Lumia 950 and 950XL Smartphone Which Will Replace Your PC..: Today’s smartphones are surpassing PC’s in many capabilities like a desktop or a powerful device. But making a smartphone like a PC is doing two things in one machine. With same thinking and possibilities Microsoft made new Lumia flagship. Microsoft launched flagship it’s flagship last year in September with two model as Lumia 950 and 950 XL. As both phones comes with good hardware of it’s time and functionality which surpasses all the Smartphones of today. Both phones are capable of running whole Windows 10 interface by simply connecting with screen and dock which attach USB and more I/O devices. So making a device this powerful but remains in simple packing is wonderful.

Lumia 950 and 950XL Smartphone
Lumia 950 and 950XL Smartphone

Both device has powered with Qualcomm’s processor 950 XL has Snapdragon 810 CPU and 950 has Snapdragon 808 CPU. Smartphone manufactures are making two device as one has smaller screen and under power than bigger one while second model has larger screen and more power. Same as Microsoft done with Lumia for the first time as they launched 950 and 950XL. Lumia 950 has taken same looks and design from it’s predecessor Lumia 930 which is also a good smartphone 950 has 5.2-inch screen and 950 XL has 5.7-inch screen. Microsoft has made this device much more tougher in performance by giving these device 3GB of RAM so. Multitasking is much more easier. Both device comes with Microsoft’s latest instalment Windows 10 for Phones. Whole interface has same design pattern as Windows 10 with same Live tiles and more refine interface. Camera of Lumia device are always at it’s best and Microsoft doesn’t makes us sad as they put new camera technology in it so memories are always look live in our devices. Say let’s further to say we start to give out whole picturesque of both devices.

Lumia 950 and 950XL Smartphone Which Will Replace Your PC..:


  • After many years of Nokia branding Lumia finally comes with Microsoft own branding phone as they purchase this Lumia division earlier as they released many devices like Lumia 640 or Lumia 540 under Microsoft Branding. So after Lumia 930 Microsoft came up with Lumia 950 as they skip 940 with new Microsoft approach to design and make over. Both Lumia 950 and 950XL is best in class design with thin and light weight but only issue goes to the build material as they use polycarbonate at the back which looks cheap as 950 and 950 XL are flagship devices. Design factor for both the devices are good and easy to hold for long as on the side it has curved edges so it gives grip to our hand.

    Lumia 950 and 950XL Smartphone Design
    Lumia 950 and 950XL Smartphone Design
  • From the back device has new Microsoft Windows branding which looks awesome in device gives out some silvery look up to logo it has camera just beside the camera it has speakers grills and above it has dedicated microphone sensor for recording and noise cancellation. On the side of the device it has volume rocker, power button and dedicated camera button for instant shooting images. Bottom of the device has new Type-C connector and on the above headphone jack. While on the front device has dedicated Windows function keys with Back, Search and Windows Button on the above it has proximity sensor, ear piece for call and retinal scanner for screen bypass code.

    Lumia 950 and 950XL Design
    Lumia 950 and 950XL Design
  • Dimension of Lumia 950 is about 145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm (5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 in) and weigh at 150g while 950XL measure about 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm (5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 in) and weigh about 165g. So device really has optimum design factor for day to day easy usage while 950XL is lighter than many flagship in it’s range.
  • As per color choices both device come only two color models of black and white.


  • Screen quality of Lumia device is for know as it has best in class display among all the flagship. With beautiful screen quality and optimal color reproduction, deeper black, nice contrast ratio and awesome text texture. Device also have Clear Black display which makes black color more appealing and beautiful. While both smartphone as same screen quality with better sunlight readability.

    Lumia 950 Display
    Lumia 950 Display
  • Both phones has Q-HD display with 1440×2560 resolution having 564ppi. For protection Lumia 950 has Gorilla Glass 3 and 950XL has Gorilla Glass 4 for more tougher protection.


  • As far hardware of these devices have flagship class processor as both uses Qualcomm’s processor. Lumia 950 has Snapdragon 808 CPU which is a hexa core CPU clocked at Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53. Lumia 950XL has octa core CPU clocked Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57. Both device do functionality with super ease without any hiccups and lag. Processor give out demanding power for each apps in Windows Store so using this device doesn’t feel using older device.
  • For memory Lumia 950 and 950XL both have 3GB of RAM for more multitasking with ease and for storage 32GB inbuilt while expansion ability of 2TB so storage is never been a problem.

    Lumia 950 and 950XL
    Lumia 950 and 950XL
  • Gaming on both device is amazing as Lumia 950 has Adreno 418 GPU while Lumia 950XL has Adreno 430 GPU as far gaming concerns both have nice gaming impact with seamlessly playing games without any slowdown game like Asphalt 8 or GTA San Andreas run flawless, so both device work nice in this sector while there is certain limitation in App store of Windows so many high end games are not present here.
  • For connectivity option both devices has 802.11ac Wi-fi with Bluetooth v4.1. Device also equipped with NFC so NFC device connect easily and fast. Cellular data works as LTE while also works for 2G and 3G as well.
  • For Syncing and Charging device has Type-C connector as modern devices is having common ports for connecting.
  • For biometric unlocking system device has different as device don’t use fingerprint unlocking system it has retinal scanner for unlocking device and it works nice but in night it won’t work perfect.


  • Camera of both of these device is best in flagship with more color saturation, with best in exposure and nice contrast in image make picture capture in this device really a nice memories.
  • Both devices uses 20MP camera sensor with f/1.9 aperture for more light in the sensor it has 1/2.4″ sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size. Due to involvement of these hardware and processor device creature a nice and awesome picture. Camera in Lumia uses Carl Zeiss Optics which really produces best optics. OIS in this device has 4th gen technology which makes capturing from the device more stable than shaky one.

    Lumia 950 Camera
    Lumia 950 Camera
  • For night light device uses first RGB flash to capture each and every detail in night life picture so pic never loss it’s quality even in night. Video capturing in the device is 2160p @30fps while Slow motion 720p@120fps is also included. Capturing video in both of these device is more rich as it has four microphone for recording as it is the first device to have it.
  • For selfie device front camera 5MP, f/2.4 with 83degree wide angle lens so capturing more details in selfies. Video recording from front camera is 1080p.
  • Camera software of Windows 10 is pretty easy and simple with easy to capture mode while there is manual mode for Pro’s to mange exposure, shutter speed and more by themselves.


  • Usual complains of people about Windows is that it has less app while Windows 10 Phones have over 5million of Apps which include some more useful like FaceBook, Whatsapp, Amazon and more which already taken a step toward windows while Google app is still obsolete from Windows Eco System so this is a negative impact on Windows Phone while Microsoft service like OneDrive, Skype, OneNote, Office Apps and more make this device as best Windows device to use.

    Lumia 950 Interface
    Lumia 950 Interface
  • Using feature like Continuum in Windows same as Continuity in iOS so working seamlessly between PC and Phone is now become more easy.
  • For day to day use Windows 10 interface is pretty easy and swapping all around the OS is very easy apps and service makes best out of it.
  • Cortana really make a push toward the device as She works out all the jobs and quarries with ease and works nice as she is capable of doing many task and with smarter ways.


  • Both devices has Removal back and packs with battery package Lumia 950 with 3000mAh of Battery while 950XL has 3300mAh of battery. Both feature Qualcomm’s Quick Charging feature so juice up both device within 1 hour. Lumia 950 gives 3-4 hour of back up from full charge and Lumia 950XL 6-7 hour of full charge. Both device support Qi Wireless charging so device can wirelessly charge with Charging Pad.

Display Dock:

  • Last but not least Lumia device powers with more Continuum feature which requires Display Dock which processed our device and run whole Windows 10 PC in a screen which makes the device more useful as power of a PC and smartphones come in our hand which is really nice thing as Windows is first platform to ding this type of things. As device works same as PC storing app in inbuilt memory with desktop class apps and device also works as phone even it is plugged.

    Lumia 950 and 950XL Display Dock
    Lumia 950 and 950XL Display Dock


  • Windows as put a nice impact in both device which really makes both device a best flagship in all terms as in Display, Camera, Performance, Gaming and Interface. Microsoft tackles all the issue regarding Lumia lineup and make it as a flagship.
  • For price of Lumia 950 is about $545 while 950XL is about $649 for 32GB model as only come in this model while user can select color form Black and White


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