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  1. Rubidad's Avatar
    Greetings,
    Since I've paid less than $300 on my laptop, I find it difficult to drop more than that on a phone, especially after paying only $30 on my L640..
    However, now that the wrinkles of the 950 have been straightened out, I am seriously tempted.
    10-05-2016 06:13 PM
  2. Player Piano's Avatar
    Greetings,
    Since I've paid less than $300 on my laptop, I find it difficult to drop more than that on a phone, especially after paying only $30 on my L640..
    However, now that the wrinkles of the 950 have been straightened out, I am seriously tempted.
    I would say go for it. I've had mine since launch and am not disappointed paying full price with a buggy OS at launch. I guess it's been a fun ride seeing the kinks getting worked out. Now we just have to assume MS will keep their word and continue to support the OS going forward, and I have no reason not to believe them in the near future.
    10-05-2016 06:25 PM
  3. IIDXholic's Avatar
    I've seen a couple of ads on ebay for under 300 dollars, new. You can also try to message the sellers and see if they will do it off of ebay, and save them at least 14 percent.
    10-05-2016 06:58 PM
  4. Sprint51's Avatar
    I say buy the 950. I just bought one on Saturday to replace my 2 year old 830. I held off on the 950 due to the initial issues with the phone and software. I have been very happy with it so far and expect to use this phone for at least year. At that point the next Microsoft phone will have been out for a few months and bugs worked out. Which seems to be the history with Windows phones lately.
    Player Piano likes this.
    10-05-2016 07:13 PM
  5. dicks-webos's Avatar
    I'm very close to buying a 950 but need someone to give me a real world example of battery life. More and more I find myself away from a power socket and I really need my phone to last a minimum of 1.5 days. If this is possible whilst doing light web surfing and taking photographs I'll get one

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    I've heard from others on normal release builds of Win10 that 1,5 days is pretty doable. I updated my 930 to FR 14936.1000 and the battery life is significantly better. Will update the 950 now too.
    sidtek50 likes this.
    10-06-2016 02:31 AM
  6. mweflen's Avatar
    Greetings,
    Since I've paid less than $300 on my laptop, I find it difficult to drop more than that on a phone, especially after paying only $30 on my L640..
    However, now that the wrinkles of the 950 have been straightened out, I am seriously tempted.
    It's true that you don't get as much value for the dollar as a 640 for $30. But that's an unfair standard (the 950 would have to be like $70 to match that value for dollar proposition, which I don't think it going to happen any time soon).

    But for $300 you're getting a hell of a phone. Think of it like getting a Samsung Galaxy S7 with a slightly better camera, but with half the apps, for $300. That's a pretty good deal!
    10-06-2016 02:45 PM
  7. IIDXholic's Avatar
    ^ And wont explode!
    kaktus1389 and gordonfink like this.
    10-06-2016 06:42 PM
  8. grayskale's Avatar
    If the Anniversary Update never came out - i'd have a hard time recommending the 950 or XL... with this update - battery life issues (during idle) are resolved - its a fantastic phone - and won't explode.
    libra89 and TgeekB like this.
    10-12-2016 07:28 PM
  9. City Guy's Avatar
    Greetings,

    I posted in this thread earlier on after I had purchased my 950 to replace the iPhone 6 I was using. Another update yesterday which seems to improved the battery life again.
    I simply can't say enough good things about this phone/hand-held computer. My experience has been way beyond my expectations. Not one single problem.

    I simply can't believe that Microsoft is going to discontinue such an excellent device. I would totally recommend the Lumia 950 to anyone who considering buying one.
    libra89, minus365 and BritDad like this.
    10-12-2016 08:36 PM
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