The Lumia 950 vs. the competition: A battle of flagships

Billy Steele
B. Steele|10.06.15

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The Lumia 950 vs. the competition: A battle of flagships

The smaller of the new Lumias is quite the powerhouse on paper, but how does it stack up against the latest iOS and Android devices? At first glance, Microsoft's newest flagship, the Lumia 950, seems plenty powerful with its 1.8GHz hexa-core Snapdragon 808, 3GB of RAM and 5.2-inch Quad HD AMOLED display. However, we've got the face-off after the break with a side-by-side comparison between the Lumia 950, iPhone 6s and Nexus 5x so you can decide for yourself which one best suits your needs.

Lumia 950 iPhone 6s Nexus 5X
Price $549 $199, $299, $399 (on contract); $649, $749, $849 (off-contract) $379, $429
Dimensions 145 x 73.2 x 8.25 mm (5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches) 147 x 72.6 x 7.9mm (5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches)
Weight 150g (5.29 ounces) 143g (5.04 ounces) 136g (4.8 ounces)
Display 5.2 inches (132.08mm) 4.7 inches (119.38mm) 5.2 inches (132.08mm)
Resolution 2,560 x 1,440 (564 ppi) 1,334 x 750 (326 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (423 ppi)
Screen type Quad HD AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 3 IPS LCD, Retina HD FHD LCD, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery 3,000mAh
1,715mAh (non-removable) 2,700mAh (non-removable)
Storage 32GB 16 / 64 / 128GB 16 / 32GB
External storage microSD up to 2TB None None
Rear camera 20MP Zeiss, f/1.9, OIS, triple LED natural flash 12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size, dual LED flash, IR laser-assisted autofocus
Front camera 5MP wide-angle 1080p 5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2 5MP, f/2.0, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture 4K 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.1 v4.2 v4.2
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Apple A9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
Processor 1.8GHz hexa-core 1.8GHz dual-core 1.8GHz hexa-core
Graphics N/A N/A Adreno 418
Memory 3GB 2GB 2GB
WiFi Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
OS Windows 10 iOS 9 Android 6.0
Standout features Continuum, Windows Hello, glance screen technology, USB Type-C 3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash Nexus Imprint, USB Type-C

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