The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a phablet variant of the flagship Lumia 950 with virtually the same specs and designs.The Microsoft Lumia comes with Windows 10 OS – Microsoft latest Mobile OS.The Microsoft Lumia 950 line up is the first Premium Smarphone from Microsoft since acquisition of Nokia Mobile division.
Aside the major difference which is the Screen size, a 2560×1440 AMOLED screens, 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage, USB Type C ports for charging, Qi wireless charging, Qualcomm rapid charging, 5MP front cameras, and 20MP rear cameras with triple LED flashes and an f/1.9 aperture are all what the Lumia 950 & 950 XL have in common.
Specwise,the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL features a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440) QHD AMOLED display and a pixel density of 518ppi.There is also a Glance screen tech and ClearBack technology which enables you view notifications by glancing at your phone and also aiding outdoor visibility.
Under the hood is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor which is know to have over heating issue,but Microsoft says it has a liquid cooling system in place to offset the heat when it arises . Like the Lumia 950 ,the Lumia 950 xl comes with 3GB RAM,32GB of on-board storage expandable to 200GB via MicroSd .There is a slightly larger 3340mAh battery with fast charging via USB Type-C or wireless charging.
Other specs remains pretty the same as that of the Lumia 950- featuring a 20MP f/1.9 Pureview camera with OIS and triple RGB flash; a 5MP f/2.4 snapper for selfies lovers .Like most reent Flagships devices,the Lumia 950 XL can shoot 4k video and comes with a dedicated camera button.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL boots the Windows 10 mobile OS out of the box and supports Windows 10 Continuum with which your Lumia 950 XL can be hooked up unto a computer monitor along with a mouse and keyboard, using the Microsoft Display Dock. Once connected, the phone’s user interface switches to an interface that looks like a Windows 10 desktop with Start menu and other elements.
The device regrettably lacks the Finger print Scanner which is like a norm in every premium devices nowadays,but comes with facial-recognition capability which unlock the devices as soon as a user holds them up in front of their face
Connectivity options on the device includes – Dual Band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, reversible USB Type-C 3.1 connector and 4G LTE.
|Release date||October 2015|
|Dimensions (mm)||151.90 x 78.40 x 8.10|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3340|
|Screen size (inches)||5.70|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||518|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||200|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
Pricing & Availability
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will be available in Single & dual SIM variant and will hit the stores later in November for $649 only.