dozens of different phones since then without that problem. In the very short time I owned my 950XL it rebooted twice. I got rid of it for other reasons, but if I saw that become a pattern, it would have been another reason to dump it.
    skt_diaz, libra89 and 920Walker like this.
    12-31-2015 05:49 PM
  12. Lee Power's Avatar
    FWIW if you read the warnings in the back of any mobile phone operating manual, it will warn you NOT to rely on a mobile device as your only option to make an emergency call.
    editguy likes this.
    12-31-2015 06:29 PM
  13. RicKaysen's Avatar
    Lawyer boilerplate that has long since been eclipsed by technological progress. Considering the percentage of people who now rely solely on a cell phone, that warning seems quaint
    12-31-2015 06:41 PM
  14. Lee Power's Avatar
    & when the networks get turned off by the powers that be say during a terrorist incident, Who you gonna call? No body using a mobile phone.
    12-31-2015 06:52 PM
  15. ronaldme's Avatar
    Buying a Lumia is like picking out a pair of socks that match on the first attempt. When they do, its great. When they don't, you dress like a nerd.

    What? The same can be said for any electronic device. My lumias are working fine always.
    12-31-2015 06:58 PM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    What? The same can be said for any electronic device. My lumias are working fine always.
    Yes that is true. But we are talking about the Lumia brand and not any device. I have had several Lumias. My first was the 900. It took 3 cross ships to get one that worked. Took my wife 2 cross ships. Then came my 920. 2 cross ships on that. My wife had one than abandoned the platform shortly after. As I said, if and when you get a good one, its a beautiful thing. Nothing beats em. But its getting to the one that works is an exercise in patience. Real talk.
    Guytronic and Laura Knotek like this.
    12-31-2015 07:17 PM
  17. ronaldme's Avatar
    Yes that is true. But we are talking about the Lumia brand and not any device. I have had several Lumias. My first was the 900. It took 3 cross ships to get one that worked. Took my wife 2 cross ships. Then came my 920. 2 cross ships on that. My wife had one than abandoned the platform shortly after. As I said, if and when you get a good one, its a beautiful thing. Nothing beats em. But its getting to the one that works is an exercise in patience. Real talk.

    As I said it is called technology.
    editguy likes this.
    12-31-2015 08:15 PM
  18. RicKaysen's Avatar
    & when the networks get turned off by the powers that be say during a terrorist incident, Who you gonna call? No body using a mobile phone.
    Pew research shows 46.5% of adults in the US rely on cell phones as their ONLY phone.
    12-31-2015 09:15 PM
  19. Jazmac's Avatar
    As I said it is called technology.
    No its not. Its called a badly built Lumia. Will you quit arguing for the hell of arguing.
    libra89 likes this.
    12-31-2015 10:24 PM
  20. editguy's Avatar
    No its not. Its called a badly built Lumia. Will you quit arguing for the hell of arguing.
    No, it's technology. It happens with a percentage of every brand. EVERY brand. I have yet to purchase a Lumia that did not work properly out of the box. But that doesn't mean that I'm nave enough to think that everyone is as fortunate as I have been.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-01-2016 01:45 AM
  21. venki m's Avatar
    Lol... Microsoft should learn to fix issues faster... Hope so they recruit good developers and testers in this year 2016....lol...... And waiting for windows 10 mobile update to public am pretty sure they will release very soon on Dec 31 2016 . The wait is over guys cheer up...lol...:)
    01-01-2016 02:06 AM
  22. Jazmac's Avatar
    No, it's technology. It happens with a percentage of every brand. EVERY brand. I have yet to purchase a Lumia that did not work properly out of the box. But that doesn't mean that I'm nave enough to think that everyone is as fortunate as I have been.
    Here is another one. Maybe there is hope for you. Read through the conversation, then speak. But like the other poster, I don't mind you being wrong either.
    01-01-2016 09:13 AM
  23. Jed Cutler's Avatar
    I had countless reboots when I got my 950XL. My theory was and still is that it was cause by the SD Card(SanDisk 128gb). Not that the card was bad but probably the SD Card support of the phone. Everything resolved after the Firmware update :)
    Madhav Pandya likes this.
    01-01-2016 09:53 PM
  24. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    It took me 7 920s, 3 1020s, and 5 1520s before I got devices I could stick with. It was an extremely frustrating process with each phone. I just got my girlfriend the 950, fingers crossed.
    01-01-2016 11:06 PM
  25. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Look at all the crap that android phones in general as well as the evil empires devices have. NOTHING is perfect...actually, from where I am sitting Microsoft/Nokia lumias have probably the best record out of all of them.
    01-02-2016 10:31 AM
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