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Lumia 950 XL vs. the competition: The big flagship phones are here


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It's become commonplace for phone manufacturers to offer two sizes of their flagship phones: big and bigger. Microsoft is following suite with the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the latter of which is poised to compete directly with devices like the brand-new iPhone 6S Plus and the Nexus 6P. If you're looking for a flagship phone running your platform of choice, now's a great time to be in the market. The most notable difference about these devices is what operating system they run, but if you want to see how they stack up on a spec-by-spec basis, check out the table below.

Lumia 950XL iPhone 6s Plus Nexus 6P
Pricing $649 $749, $849, $949 $499, $549, $649
Known Dimensions 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1mm (5.98 x 3.09 x 0.32 inches) 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3mm (6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches) 159.3 x 77.8 x 7.3mm (6.27 x 3.06 x 0.29 inches)
Weight 165g (5.82 ounces) 192g (6.77 ounces) 178g (6.28 ounces)
Screen size 5.7 inches (144.78mm) 5.5 inches (139.7mm) 5.7 inches (144.78mm)
Screen resolution 2,560 x 1,440 (518 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (520 ppi)
Screen type AMOLED Quad HD, Gorilla Glass 4 IPS LCD, Retina HD WQHD AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4
Battery 3,340mAh (removable) 2,750mAh 3,450mAh
Internal storage 32GB 16 / 64 / 128GB 32 / 64 / 128GB
External storage microSD (up to 200GB) None None
Rear camera 20MP Pureview, OIS, triple LED flash 12MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.22µm pixel size 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55µm pixel size
Front-facing cam 5MP 5MP FaceTime HD, f/2.2 8MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm pixel size
Video capture 4K at 30fps 4K at 30fps 4K
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.1 v4.2 v4.2
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Apple A9 Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 v2.1
CPU 64-bit octa-core 1.8GHz dual-core 2GHz octa-core
GPU NA NA Adreno 430
WiFi Dual-band, MIMO, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Operating system Windows 10 iOS 9 Android 6.0
Standout features 20MP Pureview camera with Carl Zeiss optics, removeable battery, wireless charging, USB-C fast charging 3D Touch, 2nd-gen Touch ID, Retina flash Nexus Imprint, USB Type-C

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