12-31-2015 10:35 PM
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  1. msirapian's Avatar
    Wrong. I have 950 in Europe and FM Tuner work very well with a third party app.
    Great news, can you tell me *exactly* which app have you used? And what is your device type (RM_XXXX) that you should see in Settings Extra Advanced Information?

    thank you
    12-30-2015 03:31 PM
  2. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    Great news, can you tell me *exactly* which app have you used? And what is your device type (RM_XXXX) that you should see in Settings Extra Advanced Information?

    thank you
    Yep.
    I have RM-1104 on .36 OS version. Haven't received the Firmware update yet.
    I am using FM Radio Player made by LCSoft
    12-31-2015 01:47 AM
  3. jantila's Avatar
    Yep.
    I have RM-1104 on .36 OS version. Haven't received the Firmware update yet.
    I am using FM Radio Player made by LCSoft
    I'm in EU, have version RM1104, firmware 59012, OS 10586.36. Installed the same 3rd party app -> "this application requires a FM radio that wasn't found. The application will now close."

    System-About-More info shows version 1511, whatever that might be. And hardware revision nr 2.1.1.2. It also shows "Radio software version" 00131.0001.
    12-31-2015 02:49 AM
  4. N1cks's Avatar
    I was tempted to get the XL... but the decider for me was the XL's text scaling:

    Increasing the text scaling just took up more screen restate... negating the point of having a larger screen.
    12-31-2015 02:52 AM
  5. msirapian's Avatar
    Yep.
    I have RM-1104 on .36 OS version. Haven't received the Firmware update yet.
    I am using FM Radio Player made by LCSoft
    Thank you. RM-1104 seems to be the single SIM 950 in EU ; I have the RM-1118 (Dual SIM), which may differ a bit.

    The app you refer to doesn't work here, like jantila reported as well. A mystery. A friend of mine, who's MVP, told me (from the information they have and are supposed not to disclose lol) that :
    a) MS Q/A engineers were not satisfied with the quality of the radio tuner on the 950
    b) it is disabled at OS level
    c) Customers are supposed to use third party apps.

    Problem is: no third party app works on French 950 (dual or single sim), or in the UK, and this, since day one (before FW update and with 10586.00).

    I've provided feedback through the Feedback app to claim our tuner back. Because according to US users, the quality of the FM tuner is as good as on any other Lumia, so no reason to disable it.

    I really hope this feature is back for everyone with a OS update. Broadcast is more energy-efficient than LTE/data for listening to radio.
    12-31-2015 04:56 AM
  6. PoorInRichfield's Avatar
    I have a 950XL and my wife has a 950. They are both Microsoft unlocked, dual SIM phones. My 950XL has been working just fine for me, while my wife's 950 has been very buggy. I was able to get the 10.0.10586.29 update installed on my XL but I have not been able to get it installed on hers and it's making me crazy.

    The 950XL is my first "phablet" and so far, I like it a lot. I like photography and I wanted the largest screen possible for showing people photos. I also like it that the larger XL screen makes the keyboard larger for my fat fingers.

    However, the 950 isn't that much smaller than the 950XL. Both offer much more screen real-estate than the 920's we had before, so I'm pretty sure I could be just as happy on the 950 as I am on the XL. For those of you who like small, "pocket-able" phones, I argue that both phones are too big ;-)
    12-31-2015 02:22 PM
  7. N1cks's Avatar
    Both offer much more screen real-estate than the 920's we had before, so I'm pretty sure I could be just as happy on the 950 as I am on the XL.
    Snap. I also came from a 920. It's quite a leap going to the 950!
    The 920 was a fantastic phone, but the 950 feels light years ahead.

    Because the 950 & XL are so similar, they mainly serve to confuse fans as to which one to get :-S. I went with the 950 with the idea it'd be more one-handed friendly. While I suspect it's better than the XL, compared to the 920... I'm handling it more like a phablet. The 'hold windows key' one handed mode is great.
    12-31-2015 10:35 PM
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