Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM

price Rs. 34,999 onwards launch Dec, 2015
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#20
of 29 phones in Rs. 30,000 - 40,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 11 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good build quality
  • Good ergonomics
  • Gorgeous display, with impressive color, contrast and sunlight legibility
  • Windows 10 is nifty, and fast
  • Continuum lets you run mobile apps in full desktop mode when connected to a monitor
  • "Hello" biometric authentication feature works well
  • Excellent speed/performance backed by top-end hardware
  • Superb, top-notch camera - images are highly detailed and have accurate color and contrast levels - this is arguably one the best smartphone cameras ever
  • Very good call quality
  • Very good video playback quality
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Very good audio quality
  • Decent battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Windows app store still falls behind Android and iPhone in terms of the variety of apps available

11 expert review(s)


235+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSWindows Phone 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • ClearBlack
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 4)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Sensor Core
  • Magnetometer
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810
GPUAdreno 430
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 200 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3340 mAh
Battery Standby288 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)288 hrs
Battery Talktime25.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)19.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 75 hrs
  • WiFi Network Browsing Time: 11 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 11 hrs
Dimensions
Weight165 gm
Thickness8.1 mm
Camera
Camera20.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 6-lens Optics
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • F/1.9 Aperture
  • Backside-illuminated Image Sensor
  • PureView
  • True 16:9 Sensor
  • Fast Focus
  • High Resolution Zoom
  • Creative Studio App
  • Rich Capture
  • Triple LED Natural Flash
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreWindows Marketplace
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
Exchangeable CoversYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Wireless Charging (Qi-enabled)
  • Fast Charging (Get up to 50% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging)
  • Windows Hello Beta
  • Windows Continuum
  • USB Type-C
  • MixRadio
  • Groov Music
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.75/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys