Microsoft is back to battle with the recent flagship smartphones. It has launched the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL in India. These smartphones are make it or break it deal for the manufacturers and Microsoft looks pretty confident about the two. It has many new features making it stand out from the previous Windows phones and becomes the first to come with Windows 10 Mobile OS. This FAQ may not contain many of your queries as this analysis is based on the initial hands on experience at the launch event. We will answer your queries and clear all you doubts once we receive the review unit.

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MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Pros

  • Super Crisp display
  • Gorilla Glass Screen protection
  • Continuum and Windows Hello is great
  • Capable Camera
  • Extensive storage

MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Cons

  • Plastic body and basic design
  • Limited apps compared to Android and iOS
  • No fingerprint security

 [stbpro id=”grey”]Also Read: MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Camera Review [/stbpro]

MICROSOFT Lumia 950 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsLumia 950
Display5.2 Inch AMOLED
Screen ResolutionQuad HD (2560 x 1440)
Operating SystemWindows 10
Processor 1.8 GHz Hexa-Core
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 808
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 200 GB via microSD
Primary Camera20 MP with Triple LED flash
Video recording4K
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeNano SIM
WaterproofNo
Price INR 43,699

MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL India Hands On, Quick Review, First Impressions [Video]


Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- It is a 5.2 inch display phone that normally looks bigger and broader than the other 5 inch phones. It is slim and light, which makes it a comfortable size to use and the round edges and matte feel make it easy to hold and use one-handed. It is not made out of metal like other flagship phones of this price range; it still offers polycarbonate construction for a sturdy feel, and it also retains the option for removable battery and storage.

MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Photo Gallery

Question- Does the MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- No, it has dual nano-SIM slot with Dual standby.

Question- Does the MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL has a microSD slot, it can support up to 200 GB microSD.

Question- Does MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- The MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- The 5.2 inch QHD (2560×1440 pixel) OLED display with 564 ppi density is an incredibly crisp screen, each and every detail captured from the 20 MP camera can be easily seen on this display. It is surely one of the best panels seen in recent smartphones for gaming, watching movies, and other media. It shows excellent colours, brightness, and contrast.

Question- Does MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlid?

Answer- The physical capacitive navigation buttons are not present; on-screen navigation keys are available.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Windows 10 Mobile OS out of the box.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, it does not feature a fingerprint sensor.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in MICROSOFT Lumia 950?

Answer- Yes, it supports fast charging.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- Out of 32 GB or Internal storage, approx 29 GB is free.

 Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer- A few bloatware apps are available on the phone.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 3 GB 1.9 GB was available on first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it has a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question- How is the User Interface on the MICROSOFT Lumia 950?

Answer- Lumia 950 XL offers the rarest UI in the market presently, it comes with the Windows 10 Mobile OS, which is an upgrade over the previous Windows and comes with useful features like Continuum and Hello. Windows lover will love the UI as it is great for office personals who like working on the go. Pull down menu offers quick selection Window styled tiles for immediate access to settings. Cortana virtual assistant works really accurate to recognize words quickly and save some precious time of yours. Windows still lacks when it comes to Apps support, and it will take some more time to catch up with the other smartphone OS.

Question- Does MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, it offers themes and other colour pallets to customize the look.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The loudspeaker is good, it sounds great indoor.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality was perfect.

Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- Lumia smartphones are known for the photographic capabilities since they were owned by Nokia. This device offers a great set of camera for shutterbugs, it has OIS for stable photos with sensor size ½.4 inch and f/1.9 aperture. The 20 MP rear camera clicks great photos, it captures light, colours, details amazingly. It can easily compete with the best cameras available in the flagship phones but definitely not the best among them. The front camera is 5 MP and captures good wide angle selfies, the details are clear and picture looks more real than most of the front cameras. The only issue is the image processing speed, it is quite slow. Triple tone flash works nicely and low light pictures look more natural.

MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Camera Samples

 Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on MICROSOFT Lumia 950?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of recording and playing Full HD videos, though the quality will only be HD on this panel.

Question- Can MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL record slow motion videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion videos.

Question- Can you adjust the display temperature?

Answer- Yes, you can adjust the colour temperature of the display.

Question- How is Battery Backup on MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- It comes with a 3000 mAh battery, which is enough to run this phone for a full day with a single charge. We will test the battery performance once we receive the review unit.

Question- What Color Variants Available for MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer– Black and White variants are available for MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- Yes, it offers power saving mode for extended battery life.

Question- Which Sensors are available on MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- It has Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore

Question- What is the Weight of MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- It weighs 150 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL?

Answer- SAR values are not available.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- Yes, it does support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We did not face any heating during our initial usage, we could not do a in depth test at the launch event. We will update you about it once we receive a review unit.

Question- Can MICROSOFT Lumia 950 XL be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- This is too early to judge the gaming performance of this device, as far as the configurations are concerned, it is capable of running most of the high end games without any issue. It has a solid spec sheet to handle such games.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Windows Lumia 950 XL joins the flagship race with a price tag of 49,699. It surely offers some great and unique features for the price but does lack in some departments. It looks like a phone that can assist you at work, help you increase the productivity and save your time. Good camera, amazing display and powerful SoC adds up the package but lack of app compatibility, plastic design and missing fingerprint sensor can distract some consumers as well. Overall a good phone but not the best for the price.