Today is the final matchup before we jump into the semi-finals. And we have a battle of the biggies. The Apple iPhone 6S Plus going up against the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Two phablet giants going head to head in our fan-driven poll to see which phone is labeled TechnoBuffalo’s fan favorite.
Check out the galleries, specs, and coverage below, and submit your votes. Have fun!
Apple iPhone 6S Plus
Apple doesn’t typically change up the hardware design — the actual look of the iPhone — when it makes the “toc” upgrades between major changes. In other words, we didn’t see a huge bump in design from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4s, or the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s. Unless you own the new rose gold model, someone on the street isn’t going to be able to distinguish — by looking at the body alone — whether you have a 6 or a 6s… read more
Lumia 950 XL
The phone felt really light in the hand — you can tell it’s made out of polycarbonate and not a really strong metal, but that’s fine. It packs a ton of power, including a water-cooled processor (a Snapdragon 810), which itself is enough to make the inner geek in me excited for its launch, a 20-megapixel camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot for adding more.
I really love Windows Hello and how the iris scanner on the front of the phone can identify the user and automatically unlock the device without any need for a fingerprint sensor. And I love that Microsoft is sticking by with its dedicated camera button, which I wish more manufacturers would continue to add… read more
|Apple - iPhone 6s Plus||Microsoft - Lumia 950 XL|
|Display Size||5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)|
|Display Type||Retina HD||QHD AMOLED|
|Operating System||iOS 9 (at launch)||Windows 10 (at launch)|
|Processor||A9 chip with 64-bit architecture||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels||20MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.1|
|Height||6.23 inches (15.82 cm)||151.9 mm (5.98 inches)|
|Width||3.07 inches (78.0 mm)||78.4 mm (3.09 inches)|
|Depth||0.29 inches (7.4 mm)||8.1 mm (0.32 inches)|
|Weight||6.77 oz (192 g)||165 g (5.82 oz)|
|Colors||Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver||Black, White|
|Supported Audio Formats||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A||
This poll closes within 24 hours (the following day).
*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.
|March 17||BlackBerry Classic||vs||OnePlus X|
|March 18||Nexus 6P||vs||Sony Xperia Z5|
|March 19||Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||vs||OnePlus 2|
|March 20||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||vs||HTC One A9|
|March 21||Nexus 5X||vs||Sony Xperia Z5 Premium|
|March 22||iPhone 6S||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950|
|March 23||LG G5||vs||Samsung Galaxy S7|
|March 24||iPhone 6S Plus||vs||Nextbit Robin|
|March 25||HTC One M9||vs||Microsoft Lumia 950 XL|
|March 26||Motorola Droid Turbo 2||vs||Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)|
|March 27||Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P)||vs||Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)|
|March 28||Xiaomi Mi 5||vs||Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)|
|March 29||Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium)||vs||BlackBerry Priv|
|March 30||Huawei Mate 8||vs||Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)|
|March 31||Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7)||vs||LG V10|
|April 1||Moto X Pure Edition||vs||Winner of March 24 (iPhone 6S Plus)|
|April 2||Winner of March 25 (Lumia 950 XL)||vs||Motorola Droid Maxx 2|
Round 2 – Quarterfinals
|April 3||Winner of March 26 (BlackBerry Classic)||vs||Winner of March 27 (Nexus 6P)|
|April 4||Winner of March 28 (Xiaomi Mi5)||vs||Winner of March 29 (BlackBerry Priv)|
|April 5||Winner of March 30 (iPhone 6S)||vs||Winner of March 31 (Galaxy S7)|
|April 6||Winner of April 1 (iPhone 6S Plus)||vs||Winner of April 2 (Lumia 950 XL)|
|April 7||Winner of April 3||vs||Winner of April 4|
|April 8||Winner of April 5||vs||Winner of April 6|
|April 9||Winner of April 7||vs||Winner of April 8|
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