Microsoft Lumia 950 Takes on iPhone S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6…Winner Is?

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The Microsoft Lumia 950 has been in competition with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6S, but which of these handsets comes out ahead?

Up to now Microsoft haven’t been able to beat the likes of the devices from competition such as Apple and Microsoft. Now they have launched the Microsoft Lumia 950 and things may change.

The display of the Microsoft Lumia 950 is 5.2 inches and this is QHD with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with the same display but this handset offers a smaller display at 5.1 inches. The iPhone 6S has a display of 4.7 inches and 1334 x 750 pixels. The iPhone has iOS 9 and 3D Touch. However, the winner has to be the Microsoft Lumia 950.

The Microsoft Lumia has the bigger battery. The iPhone 6S offers the 1715mAh battery which for some reason is less than the one that came before it. This means that the winner is the Lumia.

For connections the Microsoft Lumia 940 offers the reversible USB Type C-Connector, while the Samsung has the micro USB and the iPhone 6S comes with the Apple Lightning connector. There are not too many devices offering the Type C-Connector so there isn’t a clear outright winner.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 can be connected up to the Microsoft Display Dock and owners can use it as a Windows 10 computer. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6S doesn’t do this so the winner is the 950.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 is offered starting from 32GB storage and this storage can be expanded. The Samsung Galaxy S6 also offers 32GB but lacks SD card support. The iPhone 6S comes with 16GB but cannot be expanded. This means that again it is another win for the Microsoft Lumia 950.

The Microsoft Lumia 950 offers more megapixels on the camera. It is also great in low light and offers OIS. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has the 16MP camera and the one on the iPhone 6S is 12MP. All cameras come with a front camera of 5MP. If going on bigger megapixels alone the Lumia 950 would win.

You can get the Microsoft Lumia 950 for $549 and you save $100 compared to purchasing the Apple iPhone 6S. The Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB is $579.99. so for the price tag it is the Lumia that wins.

So the Microsoft Lumia 950 is the clear winner here but would you choose it over the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6S?

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  1. Mukhles Elzogni

    May 16, 2016 at 5:40 am

    1. The Lumia has higher battery capacity but lower operation time compared with iPhone 6s, it’s related to OS.
    2. The Lumia camera has higher resolution but not better focusing nor speed compared with Samsung.
    3. Applications for windows are slower and fewer and less reliability than competitive.

    I was one of windows fan, but I’m thinking seriously to move out. And I’ve got more complains through Cortana feedback with no vain.

    And I’ve tried to sell my Lumia 950, but no good price has been offered.

  2. sibron

    May 16, 2016 at 6:21 am

    “would you?” Well yes! But I got the 950xl It is by far the best phone I have had. My favorite feature is the dedicated camera button. I don’t even need to unlock the phone, just press the button and 2 seconds later start taking pictures.Excel& Word preinstalled,Live tiles, ‘pin to Start’ wireless charging and more