Can Lumia 950 revive Microsoft’s mobile market? With the launch of the new Lumia model, a cellular edition of Microsoft’s Windows 10 arrived for further inspection, since the smart phone is its first device that works on the latest OS. The company is focusing on it, expecting that its new platform, which has a similar code and features as the PC edition, will increase its small mobile segment.
Some people will not be satisfied with Lumia 950’s style and its simple monotone look given by the rear cover, which is usually met in the low and mid range smart phones. When it is next to a new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, it looks like a blast from the past. In the hands, its plastic frame has a less expensive feel in comparison to the smooth aluminum and glass elements of the premium gadgets currently sold on the market.
Microsoft’s Lumia 950 feels like a blast from the past in other ways as well, and in positive ways. By putting the fingernails into a smaller port on the base, the user can detach the back cover to replace the battery and place a microSD card with an impressive capacity of 200GB of internal storage. No other new mobile phone has a detachable battery and many of them, like the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6s do not have microSD slots and, in this department, Lumia 950 has a serious advantage.
The display is a great piece of technology, with the 5.2” AMOLED screen at a resolution of 2560 by 1440 and a pixel density of 564 ppi. This is considerably bigger and with a higher image quality than an iPhone 6S’s smaller 4.7” screen at a resolution of 1334 by 750 and a pixel density of 326 ppi, and basically similar to the Galaxy S6’s display of 5.1” at 2560 by 1440 and 515 ppi.
But specifications are one element while real-life usage can tell another story, and in many people’s opinion, the display is an elegant one, with distinctive images and clear shapes that are best appreciated when you watch video clips. Underneath the case, you will discover conventional hardware: the six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of inner memory.
Compared with most modern mobile phones, with a few noticeable exceptions, like the Nexus 6P and 5X, it incorporates the new Type-C slot, which provides improved efficiency. Although some users probably will not own extra cables available to attach to it, the device also features Qi and Wi-fi connections that will allow a more ergonomic and faster power charging.
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