Microsoft Lumia 950 XL -Specifications & Price

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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.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM detailed specifications
Release date October 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 151.90 x 78.40 x 8.10
Weight (g) 165.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3340
Removable battery Yes
SAR value 0.00
Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 518
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200
Rear camera 20-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating System Windows 10 Mobile
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No

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.

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