06-04-2016 08:53 AM
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  1. pankaj981's Avatar
    Battery life isn't very good? That worries me.. But since the battery is replaceable, hopefully 2 batteries will get me through a big day.
    Battery life is more or less comparable to a 1520 on WM10, that's actually the best you can get on a WP/WM flagship. It usually (almost) lasts a day with medium to heavy usage for me.
    06-01-2016 01:48 PM
  2. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    Just wanted to let you know that I just came back from my local Msft store. I showed them an Amazon deal for $480 for the dual sim one and they price matched it without betting an eye. Setting up the phone now along with my new sp4 and band 2.

    Oh I have a nice iPhone 6s Plus and a 15" specced out MacBook Pro for sale lol.

    By the way. The battery was completely drained on the new 950xl today. When I turned it on I just got the empty battery symbol (so not completely dead as it showed the charge now symbol).

    Should I be worried about its health now?? I read somewhere it's bad for them to get completely discharged.
    06-01-2016 07:22 PM
  3. pankaj981's Avatar
    I read somewhere it's bad for them to get completely discharged.
    Nope, you should be fine. Just plug it in and the phone will start after a few mins.
    06-01-2016 07:34 PM
  4. Marcin Dabrowsky's Avatar
    I can't believe it's so hard to find a spare batteries for these. If I could buy a spare battery with a charging dock (like the lg G4 and v10 ones) I would do it in a heart beat!
    jrb363 likes this.
    06-01-2016 07:43 PM
  5. knowname's Avatar
    I sold my 950 xl and returned to my 1520. The 950 does have some advantages. Mainly the screen quality. I found the 1520 to be a better more stable phone. Feels more sturdy, feels just as quick if not quicker, smoother to navigate. If I could run windows 8.1 on the 950xl, I would have kept it.
    06-01-2016 07:55 PM
  6. jrb363's Avatar
    For anyone interested I have a 950XL that's mint and comes with a leather case/cover combo (unfortunately not Mozo) and tempered glass screen protector that's been on it since purchase that I'd like to unload. (got it for my Mom who wasn't a fan due to the size) I'd like to get $450 for it since it comes with some extras. I'll include shipping and insurance of course. PM me for more details or pictures.
    06-01-2016 09:28 PM
  7. mayconvert's Avatar
    Give it another couple months. now that windows phone market share is less than 1% ( .7%), you will likely see Fire Sales on these and get it for $299 soon.
    Still too much IMO, but waste your money however you like.
    theefman and Greg Wenzler like this.
    06-01-2016 11:42 PM
  8. Ph0n6's Avatar
    Agreed. I'm from the UK but working in Vietnam and there are some offers at $380 with a doc, brand new. I think a lot of confidence in Windows phones has disappeared since they have now sold the factory here to a Chinese company. At these prices they're an absolute bargain, only possible concern is if any spare parts will be needed. I think it's worth the risk though. Nokia, Windows Phones used to be very popular here as they were affordable, well made, long lasting. That's come to an end now and as they don't sell the Surface brand here or any OEM's for W10M, I can't see them retaining any mobile market here for a long time, if ever. To be fair I always wondered how they could ever have made any bottom line at all in these kind of markets...
    Actually the marketshare of Lumias cheap lineup here used to be not too bad, almost among the highest around the globe of WP if I remember correctly. But there are some quality control issues here and there coupling with the flood of Chinese cheap Android phones (amittedly have gotten way better than what we have a few years ago) kinda sealed the fate of WP. Personally while I like the way they are focusing on bussiness and high-end smartphones, it also means that we won't see M$ presence in the mobile space of Asia for a long time.
    06-02-2016 01:30 AM
  9. Matt Dargis's Avatar
    $499.00 is still too much. $350.-$400 would be more like it.
    Joe920 and theefman like this.
    06-02-2016 07:12 AM
  10. pankaj981's Avatar
    For anyone interested I have a 950XL that's mint and comes with a leather case/cover combo (unfortunately not Mozo) and tempered glass screen protector that's been on it since purchase that I'd like to unload. (got it for my Mom who wasn't a fan due to the size) I'd like to get $450 for it since it comes with some extras. I'll include shipping and insurance of course. PM me for more details or pictures.
    Put it on the marketplace, you will get some traction there.
    06-02-2016 04:58 PM
  11. falconrap's Avatar
    What is the battery draw Percentage rate in active use?
    using this app http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=ab5vDC1s
    I don't use that app, but here's a couple of screenshots of my use that I posted a couple days back in another thread. The most drop I ever see is around 8-12% per hour for certain games. About half that for browsing.
    wp_ss_20160530_0001.jpgwp_ss_20160530_0002.jpg

    Overall, the battery life is great now.

    Oh, and for others, if the Galaxy S7 and iPhone are worth $700, then this phone is easily worth $500.
    06-02-2016 06:18 PM
  12. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Agreed. I've been monitoring my battery life over the past few days, and I'm averaging 7.4% discharge per hour.
    06-02-2016 06:22 PM
  13. Jakoh's Avatar
    Interesting...on the 950 i am getting over 12% on active use (web, twitter, news, etc, no games).
    I updated, hard reset, then installed apps.
    06-02-2016 06:59 PM
  14. falconrap's Avatar
    Interesting...on the 950 i am getting over 12% on active use (web, twitter, news, etc, no games).
    I updated, hard reset, then installed apps.

    What build are you on? Also, what brightness level do you have your display set to? I keep mine between 10-15% with Auto-brightness enabled. Usually more than enough brightness for most situations (quick to bump up if not). The display is one of the main power drivers on the phone. If you have brightness set above 25%, your phone will drain much quicker when the display is on, especially when browsing the web or using the light theme for apps like twitter.
    06-02-2016 09:50 PM
  15. gordonfink's Avatar
    you can try a website called fonejoy.com for a battery. A little pricey, but original parts.
    06-03-2016 12:39 PM
  16. RobertP1's Avatar
    What are you using right now and have you used WP before?
    If this was directed to me, I went to IOS. My entire house and family is heavily invested in Apple and it made it much easier to communicate with them
    06-04-2016 08:53 AM
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