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Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833) vs Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia Z5 Premium vs Microsoft Lumia 950 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Microsoft Lumia 950 XSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)15Points
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)
5.5"
IPS

2160x3840

23
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3430
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
11PointsMicrosoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)Compare Sony Xperia Z5 Premium X
Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
5.2"
AMOLED

1440x2560

20.1
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3000
mAh

(Removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)

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!

Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)15 Advantages Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)vsLumia 950 (RM-1118)11 Advantages Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
+2Ghz 64bit Octa-Core21%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+3GB LPDDR4Advantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC28%
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 200GB microSD, microSDXC
+7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)5%
Thinner
vs8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
+2160x3840 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs1440x2560 pixels
+801 PPI42%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs565 PPI
+5.5"6%
Larger screen
vs5.2"
+(back) 23MP14%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 20.1MP
+HDR photo/video on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+1/2.3" inches4%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/2.4" inches
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)150%
More apps available to download and use
vs1000000 apps (Windows Store)
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+3430 mAh14%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3000 mAh
+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example
vsNot supported
32GB (22GB available)vs+32GB (27GB available)23%
More internal storage for applications and files
180 grams (6.3 ounces)vs+150 grams (5.25 ounces)20%
Lighter
TFT IPS LCDvs+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
LED flashvs+Triple LED flashAdvantage
The Triple LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
f/2.0 (aperture)vs+f/1.9 (aperture)5%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 300 Mbps100%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Iris scannerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)vs+LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

29 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus / Autofocus
(front) 5MP
4K UHD (3840x2160)
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
+22 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 featuresSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
ModelXperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Other model namesSony Xperia Z5 Premium E6833 Dual Sim, Sony Satsuki DSMicrosoft Lumia 950 Dual-sim RM-1118, Microsoft Talkman
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyMicrosoft
Release dateNovember, 2015November, 2015
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)76 x 154 millimeters (2.99 x 6.06 in)73.2 x 145 millimeters (2.88 x 5.71 in)
Weight180 grams (6.3 ounces)150 grams (5.25 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minNot supported
System (OS)Sony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Operating systemAndroid 5.1.1 LollipopWindows 10 Mobile
Firmware updateAndroid 7.1.1 Nougatfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (20nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.5Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A57
1.4Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 430Qualcomm Adreno 418
RAM memory3GB LPDDR43GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
eMMC 5.0
32GB (27GB available)
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 200GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDAMOLED
Screen size5.5" inches5.2" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution2160x3840 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)801 PPI565 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20)LTE 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)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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
CallingSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
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
CameraSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Back camera (main camera)23 megapixels20.1 megapixels
Main camera resolution5520x4140 pixels5376x3744 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashTriple LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.3" inches1/2.4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
RadioFM (RDS)FM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263MP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHL-3USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.1 + A2DP4.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
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
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Other features- Colors: Black, Gold, Chrome
- Sony TRILUMINOS™ display
- Sony X-Reality
- Quick Charge 2.0: 60% battery in 30min
- Anti-fingerprint coating
- Sony Exmor RS sensor camera
- 3D Surround Sound
- ClearAudio+
- ANT+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5m and 30min
- Colors: Black, White
- ClearBlack display
- Carl Zeiss optics camera
- Qi Wireless charging
- Microsoft Continuum
- 15GB OneDrive
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Removable)
Battery capacity3430 mAh3000 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered1080 minutes | 18 hours | 0.8 day
Standbyfeature not registered17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days
Radiation rateSony Xperia Z5 Premium (Dual E6833)Microsoft Lumia 950 (RM-1118)
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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