Microsoft Lumia 950

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.20-inch (1440x2560)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
  • Front Camera 5MP
  • Rear Camera 20MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 32GB
  • Battery Capacity 3000mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Market StatusReleased
Release DateOctober 2015

Microsoft Lumia 950 Summary

Microsoft Lumia 950 mobile was launched in October 2015. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display offering a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels at a pixel density of 564 pixels per inch (ppi). Microsoft Lumia 950 is powered by a 1.8GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM. The Microsoft Lumia 950 runs Windows 10 Mobile and is powered by a 3000mAh removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Microsoft Lumia 950 on the rear packs 20-megapixel camera. It sports a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Microsoft Lumia 950 is based on Windows 10 Mobile and packs 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 200GB). The Microsoft Lumia 950 is a single SIM (GSM) mobile that accepts a Nano-SIM card. The Microsoft Lumia 950 measures 145.00 x 73.20 x 8.20mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 150.00 grams.

Connectivity options on the Microsoft Lumia 950 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.10, NFC, FM radio, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

As of 29th September 2022, Microsoft Lumia 950 price in India starts at Rs. 53,499.

Microsoft Lumia 950 Full Specifications

Brand Microsoft
Model Lumia 950
Price in India ₹53,499
Release date October 2015
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 145.00 x 73.20 x 8.20
Weight (g) 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery Yes
Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 564
Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200
Rear camera 20-megapixel
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
Operating system Windows 10 Mobile
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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  • One of the most productive phones in the market !
    Abhinav Dhami (Oct 10, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    Latest technology, Great design, Productive and easy to use software, One of the greatest camera, Great features like continuum enabling PC like power in your pocket
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  • better product
    Shailendra Kumar (Sep 8, 2016) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    best product in same range.
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  • best device to have for geniune windows phone fans
    Awender Singh (May 16, 2019) on Flipkart
    Best device as i already said. Gets heats up while charging up, but that is understood as it comes with quick charging. No match in terms of the camera quality. The best phone at this price, seems like my wait was worth it. Thanks microsoft and flipkart.
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  • Awesome
    SAIFUL ALAM (May 22, 2019) on Flipkart
    nice phone to have
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  • Quality hardware at a steal
    Raj (May 10, 2019) on Flipkart
    Ordered the matte white version on Sunday and the phone was delivered the next day. Good flipkart service as always. (well at least in the cities anyway) The phone is solidly built and has an understated industrial design. The matte polycarbonate encasing is cool to touch but does get considerably warm while using quick charge. Before using the hardware, I highly recommend connecting the phone to a PC and updating both the firmware & OS (2.6 GB) using the windows device recovery tool. The QHD screen is impressive and the phone excels in low light photography. The phones performance is consistent without any throttling and the call quality is excellent with its 4 directional microphones. With Iris scanner, hardware encryption and continuum, this is a perfect office phone. EDIT: 2 weeks after purchase - Microsoft India just sent me a display dock kit along with an additional amkette hdmi 2.5m cable.
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  • fall in love with lumia again :)
    Sandeep Nahar (May 16, 2019) on Flipkart
    I was using lumia 720 from april 2013 and liked 720 very much, from last few months i have another office no so want to buy dual sim phone and very much confused as i dont want to use android phones. i was thinking to buy lumia 650 but i dont find major difference between 720 & 650 so want to buy 950 but intially its too costly around 43 K and flipkart offered it at 30 k which is reasonable for this device and i order it on last Monday and flipkart delivers it in two days, really fast delivery. after using 5 days of lumia 950 i can say that my decision to stick with windows phones is right and i totally love the phone in every aspect. its an recommendable product.
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  • Awesome offer Awesome Phone
    Amey Raut (May 16, 2019) on Flipkart
    Always been a windows fan and after using 950 for just few days will say Windows is the future just amazing phone great OS and no match to its camera. Highly recommended
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  • The Beauty and The Beast
    Anshuman Goswami (May 14, 2019) on Flipkart
    Go for this without a second thought, it's really an amazing device. Superb Camera and specs are just not comparable with any other mobile, solid build.
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  • Tyrion Lannister of phones
    Aviral Sharma (Jun 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    Microsoft Lumia 950 is perhaps the most underrated device of 2015. First tip to new buyers, update the firmware through Windows Device Recovery Tool (connect and update through a PC) as soon as you get the phone. The phone that was shipped to me was running 10586.11 build, which is known for notorious battery drain and heating issues. Thankfully all of these issues are fixed in latest update. You will again need to check for updates to get to 10586.318 build (super stable build with no battery or heating issues). Additionally, this has a turbo charging enabled battery and battery WILL heat up for first 3-4 power cycles. I would recommend doing power cycling (complete charge and discharge till 10%) for 3-4 times and then you should have a stable battery. Don't follow this practice after initial phase as this is Li-ion battery and doesn't suffer from battery memory loss effect (Google it to find out more). General thumb rule is to keep the battery over 35-40% at all times to maintain a healthy battery for the phone. After you are done with this, don't forget to avail two great offers with the device - 1 - Download and install Lumia Offers app and get 1 year Office 365 Personal 2 - Go to and register your device to receive a free Continuum display dock (market price is 6000 rupees). This usually takes about two weeks to arrive but you will get a confirmation email instantly. Keep it safe for records. Now coming to the device itself, its an allrounder. I personally have purchased it for the joy of using a beautiful OS along with the best smartphone camera available today. Just to declare this in public interest, I have been using Windows Phones from past 3.5 years and this is my fifth Windows Phone. I was one of the early adopters of Android in Moto Droid and HTC dream days. I still have an Android tablet and I love Android when I want to tinker but I prefer the reliability and ease of use of Windows Phone (now Windows Mobile - I don't know why they keep changing the names). And of course, I would shoot myself in the head before buying an iOS device. Pros - Screen - The first time you switch on the screen, you WILL KNOW that you are looking at a QHD (2K) screen. It also has Nokia's clearblack display on an OLED panel. This makes is absolutely gorgeous. To compare, remember that Sony TV that you saw at the mall which was priced at 100000, this will match that screen in terms of vividness, clarity and colour reproduction. For Samsung lovers, go to Settings -> Extras -> Colour Profile and switch it to Vivid. Of course, I am a normal man to I keep it to Standard. In short, you can calibrate the colours as per your choice. Camera - The BEST smartphone camera that your money can buy today (I am considering Nokia 808, Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Galaxy S7 and the (in)famous Xperia Z5). I am a semi-pro photographer and own a beautiful Nikon D7200. can say that I don't mind leaving my DSLR at home for casual shots. Camera is absolutely amazing if you know how to use it. OS - This depends on personal preferences but of course I personally prefer the effortlessness of Windows OS. Battery - Good enough for one day. Forget about those days when our Windows Phones used to last two days with 3G, WiFi and WhatsApp on all time (quoting my old Lumia 640XL). Snapdragon 808 is a powerful chipset and does consumer more battery. Although this is still better optimized than Marshmallow (comparing Nexus 5X and Moto Style for reference). Continuum - This is fun to play around and possibilities are limitless. New developers are migrating their apps to UWP framework everyday but as of today, I don't see much practical use of this otherwise amazing feature for a normal consumer. Business users will find it amazing though. Cons - Build - Although I like the feel of the phone in my hand but I am little let down by overall polycarbonate build of the phone. I would have preferred a metal body of a unibody design (quoting my old Lumia 720 here). But this also gives us advantage of removable battery. A personal choice and the trade have different effects on different people. Some might like one or the other. Although even if it would have had a metal unibody, we would have still used a back cover. Its funny. By the way, one recommendation - go for Nillkin grip cover. Its feels amazing and brings out the premium look of the phone. App gap - I admit this is still a problem for few. We don't have Snapchat on Windows platform. None of the developers target Windows users as their primary consumers because of sheer market share of Android, followed by iOS. I hope this will be fixed soon with Microsoft's new strategy of UWP. It would be your personal choice to either embrace it or switch boats to Android. That's all folks. I will keep you posted if anything changes in a couple of weeks or maybe months. These were my two cents. Peace!! :)
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  • Pretty powerful and useful phone
    Priya (May 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    This phone is really value for money. Got it for 30K with a free dock offer running. If you miss google maps, I'd recommend gmaps pro for < Rs 200, which shows traffic condition also. Have used free version in my earlier lumia 730. I use offline maps while travelling abroad and gmaps in India. Note: Avoid Lumia 950XL which has heating issue. Lumia 950 does not have heating problem once firmware is updated. You have to update 2 to 3 times. First do it using the phone itself. Then use the "Windows device recovery tool" to update, and then the phone can update itself going forward. For docking, I think waiting for a snapdragon 820 chipset phone might be worthwhile.
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