Microsoft finally unveiled its new Lumia flagships at yesterday’s event. Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are out now and in their minds, prospective buyers and Windows Phone fans may already be comparing these two to Samsung’s Flagship Android smartphones Galaxy S6 and Note 5. So, many of you may like to know how Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will stack against the Samsung’s flagships.
In this article we will compare Samsung Galaxy S6, Note 5, 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.
You can read about Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL pricing and release date for all markets by clicking here. You can read all about Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL specifications, features and release markets at our dedicated pages.
We have also posted comparisons between Lumia 950 / 950 XL and latest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and also between Lumia 950 / 950 XL and Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P that gives you a good idea about how these devices compare to each other in terms of specifications, feature and price.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Lumia 950 vs Note 5 vs Lumia 950 XL:
|Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Note 5||Lumia 950||Lumia 950 XL|
|Display||5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 577 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||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm, Metallic||153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm, Metallic||144.9 x 73.2 x 7.6, Polycarbonate||151.9 x 78.4 x 7.8, Polycarbonate|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Windows 10 Mobile||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Processor||Ocat-Core Exynos 7420||Octa-Core Exynos 7420||Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808||Octa-core Snapdragon 810|
|Battery||2550 mAh Battery||3000 mAh Battery||3000 mAh Battery||3400 mAh battery|
|Internal Storage||32 / 64 /128 GB||32 / 64 GB||32 GB||32 GB|
|Expandable Memory (MicroSD support)||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|RAM||3 GB RAM||4 GB RAM||3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|Sim||Dual-Sim support||Dual-Sim support||Dual-Sim support||Dual-Sim support|
|FFC||5 MP FFC||5 MP FFC||5 MP FFC||5 MP FFC|
|Rear Camera||16 MP||16 MP||20 MP , Triple-LED (Natural tone) flash||20 MP , Triple-LED (Natural tone) flash|
|Optical image stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Imaging features||No||No||Living Images||Living Images|
|Continuum for Phones||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|HAAC audio recording||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|USB Tech||microUSB v2.0||microUSB v2.0||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|USP||FingerPrint Scanner, Wiresless charging, Metal body||FingerPrint Scanner, Wiresless charging, Metal body||Iris Scanner, Continuum for Phones, Wiresless charging, Camera quality||Iris Scanner, Continuum for Phones, Wiresless charging, Camera quality|
It is perhaps the closest specifications fight that Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have endured yet, against any competitor’s flagship devices we have compared them to. In fact Display, RAM, Processors wise it looks like a close call at fist glance, but pros and cons appear on closer inspection.
Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL do better than Galaxy S6 and Note 5 in Battery life, expandable memory, replaceable battery, Camera (Rear). But Note 5 has more RAM than Lumia 950 XL and Galaxy S6 has slightly higher PPI and Octa-Core vs Hexa-Core advantage over Lumia 950. Though Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL feature “Liquid Cooling” missing from Samsung flagships.
Lumia 950 and Lumai 950 XL also have some unique features missing from Samsung flagships like Continuum for Phones, Iris Scanner, Glance Screen, HAAC recording etc. In comparison Note 5 and Galaxy s6 have Fingerprint scanner missing from Lumia Flagships. Lumia Flagships also come with USB Type-C with clear benefits over microUSB tech used in Samsung flagships.
Pricing wise too Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL drill smaller holes in your pocket than Galaxy Flagships. So, overall it seems that Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL pack enough ammunition to blast Samsung Flagships out of the Park. Some may argue about the metallic body of Note 5 and Galaxy S6 over polycarbonate body of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, but considering the availability of Metal Body Covers for Lumia Flagships, this doesn’t seem to be a very big disadvantage anymore.
Do let us know what you think of this comparison??