09-12-2017 03:22 PM
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  1. dlalonde's Avatar
    We saw many reviews when the Lumia 950, the Elite X3 and the Alcatel 4s came out all claiming great software and poor and buggy software. Well it's been a while now. How are those devices treating you? Still buggy and laggy or has the creators update made them better?
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    09-03-2017 01:44 PM
  2. PerfectReign's Avatar
    On fast ring on both my devices. Seems mostly harmless.
    dlalonde and ZSkeledzic like this.
    09-03-2017 02:31 PM
  3. joshcaleb27's Avatar
    I've had my Alcatel Idol 4s since it came out in November. Overall the performance has been great since the beginning. I have seen the most improvements on Continuum. When I first got the phone I couldn't use the video on MLSSOCCER.com That was a big deal for me because I wanted to watch live games with it. I'm not sure when the switch happened but it works great now. After the creators update, watching videos on the phone itself has become quite annoying. It blacks out at the beginning of videos and also when I switch it from portrait mode to landscape mode. That's my biggest gripe right now. The phone itself has been a pleasure to use. I never have problems with lag or freezing. It's an extremely powerful phone. I'm still grateful that I made the switch from Android to Windows. I won't go into it here, but the windows platform and live tiles have increased my efficiency and effectiveness as an Insurance agent 10 fold. Overall I Love my Alcatel Idol 4s.

    Originally posted by dlalonde
    We saw many reviews when the Lumia 950, the Elite X3 and the Alcatel 4s came out all claiming great software and poor and buggy software. Well it's been a while now. How are those devices treating you? Still buggy and laggy or has the creators update made them better?
    fatclue_98 and anthonyng like this.
    09-03-2017 05:09 PM
  4. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I've had my Alcatel Idol 4s since it came out in November. Overall the performance has been great since the beginning. I have seen the most improvements on Continuum. When I first got the phone I couldn't use the video on MLSSOCCER.com That was a big deal for me because I wanted to watch live games with it. I'm not sure when the switch happened but it works great now. After the creators update, watching videos on the phone itself has become quite annoying. It blacks out at the beginning of videos and also when I switch it from portrait mode to landscape mode. That's my biggest gripe right now. The phone itself has been a pleasure to use. I never have problems with lag or freezing. It's an extremely powerful phone. I'm still grateful that I made the switch from Android to Windows. I won't go into it here, but the windows platform and live tiles have increased my efficiency and effectiveness as an Insurance agent 10 fold. Overall I Love my Alcatel Idol 4s.
    I've had the same portrait to landscape issues on my x3. It's particularly annoying when running Remote Desktop on Continuum and my phone freezes most times when I disconnect from a wired Continuum session. I fixed it by going back to factory firmware.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
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    09-03-2017 05:22 PM
  5. kaktus1389's Avatar
    My 950 works good with fast insider builds, however I do have some issues with Lockscreen - if I am playing music and want to log in using Windows Hello for some reason Windows Hello doesn't wait a few seconds to dismiss music controls but just goes ahead and puts it's UI right over the controls.
    09-04-2017 09:49 AM
  6. fin11's Avatar
    My 950 XL is fine on CU, running 15063.540. Only issue I can think of atm is that I cant sign in to windowscentral app, but that app has never worked so I guess you cant blame CU. Did a factory reset after CU. On production build music controls are displayed a few seconds before before Windows Hello.
    09-04-2017 02:47 PM
  7. dlalonde's Avatar
    I still have the 640 and am thinking of getting a better W10m device as a secondary device. The 640 only has 1 GB of RAM which is a no go for things like Facebook and Messenger. W10m as such is not the smoothest thing (galaxies away from 8.1). If it was a change for another buggy but more expensive phone, it wouldn't really be worth it.

    But you guys are pretty reassuring.

    Now I'm pondering putting the insider builds on it (I'm using the latest stable version).
    09-04-2017 04:06 PM
  8. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    My HP Elite x3 is on the fast ring. It's stable and smooth. The only issue I've encountered with the current build is that it kills the fingerprint reader when the display is off... Which really does suck. I hope they fix that soon.
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    09-04-2017 06:07 PM
  9. Elky64's Avatar
    My 950 has never lived up to its capabilities w/CU changing little. Yes it works but we definitely can feel the lack of fluidness and inconsistency upon each use. Some things like opening say, WC app or viewing pages in a browser can have a delay fully loading content that it becomes very distracting and annoying more often than not. Iris scanner can be hit-n-miss with sometimes entering physical PW being a more viable, and faster, solution Compared against my 830/650 you'd expect the difference to be night and day yet that has been far from my experience, these are running CU as well.

    Don't expect much to change in the long term so honestly believe what we have now is about as good as it's going to get. Now if MS could only fix that goldarn store - that's a piece I'd be proud to say was my doing NOT!
    Last edited by Elky64; 09-05-2017 at 09:04 AM. Reason: formatting
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    09-05-2017 06:29 AM
  10. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    My Lumia 650 works about same on fast ring 545 as it did when new. Windows central app flat out sucks! Unless I soft reset and open nothing else, it can take many tries to get it to launch. Most days I just give up trying.
    09-05-2017 08:23 PM
  11. davebwi's Avatar
    We saw many reviews when the Lumia 950, the Elite X3 and the Alcatel 4s came out all claiming great software and poor and buggy software. Well it's been a while now. How are those devices treating you? Still buggy and laggy or has the creators update made them better?
    I love my Lumia 950.. I love the live tiles , Its fast since Creator ,Insider Updates...
    If it had Apps for my Home Automation, I would be using it as daily driver... very Sad that Microsoft let it go..Its the Best Smartphone I have ever Had!
    Thanks Dave
    09-06-2017 09:44 AM
  12. cmolinap's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have a similar problem with my Lumia 950: If I'm listening music in Groove and I get a message in WhatsApp, containing a GIF, when I check the message Groove is interrupted.

    Even though I received the Mail and Calendar updates, it doesn't allow me to have the Priority/Others options. In Mail's Configuration say: Your configuration (?) does not allow...
    09-06-2017 10:07 AM
  13. Rse1's Avatar
    Edge freezes entire phone or won't load pages from time to time since creators update also sometimes the phone gets hot and slow out of the blue as if its struggling with some background task lumia 950. Aside from that im on my 3rd battery in 1.5 years but thats a hardware flaw. Ow and w10m still doesnt remember email addresses in auto correction which is stupid
    09-06-2017 10:23 AM
  14. ThaKrazyOne's Avatar
    As of late my 950 has been laggy and more importantly, crashing and rebooting after taking 2 or 3 pictures. Sometimes I have to reboot my phone 2-3 times a day because it can't pickup AT&T's network even if I have several bars lit up. I already got a SIM swap just in case the SIM was faulty but same issue.
    09-06-2017 11:49 AM
  15. chriswong13's Avatar
    I have a Lumia 950 XL on Release Preview and it sucks. The last 10.0.15063.540 release crashes and reboots all of the time. Absolutely will not try Slow or Fast ring on my main phone. Can't wait for the next RP release. I might switch to an Android, maybe the Nokia 8...
    09-06-2017 01:06 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Why do people persist in putting their primary devices on Insider builds then complain to no end that it's buggy? For all the talk of Microsoft not being good at marketing they've pulled off the greatest magic trick of all time. They've succeeded at hiring tens of thousands of developmental engineers for free.

    Sent from my Acer Liquid Jade Primo on mTalk
    09-06-2017 01:16 PM
  17. NiteCourt's Avatar
    I purchased an alcatel idol 4s from amazon a few months back. I've only had the update on it so I can't compare. One thing I did try over the weekend is to cast a movie I purchased over the weekend from the MS store to my Roku tv. The video worked but the audio would cut out every 3 seconds. I don't have this issue with my galaxy s7.
    Last edited by NiteCourt; 09-06-2017 at 03:01 PM.
    09-06-2017 02:18 PM
  18. ZSkeledzic's Avatar
    Lumia 950 dual SIM is working great with latest insider fast update. Fast, no crashes, occasional glitches in edge but nothing serious. I hope MS will continue supporting this OS and finally issue,real flagship phone. HP, Alcatel and others are doing fine job but that is just not it.
    09-06-2017 02:56 PM
  19. Steven Ealy's Avatar
    Creators Update breaks a very important function for me and that is the ability to receive traffic info from the Maps apps. When updating to CU the Maps app now just shows the estimated time it would take with no traffic and simply states at bottom "Traffic Info isn't available". I have reflashed back to AU and then to CU multiple times and it always fails. For now I have reg hacked the phone to stay on AU so my Maps works more reliably.

    Since CU is nothing but bug fixes, I am not missing out on much.
    09-06-2017 04:24 PM
  20. Ilya Misyuchenko's Avatar
    Lumia 950XL, Release

    After CU, the People app has lost birthdays and groups. Birthdays, Microsoft tries to fix it, some are coming back, but not all. The groups that were created on the smartphone were completely missing. In PC and web versions, the traces of the groups can still be found, but the phone is empty.
    09-06-2017 05:13 PM
  21. lazybum131's Avatar
    Lumia 950 XL, bought it used for a good price back in February, still had lots of bugs back then that have mostly been resolved in updates. Taking pictures can still be slow ('Adding finishing touches...') and sometimes Photos takes a while to see new pics. Gave up on Iris scanning, still far too slow and needs to be held awkwardly close, found it faster to enter my PIN.

    Performance is disappointing, I moved up from a Lumia Icon and expected all around better performance, but Microsoft went too far with the QHD screen, I wish it had a 1080p screen. Noticeable animation and scrolling lag, Instagram for instance stutters compared to the Icon and all around fluidity is a far cry from WP7 and 8. Memory management seems off, even with 3GB of ram the FB app can't stay in memory (altho blame might lay mainly with the app developer on this one) and Edge tabs need to reload too often when multitasking. Groove music stutters while using the phone. Using Maps as navigation and playing music through Bluetooth in the car leads to lag and stutter central.
    09-06-2017 06:39 PM
  22. tole011's Avatar
    After reading comments on this topic, I can say that my Lumia 625 is performing pretty well on W10M CU, all things considering...
    09-06-2017 06:58 PM
  23. milkyway's Avatar
    Creators Update breaks a very important function for me and that is the ability to receive traffic info from the Maps apps. When updating to CU the Maps app now just shows the estimated time it would take with no traffic and simply states at bottom "Traffic Info isn't available". I have reflashed back to AU and then to CU multiple times and it always fails. For now I have reg hacked the phone to stay on AU so my Maps works more reliably.

    Since CU is nothing but bug fixes, I am not missing out on much.
    Hey Steven, here's the fix for it:
    Breaking news: Maps... is still broken - here's the workaround

    My 950 is (sadly) not the same since the Creators Update. After browsing in Edge the whole phone freezes for 5 seconds
    09-07-2017 01:19 AM
  24. cowboy6201's Avatar
    Can't tell ya till I get my New unlocked Alcatel Idol 4s either today or tomorrow. I also have a 950 but on public builds.
    09-07-2017 05:32 AM
  25. TunedM52's Avatar
    I worshiped my 950 since I got it couple years ago, ended up buying 2 extra models, one DS and one unbranded. It was great on creators update. But the 808 chip simply got the best of me. I've been using a 950XL daily for the past few weeks and the experience is so much better, believe it or not. The 810 is so, so, so much faster than the 808. Either that or all 3 of my 950's were bad..

    Have 2 Idol 4s', one T-Mobile branded with a cracked back and one unbranded, unlocked, and brand new. It's so fast. Continuum is actually something I want to use. Dusted off my Display Dock and set it up at my parent's house and just have the cracked glass Idol 4s always there for basic stuff, which it's amazing at. Writing this post using Continuum and Edge with said Alcatel!

    The 950/950XL and Idol 4s run amazingly on current production builds. Can't say for insider as I really don't want to WDRT again. If only the restore process was as painless as on iOS...
    09-07-2017 03:49 PM
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