Microsoft Lumia 950 XL RM-1085

Positive Reviews
(as of 24-06-2024 14:22 UTC) Details
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  • Iris scanner
  • Continuum allows the smartphone to be used as a pc replacement
  • Removable battery & expandable storage
  • Beautiful QHD screen
  • Slick Windows 10 UI


  • Limited apps

Bottom Line

The Lumia 950 has a lot going for it, with its premium features and great Windows Mobile OS. It, however, is in dire need of more apps to take advantage of its powerful hardware.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is late 2015 5.7-inch high-end Windows smartphone. Critics praised it for its innovative features like the iris-scanner which allows you to unlock the phone, and Continuum, which allows you to connect the phone to a larger screen for more work space. PC users will enjoy the familiar Windows OS that is both fluid and slick. The major problem with running Windows mobile is the lack of apps. Windows Mobile only has a minute share of the market, and hence many developers opt to spend their time creating Android and iOS apps.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 72
    Cnet December 15, 2015

    While the Lumia 950 XL has the specs you'd want from a top-end phone, the Windows 10 experience offers no compelling reason to switch from iOS or Android.

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  • 86
    Notebookcheck January 27, 2016

    If you are looking for a great smartphone with Windows 10, the Lumia 950 XL is definitely a good choice and there aren't any serious alternatives.

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  • 60
    TrustedReviews December 7, 2015

    The Lumia 950 XL will work for existing Windows Phone users – but iOS and Android fans will remain disappointed.

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Operating System Microsoft
Weight 0.36 lbs
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.1- Type-C connector
Internal Storage 32GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB
Display Size 5.7 inches
Display Resolution 1440 x 2560
Display Type IPS
Display Technology AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 20 MP
Rear Camera 5 MP
Graphics Adreno 430
Additional Features microSD card reader, Iris scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, sensor core
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32

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