Why Lumia

Fall in love with Lumia

The Lumia 950 XL is packed with fantastic everyday features that you’ll love. From useful info on the Glance Screen to faster typing with the Word Flow keyboard, it’s no surprise that so many people have switched to Lumia and never looked back.

A better keyboard

It can be difficult to type on a big screen. But with the Lumia 950 XL, just long press the spacebar and you can move the keyboard to the part of the screen that’s perfect for your hand. We’ve also made one-handed typing easier. Just slide your finger from letter to letter and Word Flow makes it easier to type complete words quickly.

Information at a glance

The Glance Screen shows you missed calls, email, and notifications. Use it to get the info you need without unlocking your phone. Wake up the Lumia 950 XL and there’s even more info on the lock screen. With important things like weather info and Microsoft Health data, the lock screen is a personal and customizable notification area.

The new Windows Store

We’ve completely redesigned the Windows Store. It has a fresh new look and it’s easier than ever to get the same apps on all your Windows 10 devices. With a unified Windows Store and one Windows experience across devices, the Lumia 950 XL works great with your PC.



Never miss the magic

With a 20 MP sensor that virtually eliminates motion blur and a triple LED natural flash that helps create warm and balanced lighting in dark environments, you don’t have to adjust your settings to take incredible pictures. The Lumia 950 XL automatically takes sharper images of fast-moving subjects and lets you add or remove the flash afterwards.

      Triple LED Natural Flash.  Different flash tones help balance out the brightness.
Rich Capture.   An intelligent camera setting that automatically takes great pictures.


4K video capture

With more detail, better fast-action capture, and virtually seamless auto focus, 4K video is an exciting new way to record life’s magic moments. You can even pull high resolution still photos from your videos. And with our most advanced Optical Image Stabilization module yet, the effect of shaky hand movements while filming is dramatically reduced.

5.7” Quad HD display

Turn on your phone and watch the screen come to life in stunningly vivid color. With 518 pixels per square inch, it’s the best display we’ve ever put in a phone.


Colors pop and the amount of fine detail is incredible. And with Gorilla® Glass 4, the screen is scratch-resistant and extra-strong.

Gorilla® Glass 4
Super-strong display glass that’s more durable than ever.

518 Pixels per square inch. A high pixel density that shows an amazing amount of detail.


Windows Continuum

Connect the Lumia 950 XL to a Microsoft Display Dock and Windows apps like Word, Excel, and Microsoft Edge scale up for a PC-like experience on an external monitor. It’s a quick and easy way to get the productivity benefits of a mouse and keyboard – leave your laptop at work and relax knowing that you have a convenient way to get things done.


Windows Hello Beta

We’re proud to bring state-of-the-art technology to our Windows fans. Windows Hello Beta is an incredibly personal and secure way to unlock your Lumia 950 XL – simply wake up your device, look directly at the screen, and our infra-red camera technology automatically authenticates you.

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With a stunning 5.7” Quad HD display and a powerful octa-core processor, it’s the Lumia you’ve been waiting for. Get the phone that works like your PC and push the limits of what’s possible.

5.7” Quad HD
AMOLED, 2560 x 1440
Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ 810
2.0 GHz octa-core
20 MP sensor
Triple LED natural flash, ZEISS optics


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Apps, games, and music are in one place with the brand new Windows Store and Cortana sends helpful reminders to all your Windows 10 devices. Office apps are easy to use on any screen size and Outlook Mail has the same rich editing tools as Microsoft Word. From Excel to entertainment, Windows 10 keeps your digital life in sync across devices.


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With an octa-core processor and a 5.7” Quad HD display, it’s the most powerful phone we’ve ever built. With USB-C Fast Charging, an extra-large battery, and wireless charging, it’s pure power that’s easy to charge. Demanding apps, serious games, and the creativity tools you love – get a Lumia 950 XL and discover exciting new ways to do great things.2

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 810™
The latest generation octa-core processor.

3340 mAh / USB-C Fast Charging
Get up to 50% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging.

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The moments you want to remember happen so fast. That’s why we designed a 20 MP sensor that automatically reduces motion blur for sharper, more detailed photos. And with unique features like triple LED natural flash and Rich Capture auto mode, challenging lighting conditions won’t stop you from turning magic moments into precious memories.

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Connect your Lumia 950 XL to a Microsoft Display Dock and use it with an external monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse. Office apps and Outlook scale up to create a big screen-optimized work environment that makes you more productive. It’s a PC-like experience that’s powered by your phone.

Works like a PC
The Lumia 950 XL can run a PC-like experience on a big screen. **




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  • Operating System
    • Software release: Windows 10
  • Size & weight
    • Height: 151.9 mm
    • Width: 78.4 mm
    • Thickness4: 8.1 mm
    • Weight: 165 g
  • Display
    • Display size: 5.7 ”
    • Display resolution: WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    • Display colours: TrueColor (24-bit/16M)
    • Display technology: AMOLED, ClearBlack
    • Pixel density: 518 ppi
    • Display features: Orientation sensor, Sunlight readability enhancements, Easy to clean, High brightness mode, Lumia Color profile, Wide viewing angle, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Automatic brightness control
    • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
  • Memory
    • Mass memory1: 32 GB
    • RAM: 3 GB
    • Maximum memory card size5: 200 GB
    • Expandable memory card type: MicroSD
    • User data storage: In device, OneDrive cloud storage, App and data storage on memory card
  • Battery6
    • Replaceable battery: Yes
    • Battery capacity: 3340 mAh
    • Battery voltage: 3.85 V
    • Charging3: Built-in wireless charging, Fast charging
    • Wireless charging standard: Qi
    • Maximum standby time: 12 days
    • Maximum talk time (2G): 25 h
    • Maximum talk time (3G): 19 h
    • Maximum music playback time: 75 h
    • Maximum Wi-Fi network browsing time: 11 h
    • Maximum video playback time: 11 h
  • Design
    • Design details: Exchangeable back cover
    • Other user interface features7: Glance screen, Tactile feedback, Voice commands, Voice dictation in edit fields
  • Keys and Input Methods
    • User Input: Touch
    • Operating keys: Volume keys, Camera key, Power/Lock key
  • Sensors
    • Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore
  • Processor
    • CPU name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
    • Number of cores: Octa core
    • Clock rate: 2000 MHz


  • Connectivity basics
    • SIM card type: Nano SIM
    • AV connectors: 3.5 mm stereo headset connector, DisplayPort over USB-C
    • Charging connectors: USB-C
    • System connectors: USB-C
    • USB: USB 3.1, USB Dual Role Port (Gen1)
    • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
    • Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.3, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.0, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, HID over GATT profile (HOGP) 1.0, Message Access Profile (MAP) 1.1
    • NFC: Pairing, Secure NFC for payment, Sharing, Tagging
    • Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi call
    • Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
    • Other wireless connectivity: Screen projection
  • Local sharing
    • Peer-to-peer sharing: Nearby Discovery
  • Cellular connectivity2
    • GSM network: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
    • GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps
    • GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
    • WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 8 (900 MHz)
    • WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)
    • WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)
    • LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100 MHz), Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 3 (1800 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600 MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 12 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 28 (700 MHz)
    • TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620 MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400 MHz)
    • LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)
    • LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)

Maps and navigation


  • GPS and navigation8
    • Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, Barometer, Cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, Sensor enhanced positioning, Gyroscope, A-BeiDou
    • Maps: Free maps, Online and offline favourites, Pin places to Start screen, Real-time traffic information, Reveal the surrounding places, Turn-by-turn walk directions, Public transport and drive directions, Free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, Offline maps and navigation, Speed limit information, Map views: satellite – street map – public transport




  • Main camera
    • Main camera: 20.0 MP
    • Main camera focus type: Auto focus with two-stage capture key
    • Camera digital zoom: Yes
    • Camera optics: 6-lens optics
    • Stabilization: Optical image stabilization
    • Oversampling: Yes
    • Sensor size: 1/2.4 inch
    • Main camera f-number/aperture: f/1.9
    • Camera focal length: 26 mm
    • Flash type: Natural flash
    • Camera features: Backside-illuminated image sensor, PureView, True 16:9 sensor, Fast Focus, High resolution zoom
    • Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
  • Front-facing camera
    • Front camera: Full HD 5 MP wide angle
    • Front camera f-number/aperture: f/2.4
    • Front camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)
  • Video recording
    • Main camera video resolution: 4K (Ultra HD, 3840 x 2160)
    • Camera video frame rate: 30 fps
    • Video recording features: Video zoom, Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
    • Video recording formats: MP4/H.264


Video and Audio

  • Audio
    • Audio recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
    • Audio recording features: Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
    • Audio playback features: Graphical equalizer, Virtualized loudspeaker listening
    • Radio features9: FM Radio
  • Video playback
    • Video playback frame rate: 30 fps
    • Video playback codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video, H.265/HEVC
    • Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, Streaming from video services and internet, Progressive video download


Other services and features10


  • Tools and productivity
    • Productivity features: Calendar, Interactive notifications, Pin information to start screen, Reminders, Voice dictation in edit fields, Wired and wireless Continuum for phone, Word flow keyboard
    • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Alarm clock, Reminders, Phonebook, To-do list, Kid’s Corner, OneNote, Social networks in Phonebook, Wallet, File manager
    • Business apps: Adobe Reader free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive storage for documents and notes, Skype for Business, Integrated OneDrive for business, Office apps
    • Back-up and restore your data: Yes
    • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Via Windows Phone apps, OneDrive documents
    • Device management: AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management v1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune
  • Call management
    • Call types: Conference call, HD Voice call, Skype video call, Skype voice call
    • Call management features: Call waiting, Call history, Call forwarding, Integrated hands-free speakers, Speed dial, Voice mail, Call recording, Seamless upgrade to video call
    • Noise cancellation: Multi-microphone uplink noise cancellation
    • Supported amount of phonebooks: One integrated phonebook
  • Other Applications
    • Game features: Touch UI, DirectX 11, Xbox
  • Email
    • Email features: Viewing and editing of email attachments, Multiple email accounts, HTML emails, Inbox filtering, Text-to-speech message reader, Conversational view on email, Linked inboxes
  • Messaging features
    • Messaging features: Text messaging, Automatic resizing of images for MMS, Distribution lists for messaging, Multimedia messaging, Conversational chat style SMS, Unified inbox for SMS and MMS, Concatenated SMS for long messages, Integrated text messaging and chat, Number screening for messaging, Text-to-speech message reader, Built-in RCS chat
  • Browser
    • Internet browsers: Microsoft Edge


Device security


  • Device security
    • General security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via internet, Application certification, Application sandboxing, Backup and restore via Internet, Browser integrated anti-phishing, Remote device lock via Internet, Remote device wipe via Internet, Secure boot, Signed OS, Consumer VPN, Windows Hello beta
    • Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, Remote lock and wipe, Hardware accelerated device encryption, Mobile device management, Remote security policy enforcement, Data protection under PIN lock, Secure identities
    • Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
    • Wi-Fi security modes: EAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal


Environmental features


  • Environment
    • Materials: Free of PVC, Contains recycled metals, Free of nickel on the product surface, Free of BFR
    • Packaging: Made of renewable materials, Minimized package, Packaging is 100 % recyclable, Virgin wood fibres up to 90% certified, Containing up to 20% recycled materials
    • Energy efficiency: Automatic screen brightness adjustment, Battery saver feature, Energy efficient charger
    • Product recycling: 100% recoverable as materials and energy
    • Eco content and services: Available at Store, Maps for route optimization and navigation
    • User guide: In-device user guide, Small printed guide




  • Accessibility features
    • Hearing: Vibrating alerts, BT neckloop compatible, TTY support, Video call
    • Vision: Vibrating alerts, Voice recognition, Font magnification, Voice commands, Customizable home screen, High contrast mode, Screen magnification
    • Physical skills: Voice commands, Customizable home screen, Speakerphone, Speed dial, Voice recognition, Voice wake-up


What’s in the box


  • Contents
    • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
    • Product user guide
    • Battery
    • Charger
    • USB-C cable

The availability of particular products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Microsoft dealer for further details. Microsoft account, Wi-Fi or data network connection and additional fees or subscriptions are required for some features. Apps are available from Windows Store. The specifications are subject to change without notice.

1Pre-installed system software and apps use a significant amount of storage; less internal storage will be available to users. See here for more details.

2Coverage, service, and 4G/LTE are not available everywhere; actual data speeds may vary. See carrier for coverage details.

3Requires a compatible charging accessory, which may be sold separately.

4Volume thickness.

5The device supports SDXC 3.01 standard compliant cards. 200GB cards currently available.

6Talk, standby and playback times are estimates only. Actual times are affected by, for example, network conditions, device settings, features being used, battery condition, and temperature. Battery has limited recharge cycles and battery capacity reduces over time. Eventually the battery may need to be replaced.

7Voice features only available in supported locales and languages.

8Downloading of maps over-the-air may involve transferring large amounts of data. Your service provider may charge for the data transmission. The availability of products, services and features may vary by region. Please check with your local Microsoft dealer for further details and availability of language options. These specifications are subject to change without notice.

9Using the FM radio requires a compatible headset that may be sold separately.

10Some services may be available only via downloading or dependent on the market. Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or email features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ring tones can not be forwarded.