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Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950
alaScore 94

1331 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1331 reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and portability are on the whole positive. The size and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, size, portability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Microsoft Lumia 950 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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the camera and screen are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability, while some have doubts about the reception and battery.

portability, usability, performance, screen, camera

reliability, battery, reception

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Lumia 950 5.2-Inch 32 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackMicrosoft Lumia 950 5.2-Inch 32 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Lumia 950

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Microsoft Lumia 950 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reception. Many are less positive about the battery and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, design

reliability, battery

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 950, White 32GB (AT&T)Nokia Lumia 950, White 32GB (AT&T)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Lumia 950 Smartphone Review

 

Slow leader. With the Lumia 950 and its sister model Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft has renewed its Windows Phone flagship models. They are powered by the latest Windows 10 OS. The appearance is restrained, but the equipment is worthy of a top model. Our...

high-performance SoC, first device based on Snapdragon 808 SoC without performance losses during load, expandable storage, removable battery, USB 3.1, high WiFi range, Continuum, Windows Hello, good tracking performance, decent camera modules, bright,...

design too plain for a flagship, mixed battery life, non-available apps in the store

Microsoft's Lumia 950 is a decent smartphone with state-of-the-art equipment and without major shortcomings. The SoC is sufficiently fast for all applications and, for the first time in a smartphone, the installed Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 does not...

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review

 

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Mini review video: Our verdict on the Lumia 950 in about a minute

 

Engadget's review of Microsoft's Lumia 950 was so controversial that a few of you sent hateful Twitter DMs to our author (tsk, tsk, guys). Still, as much as we hate to disappoint our readers, we need to stand our ground on this one: While Windows 10...

That said, it has promise: Continuum and Windows Hello are both innovative features, and the concept of universal apps for mobile and the desktop will be even more impressive once there's a larger selection of optimized apps. Windows 10 Mobile is worth...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Not a flagship, but a first step

 

After years of misguided attempts at mobile, Microsoft is ready for a fresh start. While Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 mostly just looked like their desktop counterparts, Windows 10 Mobile aspires to something even more substantial. This time, Microsoft...

Windows 10 Mobile has potential ; Strong camera performance ; Continuum and Hello arevery cool

Windows 10 Mobile isn't there yet ; Expensive for what it is ; Design doesn't feel like a flagship's ; App support is still lacking

The Lumia 950 is the first phone to run Windows 10 Mobile, a revamped software platform that aims to make Windows Phones do more than ever before. Both have promise -- the former with its great camera andsuper high-res screen, the latter with stand-out...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 (black)

 

That's why it pains me to see the Windows 10 update in the Lumia 950 fall so short of its promise. The hardware itself is fine, if disappointingly uninspired. But the software, especially the buggy new Continuum feature that's supposed to let you turn...

Microsoft's Lumia 950 takes good pictures, has a crystal clear screen and a removable battery. The Cortana voice assistant and offline maps remain perks.

Windows phones still have a huge app deficit compared to iPhone and Android. The 950's standout Continuum feature is buggy and cumbersome, and requires separate hardware to use. The phone's ho-hum design feels dated.

The Lumia 950 is a mostly average smartphone, giving iPhone and Android users no reason to switch, and offering little appeal outside Windows phone diehards.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review:

 

I have a soft spot for Windows on phones. Something about the clean, simple interface appeals to me as an alternative to the relative clutter of Android and Apple's iPhone, and chats I've had with Windows phone fans do make me believe that there are...

Microsoft's Lumia 950 takes good pictures, has a crystal clear screen and a removable battery. The Cortana voice assistant and offline maps remain perks.

Windows phones still have a huge app deficit compared to iPhone and Android. The 950's standout Continuum feature is buggy and cumbersome, and requires separate hardware to use. The phone's ho-hum design feels dated.

The Lumia 950 is a mostly average smartphone, giving iPhone and Android users no reason to switch, and offering little appeal outside Windows phone diehards.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Continuum makes it the first flagship for Windows 10 Mobile

 

Microsoft combines Windows 10 Mobile, its amazing Continuum technology, and an excellent Lumia camera into the first flagship smartphone it's produced in many months.

Lumia camera hardware continues to excel ; Finally, a Windows flagship phone ; Continuum technology is really terrific

Most will probably buy the larger Lumia 950XL ; Windows Hello is less effective than on Surface tablets ; Some noticeable bugs mar the experience

The Lumia 950 is one of the first phones to combine Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Hello, and support for Continuum, along with the traditionally strong Lumia cameras.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: Windows 10 comes to the phone

 

It's probably been a long time since a Microsoft smartphone has crossed your mind. The last time Microsoft had a high-end Windows smartphone in the US, it was nearly two years ago and the phone...

Sharp display ; Fast performance ; Reliable camera

Price is too high for what it is ; Cheap materials ; Boring design ; Weak app support

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Sascha Segan Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 (AT&T)

 

The Lumia 950 smartphone shows how Microsoft can integrate the mobile and desktop experience, but it also shows how the company is way behind iOS and Android in third-party support.

Excellent desktop Continuum mode. Slick home screen design. Great camera (when it works properly).

Very buggy. Missing many big-name apps. Other apps lack features found in their Android and iOS counterparts.

Comparisons and Conclusions I've had so much fun writing this review in Continuum mode with a big monitor, using a wired keyboard and mouse just like I was at my desktop. It's a smoother, easier experience than even on the iPad Pro, because Microsoft...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Lumia 950 Review part I: Continuum desktop over “phone”

 

Today we're having our first look at the Microsoft Lumia 950 on the review bench, showing you just one - perhaps the most compelling - feature of the bunch: Continuum. When Microsoft first created Windows Phone, it wasn't any secret that they wanted...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (Wi-Fi):11 / 8.1 / 9.5

Camera

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

Design

Curved Design: No
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Pixel density:564
Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 700,800,850,900,1700,1900,2100,2600 / 700,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600 / 800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes