This was a very good review and I am happy that I made the decision to get the lumia 905 xl.
you can't call the phone expensive unless you are comparing it to last year phones or this years nexii
And so we see GSMArena carry on their love for Nokia onto Microsoft.
I can still remember, almost every last Nokia review brought tears in my eyes written on GSMArena, especially their last para.
Mine came with app pre installed! 604 euros with the dock included! :-)
Love this phone!!
it HAS FM radio. The app just isnt pre installed. Download an app and use it.
you also state on page 3 that it has... FM radio.
Also... $650 is not expensive compared to what samsung, sony and apple charges.
i returned the 950xl after 3 hours. he would not push refresh with exchange. the initial build up of the mailbox went fine but after that no more synchronising of the box. i synchronise with the office365.com server of microsoft. also after a couple of restarts (that often help with windows) still nothing.
Also a lot of the app i need in daily life : not available
Tuelv, 07 Dec 2015Please edit. It has FM Radio. It's just that the default application is not present on the dev... moreMy Lumia 950 XL (Dual Sim) has FM Radio out of the box (the app from windows 10). It needs headphones attached to work. But it works just fine.
Hmmmmmm that's tempting Specs look good an Continum sounds like a real winner for cutting my LapTop out of my Life [kinda]
Excellent review. I've been with Android since Froyo, and now getting bored with the cluttered OS. I'm jumping ships and pre-ordered the XL from Amazon UK. Roll on next week.☺
Q: How long it can record 4K in 30fps? Z5/P can do 53mins.(also cooled) Or is it possible that it will not stop recording / it ll stop and delete rec data? PLS do someone homework with this one.
Dodo, 07 Dec 2015One potential major issue is the lack of fingerprint scanner and the multiple user recognition... moreWhen they said they managed to "fool" it, they meant the constraint of a single user recognition. For a user to register their iris, they need you to unlock as well as provide a pin, nothing different from letting somebody else register their thumb, isn't it? And if a stranger has your pin, screw your thumb, you might as well poke it in your iris, your phone is open to them. So don't try to make it sound like a vulnerability when it isn't. A feature requirement, maybe.
Dodo, 07 Dec 2015One potential major issue is the lack of fingerprint scanner and the multiple user recognition... moreThat's because Iris scanner is still on beta right now. Most of the issue will be fixed via os/firmware update.
The strengths and weaknesses of the device is very well elaborated. Kudos for the unbiased review Gsmarena!
Kyle K., 07 Dec 2015Hello.
I've tried different FM radio apps (on Lumia 950 and 950 XL) and none of them worked... moreHey Kyle,
I understand but than on the connectivity page why it says "There is also support for Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and GLONASS, plus an FM radio." ?? :-P Typo ?? Copy/Paste Error?
Rodrigoadbraga, 07 Dec 2015Where is the audio quality test?It's in the review right from the time of publishing - Multimedia page.
Tuelv, 07 Dec 2015Please edit. It has FM Radio. It's just that the default application is not present on the dev... moreHello.
I've tried different FM radio apps (on Lumia 950 and 950 XL) and none of them worked - they all said the phones don't have FM radio hardware. If you tell me what app you tried, I will check it out. Thanks in advance.