Back in November 2016, Microsoft launched the Lumia 950 smartphone to compete strongly with the mid-range Android phones. The device comes with a great hardware, super crisp display and great shooters. But is it really worth for you? In this review, you will find the detailed answer to the question.
Lumia 950 Smartphone Review: Design
There is nothing exciting about the design. It doesn’t have metal finishes like the premium smartphones. Instead, it sticks to the plastic. There is no polycarbonate rear with vibrant colors. As a result, the elegance of the predecessor has been lost. However, in terms of practicality, the design of the Lumia 950 smartphone is not bad at all. It has been made specifically for the business customers. Grabbing it while wearing business suits make you really look smart.
Lumia 950 Smartphone Review: Display
Unlike the design, the 5.2-inch display is very impressive. It has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, which translates to a cracking pixel density of 564 ppi. As a result, the display is able to produce incredibly vibrant colors and slick looking visuals. You will be completely stunned viewing images and watching movies in it. More specifically, it can go toe to toe with all the leading smartphone displays on the market.
Lumia 950 Smartphone Review: Camera
The 20-MP rear shooter is one of the best smartphone cameras that we have ever seen. It can take great shots in all conditions, including bright outdoors and the dark street. All the credits go to the larger aperture of f/1.9, which lets plenty of light into the sensor. The captured images look razor sharp. The color balance and contrast level is outstanding.
Lumia 950 Smartphone Review: Hardware and Performance
Similar to the Nexus 5X, the Lumia 950 smartphone has been packed with the Snapdragon 808 processor, 2 GB RAM and Adreno 418 GPU. As a result, the device has become enough powerful to run the high-end apps and games of the next 2-3 years. In the Basemark X (medium) benchmark test, it scores 26,330 points, which is higher than the LG G4 (24,990 points).
Lumia 950 Smartphone Review: Battery
Using the phone moderately, we find that the battery is able to make a day comfortably. However, if you are a power user, you will be forced to charge it in the middle of the day. So, its performance is not up to the mark. The 48 hour endurance rating in GSMArena’s battery test says it all.
Lumia 950 Smartphone Review: The Verdict
Apart from the poor battery performance, the Lumia 950 is a great smartphone to use. Its display is razor sharp and the shooters are stunning. Moreover, it runs all the games and apps flawlessly. If you are a Windows phone enthusiast, you will love to use it.
This is the end of our Lumia 950 smartphone review. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts through the comment section.