Things that made me return the Lumia 950 XL
I so wanted to keep this device and thumb my nose at both Apple and Android.
One single issue is the bigest of all. No Apple OSX tool to transfer content to and from the phone. An app did exist this summer when I tried out a less expensive Lumia 521 (WP8), but the app is gone from the Apple app store and the forums speculate it's because Microsoft has not submitted an updated app to the Apple store. Without the ability to easily transfer content to and from the phone, this downside is a HUGE issue. Using some networked based storage as a relay is not an option for a device that cost $689.56 USD.
The second big fail was having to wait over 30 days for the dock. Continuium is the single feature, even if not perfect would have made me ignore all the other gripes and keep the phone. I had 30 days to return the phone and if not able to experience Continuium until after the window to return the phone ended, it was a deal breaker for me.
Hunting for the middle button to sleep and wake is an annoyance. If there was only one button on the right for power and the volume rockers were on the left then sleep and wake would be easier. I keep hitting the volume up button instead of the power button.
No notification LED.
No unified inbox for the built in email application.
BIG-ONE, Even though the preference download all images is checked off only senders in my contacts will display all the images.
Even a message sent from the phone to myself with an attached image will not display the attached picture until I tap the picture.
Using the LIGHT theme, there is not enough contrast when viewing the inbox to see which messages are NEW/UNREAD.
The "HERE MAPS" was replaced by "Maps" which takes forever to download even the smallest of individual maps. Can't imagine how log it's going to take when all the maps have to be updated, probably a day.
Activating Cortana by voice is not consistent, sometimes three tries before it catches.
The "Lumia Offers" app once launched will hide the three (3) soft buttons so you can't hit the Home button. You have to sleep then wake to get back to the home screen.
The only Starbucks app, a 3rd party one was killed by Starbucks, I love Starbucks.
No visual voicemail app from T-Mobile to support the Windows 10 Mobile platform.
Not a part of any mobile payments system yet.
No infrared like my other phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, cant use the phone as a TV remote.
Expected a single sim model but received a dual-sim model, specs are slower data on DUAL-SIM verses SINGLE-SIM.
Can't disable the icon in the notification bar about the empty second sim slot, taking up valuable notification bar real-estate.
I can add items to the speed dial on the Phone app but can't delete an entry I just addedd.
Hunting for the middle button to sleep and wake is an annoyance. If there was only one button on the right for power and the volume rockers were on the left then sleep and wake would be easier.
While doing very little, when the screen is on, the unit is noticably warmer than every other phone I have owned.
WiFi disconnects when sleeping, doesn't connect reliably when powered back on.
The ( PHONE & MESSAGES ) desktop icons show unread items but all the items have been read.
There was a quick choice for "QUIET TIME" but I could not find where to enable it and be quiet between 10pm-6am. It maybe burried somewhere but it was just not very intuitive and easy to find.
AnonD-11368, 26 Nov 2015When it will be available in the middle east. I am tired of waiting for this phone since long ... moreOH DUDE!! come on!!
your user name is "apple..", you've been using an android one for a long time, but your heart beats for a WP one!!!
i got to tell you, i'm really confused right now dude!!
When it will be available in the middle east. I am tired of waiting for this phone since long time. I am using android phones till now but I want to taste windows phone from now. Thanks in advance.
Best poosible phone so far I found
No body will come to take challenge with it..
Rukwava, 25 Nov 2015Samsung is the best especially this 2015. S6 s6 edge s6 edge plus and Note 5 are just superb s... moreOho.. Then y does the Samsung's sales dropping now??? S6 n s6 edge are worst flagship models produced by Samsung... No sd card support..small camera (only 16mp) wen compared with 950 (20 mp) n xperia z5 (23mp).. Also small battery only 2600mah.. Also i failed the gaming benchmark test against zenfone 2 (4gb)..
Samsung is the best especially this 2015. S6 s6 edge s6 edge plus and Note 5 are just superb smartphones
Does L950 supports LTE(4G) connections???? will it support 5G connections too...which are rumoured to b coming next year????
Can´t be anony, 23 Nov 2015How about Win10 then? Data mining tool for MS and NSA.No, it does not mine data. Microsoft isn't relying on ads to survive (like Google) and they work under the same laws as NSA. NSA does not have direct access to Windows Phones.
This phone is a beast. Can't wait to play with it. I wish it comes in both red and black. I also really hope microsoft increases on it's collection of apps.
AnonD-20890, 23 Nov 2015What about the budget model lumia 730 / 735 and all other lumias before 950?. See lumia 830. I... moreCarl Zeiss eopticslens are still used in mid range lumias like 730,735,640xl ,830 etc. These Zeiss optics lens are best in the world . Wat ur point now??
nobody want to shoot videos in 360p or less now a days.. Everyone need hd ,full hd or 4k video recording..
What is the expected price for Lumia 950/950XL?
I want to buy a phone and have a budget of INR 25k/$350-$380. any suggestions?
Hint: I am fed up of using Samsung and Android. These are just becoming old now.
AnonD-20890, 23 Nov 2015Windows phones suck because we cannot select the picture / photo resolution (1 MP, 2 MP, 5 MP,... moreWhat nonsense you talking,you wanna make jokes ,join the circus,use the actual phone and stop trolling
Would be nice to get some discounts on this phone before the holidays. It already comes bundled with the display dock but hopefully Microsoft will discount the phone even more. I want to get my hands on one of these, I'm especially curious about continuum.
AnonD-340886, 23 Nov 2015Dude use first and comment. . W 10 mobiles have the capability to change the pic n video resol... moreWhat about the budget model lumia 730 / 735 and all other lumias before 950?. See lumia 830. It does not have the option to set the resolution.
Till now 99.9% lumia phones overall do not have the option to change the resolution.
Thats why I have searched internet and bought Nokia 808 pureview eventhough I am using N8 as my primary phone.
No one can beat the clarity of carl zeiss lens. Do you know why Nokia / Microsoft has removed the xenon flash in all models after N8 and 808?. In Samsung, only K zoom has xenon flash. Till now, N8, 808 p.v and LG G3 D855 satisfy me in taking photos / videos.
The videos taken in digital stabilization (without much shaking) is equally clear* to the videos taken using optical stabilization in G3 D855.
* means I am talking about the clarity and not about the resolution.