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  1. shanneykar's Avatar
    Gee, you be like in need of an Android phone dude!
    hahaha i know i sound like that but it's just feels android way of implementation is closer to windows desktop OS than the windows mobile.

    So many things to hate in android though -> esp the fragmentation, need to wait for the OEM or Service provider for update and can't expect a perfect integration with windows OS, no continuum etc.

    I just looking for the middle ground, where windows mobile will be more customizable and totally integrated with OS like apple.. Hopefull we will be there soon.
    01-05-2016 09:12 PM
  2. mweflen's Avatar
    The competition to win an 950 or 950XL currently has over 3,500 posts with most people posting how great the phone is and how they'd love to own one. I find it odd that so many people could love a phone so much yet not already own one and seemingly not consider buying one. Sure, we all love free stuff, but I just wondered whether there's some common reason why so many people who profess to loving a phone, haven't bought one? I'm sure Microsoft would be very interested if it was something they could address.

    I figured that reasons might be:

    (a) Waiting until W10M is properly released and is more stable
    (b) Expecting the price to drop soon (or simply consider it to be too expensive?)
    (c) Hoping for a 1020 style version
    (d) Expecting the Surface Phone to be out quite soon

    Or anything else?

    I'm referring to this competition:
    I agree with all of your reasons. I will add that I don't expect a true 1020 replacement. I'm just loath to "upgrade" for an unfinished, unstable, and overpriced product. When they sort it out, drop the price, and my 1020 is closer to its end date, I'll switch.
    01-05-2016 09:14 PM
  3. minhin's Avatar
    I am waiting Microsoft store to email me when available. Currently it's out of stock
    01-05-2016 09:16 PM
  4. Lnin0's Avatar
    1. Verizon..
    01-05-2016 09:26 PM
  5. Virtual Enigma's Avatar
    I bought 950xl. I was pissed off with it when I first encountered the issue with the sd card. Then I took out the sd card and the phone has been working fine. I love the very intuitive interface. The phone is very snappy and takes excellent photo's. I miss one app ..... and for that app I might get an iPhone 7 if windows phone doesn't have it by December 2016.
    01-05-2016 09:29 PM
  6. Jon Snyder's Avatar
    I will preface this conversation by saying that I bought a 950XL from the MS store and happy albeit frustrated with it.

    I believe people are sitting on the fence, wanting to come over but hesitating, waiting to see how everything plays out. People in large are followers and only want to get a 950XL once it's been declared a "success". People don't want to own a phone that's labeled a failure, etc...

    Sure, there's an app gap, Windows 10 mobile isn't there yet, but that's not really the cause.
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    01-05-2016 09:59 PM
  7. milkybuet's Avatar
    Boring, bland design.
    On screen buttons.
    Current revision of Snapdragon is underwhelming.
    Too expensive for what it is.
    Windows 10 Mobile is not at a point where I can comfortably spend Lumia 950s asking price.
    01-05-2016 10:07 PM
  8. Rinsoy's Avatar
    My reason. I cant afford one...its very expensive here..Rs:43000+ India...if i hav mny.. I definitely buy 950 xl
    01-05-2016 10:17 PM
  9. raycpl's Avatar
    Simples... it's not in my neck of the woods. I need to physically inspect the 950 before I dish out the $$$$$... and my orange 830 is not even a year old yet,

    830W10 via mTalk
    01-05-2016 10:38 PM
  10. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Various reasons:

    1) Price. Too high here in Canada (Yes, I know it's the current state of our dollar).
    2) Design (and features) didn't really excite me. MS was very obviously finishing up what they had in the pipeline with Nokia.
    3) Current state of Win 10 mobile. Still months away from stability and feature parity (at least). They dropped the ball somewhat with development, in my opinion.
    4) App ecosystem. I'm not convinced Universal Apps will change anything long-term and didn't wish to roll the dice.
    5) My Lumia 830 was still working perfectly.
    6) I think the Surface Phone is what we all really wanted.
    7) Decided to move to another platform.
    01-05-2016 10:46 PM
  11. MDboyz's Avatar
    Well I was planning to get the Lumia 950XL, but then used that money to get my wife the Sony A6000 instead. Will upgrade my Lumia 920 this year... hoping for the Surface Phone ;) ...
    01-05-2016 10:50 PM
  12. imawesh's Avatar
    i think its too expensive.. in love with my lumia 1020..
    01-05-2016 11:01 PM
  13. AlexFirth91's Avatar
    Mainly for me its apps. I have my 1020 and 1520 still but no SnapChat (vital IMO), Chase/BofA and honestly ticketmaster makes this an easy no purchase. I am nitpicking for ticketmaster since I go to a ton of concerts and it would benefit me, but SnapChat is gaining so much steam even a Microsoft dude mentioned they need it. Luckily Instagram and FB universal-app support is coming this year full-speed but its still too early to invest in what is really a true Insider beta test. After polish and app support people will flock...I hope.
    01-05-2016 11:01 PM
  14. Alexander Long's Avatar
    Option E. Old Lumia phone still works great, and will also /already get W10M too, why buy new!
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    01-05-2016 11:38 PM
  15. morbility's Avatar
    I bought one, used it for 3 weeks, returned for replacement, then a week later returned for refund. I'll keep it simple, Windows 10 is not ready, way too many bugs for a consumer device. Had I been given a free test or developer device I wouldn't care so much about the bugs, but after tax I paid about $950 CAD for the 950 (with complete). At that price it better be in 100% working order on the hardware and software sides, it wasn't.

    I'm back to using a Lumia 928 atm.
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    01-05-2016 11:51 PM
  16. downhillrider's Avatar
    I think the reason is simple. Not even the most fanatical WP fan is convinced about W10 or the possibility of MS getting the apps needed for most people to come over to WP. I have been a WP fan from the beginning and still keep a small WP while using my 6+ on a regular basis. I entered for a 950 to see how W10 runs on a current gen phone. If it runs good I would think about boxing up my iPhone for a while and using the 950XL to give WP a chance again.
    01-06-2016 12:16 AM
  17. Viktar H's Avatar
    Price is high but it is ok for me.

    Waiting for double tap to be confirmed before bying XL. It is still not clear if it is coming or not.
    01-06-2016 12:49 AM
  18. stoneysilence's Avatar
    Main Reason: They punish you if you get a 2 year contract phone instead of the Next plan. Under the Next plan I don't expect I will EVER buy a new top of the line phone again. My parents, my sister and I all used to buy new phones every two years. Now, only my sister does with her iPhone. My mom is running a Moto G and my dad has a Lumia 520 and I run a Lumia 820.

    Our phone bill used to be about $110 a month for 3 people. Now our bill is $270 a month for 4 people (most of that is my sister's iPhone and iPad).

    So personally I am hoping the 950's price will bottom out here soon after it's considered a failure and I can pick one up for cheap. Or maybe I will pick up a cheap 1520.
    01-06-2016 01:34 AM
  19. killakiloz's Avatar
    Straight up, I have been loyal to WP since 2010. Lg quantum, HTC 8x, lu.ia 1020 and lumia 830. Two days ago I got an iphone 6, and im very pleased with it. Windows 10 mobile has alot going for it, dont get me wrong. But it's not finished, and after so many hard resets and bugs with wndows 10, especially as a canadian consumer (cortana js broken, no support from carriers in canada) I gave up. I hate the iphones UI, but it just works. It's stale, but it works. Apps are better. It's faster. I dont care what phone you are ru ning windows 10 on, ive used it on 3, and it's not co.parable to other OS's
    01-06-2016 01:44 AM
  20. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    Already have a great phone....... Lumia 640 XL. I don't need a super phone like the 950/XL because I won't use all its features.
    My reason too - though I am sure I could use some of the features of the 950XL, but my 640XL is performing like a champ! And, the 950XL does cost an arm and a leg at this point.
    01-06-2016 02:01 AM
  21. gabrant198813's Avatar
    In my collection of phones WP I bought HTC HD7, Lumia 800, Lumia 1020, Lumia 940 that with this last had faults in software and is converted in a very expensive paperweights, this replace it with Lumia 640XL and is fantastic I would like have a Lumia 950XL to improve my experience, the possible reasons do not make a purchase of a new phone :

    -Check that the system is stable, (not report software or hardware failures)
    -Wait for a better version (Surface phone possibly)
    -Especially if it's free, it's exciting to compete for one
    01-06-2016 03:05 AM
  22. Alxgn's Avatar
    ...because my 640XL does everything I need it to do and does them really well; also I've paid for it less than a quarter of 950's price to get it.
    And don't start me with the camera. I'm using a proper one instead.
    01-06-2016 03:07 AM
  23. mariusmuntean's Avatar
    I have bought one, but I will either return it or sell it because of the buggy OS. Windows 10 on it is simply awful, a horrible experience, the worst OS I've ever seen. And as we cannot put 8.1 on a 950.....I am gonna return it. Too bad, the phone is great,camera is perfect, but the OS is a bad joke, reminds me of WP7
    01-06-2016 03:16 AM
  24. Loco5150's Avatar
    No of course not.

    The OS is so immature, its like they just released the first version of "windows phone". Which is kind of crazy considering the OS is what, 5 years old?

    And of course there is the app situation. Who would want to develop apps to a "new" OS.... Even though there are "most" apps available somehow, they very often lack functionality and just are not very good to use.

    I had about 10 windows phones, but got tired of waiting for the "next version". Moved to Android which is Google's virus, but my phone is a SMART phone after so many years of my phone being "almost there smart phone".
    01-06-2016 03:24 AM
  25. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I would buy one if it was within my budget.

    Basically it's just price of entry for me.

    When it goes down to $200 then I will buy it for sure.
    01-06-2016 03:36 AM
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