Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL size comparison vs Apple iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and more

Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL size comparison vs Apple iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and more

Microsoft rocked the stage in New York today: it unveiled an impressively innovative new family of products with a surprisingly lively (sometimes a bit over the top) presentation.

The two devices we care most about here at PhoneArena are the new Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the new premium Windows 10 handsets.

In a strategy reminding us of recent developments in Google's Nexus, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are of the same kind, but of different sizes. The Lumia 950 is a 5.2-inch phone with the Snapdragon 808, while the Lumia 950 XL is a 5.7-inch handset with the Snapdragon 810 system chip.

We've already dissected the specs in various comparisons and in-depth articles, but what we want to focus on here is the pure size: how big are the new Lumia 950 series phones? It turns out: they are quite compact for their size, even surprisingly so. We first start by comparing the 5.2" Lumia 950 to the top dogs in its size class and then continue to see how the 5.7" Lumia 950 XL compares with important phablets. Take a look right below.

Lumia 950 vs Apple iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S6, Nexus 5X


Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches

145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches

147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches

145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

Google Nexus 5X

Google Nexus 5X

Dimensions

5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches

147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.80 oz (136 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Lumia 950 vs HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z5, Huawei P8


Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches

145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

HTC One M9

HTC One M9

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches

144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

Huawei P8

Huawei P8

Dimensions

5.7 x 2.84 x 0.25 inches

144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

Microsoft Lumia 950

Microsoft Lumia 950

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches

145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)

HTC One M9

HTC One M9

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches

144.6 x 69.7 x 9.61 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5

Dimensions

5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches

146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

Weight

5.43 oz (154 g)

Huawei P8

Huawei P8

Dimensions

5.7 x 2.84 x 0.25 inches

144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm

Weight

5.08 oz (144 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note5, Moto X Style


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches

151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Dimensions

6.03 x 3 x 0.3 inches

153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.03 oz (171 g)

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches

151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.77 oz (192 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Dimensions

6.03 x 3 x 0.3 inches

153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.03 oz (171 g)

Motorola Moto X Style

Motorola Moto X Style

Dimensions

6.06 x 3 x 0.44 inches

153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm

Weight

6.31 oz (179 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Lumia 950 XL vs Nexus 6P, LG G4, OnePlus Two


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches

151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

Google Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 6P

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches

159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)

LG G4

LG G4

Dimensions

5.86 x 3 x 0.39 inches

148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

OnePlus 2

OnePlus 2

Dimensions

5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches

151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)

Google Nexus 6P

Google Nexus 6P

Dimensions

6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches

159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.28 oz (178 g)

LG G4

LG G4

Dimensions

5.86 x 3 x 0.39 inches

148.9 x 76.1 x 9.8 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

OnePlus 2

OnePlus 2

Dimensions

5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

151.8 x 74.9 x 9.85 mm

Weight

6.17 oz (175 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page

Related phones

Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's nothing to be surprised about. They pretty much have the same bezel as most other Sony, Samsung, moto or lg phones. It's 2015, I don't expect any OEM to make htc like bezels.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple does...lol

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

Well, Apple uses their huge home button, so it isn't possible for them to reduce those top and bottom bezel. However, the side bezel can be, and will be improved next year.

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You mean iPhone like bezels! Lol

6. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Note 5 has noticeably smaller bezels and more ergonomic. No, Microsoft hasn't caught up to other OEM's in this department, but for performance, battery life, camera, and OS features with W10, they've more than caught up.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The 950XL sports a 5.7 1440p display liek the Note and the device is smaller. So yes they have caught up. Its Apple who is still way behind. HERE ARE THE NUMBERS: 5.7 inches (~74.3% screen-to-body ratio) - 950XL 5.5 inches (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio) - iPhone 6S 5.7 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio) - Note 5 5.7 inches (~75.6% screen-to-body ratio) - S6 Edge+

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm (5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 in) - 950XL 165G 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm (6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 in) - Note 5 156G But the Note is lighter and so is the S6 Edge+. But just showing you, MS has caught up. Numbers dont lie. Its Apple who si behind. http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7263&idPhone2=7243&idPhone3=7467

15. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thanks Godddd. They didnt made it slimmer. Big battery is always welcoming as compared to slim size with small battery. I am not getting it that how 950xl is less taller than note 5 but note 5 has more screen to body ratio? is it due to bigger side bezels on 950xl?

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

HTC's bezels is due to it's dual-front stereo BoomSound speakers! no other one beats it!!!

2. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

BTW when will they give Windows 10 mobile update to Lumia 930?? Does anyone know the estimated date?

7. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

1 month maybe

19. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

th2 is scheduled for november. so i say wait until november. also... you can install the preview om your device. unlike porting lollipop or marshmallow to unsupported phones, EVERYTHING WORKS on the windows 10 preview. stay on the slow ring for stability. i'm in the fast ring though. life on the edge. this 920 is old anyway.

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I'll pass on this or maybe when they hit the bargain bins. A surface phone might catch by attention though if it's anything as gametime as the surface book. That thing is freaking sick and so nice. Now I just need to justify getting a laptop that I don't need. Lol

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes the Surface Book is a beast. Teh fact the Surface 4 is 50% faster than an Air, for basicallyy the same costs, blows my mind. But OMG, when they showed the Surface Book before he brought it out, I thought I was gonna pee on myself. I mean, I had a chill go up my spine you wouldn't believe. All that talk about no other OEM can match or even beat Apple standards on design? Microsoft and Samsung have shown they cant one up Apple. It doesn't matter how many they sell. What matters is they are doing it better in lots of ways. The Surface is what PC OEMs could have done ages ago and ruined the dream of Bill Gates. if they had done this with Windows XP Tablet edition, the iPad would have never stood a chance to be what it is today because no fool would have bought such an underpowered non-productive device for $499 when they could by now had a full PC at that cost. Maybe yesterdays engineering would have made such a PC to expensive and that is why. But now, that is no longer the case.

12. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Only reason now I won't buy Lumia phone is S810 or S808...well it's arm's big.little arch that push me away from this year's phones...may be next year when MS bless Lumia with S820 :)

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

And what's your fuss against big.LITTLE ? then Go invent your own architecture and sell it to other OEMs. smh

16. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

thats kinda rude. Whats wrong in expecting something phenominal? if he choose to criticise BIG.little then let him do that. No one can develop their personal architecture without having a team of engineers and testing facility. And this is the reason, he is expecting high from arm and qcomm. Otherwise he might develop something of his own without expecting anything from others.

17. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Not my intention to be rude, man.. I just don't get a pointless bashing..

18. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Not my intention to be rude, man.. I just don't get a the point of a bashing just based on a mere personal prefence. Either take or ditch, with no critics -- that's being gentle!

20. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

hahahahaha... there is no problem with these chips. the overheating issues are mainly exaggerated. otherwise you would be hearing videos and videos and videos of people complaing about the same thing. but you dont. even the z5compact video wasnt about overheating... pa did it for clicks.

21. srgonu

Posts: 488; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Iphones look ugly with their top, bottom and side huge bezels

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