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  1. SirDubbleB's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    A couple of days ago, my 3-year-old Lumia 930's screen was shattered. Now I'm thinking of buying a new phone, but I can't decide between the Lumia 930 itself and a new Lumia 950. I had a Lumia 950 for a couple of hours, I installed the creators update. The UI is beautiful but the UX wasn't the best. The OS is laggy, my Lumia 930 running Windows 8.1 (denim update) is snappier. Is it a problem with the device I tested or every Lumia 950 has this lack of snappiness ??? Can you share your experiences with your Lumia 950? Are you satisfied? Or should I just stick with the Lumia 930 ?
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by SirDubbleB; 06-06-2017 at 01:03 AM.
    06-03-2017 02:19 PM
  2. SirDubbleB's Avatar
    Can anybody answer me please ?
    Thanks.
    06-03-2017 05:05 PM
  3. zocster's Avatar
    I'd say what's your budget and whether your heart is still with Microsoft
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    06-03-2017 05:06 PM
  4. SirDubbleB's Avatar
    My budget is 350$ max, I love the look and feel of Windows Phone but I'm not sure about the support or the User experience using W10M! What would you recommend ?!
    06-03-2017 05:34 PM
  5. zocster's Avatar
    I'd rather 10 than 8.1 tbh. That's my own experience of course.
    06-03-2017 08:53 PM
  6. SirDubbleB's Avatar
    Hmmm, on what device are you running W10M?
    06-03-2017 09:35 PM
  7. zocster's Avatar
    06-03-2017 10:46 PM
  8. Drael646464's Avatar
    I found my 950 a little laggy out of the box, running some apps (although mostly fluid). I found that small bugs like the BT not working were fixed by updates (specifically the latest insider preview), and that the lag sort of resolved itself, via either a "settling in" or the updates.

    I think the 950 was a bit buggy on release. Perhaps even just windows10m in general. But I am very happy with how mine is working with the updated software.
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    06-04-2017 12:04 AM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I was already on Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia Icon when I made the jump to the Lumia 950. But here's my experience anyway:

    I upgraded from the Lumia Icon to the Lumia 950 and it was a very worthwhile jump for me. I think the display and the speed of the Lumia 950 are noticeably better than the Lumia 929/930. I only wish that the Lumia 950 felt as premium in hand as the Lumia 929/930.
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    06-04-2017 10:22 AM
  10. SirDubbleB's Avatar
    Thanks you guys for your feedbacks, they're really helpful!! But what about the battery drain? heat issues and wifi connectivity? Do these problems persist even after installing the latest creators update?
    06-04-2017 10:57 AM
  11. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    950 go XL if you can.

    The camera alone makes the jump worth it.
    Support and user experience for W10M is much more robust than WP8.1
    SirDubbleB likes this.
    06-04-2017 03:17 PM
  12. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    I always wanted a 930, but I was stuck with the L830 (at&t never brought it out), now I have a 950 and I'm satisfied with it. From what I know if you go with the 950 you will now have glance, continuum, an iris scanner, type-c usb and expandable memory.
    SirDubbleB likes this.
    06-04-2017 03:30 PM
  13. Elky64's Avatar
    If you want to stay within the WP realm then the 950/950XL would be my recommendation.

    As for support. Although 8.1 may be snappier I'd gather it will lose support faster which makes sense, so W10M for all intense and purposes should be the better OS of choice... Buying into WM these days is a gamble but if your willing to take the chance, go for it.

    My experience with the 950 is that there's been miniscule improvements with each update yet it's not where it should be considering the specs. When comparing with other devices having similar hardware it becomes pretty evident there is a considerable shortcoming, and IMO the OS is mostly to blame. Heat issues haven't​ been a concern (don't gaming or do anything too intensive), and my experience w/battery is that it's on par with other devices I've used.
    Last edited by Elky64; 06-04-2017 at 08:47 PM.
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    06-04-2017 04:25 PM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    Battery life is a true pain when using Edge for a while but aside from that, it's just fine. It isn't great but it isn't bad either.
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    06-04-2017 10:00 PM
  15. Boris NevermorE's Avatar
    That's true libra89, altho i have did some test between Monument and BlueSky browser and even one of the WP8.1 best browsers Surfy. I notice that about Edge draining the battery, but Monument and BlueSky browser are more battery efficient compared to Edge. What i notice and on my personal surprise is Surfy browser. Altho is mainly WP8.1 browser it works perfectly on my Lumia 950 with W10M CU. I use it mostly for reading news pages and is even more battery efficient than Monument and BlueSky.
    What it concerns to the question of our WP brother SirDubbleB, YES, go for 950/950XL. For the budget you got you can get either of them two. I bought my Lumia 950 unlocked in November 2016 for 260 euros (convert it in dollars) and i am loving it. The only difference between 950 and 950XL is that XL have bigger screen same resolution, bigger battery, same camera.
    Battery live is a bit above average, with every new update, the OS itself is more faster and more snappier. If you are planning to stay in this eco system, i will say, GO FOR IT! :-)
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    06-04-2017 10:13 PM
  16. Drael646464's Avatar
    Thanks you guys for your feedbacks, they're really helpful!! But what about the battery drain? heat issues and wifi connectivity? Do these problems persist even after installing the latest creators update?
    Wifi connectivity is great. Really strong next to my tablet.

    Battery drain? My phone seems to sustain battery in glance/standby fine. Battery can go pretty fast with intensive use however (watching vids for example), but I suspect that's the screen and cpu mainly. Could always enable battery saver by default, and turn down brightness a tad. Not sure if 10m power throttles the CPU.
    Also the XL has a slightly bigger battery and the same screen res if your comfortable with a bigger phone. Doesn't much bother me, although it does seem to drain faster than my old phone (which was tiny, screen wise). Whether this is an issue a lot depends on use I think. If you use your phone intensively all day, ie not just lots of little bursts, it could be an issue. With moderate use it lasts fine, heavy, it won't make the day without a charge.

    Heat? Yeah, I think when gaming or charging while using it gets a little warm. It's a pretty compact device, and the heat seems to radiate from the CPU. Doesn't really bother me though, never gets too hot to touch or anything.
    Last edited by Drael646464; 06-04-2017 at 11:09 PM.
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    06-04-2017 10:41 PM
  17. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Can anybody answer me please ?
    Thanks.
    I tried the IDOL 4S for 3 weeks; loved it - except for the weak camera, so went for the 950 XL; picked up the 'International' version on Amazon; $200 cheaper than in the Microsoft store. Excellent phone! People at work and on the bus keep asking me about it; nice and thin; great screen, and best camera anywhere! Go for it:)
    06-05-2017 12:49 AM
  18. TunedM52's Avatar
    Personally I love my 950, more so than my 950XL and Idol 4S. Perfect size, fast enough, replicable battery, and one of the best cameras I've used on a phone. I would get one, only if you are aware of the shortcomings of this OS :(

    Sent from mTalk
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    06-05-2017 02:29 AM
  19. SirDubbleB's Avatar
    Thank you so much guys, for your detailed answers. I think I made my mind, I'm giving it another chance. Considering the future support, windows hello, storage expndability and the better camera.. I hope I won't get disappointed. I'm getting a Lumia 950 again, run the latest updates and give you my own final feedback ASAP. Thank you so much for you time and tips, much appreciated !!!
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    06-05-2017 01:22 PM
  20. BataBole's Avatar
    I own Lumia 930 also and had the same question until I tried out 950. I figured that those few additional features are really not worth the extra money. Only downside is that you are currently stuck with anniversary update for 930. I'm sparing money for upcoming Surface Phone. 950 just doesn't feel like an upgrade to 930. Unless you will be using Continuum very often and those new stuffs. Personally I've bought 930 cuz of Hey Cortana feature but it appears now I don't even use it, nor Cortana itself. Point is, DO NOT RUSH! XD
    06-05-2017 01:43 PM
  21. Johnny Tremaine's Avatar
    It's already leaking that Restone 3 and Cshell won't run on the chipsets in the Lumia 950 devices, so no, it's not worth it. The baseline for Cshell will probably be the SD820 and above.

    Since the HPx3 devices aren't really consumer retail phones, and the Alcatel Idol itself is also old (and from what I've seen, the camera kinda stinks) I'd recommend moving on from the platform.
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    06-06-2017 10:39 AM
  22. neo158's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    A couple of days ago, my 3-year-old Lumia 930's screen was shattered. Now I'm thinking of buying a new phone, but I can't decide between the Lumia 930 itself and a new Lumia 950. I had a Lumia 950 for a couple of hours, I installed the creators update. The UI is beautiful but the UX wasn't the best. The OS is laggy, my Lumia 930 running Windows 8.1 (denim update) is snappier. Is it a problem with the device I tested or every Lumia 950 has this lack of snappiness ??? Can you share your experiences with your Lumia 950? Are you satisfied? Or should I just stick with the Lumia 930 ?
    Thanks in advance.
    I upgraded to a 950XL from a 930 and haven't looked back, I have given my 930 to my mom which is quite a step up from her 630. The 930, IMHO, is still a fantastic device and the fact that updates for it have only recently been stopped officially is a testament to how well it handles W10M.
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    06-06-2017 10:46 AM
  23. vzzbuckz's Avatar
    I upgraded from a 930 to a 950XL. Initially (a year ago) it was a bit flaky but now I couldn't think of going back to 8.1. Some of the UWP apps like myTube, London Travel etc are things I'd miss going back.

    Everything appears to work now, wifi, battery life, Bluetooth etc. I did change the back to a mozo wooden back and that looks good (but each to their own). I also have a magnetic car mount so I put a magnet inside the back case, and it 'sticks' to the magnetic wand attached to my windshield like glue. Very nice.

    USB-C and Continuum are very nice but I don't use them a lot - nice to have though. I also like the glance screen. I use the phone as an alarm clock and the glance screen sits in a USB-C charging cradle. Looks good.
    SirDubbleB likes this.
    06-06-2017 10:56 AM
  24. Orlando Grillo's Avatar
    Hello guys,
    A couple of days ago, my 3-year-old Lumia 930's screen was shattered. Now I'm thinking of buying a new phone, but I can't decide between the Lumia 930 itself and a new Lumia 950. I had a Lumia 950 for a couple of hours, I installed the creators update. The UI is beautiful but the UX wasn't the best. The OS is laggy, my Lumia 930 running Windows 8.1 (denim update) is snappier. Is it a problem with the device I tested or every Lumia 950 has this lack of snappiness ??? Can you share your experiences with your Lumia 950? Are you satisfied? Or should I just stick with the Lumia 930 ?
    Thanks in advance.
    I have also a 930 and the screen shattered. I thought the 950 would be a good option but, due to all the uncertainties regarding the future of the OS, I thought there would be the risk of it not being supported on next updates latter this year or next year. I don't change phones yearly, just if it really breaks (that's because it is a better use of natural resources and it is better for the planet in general if we don't throw away a perfectly functional device just because it is a year or two old). So, instead of buying a new phone I decided to buy a new screen from eBay, which costed about 10% of the price of the 950 xl, not including import duties (I live in Brazil so it would be 50% more in the value if I bought the 950).
    That's the second time I replace the screen if my 930. This time however, I bought the screen plus chassis so that I don't face again the problem of the screen separating from the chassis due to poor adhesives.
    Now I have a new 930 with light metal frame, black buttons (which I recovered from the old black frame) and black cover. This combination of colors is different to any other 930 on the planet so it is all exclusive now ;) And I also gained time till Microsoft shows what's next in the mobile department.
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    06-06-2017 11:15 AM
  25. victorbblanco's Avatar
    I was already on Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia Icon when I made the jump to the Lumia 950. But here's my experience anyway:

    I upgraded from the Lumia Icon to the Lumia 950 and it was a very worthwhile jump for me. I think the display and the speed of the Lumia 950 are noticeably better than the Lumia 929/930. I only wish that the Lumia 950 felt as premium in hand as the Lumia 929/930.
    Same here. But I got the 950 XL.
    Worth it.
    SirDubbleB likes this.
    06-06-2017 11:58 AM
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