Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Sony Xperia XZ3

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.0 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Pixel density

515 ppi
537 ppi

Technology

AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.15 %
80.67 %

Peak brightness

 
550 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

20 megapixels
19 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Flash

Tricolor LED
Dual 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) (960 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, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

 
Wide Angle, Autofocus

Design

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm)
6.22 x 2.87 x 0.39 inches (158 x 73 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.82 oz (165 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
6.81 oz (193 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

 
Water, Dust

IP certified

 
IP 68

Biometrics

Iris scanner
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Black, Green, Red, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 430
Adreno 630

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
49 GB

Storage expansion

up to 200 GB
up to 512 GB

OS

Windows (10 Mobile)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

3340 mAh
3330 mAh

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging

Talk time

25.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
13.30 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
23.80 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 25 days (602 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
21.7 days (520 hours)
the average is 24 days (570 h)

Music playback

75.00 hours
84.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
11.80 hours

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, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 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 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.1
USB 3.1

Connector

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

Features

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

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

 
M4, T4

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share, SlimPort
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
USB Type-C (reversible)

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Oct 05, 2015
Aug 03, 2018

FCC ID value: PYARM-1085 link
FCC ID value: PY7-26828G link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.59 W/kg
0.14 W/kg

Body

0.48 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.13 W/kg
0.85 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 900
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