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  1. RobertP1's Avatar
    I have been holding off for a long time for my next Windows Phone. I have been rolling with IPhones and various Androids and have been wanting to come back. But the high price point and the mediocre reviews have kept me away.

    While $499 is still a lot of money, I am thinking that most of the bugs have been worked out and saving $150 might be the difference.

    What do you think?
    05-30-2016 04:02 PM
  2. Mesbah's Avatar
    My 950XL:
    • Keeps delete folders on SD drop some files a level higher, deleting some other files
    • Notification sounds keep becoming silent once every couple days until I reset phone
    • Photo button when phone is in screen lock mode I can never be sure what it does if pressed.
    • and I had paid about $900 for it
    05-30-2016 04:09 PM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Here is the dual sim on eBay for a little less:
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...2F222013323937

    And here is the single sim:
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53...2F201477719073
    $448.00

    Both are from a trusted seller based out of Texas. I've bought numerous phones from this seller without any issue.

    Update:
    In light of pankaj981's post, I would suggest you visit the above eBay seller after speaking with pankaj981 about his new 950XL. :)
    Last edited by Scienceguy Labs; 05-30-2016 at 04:36 PM.
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    05-30-2016 04:23 PM
  4. pankaj981's Avatar
    Wait until tomorrow and I'll be able to sell a new one with warranty :) for a lesser price.


    To answer your question, the 950 XL is a great device. You'll love it. WM10 performs solid on my device with occasional software hiccups.
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    05-30-2016 04:30 PM
  5. RobertP1's Avatar
    Wait until tomorrow and I'll be able to sell a new one with warranty :) for a lesser price.


    To answer your question, the 950 XL is a great device. You'll love it. WM10 performs solid on my device with occasional software hiccups.

    What is happening tomorrow?
    05-30-2016 04:37 PM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    You might be buying a new 950XL. ;P
    05-30-2016 04:46 PM
  7. anguilla1980's Avatar
    05-30-2016 05:57 PM
  8. falconrap's Avatar
    I'm on the Preview Build, and the 950XL is outstanding. I got mine a couple of months ago for $477 from Amazon (Single SIM international version). Best phone, by far, that I've ever had. There's still the occasional W10 bugs, but they are few and far between now.
    05-30-2016 06:55 PM
  9. Tottee's Avatar
    Thinking to buy a new one? But is this price negotiable?
    05-30-2016 07:48 PM
  10. mggm100's Avatar
    I have been holding off for a long time for my next Windows Phone. I have been rolling with IPhones and various Androids and have been wanting to come back. But the high price point and the mediocre reviews have kept me away.

    While $499 is still a lot of money, I am thinking that most of the bugs have been worked out and saving $150 might be the difference.

    What do you think?
    That has been precisely my thinking until last Wednesday when I picked up a 950 XL at a Microsoft store. At this point I'm quite happy I did. I can't say I've experienced issues like some in here keep writing about. I did lose wifi twice during the time it was gathering old emails and text messages. But once that process was complete, the issue stopped. It has been operating without issue since then.

    I did follow some setup advice given in Windows Central.

    1) Make sure your SIM card is installed BEFORE you turn on the 950 for the first time
    2) Setup the phone, but skip the Microsoft Account login
    3) Once at the Start Screen, power the phone off and perform a Hard Reset (Hold down Volume-Down and power the phone on. When you see the ! on the screen, let go of Volume-Down. Then press: Volume-Up, Volume-Down, Power, Volume-Down
    4) Setup the phone as normal - but do not restore your backup when prompted - start fresh

    That should give you the best experience. Make sure you go into the Store and check for updates - let it download all the App updates. Once done, you can go into "My Library" and download the apps you want to install.

    Edited to add: The Continuum dock offer is in effect (while supplies last). Mine is to be delivered Thursday).
    Last edited by mggm100; 05-31-2016 at 06:50 AM. Reason: Addtional Information
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    05-31-2016 06:46 AM
  11. RobertP1's Avatar
    I am very excited to get the phone. I am looking to get the 2 sim version, as I have some international travel to do in the coming months and don't want to carry two phones. The dock offer is cool, I wasn't thinking about buying it, but if its free, its for me!!!

    I am skeptical about having a new phone when I am overseas, but if I have it now I have some time to get used to it


    Thanks for the advice
    05-31-2016 07:07 AM
  12. mggm100's Avatar
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    I am skeptical about having a new phone when I am overseas, but if I have it now I have some time to get used to it.
    Let us know how it goes. I'll be doing the same thing, but not until October. Right now I'm in the process of trying to decide what type of SIM to get.
    05-31-2016 07:44 AM
  13. mikepalma's Avatar
    Don't try Redstone unless you have at least 2 spare batteries.
    05-31-2016 08:03 AM
  14. Jakoh's Avatar
    no, if you ask me...its not a matter of money with these two 950 series phones. They are gas guzzlers.
    05-31-2016 12:03 PM
  15. Jakoh's Avatar
    I'm on the Preview Build, and the 950XL is outstanding. I got mine a couple of months ago for $477 from Amazon (Single SIM international version). Best phone, by far, that I've ever had. There's still the occasional W10 bugs, but they are few and far between now.
    What is the battery draw Percentage rate in active use?
    using this app http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=U_NvnKM1
    05-31-2016 12:10 PM
  16. RobHalligan's Avatar
    Reading this forum stream made me reduce my eBay sale of my 950 XL to $450....Thanks all.
    05-31-2016 12:56 PM
  17. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Do I detect a bit of sarcasm??? :D
    05-31-2016 12:59 PM
  18. mixaogion's Avatar
    I bought mine when they had the free 950 promo last month. Ended up paying about $380 after splitting cost with a friend. It is an awesome device most of the time. Apps have been crashing a bit more than usual lately, but I knew what I signed up for when joining the Fast ring. If you happen to have a 920, 1020, trade it in to knock out another $150, making the phone $350 before tax. And it does come with a free display dock, too.
    05-31-2016 01:43 PM
  19. mikepalma's Avatar
    I bought mine when they had the free 950 promo last month. Ended up paying about $380 after splitting cost with a friend. It is an awesome device most of the time. Apps have been crashing a bit more than usual lately, but I knew what I signed up for when joining the Fast ring. If you happen to have a 920, 1020, trade it in to knock out another $150, making the phone $350 before tax. And it does come with a free display dock, too.
    Any luck w production build? Battery life has been terrible for me on production
    05-31-2016 03:07 PM
  20. RobertP1's Avatar
    Battery life isn't very good? That worries me.. But since the battery is replaceable, hopefully 2 batteries will get me through a big day.
    05-31-2016 08:06 PM
  21. chimeric's Avatar
    I have the 950XL and battery life is great. What are you doing on it??
    05-31-2016 08:24 PM
  22. Ph0n6's Avatar
    Funny, since people in my country (VN) seems to hate WP so much that the price drop here is pretty insane. I got the 950 XL for a mere 260$ 2ndhanded with 7 months of warranty left. What a both sad and awesome times to be a Windows mobile user. Even new one is retail at 430$ including the dock. But it's a great phone even at full retail price, unless you hate Windows that is lol.
    RBX27 and mixaogion like this.
    06-01-2016 04:27 AM
  23. RBX27'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...
    06-01-2016 11:10 AM
  24. justonlumia's Avatar
    What are you using right now and have you used WP before?
    06-01-2016 11:18 AM
  25. Ben Schmidt1'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.
    Good luck finding an extra battery in the US.
    06-01-2016 12:15 PM
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