The Lumia 950 XL is a smartphone valid from the point of view of technical characteristics but, unfortunately, is a bit 'castrated by the operating system in use (Windows 10 Mobile) that as is known does not offer all those apps and services available on Android and iOS. For those who, however, does not have great needs or does not make great use of apps, especially those of fashion among the games, can be a good purchase, especially if we consider the quality / price ratio.
Among the strengths of the Lumia 950 we highlight, first of all, its large 5.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display with a pixel density of 518 ppi that helps and amplifies the pleasure of daily use of every function and in some way it balances the not extraordinary design of its body (really very simple, sober and also a bit 'creaky).
Very good and high performance is also its rear camera, with 20 Megapixel PureView sensor, optical image stabilizer, 6-lens lens (ZEISS), aperture f / 1.9 and triple LED flash. Thanks to all these features and to the efficient image processing system, high quality photos are obtained in every situation and light condition. The same applies to the front camera, with a 5 Megapixel wide-angle sensor, f / 2.4 focal aperture and Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels).
Among the positive aspects of this device, the presence of wireless charging, of the infrared front camera for unlocking the system through the iris recognition (works discreetly, but not very fast), the presence of 4 microphones that deserve mention also allow you to capture perfect sound in every video recording and to reduce background noise during conversations, and support the Continuum function of Windows 10 Mobile that allows you to turn the device into a Desktop PC (with some limitations) when it is connected to a external screen through the appropriate dock or via wifi.
Also good is the reception of the network signal and the battery autonomy (from 3340 mAh with quick charge). Too bad for the absence of double touch to awaken the display from standby and the lack of support for use with gloves (two features available on other devices Lumia).
My second wire after a 640, the technological step feels everything. The system is much more fluid, the spectacular photos have it for 1 year and despite intense use it still does not miss a shot. The battery is vast but the autonomy never goes beyond 5 hours of access screen. If you use under 4g it does 3 and half by miracle. Charging is fast but it warms the terminal a lot, however, if compared to the temperatures achieved during some eheh gaming session.
The only problem with this smartphone is apps, much less and inferior to the competition (although in the last 2 years the situation has definitely improved).
In 2017 I do not feel like advising it because it will not be supported I still think for a long time, there will be a new version of Windows Mobile with an adaptive interface that I doubt it will come to a smartphone dated 2015.
Went from a Lumia 930 with this phone. And I was incredibly disappointed, apps do not work or are not on your old phone. The hardware is well perfectly OK except for some well plastigt back piece, but the software? what do with Microsoft. No more Microsoft wait for me. Having used Windows phones five years and has worked well, but are incredibly disappointed with the 950XL. No Microsoft can not make phones, had become a OnePlus 3 Android handset, which besides is an absolutely amazing phone. Bye bye Microsoft
+ Excellent screen
+ Hello iris scanner
- WiFi Having trouble too much
- Apps do not work or are not like the old 930
Albert Koubov Gonzalez
An innovative phone that deficiencies in software and apputbud:
I have had this as a working phone in almost a year and was going to tell a little
about my experiences.
+ Camera. Delicious, super images. Took holiday in Rhodes who was so sharp, looked like postcards pictures. Read article about someone that MS had a National Geographic ambassador who used to take pictures with the right Lumian 950th
+ Iris scanner. Really good, hang up the handset of ok speed (I'm catching up faster, unfortunately). Tried to see if it could tell the difference between me and my dad's iris. It did, 10/10 security.
+ Continuum feature with a DisplayPort Dock. Really easy to use their phone for word processing in Word alt. presentation in PowerPoint by connecting a monitor via a display doll with mobile. Add a keyboard and mouse and you have what you need. However, you are limited, it is not a PC, but it feels like the future!
+ Screen! Can be clumsy and too large for those with smaller hands but is so crazy good for that particular game.
+ - Win10 looks great, unusual perhaps for Android and iOS users to navigate but you learn. It is not complicated (learned in a few days). However, the frustration of the phone restarts itself or hangs out to be real. Events many times. Another strange thing I never got to work was to have the phone as an AP to share broadband wireless. Neither my Mac or Xbox One could find it ...
Not ok for such a basic function.
It lean apputbudet. All of the nag. Hanging ioförsig more at developers than MS but it is a fact; are you familiar with Snapchat, want some games (type Pokemon Go) etc. then you will be baffled. Sometimes you can find apps that replace the functions but it will be hard (used to iOS). This factor pulls down the rating of most.
-Värmeutvecklingen & Battery life. May feel that the phone becomes too hot to play comfortably, then only the game started, no other processes. Battery life is ok, but something that is common even in the premium mobiles.
Really pleased with this. Now that even double-tap there. Have nothing to complain about. The camera takes really great pictures. Should I buy a new phone today, it had become this again! :)