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  1. Martinspire's Avatar
    1) Apart from double-tap to wake, are there any other settings missing? Or added that haven't been discussed yet
    2) How'd you recommend using it in the car? Any holders you prefer (perhaps with wireless charging)?
    3) Do you think we'll see multitasking support with the 950 any time soon (within a year perhaps)?
    4) I see the on screen buttons being hidden often, can you keep hem shown?
    5) Has there been any improvement in Wireless charging? Faster or allowing more space in between (for cases and stuff)?
    11-20-2015 04:54 PM
  2. MSZika's Avatar
    Hi Dan, can you share some images of the Action Center in Continuum? I really want to know if it is like the PC version or mobile.
    11-20-2015 04:55 PM
  3. awesmdiver's Avatar
    My local store said the same thing and when I originally ordered it, the in-store sample they had was dual-sim. Be pissed if we get screwed in US here.
    11-20-2015 04:58 PM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    So, I know this is Dan's AMA - but I wear contacts and was able to setup the Iris Scanner no problem on my 950 this morning. I was curious how well it worked so I pulled my contacts out and gave it a shot, and it detected me with no issues at all. I was able to use the 'Improve Recognition' button afterwards and set it up so that it recognizes me with or without my glasses on.

    It's pretty darn cool. The setup process was easy too, so I could see somebody that wears glasses getting to the screen where the camera lights up and then just take them off until the scan is done. Takes all of like 10 seconds to do
    My prescription is extremely strong. I wouldn't even see anything on the screen without glasses or contacts. The scanner would probably be unable to scan through my prescription glasses.
    11-20-2015 04:59 PM
  5. ag3750's Avatar
    What is the purpose of the metal ring around the camera?
    11-20-2015 05:03 PM
  6. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    What is, in your opinion, the top one, two or more features that we can point to when (politely of course) telling "Fandroids" and "iSheep" to shut up with the jeering and criticisms?

    Oh, and how can we get that new universal WC app?
    UWP apps are really good. The camera will beat most phones out there (dynamic flash is great). There is also just the specs: microSD, Qi wireless charging and a QHD display are all impressive. Continuum is certainly cool as is the iris scanner (even if it's not better than fingerprint, it's a 'wow' technology for sure).

    Our app will be going into public beta soon. Still adding forums and other features first.
    11-20-2015 05:04 PM
  7. LennH's Avatar
    How does the 950 compare to the 1020 in terms of picture and video quality?
    11-20-2015 05:05 PM
  8. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hey Dan, question about backups. I plan to upgrade to from a Lumia 1520. Do I need to do anything fancy to pull my upgrade from Microsoft Servers, or is it just like previous upgrades?
    Just like previous backup/restores, it'll show up after you log in.
    11-20-2015 05:05 PM
  9. netmann's Avatar
    Yeah, audio recording for calls is super cool. I'll do an article on that soon. Regarding coming to existing hardware I am not too sure, but it sounds like it may either need firmware or it is a new hardware feature of these Lumias. I'll try to find out more.
    Dan, could you combine your upcoming Audio Recording article with the phone speaker Sound Quality review? Perhaps playing some music and also testing the sound and incoming ringer while the phone is laid out flat on wood desk, leather (microfiber) couch, and other sound absorbent material.

    It appears that the rear camera ring protrusion would help the sound propagation (escape) while the device is sitting face up on a flat smooth surface. Not sure of absorbent surfaces!
    RumoredNow and taymur like this.
    11-20-2015 05:07 PM
  10. Kr0nyxx's Avatar
    What in your opinion would be the top three things Microsoft needs to do in order for them to succeed in the mobile space ( outside of obvious app gap)?
    11-20-2015 05:07 PM
  11. willboyce's Avatar
    Hi Dan.
    I can see the camera is brilliant but how is loudspeaker for calls? Is it HD? And how is the loudspeaker for playing music?.
    How is the call quality with its 2 antennas?
    Many thanks

    posted from blackberry Priv
    11-20-2015 05:08 PM
  12. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hello Daniel! Since you connected your phone to the monitors via Continuum, the monitor supports only Full HD, but will Microsoft eventually eventually increase the resolution to 4K?
    That's all hw dependent. Maybe someday.
    11-20-2015 05:10 PM
  13. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I'm having issues with the new Heath App on the 950 and my Band 2. MS support says the band 2 is not yet compatible with Windows 10. Have you been able to sync your 950 phone with your Band 2?
    No issues here and I use Band 2 + MS Health all the time with ease.
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    11-20-2015 05:10 PM
  14. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Is there any reason NOT to buy this particular phone if one is set on getting a Windows 10 Mobile phone? Any potential dealbreakers (apart from apps)?
    No dealbreakers. If you are all in on Win10 then you probably want this phone and will happy with it. You may not love all of it, but it's the best to have right now.
    ectobs and Talal Al Reyami like this.
    11-20-2015 05:11 PM
  15. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Maybe you should share some screenshots of that universal WC app. Give us a sneak peek XD

    Question: What's the sound quality using headphones on Lumia 950 compared to other Lumias? Is it any louder? Can it stand against iPhone or phones with Beats audio?
    Good question! I haven't been to the gym all week because of this review, so I'll have to try it out. Sorry!
    BataBole likes this.
    11-20-2015 05:11 PM
  16. Muessig's Avatar
    What do you think to the speaker on the phone? Is the quality any better than on the 930 and how does it compare to other mainstream devices in audio quality?

    Do you think MS should have mounted the speaker on the bottom or even front-facing?
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-20-2015 05:11 PM
  17. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    The specs seem to support the unlocked version of the 950 on T-Mobile's network in the US. Has anyone tested this with a T-Mobile SIM card?
    Yes, it should be fine on T-Mo save for no Wi-Fi calling.
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    11-20-2015 05:11 PM
  18. MP3Mike's Avatar
    No issues here and I use Band 2 + MS Health all the time with ease.
    Interesting, because I can only get "one-way" traffic with my Band 2 on my 640. (I get all the notifications, but I can't "hang-up" a call, reply to a text (keyboard/quick response/Cortana), use Cortana voice search, etc.)

    So it is like my Band 2 can't send data to the phone. (But it does sync my activity stats.)
    11-20-2015 05:12 PM
  19. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Is the zoom feature as good as on the 1020? How would you compare the two phones on this feature?
    1020 has 41MP this has 20MP so no, the zoom is not as good. Having said that, I think for most people it is very good. Also, the IQ is just generally better than the 1020 IMO plus its faster.
    11-20-2015 05:12 PM
  20. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Have you noticed the wireless charging not working well? Today I had my 950, on its way back home from ATT, in the CR-200. The 30 min it was in the cradle, the battery dropped 5%. Now I had no apps running, and my 830 charges just fine on the CR-200. I put it on the DT-10 at home and have not see any issues.

    Also does the 950 also not feel like a 640 but faster? I have my 830 and am looking at it from the point of view that this device, compared to the 830, is not worth the $598.99 ATT will be charging me for this.
    Working fine for me, but it does not charge nearly as fast as Type-C, obviously. I'll have to use my CR-200 more to find out.

    It does feel like a 640, but obviously has better hardware.
    11-20-2015 05:13 PM
  21. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hey Dan, I know you have said before you don't think the US unlocked 950XL will be a dual-sim but do you have any new info? online store says no brick and mortar store manager says yes.
    No more info, but I hear they are coming.
    11-20-2015 05:13 PM
  22. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Do you honestly foresee a Verizon variant becoming available by at least spring of 2016? I currently have a 928 on an off-contract shared data Verizon plan with many other lines which saves me a lot of money. Switching to AT&T would be just myself which would increase my monthly bill significantly. I can hold out for a little while longer to stay with Verizon, but should I be seriously considering switching carriers if I want to get a new Lumia within a year?
    No idea on Verizon. I do believe Microsoft is talking to them, but it'll be a few months before anything can happen.
    11-20-2015 05:14 PM
  23. rory753's Avatar
    which shows a better path for the direction of windows mobile: lumia 950 xl or HP envy 8 note?

    11-20-2015 05:14 PM
  24. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    How is the screen compared to the Galaxy S6 Edge? I read somewhere it's a bit *washed out*...sounds not so good for an (AM)OLED screen.
    You can turn up the display contrast in settings, like most Lumias. I have it set on vibrant and it looks great. Still, Samsung likely has a better display as they source it themselves and give their phones the best tech.
    11-20-2015 05:15 PM
  25. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Can I run games (like halo and Hitman GO) in continuum mode?
    I'll do a followup but my guess is no.
    11-20-2015 05:15 PM
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