How does the Microsoft Lumia 950 compare to other Lumia Windows Phones?

Now that the Microsoft Lumia 950 is now official, many will be weighing the options of upgrading to the new Windows Phone. In many respects, comparing the Lumia 950 to previous Lumia 900 series phones may be an apples to oranges comparison, but we did it anyways.

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CategoryLumia 950Lumia 930Lumia 925
Operating SystemWindows 10 MobileWindows Phone 8.1*Windows Phone 8.1*
Display5.2 inches (1440x2560)5 inches (1920 x 1080)4.5 inches (1280 x 768)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 808**Qualcomm Quad-Core Snapdragon 800Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual Core
Rear Camera20MP F/1.920MP F/2.48.7MP F/2.0
Rear FlashTriple LEDDual LEDDual LED
Front Camera5MP1.2MP1.2MP
BiometricsIris scannerNoneNone
Internal Storage32GB32GB16GB
External Storagemicro SDNoneNone
Fast ChargeYesNoNo
Wireless chargingQiQiQi with Accessory Cover
Removable batteryYesNoNo
Dimensions145 x 73.2 x 8.25 mm/150 g137 x 71 x 9.8 mm/167g129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm/139g

*Both the Lumia 930 and Lumia 925 expected to be eligible for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile **Hexacore Liquid Cooled

Is the Lumia 950 worth upgrading from the Lumia 930 or Lumia 925? We think so. The Lumia 950 is built for Windows 10 mobile and sports the latest technology under the hood. From the Hexacore processor to the fifth generation optical stabilization for the 20MP camera, the Lumia 950 is an impressive device.

We think all the 900 series Lumia Windows Phones have been outstanding Windows Phones and with each installment, they seem to get a little better. The Lumia 950 is no different.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.