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  1. nynamyna's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I love my Lumia 1520.3. Its an amazing phone. I am using the latest build of windows 10 and I love it. Here are the reasons why I want to switch to Lumia 950XL

    1. Continuum- I can connect mouse and keyboard to my lumia 1520 and connect to a monitor using the wireless adapter. I can still use edge and outlook. This will be close to continum right?
    2. I will miss Windows Hello provided it works properly
    3. Latest camera. I am not sure how good the camera is when compared to Lumia 1520
    4. Light weight and removable battery
    5. New accessories which I can change.
    6. New hardware that is optimized for Windows10

    Is there anything else I am missing? What will I miss if I don't switch?
    11-19-2015 09:14 AM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    I've pre-ordered a 950XL, can't really argue with how awesome it is, even when I do love my 1520 so much....
    11-19-2015 09:25 AM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    11-19-2015 09:27 AM
  4. nynamyna's Avatar
    I've pre-ordered a 950XL, can't really argue with how awesome it is, even when I do love my 1520 so much....
    I am tempted but controlling myself to stay with 1520.
    11-19-2015 10:04 AM
  5. nynamyna's Avatar
    Front camera sucks in 1520. It looks great in 950XL. I see that XL looks small in front of 1520
    ven07 likes this.
    11-19-2015 10:05 AM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    It's a very tough call. I keep wobbling back and forth on it.

    Myself, if I did cave (since 1520 still retains whole bunches of awesome sauce) I would probably get a 950. In the long run I trust the SD 808 more than the 810.
    ven07, libra89 and dgr_874 like this.
    11-19-2015 10:45 AM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    Front camera sucks in 1520. It looks great in 950XL. I see that XL looks small in front of 1520
    Yupp noticed the same! Might be down to better algorithms
    11-19-2015 10:48 AM
  8. jsooney's Avatar
    If you're happy with your phone you might want to wait a while. I'm sure the early 950s are going to be totally buggy and have lots of problems so just let everyone else be the guinea pigs. They will probably get better after a few months. I bought an early production1520 and it has been a total piece of trash. I can't wait to take a sledgehammer to it. I think it would have been ok had I waited for 6-8 months after release.
    11-19-2015 07:50 PM
  9. cane prevost1's Avatar
    I've been looking at it but honestly for me I can't see anything I'd be getting with the 950 that would be worth the upgrade for me. I love the screen on my 1520. It runs quickly and smoothly with anything I throw at it. The camera is as good as the latest iPhone and Samsung. The battery life is tremendous. Don't think I'd use continuum at all. Never use front facing camera... The 1520 holds it's own amazingly well in today's crop of smartphones.
    11-20-2015 09:47 AM
  10. badMojo69's Avatar
    I'm getting the XL and I say hold off. It's a EOL phone with g1 software just sit tight and wait for the "pro/s version" next year. :)
    11-21-2015 10:17 AM
  11. Reflexx's Avatar
    Also keep in mind that if you get the 950 you'll lose 'super sensitive touch' and ' double tap to wake'
    11-21-2015 10:27 AM
  12. phelme's Avatar
    a 1520.3 owner here. I have a 950 XL on pre-order and am now waffling as to whether to pick it up next week after reading reviews of the 950. My biggest beef with the 1520 is the usual, its size. it's just slightly too big to fit front-pocket-comfortably and often has to be taken out when sitting down. The 950 XL would solve some of that, the 950 even more. Having lived with a 5" HTC One A9 for the past couple weeks I had forgotten how nice it is to have a pocket-able phone.

    BTW, how many of you have put Windows 10 on your 1520? I haven't yet but now with the latest build I'm considering it. I'm afraid though I'll lose double tap to wake like my 810 did.
    11-21-2015 11:31 AM
  13. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    a 1520.3 owner here. I have a 950 XL on pre-order and am now waffling as to whether to pick it up next week after reading reviews of the 950. My biggest beef with the 1520 is the usual, its size. it's just slightly too big to fit front-pocket-comfortably and often has to be taken out when sitting down. The 950 XL would solve some of that, the 950 even more. Having lived with a 5" HTC One A9 for the past couple weeks I had forgotten how nice it is to have a pocket-able phone.

    BTW, how many of you have put Windows 10 on your 1520? I haven't yet but now with the latest build I'm considering it. I'm afraid though I'll lose double tap to wake like my 810 did.
    I have the latest build on my 1520.3 and it works great. I did not lose double tap to wake. Personally I warm going for a 950. I have a small tablet and would really like to have my phone fit in pocket again.
    11-21-2015 02:17 PM
  14. nynamyna's Avatar
    I'm getting the XL and I say hold off. It's a EOL phone with g1 software just sit tight and wait for the "pro/s version" next year. :)
    Yes, i feel like holding off too. But when i see some continuum video, i feel like i should give it a try just for that.
    11-21-2015 02:48 PM
  15. nynamyna's Avatar
    I will wait for few more days to see if good accessories come out and if i could get financing in amazon
    11-21-2015 02:51 PM
  16. Madam ImAdam's Avatar
    I'd wait until the official Windows 10 RTM is available and run that on the L1520 for a little while.

    Apparently, the current build is very close to the final and I am very happy with this build on my 1520 so far. Pretty incredible, but my 2 year old phone actually feels like a new device now! I was thinking of getting a 950 since I'm eligible for an upgrade on AT&T, but considering how strong this build is performing, I no longer will.

    Cant see how practical Continuum would be for me considering how I use my device (as impractical as Cortana, which I do not use), but if that is what you NEED, then of course get it!
    11-24-2015 03:33 PM
  17. zei20t's Avatar
    I have an 1520 with 10586 and it runs well. A few bugs, but that's to be expected from a technical preview.

    I also ordered a 950XL anyway, its a shame mine wont be delivered until next month - Australia is a little further behind. But I'm looking forward to it!

    I don't need the 950XL, I just want it :)
    11-24-2015 04:37 PM
  18. JRDEMASKUS's Avatar
    Today the case I ordered for the 950 XL arrived. It is almost the same size as the Note 4. Smaller and thinner than the 1520.
    I also got a tracking number for the device today, but I did not get the express shipping.
    11-24-2015 10:51 PM
  19. dharmababa's Avatar
    For me it was the size. I like the 1520 but it is such a beast. The 950XL is WAY lighter and a fair bit smaller which I think will make it much nicer to handle with minimal loss of screen size. Also looking forward to the Mozo case for a different look.
    11-24-2015 11:09 PM
  20. Unauthorized's Avatar
    Also keep in mind that if you get the 950 you'll lose 'super sensitive touch' and ' double tap to wake'
    As I read this again: Where did you get the information about it lacking Super Sensitive Touch, although it is in the specs?
    11-24-2015 11:24 PM
  21. Byrese's Avatar
    a 1520.3 owner here. I have a 950 XL on pre-order and am now waffling as to whether to pick it up next week after reading reviews of the 950. My biggest beef with the 1520 is the usual, its size. it's just slightly too big to fit front-pocket-comfortably and often has to be taken out when sitting down. The 950 XL would solve some of that, the 950 even more. Having lived with a 5" HTC One A9 for the past couple weeks I had forgotten how nice it is to have a pocket-able phone.

    BTW, how many of you have put Windows 10 on your 1520? I haven't yet but now with the latest build I'm considering it. I'm afraid though I'll lose double tap to wake like my 810 did.
    I am right with you.. I luv my 1520 but miss being able to just put my phone in the pocket and go. The premium feel of the 1520 it's awesome though, not to mention the camera (although the 950 camera should be better or as good. ).

    I'm running the W10M last build. It runs mostly without problems. Whatever problems I do have with it are probably more hardware relayed-2,yr old phone. Still I love the phone though but tempted by 950 kinda. Though I can't see dishing it that money on such lackluster reviews... So might just stay with this great a little while longer ☺
    Last edited by Byrese; 11-25-2015 at 01:31 AM.
    11-25-2015 01:17 AM
  22. Reflexx's Avatar
    As I read this again: Where did you get the information about it lacking Super Sensitive Touch, although it is in the specs?
    Daniel said something about it in his forum Q & A.
    11-25-2015 03:14 PM
  23. nynamyna's Avatar
    I was talking to my friend who was an android user. He said that his android phones will slow down, lag, and lose battery after 6 month. I told him that my lumia 920 still holds battery almost a day and my beast 1520 is also great with battery. Eventhough i like all the features like tap to pay etc in android, i love windows phone for its experience. I told him that i will own 950xl soon even if it doesnt have all the features that galaxy s6 edge has
    11-25-2015 10:58 PM
  24. Hildr's Avatar
    I've pre ordered the 950XL since there are this bunch of ODR in France, but I'll wait for some complete review and I will play with some device in stores when they'll have it before unboxing mine. Because I'm not sure it worth it even if my 1520 still have this fantom tap issue, the magnetometer out for ages, and some other minor issues.
    The 1520 looks so gorgeous and the screen is so beautiful with its 6" that it will always be hard to change it for something else xD
    11-26-2015 09:20 AM
  25. jwiley9's Avatar
    I picked up my 950XL last night, I have to say I am impressed. It is "right sized" compared to my 1520, which was just a little to big. You do get hints every so often the OS is finished but overall it's great. I was very hesitant to get it but my work iPhone was done for. The dual sim means no more two phones. From my experience I would so go and order an XL now.
    11-26-2015 09:27 AM
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