Every few years, Microsoft’s release of its newest operating system steals most of the spotlight in technology news. This year was the release of Windows 10 and the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL . We all know that Apple and Android dominate the market, but the Lumia gives Microsoft fans a reason to try a new smartphone powered by the latest Windows operating system. We decided to compare the Lumia with one of its biggest competitors – the iPhone 6s.

First, let’s take a look at what the Lumia has to offer. The XL has a larger screen than the basic 950 just like Apple offers a bigger screen with the iPhone 6s. The Lumia 950 has a 5.2” screen and the XL has a 5.7” screen, which is one of the larger smartphones on the market. Hardware technology changes just like the seasons, so the Lumia has the advantage of being the latest hardware. The Lumia is a brand new competitor while the Apple iPhone 6s was launched last year.

Lumia 950 And 950 XL vs. The iPhone 6S And 6S Plus - Comparison

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The real benefit is the Lumia’s camera. Lumia crushes the competition with a 20-megapixel camera while the iPhone 6 and 6s only offers 12 megapixels. For camera and video quality enthusiasts, this could be the deciding factor. The Lumia also has a better screen resolution to view those higher quality images.

Lumia 950 / 950 XL vs iPhone 6s / 6s Plus – Comparison Chart

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Even with the huge camera difference, some people prefer some hard facts before making a decision. We put together a comparison chart with the main hardware specifications to help you make your choice.

Lumia 950 Lumia 950 XL iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus
Price Starting at $549 Starting at $649 Starting at $649 Starting at $749
Display Size 5.2″ 5.7″ 4.7″ 5.5″
Screen Resolution 2560×1440 2560×1440 1334×750 1920×1080
Pressure Sensitive No No Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Hexa-core Apple A9 with M9 motion coprocessor Apple A9 with M9 motion coprocessor
Removable Battery Yes Yes No No
Front Camera 5MP 5MP 5MP 5MP
Rear Camera 20MP 20MP 12MP 12MP
Front Flash No No Yes Yes
Video Recording 2160 @ 30fps 2160 @ 30fps 2160 @ 30fps 2160 @ 30fps
Biometric Security Iris scanner Iris scanner Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint scanner
Wireless Charging Yes Yes No No
Charging Port USB Type C USB Type C Apple Lightning Apple Lightning
Battery Time Talk Time: 18h, Standby: 12 days, Video: 10h, Audio: 67h, WiFi: 9.5h Talk Time: 19h, Standby: 12 days, Video: 11h, Audio: 75h, WiFi: 11h Talk Time: 14h, Standby: 10 days, Video: 11h, Audio: 50h, WiFi: 11h Talk Time: 24h, Standby: 16 days, Video: 14h, Audio: 80h, WiFi: 12h
Dimensions 145×73.2mm 151.9×78.4mm 138.3×67.1mm 158.2×77.9mm
Thickness 8.2mm 8.1mm 7.1mm 7.3mm
Weight 150g 165g 143g 192g
OS Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile iOS 9 iOS 9