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Phablet speed test: it's the iPhone 6S Plus vs the rest

Phablet speed test
Phablet speed test

Phablets may be bigger than the rest of the phone market, but it doesn't necessarily mean they're better than everything else. We've taken the biggest phablets out there and put them through our speed test.

Our phone selection includes the iPhone 6S Plus, Nexus 6P, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.

The test includes booting up the phones followed by running through 10 apps that mirror real life. We do two laps of those apps including Netflix, Asphalt 8, Instagram and Spotify.

Who will win?

We don't want to spoil the full results for you – but the iPhone 6S Plus wins boots the quickest with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ in second.

That's then followed by the Nexus 6P and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL at the same time. Sadly the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is in last place.

To find out which phone was fastest and whether it's powerful enough for you, watch our speed test video below.

James Peckham

James is Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He has also worked on other leading tech brands, such as T3 and Gizmodo UK, as well as appearing as an expert on TV and radio for the BBC and other publications. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for all the latest smartphone news.