Last month, Microsoft reduced the cost of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in the UK, its third permanent price cut on the two Windows 10 Mobile flagships this year. Its range-topping 950 XL dropped in price by 15%, falling to £339; given that the device was originally listed at £549.99 a year ago, that represents quite a significant reduction.
But even after Microsoft's latest discount, prices have continued to fall elsewhere in the UK. Last week, Amazon began selling the Lumia 950 XL for just £299.99, but it didn't take long for the retailer to run out of stock at that price. Now, though, the handset is available at the same price from Mobile Phones Direct, including free delivery.
However, be aware that even though the price of the phone is lower there, it doesn't qualify for the offer that's available on the Lumia 950 XL at the Microsoft Store, where buyers can get a free Display Dock worth £79.99 with the device. The Dock allows owners to use a mouse and keyboard with the handset when connected to a larger display - one of the 950 XL's key selling points.
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
Source: Mobile Phones Direct