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Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: Is This A Bad Windows 10 Phone?

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Microsoft is targeting owners of iOS and Android handsets hoping to turn them towards 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?

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6 Comments

  1. Abthony

    February 14, 2016 at 5:41 am

    I have been a 950 owner since its release and haven’t used it due to the fact that Bluetooth prevents wifi connection and have been told by microsoft to wait for os upgrade

  2. C. Fox

    February 14, 2016 at 6:12 am

    absolutely would!

  3. Kiko

    February 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Already did and could not be any happier! I just wish writers stop jumping on the iSheep bandwagon and actually look at the Windows phone for its worth. Titles like “Is this a bad windows phone” sure is hurting a truthfully nice phone. Then again it’s all about bait clicking and fanboyism right?

  4. Martin Hinshelwood

    February 14, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I have a 950 and its very good. Windows 10 is probably the best phone OS I have used and I have used them all. While there are many side apps that are missing all of the major players are represented.

    With continuum you can ditch your pc/mac moat of the time and just plug your phone into a TV or monitor, with a keyboard and mouse its almost a total replacement for my laptop /tablet.

  5. Jaime

    February 14, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I have an Android and a Windows device. I made my parents switch over to Android from WP8 (Lumia 635s), which I’d originally recommended. I did this after seeing Microsoft’s uninspired design, as well as weighing Windows 10 Mobile’s slow progress (as a W10M Insider on my own Lumia) and my parents’ needs (my mom is a teacher, and many educational apps or apps that her school district uses are just not available on the Windows platform for phones). But this isn’t just an issue with educational apps; it’s apps in most categories.

    Anyway, it seems Microsoft vomited out it’s third- and second-to-last (is that official, yet?) Lumias out of some sort of compromise. The Lumia brand began as a ray of illumination, a fairy-tale wedding of hardware and software that ended in uninspired disaster – a final fart from a bloated carcass that became Windows 10 Mobile. I won’t go and speculate on the reasons, as there are likely too many.

    The 950’s hardware may well be impressive, but MS’s half-effort with its looks and functionality (i.e. apps) is indicative that these phones were not really meant to change a thing, much less realistically compete with the other two operating systems.

    I’m giving Microsoft one more chance, nonetheless (hopeless fanboy, yes, I know; Windows 10 being the anchor of that hope), and waiting to see if some worthwhile refresh is really on the horizon. Otherwise, I’m going back to Android.

  6. roger

    February 14, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Its the best phone/PC hybrid out there. That its sports Windows 10 just makes it different. Developers needs to realize that they can develop an app for windows store which will be run on all windows 10 devices inc PCs and tablets. Thus beating any other OS in terms of market share.