Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Microsoft Lumia 550

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
314 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
LCD

Screen-to-body

69.77 %
65.40 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 8909

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 418
Adreno 304

RAM

3 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
8 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Windows (10 Mobile)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2100 mAh

Type

User replaceable
User replaceable

Charging

Fast charging, Qi wireless charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches (145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm)
5.36 x 2.67 x 0.39 inches (136.1 x 67.8 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.01 oz (142 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Iris scanner
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, White
Black, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
 

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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