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  1. mrpcpro's Avatar
    the Windows 10 experience is very nice on the phone, but the Camera is a disaster. OIS is horrible and focus is spotty at best, especially in low light. Every video comparison I made to my Note 5 proved to me that Microsoft failed me. This odd, shaking screen when zooming in or taking photos in portrait mode was unbearable. People telling me to use manual focus when none of this is necessary on my Note 5.

    So sorry Microsoft, but the 950 XL was not the upgrade to the 1520 I was expecting. I'm so glad I didn't pay full price and I can still return this device to the owner. I actually still prefer the Windows 10 experience over Android, so I'm back to my 1520 and the Note 5 will be my "Camera" for special events. Hell, the 1520 sound quality on recordings was better than the 950 XL.

    I look forward to a Surface phone or anything that is a worthy upgrade that can meet or exceed the Note 5 camera.

    Disappointed :(
    06-20-2017 12:51 PM
  2. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Odd to hear. IMO the camera on my 950xl provides sharper richer pictures than does my 1520.
    06-20-2017 12:54 PM
  3. Byrese's Avatar
    the Windows 10 experience is very nice on the phone, but the Camera is a disaster. OIS is horrible and focus is spotty at best, especially in low light. Every video comparison I made to my Note 5 proved to me that Microsoft failed me. This odd, shaking screen when zooming in or taking photos in portrait mode was unbearable. People telling me to use manual focus when none of this is necessary on my Note 5.

    So sorry Microsoft, but the 950 XL was not the upgrade to the 1520 I was expecting. I'm so glad I didn't pay full price and I can still return this device to the owner. I actually still prefer the Windows 10 experience over Android, so I'm back to my 1520 and the Note 5 will be my "Camera" for special events. Hell, the 1520 sound quality on recordings was better than the 950 XL.

    I look forward to a Surface phone or anything that is a worthy upgrade that can meet or exceed the Note 5 camera.

    Disappointed :(
    The 1520 is an awesome phone.
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    06-20-2017 01:21 PM
  4. mrpcpro's Avatar
    The 1520 is an awesome phone.
    1520 is an awesome phone that I can purchase for less than half the price of the 950 XL. The microphones on the 1520 record richer sound as well
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    06-20-2017 03:12 PM
  5. Byrese's Avatar
    1520 is an awesome phone that I can purchase for less than half the price of the 950 XL. The microphones on the 1520 record richer sound as well
    Yeah...the tough thing is to find one in good condition which also doesn't have that stupid double tap problem.
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    06-20-2017 03:13 PM
  6. mrpcpro's Avatar
    Yeah...the tough thing is to find one in good condition which also doesn't have that stupid double tap problem.
    or the microphone problem
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    06-20-2017 03:17 PM
  7. mrpcpro's Avatar
    I just picked one up Refurbished for $28. Hoping it's in good shape. Got in on Amazon.
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    06-20-2017 03:18 PM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    I just picked one up Refurbished for $28. Hoping it's in good shape. Got in on Amazon.
    A 950xl?

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
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    06-20-2017 03:21 PM
  9. Rick Austinson's Avatar
    If anyone's looking I happen to have a 1520 I'm trying to sell. Haven't quite decided where/how yet, though.
    06-20-2017 05:15 PM
  10. PerfectReign's Avatar
    1520 is an awesome phone that I can purchase for less than half the price of the 950 XL. The microphones on the 1520 record richer sound as well
    But the device is so slow compared to the 950 and I ended up stuck back on 8.1 because they took the device out of 10 compatibility.
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    06-21-2017 01:20 AM
  11. Drael646464's Avatar
    the Windows 10 experience is very nice on the phone, but the Camera is a disaster. OIS is horrible and focus is spotty at best, especially in low light. Every video comparison I made to my Note 5 proved to me that Microsoft failed me. This odd, shaking screen when zooming in or taking photos in portrait mode was unbearable. People telling me to use manual focus when none of this is necessary on my Note 5.

    So sorry Microsoft, but the 950 XL was not the upgrade to the 1520 I was expecting. I'm so glad I didn't pay full price and I can still return this device to the owner. I actually still prefer the Windows 10 experience over Android, so I'm back to my 1520 and the Note 5 will be my "Camera" for special events. Hell, the 1520 sound quality on recordings was better than the 950 XL.

    I look forward to a Surface phone or anything that is a worthy upgrade that can meet or exceed the Note 5 camera.

    Disappointed :(
    Shaking screen? Did you do all the updates?
    06-21-2017 03:13 AM
  12. Rainar Angelo's Avatar
    Well, to be fair the Nokia phones had much better build and hardware than the Microsoft phones :/ I still use my 830 ! Great stuff, while the 640 XL feels like a plastic slate -.-
    06-21-2017 04:13 AM
  13. tweedie's Avatar
    Surprise, about that as I just did a walk through with both 4k and lower resolution going from indoors to outdoors, both with OIS on and off and didn't get as much (if at all) of any shakes. I was comparing to a potential purchase of oneplus5 and disappointed that there is no stability in 4k (in 1+5). Whereas 950xl was flawless.

    It does seem to "jump" focus at times - but to be fair, a lot of smartphone cameras jump way worse then 950xl.
    06-21-2017 04:46 AM
  14. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    But the device is so slow compared to the 950 and I ended up stuck back on 8.1 because they took the device out of 10 compatibility.

    Slower in what regard? I havent seen any speed issues on my 1520.

    And the 1520 can still get W10 without issue. It was only removed from CU compatibility.
    06-21-2017 09:22 AM
  15. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    The 640 XL is a Nokia phone. It was just rebranded at the last moment as a Microsoft device. There's really only one "true" Microsoft Lumia and that's the now discontinued Lumia 650.
    06-21-2017 12:02 PM
  16. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I love my 950 XL camera. I still blow people away with it. My girlfriend is anything but a tech person and she drools over my camera despite a Galaxy S7 and a Google Pixel being in this house. I wonder if you're just experiencing some really odd bugs.

    On the 1520 though: was an incredible phone. But I don't think it's worth it today. If you really want that big screen feel I believe the x3 is the better choice.
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    06-21-2017 12:05 PM
  17. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    On the 1520 though: was an incredible phone. But I don't think it's worth it today. If you really want that big screen feel I believe the x3 is the better choice.
    Unless money is a big factor... in that case the 1520 is a much easier buy to make.
    06-21-2017 12:25 PM
  18. GG002's Avatar
    IMHO, the camera is the only reason I'm still sticking with my 950XL. The rest of the phone is becoming meh'ier and meh'ier with less and less support and apps, not to mention it's experiencing random restarts that I can seem to solve no matter what. I won't be sending it in for service, but it certainly has been the lowest quality Lumia I've owned. Not to mention ugliest.

    FIY, my 950XL's camera focuses well even in the dark, and I see nothing wrong with the OIS. It does a better job than many newer devices from other brands, by what I see from social media posts by friends. Seems your 950XL suffers from something in the camera department.
    06-22-2017 01:28 AM
  19. tweedie's Avatar
    random restarts
    I solved my random restarts with a new battery. might be worth checking out.
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    06-22-2017 04:41 AM
  20. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    IMHO, the camera is the only reason I'm still sticking with my 950XL. The rest of the phone is becoming meh'ier and meh'ier with less and less support and apps, not to mention it's experiencing random restarts that I can seem to solve no matter what. I won't be sending it in for service, but it certainly has been the lowest quality Lumia I've owned. Not to mention ugliest.

    FIY, my 950XL's camera focuses well even in the dark, and I see nothing wrong with the OIS. It does a better job than many newer devices from other brands, by what I see from social media posts by friends. Seems your 950XL suffers from something in the camera department.
    I haven't been having any issues with my 950 XL. I have had occasional restarts and bugs but every update makes it more stable. My Lumia 950 is far more finicky as it's on the Fast Ring and has been for months. And I actually really like the design of the 950 XL. It's simple, easy to hold, and clean. And my Mozo case makes it darn snazzy.
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    06-22-2017 01:53 PM
  21. Kot Prada's Avatar
    the Windows 10 experience is very nice on the phone, but the Camera is a disaster. OIS is horrible and focus is spotty at best, especially in low light. Every video comparison I made to my Note 5 proved to me that Microsoft failed me. This odd, shaking screen when zooming in or taking photos in portrait mode was unbearable. People telling me to use manual focus when none of this is necessary on my Note 5.

    So sorry Microsoft, but the 950 XL was not the upgrade to the 1520 I was expecting. I'm so glad I didn't pay full price and I can still return this device to the owner. I actually still prefer the Windows 10 experience over Android, so I'm back to my 1520 and the Note 5 will be my "Camera" for special events. Hell, the 1520 sound quality on recordings was better than the 950 XL.

    I look forward to a Surface phone or anything that is a worthy upgrade that can meet or exceed the Note 5 camera.

    Disappointed :(
    LOL

    Good luck ;)
    06-23-2017 05:33 AM
  22. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Slower in what regard? I havent seen any speed issues on my 1520.

    And the 1520 can still get W10 without issue. It was only removed from CU compatibility.
    It feels sluggish in switching apps and in launching them.

    I had performed a factory reset some months back and hadn't been offered W10. It is still on 8.1 right now.

    I like the feel of it. However the picture quality isn't up to par with the 950xl.
    06-23-2017 09:54 AM
  23. Keith White Jr's Avatar
    It feels sluggish in switching apps and in launching them.

    I had performed a factory reset some months back and hadn't been offered W10. It is still on 8.1 right now.

    I like the feel of it. However the picture quality isn't up to par with the 950xl.


    Did you use the upgrade adviser app? That's the only way to get W10 on any Windows 8 phone other than the insiders app.
    06-23-2017 02:59 PM
  24. jsooney's Avatar
    For stills the camera still works well. Video definitely has a problem with focusing so you often have to do it manually. If you fiddle with it enough you can get some very decent video.
    06-23-2017 06:34 PM
  25. PerfectReign's Avatar
    Slower in what regard? I havent seen any speed issues on my 1520.

    And the 1520 can still get W10 without issue. It was only removed from CU compatibility.
    You're right. I forgot my 1520 is on 10586. I left it there because 8.1 drove me nuts.

    Here's a picture of a flower with my 1520.




    Here's the same flower with my 950xl I feel the one with the 950xl is just richer.




    Of course the same picture with my Iphone 7+ is beautiful in portrait mode. (I'm waiting on the Iphone 7e to see if it is better.)




    Sent from mTalk
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    06-23-2017 08:27 PM
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