12-01-2015 08:43 PM
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  1. mrshamoozoo's Avatar
    Hey guys. I have compiled a random list of gripes while using this phone.
    As a background, I have been using windows phone since 2010. Started with the HTC HD7 and have had many windows phones since, so im no stranger to how basic the OS used to and how its evolved. This 950 is an awesome phone, but a couple random things stick out to me just from everyday normal use. I did not participate in the whole beta journey, but kept up with some stuff posted. So not sure if some of this system stuff have been broken for a while or not.
    The battery is horrible.
    The phone random resets at least once a day.
    Alarms crash when try to set alarm with song.
    Alarms app to pick ringtone to use, interface different then in the settings app when you choose ringtone, and loading screen.
    Alarms app crashes when turning on an alarm. Happens sometimes.
    Music player doesnt cooperate well with Bluetooth devices.
    Plug in aux and play music you were just listening to, it won't work. Have to start track over. Happens sometimes with Bluetooth as well like using lg tones or my nokia 360 speaker or in my car.
    Groove player plays random songs sometimes or starts songs in random places.
    Hit a playlist pinned, it opens groove and proceeds to play whatever song I was playing before I selected playlist.
    Messaging app tile lags to update notifications
    When adding a contact to a message, once in the phonebook and confirm number to send, you cannot hold down and copy that number anymore before sending contact card.(did it on my 830) I find sometimes people cannot open file so I always attach number too with the contact card.
    Hitting a text message notification at the top reveals a resuming screen and doesnt take me to the text
    Can't copy and paste from one note into messaging sometimes.
    Call forwarding broken.
    Lets not talk about the camera app
    Settings doesnt open sometimes. Had to restart phone.
    Overall this phone is a joy to use. For the most part its quick and to the point. The animations are cool and I still love windows phone. I just need MS to make this as fluid as 8.1 and optimize that battery and im solid. Hope this helps!
    11-27-2015 09:44 PM
  2. BSobotta's Avatar
    Wow, can't say I have experienced much of that. My phone does crash once in a while, and the battery is not the greatest.
    11-27-2015 09:48 PM
  3. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Only gripe I have is battery, also have not experienced any of the other problems you have listed.

    Incidently, killing page prefetch (page prediction in edge) seems to help Battery life quite noticeably. Phone Battery life could still be better, but the last build it 10 on my 830 also was catering my battery, so I'm going the next build resolves it.
    11-27-2015 09:55 PM
  4. John Frey's Avatar
    I have had a few of those as well. Have any of you had the incoming call issue where the caller gets a ton of feedback and echo in less you hit hold and un-hold the call? or is that just my device?
    11-27-2015 10:02 PM
  5. mrshamoozoo's Avatar
    I have had a few of those as well. Have any of you had the incoming call issue where the caller gets a ton of feedback and echo in less you hit hold and un-hold the call? or is that just my device?
    I have talked on my phone ALOT over the last week, I haven't had that issue yet.
    11-27-2015 10:20 PM
  6. John Frey's Avatar
    Great to know ill go and try to get a replacement phone when I can my incoming calls all complain they hear tons of echo and background noise when talk to me. But not on outgoing is odd.
    11-27-2015 10:43 PM
  7. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    My 950 has had very good battery life on par with 8.1. To this day, I've never had it crash. Very satisfied with it. Sorry you're having so many problems. Perhaps yours is in need of a hard reset or its defective.
    11-27-2015 11:10 PM
  8. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Already traded mine, and have some a hard reset, battery life is better than before, but still unsuitable for a windows phone with a battery this large.
    Last edited by Immortal Lobster; 11-28-2015 at 12:07 AM.
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    11-27-2015 11:48 PM
  9. Roach26's Avatar
    Haven't had a problem with my 950 to this day. Never crashed, battery life is perfect, camera app works fine. Hard reset might help. Did a hard reset on mine after I picked it up from the AT&T store. Having no regrets so far upgrading from my 1020....
    11-28-2015 12:01 AM
  10. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Haven't had a problem with my 950 to this day. Never crashed, battery life is perfect, camera app works fine. Hard reset might help. Did a hard reset on mine after I picked it up from the AT&T store. Having no regrets so far upgrading from my 1020....
    Did you restore a backup? After the hard reset? I to did a hard reset, but restored backup, better than first phone, but Battery does not make it through day. Killing prefetch in edge has helped, but it's still an issue, just opening edge send draw from 1.7-2.1%/hr, and throttles it to 15%-ish an hour! If I don't close the tabs, it doesn't seem to return to an idle state. Frustrating. I've enabled inside and am in latest build, with all apps fully upgraded per store.
    11-28-2015 12:12 AM
  11. Roach26's Avatar
    Did you restore a backup? After the hard reset? I to did a hard reset, but restored backup, better than first phone, but Battery does not make it through day. Killing prefetch in edge has helped, but it's still an issue, just opening edge send draw from 1.7-2.1%/hr, and throttles it to 15%-ish an hour! If I don't close the tabs, it doesn't seem to return to an idle state. Frustrating. I've enabled inside and am in latest build, with all apps fully upgraded per store.
    Yes I did. Got all my app, home screen setting just like it was on my 1020. My experience with windows 10 has been good so far. Not saying the os is perfect, it still need work. Missing double tap to wake and couple more features. But no major problem here.....
    Last edited by Roach26; 11-28-2015 at 01:24 AM.
    11-28-2015 01:11 AM
  12. John Frey's Avatar
    Did a hard reset on my phone and at last it was working. Had two friends call me and neither one had the echo feed back issue. However I restarted the phone in order to get the 4 rows back. Shortly after doing so another buddy called and had the same issue again. Test called myself with my buddy phone and sure enough there is was. (also testing going back to the old screen size to see if the two where related but had no luck) I was so close.
    Last edited by John Frey; 11-28-2015 at 01:48 AM.
    11-28-2015 01:29 AM
  13. Bjfcm's Avatar
    1.Battery life is great. --- Close Background Apps in Battery Saver Settings . Every App added. including Word , Excel Etc..is running so go shut them off ) ( put screen on Auto or anything lower than 100 %( this kills your battery and is unnecessary . I find 37 % comfortable or sometimes 70 % Brightness depending on activity

    2.No crashes at all--- OS Software is Solid - MS will be sending updates soon. OS is still new but great

    3.The Echo is caused by the high volume.--- Turn it down to 50 % ( I did experience it with callers and that fixed it)

    Good Luck !
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    11-28-2015 02:25 AM
  14. Immortal Lobster's Avatar
    Beginning to wonder what else in edge is carrying over as setting from my restore. Your think a software but would be consistent across the same devices. Are yours att variants? Really would like my battery to last more than 10 hours with light to moderate use......
    11-28-2015 02:37 AM
  15. mrshamoozoo's Avatar
    Mine was a fresh install, no backups. Im gonna hard reset this weekend and see if it helps!
    11-28-2015 08:19 AM
  16. ashram's Avatar
    I have had some of these issues, but not all. Concerning battery life, there IS something I did notice on another phone.

    On my 920, with cellular off, I have seen various battery life spans over the last few builds. Since July, the 920 lasted 2-3 days easy. The last 2 insider builds, which are close to the 950 build, barely last overnight. So I am hoping battery life will be increased with an update or 2.

    As for everything else? Different people seem to have different issues. I have had the random app crash, 1 known reboot over the last week, the battery drain, etc.

    And, another issue, which is strange, if I power up the phone and plug it into the charger while the screen is blank during the MS and AT&T splash screen, it will stay blank. A battery pull was needed. I have not been able to replicate this, so my accidental timing was somehow too perfect
    11-28-2015 09:06 AM
  17. uselessrobot's Avatar
    The first week my impression of my 950 was negative. I had a few crashes and annoyances with the UI. I was seriously considering returning the phone and getting a Nexus 5X. However, since then things have improved considerably.

    The important thing about battery life is that it took about a week and a half to get good. And now I'd say it's excellent. I don't lose more than about 3% - 5% overnight. The battery drops maybe 10%-15% in about an hour of gaming which I'd say is a marked improvement. It also seems to be a lot more consistent than my 920 where occasionally it would suffer from excessive drain. Heat no longer is a problem either.

    The one big annoyance I still have is OneDrive constantly failing to upload. I had the problem on the 920, but it seems worse now.
    11-28-2015 09:39 AM
  18. Jazmac's Avatar
    Not so unusual for Lumia. but sounds like you got a dud for a phone. I've been there a few times with the Lumia 900 and the 920. They just don't have the quality control you expect. The good news is, when you get one that's not built on a payday or the guy that got an increase in his child support, you're in business. Its only been a week so exchange it.
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    11-28-2015 03:58 PM
  19. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I haven't picked up a 950 yet but I'll share this. I have never, ever activated a Windows Phone without doing a hard reset first. New or used, always do a factory reset. I learned this with WinMo and later, Android.
    11-28-2015 04:28 PM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Not so unusual for Lumia. but sounds like you got a dud for a phone. I've been there a few times with the Lumia 900 and the 920. They just don't have the quality control you expect. The good news is, when you get one that's not built on a payday or the guy that got an increase in his child support, you're in business. Its only been a week so exchange it.
    Jaz, there's no child support in China. No room for Baby Mamas with the 1 child law.
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    11-28-2015 04:31 PM
  21. swanlee's Avatar
    My 950 was horribly bug ridden, I did a restore from my 920 config. After a day of bugs I did a factory reset and configured it from scratch and it has been working great with no issues. So don't restore a config from a previous phone and all should be good.
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    11-28-2015 04:36 PM
  22. snakebitten's Avatar
    In theory, a restore from a backup would be safe. But in practice, it seems to result in a less confident experience for me. If anything doesn't behave, I am stuck wondering if.......

    The beauty of Microsofts' Eco system is it's hardly painful to build from scratch. Other than historical sms activity, I can get a pretty fast build done without using restore-from-backup.

    And I'm thrilled with my 950XL. It's solid and stable. Just wish my sms history would populate and it would switch back to LTE faster, after dropping to 4G on occasion.
    11-28-2015 04:56 PM
  23. John Frey's Avatar
    Update:my on going 950 incoming call problems. As suggested tried having people call me and then turned down the volume. However this did not fix the problem still could hear any background sound in my room like i was right next to it even if I was across the room. Tired hard reset and soft, turned off and on ATT HD voice, even when to the att repair centre and did a swap for another phone. Now this is were it gets odd after getting the new phone I tested it 5 times had someone call me.

    1. Had some one call me when the phone was first done setting up- no call feedback
    2. Had them call me after the phone app finished updating- no call feedback
    3. after I resized the tile size to get 4 Columns and restarted the phone- no feedback
    4. After all apps where downloaded and everything was set up the way I like it - No feedback
    5. 4 hours later got a call from the same friend just to test it one last time- There was feedback

    The only quick fix I can still find is when I get a call is to turn hold off and on this fixes the issue. (so frustrated that it had worked perfectly for so many calls but then just stopped even after getting a whole new device)
    11-28-2015 06:12 PM
  24. Skyway's Avatar
    Jaz, there's no child support in China. No room for Baby Mamas with the 1 child law.
    The phones are made in Vietnam.
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    11-28-2015 06:29 PM
  25. Jazmac's Avatar
    The phones are made in Vietnam.
    They should make them in the states and quit using 31 cents a month labor. I wouldn't care about your phone quality either
    11-29-2015 12:02 AM
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