The Microsoft Lumia 950 and Huawei P8 are two high end smartphones that have been released last year. The only thing they have in common is the screen size, and while the first one is running on the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS, the other is planned to be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So, if you’re undecided which phone to buy, maybe this comparison will be useful.
The Lumia 950 measures 145×73.2×8.2mm and weights 150 grams. It has a plastic body with a minimal design and a large circular camera lens in the middle, while all the physical buttons are located on the right side.
The Huawei P8 is thicker and lighter, as it measures 144.9×72.1×6.4mm and weights 144 grams, but it has an all-metal body and a horizontal strip at the top of the back, which houses the rear camera in the left corner.
Both the Lumia 950 and the Huawei P8 have a 5.2-inch screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but they’re using different technologies. So, while Microsoft has opted for a Samsung AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 564 ppi, Huawei P8 has used an IPS-NEO LCD display with a lower resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 424 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Lumia 950 houses a Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 chipset with a hexa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.44GHz and a dual-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 1.82GHz, an Adreno 418 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Huawei P8 has a HiSilicon Kirin 930 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a Mali-T628 MP4 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Lumia 950 has been released with an internal storage of 32GB, which can be expanded up to 200GB using a microSD card. The Huawei P8 comes in two internal storage variants of 16GB and 64GB, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The Lumia 950 sports a primary camera of 20MP that supports autofocus, triple-LED RGB flash, OIS, autofocus, panorama, HDR, face detection, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Huawei P8 has a primary camera of 13MP that features dual-LED flash, OIS, autofocus, face detection, geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 8MP.
The Lumia 950 has a removable battery of 3000 mAh, which is more powerful than the non-removable 2680 mAh battery of the Huawei P8.