Microsoft Lumia 950

Announced:
Oct 06, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 20, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Microsoft Lumia 950

Announced: Oct 06, 2015
Market status: Released
Release date: Nov 20, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
Read Full Review
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM*

Display

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Display size:

5.2 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

565 ppi

Technology:

AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

69.77 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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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

Flash:

Tricolor LED

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches (145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Iris scanner

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Colors:

Black, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992

Processor:

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Adreno 418

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 200 GB

OS:

Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

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Capacity:

3000 mAh

Charging:

Yes, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

23.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1297 min)

Stand-by time:

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Talk time (3G):

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Music playback:

67.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

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

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 3.1

Connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 11, 2015

FCC ID value:

PYASTT link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.87 W/kg

Body:

0.93 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.60 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.24 W/kg

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

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

Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual

Differences from the main variant:

Dual SIM:

Yes

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (565 ppi)

Cons

No Cons

Description

Microsoft Lumia 950 is a premium phone made by Microsoft and running on Windows 10. It features a 5.2-inch display with a Quad HD resolution and is powered by the Snapdragon 808 system chip. On the back, it sports a powerful, 20 MP camera with a ZEISS lens and triple LED flash, while up front it has a 5-megapixel selfie cam. It's also got USB Type C with support for rapid charging and wireless charging. The two most imporant features of the Lumia 950 are the iris scanner that supports Windows Hello beta for securely unlocking the phone, and you can also use the phone to power up a monitor and run full blown Windows with Continuum and a separate docking station.

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