Microsoft Lumia 950: Skip It

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The latest flagship smartphone to join the overcrowded smartphone market has finally arrived, in the form of a Microsoft Lumia 950. It sounds nice, looks classy, but does it mean that it’s user-friendly, and just how much would you think the demand for it will be?

For those unfamiliar, the Microsoft Lumia 950 sports a 5.2-inch display and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 with 564ppi. What powers up the insides of the phone is the Snapdragon 808 processor, and it also has 32GB of storage room (that could be expandable to 200GB), and there is 3GB of RAM. Its AMOLED display serves as a pretty energy-efficient element too; when the screen displays blacks, it actually goes off too.

Up until now, you may think it’s all the good we’ve been talking about, but like all phones, this comes with a downside too. The major turn-off of the phone seems to be its lack of apps that are offered, despite of having an overall software that’s good on its own. So, while it probably wouldn’t gain marks for originality, you still shouldn’t be considering this phone (there are really lots of better and cheaper ones on other platforms).

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  1. AAA1

    January 31, 2016 at 8:09 am

    I own 2 Lumia 950’s and they may be the best smartphones I’ve ever bought.
    Your article is trash, if your problem is lack of apps, yet you can’t mention any major problems with phone then what’s your problem,no snapchat? Are you a kid or a professional? This is a very productive work phone and I know college kids that use continuum often for class presentations.

    Instead of skip 950, I now know to skip your articles

  2. John

    January 31, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I really don’t understand how this article pertains to how good of a phone the Lumia 950 is. All you are doing is pointing out the basic specs of the phone and than saying it is bad phone because of the lack of apps in the windows phone OS. You don’t say anything about how smooth it operates. You don’t say anything about the amazing camera that is on par or better than the cameras on any other smartphone. And the iris scanner, even in beta works very well. My wife has a galaxy s6 edge and the iris scanner on my Lumia 950 is far more dependable and faster than the her fingerprint scanner. As far as apps go, the phone and the windows OS has the necessary apps I need and those that most people would need. I would like to see app developers take more interest in their windows phone apps, as some of them are missing features that are present on Android or ios. If you are going to do a review on a phone, please do an actual review on the phone, instead of saying it’s a bad phone simply because the OS is missing some of the apps you want.