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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (2015) review

Microsoft Windows 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Adreno 430
3 GB / 32 GB
5.7 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
20 MP, 4992 х 3744 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Microsoft announced the launch of the Lumia 950 XL smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL phone with 5.7 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL comes with Microsoft Windows 10 out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery. The 5.7 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL specifications

BrandMicrosoft
NameLumia 950 XL
ModelL950XL
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is about 5.82 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Microsoft phone are average (5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches).

Weight5.82 oz
Dimensions5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL comes with Microsoft Windows 10 out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionMicrosoft Windows 10
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
GPUAdreno 430

Display

The size of Lumia 950 XL screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.7 inches AMOLED display of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with 1440 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.7 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Lumia 950 XL is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Lumia 950 XL has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

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

Connectivity

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Lumia 950 XL comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Lumia 950 XL phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

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

Battery

The Li-Ion 3340 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Lumia 950 XL is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 3340 mAh

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Microsoft phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity, sensor core
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4
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