Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Apple iPhone 7

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

74.15 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

Tricolor LED
Quad LED

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)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
Lightning

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
 

Radio

FM
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
 

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)

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, Hotspot

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3340 mAh
1960 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
 

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

75.00 hours
40.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
13.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 05, 2015
Sep 07, 2016

FCC ID value: PYARM-1085 link
FCC ID value: BCG-E3091A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.59 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849
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