So it’s been nearly a week with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and I am starting to form some opinions of this phone. I also have the dock to review and test. Thanks to Steve Litchfield from @AA_WP for the loan.
The hardware is reasonably well specified but so is most other hardware nowadays. I have a red leather back cover, which looks very smart, but without this extra cost, the 950 XL is just too plastic.
The Windows Store for apps and games is dismal at best, but we all know that by now. So if the official app is not available you will be hunting for a decent third party option or not bother with an app, and use the web browser instead. You may be lucky and a universal app arrives though.
The highlight of the phone so far is the camera quality. I have taken some more photos.
The above photo is extremely accurate to the actual colours.
Again, very well balanced shot.
Vivid true to life colours with the shot above.
Difficult lighting but a great shot.
Unusual shot, but superb result.
The white flowers are handled well and again overall a good shot. Some of the above photos were also snapped with a Samsung Galaxy S7, so have a look at the other posts today.
Whilst the 950 XL takes marvellous photos, I am getting frustrated by the processing or saving messages while it either saves or post proceses the finishing touches. There should be an option to complete this task without slowing down the phone so you can’t take another photo until this has finished.
I am also experiencing the odd bug and this is again a nusiance.
Anyway, more soon.
2 thoughts on “Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – Further Thoughts & Camera Shots”
Thanks for the additional thoughts. Are you saying it is common to not be able to take a photo because it’s processing previous ones? Does it happen with every shot, creating a long shot-to-shot time?
I’ve just ordered the xl, which is currently $200 off with a trade in and comes with a free 950 included in Canada. I can still send it back though if the UX is terrible.
On some shots it does post processing in the background. If you got to look at a snapped photo and its post processing you cannot leave that screen until it’s finished. Occasionally of you take photos quickly one after another , it needs time to recover from all the recent shots and comes up with saving. This is mainly during burst mode. The post processing message relates to HDR.
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