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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
alaScore 94

902 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 902 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. Reviewers 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 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. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and usability. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but many are negative about the apps. There are some mixed opinions 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

Dec, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the reception. Comments about the GPS navigation and reliability are mixed.

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)

Dec, 2016

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

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review

 

The bigger of Microsoft's two new Windows 10 phones is the Lumia 950 XL but should you buy one?

The Lumia 950 XL is an attractive phone for those looking for Windows productivity thanks to features like Continuum and Universal Apps. It's a good deal at the moment with the free Display Dock but he phone itself has nothing major going for it on the...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

 

Microsoft has been making big promises about Windows 10 Mobile for more than a year now. These have ranged from lofty claims about a new category of "Universal Apps", iris-scanning Windows Hello tech and, of course, the Lumia range's trademark PureView...

Decent screen ; Good camera ; Cortana

Dull design ; Not enough consumer apps ; Buggy

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950 XL: What's the difference Lumia 950 & 950 XL?

 

We compare Microsoft's two new Windows 10 flagship phones, the Lumia 950 & 950 XL, to see which is best for you

Which phone is best for you will depend partly on your budget (there is £100 separating these two Lumias) and partly on your desired screen size. The phablet-class 5.7in panel on the Lumia 950 XL will be too large for some users, yet welcome if you do...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review

 

It's the best Windows 10 phone around, but it's still dogged by major performance issues

Likewise, with ultra-deep 0.00cd/m2 black levels and a contrast ratio of infinity:1, images had plenty of depth and detail, and viewing angles are superb. However, like the Lumia 950, the XL's max brightness is rather low for an AMOLED, topping out at...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: In Depth

 

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: We test the new super-sized Lumia 950 XL to see how this Windows 10 phone stands up to iOS and Android rivals.

Windows 10 has potential ; Continuum ; Sharp, colourful screen ; Decent camera

Windows 10 also has bugs ; Plastic design ; Windows Hello inferior to fingerprint sensors

Windows 10 is bursting with potential, despite its familiar appearance. Give it time and Microsoft’s OS will hopefully be an easy equal to Android, offering a simple and attractive interface for smartphone noobs as well as plenty of functionality for...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Alan Martin (alphr.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL: Windows 10 Mobile goes large

 

The Lumia 950 XL is the best Windows 10 Mobile phone you can buy, but there are better, cheaper phones on other platforms

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review

 

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is Redmond's latest supersized smartphone, and it comes packing a high-end spec capable of going toe-to-toe with the very best smartphones out there. There's more to your flagship phone than just the spec sheet though, but...

As the name suggests, the Lumia 950 XL is the bigger brother of Microsoft’s Lumia 950, meaning a larger 5.7-inch screen and a slightly better set of specs under the hood. The 950 XL’s display is the star of the show, cramming in a gorgeous Quad HD...

Costing £529.99, the Lumia 950 XL is an expensive piece of kit, but the quality never quite matches its hefty price tag. You’ll find robust but uninspiring plastics in place of the aluminium and glass finishes of rivals, and Microsoft has also...

The Nokia Lumia 950 XL is a decent smartphone with a lot going for it, but it lacks the desirability of other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6s and HTC One M9. It's expensive, the build quality is rather uninspiring and Windows 10...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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: Yes

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: Yes
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:25.4 / 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 (EU):0.36
Head SAR (EU):0.56
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.56

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar / Clamshell
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14.5
Display number of colours: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: Yes
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: 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 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: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
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: 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
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 included: Yes
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
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 10
Operating System Version:10
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / 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: No
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:USB C / USB Type-C
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)

Processor

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
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:8.1
Height :15.2
Weight:165
Width:7.84