Microsoft Lumia 950 XL hero
Microsoft has unveiled its new Lumia 950 XL flagship. Microsoft

The Lumia 950 XL phablet that was recently unwrapped by Microsoft has many competitors in the market. The LG G4 is one such rival phablet that has received good reception from the audience and critics.

Even though the LG G4 does not sport a metal body, it is one of the premium products from the South Korean company that features impressive specs. Here is a comparison of the specifications, features and pricing of the Lumia 950 XL and the LG G4.

Design And Display

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with dimensions 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.1 mm and 165 grams weight is available in black and white color variants. On the other hand, the LG G4 measures 148.9 x 76.1 mm and weighs 155 grams.

Since the LG G4 features a curved design, the thickness of the handset varies 6.3 mm to 9.8 mm. It is available with different colored leather back covers.

The Lumia 950 XL has a larger display of 5.7 inches. The AMOLED screen delivers Quad HD resolution. The Quantum IPS screen of the LG G4 that measures 5.5 inches also supports Quad HD resolution.

The LG G4 features 5.5 inches Quantum IPS display, Snapdragon 808 chip, 16 MP camera, 3,000 mAh battery and multiple leather back cover options. LG

Chipset, RAM And Storage

The Snapdragon 810 v2.1 featuring octa-core processor powers the new phablet from Microsoft. The SoC is assisted by 3 GB of RAM. The expansion slot on the handset supports up to 200 GB of microSD. The Lumia 950 XL and the LG G4 are both available in a single native storage of 32 GB.

Since LG has refrained from using Snapdragon 810 chipset on its popular smartphones this year because of overheating problems, the LG G4 is powered by the hexa-core processor of the Snapdragon 808 chipset. It is coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It supports a max of 128 GB of microSD on its expansion slot.

Camera And Unique Features

The Lumia 950 XL has a 20-megapixel camera on its back and a selfie camera of 5-megapixel. The LG G4 has a 16-megapixel camera on its rear and it houses a front-facing camera of 8-megapixel.

The rear cameras of both the handsets carry support for Optical Image Stabilization and 4K resolution video recording. However, the Lumia 950 XL features a triple LED flash whereas the LG G4 a dual LED flash for the rear camera along with laser autofocus.

The Lumia 950 XL is blessed with some unique features like Continuum that lets user to connect the handset to a monitor through a docking station for availing full-fledged desktop PC experience. It is one of the first handsets to come with iris scanner biometric identification feature. The LG G4 lacks a biometric recognition feature. For faster data transfer, the Lumia 950 XL is equipped with USB Type-C.

Battery And Price

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL as well as the LG G4 feature non-removable batteries of 3,340 mAh and 3,000 mAh, respectively. Both the batteries support Quick Charging and wireless charging. The unlocked Lumia 950 XL is priced at $649 whereas the unlocked LG G4 is carries a price tag of $560.