Surprise in the Reader-Test of Lumia 950 (XL): Android Despite Windows 10

In an unusual test, ten had Our site selected premieres testers decide: so far, they used an Android Smartphone, now they were testing one of the new Microsoft Lumia 950 or 950 XL with Windows 10. Your test results sent readers to editors and had to then send to our site either your Android or the Lumia Smartphone screen.

Lumia 950 and 950 XL: the reader conclusion

The premieres testers say that

Readers of Roland Sossna has tested his Lumia 950 as Navi: the new Windows service cards works absolutely satisfactorily without an Internet connection. When Arne Kühn, the display caused dock for more security: I can stay at last with my Smartphone without risks also in my familiar Windows environment. Roland Dörr bothered in the test the battery life of the 950 XL: hardware and Windows 10 are still not properly co-ordinated, or the battery is too small. Hans-Peter Gothenburg testers praised the display release via iris-scan: with me than spectacle wearers, the probability of detection was about 90 percent. And acquaintances could not outsmart the iris scan. The detailed opinions of the tester is available in the above Gallery.

Video: The judgments of the reader-testers

With intuitive operation Windows 10 surprised the tester how they evaluate the Lumia and how many give up your old Android device? Android despite Windows 10: Lumia 950 (XL) in the reader test

9 out of 10 testers to stay with the Lumia

 

Impressive: 9 of 10 readers keep their Lumia and sent your previously used Android device on COMPUTER screen. Among other things, note 3, nexus 4 and Sony Xperia met the Galaxy ultra Z.

The intermediate results sent participants during the three-week trial period regularly image to COMPUTER. Thereby, they lit the most diverse aspects of Lumia smartphones, which summed up the editorial team and published several times a week. In the following line of text, follow the test procedure of the reader.

Microsoft Lumia 950 (XL): The test course

Unpacked and angefasstDie first moments with new technology are very special what’s better to take than the fresh device from its packaging? The large 950 XL with 5.7 inch display lies well in the hand and great looks the removable back cover is smooth, but not slippery, describes the first contact with the Lumia Bernd Neumann. The testers is positive on also, that the battery be replaced can be, which is not possible with many other smartphones. Roland Sossna noticed: the scope is modest with charger, USB cable, and Smartphone. That the floor is made of plastic, is in order. An unboxing video of Lumia presented Clemens Sanwald 950 XL. Always the Lumia in the first BetriebNicht the switch to a different operating system is easy. Including Rolf Weinert had no problems: existing accounts with Outlook and Google are quickly entered the device in terms of contacts and email accounts is up and running quickly. Retrieving differs little from the computer and Android phone from mails. The tester the appearance quality of the clear and bright display are convinced. Over the coming weekend, get acquainted the reader closer with their smartphones and portray them with the new operating system handle more impressions, how come? Detailed unboxing video the free days at the end of which took week Ivan Möller time be to unpack Lumia 950 peacefully and to hold his first taste in a nearly five-minute unboxing video. The first moments with your Smartphone in hand are a positive surprise for him with regard to handling and value. The plastic back not bother at all, so the phone not from the hand, slips at least thinks Arne Kühn, but noticed that the three side buttons of drueber crossing scratch something. Roland Dörr goes to play it safe and ordered a cover: in white, it is not resistant to dirt resistant. New Windows-10-SmartphoneNachdem the transition from Android to Windows 10 thanks to simple data transfer fast managed the testers, was the first contact with the new user interface before was not every reader is your way right off the bat: setting of the unit works fine, but the device operation is for an old Android but noticed something different, Roland Sossna. In a similar direction, Peter thinks cassava: the operation is for a transfer takes getting used to, but it’s good. Points of contact with Windows 10 on a desktop PC turned out to be for finding your way at the Lumia as helpful. App selection in the Microsoft StoreFür significantly less apps are Windows Smartphone available as for Android but that is noticeable to our readers in practice? Apart from SwiftKey, I has missed no important app in the store. Spotify is also available for Windows 10, what would otherwise have been an exclusion criterion for me, is a positive conclusion Ivan Möller. Rolf Weinert, however, missing the one or the other app, that he has installed on his Sony Xperia Z. I don’t want the app hysteria of Android, for me the range in the store. In addition, there is little unnecessary preinstalled apps, you can also delete as opposed to the overloaded Samsung Smartphone, pleased Roland Sossna.

The first opinions about the battery life contrary to the contributions from the Internet forums the Lumia held out very well the first two days, is surprised by the stamina after he informed on the Internet on the perceived strengths and weaknesses of Windows smartphones Arne Kühn. Roland Dörr optimized battery life by adapting the apps and disable unnecessary background activities. With Ivan Möller, the battery made flabby at 18:24, after he tried out the Lumia from 5:15 extensively as a technology enthusiast.

The screen for the first time by iris scan can be unlock unlock by IRIS ScanBeim Lumia. The Lumia 950 scans the eye, then detects the users and unlocks itself. For Arne Kühn, the iris scan is a funny extension, he is not sure, however, whether he wants to perform the necessary movement in the public. Roland Sossna says: the iris scanner works very well, however one must approach the device about 10 centimeters.

Dealing with Windows 10Für Ivan Möller has moved from Android to Windows any relevant disadvantage, on the contrary: the Lumia has many useful features not offered by the competition. Caught in the Windows-10 solution with the continuum feature to the optimized and fully fledged Office suite on your Smartphone. But not always, everything runs smoothly, so Arne Kühn reported two crashes of software. Clemens Sanwald is pleased with the smooth transfer of contacts: the contacts were quick on the device thanks to Bluetooth connection.

Top camera for the HosentascheFür most people is the Smartphone has a multi function tool it replaced in everyday life a variety of other devices. Thanks to its 20-mega pixel camera, the Microsoft Lumia 950 (XL) is also interesting for the hobby photographer. Tester Arne Kühn is very pleased with the camera: the photos are unique top. As my small Canon no longer comes with, at least as long as enough light there is. But at night, the Lumia makes good pictures. In the DNG format the pictures are huge 22 megabytes in size! Also Rolf Weinert is enthusiastic: when shooting the zoom function of wiping movements, I like very much. The image quality is excellently impressive hot with original colors.

Windows 10 in the AlltagIvan Möller looks in Microsoft’s operating system the benefits of automatic networking of its Windows devices: I was very surprised, as on my laptop all of a sudden the message lit up, that I’d missed a phone call. In addition, the synchronization of images, dates & co. is possible. Roland Sossna is pleased to be more comfortable with email: exemplary all various email accounts are housed in a single place. If you forward emails with attachment, you get also the case with the addressee. Android a Winmail.dat was designed from the slopes in my file, with at least my contacts in the Apple and PC world could do nothing.

Windows maps app with CortanaSmartphones are used increasingly as a mobile navigation device Roland Sossna his Lumia has tested 950 on his navigation skills to: the new Windows service works absolutely satisfactory cards. The Lumia quickly absorbs the GPS signal, navigation will start without major delays. It is advisable to download the maps for offline use. However, he noticed also a greater battery consumption and therefore a charging cable for the car is recommended. Clemens Sanwald, Cortana as navigation Assistant has discovered for themselves: the pairing of the Smartphone with the car radio via Bluetooth worked great. But it is really super that Cortana reports after a long press of the call button on the radio. With both hands on the wheel you can tell her now, where to navigate or who should be called.

Favorite apps and wipe TechnikJe longer become the testers with their Lumias familiar, even more are personal preferences in appearance. Rolf Weinert used his Lumia now for his fitness training and sees these advantages: the Runtastic app on Windows 10 seems better to be programmed is more readily available than under Android GPS, for a round trip, the altitude are up right down. This is not so for the Sony Xperia Z. Arne Kühn, however, are increasingly using the keyboard of Lumias befriends: to write texts with a wipe on the keyboard works well. So, I quickly get long and correct texts and hardly needs rework. Hans-Peter Gotschenberg the Selfies with the Lumia fallen: I found the app Lumia Selfie, with which you can create great Selfies and Spice it up with overlays. The great thing about the app is that the Lumia is an ever faster growing beeping of 950 XL and then throws when you’re perfect in the image.

The Lumia as desktop PCEin special feature of Lumia 950 (XL) is the connection to the display dock and this possible use as a desktop PC brings the dock the picture of smartphones directly on an external monitor or TV. Bernd Neumann writes: after connecting the feeling quickly, as if it would work on a normal PC. It remains available for SMS or phone calls. Also you can display the dock connect external hard drives or USB flash drives in my eyes a great extension for home or travel. Also Peter Marniok you like the dock: after connecting everything went almost as saying. The Smartphone as a touch screen or keyboard goes perfectly, only reciprocal operation is somewhat cumbersome.

Battery DauertestNachdem which, issued shortly after the start of the test phase of their opinion to the battery Tester is the question whether this decision has changed after over two weeks of intensive tests. Roland Sossna reported this: I have the Lumia a day quite normal and applied for a longer time, on the phone, mail completed, information obtained in the evening it had nearly 70 percent load. So it comes with the battery very well throughout the day. Arne Kühn does well with his battery and compares it to the performance of most other smartphones.

The verdict on the Lumia 950 (XL) how is the final conclusion of the tester? After readers had several weeks time and tested their equipment through its paces, there is a mostly positive review of the Microsoft Smartphone. As Hans-Peter Götschenberg has the following opinion: the Smartphone comes with all properties, you’d expect from a high-priced cell phone. The highlights are the camera, the excellent telephony and the ease of use for me. Except for the limited availability of the app and the somewhat low battery life, the Lumia 950 XL afford no real weaknesses. Microsoft has a good alternative to iOS and Android developed and it will be curious what still follows. Even Clemens Sanwald is satisfied the bottom line: the Lumia 950 XL inspires with its hardware and its sophisticated operating system. It takes great pictures and has an excellent voice quality. The display dock also has a PC in your pocket.

Android or Windows 10? Could the reader with Windows 10 despite her Android past become friends in the end? Ivan Möller writes: initial, as I have for years used to Android, yet everything is somewhat unusual very intuitive and fast to learn, even somewhat clearer than in Android. Roland Dörr has chosen for itself: A device and system with potential for more and clear alternative to Android/iOS. Ultimately nine of the ten testers have decided their old Android devices (including the nexus 4, Galaxy note 3, Xperia Z Ultra and OnePlus one) to exchange for the Microsoft Lumia 950 (XL) and sent your Android smartphones in the newsroom.

The verdict on the Lumia 950 (XL) how is the final conclusion of the tester? After readers had several weeks time and tested their equipment through its paces, there is a mostly positive review of the Microsoft Smartphone. As Hans-Peter Götschenberg has the following opinion: the Smartphone comes with all properties, you’d expect from a high-priced cell phone. The highlights are the camera, the excellent telephony and the ease of use for me. Except for the limited availability of the app and the somewhat low battery life, the Lumia 950 XL afford no real weaknesses. Microsoft has a good alternative to iOS and Android developed and it will be curious what still follows. Even Clemens Sanwald is satisfied the bottom line: the Lumia 950 XL inspires with its hardware and its sophisticated operating system. It takes great pictures and has an excellent voice quality. The display dock also has a PC in your pocket.

Android or Windows 10? Could the reader with Windows 10 despite her Android past become friends in the end? Ivan Möller writes: initial, as I have for years used to Android, yet everything is somewhat unusual very intuitive and fast to learn, even somewhat clearer than in Android. Roland Dörr has chosen for itself: A device and system with potential for more and clear alternative to Android/iOS. Ultimately nine of the ten testers have decided their old Android devices (including the nexus 4, Galaxy note 3, Xperia Z Ultra and OnePlus one) to exchange for the Microsoft Lumia 950 (XL) and sent your Android Smartphone at COMPUTER screen.

 

The Microsoft display dock

 

All testers got the display dock HD-500, which expanded their Lumia to three USB ports, an HDMI output and a display port in addition to the Smartphone. So they dock monitor, mouse, keyboard and USB-stick, to use the Lumia as Windows-10-PC.

New Lumias: the facts

 

On the new top Lumias run many Windows-PC programs so the Smartphones do simpler PC tasks. It’s still in the Microsoft Smartphone.