AnonD-259545, 08 Dec 2015Hi Kyle,
Can you please install the latest insider preview and check whether the battery life... moreHi.
I can't, sorry. We can't install preview updates on the phones, which we do not own. If an official update arrives while the phones are still at our HQ - I could try testing them again.
Can you please install the latest insider preview and check whether the battery life especially stand by times are improved.( 10586.29 and above). The previews will be available next week I think.
AnonD-467404, 08 Dec 2015all apps i use are, opera mini, chrome,uc browser,twitter,facebook,whatsapp,camera,old quick o... morePerhaps you and I do, but we have to keep in mind not everyone is that concerned with value for money - especially if they have lots of it.
all apps i use are, opera mini, chrome,uc browser,twitter,facebook,whatsapp,camera,old quick office,camera,mail,youtube and maps. everything(or an equal powered akternative) is available in windows phone and ios. when i buy a phone i usually look at affordability to features ratio. in that way i still feel my honor 7 is much better than any windows phone. what customers need is value for money
who is did this review !!
The disadvantages :- No fingerprint reader
Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Why it's become with eye scanner !!
Battery score for me is just average but it is removable so i like it.
Camera is super, you can compare it with DSLR (reference cameras)
and some other hardware part is very nice (from the review)
the only draw back is software and applications, maybe take 2 years or more.
well.... who knows?
even adobe reader is still from year 2010
youtube is awfull lol
IF WE CAN INSTALL ANDROID ON THIS PHONE THAN IT WILL BE SUPERB!!!
Onur, 08 Dec 2015Did you actually read that part ? It is not tricked in an unsecured way. Bascially they ask it... moreThe eye is as unique as your fingerprint. Look for Windows Hello in youtube, they tested it on twins.
Anonymous, 08 Dec 2015So MS is stuck in a vicious positive feedback cycle? Bad sales -> less incentive to make... moreSo if 2 - 1 = 1 but since there's only 2 we subtract 1 again from 1 which results to 0. But since there's only 2 we subtract 1 again from 0 which results to -1 ... How come my math teacher never taught me this. You're a genius!
yann, 08 Dec 2015I'm not "crying", but objectively said complains from major consumers.
1. Design is a BIG flo... moreSo MS is stuck in a vicious positive feedback cycle?
Bad sales -> less incentive to make apps -> less apps -> worse sales -> even less incentive to make apps -> even less apps -> even worse sales... you get the idea.
How do you think MS can break free of the cycle? Considering the money comes from the sales (and maybe apps) - which it doesn't have much of in the first place.
Kyle K., 08 Dec 2015Sure. The Lumia 950 XL - OS build - 10.0.10586.0, firmware rev: 01078.00017.15452.59014 There... moreThanks Kyle. It would be great if this information can be added somewhere in the reviews. Maybe look at adding it on the first page of each review going forward.
AnonD-259899, 08 Dec 2015Seems like you are 'crying' because the phone actually massively beat your Debbie Downer expec... moreI'm not "crying", but objectively said complains from major consumers.
1. Design is a BIG flow. Everyone complains and even biggest fans said "It's ok." - That means acceptable, but acceptable doesn't sell phones which will make users from Android or Apple to jump into Windows - that means same pity market share. That means LACK of apps.
Who will write code for 1,7% or even 3% of the whole market?!?
2. - AppGap is still here. Will not even try to convince you. If you do not see it, then you're blind.
3. Panorama on Huawei P8 is one of the best. I can't reach even closer with my 930.
4. I'm using 930 - not 830, so please read carefully and then write.
I'm a windows user, but not blind fan. Will stay for a while, but if Microsoft didn't come up with new flagship - I do not care will they name it Lumia or Surface, till April, I'll join to the group that jump the ship and will go to something else.
And please, do not tell me "go jump", because if people like me jump, then the market share will shrink even below 1,7%.
That is my opinion and I do not convince anyone else to accept it.
Also in my opinion, this review is not unbiased.
Dodo, 07 Dec 2015One potential major issue is the lack of fingerprint scanner and the multiple user recognition... moreDid you actually read that part ? It is not tricked in an unsecured way. Bascially they ask it to improve the same recognition with different person's eyes. The the phone merged both data into one. This is NOT a security flaw. You can clean previous data and restart from the beginning if you want to. then it will work for 1 person.
ICE, 08 Dec 2015Hi Kyle, please provide the build number in the review for reference.Sure. The Lumia 950 XL - OS build - 10.0.10586.0, firmware rev: 01078.00017.15452.59014
There are currently no new updates for the phone in its update section.
Kyle K., 08 Dec 20151. I've installed this app on the first Lumia 950 and 950 XL units we got and it clearly said ... moreSorry if i was offensive, It's that i don't want my favorite Phone site end up like Phone Arena with the stupid reviews from John V and Victor H.... I know i shouldn't use the word "idiots", my mistake, anyway, the review was great and honest, unlike others.
[deleted post]1. I've installed this app on the first Lumia 950 and 950 XL units we got and it clearly said "Your phone doesn't have FM hardware".
2. Upon the users' requests we got new units from Microsoft, but for a different region. Today I installed the app and it works, thus will correct the reviews.
3. No need for offences!
One reason I might not buy this is that I'm too used to android and it's many apps now. That said this new windows flagship is very tempting just for its unique features... If I had enough money I would definitely give it a try as it certainly appeals to the geeky tech side of me. Nice to hear that Snapdragon 810 didn't overheat but even at full performance it doesn't match the latest exynos chipset so Samsung obviously chose their own chipset for more than just the overheat issues.