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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
5.7"
1440 x 2560 pixels
20 MP
5 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Octa-core, 2000 MHz
RAM: 3 GB
BATTERY: 3340 mAh (19h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 32 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Oct 6, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 25, 2015
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (74.15 %)
  • Big display (5.7 inches)
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (515 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (20 megapixels)
  • Lots of RAM (3 GB RAM)

Cons

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Description

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a large and powerful smartphone powered by the Windows 10 Phone OS. It stands out with its 5.7-inch, OLED display packing 1440 by 2560 pixels. Inside it ticks Qualcomm's octa-core Snapdragon 810 SoC which has been liquid-cooled to facilitate heat dissipation. And the camera is one worth being excited about – a 20MP sensor with OIS and a tripple LED flash is found at the back. The latter uses three LEDs to produce more natural colors. Further specs include 32GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot, a 3440mAh battery that can last through 19h of talk time. The USB Type-C port at the bottom is a welcome bonus.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows (10 Mobile)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.82 oz (165 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: plastic
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 515 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 74.15 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup20 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Tricolor LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.9
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 26 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.4"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
    • Software Features:
      • Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)
    • Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 430
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 200 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 3340 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi)
  • Talk time:
    • 25.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.0 days (288 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 19.00 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Music playback:
    • 75.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 11.00 hours

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Mirroring:
    • Miracast, SlimPort
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 40
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Iris, Compass, Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
  • Other:
    • NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 06 Oct 2015

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 05 Oct 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PYARM-1085 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.59 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.48 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.13 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.58 W/kg

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual

differences:

  • Multiple SIM cards:
    • 2 slots
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 27 Oct 2015
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PYARM-1116 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.47 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.43 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.07 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.44 W/kg

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