Aside from no applications the list of problems:
1) Too easy to crack screen. Have lost 3 costly screen covers thankfully opposed to actual screen.
2) Cannot see screen in natural light or brightly lit artificial environments.
3) Wi-Fi disconnects, forces reboot more than staying connected. Microsoft cannot comprehend adding a "connect" button to settings or making power save work properly.
4) Onscreen keyboard, location of Windows key causes too many lost messages with text input!
Within the first year more applications where discontinued or simply stopped working to make it useful. Lost mobile banking and Starbuck's which never really worked July 2017. Continuim is fun if free, not warranted for purchase. Only UWP applications work which is limited to Microsoft and a few others.
Hope lies in Windows S and application developers waking up to reality of a single application running on PC, tablet, phone, console delivered through the Store. Sadly the phone will be dead before that happens. Great camera, good audio output and capable screen when it can be viewed.
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!
The best feature - Continuum is bullshit - there are no apps available except the Office apps (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook) and edge (which is not actually a browser - it takes 15-20 seconds to display the contents of a page which are already downloaded!
VLC Media player is available but it just does not work. You can't move your video forward; if you try, you WILL HAVE TO wait for 2 minutes for a 5 second forward.
There are almost no apps. Those which are there are either third quality or just do not work.
It does not support VoLTE - so not future proof.
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!
I am saying because I am an idiot, who did!
Absolutely the worst phone I have ever had the misfortune of owning. I cannot overstate how much frustration this phone has caused me over the past 6 months of use (as the horribly cracked screen illustrates).
The first month or two I had practically no issues and the one or two I did were related to applications, not the phone itself. Something changed along the way, however, as the device seemed to dedicate itself to my anguish.
At first there were relatively minor glitches (speaker cuts out at times thinking I plugged in headphones, screen becomes stuck in landscape mode) but over time, things only got worse as more debilitating glitches, such as severe lag in the browser with practically 0 load on the device, input lag upwards of FIVE SECONDS and even the occasional freeze. Of course my weeks are never complete without at least one total freeze forcing a reboot either.
That's not to say that every Lumia 950xl has these issues or will ever exhibit even one of them, just that I paid $350 new for the phone and I feel ripped off.
My next device will be an iPhone.
nur, 23 Jun 2017Microsoft please do something k Android app will work on windows10 phone This is a JOKE Microsoft letting work Android on their devices is like asking Apple iPhones run Android OS and install from Googl Market apps hehehehe you make my day buddie
AWESOME Device, is a shame Microsoft sonn will kill this one as long as many other Lumia phones
Please can with what had my phone Lumia 950 XL I bought a new battery but not turned on, sometimes igniting immediately stop after a few minutes now canot turned on?
Battery i bouth in Aliexpress
Victor, 26 Jun 2017This is frankly the worst phone ive ever had. Ive had it since it was released and up until ve... moreDepends if you are not in fast or slow ring, stable version is great. There are also few of them, if last is bad for you just use one before. I just used WDRT after that everything was working smoothly. Its worth the work, you still get flagship functions with newest OS and also still flagship hw, like microphones no one can beat even now. If you are so hungry for apps, wait till surface phone, will be Great but also for 1000-1300euro price I expect.
This is frankly the worst phone ive ever had. Ive had it since it was released and up until very recently it has worked ok but the battery now suddently de charges, and leaving it to charge overnight gives me about 10 minutes of use maximum. Not to speak of the complete lack of apps in the app store. I would also like to point out i barely use my phone other than for calls and texting and the occasional game to pass time by. Really i dont know if this is only a problem for me but it really ruins my day when i get a call, and as i answer it my phone runs out of charge. I do not reccomend this phone to anyone purely from personal experience. Victor
Tell Microsoft to not unscramble the drawer/menu. It looks like a menu for Rootkit or Keygen for pirated games haha! But what's shocking is that is it Windows 10 lolol. :O
I used to use windows phone for too many years but i switched back to IOS and android due to lack of apps
now i want to return back to windows phone but my question to you guys as recent users
FB messenger now supporting voice calls or not
skype still freezing also or not
give me your feedback about apps please
Greg, 08 May 2017Although I was skeptical but still I went ahead and bought the factory unlocked Alcatel Idol 4... moreI would like to give the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows a try, but sadly this phone is not available in my country, let alone for $275... I really like that phone and the design and that price, amazing. So I stick with my 930 still. Using it almost for three years.
AnonD-67141, 18 Apr 2017I have been using the Lumia 950XL for about 6 months now and so far so good. I haven't had the... morei did switched from iphone to samsung android and i was happy .. then i did switched to use lumia 950 xl ... for 1 year then my phone broken, sadly i did back to use android really really im so sad with android i did back to use lumia 950 again with new device ;D
Conrad, 20 Mar 2017The overheating issue is common on all Snapdragon 810 phones.
It's even worse on OnePlus 2 an... moreAlthough I was skeptical but still I went ahead and bought the factory unlocked Alcatel Idol 4S Windows from Amazon for $275. Seriously I'm amazed by the quality of the device. No overheating issues, fast and fluid performance, excellent RAM management, clear and loud stereo speakers, and beautiful design.
It's leagues ahead of my 950 XL in terms of features and performance except for camera. I'm seriously stunned by the quality of this new Windows 10 Mobile phone which costs cheaper than a ZTE Axon 7.
I have had the phone for around 6 months with no major problems, It is a joy to use. Currently I am in the process of buying a new phone and moving back to the Android platform as the Win 10 platform doesn't have all the apps I want.