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Microsoft Lumia 950

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Reviewed on 2016-07-01
There hasn't been a flagship Windows Mobile device in the Philippines since the Lumia 930 way back in 2014. Back then, Lumia was still under Nokia, and the phone ran on Windows Phone 8. Flash forward nearly two years and today we have the Microsoft Lumia...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-29
Are you looking at me? Oh, you are. And now you're winking at me. Hmm, this is getting a little awkward. I mean, I like you Windows 10 - just not that way. And, after using the iris-scanning Microsoft Lumia 950 for a couple of weeks, I actually like you a...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-27
The Microsoft Lumia 950 was announced towards the end of 2015 and is a flagship phone for the company, introducing the Windows 10 operating system to mobile phones. It has a 20 million pixel sensor camera, which is 1/2.4 inch in size. That is coupled wi...
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Reviewed on 2016-06-07
It may be a little late, but our review of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is finally here. Powered by a relatively flagship-level Snapdragon 808, with a QuadHD display and running on the supposedly much more modern Windows 10 (Mobile) OS, this phone certainly do...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-14
Good image detail in bright light and low noise levels across the ISO range, Good lens is sharp across the frame, with CA and other aberrations well under control, Powerful flash allows for low ISOs in flash mode, Intuitive camera UI with comprehensive ma...Images show very strong saturation and contrast in some scenes, Color casts in mixed light situations, Unnatural skin tones in flash images, No panorama mode and weak imaging feature set in general, Rich Capture HDR rarely triggers and cannot be forced ma...
DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.When we last reviewed a flagship Lumia device (the 1520 ), it was still sold under the Nokia name. In the meantime...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-23
Recently I got used to using an iPad and an iPhone without too much difficulty so the latest Windows Phone should not cause too much trouble, should it?This is of course something developed by Nokia who a few years ago were the major player in phones this...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-15
Continuum; CameraBattery; Performance In General; Native App Selection
Thanks to Windows 10's universal apps, everything on your phone, from Edge, Office, Maps and Cortana right down to the layout of your Start screen, now looks virtually identical to what's on your desktop, delivering the same kind of user experience regard...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-09
highperformance SoC, first device based on Snapdragon 808 SoC without performance losses during load, expandable storage, removable battery, USB 3.1, high WiFi range, Continuum, Windows Hello, good tracking performance, decent camera modules, bright, high...design too plain for a flagship, mixed battery life, nonavailable apps in the store
Slow leader. Microsoft renews its Windows Phone flagship models with the Lumia 950 and its sister model Lumia 950 XL. They are powered by the latest Windows 10 OS. The appearance is restrained, but the equipment is worthy of a top model. Our test report e...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-04
Great display, slick performance, good battery life, expandable storage, excellent cameraThe buttons are to close together causing you to press the Camera or Power button accidentally Pity there's no double tap to open screen Windows store remains disappointing compared with iOS and Android
Product Microsoft Lumia 950 Continuum Seeding pack Website Microsoft Price £399.99 (sim free price)Specifications 5.2in 2560×1440 564ppi AMOLED display, hexa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 32GB internal storage, microSD up to 200GB, 3GB RA...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-04
This could be Microsoft's final flagship phone. With many declaring Windows 10 Mobile dead on arrival, pre-installed on a collection of smartphones that don't seem to be worth the money, just what is the point of the Lumia 950?I acquired my first Windows...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-23
Great Display, Fast Performance, Windows Hello is awesome, Amazing Camera, Continuum SupportNot a head turner, Only available in Black and White, Back Cover can be difficult to remove
We didn't get the standard box for the Lumia 950 so we can't be sure what will ship to consumers in different regions. However, for the sake of completion, we'll go over the content of the box. Lumia phones have not come with in-box headphones for a while...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-20
It's been some time since we had a flagship Windows phone from Microsoft, so we we're looking forward to know what the newly launched Lumia 950 has to offer. With an announcement of a killer camera and units running on Windows 10, you can tell that Micros...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-16
Cameras, some nice Window 10 features, removable battery, decent displayWindows 10 littered with inconsistencies, sometimes unstable, iris scanner dazzling, app space not competitive against Android and iOS, bland design
Windows Phone 7 launched with a flourish. A range of devices, all singing from the same song sheet, from many of the big manufacturers, like LG, HTC, Samsung. It was a uniform alliance of handsets marking the start of something new. Until it all fell by t...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-05
We tried really hard to love the Lumia 950. Really, really hard. We have a thing for Lumia phones – even though they've become more or less irrelevant in the grand scheme of things (you can blame the failed adoption of the mobile version of Windows for th...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-28
The Lumia 950 was released on November 20, 2015, and as part of our testing and a full coverage of the new Windows 10 Mobile device, we have incorporated input from several WinBeta writers who were using the Lumia 950 as a daily driver (i.e. primary devic...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-26
Following the major launch of Windows 10 , Microsoft's first smartphones running the operating system have arrived. Here's our full and in-depth Lumia 950 review. Updated with our video review and on 26 January 2016 with audio tests. See also: Best phones...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-26
Good Camera, Nice ScreenUninspiring design, Slow to launch apps
Microsoft has been trying to get a foothold in the mobile market for a few years now and although it has had limited success with lower-end handsets in a few markets, it has yet to crack the mainstream and higher-end segments. The biggest challenge Micros...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-21
Great camera, Excellent screenRandom software glitches, Lack of apps available for the platform
The Microsoft Lumia 950 brings back the company's foray into the smartphone business, and is also one of the few devices to support the multi-platform Windows 10 operating system. But is it good enough to put the company back on track? Let's find out.You...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-18
Microsoft's Lumia 950 is the first interesting Windows phone to be released in a while, mostly because it's the first phone designed specifically for Windows 10. It's a phone created with the ambition of turning around Microsoft's flailing mobile efforts...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-12
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is Microsoft's first Windows 10 smartphone. That alone makes it a big deal. And if you're a fan of Windows phones, skip the next two paragraphs, because I'm about to say something you'll probably get angry about. Let's get this ou...
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Processor frequency

1.8 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model


Processor cores



Display diagonal

13.2 cm (5.2")

Display resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Pixel density

564 ppi

Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type

USB Type-C

USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


150 g


7.32 cm


8.2 mm


14.5 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1700,1900,2100 MHz

4G bands supported

700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Security algorithms



Internal storage capacity

32 GB

Internal RAM

3072 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC

Maximum memory card size

200 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed

Windows 10


Rear camera resolution (numeric)

20 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

5 MP

Zoom capability
Video recording
Video recording modes

1080p, 2160p

Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Image stabilizer
Flash type


Video capture resolution (max)

3840 x 2160 pixels

Night mode


Battery capacity

3000 mAh

Talk time (3G)

13 h

Standby time (3G)

264 h

Browsing time (Wi-Fi)

8.1 h

Continuous audio playback time

67 h

Continuous video playback time

6.3 h


Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription