Sporting a 5.7-inch screen, it is hard not to compare the new Microsoft Lumia 950XL to the Lumia 1520. The Lumia 1520 turned heads with its 6-inch screen and a zippy processor. We expect the 950XL to have just as much success as the Lumia 1520, but is it worth the upgrade? We compared the specifications of these two large screen Windows Phones to help possibly answer that question.

Lumia 950XL and Lumia 1520

Category Lumia 950 XL Lumia 1520
Operating System Windows 10 Mobile Windows Phone 8.1 (upgradeable)
Display 5.7 inches (1440x2560) 6 inches (1920 x 1080)
Notifications Glance Glance
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810* Qualcomm Quad-Core Snapdragon 800
Materials Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Rear Camera 20MP F/1.9 20MP F/2.4
OIS Yes Yes
Rear Flash Triple LED Dual LED
Front Camera 5MP 1.2MP
Biometrics Iris scanner None
Internal Storage 32GB 32GB
External Storage micro SD micro SD
Battery 3340mAh 3400mAh
Fast Charge Yes No
Wireless charging Qi Qi**
Removable battery Yes No
Dimensions 8.1 x 151.9 x 78.4 mm 8.7 x 162.8 x 85.4 mm
Weight 165 grams 209 grams

*Octacore Liquid Cool **AT&T Version of the Lumia 1520 did not have Qi charging enabled

The Lumia 1520 is an attractive Windows Phone, eligible for updating to Windows 10 Mobile. However, the Lumia 950 XL separates itself from the 1520 with built-in Qi charging, more RAM, the liquid cooled processor and more. Plus it is hard to ignore the faster camera, natural flash and fifth generation optical stabilization. All of which makes the Lumia 950 XL an appealing upgrade option if you prefer larger screened Windows Phones.

If you currently sport the Lumia 1520, are you planning on making the switch to the Lumia 950XL? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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