Lumia 950 XL Unboxing & First Impressions

Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 XL  for India, and we had a good time to play around with the device, checking out various features including Continuum, Windows Hello and Hey Cortana. So first thing first, here is the unboxing & hands-on video of the Lumia 950 XL along with the first impression of the device:

CategoryLumia 950 XL
OSWindows 10 Mobile Build 10586
Display5.7 inches (1440×2560) OLED with Clear Black
ProcessorSnapdragon 810  Octacore clocked at 2.0 GHz
BuildPolycarbonate Built
Wireless ChargingYes, Qi
Connector TypeNFC, USB Type C, Supports OTG and Fast Charging
Rear Camera20MP, f/1.9 with Triple LED Flash, OIS, & 4K Recording
Front Camera5MP with 1080P Recording
BiometricsIris scanner for Windows Hello
Internal Storage32 GB ( 29GB free available space)
External Storagemicro SD
Battery / Removable3340mAh / Yes

Lumia 950 XL Unboxing & First Impressions

While we plan our detailed review of the Lumia 950 XL by next week, here is what we think about the Microsoft’s new Flagship device.

  • The phone uses nano SIM, and you can have two SIMs. Both the slots support LTE/ 4G for India.
  • The buttons on Lumia 950 XL are differently arranged. The power button is placed in between the volume knockers, and so you might take a bit of time to get adjusted with it. One good side of it is taking screenshot, you can now just do it with your thumb :).

Lumia 950 XL Buttons

  • Talking about design of the phone, I like the whole polycarbonate thing for couple of reasons. One it makes sure that phone is lightweight, Second its more flexible to bends and bumps compared to metal, and lastly you get swappable back cases. But, yes the metal finish feel would have made a lot of difference.


  • Lumia 950 XL is a big device, spanning 5.7 inches, but its the right size one would expect from a large device. It was relatively easy to handle, and is comparatively smaller than the Lumia 1520 which was really tough to manage, specially putting it into the pocket.
  • The phone feels light.

Lumia 950 XL Display

  • Lumia 950 XL comes with Gorilla Glass 4, compared to Lumia 950 which houses a Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Both Lumia 950 and 950 XL have the same camera, so if  that is your primary deciding factor, you can choose any one of them. Personal Opinion, camera on 950 XL looks much better.
  • Lumia 950 XL comes with Triple LED Flash i.e. RGB which will help in the final picture quality.

Lumia 950 XL Camera

  • You get around 29GB of free space, of 32 GB.
  • The app launches are fast, and there is no shot to shot lag when taking pictures. We used it with Microsoft Display Dock for 30 minutes, and not a single time it showed any lag.
  • The phone comes with a swappable back, and there are tons of them out there. You might want to take a look at the Mozo cases though.
  • It also comes with liquid cooling which makes sure the heat gets distributed so even in extreme conditions, you will feel warm.
  • It comes with Windows 10 Mobile build 10586.00, while insiders have 10586.11 running right now. Also Windows Insiders is not yet supported for it right now.

Lumia 950 XL Inside

Where to Buy / Pre-Order Lumia 950 XL ?

While the device is not available right now, but you can place your pre-order either by following this link, or by going to a Microsoft Store around you. The sales package will include the $99 Continuum dock.

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