Comparing the Specs of the iPhone 7 with the Microsoft Lumia 950

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Apple and Microsoft have long since been rivals in the technology space, if not in hardware – but also in software. As such, Apple’s new hardware invites comparison with Microsoft’s own hardware competing in the same space – the headphone jack wielding, USB type-c toting, Continuum capable Lumia 950. While Microsoft’s Lumia 950 may be a little long in the tooth at this stage, it’s still a decently specced handset that can be found for just over a £200 with all the perks that Windows 10 Mobile offers. With that in mind, let’s see how it compares with the new Apple iPhone 7.

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Spec Comparison:

FeaturesiPhone 7Lumia 950
OSiOS10Windows 10
Display4.7 inches5.2 inches
Resolution Retina HD display2560 x 1440 QHD AMOLED display
ProcessorApple A10Snapdragon 808
Storage32/128/256 GB32 GB
Camera12 megapixel, OIS, 4K Video20 megapixel, triple LED flash, OIS, 4K video
Camera (Secondary)7MP Facetime HD camera5-megapixel wide-angle lens.
Battery-Longest ever on an iPhone (whatever that means)3, 300 mAh
ColoursBlack, Space Grey, Rose Gold, GoldBlack
MaterialAluminuimPolycarbonate
ConnectorLightningUSB Type C, 3.5 mm headphone jack
BiometricsTouch IDIris Scanner

As can be seen from the quick comparison, on the basis of pure specs alone, Apple’s iPhone 7 competes very favourably with Microsoft’s Lumia 950, but specs can only take us so far. iOS 10 and Windows 10 offer vastly different experiences, integrate with different ecosystems and offer such different apps thayt in the end – it comes down to personal preference. If you’re looking for a reliable phone that does it all, the iPhone 7 can work for you, and Microsoft’s apps and services are all present on iOS, ready to be downloaded. If you’re willing to live on the edge and or simply prefer a basic phone with some advanced features, that won’t break the bank, the Lumia 950 may just be up your alley.

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