12-19-2016 07:48 AM
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  1. editguy's Avatar
    Yeah, I checked it out at two and was the ttts, though there was no music to listen through the speakers. For that price too! The camera was slow when I was snapping shots but its new and will probably get fixed.
    Using the standard camera and auto settings, I have experienced no slowness when using the Idol 4S camera.
    11-30-2016 12:02 PM
  2. Shamshi-Adad's Avatar
    I have given this phone a fair chance - approx 6-8 weeks use and i've found it to be nothing but trouble. App crashes happen approx twice per day, when I take a photo, hit the share button and send via email, I get a blank email (hasn't attached picture even though it said it had). There were a number of other issues I managed to resolve using a combination of soft resets and re-installing the OS from scratch.

    Out of those, the one that is leading me to say goodbye to the Lumia 950 is this bug whereby you take a photo, hit share, share via your hotmail/outlook account and when you send the email, it hasn't actually attached the photograph. This happens to me continuously and it makes me look incredibly unprofessional if I send an email to a recipient and the attachment hasn't actually been attached.

    I'm really furious right now - this email issue has been happening since I got the phone. I will very, very reluctantly have to move to another OS now. I'm very much anti-android so it looks as if there's only one choice for me now. Very disappointed with Windows 10 Mobile - it could be so, so much better. I can only hope Satya pulls it together or they hire someone who can.
    This is a nice option. This is my S7edge Windroid:

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    Peace. Alan
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Full Dresser
    Lumia ICON [Win10M 14965.1001] Sportster
    Even when I lose, I win.
    11-30-2016 02:16 PM
  3. sidtek50's Avatar
    This is a nice option. This is my S7edge Windroid:

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    Peace. Alan
    Galaxy S7Edge [MM6.0.1] Full Dresser
    Lumia ICON [Win10M 14965.1001] Sportster
    Even when I lose, I win.
    The S7 is supposed to be good. I've just bought myself an iPhone 6 as my replacement for the 950 and I have to say... it's unbelievable speed-wise. I can navigate around the OS rapidly, I can close apps much quicker than I could with the Lumia.

    Believe me guys, I wanted to love my Lumia 950 - I really did. In fact, I went out of my way to love it. This forum is fantastic and the members are really supportive and try to help you overcome any issues you face.

    I would return to W10M when the OS gets on the level of Android / iOS. If you ask me, Satya needs to get the Surface Phone out with solid software - stable, fast, responsive; intuitive menus etc. If the OS looks "nice", is fluid and apps didn't crash, no random reboots etc The Surface Phone has a good chance. If Microsoft could then do what Apple do, and launch a Surface Phone "2"....then "3" etc; effectively emulating how Apple do their lineup, there could be a serious competition on the cards. But who knows, maybe i'm living in dreamland. Before any of that can happen, Microsoft need to get basic features like VPN apps working, stop apps crashing and get more popular app developers on board e.g Snapchat etc.
    11-30-2016 02:29 PM
  4. GhostEchelon's Avatar
    Heh wait for two years that phone may be slower due to to many OS upgrades that cripple the device. That why ill never go back to iOS learn it from my iPod and same with my iPad. Glad to know I left that behind.
    11-30-2016 03:56 PM
  5. obakir's Avatar
    I forgot to mention Facebook events do not sync to the calendar anymore. Happened last week or something. Must be just my device.
    11-30-2016 08:06 PM
  6. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    I'll explain it a bit better because i've probably not explained it well enough in another thread. I *did* see the slider setting - what I was saying was, the Lumia 950 has a drop down menu where you can select 0, 25, 75 and 100% brightness. At night, even 0% is too bright. W10M doesn't have night-mode unlike iOS and android - hence the reason i'm saying even 0% is too bright when it's pitch black outside/inside the house. The slider IS available on W10M if you go through a series of menus. What I was saying, is that the slider should be there by default on the first drop-down menu - not hidden away. It's just....well, stupid. It's a really dumb decision for Microsoft to not have it on the initial drop-down menu.

    If you have an iOS 10 device with the lowest brightness and night-mode on, then the Lumia 950 on 0% - the Lumia will be much brighter. That was my point. But that wasn't really enough to make me return the phone. I had numerous issues with the OS itself that forced me to return the handset.
    Ok, but again then, shouldn't we care about the words we use and how we express ourselves? I mean, in light of recent events it sure seems we've reach a point where words no longer really matter.

    I bring this up because people read forums like these and people's opinions and the cumulative impression is what counts. So when you're saying "the screen is blindingly bright, even on the darkest setting" you're just flat-out wrong about that. It's quite dim. Nobody had any clue that your point of reference was in a pitch black environment. On top of that, you express yourself as if it's an absolute. You get headaches because it's blindingly bright, yet I have no problem with the brightness at night if I need to check something real quick. It's simply not an objective problem, it's subjective.

    Same thing when you talk about the slider. Someone reading your post will think there is no slider. Period. And it's not "a series of menus", it's the drop down menu + long press. I told you that already. So again people will think you have to navigate like a madman to get to the slider, when that's not true.

    Sorry for being picky about this, but it really annoys me when people omit important information and exaggerate just to vent, because other people will take it either literally and/or get a cumulative incorrect impression.
    11-30-2016 10:26 PM
  7. sidtek50's Avatar
    mattiasnyc - fair point. I didn't intentionally want to mislead anybody whatsoever and I hope i've clarified the issues I had with the handset. Cheers.
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    12-01-2016 02:11 PM
  8. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    I have my Lumia 950 for a week now, have no problems whatsoever. Email app working perfectly, camera too, etc. But then i said to myself "Why not read the whole thread and see what bugs people report it here and try to see if my L950 will do the same. Since some bugs have similar nature i group that as one bug, so i kinda collected 20+ bugs. Guess what? my Lumia 950 was working perfectly in those situations. I am experienced smartphone user, I have build once upon a time ROMs for Windows Mobile 6.5.x, so i pretty much know how to stress test a new smartphone.
    Believe me or not, i haven't found any bug so far, except double-tap to wake the phone sometimes is snappy and fast, some times it took half a second or so to wake, but i cannot write that down as a bug.
    12-05-2016 11:15 PM
  9. obakir's Avatar
    Oh joy, delta pulled It's app from windows phone. I guess you don't use that either. How nice, bug free Yes.
    12-06-2016 02:59 AM
  10. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    I personally find that apps are nice, but that a well designed website suffices in a lot of cases. After all, if it properly adapts to the form factor it should be fine if it's fine on a desktop, as an experience I mean. Perhaps I'm missing something.
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    12-06-2016 11:21 AM
  11. obakir's Avatar
    when your hands are usually full, at an airport going through security for example, you want an app fast and reliable. after the iOS/android craze they stopped putting a lot of effort on mobile websites. I just want to open the app, check in and get my boarding pass. with a mobile website, you have to remember your user name, log in, press 10 buttons, etc. Well this has been the point to the app development in the first place in smartphone era :)
    Last edited by obakir; 12-06-2016 at 01:24 PM.
    12-06-2016 11:56 AM
  12. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    Fair enough. I don't really use apps that way that frequently.
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    12-06-2016 12:31 PM
  13. fatclue_98's Avatar
    when your hands are usually full, at an airport going through security for example, you want an app fast and reliable. after the iOS/android craze they stopped putting a lot of effort on mobile websites. I just want to open the app, check in and get my boarding pass. with a mobile website, you have to remember your user name, log in, press 10 buttons, etc. Well this has been the point to the app development in the first place in smartphone era :)
    Ever heard of bookmarks? Have Edge save your password and pin the tile. Instant Windows Mobile app - ghetto style.
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    12-06-2016 08:01 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    I personally find that apps are nice, but that a well designed website suffices in a lot of cases. After all, if it properly adapts to the form factor it should be fine if it's fine on a desktop, as an experience I mean. Perhaps I'm missing something.
    This is a fair point.

    Sadly, I think that Edge is not optimized well when it comes to battery life. For most things that you'll use the website for maybe 1-4 minutes, no problem. As for reading though for at least 30 minutes, forget it. In that case, an app helps a lot because it probably uses less resources.
    12-06-2016 08:09 PM
  15. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    This is a fair point.

    Sadly, I think that Edge is not optimized well when it comes to battery life. For most things that you'll use the website for maybe 1-4 minutes, no problem. As for reading though for at least 30 minutes, forget it. In that case, an app helps a lot because it probably uses less resources.
    Not really sure I see just how Edge would drain more power than an app. I would think they'd pull the same amount of content and the display would probably show images that are roughly equal. So what else would use resources?
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    12-06-2016 11:25 PM
  16. unmorphed's Avatar
    Wow. One single problem, that I could not replicate no matter how many times I tried. Pic sent via email every time.

    Maybe you're doing something wrong.
    12-06-2016 11:41 PM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    Not really sure I see just how Edge would drain more power than an app. I would think they'd pull the same amount of content and the display would probably show images that are roughly equal. So what else would use resources?
    Edge has to reload/download the whole book (in my case) every time. With the book app, the book is downloaded once, and it auto syncs. I can't really explain it, one has to be doing the same thing as me to understand. It just drains more power no matter what. How else does one explain having three different phones with different battery capabilities performing just the same (in my case, poor) when it comes to battery life, for someone who is NOT a heavy user?

    I thought that the 950 will last at least slightly past a day for me, but it doesn't. I have an Android phone (that has excellent specs for the most part) that I use the same apps on (generally) and it has the same capacity battery, along with an updated book app of course, and is also the same screen size. I was surprised to learn that it goes through an entire day and about 6 hours no problem. If I really ride it down, I can get almost 2 days. The same usage on the 950 to ride it down, it's more like a day and 6 hours. The difference is Edge.

    Basically, a good mobile website is fine if you use Edge for short periods of time. If you need it for longer periods of time, battery life suffers when a good app could have Edge not be needed at all.
    12-07-2016 07:24 AM
  18. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    Edge has to reload/download the whole book (in my case) every time. With the book app, the book is downloaded once, and it auto syncs. I can't really explain it, one has to be doing the same thing as me to understand.
    No, you're being perfectly clear I think. But have you measured that somehow, like metered the connection and seen the download? And also, I would think that simply sticking a book into ram wouldn't really affect battery life that much really. Are you sure the display settings are equal when using the two? I mean, I can certainly see your point and understand the logic in what you're saying, just trying to see if there's a way to check it beyond personal experience.

    If it indeed is as you say then I can see how it's an issue. I do use Edge far longer than 4-5 minutes at a time, like when I'm commuting on the subway for example, or possibly having a meal by myself somewhere, but of course the amount of data pulled will depend on just what website I'm visiting at the time (and no, no dirty stuff).
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    12-07-2016 12:35 PM
  19. sidtek50's Avatar
    Wow. One single problem, that I could not replicate no matter how many times I tried. Pic sent via email every time.

    Maybe you're doing something wrong.
    I can assure you I was doing nothing wrong. I'm an advanced user of technology - i've actually recently sat and passed Linux exams. Attaching an email to an email is kindergarten-level stuff. It's interesting that it worked for you though, but it makes it all the more strange.
    12-08-2016 02:17 PM
  20. mattiasnyc's Avatar
    Wow. One single problem, that I could not replicate no matter how many times I tried. Pic sent via email every time.

    Maybe you're doing something wrong.
    I think the issue that was confirmed wasn't as general as you imply. It was the case where you take a picture and then try to share it using email "too quickly" after the picture was taken. That was the specific issue. I too can send pictures via email, but that's not the specific scenario.
    12-08-2016 02:48 PM
  21. Kot Prada's Avatar
    Funny, since that bug with sharing picture annoys me on PC with Windows 10 a few months already.

    Extremely obvious bug and still not fixed!
    12-10-2016 06:59 AM
  22. stjeffy86's Avatar
    My main issue with the 950 is that it gets really hot while doing basic tasks. The software has come a long way (via the fast ring of the insider program) but I am still missing some apps and features that I need to go back to Windows Phone full time.
    12-14-2016 04:29 PM
  23. fatclue_98's Avatar
    My main issue with the 950 is that it gets really hot while doing basic tasks. The software has come a long way (via the fast ring of the insider program) but I am still missing some apps and features that I need to go back to Windows Phone full time.
    Trust me, it's not the 950. Every phone I've ever had with the SD808 gets hot just browsing.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
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    12-17-2016 05:29 PM
  24. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    Trust me, it's not the 950. Every phone I've ever had with the SD808 gets hot just browsing.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    Dunno, my L950 works just fine, the only way when phone gets warm is when i play some game more than half an hour. In browsing, multitasking and social apps, i can surf a whole hour, the phone doesn't get hot. But i did manage the background tasks. For the apps i use frequently i leave the bg tasks on, for the apps i use once in a while, the bg tasks are off. Phone works perfectly and not getting hot :)
    12-19-2016 07:48 AM
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