I posted earlier about the new firmware update and anniversary update together. I have finally settled all the updates and firmware and guess what?!? THIS PHONE IS NOW A BEAST!!!!! I charge overnight and remove from charge by 7:30. Phone hits 97% by 12:30pm. To completely drain it by 11:30pm I had to keep the screen on when I got home from work at around 5:30 and open up a bunch of apps and play a few games. I haven't completely adjusted all of the settings as yet but I'm only assuming when I complete my adjustments it will probably actually last a full day. I love this phone more and more each day and despite the people talking about apps (the androidites and same-sung-ites), this phone has been stable from day one and is even smoother than before. Keep the updates coming Microsoft.
Windows 10 anniversary update has done wonders to Windows Phone. Every outside has been resolved.
After last update my phone work perfectly. Only problem is battery with just 10 hours
Mudaliar, 27 Aug 2016I have been using the phone since 7 months now....wat started with a lot of frustration now ha... moreThanks man for this great review but i have a question for you: I wanna buy this phone but im a fraid of a little things like the apps of the store and some apps that exciting or not and the maps accuracy because I'm us8ng the GPS a lot and is it worth to buy it because I will not be able to buy another phone at current time
Nee firmware that enables double tap to wake has made this phone even smoother. I had a little problem updating and lost my backup data, but despite that, the phone recovered very well bringing back all my messages and contacts. It's only been a few hours with the new firmware and anniversary update ontop so will see how it holds in terms of battery life and heating up. But I only had small heating issues when updating and charging......otherwise, phone does not get hot. Awesome phone and it keeps getting better and better.
I have been using the phone since 7 months now....wat started with a lot of frustration now has become smooth like butter, with the initial updates the phone had become good and lag free but the anniversary update that the phone got in this month has made the phone awesome and too good, with all the major apps available in store with regular updates lumia 950xl and windows phone as a whole has become good, with monthly regular updates and new phones coming up with windows 10 platform like HP and Acer the future of windows phone seems bright and i am happy that am a windows phone user.
Alyeldin, 27 Aug 2016Guys, does this phone really heat a lot and drop signal more often?Not anymore, with the latest update all heating issues have been resolved.
Guys, does this phone really heat a lot and drop signal more often?
Gayya, 26 Aug 2016Dear Sir,
Believe me or not its upto you. But deep down you and I both know that, there is... moreDeep down, you and I donÂ’t get to decide whether Lumia is here to stay or not, leave that to management of lumia (Microsoft).
For me Lumia/windows 10 mobile is here for good. HP and Acer are making windows phones already. All Microsoft business apps are available in all the mobile OS platforms, do you know what that means? It means all my Lumia business apps are relevant worldwide.
You asked about the last time I got update on Instagram, this question begs me to really question if you use Lumia, cos if you do, you'll know that it was very recent with a new icon and more focus on your picture and videos (you can ask other Lumia users in your area).
By the way, have you received the anniversary update yet? My guess is you donÂ’t even know what I am talking about.
When I mention that there is a difference between 950xl and 640xl here is what I mean. The processor of 950xl is different from 640xl, that alone is a whole lot of difference. The hardware of any and all devices have direct effects on the software of a device (that's why check out specs before purchasing) So when people complain of heating, it is as a result of the type of processor in 950xl, so issues peculiar to 950xl may not be same for 640xl.
I know you have high end android devices, I saw on YouTube that Samsung galaxy s7 battery can only backup for only 4 hours. I cannot verify the battery status of Samsung galaxy s7 cos I haven't use it by myself (like I said I saw on YouTube). There is no perfect device. Lumia works for me. Great for my business, I do a lot of presentation. Continuum helps me a lot with my power point presentation on larger screen display.
If you are happy with android stay with android, after all no phone is liked by all.
Last update improves the camera adding Panorama feature. First impressions are vety good.
Best phone ever. Battery 80 % remaining after 10 hours and 20min on facebook, Talk time 13min. Read Mail 18min, Read News on web 21min and one Movie 2min.
Though I am using Lumia range phones since quite long, this model is the worst ever as far as battery back up is concerned. I hv updated the applications recently and expected some improvement but in vain. Regret a lot to hv purchased this model. The same range android phones are quite better.
Gayya, 26 Aug 2016Dear Sir,
Believe me or not its upto you. But deep down you and I both know that, there is... moreYou seem to be the only one whose Facebook and Instagram app lags.
Cos I don't know of anyone else.
Perez5k, 23 Aug 2016From your comment we can easily know that you don't own a Lumia, you've never used one as well... moreDear Sir,
Believe me or not its upto you. But deep down you and I both know that, there is no progress in lumia. I'm talking about OS and Apps.
For your first admiration about Facebook, Yes I know there are 2 apps. One from Microsoft and 1 from Facebook itself. And talking about the Microsoft version, its out dated and slow. And the Facebook version is laggy and crashes alot. And fyi there were 3 fb apps. 2 from Microsoft and 1 from Facebook. Facebook, Facebook Beta by Microsoft and Facebook by Facebook (till recently it was too called as Facebook beta).
And yes I know about Instagram and 6tag, no need to tell me about those as well. And when was the last time you got and update for those 2 apps.
There are 2 whatsapp apps as well. Whatsapp and Whatsapp beta.
I owed high end androids. So don't tell me about the quality of lumia apps.
Whether its 950xl/640xl the only difference is the specs. There are no separate versions of apps for 950xl and 640xl.
I think you are the one who should grow up and get a life. You are one loyal customer of lumia. Thats why you don't like to accept the criticism, truth and reality.
I don't care whether you buy lumia for the rest of your life but I do care about people who spend hard earn money on phones. And I don't expect you to agree with me since different ppl have different opinions and I respect that and you should too as a grown up mature human being.
This is my last comment and here after I wont reply to your fanatic and delusional replies. So rather questioning whether I owe a lumia or not, just accept the reality and move on.
Have a nice day.
Here is a tip I want to share with people whose 950(xl) still heat-up and thereby drain out the battery juice.
Whenever you have an update that is probably pending your connection to WIFI, the device tends to heat.
Here is what to do. Connect to wifi and update your phone, save all apps to the device memory (not the SD card), go to windows store check for update of your apps and update the ones available (you can do this often), update your map (wifi connection may be required). Always ensure your device and your apps are up to date.
Your device temperature will magically improve and battery status will positively amaze you (especially when you're on standby, for over three hours you'll hardly lose a percentage of your battery).
Brothers and Sisters go ahead and enjoy your device.
Omar al Hashimi , 25 Aug 2016Use got the same issue, battery drained at noon, though was charging whole night (was brand ne... moreI'm heavy user of phone My Lumia lost 2.3% of battery per hour during night And 23% per hour during browsing www now
Sanjay Sharma, 11 Aug 2016I have bought microsoft lumia 950 xl few days back, i am having a serious issue with phone, ph... moreUse got the same issue, battery drained at noon, though was charging whole night (was brand new). Had to sale it out next day because of battery.