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  1. Dejan Nakarada-Kordic's Avatar
    a) and b) for me.
    950 is a lower spec but costs more than iPhone or Galaxy S6 (not to mention cheaper alternatives like Nexus), it's still buggy and lacks a lot of apps (google apps is a big one for me).

    MS is a huge underdog here. They need to have either a superior product or a lower price to have a chance of challenging the current champions. Currently they have neither.
    01-06-2016 05:25 PM
  2. deMaelstrom's Avatar
    I did get a Lumia 950 because it is a wonderful smartphone and I got it 50 bucks cheaper and because, thanks to the Windows Insiders offer, Microsoft France offered me the HD-500 dock, a Mozo case, a wireless DT-904 charger and a 25-buck gift card. :D

    And despite the fact that I'm still waiting for the offered stuff, I do enjoy that phone. Thank you very much. :-D
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    01-06-2016 06:34 PM
  3. SvenJ's Avatar
    Wait, what? You got a DT-904 charger? You're still waiting for that right. Doesn't seem like it is out yet.
    01-06-2016 07:05 PM
  4. patcherd's Avatar
    The only way I was able to get the 950 for $300 was to trade in my new L925. That was the best thing I could have done. I am really enjoying the 950 and win10 overall. Camera has been great. Not a photographer, but better pictures than the L925 took, by a long shot.

    I thankfully didn't have serious issues with the phone others have had. The only minor thing I had happen were several random restarts. It seems like the phone is operating better as time goes on.
    This is definitely a daily driver. I would never go back to 8.1 even though my L640 operated very smoothly with it.

    I rely a lot on my phones gps and Microsoft maps are great. There is just something about windows experience i didnt get when i tried Android for a little while.
    Its comfortable and very suited to the things i use it for.
    01-06-2016 08:13 PM
  5. rromerof's Avatar
    My reasons are (a) and (c), and while this happens I've bought a brand new iPhone 6s because I know that here in my country the price of this device will never drop so I can re-sell it with a good price and with the money I get, I could easily buy a Surface phone or a Lumia 1020 like device. The maximum wish of the most of the people here is to have an iPhone. I will take advantage of this thinking.
    01-06-2016 08:39 PM
  6. Brian Bain's Avatar
    Stuck in a contract with Verizon on my Icon. Feeling very helpless
    01-06-2016 09:30 PM
  7. halflifecrysis's Avatar
    With USB-C you just need a USB-C to HDMI cable or a USB-C/HDMI adapter.

    There's no "excuses" or conspiracy to get you to buy a 950 XL with Continuum, the 1520 chipset simply doesn't allow dual screen display.
    Well deeper clarification on my part.

    I expected a basic hdmi output to mirror my phones display like my Motorola Droid 3 had 4 years ago and a 49 dollar phone has today. I scratched my head after noticing the 1520 didn't have it.

    Found it odd the 950 doesn't have it and wonder if it's more about selling accessories. Spend the $1 add the port in addition to the C port on the flagship models.
    01-06-2016 09:44 PM
  8. Harwant Sethi1's Avatar
    Quite honestly, until Windows 10 is mature and the app selection and app quality is even near parity with Android and iOS, I can't justify making the 950 my only device. Until then, I'm keeping my Lumia 930 around for the occasional day with a Windows Phone, but on base the iPhone 6s Plus will remain my daily driver. After experiencing life with Snapchat, the banking apps I need (Capital One 360 and Bank of America, to name just two) niceties such as iMessages and fully functional social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook on iOS are far superior to their WP counterparts), you won't want to go back to Windows until it can play ball with the big boys.
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    01-06-2016 09:46 PM
  9. halflifecrysis's Avatar
    I was sooooo grouchy when my Chase app got pulled. I can't scan deposit checks any longer.

    Chase said "just use the browser" and drive to the branch for deposits.

    Yeah..... :/
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    01-06-2016 09:50 PM
  10. Bill Berry's Avatar
    Currently I have the HTC One M7 (GSM) Developer Edition 64GB (purple tint & all) flashed with ARHD43, a pair of Verizon Wireless variant HTC One M8s; one with Android 5.0.1 stock (ex-wife's device) the second with Windows 10 Mobile build 10586. It's safe to say with every new flagship device it is said to be the best to date. Personally, I'm looking at a device that will last me 3 years; I refuse to buy the most newest device simply because it is what it is, new! There is no compelling argument to update to the Lumia 950 or 950XL unless you're maybe a T-Mobile user and in need of Band 12 (Extended VoLTE) and assuming the device in question has every LTE band known to man. Devices aren't cheap either. There has to be a compelling reason to buy a "new" device, though I will be the first to admit it drives me ape**** when the brain trusts at these device maker companies fail in this thing we call common sense and for example I need a wall charger not a usb charger to charge my M8W from a dead battery to restart and I can't simply plug the doggone thing without it having to actually restart to do so; I mean, how stupid is that? My M8A and M7A can actually stay off when I plug them in. Before I buy a new device, I want to know if I'm going to have this same stupidity or be made to buy more crap just to turn the device on.
    Last edited by Bill Berry; 01-06-2016 at 10:32 PM.
    01-06-2016 10:11 PM
  11. vrans99's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 1520 for two years now, and I love it. The common sense upgrade would be to the 950XL (and I have my reserves).
    Main reasons that I haven't upgraded to 950XL yet:
    a) It is not available on my carrier (ATT here in the USA), so I don't have the option of the subsidy with 2 year contract or a payment plan. If at least it would be available at BestBuy, where I can buy it with 0% financing for 12 months, I would upgrade it then. I don't want to pay $650 at once.
    b) If I have to pay full price at once, I rather wait for the Surface Phone, so I can justify the expense. The Surface Phone, anyway, is what I think is really my 1520 natural upgrade.

    Last month, my wife's 1520 started acting up and it was due for an upgrade. Our only option at ATT or BestBuy was the 950, a downgrade from the 1520. I was vacillating for a couple of weeks, trying to find a way to buy the 950XL for her with no luck. So I ended getting for my wife a Samsung Edge S6 Plus. What a shame! Microsoft just lost a Windows Mobile 10 user. Over two years to upgrade a phone is too much. I hope my 1520 don't die before the Surface Phone, because I don't know what I will do. When the Surface Phone become available, probably, my Lumia 1520 will be about 3 years old. I don't want to lose my hope, but it is pending from a hair.
    01-06-2016 11:54 PM
  12. asyl15's Avatar
    I've been with Windows for quite a while, coming into the platform with the Lumia 800 then 635 (bought them about 3 years apart) which I have today. It's been almost two years since I bought the 635 and I'm wanting to look outside of the Lumia brand for my next Windows phone. I know my options up here in Canada are going to be quite limited and I'll look into a purchase when I actually have to replace the 635 or if I win a Windows phone somehow. I had to give up the Lumia 800 because I was missing out on so many apps available for WP8 & WP8.1, but not on WP7.8.
    01-06-2016 11:57 PM
  13. Krishna Parab's Avatar
    A -B both.
    01-06-2016 11:58 PM
  14. Draganta's Avatar
    Because I have an iPhone now, long live the freedom to choose whatever app I want!
    01-07-2016 01:05 AM
  15. The Chapman's Avatar
    No money! I work in the oil industry and it is in the dumper right now. Sometime in 2017 when things are humming along I'll be sure and get me a 950XL.
    01-07-2016 03:21 AM
  16. MishuRO's Avatar
    Because I got it for free from the company I work for and that happened months in advance of official launch :-)
    01-07-2016 03:50 AM
  17. elangab's Avatar
    I upgraded my ATIV S to Lumia 640. The cost was $39. I'm sure the 950 is better than the 640, but is it $500 better ? I don't think so. I rather pay $39 for a good phone and see where W10M is heading before getting a premium phone.
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    01-07-2016 04:15 AM
  18. fdruid's Avatar
    which country do you live in?
    Argentina. There's a solid presence of Lumia phones here, and they do release some of them locally (for example, they just released the 640 XL and before that the 640), though not all of them. And the exchange rates for US dollars and the import taxes and restrictions make it impossible to buy tech devices online. So this kind of flagship phones, even when they can be found, are usually bought as imports at crazy prices. For example, there's a guy who sells the Lumia 950 XL at a price around 1400 dollars.

    So yeah, it makes it difficult. These phones are supposed to eventually be released locally, no idea when, but probably around six months, and again, as very expensive devices. So the best bet is to get someone who travels to USA and bring one. But this becomes difficult as there's not stock in brick and mortar stores.
    01-07-2016 07:35 AM
  19. UV12's Avatar
    Its d for me... I am currently happy with my L925. Hope they could create a stylish phone as L925
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    01-07-2016 08:11 AM
  20. osurickbee's Avatar
    I'm perfectly happy with my Icon, and don't really want to go through the hassle of switching carriers.
    01-07-2016 08:20 AM
  21. Eddie_Lomax's Avatar
    I have a 1020, but I have no hope that there will be a new 1020 version.

    So for me the main reason I have not brought one is that my contract is not up for renewal yet.

    The minor reasons are then that I prefer to wait until the hype dies down and some good offers come out, this also gives time for any major bugs to be found and squashed. If nothing changes then I expect to buy one in May/June this year.
    01-07-2016 08:44 AM
  22. kjmcintosh's Avatar
    Check your facts
    An iphone 6s 16gb will cost you 539 in the uk with a 4.7 display
    A Galaxy s6 32gb will cost you 479 with 5.1 display
    A 950 Lumia with 32gb will cost you 449 and a 5.2 display

    Check your facts before making stuff up. The lumia is the cheaper phone. Your operator might be throwing you a deal but you'll be paying for it else where.
    01-07-2016 09:05 AM
  23. Compiux's Avatar
    Easy. It's too expensive for me.
    Do not misunderstand me, I am not saying the phone is not worth the price, I just don't have that kind of money.
    01-07-2016 09:50 AM
  24. dkediger's Avatar
    Verizon +1

    ATT has "smoke break" only coverage here - you have to go outside to use it.

    Would have also had the 950 in the hands of 3 longtime iPhone users who came to me asking to switch. They're duly impressed with their SP3/4's, Windows 10, OneNote/OneDrive. They're frankly, kind of burned out on the whole Apple ecosystem and looking for a reason to switch. As we work in retail, the WTF look when you explain to them that Microsoft has gimped the availability of their only phone in nearly two years that's capable of peeling away iPhone users is priceless, if it wasn't so macabre. They remain iPhone users for another hardware cycle or so....
    01-07-2016 09:55 AM
  25. rollindice's Avatar
    I would buy one but I just invested in a new 6S. I loved Windows Phone nut like others here I find that the iPhone just works the best. It is stale and can be boring. But the reality is that the phone just works and works well. Include that fact that they have all the apps that I want and need it is almost a no-brainer. I would love to pick up a 950 XL as a second device but I can't justify that cost for a second device.
    to pickup phone as secondary device would normally mean a budget phone or mid, not flagship as second device.
    01-07-2016 10:21 AM
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