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

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

RAM

3GB

2GB

3GB

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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