Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review: The Windows 10 Mobile Flagship

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Performance: Full-System And Graphics

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU, and RAM (speed).

AnTuTu Benchmarks
General System, CPU and Subsystem Performance


AnTuTu puts the Lumia 950 XL right about in the middle of the pack, ahead of the Nexus 6P, but behind Apple's and Samsung's flagship phones. The UX test result, however, isn't indicative of real-world use. The user experience and fluidity and speed of Windows 10 Mobile is clearly superior to iOS and Android. Windows 10 Mobile runs well on generations-old hardware. And on the Lumia 950 XL with its relatively fast SoC and 3GB of RAM, the OS is smooth as silk.

Android Graphics Benchmarks

To get a feel for how graphics performance on the Lumia 950 XL compares to other devices, we used GFXBench, which has been one of our standard graphics performance benchmarks for a while now. In order to ensure V-sync and resolution aren’t limiting factors, we compare off-screen test results.


The fillrate test here puts the Lumia 950 XL near the top of the charts.  In the T-Rex off-screen benchmark, the phone finishes about in the middle of the pack, however.

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