Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Sony Xperia 10 Plus

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Display

Size

5.7 inches
6.5 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2520 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
21:9

Pixel density

518 PPI
422 PPI

Technology

AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

74.15 %
81.13 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 509

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB

Available to use

 
48 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3340 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

User replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1103 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1103 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 21 days (515 h)
27.0 days (649 hours)
the average is 21 days (515 h)

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)
24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1399 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
27.0 days (649 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)

Talk time (4G)

 
28 hours

Stand-by time (4G)

 
28.8 days (690 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 h)

Music playback

75.00 hours
33.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
13.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.25 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Features

 
Telephoto, Phase-detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 53 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

Tricolor LED
LED

Software Features

Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Manual focus, Object tracking, HDR, Panorama, 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) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.57 x 2.87 x 0.33 inches (167 x 73 x 8.3 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 g)
6.35 oz (180 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (177 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gold, Silver, Blue

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), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 32(1500 L-band)

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 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 12/13 (600/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

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

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

Radio

FM
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

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/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Multi-Channel Adaptation Protocol (MCAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Step detector, Step counter

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Phonebook

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

Organizer

 
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

 
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 05, 2015
 

FCC ID value: PYARM-1085 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.59 W/kg
 

Body

0.48 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

USB-C charger, USB-C to USB-A 3.1 Cable, Documentation
 

MSRP

$ 649
$ 430

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 06, 2015
Feb 25, 2019
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