1. wyabcp's Avatar
    I can find the 950 review, but unable to find any review from Dan on the 950XL ?
    01-17-2016 12:12 PM
  2. srikanth reddy4's Avatar
    I found the unboxing video. But there is no indepth review.
    wyabcp likes this.
    01-17-2016 12:18 PM
  3. wyabcp's Avatar
    thanks, maybe it's still in progress.....
    iRS73 likes this.
    01-17-2016 01:22 PM
  4. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    He's probably in stupefied shock like the rest of us on how Microsoft released this as their latest "flagship". Nice phone but lots of problems and missing/questionable functionality.
    CraigCole, Tikerz, DJCBS and 3 others like this.
    01-18-2016 10:42 AM
  5. CraigCole's Avatar
    He's probably in stupefied shock like the rest of us on how Microsoft released this as their latest "flagship". Nice phone but lots of problems and missing/questionable functionality.
    It amazes me how much of a step backwards Windows 10 Mobile is compared to WP 8.1. It's like NOTHING works properly and it's sickening. I loved the smoothness and overall snappy feel of previous versions of Windows Phone. Sadly that is long gone. Windows 10 Mobile takes FOREVER to boot up, has stuttery performance and crashes more often than a habitual drunk driver. At this stage, it's utter junk. Why did none of the reviewers that tested these phones report these issues?
    01-18-2016 12:34 PM
  6. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    ^ The last few builds of W10M have been quite good imo. It's more of the hardware I was commenting on.
    01-18-2016 12:38 PM
  7. jdballard's Avatar
    It amazes me how much of a step backwards Windows 10 Mobile is compared to WP 8.1. It's like NOTHING works properly and it's sickening. I loved the smoothness and overall snappy feel of previous versions of Windows Phone. Sadly that is long gone.
    I disagree. Mine is quite snappy. I'm running a 950XL and last I tried on my 640, it was pretty snappy, too.

    Windows 10 Mobile takes FOREVER to boot up
    I agree. It definitely takes a lot longer to boot than 8.1 did. I suspect it will get better, but there's also probably a lot more going on during the startup in 10 than there was in 8.1.

    ...and crashes more often than a habitual drunk driver. At this stage, it's utter junk. Why did none of the reviewers that tested these phones report these issues?
    Given that people either love or hate this phone, with those who hate it saying it never works right, I have to wonder if it's a hardware/manufacturing problem and not as much of a software problem (although there are obviously some software problems, too).

    I'm not discounting what others are seeing - I'm just not seeing it. My 950XL has frozen a few times in the last five weeks requiring a soft reset, but it's not constant or regular. It doesn't stutter and things run as I expect them too - with a few annoyances & glitches but certainly no showstoppers.
    01-18-2016 02:37 PM
  8. ronaldme's Avatar
    I disagree. Mine is quite snappy. I'm running a 950XL and last I tried on my 640, it was pretty snappy, too.
    Mine is super smooth

    I agree. It definitely takes a lot longer to boot than 8.1 did. I suspect it will get better, but there's also probably a lot more going on during the startup in 10 than there was in 8.1.
    come on, it boots faster than most android phones (including high end phones), and we are comparing a simpler OS like WP8.x vs a more complex OS lile W10M.

    Also, we are not rebooting the phone every minute, WP8.x takes some time to boot too. I can't understand how the boot time can be seen as something to look and criticize the device.

    Given that people either love or hate this phone, with those who hate it saying it never works right, I have to wonder if it's a hardware/manufacturing problem and not as much of a software problem (although there are obviously some software problems, too).
    I'm starting to believe that not all people are owning the phone, it is too easy to google "lumia 950 issues" and post it as an owner.

    I'm not discounting what others are seeing - I'm just not seeing it. My 950XL has frozen a few times in the last five weeks requiring a soft reset, but it's not constant or regular. It doesn't stutter and things run as I expect them too - with a few annoyances & glitches but certainly no showstoppers.
    The phone, if updated, works really fine.
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    01-18-2016 05:30 PM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    It amazes me how much of a step backwards Windows 10 Mobile is compared to WP 8.1. It's like NOTHING works properly and it's sickening. I loved the smoothness and overall snappy feel of previous versions of Windows Phone. Sadly that is long gone. Windows 10 Mobile takes FOREVER to boot up, has stuttery performance and crashes more often than a habitual drunk driver. At this stage, it's utter junk. Why did none of the reviewers that tested these phones report these issues?
    Nothing works properly: I can make calls, sms, take photos, videos, audio recordings, edit and read docs, use wifi, cellular (2G-4G), bluetooth, project my screen, play music, videos, browse, 6tag, whatsapp, find locations etc. This is a whole lot of "nothing that works properly"

    Boot up time 45 seconds on lumia 1020 10586.63 (in 8.1 cyan it used to be 35 seconds) How long is "forever"? 45 seconds? 1 minute?

    I'm sober and so is my phone. Hasn't crashed once in 3-4 months

    Lumia 1020 user, no cortana
    01-19-2016 02:36 AM
  10. wyabcp's Avatar
    interesting though that they've not posted a review....
    01-19-2016 02:46 AM
  11. Pete's Avatar
    I think that Dan put a full review in for the 950 as he got that one first, and then offered smaller little articles for the features that the 950XL has on top. Reviewing both in full would largely be the same content.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-19-2016 02:51 AM
  12. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    He is probably waiting for a stable build on Lumia 950XL so that he can give a worthy review that this device deserves. May be he does not want to become the next Michael Fischer! Nope.
    01-19-2016 03:15 AM
  13. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    Also Windows 10 is the fastest OS that I have ever seen. My tablet with 1 GB RAM runs full Windows 10 without any lag.
    01-19-2016 03:17 AM
  14. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    He is probably waiting for a stable build on Lumia 950XL so that he can give a worthy review that this device deserves. May be he does not want to become the next Michael Fischer! Nope.
    I appreciate honest reviews, whether they are positive or negative. I also feel that all of the Mobile Nations writers will provide honest reviews. Mobile Nations' sites are amongst the best, since they praise devices that are worthy of praise but do not hesitate to point out flaws in devices.
    libra89 likes this.
    01-19-2016 03:22 AM
  15. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    I appreciate honest reviews, whether they are positive or negative. I also feel that all of the Mobile Nations writers will provide honest reviews. Mobile Nations' sites are amongst the best, since they praise devices that are worthy of praise but do not hesitate to point out flaws in devices.
    I am not questioning the honesty of Mobile Nations. But I have seen OTHER reviews that glorify the flaws and dilute the strengths of a device. How is that fair? I think that Dan's review is one of the best and I am waiting for his review of 950XL.
    01-19-2016 03:54 AM
  16. Pete's Avatar
    In the meantime, take a look at the GSMArena review of the 950XL, which to my mind is dead on the money.

    Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review: The Master Chief - GSMArena.com

    Just pretend to yourself that Dan wrote it, if that helps.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-19-2016 04:06 AM
  17. NM_N's Avatar
    I think they said they the 950 and 950 xl were so similar that it wasn't really necessary.
    01-19-2016 04:17 AM
  18. iPone's Avatar
    He's probably in stupefied shock like the rest of us on how Microsoft released this as their latest "flagship". Nice phone but lots of problems and missing/questionable functionality.
    The new Xbox interface and Windows 10 are also real buggy, maybe due to unified systems?
    01-19-2016 04:26 AM
  19. anon(7929613)'s Avatar
    The new Xbox interface and Windows 10 are also real buggy, maybe due to unified systems?
    Don't use XBOX but Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop runs pretty well! Initially there are issues but the everything is working great after the 1511 update. You should clean install windows 10.
    01-19-2016 05:01 AM
  20. Rupert Holmes's Avatar
    Double tap working on the 1020? I have a 635 with 10 for testing, never expected it to do double tap. Lack of tap was a major reason for returning the XL.
    1020 Win 8.1.
    01-19-2016 09:23 AM
  21. JRDEMASKUS's Avatar
    I bought the 1520 from ATT on release with 8.0.
    While I had no complaints about the hardware, (other than the "sealed" battery) the firmware seemed a step backwards from WinMo 6.0 and 6.5x.

    Windows phone 8.1 and the subsequent updates vastly improved my experience.

    On paper, the 950XL is the device I wanted. My buyers remorse stems from the cost. While the firmware can be fixed, the cost prohibits me from also buying a Nexus, or something else, to "play" with. (I have to answer to my Wife, as well as my wallet)

    I need to keep reminding myself of the selling points of the 950XL, and satisfy my device Lust through buying other devices for my family.
    01-19-2016 01:40 PM
  22. wrxdrunkie's Avatar
    I have been looking at picking up the 950xl since it was released. I have been waiting every day since release for a review of the 950xl from Windows Central. I cannot believe we are here two full months after release and still don't have a review.

    Is anyone else anxiously waiting for this review? Anyone heard anything about when it will come, if ever?
    01-26-2016 11:41 AM
  23. Joe920's Avatar
    Just read the 950 review, and realize that the XL is slightly bigger, without the 'camera washer', slightly faster (and hotter?) processor, and a creaking body (for some). Otherwise it's the same internals. I think that's it, am I missing anything?

    The Microsoft Lumia 950 review | Windows Central
    01-26-2016 11:49 AM
  24. wyabcp's Avatar
    Got some feedback from Dan, there are other priorities at the moment, so no plan for the review currently, but he said "we'll see"....
    02-02-2016 12:44 PM

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