Updated 03:39 AM EDT, Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Microsoft Lumia 940 XL vs iPhone 6 Plus: Release Date, Specs, Features & Price Roundup [Facts & Rumors]

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The Microsoft Lumia 940 XL's release is highly anticipated by mobile users since it is believed to come with great features. But how will this phablet fair with the powerful and recently released iPhone 6 Plus? Discover the comparison of the two devices below.

Display

The Lumia 940 XL, according to WhaTech, will sport a 5.7-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixels or 515 ppi pixel density. Just like the Lumia 940, the upcoming device is expected to have a ClearBlack display technology which will give users the best image quality there is in a phone and tablet. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) as per GSM Arena. The Apple device also has an ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating for its protection.

Platform

According to Yibada, the Lumia 940 XL is claimed to have the Snapdragon 810 chipset which has 64-bit octa-core CPU and Adreno 430 graphics. It will reportedly have 3GB of RAM and a built-in storage of 32 GB plus a microSD slot. GSM Arena, on the other hand, noted that the iPhone 6 Plus runs iOS 8 with an Apple A8 chipset and a dual core 1.6GHz CPU.

Camera

As for camera technology, WhaTech reported that the 940 XL will have a 20MP primary camera with Carl Zeiss optics, optical image stabilisation, autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and panorama

"It is just sheer class, and you can expect image quality almost to the level of a professional DSLR. To top it all off, there's the 5 Megapixel secondary camera for all your Skype video calls and your selfies as well," added WhaTech.

The main camera of iPhone 6 Plus, according to GSM Arena, is 8 MP with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and check quality. It also has a 1.2 MP secondary shooter with face detection and HDR.

Features

A separate GSM Arena article noted that the 940 XL will feature wireless charging, active noise cancellation and document viewer. The iPhone 6 Plus also has active noise cancellation, a TV out, iBooks PDF reader, an organiser and a predictive text input.

Price

WhaTech noted that there is still no price indication for the Lumia 940 XL but said that it is expected to cost higher than previous releases. iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, costs around $299.99 to $749.76.

The most exciting part for the Lumia 940 XL is said to be its Windows 10 operating system. WhaTech discussed that using the said operating system will be "easy and so familiar."

"The Start Menu is back in an expanded form, plus we have pinned apps and favorites, so they're ready and waiting for you. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have," noted WhaTech.

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