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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

alaTest has collected and analyzed 971 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and portability. The size and usability also get good feedback.

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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 92/100 = 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 80 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. People really like the camera and usability. The screen and portability also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive reviews about the apps.

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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

Jan, 2018

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. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the reception. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation and reliability.

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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)

Jan, 2018

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: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950XL review: Time-saver edition

 

The Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL is the face of the new Windows series and a reboot of the company's smartphone business. Microsoft may have been slow in adopting new tendencies and features, but it made sure everything is done right with the Windows 10...

Excellent photo and video quality ; Triple LED flash with unique after-the-fact flash power adjustment

Mar, 2016

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: 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 review

 

Tempting for the Windows faithful, but no one else

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: 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

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3340
Battery performance:3340
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11
Continuous audio playback time:75
Continuous video playback time:11
Standby time (2G):288
Talk time (2G):25
Talk time (3G):19 / 29
Wireless Charging:Y

Call Management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Digital Zoom:6
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):2 / 20
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.4
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 20
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.36
Body SAR (EU):0.36
Head SAR:0.56
Head SAR (EU):0.56
SAR value:0.56
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.56

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Fingerprint reader: No
Form Factor:Bar / Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:518
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB / AMR-NB, LC-AAC
FM radio: Yes
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1 / AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / AVC, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VC-1 / AVC,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV / AVC,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, FR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
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 standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, HOGP, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GATT, HFP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBA, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.01 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA-TKIP, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WEP, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP-AKA, EAP-TTLS, SSL/TLS, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating system version:10
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Lightning connector:N
TV out:N
TV-out: No
USB connector type:USB C / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

Processor:810
Processor cores:6 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:810

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating system version:10

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:200
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
WCDMA bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.319
Height:5.98
Weight:5.82
Width:3.09