owner, 10 Jan 20171.My ML 950 xl battery drain too much more faster than it should be. 2.It's getting real hot ... moreFor that overheating to boiling point, heavy battery drain and inability to download anything.......kindly use the software recovery tool provided by Microsoft and reinstall the firmware and OS. Ur phone works better after you do that.
1.My ML 950 xl battery drain too much more faster than it should be.
2.It's getting real hot until i can't hold it by my hand.Need to take out the battery everytime it near half of boilling point.
3.Always reboot and getting crash or it will automatically turn off by itself.
4.Really can't download a latest upgrade for W10 and any game or application.
Windows phone 8 or 8.1 video player sometimes too slow playing and the lack of application what about on windows phone 10?
Perez5k, 04 Jan 2017If that was your reason for buying the case, you shouldn't have bothered. Glance screen does n... moreYour statement is right on Lumia 950XL and some other phones, I understand how AMOLED screen works. In case of non-AMOLED screen, regardless Windows or Android, it will consume battery energy since it require entire back light on. (on LCD, Black color is producing by liquid crystal blocking light)
Well, there is couple reasons, 1) I don't want to burn screen. look at AMOLED Samsung phone deonstrated/isplayed at Bestbuy, it has burnt image. 2) I love the way glance screen appears when I open the flip cover. 3) it has better protection than back cover only. 4) Japanese loves flip cover.
Kaz, 03 Jan 2017"Double Tap Wake up" function is very handy.
I also bought Flip type case and inserted phon... moreIf that was your reason for buying the case, you shouldn't have bothered. Glance screen does not consume your battery at all, unlike android that copied windows and called it "always on".
"Always on" will consumer your battery and light up your entire screen. Glance screen does not activate your entire screen, it only light up the digits.
One way to find out; go to a completely dark room swipe your hand across the top right side of your device, then cover only the digits firmly. You'll notice that the rest of the screen does have any form of light only the digits, the room will remain completely dark.
Android the copycats didn't do a good job with "always on".
Kaz, 03 Jan 2017"Double Tap Wake up" function is very handy. I also bought Flip type case and inserted phon... moreThank you very much kaz for your comments/suggestions. With me I keep my location, data, wifi continuously ON throughout. I do not use Bluetooth at all. I recently installed my device firmware from Windows device recovery tool but since it was an old firmware on Microsoft server, my device updated itself to the latest firmware on the air. I will activate "double tap to wakeup" now and also I am suspecting that keeping data and location services always ON may be consuming a lot of battery. I will switch them OFF to see the improvements. With regards to flip cover, I did not know that Lumia 950XL has hall sensor. Could you suggest me some decent flip covers but not too expensive as I recently bought Mozo back case so my hands are little tight.
zeeshan.mazhari, 03 Jan 2017Hi kaz, could you please help me in getting maximum battery life from my lumia 950 xl? I need ... more"Double Tap Wake up" function is very handy.
I also bought Flip type case and inserted phone.
This will prevent display become active involuntary. If phone is placed in loose condition, and when phone detected any movement, display becme active.
Hope this will help.
zeeshan.mazhari, 03 Jan 2017Hi kaz, could you please help me in getting maximum battery life from my lumia 950 xl? I need ... moreI think you're asking to wrong person, I am not the person who loves technical tune up.
That means I didn't do any special setting, I just enjoy the phone as is.
(Although mine last much more, I think battery for 18 hour is still good, 6AM to Midnight... I wouldn't worry)
I leave Bluetooth (Hand-free talk while driving), GPS (Just in case I want to take picture), Wifi (to connect to free Wifi at McDonald and Coffee shop) ON all the time. I only activate Data when I need it.
Very first thing I did was, Firmware Update through "Windows device recovery Tools"
and activate "double-tap wake up" function.
Kaz, 02 Jan 2017Yes, you will not regret, this is best Windows phone regardless what some other people said. ... moreHi kaz, could you please help me in getting maximum battery life from my lumia 950 xl? I need to charge it in 18 hours with minimum usage? I did hard reset, went to insider program, turned down screen brightness to darkest, but none of the setting helped me. Can you please tell me what settings have you done on your 950 XL? What all apps do you used? Are tou on Windows Insider program? Or anything else you want to mention? Please help.
Chachu_420, 29 Feb 2016Come On Microsoft..... !
Please Let us have high quality build devices with metals and Upda... moreThough it has plastic body but it is quite durable than most of the phone present out there...
Dropped the phone many times but it survived the drop...unlike my friends as they had spiderwebs on screen only once they dropped ...
I prefer durability over looks...
And yeah most of the time you would look at screen of the phone not at back of the phone ... :p
And it has got a quite great screen ...
Emissary, 30 May 2015No SD card and only 32GB storage epic failure Microsoft has no vision when it comes to hardwar... moreBro it has sd card support with expansion upto 200gigs...
You should wake up.....not microsoft...
After every update in last two months now, this 5.7 inch device become a showreel of starting idea what Windows 10 shood be. It's excellent showcase with bunch of goodies. Better than any iphone 6s or 7 or everyday Android. I personaly used 6s & 7 as my secondary devices with my primary device Lumia 930, wich showed as better allrounder than any Apple IOS 10.0.2, so i sold that Iphone devices and bouth my self a Lumia 950xL wich was buggy crapphone after i turn it on :/// i wanted to smash it at wall but after first update of Win 10, last Relase Preview that device beacome grater and more majestic than any other device out there, including SGs6/s7Edge.. Microsoft Lumia is real buisness and every day great smartphone but ..contraditory, last Nokia Lumia 930 as Nokia Lumia 1520 with same Windows 10 RP are far better and more responsive devices than first&last Microsoft 950&XL ( ofcourse without: usb type c, iris scanner & Continum and must be said: the stamania of L1520 batt., full three days of mid usage, show to not to be belived ) :))) Anyway: Lumia 950 & XL Thumbs up! :)))))) ..just go for it and enjoy in all the features of that two devices
K.abouelneel, 30 Dec 2016Hello,
Would you recommend this phone?Yes, you will not regret, this is best Windows phone regardless what some other people said.
1. Good/Super camera photo quality, even in darkness.
2. Beautiful display.
3. Many 3G and LTE bands covered, good for traveling around world.
4. NFC, hoping there will be more electric wallet becomes available.
5. FM Radio, nice to have.
6. Qi Wireless charging, nice to have.
Misunderstanding: Someone concerns, but
1. There isn't heat issue anymore. My 950XL runs very cool.
2. There isn't battery issue anymore, My 950XL battery last long, AM7:00 to even after Midnight party, phone still has 50% battery energy left.
K.abouelneel, 30 Dec 2016Hello, Would you recommend this phone?Ohhh yes you should go for it
Tom, 22 Dec 2016why my 950xl camera image is 16MP not 20MP
and my cell phone tim e is about 24hour not 72hour... moreBy default the camera aspect ratio is set to 16:9 which makes the picture resolution as 16 megapixel. However if you change the aspect ratio to 4:3 it shoots full 20 megapixel pictures.
This is not only unique to Lumia but to all phones. The specified camera megapixel for any smartphone denotes resolution in 4:3 ratio not 16:9.