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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL



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In a nutshell

  • See more with the 950 XL’s massive 5.7-inch Quad HD display
  • Capture the moment in awesome detail with the 20MP PureView camera
  • More space for, well, absolutely everything with space for a 128GB microSD card

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“Our first look at the Windows 10 mobile operating system, and it looks great on the 5.7-inch Quad HD display.”

What users say

4.2 based on

  • Display

    5.7 inches

  • Storage


  • Operating System

    Windows 10

  • Camera

    20 megapixels

  • Battery

    Up to 19 hours talktime

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Design and display

Everything we love about Microsoft

One of the best things about Microsoft is its versatility. And within the 950 XL we have the top of the range. It’s slim, strong, premium and a pleasure to use.

Quality Quad HD

Forget about Full HD, the world has moved on, and so has Microsoft. The 5.7-inch Quad HD display is a treat for the eyes, with a remarkable 518 pixels per inch.


The purest view

Lumia is back with the 20MP PureView camera, and it’s now better than ever with a triple LED natural flash alongside and 4K video-recording capabilities. Do more with your photographs, perfect for both amateurs and total pros.

Wide-angle selfies

Struggling to get everyone in the selfie frame, and wish you had longer arms? Worry no more, with the wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera.

Under the hood

More power

A titanic 3,340mAh battery keeps the Lumia 950 XL going, making sure it’ll be with you all day and night. There’s Fast Charging on board too, providing 50% charge from just half and hour plugged in the wall.

Under the hood

With that massive 5.7-inch Quad HD, you’ll need all the power you can get. Thankfully there’s a powerful octa-core processor behind the 950 XL, which will allow you to do just that, and will help deal with multitasking and using large apps.

USB Type-C

You will notice that the charging port for the Lumia 950 XL is a different shape. That’s because it works with the new USB Type-C connection, meaning it can charge faster, transfer data more efficiently, and that it’s ready for the future. It’s also symmetrical, so you can forget about annoyingly getting it upside down.

Work with Microsoft Continuum

Microsoft Continuum is a smart gadget that works as a middleman between the 950 XL and your computer or TV. By putting them all together, you can lift the Windows 10 experience from your mobile, and broadcast it onto a larger screen.  

Windows 10 emulator



The box contains

  • Headphones
  • Transfer cable
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User manual
  • Device


  • Apps

    • Windows Store

  • Music and entertainment

  • Connectivity

    • DLNA, NFC

  • Display

    • Capacitive touchscreen

    • 518 ppi

    • 2560 x 1440

    • 5.7 inches

  • Storage

    • 128 GB

    • MicroSD

  • Processor

    • 3 GB

    • Qualcomm® Snapdragon 810

    • Octa

    • 2 GHz

  • Operating System

    • Windows

    • Windows 10

  • Dimensions

    • 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm

    • 165 grams

  • Camera

    • 4K

    • 5 megapixels

    • Triple LED natural flash

    • 20 megapixels

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Battery

    • 288 hours

    • 3340 mAh

    • 19 hours

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is rated 4.185185185185185 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 5 out of 5 by yab47 from the best purchased ive brough The phone is brilliant works brilliant downloads quick and does everything I want it do, I would highly recommend this phone to new customers as well as old thankyou
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulF from Another superb Windows phone I've been a fan of Windows phones since the first one (anyone remember the Orange SPV?!). Despite online article saying that Windows Phone is 'dying', I decided to invest in their 'flagship' device - and I'm really glad I did. I wasn't sure between the 950 and the 950XL, and the only reason I've marked the 950XL down to 4 stars for portability is that it is big! - I think I made the right choice, but if you're unsure then the slightly smaller 950 may be better for you. The phone is very fast - the 3Gb RAM and Octacore processor are amazing, and the screen is great quality (and size). Winodws 'Hello' (iris recognition) works well in most conditions (struggles in bright sunlight), and the Display Dock (using 'Continuum') is amazing. I now connect my phone to my TV and use it from a wireless keyboard on the sofa. I can surf the web and play videos / music through the TV. If Windows Phone is dying then it would be a shame - this is an amazing phone and I'll continue to promote Windows Phone as long as it exists. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Poetry Rules from Going out on a limb It was a gamble moving to the Windows 10 mobile platform, but paid off for me. Admittedly Windows 10 mobile needs a little work but I like the interface. Great camera and very good battery life. Very pleased.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dean e from awesomeness Read a few negative reviews regarding this phone.. Although I have experienced none of the issues the reviewers had - absolutely spot on. Camera is miles ahead of any android or iOS device. Super quick zero lag. It's worth mentioning this 950xl with the add-on will function like a Windows 10 workstation. Highly recommend
Date published: 2016-03-15