11-19-2015 09:49 AM
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  1. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Settled on the 950 as the rumoured surface pen support is what tipped me to get the XL. However since that's not happening, going for the 950 Dual Sim.
    10-10-2015 04:59 AM
  2. Captpt's Avatar
    I'm 99% sure I'm in, sure wish AT&T would carry both (XL too) so I could check out both but honestly my present Note 4 just feels a bit too big and the 5.2" may be just right... I wonder when AT&T stores will display the 950, no MS Stores in my area :(
    10-10-2015 08:35 AM
  3. Muessig's Avatar
    Why can I not have both? You Lumia'cist or something?
    LOL feel free to get whatever devices you want - more the merrier!
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    10-10-2015 09:10 AM
  4. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    No, I will be waiting to see if HTC or the other manufacturers come out with a Windows 10 device, I like the spec's on the new Lumia's, but could they have made them anymore boring and plain looking.
    10-10-2015 11:08 AM
  5. John M Beauchemin's Avatar
    Yeah. I still need to pick up each one and feel it, but I have a feeling the XL is going to be too big for my liking, so 950 it is. I'm really excited, and I can't wait to head to the MS store and check them out.
    10-10-2015 11:39 AM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    No; I'll not buy either until a suitable solution is available for Verizon. I blew up my family plan on Verizon to go with the 1520 on AT&T. That lasted about 3 months (AT&T and Straight Talk) before I bought the ICON and went back to Verizon. The ICON is just 3 months old and could last me a couple of years if necessary.

    Now, to address the Windows ECO system for a moment. Doesn't each part of the ECO system depend on the device before it and after it in the circle of a complete ECO system? At this point I have a laptop, tablet, Cloud and Windows Phone. Obviously the weak link in this circle is my ICON (older hardware and limited future upgrades). The 950 and the 950 XL is the next obvious step to make the circle better.

    I'm not a power user; more a hobbist that loves my toys. If other OEM's bring a WP to the market that is comparable to or better than 950's then I have to hope they are available for Verizon.

    Watching the MS presentation live brought up something I have heard called for many years: NIH - Not invented here. It's obvious the 950's are left over from Nokia and pre New Regime. Maybe MS should just have not introduced this stop gap phone and waited until the new team came out with "their" product. Just a thought.
    10-10-2015 12:02 PM
  7. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I'm going to get the 950xl. I'll wait for reviews just to make sure there's no glaring hardware issues or heating issues. This is the last of the Lumia line. We shouldn't expect a surface phone for another year at least. Panos is a design guru and it took him 18 months to create the Surface book. He will not rush the next phone as this will be the official phone to be added to the surface line. So don't expect to wait and get another one any time soon.

    I do need a bigger screen on my phone and I am still a fan of the windows OS regardless of the app gap. I am lucky enough not to be as App crazy as most people so to me bigger screen and running on my favourite interface is the only thing that matters. I'd also be curious what kind of cases come out to style the phone in a more individual manner of taste.

    This picture just shows how you can transform these phones quite wildly because of the removable cover.

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    Microsoft is not rushing their vision no matter how much people may complain. They want to do it right this time. The competitors have the advantage already, and change doesn't happen over night. Their vision will come slowly, it may anger fans, it may surprise fans, but in the end they will do what they think is best. I've seen what Satya is capable of and that gets me really excited. I was wary under the helm of Steve. Any choices MS makes are not to anger people but really to do what's best and make a difference. They are building for the future not for the present. And you know what, I don't need to be angry if MS doesn't do things right when that time comes. There are plenty of choices out there. During this time Google and Apple will also be transforming. You have no contractual obligation to any company. And if you use MS products they are available everywhere. So I'll definitely stick with MS for now and see where they are headed.
    aximtreo, Nout88 and HoosierDaddy like this.
    10-10-2015 12:31 PM
  8. HOTDAWG's Avatar
    Yep. Will have to switch from Verizon to AT&T, not happy about that but will be happy with the phone! My husband has been through two 928s and mine is hanging in but aging.
    10-10-2015 12:32 PM
  9. Krystianpants's Avatar
    No; I'll not buy either until a suitable solution is available for Verizon. I blew up my family plan on Verizon to go with the 1520 on AT&T. That lasted about 3 months (AT&T and Straight Talk) before I bought the ICON and went back to Verizon. The ICON is just 3 months old and could last me a couple of years if necessary.

    Now, to address the Windows ECO system for a moment. Doesn't each part of the ECO system depend on the device before it and after it in the circle of a complete ECO system? At this point I have a laptop, tablet, Cloud and Windows Phone. Obviously the weak link in this circle is my ICON (older hardware and limited future upgrades). The 950 and the 950 XL is the next obvious step to make the circle better.

    I'm not a power user; more a hobbist that loves my toys. If other OEM's bring a WP to the market that is comparable to or better than 950's then I have to hope they are available for Verizon.

    Watching the MS presentation live brought up something I have heard called for many years: NIH - Not invented here. It's obvious the 950's are left over from Nokia and pre New Regime. Maybe MS should just have not introduced this stop gap phone and waited until the new team came out with "their" product. Just a thought.
    The fans have been angry about not having a premium spec'd phone for the lumia line. So that's what they did. They gave them exactly what they asked for. Making people wait even longer would not be a smart move. Panos is very serious about design, it took him 18 months to create the surface book. You would not get one this year if that was the case.

    It's possible firmware/software updates could provide the solution to the Verizon issue. I think though Verizon is odd that they need their own branded phones and won't accept any phone onto their network. There is a rumor that MS is working to get a special one for Verizon just like the Icon. But it's just a rumor so don't hold me to it.
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    10-10-2015 12:34 PM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    I don't expect to see ms working with Verizon any time soon.
    10-10-2015 04:05 PM
  11. Iain_S's Avatar
    visited the MS store here in Calgary, Canada to check them out and all I can say is these are very nice devices. they may not look premium from the pics and renders but they are indeed nice phones. If you want to spruce them up a bit you can change the cover and make it what you want. I was told by the rep that both the 950 and 950XL will be dual sim sold in Canada.
    10-10-2015 04:44 PM
  12. final_fantasy781's Avatar
    I'll be grabbing the XL. I will need to give both phones a look over, good thing a Microsoft store is really close by my office building.
    10-10-2015 06:00 PM
  13. btgusto's Avatar
    I have really thought this through for me. I really like these phones and the leather backcovers are awesome. But, if I get one I will have to pay $700 for it unlocked from MS and not on contract from ATT. Let's face it, we hate contracts but it helps with the initial cost of the phone. So that is one huge issue for me. Another issue is the lack of banking apps and credit card apps. If I am going to spend 700 on a phone, I want to have the apps I want and need on it. Also, mobile payments. I heard mobile payments are coming but will it be here with the initial launch or an update weeks or months later. Unfortunately MS is quiet on this. For ME, these are big deals. So I'll stick with my 640 for a few more months then get a 640xl. I want to see what Panos is going to do with the phone division for next years phone release. Who knows, my issues could be solved in the next three months
    10-10-2015 06:15 PM
  14. Implement's Avatar
    As soon as AT&T starts accepting 950 purchases, I am going to be an owner.

    I handled the 950XL at a local Microsoft Store, I recommend you go and do the same if you are interested in the 950/950XL.
    10-10-2015 06:53 PM
  15. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    I was surprised to find that the 950XL is the exact same width and just about 1/2 inch longer but a lot thinner and lighter, than my 1020 inside its otterbox... that means it fits in my pocket just fine. XL for me. I may still go ahead and preorder, but I am trying to wait to see if there are any deals like a bundling of the dock.
    10-10-2015 07:00 PM
  16. mckoo's Avatar
    Perhaps I will wait for the another year before upgrading from my 1520.
    10-10-2015 08:21 PM
  17. tale 85's Avatar
    Very seriously thinkin about it. But then reality sets in. I can fit it in the budget, but I don't think I would actually use half of it.
    Now someone mentioned something about a 750, or 850 in the works. For me that's probably a better fit.
    640 to 950 is skipping too many numbers.
    10-10-2015 08:59 PM
  18. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    I've been using my Lumia 620 for the past 2 years. I wanted to keep using it until the 950 was announced, but somehow I accidentally dropped that phone and broke the power/lock button as well as the volume down button. This forces me to use a "Lock this phone" app to lock my phone, as well as the double-tap to wake feature which I don't really like since that feature often wakes my phone while its in my pocket and drains the battery. Speaking about battery, my 620's battery became abysmal. A full charge now lasts me around 8~10 hours with WiFi off and Battery Saver on. It's really terrible :(
    And now I own a Lumia 830 which I bought just last June. Imagine my disappointment when I heard about the L950's announcement. T~T
    10-10-2015 11:47 PM
  19. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I can't, I'm still on my contract with my L830...😒
    10-11-2015 12:01 AM
  20. InspectHerGadget's Avatar
    The big point really is whether there is enough life left in Windows Phone to avoid an early death.

    The statistics in most countries point to a serious downturn in the market share in the past year or so. While Microsoft has fiddled their market has burned.
    I may get one, I am interested but it will only be after reading a number of reviews. A phone is an expensive acquisition and if a Windows Phone were a share I would have a '???' after it.
    10-11-2015 06:39 AM
  21. izik770's Avatar
    Going yo MS store to check it out. I may get 950 XL.
    10-11-2015 10:58 PM
  22. JimWPan's Avatar
    Not getting any windows phone after 925. MS is doing it again with ATT exclusive. I am not sure about the windows phone future.
    10-11-2015 11:17 PM
  23. Chomiq's Avatar
    Panos is very serious about design, it took him 18 months to create the surface book. You would not get one this year if that was the case.
    Dude, it doesn't change the fact that he just got on Lumia project in July. He said it himself.
    10-13-2015 01:27 PM
  24. jswantek's Avatar
    Has there been any word on when, exactly, these phones will be available for purchase? Everything I've seen says "coming in November" or "coming soon", but nothing with an official date. Not even a pre-order option.
    10-13-2015 02:22 PM
  25. NewSteve's Avatar
    It looks great (I'd probably get the smaller one), but I recently got a Lumia Icon used, and it is a pretty nice phone - good specs. If I were to give it up, though, I think I'd go for the 950, if I can afford it. Great battery life, 3 GB RAM (is that right?), and microSD card, max 200 GB? Is that right? Basically carry your PC with you and shoot to the big screen... might even be able to develop on it? I guess I'll have to see.
    10-14-2015 06:01 PM
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