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Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual (2015)

Microsoft Windows 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Adreno 418
3 GB / 32 GB
5.2 inch (1440 x 2560 px)
20 MP, 4992 х 3744 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5.2 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 SoC, and 3 GB of RAM.

Unravel its secrets, both the highs and lows!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual specifications

BrandMicrosoft
NameLumia 950 Dual
ModelL950D
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.29 oz
Dimensions5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual is about 5.29 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionMicrosoft Windows 10
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
CPUHexa-core, Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57, Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUAdreno 418

The Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual comes with Microsoft Windows 10 out of the box. This hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 CPU is generally considered to be very fast and powerful. Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors work with Adreno GPUs. The processors are designed for the GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.2 inch
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5.2 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. Smartphones use the AMOLED, which is a type of OLED display. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Lumia 950 Dual has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage (32 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera20 MP, 4992 х 3744 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Lumia 950 Dual has optical image stabilization (OIS). It counters camera shake.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Lumia 950 Dual smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The Lumia 950 Dual has a built-in NFC chip, which allows it to support various NFC applications and services. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 3000 mAh

The Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity, sensor core
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The Lumia 950 Dual smartphone has an accelerometer. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Microsoft phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • AMOLED display
  • microSD slot
  • optical image stabilization (OIS)
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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