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  1. Steve Thackery's Avatar
    You can swipe the keys to disappear and that gives you more screen space.
    Yes, absolutely, but it's still kludgy compared with the 1520. The soft keys on the 950 XL are there for one reason only: to reduce manufacturing costs.
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    12-29-2015 06:31 PM
  2. bvo13's Avatar
    I'm a proud 930 user and I'm considering about the 950. My 930 still rocks those preview builds tho
    12-29-2015 06:34 PM
  3. Captpt's Avatar
    Easy question.... NO....
    Just read or watch reviews on youtube for the 950XL & 1520... One IS a true flagship the other looks and feels like a mid-level phone(I don't need to say which is which). I have NO doubt now a Surface Pro phone is in the works, maybe it was MS's plan all along to pacify WP users with a new phone until a real "Flagship" that can stand up against the iPhone & Galaxy tier gets released but the 950/950XL isn't it.. Reviewers such as the one at cnet or pocketnow say it these phones could never tempt a iPhone or Android to these Windows Phones BUT by the time the Surface gets released W10 will be pretty much done(really done like 8.1 is) and W10 apps will be much more plentiful at the Store, then I will give up my 1520 and go new, I can see the Surface Phone being a Windows version of the Note 5 with 5.7" display, SD Card capabilities, 4gb memory, super quick charging both C usb & wirelessly non-removable battery and yes even a stylus pen.. Now that's a "Flagship" phone that can temp iPhone and Android fanboys away... JMHO :)
    Last edited by Captpt; 01-02-2016 at 08:53 AM.
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    01-02-2016 08:40 AM
  4. halflifecrysis's Avatar
    I have had my 1520 (ATT) for 18 months, never had an issue with "phantom touch". Just bought a second one off of Ebay and so far playing around with it I don't see it either. The seller (of my second one) also bought theirs new from ATT about 18 months ago. It came in a girls giant wallet protector so it looks like it was stashed in a purse under cover and well taken care of.

    I don't really stash mine in the jeans though (baggy Cargo's at most).

    As said though we don't know what serious bugs a new model phone will have over its long term either so take those concerns with a grain of salt.

    Also keep your 1520 if you do get another until you are comfortable letting it go forever.
    Last edited by halflifecrysis; 01-08-2016 at 01:46 PM.
    01-08-2016 01:35 PM
  5. chezm's Avatar
    As an avid WP fan, former owner (Focus,920,1020) and mobile enthusiast... I would say no to upgrading. I've always been envious of the 1520 when I was using WP and while I look at the 950/XL... When I watch side by side videos I still see the 1520 being the top tier WP decide for now.

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    01-08-2016 10:55 PM
  6. Hildr's Avatar
    Yes, absolutely, but it's still kludgy compared with the 1520. The soft keys on the 950 XL are there for one reason only: to reduce manufacturing costs.
    I was not a fan at all of those soft buttons, but at use, it's just fine. They stay on screen only on app where screen height is not needed (such as fb, start screen, all those screen where you have to scroll up and down) and disapear ingame and playing video. Really it's not bad at all.
    And the amoled technology is really nice to display them. So it's probably for cost reduction, and even if I never touched accidentaly the sensitive button (seriously, I don't figure how some guys use their phone to have this problem) and then soft buttons don't "solve" anything for me, I kinda like them now, more than capacitive since my screen is much like a 16/10 screen on all the "productive" app and then, looks larger, so better for me.

    Then now I'm using this 950XL for a month, I really don't miss my 1520. And I really now don't care about a surface phone. All the first product of the surface lines had bunch of issue, look at the surface and the surface book. So, my 950XL will be perfect to wait for a surface phone 2 or 3 :D
    01-14-2016 08:51 AM
  7. Captpt's Avatar
    I . All the first product of the surface lines had bunch of issue, look at the surface and the surface book. So, my 950XL will be perfect to wait for a surface phone 2 or 3 :D
    Like the first generation 950XLs?? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    01-14-2016 11:23 PM
  8. Hildr's Avatar
    Like the first generation 950XLs?? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You know what I mean. 950XL is not a first generation of it's kind. There is no such things like a first generation of 950XL, there is a first serie of a product that got fixed before it even landed in my country like it always s exist in any kind of product.

    But well, I'm borred now, I have for myself finaly find a WM phone that works without any issue, and I really don't care if ppl agree with me. My 1520 was not a phone, it was a love/hate relationship. Now I don't even read news about new phones because this 950 solved all the problem I had before with my previous lumias.
    02-03-2016 01:40 AM
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