Lumia 950 and 950 XL
Microsoft, for the first time has embarked into the world of creating Smartphones. Panos Panay heads the design and control of Lumia and Surface at Microsoft. The much awaited big screen Smartphone has higher specifications. Though this device looks slim, it is heavier and weighs 165 grams. The 950 series come with the latest USB adapter that charges the phone faster. They are priced between $550 to $650. This new Lumia series is a tough competitor for Samsung, Apple, and all other branded Smartphones.
Features and Specifications
– Lumia 950 and 950XL have the same AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The screen is also 5.2 inches large.
– Lumia 950 has hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, where as Lumia 950XL has 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
– The only Smartphones to be preinstalled with Windows 10 O.S are the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL devices.
– This makes Microsoft’s Lumia phones operate as a fully fledged PC.
– The users can use a display dock to connect this mobile to a keyboard and mouse. These devices can also be connected to a display via a Type C dock connector.
– There are also many preinstalled apps that come along with these two devices.
– Both these devices have a micro SD slot for expandable memory, something that is absent in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphones. Lumia 950XL has an expandable memory up to 200GB.
– The local storage that is available on both these devices is 32GB.
– For taking selfies, the front camera is 5MP and the rear camera is 20 MP.
– The camera has features, such as, optical image stabilization, autofocus, geo tagging, face detection, and back illumination, video calling and recording, ISO and exposure control, and white balance.
– Both of these devices support connectivity for Bluetooth v4.1, NFS, Wi-Fi 802.11 variants, GPS, and USB Type-C.
– Lumia 950 comes with the 3000mAh and the Lumia 950XL comes with the 3,340mAh battery.
– Both these devices will be available for purchase in authorized stores from the month of November.
When you buy these devices, you get a battery life of twenty five hours of talk time, per day, from the time these devices are fully charged. You can play music for seventy hours and videos for eleven hours continuously with this battery. It has a built in YouTube player, music player, FM radio, and a slot for headphones.
Instead of internet explorer, you will get Microsoft Edge as the default browser in these devices. There is also built in support for logging into users social media accounts, such as, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. After Microsoft acquired Nokia, these are the first two devices that Microsoft has created post Nokia acquisition. It is said that Microsoft, with the support of Facebook will get all the universal apps built in to these new devices. In low lit areas, these devices can produce images that can be used. Both these devices have faster navigability on their super powered GUI’s.