Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL flagship drops to £299.99 in the UK

Just over a month ago, Microsoft permanently cut the prices of its Windows 10 Mobile flagships in the UK, its third official price cut there this year. Three months after its previous reductions, it slashed 22% off the Lumia 950, and 15% off the Lumia 950 XL, bringing their prices down to £249 and £339 respectively, in early September.

But while the Microsoft Store continues to sell both handsets at those prices, their cost has continued to fall elsewhere in the UK. Now, you can get the range-topping Lumia 950 XL for £299.99 from Amazon, saving you £40 on the Microsoft Store price. Only the white model is available at that price, though; the black version is priced at £335.39 from Amazon itself, although some Marketplace sellers are offering it for less.

The Lumia 950 XL's key specs include:

  • 5.7-inch AMOLED with Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution
  • Octa-core 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB onboard storage (plus microSD card slot)
  • 20MP PureView rear camera with auto focus, 6-lens optics, triple-LED flash, optical image stabilization and 4K video recording at 30fps
  • 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens and 1080p video recording
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with Wi-Fi Direct support
  • Qi wireless charging
  • 3340mAh battery
  • USB 3.1 port with Type-C connector
  • 151.9 x 78.4 x 8.3mm; 165g

However, bear in mind that if you purchase the 950 XL from Amazon, you won't be eligible for the free Display Dock that's available at the Microsoft Store. Along with its latest price cut, Microsoft is also giving away a free Dock, worth £79.99, with the Lumia 950 and 950 XL - but only purchases from the Microsoft Store qualify for that offer.

The Dock allows users to take advantage of the Continuum feature in Windows 10 Mobile, enabling the use of a mouse and keyboard with the handset, when connected to a larger display.

Source: Amazon.co.uk


Timeline: Lumia 950 and 950 XL pricing in the UK

Microsoft and its retail partners have been steadily reducing the prices of its Windows 10 Mobile flagships in the UK since before the devices even went on sale there. This timeline shows how their prices have fallen since last year.

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