Monday, January 25, 2016

Lumia 950xl , Excellent hardware and UI but somewhat irritated by hanging of some of the functionalities

Have been using Microsoft Lumia 950xl for about a month now. Since receiving it for the first time, have seen quite a few changes in the behavior of the phone. When I received it, it was getting hot but after receiving a software update, it is not so much heated now even after using it for quite some time, sometimes 2 hours at one shot. The UI looks great and color also looks nice. Also, I like the performance of apps and windows mobile 10 OS overall.

The only problem with which I am frustrated sometimes is hanging of the os at critical moment. Since, it is a full fledged os (windows mobile 10 with lumia 950xl), it is expected to function normally with basic operations. But it has happened for at least 3-4 times in the last month, when I need the phone and while unlocking the phone hangs. Then I have to keep the power button pressed for about 10 seconds and wait for it to be restarted. I thinks there is some problem when the phone is doing your iris scan and the same time I am typing in the key. Also , windows halo authentication also needs to be consistent. Sometimes it unlocks the screen using iris scan in pitch dark and sometimes in broad daylight also, it keeps saying come closer :(.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Microsoft released the new build 10581 today for Windows Mobile Insiders . It's very cool as I was not able to update to the build 10572 as it required to go back to windows 8.1 and then to be upgraded to the latest version. It's now time to investigate , what are the new features to like in the latest build.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Lumia phones launched Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL and Lumia 550. New Surface 4 also launched . Excellent laptop Surface Book first time manufactured by Microsoft. Lumia 950 is priced $549 and Lumia 950XL is priced $649 which I think is best pricing as compared to the hardware and functionalities. Microsoft Band 2 also released priced at $249. Microsoft Lumias and Surface devices support Halo. Older Surface 3 can use fingerprint scan by using new keyboard launched for Surface 4 which can be connected to Surface 3 also. Also continuum is a great feature device which converts any phone to a laptop simply by connecting the phone to monitor using this device. Can't wait to get my hands on the Lumia 950XL .... Some of the images of products is given below. Below are some of the links to view the products in more detail.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Lumia Phones

Microsoft Surface Book

Microsoft Surface 4

Microsoft Band 2

Thursday, October 1, 2015

We all Microsoft fans are eagerly waiting for the 10-6-2015 event. Let us hope that as per the rumor, Microsoft launches the Lumia 950 series phones. Already started liking windows 10 mobile developer preview on my Lumia 640. It will be interesting to see it's performance on a Flagship Phone.