Guess what came in the mail today /g/ :へ)
I'm not a robot
The box design is... interesting. It's like pulling out a book out of a volume set, except there's only one book.
I've GIMPed out any identifying information
You may see a region in the attached pic that looks airbrushed. The IMEI and a bunch of unique shit is on there.
I bought the wireless version a long time ago. Also you have to order the dock separately. It's free but separate.
Interestingly, Microsoft only provided me with the informational stuff in only two languages--French and English. I guess they know pretty well that chinks and spics aren't gonna buy their phone.
Incidentally, while it doesn't say so on their product page, the pre-orderable 950 XL is a Dual SIM phone. In the box you can see a wall-wart for USB-C, and a rather short 1.5M USB 3.0 to USB-C cable. This cable does not charge fast (~4H). I have not tested the wallwart.
Everyone on /g/ is a shill, anon-kun :へ)
I'm not a robot
Opening it up, I was surprised. It has a removable battery, which has not been mentioned anywhere (that I remember). As noted everywhere, it has a MicroSD slot, supporting theoretical 2TB. The highest capacity available is 200GB (~185GB actual). Needs a nano-SIM. I only have a full-sized SIM, and no SIM cutter, so I'll have to go out to T-Mobile tomorrow and get one.
If you look at those pairs of contacts on top and bottom, those are evidence of Qi-charging (Wireless charging) support
I suppose compared to an iPhone adapter it is kind of large, but it really isn't. It won't block any other plugs due to the footprint. It's probably resultant from USB-C power delivery requirements. Says "5.0V 3.0A" on the side.
The blacked-out portion contains IMEI information on the phone. I airbrushed it out on this next picture. I forgot to mention, but the MicroSD slot supports SDXC standard 3.0.1, which means it takes in cards up to UHS-I speeds. Not that it matters. Nothing supports UHS-II.
All these screws seem to imply that it is probably about as easy to take apart as the average Samsung phone, but I'm not about to test that out. Wait till ifixit gets their hands on one.
Close-up of USB-C.
To remove the back cover, you jam your fingernail in and pry it off like you would the top bezel of a ThinkPad, which obviously sounds rather precarious for a phone. I don't have any experience with other Lumias to go off of, but I'm assuming this style helps with sealing against water.
The in-side of the back cover. More evidence of Qi-charging support. This phone only has one speaker, but two microphones.
It seems to not be dedicated towards multimedia like most Samsungs are, but I tested the audio quality of the DAC subjectively with my SE-215 IEMs, and it seems OK.
nigga I would post a yume nikki laughing at you but I already got a picture
My new phone versus my old phone.
I used to also have a Dual SIM Japanese TV-phone.
In terms of hardware, I would say that the Lumia 950 XL is basically perfect, and that I haven't downgraded in any way.
Not that it would be particularly difficult to beat an shitty 2009 Samsung camera phone.
S E X Y
But seriously, that High Contrast theme is basically unusable for web browsing. Totally fucks up YouTube's mobile site, for example.
Getting two 950XLs for mom & pop and docks to replace their desktops/laptops and you can't stop me.
Posting from phone now.
I didn't expect Microsoft to support pic related.
If you guys want mw to try something, I'll try my best to do it. Except take pictures 'cause its the middle of the night
I suppose you could. Seems tough.
POO IN THE LOO MY SON PARJEET
Continuum works pretty well.
I'm using the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, not the dock. Y'know that $60 Wi-Di dongle that overheats.
Upsides of continuum: Apps that matter work on it. Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote Edge, et al. They all work.
Downside: It's low resolution. Not even 1080. I actually don't know what resolution it is. Probably 720p or 1366x768. You can use the phone as a touchpad and the phone's keyboard, but phone glass isn't really good for sliding around all the time. Too much resistance.
Whatever you say, Raj Schlomosteinbergmann.
I'm not a robot :へ)
Sure am m8.
I hate putting a case on this thing. They all look fucking terrible and interfere with gestures.
Those glass screen protectors only protect frontal impacts, too.
Important detail I hadn't noticed until now:
All of the pictures of the Lumia 950 XL show the camera's flash and the camera itself integrated into one piece of glass.
That is actually incorrect.
Looking at it now, I see that the flash has it's own section, so you don't have to worry about any internal reflections interfering with exposure.
I didn't think it was actually possible to use your earphones as an antennae. Fucking magic, how does it work?
>calls someone else a kek
>buys a phone that's literally cloned to look like an itoy
Enjoy your inferior product. Hell, even my new phone has NFC. Tested it out an hour ago on my Sony SRS-X7.
I have the SRS-X99, X5, and X3 and haven't found a need to use NFC once you cluck.
1st version of S820 look to be quad core with 2x2 big.LITTLE so it might actually be good.
>haven't found a need to use NFC once
Did you consider that it was because you didn't have it?
NFC is fucking pointless and you're a cluck if you think otherwise.
Suppose in America it would be.
Money stuff catches on way too slowly.
This phone has the framework to support NFC payments, as can be seen in the settings app, but obviously doesn't have a payment system like Apple and Google do.
I'm in Canada and some stores don't even have a card tap POS yet. I don't think I've seen any NFC enabled POS systems.
Plus why would I link my banking information to Google, fuck that.
If payment is the only thing NFC is good for we might as well kill it now.
>continuum works pretty well
>checks new mail number
This picture was a lot harder to take than I thought it would be. Fuckin' huge ass Nikons.
I'll say this beforehand: I've only ever used the browser and 4chan's built-in extension before.
Imageboard Browser is pretty shit to use in comparison. You can't quote people while typing, because the reply box is the entire space, and it doesn't even save your reply when you leave it.
4charm won't even install. I get some error code that I can't remember from the Windows Store.
I just got 4charm to install. In theory, it works infinitely better than Imageboard Browser.
The layout is cleaner and I can distinguish individual posts and threads better. It just looks more like vanilla 4chan.
I can also quote people while typing out my reply.
However, it hasn't been updated in a while, so the new Google Captcha (with image verification) doesn't work worth jack.
So basically it's great at everything, but you can't post.
It doesn't. The phone is obviously warm once you start using it for a while, but the temperatures don't fluctuate much beyond that.
There is no visual difference between Continuum Edge and Desktop Edge. I haven't tested it enough. I'll do that tomorrow.
Why must you torture your elders, brah?
God this sucks outside of continuum. I ned a real keyboard
Op here, if you want a phone that borgs the shit out of peripherals, this is what you want.
I'd call it a desktop if it ran x86 and sideloading apps were easier.
Having said that, it's still just a phone.
See if that iOS app emulation thing goes anywhere if you don't feel convonced
Looking at a microshit product just induces a yawn reaction. So boring. Enjoy you boredom OP.
Sent from my LG G3 and muh 1.6 million apps
PS: Have fun never participating in a home screen thread because there's nothing you can tweak and your tiles are just ugly and childish lego things.
>only positives are 1.59999 million fart apps and ricing
Who needs ricing when it looks this good with just a bit of tweaking, while also maintaining the maximal functionality.
I swear that windows and linux roles are swapped when we're talking about mobile instead of desktop os.
I placed them where I want, bigger if used more often, smaller if less often, grouped in a folder if even less often.
I know where everything is by heart.
Beautiful non cluttered background is a plus.
Coherent artstyle is a plus.
>Cheap phone from a Chinese brand comes with an OS that lets the user do what he wants with his device
>But it looks like an expensive American one with a prison OS, so it's a clone
>Literally a clone
>Interestingly, Microsoft only provided me with the informational stuff in only two languages--French and English. I guess they know pretty well that chinks and spics aren't gonna buy their phone.
Quebec basically makes it illegal to sell anything there without French
Because Google doesn't control every aspect of your device. Microsoft does when you have windows 10 installed.
Google can't implant ads into your boot screen or login menu or start menu or into ANY web browser or program they want.
Google is restricted to web browser only. Microsoft on the other hand knows what your favorite anime is, your fetishes, the pirates software you use and if you jerk off with your left hand or your right.
Windows 10 is 100% bullshit and intead of some ad hominem bull shit you should be seriously asking yourself why you are even supporting windows 10.
>Because Google doesn't control every aspect of your device.
So today I decided to test the audio quality.
I have no other smartphones to compare it against, so you'll have to bear with me.
On my SE215s the quality was pretty meh.
But then I plugged in my DT770s and I was like, "DAMN."
The DAC is quite high quality. Definitely higher quality than the FiiO E-07k and the current gen iPod shuffle.
If I had to describe it, then I would say that the entire spectrum is more detailed.
As a side note, if you plug out your headphones, then the music player (Groove Music) will pause for you.
For those curious, I tested it with a FLAC rip of DAOKO's ShibuyaK. So yeah, the phone perfectly supports FLAC.
Depends on the interface. Bluetooth has no lag, and for the times that you're going to be using Bluetooth, you're not gonna care about the audio quality.
Wi-Fi (network) works great, but there's about a 2-3 second lag. I haven't done any objective tests as to the quality of the audio (nor am I able to), but I can assure you that the audio stream is transferred bit-perfect depending on the transfer medium. DLNA, the default, is not bit-perfect by the way.
Good old Analog will (obviously) have you bypassing the internal DAC, which in my opinion isn't even that bad.
As for using NFC, on my 950XL all I had to do was press my phone against the speaker and it was already connected. It's that easy to set up Essentially it's a great speaker to carry around to friend's apartments, things like that.
But at least I'm not a robot :へ)
Oh wait, you meant Continuum and RDP. Yeah, YouTube is lag free. Actually I can tell you in some detail how it works because I'm vaguely familiar with the protocol involved.
So the deal with YouTube is that with Continuum the rendering is done on the phone and then pushed onto the screen. There's no lag because you are the source device performing the desktop rendering.
As for using a Microsoft Wireless Display dongle versus a wired Microsoft Dock, there's obviously going to be some major differences.
Wi-Di is limited range, so the image and (especially) the audio is going to become distorted on occasion.
I'm sure there's a small bit of lag comparing wireless to wired, but it is absolutely not significant.
I watch my Chinese cartoons on these things all the time.
With Remote Desktop (specifically Microsoft's RDP protocol), the desktop rendering is only mostly performed on the client side. The deal with using Remote Desktop for anything is that there's gonna be shit tons of lag if your connection is slow, or if you're far. Remote Desktop isn't designed to be used to play your video games, although it is technically possible.
Otherwise Nvidia would be using it for their shite tablet.
Continuum is a better implementation. Less throw-your-phone-at-the-screen and more create-a-real-desktop.
Honestly I've never used anything other than OneNote. OneNote has the whole LaTeX math typing thing, so I've never bothered to use anything else.