Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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Display

Display size

5.2 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

565 ppi
576 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.77 %
72.30 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Hexa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 418
Adreno 530

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

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

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.71 x 2.88 x 0.32 inches (145 x 73.2 x 8.2 mm)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White, Pink gold

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), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

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

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 699
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