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Microsoft Lumia 950: Not As Likeable As You Think It Is

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It must have been some tough journey Microsoft had to go through to get people to lean towards them instead of their Samsung and Apple counterparts. So they came out with the Microsoft Lumia 950. But will the handset offer what it needs and will it be enough to turn people away from their current devices?

The Microsoft Lumia 950 goes offer a display of 5.2 inches with resolution being 1440 x 2560. It has 32GB storage and the Snapdragon 808 processor. The handset also supports SD card storage and it has 3GB of RAM.

There are some things that do go in favour of the Microsoft Lumia 950 but the handset also comes with some downsides too and the biggest of these is that it is a Windows 10 handset. Another downside to this is that it lacks the apps that iOS and Android devices offer.

So would you swap your Android or iOS handset to go for the Microsoft Lumia 950? How much are you willing to take the odds for a not-so-favourable phone?

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4 Comments

  1. DPBaker

    February 28, 2016 at 8:25 am

    As a proud owner of a Microsoft 950XL, the 950’s big brother, I don’t require all those apps purportedly to undermine those I do use on the Windows 10 OS. I need a handheld that is both my phone and by extension my computer. It’s right for me and I’m sure others who don’t care for the Apple or Android alternatives. Been there, used that.

    If one were to think about it, Microsoft by way of porting it’s stable of productivity apps to Apple and Android has told the consumer you don’t have to switch to our phone and lose your preferred proprietary OS dependent apps to be productive in a Microsoft application environment. However, for those of you who desire a continuum from your desktop, laptop or tablet to your phone we’ve got a product for you, otherwise use your Apple or Android device while sitting at your Windows computer. To each their own.

  2. Sthan

    February 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    that’s not true, I have it and love it, I just would love to have the full win 10 when used with continuum. The system is stable and running smooth. Battery life is good, it fits in hand, screen is great. The future of information without waking up the phone is great. sorry need to do some real writing. and I have all apps I needed, if you are not looking for a play phone as most of the people buy, then it’s a really good phone, for serious people. Hope Microsoft will not giving up on Win phones. Advice for MS, just build a powerful device with the entire Win in it and then no need to worry about apps and continuum.

  3. thinskin45

    February 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I have a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Being the kind of user who uses my phone for emails, internet browsing, calls and messaging this device works fine for me, and I would happily take up its smaller brother over ios or android. I love Cortana over the half baked ‘ai’ that is google now, and I find the very look of ios displeasing, and I really dislike the lack of customisability in IOS. Also, continuum is awesome when on the go. 🙂

  4. j

    February 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I have one and it is by far the most capable business phone. It may have fewer apps but It has everything you would need. It is an task centric UI not app centric. Meaning the main goal is to make the things you do most often quicker and easier without the need for dozens of apps.