If you only knew how poor was the battery life and how unstable and slow was Windows 8 Mobile when launched.
Now Windows 8.1 Mobile is rock solid, smooth, fast and with good battery life like on Lumia 1520 or Lumia 640 for exemple
Groove, 04 Dec 2015of course it has to do a lot with that. Becasue even if when you're talking and for some reaso... moredo you understand that other phones have 25 h talktime today with 3000+ batteries ?
this phone at 8 hr with 3000 battery is bullshit ! nothing will convince me to buy it .
I will wait for HTC , or Samsung to release a windows phone !
mir, 03 Dec 2015That does not explain the measly 8 hour battery call endurance, in which the screen will be tu... moremaybe they are using high power send/receive transmission for calls then , which is bad for health but good for signal strength .
could be the mic/speakers power as well.
in Short I am not buying this phone lol
Farland Prince, 04 Dec 2015sorry , 8h TALK TIME has nothing to do with the internet at all. this phone is bad.of course it has to do a lot with that. Becasue even if when you're talking and for some reasons data connection is interrupted, it doesn't mean that background processes are not actively collecting data to maybe trasmit it later.
And the OS needs further tweeking to increase the speed of the UI and built-in apps and also reduce CPU usage by this apps/tasks by optimizing the way they are executed.
ICE, 03 Dec 2015On the contrary, IPS actually uses MORE power compared to AMOLED. On the flip side, the power ... morenope !
old IPS draw more power !
your information about IPS is from old 2009 days .. we are living in 2015 .
Also , not all Amoled are good and power friendly . It seems Samsung does not sell the Better AMOLED screens outside to win competition.
Groove, 04 Dec 2015Battery life will soon improve a lot when Microsoft will realse a more stable/optimized OS bui... moresorry , 8h TALK TIME has nothing to do with the internet at all. this phone is bad.
If you install the current Windows 10 Mobile (build 10586) on your Lumia 1520, 640 or on any other Lumia battery champions which were previousely running just perfect under Windows 8.1 Mobile, you will see the same situation as with Lumia 950 (XL) as the one in this review.
The newer is the OS build, the stabler and smoother it s and the less backgroud processes are running to collect phone crashes/bugs data and the less is your phone's Wi-Fi/4G connection will be used during the day. AS simple as that.
Battery life will soon improve a lot when Microsoft will realse a more stable/optimized OS build later this month, beacause they will gradually decrease collected data amounts which will significantly decrease the number of backgroud processes collecting various data and Wi-Fi/4G usage.
Windows 10 Mobile will be updated later this month to bring better battery life and smoother and quicker apps response times.
Meanwhile it consumes approximatively 30% more battery than Windows 8.1 Mobile on my Lumia 1020, because it constantly uses the phone to collect data concerning various apps crashes, slow apps lunching and resuming times and it uses as well a lot of data connection to send data all the day from your phone to Microsoft so they can take a look to get problems fixed.
Tuelv, 03 Dec 2015As per the videos (for some time unavailable anymore) from Kapion LAB, both the 950XL and 950 ... moreThe Docs at the FCC, which is required for sale in the US, show a 950 with no heatpipe. If the heatpipe was in the production model, then the app would have to be resubmitted with the update. My guess, the teardown WITH the heatpipe is possibly the final preproduction model.
Farland Prince, 03 Dec 2015dont hold your breath , The XL uses a more power hungry chip ... The Problem is in their AM... moreOn the contrary, IPS actually uses MORE power compared to AMOLED. On the flip side, the power draw on IPS is less affected by brightness levels. Ideally, to compare the battery life between the 1520/930/950, all three will need to be retested running Windows 10. I believe the 1520 battery performance will drop running Windows 10 + Cortana.
Dearest gsmArena and Microsoft friends and followers.Microsoft doesn't need to experience the same road that Nokia took again.The rise and fall of Nokia and reasons of the Nokia empire descending is the best guidelines for Microsoft to be taken attention to!!Of course,undoubtedly,lumia 950 XL(plus LTE standard 5.5 inches if exists!!)stands among high-end smartphones with respect to design,features,and performance,however it is maybe a start of offering the higher and highest ends smartphones in future hopefully!!!I myself still prefer to put the 8affordable good quality lumia 640 XL LTE in my virtual dream wishlist museum!!!?Because 950 XL is so much high ultra pricy that only few in the world market of nowadays can afford buying it and a good start needs some subsidies especially for the third world nations to absorb their interests towards Microsoft!!!Still people don't forget nokia 808,N8,1520,735!!Why!!!?I have to add that studying complete unbiased fact writing gsmArena review gives more profound knowledge to know lumia 950 so much better!Thanks all,gsmArena,Microsoft to read and regard goodwill comments .Justice Rights.
Farland Prince, 03 Dec 2015dont hold your breath , The XL uses a more power hungry chip ... The Problem is in their AM... moreThat does not explain the measly 8 hour battery call endurance, in which the screen will be turned off. It must be something else.
As per the videos (for some time unavailable anymore) from Kapion LAB, both the 950XL and 950 have liquid cooling. There were 2 videos, one for XL, one for standard 950, both showing in detail the hardware put back together, including details for the heat pipes. The authenticity of the videos was not in question, so the question remains if at one point after the videos were taken MS decided to go another way with the 950 removing the liquid cooling system from the hardware. However, there are 2 problems: 1) Although both advertised with liquid cooling at launch and later on confirmed, no correction has been made by Microsoft on its part for the 950. 2) The videos showed the devices in the exact form they are in today and thus it seems they were done sufficiently close to their market date/launch date that it would have been a pain for the 950 to be redesigned from this point of view. 3) put 1 and 2 together from above and also think that in all the markets the 950 was actually put up on sale faster than the 950xl. This would also support 2).
Suggest the post author to either get an official confirmation from MS on this point or, if not, wait for proof of 950 internals to re-edit the article.
Hi everyone! Am not working for Microsoft but please let me tell you what to do regarding this phone. You should really consider it. Please be fair. Even if you felt in love with Android or iOs you really have to start considering the Windows 10 platform. All the problems like poor battery life and ... will be easily solve in few days. The apps problem is not as big as you may think it is. 700,000 apps! Do you think it is very less? And soon Microsoft will show you how they did to solve the apps problem because you'll get all the apps you need cause they are working very hard to quickly make consumer happy. All Am asking you is to please be focus on the PC experience and universal apps because in less than 4 months, lot of apps (The best apps ever) with be available on windows store and you'll spend lot of money to buy a windows phone. Please avoid this mistake and buy a Microsoft Lumia as soon as you can
Guys, you all must be knowing very well that no device delivers its full potential from the very start. It needs some time to settle & show its actual worth. So, don't judge this phone to be bad just because its initial bad battery result. It's truely easy to fix with software updates. So, please be patient, Microsoft won't let L950 down.
Wow.. Gsmarena posted full review 2-3 days earlier due to bad battery life. It should have beaten mighty 1520. Bad luck. I will take a look at its bigger brother now. Microsoft might fix the issue. Still it cannot bring dramatic improvement in battery life. If the battery lie test results were more than my Lumia 730 I would have considered buying it.
Otherwise audio quality is another department where it has failed.
Hope 950xl will beat this in everything. But bigger display. Oh nooooo...
I think i have seen one of the few unbiased review of any lumia since long timr or may b tge first time.
This phine really deserve positive response and GSMARENA has really gave it to the phone. Thia phone is very much crucial for Microsoft and it will live upto the expectations.
dev019, 03 Dec 2015A good phone, with lack of apps.
Can't Microsoft do something about it?
I mean, there's ... moreSeriously man u dnt know hw app development works...
Microsoft is working their a$$ off to close the app gaps between other platforms and windows thats y the Project Islandwood and Astoria is here. Development of apps will be easy.
Nw its upto 3rd party app developers to implement it and create and update apps for windows platform.