Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL Are Long Awaited Windows Phone Flagship Phones

Microsoft has announced the Window Phone powered Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

To start off, Lumia 950 XL, as the name suggests, is the larger of the two devices, and possesses a 5.7 inch AMOLED screen with a resolution measuring at 2560 x 1440. Lumia 950 also has the same resolution, but has a screen size of 5.2 inches.

Both smartphones also feature 3GB of RAM, but are fitted with different chipsets belonging to Qualcomm. Since Qualcomm’s high-end chipsets are known for their overheating issues, Microsoft has incorporated a very clever liquid cooling solution that will prevent the processors inside the chipsets from going above their temperature limits, and this will ensure that performance is not lacking from Lumia 950 XL or Lumia 950.

Both devices also have enough space to accommodate two SIM cards. Additionally, they also have 32GB of on-board storage, and for extra storage expansion, both smartphones can recognize a microSD card with a storage limit of 200GB. There are several similarities between Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 as you might have noticed, with the most notable one being the fact that both of them have a 20MP rear camera sensor.

Both phones comes with 20MP cameras capable of 4K video, USB-C ports and over 500 pixels per inch density AMOLED displays

This sensor has a triple LED flash, features a 5th generation optical image stabilization chip and also has the capability to record 4K videos effortlessly at a constant 30 frames per second. To top it all, there is also a dedicated camera button that provides a ‘one click’ image, allowing you to snap a quick-fire of images and selfies.

Unlike several smartphones available in the market, both Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 have a USB-C port instead of a microUSB port. The advantage of having this port is that it can transfer data at a speed of 10Gbps. Due to interface and speed limitations of the actual storage present inside the smartphones, you might not be able to witness those data transfer speeds, but they will still be much faster than the speeds delivered by microUSB 2.0.

Lumia 950 XL is going to be powered by a 3,340mAh battery, while Lumia 950 will get its electron juices flowing through a 3,000mAh battery. Given below is the list of all the hardware specifications and pricing details that you need to know about the two Windows 10 powered handsets.

Lumia 950 XL Specifications:

  • lumia 050Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
  • Processor: 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 and 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
  • OS: Windows 10 Mobile
  • Body type: Polycarbonate
  • Display:
    • 5.7 inch with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) protected by Gorilla Glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Internal storage: 32GB
    • External storage: Yes (up to 200GB of storage support)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 20MP with Carl Zeiss optics, 4K ready and triple LED flash
    • Secondary: 5MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Charging port type: USB-C
  • Battery capacity: 3,340mAh
  • Price: $649

Lumia 950 Specifications:

  • lumia 050 xlChipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Processor: 1.82GHz dual-core Cortex-A57 and 1.44GHz quad-core Cortex-A53
  • OS: Windows 10 Mobile
  • Body type: Polycarbonate
  • Display:
    • 5.2 inch with QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) protected by Gorilla Glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Internal storage: 32GB
    • External storage: Yes (up to 200GB of storage support)
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 20MP with Carl Zeiss optics, 4K ready and triple LED flash
    • Secondary: 5MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Charging port type: USB-C
  • Battery capacity: 3,000mAh
  • Price: $549


  • Muhammad Yasir

    wise people will go for the 808 phone …

    altho too bad its windows…

    • Shah Changaizee

      I am glad its windows 10 mobile.

      • Muhammad Yasir

        to each their own

  • and these can be used as PCs via display dock .

    • Smokingaces

      For that you will another working PC and some 150-170$ equipment. Tell me again its great??!

      • Taha Najam

        You will just need a monitor/display/tv with miracast built in.

        • Shamshair Baloch

          When will be MS lumia 950 XL launched in Pakistan??

          • Taha Najam

            Around January probably.

      • Shah Changaizee

        everyone has TV that supports miracast these days, so we might not need the display dock.

  • shiva the destroyer

    who buys windows phones? LOL

    I once walked into a mobile store and asked the guy if Android was better or Windows….he said….”Android unpad gawaron ke liye hai”….and I had an android handset in my hand

    uske baad usse maine jo sunaai….uske poore khandaan mein bhi aisa kisine nahi suna hoga LOL

    • Taha Najam

      He was right though. And I bet if I was in his place, you would have smashed your lagdroid phone right there, and walked out with a new WP.

      • shiva the destroyer

        in ur delusional mind…yes

        • Taha Najam

          Delusional. Yeah, now that’s the perfect word to describe Android users.

          • shiva the destroyer

            I will anyday choose android/ios over windows

            • Taha Najam

              You’re just reinforcing my point. And the store guy’s.

              • shiva the destroyer

                how?

                • Taha Najam

                  See, you’re not very bright either. Keyword here is “delusional”. Also “unpad gawar”. Dwell on that.

                  • shiva the destroyer

                    just because iphones and galaxy s6 are out of ur reach…doesn’t mean they r bad phones okay?

                    • Taha Najam

                      Lmao, our of reach. Son, I’ve owned more phones than you’ll own in a lifetime. Been there, done that. That’s why I make informed decisions, unlike you pulling this out of your behind.

                    • shiva the destroyer

                      its alright son

                      on the internet one can be anything….be happy with ur lumia or whatever sub standard phone…..I m happy with my S6

            • Shamshair Baloch

              Android is a sign of illetracy and vagabondism.

              • shiva the destroyer

                says the one who can’t even spell *illiteracy* hahahahaa

                • Shamshair Baloch

                  Not as much as you can’t even spell “your”, lol !! You are very clerical and little minded, in line with your choice, hihihihihi.

                  • shiva the destroyer

                    Ur is the short form to Your

                    I never knew that *illetacy* was the short form of *illiteracy*
                    what a dumbo!

                    • Shamshair Baloch

                      OMG, is this the education standard in digital india ???? No doubt, for blind, dumb and stone headed illiterates “Ur” is abbreviation of your, hihihihihihi.

                    • shiva the destroyer
                    • Abdul Rahim Rind

                      Concentrate on “Ur”. Don’t try to be oversmart.

                    • shiva the destroyer

                      concentrate on your education system…..dont be more foolish than you already are

                    • Shamshair Baloch

                      I think the destroyer has also destroyed your brain. hahaha. Over clever crow always eats shit. You tube, where one could upload all sorts of shit, hahahahah.

                    • Shamshair Baloch

                      You tube, hahahaha a garbage depot where one can upload all sorts of rubbish.

  • Abdullah

    i have Lumia 535 dual sim which is upgrade able to to win mobile 10 i really like the smoothness and fluidity of os Microsoft also released Lumia 550 which is avialble in December cost is 140$

    • bilal

      lumia 535 how to upgrade to win 10 kindly guide me

      • Smokingaces

        Don’t upgrade to developers preview. Wait for official release, you will get it in December insha Allah without any hassle.

      • Shah Changaizee

        Download the windows insider app, register for fast or slow ring, then check for update in settings, you wil get the latest build, its Way more stable and efficient that it was 2 months ago,

    • Shamshair Baloch

      I fully agree with you. I am anxiously waiting for MS 950 XL dual sim.

    • Shamshair Baloch

      TRUE.

  • Arslan Ejaz

    I dont know why people dislike windows os

    • Smokingaces

      Same reason as why people love Mehran cars.

      • Aamir Mustafa

        bcoz what they see in others hands and they are just convinced and don’t know what is right for them

        • Shamshair Baloch

          Quite true.

  • Smokingaces

    What about Lumia 550? any launch date? and will we get the Dual sim versions of Lumia 950950XL or not?

    • Taha Najam

      December and yes.

    • Shamshair Baloch

      That new incompitent CEO of microsoft is bent upon destroying lumia mobiles.

  • Muhammad Wahab

    950 xl realise date in pakistan

  • Waseem Abbas

    Honor 4C Honor 3C P8 Lite Galaxy J7 Cover are available on kaymu dot pk 02

  • shiva the destroyer

    hahaha…kyon? fat gayi? chal ab jaake t*tti kha

    • Shah Changaizee

      Okay, guys, i see you all are being , i dont know what to say, to begin with I am windows phone FAN, BIG time, i also refer ppl to buy one but its their choice to get what they want, One of my friend who was an android fan , very big fan, bought every flagship of samsung on launch, he agreed to buy a windows phone 8 and never bought a samsung phone after the galaxy S4, says he wil never switch to android, has lumia 1520 like mine, SO Shiva bro try it and im sure you wil like it.
      Now to talk about the the hate speech, every society has bad and good stuff, we have bad education system, yet we are not asking our celebrities (that represent our country) to leave PK just becoz they are Hindu. I was disappointed, i hope you are not one of them.

      • shiva the destroyer

        ok nicely put….thanks
        I have used windows but didn’t like it much…maybe its personal preference
        and well if people make stupid statements then for sure they will be asked to leave. its not just muslim celebs but hindu politicians are also told to leave lol….just like people in pakistan were asking Adnan Sami to leave when he applied for Indian citizenship…and also hardly any hindus are left in pakistan
        thanks for putting up ur words in a decent manner….I apreciate it
        Thanks! :)

        • Shah Changaizee

          Well. Its a pleasure of course ?…. I pray we both lands realize who the real enemy is rather than fighting with each other..GEO AUR JEENAY DO.
          Now about windows phone you’re so lucky that you all got the 950xl.. We mite not see it for another couple of months… Imagine Continuum with win32 app support. The Windows 10 mobile will be GOD of Smartphones.. Im sure everyone wil switch as google and apple have no plan of unifying their OS…

          • shiva the destroyer

            ok I looked up the specs for 950xl…..but android devices with similar or even better specs are already there in the market
            Also Windows phones are very famous inEurope but worldwide apple and samsung and other amdroid devices make more sale than windows phone…why?

            • Shah Changaizee

              i wont comment on the specs of L950 or XL as i havent used them myself, but just to compare how the OS works on the same specs android does, I have L1520 which is comparable to Z Ultra and Note 3 specs and year of release is same, App gap apart, which has never been an issue, i have a tagline that i tell to my android fanboys ” i don’t use snapchat” but all the important apps are available, and its improving, everyday, we are seeing iOS apps being ported to W10M, iBasket is an example of the port. the main thing that everyone ask in smartphone is Battery life and performance, and everyone admits that windows 8.1 has been the OS that has no lag from the day you get it to a year later, while android you had to wipe clean the factory restore the phone if you are a heavy user, i had to do that with the S4 & Note2 the OS used for sometime start to lag specially getting text while im on a diffrnt app or if i have alot of texts it wud hell of a job to scroll texts, i had 5k on my windows phone HTC 8X never had issue, the w10m is reaching that milestone too, lol.. now the battery performance of this new build 10586.11 is just amazing, i think more than the 8.1 Denim.

              This app gap had really killed the the image of WP when the 7,7.5,7.8 were in stores, and that killed the image, 8 was mess altogether, 8.1 was promising but the app gap had taken over so much that it didn’t help,. Im sure you know what kind of issues we had with Froyo, gingerbread and ICS, not to forget honey comb, untill jelly bean came, the performance and battery was a disaster then, has improved but cant touch the performance of Windows OS and its Battery, Apps are the only problem i see, which isnt too much for me, i guess Europe has realized that, maybe that’s why they have more sales, and look at the price of the phones man, 640XL speced Samsung is way more expensive. that cud be the reason. lol i wrote too much, attaching a screenshot of my lumia 1520 battery performance.

  • shiva the destroyer

    ok thanks for the info
    but how about the camera

    • Shah Changaizee

      at the time my phone was launched its camera was considered to be the best, and it still beats the S5 note 3 etc, Lumia Camera app is considered to be the best, plus its a Nokia pureview tech, Carl Zeiss Lens, 20MP