Lumia 950 and 950 XL – Specs Comparison Side by Side


Leaving the size at the side, what the two Windows 10 flagships differ at?


Microsoft has recently launched their new flagship Lumia smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile featuring with Continuum as well as they include liquid cooling technology and adaptive antenna.

The two Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL sport high-end Qualcomm processors and higher memory along with the support of SDXC compliant micro SD cards. They record 4K videos as well with their 20 megapixel shooters. They both are similar at most of their core hardware but a few distinctions are there for you to decide which one is for you.

Design wise, smaller one has its own advantages such as a better handy size with respect to the nature of a phone with increased sharpness higher higher pixel density per inch which actually lets you read easily. Whereas the larger version facilitates the consumers attracted to bigger screens. It also comes with 5% higher screen-to-body ratio which should attract any type of consumer. XL version has a bit better design on the back with its camera module but has some awkward layout of the buttons on the side.

Following on the left are the key features from Lumia 950 and on the right Lumia 950 XL is listed with the price difference of $100. Similar features are also parted in columns but where needed, they are spanned together for better readability.

Microsoft Lumia 950 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile
Chipset and Memory
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa core 1.8 GHz,
Adreno 418 GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 2 GHz,
Adreno 430 GPU
Storage 32GB, micro SD card support up to 200GB (SDXC 3.01)
Body and Display
Display 5.2 inch AMOLED, WQHD (2560 x 1440),
Pixel density: 564 ppi,
Screen-to-body ratio: 70.2%
Gorilla Glass 3,
ClearBlack Display
5.7 inch AMOLED, WQHD (2560 x 1440),
Pixel density: 518 ppi,
Screen-to-body ratio: 75.2%
Gorilla Glass 4,
ClearBlack Display
Dimensions 73.2 mm x 145 mm x 8.2 mm 78.4 mm x 151.9 mm x 8.1 mm
Weight 150 grams 165 grams
2G GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 (5,8,3,2)
Max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0 kbps
Max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8 kbps
3G WCDMA Bands: 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 4 (1700/2100 MHz), 5 (850 MHz), 8 (900 MHz)
Max data speed DL: 42.2 Mbps (Cat 24)
Max data speed UL: 5.76 Mbps (Cat 6)
4G/LTE FDD-LTE Bands: 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), 3 (1800 MHz), 4 (1700/2100 MHz), 5 (850MHz), 7 (2600 MHz), 8 (900MHz), 12 (700 MHz), 17 (700MHz), 20 (800MHz), 28 (700 MHz)
TD-LTE Bands: 38 (2570-2620 MHz), 40 (2300-2400 MHz)
Max data speed DL: 150 Mbps (Cat 4)
Max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 4)
Photo and Video
Main Camera 20 MP Image Sensor, 1/2.4 inch sensor format, 26 mm focal length,
Zeiss Optics, f/1.9 aperture, 6-element lens, Optical Image Stabilization
Triple LED Flash, Oversampling,
Auto focus, two-step dedicated shutter button. Video Recording: 4K video recording at 30fps, Video zoom, Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video Light, Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
Front Camera 5 MP Image Sensor, Wide Angle, f/2.4 lens aperture,
Video recording: 1080p at 30fps.
Type 3000mAh, removable/replaceable 3340mAh, removable/replaceable
Battery Life Company Rated as Maximum:
Standby Time (Dual SIM): 12 days
Talk time (2G): 23 hours
Talk time (3G): 18 hours
Music Playback: 67 hours
Browing (Wi-Fi) : 9.5 hours
Video Playback: 10 hours
Company Rated as Maximum:
Standby Time (Dual SIM): 12 days
Talk time (2G): 25 hours
Talk time (3G): 19 hours
Music Playback: 75 hours
Browing (Wi-Fi) : 11 hours
Video Playback: 11 hours
Charging Qi Wireless Charging (built-in),
Fast Charging (0-50% in 30 minute)
Qi Wireless Charging (built-in),
Fast Charging (0-50% in 30 minute)
Other Features
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.1,
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi call, Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, Wireless Screen projection
USB 3.1: USB Type-C, 3.5mm stereo headset, DisplayPort over USB Type-C
Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore
SIM Nano SIM (Dual Standby SIM) Nano SIM (Dual Standby SIM)
Preferred Features Liquid Cooling Technology, Dual Antenna (Adaptive Antenna Technology), Windows Continuum
Colors White, Black White, Black
Available From November 2015 November 2015
Price $549 (or Rs. ~57,000/- in Pakistan) $649 (or Rs. ~68,000/- in Pakistan)

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