Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (rumored specs) vs iPhone 6S Plus
There’s plenty of excitement building up about new high-end Lumia smartphone releases. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL will be running Windows 10 Mobile out of the box and are tipped to be launched next month. One of the competitors of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will be Apple’s recently announced iPhone 6S Plus. With this in mind we’re looking at the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (rumored specs) vs. iPhone 6S Plus.
Leaks and rumors about the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL before the launch have been plentiful. We’ve managed to build up a pretty good picture of what we can expect, including specifications. However, please bear in mind that this smartphone has not been made official yet, so all of the rumored specs listed here are so far unconfirmed. Nevertheless we often find that leaked specs are very close to a match so this should give an idea of what the Lumia 950 XL will offer. Of course the specs for the iPhone 6S Plus are official and it will release on September 25th.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a Snapdragon 810 processor while the Apple iPhone 6S Plus packs a 2GHz Apple A9 dual-core processor with M9 motion coprocessor.
The Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch display with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440. The iPhone 6S Plus has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Retina HD display resolution of 1920 x 1080.
RAM and Storage
The Lumia 950 XL has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). The iPhone 6S Plus has 2GB of RAM and internal storage of 16, 64 or 128GB (non-expandable).
The Lumia phablet has a 21-megapixel rear camera with triple-LED flash, optical image stabilization, and 4K video capture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash. The iPhone 6S Plus has a 12-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, optical image stabilization, and 4K video capture. It also has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a 3300 mAh battery (removable) while the iPhone 6S Plus has a 2915 mAh battery (non-removable).
The Lumia 950 XL will be running Windows 10 Mobile while the iPhone 6S Plus will be running iOS 9.
Dimensions and Weight
The Lumia 950 XL measures 153mm x 79mm x 8.6mm. The iPhone 6 Plus measures 158.2mm x 77.9mm x 7.3mm and weighs 192g.
We’ve seen a suggested price for the Lumia 950 XL of around $649 although we’ll stress this is unconfirmed. The iPhone 6S Plus starts at $749.
Another thing worth noting is that the Lumia 950 XL is thought to have a polycarbonate build while the iPhone 6S Plus has an aluminum build. Of course specs don’t tell the full picture and features are also important. The Lumia 950 XL is expected to include a USB Type-C port, optional stylus pen use, iris scanner, and fast charging. The iPhone 6S Plus has a Lightning port, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and 3D Touch technology for the display. Please note that the image below for the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is a leaked press shot that we cannot verify at this stage.
Once more we’ll remind readers that these are leaked specs for the Lumia 950 XL and not official. Therefore there could be changes once we reach the final unveiling. Are you looking forward to the release of the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL? Maybe you’re more inclined towards the iPhone 6S Plus?