11-29-2015 05:44 PM
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  1. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    It was just boring to me. I had for a couple of years got it so I could give my son my galaxy s4 at the time ended up with it again when I gave my son my iPhone 5s. Lol. Just don't not thrilled with Android always did like Windows. Guess my name should be phonephreak. Lol
    11-27-2015 08:07 PM
  2. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    I would charge it put it in my purse it would die repeat and rinse..
    11-27-2015 08:10 PM
  3. Visa Declined's Avatar
    I would charge it put it in my purse it would die repeat and rinse..
    The speaker on it was absolute shyte as well. I thought it was a pretty likeable phone though.
    geekladyemjay likes this.
    11-27-2015 08:28 PM
  4. tangledW's Avatar
    Gizmodo has a new, much more in depth review.

    Unfortunately, it's still full of false statements including complete contradictions within the same breath.

    Check it out...

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/27/m...ia-950-review/
    Visa Declined likes this.
    11-27-2015 08:36 PM
  5. phelme's Avatar
    What was wrong with the Nexus 5?
    Depending on who you talk to, battery and GPS issues.
    geekladyemjay likes this.
    11-27-2015 08:40 PM
  6. phelme's Avatar
    Gizmodo has a new, much more in depth review.

    Unfortunately, it's still full of false statements including complete contradictions within the same breath.

    Check it out...

    Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Not a flagship, but a first step
    Think you meant Engadget.:)
    920Walker and tangledW like this.
    11-27-2015 08:50 PM
  7. badMojo69's Avatar
    I can live with the Engadget review. Also I agree with this 100% "Think of it as a software version of little red nub on ThinkPads: It's meant for fine-grained control over the cursor, but it moves so slowly I basically gave up on it."

    920Walker likes this.
    11-27-2015 09:08 PM
  8. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    The speaker on it was absolute shyte as well. I thought it was a pretty likeable phone though.
    It was ok but it got old quick.
    11-27-2015 09:36 PM
  9. eeewing's Avatar
    I can live with the Engadget review.

    Ditto. *That* is what a fair review looks like.
    920Walker likes this.
    11-27-2015 11:02 PM
  10. ArtificiallyYours's Avatar
    Yeah once in a blue moon Engadget ever posts a readable opinion piece. :P

    When it isn't someone who hates Microsoft writing a Microsoft article.
    11-27-2015 11:33 PM
  11. tangledW's Avatar
    Ditto. *That* is what a fair review looks like.
    It wasn't bad, but it still isn't completely correct. For instance, it says you can't pin individual email accounts - which of course you obviously can (even if it were true, it's an ironic point to knock WP for since you can't "pin" anything to the other OS').
    geekladyemjay and ACF1 like this.
    11-28-2015 02:08 AM
  12. Visa Declined's Avatar
    it's an ironic point to knock WP for since you can't "pin" anything to the other OS'.
    Android: http://mobile-pixels.com/pin-webapp-...id-homescreen/
    iOS: iOS - How to pin websites to the home screen
    Arunabha Goswami likes this.
    11-28-2015 02:10 AM
  13. Paolo Ferrazza's Avatar
    It's not a metal ring, it's a plastic ring.
    Ok, I guess you understood what I was talking about anyway ;)
    11-28-2015 05:29 AM
  14. geekladyemjay's Avatar
    It wasn't bad, but it still isn't completely correct. For instance, it says you can't pin individual email accounts - which of course you obviously can (even if it were true, it's an ironic point to knock WP for since you can't "pin" anything to the other OS').
    In ios you can save shortcuts to websites but not emails. It is strange that they would mention that.
    11-28-2015 07:06 AM
  15. hb1x's Avatar
    The review was done by someone who has been using hi end phones, so I kind of feel his pain.
    For entry to low mid level phones (upto $200), windows phone is a nice choice. But for more than $200 I too don't recommend windows phone.
    11-28-2015 07:38 AM
  16. tangledW's Avatar
    Oh... Wow websites.
    11-28-2015 11:29 AM
  17. Ten Four's Avatar
    I didn't bother to read the review. Frankly, if I know a product well I find that reviews are often at odds with my own opinion--and crowd-sourced ones are the worst! We can harp all we want about journalists with axes to grind, but they generally try to get the facts straight, even if they sometimes fail. On the other hand, I read the star-rating reviews on product sites like Amazon or Newegg and they are often so far off the mark as to be worthless, if they are even for the correct product, which they often aren't. Not sure what the answer is, other than to check things out in a store, if possible, talk to people you know that actually have the devices, and be sure to purchase from a reputable place that will take it back for a full refund within a reasonable amount of time. A perfect example of this is the Windows phone world. Most people own and are familiar with Android or iPhone, so right there you have an instant bias against the operating system. I have the same feeling when I have to use someone else's Android or iPhone--frustrating, and I keep thinking how much easier my system of choice is--because it is familiar and I am comfortable with it. It's like all the car reviewers who drive high-end sports cars so much they can't objectively report on a low-end budget car.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-28-2015 02:00 PM
  18. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Um... when has Gizmodo been considered anything more than the Kotaku of the tech world?

    Yeah the review is incomplete and poorly-educated, but it's nothing we haven't learned to expect from Gizmodo by now.
    11-28-2015 03:17 PM
  19. ACF1's Avatar
    I didn't bother to read the review. Frankly, if I know a product well I find that reviews are often at odds with my own opinion--and crowd-sourced ones are the worst! We can harp all we want about journalists with axes to grind, but they generally try to get the facts straight, even if they sometimes fail. On the other hand, I read the star-rating reviews on product sites like Amazon or Newegg and they are often so far off the mark as to be worthless, if they are even for the correct product, which they often aren't. Not sure what the answer is, other than to check things out in a store, if possible, talk to people you know that actually have the devices, and be sure to purchase from a reputable place that will take it back for a full refund within a reasonable amount of time. A perfect example of this is the Windows phone world. Most people own and are familiar with Android or iPhone, so right there you have an instant bias against the operating system. I have the same feeling when I have to use someone else's Android or iPhone--frustrating, and I keep thinking how much easier my system of choice is--because it is familiar and I am comfortable with it. It's like all the car reviewers who drive high-end sports cars so much they can't objectively report on a low-end budget car.
    The difference between Amazon reviewers and Gizmodo, is that the latter is a professional reviewer, which is tasked (and paid) to do an objective review as much as possible without spreading FUD. I am not saying they cannot insert their opinion, but they have to contrast it so readers can tell between findings and personal preferences from the reviewer.

    You can read the tone of his review, and that was unequivocally to bash the windows phone, so it never stood a chance.

    On the other hand, Engadget seemed fair except for the "expensive for what it is" comment. It is priced to market.
    11-28-2015 03:51 PM
  20. DoctorPizza's Avatar
    Like many, as a WP fan, I would like the L950 to be praised and I wouldn't mind the phone to be criticized on its weaker points, that is fair game. I for sure want to pay a lot less, but saying it is in the wrong price bracket baffles me.
    Look at the price of the Nexus 5x and 6p, then get back to me.
    11-28-2015 04:09 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Look at the price of the Nexus 5x and 6p, then get back to me.
    I got a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition for $499. No it doesn't have iris scanning, but I wouldn't be able to use that feature anyway with my glasses.
    11-28-2015 04:21 PM
  22. 920Walker's Avatar
    The Gizmodo article is so poorly written it loses all credibility on that point alone. Add the "forced to use" statement from the first paragraph and it's already burnt toast.
    11-28-2015 04:27 PM
  23. DoctorPizza's Avatar
    I got a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition for $499. No it doesn't have iris scanning, but I wouldn't be able to use that feature anyway with my glasses.
    Yep, that's another phone with a great price.

    Comparisons to the iPhone and Galaxy S6 just aren't appropriate; both of those phones are at least half a generation, possibly more, ahead in terms of processor, and both have mass market appeal that enables premium pricing. The Nexus pair and Moto's phones are much more relevant benchmarks; they're phones that have to compete solely on their merits, not on their names. The 950 just doesn't impress the way many hoped it would.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-28-2015 04:34 PM
  24. Krystianpants's Avatar
    The one thing most people agreed in any review is that continuum is cool and it has a futuristic vibe to it. Now if enough of these UWP apps come out in the next few months that could get people to buy these phones. It's a cool enough feature that it could make some ignore the look. And of course accessories will come out and people will find out about them. It's possible it can steer some people towards wp. At least those who don't depend on snapchat.

    And I have the black 950XL it looks nice and premium. Don't know how the white one is. But it creates this really deep black phone due to the screen. It's really nice looking. Then the Microsoft logo is contrasted well including the ring around the lens.


    Side note: I don't know a single person that uses snapchat and I know a lot of people. Maybe it's just not popular in Canada. Who knows. Everyone seems to be using instagram/twitter or facebook.
    11-28-2015 06:40 PM
  25. ACF1's Avatar
    Look at the price of the Nexus 5x and 6p, then get back to me.
    spec wise, the L950 is closer to the LG G4 than it is to the 5X. L950 is $80 cheaper. Nexus 5X is discontinued and android people didn't like it too much. the nexus 5X launched $80 cheaper than what L950 is launching today. They only shared the same processor and the 5X has the laser autofocus. Other than that, the L950 seems better in every other way.

    The L950 could be $50 cheaper to make it more competitive, but its current launch price hardly an amount to claim it is too be considered "expensive for what it is" relative to other phones in the market.
    11-28-2015 07:01 PM
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