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

Aspect Ratio

 
19:9

Pixel density

515 ppi
498 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.15 %
90.74 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

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

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Night mode, Scenes, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
 

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)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 6.1 oz (173 g)
6.91 oz (196 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 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

Keys

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Black, White
 

Colors

 
Aura glow, Aura white, Aura blue

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

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265
 

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 LPDDR4
12 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB

Available to use

 
223.5 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 2000 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
800, 1900 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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
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 (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 (1373 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

Internet browsing

Browser

Microsoft Edge
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter
 

Phone features

Notifications

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

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, Wallet, Notes
 

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Push e-mail
 

Instant Messaging

Skype
 

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

 
$ 1100

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 06, 2015
Aug 07, 2019
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