Why Is Everybody Hating On The Microsoft Lumia 950?

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There should be at least one person who would like the phone, right? Designers, engineers – well, that’s a good start.

Microsoft’s latest smartphone, Lumia 950, is built for the Windows-native in you. You’ve owned a Windows-running PC all your life and this is phone that complements everything you do on your desktop. But it turns out that the Lumia 950 garnered a rather large group of people disliking the phone.

For those unfamiliar, the Lumia 950 sports a 5.2-inch display and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 with 564ppi. The Snapdragon 808 processor is responsible for powering up the phone, and it also has 32GB of storage room (that could be expandable to 200GB, mind-blown yet?), and there is 3GB of RAM. It’s also worthy to note that its AMOLED display serves as a pretty energy-efficient element too; when the screen displays blacks, it actually goes off too.

Now, it isn’t all that hateful about the phone, no? Well, it doesn’t come without its downsides. Perhaps the major turn-off is the fact that there is limitation in apps that are offered, despite having the Windows 10 it boasts about. It also seems that flagship devices almost always get standard priced, so it could have been better for the wallets if it were cheaper.

Do you think the lack of apps is a major turn-off for you?

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  1. mark

    January 20, 2016 at 4:45 am

    In my case I don’t think so. The app gap isn’t so bad but I do miss here transit,other then that I have no real problems. I can understand why people say that my girl has a 6p and said she can’t go to Windows cause she can’t play her favorite game,but it is coming along though

  2. Orlorg

    January 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    The real problem for me is Snapchat and some other few apps. The moment windows 10 mobile get the core apps I use every day, I could definitely get a windows device. But right now there are a few things it cannot do for me solely due to the app gap. And I won’t buy a phone that doesn’t fulfill my needs when the competition does.