Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM And Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Specs, Features and Availability

Great news for the Indian consumers who couldn’t wait to get their hands on one of Microsoft’s new Lumia devices. The smaller Lumia 950 model with Dual SIM capability will be available at a price of Rs. 43,699, while the Lumia 950 XL phablet will cost Rs. 49,399. The fans will be able to pre-order them on Monday, but the smartphones will reach the retail stores on December 11. In addition, the Microsoft Display Dock can be purchased at a price of Rs. 5,999. This accessory allows you to connect your phone to an external monitor and keyboard and obtain a Windows 10 PC.

Windows 10, the latest operating system, comes with Continuum, the feature which will allow you to use the Microsoft Display Dock and connect your smartphone to a physical keyboard and display, and turn your Lumia device into a mini-computer. The moment your smartphone will be connected to a large display, the user interface will switch to an interface that will look like a Windows 10 desktop and you’ll see the familiar Start menu.

Both Lumia devices come with a plastic back which has a large circular camera lens. The resolution of the primary camera, which uses PureView technology and Carl Zeiss optics is 20MP, supports an f/1.9 aperture, autofocus, OIS and a triple-LED RGB flash module. For selfies, the owners of a Lumia 950 or a 950 XL device can use the 5MP front camera. Using these cameras, the users can unlock their devices by scanning their irises.

The Lumia 950 has an AMOLED screen sized at 5.2-inch, which supports a resolution of 1440x2560pixels at 564ppi, it’s powered by a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 hexa core processor which runs at a clock speed of 1.82GHz and it’s backed by 3GB of RAM, while its internal memory supports expansion from 32GB up to 200GB. The battery has a capacity of 3000mAh and according to GSMArena, it offers 18 hours of talk time on 3G. The phone’s physical dimensions are 145×73.2×8.2mm, resulting in a total weight of 150grams.

The Lumia 950 phablet weights 15grams more, it measures 151.9×78.4×8.1mm and its display has a diagonal of 5.7-inch, supporting the same resolution, but its pixel density is lower at 518ppi. Inside, it houses a superior Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 octa core processor clocked at 2GHz, which is backed by 3GB of RAM, but the internal memory is similar. The battery is slightly larger at 3340 mAh and it can be charged via the USB Type-C port (USB 3.1) which is available on the smaller model, as well. Also, the phablet comes with liquid cooling.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – A Cool Phablet Running On Windows 10

Microsoft had a short Android experiment, killing its Nokia X line immediately because it didn’t have the hoped success. Instead, the company continued to improve its operating system and released multiple Lumia devices with better or weaker specs. The Lumia 950 XL is a flagship running on the new Windows 10, but can it replace any Android device? Let’s see what it hides inside and what features will attract you.

Design and Display

The Lumia 950 XL has a simple design, featuring a polycarbonate casing which reminds of an old generation Android device, but we can’t really say that it’s ugly, but it doesn’t look premium either. The phone is very tall, which makes it a phablet with a height of almost 152mm, but it’s also wide at 78.4mm and it has a thickness of 8.1mm. On the back, in the center, sits the camera with a large circular lens and a 1mm silver ring around it. However, the phone doesn’t feel heavy in your hand, as it weights 165 grams, an average weight for its dimensions. On the front side, the bezel is minimal, the screen measures 5.7-inch and it uses Samsung’s AMOLED technology (1440 x 2560 pixels at 518 ppi), which provides very vibrant colors, but the battery doesn’t get drained fast, because it has a big capacity of 3340 mAh and it lasts long enough. Also, the battery is charged via the USB-C port, which sits at the bottom of the device, while at the top is found the headphone port and on the right side were placed all physical buttons, including a dedicated camera button.

Hardware

Under the hood, or under the battery, more exactly, hides the chipset, which is a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810. The phablet is very fast with the pair of quad core processors clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GHz, which, combined with 3GB of RAM and the new Windows 10, offer a flawless performance, without lags or other inconveniences. The Lumia 950 XL users can install PC applications because the internal memory supports a capacity of 32GB, which is enough for filling it with your favorite applications or games. Also, there was added a microSD card slot which allows expansion up to 200GB. Also, Microsoft offers 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage for saving photos and videos.

Cameras

The main camera is very impressive, using PureView technology and Carl Zeiss optics, but it can also support OIS, autofocus and triple-LED RGB flash. Also, it’s able to record 4K videos at 30fps with optical image stabilization. What will bother you is that there are too many separate camera applications, but they can be pulled together into a single camera application and use various lenses available. As for the front camera, it has a resolution of 5MP.

Software

Windows 10 comes with lots of new features and functions. Continuum will sync your devices so that you can continue writing an email on your laptop/computer after starting it on your Lumia 950 XL. Also, you can personalize your homescreen with tiles and the quick selection titles can be accessed from the pull-down menu, where you can find WiFi, Settings, Flashlight etc.

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