1. robert peake's Avatar
    ive just seen the specs of the Samsung S7 and im leaning towards selling the 950 and getting the samsung. The fact that they have included the micro sd card again is brillaint. this is a troll post, i love MS phones ive got the whole family on them but my 950 is seriously causing me problems and i dont trust it, i cant rely on it. the battery life is awful from a few whats apps, browsing then the battery will not last the day. i know the S7 is seriously going to be more expensive.
    anyone else like me thinking its time to jump or you holding out, do you think updates from MS can sort the battery issues out or thats the best we are going to get.

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    02-21-2016 03:00 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    The 950 isn't a serious mass-market threat to anything top-of-the-line right now without WM seriously improving.
    02-21-2016 05:22 PM
  3. Steve Adams's Avatar
    The 950 series would be a threat if....1 - Microsoft actually promoted and marketed them, 2 - if they got islandwood up and running for porting apps. Then yes, it would be a general public threat....right now, its still a much better phone than any of the android, IOS offerings available today, even without the apps.
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    02-21-2016 05:57 PM
  4. mikepalma's Avatar
    Hardware good, software sucks
    02-21-2016 06:34 PM
  5. avi_920's Avatar
    950's camera will still be the best in the market at least for another one full year!

    & the battery life is definitely improving with the newer builds. I easily get 24hrs until the phone dies out. Sure, the future RS update from MS will polish the user experience of L950.

    That being said, unless someone's a heavy gamer on mobile or wants water proof or a metallic design, S7 makes sense, & oh, the "android OS"!
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    02-21-2016 06:55 PM
  6. emigrating's Avatar
    & the battery life is definitely improving with the newer builds. I easily get 24hrs until the phone dies out.
    What?! You EASILY get 24 hours? Do you use your phone at all during the day? I dont get a full day out of my 950XL, never have. And no, it's not just this one device as I'm actually on my third one (due to other reasons). I'm not even a heavy user as I'm generally at my desk in front of a computer screen anyway. Most if the time though, I'll have to start charging it around 1930-2000 when I get back after my evening dog walk. That's roughly 13 hours since it came off the charger. Playing games it's pretty much out of the question, I did do one of the Candy Crush games for a while, but that will at times drain the battery 7% over a 10 minute time span.

    My wife has a 950 and her complaints are very similar to mine although she says her phone is running better than ever now that it's been factory reset and upgraded to 107, so... She still seems to be running early firmware though.

    My good old 1520 would easily last me a full day, even with heavy usage, so not sure what's going on (other than the OS being buggy).
    02-21-2016 07:33 PM
  7. EMitchell's Avatar
    No, the 950 isn't a threat to the S7. The only threat to the S7 is market saturation, otherwise it's going to sell in huge volumes. The 950 has been out for a while, and sales have been anemic at best. No reason to think this would have any effect on the sales of the S7.
    Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    02-22-2016 11:07 AM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    Major threats to the Galaxy S7 = Chinese OEMs and that's about it.
    ven07, broar94, aximtreo and 2 others like this.
    02-22-2016 11:16 AM
  9. robert peake's Avatar
    im leaning towards the S7, quite like the LG G5, im not that keen on the android software but i think im going to take the plunged. just seen windows have released another build and perhaps will sort the phone out but that doesnt look likely. im actually quite sad to be going, i love the tiles, i know the way it works and where to find things. want to instal the ext build just to see if it fixes it and ive got the phone i want. ive literally everything shut down including mobile data in the background , thats not right, its a complete joke at work, people keep telling me thats the reason you dont see may windows phones around, because there crap.
    02-22-2016 02:41 PM
  10. arielwp's Avatar
    People wanted to buy the device before it was even announced, so the only major threat can be if Samsung decides to announce the S8 tomorrow.

    950's camera will still be the best in the market at least for another one full year!
    I tend to disagree. S7 has a pretty decent camera (Assuming galaxy series lens), and it has now a f/1.7 aperture, whilst 950 has 1.9 (I think). Yet Samsung's cameras have this make-every-photo-look-over-realistic thing which might give 950 the victory.But still be the best and for another year at least? Unfortunately, I won't count on that.
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    02-23-2016 01:43 AM
  11. robert peake's Avatar
    sad to say that ive sold my lumia 950 on ebay, I've lost about GBP80 in the three months of ownership so not sure any other brand would lose that much, however I will probably go for the S7, shame as I love windows but I just cant use a phone like this , everything shut down int he background. its been better today, on at 6.30am, right now battery is at 54%. which I guess I could live with, although I didn't go on edge so much today or whatsapp and that's what kills the battery imo
    02-23-2016 11:39 AM
  12. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Unless you are 100% committed to W10M, the 950 offers nothing to threaten the S7. It's probably got a better camera and some minor bells and whistles, but the S7 will have the better internal hardware and more apps.
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    02-23-2016 12:55 PM
  13. KimRM's Avatar
    As it stands now, the 950/xl and Windows 10 Mobile are no threat to anyone, of course. This is a device for the fans of W10M to play around with.
    But I have to say, I've had none of the issues people are complaining about. My 950 runs like a champ all day long. Battery lasts almost 24 hours with regular use (surfing, playing music with groove). I don't know about other phones these days, but I've never owned a smartphone that would last any longer.
    02-23-2016 01:16 PM
  14. Giddora's Avatar
    The 950XL easily surpasses the S7 in every way.wp_ss_20160208_0003.jpg
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    02-23-2016 01:52 PM
  15. avi_920's Avatar
    What?! You EASILY get 24 hours? Do you use your phone at all during the day?
    My wife has a 950 and her complaints are very similar to mine although she says her phone is running better than ever now that it's been factory reset and upgraded to 107, so... She still seems to be running early firmware though.

    My good old 1520 would easily last me a full day, even with heavy usage, so not sure what's going on (other than the OS being buggy).
    Well, first thing is 950XL uses power hungry 810 processor. With my L950, if the wifi is left on continuously ever since I unplug from the charger, I definitely get 14-15hrs. That's with 2 email accounts syncing continuously, & no background apps blocked except for "edge browser". Before build .107, with the same usage pattern, I used to get around 10hrs.

    It does drain quick if you do Skype video call or play graphic intensive games, like Modern combat 5 or whatsapp continually for 2hrs or so. Once again, if you're using mobile data, battery drains slightly quicker than when you use wifi.

    So the thing is, with normal 'sensible' usage, my battery does last for the entire day. & the recent build .107 with the latest firmware has definitely improved the battery life, & that's my point.
    02-25-2016 09:10 AM
  16. Gustavo Sanchez's Avatar
    I started using WP when the 920 came out. I returned my month-old HTC One X (wonderful phone) to try something new. I next bought a Lumia 1520, a 520, a 640, a 1020, and two 925s. I held my ground and stayed with MS even as times changed and WP where left back by new, shiny phones from Apple and Android. But now, I say no more. I have just sold my beloved 1520 to help fund a Galaxy S7E. I am using my last 925 for now. MS, shame on you and your lack of direction with WP. You lost a good follower. I tired of waiting for about 4 years for the next great phone (sorry, 950 series did not warrant an upgrade from the 1520).
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    02-26-2016 06:44 AM
  17. robert peake's Avatar
    I started using WP when the 920 came out. I returned my month-old HTC One X (wonderful phone) to try something new. I next bought a Lumia 1520, a 520, a 640, a 1020, and two 925s. I held my ground and stayed with MS even as times changed and WP where left back by new, shiny phones from Apple and Android. But now, I say no more. I have just sold my beloved 1520 to help fund a Galaxy S7E. I am using my last 925 for now. MS, shame on you and your lack of direction with WP. You lost a good follower. I tired of waiting for about 4 years for the next great phone (sorry, 950 series did not warrant an upgrade from the 1520).
    sad to say but ive just doen the same, sold my 950 on ebay for GBP300 so with fees its cost me about GBP100 for 3 months use. Im preordering the S7 edge.
    been with Lumias for years and years and nearly converted my wife and daugthers to MS phones. My wife still has the 640 and loves it but at the moment with 0% interest you can get the S7 edge for GBP24 for 2 years.
    02-27-2016 01:18 PM
  18. chmun77's Avatar
    The 950XL easily surpasses the S7 in every way.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice try there.....

    If only this is 950 XL has good excellent sales graph instead of a battery graph..... Too bad sales of S7 will surpass 950XL by long miles.
    03-05-2016 03:56 AM
  19. Giddora's Avatar
    Sales doesn't matter to me personally. Just knowing how much better my experience with the XL will be to people buying the more expensive S7 makes me smile.
    03-05-2016 06:03 AM
  20. joymariah041's Avatar
    the return of the SD card is quite a nice S7 feature :)
    03-05-2016 09:57 PM
  21. chmun77's Avatar
    Sales doesn't matter to me personally. Just knowing how much better my experience with the XL will be to people buying the more expensive S7 makes me smile.
    Sales doesn't matter to you, but it does matter to developers all over the world! And what that means is that lesser apps choices for windows phones going forward. And when that happens, it will affect on your experiences on XL for sure because what's a smart phone without good apps?

    Experiences is a very perspective thing. You are smiling at people who using S7, but I think they are laughing at WP users who are using such a dead platform.
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    03-15-2016 03:45 AM
  22. Pieter Wolff's Avatar
    The only serious competition for the S7 will be the iPhone and a couple of Chinese phones. If I compare the marketing efforts of Samsung and Microsoft here in South Africa I understand why Microsoft won't even come close to a couple of percent market share. They've completely missed the market and it's far too late to rectify it.
    But I'm a stubborn guy and will stick with my L 830 because it does everything I need. At a quarter of the price of a S7 it's a no brainer for me.
    03-15-2016 05:29 AM

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