11-23-2015 01:35 PM
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  1. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Daniel, I know you mentioned the 950 sports the best, if not one of the best, cameras on the market. Is it the best Lumia camera ever? How does it compare to the Lumia 1020 - which I have?
    I ask because the 1020 camera has spoiled me, and I don't want to drop that level of picture quality available in a convenient package.
    Thanks
    Yes, best Lumia camera ever, I'd agree to that.

    I mean, 1020 is in a league of its own, but the algorithms and speed make the 950 more practical IMO.
    11-20-2015 05:34 PM
  2. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    How bad is the rear speaker? Can you compare it to any other Lumias or would you just say it sucks?
    Feels more like an 800-series speaker. It works, it's loud, just not amazing sounding.
    11-20-2015 05:34 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Dan,

    I just finished watching your review video for the Lumia 950. Thank you for that wonderful overview.

    However, I did see that your cat looks dubious:

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    ...Is he holding out for the Intel chipped phones rumored to be in the pipe? If so, do you think he's a smart cat or has he gotten into the catnip again?
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    11-20-2015 05:35 PM
  4. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    what can a 950 do that my 930 can't?
    Continuum. Other than that, not a whole lot. Just as you say, beefier specs. Fast charge is nice, however as is Glance.
    11-20-2015 05:35 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    Will you (or Windows Central) do a camera comparison between the 1520, 930, 1020, and 950?
    11-20-2015 05:36 PM
  6. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    hi Dan, do you think the double tap to wake ant the glance peek will come in an update? hope so, can't understand why microsoft is removing the good things on their devices... thanks
    Yeah, I think it'll come back. I don't think they're removing them as much as they need to get it to work with a QHD display.
    11-20-2015 05:36 PM
  7. Martsicky's Avatar
    Hello Daniel! Does Lumia 950 support more slow-mo options than 930/1520? (e.g. 1080p/120fps like iPhone6s)
    11-20-2015 05:36 PM
  8. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Dan,

    Is the 950 that will be available through the brick-and-mortar Microsoft Stores on Nov 26 the AT&T device, or the unlocked version? If it's not the unlocked version, do you know when that version will be available?

    Thanks!!
    I think both, but can't be positive. Although MS said "a few weeks" for unlocked.
    11-20-2015 05:36 PM
  9. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    The iris scanner is bad for persons who wear glasses, since they can't see the prompts on the screen if they remove their glasses.

    Is it possible to set up the iris scanner while wearing contacts, or is that feature useless for persons who need vision correction?
    Yes.
    11-20-2015 05:36 PM
  10. Daniel Rubino'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)?
    Super sensitive touch.

    CR-200 seems to be fine for the car.

    Multitasking support?

    You can swipe them away or swipe them up to show again.

    Qi is Qi, nothing new there.
    11-20-2015 05:38 PM
  11. Daniel Rubino'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.

    it looks like on PC and comes in from the right.
    11-20-2015 05:38 PM
  12. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    What is the purpose of the metal ring around the camera?
    No purpose, although it is the housing for OIS, protects the camera lens and raises the back fo the device to let the speaker have clearence.
    11-20-2015 05:39 PM
  13. HeyCori's Avatar
    Does Continuum work with the Microsoft wireless display adapter?
    11-20-2015 05:40 PM
  14. Joel S.'s Avatar
    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.
    My fianc is blind as a bat with no eyes, so I might have her try with her glasses just to see. Works fine with her contacts though. I saw Peter Bright had no luck with it with his glasses.
    11-20-2015 05:40 PM
  15. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Is burst mode available?
    Yes.
    11-20-2015 05:43 PM
  16. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    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.
    Will consider it.

    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.
    It certainly does aid in this, correct.
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    11-20-2015 05:46 PM
  17. Daniel Rubino'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)?
    Ummm....Surface Phone. lol

    I'll more on this topic next week.
    11-20-2015 05:46 PM
  18. abond32's Avatar
    Have you had any reboot issues with your 950? Adding pictures to a text message while in the texting app caused a reboot on my device twice today. Thanks!
    11-20-2015 05:47 PM
  19. Daniel Rubino'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

    It's "okay" is all I can say. Not impressed but it's usable. Honestly, I need to test it more. For calls it's like 8/10 for quality. It's certainly loud.
    11-20-2015 05:48 PM
  20. Daniel Rubino'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?
    They all have their pros/cons. iphone has a great speaker. I also cover it all the time during games, so...
    11-20-2015 05:48 PM
  21. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I'm curious if you had a chance to try the Microsoft Remote Desktop app with Continuum, and how well that seemed to work.
    I have not, sorry. Will look into it.
    11-20-2015 05:48 PM
  22. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Hi Dan, in Continuum, can you open a normal looking file explorer window? In which you could easily copy data from one USB flash stick to another? And does the phone memory show up like a C drive? I assume the SD card shows as a D drive too?
    Will have to test that, sorry.
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    11-20-2015 05:49 PM
  23. bwgolfer's Avatar
    I got it. The issue is the MS Heath app that comes pre-loaded on the 950 is an older version. Removing the app and installing the current version from the App store fixed it.
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    11-20-2015 05:50 PM
  24. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I know you don't like the Project Astoria very much Daniel, I don't do either. But since it's freezed, how long time do think it will take before developers are going to use for example Project Islandwood? I'm not so much in to it, but do you think it's easy for Companys to port apps? Does it cost much?
    Islandwood is still being developed and last I heard the APIs/tools were on an iOS 5 or iOS6 level, so still far behind. It's much better for games since those have custom UIs rather than apps, which are more complicated. I expect a few high profile games probably in the next few months.
    11-20-2015 05:50 PM
  25. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Do you know if the white Lumia 950 will make its way to the Canadian Microsoft store?
    No idea about the north, sorry. Probably?
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    11-20-2015 05:50 PM
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