Lumia 950 and 950 XL are biggest failures this year.
Nobody will buy butt ugly, cheap looking phones
Design from 2012, screen bezels from 2009
A true flaghip, great phone with all the specs and features you need. It would be nice if gsmarena would review the Mozo back covers as well. With the leather backs the Phone looks much better than the standard plastic covers.
1. Ugly design, looks like entry level. Plastic is not flagship material
2. Very big bezels, not flagship style
3. Top specs and some interesting details like iris scanner and water cooling. Bravo for that.
4. Windows AppStore lagging behind but you have basic stuff. No problem there
5. My prediction - it will not sell because of outdated design. Just look, for example, Huawei Mate S and this?
yann, 08 Dec 2015Dude, my old year and half back Nokia 930 have 4 mics with rich capture. So this isn't someth... moreJust like when Microsoft/Nokia first introduced high sensitive screens so that gloves can be used. They thought that if you have gloves on, they would have to free their hands, remove the glove, then use the phone to unlock, the put the glove back on again. Iris scanning is much more efficient. I saw an ad where an iPhone user's hand got stuck in the sink and couldn't unlock the phone cause he's wearing gloves. Couldn't call for help. For me, this makes sense.
I think the lumia team did a good job for software wise and maybe some of the hardware. But this is the last high-end phone of them (Lumia team). Coz Panos panay and his surface team is incharge to the next MS high end smartphone. The SURFACEPHONE
Here's something you guys might like to do: use a phone with a different OS as a daily driver for two months. Yes, two months. No ifs, no buts, no excuses - two months. And three things should happen:
(1) You'll be surprised at what you're capable of learning (if you've taken psychology classes, you probably have an idea why) - trust me, it works, except if you have a legitimate learning disability. (2) You also would have walked a mile in someone else's shoes, and hopefully be more open-minded and receptive. And (3), you are now in a proper position to make informed comments about the OS - because you would already been well adapted to it.
AnonD-362866, 09 Dec 2015Exactly there are more people on earth with less money you know. You know why So many use Mic... moreIts not just because they don't have the cash, but businesses would prefer Microsoft Office Applications than Pages or Numbers. Even if you install Office in OS X, you won't be able to run VBA. You can install VM but who are you kidding, you're still running Windows. For personal use and media consumption, the Mac is a good option. I've had an iMac and MacBook, but couldn't find anything to do but browse the web and sync my iPhone. Bootcamp brought it to life.
Very poor score on battery test....Really not worth the money...In India...RIP Lumia 950...and XL
darkich , 09 Dec 2015What "different apps" ? Had you paid attention to what I wrote, you'd see that I wasn't me... moreDo a normal miracast if you want to use non-UWP apps. With multi-window, that'll come.
look for what the phone like a fool ?, mmm ... varies in view, and that modernity is intended to have no physical contact at all, so the footprint tends to disappear, moreover, is something already as common as going for coffee. lumia retains good and innovates, other brands are all the same, there is no difference between them.
Onur, 09 Dec 2015no it is not. With continuum you can still use your phone to run different application. In tha... moreWhat "different apps" ?
Had you paid attention to what I wrote, you'd see that I wasn't mentioning the UI layout but strictly what you can *do* with the OS.
You cannot run multiple windows on Windows continuum, nor can you use all apps you have on the phone..and you *can* do that on Android connected to the monitor.
As for the your so called "dpi", keep in mind that things have changed since THREE YEARS AGO, (Note 2 rendered the OS at 800p if I'm not mistaken ) and Android now scales to high PPI flawlessly, and upcoming devices will support 4K mirroring.
AnonD-362866, 09 Dec 2015Exactly there are more people on earth with less money you know. You know why So many use Mic... moreWindows is superior to Mac (Trice more powerful - easy to get - got lot of software - got lot of games - easy to assemble - easy to repair ...........................) . What people is saying is that Mac has beautiful UI compare to Windows but this is relative because I prefer the UI of Windows. People is saying that Mac is easy to navigate compare to Windows but this is relative because I think that there is no Mac user that can execute things faster than I do with Windows. Am a kind of SHORTCUT MASTER. I do not think Mac will be better than Windows these days. Maybe after 200 years but I won't be in this world anymore.
darkich , 09 Dec 2015Continuum looks like an ultimate useless gimmick. Watch how a 3 year old Android, connected... moreno it is not. With continuum you can still use your phone to run different application. In that video you can't. Not to mention awful resolution or dpi of apps.
yann, 09 Dec 2015I know a lot European countries that can afford Mac, but they do not use it. Like Germany, Fr... moreExactly there are more people on earth with less money you know. You know why So many use Microsoft PC's? Because it is basically the Android of the desktop world. Easily accessible to those who don't have the cash to shell out on a fleet of Mac's, not to mention the cost of the enterprise software required per company, also repairing is much more viable on a Microsoft PC, it makes financial sense for most companies. They get the functionality they need for cheap. Were they able to afford it, they would definitely go mac, but they cant so they settle for what they can get. Funny thing is, the upper echelons of these companies DO use mac, it's only the lower level employees who use Microsoft windows.
AnonD-362866, 09 Dec 2015Don't you know microsoft is huge in india and other developing countries? Like 99% of all your... moreI know a lot European countries that can afford Mac, but they do not use it.
Like Germany, France, Italy, Spain etc...
It is not a matter of money, but functionality over price. Every company is fighting for profit. In that point of view - Mac is not very welcome in Europe.
As far as I know, only US market have big Mac share.
In fact more than 85% all over the world using PC, not Mac.
AnonD-467404, 09 Dec 2015from which country you are ?. in india we have all those apps in wp. banking ,ticket booking,s... moreDon't you know microsoft is huge in india and other developing countries? Like 99% of all your countires companies use Microsoft PC's because they simply cannot afford to go Mac lol. They would be stupid not to support you guys.