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Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.164: Installation, First impressions & Hands-on

Microsoft has just pushed Windows 10 Mobile Build 10586.164 as the latest cumulative update to Windows Insiders on  Slow and Release Preview Rings and also to non-insiders with a Lumia 950 / XL, 650 and 550. If you are stuck in Fast ring with an older device, you need to open Windows Insider app and select Slow or Release Preview rings. We have covered installation experience & First impressions of the Build 10586.164 on a mid-ranger Lumia 640 XL and a low-end Lumia 525 in our hands-on demo video. You can read official changelog and known issues of Insider Build 10586.164 by clicking here. Read full changelog in case you are a non-insider by clicking here.

Installation Experience:

The Installation experience is pretty smooth with the Build 10586.164 and depending upon the device, it took around 35 to 40 minutes for the build to get downloaded, installed, data migrated and the devices getting up and running. You will be usually notified for a restart when the download has completed in background. It may require up to 1.20 GB of free storage. So, check the storage before you upgrade and you can check our tutorial on how to prepare for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile.

Impressions:

The Build 10586.164 runs smoothly on both Lumia 640 XL and Lumia 525. During our brief hands-on time with the build, It offered a very consistent and polished experience. It packs many fixes to bugs and issues faced by Insiders with the last Preview Build 10586.122 and Build 10586.107 in case of non-insiders. The build is solid as a daily driver and it is difficult to find issues with this build. We haven’t noticed any freezes or crashes so far, even nor for third-party apps. Coming to multitasking Build 10586.164 feels even more impressive and you won’t see the dreaded resuming screen even on Lumia 525. Microsoft Edge too feels much sorted out and renders pages faster than before. Battery discharge rate is low and the battery life looks to be quite impressive with this build.

We must mention that we haven’t done hard reset on our devices but we recommend if you are facing lots of issues. We will come back with more detailed review of this build on a low-end device once we have used it for few days.

You can read our guide to fix commonly known Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, installation and usability issues.

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Nayan

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing.
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  • zahoor

    This time it really looks good and smooth. Wish Microsoft releases windows 10 before 15 of march.

    • Kamal

      Yup, it is indeed the smoothest of ’em all!! Keep ur fingers crossed.

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