12-11-2015 07:15 AM
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  1. soil2oil's Avatar
    I picked up 2 and am having no issues with either that won't be fixed with upcoming software updates, really makes me question validity to some of the same retread complaint posts I've seen.
    Very happy with 950 in almost every sense, seeing as how they can't do everything I want I'm more than fine with this phone
    12-05-2015 03:02 AM
  2. EMitchell's Avatar
    I too am loving my 950 so far. Only issue is Outlook Mail not showing images in emails and not displaying HTML email correctly. My battery life has been good and no reboots or anything.
    I wasn't getting images in my email for the first few days, but now they're showing up. I don't think I've received any software updates that would have changed this. No idea why it started working.
    12-05-2015 07:24 AM
  3. mggm100's Avatar
    Which updates are your referring to?
    The November OS update and the firmware updates for S3. In my case they came within a day or 2 of each other. For some reason I didn't receive the July firmware update until November. In fact, it came twice, the first time a day or so before the November OS update and then again a day or so after the November update. At this point the only issues on S3 are the same ones on my desktop and (so I read) on WP 10 ... the live tiles that don't work properly.
    12-05-2015 08:35 AM
  4. boltman2013's Avatar
    Love my $29 640 too
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    12-05-2015 11:07 AM
  5. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    I wasn't going to upgrade from my 830, however got an early Xmas prezzie yesterday!

    So far I'm happy, it's faster, I don't recall seeing any "resuming" messages, and it's using about the same amount of battery power as my 830, so should get a couple days out of it, even with Skype, LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook etc running toasts in the background. Hey Cortana works a dream, however the Windows Hello does require you to be a little too close (then I would have expected) for it to work, hopefully MSFT updates it to give a better reading from a 'normal' distance.

    I'm not a photographer, but I'm very happy with the quality of images I've seen so far, even tried the Slow Motion video, though didn't seem to have the same impact as watching a normal slow-motion video, but that could be me!

    G.
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    12-05-2015 12:21 PM
  6. KrisYYC's Avatar
    I wasn't getting images in my email for the first few days, but now they're showing up. I don't think I've received any software updates that would have changed this. No idea why it started working.
    Interesting. You didn't do a hard reset at some point did you?
    12-05-2015 04:38 PM
  7. patcherd's Avatar
    Ever since I did a hard reset, the phone is working great No issues to speak of. No reboots in 2 days. Have been very happy with Win10 so far. Best Lumia I have owned yet. Excellent screen,camera and very quick and responsive.. This will hopefully be my last phone for a while.
    12-05-2015 05:07 PM
  8. EMitchell's Avatar
    Interesting. You didn't do a hard reset at some point did you?
    No, I didn't. So far, I haven't had to hard-reset my 950 (knock on wood!).
    12-05-2015 06:28 PM
  9. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    I was gung-ho for the XL...got one on launch day. I grew tired of no VVM, no HD Voice and no native support for AT&T. Returned it and got a 950. Muuuch better. The XL's 810 and size isn't necessary. The 950 just feels right and works fantastically with AT&T. No ragrets.
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    12-06-2015 12:44 PM
  10. BSobotta's Avatar
    I was gung-ho for the XL...got one on launch day. I grew tired of no VVM, no HD Voice and no native support for AT&T. Returned it and got a 950. Muuuch better. The XL's 810 and size isn't necessary. The 950 just feels right and works fantastically with AT&T. No ragrets.
    The 810 would be nice, but the 808 is great none the less.
    12-06-2015 11:03 PM
  11. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    There are too many complaints in these forums about the Lumia 950. I thought I would post something different based on my experience.

    I actually have 2 phones, one on AT&T, which was a Lumia 920 and is now replaced with a Lumia 950. I also have a Lumia Icon on Verizon. I have them both provided through work because I need to make sure I have service for my job. I use them both as hotspots when needed as well. The Lumia Icon was my go to device, I really like it other than it's terrible wifi signal. Since getting the 950, I feel like it blows away the Icon. Here is a small list of things I really like with the 950.

    Screen is very sharp and bright.
    Glance Screen
    Windows Hello (though this doesn't work all the time, it's in beta)
    The phone is extremely lite and thin
    I really like the on screen buttons (Back, Home, Search). I like the extra screen real-estate and it just works as expected. I think it also opens up the doors to do other things in the future, like additional buttons, etc.
    This phone is fast, no sluggishness at all
    Batter life lasts me all day
    I'm able to use my wireless charger that my 920 used
    The phone charges extremely fast with the wall charger
    The single speaker on the back is extremely loud
    Phone quality is great
    Cell and WiFi signals are very strong
    The screen is very smooth to the touch, smoother than my Icon.
    The Mics are very good and understanding me when dictating to the phone
    The camera quality is awesome and very fast (Pic and Video)
    Excited to try Continuum sometime

    Any downsides to the phone are really just OS related like Windows Hello. I really like this phone and the Windows 10 OS. I actually can't think of any Apps that I'm missing either. I use the following apps on a regular basis and am happy with them.

    Windows Central
    Outlook Mail/Calendar
    Wunderlist
    Life360
    Facebook
    Facebook Messenger
    News
    Runtastic
    myAppFree
    eBay
    OneNote
    OneDrive
    Weather
    Asphalt 8: Airbourne
    Blue Iris Companion
    LastPass
    LDS Tools
    Gospel Library Beta
    Camera
    Photos
    myTube
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    12-07-2015 10:26 AM
  12. Prophet1111's Avatar
    Congrats :)

    Was 950xl too big for you?
    12-07-2015 10:35 AM
  13. Mr. Brown's Avatar
    Congrats :)

    Was 950xl too big for you?
    I would have loved to get the 950XL, but since AT&T wasn't selling it, I went with the 950. I wish AT&T would have made the 950XL available on contract for $199, while the 950 is at $149.
    12-07-2015 12:31 PM
  14. Blashkyrk's Avatar
    I have now had my Unlocked 950 for a couple of days.
    To balance up all the bad reviews I want to give a positive one (but still honest) from my personal view.
    I come from a Lumia 1020 and WP8.1 and before that it was an Samsung Galaxy S2 and other Androids.

    Compared to the 1020 this is much lighter and thinner. This also means that some of the "robustness" that I felt the 1020 had is lost. Not saying this is all bad, just a different feel. As the 1020 is lacking removable back piece it's obvious that the 950 will not have the same feeling. The buttons were more solid on the 1020 for sure. The new buttons does not feel as good as the old ones but they work just fine and I'll looking forward to test the Mozo cover.

    The screen is awesome. I have no issues with color or brightness and the resolution is great. I have bought a Panzer glass cover (tempered glass) and so far it's been great. No problems with the touchscreen at all. Feels good with the extra protection.
    I have not tested the camera that much but compared to the 1020 it's lightning fast and from the few pictures I've taken so far I am impressed.

    The OS is still a bit raw and have some issues but nothing major that I have discovered yet. Compared to earlier builds that I ran on my 1020 its awesome. I opted to NOT restore any backup when installing it. It felt like the right thing to do and I also like doing the setup and exploring all the new things.

    The battery time has been fine if not great so far. It is better than my old 1020 running 8.1. I realize that this will differ from user to user but I always come home from work (8 hours) with plenty (> 60-50%) of battery left. Only thing I've turned off is Edge pre-render and also turned off Edge background task. Windows Hello is working but I feel that it is still not there yet. I find myself using pin-code as often as login in with the Iris scanner.

    I have one active sync (Exchange account) and one IMAP account configured and the mail apps i working as it should. Facebook app is still not great but not worse than on 8.1. I have not had the time to test Continuum yet. There is an app-gap for sure but what annoys me the most is that if the app do exists it's almost always not as good as the one for iPhone or Android. And that is also true for the Microsoft apps which is very discomforting for the future.

    Early sum up:
    Great screen, SD-card support, Removable battery, USB-C, Wireless charging, One of the best cameras, Good battery performance (for me).
    What's not to like?
    ...perhaps that buttons, the OS which is getting there though and the App-gap or rather App-quality.

    This is my initial review after a few days. It might change with time, who knows!? I just felt that it was so much negative comments around that I needed to give my impression that is mostly positive.
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    12-08-2015 05:27 AM
  15. robert peake's Avatar
    how did you turn off Edge pre-render and also turned off Edge background tasks, I might try that, i'm not sure what i'm expecting with battery life, but I w as impressed with my 640 and this one does seem to be more juicy. for instance I had 100% at 7am this morning, i'm at 57% now as I type this, and I haven't made a call, i've been on maps and some emails and my Philips hue app and that's about it. maybe expecting too much i'm not sure.
    12-08-2015 06:53 AM
  16. Blashkyrk's Avatar
    12-08-2015 07:27 AM
  17. KrisYYC's Avatar
    I wasn't getting images in my email for the first few days, but now they're showing up. I don't think I've received any software updates that would have changed this. No idea why it started working.
    Weirdly mine just did the same thing. Emails wouldn't show images at first but just now I checked an email and poof, it's working normally. I didn't do any software updates either. Strange.
    12-09-2015 05:19 AM
  18. BSobotta's Avatar
    how did you turn off Edge pre-render and also turned off Edge background tasks, I might try that, i'm not sure what i'm expecting with battery life, but I w as impressed with my 640 and this one does seem to be more juicy. for instance I had 100% at 7am this morning, i'm at 57% now as I type this, and I haven't made a call, i've been on maps and some emails and my Philips hue app and that's about it. maybe expecting too much i'm not sure.
    Has the last update improved battery life?
    12-09-2015 06:01 AM
  19. robert peake's Avatar
    yes it really has made a massive difference, so much so I even pushed the boat out and made my emails sync every two hours, previously I had it as manual to avoid battery drain. stupidly I chose to sync my works outlook mail account to all past emails, well that's 17000 emails at least in one folder and its being doing it all morning so that's why my battery was running down this morning, so I've turned the phone up and just sync'd a months worth of emails and its great again and not hot.
    12-09-2015 06:12 AM
  20. BSobotta's Avatar
    yes it really has made a massive difference, so much so I even pushed the boat out and made my emails sync every two hours, previously I had it as manual to avoid battery drain. stupidly I chose to sync my works outlook mail account to all past emails, well that's 17000 emails at least in one folder and its being doing it all morning so that's why my battery was running down this morning, so I've turned the phone up and just sync'd a months worth of emails and its great again and not hot.
    Good to hear. Yeah I did the same thing, syncing all the emails.
    12-10-2015 07:11 AM
  21. Ygglens's Avatar
    Went from a 1020 to the 950, and I am very satisfied with it.

    I use my phone as a camera very actively, and find that I am usually more satisfied with the snaps from the 950 than the 1020, though I really miss the resize feature the 1020 had, where you could allways recrop the picture. Not having that, is allmost a deal breaker.
    The flash on the 1020 is way better at lighting upp the room, but the 950 leds give the pic better colors.

    Everything related to cortana, is not available where I live, so other than the camera, the phone acts pretty mutch exactly the same as my 1020. Some times it's a tad slower at doing things, and some times it's tad faster, but the only real difference in the two phones expirience, is that win 10 has a more organised menu, and that the cameras have a few different features from one another.

    Oh, and I'm getting pretty desent battery life, though this might be related to the "you Norweigan bastards don't deserve cortana, or anything related to her" thing.
    12-10-2015 08:08 AM
  22. BSobotta's Avatar
    Went from a 1020 to the 950, and I am very satisfied with it.

    I use my phone as a camera very actively, and find that I am usually more satisfied with the snaps from the 950 than the 1020, though I really miss the resize feature the 1020 had, where you could allways recrop the picture. Not having that, is allmost a deal breaker.
    The flash on the 1020 is way better at lighting upp the room, but the 950 leds give the pic better colors.

    Everything related to cortana, is not available where I live, so other than the camera, the phone acts pretty mutch exactly the same as my 1020. Some times it's a tad slower at doing things, and some times it's tad faster, but the only real difference in the two phones expirience, is that win 10 has a more organised menu, and that the cameras have a few different features from one another.

    Oh, and I'm getting pretty desent battery life, though this might be related to the "you Norweigan bastards don't deserve cortana, or anything related to her" thing.
    Have relatives in Norway I visited a few years back. I visited Molde, Tonsberge and another city. Was an amazing trip.
    12-11-2015 07:15 AM
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