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Rumor: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL to be priced similar to the iPhone 6s with 200EUR worth of accessories included

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Rumor: Microsoft Lumia 950 XL to be priced similar to the iPhone 6s with 200EUR worth of accessories included

According to a fresh rumor originating from a French Windows Phone tech blog, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will be priced at about the same level as the Apple iPhone 6s

Although the source does not mention the exact price of the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, it says that the Windows 10 Mobile phablet will be priced just slightly under the iPhone 6s. At this point, it should be mentioned that the iPhone 6s is at its priciest in France and at its cheapest in the US, and that we don't know by how much the price of the Lumia 950 XL will fluctuate in the various markets across the globe.

The source also says that, at this iPhone 6s comparable price, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL will include 200EUR worth of accessories, which could help a lot with sweetening the deal. While the source does not mention which accessories will be offered in the package, there's reason to believe that the bundle will include the new Continuum Dock, a Bluetooth speaker, as well as an NFC "Treasure" tag (this one will apparently be able to notify the user when the tagged item has been moved, hence its nickname). 

As many Lumia fans probably know by now, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is expected to arrive with specs such as a 5.7-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD), a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable internal storage, a sizeable 3300mAh battery, a 20MP PureView primary camera with Carl Zeiss lens and a triple-LED flash, as well as a 5MP shooter on the front. Leaked renders showed that the Lumia 950 XL will come with a polycarbonate (plastic) build. 

Would any of you guys be interested in getting a large Windows 10 Mobile smartphone with 200EUR worth of accessories for about the same price as the iPhone 6s?

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posted on 20 Sep 2015, 08:47 4

1. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1322; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)

Slow down Microsoft xd

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 11:53 6

45. medicci37 (Posts: 1331; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)

Another brilliant business decision by Microsoft!!!

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 15:35 3

66. Mattbssr (Posts: 30; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)

The lumia 950 XL is a great phone with high end specs and the powerful win10 mobile running the device it seems very interesting even to me there's actually nothing wrong with it(nothing too serious and I don't have a problem with win store they have all I need! :) )
I'm using android for nearly 4and a half years and I have an ipad air2
I'm very bored with android mostly because of all the bugs and crashing but still the openness of the android is a wonderful option, I love using my ipad but ios is a very close os and that is sometimes a pain in the a$$! and for a phone, iphone Does not have high end specs but still the os is very simple and easy to use!
But seeing all these videos on YouTube and seeing what a great os this is actually change my mind WP's are really underestimated!
I will definitely buy the upcoming flagship?

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 08:48 15

2. Scarambay (Posts: 94; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)

Windows Phones are still around?

Hey, also, my Windows Phone doesn't have any apps, or games. :(

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:10 22

4. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1079; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)

Then you haven't opened the store and downloaded any. Plague Inc, candy crush, asphalt 8, angry birds, bad piggies, flappy bird, etc.. The "Windows phone doesn't have any apps" argument is no longer valid.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:37 10

16. Rydsmith (unregistered)

Ah yes. Apps like Chase Bank, Snapchat, Hearthstone, American Express (the one of the app store is just the mobile site). Once you are out of the games, the listings are just a joke on the app store.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:51 11

19. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

With two exceptions - an specific investment app and a specific kindergarten app - I have all the apps I need for my Lumia 1520. Then of course, I'm not an angsty teenager with a compulsive need to be present on every social network known or unknown to man...

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 12:27

48. gehrig (Posts: 370; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

You might not be an angsty teenager, but you know who is? Like half of everyone who buys a phone nowadays. That's why iPhones are so popular with kids and teenagers (other than brand recognition), they have every app, game, and social network known to man.

posted on 22 Sep 2015, 01:35

83. Jason78 (Posts: 280; Member since: 10 Apr 2013)

You must not be a business traveler either. I have two Lumias but I'm still missing half of my hotel, car, and airline apps not to mention the BBC new app. I'm waiting on Window 10 hoping that the promise that we will be able to install and use android apps in true. If not, I'll look into a new android phone when it come time to replace the Lumia 1020.

Microsoft better update the 1020 to Windows 10. It easily meets the spec requirements.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 10:16 11

23. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

sorry but i have a Lumia 820 with Windows 10 preview installed and there are no apps.. it's gotten a bit better recently, but the apps available are antiquated or lack features compared to Android or iOS versions
and trust me, there's nobody more eager to see Windows Phone take off than myself, cuz i really need that 3rd alternative in mobile ecosystems

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 23:13

74. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)

It's not only about apps quantity! It's also about the features in the current app! No video calling in Messenger holds me back to iPhone every time! I also need imo app time and again! But there are some good games in the WinStore! Given that some are universal and I can also play the game on my Surface by a single paid amount, it's awesome! I loved Monument Valley, Machinarium, Leo's Fortune, Darklings, Lara Croft Go, Badland, Riptide GP 2, Rayman Fiesta Run, and the new Order and Chaos 2 is pretty awesome! I don't miss games on winstore! I miss features in some app and some local apps!

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 15:28 2

65. jos_031 (Posts: 62; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

i am ready to switch to windows phone when i get official google apps..

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 18:43

69. catt4u (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

I tried to find LogMeIn remote desktop app but with no luck :-(
And what about paying with a Lumia?
Oh, and the most important one for me, the Chrome browser seems to be banned by MS.
At least overhere in the Netherlands, Europe that is.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 18:53 2

70. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1079; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)

The chrome browser isn't banned, its just not available, however, why would you want it? It eats so much ram and cpu cycles.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:10 6

5. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

simple :
- click the store button
- search for apps and games
- click instal.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:28 1

13. dimas (Posts: 2513; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

That's some 2012 issue you got there. Most wp users I know don't have such lacking app problems.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 08:54 7

3. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

reduce the price, most people don't need a lot of accessories

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:15 5

7. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1079; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)

The dock is necessary for a distinguishing feature of the phone, called continuum. No other OS has an equivalent. Including the accessory for this feature to work is a smart move.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:18 13

9. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


People want a phone first. It's not like Continuum is going to seel the phone. It's a good feature, but not something that alone will make this device better than others.

Keep the proce low and sell the accessory seperately. Whoever wants it will get the accessory, whoever don't will not pay for it. Why would I want to pay for an accessory I think is not important to me?

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:57 3

21. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)

Hey, people are paying top dollar for an iPhone even though 90% of users could get along just fine with devices a quarter the price; it's a matter of showing people what they need instead of letting them decide for themselves... :-) This dock makes sense, though - it'll promote the continuum feature, which certainly has the potential to radically change the way people access computing.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 10:31 5

24. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

please stop comparing it with iphone... if people pay top dollars for iphone doesnt mean, they will pay for 950XL as well... I want to buy 950XL but not interested at all to pay top dollars... rather I will buy Note 5 or G4 Pro or Huawei Mate 8 when it will be available... Microsoft has to price their phone right if they want to lure people like me, who are interested but not willing to pay more for a non-popular device and OS...

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 11:09 3

33. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

While I very much understand your point of letting the customer choose which accessories they want to buy, and while that is generally a valid argument, there is a strong point to be made for the importance of controlling the user experience of your product.

If the decision is left entirely up to the customer, they may purchase no accessories that the manufacturer feels is an integral part of the experience that they are selling. This lesser experience ultimately reflects negatively upon the manufacturer, even if they had all the components for a "better" experience available.

It's the same reason why Microsoft wouldn't initially sell you the XBOX One without the Kinect -- the Kinect is a huge element in the overall product. It's the same reason why Mercedes doesn't even offer you a car with cloth seats -- customers may voluntarily to cheap out and choose a lesser experience, ultimately degrading Mercedes' reputation for providing a premium experience.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 16:01 2

68. rsiders (Posts: 1074; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Irrelevant maybe but still pretty darn cool. The ability to run Netflix to my big screen while playing a game or Skype my family at the same time from one device is unmatched. And while you probably can find some way to do it on Android it will indeed require a lot of work and unofficial software to do so. So yeah, still pretty darn cool.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 21:06

73. joey_sfb (Posts: 6541; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Kinect 3.0.

I am not saying that Microsoft should not view Windows Phone as equal to the iPhone. Wait! i just did.

Will any WP fans will pick an WP phone over an iPhone at the same price?

I am pretty sure the majority would pick iPhone and for those that pick the WP10 phone would regret it in a month time when Microsoft reduce the phone price to increase sales.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 11:09 2

32. 7a6d3e7 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)

Would u say this accessory is more important than a type keyboard for the surface pro 3

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 12:24

47. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)

Yes actually since it's not a keyboard it's an unknown gadget no one even knows about it or think it worth the money so it's a great strategy to put it on phones boxes.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:15

6. sip1995 (Posts: 1683; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

At least the Lumia 950 (not the xl) it's cheaper....great :)

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 09:16 10

8. jesus_sheep (Posts: 279; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)

I don't think top-end Windows phones are worth anything more than $400 unless they improve the quality of their app store.

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 11:11 5

34. Cslfiero (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Jun 2015)

What's wrong with it? It's not a clusterf%$#ed minefield of dubiously optimised crash factories?

posted on 20 Sep 2015, 11:20 1

36. Penny (Posts: 1670; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Okay so you're saying you like the pricing then because this includes about $225 worth of accessories, which makes the phone about $425 on its own for the flagship XL?

Got it.

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