Things that made me return the Lumia 950 XL
I so wanted to keep this device and thumb my nose at both Apple and Android. :unhappysweat:
One single issue is the that eclipsed them all. No Apple OSX tool to transfer content to and from the phone. An app did exist this summer when I tried out a less expensive Lumia 521 (WP8), but the app is gone from the Apple app store and the forums speculate it's because
Microsoft has not submitted an updated app to the Apple store. Without the ability to easily transfer content to and from the phone, this downside is a HUGE issue. Using some networked based storage as a relay is not an option for a device that cost $689.56 USD.
The second big fail was having to wait over 30 days for the dock. Continuium is the single feature, even if not perfect would have made me ignore all the other gripes and keep the phone. I had 30 days to return the phone and if not able to experience Continuium until after the window to return the phone ended, it was a deal breaker for me.
- Hunting for the middle button to sleep and wake is an annoyance. If there was only one button on the right for power and the volume rockers were on the left then sleep and wake would be easier. I keep hitting the volume up button instead of the power button.
- No notification LED.
- No unified inbox for the built in email application.
- BIG-ONE, Even though the preference download all images is checked off only senders in my contacts will display all the images.
- Even a message sent from the phone to myself with an attached image will not display the attached picture until I tap the picture.
- Using the LIGHT theme, there is not enough contrast when viewing the inbox to see which messages are NEW/UNREAD.
- The "HERE MAPS" was replaced by "Maps" which takes forever to download even the smallest of individual maps. Can't imagine how log it's going to take when all the maps have to be updated, probably a day.
- Activating Cortana by voice is not consistent, sometimes three tries before it catches.
- The "Lumia Offers" app once launched will hide the three (3) soft buttons so you can't hit the Home button. You have to sleep then wake to get back to the home screen.
- The only Starbucks app, a 3rd party one was killed by Starbucks, I love Starbucks.
- No visual voicemail app from T-Mobile to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform.
- Not a part of any mobile payments system yet.
- No infrared like my other phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, cant use the phone as a TV remote.
- Expected a single sim model but received a dual-sim model, specs are slower data on DUAL-SIM verses SINGLE-SIM.
- Can't disable the icon in the notification bar about the empty second sim slot, taking up valuable notification bar real-estate.
- I can add items to the speed dial on the Phone app but can't delete an entry I just addedd.
- Hunting for the middle button to sleep and wake is an annoyance. If there was only one button on the right for power and the volume rockers were on the left then sleep and wake would be easier.
- While doing very little, when the screen is on, the unit is noticably warmer than every other phone I have owned.
- WiFi disconnects when sleeping, doesn't connect reliably when powered back on.
- The ( PHONE & MESSAGES ) desktop icons show unread items but all the items have been read.
- There was a quick choice for "QUIET TIME" but I could not find where to enable it and be quiet between 10pm-6am. It maybe buried somewhere but it was just not very intuitive and easy to find.
Ok ( PepperdotNet ), let's take a few items at a time and see if you can provide a solution that you state "are easily solved". I won't return until the Microsoft store opens tomorrow anyway and if you are correct I may decide to keep the phone.
1. No unified inbox for the built in email application.
2. Even a message sent from the phone to myself with an attached image will not display the attached picture until I tap the picture.
This smells funny. Starbucks app? Ya I pick my phone on if there is app for a coffee shop. I would say wp is really easy to setup and migrate your info.
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If you mean "Visual voicemail is built in the os there's no need for a tmobile app" that you can call your own number to get voicemail, then you are correct, if you mean you can keep a history of voicemail messages visually and play them at will without calling T-Mobile voicemail then you are not correct.
I can confirm that the same condition applies to AT&T customers - no VVM on unlocked, non-AT&T phones.
bruce - this isn't a knock, just a comment about how funny "different strokes for different folks" is. I personally don't like the unified inbox.