Specs Comparison: Microsoft Lumia 950 vs Google Pixel


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:

FeaturesGoogle PixelMicrosoft Lumia 950
OSAndroid 7.1Windows 10 Mobile
Display5 inches5.2 inches
ProcessorSnapdragon 821 (quad-core)Snapdragon 808 (hexa-core)
Storage32 and 128GB32GB (microSD slot support)
Camera12MP, OIS, dual-LED flash20MP OIS, 4K video, triple-LED flash
Camera (Secondary)8MP5MP
Battery2770 mAh (non-removable)3000 mAh (removable)
ColoursBlue, Silver, BlackBlack and White
BiometricsFingerprint scannerIris Scanner
Other featuresUnlimited full-res image and video backupsContinuum

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.

Checkout: Lumia 950 XL vs Google Pixel XL

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