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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116) vs Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)

Side by side comparison between Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Huawei P40 Pro phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Huawei P40 Pro XMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)13Points
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

20.1
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3340
mAh

(Removable)

vs
20PointsHuawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)Compare Microsoft Lumia 950 XL X
Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
6.58"
OLED

1200x2640

50.5
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)

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 XL (RM-1116)13 Advantages Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)vsP40 Pro (AN00 256GB)20 Advantages Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
+165 grams (5.78 ounces)27%
Lighter
vs209 grams (7.32 ounces)
+8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)11%
Thinner
vs9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+1440x2560 pixels16%
Higher resolution screen
vs1200x2640 pixels
+515 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs441 PPI
+Triple LED flashAdvantage
The Triple LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsType-C reversible connector
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.86Ghz 64bit Octa-Core43%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+8GB LPDDR4X167%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
32GB (27GB available)vs+256GB (230GB available)8 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 200GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB nano-Memory28%
More external storage for files using memory cards
5.7"vs+6.58"15%
Larger screen
(back) 20.1MPvs+(quad camera) 50.5MP + 12MP + 40MP + 0.04MP4 times
Higher resolution main camera
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
1/2.4" inchesvs+1/1.28" inches88%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
(front) 5MPvs+(dual front camera) 32MP + 0.04MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
1000000 apps (Windows Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)150%
More apps available to download and use
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps6 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (under display)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
3340 mAhvs+4200 mAh26%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.1 + A2DPvs+5.1 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.1 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

21 Common items in both devices
AMOLED / OLED
16 million
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
f/1.9 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160)
Capacitive
+14 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
ModelLumia 950 XL (RM-1116)P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Other model namesMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL Dual-sim RM-1116, Microsoft CitymanHuawei P40 Pro 5G ELS-AN00
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
China
China
BrandMicrosoftHuawei
Release dateNovember, 2015April, 2020
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)78.4 x 151.9 millimeters (3.09 x 5.98 in)72.6 x 158.2 millimeters (2.86 x 6.23 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)209 grams (7.32 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Operating systemWindows 10 MobileAndroid 10
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (20nm)64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.86Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
2.36Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.95Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 430ARM Mali-G76 MP16
RAM memory3GB LPDDR48GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 200GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Display typeAMOLEDOLED
Screen size5.7" inches6.58" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~91.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1200x2640 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI441 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registered90Hz, HDR10
Mobile networksMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same nano-Memory slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) and e-Sim
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps2000/150 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
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 Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA (1, 3, 7, 28, 38, 41, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
CallingMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
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, Voice commands
CameraMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Back camera (main camera)20.1 megapixels(quad camera)
• 50.5 megapixels
• 12MP periscope telephoto (f/3.4 125mm PDAF OIS 5x-optical-zoom)
• 40MP ultrawide (f/1.8 18mm 1/1.54" PDAF)
• 0.04MP TOF 3D depth sensor
Main camera resolution5376x3744 pixels8700x5800 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashTriple LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered23mm lens
Sensor size1/2.4" inches1/1.28" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered2.44µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels(dual front camera)
• 32 megapixels
• 0.04MP TOF 3D depth sensor
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels6528x4896 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/2.8" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered0.8µm pixel
MultimediaMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Not supported
Audio output3.5mm jackType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP5.1 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- ClearBlack display
- Carl Zeiss optics camera
- Qi Wireless charging
- Microsoft Continuum
- 15GB OneDrive
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Silver Frost, Blush Gold, Deep Sea Blue, Ice White
- EMUI 10.1
- 90Hz and HDR10 display
- Leica optics on back camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Fast wireless charging 27W
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity3340 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts• Standard charging• 40W (10V/4A) Fast battery charging
• 27W Qi wireless charging
• 27W Reverse wireless charging between devices
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 dayfeature not registered
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Huawei P40 Pro (AN00 256GB)
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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