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  1. rferrara90's Avatar
    I've been a die hard Nokia fan for all my life and would never consider to switch to any other thing. But as we all know Nokia for now is long gone and MS has taken over. I love the OS but there really is an app gap and there is no denying it. Is it really worth the price tag to keep and 950 XL and just stay on this OS and always wait and say to yourself "coming soon" lol. If it wasn't for the good camera that the 950/XL have I'd probably consider jumping to a Nexus 6p. Any thoughts?
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    12-04-2015 05:31 PM
  2. Alain_A's Avatar
    I guess it's all up to you
    libra89 and KimRM like this.
    12-04-2015 08:32 PM
  3. Joe920's Avatar
    I've been a die hard Nokia fan for all my life and would never consider to switch to any other thing. But as we all know Nokia for now is long gone and MS has taken over. I love the OS but there really is an app gap and there is no denying it. Is it really worth the price tag to keep and 950 XL and just stay on this OS and always wait and say to yourself "coming soon" lol. If it wasn't for the good camera that the 950/XL have I'd probably consider jumping to a Nexus 6p. Any thoughts?
    No microSD, no optical image stabilization, and no dual SIM option. Otherwise a great phone for a good price.
    12-04-2015 08:34 PM
  4. ordivergens's Avatar
    I've been a die hard Nokia fan for all my life and would never consider to switch to any other thing. But as we all know Nokia for now is long gone and MS has taken over. I love the OS but there really is an app gap and there is no denying it. Is it really worth the price tag to keep and 950 XL and just stay on this OS and always wait and say to yourself "coming soon" lol. If it wasn't for the good camera that the 950/XL have I'd probably consider jumping to a Nexus 6p. Any thoughts?
    I had a Nexus 6P before the 950 XL. After using the 950 XL for a week now, I am starting to regret the move to the Lumia... Sure, it has dual sim, micro sd card, great camera, awesome OS, etc. But, the 6P also has a fantastic camera (lack of OIS is really only a problem with video on the 6P, then again Sony did a great job of implementing EIS on the Z5, so Google may yet make it better.), Marshmallow is super smooth and solid, and the battery life is great (Way better than the Lumia in my experience). All of the Microsoft services are available on Android as well. It is cheaper at @ $499. While Iris scanning is cool, I really miss the lightning fast fingerprint reader on the 6P. The Iris scanner usually works well for me except for when I wake up bleary eyed... Wireless charging is nice, but I don't mind plugging in the cable. I like the looks of the 6P better too. With the Lumia I don't have visual voicemail, wifi calling, and VoLTE (T-Mobile). My Lumia's signal reception also seems to be a bit worse than my 6P. The Lumia gets hotter than the 6P as well. Continuum I am not sure about, haven't tried it. I have a custom built desktop anyways, so I don't really see myself getting much use out of it.

    I guess now that the excitement has worn off, I feel a bit underwhelmed by the 950 XL, especially considering the cost. I got the Complete warranty as well, and now I find out they doubled the deductible and limit us to just one replacement... I paid around $800 for the Lumia with tax. My 6P cost me about $610... I don't feel like the Lumia is worth the extra ~$200...

    I've never had too much of an issue with the app gap fortunately. But, even without that I am not so sure if I should keep the Lumia. I really like Windows 10, but man, I hate this feeling of regret...
    12-04-2015 09:13 PM
  5. DrPuppy's Avatar
    No removable battery, no SD card, not as good of camera, no wireless charging, and the thing runs Android. I mean, let's not kid ourselves here, you're writing all of this in a Windows forum.
    I personally think the Nexus 6P is kind of hyped up, and think the LG V10 is the best Android phone. A bit utilitarian in design, but that's a very serious phone.
    Like I said in another post, this phone was probably very much designed for the die-hard Windows Phone fans. Unless you're that intrigued by the platform, I don't think I would keep it.
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    12-04-2015 09:39 PM
  6. rferrara90's Avatar
    No removable battery, no SD card, not as good of camera, no wireless charging, and the thing runs Android. I mean, let's not kid ourselves here, you're writing all of this in a Windows forum.
    I personally think the Nexus 6P is kind of hyped up, and think the LG V10 is the best Android phone. A bit utilitarian in design, but that's a very serious phone.
    Like I said in another post, this phone was probably very much designed for the die-hard Windows Phone fans. Unless you're that intrigued by the platform, I don't think I would keep it.
    Absolutely don't get me wrong here I'm a huge fan but at the same time one has to think " I'm paying extra for my ""idel"" to say coming soon lol"
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    12-05-2015 01:46 PM
  7. ordivergens's Avatar
    Well, I just returned it. I just couldn't justify the experience for the price I paid for the 950 XL. Now I am trying to decide between a Note 5 and a 6P. I know I will love the 6P, but haven't had a Samsung device since the Gingerbread days. I don't know if I can still stomach TW... Sigh... decisions, decisions...
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    12-05-2015 03:06 PM
  8. tuxedo323's Avatar
    No need to be long winded about this one, life's short, follow your heart! The great thing about cellphones are they're just that.... phones. It's not like you are stuck with it like a social security number or anything lol. If you decide to come back, it'll be here.
    12-05-2015 03:24 PM
  9. worldspy99's Avatar
    No harm in being a dual OS person. The 6P is a great device. But every device has its pros and cons. I am sure you will find some quirks with the 6P that will annoy you compared to the 950XL. There is a good reason to have choices available. Good luck.
    12-05-2015 03:41 PM
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    12-05-2015 03:42 PM
  11. ordivergens's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, the 950XL is pretty great phone. I love the Windows 10 UI. There is no such thing as a perfect phone. Every phone will have their own strengths and quirks like worldspy99 said. It is just a matter of finding one with strengths/quirks acceptable to you. In my case, the 6P is the closest one to being perfect in my eyes. In the end, it is just a phone. I guess it doesn't feel like an easy choice because of how much they cost :).
    12-05-2015 03:49 PM
  12. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    I've been a die hard Nokia fan for all my life and would never consider to switch to any other thing. But as we all know Nokia for now is long gone and MS has taken over. I love the OS but there really is an app gap and there is no denying it. Is it really worth the price tag to keep and 950 XL and just stay on this OS and always wait and say to yourself "coming soon" lol. If it wasn't for the good camera that the 950/XL have I'd probably consider jumping to a Nexus 6p. Any thoughts?
    Do. It. *as long as you aren't an app person

    I love my 950XL to bits. I've owned Toshiba TG01, HTC HD2, HTC HD7, Lumia 800, Lumia 900, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 1320, Lumia 735, Lumia 930. - 950XL is my heartbeat. It is the most powerful, lightest, thinnest Lumia ever. *as long as you don't want tons of apps from N6p
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    12-05-2015 04:08 PM
  13. rferrara90's Avatar
    If only we had apps lol... I would never consider anything else
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    12-05-2015 04:17 PM
  14. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    Lumia 950 is running on a beta OS and apps will come :) I think maybe it would be good to get the Np6 then after a year or more get the Lumia 950 or surface phone.. I am still getting Lumia 950 :D
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    12-05-2015 04:32 PM
  15. astondg's Avatar
    My Lumia's signal reception also seems to be a bit worse than my 6P. The Lumia gets hotter than the 6P as well
    These hinds of things always make me wonder. Microsoft specifically called out the antennae placement on the 950 & XL and the work they put into getting it right. It's the same with the liquid cooling and with the camera. They seem genuinely proud of this stuff and are confident that they've got their competitors beaten. But when it gets to reviews and users that's not the case at all. At best things like the camea are subjectively better in some situations, and at worst stuff like the reception is actually worse.

    This isn't specific to the 950 or even Microsoft but I have felt it a bit with their recent releases like the Surface range and these phones and I just don't understand her it happens. May let I get too sucked in to marketing, I just need to remember that a lot of this is pure hype.
    12-05-2015 04:58 PM
  16. zimilaci's Avatar
    It is funny :)

    I was using IOS and Android before (latest edition not the older ones ) and to be honest, I can do the same on my Lumia 950 XL
    For me the fingerprint or even the iris scanner is everything but necessary (I don't want to get my fingerprint nor my Iris scan stored somewhere) I cause pin codes my brain is still good for remembering such :) of course it might not be that fast...but I don't really care.

    The only thing what I miss from my previous device (HTC m7, m8, m9) is the stereo speakers. Nothing else.

    As someone previously stated, its in it's "beta" phase... and who know we might get full android and IOS app support.

    :)
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    12-05-2015 05:10 PM
  17. ordivergens's Avatar
    These hinds of things always make me wonder. Microsoft specifically called out the antennae placement on the 950 & XL and the work they put into getting it right. It's the same with the liquid cooling and with the camera. They seem genuinely proud of this stuff and are confident that they've got their competitors beaten. But when it gets to reviews and users that's not the case at all. At best things like the camea are subjectively better in some situations, and at worst stuff like the reception is actually worse.

    This isn't specific to the 950 or even Microsoft but I have felt it a bit with their recent releases like the Surface range and these phones and I just don't understand her it happens. May let I get too sucked in to marketing, I just need to remember that a lot of this is pure hype.
    Well, I don't know why Microsoft made a big deal out of the antennas. Pretty much all modern phones have primary and secondary (usually called the diversity antenna which is typically receive only) antennas. This is nothing new. The second gen Moto X sensed the capacitance changes on the antennas to adjust the frequency response to get better signal reception regardless of how you held it. The Nexus 6P still had better reception than the Moto X in my house. I think there are far too many variables to make a sweeping statement like the antennas are the best ever, heatpipe is the best, etc. It might hold true in the test cases of the engineering team, but it is impossible for them to test for all types of environments.

    The heatpipe, well, this being a plastic phone, will help remove heat better than just a copper heat shield. The Nexus 6P uses the metal body itself as a heatsink for the CPU, it being in direct contact with the CPU via thermal paste.
    12-05-2015 05:24 PM
  18. badMojo69's Avatar
    Thoughts on what exactly? It's a personal choice do what you want.
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    12-05-2015 06:29 PM
  19. millercrew5's Avatar
    Love to get my hands on both phones! The apps thing I pointless and I bet you can find what you want in the Windows store! Love Android to because if I want a clean screen then I can do it and now I see that can be done with windows. I think you should go for the phone you like best. My thing is which one give me more for my money:)
    12-05-2015 06:40 PM
  20. admorris#AC's Avatar
    If you're waiting on apps, that's not going to happen. I've been hearing that "apps are coming" for YEARS. I hate it too, as I love the hardware and smoothness of the phone, I just can't deal with the lack of apps.
    12-05-2015 07:23 PM
  21. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    My one thought: This thread is just self-contradiction.

    "I'd never considering switching, but I'm considering switching." Huh?
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    12-05-2015 07:41 PM
  22. Snoke's Avatar
    The OP and possibly a couple of others who piled on, sound like they will have regret no matter what they do.
    Bought the 950 XL I wish I bought the Nexus 6P . They will buy the 6P and always be looking over here regretting the decision and wished they stayed with 950 XL. Stay or go and regret will follow, no matter what.

    Make a decision and commit, then don't look back - don't worry - be happy. Like mentioned its a phone not a life altering decision. Relax and enjoy no matter what you decided.
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    12-05-2015 08:25 PM
  23. Captpt's Avatar
    I've gone back and forth on this also, just feeling like $650 is a bit high for what we're getting, don't get me wrong I love WP's OS but... Yesterday I loaded Win 10 on my 640XL then updated that with today's new version, other then a couple little glitches its running great and battery is at 69% and its been off the charger since 10am(9:50pm now), damn good I think and probably will get even better after a few days when it really settles in...
    So my thoughts are cancel my 950XL, stay with my 640XL running WP10 and upgrade when the official WP10 final version is released and decide after the holidays or early next year what I want to do.. Prices will most likely start to drop by then or even pick one up used on Ebay...
    geekladyemjay likes this.
    12-05-2015 08:56 PM
  24. Giddora's Avatar
    Like I've said in another of these threads... I could never go back to Google. First of all, their unethical collection of information about everything even if you have no account with them. Second, I don't want to be a part of building the next Microsoft-monopoly (back when Microsoft was a "bad" company in the 90's). I rather shoot for the underdog.

    Third and most importantly... I don't know anybody who don't have a problem with their Android-phone. Both hardware and software related problems... And since I'm a little technologically gifted... I'm the one who have to clean up their (googles) mess. I've got the XL and couldn't be happier. This phone is by far the best phone I have ever used including all android flagships that come out every 7 hours.
    Snoke likes this.
    12-06-2015 07:06 AM
  25. runamuck83's Avatar
    "Coming soon" is not limited to Microsoft. You could apply this blanket term to every tech company. There's always something that they have "coming soon". You just want things "sooner" than they're ready to give you.
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    12-06-2015 12:23 PM
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