Lumia 950/950 XL start getting ‘double tap to wake’ feature

Lumia 950/950 XL start getting ‘double tap to wake’ feature

Just over a couple of months after Microsoft dropped hints that the Lumia 950 and 950 XL could get the ‘double tap to wake’ feature, the company has started rolling out a new update that includes the feature – both devices are receiving it. If you recall, Microsoft had accepted that ‘double tap to wake’ for Lumia 950/950 XL is a common request, and asked users to upvote it in Feedback Hub. And given that

Microsoft Lumia 650: Review

Microsoft Lumia 650: Review

Introduction and features ‘Premium’ is a word that’s bandied about a lot in the smartphone world these days, especially by PRs and marketing types. And manufacturers, eager to justify the increasing prices of their most highly-specced models, are now in something of an arms race to present each new product as the most ‘premium’. Microsoft hasn’t always been on the ball when it comes to build quality, however, with

Microsoft Lumia 550: Review

Microsoft Lumia 550: Review

Introduction and features The Christmas period wasn’t kind to Windows 10 Mobile. With the Lumia 950 and 950 XL being the first flagship smartphones to come bearing the new operating system, they also came bearing the weight of expectation. Unfortunately, despite significant efforts on the part of Microsoft, their arrival was heralded by persistent software bugs and lukewarm reviews. Things have gone rather

Lumia 850 renders leak online along with familiar photos

Lumia 850 renders leak online along with familiar photos

Yesterday offered us a set of hands-on photos of the Microsoft Lumia 850 and today, samples from the same batch have resurfaced from yet another source adding quite a bit to the authenticity of the leak. Joining them we have a few fan-made renders that lets us get a better idea of the smartphone’s looks. This is the latest in a long line of news and various info on the handset, reaffirming that the mid-range Windows

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Review

Introduction, design and display Lumia flagships are a rare breed these days, not just in terms of new models, but on the street as well. Over three years have passed since the line began, and a lot has happened in that time – not least the evaporation of Windows Phone’s already paltry market share. The Nokia Lumia 930, nominally the last flagship-class device in the series, was released in the UK on July 17 2014.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM: First Impressions

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM: First Impressions

Microsoft, on Wednesday, pulled the wraps off its first Lumia device sans ‘Nokia’ branding, the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM, thus signalling the end of the Nokia era. The phone will be available from November 28. We got to play with it for some time at the launch event in Mumbai. Here are our first impressions of its various features for you. The Lumia 535 Dual SIM feels slim at

Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM: Up Against the Android Army

Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM: Up Against the Android Army

No matter which part of the market it tries to address, Microsoft will have stiff competition from multiple Android partners. At the high end, there’s really no contest – Microsoft hasn’t released a new flagship since it erased Nokia’s name from the catalog, and it won’t until Windows 10 is ready to go later this year. Lumia models stand out in the mid-range because of their attractive styling, good cameras and decent

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM: Windows Phone 8.1 Made Affordable

Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM: Windows Phone 8.1 Made Affordable

Long before the widely praised Moto E, the fairly competent Asus Zenfone 4 or the new crowd favourite Xiaomi Redmi 1S took the budget smartphone market in India by storm, there was one phone that stood out – the Nokia Lumia 520. This phone was a surprise hit for both Microsoft and Nokia, and it introduced first-time users to a polished smartphone experience without having to dig deep into their pockets.

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM: Off to a Shaky Start

Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM: Off to a Shaky Start

The Lumia 535 Dual SIM is an important phone for Microsoft, as its first Windows Phone that has been announced globally sans the iconic Nokia branding. Will the first Microsoft Lumia phone manage to uphold the legacy of Nokia’s great designs, build quality, performance and cameras? We investigate all this and more in our full review of the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM. Look and feel

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL First Impressions

Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL First Impressions

It hasn’t been very long since Microsoft took over Nokia’s smartphone division, but the software giant hasn’t been standing still. Two of the latest devices to launch are the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. Four versions of each will be produced – single-SIM 3G, single-SIM LTE, dual-SIM 3G and dual-SIM LTE – but availability will depend on regions and carriers. We were able to spend a little time

Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, Surface Pro 4 to be outed on October 6

Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL, Surface Pro 4 to be outed on October 6

Today Microsoft has started sending out media invites for an event it’s holding on October 6 in New York City. The invite itself only says that we’re going to see new Windows 10 devices, as you can gather from the image below. However, past leaks have talked about the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL high-end flagship duo becoming official at an October event, and now we know when that will take place. Alongside the

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

Introduction While we wait for Windows 10 Mobile to show up later this year here’s another affordable, decent-looking, unfussy Windows Phone 8.1 model to tide us over. Since Microsoft bought Nokia’s phone division at the end of 2013, we’ve seen quite a few perfectly adequate handsets that aren’t going to burn too big a hole in your pocket or get your pulse racing all that quickly. And so to the Microsoft