1. Sipho94's Avatar
    Hello all! I was super excited to get my Lumia 950XL coming from a Lumia 930 a few months ago. My initial experience was a love/hate relationship; I love Windows 10 Mobile for the most part but my 950XL experienced bugs that not even my 930 on the same build was experiencing.

    After a dew firmware and cumulative updates to build 10586 the experience marginally improved, but performance and battery life seemed...disappointing.

    After reading some threads about people having stellar experiencing on their 950's on Redstone - I decided to jump on the bandwagon for build 14342.1004...and found some pleasant improvements.

    1. My standby time seemed to greatly improve and the phone seemed to use less battery in general.

    2. Performance across the OS seemed to improve, it seems as though Redstone builds are more efficient on xx50 phones (AnTuTu seems to prove this).

    3. I haven't had a single random reboot since I updated to Redstone, and on Threshold I would get at least one reboot per day especially when using the phone for an elongated period.

    Note: I have not done a hard reset yet.

    I am a pretty happy camper! ☺Is anyone else having a similar experience? #DoubleTapToWakeNeedsToHappenSoSoonThough
    05-27-2016 06:48 PM
  2. sph0308's Avatar
    I've been on Redstone for awhile and am very happy with my 950 XL now. I received my phone the day before Thanksgiving and thought my head was going to explode with all the problems the 950 XL was having on the newly launched W10M. After having forked over to Redstone, I never have to hard reset my phone. I think W10M will be super polished by the time the Surface comes out and hopefully the user experience will be much better than what it was for us 950 / 950 XL and W10M early adopters. I agree about DTTW...have been pestering the Feedback Hub about it.
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    05-27-2016 07:09 PM
  3. bozza72's Avatar
    just gone back to the shipped os for my 950xl

    all was good but ive just started to get apps failing to open, app that do open then freeze.
    in the end i was spending all my time rebooting to get apps to open so rolled back last night.
    i didnt hard reset before i did this so that might have fixed the problem but i just didnt have the patience to do a hard reset this time around
    kristalsoldier likes this.
    05-28-2016 07:30 PM
  4. anthonyng's Avatar
    i didnt hard reset before i did this so that might have fixed the problem but i just didnt have the patience to do a hard reset this time around
    But you did do one, by rolling back :)

    It won't be the original OS anymore would it? The recovery tool must be up to a newer version by now?
    05-28-2016 10:23 PM
  5. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    just gone back to the shipped os for my 950xl

    all was good but ive just started to get apps failing to open, app that do open then freeze.
    in the end i was spending all my time rebooting to get apps to open so rolled back last night.
    i didnt hard reset before i did this so that might have fixed the problem but i just didnt have the patience to do a hard reset this time around
    I had the exact same experience - apps not opening, apps freezing and a general sluggishness. This was on my 950XL. I did do a hard reset but to no avail. I also set up the phone new and not from a back up. Sadly, I reverted back to Threshold (.318) and all seems stable and smooth now. Average battery expenditure (with all background apps enabled) is around 3.2% per hour (as per Battery Pro +).

    I have noticed though that some apps - Viber, Telegram, Readit, Skype suck up a lot of battery and the phone does get noticeably warm when using these apps for an extended period of time.

    Specifically about the heat: One point that I would like to say is that the ambient temp at my current location is about 35 degrees C. The weather app reports, however, after adding the humidity and other variables, it feels like around 40 degrees C when out during the daytime. I am sure this is also contributing to the noticeable heat that the phone seems to generate when used outside. Just something to keep in mind I guess.
    05-28-2016 10:53 PM
  6. Sipho94's Avatar
    I initially had this happen with some of the older 8 and 8.1 apps, but app reinstalls seemed to fix the issue for me.

    Other than that this build seems way more stable to me than any threshold build in the past including 10586.318.

    I'm kinda loving it, also Cortana could be coming to the global arena soon (I'm in South Africa and we always had the horrid Bing portal linked to the search button) now you can select a Cortana language and enable her without changing your country, region or keyboard settings - pretty cool 😎 🔍.

    I will note that her functionality is limited though 📝😑.

    Posted from Windows Central for Windows 10
    anthonyng likes this.
    05-29-2016 07:11 PM
  7. Sipho94's Avatar
    Okay, so some news after build 14356 was released to the fast ring last night...

    So I had very few issues on the last fast ring build (and I still haven't done a hard reset to this day) I installed the newest build and made a few interesting observations.

    1. I ran the Antutu benchmark yet again, got my highest benchmark to date with this build - general performance is amazing. Score was: 92111 on build 14356 (screenshots below)

    2. The store was also updated and seems to crash and is a little less stable with this version.

    3. The phone has hung once or twice, which once required a soft reset to fix.

    4. On the previous build, Cortana wasn't able to access certain app functionalities on my 950XL like shuffling music - this is fixed in this build. (Another thing to note, I am in South Africa with my region set to South Africa and my keyboard and speech language set to British English, which is what we use in South Africa, my Cortana language is set to British English).

    5. The Action Centre sometimes hangs a little with this build, but that only happened to me twice during the periods where I did the soft reset I mentioned above.

    Note: With Redstone you can enable Cortana in any region, with the condition you pick a supported Cortana language within Cortana's settings - however, certain features are limited.

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    How're you all finding the latest build? ��
    anthonyng likes this.
    06-02-2016 07:49 AM

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