You can finally order Microsoft’s long-awaited Windows 10 Mobile flagships in the UK, and at significantly lower prices than we expected. The Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 are available SIM-free from Carphone Warehouse for a surprisingly low £469.99 and £419.99 respectively. By going down this route, you can save yourself a very tidy sum, as the Microsoft Store currently has them listed for £529.99 and £419.99.
While we welcome discounts with open arms, both of Microsoft’s new kids on the block will still cost you more than the 32GB version of the excellent Samsung Galaxy S6 and a similar amount to the equally great LG G4. Without trying my hand at some cheap Windows-bashing, the company would do well to attract consumers away from terrific Android handsets in favour of Windows 10 Mobile, which lags far behind Android and iOS in terms of popularity.
If you do fancy yourself a bit of Lumia, you'll have to wait until at least 3 December to actually get your hands on the new pieces of kit, as they don't start shipping for a little while yet.