1. farhanmohd's Avatar
    I have been planning to upgrade from my 2 year old 1020 to a 950. I have my doubts will 950 be a worthy upgrade. Specially, is the camera on 950 superior than 1020? What about the battery backup? I read a lot of negative reviews about 950 and really in dilemma for my next purchase. I am even considering Samsung/LG flagships. Help me decide.

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    01-03-2016 03:17 PM
  2. TheChazas's Avatar
    In every aspect, even Camera.
    Weetobix likes this.
    01-03-2016 04:43 PM
  3. RuleOfSines's Avatar
    I don't think it is $500 or whatever better. The camera is quite good, but you don't have as much cropping ability as you do in the 1020. If you didn't use the full size 1020 images I think you'd be quite happy.
    Jim Bob4 likes this.
    01-03-2016 04:51 PM
  4. anon(5383410)'s Avatar
    01-03-2016 04:53 PM
  5. JSW2624's Avatar
    I've had my 950 since 12/23 and can say is has surpassed my old 1020 in every way.
    rollindice likes this.
    01-03-2016 04:57 PM
  6. farhanmohd's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your input. Lesser zooming on 950 is acceptable. However, low light capabilities on 950 should be superior than 1020. i.e. non pixilated images.

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    01-03-2016 08:56 PM
  7. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Thank you everyone for your input. Lesser zooming on 950 is acceptable. However, low light capabilities on 950 should be superior than 1020. i.e. non pixilated images.

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    I used a 1020 for about 1.5 years and I'm a heavy camera user. I can say without a doubt the camera on the 950 is an upgrade from the 1020. The 1020 is better for huge crops but other than that my Lumia 950 is the winner on a comparison. Especially in low light.
    01-04-2016 05:19 AM
  8. farhanmohd's Avatar
    I used a 1020 for about 1.5 years and I'm a heavy camera user. I can say without a doubt the camera on the 950 is an upgrade from the 1020. The 1020 is better for huge crops but other than that my Lumia 950 is the winner on a comparison. Especially in low light.
    Thanks Kris. Ordering a 950 right away. I am from India.
    Expecting a decent battery back up. Quitting my decision to buy a S6edge+

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    01-04-2016 06:58 AM
  9. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Great choice i also from india..used 1020 for 3 years now upgraded to lumia 950 and very very happy...u will love everything...camera is very good and super fast...

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    01-05-2016 04:57 AM
  10. pallentx's Avatar
    I just replaced a 1020 with a 950 and I'm very happy with the upgrade. Camera is better and faster. The new flash and post processing options are really nice. I do miss my camera grip with extra battery and tripod mount though. I would love to see an accessory like that for the 950/950XL.
    01-05-2016 09:32 AM
  11. gpobernardo's Avatar
    If you don't take Xenon flash stop motion photography with your Lumia 1020, then you're going to be alright with the Lumia 950. LED "flash" just isn't the same. Other than that, camera should perform much better in the Lumia 950. All other specs are better, of course, being generations younger.
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    01-05-2016 10:17 AM
  12. cracgor's Avatar
    If you don't take Xenon flash stop motion photography with your Lumia 1020, then you're going to be alright with the Lumia 950. LED "flash" just isn't the same. Other than that, camera should perform much better in the Lumia 950. All other specs are better, of course, being generations younger.
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    Is that taken with your 1020?
    01-05-2016 12:29 PM
  13. rollindice's Avatar
    I laughed when I saw this post, but I understand your concern, me coming from lumia 1020 I had same thoughts, it's even better, it takes the lumia 1020 phrase which the 1020 had " Nothing Else Comes Close"
    farhanmohd likes this.
    01-05-2016 01:25 PM
  14. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    Replaced 2 1020s, one with a 950 and the other with an XL. HAVENT LOOKED BACK. I do miss some aspects, the unique look and just knowing its 41mp. But lets be honest, MP dont make the picture good. We also arent printing billboards so the 41mp was a gimmick to begin with. I miss it, but dont regret schilling the cash for the new phones one bit. Its smoother and faster in every way.
    farhanmohd likes this.
    01-05-2016 02:05 PM
  15. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Is that taken with your 1020?
    Yup.
    01-05-2016 02:49 PM
  16. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    Yes. The camera now has 3 different coloured LEDs to produce realistic colour scenes. Its faster, thinner, bigger and more.
    01-05-2016 03:02 PM
  17. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    The new flash and post processing options are really nice.
    It's friggin magic I don't know how they get the pics to look so perfect.
    01-05-2016 03:04 PM
  18. farhanmohd's Avatar
    Haha. The reason I made this thread is to utilise my $ fruitfully. Earlier, after buying 1020, I bought a 1520 and a 930 subsequently. None of the former two could match the camera quality of 1020. Ultimately, both 1520 and 930 ended up resting in my cupboard. Barely used for more than a couple of hours (say not more than 5 hrs each). So, this time I want to replace my 1020 with a 950 only after complete assurance from tech gurus here for 950s enhanced camera performance over 1020 and 950 being a worthy successor. :D. Call me camera freak. Thank you.

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    01-05-2016 03:13 PM
  19. pallentx's Avatar
    If you don't take Xenon flash stop motion photography with your Lumia 1020, then you're going to be alright with the Lumia 950. LED "flash" just isn't the same. Other than that, camera should perform much better in the Lumia 950. All other specs are better, of course, being generations younger.
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    Yeah, there are some things a Xenon flash is good at, but I'm getting much better overall color and exposure with the 950. I dont get that blasted effect that happens too often with flash photography. I usually hesitate to use flash at all, and only do so when absolutely required. Even then, I try to lower the shutter speed to get more of a natural balance. The 950 has really impressed me - I especially like the ability to adjust how much flash to apply after the shot.
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    01-07-2016 02:11 PM
  20. gpobernardo's Avatar
    I also almost never use flash (except for stop-motion); even when using a DSLR I do not use a flash (given that it can be bounced off, direct, softened, etc.) - relying on the sensitivity of the sensor by fixing shutter speed priority. Given that, the Lumia 950 should perform better than the Lumia 1020 since the sensor is most likely more sensitive (better low-light performance). Nonetheless, it's still nice to have an extra feature which the Xenon flash uses. If ever I buy a Lumia 950/XL, I may never use that triple LED flash anyway for the same reasons why I don't use a flash using a DSLR - flashes tend to scare away humans on the streets.
    farhanmohd likes this.
    01-09-2016 03:21 AM
  21. Ibodnano's Avatar
    In some of the camera comparisons between 950 and 1020 by AAWP, Steve said 950 photo is more over sharpened and over saturated. What do you think
    05-18-2016 12:56 PM
  22. jeffgeno's Avatar
    I upgraded from a 1020 to 950 and it's better in almost every way. The camera is a downgrade in taking pictures of still objects. It's just not that sharp and doesn't focus as well as it should. But regular pictures almost always come out (or can be taken at all) since the camera is so much faster. Everything is much, much faster, really.

    It seems like the biggest problems can be fixed with software updates. And since those are coming every month or so, it's likely to be better soon.
    05-18-2016 06:23 PM

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