Unlocked Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL now available in (some) retail stores across the US

Unlocked Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL now available in (some) retail stores across the US
If you don't want to buy the Lumia 950 from AT&T (which launched it last week), you can now get the handset directly from Microsoft, which is offering it unlocked for $549.

Apart from being available to order online, Windows Central reports that the Lumia 950 can also be found in various Microsoft retail locations across the US. Moreover, it's said that its bigger brother, the Lumia 950 XL, is also available in some retail stores. Meanwhile, the 950 XL can't be ordered online, instead of an "Order" or "Pre-order" button Microsoft showing an "Email me when available" button with a "ships by December 11" mention attached.

Both the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL come with Windows 10 on board, being the world's first smartphones to run Microsoft's new version of the OS out of the box. While the Lumia 950 sports a 5.2-inch Quad HD display and is powered by a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor, the Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7-inch Quad HD screen, and relies on an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor. The 950 XL also includes a larger battery: 3340 mAh vs. 3000 mAh. Obviously, the Lumia 950 XL is more expensive than the regular 950, costing $649 unlocked.

We already reviewed the Microsoft Lumia 950, so check that out if you want to find out more about this Windows 10 handset.

sources: Microsoft (Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL), Window Central

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Lumia 950 XL
  • 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)
Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I wish I could get one, MS is looking for future now, they just need to motivate the developers to improve apps and create some new ones lacking on Win10 and wooow what a phone baeh!

3. Unordinary unregistered

I think I would most definitely buy a Windows device if their app ecosystem was better. And by better I mean WAAAAAY better. I mean c'mon, there aren't even major apps on WP (Snapchat for example). Mostly a developers choice (Snapchat CEO said he hates WP), but Microsoft has to push devs and give a reason to stop making the App Store a priority. There arent even major banking apps or popular productivity apps floating around. They need to step up their game.

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

wellsfargo has an app so saying there are no major banking apps is incorrect. there are not MANY major banking apps would be correct

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Inconspicuously re-appearing on my Windows 10 device is the old Windows Phone 7 banking app "Pageonce" which later became Check on Android and iOS. Even though I have Wells Fargo, Pageonce is much better and besides, I don't ever deposit checks via app.

10. Unordinary unregistered

read; _ arent even major banking *apps* or popular productivity *apps* Apps. Applications. Plural. Not singular. More than one. Speaking of apps, here are just a few popular apps not on the 5 year old platform. American Airlines, Chase Bank, Bank of America, NBC, Pinterest, Kabam, Snapchat, Instagram, Tinder, YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Yahoo Mail, LinkedIn, Groupon, GrubHub, Pinterest,

11. Unordinary unregistered

And I put Instagram up there because it is STILL in "beta" lmao. Also, Youtube lost support from Google. "Windows Phone notoriously struggles with Google apps, and Google has thus far refused to develop anything official for WP with the exception of its search app. That's in stark contrast to iOS, where the company's suite of apps are just as impressive as they are on Android." Just Google it. Banking apps, as well as many others, are no where to be seen in WP's dark abysmal ecosystem. Get an Android device.

14. mellohjello

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 25, 2015

You speak with such authority, but you are merely giving your view of it, without doing sufficient research and being thorough. You say there is no app for American Airlines, as if that alone automatically disqualifies Windows altogether but you fail to mention that there are apps for Delta, United, Alaska, Lufthansa, many other non-US airlines, plus third-party apps for American, Southwest, etc., etc. There are also MANY banking apps in the WP Store, a few US banks, many foreign banks, many US-based credit unions. Just not YOUR bank, eh? Besides, not everyone even wants a banking app. There are many ways to get by in this world, and it is perfectly easy, perhaps even preferable, security-wise, to NOT use a banking app on one's phone. I don't want or need a single one of the social network apps you mention, because I don't have time to waste with such ridiculous, embarrassing banter. Email apps? Give me a break. Any one of the email providers you mention can be managed by Outlook on a Windows phone. You wanna talk maps? Here Maps is at least as good as Google Maps, just not as popular or well-known. As a matter of fact, just this month Google finally caught up with the offline maps & navigation capability that Here Maps has had for YEARS. I haven't used Google maps for almost two years now, and guess what, the sun still comes up every morning, and I always get to my destinations on time using Here Maps. There's Microsoft Maps, too, which actually has some traffic time estimates capability that not even Google has yet. Some of the most popular software on iPhones and Android phones are the various Microsoft productivity tools. Here's how it really is: iPhones and Android phones are for people who like to PLAY rather than DO. Windows Phones are for people who like to get work done, rather than play/chat/Google the day away, people who are not swayed by the latest social fad, people who don't have to seek approval from others by being iSheep and blindly & stupidly following the majority of non-productive players in this country. For me, there is no "app gap" on Windows 10 Mobile. Almost everything I need is built in to Windows 10 Mobile, because I'm not looking to play around and kill time, I'm looking for productivity, an arena where Windows reigns supreme. Who the heck wants to HAVE to choose from 50 apps for a given function? Not me, I just want a single, secure, reliable app that works for the particular function I need.

12. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

There is Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn! 6tag is even better than official Instagram. 6tin is equivalent to Tinder in features. GMaps (A third Party app) actually mixes details of both Here Maps and Google Maps to show better results even in Offline Mode. You could directly use Google Mail on Outlook Mail. I do same on my iPad too even I can have official app. I use myTube instead of browser YouTube on my Surface because myTube is goddamn better than official youtube app. Talking about App/Game gap, I'm using WinPhone because of the same. I cannot get Lumia apps and XBOX Live enabled games outside WP. For me, Android and iOS has the app gap!

15. gazmatic

Posts: 808; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

hahahaha. more than half of those apps ARE ALREADY AVAILABLE ON WINDOWS PHONE! hahahaha

13. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

snapchat .. yeah ok. Thats a deciding factor for sure.

2. Furbal unregistered

Just picked up my 950xl. Continuum is interesting as heck.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

WinMo is in a weird place right now: too far ahead of its time in certain areas (Continuum), way behind the times in others (apps). I don't see any reason to pick it over the competition right now, but I can also see it being a major player in a few years.

7. Furbal unregistered

If they can get apps, they win. Ios and android cant touch this.

8. Furbal unregistered

*From a Air 2, G4, Note 5, M8 GPE, Moto X Pure 64gb owner*

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Surfing web with continuum

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