Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

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.

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.7 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 518 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 74.15 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor: Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 430
RAM: 3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 32GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 200 GB
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Windows (10 Mobile) Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 3340 mAh
Type: User replaceable
Charging: Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Benchmarks
Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
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: OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 5 MP
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)
Weight: 5.82 oz (165.0 g)
Materials: Back: Plastic
Biometrics: Iris scanner
Features: Touch sensitive control keys
Keys: Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS: Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: 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

Multimedia

Benchmarks
Headphones: 3.5mm 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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.1
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Features: Charging, OTG, 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
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3

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

Buyers information

Price: $ 649
In The Box: USB-C charger, USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Cable, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced: Oct 06, 2015
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Alternative variants

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual

Differences from the main variant:
Data Speed: LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s)
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

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