Microsoft Lumia 950 XL review: The Master Chief

07 December, 2015
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, the long-awaited comeback of the Windows phone phablet, is eagerly anticipated by every fan of the brand. It makes use of one of the best hardware around and itís the perfect demo platform for all newly introduced Windows 10 Mobile features.

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Peter M, 12 Dec 2019Can any one know where to get Display of the phone plz? Assist ... moreYou can check out Aliexpress. I found a lot of display for sale.

  • Juma

Does this phone support both whatsapp and facebook?

Can any one know where to get Display of the phone plz?
Assist me plz.

  • Anonymous

This phone is unable to pair to any devices

Sayeed, 03 Nov 2017Can any tell me whether Lumia 950 XL has double tap wake up opti... moreYes, it has. Settings/Extras/Touch.

  • Sayeed

Can any tell me whether Lumia 950 XL has double tap wake up option. If yes how to activate.

  • Anonymous

Please someone tell me how is the call quality on lumia 950XL. I am using lumia 1020 and the earpiece speaker is very bad. I can't hear anything in noisy environment.

If anyone has used lumia 950xl(dual sim) then please tell me about call quality on this phone

  • idnna

How do I set phone to factory settings

  • Specbs

The worst mobile device I ever had period!!! The one and ONLY regret in my Life.. truly disappointing... considering the fact that I was waiting for this phone to come out for months...reading reviews, videos blah blah... Nah MS you failed BIG on this one..!!
I honestly look at my phone after one year and say...750 euros?? really?! I could get a F**** car ... but NO instead I got the biggest mobile promise of 2015, that turn out to be the worst purchase of all time on all years, in all universes!!

  • Omid46

Dearest Microsoft.If even you don't continue and do not support your products anymore,unbiasedly speaking,950 XL LTE with WiFi direct,DLNA,Bluetooth perfectors,is still one of the best in high ends quality class!!!One important suggestion before your saying last farewell in smartphone smartdevices:Bring down the price to around $250 range,so many can have a this phablet Windows as a relic from the MS!!!Possible!!!?Of course,for the giant Microsoft the father and mother of computer,electronic technology,YES!!Thanks gsmArena to release and publish the Great Expectations!!Justice Rights.

  • AnonD-600100

mobile seller not have any windows phone & they not prefer to windows phone. only 550, 650 950 windows phone are available online. Microsoft going to stop production (all bad news for windows phone lover)

  • ZM

DAW, 12 Sep 2016My 950 xl was a problem. Its heating very badly and bad battery ... moreMine works great. You might want to try one of the following:
1. update to latest firmware.
2. Reset your phone to factory settings
3. Check if there is any app that is running in the background and draining your battery.

  • DAW

My 950 xl was a problem. Its heating very badly and bad battery life. I'm so sad please help me

  • Omid46

Dearest readers.To be unbiased and Frank,Lumia 950 XL after Windows 10 Taphlet smartdevice of HP)is a wonderful amazing brialent work!But,still the price is unreachable for many whom like to have a good Windows smartphone!!!Why dear MS!!!?Thanks.Justice Rights.Omid12omidvar.

  • AnonD-518448

change keeps happenin & it favoured android or shitty samsung etc..only symbian got hurt,not nokia(that too for a while only,as basic handsets still rule everywhere)..amongst booming os's n companies,nokia smartly did a big bucks deal n got bought by microsoft,couldn't make win fones as per clause for a while but earned 3bn $ thru deal n bcame world's largest network infrastructure provider..microsoft lumias r not at all solid,durable,reliable,friendly UI,app worthy HERE drive maps like nokia( as expected..) in 2013 nokia was using Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus Processor ( lumia 620 etc.) while Samsung & MI started its use only in costlier & recent models only..d only basic handset i ever used n still have is nokia 1280,bought it 26 times as its d best fone ever..but unfortunately discontinued in india & nokia105 is just not equal to it..have a lumia 620,which is my 1st smartfone n its superb..hope nokia comes back but with win fones n shows d world,who's d daddy..always nokia.. yaay!! nokia rules as always..f..k microsoft..

  • AnonD-523182

I have had the phone for two weeks. No sign of the creaking back cover referred to by others. It can run hot but no gloves are required. I had trouble with using the browser reading some newspaper websites.There is an easyread button which appears after a few seconds with most pages, so microscopes are not needed. As others say, the big drawback is the range of apps available. Personally I find the flexibility of the home page more than compensates. I haven't used Continuum yet. I'm not sure of the point as my Surface is brilliant and we make massive use of dropbox in any case. But I suppose for a salesman it could make sense. It's a classy device.

  • Swadro

janaka, 27 Jan 2016pritvi i think your big fan of windows, but true is windows has ... moreyes apps are a problem still. unfortunately they couldnt solve or attract developers enough to solve this.

Anyway everybody has different tastes. but in grid system you told, please dont commnt if you are not sure of something. Firstly ios and android has grid layout and microsoft choosed a different way to differentiate. personally I love the live tiles and boxes as I can resize and alocate however I want. But if you are a real fan of grid system you can do it too. just resize all the tiles in same size and put them like you hav in android and ios. so you can do if you want.

  • AnonD-516561

Android fans always come here to cry but its time to ignore these type of people cause their OS is slower

  • lalit sharma

nice phone and nice photo picture quality I like picture quality

  • AnonD-500183

I understand Microsoft markets this as having 4 mics, it is true for the 950, I can allocate all the mics, but for the 950 xl I can only find 3. One on the bottom of the screen, 2 on the back, cannot find any mic above my screen! Also on the quick start guide it shows only 3! On this review it was mentioned there is one above the screen, can you show me exactly where this is?