The Lumia 950 has been released in October 2015 by Microsoft, while the Galaxy S7 will hit the stores soon, after being unveiled by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We’re going to compare these two flagships and you’ll decide which phone represents you.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 measures 145×73.2×8.2mm and weights 150 grams. Its design is boxy and very simple. The back is made of plastic and has a large circular lens in the middle. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is slimmer as it measures 142.4×69.6 x7.9mm and weights 152 grams, but it’s not different from its predecessor, which came with a glass back and metal frame.
The Lumia 950 comes with an AMOLED display of 5.2-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 564 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 has a smaller Super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch with the same resolution, but which supports a higher pixel density of 577 ppi and it’s protected by the new generation Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Lumia 950 features a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset, a hexa-core processor formed from a dual-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 1.82GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.44GHz, an Adreno 418 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy S7 comes in two variants of chipset, processor and graphics cards:
– a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
– a Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Mongoose processor clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The Lumia 950 comes with an internal memory of 32GB, while the Galaxy S7 is available in two variants of 32GB and 64GB. However, don’t worry because you can expand the storage on both devices up to 200GB using a microSD card.
The Lumia 950 sports a primary camera of 20MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that offers autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, face detection, OIS and a secondary camera of 5MP (located on the front side of the smartphone). The Galaxy S7 comes with a primary camera of 12MP that supports geo-tagging, face detection, auto-HDR, panorama, face detection and the secondary camera is also 5MP.
Both devices are housing a battery of 3000 mAh, but the one found on the Lumia 950 is removable.
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