i have already ordered lumia 950 XL. I pick it up 0n the 29. i dont waste time with things like this.
Hello friends, I am new user of Microsoft (Windows) phone. I feel irritating with using this phone. I have used this phone since 3 months. I am going to tell you a true opinion regarding Windows phone. And I know that only android user can understand my pain. So I am starting with app. There are shortage of apps in Windows store. You can't find useful app as in Play store (Android store). Always email update is required. WhatsApp is not like real WhatsApp as in android. Its appearance is so odd. Android user can see the differences of WhatsApp. If you want to do new in this phone it means you have to learn a lot and practice much. This phone is not user friendly as like android phones. You can't keep backup of apps as in android it's very common feature. Hindi input keyboard is complicated. Appearance of many apps is not good such as emails if you add more than two gmails you can't identify the address of email. You have to remember like email 1, email 2,email 3. Battery backup is same as android phone. Some users say that battery backup is good but it's not true. There are a lot of cons of this phone. I really suggest you don't buy windows phone ever. Only some features like offline map, compass is good. Its lock screen, tiles and call screen are good. Camera is quite good. If anybody is saying that Windows phone is good, it means he or she doesn't use Android phone. That's why he or she doesn't know the real drawbacks of Windows phone. My best wishes is with you. Think it properly and then buy smartphone.
i have a Nokia Lumia 1520 and i cannot pair it to other smart watches like sony smart watch, is this Lumia 950 can be paired to any smart watches?
god father, 18 Dec 2015battery life Endurance rating 48h ?? What about battery life?In regards to battery life.....I have had the 950 for approx. 8 days. The first four days of phone calls texting, some internet use.......charge made it through with only 2/3's charge use...But last 3 days, the charge lasted only 4 hours with little or NO use......last night, on a full charge(disconnected from charger) with NO use what so ever, phone was dead by morning(7 hours) sleeping......Charged up again that same morning.....Ideas!!!???
MirzaSohail, 17 Dec 2015Dear u have explained realy nicely whatever u observed.
And more importantly u put nice effo... moreWell, I think you need to examine your needs and wants. As I said in my review, if you are happy with your current platform then you might prefer to stay on that platform. However, if like me, you are unhappy with your current platform, then this phone is worth considering.
I am happy with my choice to switch. This is further validated by the more I use the phone and the more I uncover the integration points. I had yet another experience today that showed the tie in between phone and PC. I posted it in reply to my original post but needless to say, this phone feels very much like a continuation, extension of my PC which is pretty powerful.
Anonymous, 19 Dec 2015Question?...for notifications from phone appt/ reminder etc do i need action centre on PC or j... moreI'm not quite sure yet. I just noticed that notifications on my PC were in sync with the notifications on my phone. Both were in the action center (notification window) on each device.
As for reminders, those were showing up on each device's Cortana menu. Appts likewise are showing up on my Outlook calendar (since I am using Office/Outlook).
Java, 16 Dec 2015I picked up the Lumia 950 on launch day (Nov. 20th). This is my first ever windows phone so I ... moreI thought I would share another interesting experience I had today.
While sitting at my PC on a Skype call, my phone rang. I hit ignore so I could finish my business call. At that time, a dialog box popped up on my PC screen asking if I wanted to send a text reply to the caller. I hit yes and it gave me the option to type a message or use the default "I'll call you back soon" message. I selected the default message and it sent it back through my phone to the caller.
Just another example of how the phone and PC experience are working together to be more productive.
I had no idea it could do that, nor am I quite sure how it knew to pop that open on my PC. However, it was damn cool none the less.
Nicely done Microsoft.
Question?...for notifications from phone appt/ reminder etc do i need action centre on PC or just Cortana on PC thanks
Java, 16 Dec 2015I picked up the Lumia 950 on launch day (Nov. 20th). This is my first ever windows phone so I ... moreWell said Brotha, those ppl bitchin about win 10 bugs, apps this that need to learn patience. IOS has bugs android has bugs, android updates so fast i havn't time to change my undies! I don't want my phone updating 20 x a day. Submit feedback to Msoft let them fix it give them time, as it will be one of th best 0/s out. Devs will catch up with apps, as 10 is going to be on more and more pc's in 6months time, people will eat words as iphones/androids will be 2nd rate. Oh yes indeed i remember those days of "not responding" its nice not to see that message!!!!. ... I'm sure Msoft are working around clock to make things better...to many ppl bitchin on forums lately...head over to windows central and you see it. I am like you i love having extension of my desktop out and about. Hello Cortana!!! Goodbye Siri
MirzaSohail, 17 Dec 2015Dear u have explained realy nicely whatever u observed. And more importantly u put nice effo... moreI am a WP lover and I would say that Windows offers a very fresh interface, unlike its iPhone and android contemporaries - they have almost similar layouts- those sissy looking icons in flowery backgrounds, so different from the hi-tech looking Lumia WP 10 layout. Second, WP offers an amazing internet and office experience unparalleled by other platforms. MS has pioneered office and its phones run it the best way. I easily do my office related tasks on my phone with a seamless experience. The future belongs to the cloud and WP is well prepared for it. The app-gap story of for people who sit around and have a lot of time to do nothing "useful" because WP offers all apps that are useful(some exceptions). In fact WP app store doesn't yet suffer from overcrowding by a large number of fake apps. With solid hardware and configuration to support W10, the 950 and possibly a surface phone in the future will be some of the best phones available to people who are tech-savvy.
Java, 16 Dec 2015I picked up the Lumia 950 on launch day (Nov. 20th). This is my first ever windows phone so I ... moreDear u have explained realy nicely whatever u observed.
And more importantly u put nice effort to clear some debatable doubts over user experience on windows 10 mobile.
I also looking for new device currently using Android based Note 3 since 2013. And I shortlisted IPhone 62 plus,Note 5, Lumia 950.i know these devices belong to 3 different OS. I am not a app junky.
Will I looking for your advice,I also upgraded my laptop to window 10 PC so I am bit families with Redmond OS.
Windows Hello is working superbly so far. Hits every time. I can even unlock in the dark + wearing sunglasses. Retina scanning has a useful future ahead.
Continuum is ok via miracast. Not the fastest, but acceptable if you had no other devices to use. It has a lot of potential too.
There's no denying the plastic cover makes this phone look budget, but I have 2 mozo cases on the way too which will make it look like the most premium device instead!
Ananth, 03 Dec 2015Guess the guy never connected his phone to the internet ;)Can it connect to Internet??? Mind blowing!!!
becool79, 16 Dec 2015there is fm hardware in the phone..just download fm app from the store and connect your handsf... moreThanks, becool79. 3rd party apps won't work on the European 950 devices at this moment. It might be different situation in some other continent. A downloaded FM-radio app only says device is not supported. It seems that the tuner is not even enabled by firmware.
Leon, 16 Dec 2015There is no FM-radio (app) on the Lumia 950 at this moment. I don't why? I hope the Microsoft ... morethere is fm hardware in the phone..just download fm app from the store and connect your handsfree and u are done....