Microsoft Lumia 950 XL gets its third pre-order price cut in the U.K.
posted by Alan F. / Nov 23, 2015, 2:43 PM
At the rate that the pre-order price for the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is being cut, Amazon U.K. will soon have to pay you to take the phablet off its hands. We're being facetious of course, but the truth is that the price has been cut three times. Including today's £5 haircut, a total of £65 ($98 USD) has been wiped off the pre-order price of Microsoft's high-end phablet. The phone will currently cost you £464.99 ($703 USD), a 12.2% discount from the original price of £529.99 ($801 USD).
Amazon expects to ship the phone starting December 12th. Available in black and white, buyers can purchase the handset from Amazon U.K., making installment payments monthly. By the way, the price cut does not affect the smaller Microsoft Lumia 950 which remains priced at £419.99 ($635 USD).
The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is equipped with a 5.7-inch AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 QHD screen. That works out to a pixel density of 515ppi. The Snapdragon 810 SoC is under the hood, equipped with an octa-core 2GHz CPU and the Adreno 430 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage. Those seeking additional storage can use the 200GB capacity microSD slot that is available on the phone.
The 20MP camera on the back features OIS, and a 5MP front-facing snapper shoots selfies, and handles video chats. A 3340mAh battery keeps the hamster's wheel turning, and Windows Phone 10 Mobile is pre-installed. With the Continuum feature and the Display Dock, you can turn your Lumia 950 XL into a desktop PC. And with the new AppComparison, Android users can see which of their favorite apps are available from the Windows Store if they plan on making the switch.
source: AmazonUK (1), (2) via WMPoweruser
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)
Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 29, 2015
This is smart they cut the price and phone arena makes an article. Draws more attention right before the holidays good job Microsoft. I can't wait for my black 950xl it's a sexy polycarbonate beast.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 3:11 PM 3
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Actually pissed about those new Surface Phone bencmark leaks, they make me doubt ordering my 950 XL
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 3:22 PM 0
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I want this phone for it's camera.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 3:37 PM 0
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But it's no way close to 808Purewiew. No Xenon flash.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 4:07 PM 2
Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015
Nah. Xenon flash was great once upon a time. Puff burnt colors. No thanks. LEDs have improved (and became stronger). Triple LED with all the self-control capabilities to give natural light, is way better.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 5:48 PM 1
Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013
Nothing like Xenon in low light situations. When I can stop a spinning fan dead in its tracks...vs a blurr...there is no motion blur I miss it so much on my 1520, leds are strong, but on a phone, nothing near xenon yet.
posted on Nov 24, 2015, 7:07 AM 0
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I don't get those people waiting for some imaginary future model with this new model is up there on top already. You realize that this way you can keep on waiting for ever for every next model of every consumer product? Surface phone possibly won't happen if 950 (and XL) sales suck. Go buy it and sell it at a good price if/when Surface phone erm... surfaces.
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 5:50 PM 0
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I really think that the Microsoft "Surface smart phone will become a reality. If it indeed does use the right New Intel Atom x3 C3000 series CPU it will be able to run full Windows 10 OS. Win 32 Desktop PC programs, Windows 10 store apps, and Windows 10 Universal apps. in continuum mode it will be a true Smartphone / Desktop PC Hybrid. it will be in it's OWN CLASS by itself. I will wait and keep using my trusty Verizon 928 until it comes to the market then buy it fast with the continuum dock. I will occasionally use my backup monitor and wireless mouse and keyboard to use and configure this smart phone on a big screen instead a small screen. that will be fun
posted on Nov 23, 2015, 6:23 PM 0
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