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  1. adigawi's Avatar
    Welcome to everyone- new happy 950 owner on board:)
    Just bought it 3 hours ago, so now installing .29 update and lets se what this thing can do.
    I also have lumia 640 so am awared of some w10m issues and still couldn't be more happy.

    3 days ago I purchased sony xperia z5 compact... but I couldn't stay with android more than 2 entire days, so returned it yesterday!!!

    950 is a bit taller than 640 but still very comfortable for one hand use, I have no problems at all with it.
    Screen is soooooo superb, bright, vivid, crisp.....
    The plastic back cover- I love it, I can't understand why other phones are made of glass or aluminium. Most people uses covers to avoid scratches on those phones so they don't even touch it most of the time. When plastic cover brakes or it get scratched then I can easily replace it with a low costs and that's the point!!! Don't you think guys?
    01-08-2016 06:32 AM
  2. adigawi's Avatar
    The only thing I'm a bit affraid is the type-c usb and its availability, I mean I like to know that whenever I go there's always a cable-connection (like with micro usb all over the world), but I also know that this is a new standard so sooner or later everyone will have type -c ports........ and accessories.
    01-08-2016 06:39 AM
  3. PlatypusMaximus's Avatar
    I've had Lumia 950 for a month now and I'm loving it so far. It's gorgeous with the brown leather Mozo cover and the user experience is very good. After .29 update I haven't experienced any app crashes or problems. My previous phone was an Android and before that I had an iPhone, and I feel Lumia 950 surpasses them in many ways. However now I have to avoid using my phone when raining because I don't trust that Mozo cover. My previous phone was water-resistant which I liked. I also ordered Band 2 and I can't wait to use it with this phone.
    01-09-2016 04:14 PM
  4. eriks1805's Avatar
    I have had the Lumia 950 2 weeks now and very happy with it. I have always had Android phones and was looking to try something new.
    01-11-2016 10:36 AM
  5. patcherd's Avatar
    I actually like my 950 more than my 925 I had. Even though the 950 doesn't have aluminum sides, I have actually grown to like this new phone so much more. Running .29 since I got this Nov.30. Even though there were a few minor issues with restarts, it is performing smoothly now. Great OS.
    01-11-2016 10:52 AM
  6. amcluesent's Avatar
    My review is based on the Insider Preview of Windows 10 mobile (the .63 build) with the latest 950 firmware installed too.

    What I like -

    Screen size and resolution. The 950 is the ideal size for me, and the super hi-resolution screen (>500 ppi) ensure text and pictures and bright and clear. I've upped the text scaling to 130% just so text remains clear when I don't have my glasses on. This helps with text lists such as the Settings menu

    Glance screen, until you have this you don't realise how useful it is to have the screen show alerts for messages etc. without consuming battery. Really missed this when moving from 925 to 930.

    Fast charge and Qi charging. The Type C USB means a full charge is about 60 mins with the included mains power pack. I found the 950 works fine with cheap Qi charging pucks off Ebay, no need to pay top for branded Qi units. Again, very useful to have these and IIRC Ikea is now including Qi in some tables.

    Navigation controls on screen (back/home/search) - I was a bit wary of not having proper buttons in the bezel, however these on-screen controls work OK and re-orientate when the phone is in landscape mode which is useful.

    The speaker is loud and clear which is ideal for impromptu teleconferences with several people around a table

    Micro SD Card support - I used a 32GB card and set the phone to store videos and photos on the card. No problems with a Sandisk card.

    Integration with Windows 10. Features likes Windows desktop Cortana announcing a missed call on the phone and typing text messages on the desktop which the phone then sends I find very useful. Hopefully 'Redstone' will increase integration across W10 devices.

    Also, I replaced the case back with a Mozo unit. Not because I thought the case looked cheap, just it's so slim I wanted a case with rubber-coated sides to avoid the phone flipping out my hand!
    01-17-2016 06:05 AM
  7. Tiiger88's Avatar
    My last phone before Lumia 950 was Samsung S5 Mini. I was tired of waiting Android lollipop update, so i went to buy Lumia 950.
    I was satisfied but two things i worry about is battery time and usb-c charger. I'm the only one in my friends list who uses this kind of charger.

    Ok, now the battery.... my s5 mini had 2000mAh battery, and with pretty heavy use it lasted a whole day and end of the day 20-30% , but Lumia with moderate usage i still lost 10% or more with one hour of use. Battery just drains really fast.

    Whatsapp causes the phone speaker to make buzzyng and clicking noise, so i had to move to telegram :/

    But there are also good things:
    Beautiful screen
    Glance Screen, best thing ever
    Voice quality
    Continuum
    Camera takes beautiful photos

    And sorry my English :)
    01-18-2016 01:55 PM
  8. amcluesent's Avatar
    I dropped a 64GB memory card into my 950 and was pleased to find Groove Music was OK with FLAC. I was also pleased the player/DAC handled 192/24 hi-rez FLAC, TBH I didn't expect that!

    Will do some listening with my Ultimate Ears Triple fi 10 and Denon AH-C400 Earphones
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    01-18-2016 04:55 PM
  9. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    disable windows hello and don't allow edge to run in the background...that will help with the battery.
    01-19-2016 08:53 AM
  10. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    I have the 925 and the only think I have about it is battery life. Now I'm torn between the 950 and the Jade Primo. Hard to choose.
    01-19-2016 08:57 AM
  11. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    I have the 925 and the only think I have about it is battery life. Now I'm torn between the 950 and the Jade Primo. Hard to choose.
    01-19-2016 09:25 AM
  12. Tiiger88's Avatar
    disable windows hello and don't allow edge to run in the background...that will help with the battery.
    I dont use win hello and in my windows build i cant disable edge to run in background. There are no option to disable it...
    01-19-2016 12:50 PM
  13. Serghei T's Avatar
    My Samsung Focus WM7.8 finally quit on me yesterday while I was waiting for Lumia 950 to be delivered before February 8.
    So I decided to go to local MS store (Toronto area) and see what they are offering and what I can buy right away.
    Last time I was at the store and I really did not pay attention to Lumia 950 because I always trust Nokia quality.
    So yesterday I decided to take a closer look. Sorry to all people who loves the model, but I am going to say Lumia 950 looks cheap.
    This is not a $750 phone plus 13% tax = $847 Yes, screen is amazing, camera is outstanding, but plastic and those buttons makes the phone to feel cheep.I was holding the phone and really do not have the same feeling as I do when I hold my Nokia 920.
    I really liked Nokia Lumia 830, but the price tag was $500 is too expensive for the older model.
    I canceled my Lumia 950 order and for now I bought Lumia 550 - great well designed budget phone.
    I will be using this phone until Surface Phone will be released or better flagship phone will be designed.
    01-22-2016 09:58 AM
  14. vhl71's Avatar
    Welcome to everyone- new happy 950 owner on board:)
    Just bought it 3 hours ago, so now installing .29 update and lets se what this thing can do.
    I also have lumia 640 so am awared of some w10m issues and still couldn't be more happy.

    3 days ago I purchased sony xperia z5 compact... but I couldn't stay with android more than 2 entire days, so returned it yesterday!!!

    950 is a bit taller than 640 but still very comfortable for one hand use, I have no problems at all with it.
    Screen is soooooo superb, bright, vivid, crisp.....
    The plastic back cover- I love it, I can't understand why other phones are made of glass or aluminium. Most people uses covers to avoid scratches on those phones so they don't even touch it most of the time. When plastic cover brakes or it get scratched then I can easily replace it with a low costs and that's the point!!! Don't you think guys?
    I've also bought a 950 a couple of days ago - for me, I'm not sure whether i should spend almost $800 canadian on this phone. I'm loving the phone so far. Also considering 640 - since you've both, can i just return this and buy a 640 which is a lot cheaper? Is there a big performance downgrade from 950? What's your thoughts on this downgrade?
    01-22-2016 07:28 PM
  15. Serghei T's Avatar
    It is not $800 CAN, it's $847 CAN. I did not like MS Lumia 950 because of the buttons.
    Previously purchased MS Lumia 550 was returned to the store only because of the camera performance. Lumia 550 is great entry level phone with WM 10. OS on the phone is responsive and I did not have any major problems. I did not have enough time to play with the phone to find some issues, because I found brand new Lumia 830 on kijiji.
    Just go to the local store and take a look at this model. It's 1.5 year old but well designed. I think you can buy it for $499 from MS local store only, or search kijiji. I am looking forward to install WM10 on this device. If there was same buttons and the same phone body factor on MS Lumia 950 I would buy 950 without any doubt.
    You can go to gsmarena website and compare these models. This website has well built-in 'Compare' functionality.
    01-25-2016 09:25 AM
  16. Serghei T's Avatar
    I've also bought a 950 a couple of days ago - for me, I'm not sure whether i should spend almost $800 canadian on this phone. I'm loving the phone so far. Also considering 640 - since you've both, can i just return this and buy a 640 which is a lot cheaper? Is there a big performance downgrade from 950? What's your thoughts on this downgrade?
    There is no real downgrade excerpt

    - Phone storage. 8GB VS 32 GB.
    - Continuum. To use your phone like a PC. I am not sure if I want to do that. Plus you have to pay $130 extra for the docking station.
    - Hey Cortana voice command.
    - Hello Windows face recognition.
    But in my opinion these are extra features that nice to have. So real one is the internal memory downgrade.
    640XL has good camera and OS updatable to WM 10. This is very nice phone I was going to buy but it's too big for me.
    Run comparison from gsmarena website to compare phones side by side.

    And check the MS Lumia 830. This model was entirely skipped at least in Canada. Poor promotion and advertisement.
    01-25-2016 10:53 AM
  17. Nate W's Avatar
    Have the 950 RM-1118. Had it now for 2 days. I had the Lumia ICON (929) prior while on VZ and have owned other windows phones. For a first flagship from Microsoft with W10 it is very impressive. I have to give credit to Microsoft on this, because they are working hard and wisely at making everything come together with Windows 10 and could have easily whipped up a phone that would fall short after a year in the market. I believe this phone has no design flaws, at-least in my opinion and is future proof in a lot of ways. It is light yet mostly sturdy, and powerful at the same time. Use my handsets mostly for productivity.

    What I found must stunning even though I should have known, was that everything is tied to my Microsoft account, so I lost none of my text messages, even when switching carriers. Which is brilliant for most people switching carriers (for me from VZ to AT&T).

    Right now I am torn between going from AT&T to T-Mobile due to pricing and what is offered.
    01-30-2016 09:47 AM
  18. jdballard's Avatar
    What I found must stunning even though I should have known, was that everything is tied to my Microsoft account, so I lost none of my text messages, even when switching carriers. Which is brilliant for most people switching carriers (for me from VZ to AT&T).
    One of my favorite things about WP. My wife uses android phones and she always loses her text messages. There may be a way to back them up - I don't know - but the fact that it's automatic is nice.
    02-01-2016 02:55 PM
  19. Tiiger88's Avatar
    One of my favorite things about WP. My wife uses android phones and she always loses her text messages. There may be a way to back them up - I don't know - but the fact that it's automatic is nice.
    Is there any setting that must be enabled to do so? When i resetted my phone, all my messages were gone?!
    02-02-2016 04:00 AM
  20. jdballard's Avatar
    Is there any setting that must be enabled to do so? When i resetted my phone, all my messages were gone?!
    This page has info, but it appears outdated. You still select settings-->System-->Messaging but I'm guessing that instead of turning on "text backup" as mentioned in the article (text backup doesn't exist as an option), turn on "sync messages between devices" and choose the "download messages from" to whatever time frame you want.

    You can get to the same place to turn on "sync messages between devices" from the Messaging app by selecting settings. A third way to get there is by going to Settings-->Update & Security-->Backup, there's text that says "How do I back up photos and texts", which when you tap it, it will take you to the same location.
    02-02-2016 02:01 PM
  21. Jonathan Simon's Avatar
    So far haven't had any issues with my 950, though I am really wanting ATT and get the firmware approved sooner rather than later.
    02-02-2016 03:34 PM
  22. timiterimo's Avatar
    I got my Lumia 950 on 3rd Dec.

    First Impressions: the software is so ugh - it's just full of bugs and, even though Win 10 is better organized than 8(.1), the feel is so chaotic. From day 1 - random restarts, apps crashing on launch, battery gets drained right away, my fingers get burnt etc. But I kinda got the phone with similar expectations and the intention to use it as an experimentation device so it's kinda okayish... Also the screen bugged out 20 days in and it was in repairs for two weeks...

    Otherwise it's brilliantly fast and so amazing! And I do like the design. And the charging speed. And the file transfer speed. And a lot of other things. The Insider updates seem good so far.
    02-02-2016 08:53 PM
  23. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    My att 950 was delivered last Thursday. I decided yesterday to sell it. Why you ask, it ran hot, no tap to wake, it's built like a cheap Samsung from 2011. The 950 is just not that nice of a phone. I prefer nice design and quality construction. I'd rather use my HTC M8 WP.
    02-02-2016 09:33 PM
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    02-02-2016 10:46 PM
  25. blackburberry's Avatar
    My att 950 was delivered last Thursday. I decided yesterday to sell it. Why you ask, it ran hot, no tap to wake, it's built like a cheap Samsung from 2011. The 950 is just not that nice of a phone. I prefer nice design and quality construction. I'd rather use my HTC M8 WP.
    Well, just received my DS950 yesterday and have had the complete opposite experience. It spent 2 hours updating the OS and apps and only got [body temp] warm from me holding the device. It's construction is as good as anything out there in the same class.
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    02-02-2016 11:45 PM
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