Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is an impressive cellphone released some years ago, in 2015, coming with a huge 5.7 inches display, a very powerful processing unit speeding at 2000 megahertz, a 20 megapixels back side camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

The Lumia 950 XL comes with an exceptional processing unit ticking at 2000 megahertz, packed into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chip and a huge 3 GB of RAM memory. This phone counts with a impressive 32 GB internal storage and an SD card slot, which allows you to store lots of apps, games, photos and videos without having to worry about how much storage is left.

The Lumia 950 XL feels much lighter than what one would expect from a cellphone of this size. This phone is available in two color options, black and white. Talking about its design, this phone is mostly created with plastic. This cellphone is only 5.98" long and 3.09" wide, but it manages to hold a 5.7" display. This phone is just 0.32" thick, making it one of the thinnest phones on sale.

This phone features two cameras, a 20 MP back camera and a 5 mega-pixels front-facing camera. the Lumia 950 XL's back camera has a maximum F1.9 aperture so it can capture beautiful photos even in dark environments. It can also shoot videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 frames per second, and slow motion videos in (HD) (1280x720) at 120 frames per second. In addition, this cellphone's camera also includes some good features: auto-focus, flash, optical image stabilization, face detection shooting and geo tagging.

This phone includes a beautiful 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) 5.7" screen, which makes all images and videos look vivid and colorful. This screen uses AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This cellphone uses a 3340 mAh inmense replaceable battery that can keep this phone running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all. Microsoft reports a 25 hs talk time and a 288 hours stand by time for this phone.

This cellphone offers wi-fi connection (which it can provide to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A (4G) ultra fast connection type and also HSPA+ connection type (a bit slower 4G technology) and the fastest 3G internet connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone has dual sim cards so it is able to use two different phone lines or carriers.

This phone also features many great characteristics as Wireless charging, NFC, Bluetooth (4.1), GPS Localization and FM Radio, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This device is probably a little expensive considering it is offerred for $ 325, and some similar phones are sold for a bit less than that. No matter if you are looking for a social cellphone, need it for work, want a gaming phone or are a photography fan, you will probably love this phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Windows 10 Mobile
Variant:See other variants reviews
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
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)
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
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