11-19-2016 09:50 AM
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  1. agaskew's Avatar
    Unscientifically I would not say the 640 is 30-40% longer lasting in my daily usage. The above comparison would need to be carried out on 2 handsets with the same OS, apps, settings etc to be accurate. The benefits of the 950 over the 640 (speed, screen, camera, wireless charging, continuum, etc) will make you happy!
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    09-28-2016 10:24 AM
  2. adigawi's Avatar
    I agree with you- each phone runs different versions of system which makes probably the biggest difference! I decided to swap from 640 to 950 with 100% confidence so hopefully will be very satisfied:)))))
    09-28-2016 10:34 AM
  3. gordonfink's Avatar
    I have both. The display and the camera is not even comparable.

    For websites and general operation, I suspect the 3GB of RAM is more responsible than the processor, but who knows.

    They really aren't in the same league though.
    09-28-2016 11:33 AM
  4. adigawi's Avatar
    Ok let the party begin- 950 arrived 2 hours ago and now installing insider release preview latest build...
    09-29-2016 09:43 AM
  5. IIDXholic's Avatar
    I will try both soon, as my daughter has a 640, and going to upgrade her to a 950 for her birthday.
    09-29-2016 10:44 AM
  6. adigawi's Avatar
    So... my first impressions are great. 950 is much more snappy than 640 probably in all aspects. I nearly can't see this magic spinning or flying dots when loading any app or page etc. It's still very early for official verdict, probably need 2 or 3 more days until everything will settle but first day makes me feel very optimistic...:)
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    09-29-2016 01:18 PM
  7. gordonfink's Avatar
    I will try both soon, as my daughter has a 640, and going to upgrade her to a 950 for her birthday.
    adopt me
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    09-29-2016 09:43 PM
  8. gordonfink's Avatar
    So... my first impressions are great. 950 is much more snappy than 640 probably in all aspects. I nearly can't see this magic spinning or flying dots when loading any app or page etc. It's still very early for official verdict, probably need 2 or 3 more days until everything will settle but first day makes me feel very optimistic...:)
    Good news. It gets better after a day or so - so much background stuff going on. I will say, though, the 950 seems to complete all of that stuff much faster than any other windows phone I've had.
    09-29-2016 09:44 PM
  9. adigawi's Avatar
    So first day started with mixed feelings... phone was plugged whole night and I unplugged it at 8am. After 30min there was already 94% battery ( 3 apps update, quick fb check... and that's it) now it's 10am and it shows 84%... with 2-3min web browsing, weather check, 1 photo shot, 2 minutes news reading...

    I'm sure that the phone already downloaded all necessary files overnight, also standby is quite impressive as it maybe drops 1-2% per hour...:)

    So my only concern at the moment is battery when using the phone! I know it's QHD screen but 3000mah battery at the same time. I will keep watching this and see if it's better after some time.

    Re overall performance this phone is a beast- there is no comparison to my previous l640!!!
    libra89 and ananimus like this.
    09-30-2016 04:31 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    Please continue to let us know how that goes for you. I'm very curious to know. I wasn't pleased with the battery life because I had to use Edge a lot to read my books. If you have to use Edge often, battery life probably wouldn't be great.
    09-30-2016 08:52 AM
  11. adigawi's Avatar
    Yes I use edge quite a lot, but also lot of emails through the day... well I can compare daily usage to my second phone iPhone se which works with the same network so coverage is always same. Today I was using iPhone more than l950 and now after 8hours I have 82% available on iPhone with 2.5hours SOT, while l950 now has 72% left with only 30min SOT... so in the first day of lumia the difference is quite noticeable!!!
    09-30-2016 10:08 AM
  12. adigawi's Avatar
    Yes I use edge quite a lot, but also lot of emails through the day... well I can compare daily usage to my second phone iPhone se which works with the same network so coverage is always same. Today I was using iPhone more than l950 and now after 8hours I have 82% available on iPhone with 2.5hours SOT, while l950 now has 72% left with only 30min SOT... so in the first day of lumia the difference is quite noticeable!!!
    Oh, I forgot about one thing- lumia had also wifi hotspot active for about 30-40min... which makes a difference...:) well done lumia!
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    09-30-2016 11:04 AM
  13. mweflen's Avatar
    It takes a day or two for battery life to settle down, in my experience. I've got my 950 on Release Preview and I would say that I lose 2-3% per hour when idle.
    09-30-2016 12:01 PM
  14. adigawi's Avatar
    Mine the same when idle, 1-2% per hour, only working with the phone worry me a bit as then it drops every % quite fast...! But I know that I shouldn't even mention that first day...!:)
    09-30-2016 12:24 PM
  15. rollindice's Avatar
    now noticed this post, I think you made right decision in getting it, I try not to keep many pages in Edge open, and I also customized Battery Saver (which apps to run in background or not, or let windows manage it) you'll also adore how fast usb type c charging is also. what you can do also, when home or around wifi, change data speed from 4g to 2g, and change to 4g only when you want to use ur mobile data, you can pin cellular & sim settings to start for easy access.
    10-01-2016 09:32 AM
  16. Joe920's Avatar
    So first day started with mixed feelings... phone was plugged whole night and I unplugged it at 8am. After 30min there was already 94% battery ( 3 apps update, quick fb check... and that's it) now it's 10am and it shows 84%... with 2-3min web browsing, weather check, 1 photo shot, 2 minutes news reading...

    I'm sure that the phone already downloaded all necessary files overnight, also standby is quite impressive as it maybe drops 1-2% per hour...:)

    So my only concern at the moment is battery when using the phone! I know it's QHD screen but 3000mah battery at the same time. I will keep watching this and see if it's better after some time.

    Re overall performance this phone is a beast- there is no comparison to my previous l640!!!
    Some other possible causes: if you copy over a ton of photos and music, it will spend battery on indexing those and checking metadata of the songs. If you have a groove music pass and it's set up to download songs in your playlist, that can use up a good amount of battery power. If you have a long history of text messages, it will be downloading those for a while, which uses power. And finally, if it makes a device backup this can use up the battery as well, but I think it may do that only while on the charger.
    10-01-2016 10:26 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    It takes a day or two for battery life to settle down, in my experience. I've got my 950 on Release Preview and I would say that I lose 2-3% per hour when idle.
    This is true but in my experience after the settle down, I still never got more than a day before putting it on the charger again. I have also hard reset too, no luck. I'm not even a power user so this annoys me.

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    10-01-2016 11:43 AM
  18. Groover1971's Avatar
    I was surprised to see the number of people who have the 950 also have the 640. I do too and the 950 is a little faster. But for the price, I can't see why everyone doesn't have a 640 as a backup.
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    10-20-2016 11:08 PM
  19. patcherd's Avatar
    I just purchased a new 950 3 days ago to replace my 640 XL. This is my second 950 and it is very fast and snappy compared to the 640 XL

    One problem though is the battery. It seems to drain quickly. Will do the latest update tonight and see how it goes. All in all a much better experience this time around compared to November of last year.
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    10-21-2016 12:41 AM
  20. SL2's Avatar
    If you could compare a real life usage to the attached image...? Attachment 130811
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    The main difference here is OS build.

    950 review date: 2 december 2015, which means it most likely had 10.0.10586.11 installed.
    640 Review date: 18 may 2016, possibly 10.0.10586.318 installed.

    Battery time improved a lot during those five months, as well as stability and performance.

    I'd love to see a brand new 950 being put to the test without any updates, just 10.0.10586.11 together with a used battery (to rule out any fresh battery issues), and then tested again with 10.0.14393.321, and finally 10.0.14946.1000.

    My 950 has a pretty good battery time, and it rarely gets hot. I'm very happy with it.
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    10-22-2016 06:50 AM
  21. karelj's Avatar
    My last three phones were the 925, the 640 and now the 950. Out of those three, the 950 comes in last for battery life. Even on the latest Insider Preview, the 950's battery life does not match up to the previous phones. For example, I'd leave the fully charged 925 off the charger overnight and 8 hours later the battery level was 98-99%. The 950, however, will be at 88-90%
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    10-29-2016 10:35 PM
  22. mark233's Avatar
    In the past week ... L950 and L950XL ... fully charged 100% at 9pm. Both phones at 98% battery when I get up at 4am ... WiFi off ... connected to 4g LTE cell signal all night. Both phones running most recent production release OS
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    10-29-2016 10:45 PM
  23. alan1941's Avatar
    640 has a longer battery life no doubt.Own both the 640 and 950 and the 950 is a lot faster ofc.But when i bought the 950 i was really dissapointed with the battery and overheating,but after every w10m upgrade it got better and better.Today my 950s battery life is quite solid and the phone never gets hot even when im streaming(which i do a lot) or playing games .Both great phones but 950 outclasses it
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    11-18-2016 08:09 AM
  24. Ibodnano's Avatar
    I own both, the good reason for me to switch to Lumia 950 is the camera and continuum. The only complaint I have about 950 is that it has shorter battery life than 640. Other than this, 950 is better in every aspects.
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    11-18-2016 09:48 AM
  25. Rosebank's Avatar
    My L950 on battery saver and quiet hours also with mobile data OFF goes from 100% at 9pm to 98 or 97% by 8am, no complaints on that front.
    11-19-2016 09:50 AM
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