10-05-2015 04:02 PM
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  1. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I have been using a 940XL for the past month and a half and I have to admit I'm very impressed by it. As an owner of a 1520 that bricked on me, I had my reservations going from what I would say is the best spec windows phone out there to date to a mid range phone, but Microsoft did a very nice job in making the most out of a phone that performs more at a flagship level. I am running TP for WP10 and for the most part it runs smooth. It really doesn't slow down or freeze when doing most functions I did with the 1520, so I can only imagine how the 650XL is going to perform. I like the design of the 640XL, I just didn't like the fact they took away the camera button, and am glad to see it brought back with the 650XL. I think most will be pleased with these new phones. The question is will MSFT make sure the masses know about it.
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    09-30-2015 11:53 PM
  2. Arun3's Avatar
    I really want the 950 for EVERY spec except that stupid ring - I love the XL for everything EXCEPT the 5.7" screen. Argh, what do I do?!!!
    First world problems..lol
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    10-01-2015 08:47 AM
  3. Arun3's Avatar
    I have been using a 940XL for the past month and a half and I have to admit I'm very impressed by it. As an owner of a 1520 that bricked on me, I had my reservations going from what I would say is the best spec windows phone out there to date to a mid range phone, but Microsoft did a very nice job in making the most out of a phone that performs more at a flagship level. I am running TP for WP10 and for the most part it runs smooth. It really doesn't slow down or freeze when doing most functions I did with the 1520, so I can only imagine how the 650XL is going to perform. I like the design of the 640XL, I just didn't like the fact they took away the camera button, and am glad to see it brought back with the 650XL. I think most will be pleased with these new phones. The question is will MSFT make sure the masses know about it.
    lol... I think you got confused with the phone models, there! (Although I don't blame you ;) )

    Microsoft MADE SURE everyone in the US knows about the Surface Pro 3 ( the only new Surface in the market for quite a few months), by advertising the hell out of it on TV and elsewhere. I think, the more consolidated the phone portfolios are, the easier and effective the advertising be. Just release a phone or two a year, and advertise the hell out of it, rather than release a phone every two months.

    And if you watch prime time TV these days, hardly a show goes by without a Windows 10 commercial. I think they are doing great these days!
    10-01-2015 08:54 AM
  4. Richpl's Avatar
    Design wise I prefer the 930. You can't go wrong with the metal on the sides. Plastic slips right out of your hands
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    10-01-2015 08:56 AM
  5. tale 85's Avatar
    I really want the 950 for EVERY spec except that stupid ring - I love the XL for everything EXCEPT the 5.7" screen. Argh, what do I do?!!!
    It's amazing what you can do with Duct Tape these days!
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    10-01-2015 09:04 AM
  6. Arun3's Avatar
    Design wise I prefer the 930. You can't go wrong with the metal on the sides. Plastic slips right out of your hands
    Agree with the design logic. Although, when the Icon was released the majority thought it was bland, uninspired and "un-lumia"-like. The metal on the contrary is more slippery than the plastic.. and I think they use matte finish, so that might help it being less slippery, if you are concerned.
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    10-01-2015 09:13 AM
  7. Schnuffi's Avatar
    I don't think I will have the money to spend on these phones I guess I just have to be happy with my 640 but I hope they do good.
    10-01-2015 09:14 AM
  8. Arun3's Avatar
    I don't think I will have the money to spend on these phones I guess I just have to be happy with my 640 but I hope they do good.
    640 s a darn good phone! I'd be happy with it for quite a while... and then get the 950/950XL when their prices go down
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    10-01-2015 09:17 AM
  9. tale 85's Avatar
    I can't believe it. An entire conversation about the 950/950XL without the doom. Thank you!

    Yes, they look great. From the renders I'm wondering if anyone knows the button configuration functions? It looks like it has more than my 640.

    Now...The big questions, What about the radios, carrier compatibility in the US? will they follow iPhone and Nexus and go the universal unlocked route? See folks, we still some new surprises in store for us on the 6th. Can't wait to hear everybody's reactions.
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    10-01-2015 09:17 AM
  10. Arun3's Avatar
    I can't believe it. An entire conversation about the 950/950XL without the doom. Thank you!

    Yes, they look great. From the renders I'm wondering if anyone knows the button configuration functions? It looks like it has more than my 640.

    Now...The big questions, What about the radios, carrier compatibility in the US? will they follow iPhone and Nexus and go the universal unlocked route? See folks, we still some new surprises in store for us on the 6th. Can't wait to hear everybody's reactions.
    Good question regarding the button configuration functions... I guess, we will have to wait and see...
    Looks like AT&T will carry the phones and you can buy it unlocked from MS stores... Although if it is AT&T exclusive in the US, how long before MS can sell them unlocked for it to be used on other carriers, remains to be seen.
    10-01-2015 10:19 AM
  11. Schnuffi's Avatar
    I am not in the US and always buy my phones unlocked, Having said that I think Mary Jo Foley on windows weekly said the phones will be sold unlocked and will work on any carrier. Maybe they might do something like Apple.
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    10-01-2015 11:50 PM
  12. bo_woods's Avatar
    The high res pictures leaked today of the 950 & 950 xl have greatly changed my opinion of the 950 look...

    The 950 XL imho is still a BEAUTY, but now unlike before the 950 doesn't seem that ugly to me..

    They'll look even better in white contrary to black photos we've gotton
    10-02-2015 10:45 AM
  13. flattie's Avatar
    Agree.. But they are unique to Lumias. And people seem to forget these when they compare lumias to Apples and Galaxys & threaten to abandon the ship; move elsewhere .. ;)
    People forget because they haven't had a device to remind them. ;)

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
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    10-02-2015 02:30 PM
  14. ROBBIE HALL's Avatar
    How they sell these phones? Do an apple! Be a bully! With over 100mil w10 users I think MS can bully companies and developers into making apps. but hers the catch bully them to make universal apps. That's what apple would do I think. Tell developers make the app for all our devices! Thats how you reach 100mil plus pc's and the phones will come once they see it lucrative on pc's....
    And I going for the 950xl....have a 1020 now and hoping for a replacement soon....but the xl seems quite nice. Just wished it had xenon so ill wait until I get a photo review
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    10-02-2015 03:11 PM
  15. Arun3's Avatar
    The high res pictures leaked today of the 950 & 950 xl have greatly changed my opinion of the 950 look...

    The 950 XL imho is still a BEAUTY, but now unlike before the 950 doesn't seem that ugly to me..

    They'll look even better in white contrary to black photos we've gotton
    Absolutely agree! It's so easy to jump the gun, get frustrated and make statements... Infact I have a nickname for the ring on 950; the Cortana ring.. ;)
    10-02-2015 05:34 PM
  16. bo_woods's Avatar
    Absolutely agree! It's so easy to jump the gun, get frustrated and make statements... Infact I have a nickname for the ring on 950; the Cortana ring.. ;)
    I think the 950 Xl ring is more like Cortana.. The 950 ring is an Obese Cortana
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    10-02-2015 06:23 PM
  17. RayWP7's Avatar
    Except that you really can't. Who sells them for a reasonable rate (given their age)? And the difference in hardware will prevent some Windows 10 Mobile features from being used; not even referring to Continuum.
    10-02-2015 08:29 PM
  18. Schnuffi's Avatar
    Funny how all the phone stuff leaked but almost nothing on other devices. Come Tuesday there will be nothing to say about phones, no surprises kinda sucks in a way.
    Joe Dubya likes this.
    10-03-2015 10:20 AM
  19. DustinRyan's Avatar
    Having HAAC mics on the phone are a must for me. The audio quality on my Icon is night and day when compared to practically ANY other phone on the market. Wonderful quality.
    10-04-2015 05:58 PM
  20. Chomiq's Avatar
    So you'll basically enjoy the new Lumias thanks to one specific hardware feature which comes at additional cost of buying Continuum dongle and software features that are cross-os?
    10-05-2015 05:14 AM
  21. Harry Wild's Avatar
    Not going to sell based on the aesthetic of both 950 models! They just don't look like premium Lumia models compare even the past generates like the 920 or 925.
    10-05-2015 06:54 AM
  22. Balc3's Avatar
    Particularly interested in the 950xl in part because I was a 1520 owner (current 640) and mainly due to the stylus and continuum features to rival the Galaxy Note!
    10-05-2015 04:02 PM
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