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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge XMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)11Points
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)
5.7"
AMOLED

1440x2560

20.1
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3340
mAh

(Removable)

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19PointsSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)Compare Microsoft Lumia 950 XL X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
5.5"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3600
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)

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)11 Advantages Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)vsGalaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
+32GB (27GB available)23%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (22GB available)
+5.7"4%
Larger screen
vs5.5"
+(back) 20.1MP65%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12.2MP
+Triple LED flashAdvantage
The Triple LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsLED flash
+1/2.4" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.5" inches
+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (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 microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
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
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core17%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
3GB LPDDR4vs+4GB LPDDR433%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Until 200GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC28%
More external storage for files using memory cards
165 grams (5.78 ounces)vs+157 grams (5.5 ounces)5%
Lighter
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)5%
Thinner
AMOLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
515 PPIvs+534 PPI4%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
f/1.9 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)12%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
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-A) 300 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Heart rateAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+SpO2Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
3340 mAhvs+3600 mAh8%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.1 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

27 Common items in both devices
16 million
1440x2560 pixels
Only digital zoom
Autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
BSI sensor
(front) 5MP
4K UHD (3840x2160)
+20 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
ModelLumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
Other model namesMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL Dual-sim RM-1116, Microsoft CitymanGalaxy S7 edge Dual-Sim G935FD (Exynos), Samsung Hero 2
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
China(Europe)IndiaIndonesiaTaiwan
China, (Europe), India, Indonesia, Taiwan
BrandMicrosoftSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2015March, 2016
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.7 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)78.4 x 151.9 millimeters (3.09 x 5.98 in)72.6 x 150.9 millimeters (2.86 x 5.94 in)
Weight165 grams (5.78 ounces)157 grams (5.5 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)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
Operating systemWindows 10 MobileAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 8.0 Oreo
HardwareMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (20nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 (14nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Exynos M1 Mongoose
1.6Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 430ARM Mali-T880 MP12
RAM memory3GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (22GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 200GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
Display typeAMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.7" inches5.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~76.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)515 PPI534 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
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 microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload300/50 Mbps450/50 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 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 Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
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)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)20.1 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution5376x3744 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashTriple LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.4" inches1/2.5" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital 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)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)2K UHD (2560x1440)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/1.7 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered22mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4.1" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.34µm pixel
MultimediaMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
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/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
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
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- ClearBlack display
- Carl Zeiss optics camera
- Qi Wireless charging
- Microsoft Continuum
- 15GB OneDrive
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gold, Silver
- Curved edge screen
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass back panel
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- OneDrive 115GB
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
Power supplyMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3340 mAh3600 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging15W Fast battery charging
Talk time autonomy1140 minutes | 19 hours | 0.8 day2160 minutes | 36 hours | 1.5 days
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days20160 minutes | 336 hours | 14 days
Radiation rateMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1116)Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Duos (SM-G935FD 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.264W/kg (head) | 0.507W/kg (body)
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