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  1. rhapdog's Avatar
    Who has a Lumia 950? Which Variant?

    What's the good, the bad and the ugly? How long have you had it and what do you think?

    Put your User Review here to help others. The more detail the better, we really appreciate hearing how it performs in the field.

    You can find the detailed specifications here: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...s-welcome.html

    Here is a quick spec sheet.:
    5.2" Display
    20.0 MP Main camera sensor
    32 GB Mass memory
    4G LTE Network
    Front camera: Full HD 5 MP wide angle
    Flash type: Natural flash
    Processor type: Hexa-core 1.8 GHz
    Charging: Built-in wireless charging, Fast charging
    Maximum talk time (3G): 18 h
    Maximum standby time: 12 days

    We want to see your in-depth reviews here. Also for quick posts about the device as you get used to it, we have another thread as well. http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...mia-950-a.html

    Looking forward to seeing both of these threads fill up with 950 goodness!!!
    Last edited by RumoredNow; 11-18-2015 at 01:37 PM.
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    11-18-2015 09:35 AM
  2. SpicyKB's Avatar
    [HR][/HR]I have a standard AT&T 950 in black.

    The build quality is mostly fine. I'm itching to replace the plastic back cover with a Mozo or something, but it'll suffice. The thing is when you tap it where it attaches... I don't know I might be crazy, but it kinda reminds me of plastic tupperware.

    The screen is stunning, bright and crisp. USB 3.1 is fantastic with my Skylake PC. And can we get an Amen for removable battery?

    The OS is a little choppy still compared to the uber-slick 8.1, but it more than makes up for it with the overall new look. The icons... The menus... AND ACTIONABLE NOTIFICATIONS. My goodness, they're worth their weight in gold.

    There are APPS!!! AND THEY WORK! Facebook... Instagram... UBER! These aren't betas anymore. They are glorious and beautiful first-party apps catered to the WP10 interface. Windows Phone is back in the game, baby. I love the new maps app. Much like HERE Maps and Drive, Microsoft once again has the best navigation system on earth. It's crazy intuitive and a little too smart (taking my old routes and favorites from my 920). Groove Music is spectacular. Outlook is great and trust me, I've HATED IT all during the Insider program. But it's good now. Real good and real usable.

    Windows Hello is going to be a showstopping, killer, tell-your-friends feature. My roommate was blown away. Hey Cortana is similarly a wonder as it combines the always-on cleverness of Google Now with... well, with Cortana, which was already the most accurate AI assistant.

    The bad...

    Windows Camera has a long way to go. Going to your Collection (formerly Gallery) from the Camera app is a nightmare and a half. Bugs and glitches and missing files galore. The Photos app is much better, but the refresh time can be frustrating after taking a new 1080p60 or 4K video or photo burst. It has more to it, but it doesn't FEEL as good as 8.1. Overall, the Camera and photo functions are just not very good, even if the pictures (including low-light) are pretty. Microsoft needs to up their game FAST in this area.

    Microsoft Edge is just... not up to par yet. It's clumsy with render certain sites (yup, Windows Central too). I can't use WordFlow typing? The tab screen leaves a lot desired as far as navigation. Not intuitive, but I'm used to it by now.

    Finally, the combination of pivots and hamburger menus creates issues with swipe registration. I'll want to yank a pivot up and get a hamburger or vice versa. It's annoying periodically, but fairly rare after a few hours. Good news is that I don't miss the hardware buttons and the haptic, on-screen versions are great and don't get in the way.

    That's my knee-jerk review. Hit me with specific questions.
    Last edited by SpicyKB; 11-19-2015 at 10:49 AM.
    11-19-2015 02:48 AM
  3. steppyhen's Avatar
    There are APPS!!! AND THEY WORK! Facebook... Instagram... UBER! These aren't betas anymore.
    Wait...Instagram is out of beta?!
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    11-19-2015 05:03 AM
  4. doghouseriley's Avatar
    One day in here it is.

    1. Design. Underwhelming but acceptable. The snap on back and large bezels make this feel like a low end Lumia. Actually feels less premium than the 830 and thats saying something. The phone is thin, but still too large for a 5.2" phone. I was hoping something sized like my second gen Moto X. This is bigger.

    2. Performance. This thing is fast, really fast. Everything in W10 works better. Store is fast and responsive apps pop up quickly. No complaints here. Also, I have not had the excessive heat issues I've heard unless the phone is charging, but the phone does run warm when performin taks. Calls (yes, I make those on a smartphone) are quite simply the most clear and perfect I've heard on any smartphone.

    3. Power. Have a charger handy. It would help if this had double tap to wake (a glaring mistake to leave out) and if I would turn brightness off 100%. However, with this display you won't want to.

    4. Display. Best.....display....ever. It's there with the gs6, iPhone and other top tier displays. No pixels, images pop and no overexposure. A treat to view.

    5. Camera. Without a doubt the star of the show. Both photos and video are the best ever on any smartphone. Handles low light well.

    6. Windows 10. Still needs work but is getting there. Still too hard to locate basic features like hey Cortana. Really, really needs double tap to wake. App gap still bad but not an issue with me.
    11-19-2015 06:00 AM
  5. saras112's Avatar
    Thanks for relieving my hunger for the review of this phone.
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    11-19-2015 06:08 AM
  6. Pete's Avatar
    Well, double-tap to wake should be there in the touch settings.

    The settings are pretty easy to find when you know where they are. If not, you can search for them with Cortana or use the search bar in the main settings screen.

    Windows 10 will continue to be improved upon over time - it's never really going to reach a "finished" state in the same way as Windows Phone 7/x or Windows Phone 8.x
    11-19-2015 06:09 AM
  7. doghouseriley's Avatar
    Oh, and the iris scanner is great. Run it about 5 times through when setting up and it's instant. I'm hoping the mozo replacement back (if it ever gets here) will help improve my lack of design enthusiasm.
    11-19-2015 06:10 AM
  8. doghouseriley's Avatar
    Well, double-tap to wake should be there in the touch settings.

    The settings are pretty easy to find when you know where they are. If not, you can search for them with Cortana or use the search bar in the main settings screen.

    Windows 10 will continue to be improved upon over time - it's never really going to reach a "finished" state in the same way as Windows Phone 7/x or Windows Phone 8.x
    Double tap is not in the touch settings or anywhere else on the phone.
    11-19-2015 06:11 AM
  9. doghouseriley's Avatar
    Finally continuum. It's really impressive. Still doubt it's practicality, since when I travel it's just as easy to carry a surface than the display dock and a portable keyboard, but it really feels like a glimpse into the future. I've used it wirelessly and it looks incredible for PowerPoint presentations. MS really dropped the ball on coming up with a specific accessory keyboard for this like they did Surface.
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    11-19-2015 06:16 AM
  10. Lior Hadar's Avatar
    no Double tap?
    11-19-2015 06:19 AM
  11. doghouseriley's Avatar
    Also, was hoping the messaging app would now function on my surface like android and Imessage. It really needs to get done and quickly. While I like that Cortana lets me text from my pc, I really would like to view texts as they arrive and respond from my pc. This should have been done by now with or without skype
    11-19-2015 06:23 AM
  12. Hemesh Paranavithana's Avatar
    Double tap is not in the touch settings or anywhere else on the phone.
    Goto settings > Extras > Touch and see
    11-19-2015 06:36 AM
  13. inffy's Avatar
    Goto settings > Extras > Touch and see
    He already stated it's not there.
    11-19-2015 06:52 AM
  14. Pete's Avatar
    Double tap is not in the touch settings or anywhere else on the phone.
    Sorry, didn't know that the option isn't visible on this handset. Hopefully there'll be an update that will enable it.
    11-19-2015 06:58 AM
  15. jpbittencourt's Avatar
    This guy is dreaming...
    11-19-2015 07:30 AM
  16. Marc_SP's Avatar
    Interesting quick review. Thanks! :)

    But...

    4. Display. Best.....display....ever. It's there with the gs6, iPhone and other top tier displays. No pixels, images pop and no overexposure. A treat to view.
    iPhone? I know pixel density is not everything but Phone 6 has about HD resolution (like a Lumia 640), and the Plus 1080P (Like the 'very old' and quite smaller Lumia 930).
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    11-19-2015 07:35 AM
  17. runamuck83's Avatar
    I have also been unable to find double-tap to wake. I'm crossing my fingers this shows up with an update at some point...
    11-19-2015 07:38 AM
  18. MiloTheOne's Avatar
    Damnit I want the phone now more than ever!
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    11-19-2015 07:39 AM
  19. doghouseriley's Avatar
    Interesting quick review. Thanks! :)

    But...



    iPhone? I know pixel density is not everything but Phone 6 has about HD resolution (like a Lumia 640), and the Plus 1080P (Like the 'very old' and quite smaller Lumia 930).
    If yyou have ever viewed an iPhone you would know pretty quickly that high pixel density is not necessary for an outstanding screen. Iphones display is quite amazing.
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    11-19-2015 07:48 AM
  20. Krystianpants's Avatar
    If yyou have ever viewed an iPhone you would know pretty quickly that high pixel density is not necessary for an outstanding screen. Iphones display is quite amazing.
    It has pretty good ppi though. And it's not as amazing as at the stores. They keep the screen brightness set to highest there. So they look decent. But change it and it's a different story. Still nice no doubt.
    11-19-2015 07:50 AM
  21. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Finally continuum. It's really impressive. Still doubt it's practicality, since when I travel it's just as easy to carry a surface than the display dock and a portable keyboard, but it really feels like a glimpse into the future. I've used it wirelessly and it looks incredible for PowerPoint presentations. MS really dropped the ball on coming up with a specific accessory keyboard for this like they did Surface.
    Lg has an awesome one that rolls up. You can put it in your man purse or jacket, whatever.
    11-19-2015 07:53 AM
  22. jmajid's Avatar
    [HR][/HR]I have a standard AT&T 950 in black.


    Microsoft Edge is just... not up to par yet. It's clumsy with render certain sites (yup, Windows Central too). I can't use WordFlow typing? The tab screen leaves a lot desired as far as navigation. Not intuitive, but I'm used to it by now.
    I am using 10586.11 on my preview device (521) while i wait for the 950XL.
    I too miss wordflow in Edge for typing the web address.... its there in 8.1 and internet explorer, cant see how they have left this out... i have asked for it several times in the windows insider forums... tried it last night and i agree with you, the rendering of some sites is good but some sites including WC are just plain bad in Edge, they are jerky and not at all fun to browse...

    Thanks for taking the time to review; post some camera photos when you can... and your thoughts after a few more days too... esp about battery life.
    11-19-2015 08:27 AM
  23. spyderzWPC's Avatar
    any reason I don't see Cortana as an app but I can use it with the search button? trying to pin it to the screen.
    11-19-2015 09:44 AM
  24. TheBadGuy_88's Avatar
    Finally continuum. It's really impressive. Still doubt it's practicality, since when I travel it's just as easy to carry a surface than the display dock and a portable keyboard, but it really feels like a glimpse into the future. I've used it wirelessly and it looks incredible for PowerPoint presentations. MS really dropped the ball on coming up with a specific accessory keyboard for this like they did Surface.
    I'm not so sure about your keyboard complaint, Microsoft has a foldable Bluetooth keyboard that seems like it was made specifically for continuum and these phones, it came out a couple months ago, it can slide right into your back pocket

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=tp03DTrC
    Citizen X and Tamer81 like this.
    11-19-2015 09:52 AM
  25. Enormous Atom's Avatar
    Any grounds or just being incendiary?
    11-19-2015 10:07 AM
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