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  1. patcherd's Avatar
    So far a good tool that works as it should for what I mainly use it for. Just text,talk and navigation. Probably more phone than I would need or use, but it's nice to get a full featured phone especially when I got a good deal for it on a trade in.
    01-04-2016 07:31 AM
  2. JSW2624's Avatar
    Well, there you have it. My experience after one month with the Lumia 950. I have to say I'm very pleased with the device and as a Windows phone fan it's the perfect device for me. It has everything that I want: Great camera, Windows mobile, Great audio quality, removable back with microSD slot etc. This phone really hit it out of the park for me personally. I just hope Windows mobile grows and improves as an ecosystem.

    Hopefully others who've had positive experiences will chime in this thread :)

    Regards,

    KrisYYC
    Hello from UIN. Just wanted to chime in and say my experience mirrors yours. I had the 1020 for 2+ years and this 950 blows it away in EVERY aspect. I did do a full restore from my 1020 and the only issue was at first it limited the tiles to the 1020 layout, but that was a easy fix. As a business traveler this device is just amazing. I am going to try my first trip next week leaving my laptop back at the office. If you are a 1020 user on the fence about the 950, I'd say get the 950 and don't look back!
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    01-04-2016 09:25 AM
  3. farhanmohd's Avatar
    Hello from UIN. Just wanted to chime in and say my experience mirrors yours. I had the 1020 for 2+ years and this 950 blows it away in EVERY aspect. I did do a full restore from my 1020 and the only issue was at first it limited the tiles to the 1020 layout, but that was a easy fix. As a business traveler this device is just amazing. I am going to try my first trip next week leaving my laptop back at the office. If you are a 1020 user on the fence about the 950, I'd say get the 950 and don't look back!
    How is flash and non flash (low light) performance on 950 vs. 1020.
    Also, share your 950 battery performance.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    01-04-2016 10:01 AM
  4. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    Can u confirm this will eliminate the lag? just click and then take the next photo immediately. May be I didn't explore this last time.
    The only time that should slow the phone down is if you actually stop and look at the captured photo, otherwise you can just click again. But, there is about .5 seconds between pictures. The pictures are big and take a moment to save.
    01-04-2016 12:49 PM
  5. vhl71's Avatar
    The only time that should slow the phone down is if you actually stop and look at the captured photo, otherwise you can just click again. But, there is about .5 seconds between pictures. The pictures are big and take a moment to save.
    Is there an option to not have the RAW image saved which causes the file size to be too big. I just want a point and shoot camera which has decent picture quality. When i had the 950 for a week, it took a while to save the images - i didn't know i can keep clicking again to take pictures while its still saving. Any option to just save it without the RAW image?
    01-04-2016 01:14 PM
  6. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    Is there an option to not have the RAW image saved which causes the file size to be too big. I just want a point and shoot camera which has decent picture quality. When i had the 950 for a week, it took a while to save the images - i didn't know i can keep clicking again to take pictures while its still saving. Any option to just save it without the RAW image?
    By default it seems it doesn't save RAW, but it will save a large 19MP jpeg. If you change it to save an 8 MP instead it seems to go faster.

    Although, mine is suddenly getting stuck on "Saving... " after every 3 pictures or so. I'm still waiting on the latest firmware update though.
    01-04-2016 01:21 PM
  7. JSW2624's Avatar
    How is flash and non flash (low light) performance on 950 vs. 1020.
    Also, share your 950 battery performance.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    As I completely abhor flash I will not be able to comment beyond I wish there was a way (maybe there is) to default flash OFF. Low light is very good. The 950 surpasses my 1020 in every aspect. Battery has been very good, especially when compared to my 1020 as it's battery life was getting to be **** poor.
    01-04-2016 02:44 PM
  8. vvasch's Avatar
    I too am very happy with my Lumia 950. Mostly I'm a light user, and after the .29 update, I end the day with 70% battery. I noticed that the screen consumes a lot of battery; somedays I browse the internet a lot, showing clips using Continuum and those days I can just reach the end of the day. I'm not entirely sure but I have have a feeling the screen of my wife's iPhone 6s is more power efficient.

    At this moment, the two things missing for me are printing support for our wireless Canon printer and Cortana in my region.
    01-04-2016 03:12 PM
  9. pallentx's Avatar
    I have had a very similar experience.
    I do have Bluetooth issues with my MS Band and connecting to my Mazda, and I've had maybe 3-4 reboots, but otherwise, the phone has exceeded expectations. Its fast. The screen and camera are amazing. Battery life is ok - definitely not spectacular. Its livable for me, but I would welcome improvements in this regard. If I use my phone a lot, it wont make it until bedtime without a quick boost sometime during the day. I have a wireless charging dock on my desk at work, so I can easily top it off during the day, so its not an issue.

    As for flash photos, I like the 950 better than my old 1020. If you are a flash hater, you will love the 950s ability to adjust the amount of flash in your image in post. (and yes, you can disable flash completely). The only thing I miss about the 1020 was just the raw MP, which gives you a bit more zoom capabilities. Otherwise, the 950's camera is better in every way.
    01-04-2016 03:15 PM
  10. KDoubleU's Avatar
    I got a 950 for Christmas and I love this phone! I haven't had any of the problems some users are reporting. Not one crash or reset battery life has been great. After reading some of the post I decided not to install my apps from a back up but did a clean install, maybe that's the reason? The screen is amazing call quality great. I also got a display dock but haven't tried continuum yet. I'm debating on getting a Mozo but I actually like its understated elegance. I'm fine with the black case. Speaking of cases I have read reports of creaking from the case, I have no creaking issues either. I'm not saying people are having issues but of all the major complaints I have read about I have not experienced any of them. This is hands down the best phone I have ever used, and very happy with it. My father still has 8.1 on his Lumia 930 its funny because 8.1 which I loved seems somewhat outdated to Windows Mobile 10. I miss a few of the design elements from 8.1 but I really like Windows Mobile 10 and direction MS has went with it, and looking forward to how it will evolve in the future
    01-04-2016 04:09 PM
  11. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Not the only reason. I'm a heavy email user. There is no all mails view which is quite important for me as I've multiple accounts and I want to the able to see all the inboxes in one view. Also the keyboard prediction was quite slow and I was mistyped a lot because of that

    I'm hoping these issues are fixed in the recent updates
    You can link inboxes. In fact, you've been able to do this for quite a while now.
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    01-04-2016 05:48 PM
  12. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Did the latest update fox the camera lag? When I tried lumia 950 when it first came out, it used to take full 2,3 seconds to process the image after I take the picture. This is one of the main reasons I've returned the phone. Has this been fixed?
    I played with the Lumia 950 at Best Buy and I took over a dozen pictures one after the other with no issues. And that was a demo phone (always running, always plugged in, rarely updated, never maintained).
    01-04-2016 05:49 PM
  13. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    How is flash and non flash (low light) performance on 950 vs. 1020.
    Also, share your 950 battery performance.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    The Lumia 950 destroys the Lumia 1020 with low-light, and the flash is much more natural looking.
    01-04-2016 05:51 PM
  14. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    As I completely abhor flash I will not be able to comment beyond I wish there was a way (maybe there is) to default flash OFF. Low light is very good. The 950 surpasses my 1020 in every aspect. Battery has been very good, especially when compared to my 1020 as it's battery life was getting to be **** poor.
    You can turn it off. Open the camera application when your phone is unlocked, and the long bar along the top or side of the camera application displays a bunch of icons and an arrow. The arrow expands to give you a second method to mess with manual controls, and the icon lets you control things like Rich Capture, flash, switching camera (front facing to rear and vice versa) and turn on Slow Mo when taking video. You can toggle between always on, auto, and off with flash (which is the little lightning bolt).
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    01-04-2016 05:54 PM
  15. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    I too am very happy with my Lumia 950. Mostly I'm a light user, and after the .29 update, I end the day with 70% battery. I noticed that the screen consumes a lot of battery; somedays I browse the internet a lot, showing clips using Continuum and those days I can just reach the end of the day. I'm not entirely sure but I have have a feeling the screen of my wife's iPhone 6s is more power efficient.

    At this moment, the two things missing for me are printing support for our wireless Canon printer and Cortana in my region.
    Your wife's iPhone 6s has a much lower resolution screen.
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    01-04-2016 05:55 PM
  16. Zeem Frostmaw's Avatar
    Keep forgetting the 950 has tri-LED flash. I'm used to having it off so haven't played with it much, heh.
    01-04-2016 06:30 PM
  17. pallentx's Avatar
    Yeah, there is pretty much 0 lag taking pictures with the 950. The only delay is if you use the Rich Capture mode and immediately try to edit the photo, there will be about a 3s pause. You can snap away as fast as you can push the button in shooting mode.
    01-04-2016 07:05 PM
  18. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    Yeah, there is pretty much 0 lag taking pictures with the 950. The only delay is if you use the Rich Capture mode and immediately try to edit the photo, there will be about a 3s pause. You can snap away as fast as you can push the button in shooting mode.
    I believe, if you're using Rich Capture, you can't take pictures indefinitely. After ten or so the camera pauses to "save" your photos so you can't take anymore. Unless I'm wrong about this? It happens on my Lumia 830 after about 3-5 but I only have a third of the RAM of the Lumia 950's.
    01-04-2016 07:57 PM
  19. Foxkii's Avatar
    1 month today i've had my 950XL. Like yourself, the firmware update helped with battery life. I believe my screen brightness is better matching lighting conditions. Performance is blitz fast and it's such a nice thing to hold, it's a plastic back but it feels more premium than most phone plastics do. It's grippy, which is important.

    The device itself has crashed a couple of times this last month (2 or 3), mainly when watching YouTube vids. Most likely W10 build updates will be the major fix of that gripe. For the rest, perfectly happy with mine. My Continuum dock arrived just 1 week after ordering and it was free. It also gave me an extra 3A USB-C Charger and 2nd USB-C cable. So i've got all i need to charge my phone in various places around the house, wonderful!

    The negativity around these phones is indeed troubling but for some people it seems expectations can never be met. With an new OS/device combo there will ALWAYS be bugs. It is no different after major OS/iPhone launches, they get bugs and they patch them soon after. As long as the situation has improved by the Spring, i'm perfectly happy. Early adopters always get a worse initial experience. Always.
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    01-04-2016 08:38 PM
  20. Justin Engel's Avatar
    I did NOT do a restore from my Lumia 1020, this was a clean set up (I have a feeling a restore from an old device may have been the cause of some problems people have been having).
    I have had my Lumia 950 for a month now as well. I got it from At&t with a brand new sim card.

    Sorry, I'm the downer. I just want to say that the problems don't come from restoring an old device.

    I did NOT do a restore either. I made a clean setup. I have Bluetooth problems, camera problems, battery life problems, autocorrect doesn't really work, Cortana with Ford Sync reading my texts works 50% of the time, and my phone didn't restart at first but now it does. Last week my Lumia 950 restarted a lot and it is happening more frequently. I was on update .29 with no firmware update.

    I am going to try a hard reset in the next couple of days. I've heard rumor that it helps.
    01-04-2016 10:28 PM
  21. Marcoinasia's Avatar
    Nice post. Timely too. I'm really enjoying my 950 dual sim coming from the 930 with a 2 month stint in between using a note8. That really reminded how much more personal an experience windows is.

    I did not have any issues setting the phone up from a full restore. Tiles were even in the same place. Totally fuss free. That also goes for the lotus notes traveller account.

    Battery life is more than adequate for my needs including a lot of calls, 6 emails accounts, whatsapp and some youtubing.

    Not a huge app user and everything has already been said in that regard. One niggle I do have is when switching between cabled earphones and bluetooth headset, from time to time the sound cuts out. A restart (less than a minute) solves this.

    It's not a phone for everybody. That's partly also why I like it. I'm very happy though and have had none of the disaster stories that some users seem to have had. If only I could get that orange colour from the 930 back again...
    01-04-2016 11:35 PM
  22. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Hey guys nice to see some people with positive reviews from their lumia 950 and XLs
    My 1st windows phone was lumia 1020...its been 3 years now...really loved the lumia 1020 camera and xenon flash...
    Thou with time we needed best hardware with software...
    Then lumia 950 was announced and i felt it was perfect for me.
    I purchased as it was launched in india....i pre booked on amazon india with offer of free display dock...
    I was in new york early dec and purchased surface pro 4 from microsoft flagship store at 5th av...As i was back my white lumia 950 arrived...thou getting nano sim took time and was busy with work...
    Soo after few days i set up my phone only after i updated it to latest software...i became a insider and upgraded to latest ver 36...but after that hey cortana was missing and living images stop working...
    Soo i decided to hard reset my phone...i launched WDRT that showed me i had new firmware ...after 2.6 gb my phone updated...thou firmware went up os went from 36 to 11
    Then i checked it showed 29 was available...after that my phone had hey cortana back and living images were working...
    Really happy with the phone...super super fast compared to 1020...camera is awesome and very fast...
    Battery life has settled get around 30 hrs with medium use and 12 hrs with very heavy use
    Thou bugs are there...sometimes the camera key refuses to launch the camera...iam sure it will be fixed in future update...thou i also need vibrate to answer during call...which my lumia 1020 has..
    Iam sure windows mobile 10 has very good future and with more apps (universal) coming iam gonna enjoy my lumia 950 ds and surface pro 4 more...

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    01-05-2016 04:52 AM
  23. johnsuni's Avatar
    Today (5-jan-16), in Denmark 950XL stock are outsold in at least 3 carriers. (Telia.dk, Telenor.dk and CallMe.dk)
    Also outsold in Danish Microsoft.dk store.

    Looks like I am not the only one very happy Danish L950XL owner :-)
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    01-05-2016 05:45 AM
  24. Charles Hinkle's Avatar
    Great break down of the 950 and agree on all your accounts. Not really sure why there's so much doom and gloom commenting going on.Got mine from AT&T single sim version. My experience has been great! There are a few bugs, but nothing major. The only challenger to the picture quality is my beloved Nokia 808, but speed and overall the 950 is fantastic. Bring on double tap to wake and I'll be totally happy!
    01-05-2016 06:12 AM
  25. Sin_Co's Avatar
    Me too! :)
    01-05-2016 07:27 AM
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