Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: specs comparison


Microsoft has finally announced a new flagship — well, two flagships — after a long, long absence from the top-class smartphone market. And, let's be fair, the Windows platform may not be as popular as Microsoft would want it to be, but if you're going to put out a high-rank device, it had better be up to par. Thus far this year, we've seen some hard-hitters, in the face of Samsung's Galaxy S6 series, the new Xperia Z5 devices, and Google's Nexuses, not to mention the update of Apple's iPhone 6 – the iPhone 6s.

So, with that being said, let's check out how the Microsoft Lumia 950 stacks up against two of the market leaders – the Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6. Of course, that's just a preliminery look – we can't wait to get some in-depth time with the new devices!

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6s

Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.77 %
70.48 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 418
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2550 mAh
1715 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging
 

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 16 h (934 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

67.00 hours
57.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

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

Features

OIS, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches (145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
 
$ 849


Related phones

Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7 inches
    1334 x 750 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9 APL0898, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1715 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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