05-16-2016 03:43 PM
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  1. Jesse Venables's Avatar
    Is it just me or does anyone else feel with the US/Canada having a BOGO free Promo, it really cheapens the phone?

    Considering I'm in Australia and Microsoft still want $990 for this phone (XL) outright... No way. I'll wait for Surface phone or jump to another platform before I pay that much money.

    Sorry Microsoft
    05-11-2016 03:15 AM
  2. nynamyna's Avatar
    Is it just me or does anyone else feel with the US/Canada having a BOGO free Promo, it really cheapens the phone?

    Considering I'm in Australia and Microsoft still want $990 for this phone (XL) outright... No way. I'll wait for Surface phone or jump to another platform before I pay that much money.

    Sorry Microsoft
    I feel that this phone is worth the full money. But I cannot comment on it as I bought it in BOGO. I gave 950 to my dad and he is extremely happy too. I think it all comes down to what you want in your phone. If you think you would enjoy this phone, you should buy it. I don't know about return policy in AUS, try it and return it if you are not impressed.
    05-11-2016 08:01 AM
  3. Matthew Fifer's Avatar
    I have had the phone since release (pre-ordered, picked up on Thanksgiving Eve) and while I love the phone I do have gripes with it (more with W10M, but some with the phone). For starters the phone heats up a LOT more than they advertised with the "dual-liquid cooling" system. If I play any game (graphically intensive or otherwise) for more than about 10 minutes, the bottom half of the phone (opposite end of the camera) gets quite warm. It's not intolerable as it's a plastic backing rather than metal but its a bit uncomfortable. Secondly the phone does have creeky corners. I know this can be fixed with one of the mozo cases, but I have not been able to get one yet (I want the white leather and cannot seem to get it anywhere yet). These are my only real gripes with the phone itself which is why I still love it.

    Now my issues with W10M, randomly apps that have worked great will just stop working or start bugging out (with no updates to the UI or the app). Take for instance, Netflix only works about 40% of the time for me since moving on from 8.1. It either won't even open or will not load a video/randomly close. It's very frustrating when it takes over an hour to watch a single 30 minute sitcom. Next the eye scanner is super inefficient. I have followed the advice of others and focused it in different lighting to try and hone it but I can still usually type in my pin before it finds me every time. My email issue I previously had was fixed so that is no longer a problem but it was still a major problem for me when it was present. My final issue....Loading....It's not super often but I have been getting the "Loading..." screen when trying to go back to Start on some occasions. It's always coming off of something different and never has it occurred from the same thing twice.

    Like I said though, I do love the phone and WM, but it is not everything I hoped for. I will be happy with this phone until next year at least. If the Surface phone happens and releases...I will be getting rid of this immediately!
    05-11-2016 09:09 AM
  4. bitterblood's Avatar
    Awesome! Now I wished I would have gotten the bogo when i had the chance. I am a 1520 user and I felt the same as you did initially...hope i can find one cheap online.
    aximtreo likes this.
    05-11-2016 01:11 PM
  5. leggettv's Avatar
    Anyone remeber this?
    "Apple to offer early iPhone buyers $100 store credit"
    05-11-2016 03:49 PM
  6. Jesse Venables's Avatar
    I feel that this phone is worth the full money. But I cannot comment on it as I bought it in BOGO. I gave 950 to my dad and he is extremely happy too. I think it all comes down to what you want in your phone. If you think you would enjoy this phone, you should buy it. I don't know about return policy in AUS, try it and return it if you are not impressed.
    Microsoft Australia also do the Free Returns but it's also Microsoft who charge the most out of all sellers. Parallel Imports are half the price!
    05-12-2016 12:05 AM
  7. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Is it just me or does anyone else feel with the US/Canada having a BOGO free Promo, it really cheapens the phone?

    Considering I'm in Australia and Microsoft still want $990 for this phone (XL) outright... No way. I'll wait for Surface phone or jump to another platform before I pay that much money.

    Sorry Microsoft
    As I understand it. the boy one get one free offer was meant for clearing slow moving stock. This offer could go to other countries as well or the prices could come down a lot. I read somewhere the price in UK went down to 350 pounds when it was at more than 450. So there's some hope for you in Australia
    05-12-2016 06:23 AM
  8. Will Gilliland's Avatar
    Agreed, this post is so refreshing. When I finally got the gumption to take advantage of the BOGO, I was too late. I have a Lumia 640 and the increased speed and camera on the 950(XL) won me over at the Microsoft store. I just couldn't pull the trigger without the BOGO deal. I guess I'll wait for a half-price sale.
    05-12-2016 01:21 PM
  9. Nelle Douville's Avatar
    I've had a 950 for two months and love it. It now has a Mozo black cover and clear gel case to protect it. It's a great phone, at least for me.
    05-12-2016 05:44 PM
  10. fredie12's Avatar
    Had my 950xl a month now with a Mozo flip case and both are excellent no problems apart from .218 update not installing but .318 installed smoothly what can I say great screen great camera great UI what more do you need!
    05-12-2016 06:53 PM
  11. Jesse Venables's Avatar
    Good to see Optus Australia bring back the free Xbox with the $80AUD plan. However who wants to pay that much for 24 months when the Xbox one could be superseded next month?
    05-12-2016 07:17 PM
  12. Y C Neo's Avatar
    I've had a 950 for two months and love it. It now has a Mozo black cover and clear gel case to protect it. It's a great phone, at least for me.
    Hi, do your clear gel case fit perfectly over the mozo back case, or the two long sides being push outward due to the extra thickness of moza case?
    Could you share the made and the link to buy one? thanks.

    Edit: forget what I asked, I just noticed that you're using 950, not the 950 XL, thanks.
    05-12-2016 10:11 PM
  13. robsbrutal's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me if the mozo covers add any depth or protection around the cameras...
    05-12-2016 10:30 PM
  14. nynamyna's Avatar
    Can anyone tell me if the mozo covers add any depth or protection around the cameras...
    Yes..I checked the black one. It has very little depth added to it.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    05-13-2016 06:22 AM
  15. nynamyna's Avatar
    Today I got the mozo black with metal. It looks awesome. I keep switching between black, brown and the original white. I am still waiting for the cheap colorful ones. Also, I read a comment in one of the posts that hello will improve recognition if I try improve recognition again and again. I tried it and I already feel that hello is very fast in unlocking.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    05-13-2016 06:31 AM
  16. nynamyna's Avatar
    Battery life also seem to be improving a lot
    Chintan Gohel and aximtreo like this.
    05-13-2016 06:32 AM
  17. chimeric's Avatar
    Agreed, it is fantastic.
    05-15-2016 10:46 AM
  18. signal-2-noise's Avatar
    If Microsoft were smart they'd buy WPCentral, make this post a sticky, and delete EVERY other thread here.
    nynamyna likes this.
    05-15-2016 06:04 PM
  19. nynamyna's Avatar
    I just wanted to update more here. I am a photographer and I found the workflow in Lumia 950xl is great. I edit my photos using creative studio and Photoshop express. I then used continuum to see the quality of my edit and uploaded to Facebook. I don't have to transfer my pics to computer or wait for one drive to sync. When all these apps become universal, I will just do my editing just using continuum. This thing has amaaaaazing camera
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    05-15-2016 06:35 PM
  20. argenys's Avatar
    Only slim is coming out this year. No new Xbox this year, rumor has a spring 2017 reveal

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    05-15-2016 11:15 PM
  21. nynamyna's Avatar
    I tested my Nokia treasure tag and it works very well. It used to be very bad in my Lumia 1520. The interface in gadgets app also looks very slick. The alerts are working great.
    05-16-2016 03:43 PM
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