1. anon(3463402)'s Avatar
    Microsoft Lumia 950 review
    GSMArena team
    02 December, 2015

    Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Legendary Edition - GSMArena.com
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    12-02-2015 04:39 PM
  2. ashram's Avatar
    Some bad info in that review.
    the 950 FCC tear down shows no heatpipe. unless someone is willing to pop their device open to prove otherwise, it seems like a closed case.

    they also mention Continuum requires the display dock, which is also not true, as quite a few people tried it with miracast and even a generic USB-C to HDMI adapter!
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    12-02-2015 04:58 PM
  3. Chris_Kez's Avatar
    Pretty sure they're incorrect about the port only supporting USB 2.0 speed.
    12-02-2015 05:09 PM
  4. ashram's Avatar
    Pretty sure they're incorrect about the port only supporting USB 2.0 speed.
    missed that, it is USB 3.1

    It also says:
    "The second thing is that Type-C connectors are meant to go on both ends of the cable since the standard allows for functionality to go both ways - that's data transfer and even charging.

    The same cable is used for connecting the phone to the dock that allows for Continuum to work. "

    and we know that the continuum dock connection uses a USB-C to USB-C cable. The review is FULL of misinformation.
    BSobotta likes this.
    12-02-2015 05:21 PM
  5. Celticg's Avatar
    Some bad info in that review.
    the 950 FCC tear down shows no heatpipe. unless someone is willing to pop their device open to prove otherwise, it seems like a closed case.

    they also mention Continuum requires the display dock, which is also not true, as quite a few people tried it with miracast and even a generic USB-C to HDMI adapter!

    I can say that Continuum works for the Lumia 950 to the Xbox One as well with the wireless display app on the X1 (This app is available if you're part of the dashboard preview).
    BSobotta likes this.
    12-02-2015 06:20 PM
  6. ashram's Avatar
    I can say that Continuum works for the Lumia 950 to the Xbox One as well with the wireless display app on the X1 (This app is available if you're part of the dashboard preview).
    It works with ANY decent Miracast adapter. Also, you have to do a "quest" or survey (I forget which) to nab it via the insider dashboard on the Xbox one.... in case anyone is wondering.
    TechAbstract likes this.
    12-02-2015 06:46 PM
  7. rhapdog's Avatar
    the 950 FCC tear down shows no heatpipe. unless someone is willing to pop their device open to prove otherwise, it seems like a closed case.
    Thanks for that. I did a search and found it.
    https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicat...tml?id=2802137

    This is finally the definitive proof I was looking for.
    12-03-2015 09:20 AM
  8. ashram's Avatar
    Thanks for that. I did a search and found it.
    https://apps.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicat...tml?id=2802137

    This is finally the definitive proof I was looking for.
    Yeah, too bad it's not enough for some people. A commenter on the gsmarena swears there was a 950 teardown 2 weeks ago that proved the heatpipe is there. I could only find the 950xl tear downs.
    12-03-2015 09:37 AM
  9. rhapdog's Avatar
    Yeah, too bad it's not enough for some people. A commenter on the gsmarena swears there was a 950 teardown 2 weeks ago that proved the heatpipe is there. I could only find the 950xl tear downs.
    Tell'em "Link or it didn't happen." Then link the FCC tear down that proves no heat pipe.
    12-03-2015 09:42 AM
  10. Slovenix's Avatar
    Some bad info in that review.
    the 950 FCC tear down shows no heatpipe. unless someone is willing to pop their device open to prove otherwise, it seems like a closed case.

    they also mention Continuum requires the display dock, which is also not true, as quite a few people tried it with miracast and even a generic USB-C to HDMI adapter!
    Sorry for being a noob, but what do you mean by heatpipe? Liquid cooling or some other thing that helps. I always knew 950 didn't have one.

    Edit: I know now

    I don't think it's needed for Snapdragon 808 anyway.
    12-03-2015 09:54 AM
  11. ashram's Avatar
    Tell'em "Link or it didn't happen." Then link the FCC tear down that proves no heat pipe.
    tired of doing that.... some people tend not to believe anything unless a mod, admin or reputable (to them) site publishes it....
    12-03-2015 10:55 AM
  12. BSobotta's Avatar
    "I can say that Continuum works for the Lumia 950 to the Xbox One as well with the wireless display app on the X1 (This app is available if you're part of the dashboard preview)."

    I was wondering about this! Awesome!
    12-03-2015 02:58 PM
  13. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Other than the couple of errors in the review regarding the liquid cooling and continuum overall I'd say it was a good review. I've always liked gsmarena reviews because they do very thorough camera and audio quality reviews. Based on their review and comparison tools the camera on the 950 appears to be quite a beast.
    12-03-2015 03:20 PM
  14. swanlee's Avatar
    I've used continuum with the 950 in my xbox one and it even worked directly on my samsung tv since it supports miracast
    12-03-2015 03:37 PM
  15. rhapdog's Avatar
    tired of doing that.... some people tend not to believe anything unless a mod, admin or reputable (to them) site publishes it....
    Yeah, some people don't think the Federal Communications Commission is reputable but will believe anything The Verge says.

    Other than the couple of errors in the review regarding the liquid cooling and continuum overall I'd say it was a good review. I've always liked gsmarena reviews because they do very thorough camera and audio quality reviews. Based on their review and comparison tools the camera on the 950 appears to be quite a beast.
    It was "overall" a decent review. There were a number of accurate facts. I just wish they would have been a bit less sloppy with the reporting. It makes me wonder how many errors are in other product reviews and how much I can trust them to accurately give me the specs of the phone I'm researching.

    In the last couple of years, I have learned I need to look to the manufacturers website to get the specifications and do the comparisons the hard way. It's sad, but true. There just aren't enough that will go to the trouble to get their facts straight. Not just with reporting on phones or technology, but journalism in general is getting pretty sloppy and one-sided with opinions.

    We just need to be thankful that someone put up a "positive" review at least.
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    12-03-2015 05:29 PM
  16. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    Yeah, some people don't think the Federal Communications Commission is reputable but will believe anything The Verge says.
    The Verge is to tech journalism what The Onion is to news. Sometimes funny but still useless
    12-04-2015 12:23 AM
  17. Paolo Cardelli's Avatar
    Can't wait for 950 XL review.
    THAT is the real Microsoft beast right now... ;)
    12-04-2015 02:28 AM
  18. Pete's Avatar
    Yeah, I thought it was a good review as well. Made a pretty good job of describing the benefits of Windows 10 Mobile without resorting to endless complaints of the app gap.
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    12-04-2015 02:31 AM
  19. v535's Avatar
    One thing I didn't like was: Everyone was associating Living Images to Live Photos present in Apple. When Apple introduced it, everyone is awed and thinks MS copied it from Apple and really its the other way around.
    12-04-2015 08:59 AM
  20. Paolo Ferrazza's Avatar
    So that is the new Windows Central :)
    12-04-2015 09:12 AM
  21. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Yeah, too bad it's not enough for some people. A commenter on the gsmarena swears there was a 950 teardown 2 weeks ago that proved the heatpipe is there. I could only find the 950xl tear downs.
    These things should be brought up so they can correct it.
    12-04-2015 10:47 AM
  22. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Some bad info in that review.
    the 950 FCC tear down shows no heatpipe. unless someone is willing to pop their device open to prove otherwise, it seems like a closed case.

    they also mention Continuum requires the display dock, which is also not true, as quite a few people tried it with miracast and even a generic USB-C to HDMI adapter!
    in the article it shows:

    Main disadvantages
    No liquid cooling as initially advertised
    Expensive at launch
    No fingerprint reader (the lack is offset by the iris recognition)

    although it was never advertised for 950.
    12-04-2015 10:48 AM
  23. uselessrobot's Avatar
    I think people are misreading the article. It specifically states:
    Microsoft reportedly implemented the liquid cooling solution used in Microsoft's tablets to keep the Lumia 950 series running cool. Unfortunately the new system is applied only within the Lumia 950 XL, not the 950.
    12-04-2015 11:01 AM
  24. uselessrobot's Avatar
    This is one of the most robust reviews I've seen yet. I think it's positive overall, but they're honest and acknowledge that the competition is very compelling.

    My takeaway, however, is that this review demonstrates just how full of it so many other reviewers have been, making unsubstantiated negative claims in an attempt to validate their biases.
    Krystianpants likes this.
    12-04-2015 11:12 AM
  25. ashram's Avatar
    I think people are misreading the article. It specifically states:
    skim the comments, the reviewer updated the article concerning the heatpipe not in the 950 as initially mentioned.

    that alone gains a HUGE + as most other reviewers would have just let it be and continue on their IOS or Android lifestyle
    12-04-2015 11:28 AM

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