Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085)


General Specifications
Brand
Samsung
Microsoft
Model
Galaxy S7 Edge
Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085)
About the Product
It's not just a new phone. It brings a new way of thinking about what a phone can do. You defined the possibilities and we redefined the phone. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Rethink what a phone can do.
With a stunning 5.7” Quad HD display and a powerful octa-core processor, it’s the Lumia you’ve been waiting for. Get the phone that works like your PC and push the limits of what’s possible.
Size & Weight
Height
5.6 in.
6 in.
Width
2.7 in.
3.1 in.
Depth
0.3 in.
0.3 in.
Weight
5.4 oz.
5.85 oz.
Display
Display Type
sAMOLED
AMOLED
Screen Size
5.5 in.
5.7 in.
Screen Resolution
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
Pixel Density
534 ppi
518 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked Phone
  • Phone display , camera clarity amazing. Gold colour looks superb.
  • Edge Display with AMOLED screen is beautiful. Glass design on front and back is good but is not meant for clumsy hands or oily fingers.
  • Stunning display. Impressive 5.5 quad -HD screen shows crisp colors from various angles. Best screen on any smart phone.
  • The screen is crystal clear. The phone can take 4K Ultra HD videos which is great.
  • The phone is great in every respect except for the edges. I kept getting false imputs due to not-too-great palm rejection.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085) Unlocked International Model
  • For those of us coming from a Lumia 1520 and being worried about going from a 6" screen to a 5.7" screen, don't be worried. The resolution on this phone is higher than the 1520. This means that even though the screen is smaller, it displays just as much information (or more) as the 1520.
  • I think Windows 10 runs great, the phone looks great, has a small screen to bezel ratio and is lighter and more comfortable than other comparably sized phones while providing more screen and resolution.
  • Its super-high resolution makes every details shown on the screen look marvelous.
  • And the display on this device fantastic along with the touch data entry. So much better than the Android. I'm so happy to have this phone. Great decision!
  • The start screen looks so dynamic compared to the iOS screen that has not changed an iota in nearly a decade. Everything is easy to use and navigate.
  • So bad, the screen just froze I can't do anything.
Processor
Processor Name
Exynos 8890 Octa
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Number of Cores
8
8
Processor Speed
2.3 GHz
2.0 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked Phone
  • Great phone especially with exynos processor.
  • This is a good phone- the Exynos processor is powerful and efficient so it has relatively better battery life compared to the US version that has a different processor.
  • Love it. Exynos processor is much faster than us version
  • The processor (this one has the international processor--much faster than the US processor) and battery life is wonderful!!! Right now it's 5:04pm and it's been off the charger & heavy use since 7am and I have 60% battery!
  • The US version of the phone uses the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. This is a 64-bit quad-core CPU. It's fast, it consumes little power, and it is very efficient.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085) Unlocked International Model
  • The Speed of this phone is phenomenal (Octo-core, yes, that's 8 processors).
  • Even if the signal is low, download speeds are amazing, watching streaming videos using cell it's no longer a problem.
  • The phone is really fast. Taking Mail as an example, the download speed is just blowing me away! Apps are so much more responsive, and you feel so good about the responsiveness.
  • The processor used in this phone is notorious for being super hot under load.
  • Despite a supposedly powerful processor it seems to be bad at running tasks like downloading internet pages in the background.
Memory
Internal Memory
32 GB
32 GB
RAM
4 GB
3 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
256 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
20 MP
Front-Facing Camera
5 MP
5 MP
Video Resolution
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p@240fps
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps
Other Functions
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, Auto HDR, F/1.7, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus, 1/2.5" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size
Carl Zeiss optics, 6-lens optics, Sensor size: 1/2.4 inch, Main camera f/1.9, True 16:9 sensor, Backside-illuminated image sensor, Auto focus with two-stage capture key
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked Phone
  • The camera's auto focus is super fast and I feel like I'm able to get a capture a lot of moments that my previous phones were too slow to shoot.
  • Great pictures with rear facing camera and has physical image stabilization(shake the phone and you hear the clicking from the lens bouncing around)
  • reat design, smart, camera is wonderful even in the night time with bad light.
  • The camera is exceptional, have auto focus and it is impossible to have bad pictures
  • The only problem is that it is so sensitive that a single harder touch can become multiple pictures
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085) Unlocked International Model
  • If you prioritise a great screen, good camera, expandable memory and re-sizeable buttons/tiles with an easy-to-use and clean operating system, this is a great phone.
  • Great Camera. Just absolutely stunning photos.
  • I've taken photos that look like something off a catalog or something. I'm not some kind of camera expert but the 20 MP gets you so much clarity and detail in your photos.
  • The camera on this phone is amazing, the screen looks way better than my 6s. And the performance is very comparable.
  • The camera is a quality 4k-compliant camera. The pics and videos are great for everyday use. I use my phone to take pics more than my professional camera.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
4.2
Bluetooth 4.1
NFC Technology
Yes
Yes
Charging Interface
micro USB
USB Type C
Network
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Frequency
800, 900, 850, 1800, 2100, 1900, 1700/2100
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
Network Type
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Features
Operating System
Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Microsoft Windows 10
Unlocked
Yes
Yes
Voice Control App
S-Voice
Cortana
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Yes
Yes
Maximum Usage Time
27 hours
19 hours
Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
No
Extras
Nano SIM, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, SpO2, Heart Rate, ANT+ support, Photo/video editor
Xbox, Touch UI, DirectX 11, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Document editor, MP4/H.264 player, Skype video call, Multi-microphone uplink noise cancellation, Windows Hello beta, Iris scanner
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked Phone
  • The edge feature is pretty cool because you can have the phone lying on your nightstand and still see what time it is without sitting up. You can have it display the time on the edge of the device which goes down the side of the phone. It is a little thing, but I like it!
  • All accesories came within sealed box (headphones, sim remover, usb adapter, charger, device, etc)
  • Like headjack on the bottom, now you can slip you phone in the pocket without flipping it over to make headjack on the top while it is in your pocket.
  • Only thing that came with very low, cheap quality was the AC adaptert. Look like the one you buy in grocery shop at half dollar.
  • The headphone does not work. I guess that's why it's cheap.
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085) Unlocked International Model
  • Windows 10 Mobile interface is pretty sweet.
  • This is Microsoft's implementation of iris scanner technology to unlock the phone. It is actually awesome.
  • Cortana has finally come of age. She works as well as Google Now or Siri, actually better in my opinion, given how I use my phone. Under Windows Phone 10, Cortana is now a legitimate, full-featured personal assistant.
  • The Windows Office apps work very well. The screen has a great look , especially when using "live tiles". Windows Outlook works especially well on this phone.
  • Windows 10 is a nice evolution of Microsoft's phone OS. It still needs some work to take care of some minor quirks but overall runs really well.
Power
Battery Capacity
3600 mA/h
3340 mA/h
Wireless Charging
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked Phone
  • The battery life is amazing and requires little charging(guess this depends on your usage).
  • The battery - so powerful, i can use my phone for all day and the battery will not dead.
  • Battery life is great. The wireless charger is a fantastic addition.
  • All day battery life as long as you're not running GPS for 12 hours(did this, drove from east coast to mid west in a day. Bring fast charge capable charger)
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (RM-1085) Unlocked International Model
  • In the hand with a battery and properly working, the phone feels much better and suitably weighty.
  • Battery life on this phone is amazing. I can get through an entire day with no qualms.
  • The best part is, if I were to have trouble with my battery it is replaceable; so I could have a spare laying around to take its place.
  • However I don't worry too much, as the battery charges to 80% in 30 minutes.
  • I love the fact that you have access to the battery on this device, and can buy replacements, or have extras on-hand.
  • The back cover creaks. I had to put pieces of paper between the back of the phone and the battery to get it to stop.
  • Works very good, voice clarity and reception. Very big problem on battery life, Battery last only 4hrs and always hot.
Accessories
Included With Unit
Headphone, Quick Charge Power Adapter, micro USB Cable
Battery, Charger, USB-C cable, Product user guide
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE, FCC

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