Microsoft Lumia 950 Review: Is It Nothing More Than A Bad Windows 10 Handset?

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Microsoft wants people to make the move from Android and iOS to Windows devices in the future and one of the latest handsets is the Microsoft Lumia 950. The device is an impressive one but it is let down by the fact that it runs on Windows 10 and so this could be an issue.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 offers up a display that is 5.2 inches and the resolution is 1440 x 2560 with 564ppi. The Snapdragon 808 processor is in the handset and it has 32GB of storage room along with being expandable and there is 3GB of RAM.

The downside is that Microsoft Windows 10 doesn’t offer many apps, despite the fact that the overall the software is good.

If you do want a handset that is solid and which looks great then you might want to go for the Microsoft Lumia 950. On the other hand if you are looking for a handset that comes with numerous great apps, this may not be the handset for you.


  1. Tim

    January 9, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Build it and they will come. I am an insider and all the apps I normally use were available. So the store is not stuffed with thousands of dumb, poorly written apps found on Google and iTunes stores, I would rather have 100 good apps than a million crummy ones.

  2. Ron Corso

    January 9, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Apps, apps, apps, that’s all tech writers talk about. There’s too many apps out there now and most people only use a few. A Smartphone is not a toy, it’s supposed to make you more productive and accessible. Write about the phones.

  3. Richie Herb

    January 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    My 950 XL has all the apps I need. banking, netflix, flashlight, continuum and RDP.
    just because I dont have 400 different “fart” apps, like my grandad on his android, its not a worry. With gaming and GPS, I’m happy.

  4. CMurdaKillz

    January 10, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Everybody bashing Microsoft’s tech and the majority of them have a computer with the name written all over it. I believe that if someone trash talks something they already use then they’re uneducated on the product and the creators. Anybody that knows Microsoft should already know that their tech is amazing after the first year. Take the Xbox One for example. I’m a diehard Xbox fan that was unpleased when the new console came out. Knowing how Microsoft works, I had the new console when it first came out just to get used to the layout, controller, games, ect. A year rolled by as usual and once again they nailed it, best system ever. Great is good and all but unbelievable comes at a price which is time. Look to the past, impossible things are impossible if they’re rushed. All and all, Microsoft is the best at what they do hands down. Do like you’ve had to do in the past and be patient.

  5. Stubb

    January 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Props to Richie! I think the straight APP count is misleading and lazy journalism at best. Microsoft is not going to corner the market in fart apps ever and that is not the focus. But if you want to get work done, have great hardware and modern technology, the 950 is an amazing phone. The only thing I can think of missing is an equivalent of NFC payment apps, but frankly I haven’t encountered a retailer that would use it, so it is still on a wish list. If you are a productivity worker, I think the 950 is state of the art and continuum shows us the future of handheld computing is way beyond the phone. If future, the fact that a handheld is a phone is completely secondary and the need for a full-fledged desktop will be a thing of the past for most. The 950/950XL are essentially demonstration projects letting everyone know that the era of the smartphone is about to give way to true mobile computing.