Google has finally unveiled its new Nexus smartphones 2015 range. LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P are out and in their minds, prospective buyers and Windows Phone fans may already be comparing these two to upcoming Lumia Flagships Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. So, many of you may like to know how Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will stack against the Google’s latest Nexus devices.
In this article we will compare LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and see how these four fare against each other in terms of specs, features and pricing. Check the comparison table below. Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have been now announced by Microsoft. You can read all about Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL Specfications, Features, Price and Release dates at our dedicated pages.
Nexus 5X vs Lumia 950 vs Nexus 6P vs Lumia 950 XL comparison:
|Nexus 5X||Nexus 6P||Lumia 950||Lumia 950 XL|
|Display||5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution display, 424 ppi.||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 515 ppi||5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 565 ppi, OLED||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 515 ppi, OLED|
|Design, Thickness & Weight||147.0 x 72.6 x 7.9, Polycarbonate||159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3, Metallic||144.9 x 73.2 x 7.6, Polycarbonate||151.9 x 78.4 x 7.8, Polycarbonate|
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Windows 10 Mobile||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Processor||Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808||Octa-core Snapdragon 810||Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808||Octa-core Snapdragon 810|
|Battery||2700 mAh Battery||3450 mAh Battery||3000 mAh Battery||3400 mAh battery|
|Storage (Sd card support)||16 / 32 GB||32 / 64 / 128 GB, No MicroSd support||32 GB||32 GB with MicroSD support|
|Expandable Memory (MicroSD support)||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|RAM||2 GB RAM||3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Sim||Single Sim only||Single Sim only||Dual-Sim support||Dual-Sim support|
|FFC||5 MP FFC||8 MP FFC, 720p video||5 MP FFC, 1080p video, with flash||5 MP FFC, 1080p video, with flash|
|Rear Camera||12.3 MP||12.3 MP||20 MP Rear Camera, , Dual-LED (variable tone) flash||20 MP Rear Camera, Triple-LED (variable tone) flash|
|optical image stabilization||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Imaging features||No||No||Living Images||Living Images|
|Continuum for Phone||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|HAAC audio recording||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|USB Tech||USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|USP||Pricing||Pricing, Metal body||Iris Scanner, Continuum for Phones, Wiresless charging, Camera quality||Iris Scanner, Continuum for Phones, Wiresless charging, Camera quality|
|Pricing||$380 (16 GB)||$500 (32 GB)||$549||$649|
As one can easily notice in the above Table, features and specs wise Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL offer much more as compared to Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5S.
While Nexus 6P boasts of a metallic unibody, design wise Lumia 950 XL looks better in leaked press images. Same can be said for Nexus 5X (Polycarbonate) and Lumia 950.
In fact it doesn’t look like a fair fight between Nexus 5S and Lumia 950 at all, given Lumia 950 has a much better display, higher RAM, much better camera and unique features like Continuum for Phones, Iris Scanner, Wireless charging, Glance Screen, HAAC recording etc going for it.
Nexus 6P has a 8 MP FFC as compared to 5 MP FFC of Lumia 950 XL, but surprisingly offers only 720p video capture. Its rear camera is only 12.3 MP and lacks OIS. In comparison Lumia 950 XL will boast of a 20 MP rear camera with improved OIS. Lumia 950 XL also brings Continuum for Phones support, Iris Scanner (Fingerprint scanner on Nexus 6P), Wireless charging, some cool features missing from Nexus 6P.
While the USP for the Nexus range has been its pricing, as per the recent leaks Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are not going to be too pricey either and when it comes to 32 GB models pricing, it is closer battle for both Nexus 6P and Lumia 950 XL.
Not to forget that Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL offer expandable storage and removable Battery, two options missing from both Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P.
Do let us know what you think of this comparison??
We have also posted a comparison between Lumia 950 / 950 XL and latest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus that gives you a good idea about how four devices compare to each other in terms of specifications, feature and price.