Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs Google Nexus 6P – Comparison

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is one good looking smartphone where the specifications and Windows 10 Mobile features are concerned. The thing is, how does it compare to the Google Nexus 6P?

Both devices are solid when it comes down to the overall specifications and design. Interestingly enough, the internal specs are quite similar with the main defining aspect being the operating system. The Lumia 950 XL is powered by Windows 10 Mobile, while the Nexus 6P is powered by Google’s latest version of Android.

Lumia 950 XL vs Nexus 6P

Lumia 950 XL vs Nexus 6P

Let’s dig in to see how these devices stack up.

Display Size:

We all know that in today’s world, size matters, and that is why we have to praise the display of both devices. The Lumia 950 XL is packing a superb looking 5.7-inch display with 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution. The same can be said for the Google Nexus 6P. The main difference to both screens is the pixel density where the Lumia 650 XL comes out on top. Its pixel density is 515 ppi while the density for the Nexus 6P is 518 ppi.

RAM and processor:

We get to see that both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and Adreno 430 GPU. The processor clocks in at 2GHz, a speed that should be enough to keep the operating systems going at full speed.


Internal and external storage:

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is bringing back the love for external storage in high-end mobile devices. It comes with 32GB internal storage and the ability to increase that with a 200GB microSD card. As for the Nexus 6P, it comes in flavors beginning with one at 32GB up to 128GB of internal storage.

Front and back cameras:

Both handsets are packing spectacular cameras, but the Lumia 950 XL comes out on top due to having a 20-megapixel sharpshooter at the rear, and a 5-megapixel camera at the front for taking selfies and making video calls. The Nexus 6P, on the other hand, is rocking a 12.3-megapixel camera at the rear, and an 8-megapixel sensor at the front.

We’ve seen time and time again that having the most megapixels doesn’t always mean for great looking photos. We’ll have to wait and see to tell which one of these devices are better in the camera department.

Battery life:

These smartphones have huge screens and powerful internals, so as expected, they will require huge batteries to power users throughout a 24-hour day. The Lumia 950 XL will come with a 3340 mAh battery, and according to Microsoft, it is capable of delivering 300-hours of standby time and 19-hours of talk time.

As for the Google Nexus 6P, it comes with a 3450 mAh battery and Google stated it users can gain up to 7-hours of talk time after a mere 10-minutes of charge. That’s pretty impressive though we are certain the Lumia 950 XL can do a similar thing since both devices rely on USB Type-C to recharge.


Google has the upper hand here since the Nexus 6P comes in different flavors while the Lumia 950 XL is just one phone. The cheapest Nexus 6P will cost users $499, and it comes with 32GB of storage. The most expensive cost $649 and will come with 128GB of storage.

The Lumia 950 XL when it goes on sale will sell for $649.

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