Did Microsoft deliver with the Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL? (poll results)
Announced all the way back in April of 2014, the last Lumia flagship went without a heir for quite some time. That is, until last night, when Microsoft took to a stage in the US and unveiled two new successors: the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
Quite a bit is on offer with these, with both offering thorough, high-end specs sheets, but also a few novelties, including iris scanning with Windows Hello (Beta) and the ability to transform into a (nearly) full-fledged computer with the help of the puck-sized Display Dock. That one will allow you to hook up peripherals, like a USB mouse and keyboard, plus a monitor, to which the phone will stream 1080p signal. The resulting interface is nothing alike what you get on the phones themselves, and instead approaches the experience of Windows 10 Desktop — complete with familiar shortcuts such as alt-tabbing, CTRL+C, and CTRL+V.
It's an impressive feature set, and the closest we've been to breaching into true convergence territory, where our pocket devices finally have the processing power and brains to shape shift. So shortly after their announcement, we asked you whether you thought that the wait was worth it, and if Microsoft delivered with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The results are now in.
The vast majority of you (71.29%) say that the Redmont-based company absolutely did, with the opposite side (absolutely didn't!) managing just a measly 4.27% share. That's a resounding success in the eyes of participants. The remaining 24.43% votes are accounted for by folks who felt that Microsoft neither impressed nor disappointed with the new high-ends. Here's the proof: