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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL vs. iPhone 6S Plus – Which Phone Will You Buy?

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The iPhone 6S Plus will be released in a few days, while the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is expected to make its apparition in October, when Microsoft will unveil other products such as the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Band 2 wearable. Both the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are slightly changed, but mostly on the inside, because their design is identical to the previous models. So, below, we’ll tell you everything we know about the two upcoming phablets from Microsoft and Apple.

Lumia 950 XL

The phablet will have a matte polycarbonate body and the two color options are white and white. The phone has side buttons made of aluminum and a 1 mm silver ring around the rear camera. The Lumia 950 XL was codenamed Cityman and previously, it was believed that it will be branded Lumia 940 XL. The phablet will be released along with the smaller version which has been codenamed Talkman.

The Lumia 950 XL will feature a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with QHD resolution, which gives a pixel density of 515ppi. Under the hood will hide a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset which will be powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU. The graphics will be Adreno 430 and they will be backed by 3GB of RAM, so we’re expecting a decent performance from this hardware configuration. The internal memory is of 32GB and comes with a MicroSD card slot.

The rear camera will be PureView 20MP, it will have Carl Zeiss optics and will support optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED flash, 1/2.5” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size etc. As for the front camera, it will be 5MP. The battery will be removable and its capacity will be 3300mAh. Also, it will bring Qi wireless charging integration.

iPhone 6S Plus

The successor of the iPhone 6 Plus will support Force Touch technology, it will be powered by the next A9 processor, which will be 30 percent faster, and will have a rear camera with a higher resolution – 12MP. The flagship will record 4K videos on demand, but Apple still hasn’t managed to obtain DSLR-quality images. The screen will have the same size and resolution, but the battery is rumored to have a lower capacity – 2750 mAh. The phone will have the same storage options and prices as its predecessor, when it was released, but it will be available in another color option: Pink.