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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950XL: What are the differences?
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Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950XL: What are the differences?

Microsoft announced the Lumia 950 and 950XL back in October and it has launched these devices today in India at a price of Rs 43,999 and Rs 49,399 respectively. In case you are confused between the two, here is what differs between both the devices.

Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Lumia 950XL: Which one is yours?


A silver metal ring around the Lumia 950’s rear camera apart, both the devices looks near identical. They are housed in the same black or white polycarbonate shell with the same line up of volume, lock and camera shutter buttons along the right edge of the device. The dimensions though differ slightly. They both uses USB Type-C for faster charging and data transfer.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 measures 145 x 73.2 x 8.2mm, while the Lumia 950 XL measures 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1mm. The 950 weighs 150g and the 950 XL weighs 165g.


The Microsoft Lumia 950 features a 5.2-inch display, while the Micrsoft Lumia 950 XL, the bigger sibling sports a slightly larger 5.7-inch display.

While the display size differs, both has a sharp WQHD resolution (1440 X 2560) with AMOLED screen with ClearBlack technology. Due to the varying display size, the Lumia 950 works up to 565ppi and Lumia 950XL stands at 515ppi. Though, let’s be honest it doesn’t make much of a difference in real terms when you stare at it. Both the displays are gorgeous.

Both the displays are strengthened by Corning Gorilla but the Lumia 950 uses a Gorilla 3 and the 950XL gets the latest Gorilla 4.


Under the hood, both the devices differs, though both have 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card support up to 200GB.

The Lumia 950 is powered by hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset, Adreno 418 GPU, while the Lumia 950XL is super-charged with octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, Adreno 430 GPU.


Again both the devices has fast charging and built-in wireless charging support. The battery size though slightly differs. The Lumia 950 features a 3,000mAh battery while the 950XL is backed by a slightly bigger 3340mAh battery to compensate for its slightly bigger display.


While the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950XL share most aspects, there are few differences as we mentioned above. Having said that, both are a perfect premium flagship devices and fills the vacuum at the top of the line of Microsoft’s Lumia portfolio. Also, not everyone are comfortable with 5.7-inch display size and for them the Lumia 950 should be a ‘fitting’ flagship device.

0 30 November, 2015 Mobiles November 30, 2015

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