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Meet Microsoft’s Smaller Flagship, The Lumia 950

Lumia 950

Don’t want a big phone? Then check out the Lumia 950

If the large, Lumia 950 XL isn’t to your liking, you may want to take a look at its smaller brother, the 950. The 950 still has the same things that makes the series great – Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, microSD support up to 2TB – in a smaller, much manageable package. the phone sports a 5.2-inch, WQHD OLED display, giving you a more compact phone than its bigger brother.

Microsoft Lumia 950 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor with liquid cooling
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch QHD AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3, Clear Black tech, 2,560 x 1,440 resolution
  • 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD up to 2TB
  • 20-megapixel rear camera, 26mm equiv f/1.9 PureView Camera with ZEISS optics, OIS
  • 5-megapixel front selfie camera with LED flash
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C, Quick Charge, Qi wireless charging
  • 3,000mAh battery
  • Windows 10 OS

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While the processor takes a hit (Snapdragon 808 over the 810) the 950 has many of the same features of its bigger brother, including the impressive 20-megapixel rear camera. Curiously, the 950 still has liquid cooling tech inside, which should keep the Snapdragon 808 processor in the device nice and cool even under full load.

The Lumia 950 is expected to retail at $549 (Php 25.5K) when it goes on sale in November.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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11 Comments

  1. Liquid cooling?
    Probably just copper heat pipes on a SoC. Nothing new either — Sony has put 2, yes 2, heat pipes for cooling down a super-hot Snapdragon 810 on the Xperia Z5 series. The first Xperia smartphone to have one heat pipe is the Xperia Z2.

  2. its price start @ $549, I don’t know why lots of people ignore this kind of devices, it has a lot of unique feature which is always copied by other device. Solid hardware architecture, environmental body materials,associate with top camera lens company (Zeiss Optics), unique OS UI, comfortable for everyone, supported with updates, interconnection and compatibility of each device was amazing. If its because its lack of apps,… I want you to knows that those millions of apps offers by other OS’s are not 100% smooth running and lots of divide compatibility issues, at the same time, you cant install all of them in your device. Microsoft offers apps that is most important to human everyday life, and that what all we want. Are you a photographer?, then try Lumia 1020 or the rumors 1030 with 51MP, want a device for selfie? try lumia 735, want a high end device but no budget, try Lumia 830, want to experience a Windows OS?, try Lumia 520, the most seller Lumia device, want an elegant design Lumia?, try Lumia Icon. Find Lumia devices that feats you and your personality, try to experience the different before saying anything else. And now a new flagship, the Lumia 950…. its features are beyond the imagination of a smartphone user: such as the ambitious Iris Scanner, (just take a look of your phone and its auto unlocked),a Liquid cooler for hard user, 3G Ram and 32G ROM + 2TB expandable Storage via Micro SD,a camera that you’ve never experience yet, a personalize tile, smooth performance, 564ppi screen for natural viewing,with living image apps, fastest and wireless charging technology (30mins full chagred) phone that works like your PC ( can connect with mouse,keyboard and monitor) and you got the PC like experience. most off all, its powered by latest OS, not windows phone 10 but Windows 10 Mobile, act ass real desktop OS.All you need to do it take a try, and I guaranty you the best smartphone experience ever, ^^,

    1. The truth is, apps are what make an OS saleable. Another truth is, Microsoft’s apps library is not extensive enough. For example, something as simple as Instagram is still on Beta. It doesn’t even have all the features that a normal Instagram in iOS or Android has. Why? Because the developers feel like they don’t need to make the app better because there are not a lot of users anyway. And most people have Instagram on their phones. So why would a frequent Instagram user purchase a windows phone, when app they use a lot is not supported at 100% by the developer for that OS?

      Social media is a huge deal for people nowadays. People are into photo editing tools that are easy and simple to use. VSCO app is one of the most popular photo editing app, which Windows doesn’t have. Why would a person needing VSCO or Snapseed switch to a Lumia phone when Microsoft doesn’t have that app?

      Until the Windows store has all these popular apps, they will continue to be at the bottom, despite having great specs.

      1. You have a point in a certain part of your comment, and microsoft aware on that.. its hard to developer to learn a third OS language, so that microsoft launch UNIVERSAL apps, by which an existing IOS/ANDROID program can easily converter microsoft apps, as easy as that…and by the way, microsoft Apps Store, grow and developed positively from day to day,, so hope the Windows OS Lack of Apps issue may resolve… and im looking forward on it… but even it isnt happen, im still microsoft lover.. period.. ^_^

      2. Microsoft windows phone is AWESOME.. why,, because has a high quality but cheaper than Iphone. Its more personalize, but not buggy and ram eaty as android. Plus, its has the most high quality camera, and no one can disagree with it….im a Insider for Windows 10 phone,, and I love the Win 10 Phone OS… its the real Smart phone//

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