Lumia 950: 10 Best And Worst Features Of Microsoft's Flagship Smartphone

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After much speculations and rumors, Microsoft has finally announced its two new flagship smartphone running their very own Windows 10 operating system. The Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL are aimed to give a direct competition with the leading smartphones from key players like Samsung, Apple, Sony and more.

Both smartphones will be the first to come with the company's very own Continuum technology, which allows users to plug their device into a palm-sized cube called the Microsoft Display Dock. The Dock can connect to a computer monitor and used as a Windows PC.

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The Microsoft Lumia 950 sports a 5.2 inch QHD AMOLED display with a pixel density of 564ppi. The smartphone is powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM.

It comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expandable using a microSD card up to 200GB. In the camera department, it is equipped with a 20 megapixel rear camera with triple-LED RGB flash, 4K video recording, OIS, and a 5 megapixel sensor on the front. It also has a dedicated camera button.

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To give a better perspective on the Lumia 950, we have jotted down the best and worst feature of the smartphone. Take a look at the slider below to know more.

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The Best:

The Lumia 950 sports a 5.2 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels at a pixel density of 564ppi. The screen also features ClearBack display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Wireless Charging

The Best:

The smartphone is packed with 3,000mAh battery also supports Qi wireless charging, Qualcomm rapid charging and the USB Type-C port.

4K Video Recording

The Best:

The smartphone is powered by 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM and Adreno 418 GPU, which gives the maximum power to record 4K video recroding.

Slimmer and Lighter

The Best:

The Lumia 950 is build with a metal frame and covered with Polycarbonate material. The smartphone is easy to hold and use. It measures just 145x73.2x8.2mm and weights 150grams.


The Best:

The Lumia 950 XL flaunts a 20 megapixel rear camera with triple LED flash, Carl Zeiss optics and a fifth generation Optical Image Stabilization. It also come with a dedicated camera button and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies.


The Worst:

The Lumia 950 is packed with 3,000mAh battery, which the company claims that it will provide up to 23 hours of talktime over 2G and up to 18 hours of 3G while, up to 67 hours of music play. However, the 3,000mAh battery might drain sooner than expected for extensive usage.

Polycarbonate Rear Body

The Worst:

The Lumia 950 XL is making a big news in the smartphone industry with its latest new features. The smartphone is build with metal frame but has a polycarbonate body, as many other flagship smartphone comes with metal-clad made.

Not Waterproof

The Worst:

Waterproof is an appealing features of the next-gen smartphone. Well, most recently launched flagship smartphones like Motorola Moto X, Sony Xperia Z5 and other come with waterproof, while the Lumia 950 XL lacks the feature.

Not Much Apps

The Worst:

The smartphone runs on the latest Windows 10 Mobile operating system. The Windows app store is considerably have lesser apps than the Android app market.

Higher Price

The Worst:

The Lumia XL is priced at $549, which roughly translates to Rs. 36,000. For this price, we can find lots of better Android smartphone options available in the market.

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