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  1. Michael Bromley's Avatar
    I jumped from Icon to 950 primarily b/c I needed to separate my business from personal cell accounts, and I figured it was a good opportunity to try out the new machine. I figured the camera would be better and I wanted to try out WM 10.

    Now that I made the jump, the camera rocks and it's SO nice to have Glance back! The whole OS works great for me, and I lack nothing in it.
    01-30-2016 11:20 AM
  2. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I jumped from Icon to 950 primarily b/c I needed to separate my business from personal cell accounts, and I figured it was a good opportunity to try out the new machine. I figured the camera would be better and I wanted to try out WM 10.

    Now that I made the jump, the camera rocks and it's SO nice to have Glance back! The whole OS works great for me, and I lack nothing in it.
    Shhhh. Praise should be given quietly on these boards. The naysayers have amazing hearing ;) lol.

    PS, you are not alone, I like them as well.
    01-30-2016 11:58 AM
  3. Mad Cabbie's Avatar
    I love my 950, but for some obscure reason, I still can't give up my old house brick 1320. Strange. I read all the doom merchant threads and posts and despite what I read, I have my own mind and I see things for myself. Ok, it doesn't have the same feel as my 930 or 1520, and yes, it does feel a bit fragile. It does everything I need it to. I don't run games, got an Xbox for that. I use the office suite quiet a lot, email constantly, one drive and lots of calls / texts. For me, the device works brilliantly as a device for using and multi tasking, and doing stuff on the go. The OS is robust for me apart from Cortana. It is now a car crash. No updates, live tile stops etc. Apart from that I love the device, and if shallow fashionista's buy a phone as a status symbol to brag about, they are welcome to it. I'll keep my 'grown ups' device, and it will be my dirty little secret!
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    01-30-2016 12:22 PM
  4. md_bluelily's Avatar
    I upgraded from Windows Phone 7 to Lumia 950XL last week and I should say despite the initial issues I faced, I really love my new phone. I was given "lectures" from friends and colleagues to just buy an Android or iPhone device but I prefer to remain in a unified (still forming and coming together) ecosystem. I cannot move to Apple cage as I compared Windows 10 mobile to iOS and very dislike the UI (personal preferences of course). In addition, I believe one pay more than what they get when on Apple products and still doesn't have all the productivity that could be gained on Windows. As a developer, more than half of the tools that I need is not on Apple platform or Linux and I'm more than happy to remain on Windows as I see how smooth and user friendly Windows is compared to Mac OS (Apple fans might kill me after reading this sentence). Android is a totally different story; my wife used to be on Android (She's jolly happy now with her beloved Lumia 930) and was always complaining about performance. I remember I tried learning to develop Android apps a while ago and honestly they were the most dreadful days of my life. I tried an Android phone as my second phone to see how it fits my needs. I decided that I can easily get all the tasks done on my Windows Phone and Android wasn't and isn't my cup of tea to be honest. Lack of consistency in the UI, sluggishness, unattractive UI and security issues all put me off.

    As I said earlier, I upgraded to Lumia 950XL last week and initially it was all disappointment as I was surrendered by a lot bugs that I could not find any solution for them. The most annoying one was that as soon as I pressed the power button I was getting "could not recognize you. swipe up to enter pin"; it wasn't even trying to recognise me! Then there was another issue where pressing power button wasn't turning the screen on but Iris scanner was trying to scan without any further success. Another issue was after unlocking the phone, the brightness was really low and only a restart could fix it. It might worth to add that Cortana was ignoring me most of the times and I had to unlock the phone first, run the Cortana app and then she was paying some attention for a while and then again decided not to talk to respond! I also had three freezes; once by itself in my pocket and twice when I was trying to use Edge. After couple of days of desperation to find a solution, I decided to reset it and start fresh today. It's working like a treat now and none of those issues have come back yet! Will share my experience in the coming weeks if any of these happened to come back again.

    Overall, I really like the Lumia 950XL and enjoy carrying it around with me. The screen quality is exceptional. The camera is just marvellous (even my Android lover colleagues are giving it praises). The design is 7 out of 10 but still the handset looks really nice (I love the Microsoft logo on the back). I'm sure adding a Mozo cover will add the premium and flagship quality to the phone. The OS runs very smooth and is very fluid no matter how many apps I keep open at the same time. My next step is learning UWP and trying to make some apps for Windows 10.
    01-30-2016 05:45 PM
  5. badMojo69's Avatar
    At this point keep your Nexus. I came back because...well I thought Microsoft had gotten it's act together "based on nothing" :)
    I think I know what they're doing, but the phone wont take off for years if ever. They would be better served to keep making Arrow and updating their services on other platforms. I think they'll keep the phone around as a POC for what it could be, but at this point the OS phone wars have been won.
    mariusmuntean likes this.
    01-30-2016 06:34 PM
  6. TLRtheory's Avatar
    I love my 950, but for some obscure reason, I still can't give up my old house brick 1320.
    Device attachment?

    My Lumia 950 has been superb in every aspect from stability, to performance, to battery life and camera quality... but me and my Lumia 820 have just been through too many times to chuck it out.
    01-30-2016 08:36 PM
  7. abelardo2's Avatar
    Besides the simplicity of being productive, the way it interact with windows outlook, which is my every day at work, agenda, mails, contact, etc. as simple as that. Why have your desktop (windows 10 os) interact with other than windows? My advice, keep your computing needs spinning around the same Os
    01-30-2016 08:40 PM
  8. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Well for the cost benefit; 950XL has equal or better specs than the Note 5, mi other option, I prefer policarbonate to metal simple because I got a Amzer protection doble case for it, after updates it's been pretty stable... So basically: it's lighter, dual SIM, big screen, good aspect to size ratio, good ppi, 8 cores, micro SD uo to 2Tb, 20Mb camera, stereo recording, USB-C, Iris scanner, bigger battery and all at a bit lower Price!
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    I want to scream at everyone on this site who says the 950/xl is NOT flagship specs. That chart right there is proof. I wish people would quit their moaning or leave. The xl is a sweet phone. I am having one and a normal 950 soon. I love WP, it's not going anywhere. People either need to goto lagdroid or crapple, or shut the trap about all the negativity already. Sorry, RANT OVER.
    fatclue_98 and beman39 like this.
    01-31-2016 04:53 AM
  9. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    I want to scream at everyone on this site who says the 950/xl is NOT flagship specs. That chart right there is proof. I wish people would quit their moaning or leave. The xl is a sweet phone. I am having one and a normal 950 soon. I love WP, it's not going anywhere. People either need to goto lagdroid or crapple, or shut the trap about all the negativity already. Sorry, RANT OVER.
    Yes, the phone is great, but the OS on it is a complete garbage, ruins the experience. these would have been better off with 8.1
    01-31-2016 11:03 AM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yes, the phone is great, but the OS on it is a complete garbage, ruins the experience. these would have been better off with 8.1
    You've made your point. It's obvious you don't like W10M. This thread is device-specific, not an endorsement or indictment of W10M.
    01-31-2016 11:23 AM
  11. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    You've made your point. It's obvious you don't like W10M. This thread is device-specific, not an endorsement or indictment of W10M.
    device specific, yes, that's what I've said
    01-31-2016 11:50 AM
  12. Steve Adams's Avatar
    I love windows 10....both mobile and otherwise. I cannot wait to get it loaded on my 1020 again.
    01-31-2016 05:11 PM
  13. colinkiama's Avatar
    The 950 XL doesn't seem faster, it is faster. I haven't seen this phone say resuming.. once. The screen is beautiful! Camera is great, windows hello is cool, hey Cortana is a nice feature too, micro SD card can store everything now, maps, apps, videos, music, pictures etc. It really is a no compromise experience (after you install the firmware update because before that, the phone was really buggy). However I've noticed a bug when you try to change the brightness in the action centre when auto adjust brightness is off. The phone freezes for a while :(
    01-31-2016 06:26 PM
  14. Akira X's Avatar
    Had Android for a few years and wanted something different. No interest in iOS. Support a company where the breakdown is iOS-80%, Android-20%, WindowsMobile- me and another guy..

    In the time I've had it (since Day One) the screen is simply beautiful..

    Wanna know what premium looks like??? my 950XL sitting on a dark colored table with glance active.
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    02-01-2016 11:13 AM
  15. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    I want to scream at everyone on this site who says the 950/xl is NOT flagship specs. ...
    Yes, the 950XL has "flagship" specs. However, they are currently poorly executed specs thanks to the firmware and W10M utilization. Imo, the 950XL is about 90% from true flagship status, so close to being better than my 930. And I own both.
    02-01-2016 11:21 AM
  16. Steve Adams's Avatar
    It will get much better very soon. AND.....everyone is moaning about SPECS. the SPECS for the 950/xl are as good and most are better than the crapple and android offerings. Can't please anyone.
    fatclue_98 likes this.
    02-01-2016 02:11 PM
  17. nmnnnmmnmm's Avatar
    i bought the 950xl solely because of the continuum dock.
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    02-01-2016 04:39 PM
  18. fatclue_98's Avatar
    ^^Sounds like a great reason.
    Sent from my Lumia 2520 on Tapatalk
    02-01-2016 06:56 PM
  19. chezm's Avatar
    It will get much better very soon. AND.....everyone is moaning about SPECS. the SPECS for the 950/xl are as good and most are better than the crapple and android offerings. Can't please anyone.
    Who's complained about the specs?? The physical build is questionable in terms of flagship due to today's standards no high ends use polycarbonate anymore.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-01-2016 07:40 PM
  20. houkoholic's Avatar
    Who's complained about the specs?? The physical build is questionable in terms of flagship due to today's standards no high ends use polycarbonate anymore.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Many thinks this so call "standard" sucks as well. I wouldn't trade aluminium/glass for polycarbonate for 2 very practical reasons - 1. aluminium backs scratches like crazy unless you put it in a case, glass shatters and is a heat insulator causing phones to overheat (looking at you Sony Xperia) and 2) no wireless charging.

    "Premium" build due to metal/glass is purely form over function.
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    02-01-2016 07:56 PM
  21. onetwright's Avatar
    I bought the 950XL because I love the way it looks, it's got a killer camera, I like W10 mobile even with the bugs, and I like many of the other features you can only get in the Lumias. Clear Black with contrast adjustment in bright light by itself is a reason for me to buy a Lumia over anything else. I'm not totally up to date on the tech world, but I don't think any other phone has that.

    Reading the forums here you'd think this phone was an absolute failure, but I LOVE my XL! Going from 930 to 950XL was the same upgrade feeling I got going from the 920 to the 1020, and now that I have the 950XL I'm TOTALLY OK with giving up the 1020. The 930 never wowed me enough to sell the 1020, but the XL has already wooed me.

    I freakin' love the way it looks with the white polycarbonate and glass camera module. I don't need a metal frame or cover making it heavy and expensive. Make the white look good and that's plenty for me.

    I've had the HTC trophy, HTC Radar, Lumia 900, HTC 8x, Lumia 920, Lumia 1020, and LUmia 930. The 950XL easily trumps all of those and moves the windows phone game forward.
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    02-01-2016 10:13 PM
  22. Blacklizted's Avatar
    Who's complained about the specs?? The physical build is questionable in terms of flagship due to today's standards no high ends use polycarbonate anymore.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    Why not? I love polycarbonate. I've had various glass and aluminum built phones and I hate seeing fingerprints, ugly scratches, and dents. The polycarbonate handles scratches and bumps better. People would cover their iPhones in thick cases anyways.
    GizmoEV likes this.
    02-01-2016 10:24 PM
  23. Steve Adams's Avatar
    Who's complained about the specs?? The physical build is questionable in terms of flagship due to today's standards no high ends use polycarbonate anymore.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    A lot of people are. and I do not agree with your thoughts on premium build either. polycarb is the best choice over aluminum or glass. it's less slippery, scratch and shatter resistant, will not dent, and transmits heat better. sounds like more premium device to me.
    02-02-2016 04:11 AM
  24. sheldon cohn's Avatar
    In a lot of ways my Nokia 520 is better then the 950 XL, I have both. Most people buy the phone
    for that purpose, but the 950 isn't better then the 520 so far. Opening Apps, texting, 520 has
    the 950 beat by large margin. People can use the 950 with the computer, but having to carry
    the hub, keyboard, and mouse around isn't convenient. The 950 has a better camera, if the
    app can be opened in time to take the shot. The price of the 950 should be lowered, people
    have written that they returned the 950, because they were disappointed with it,. There maybe
    several who did return the phone, for another model, but didn't write about it. I'm hoping with
    further updates, it may improve the 950, so I'm still testing with it.
    02-02-2016 07:34 AM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    A lot of people are. and I do not agree with your thoughts on premium build either. polycarb is the best choice over aluminum or glass. it's less slippery, scratch and shatter resistant, will not dent, and transmits heat better. sounds like more premium device to me.
    Definitely less slippery and less prone to cracking compared to my glass S6. For me i dont mind poly, since i hate using cases i actually much prefer it...but when you compare visual looks vs looks, i think metal and glass is visually more pleasing. I thought i cared about that (super thin glass casing looks fantastic) when i got my S6 but almost a year later i dont care at all...especially that stupid camera lens hump drives me nuts. So while i agree premium can be considered objective, i would be confident to put money down 9/10 times someone will say an iPhone 6S or S6 is nicer looking (visually) than 950/XL.
    02-02-2016 08:58 AM
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