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Comparison: iPhone 6S vs Lumia 950 vs iPhone 6S Plus vs Lumia 950 XL

iphone 6s vs Lumia 950Apple’s latest iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are out and we shared our opinion about Apples’ latest launch event. Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are out too now. Now in their minds, Windows Phone fans may already be comparing these two to upcoming Lumia Flagships Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. So, many of you may like to know how Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will stack against the Apple’s latest and the best.

In this article we will compare iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and see how these four fare against each other in terms of specs, features and pricing. Check the comparison table below.

You can read all about Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL specifications, price and expected release date and markets at our dedicated pages.

[Lumia 950 Page]

[Lumia 950 XL page

We have also posted detailed comparisons between,

iPhone 6S vs Lumia 950 vs iPhone 6S Plus vs Lumia 950 XL

iPhone 6S iPhone 6S Plus Lumia 950 Lumia 950 XL
Display 4.7-inch, 1344×750 resolution display, 326 ppi. 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi 5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 565 ppi, OLED 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 515 ppi, OLED
Design, Thickness & Weight 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm, 143 g 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm, 192 g 144.9 x 73.2 x 7.6, 150 g 151.9 x 78.4 x 7.8, 165 g
OS iOS 9 iOS 9 Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile
Processor Apple A9 Apple A9 Hexa-Core Snapdragon 808 Octa-core Snapdragon 810
Battery 1810 mAh battery 2915 mAh battery 3000 mAh Battery 3400 mAh battery
Storage 16 / 64 / 128 GB, No MicroSd support 16 / 64 / 128 GB, No MicroSd support 32 GB with MicroSD support 32 GB with MicroSD support
RAM Not known Not known 3 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Sim Single Sim only Single Sim only Dual-Sim support Dual-Sim support
FFC 5 MP FFC, 1080p video with flash 5 MP FFC, 1080p video with flash 5 MP FFC, 1080p video with flash 5 MP FFC, 1080p video with flash
Rear Camera 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash 12 MP, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash 20 MP Rear Camera, optical image stabilization, Triple-LED (variable tone) flash 20 MP Rear Camera, optical image stabilization, Triple-LED (variable tone) flash
Imaging features Live Photo Live Photo Living Images Living Images
Video capture 4K 4K 4K 4K
Continuum for Phone No No Yes Yes
Iris Scanner No No Yes Yes
Fast Charging No No Yes Yes
Glance Screen No No Yes Yes
HAAC audio recording No No Yes Yes
Wireless Charging No No Yes Yes
USB Tech No No USB Type-C USB Type-C
Fingerprint scanner Yes Yes No No
USP 3D Touch: long press menus & previews 3D Touch: long press menus & previews Touch sensitive menus, Live Tiles Touch sensitive menus, Live Tiles
Pricing $649 $749 $549 $649

As one can easily notice from the table above, features and specs wise Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL offer much more as compared to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. In fact Apple has ripped off some features like “Living images” from Lumia range and now claimed it to be their own. Even the iPhone 6S /Plus design has been clearly inspired by the beautiful Lumia 925 since the times of iPhone 6. Official pricing for Lumia 950 / 950 XL is not known but it will cost less than iPhones for sure. Display, Camera, tech advancements like Iris scanner, Fast Charging, Continuum for Phones wise, iPhone 6S / Plus are no match to Lumia 950 / XL.

Do let us know what you think of this comparison??


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing.
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  • You missed the free dock on pre-orders for the Lumia 950 XL. 😀 With that it definitely beats the iphone.

    • Kamal

      :P. that’s a bonus.

  • Bardh Azizi

    what is “phase detection”? you maybe mean face detection?

  • adam

    if you think the SD 830s good you should wait till 3075 cause the SD 990 is gonna be the BEST

    • MegamaN

      Let the waiting commence.

  • badr0bot


  • frankwick

    Why did Microsoft kill the 3D touch interaction last year? It appears they gave another idea to Apple.

  • Jack Grievous

    You forgot here (and on the lumia 950 950xl page) the camera details

    As far as I know the rumor it was capable of 120 or 90 fps video recording = slow motion (gr8 stuff)

    This seems quite important as the iPhone also has a similar feature but most other smartphones don’t have it

    • Kamal

      AFAIK, this will be a feature coming also to devices like Lumia 930, Lumia 1520 and may be even Lumia 830 with Windows 10 Mobile. So, isn’t Lumia 950 specific. you know what I mean.

      • Jack Grievous

        I didn’t know about the lumia 930 etc.
        It makes these phone more interesting as their prices will probably fall.

        Still I find it important.

  • javid

    interesting thing that i guess i never realized with the 950/950XL specs, is that it wont have a fingerprint sensor.
    So, it will rely wholly on the face detection or iris detection…

    in regards to W10 Mobile, i have been running a Nokia Lumia 521 on W10 Mobile insider preview and it runs just fine.
    Its Nokia branded and if it can run the latest insider preview, i expect that any other phone since then can also…
    Nokia wont be selling smartphones (or even phones perhaps) until after 2016 thats a very long time… what do you expect to happen in the mean time? *crickets” ? no… so, if you dont like the content that this site provides or the information that they have before others sometimes, then its simple case of dont worry about it and dont read it… my two cents 🙂

    to the NPU team, keep up the good work.

    • Jack Grievous

      My lumia 1020 on build 10166 needs a reset every day or it just stops working or camera is green only

      • Prabaharan

        Thanks for posting it… I was about to do that upgrade in my 1020. Now will wait then.

  • Juhani

    Why this blog is mostly writing about Microsoft products and windows 10?? I want information about NOKIA! I think most of us care shit about microsoft nomore after what happened Nokia! I know that there are still same workers from Nokia but thats aint no more intresting. And just few Nokia branded Lumias are getting that W10. Get move on now and try to find out something about the new Nokia. Who actually cares whats new features w10 gets? I want to know more about Nokia upcoming cloud os and z launcher, when n1 will be avaible all over world, will there be many new phones (c, e…) is there any new products coming up. I want also know more about thats secret meego product

  • CyberAngel

    Compare to Lumia 920 & 1520

    • Kamal


  • MegamaN

    Man, I was hoping for the SD 810, but now I’m feeling the 820.
    Is the 950XL worthy of upgrading from the 1520?

    • Kamal

      SD 820 is 2016 thing. It is still under testing by most of the manufacturers. It will need months before being production ready.
      Talking about features and specs, yes it is certainly a much bigger upgrade than what iPhone 6S Plus is for iPhone 6 Plus.

      • MegamaN

        Awesome, thanks! I’ll wait until 2017, when I upgrade my PC and laptop. Anything with the SD 820 will be affordable. 🙂

        • DH Dog

          Then you should wait for 2018 because SD 830 will be a killer

          • MegamaN

            I don’t mind the wait, but Windows 10 better be nicely optimized for phones. I hate games taking a while to load, I would have expected more from the SD 800.

            • DH Dog

              This is also up to lazy developers.