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:

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:

3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity:

3340 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

25.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1141 min)

Stand-by time:

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (505 h)

Talk time (3G):

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Music playback:

75.00 hours

Video playback:

11.00 hours

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

20 megapixels

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

Flash:

Tricolor LED

Software Features:

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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

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), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)

UMTS:

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

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

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

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

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

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 06, 2015
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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

  • Supports wireless charging
  • 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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