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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116) vs LG K20 V (VS501)

Side by side comparison between Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs LG K20 V phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare LG K20 V XMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)23Points
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

20.1
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3340
mAh

(Removable)

vs
LG K20 V (VS501)
5.3"
IPS

720x1280

13
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

2800
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)

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)23 Advantages Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)vsK20 V (VS501)6 Advantages LG K20 V (VS501)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core70%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR450%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+32GB (27GB available)23%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1440x2560 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs720x1280 pixels
+515 PPI86%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs277 PPI
+5.7"8%
Larger screen
vs5.3"
+(back) 20.1MP55%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 13MP
+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
+3340 mAh19%
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 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
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 4Advantage
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
165 grams (5.78 ounces)vs+134 grams (4.69 ounces)23%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.62 millimeters (0.3 inches)6%
Thinner
1000000 apps (Windows Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)150%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

23 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
+16 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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
ModelLumia 950 XL (RM-1116)K20 V (VS501)
Other model namesMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL Dual-sim RM-1116, Microsoft CitymanVerizon LG K20 VS501 (2017), LG-VS501, LGVS501
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandMicrosoftLG
Release dateNovember, 2015February, 2017
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.62 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)78.4 x 151.9 millimeters (3.09 x 5.98 in)73.66 x 147.32 millimeters (2.9 x 5.8 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)134 grams (4.69 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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
Operating systemWindows 10 MobileAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (20nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 430Qualcomm Adreno 308 500Mhz
RAM memory3GB LPDDR42GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (22GB available)
External storageUntil 200GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size5.7" inches5.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels720x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI277 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Not supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
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 Cat6 (Bands 2, 4, 5, 13)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
Back camera (main camera)20.1 megapixels13 megapixels
Main camera resolution5376x3744 pixels4160x3120 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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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
Fingerprint 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 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)
Battery capacity3340 mAh2800 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days18000 minutes | 300 hours | 12.5 days
Radiation rateMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)LG K20 V (VS501)
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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