Video: Unboxing the Lumia 950 and first impressions


It's been almost 2 years since we saw a flagship, high end Lumia device released on At&t network. The last was the Lumia 1520, with it's behemoth 6-inch display.
The other flagship was the Lumia Icon on Verizon, also known as the Lumia 930 that was sold internationally and unlocked.
Since then, Lumia fans in the US have had to settle with either the old but reliable Lumia 920, the rapidly aging but camera of a beast Lumia 1020.
Well, thankfully you don't have to settle anymore as the Lumia 950 is now available at At&t online stores, at At&t stores, Microsoft stores and at Microsftstore.com.

I got my Lumia 950 and here is my unboxing video with first impressions on the device...





The Lumia 950 is really light (weighs 150grams), maybe because I have been using the Lumia 930 which weighs more.
The Lumia 950's physical makeup, design is simple, too simple in my opinion. It's removable back cover is made from polycarbonate plastic, in a year where we saw manufacturers switch to metal (aluminum) or glass, Microsoft stuck with plastic, it's not a bad thing. Microsoft did state that this was for the Lumia fans, as they prepare the surface phone next year.

So what sets the new Lumia 950 apart from the rest?
It's not its
5.2 inch HD display screen
Snapdragon 808 processor
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage with microSD card slot
20MP carl zeiss camera with triple LED flash
5MP front facing camera that can record in 720p HD
3,000mAh removable battery with USB Type-C quick charge 2.0 for rapid charging.

No, all these specs are pretty standard for flagship devices of 2015.
What makes the Lumia 950 stand out are too things...
1. Continuum, which allows you to use your phone as a PC
2. Microsoft Hello, which uses iris scanning technology to unlock the phone. Most manufacturers use fingerprint scanner.

We will look at these new features in my full review video coming soon.






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