Carphone Warehouse makes Lumia 950 and 950 XL available for pre-orders

Carphone Warehouse has now made Microsoft's Lumia 950 and 950XL phones available for pre-order on Pay Monthly and SIM-free options.

Why Carphone Warehouse?

If you've been waiting to get your fingers around Microsoft's latest flagship phones, Carphone Warehouse looks like the best bet at the moment. The SIM-free models are prices as much as £60 lower than at Microsoft Store and Pay Monthly offers begin at just £32 per month.

Microsoft Store is selling Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL for £449.99 and £529.99 respectively while Carphone Warehouse is offering them at £419.99 and £469.99.

To take a good look at all Pay Monthly offers available at Carphone Warehouse, click here.


Even though it's not as big as the Lumia 1520, Lumia 950XL is the largest phone to have walked out of Microsoft's factories this year. It rocks a 5.7-inch WQHD display, a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, a 20MP primary camera, a 5MP front camera, 32GB of internal storage and a microSD slot that can accommodate up to 2TB worth additional storage.

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The phone also features a 'Triple LED RGB natural flash' for taking pictures in low-light conditions, a 'tablet-class liquid cooling’ feature to prevent overheating, 4K video shooting, a dedicated camera button, a USB Type-C port and new Windows 10 features like Cortana, Edge, Skype and Office client.

Lumia 950 is slightly smaller at 5.2 inches and except for smaller battery and display size, resembles Lumia 950 XL in almost all aspects. It also runs a Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor which doesn't overheat as much as the Snapdragon 810 chip in Lumia 950XL.

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Lumia 950 contains an HDMI port and DisplayPort, a Microsoft Display Dock and three USB ports for accessories. The phone also contains two antennas so that you can get the strongest signal at all times no matter how you place your phone.

When will I get it?

Even though you can pre-order Lumia 950 and 950 XL at either Microsoft Store or Carphone Warehouse now, deliveries will commence on or after December 3.

If you order Lumia 950 XL using your Lumia Offers app, you will also get a free Microsoft Display Dock while supplies last.

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