1. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I've read a lot about the 950XL. I've seen some good and a bit more bad about this phone, and it all has left me standing at the edge debating. Should I buy? Should I wait for the HP Falcon? Should I just keep my 640XL? Should I have another piece of carrot cake? Did I leave the oven on? Needless to say, I have a few questions. I can deal with most of the issues I've read about; but there are two issues that I've seen that I think would constantly bug me: the low level of screen brightness (especially compared to my 640XL) and text/MMS message issues.
    Could any of you out there with a 640XL comment on the screen brightness and any issues that you might be having with text messaging??

    Thank you

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    01-23-2016 08:34 AM
  2. winboy's Avatar
    I got my 950 XL since day one on Thanksgiving Day and no regrets. Retired my 1520 and enjoying the 950 XL.
    01-24-2016 06:50 AM
  3. gordonfink's Avatar
    I can't speak to screen brightness on a 640XL, but the 640 seems a little easier to control the 950XL. I have had no issues with SMS at all (AT&T).

    I have been using a 950XL for about 10 days now. I basically bought it with the thought that I'd sell it, because I'm not generally a fan of the larger screen phones. But, this phone does not feel that big, and it's very light.

    I still think I will probably end up with a 950, but the 950 XL has been very impressive. The camera is terrific. In fact, I texted my daughter some pics of snow here yesterday (actually taken at night), and her first comment back was - "wow - nice camera, what kind of phone is that". She has an iPhone 6, and she said that she could zoom in and really see the pic, and was very impressed.

    To be honest, I'm still not sure I'd buy one new (I just wouldn't pay $650 for any phone, because they are all too easy to break), but I'd buy one used (like I did) in a second.

    In fact, I may end up keeping this 950XL, or if I sell it, then try to get another one in a month or so.
    01-24-2016 08:13 AM
  4. ajayden's Avatar
    I've read a lot about the 950XL. I've seen some good and a bit more bad about this phone, and it all has left me standing at the edge debating. Should I buy? Should I wait for the HP Falcon? Should I just keep my 640XL? Should I have another piece of carrot cake? Did I leave the oven on? Needless to say, I have a few questions. I can deal with most of the issues I've read about; but there are two issues that I've seen that I think would constantly bug me: the low level of screen brightness (especially compared to my 640XL) and text/MMS message issues.
    Could any of you out there with a 640XL comment on the screen brightness and any issues that you might be having with text messaging??

    Thank you

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    To be frank, the readability in different screen brightness levels will be based on the preference of each individual. I would suggest you to try out the 950XL at your local store and compare against your 640XL. That would be the best comparison.

    As for the HP Falcon, none of us know much about it as it is not released it. We all know as much as you know from all the posts on the net. So have to wait for the release :)
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    01-24-2016 09:02 AM
  5. ajj3085's Avatar
    I have a 640 LTE, but honestly I only used it for a weekend as my primary phone. That said, it was really impressive and a good replacement for my broken 920. A few days later my 950xl arrived and I've been using it for just over a week and I love it. I don't feel like I'm missing anything from the 920 (wireless charging, NFC, both not in the 640) and WM10 has been perfect for me so far. The 640 is a very good phone, but it's going to remain a backup in case something happens to the 950.
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    01-24-2016 09:59 AM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Great information. Thank you all for replying. Looks like I'll be taking the 950XL plunge. :)
    Thanks, again.

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    01-24-2016 10:04 AM
  7. gordonfink's Avatar
    The messaging and camera apps are a little slow to launch on the 640, but they are instant on the 950 also.
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    01-24-2016 11:14 AM
  8. Mr Hyde's Avatar
    Great information. Thank you all for replying. Looks like I'll be taking the 950XL plunge. :)
    Thanks, again.

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    Take the plunge! You have 30 days to return it if you don't like it so there is really no risk at all.
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    01-25-2016 11:53 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    If you left the carrot cake in the oven with the heat on, don't have any. You may chip a tooth.
    01-25-2016 08:21 PM
  10. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Well, I bought a new, white 950 XL, yesterday, from a really good eBay seller, never-msrp, for $530.00. Seemed like a decent price, but I don't know. Should be here tomorrow (Wednesday). Waiting patiently. :)

    @RumoredNow I tossed out the carrot cake and made oatmeal cookies instead. :)
    01-26-2016 08:09 AM
  11. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    If it helps, I just got a 950XL (I already have a 640XL which I think is great) and the 950XL is the far superior phone. Especially in terms of performance.
    01-26-2016 08:14 AM
  12. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    If it helps, I just got a 950XL (I already have a 640XL which I think is great) and the 950XL is the far superior phone. Especially in terms of performance.
    Thanks for this. :)
    I love my 640XL. For the price, it's an outstanding phone. I'm really looking forward to getting my new 950XL though.
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    01-26-2016 03:17 PM
  13. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Just an FYI....
    The 950XL that I bought from never_msrp on eBay and received today qualified for the free display dock. Just downloaded the Lumia Offers app, claimed the dock, got my verification email, and completed the order at the Microsoft online store. Awesome! :)
    01-28-2016 07:33 PM
  14. drtek's Avatar
    Just an FYI....
    The 950XL that I bought from never_msrp on eBay and received today qualified for the free display dock. Just downloaded the Lumia Offers app, claimed the dock, got my verification email, and completed the order at the Microsoft online store. Awesome! :)
    Single or Dual SIM?
    01-28-2016 07:35 PM
  15. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    It's the single sim version.
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    01-29-2016 03:14 AM

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