Microsoft Lumia 950 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 – Where Do You Stand?

Lumia 950 vs Galaxy S7

The Android world has outpaced all other smartphone platforms, include Microsoft’s Windows. While the likes of Samsung have already unveiled their 2016 flagships, Microsoft and its Windows counterparts aren’t doing so great.

Nonetheless, the Redmond Company still has its name deeply imprinted on the Lumia 950, a phone that made its debut with the new Windows 10 Mobile OS. So, how does this Microsoft flagship compare against the Samsung Galaxy S7, a leader in the Android family?

Samsung Galaxy S7 was released a few months ago and as of now, it is arguably the best phone in the market. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC, this 5.1-inch smartphone has a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The Super AMOLED panel comes with support for Always On Display technology – a technology that makes it easy to check basic things like time and date, notifications and so on, without any hassles.

Under the hood, adds 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, this time, there is room to expand via a microSD card of up to 256GB. The back of the phone comes with a top-class 12MP snapper with f/1.7 aperture, promising great photography even when in low-light conditions. There are features like OIS, dual-tone LED flash and PDAF, among others. There are features such as IP68 certification and fingerprint scanner, among others.

Lumia 950 vs Galaxy S7

The battery unit stands at 3000mAh while the software remains at Android Marshmallow, even though a Nougat update is expected very soon.

As for the Microsoft Lumia 950, you get a 5.2-inch QHD display screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, just like the Galaxy S7. However, you get a slower and older Snapdragon 808 SoC under the hood paired with a RAM of 3GB. The attractive Lumia 950 further adds a magnificent Carl Zeiss 20MP snapper at the back, which has features such as f/1.9 aperture, OIS, triple-LED flash, and face detection, among others. The front has a 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture, something that is brushed aside by the f/1.7 aperture on the 5MP selfie camera on the Galaxy S7.

You get a decent 3000mAh battery unit with support for fast charging as well as wireless charging, among other latest connectivity options. With Windows 10 Mobile on board, you can take advantage of the iris scanning feature on the Microsoft Lumia 950.

Lumia 950 vs Galaxy S7

Without going into the Android vs Windows debate, it is easy to see that these two have quite an amazing list of hardware specs. Still, the Galaxy S7 comes out on top due to its newer, faster hardware as compared to the older, slower hardware found on the Lumia 950.

So, where do you stand? Feel free to share your views with us!

One thought on “Microsoft Lumia 950 vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 – Where Do You Stand?”

  1. I actually prefer the Windows OS on a phone. I’ve had 3 Windows phones, It was the lack of apps that finally made me go back to Android. If Windows could get the app support, I’d switch back in a heartbeat.

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