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!

Display

Size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
65.71 %
69.77 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 418

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

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

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
1715 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
Fast charging

Talk time

 
 
23.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 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

57.00 hours
50.00 hours
67.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 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) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches (145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.29 oz (150.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
 


Related phones

Lumia 950

PhoneArena Score:

7.0

User Score:

9.3
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

8.9
  • 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

PhoneArena Score:

9.3

User Score:

9.1
  • 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 14.x

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