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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    Today we see the inaugural Ask Me Anything (A.M.A.) with our very own Editor-In-Chief, Dan Rubino. Dan has been writing insightful articles for Windows Central for quite a while and we've all enjoyed his candid views on everything Microsoft. So here's your chance to have a 'sit-down' and get some of those burning questions off your chest.

    The topic for this AMA? Microsoft's new flagship phone, the Lumia 950.

    How does this work? Simple, ask your questions about anything related to the Lumia 950 in the thread below, and Dan will be on-hand to answer your questions, thoughts, comments about this device, how it will resonate with consumers and the industry as a whole and how it will perform in the real world. Dan will be answering questions today from 4pm ET through the weekend as and where he can.

    Get your thinking caps on and ask away!

    [note]Please keep questions on topic at all times. We expect all members to respect one another and adhere to the Mobile Nations Community Rules & Guidelines[/note]
    11-20-2015 02:15 PM
  2. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, Dan!

    Based on pictures/videos I've seen of the Lumia 950 & 950XL, it doesn't look like these new Lumias have the curved glass display edges that previous flagship Lumias have had. The glass just looks completely flat. Is that the case? And if so, why do you believe the Lumia team moved away from that style of display glass?
    11-20-2015 02:49 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Will the Lumia 950 be a resounding success outside the United States?
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    11-20-2015 02:50 PM
  4. Lyndon Sanche's Avatar
    Are you going to be using a 950 or 950xl as a daily driver
    11-20-2015 03:00 PM
  5. Vijay_Anand's Avatar
    I know your review has your impressions of the camera on the 950, Dan, so please humour me. How would you rate it, on a scale of 10? Especially when compared to other flagship cameras out there?
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    11-20-2015 03:02 PM
  6. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Will the Lumia 950 be a resounding success outside the United States?
    Doubtful, but it may keep the pulse on Windows Mobile alive until later next year. I think there will be a lot of progress in the OS and apps over the next six months that will keep things interesting.
    11-20-2015 03:10 PM
  7. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Are you going to be using a 950 or 950xl as a daily driver
    Absolutely. Already have had the Lumia 950 as my main line since Monday and I plan to keep it like that. Will add 950 XL to my second line as soon as that arrives.
    11-20-2015 03:10 PM
  8. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    I know your review has your impressions of the camera on the 950, Dan, so please humour me. How would you rate it, on a scale of 10? Especially when compared to other flagship cameras out there?
    Easily a 9 maybe a 10. I would like a few more features e.g. ability to blur the background like on the Nexus 5x or some 'plugins' like my Galaxy S6 Edge.

    Image quality, however, is outstanding. Images are super sharp with a lot of detail.
    11-20-2015 03:12 PM
  9. queentut16's Avatar
    Any issues using the Band 2 on the 950?
    Guytronic, danny 2, taymur and 1 others like this.
    11-20-2015 03:12 PM
  10. Muessig's Avatar
    It's been mentioned that you can record calls on the 950. Is this something exclusive to the new flagships or is this something coming to existing phones?
    11-20-2015 03:14 PM
  11. jeffgeno's Avatar
    How about the speed of the camera? The time out of the pocket, holding down the camera button to launch the software, and getting a picture? The 920 and 1020 were somewhat slow to launch the camera application and then slow to focus and get a shot.
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    11-20-2015 03:14 PM
  12. MMissionary's Avatar
    How well does the windows Central app run? Also does it run hot? In the review you said comfortably warm but that varies between the individual.
    Guytronic and rxc13 like this.
    11-20-2015 03:16 PM
  13. jsblumen's Avatar
    I am thinking about upgrading my Lumia 920 to the Lumia 950, but I have a few reservations. I plan on getting the Lumia 950 on a two year contract and fear that a better Windows Phone may be released (one with an intel processor) and I will still be stuck with the Lumia 950. Is it worth getting the Lumia 950 over upgrading my Lumia 920 to Windows 10 mobile? Is there flash support in the edge browser both on the phone and when using continuum? Do you think the app situation will improve one project islandwood is completed?
    11-20-2015 03:17 PM
  14. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    It's been mentioned that you can record calls on the 950. Is this something exclusive to the new flagships or is this something coming to existing phones?
    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.
    11-20-2015 03:18 PM
  15. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Any issues using the Band 2 on the 950?
    Not so far, working well.
    11-20-2015 03:18 PM
  16. Kenneth Fossum's Avatar
    Worth upgrading from 930?
    11-20-2015 03:18 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    How fast is the camera? Lumia cameras always took high quality pictures, but they were slow to capture images, which caused me to miss a lot of shots. Has this improved?
    Guytronic, taymur and RumoredNow like this.
    11-20-2015 03:19 PM
  18. ssapre's Avatar
    How does it feel after playing some games? Does get hot like Icon or 925 or quite better?
    11-20-2015 03:19 PM
  19. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    How well does the windows Central app run? Also does it run hot? In the review you said comfortably warm but that varies between the individual.
    I'm only running our new universal app, which runs fantastic.

    I never had the phone get hot. It can get warm under heavy load, but nothing to worry about and it is kind of rare TBH. My Lumia 1520 runs hotter and this is much more evenly distributed.
    11-20-2015 03:19 PM
  20. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Worth upgrading from 930?
    Probably. Really depends on what you are looking for, how much money you have and how committed you are. I also think getting a Mozo case will up the premium feel of it. More on that when we get them in.
    11-20-2015 03:20 PM
  21. Joel S.'s Avatar
    I am thinking about upgrading my Lumia 920 to the Lumia 950, but I have a few reservations. I plan on getting the Lumia 950 on a two year contract and fear that a better Windows Phone may be released (one with an intel processor) and I will still be stuck with the Lumia 950. Is it worth getting the Lumia 950 over upgrading my Lumia 920 to Windows 10 mobile? Is there flash support in the edge browser both on the phone and when using continuum? Do you think the app situation will improve one project islandwood is completed?
    It's all but guaranteed a new phone will be released before your upgrade is due. Cadence is annual for most companies, people gave MS LOTS of crap because the Icon was the last flagship, and it's not even 2 years old. If you want to upgrade early, go on AT&T's NEXT plan, or pay full price.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-20-2015 03:20 PM
  22. MikeSo's Avatar
    Do you have any of the Mozo(?) covers to try? Does that mitigate some of your criticism regarding appearance? EDIT: damn, asked a few seconds too late!

    Oh, and did you get a chance to check the audio properties on a video file to see if it records in stereo?
    11-20-2015 03:21 PM
  23. Joel S.'s Avatar
    Probably. Really depends on what you are looking for, how much money you have and how committed you are. I also think getting a Mozo case will up the premium feel of it. More on that when we get them in.
    Any word on store availability?
    11-20-2015 03:21 PM
  24. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    How fast is the camera? Lumia cameras always took high quality pictures, but they were slow to capture images, which caused me to miss a lot of shots. Has this improved?
    It's very fast for capturing photos. Just tap tap tap and keep taking images. Processing them using Rich Capture is another thing. That can take 5-7 seconds per image, but it all happens in the background. You could also turn it off. I have seen even Android phones do this when they do extra image features e.g. Nexus 5X and its 'blur background' feature.
    11-20-2015 03:21 PM
  25. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    How about the speed of the camera? The time out of the pocket, holding down the camera button to launch the software, and getting a picture? The 920 and 1020 were somewhat slow to launch the camera application and then slow to focus and get a shot.
    It's very fast. No complaints. Not sure what the Verge was alluding to in their "review".
    11-20-2015 03:22 PM
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