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  1. Drael646464's Avatar
    I've had no such issue. Found it to be a lovely phone, running insiders preview.

    Occasionally I get, an easily resolvable resume bug, with certain apps. And double tap to wake can be sometimes a bit sluggish. But that's it. I wouldn't mind those being fixed, but they aren't frequent or annoying. Oh, and groove doesn't like Bluetooth disconnections - for this next player is better.

    Games well, takes photos well (slow shutter but meh, I don't action shot), battery life is fine (could be bigger but its fine for light use, and I have chargers everywhere anyway), screen is beautiful. From my POV, the much hated feature2, is really something that should have been done sooner - the focus on bugfixes (well there's one feature now) has been very positive for the experience.

    I'm the sort of user that browses, uses social networking, navigation, phone/text, plays music and games - very consumption orientated. I've got about a dozen great games on my 950 (games seems to be a strong area considering the size of the app platform - and being most of them are UWP, they can be essentially used "play anywhere style" on other devices), ready to deal with boredom at a moments notice. I've got some photo filtering apps, but I actually prefer to do photo edits on my desktop, seeing as they auto upload to onedrive.

    Generally a great phone for the way I use my phone, and I think on insiders preview would probably be great for anyone without niche app uses (like smarthome/smartdevice enthusiast, business travellers, heavy bankers etc). The camera is simply boss, especially for the price of a 950. And performance is very fluid too for the price.

    Handy to have continuum too, if for nothing else than portable media playing/netflix
    Last edited by Drael646464; 07-27-2017 at 05:39 PM.
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    07-27-2017 05:19 PM
  2. eddydu's Avatar
    Tried the lumia 950, had a lot of bugs, but was an awesome looking phone. Screen was amazing, camera was off the charts!!! Coming from a 1520 it was definitely a different experience. Unfortunately even until the fall creators update it was very buggy. I switched to alcatel idol 4s and I thought that was a better phone - camera.
    07-27-2017 05:43 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    There seems to be multiple different experiences on Windows updates, which is not a good thing.
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    07-27-2017 06:17 PM
  4. Luke Beales's Avatar
    I got my 950 on launch day with an xbox one and display dock thrown in. The phone has been brilliant hardware wise, but the OS stability just isn't there. Rotating the screen often produces buggy results, and oddly is also the way to solve some bugs. The ecosystems of google and apple are surging ahead, which is a shame as Microsoft has a great grand vision - it's just my confidence in ever seeing it happening is dropping rapidly. I feel if they can pull off the continuum/tablet/phone in one device properly and soon, then they will lead the space once again. I still find windows mobile the most logical to use.

    So at this time nearing the end of my 2 years with the 950, I'm undecided whether to wait it out because the hardware is great and there's nothing overly wrong with it, or sell it and go for a cheap vanilla android (nokia?) to take advantage of the ecosystem google provides. I feel like this is where a lot of people sit at the moment. Bring it home, Microsoft!
    07-27-2017 06:58 PM
  5. Michael Bromley's Avatar
    Have really enjoyed my 950 and profited enormously from it's utility as a business tool fully integrated into my Office 365 systems. The camera has been great, and I love the instant OneDrive integration so that I can take a shot then manage it rather immediately from one of my computers. Other thoughts, pro & con:
    - The OS interface is unbeatable.
    - The native Podcast app is a bit troublesome w/ all too frequent need to reboot to get it to play a podcast
    - Wifi to cellular handoff is a problem, as it clings to wiif while can't stream so I have to turn off wifi which annoying. Wish it would turn off wifi when the signal is too weak to be useful. HEADS UP HERE MS!!
    - the audio jack has trouble connecting to external speakers (but never an issue w/ ear buds), cutting or skipping, which is only corrected w/ a reboot.

    Overall, I love this phone. Despite some frustrations, as I watch my wife get angry at her iPhone and my kids always have problem w/ their gurgle phones,. I realize that there is no prefect system. Would love a little less imperfect from MS...
    07-27-2017 07:05 PM
  6. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    i love my Nokia 930!

    Oops...wrong thread....
    07-27-2017 07:43 PM
  7. techiedude007's Avatar
    Wow, um, I finally found my thread. Everything that users are typing/saying I've been putting up with since almost the first/second update. I've had the 950xl since launch day and it worked perfectly until the first or second update was installed. Now the camera crashes the phone, almost regularly. Bluetooth audio is hampered when you try to do *anything* else with the phone. The battery inexplicably drained out the other morning after only a few hours of use (texting, Groove and OneNote at the gym). The poor performance had me pining for my 1020. Then the strangest thing happened: my 950xl introduced itself to a tile floor, corner first, now it won't boot. So I dug out my 1020, and what do you know. After a new SIM, a charge, and it just works. What a concept for a phone. It freaking works! I forgot how much better the predictive and Swype texting was on the 1020 vs the 950xl. Like **light years** better. Ironically enough, while going through the old pictures on my new old phone, I found a picture of the receipt for my 950xl, and guess what...i bought an extended warranty for it. I don't know if I'll get a replacement or see if they'll still honor a refund. For me the phone is almost that bad. So bad that I'm willing to use a four year old phone with an OS the mfr just stopped supporting last week. I still wish they had released a 1520 with a 1020 camera, I would have bought multiples of that in case one broke. Now instead I've got a phone that was sold to me in working condition, and practically bricked by OS and firmware updates which makes it as physically unusable as when it fell on a tile floor.
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    07-27-2017 08:19 PM
  8. youcef_40's Avatar
    Lumia is like the Alfa Romeo of smartphones it's very personal for me very emotional and it has a lot of wrong things going on with it but it's definitely my best smartphone of all time that I can't recommend to a friend
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    07-27-2017 08:39 PM
  9. depirate's Avatar
    Screen cracks at the drop of a hat.
    Have owned two 950XLs and a 950, all have cracked screens from minimal trauma.
    07-27-2017 08:52 PM
  10. mary beth hale's Avatar
    i love my Nokia 930!

    Oops...wrong thread....
    07-27-2017 09:10 PM
  11. mary beth hale's Avatar
    i love my Nokia 930!

    Oops...wrong thread....
    LOL... Even though the battery sucked and I wanted a bigger scree, I thought my 930 was so beautiful.
    07-27-2017 09:13 PM
  12. Elky64's Avatar
    There seems to be multiple different experiences on Windows updates, which is not a good thing.
    And that is one big annoyance for me about the new reiteration of WM compared to 8.1 and earlier, it's so darn inconsistent. Not only are you hearing about the differences many users are experiencing, but even my personal day-to-day experiences differ on same device.

    Couple days ago tried using my 950 w/SIM and within 3-4 hours we had enough of its shenanigans. As I mentioned in some of my previous posts here on WC, my LG G4 that is very similarly spec'd, and 8 months older, trumps my 950 by a wide margin in performance and consistency. Want to love the 950 and do to a degree, just falls way too short in the OS department... Can't say its physicality has disappointed me, yet.
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    07-27-2017 09:22 PM
  13. William Tadekawa's Avatar
    I've had the 950 since launch day, and I know exactly how you feel. W10M is the most unreliable OS ever released. I usually don't let people use my phone for photos, etc because I already know it's going to lag, freeze, crash, or reboot, and it's an embarrassment. I never really had this problem with WP7 or WP8. This phone has made me want to throw it out the window so many times already. My favorite game is probably wordament, and my 950 overheats and lags while both my old 925 with 8/8.1 and current budget Android phone with a garbage SD400 don't. I have no issues with the actual hardware, but the OS is an embarrassment. I thought MS was supposed to be a software company?
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    07-27-2017 11:38 PM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar
    I've had the 950 since launch day, and I know exactly how you feel. W10M is the most unreliable OS ever released. I usually don't let people use my phone for photos, etc because I already know it's going to lag, freeze, crash, or reboot, and it's an embarrassment. I never really had this problem with WP7 or WP8. This phone has made me want to throw it out the window so many times already. My favorite game is probably wordament, and my 950 overheats and lags while both my old 925 with 8/8.1 and current budget Android phone with a garbage SD400 don't. I have no issues with the actual hardware, but the OS is an embarrassment. I thought MS was supposed to be a software company?
    Get in the slow ring, or insider preview, to get those 80 odd bugfixes they've been working on.
    07-27-2017 11:46 PM
  15. Bloodyspasm's Avatar
    I'm from Belgium and bought my 950 at launch, but it's disheartening to see the price dropping by 2/3rds a few months later. The hardware feels to cheap for the original price (buttons and use of plastic)

    I love the camera (AMAZING quality) and the screen (watching Final Fantasy 15 Kingsglaive on it blew me away!) and I'm a fan of the tilebased OS. Having Xbox Achievements on many games was also a draw to me.

    That being said I've had many issues with it:
    - keyboard placement in portrait mode: I constantly press the windows home button by accident instead of the spacebar
    - camera app crashes often
    - pictures take a while to be visible in other apps when trying to upload (twitter, instagram, facebook)
    - phone heats up when gaming (especially when it's charging)
    - battery life is poor now, I have to charge it halfway through the day or it wont last me
    - the store has no new apps or games and none of the good ones
    - sometimes have to soft reset to get rid of crashes

    All in all I would support a new phone and OS from microsoft, as I love the OS for the most part. But they need to seriously UP their game, put some money behind this, MS!!
    07-28-2017 12:44 AM
  16. Elky64's Avatar
    Get in the slow ring, or insider preview, to get those 80 odd bugfixes they've been working on.
    Or 80 new bugs... Sorry. couldn't resist lol.

    Seriously though, there are things that were prevalent on my Windows Phones on day one that still exist today now running Creators Update.

    Like when the screen flashes at top of the display, most noticeable when switching or closing apps, initially thought it was an 830 thing but when i got the 650/950, nope.

    Or the delay showing the full content of an email message, 950 is a bit better than my others but still quite slow for what it is.

    A browser that can't access certain sites no way no how, actually any browser I've tried on the platform in attempts to resolve are unable, and we've tried many... Kind of negates the usefulness of the device when that happens especially if there's no app substitutes.

    The store that has a mind of its own working when and how it wants, just about everytime we access it multilple interactions are required by me to complete a simple task such as updating an app or apps.

    Photos app that slow to display thumnails, or the delay interacting with a recently taken photo.

    So these are only a few of my gripes that, imo, MS has failed to address w/any updates to-date. They are important to me because they are in ones faced on a daily basis which taints the overall user experience.

    Was running Release Preview on all but just recently went Production with my 950 (prior to installing CU), including a complete wipe w/o backup. So you see "been there done that" without much success in addressing my previous, and still present, issues/concerns.
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    07-28-2017 01:27 AM
  17. oldgreygeek's Avatar
    sorry Android Fanboys. My wife and I both use daily 950xl's. One is running the latest fast ring OS, the 2nd is on the production OS. the 1st phone only had 1 problem and that is when I threw it across the pool at a evil horse fly and had to get the screen replaced. We also have two high end Android devices. The 950xl's are fine, work great, and as far as I am concerned have a more user friendly OS than the Androids.
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    07-28-2017 01:31 AM
  18. hans-martijn's Avatar
    @oldgreygeek, I completely agree with android being at least not very intuitive, but it has a way better support for things like hue, spotify, social media apps, etc. You don't have to be young to use these apps; I'm 47 and use them daily, because they're important for my work. Thus far the best app support is with Apple, but their devices are way overpriced. It's sad that Nadella pulled the plug on Windows Mobile, showing Microsoft doesn't believe in their own product either.

    B.t.w: Phones and pools don't go very well together ;-)
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    07-28-2017 03:45 AM
  19. adrian_molcan's Avatar
    Well I am really surprised with all of the complaints I read in this thread. I have never experienced any of these bugs with camera or something else like this. I own my L950 for 10 months and I am absolutely satisfied with this phone. I bought it for 270 eur and for this price it it just amazing, especially camera and display. Yeah, battery is now draining a little bit faster compared to when I bought it, but still, great phone and I will use it till Microsoft stops supporting windows 10 mobile. Also I have no issues with app gap, to be honest, I have two bank accounts in deferrent banks and both have great windows phone app, so I am missing no app that I use reguraly. I know, that Microsoft messed all this windows 10 mobile strategy and so on, but I am really satisfied with my phone and especially with live tiles and connection with my PC with apps like Photos and Mail. Sorry for mistakes, but english is not my native language, best regards from Slovakia :)
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    07-28-2017 04:21 AM
  20. goncaloncpinto's Avatar
    I should be the only one satisfied with the Lumia 950. It had some issues over time, all related with software, but they are getting corrected fairly fast. I should mention that I'm in the fast ring for more than one year now.
    The only thing I'm not happy about has to do with sound: Equalizer does not support bluetooth Headphones, there is no Bass boost option, no Dolby Atmos, no Dolby Atmos app for mobile. This is very important for me as I listen to music a lot and that is the reason why I still hold an Android device as the sound is much better, there are lots of apps for bass boosting, sound effects, and the possibily to get dolby atmos working.
    07-28-2017 04:33 AM
  21. William Tadekawa's Avatar
    I've always been in the fast ring, so I get the latest bug fixes. And of course, I'm always raging in the feedback hub (that nobody probably looks at anyway) about all the bugs I experience. I've mentioned this in a separate thread, but I also had my mom (Lumia 650) in the fast ring as well, as the official build has really annoying bugs that were only fixed in preview builds. It was going fairly alright until MS decided it would be a great idea to release an update to brick everyone's phone. Since I check this website everyday, I was able to prevent the update on my 950, but unfortunately not for my mom's phone. So now she's on Android, where she doesn't have to deal with this buggy, no-apps nonsense anymore. But I'm fine with that, since recent budget Android phones have some pretty decent hardware compared to a few years ago. I don't like the iOS or Android UI, but at least the OS works properly most of the time.
    07-28-2017 05:58 AM
  22. Sean Cua's Avatar
    Weird, it's the reverse for me. Bought it around 5 months ago too, and it has only gotten better with the AU and CU. Most of my issues where it would hang and bluetooth issues are gone now. I don't even bother manual rebooting my phone every now and then.

    Edit:
    Same issue with the guy above though with no support for bluetooth normalization of audio. When I'm driving I have to turn my speakers way up when talking to someone.
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    07-28-2017 07:04 AM
  23. Rev1979's Avatar
    My biggest issue is NO wi-fi calling even though specs indicate the capability. I've tried three different carriers on my unbranded 950xl (bought at a Microsoft store) ... no joy.
    07-28-2017 07:43 AM
  24. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I am sorry that your experience with the 950 is not good. I use a 950XL as a daily driver. I don't have issues with frequent crashses. I do notice the camera gets warm quickly when I use HDR and that it sometimes hinders performance and apparently uses up some system resources for processing. It can get a bit slower. But I see it as the price to pay for having the power of HDR, as is having support for high quality settings on the camera in general. It's asking for more processing power. So I think perfomance is partly dependent on knowing the devices limits and expecting performance issues when pushing the limits.
    I have not had an issue where I could see my HDR images in HDR. But I can imagine it is frustatraing when you need that feature and it doesn't work.
    In my experience I have noticed that windows 10 mobile and the camera app have improved over time. I'm not sure why your experience has worsened. could your device be defective? Have you dropped your device?
    07-28-2017 08:17 AM
  25. Hophead1994's Avatar
    I've had my 950 for a little over a year. I've had to do a hard reset once due to a bad update on the insider program, other than that I am extremely happy with this phone.

    The OS need work to bring it up to pace with Android and iOS, more features are badly needed but it is still very solid.
    07-28-2017 09:07 AM
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