The long for Microsoft flagship phone was a long one and now it is finally over. In the waiting time, seems like the euphoria has been tone down. But it seems Microsoft once again is in a position to compete against Android and Apple phones. Microsoft delivered the Lumia 950 containing the characteristics you would expect.
The new Microsoft Lumia 950 is a 5.2″ phone with a 564 PPI density. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and 3GB of RAM.
Microsoft seems to catch up with the others in terms of the camera by having a 20-megapixel back camera. The camera is pretty decent, yet not something stunning. Even though you may be a bit frustrated because it takes a long time from when you take the picture to display it, it is not that big of a deal. Still, if you are focused on the camera quality the most, then we should point out again that it is nothing special. Microsoft Lumia 950 also has a 5-megapixel front camera.
One the new phone you can find the Windows 10. So if you are used to working on this operating system, you will get along just fine. However, the app support is surprisingly weak.
|BODY||Dimensions||145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm (5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||150 g (5.29 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.2 inches (~70.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~564 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|– ClearBlack display|
|PLATFORM||OS||Microsoft Windows 10|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 200 GB|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||20 MP, 4992 х 3744 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilization, autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash|
|Features||1/2.4′ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, PureView technology, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, optical stabilization, stereo sound rec.|
|Secondary||5 MP, 1080p|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||v3.1, Type-C reversible connector|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, sensor core|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Microsoft Continuum support
– Wireless charging (Qi-enabled) – market dependent
– Fast charging
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– MP4/H.265 player
– OneDrive (15 GB cloud storage)
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 288 h (2G) / Up to 288 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 23 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 67 h|
For a flagship phone, and for a long awaited one, maybe we all expected a bit more form Microsoft. Still, this is a good phone, especially if you are a Windows lover. I also must indicate that the phone is a not exactly cheap, costing around $600.