It's now 399 euro including dock in the Netherlands on the Microsoft store, both black and white version.
DXB, 25 Sep 2016Apps are not available. Existing apps are either low on functionality or not routinely updated... moreYou can say some social media apps like Snapchat and some games are not available, but to say the OS is buggy is just a not true.
Have you updated your device, cos a far as I can tell, the OS is perfect and sweet now.
Also I guess you're using Lumia 950xl, cos most people use other low end Lumia devices and they come here and review rubbish based on the model they are using.
Some often argue all Lumias are the same, just as note 7 is not the same with s7, so it is with Lumia. Updates for various lumia models varies, so is the performance as well. e.g L550 is yet to get double tap, larger screen displays can get a fourth column of live tiles, etc.
Apps are not available. Existing apps are either low on functionality or not routinely updated by developers. (e.g. PocketCast ... Windows version does not play video). The whole apps eco system is severely limited. Windows 10 itself is buggy.
Perez5k, 22 Sep 2016Truly there are some apps I will like to have on windows 10 mobile. I know apps are gradually ... moreI agree apps are coming but developers are not updating it. It would be better if updates come regularly. I think I have to wait for some time.
Sushi Majesty, 22 Sep 2016Hahahahahaha...........Fair from your perspective, can't deny but I'm sure we all have our say... moreTruly there are some apps I will like to have on windows 10 mobile. I know apps are gradually coming to windows, as usual it might take a while.
Perez5k, 18 Sep 2016One thing I know for sure is that most rumors about lumia/windows phones are hardly true, when... moreHahahahahaha...........Fair from your perspective, can't deny but I'm sure we all have our say. I like the Windows OS its a light OS like iOS can run on low ram phone models, better than iOS when it comes to battery life of the device etc.., I'm not a big app fan but, I would like to see some good apps on windows store which are missing in large #'s when compared to both iOS & Android.
Windows doesn't have the larger interest to support developers for Windows Mobile apps, I know this for sure because I know a lot of developer who have openly confirmed MS has neglected them and they did not see a reason to continue developing for Windows. Windows OS 10 is for mobile is still a hard nut to crack into unlike Android and iOS which have been hacked into etc.., Microsoft surely be coming with their surface phone but, if they don't pull their socks up and start addressing critical issues like app development they are going to lose the race, like Blackberry did. When everybody else decided to mutate to new options and designs the old players decided they are hybrids of mutation but, little did they know they began perishing.
I had the opportunity to try out the lumina, I use iPhone 6 as my daily phone for extensive emails and messaging and found the user experience superior on the iphone
Both the phones come within the same price rang, my recommendation is iPhone 6
i have believed that this windows mobile will change the future,but now i feel everything is going to be wrong because Microsoft unable to beat the competitors features. only the phone Microsoft have Here map Live GPS but now they have removed the app from w10 and worst builds and much of bugs in every w10 update. what are they doing? there are many die-heart users are using mcft Phone.
What happens to this Microsoft windows Phone ......
Sushi Majesty, 17 Sep 2016Hey Anonymous, I haven't come across the blog you've read so I can not comment on it but, base... moreOne thing I know for sure is that most rumors about lumia/windows phones are hardly true, when compared to rumours you hear about other OS. I remember one time when some rumour mongers said MS were working on Lumia 1530 they even put up some images, but it was never true, and some other similar stories like that were equally never true.
MS has come a long way developing secured mobile OS. In the year 2000 MS made windows mobile it ended in 2010, it was very similar to windows 98. Windows mobile was developed for PDA (Personal Data Assistant) and pocket PCs. After 10 years it developed windows 7 it ended in 2014, Windows 7 was very restricted to what one can do, the need for a less restricted and yet very secured OS had to be developed in 2012 which is Windows 8. Most devices on windows phone 8 can be upgrade to the latest windows phone OS and are still receiving updates till dates. Apps has always been the only issue with windows phone OS, The need to close the app gap led to the development of windows 10/ Windows 10 mobile, which allows for the development of universal apps(apps that can run on your laptop/PC and as well as on your phone).
From the history I have highlighted above I do not see any ditching of windows 10 mobile any time soon, because windows 10 (the current OS on PCs) and widows 10 mobile are very similar in many ways. The need for improvements has driven MS to this stage of its mobile OS. The rumoured release of a surface phone does not in any way stop other lumia devices from receiving updates (otherwise what will be the reason), cos windows 10 mobile is still very relevant, and it has no way affecting current releases.
Some OS can not be updated to current OS, when that happens, then you can say for sure that the OS will be ditched. Unlike windows 10 mobile it is very current.
You will agree with me that there is no official upgrade for android 2.3 to android 7.0 available. I have equally not seen anyone trying to upgrade iPhone 3 to iPhone 10.01. Devices with these outdated OSes are almost no longer in our streets. This is a case where all fishes eat flesh, but it is the shark that bears the bad name
Hey Anonymous, I haven't come across the blog you've read so I can not comment on it but, based on some inside info from my friends working at Microsoft it seems like the updates will come for a limited time before they pull the plug.
The surface phone has been talk of the town for a long time now, the topic begins before the Barcelona event some or some random rendered images shows up on the net. Its hard to say anything at this point, not sure how much success the Surface mobile device will bring windows phone. But, I still have to give it Microsoft for making the most secure OS after Blackberry10 OS. The Windows 10 is still a hard nut to crack into unlike Android OS which is prone to many loopholes.
Nokia is planning to come back by the last quarter of 2016 or by the first quarter of 2017 with Android devices, well that say's a lot for Microsoft. Today, in India alone 90% of devices owned by people are Android devices as per the most recent AC Nielsen report and the market for Windows is shrinking really fast, the same goes for BB10 as well. Lets see what team Microsoft is going to do in the next few months to come....... Cheers!
Sushi Majesty, 16 Sep 2016Let's wait and watch. That's all I can say, i have been using a Window's device, since windows... moreRecently i read a blog " from photon to the future" after reading i think Microsoft is again going to leave this os.
we.n.te, 16 Sep 2016Can someone confirm to me here that the native fm radio app is still there after the anniversa... moreouch! after lot of search, I found out that MS intentionally removed the native FM app on anniversary update.
so no buy for this phone.
Let's wait and watch. That's all I can say, i have been using a Window's device, since windows first launched their range of devices wat back in the 90's for the longest possible time and I know for sure that microsoft has an infamous habit of back tracking no matter if they have informed that they would continue with proving support to all devices.
Ill leave it at that, like I mentioned earlier, its a wait and watching game. I may be proved wrong or I may prove that you were wrong too, let's wait and watch. Cheers!
Can someone confirm to me here that the native fm radio app is still there after the anniversary update?
I am planning to buy this phone but i want to make sure that the fm radio app is there even after the anniversary update.
I read from other tech sites that the fm radio on this phone had been removed.
Shashwat123, 14 Sep 2016Can i install 8.1 in this phone? I know it is a crazy idea, but can i? I don't think you can downgrade L950 xl to windows phone 8.1, because the hardware is built for certain functions that are only compatible with windows 10 mobile. eg continuum, iris scanner etc.