A smartphone with a 5.7-inch display with Windows 10 is a new flagship by Microsoft company. The main thing is it really comes with high-end features. It has a smart camera with 20MP primary and 5MP front with a very fast running processor called Microsoft Lumia 950.
Micro soft Lumia 950 XL comes with a 0.5 inch bigger display than Microsoft 950. The display size is 5.7 inch. The phone is having very smooth and curved edges and the power and volume keys are metallic and also a dedicated camera button is available. The display feels quite glossy. The back camera has a sophisticated look with the glass frame consisting of both LED flash and camera inside it. It is a unique design. Consisting of medium size bezels. The speaker grill and the sensors are present on the display. The power and volume buttons are located on the right side. The power cum USB ports are located at the bottom of the device.
It has dimensions of 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm. Yes, the device is slim. Weight around 165 grams. The stereo speakers are present on the rear side. The three capacitive touch buttons are hidden and the home button is windows logo. It comes with an exchangeable back panel. At back, you find a primary camera with dual LED flash. On the front side, you see a camera . 3.5mm volume jack is also present at the top. The design is very slim and light. The Microsoft branding comes on the back side of the device with only Windows Logo. The branding is also present on the front upper panel. The back attracts fingerprints and prone to scratches very easily. The back panel is removable when you open it you will find a groove for battery, sim card slot, and sd card slot. Available in black and white colors.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a 5.7 inch AMOLED display. It is packed with a pixel resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has a screen to body ratio of ~74.3% with a pixel density of ~518ppi. Displaying around 16m colors.
The viewing angles are very good. It comes with a clear black display and protected by corning Gorilla glass 4.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL bags high-end specs than ever with outstanding Windows 10 OS.It is equipped with an Octacore processor (Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57) processor with Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 and GPU Adreno 430. Consisting of 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory and expandable through micro sd slot up to 200GB.Having primary camera of 20MP with f/1.9. It is featured with Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash, PureView technology, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR, optical stabilization, stereo sound recording and recording video at 2160p@30fps. 5MP front camera for video calling and to capture selfies capturing at 1080p. Loudspeakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available.
It has 3340mAh Li-Ion powerful battery. It gives a stand by time of Up to 288 hrs 3G and 2G and talks time of Up to 25 hrs (2G) / Up to 19 hrs (3G) and music play up to 75 hrs. Sensors such as Iris scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, sensor core are available. It is provided with HTML5 browser for internet browsing. Supports 4G. Single Nano sim slot is available. Provided with reversible USB connector. Active noise cancellation dedicated mic is available.
MICROSOFT has released this 950 XL version in a very limited stock. However to make a review I just grabbed one. The device feels really good and thin. The device feels larger but not larger than Microsoft 1520. But the design doesn’t feel much difference. Even the camera is really the same comparing with 950. I don’t why the Microsoft decided to split the volume rocker and I just got little confused about it. The overall performance unchanged. But the new Windows 10 has raised issues that many didn’t like it. However, this issue is quite subjective. But comparing with Windows 8.1 the Windows 10 has been revised in a lot of places. Making it a better OS.
The speed levels of the device are very good and the gaming seems ok. The display is very good and protected by gorilla glass 4. The UI seemed pretty well and there is no much confusion and it is near like the older version on the windows. The overall performance of the device is good. It is a camera intense phone with many features. You can get photography experience by using the phone alone.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has very good performance and with very decent display and design, it comes with Lumia Denim UI which is very good. The battery backup is very good. It is available at a price tag of Rs 49,999/-