Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Score: 8.64/10
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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is an absolutely great device launched a few years ago, packed with a huge 5.7-inches display, a CPU speeding at 2000 MHz, a 20 MP back side camera and a 5 MP front side camera. Let's take a better look at what this device offers to us.

This cellphone ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chip, including a great performance processing unit clocking at 2000 MHz with a big 3 GB RAM. A great advantage of this device is its 32 GB big internal memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, which allows the user to install hundreds of apps without having to worry about running out of space.

Talking about its materials quality, the Lumia 950 XL is mostly built with plastic. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is thin and comfortable, being just 0.32" thick. Though this device is just 5.98 inches long, it is able to fit a a 5.7 inches display. The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is available in two color options, black and white. Microsoft made a very good design job making this cellphone weight only 5.82 ounces.

The Lumia 950 XL is equipped with two cameras, a 20 mega-pixels back side camera and a 5 megapixels front facing camera. this cellphone's back side camera has an aperture of F1.9 so it can take sharp photographs even in low light situations. This cellphone can also capture videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and 1280x720 HD slow motion videos up to 120 fps. In addition, the camera has some nice characteristics: auto-focus, flash, optical image stabilization, geo tagging and face detection shooting.

Microsoft packed this cellphone with an amazing 5.7" screen, and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K), making everything look absolutely perfect. This screen uses AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This phone features wifi connectivity (and it can be provided to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A 4G super fast internet connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, a lower speed 4G technology or 3G fast connection type, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone has dual sim to be able to to work with 2 different phone lines in the same phone.

This phone also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth, GPS Navigation, NFC and Radio, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone has a big 3340 mAh removable battery, enough to provide this phone with an impressive battery duration. Microsoft reports a stand by time of 288 hs and a talk time of 25 hs for this cellphone.

This device costs just 325 dollars, which is incredibly low comparing with similar phones. No matter if you you love taking pictures, need a phone to play games, need a work cellphone or want a cellphone mostly for internet broswing and social networks, this cellphone is a great option for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows 10 Mobile
Dimensions:5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inchesMetric15.19 x 7.85 x 0.81 cmImperial
Weight:5.82 ouncesMetric164.99 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-10-06
Price:$ 325.00


Screen Type:AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.7 inchesMetric14.5 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:515 pixels per inchMetric202.76 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Single-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 430
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)


Capacity:3340 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes
Stand-by Time:288 hours
Talk Time:25 hours


Back camera:20 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.42 inches (1/2.4")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (120 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Geo Tagging, Optical Image Stabilization and Slow Motion Video (4 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 12), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Radio:FM Radio
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor