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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
alaScore 94

818 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 818 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The usability and size are also appreciated.

performance, size, usability, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and usability. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the apps, while there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, portability, screen, usability, camera

apps

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL 5.7-Inch 32 GB SIM Smartphone - WhiteMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL 5.7-Inch 32 GB SIM Smartphone - White

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability. Some have doubts about the reception.

portability, performance, usability, screen, design

reception

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (FACTORY UNLOCKED) 5.7" 20MP 3GB RAM 32GB 4G Smartphone GSM International Version (Black)Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (FACTORY UNLOCKED) 5.7" 20MP 3GB RAM 32GB 4G Smartphone GSM International Version (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Smartphone Review

 

Hello, Lumia! The new Windows flagship is finally here. Besides powerful components, you also get great features like Windows Hello and Continuum. The biggest drawback of the device is the software, because Windows 10 Mobile does not seem to be quite...

fast SoC, expandable storage, USB 3.1, high Wi-Fi range, Continuum, Windows Hello, good GPS performance, great cameras, good connectivity, great display with accurate colors and fast response times

and PWM, small outliers in terms of voice quality, appears a bit too simple, runtimes could be better, missing apps in the store, small issues with Windows 10 Mobile

The Lumia 950 XL is a smartphone with good specs and great features, which can be used as a PC replacement thanks to Continuum.

Expert review by: Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review

 

A year ago, I gave up on Windows Phone. Frustrated by a lack of quality apps, poor hardware offerings, and a feeling of missing out, I bought an iPhone like millions of others. I haven't regretted...

Fast performance ; Camera takes great photos ; Lighter than previous Lumias

Boring design ; Not enough apps ; Windows 10 Mobile feels like a weird mix

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (black)

 

Just as you'd expect from the flag bearers for Microsoft's latest mobile software, the phones are stuffed with the latest technology on offer. The 950 XL has a pin-sharp high-res display, a powerful octa-core processor and a great 20-megapixel camera,...

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a pin-sharp, vivid display, plenty of power, expandable storage and a solid camera.

The app selection for Windows phone is still very limited and the phone's design feels plasticky.

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.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review:

 

Microsoft launched the Lumia 950 XL and its little brother, the Lumia 950 to usher in the new era of Windows 10 for mobile. The 950 XL is the larger of the two phones, packing a 5.7-inch display, but bringing few features of its own.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a pin-sharp, vivid display, plenty of power, expandable storage and a solid camera.

The app selection for Windows phone is still very limited and the phone's design feels plasticky.

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.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Luis D. (phonearena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

 

After Windows Phone 8.1's release in April last year, the Lumia brand went undercover, as Microsoft released very few handsets and pondered what comes next for the operating system and its smartphone business. Fast forward to September 2015, though,...

Big display with reasonably accurate colors ; Elaborate camera that handles most scenarios reliably ; Features like iris scanner security and Continuum are quite advanced, although very niche at the moment

Mediocre design and build quality ; Very low maximum brightness for the display ; Frustrating user experience that's riddled with bottlenecks

Unfortunately, the Lumia 950 XL fails to champion Windows 10 before the better, faster, stronger competition of Android and iOS phablets. The operating system is still in need of improvement and doesn't make for the kind of polished user experience...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

 

Microsoft's first flagship Windows phone in some time sports a 5.7" QHD AMOLED display, the top of the line Snapdragon 810 CPU and it has a Windows Hello camera that knows you when it eyeballs your eyes. The larger companion to the Lumia 950 is the...

Finally, a new flagship Windows phone! Windows Hello iris recognition, big high res AMOLED display, fast CPU. Great camera

Looks don't match the price tag. Bugs and quirks hold this powerful phone back right now

There's a lot to like about the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. After all, it's the first flagship Windows phone with a big display and top of the line CPU in some time. The display is colorful and reasonably bright and the phone has one of the best rear...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review

 

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a phone for power users, equipped with a fast processor, large high-resolution screen, a big battery and plenty of memory. Most importantly it runs Windows Phone 10, with full support for Office 365 and automatic syncing...

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL features include:

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Sean Cameron (techradar.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

 

Great Screen ; Fantastic camera ; Strong performance

Inconsistent battery life ; Lack of quality apps ; Many bugs still present

With a superb camera, lovely screen and smooth performance, the Lumia 950 XL is an easy sell for the Windows faithful. But with few apps, many areas in need of polish and inconsistent battery life, it isn't for everyone.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review: a top phone if it wasn't for Windows 10 Mobile

 

It may appeal to enterprise professionals and Windows diehards, but is that enough?

Strong camera ; Decent screen ; User friendly UI

Average battery life ; Buggy OS ; Inconsistent iris scanner

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: One platform to rule them all - Pocket-lint

 

Microsoft has thought long and hard about how all its disparate hardware exists and has come up with Windows 10 to bring it all together. Now the Microsoft

What the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL lacks in design wow, it makes up for in seamless cross-platform integration. That and a whole load of power in the spec department.

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11
Wireless Charging: Yes

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 20

Design

Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Pixel density:518

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Lightning connector: No
USB port: Yes