Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Google Nexus 6P vs Motorola Moto X Style: specs comparison


With the Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft just declared its ambitions to reclaim its somewhat lost and forlorn positions on the smartphone market. The 5.7-inch device goes all-in and doesn't skimp in the specs department, as well as an interesting set of software features, like Continuum. We can safely say that the Lumia 950 XL is the most advanced and well-spec'd device Microsoft has released so far.

True, it seems that the new super-sized heir of the Lumia 930/Icon is aiming straight at the most popular handsets out there. Namely, these would be the Galaxy Note5 and the iPhone 6s, but we already compared this venerable trio. Additionally, the Lumia 950 XL has other rivals, and these are two stock and almost stock troopers - the Nexus 6P and the Moto X Style.

Check out how the three compare against one another in terms of specs and specs alone.

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

74.15 %
75.03 %
71.60 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 418
Adreno 430

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
128GB

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)

Battery

Capacity

3340 mAh
3000 mAh
3450 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
 

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
 
23.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 
 

Internet use

 
 
LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Music playback

75.00 hours
 
100.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
21 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)
12.3 MP (Laser autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.1 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling
Video calling

Front

5 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)
6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
6.31 oz (179.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
6.28 oz (178.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Splash, Dust; IP52
 

Biometrics

Iris scanner
 
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 649
 
$ 649





Related phones

Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Moto X Style
  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 3GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat

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