Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Announced:
Oct 6, 2015
Status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 25, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

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 & 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:

3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS:

Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity:

3340 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

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

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 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Iris scanner

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

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:

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

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

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Shopping information

In The Box:

USB-C charger, USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Cable, Documentation

MSRP:

$ 649

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual

Differences from the main variant:

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s)

Dual SIM:

Yes

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • High pixel density screen (518 PPI)

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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