#GooglePixel #Lumia950 – Microsoft Lumia 950 vs. Google Pixel: Is It Worth Comparing Them? : Even though it was originally believed that Microsoft users could be part of the new-phone celebration this fall too, as the company was expected to introduce the Surface Phone this October, the plan has changed in the meantime, and a new Windows phone is only expected in 2017, either sooner or later in the year.
Leaving aside all the criticism and rumors regarding the end of the Lumia lineup, the Lumia 950 and the 950 XL continue to be Microsoft’s flagships offering the best in the Windows phone series (we’re not including the HP Elite X3 here given the fact that it’s not manufactured by Microsoft). So if you’re looking to buy a new Windows phone right now, you might be wondering how the Lumia flagships compare against the new Pixel models.
“Lumia 950 vs. Google Pixel”
First and foremost, the smaller models. The Lumia 950 comes with a 5.2-inch display featuring a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels, while the Pixel boasts a 5-inch screen with 1080×1920 pixel resolution. This means that the Lumia 950 offers a bigger display with better resolution, even though it’s one-year-old already.
On the other hand, the Pixel seems to be more powerful than its Windows rival. Google and HTC installed a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor and 4 GB of RAM, while the smaller Lumia features the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 and 3 GB of RAM.
As usual, software optimizations play a decisive role, and living proof is the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 which still features 2 GB of RAM, but is just as fast as the Plus. In the case of Microsoft, however, software optimizations aren’t quite the best, as Windows 10 Mobile is still experiencing slowdowns every now and then when running certain tasks.