11-29-2015 08:05 PM
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  1. Harry Wild's Avatar
    I regret to have bought the 930.
    It's not a good phone.
    Try to get another phone....
    I prefer my wife's 735
    The 735 is very nice Lumia! It to bad that Microsoft choose to go cheapo in using a 400 SoC instead of either 401 or a 600 class! No front facing flash either. Form factor is just right too! I think it came out after iPhone 6 too! Same screen resolution within 5-10 p.p.i.

    I still use it from time to time while my 6 to be come 6S as my daily phone on the 25th! It too bad that Microsoft did not push this in the U.S. And kept it out while trying to push sales of the high price 830 with a 400 SoC inside!

    Microsoft has made many mistakes in trying to hold back great models that are available outside the U.S. For the benefit of their exclusivity agreement with a carrier.
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    09-23-2015 10:18 AM
  2. sd4f's Avatar
    I'm a lumia 920 user. I love this phone, it's been really great, but i've had it since the start of 2013, so it's getting on. I'm really thinking about just getting a new battery for it, and sticking with it for a bit longer now.

    Reason why I'm saying this is because the newer flagships all have very little to offer. I'm not swayed by high res screens, actually I'd prefer to have the same 1280x768 resolution on my L920. If the regular 950 had a ~4.5" display and 1280x720-800 display, that would be ideal for me, i'd buy one asap, but probably more because I know it's an odd device that for some reason no company wants to release. Reason I'd prefer lower res is simple; gives zippy performance, taxes the hardware less to drive the pixels and this should all result in better battery life. All for a change which I can barely see anyway. Frankly some people will say high res is better, well, I don't care, it's not enough for me to worry about.

    So for many reasons, I'm of the opinion that there's little point upgrading to a L930 over a L920, as far as I'm concerned, the only better feature is the camera, and from the L930 to the L950, there's even less. I'd suggest save your money and get a L930 instead of the L950.
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    09-24-2015 08:06 PM
  3. txkimmers's Avatar
    From an email I got today:

    "You should totally wait.


    Pope Francis"

    Hope that helps.
    09-25-2015 07:21 PM
  4. Marc_SP's Avatar
    Draconian choice
    I am afraid "draconian" is not the adjective you are looking for :-). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draconian
    09-26-2015 03:34 AM
  5. rich4aikido's Avatar
    I would go for the 930 without question. Windows Phone doesn't need bleeding edge specs to run great, so the 950's processor and ram are a bit of overkill when compared to the 930. You really won't be getting any noticeable improvement from going from the 930 to the 950, if anything, you'll be degrading as far as physical design goes. The 930 at least looks like a premium phone. The 950, based on all the renders we've seen so far looks like a plastic mid-range phone.

    Honestly, to me, this isn't even a question. You'd be foolish to spend more money on the 950 if you can get a 930 for much less.
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    09-26-2015 11:13 AM
  6. vodda's Avatar
    I am with rich4aikido on this one. the only positive side of 950 is the iris scanner, but I am not sure I will find that pretty useful in a phone. Everything else is an overkill unless you will be super crazy continuum user with some video editing apps (which right now I am not sure they even exist).

    Unless the camera in 950 will be that much better, which I doubt, I even think it might be the same HW as in the 930, but even if its slightly better, is it worth the extra 200-300€.

    Defo wait for m$ presentation, official specs, pricing and real images of the 950, then decide for 930 :)
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    09-26-2015 03:15 PM
  7. vodda's Avatar
    Sorry, just found out a huge deal breaker for L930 - it has no glance. I got used to this feature and dont know if Id be able to live without it.

    Is it worth an extra 200-300 that L950 will cost? no idea, up to you :)
    09-26-2015 04:36 PM
  8. ven07's Avatar
    Where are you hearing these rumors (just curious)?

    I think it would be a mistake for MS to price things that high given their position in the market.

    To answer your question: I would wait.
    Lol the rumor is everywhere.. We wanted flagship phones so we should pay flagship amounts a la iOS :p
    09-26-2015 04:55 PM
  9. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    Unless you have a credit for a phone with your carrier that's expiring soon then wait. I actually have a credit I need to use within the next week. I'm going to use it for an iPhone and sell it and then get a 950.
    09-26-2015 05:38 PM
  10. vodda's Avatar
    What about 120fps recording? Latest Windows 10 Mobile Build 10158 emulator confirms up to 120 fps slow motion video recording - WMPoweruser

    Do you think or its already known if 930 will be able to use this feature or it will be only used in new handsents, maybe on purpose as 930 have good enough HW, but microsoft wants to sell new models?
    09-29-2015 03:45 AM
  11. gordonfink's Avatar
    Sorry, just found out a huge deal breaker for L930 - it has no glance. I got used to this feature and dont know if Id be able to live without it.

    Is it worth an extra 200-300 that L950 will cost? no idea, up to you :)
    On the 930, you double tap the screen, and yohave the info on the lock screen. No glance is sort of overrated when you look at how it works on the 930.

    I actually bought a 930 last night as a hedge against the 950 being too expensive. Now that it's out at $550, it's right at the edge for me.

    I think will probably use the 930 for months or so, then pick up a 950 at a more affordable price.

    That is, unless I get this job I'm interviewing for next week - then I will use some of the increase for, well, me!
    10-06-2015 11:10 AM
  12. r0st4's Avatar
    After what I saw today I'd definitely go for Lumia 950. It's gonna be a beast! And Continuum looks absolutely fantastic imho.
    10-06-2015 12:58 PM
  13. gordonfink's Avatar
    After what I saw today I'd definitely go for Lumia 950. It's gonna be a beast! And Continuum looks absolutely fantastic imho.
    Might've pulled the trigger on the 930 one night too soon.
    10-06-2015 01:04 PM
  14. vodda's Avatar
    sell it to me :)
    10-07-2015 11:03 AM
  15. Davulsukur's Avatar
    The question is, should I come back to windows (left just before 10)?

    The 950 is tempting, loved the windows OS but the app gap could push me towards the new Nexus.
    10-07-2015 02:27 PM
  16. gordonfink's Avatar
    sell it to me :)
    PM me. I was going to sell the 830, and keep the 930, but I could be persuaded.
    10-07-2015 02:34 PM
  17. vodda's Avatar
    I have a feeling you are from the states, but I am from europe.
    10-07-2015 02:39 PM
  18. gordonfink's Avatar
    I have a feeling you are from the states, but I am from europe.
    Correct, I am from the states. I send stuff overseas quite frequently, usually through ebay, but I've actually sent a few things directly from this site as well.

    In fact, this past week, my sales have been: Spain, Spain, NY, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Dominican Republic. Not sure why there haven't been any US buyers, that's how it goes some weeks. It seems that many of my unlocked phones go to Europe or Australia.
    10-07-2015 02:46 PM
  19. Jason Hendry's Avatar
    I have the 930 its the best phone I have ever had, what didn't you like about it.
    11-16-2015 04:44 AM
  20. Jason Hendry's Avatar
    I got my 930 and n problems at all. Actually I got the wrong colour I wanted but I got Vodaphone to pay for a second back. This 930 I have has been incresdibly reliable, fast, sturdy, the mic and speakers for calls sounds great and people always say I sond good on it. Sounds like you were unlucky. Your the first one I read with issues so I'm guessing its not that common a issue.
    11-16-2015 04:49 AM
  21. Jason Hendry's Avatar
    my 930 is the best phone I have even had period. Id say at current prices its a bargin.
    11-16-2015 04:51 AM
  22. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    Well cost can always be an issue but the 950 is better than the 930 in so many ways its hard to imagine many people would take a 930 if offered either.

    I mean SD card (up to 2TB), replaceable backs (huge appearance advantage), faster, higher res screen, Continuum if you ever need it, replaceable battery, Windows Hello. Now someone can say they would never want some of those but things do change and they have a value if only as insurance against having to replace a 930 later.
    Last edited by HoosierDaddy; 11-16-2015 at 09:12 AM.
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    11-16-2015 08:30 AM
  23. Hawktree's Avatar
    Excellent question!

    Was just about to buy the 950 to replace my 730 dual sim. On checkout, I realized that Microsoft want $849 CAN (including taxes) for the phone.

    Definitely want the 5.2 Lumia 950, but it looks bland compared to the 930!

    Looked on Ebay and see that I can buy a brand new 930 for $400 CAN. I honestly don't think the 950 is worth more than twice the 930.

    Does that help in your decision?
    11-22-2015 12:04 PM
  24. Hawktree's Avatar
    I own a Lumia 730 and am considering either the 930 or the 950. (I also own a 1520 which broke :-( )

    Have to say, it is a hard decision....really. Why does MS make these decisions so hard? They give on one hand and take on the other. The 930 is $400 new and the 950 is $750 new.

    My 730 runs Windows 10 really well and think I may just keep it :-)
    11-29-2015 08:05 PM
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