Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Google Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5: specs comparison

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Google Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5: specs comparison
Microsoft's new flagship is here – accompanied by a larger version of itself. That's right, Microsoft pulled an iPhone 6 / 6 Plus — or a Nexus 5X / 6P, whichever sounds better to you — and introduced its top-of-the-line Lumia 950 and its bigger sibling – the Lumia 950 XL. 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 other new kids on the block – the Google Nexus 5X and Sony Xperia Z5. 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 Google Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5

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Display

Size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.77 %
70.04 %
71.00 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 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 418
Adreno 418
Adreno 430

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2700 mAh
2900 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)
13.16 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
 
17.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)

Internet use

 
LTE: 8 hours; Wi-Fi: 9 hours
 

Music playback

67.00 hours
75.00 hours
87.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
10.00 hours
8.70 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

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
Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches (145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm)
5.79 x 2.86 x 0.31 inches (147 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 429
 

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
Xperia Z5
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 23 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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