Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10+

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 3040 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
498 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.15 %
90.74 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.1; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Third camera

 
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm

Fourth camera

 
0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware Features

 
Time-of-Flight (ToF)

Flash

Tricolor LED
LED

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse

Front

5 megapixels
10 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, 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)
6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 inches (162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.98 oz (198 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus

Colors

Black, White
 

Colors

 
Aura black

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
USB Type-C (reversible)

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 640

RAM

3 GB
12 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
512 GB

Available to use

 
460.6 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Android (9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Video out
Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48

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 Pro Cat 20 (2000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

3340 mAh
4300 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)
 

Talk time (4G)

 
44 hours

Internet use

 
LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 16 hours

Music playback

75.00 hours
74.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
21.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 05, 2015
Jul 19, 2019

FCC ID value: PYARM-1085 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN975U link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.59 W/kg
0.19 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
1.14 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
1.34 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.98 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 1200
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