I used the Lumia 950 to shoot some videos over the weekend while walking at the High Line in New York City. Without any fancy editing, I combined the clips so you can check the video and audio quality for yourself. Take a look at the 4K video and read some of the things I noticed while shooting.
When taking photos with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, a fake shutter sound goes on. Sometimes, it can be loud and annoying, especially when you're trying to snap a picture discretely. We'll show you two ways to disable the sound.
The Lumia 950 and 950 XL both have microSD slots so you can have more room for storage. In fact, you can get a 200GB microSDXC card for the phones right now. You should know that simply pulling the microSD card out of your Lumia 950 or 950 XL isn't recommended. We'll show you the safer way.
The built-in Gadgets app on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL isn't the most exciting app available on Windows 10 Mobile, but it definitely deserves some attention. Our favorite Gadgets feature is the ability to automatically open apps when connecting a phone to accessories like headphones, or Bluetooth speakers.
The keyboard could be the most frequently used tool on our phones. We use it to write emails, notes, send messages, tweet, search the web, and more. Whether you're already a pro at typing or just getting familiar with your new Windows 10 Mobile device like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, there are definitely some tips and tricks that will help you type faster. We'll show you 11 ways that...
Battery Saver extends the battery life of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL by limiting background activity and push notifications. It is off by default, but you can set it up so that your phone automatically turns on battery saver when the battery falls below a certain percentage. We'll show you how to do it.
If you feel like the keyboard on the Lumia 950 or 950 XL is too big on the screen, there's a way to make it smaller. The main benefit of making the keyboard smaller is seeing more content on the screen. However, you pay with having smaller keys that might result in more spelling errors. We'll show you how to change the keyboard size so you can see for yourself which option works best.
If you buy the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL from the Microsoft Store, they'll also try to sell the Essentials Bundle. The kit includes a portable charger, tempered glass screen protector, and a phone case for $69. Watch our hands-on video for more details.
We talked about Meme Generator Suite a couple of months ago. It has an impressive collection of memes for you to choose from and it's also a universal Windows app. It's normally free with in-app purchases, but today, the Pro version is also free. Curious how it works on your device? We've installed it on the Lumia 950 and Surface Pro 3, and recorded a hands-on video.
When we received our review unit for the Lumia 950, it came in a special packaging that isn't the same as the retail box that customers get. Check out our quick and simple unboxing video in case you were wondering what's included with the Lumia 950 when you actually go out and buy one.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL both feature a USB-C connector supporting the USB 3.1 standard for faster charging and data transfer. It replaces the micro-USB port we've grown accustomed to. This means buying new cables if you lose one or need an extra charger at another place. We'll help explain more about USB Type C and what cables to get in case you need an extra one.
The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL both support wireless charging, so you can just place them on top of supported wireless chargers instead of getting tangled with cables. It can get complicated on what type of wireless charging technology is being used or what chargers to get, but we'll try to explain here.
The Lumia 950 and 950 XL both come with 32GB of internal storage, but they also have microSD slots for even more storage. Both phones support micro SDXC 3.01 standard-compliant cards. Ready to hear something crazy? The maximum capacity that exists for the card technology is 200GB and you can get one right now from SanDisk.
Most users won't need to reset the Microsoft Band 2, but this will come in handy when you are switching phones, trying to solve a problem, or if you need to restart the setup process. We'll show you how to do it.
When it comes to watching several TV shows, it might become hard to track down which episodes you're up to. Trakter, a universal Windows app, can help. It looks great on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Inside the box, the Microsoft Band 2 comes with a USB charging cable. To charge the Microsoft Band 2, plug the USB end of the cable into a powered USB port and connect the magnetic charging connector on the USB charging cable to the charging port on the clasp of your Band.
Just like the Microsoft Band, you can track your sleep with the Microsoft Band 2. It tracks the length and quality of your sleep using your heart rate and motion. There are two ways to track your sleep with the band. You can do it through the Sleep tile, or you can let it automatically detect your sleep.
If you have a favorite NFL team, you can add them as tile on your Microsoft Band thanks to the new tiles recently added to the Tiles Gallery by Microsoft. You'll be able to see the team's recent game score result and a prediction of the next game from your band. We'll show you how to set it up.
No, the Microsoft Band 2 is not waterproof. The story doesn't end there, however. The Microsoft Band 2 actually meets the IPX7 standard in testing, but Microsoft insists the Band 2 is not intended to be immersed in water. If you try and it breaks, it won't be covered by the warranty.