At its #madebygoogle event today, Google introduced a bunch of new hardware including its new Android phones: the Pixel and the Pixel XL. For those who don’t follow the Android news, Google will now be launching new phones with the “Pixel” brand which will be available from a variety of carriers in the United States and other countries. Similar to Nexus phones, Google is working with a third-party manufacturer to build its phones — and this time around, it’s HTC building the Pixel phones. Now, of course, there isn’t a lot of difference between the Pixel phones and some other smartphones in the market — including Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and 950 XL are already quite old as they were launched almost a year ago (October 6, 2015) but these phones still hold up pretty great when compared to some of the newest phones in the market.
So, how do the Google Pixel’s specs compare with the Lumia 950? Here’s a quick specsheet comparison:
|Features||Google Pixel||Microsoft Lumia 950|
|OS||Android 7.1||Windows 10 Mobile|
|Display||5 inches||5.2 inches|
|Processor||Snapdragon 821 (quad-core)||Snapdragon 808 (hexa-core)|
|Storage||32 and 128GB||32GB (microSD slot support)|
|Camera||12MP, OIS, dual-LED flash||20MP OIS, 4K video, triple-LED flash|
|Battery||2770 mAh (non-removable)||3000 mAh (removable)|
|Colours||Blue, Silver, Black||Black and White|
|Biometrics||Fingerprint scanner||Iris Scanner|
|Other features||Unlimited full-res image and video backups||Continuum|
As you can see, the Lumia 950 does include some pretty amazing specs for a device that was launched almost a year ago. The Lumia 950 is also a lot cheaper than the Google Pixel at the moment — for instance, you can get the device for only $399 from the Microsoft Store. As for the Google Pixel, you’ll have to pay $649.
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