1. amoodie's Avatar
    Okay, so I've had this phone since it launched here in Canada, and I can't tell you how many times I've said to myself, I love this phone.

    For so many reasons. Some of them very personal, and some...

    First off, I like a black phone. No smudges to worry about. And I like the plastic that feels like metal material that the Lumia's have. I know some people hate it, but I like the look and feel. It's a personal subjective thing, but I do.

    I love the size. It's just perfect for me. Once I hit 40, my eyes started to go, and the larger screen, as much as I hate to admit it, is the perfect size for me.

    I love wireless charging. Just the other day I was trying to explain to an iPhone person the joys of wireless charging, they didn't get it. They were like, 'You still have to plug something in to charge it' and I said, 'Yes, but it's great to simply drop my phone onto my Tylt charger and move on with my life.' They still didn't get it, and they won't until the iPhone has wireless charging, and then they're going to love it.

    Love the screen.

    LOVE the camera. Really love the camera and the camera button. I have two kids. It's a life saver.

    So that's the stuff I love about the hardware, I also love Windows 10.

    Love tiles. I love having all my info on a nice big tile that's updated constantly. Love the music equalizer. I love the Gadgets app. There are so many improvements over Win Mobile 8. It is worth it. I still have my Lumia 830, but love my Lumia 950XL.

    And yes there are bugs, and there are days when I'm less in love than others, but if you add everything together, it is totally worth it.

    Anyone else love their Lumia 950 / 950XL? And why?
    02-04-2016 10:40 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Awesome! I'm glad you like it.
    02-04-2016 11:28 PM
  3. zimilaci's Avatar
    Exactly my thoughts except the fact I have not hit 40 yet, but 31 :) and the eyes...whatever :) so I can write the same ....and yes even with the bugs it has ......its much better than any android/Iphone device....
    02-05-2016 02:34 AM
  4. AnkitGondalia's Avatar
    I dont own it cz im a poor guy.. Some please gift me a 950xl.. :P But im sure the device is worth every penny..
    02-05-2016 02:48 AM
  5. winboy's Avatar
    I love mine. Best phone ever!
    02-06-2016 06:57 AM
  6. LarsCor's Avatar
    "They still didn't get it, and they won't until the iPhone has wireless charging, and then they're going to love it."

    So true.
    raycpl likes this.
    02-06-2016 07:06 AM
  7. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Like the idea of bigger screen for sure, But, How do you carry a "larger" phone? Seems like some are getting too big for pocket, and even a ase on belt?
    02-06-2016 07:19 AM
  8. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    Ha, may you have a fruitful relationship!
    In truth I also am enjoying the 950 XL greatly but mostly for size.
    Coming from the Lumia 1520 the delta wasn't there regarding processors, camera and OS.
    SIZE? well that is a different story.
    This Lumia is just about the perfect size for me.
    Conversely, I'm not giving up anything [mostly] going small.
    Great phone, enjoy.
    02-06-2016 07:36 AM
  9. ELIAS12's Avatar
    I had a lumia 920 then an lg g3 and now i have a lumia 950xl and im loving it. It is an amazing phone. The android os is too slow and too boring compared to windows 10. I am glad that i bought the 950xl
    02-06-2016 08:42 AM
  10. LarsCor's Avatar
    Like the idea of bigger screen for sure, But, How do you carry a "larger" phone? Seems like some are getting too big for pocket, and even a ase on belt?
    Still fits in my normal sized Levi jeans pockets. Lumia 950 XL is actually quite slim for a phone with a screen this big.
    02-06-2016 03:59 PM
  11. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    The 950XL is only slightly bigger than the Lumia 930. No problem in a 'normal' pocket.
    02-06-2016 04:08 PM
  12. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I love mine too. I agree with the black version looking awesome and stealthy like one of those stealth fighter jets. I don't know why they show off the white one so much, it looks bad.
    I have the mozo brown leather as well, I do prefer the original black. The leather one is also thicker and makes the phone heavier. To a noticeable degree. So I typically don't use the mozo that much. Only when I know ill need the extra grip from the leather.

    I love the iris scan and how much better it has gotten. It works so well for me it's ridiculous. Sometimes I'm surprised that it will get me at these odd angles and further distance. It still has some quirks. It will tell me to move closer but it's actually moving further that allows it to work. And sometimes it does fail. But these barely ever happen.

    It's definitely a great phone that has gotten a bad rep for what people think premium should look like. I get people eyeing the phone like crazy. Curiosity I guess.

    I use continuum daily as my main driver. Though with one caveat, I RDP into my PC connected to the TV. Only because at this point continuum is still not there yet. But it definitely has some great potential. I also have to run the disable screen app so that it doesn't keep my screen lit the entire time i'm using continuum.

    OS has a lot of work to become a great User experience. And it's really the most limiting factor of what is amazing hardware. If this thing was running ios or android it would be a huge hit in my opinion.

    So let's hope w10 grows into something really great.
    02-06-2016 06:34 PM
  13. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    ....
    OS has a lot of work to become a great User experience. And it's really the most limiting factor of what is amazing hardware. If this thing was running ios or android it would be a huge hit in my opinion.

    So let's hope w10 grows into something really great.
    I like W10.
    Does it have issues? Of course.
    So does Android. I'm not familiar with iOS.
    Just saying:
    Don't be to hard on W10...it's not a bad OS at all and will only get better.
    .
    02-06-2016 07:19 PM
  14. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    I would love a 950 xl if only sprint or Verizon would allow it. Looks like I will be stuck with my 635 for quite sometime.

    Win10 though, not so much.
    I have been on the insider program since February 2015, my 635 runs it fine. But.... Microsoft took all the good from 8.1 out. Like no group email.
    People app. Totally neutered.
    Phone app. Disaster.
    News app, cluttered and clunky compared to 8.1.

    Those negatives for me out weigh the improvement, so I have gone back to 8.1 for a month now. Waiting for missing features to be put back.
    02-06-2016 08:58 PM
  15. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    I like my 950xl also. But some cons.

    No double tap to wake
    No Glance Screen PEEK option
    No fingerprint reader
    Lack of muiltifinger gestures
    Does not autosave screenshots to OneDrive
    Mobile hotspot inconsistent
    Cortana does not always work and sometimes comes up randomly

    Sent feedback for all these already.
    02-07-2016 12:28 AM
  16. Genio88's Avatar
    I love mine too, is not perfect but for my taste it's surely the best phone out there
    02-07-2016 07:02 AM
  17. DeathMoJo's Avatar
    Glad to see another user love it so much! Nothing in this world is perfect but this phone has the specs and features to go far. Windows 10 Mobile needs some work but so does all operating systems.

    This phone and operating system meets all my needs and then some. With use of 3rd party apps, I'm only missing two banking apps and really only need them for mobile deposits.

    I love the combination of this phones features and the Windows Eco system. Android just feels too "fun" to me.
    02-07-2016 07:24 AM
  18. wyabcp's Avatar
    Glance peek is there ? works on mine, or am i missing something
    02-07-2016 07:25 AM
  19. final_fantasy781's Avatar
    I haven't got the 950 XL just yet. I have until March 1st, when my Verizon contract is up. After that, it's just a matter of time.

    I've been on the insider program with my Icon, since it became available. The OS isn't bad at all. Sure little things here and there, but overall the OS is stable.

    A few things I'm hoping get better when I get the new phone; battery life, WiFi connection (the icon was always hit or miss with connection; doesn't connect to WiFi, so I have to restart it); Bluetooth connection, to my car and Wireless charger. I have seen these as issues with the XL as well, but there more sporadic vs my icon; they're everyday.
    02-07-2016 07:32 AM
  20. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I like W10.
    Does it have issues? Of course.
    So does Android. I'm not familiar with iOS.
    Just saying:
    Don't be to hard on W10...it's not a bad OS at all and will only get better.
    .
    Yes, but strictly speaking, the app gap, and even all the little things that matter. There's a lot of quirks in w10m. Things that become frustrating. Saving images in edge or doing things that should be easy but requiring too many steps. And just behaviour that is odd in general. Plus of course it's not well known while the other 2 are well known so that would make the phone well known automatically and would probably be sold everywhere.

    w10 is my fave OS no doubt, but it's not ready for the public. MS knows that too. Hence the delays.
    02-07-2016 08:50 AM
  21. amoodie's Avatar
    Well, you can take all of the complaints that you have about Win Mob 10, stack them up as high as you can, and it wouldn't come close to the complaints that I have against Android.

    Sure they have more apps, but when my Note 5 suddenly shuts down in an important meeting, or over heats because... I have no idea why, when the bloatwere on every Samsung phone makes it slow as molasses, when the launcher app that I paid good money for stops launching apps, when the Widgets stop working, when the email app fails to send a very important freaking email, etc etc etc...

    When all of that happens, I stop caring about the app gap. I just need the phone to work, and my Lumia 950XL always works. Mostly always. I haven't had any of the problems that I've heard other people have, and when every now and then I have to shut down the phone and start it up again, I say to myself, 'At least when I start it up, it will be just as smooth and fast as the first day I got it. I really don't want to go back to Andoid. And I've never had an iOS device because I will never go back to a phone that doesn't have a replaceable battery. I work on film sets, sometimes for 14 hours at a time, in remote locations. Most people in the industry have iPhones, and by 3pm, they are all fighting for that spot around the electrical outlet. All I have to do is plunk in another fully charged battery, and within a minute, I'm at full power. I will never, ever never ever ever give that up. If the new Surface phone doesn't have a replaceable battery, then it's just not for me. And that's fine.

    This is just perfect for me. So there's no snapchat. Oh well. I have no one to snapchat with anyway. And one day they will get snapchat and I still won't care. But that's me.
    02-10-2016 10:59 PM
  22. teiva's Avatar
    I agree with you vociferous. I've had android phones for the last 5 years. Sure plenty of apps but in reality I use very few of those. Sometimes I even revert to using the mobile webpages for them. Android has certainly had its fair share of problems (even now). My M9 resets occasionally, usually at the most unopportune time. I actually like Windows 10 whether it's on PC, tablet, Xbox or phone (I used a windows phone for work). I've ordered a Lumia 950XL and pick it up form the local post office on Saturday. Interesting times ahead.
    02-11-2016 02:35 PM
  23. amoodie's Avatar
    Well, I hope you like it. Just this morning, I woke up, opened up my phone and all of my appointments were right there in a live tile, the news ticker fed me local news, and my todo app had the top todos for the day and I didn't have to open a single damn app. Love it.
    02-11-2016 09:51 PM
  24. amoodie's Avatar
    Battery life on my 950 XL is great. For me. And I use it all day long. Podcasts, email, calendar PDF, Word, music, video, everything. It lasts from 8 am to around 7 pm. And I have an extra battery for really heavy days.

    Sadly, I think that Windows in general has wifi issues. On the phone, and on my tablet. That's one thing that I know is going to be fixed, but right now it kinda sucks.

    And they changed Bluetooth. There is now a Gadget app that works GREAT. Get that. Use that to connect your Blutooth devices. It really does work really well. Better than Win Mob 8. But WARNING: The downside, you have to enable all of the apps that you want your device to work with. It's a real pain. ANd if you don't know to do that, you just think that your device doesn't work. I really wish they had an automatic select all. But once that's done. My devices stay connected much better, and it's faster and easier to reconnect them.
    02-11-2016 09:58 PM

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