I am getting my new phone next month and am considering either this phone or Note 5.
I have use Lumia 1020 before. The camera quality was superb! I love the fact that i can do lots of post editing after the shot. Like cropping without loosing details thanks to the huge sensor. But the shot to shot time really turn me off.
To me, i do not use much app even when i was using android phone (S3).
I was able to find the essential apps like Facebook, Whatsapp and YouTube in windows store. But during my time with 1020, all these apps have many limitations compare to their android version. Such as Whatsapp was unable to share video from the gallery and YouTube and Facebook was really slow. And for Whatsapp you can only share photo by accessing it via whatsapp only. What i mean is, you cannot go to photo gallery and choose photo to share via whatsapp. But later on Whatsapp did come up with enhancement that i can finally share video.
Another thing i don't like about 1020 was the keypad. I can type really fast when using android phone (S3 before 1020 and Note 3 after 1020). I am not sure if this is Android feature or Samsung UI feature. The keypad recognize the whole sentence i use often and suggest the same sentence the next time i type the first word.
My 1020 just don't do that. Even the word suggestion was like crap.
But i am still very tempted to get 950 XL. It have micro SD card slot and the camera is awesome. I hope the shot by shot timing improve in this one.
My only headache is the keypad word suggestion... i hope they have improve it since i really type a lot.
Prit, 20 Dec 2015Hello friends, I am new user of Microsoft (Windows) phone. I feel irritating with using this p... moreHello prit, (your username is familiar.)
Your are a liar! How can you be using a phone that has only been released in less than two months, three months ago? The phone is yet to be released globally as at today.
WhatsApp on windows phone has all the features and even more compared to android or iOS, you can do everything and anything with WhatsApp on windows phone, once again you have lied.
When you say the is shortage of apps on windows phone, please be specific, and tell us those apps that are missing. There may not be an official app, but there are always and certainly third party apps and plenty alternatives, so my friend you've lied again (I am waiting for you to mention the names of the missing apps). However there are also some apps that are exclusive only to windows phone e.g. Fantasia painter, siege fall, and many other apps made by windows for only windows phone, you can't base your judgment about a phone on apps alone, but on performance as well.
Backing up apps? With your sign on your can switch from one device to another, and still retain all your apps, dear friend you've lied once more.
You can rename your email addresses on windows phone at any time, more so, you can also pin any email to the start home page.
When you want to post say what's true and real not lies.
From your comments, I personally think that you've never used a windows phone in your life, you're just trolling.
Hi guys! Please help me, did Lumia 950XL has 4k video recording feature and Call recording feature...
raihan.bd, 19 Dec 2015hello 950XL users, i am a 640XL user and have few questions.. 1. did MS improve their app st... moreYou should realize one thing first. Microsoft can't improve the store, because the apps aren't written by Microsoft. If Microsoft write an app, it's not official app. On that matter, no, there's no Official app for Facebook, because Facebook didn't wrote one, you have one written by Microsoft that I have to say looks almost like the official app on iOS and Android (more the Android one), and is by far better than the one on Windows 8.1. You'll NEVER be able to use Android/iOS apps directly..... Project Astoria and don't remember the name of the project for iOS apps translate THE UNCOMPILED CODE of an already written for iOS/Android app so it can be included in the Windows Store, and that has to be done by THE PROGRAMER who wrote the program, it's not a virtual machine that will make your phone work like crap and make you switch to Android/iOS to use the app natively. If you ask if there's official app for YouTube or any other Google service, the answer is no. If you ask "Why?", the answer is "Ask Google, not Microsoft, they are the once supposed to write those apps, other wise they won't be official". If you ask why Microsoft don't write proper app like they do for Facebook, the answer is, because Google wants the YouTube app to work in HTML5, HOWEVER the app for iOS and Android doesn't work in HTML5, it still uses Flash, and if Google are to write app according to their own demands, that means that Google has to write an app for opposing platform, with features that the app for their own platform doesn't have. Besides, Microsoft showed some dirty Google shirts some time ago and Google aren't very happy with that.
Io84, 18 Dec 2015Haha I have A Samsung Note 3 it has most of the above issues The note 3 is few years old, the lumia 950 is brand new. See any differences?
Windows is unfinished and cannot compete with the IOS or Android flagships. Everyone who says different has not used (like for a few months, not for 10 seconds i na a shop) not any other flagship than WP. I used windows for like 4 years with 4 different phones and it was always lagging behind. The last I got was a 930 and first was the purple tint display issue, internet explorer is the worst browser in history of mankind, the apps just arent good enough,the battery life sucked always, with the 950 its even worse. Facebook, whatsapp, viber, skype, twitter, the internet in global are years behind on windows. My galaxy edge plus eats these 950 and xl anytime a day.
These phones are just good cameraphones, nothing more. All the microsoft apps work better on my android than they did on WP, there is no single reason for me to go to a store and pick up an microsoft phone.
raihan.bd, 19 Dec 2015hello 950XL users, i am a 640XL user and have few questions..
1. did MS improve their app st... moreyes, the application store is a lot better... and more and more applications are arriving everyday, these are official applications too....
and with every new phone windows 10 lumia 950XL will get better and better with each update... iPhone was the same...... the media just like to pick on windows for some reason... its not that bad like they say.
Prit, 20 Dec 2015Hello friends, I am new user of Microsoft (Windows) phone. I feel irritating with using this p... moreeverything i say here regards to Prit
starting with shortage of apps - it seems really funny that you say shortage. I mean the store offers all the apps necessary for a normal user (even hardcore gamer).what apps you usually use?.Facebook,Twitter,Watsapp,Skype,Messenger to send messages.You play usual games like candy crush,Temple run, even hardcore games like dead trigger 2, Modern combat 5,
n others.you get entire microsoft office 365 for free.
talking about watsapp - you use watspp for messaging and the UI is user friendly.
talking about learning about using new type of phones- u dont drive a car without learning it
battery backup is far more better than any android device . If you are talking about windows 10 even when it is officially flagged in lumia 950 it is still under development stage
still battery backup is around 1-1.5 days.
speaking about not buying windows and buying android- i was fed up by using an andorid phone so i bought a windows phone to try a new thing and i loved windows .
First of all let me clear your misunderstanding what you have about your android. Hope you know how frustrating it is to browse internet in android browsers. just go to any browser (UC web, mozila, crome) open any site and same moment you willl get 10 other tabs open.
advertisements advertisements advertisement. ThatÂÂ’s the only thing you will find if you open any app. Noting else. Android is just a crap. Advertisement box I would say. OS itself is not secure at all. Battery performances? come on letÂ’s not compare it with windows. I have been using android phones for past 2 year (Currently using S6)..shortly I will be buying this amazing phone.
For your whatÂÂ’s app and other application look..I would say Windows application appearance for apps (WhatsApp. google mail.) is 100 % better then android. With windows we get a clean secure OS without buggy advertisements. And I can name 1000 great application from windows market place which are available in android app store.
Have you ever heard about Fantasia painter app? thatÂ’s the father of Adobe Photoshop, and you will find it only in windows app store. have you ever played best epic RPG game Siege fall? itÂ’s not for android devices. So letÂ’s not rate a phone based on applications. rate it based on the performance.
Only thing you need to use windows phone is a little understanding about the technology.
This is a long read, but it might be very insightful for some people, who want to have someoneÂ’s opinion on switching to Windows platform. I will share my experience with different windows phones, and how they are different from iPhones and android phones.
I am a power smartphone user and a proud owner of iPhone 6s and Nokia Lumia 1520. I love them both for different reasons. I have also used Android flagship phones quite a lot.
It is very important to know about the windows OS itself before buying the phone. There are many windows phone with very low specifications, which make them quite slow and cheap. Some people might judge the flagship windows phones after using a $120 windows phone.
My first windows phone was a Lumia 928. (It is a Verizon equivalent to Lumia 920, so the specs are the same.) I was using iPhone 5s at the moment. I wanted to see what the OS had to offer. It was running windows 8. To be frank, I did not like it very much. The OS was not smooth; there was a learning curve for being more productive on windows 8. The apps looked very old and slow. The camera was not very consistent like iPhone 5s. The display and camera were the biggest turn off for me. So after a few weeks, I sold it back.
Then I got the beast Â– Lumia 1020. Of course, it has the best smartphone camera I have ever used till today, but windows 8 and the display were two of the biggest turn offs for me. I am a photography hobbyist and like to tweak the photos a little and post them on Flickr, but windows app store was missing a good Flickr app. I also did not like the display that much. Other than the camera, the phone felt exactly the same as the Lumia 928. It was not getting the 8.1 update at the time, which resulted me giving it away.
I had decided not to go back to windows phones; it was until I met Lumia 1520. I was using iPhone 6 at the time. The windows 8.1 was much smoother and more polished. Boy did I love the display! It was huge in hands and the OS felt very intuitive on its big screen size. I fell in love with the phone, and I gave it a shot. I was not been disappointed a bit.
You will either love or hate the OS after switching from iOS or android. It may not be as snappy as iOS but very intuitive. The camera on Lumia 1520 is 2 years old, yet it is still one of the best today. Even though, it is not very consistent in different conditions. I have been using it for quite a time now and love it because of its gorgeous display, windows 8.1 on the big screen and great camera. Initially, you may not like the phone, because apps are not of the iPhone quality, and everything will feel slower and different. But, after the learning curve you will love the OS. There are alternative third party apps for almost all major apps in the app store. They are not of great quality, but they will get the work done for you most of the time. Yes, lack of apps is the biggest problem for windows phones, but it still delivers one of the best smartphone experiences aboard. As a power user, I would say, I can easily survive with Lumia 1520. Yes there are some apps missing, but there are plenty of alternatives. The experience may not be as smooth, but believe me you will forget the gap in a matter of few weeks.
I went to the MS store the other day and had my hands on the Lumia 950 Xl. I spent an hour checking the OS and camera. Windows 10 has gotten much more mature and everything looked great. I would still try it as my daily driver as a smartphone fan if I were in the market for a new phone. To conclude, any MS fan would buy Lumia 950 XL with their eyes closed, because it offers windows great UI with a style that no one can match.
Prit, 20 Dec 2015Hello friends, I am new user of Microsoft (Windows) phone. I feel irritating with using this p... moreWell, is sad to see so much unawareness and stupidity in just one comment. Your complains are meaningless and have no fruit. I mean, they are based on how much nothing you understand of technology. First things first: 1 you don't have to write e-mail 1 2 or whatever your fairytail tales cause i always know what mail i'm using just by looking at the upper corner of the screen. Whatsapp is not wierd, is in fact, verry well integrated with widnows phone, you can't expect to have that ugly android interface on a windows phone, now do you? Third: Lack of apps is subjective as always: There are apps that miss from the store as there are apps with another interface (which is normal, all apps in windows store should use wp design language and not android one, your expectations are pointless, weaked, biased, lazy and dumb). Last (but just cause i don' remember all the fairytale about how pointless some people are) is that 950xl could not be used for the last 3 mounths cause only about 1 and a half started to ship to the pre-orders. So, not that you are unaware and biased, you are also a really bad liar;).
Still waiting on this phone to even come out in the UK . Thay say 19 January if thay don't put it back for the 3rd time this year look like the 950 xl Gunner be a 2016 phone
Prit, 20 Dec 2015Hello friends, I am new user of Microsoft (Windows) phone. I feel irritating with using this p... moreYou are lying, not sure if on purpose, but it is not possible you have this phone for 3 months. It was released like 1 or 2 weeks ago, maybe you are refering to a Lumia 640XL.