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  1. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    So far the heat doesn't seem to hurt anything, but it does get hot. Well, I actually have the 950xl. I haven't heard of my wife's 950 getting hot. At least not as hot as mine.

    My battery life seems ok, but it probably depends on what you do.
    True. I received my 950XL just a couple of days back and I was testing it today. I left my place with 90% charge. I was then on Telegram for about 20 mins; on Readit for about an hour; on Viber (talk) for about an hour. All this was on cellular data. In the middle, I received and answered some mails (two mails synching - both Outlook accounts), I looked up things on the Windows Central app, I periodically looked up some stocks on the Money Central app. So, about 3 hours or using the phone in the above manner, I was down to 48% and the phone had become very warm. I should mention though that the ambient temps where I am currently located is around 33 degrees C. So, maybe that may have something to do with how warm the phone got. But in terms of performance, flawless!
    05-10-2016 09:25 AM
  2. uselessrobot's Avatar
    Yes, I do.

    I had a 920 for 3 years and was consistently pleased with the phone, enough that I was able to tolerate the lack of apps.

    I got my 950 when it launched and it's been one frustration after another. Beyond the crashing apps there was just a pervasive sense of sloppiness. A lot of issues have been addressed over the intervening months, but problems still persist.

    And the problem here is that issues persist with core functionality. I still get lag when sending texts. Browsing photos still results in the occasional crash, especially when trying to add an attachment. I've also discovered that deleting a photo doesn't actually remove it from the device; it's gone in the album, but still sitting on the SD card. I also still experience the issue with the camera app where the camera stops working, requiring a reboot. I suppose I should be happy that it doesn't restart on its own like it used to.

    Then there's the pervasive frustration of inconsistent Bluetooth functionality between the phone and my Band. I never had a problem with the 920, but with the 950, from day one, it hasn't worked properly.

    But sure, day to day the phone is serviceable. It works well enough and I still prefer this UX over others. Still, had I known what I was getting into I would have gotten a Nexus or an iPhone. And one of those is likely to be my next phone by the end of the year.

    I know a couple of people who were diehard Microsoft supporters for a very long time and Windows 10 has been an incredible disappointment for them, leading them to seek out alternatives.
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    05-10-2016 10:48 AM
  3. Ron Simpson's Avatar
    Not in the slightest. Loved my 920 for the last three years and really love my 950 XL Dual SIM. I swallowed hard but went the expense to keep on par with my 920, but this is head and shoulders over the 920. It's a solid and, yes, I do say a bug-free device. A large part of my high opinion of this smartphone is Windows 10. I now have it on my desktop, laptop, three tablets and now my phone. Integration and commonality are huge benefits for me. I am an IT pro, so I am very critical when it comes to my productivity.
    I would not go back to my 920 and would never go back to Android or even think about an IOS device. The 950 is it for me. Keep it coming Microsoft!
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    05-10-2016 11:02 AM
  4. Ron Simpson's Avatar
    I'm sorry you are not enjoying your 950/Win 10 experience. Mine is the opposite of yours. I love y 950 XL Dual SIM and am totally sold in Windows 10. And I'm pretty demanding when it comes to my productivity. Having Win10 on all of my devices - integration and commonality - is extremely valuable. 1 OS is the way to go in business.
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    05-10-2016 11:10 AM
  5. jrb363's Avatar
    Yesterday I receive my 950, so cool and I'm not regret but damn the device get hot for everything, it's normal?
    The 950 does tend to run a bit warm. While demoing a unit in an AT&T I noticed it as well when I was messing around with Excel and taking picture/video. It's why I decided to go for the 950XL since, even thought the processor is more demanding, it had (supposedly) better cooling and wouldn't have to push itself as hard to perform the same tasks.

    I took it to a concert last weekend and shot around 50 photos with a few 2-3 minute HD recordings in-between and not once did it feel warm to the touch.

    Of course, it also helps I have a solid case which means I won't feel it get hot as quickly, but still...I was very impressed.
    05-10-2016 11:37 AM
  6. ElronTheElder's Avatar
    Utilizing past BOGO promotion was intent on selling the 950 DS.
    Telling my wife it had the same camera as my XL....plans have changed.
    Currently charging/setting up said 950 for use as her daily driver.
    Being semi-literate with her Nexus 6 she will take some time getting used to it.
    Once she takes some pictures, pretty sure it will be a done deal.
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    05-10-2016 01:00 PM
  7. obakir's Avatar
    I can't believe I'm saying this but I do regret it. I owned a windows phone in 8.0 to 8.1 transition. We had to be very patient those days. 8.1 was such a stability improvement. But the phone I had was kinda slow, so I wanted to switch to a flagship kinda phone. Big mistake. It feels like 8.0 again. Nothing is stable. First month I had the phone it restarted itself during a phone call! It still restarts itself from time to time. What if I have to call 911 or something?? 6 months later, still restarts itself. along with other problems. Unbelievable.
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    05-11-2016 05:31 PM
  8. Dexter_Morgan9's Avatar
    I can't believe I'm saying this but I do regret it. I owned a windows phone in 8.0 to 8.1 transition. We had to be very patient those days. 8.1 was such a stability improvement. But the phone I had was kinda slow, so I wanted to switch to a flagship kinda phone. Big mistake. It feels like 8.0 again. Nothing is stable. First month I had the phone it restarted itself during a phone call! It still restarts itself from time to time. What if I have to call 911 or something?? 6 months later, still restarts itself. along with other problems. Unbelievable.
    I agree with you 100%. I wholeheartedly regret buying this 950. It's battery life and performance are terrible compared to the 1520, which is a three year old device. Apps lag, it's frozen in a few apps already, and it won't let me login to Amazon, eBay, or cloudmuzik. Poor output by Microsoft.
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    05-11-2016 11:14 PM
  9. Vasrias's Avatar
    Have you updated to the 10586.318? I bought my L950 yesterday and with the installed build 10586.107 it got crazy hot without doing anything, lagged, asked me to shut it down to prevent overheating and so on. After the update I did a hard reset, restore from backup, let it download all apps and now everything is super smooth and it doesn't get hot if I'm not doing anything heavy. But I can't confirm the battery life for now, since I unplugged it about half an hour ago.
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    05-12-2016 03:53 AM
  10. barotropic's Avatar
    My Lumia 950 is working beautifully, and the battery easily gets me through the day. I'm not a gamer, but I do use the phone and apps frequently.

    When I got it a couple weeks ago, I set it up using a backup from my Lumia 640. I saw a couple of glitches, then remembered the common wisdom: do a factory reset and build the apps and data from scratch. After doing that, it has been flawless. Better battery life and reliability, btw, than the Nexus 5X I was using before.

    I was using happily using a Lumia 640 last fall, but wanted better features. My list included faster chipset, higher res screen, biometric security and mobile payments. I wanted this in a Windows phone, but when I compared the Nexus 5X and the 950, I found that the features were similar (small wins / losses on each), but the 5X could be had for much less $. Bought the 5X, and made two discoveries: I never use mobile payments (haven't met anyone who does more than rarely), and I was reminded of why the chaos of the Android interface drove me away a couple years ago.

    So I bought 950 during the BOGO sale last month, and jumped from the 5X back to Windows. No regrets! The 950 is responsive, with a beautiful screen, the "Hello" iris scanning works pretty well for me. The Windows tile interface is so much more attractive and useful than the iOS or Android scheme. The ability to add 128GB (microSD) of storage for $30 is wonderful, and the option to replace the battery is important as well.

    I'm always perplexed at those who complain about the polycarb case and "feel in the hand". To 95% of us, those are things that matter for the 5 minutes after we remove the new phone from the box until we put it in a protective case. And most know that if we don't put it in a case, we'll destroy the $400+ phone within 6 months by a simple drop on concrete. A metal case would prevent including the removable back, which in turn allows microSD expansion and removable battery.

    This is a great phone. I think Microsoft's retail price is too high, but it will be less on sale and as time passes.

    Sent from mTalk
    05-12-2016 09:06 AM
  11. farhanaxiq's Avatar
    I bought a 950 and i regret nothing
    At first its really glitchy but after few os update and update all store app, it run smooth.
    05-12-2016 09:36 PM
  12. theblankat's Avatar
    I just got a 950 running the official release of WM10P - changing from a L1020 running 8.1 that I've had since 2013. I'm still adjusting, but here are my fresh observations.
    Negatives
    • The 950 gets warm, and the battery seems to drain quickly. (I'm not using "Hello" and "Glance" is set to 30 seconds, as these are known for battery draining.
    • Movement on the screen is not always as buttery smooth as on the 1020
    • Touch sensitivity on the 950 is not always the same - sometimes it registers a touch, sometimes not
    • Bluetooth connections seems to get disconnected randomly
    • <-- pressing the Back Arrow, will get a tactile vibration, but not always necessarily move one "back"
    • MAPS is not as good as DRIVE+. Visually, the layout is not refined in landscape mode. I miss Surfer Dude! :) MAPS speaks about .2 miles. DRIVE+ would say 200 feet.
    • I wish SPECK made a case for the 950 :)
    • I can not for the life of me find anyplace that sells official replacement batteries for the 950. So, the battery is replaceable in theory, but if you can't find a replacement battery it's not very useful.


    Positives
    • The Camera saves images faster than on the 1020
    • HDR is a cool photo feature.
    • The screen has a lot of room to place a lot of tiles.
    • It's lighter.
    • "Settings" in WM10P are far better organized and deeper, overall.



    CABLES: Advise you to buy a few "official" USB-C cables (car, home-computer, home-bedside, work). Over the years we've all accumulated a few USB cables and have them where we need them. You'll need to stock up on USB-C cables.

    MICROSD: Also, if you are looking for a MicroSD card look for UHS II U3 grade cards. They are more expensive, but they should be good to capture 4K video.
    05-13-2016 01:19 AM
  13. les suggs's Avatar
    Disappointed yeah, regret - no. Within the same time frame when I picked up my 950, I also purchased a Surface Pro 4. The surface pro is amazing and I feel it gets far far more attention from Developers than the 950. My 950 needs a reboot every 24 hours to cure several nagging issues: Cell signal loss, Facebook shenanigans, Audible app loses its mind, etc etc. Microsoft needs to make fixing the OS, for the phone, a priority. But I don't want Windows Phones to go away. This is a tool. iOS is a toy for people who want to be entertained 24x7. I see the Windows Phone as the MacSE of the mid-late 80's. Yeah, it was a cool device, but the MacSE was a tool, and that tool kept Apple afloat until better products and minds prevailed. Microsoft is on the leading edge of PC to micro device transformation. And this work needs to continue.
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    05-13-2016 09:06 AM
  14. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Not at all for me. I have had an LG Quantum, then Samsung Focus, Samsung Ativ S and a 1520 prior to the 950. I got it right after launch and it was pretty rough until a few updates came in. On the latest .318 build and it works great. I get over 24 hours of battery life easily. It has all the apps I need.

    As for the OP, 8 hours is totally not enough time. When you first set the device up there are a lot of housekeeping tasks that Windows runs in the background. It will be at least a couple of days before the battery settles in. No different than desktop Windows.
    05-13-2016 03:30 PM
  15. chezm's Avatar
    . This is a tool. iOS is a toy for people who want to be entertained 24x7. .
    What's this conception that people have about iOS being a toy on this forum? It's a mobile device that is stable, works most of the time, is lighting fast and reliable. In addition, it's ecosystem is well developed and as much a premium feature as WP fans consider their integrations with MS software.

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    05-14-2016 11:35 AM
  16. amcluesent's Avatar
    Not at all.

    My employer has been testing phones and I was allocated a Galaxy A3, Moto G and Blackberry Leap to try. They all fell well short of the 950. In fact the UI on the Moto G was unusable IMHO.


    • I find the 950 perfectly stable on the production branch.
    • Photo quality is more than good enough, I hardly ever take my Pentax Q Compact with me now.
    • All the apps I actually want are available
    • The integration with Windows 10 desktop and Xbox is ideal for me
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    05-15-2016 08:43 AM
  17. OTCHRussell's Avatar
    I got a 950 recently. I think it got hotter when I first set it up than it does now.
    05-17-2016 06:43 AM
  18. curseoftheninja's Avatar
    I regret it. I finally gave up and traded it in for an android phone. Hopefully in a year the OS will be stable and the Surface phone can win me back.
    05-17-2016 03:53 PM
  19. cracgor's Avatar
    Microsoft is on the leading edge of PC to micro device transformation. And this work needs to continue.
    I think Microsoft is trying to innovate for sure, but I don't see how they are on the leading edge of a mobile PC (at least with their current products). Unless I am wrong, they currently use the same processors, screens, etc to deliver a similar experience to their competitors in mobile and are the last one to support keyboard input. In real world use the iPhone is still the most powerful phone available with the most apps (including business related apps) with an excellent history of security. I do not own and have never used an iPhone, but it is more like propaganda to call it a toy. While there may be a couple tasks that are easier on Windows Phone (reading texts and continuum), there are many more tasks that are impossible on Windows Phone because of the lack of apps.
    05-22-2016 12:44 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Have had mine for a few days. No regrets so far.
    05-22-2016 07:59 AM
  21. gumbedamit's Avatar
    I'm sure you're aware by now, the heat does go away after all the installs and updates.
    06-06-2016 12:19 PM
  22. CraigCole's Avatar
    In short, YES, every single day. I got a 950 when it first came out and it was easily the worst electronic device I ever owned. Apps (including native MS ones) constantly crashed, the phone would randomly restart several times a day, performance was oftentimes sluggish, it got hot for no reason, battery life was atrocious, and on and on. I still cannot believe they released such an incomplete, half-baked piece of junk. It was horrifying.

    Now, all of that being said, the device is dramatically better after various firmware and software updates, but still, it's not particularly good. Battery life with the thing sitting in my pocket is worse than when my buddy is USING his two-year-old iPhone 6, performance/snappiness is still lackluster, it often feels warm to the touch for no apparent reason, Windows Hello is spotty at best and now Cortana is basically useless, crashing all the time. I love the screen, its camera is great and it's thin and light, but honestly, I would never get another one of these things. After several WP 7 and 8 devices I think I'm done.
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    06-06-2016 12:36 PM
  23. Hoku001's Avatar
    I regret getting this phone. The interesting thing is that this is hands down the WORST phone I've ever owned. I've had so many problems (I posted a big list in another thread about 950 problems) and they just don't go away. I did a factory reset this weekend to see if it would clear up some of the issues, it hasn't. Because I use this phone for business, I have to replace it. I can't keep missing phone calls because the phone drops connection to AT&T. I'm actually shopping around for new phones right now and I'm afraid I'll be going Android now. I really love Windows Phone, or I used to, but to quote many a politician, I see no path forward on this platform.
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    06-08-2016 02:34 AM
  24. Tepid's Avatar
    I have no regrets buying this phone.
    The 950 on 14361 is working flawless for me.

    I came from VZW and the Icon.
    950 is a great upgrade.
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    06-10-2016 02:35 PM
  25. TgeekB's Avatar
    Not at all. I did a lot of reading before I purchased it, didn't pay full price, and realize it is a work in progress. Overall it performs very well. I get decent battery life and the things I use most: email, social media, camera work exceptionally well. Are there flaws? Of course, all phones have them, but I find the 950 to be a very good device.
    06-11-2016 08:18 AM
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