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Phablet Fight : A Top Level Comparison Of Best Phablets

Phablets are becoming more and more popular among all smartphone users. So we have compared the latest phablets from Microsoft, Samsung, Google and Apple.

Display

The Lumia 950 XL, Galaxy Note 5, and Nexus 6P all of these have same screen size of 5.7-inch and  2560-by-1440 resolution AMOLED screen. These phones consist of 518ppi, but  iPhone 6s Plus is slightly smaller 5.5-inch,1080p LED-backlit LCD screen. Compared to others only Galaxy Note 5 has stylus which is used for note taking etc.

Size

Lumia 950 XL is the lightest phablet among all of its competitors. It comes 6 under and weighs 6 ounces. Galaxy Note 5 is somehow equal to the Lumia 950 XL. Google’s Nexus 6P and iPhones 6s plus are little bit longer and weight is ounce more than 950 XL.

Processor Power 

Nexus 6P and Lumia 950 XL have same 2GHz octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU. While on the other hands iPhone 6s Plus and Galaxy Note 5 are with A9 and Exynos processors. Because Nexus 6P, Lumia 950 XL and Galaxy Note 5 have the same Snapdragon 810 processor so we cannot predict their performance at this point.

Operating System

At this moment Android is dominating the smartphone world so two of four phones have the same OS. Apple has also introduced iOS 9 with its new phones with a lot of improvements. But the Windows  is far behind both of these ecosystem. It lags with app choices but now with its new Windows 10 Microsoft is trying hard to get more market share. The most interesting feature in the Lumia 950 XL is the Continum which lets Lumia 950 XL to work as PC.

Price    

Phablets are always company’s flagships so price also differs. Apple and Samsung phones costs round about $800 while Google Nexus 6P is most affordable with $499. Microsoft Lumia 950 XL costs $649 . Prices might change if you buy the phones with contract.  

 

Here is a table of all compared Specs.

 

 

 

 

 

Operating System

Lumia 950 XL

 

 

 

Windows 10

iPhone 6s Plus

 

 

 

iOS 9

Galaxy Note 5

 

 

 

Android 5.0

Nexus 6P

 

 

 

Android 6.0

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core Apple A9 Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core
Processor Speed 2.0 GHz 1.8 GHz 2.1 GHz 2.0 GHz
Dimensions 5.98 by 3.09 by 0.32 inches 6.23 by 3.07 by 0.29 inches 6 by 3 by 0.3 inches 6.27 by 3.06 by 0.28 inches
Weight 5.82 oz 6.77 oz 6.03 oz 6.27 oz
Screen Size 5.7 inches 5.5 inches 5.7 inches 5.7 inches
Screen Resolution 2,560 by 1,440 pixels 1,920 by 1,080 pixels 2,560 by 1,440 pixels 2,560 by 1,440 pixels
Screen Pixels Per Inch 518 ppi 401 ppi 518 ppi 518 ppi
Camera Resolution 20.7 MP Rear; 5 MP Front-Facing 12 MP Rear; 5 MP Front-Facing 16 MP Rear, 5 MP Front-Facing 12.3 MP Rear; 8 MP Front-Facing
Video Camera Resolution 4K, 1080p 4K, 1080p 4K, 1080p 4K, 1080p
802.11x/Band(s) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Version 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.2
microSD Slot Yes No No No
 

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