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Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118) vs LG Harmony (M257)

Side by side comparison between Microsoft Lumia 950 vs LG Harmony phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG Harmony XMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)21Points
Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
5.2"
AMOLED

1440x2560

20.1
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3000
mAh

(Removable)

vs
LG Harmony (M257)
5.3"
IPS

720x1280

8
MP

5mp

1.5GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Lumia 950 (RM-1118)21 Advantages Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)vsHarmony (M257)6 Advantages LG Harmony (M257)
+1.8Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1.5GB LPDDR3
+32GB (27GB available)2 times
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (9GB available)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x2560 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+565 PPI104%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs277 PPI
+(back) 20.1MP152%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 8MP
+Triple LED flashAdvantage
The Triple LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+f/1.9 (aperture)16%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsFull HD (1920x1080)
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3000 mAh7%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs2800 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
(dedicated slot)
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
Until 200GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC28%
More external storage for files using memory cards
150 grams (5.25 ounces)vs+142 grams (4.97 ounces)6%
Lighter
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)2%
Thinner
5.2"vs+5.3"2%
Larger screen
1000000 apps (Windows Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)150%
More apps available to download and use
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

24 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
(front) 5MP
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G+ LTE-A
+17 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
ModelLumia 950 (RM-1118)Harmony (M257)
Other model namesMicrosoft Lumia 950 Dual-sim RM-1118, Microsoft TalkmanCricket LG Harmony, LG K20 Plus, LG-M257, LGM257
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandMicrosoftLG
Release dateNovember, 2015February, 2017
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)73.2 x 145 millimeters (2.88 x 5.71 in)75.29 x 148.7 millimeters (2.96 x 5.85 in)
Weight150 grams (5.25 ounces)142 grams (4.97 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Operating systemWindows 10 MobileAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 (20nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)
CPU processorHexa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 418Qualcomm Adreno 308 500Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)16GB (9GB available)
External storageUntil 200GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.2" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~70.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~69.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)565 PPI277 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps300/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/1700/1900
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat6 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20,28), TD-LTE 2300/2600 (Bands 38,40)LTE Cat6 700/850/1700/1900 (Bands 2,4,5,12)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGENot supported
CallingMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
CameraMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Back camera (main camera)20.1 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution5376x3744 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashTriple LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.4" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
RadioFMFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- ClearBlack display
- Carl Zeiss optics camera
- Qi Wireless charging
- Microsoft Continuum
- 15GB OneDrive
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black
- 2.5D Arc Glass screen
- LG UX 5.0
- Wide-angle 120° front camera
- KnockOn, Knock Code
- VoLTE
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days21000 minutes | 350 hours | 14.6 days
Radiation rateMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)LG Harmony (M257)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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