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

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.

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

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
518 ppi
520 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

74.15 %
71.60 %
75.03 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

20 megapixels
12.3 megapixels
21 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser autofocus
Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

Tricolor LED
Dual LED
Dual LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Night mode

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

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)
6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches (159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3 mm)
6.06 x 3.00 x 0.44 inches (153.9 x 76.2 x 11.06 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.28 oz (178 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.31 oz (179 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

 
 
Splash, Dust

IP certified

 
 
IP 52

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 430
Adreno 418

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR4
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3340 mAh
3450 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 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
 

Cellular

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz
800, 1900 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 25, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 41
Bands 40, 41

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
 
Wireless screen share

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 649
 






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13 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1227; Member since: May 07, 2015

Bravo, Microsoft. Bravo.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 6649; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's LTE is only cat - 4. Why did they do that?

5. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Nope its not it's the same as all snapdragon 810 powered phones have!!!

2. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

no cdma version thumbs down microsoft

7. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Glad I finally left Verizon over a year ago, well that, and half the monthly bill. But, yes I agree you still. It's frustrating.

4. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The sensor size of 950xl is 1/2.4 i guess.

6. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

It still isn't a top dog anyway.

8. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I really wish Microsoft would have not included the Micro-SD slot. I'd have much rather paid another $200-$300 for a reasonable 128GB version to hold my photos and music.

9. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

The other phones are cheaper...

10. wg1234

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

Why no 6s plus?

13. mcsantna

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Because apple is a joke. google "iphone 6plus vs nexus 4" the nexus 4 which cameout in 2012, vs the apple phone that "is the best phone ever made by apple" in 2015. I literally made an account on this website to reply to this.

11. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

2G (GSM): 850MHz, 900MHz,1800MHz,1900MHz 3G (HSPA+): Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz) 4G (LTE): Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz) ^^^ Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is fully compatible with T-Mobile US and AT&T. Sweet! Cheers!

12. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Here is a video about transferring important data from Android smartphone to galaxy s6 edge+, also works with Moto X Style and Huawei Nexus 6P fb.com/KSOFT.CC/videos/725841427521172/

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