Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – First Impressions

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - The end of an era

Despite the sad news coming out of the smartphone division of Microsoft, I now have a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL to evaluate along with the dock to connect to a screen via HDMI for the next few weeks, thanks to Steve Litchfield.

So, I powered up the Lumia 950 XL, entered my Windows credentials and shortly was asked if I wanted to restore from an earlier Windows Phone backup from an old device I had used previously.

This time, I choose new setup. I left the phone for a few hours to update and download a few apps.

The 950 XL I am testing has a gold edge and red leather back cover which really feels great in the hand and looks somewhat premium too.

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL - The end of an era

Live Tiles. Oh how I missed them. I don’t know what it is, but I really do like the live tiles interface. I also have had a little play with the camera and in my brief testing it does seem rather good. More over the weekend on the camera and other aspects next week.

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3 thoughts on “Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – First Impressions

  1. Its had a number of software upgrades. Really good integration with Office 365. I also like the dock. But haven’t carried the dock around as not had a real use for it. I could try to leave my Surface Pro 3 home to see it i can survive with phone only.

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