Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Announced:
Oct 6, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 25, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Display size:

5.7 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

515 ppi

Technology:

AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

74.15 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

20 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 megapixels

Design

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 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Iris scanner

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, SlimPort

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor:

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 430

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS:

Windows (10 Mobile)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3340 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

25.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time:

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G):

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Music playback:

75.00 hours

Video playback:

11.00 hours

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 05, 2015

FCC ID value:

PYARM-1085 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.59 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.13 W/kg

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual

Differences from the main variant:

Dual SIM:

Yes

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 27, 2015

FCC ID value:

PYARM-1116 link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.47 W/kg

Body:

0.43 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.07 W/kg

Pros

  • Extremely high pixel density screen (515 ppi)

Cons

No Cons

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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