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

Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.2 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
423 ppi
424 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

69.77 %
70.04 %
71.00 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

20 megapixels
12.3 megapixels
23 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Laser autofocus
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
Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Flash

Tricolor LED
Dual LED
LED

Software Features

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

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)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 
 

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling
Continuous autofocus, Video calling

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels

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 oz (172 g)
4.80 oz (136 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.43 oz (154 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
 
IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

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

3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

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

Talk time

23.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)
13.16 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)
 
17.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
22.5 days (540 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 27 days (644 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

Cellular

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
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 38, 40, 41
Bands 38, 40

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, MHL
 
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 429
 

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3 Comments

1. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Xperia Z5 for me..

2. dimas

Posts: 3241; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

950 is using wp os, amoled and snap 808, it should have longer standby time than z5 right? I hope it's not going to be on the final record if it's already reviewed because I really want this as my new lumia phone.

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Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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