With the Lumia 950 will bring 10 into your pocket Microsoft Windows. A good idea? ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has tested the little brother of the flagship Lumia 950 XL in the laboratory.
Test Conclusion: You Need to Know
It seems as if the knot burst. At power lacks the Lumia not, the display is at the top level and the photo quality is outstanding. In addition, the Lumia 950 via the dock like a PC can use the monitor. Thick but Minus: The short battery life.
as Lumia 930 was launched in April 2014th In technology-years that’s ages ago.High time for a successor, who immediately skips a few numbers. After the presentation in New York, the Lumia 950 is now available in Germany. In addition to the larger Lumia 950 XL is the first smartphone with Windows Mobile 10. An even more handy Windows 10 Smartphone comes the end of December with the Lumia 550, but it offers only a meager beginners Technique.
Lumia 950: Just as good as the XL-version?
The Lumia 950 has similar technology as the great Lumia 950 XL (For details, read here in the test), but there are three important differences: First, the display has a diameter of only 5.2 inches (instead of 5.7 inches in Lumia 950 XL), thus reaching roughly the size of the Galaxy S6. Since it has the same high number of pixels (2560×1440 pixels), it is effective but sharper. Apart from the display of the Lumia 950 impressed the test with a similar high brightness and contrast reserve strength as the display in the 950 XL.Secondly, the six-core processor comes (Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with 1.8 GHz) for use while in the larger Lumia 950 XL Octacore processor Snapdragon 810 for Tempo (but also for high heat development) makes. In everyday life test but the Lumia 950 was not slower than the XL version, responded even faster in some respects. In addition, the battery 2900 mAh with is somewhat weaker than in the XL version (3270 mAh). In order for the Lumia 950 achieved a very meager battery life of only 8:20 hours in the test. This is more than an hour less than the iPhone 6. striking here was the high power consumption of the new Windows 10 smartphones in standby mode. Not be ruled out that Microsoft here with generate future Windows 10 update the performance hunger even throttles something.
Clock display in standby mode
To save power, the OLED technology of the screen. This ensures that when viewed in the dark area little power is consumed. So the time is displayed visible even in standby.There is probably not the cause of this low battery life. Who has not already used an earlier Lumia smartphone, will miss a practical detail: Unlike its predecessors, the phone will not unlock by double tap on the display.
Already previous Lumias were characterized by an especially good for Smartphones photo quality. Also, the Lumia 950 is adorned with the label Pure View and again has a Carl Zeiss lens. The resolution is 20 megapixels. As a highlight is the combination of optical and electronic image stabilizer. Photos you shoot easiest via separate shutter, which has a two-stage pressure point for focusing and tripping. A “Triple LED RGB” -Blitz example, prevents red eyes in dim lighting. Videos To save in 4K (3840×2160 pixels at 30 fps) when needed. The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. In the test, the photo quality convinced on full line is much better and especially faster than the already good predecessor Lumia 930. The Lumia 950 is (like the Lumia 950 XL), the first smartphone with photos in situations with low lighting the touch “well” reaches and maintains on this point clear time of the test (11/28/15) 1st place in daylight, the photo quality is better than the iPhone 6S or Galaxy S6, is just a touch behind Moto X style and Moto X Play.
The Lumia 950 comes with 32 gigabytes of storage space, from the 24.19 GB are free ex works. In addition, the Lumia via micro SD expandable, swallowed in the test even the new 200 GB microSD XC cards. Advantage over Android devices to Android 5: Under Windows 10 Mobile can be most directly install apps on the memory card, including map data for the navigation Apps can be different than earlier outsource to memory card.The memory falls neatly made with three gigabytes.
Lumia 950 loads quickly or wirelessly
About the USB-C power supply can the Lumia quickly load, has been charged in about 30 minutes to 50 percent. Longer it takes to wireless charging, which is also on board. The Lumia 950 weighs 150 grams and measures 145×73,3×8,2 millimeters.
Lumia 950: Design
The matte plastic body fits comfortably in your hand. Ugly, they are not, however, the design of a flagship product looks a bit stuffy – especially since Microsoft has time to dispense with the bright colors typical of previous Lumias. After all: The housing is changeable, as well as the battery. Who does not like black or white, can replace the back against three different colored leather cover of Mozo.
Microsoft Lumia 950: Price and Availability
The Lumia 950 is available for 599 euros, either as normal single SIM or dual SIM version. In addition to retailers like Amazon also Vodafone offers the Lumia 950 as a per-order for 649.90 Euro. With O2 you can get the smartphone for 629 Euro. (Prior Prices: November 17, 2015). Unlike the Lumia 950 XL there is no free travel voucher for a display Dock.