12-04-2015 01:38 PM
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  1. mhc48's Avatar
    I don't see that much difference between the specs of the two and knowing that a Microsoft phone is coming next year, I wonder if I should wait before spending that much money. (I honestly don't see myself using Continuum).
    12-01-2015 07:44 AM
  2. Bizarro_Prime's Avatar
    I have a 930.
    While the 950 looks nice, I don't see a need to get one.
    The 930 will be getting W10M and I can't see a real world use for Continuum in my every day life.
    12-01-2015 08:03 AM
  3. busngabb's Avatar
    Depends how rich you are obviously. If you've got cash sloshing around because you're just that damn successful that the money isn't an issue, it'd be an upgrade I guess.

    If like me you're as broke as Zimbabwe there is a case for waiting to see what they come out with next year.

    I'm getting one because my phone contract is up and need a new phone as I've trashed my current one.
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    12-01-2015 08:35 AM
  4. donkiluminate's Avatar
    I wouldn't. 'Cause I did. If your phone isn't trashed, you don't care about windows hello or continuum there basically isn't anything your 930 can't do that a 950 can.
    12-01-2015 09:05 AM
  5. busngabb's Avatar
    I wouldn't. 'Cause I did. If your phone isn't trashed, you don't care about windows hello or continuum there basically isn't anything your 930 can't do that a 950 can.
    You could argue that about a 1st gen iphone. Screen resolution, processor speed, memory, camera pixels and storage are the only things that have changed and technically don't enable you to do anything more than you could anyway.
    12-01-2015 09:29 AM
  6. mhc48's Avatar
    One of the reasons, busngabb, I'm rich enough to have sufficient cash sloshing around to think about this is that I usually try to make rational, informed choices whether and where to spend the cash I have. If it were a coat that was "warm enough" and not badly frayed, I'd probably stick with the old one. But technolust makes it more difficult. When it comes to new technology and the desire to encourage MS to keep at making phones it's harder to restrain myself from getting the newest and best.
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    12-01-2015 09:40 AM
  7. slimchap's Avatar
    I didn't upgrade to the 950 too cos I don't have the cash to do so.... My cash could take me as far as the 535 and it is really cool. Running Windows 10 fluidly.
    12-01-2015 09:47 AM
  8. donkiluminate's Avatar
    You could argue that about a 1st gen iphone. Screen resolution, processor speed, memory, camera pixels and storage are the only things that have changed and technically don't enable you to do anything more than you could anyway.
    Yeah, but the 930 isn't a 1st gen device that suffers from immature technology. That being said, isn't getting the new and shiny new toy why we usually by something new? Whether it's a new car, phone, tv, etc. We all like shiny new toys.
    12-01-2015 09:49 AM
  9. busngabb's Avatar
    Yeah, but the 930 isn't a 1st gen device that suffers from immature technology. That being said, isn't getting the new and shiny new toy why we usually by something new? Whether it's a new car, phone, tv, etc. We all like shiny new toys.
    Of course it is. Or we'd all be running round with Lumia 435s or Moto Es depending on our OS bias.
    12-01-2015 10:42 AM
  10. Ian Too's Avatar
    I will be upgrading, probably to a 950XL, later this month or early next year. The reason is that some time ago, before I got my 930, I drew up a list of what I required from my next device and part of that was enough memory to take my music collection; allowing me to merge the budget and functions of my phone and iPod. A 128GB micro SD card in a 950/950XL is the first combination which actually meets my requirements.

    The other reason is simly that while I've been telling myself otherwise, the 930 is too cumbersome and I do miss the glance screen. I wasn't going to upgrade from by 920 until the deal with the free wireless speaker and portable Qi charger made it stupid not to.
    12-01-2015 11:16 AM
  11. donkiluminate's Avatar
    Of course it is. Or we'd all be running round with Lumia 435s or Moto Es depending on our OS bias.
    435? Heck, I'd still be running around with my old flip phone and driving my 1976 Toyota Celica.
    12-01-2015 11:24 AM
  12. Joel S.'s Avatar
    Are you an Insider? Are you comfortable with Windows 10 in its current state? If yes, then you should consider upgrading. Changes are marginal, but not insignificant.

    If you are not an Insider, or you find yourself switching back to 8.1 on your 930 due to issues with Windows 10, stick with the 930 until the OS shows more maturity.
    12-01-2015 01:24 PM
  13. Skyway's Avatar
    I don't see that much difference between the specs of the two and knowing that a Microsoft phone is coming next year, I wonder if I should wait before spending that much money. (I honestly don't see myself using Continuum).
    There is a pretty big spec change. While the 930 may perform adequately, the 950 indeed has much better hardware. Now, whether or not you need that hardware is another question.

    The other thing is that if you are always waiting for the next device, you'll always be waiting. We don't know that a flagship to replace the 950 is coming next year, they are only rumors at this point. I have a hard time believing that they would drop the 950/XL and then release another flagship within a year, it just doesn't make sense.
    12-01-2015 02:18 PM
  14. Harrie-S's Avatar
    For me the 930 performance is good enough but I consider to get the 950 XL, not for the better hardware but for the larger display.
    12-01-2015 02:33 PM
  15. mhc48's Avatar
    For me the 930 performance is good enough but I consider to get the 950 XL, not for the better hardware but for the larger display.
    That's probably the only/best reason to upgrade. Though not for me:I like a smaller phone.
    12-01-2015 07:29 PM
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    12-02-2015 05:31 AM
  17. Tempest790's Avatar
    The 930 is a great phone but two things made me upgrade to the 950. No LTE on the 930 on AT&T's network and the micro SD card expandability. 32GB phones just don't cut it anymore for me. That said, I think the 930 design was fantastic. Great display (slightly brighter than the 950), perfect screen size, and good camera. Plus, it recorded 4K video too with the latest Windows 10 update.

    Coming from any other phone, the 950 is a great upgrade, but from the 930 it's more marginal although I do like the 950 overall.
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    12-02-2015 07:35 AM
  18. chris_gt's Avatar
    I have a 930 and to be honest i'm more likely to wait until the next one comes along. Even though the specs on the 950 are an improvement, I don't feel my phone is slow in any way and the camera improvements in the 950 are smaller than I expected.

    The things that keep me on the 930 are w8.1 (w10 has a long way to go, rolled back last night due to this), and the design of the phone, I just don't like the 950 line. To be honest the 930 compared to the 925 it replaced was a step back in the aesthetics department, but I tolerated it due to the huge upgrade in specs and camera. With the 950 I'm not getting that upgrade so I can't justify it.

    I'd like to see what the rest of the manufacturers bring to the table too.
    12-02-2015 07:56 AM
  19. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I don't see that much difference between the specs of the two and knowing that a Microsoft phone is coming next year, I wonder if I should wait before spending that much money. (I honestly don't see myself using Continuum).
    I echo this sentiment. Prior to the release of the 950XL, I was quite eager to get my hands on it. I use a combo of a 640XL and a 1520 at the moment. Seeing the specs of the 950XL and the fact that the latest Insiders' Build (1511) works just fine on my primary device (640XL), I have now decided to sit out this round and wait for what MS decides to release next year. Till then, I am confident that my 640XL will work just fine. It is a robust phone and unless it get damaged in some at of now unforeseen way, I think it will serve my purposes well. The thing is that W10M (in its current state and it can only become more refined over the year) has made the 640XL feel like a new phone and I don't feel the lack of either RAM or the SoC.
    12-02-2015 09:50 PM
  20. taymur's Avatar
    I think that the 950 overall is a great phone, and worth the upgrade, but for me 3 things are still holding me back.

    1 - my 930 is only one year old, and its in a very good condition (if i was very tempted to go 950 i might sell it, but not yet)
    2 - i have a lot of over devices that would make continuum not necessary for me.
    3 - the eco system is not solved with the 950, its solved with windows 10, and i have that on my 930.
    12-03-2015 12:51 AM
  21. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    For me the 930 performance is good enough but I consider to get the 950 XL, not for the better hardware but for the larger display.
    This. I had a 930. I went to Manchester #WindowsInsidersUK event last night. Walked out with 2 950XLs.
    I saw no reason to upgrade from 930 till last night. But I saw the phone in my hand. I realized its hardware and what it can do. I had to upgrade.

    Look at it this way:
    If a Surface Phone launches next Oct-Dec, it will be high end. Probably priced closer to iPhone. Would you have that kind of money next year? Yes? Then stick to your 930.

    However, my logic was - if I sell 930 today, I get 150 on eBay. My phone was 480 with free dock (80) and Office 365 + 1 TB OneDrive (50). Now take away these and my 950XL is 350. I'll get 150 for 930 so that leaves my phone price at 200..

    A bigger display, 1GB extra RAM, Continuum (that I will use probably once in next 12 months), Windows Hello, qHD screen, triple LED flash (you need to take a photo to see the difference!), thinner phone, lighter phone, glance screen, ultra fast charging, USB type C, ability to record voice calls - is it worth it for 200? Hell yeah!


    Now, if Surface phone came out next year say for same price as XL. 480 - I won't have 150 for my 930. It would sell for 50-60 if that. So my Surface Phone will cost me 400 at least. If it is going to be more expensive than this, I am looking at 500 cash, even after selling my 930.

    I chose to pay roughly 50p a day for next 12 months till Surface Phone is launched, to get 950XL.

    If I did want a Surface phone next year, I am sure selling 950XL will fetch me more money than my 930 would next year.

    Those thinking of being rich and shelling out money etc - are using only financial logics, not economics.
    Last edited by rockstarzzz; 12-03-2015 at 06:19 AM. Reason: forgot to mention glance screen!
    12-03-2015 06:00 AM
  22. mhc48's Avatar
    Thanks rockstarzz, that's exactly the kind of convoluted reasoning that convinced me at the last minute not to attend the NYC WindowsInsider Event Tuesday night. I knew if I went I'd probably be a goner and wouldn't be able to resist buying a 950 (plus free Continuum Dock) that every other instinct and analysis told me was unnecessary when I had a perfectly good (now with Win 10 almost fantastic) 930. But buying 2 950XLs today to sell and save enough money on a Surface phone next year? I don't think I'd ever have been able to talk myself into that elegant of a voodoo economic justification. Kudos.
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    12-03-2015 07:58 AM
  23. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Thanks rockstarzz, that's exactly the kind of convoluted reasoning that convinced me at the last minute not to attend the NYC WindowsInsider Event Tuesday night. I knew if I went I'd probably be a goner and wouldn't be able to resist buying a 950 (plus free Continuum Dock) that every other instinct and analysis told me was unnecessary when I had a perfectly good (now with Win 10 almost fantastic) 930. But buying 2 950XLs today to sell and save enough money on a Surface phone next year? I don't think I'd ever have been able to talk myself into that elegant of a voodoo economic justification. Kudos.
    If it is too complicated, here is a simpler version.

    Your 930 is worth 150 today. It will be 80 next year.
    When do you sell and leave - today or next year?

    At the end of the day it is cash. Today you have 150 to put towards your bread or new phone. Next year you would have 80 to put towards your bread or new phone. After a year, we know for fact that bread and phone will only get expensive and value of old technology only get smashed to bits. Simples!
    12-03-2015 08:17 AM
  24. BSobotta's Avatar
    But technolust makes it more difficult. When it comes to new technology and the desire to encourage MS to keep at making phones it's harder to restrain myself from getting the newest and best.
    This is pretty much why I bought mine. My 830 was fine.
    12-03-2015 08:56 AM
  25. bells0's Avatar
    Do you really think the 930 will get 150 on ebay??

    Mizumo etc are only offering around 70 now, which made me nearly faint!!! Bought mine for 369 in Sept 14. Looking on ebay, they don't seem to get over 100. Rather frustrating...........hasn't stopped me ordering an XL. Should be with me tomorrow.

    I can then send back my 930 and it's faulty mic for a repair. Little part of me hopes they wont have the parts to repair and will send me a 950............ ;-)

    2 years warranty is deffo a blessing!
    12-03-2015 09:21 AM
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