Oct 16, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL — Which Phablet Outweighs The Other In Specs, Features, Battery, Camera, Price & More

By Alex Cruz

Microsoft closed the competition gap with Apple and Samsung when it unveiled the Lumia 950 XL, along with the Surface Book, the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band 2 and HoloLens, at an even in New York City just more than a week ago.

Samsung, on the other hand, seems to want to stay ahead of the game. Not too long ago, the company released its newest flagship — the Galaxy Note 5 — but now, reports emerged online suggesting that the company is planning to release Samsung Galaxy Note 6.

Let's take a closer look at Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to know which phablet outweighs the other in terms of specs and features.


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL has a Snapdragon Qualcomm octa-core 810 at 2,000 MHz processor, with a 3,340 mAh battery that is removable. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to house a Snapdragon Qualcomm octa-core 2.9 GHz processor, with a battery power of 4,500 mAh, as per the report on SamsungGalaxyNote6i.com.

Lumia 950 XL runs in Windows 10, according to GSM Arena, while the Galaxy Note 6 is expected to run with the current 2016 Android Operating System. That said, we can expect that it will have the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, unless there is an updated version by that time.

Lumia 950 XL, which has a 5.7-inch quad HD display, has a 20-megapixel rear camera with Tricolor LED, while its front-facing camera has 5 megapixels. Galaxy Note 6, on the other hand, is expected to have a jaw-dropping 30-megapixel rear and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.

Lumia 950 XL camera includes these following features, backside-illuminated image sensor, pureView, True 16:9 sensor, fast focus, high resolution zoom. As for the Galaxy, Note 6, which is expected to have a six - 6.2- inch 4K screen display, its camera is expected to have auto focus, optical image stabilization, rapid charging, wireless charging, 3D-4K resolution.


Microsoft Lumia 950 XL features an accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and barometer sensors. Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is anticipated to have the same features, plus the heart rate sensor.

Pricing and Release

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is priced at $649 and is scheduled to be released in November, International Business Times learned. Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected cost higher at $1,200, and is reportedly scheduled to be released in Q3 of 2016.

Lumia 950 XL full specifications can be viewed at Microsoft.com. Additional information for Samsung Galaxy Note 6 can be seen in this blog.

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