THE BREAKDOWN
Design 6
Display 8
Camera(s) 8.3
Speakers 8.7
Performance 8.9
Software 7.7
Battery life 4
Ecosystem 7.9
Summary
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6.7
Good

It was one of the first smartphones to run on Windows 10 Mobile, the Microsoft Lumia 950 was released in November. In its presentation, Microsoft’s approach is very interesting: the Lumia 950 is targeted at high-end classes and through this device, it is apparent that Microsoft’s efforts to restore their mobile business to its heyday.

The Lumia 950 was purposely formulated as the Lumia 930 successor, and a number of the predecessor elements returned to the flagship handset. But of course the new platform keeps all sorts of new sophistication anyway. You can log-in via Windows Hello (Iris scanner), then Continuum allows the handset to adapt to your needs.

The Lumia 950 offers a variety of features like high-end smartphones. But instead of Android, you are given the Windows 10 ecosystem. Windows does have its own advantages, but in the end it has to be faced with tough opponents from other manufacturers, plus a platform filled with millions of apps. Does the Lumia 950 have a chance to win, or the Lumia 950 is only suitable for Microsoft’s heavy fans?

To unleash the full potential of the Lumia 950, you need some supporting accessories. The review Unit we tried is bundled with Display Dock to connect a smartphone to the screen, keyboard and mouse like a PC; and Microsoft Foldable Keyboard.

Different from the 930 or 1520 which gives a distingtive taste, the Lumia 950 looks like a common Android smartphone. The design feels bland and it’s hard to find a premium impression there: The back cover is made of matte-textured plastic – it can be easily opened to access batteries, SIM slots and microSD. The screen is framed in a glossy plastic frame, then the camera module is visible on the back, marked in a silver round ring. It is accompanied by triple-LED flash and speaker holes.

The Lumia 950 is also not the light and thinnest smartphones – with a 5.2-inch display in the dimensions of 145 × 73,2 × 8, 25mm and a 150-gram weight. On the plus side, the size supports one-handed use. Although the design is cerebral and not ergonomic, the handset feels comfortable in the grip. Thanks to a thickness of 8, 25mm plus frame, finger opportunities accidentally touch the touchscreen so it’s smaller.

The Lumia 950 inherits the PureView technology, meaning you don’t have to worry about the ability of mobile photography. On the main camera, Microsoft compresses a 20-megapixel 1/2.5-inch sensor coupled with Carl Zeiss, an optical image stabilization feature, with an F/. 1.9 Apterture. Relatively large sensors ensure the camera can accumulate more light. More light means that the shots are more likely to be better.

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