I bought this phone a year back assuming it be one of the best phone is market as it was a flagship from Microsoft. Honestly speaking i did not had a good experience with mobile, my experiences are shared below.
1)Related to battery: On heavy usage the battery doesn't even last for half day, though phone supports fast charging it feels hectic to charge the phone 2 to 3 times a day for heavy usage.
The camera app also consumes a high power.
2) Microsoft App store: There aren't many VPN Services app on Microsoft Store therefore a security issue. Few VPN apps are available that to doesn't work well.
--> Also many other day to day Social Apps doesn't work well which is the major reason Microsoft doesn't have a good market share.
3) Encountered many lags and hangs while working.
1) Excellent Camera with Optical Image Stabilization, One of the best camera phones in the market.
2)Excellent Display clarity.
3)Excellent Audio Clarity.
4) Microsoft office apps like Word, excel and Power Point works quite well.
5) Continum Support.
My phone spontaneously turns off, do you know anyone why? What problem I have :( Please help mee
Ok i have my lumia 950 xl for about a year and a half. And i am loving it. There is a problem with not getting some apps such as snapchat. But i love this phone, the camera is amazing and the software is decent . But if you love taking photos you will love this phone. Worth the money in my opionion in 2017 :)
AnonD-684968, 16 Jul 2017DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! The best feature - Continuum is bullshit - there are no apps available... moreVlc works perfect for me if there is a problem with an app how would that be a problem with the phone report the issue ur having directly to the app maker
Anas, 27 Jul 2017No seriously do not buy this phone ..the worst ever phone I have found in my entire life..thou... moreI think you are the only person having this issues it could be just your device its self my one works perfect and I've got no issues with it since day one
Still expecting slow and 2 fast ring's updates. This phone is still getting better, 2 years after release, its not just simple updates.
AJSM, 08 Aug 2017I have three 950 XL's - and this model is the absolute best all round assistant I have ever pu... morehas windows 10 mobile improved any in the last year,
I had this a year ago and it was simply awful
I have three 950 XL's - and this model is the absolute best all round assistant I have ever purchased .
1. For Business
2. Private use
This product is quite simply OUTSTANDING - Samsung and the other s- long way to go !
Still enjoying 96kHz, 16-bit / 3Mbit/s audio recording and also videos with 198kbit/s of unparalleled 3D audio without distortion. 2 years later and still no phone better in this.
I love my 950xl.... I've had all of the other big deal phones.... I'm loving Windows...
AnonD-550393, 07 Jul 2017This is a JOKE Microsoft letting work Android on their devices is like asking Apple iPhones ru... moreNo seriously do not buy this phone ..the worst ever phone I have found in my entire life..though I am big fan of Microsoft mobiles...but the most common problem is its front camera ......front camera gets effected with some inbuilt bugs and heating and. Getting shut down is the major reason of this mobile becoming scrap..do one thing go to Microsoft service center they ll recommend u not to nuy this phone...m charges r like 12k to 15k minimum ...after warranty ...I have 950 xl which cannot be fixed...think 100 times befor buying
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