Microsoft Lumia 950

Announced:
Oct 6, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 20, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

7.0
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Display

Display size:

5.2 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

565 ppi

Technology:

AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

69.77 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), 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

Flash:

Tricolor LED

Software Features:

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

Video recording:

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

Recording format:

MPEG4, H.264

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:

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

Weight:

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Biometrics:

Iris scanner

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

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 LPDDR3

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Windows (10 Mobile)

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:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector:

USB Type-C (reversible)

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, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 40

UMTS:

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

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

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

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

User replaceable

Charging:

Yes, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Music playback:

67.00 hours

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

Microsoft Edge

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Wallet, Notes

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Push e-mail

Instant Messaging:

Skype

Other features:

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

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

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 Dual

Differences from the main variant:

Dual SIM:

Yes

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • 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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