I have never used a stupid phone like this. battery is a joke....from morning till evening with very little use battery is drained...if i switch one app to another it will switch off, some times it will switches its on otherwise i have to remove the battery manually and connect to the charger.Cant predict its functions it ill do anything from restarting to getting froze. i am not a person to write reviews but if i am forced to do it. Never will buy anything from Microsoft, my contract will finish in November, cant wait for that. Bought this rubbish phone with huge expectation all in vain...I am not at all happy with this crap phone
Une, 21 Aug 2017My phone spontaneously turns off, do you know anyone why? What problem I have :( Please help meeJust replace the battery.
Une, 21 Aug 2017My phone spontaneously turns off, do you know anyone why? What problem I have :( Please help meeReplace the battery when it is around 2 years old. Solved my restarting
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2017Absolutely the worst phone I have ever had the misfortune of owning. I cannot overstate how mu... moreYou are lucky you bought it for 350. I bought this for 750 - preorder when it was launched. First it started with wifi connectivity issue. New updates added new bugs. Now I almost regularly have to remove the battery to restart it. It just seems stuck. Browser load first time causes the browser to be frozen. I need to close and reload the browser after which it works fine. Using browser itself drains the battery. Only thing I kept with this for so long (now 2 years ) is because I paid a premium for this phone and I find windows phone to be best for email handling. Lot of apps have stopped support- amazon, bank of America etc. Last time I buy a Windows phone. Switching to one plus 5 in a few days.
Carol, 29 Aug 2017Yeah this is the problem, that two years after release can be called a good product to go on s... moreThe way fans can change / help change system how they like it with feedback option is just awesome. I also like that original hw and sw, white on black, w10(some apps even work lile in full w10). Even coming new device will have full one, what to hate? They also take important camera features as main features, not like Apple 1/3" sensor, mono audio. Even now there is no competitor to 145dB mics, not to mention 4 of them, colors pop out, recordings go over 5, 10 minutes up to hour, not like some. System I got is stable version, well it was not meant to survive anyway, at least touch&pocket style of OS will survive. What I hate though is that there is no store in my country. Well it was util recently, until they went totally savvy, and closed it. Hope they change that, we got apple everywhere, samsung and soon xiaomi. About time they come, maybe surface phone will change that.
vrvly, 17 Aug 2017Still expecting slow and 2 fast ring's updates. This phone is still getting better, 2 years af... moreYeah this is the problem, that two years after release can be called a good product to go on sale. Kinda late, i can clearly understand the people that did not want to stick with it. But well, i am one who likes "digital trouble" perfection being something i would probably get bored of in a matter of mounts.
AnonD-70078, 12 Aug 2017has windows 10 mobile improved any in the last year, I had this a year ago and it was simply awfulWindows 10 mobile now is at a good stage, a huge among of bugs were tracked down. I know what you mean about awful, but well, i remained with it just cause, i do not like sharing info with google, and android or ios look dated as hack. When Symbian looked like that android was not even born. Windows 10 has something to it i just can't abandon. The cleanness of the UI is just marvelous
Une, 21 Aug 2017My phone spontaneously turns off, do you know anyone why? What problem I have :( Please help meeThe problem with your 950 XL might be the battery. Pull the battery out and feel it out. Put it on a flat surface and try to spin it. If it spins, your battery is swollen, which means it's busted and needs to be replaced.
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.